The Belmont County Agricultural Society (Senior Fair Board Directors) voted at the February 2020 board meeting to ban the use of Ractopamine in all market hog projects at the 2020 Belmont County Fair from birth to time of slaughter. Several packers are testing for and rejecting market hogs that have been fed Ractopamine. The Fair Board Directors will be requiring all market hog exhibitors, and their parent/guardian, to sign an affidavit stating that the hog(s) exhibited/sold have never been exposed to Ractopamine. Affidavits will be turned in with DUNF forms. Belmont County Fair Board reserves the right to test hogs, feed, or equipment for traces of Ractopamine residual. Approved by BC Sr Fair Bd 2/27/2020 Click here to print the Complete Rule Change Document
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The following Affidavits must be completed and turned in with DUNF forms at Fair Weigh-in:
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