• BEEF BREEDING

      (Book 117)

      Judging: Sunday, during Open Show; Showmanship: Wednesday, 7:00 PM

      Rules:

      1. Heifers shown in the Beef Breeding show CANNOT be shown as Market Heifers in the Steer/Market Heifer show or as feeder calves in the Feeder Calves show.

      CLASSES: 104 ANGUS

      108 SIMMENTAL

      105 HEREFORD

      109 SANTA GERTRUDIS

      106 SHORTHORN

      110 ALL OTHER PUREBREDS

      107 CROSSBREEDS

      SUBCLASSES

      A. Junior Heifer Calf - born on or after Jan 1, 2017


      B. Winter Heifer Calf - born 11/1/16 through 12/31/2016


      C. Senior Heifer Calf - born 9/1/16 through 10/31/16


      D. Summer Yearling Female - born 7/1/16 through 8/31/16


      E. Late Spring Yearling Female - born 5/1/16 through 6/30/16


      F. Early Spring Yearling Female - born 3/1/16 through 4/30/16


      G. Junior Yearling Female born - born 1/1/16 through 2/28/16


      H. Senior Yearling Female born - born 9/1/15 through 12/21/15


      MARKET CATTLE

      (Book 117)

      Judging: Tuesday, 7:00 PM; Showmanship: Wednesday, 7:00 PM

      Rules:

      1. Steer/Market Heifer must weigh 850# minimum and will be divided into weight classes at fair. There will be no divisions for the steer/market heifer classes unless numbers support divisions (See Department Three rules).

      2. Dairy Steer will be a permanent Steer Class. Dairy steers must be Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey or cross of two of these. (Milking Shorthorn/ Milking Shorthorn cross steers are NOT accepted as dairy steers.) Breed determination will be made by Sale Committee at time of weigh in. Dairy Steers will be shown in separate classes from steers and market heifers and a Grand and Reserve Champion Dairy Steer will be selected.

      3. Market Heifers will be shown in separate classes in which a Grand and Reserve Champion will be selected.

      4. The Grand and Reserve Champion dairy steer and market heifer will compete in the championship drive with the beef steer class winners for Grand and Reserve Champion Market Cattle.

      5. The Sale Order of market cattle will be Grand and Reserve Champions overall (mandatory), Dairy Steer grand and reserve (optional), Market Heifer grand and reserve (optional), and Rate of Gain grand and reserve (optional).

      6. Only one fan with a maximum 24” blade will be permitted per steer in the steer/market heifer barn. If a steer/market heifer has more than one 24” fan on it, the exhibitor of that steer/market heifer will be assessed a $25 fine for each offense. On the fourth offense, the animal may not be sold through the sale ring. If the grand or reserve champion would have four offenses to this fan rule, they will sell through the ring, but will only receive the block price with the balance of the sale price going to the Junior Fair Board.

      7. If an exhibitor’s steer/market heifer gets loose in the show arena, the steer/market heifer will be caught by the ring men, and the exhibitor (with advice from parent and/or advisor) will be given the choice to: [1] continue showing; [2] have the steer/market heifer tied at the end of the arena; or [3] exit the show arena. Steers/market heifers tied at the end of the arena will be considered for all awards and placing by the judge.

      8. The 1st and 2nd place market cattle will be wiped down after the class on the way out to check for artificial coloring rule. Violation of the “no artificial coloring” rule will result in automatic DQ and the 2nd moves to 1st and etc. All class winners will be checked again before going into the ring for the championship drive.

      9. Steer/market heifer exhibitors can set up their steer/market heifer stalls whenever stall assignments are complete. No steer/market heifer may arrive on the grounds before 9:00 a.m. the day before the Fair starts.

      10. Heifers shown in the Beef Breeding Show CANNOT be shown as market heifers in the Steer/Market Heifer Show.

      11. Artificial coloring of hooves only is permitted.

      12. STEERS/MARKET HEIFERS are to be exhibited without horns. This rule is intended to eliminate hazards to exhibitors and animals from animals with pointed horns. Points, even on stub re-growths, are grounds for prohibiting exhibition by Junior Fair Board. NO EXCEPTIONS! Exhibitors are advised to check for re-growth in advance of hot weather so re-growth hazards can be eliminated. Dehorn by weigh-in. Sale Committee reserves the right to deny weigh-in of steers/ market heifers if not dehorned.

