will this slide presentation be available?
I will send it out to both list servs as well as the recording link.
Great! Thanks Liz!
Would the fair be responsible for doing the tattooing?
Is there any movement by OFMA, ODA, etc., to ban this product at all county fairs?
Regarding to testing, what are suggestions for carcass show pigs? For example…grand and reserve grand champions?
We have a gilts in our show. If a gilt from last year fed Ractopamine was taken home and is now a gestating sow, is the Ractopamine residual transferable through the milk?
If show is partial-terminal and we leave testing up to the packer, does that give exhibitors who are able and capable of taking hogs home the ability to feed ractopamine, while other families cannot because they want/need to put it on a truck?
each county has a designated number
My fair board is concerned about dust as well... is that something we need to be concerned about in contamination? Or is the focus more on manure clean up? Is there a way to see a difference in levels between hogs that were actually fed it vs. those that breathed in dust/ate it in manure? They are worried how to penalize the families responsible
In regards to Cassie's question, if an animal goes through the sale, that exhibitor likely is not able to control where that animal goes....so that's a big chance to take.
In regards to Cassie/Erin, what about families that send their second hog to local butcher. Should they be allowed to feed ractopamine?
In response to Cassie's question also - we had someone ask that question just in conversation. Our discussion around that was if we are ractopamine free, and they are not willing to sign an affidavit, then they would not be eligible for champion status or sale....because champions must sell...not a policy, just some discussion.
And if they feed ractopamine (because they can because they are taking it home or local processing), does that not expose other hogs who may be going on a truck? So then families are signing an affidavit blindly.
Why not do a rapid test for each hog at weighin. What is the cost of the test?
Any conversations about OSU Animal Sciences/Extension ANR/4-H pulling together a quick discussion guide/best practices for the practices we have discussed-tattooing? management of show and housing sites? meeting with fairboards, committees? education for 4-H members and parents? terminal vs. partial terminal sales?-thinking this would be primarily for use by ANR/4-H Educators so that our message is clear and uniform and fits within our scope of responsibility.
Back to Frances' question, I have people saying that airborne cross-contamination is possible. Is this true?
OK, I think I just got my answer. Thanks!
Can you do the rope test or urine test and keep the sample, if a positive at the packer? - Tim Barnes
Is State Fair going to do a rapid test at weigh-in or are they doing something else to guarantee Ractopamine free at the 2020 Ohio State Fair.
who shout write the affidavit?
I'd be happy to help with that BMP document-Heather Neikirk, ANR Stark County
Is there a concern that a packer could refuse to pay on a whole load of hogs if one tests positive?
Is cross contamination possible if the Swine barn at the fair if the fairboard does not clean well prior to this year’s fair
Are other states dealing with Paylean and if so, how are they handling it?
Can you speak to how Fair Boards/Packers can argue in court that an exhibitor definitively fed ractopamine if they were to be challenged in that way?
Generally we don't know the packer until late in the week of fair; so not sure how timing of securing/using/completing/collecting their affidavide in the final 48 hours of a fair?
If our fair goes Ractopamine free, I am considering creating a separate entry form that also has the affidavit incorporated.
Referencing the court issue again, YES, the burden of proof of a positive test would lie with the packer in regards to an affidavit violation. But I'm concerned with a positive test on site that is administered by our fair vet or SFB. For example, if we ban ractopamine, then do tests at weigh-in, someone tests positive and then suffers consequences for testing positive (can't show next year, can't sell, etc.) and decides to take it to court, how does SFB back themselves up. In other words, how do they prove the ractopamine didn't come from another source?
Given the sensitive nature of the product.
We have a fair in mid August. Hypothetically speaking, packers have a bad experience with Fairs decide not to accept any from a county fair and we cannot find a buyer. What do we do? Any suggestions?
Are those the affidavits that State fair will use? If not, when will those come out to potential swine exhibitors? Had lots of questions about those
More food for thought. Our county fair and State Fair overlap. We have many exhibitors who leave here and go to State Fair. If we don't go ractopamine-free at the county level, does that not jeopardize those hogs that come here then go to State Fair in regards to potential exposure to ractopamine? And could it also result in possible exposure to animals at State Fair from other counties? In my mind, it is also puts our exhibitors who take hogs to State Fair at a disadvantage because they cannot feed ractopamine and other families can.
What if any is Ohio Department of Agriculture's view and is there any discussion with them in imposing a ractopamine-free rule in the Ohio Livestock Tampering rules?
Has OSF said what the consequences will be?
If our county is willing to pay an extra fee to have urine samples tested for Ractopamine in addtion to the current test, will ODA administer it?
the majority of counties are waiting for OSF to take the lead, any idea of their decision making timeline?
Routh packing has been sold to HK Property holdings a joint venture between Holden Farms and Kalmbach Feeds.
Thank you for everything
Can we get the language for our entry forms?
Do these forms get filed away with other fair files? Or sent in somewhere like to the packer/buyer if they request it? Does it need to be carbon copy like DUNF?