Youth Events

The Ohio Beef Expo is truly a family weekend and this year is no exception. There are many events for youth happening throughout the weekend. The Ohio Beef Expo will close with the junior show, which continues to be one of the most competitive junior shows in the country. 

THank YOu to our 2018 Youth Day Sponsor

Ohio Farm bureau

Judging Contest

The Ohio Beef Expo Judging Contest is Friday, March 16. Registration and team photos will begin at 8 a.m. in the Voinovich mezzanine. The registration deadline for this event is March 10. The cost for an individual to participate is $5 and a team $15. After the March 10 deadline, the cost for individuals is $10 and for a team $30. 

*Outdoor arena contest - please dress appropriately*

Judging Contest Form

2018 Judging Contest Results


As the junior show check-in wraps up Friday evening, exhibitors are invited to join in the Junior Show Welcome Party in Cooper Arena. The party will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 16 and will run until the Weaver Leather fitting demonstration begins. The is event is open to all junior exhibitors. 

fitting demonstration

Youth exhibitors will have the opportunity to learn from industry experts during this year's fitting demonstration. The fitting demonstration will be held on Friday, March 16 at the conclusion of the Junior Show Welcome Party in Cooper Arena. All are invited to attend.

Beef Quality Assurance

Youth Beef Quality Assurance training will once again be offered in conjunction with the Ohio Beef Expo. Concurrent sessions will be held on Friday, March 16, at 3:30 p.m. in Cooper Arena. BQA training is a requirement for the OCA BEST program. All participants will receive documentation of attendance and a copy of the document will be sent to the participant’s county. Some counties may require additional certification. 

Three age divisions for BQA will be available: 8-11 (held in Ranahan's Cafe - corner of Gilligan Complex), 12-15 and 16-21 (both of the older age groups will be held in Cooper Arena).