      CLASS:111 BEEF STEER

      CLASS: 112 DAIRY STEER

      CLASS: 113 MARKET HEIFER


      FEEDER CALVES

      (Book 117)

      Judging: Tuesday, 4:00 PM; Showmanship: Wednesday, 7:00 PM


      Rules:

      1. Beef feeder calves and dairy feeder calves will show in separate classes.

      2. A champion and reserve champion beef and dairy feeder calf will be selected.

      3. Heifers show in Beef Breeding CANNOT be shown as feeder calves.

      4. A vaccination protocol has been implemented for feeder calves. This includes a spring tagging at the farm and a follow- up farm visit by Fair veterinarians and committee members. Details will be mailed to enrolled members.

      5. Feeder calves will not be eligible for Grand and Reserve Champion market cattle awards.

      6. Exhibitors of feeder calves may elect to sell their calves through the Livestock Sale. The sale of feeder calves will occur at the end of the cattle sale.

      7. Animals must be in the exhibitor’s possession by May 15.

      CLASS: 114 BEEF FEEDER CALF

      RULES

      1. Beef feeder calves can be steers or heifers.


      2. Beef feeder calves need to show characteristics of a beef breed.


      3. Beef feeder calves must be born between January 1 and May 1 of the current year.


      4. Beef feeder calves must weigh a minimum of 300 lbs and a maximum of 650 lbs.


      5. Beef feeder calves must be castrated and dehorned (if horns are longer than 11⁄2 inches) by May 15. It is recommended that castration be by banding or cutting; animals must be well-healed before the start of the Fair.

      CLASS: 115 DAIRY FEEDER CALF

      RULES

      1. Dairy feeder calves must be steers.


      2. Dairy feeder calves must be Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, or a cross of two of these breeds.


      3. Dairy feeder calves must weigh a minimum of 400 lbs. and a maximum of 650 lbs.


      4. Dairy feeder calves must be castrated and dehorned (If horns are longer than 11⁄2 inches) by May 15. It is recommended that castration be by banding or cutting; animals must be well-healed before the start of the Fair.

      DAIRY

      (Books 122, 126)

      Judging: Monday, 9:00 a.m.

      Jr. Fair Color Breed Show (alphabetical order) Showmanship (Sr. Int. Jr. Showmen of Showmen),

      Jr. Fair Holstein Show, Dairy Judging Contest


      CLASSES: 116 AYRSHIRE

      119 HOLSTEIN

      117 BROWN SWISS

      120 JERSEY

      118 GUERNSEY

      121 MILKING SHORTHORN

      SUBCLASSES


      Limit 2 entries per subclass













      A. Junior Heifer Calf born after 3/1/17 and at least 4 months old

      B. Intermediate Heifer Calf born 12/1/16 to 2/29/17

      C. Senior Heifer Calf born 9/1/16 through 11/30/16

      D. Summer Yearling Heifer born 6/1/16 through 8/31/16

      E. Junior Yearling Heifer born 3/1/16 through 5/31/16

      F. Winter Yearling born 12/1/15 through 2/29/16

      G. Senior Yearling Heifer born 9/1/15 through 11/30/15

      H. Junior 2 Year Old Female born 3/1/15 through 8/31/15

      I. Senior 2 Year Old Female born 9/1/14 to 2/28/15

      J. Junior Cow 3 Year Old Female born 3/1/13 through 8/31/14

      K. Senior Cow 3 Year Old born 9/1/13 through 2/28/14

      L. Cow 4 Year Old born 9/1/12 through 8/31/13

      M. Cow 5 Year Old born 9/1/11 through 8/31/12

      N. Cow 6 Year Old and over born prior to 9/1/11

      O. Dairy Production Class: All cows in milk are automatically entered; send Production Record to OSU Extension Shelby County by third Friday in July.