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103rd Annual Saddle and Sirloin Little International

The Little International events consist of showmanship competitions in five livestock species (goats have been added this year), and a Ham and Corned Beef Curing Contest. Students in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences are encouraged to participate in the events. Little I is open to family and friends of students, faculty and industry members. As part of the program, you may watch the showmanship contest and/or attend the luncheon and awards ceremony where you will have the opportunity to bid at the auction of the winning ham and corned beef products from the cure competition.

This year, Little I will be held November 4, 2017. The showmanship competition will occur at the OSU Barns located at 3658 Kays Avenue, Dublin, OH. Showmanship will start at 8 a.m. with hogs and horses, followed by sheep, cattle, goats, and the Steeb competition respectively. At the conclusion of the final showmanship round, the ceremonies will move to the Animal Science Building located on campus at 2029 Fyffe Road, Columbus, OH. The complimentary luncheon, ham and corned beef auction, awards presentations and announcing of the Steeb Award will all take place in the auditorium.

If you have any questions or comments regarding the Little International or about sponsoring the event, please feel free to contact Nick Fowler ( or Kaci Way (, Little International Co-Chairmen.