The Darke County Fairboard has voted to be ractopamine free in market hogs exhibited at the county fair.  In addition, all market hogs will be sent to packer.  CLICK HERE for their formal announcement.

Swine Project Resources

Swine Nutrition

Raising A Ractopamine-Free Swine Project

Summary - Ractopamine-Free Project

Exhibiting a Ractopamine-Free Swine Project

Ohio Pork Council Ractopamine-Free Website


1.  State fair officials have announced that market swine exhibited at the state fair will be required to be ractopamine free.  More information will be shared as it becomes available.

2.  All youth entering a market Swine project at the 2020 Ohio State Fair will be required to have a parent/guardian PQA certified in order to meet packer requirements. Contact our office for additional information.