Class Rules

Alpacas/Llamas (Book 132)

Judging: Wednesday, 5:00 PM

Rules:

  1. If there are fewer than 5 exhibitors, there will be an obstacle course only. Animals will only come to the Fair on Wednesday. If there are 5 or more exhibitors, animals must be checked in by 9:00 p.m. the day before the Fair starts and will be released at 7:00 p.m. on the last day of the fair. Exhibitors will be notified regarding the status of the show by July 1.
  2. An exhibitor may show two alpacas and/or two llamas.
  3. Pens must be bedded down throughout Fair week and cleaned completely before the exhibitor is dismissed.
  4. Unless otherwise specified, classes will follow ALSA rules.
  5. Youth 8-12 years old may not show intact males over 24 months old.
  6. Alpacas/Llamas must be at least 6 months old by the first day of fair.
  7. Alpacas and llamas will compete on the same obstacle course with size adjustments at the judge’s discretion.
  8. Exhibitors may participate in showmanship classes, fibers classes, and obstacle classes. If there are fewer than 6 entries in exhibitor age division subclasses, the two divisions will be combined into a single class.

CLASS 100: ALPACA

SUBCLASSES

A. Male Juvenile, under 2 years

B. Female Juvenile, under 2 years

C. Male Adult, over 2 years

D. Female Adult, over 2 years

CLASS 101: LLAMA

SUBCLASSES

A. Male Juvenile, under 2 years

B. Female Juvenile, under 2 years

C. Male Adult, over 2 years

D. Female Adult, over 2 years

CLASS 102: ALPACA/LLAMA OBSTACLE COURSE

SUBCLASSES

A. Junior Exhibitor

B. Senior Exhibitor

CLASS 103: ALPACA/LLAMA SHOWMANSHIP

SUBCLASSES

A. Junior Exhibitor

B. Senior Exhibitor

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, 2019
B. Winter Heifer Calf – born 11/1/18 through 12/31/2018
C. Senior Heifer Calf – born 9/1/18 through 10/31/18
D. Summer Yearling Female – born 7/1/18 through 8/31/18
E. Late Spring Yearling Female – born 5/1/18 through 6/30/18
F. Early Spring Yearling Female – born 3/1/18 through 4/30/18
G. Junior Yearling Female born – born 1/1/18 through 2/28/18
H. Senior Yearling Female born – born 9/1/17 through 12/21/17

Market Cattle (Book 117)

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

Rules:

  1. There will be a mandatory pre-fair check-in, arranged and conducted by the Jr Fair Livestock Sale Committee.
  2. Sale Committee will initially assign an exhibitor’s first and last name to each animal at the check-in. In the event a family wishes to switch tag numbers among exhibitors permanently residing at the same household at which the animal is registered, they must submit a Junior Fair Family Tagging Form to the Shelby County Extension Office. Family Tagging Forms must be turned in by the second Friday in July.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Market Heifers will be shown in separate classes in which a Grand and Reserve Champion will be selected.
  6. 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.
  7. 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)
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Heifers shown in the Beef Breeding Show CANNOT be shown as market heifers in the Steer/Market Heifer Show.
  13. Artificial coloring of hooves only is permitted.
  14. 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. DUNF forms must be turned in at weigh-in for those being sold. Feeder calves will be given a 5 pound +/- variance (over/under) for sale weight ONLY.
  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 700 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 700 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

Rules:

  1. Per ODA, tail docking on dairy cattle can only be performed by a veterinarian and if only medically necessary.

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 3/1/19 and at least 4 months old
B. Intermediate Heifer Calf born 12/1/18 to 2/29/19
C. Senior Heifer Calf born 9/1/18 through 11/30/18
D. Summer Yearling Heifer born 6/1/18 through 8/31/18
E. Junior Yearling Heifer born 3/1/18 through 5/31/18
F. Winter Yearling born 12/1/17 through 2/29/18
G. Senior Yearling Heifer born 9/1/17 through 11/30/17
H. Junior 2 Year Old Female born 3/1/17 through 8/31/17
I. Senior 2 Year Old Female born 9/1/16 to 2/28/17
J. Junior Cow 3 Year Old Female born 3/1/15 through 8/31/16
K. Senior Cow 3 Year Old born 9/1/15 through 2/28/16
L. Cow 4 Year Old born 9/1/14 through 8/31/15
M. Cow 5 Year Old born 9/1/13 through 8/31/14
N. Cow 6 Year Old and over born prior to 9/1/13
O. Dairy Production Class: All cows in milk are automatically entered.
Must send Production Record to OSU Extension Shelby County by July 20 to be eligible for awards

Dogs (Books 201)

Judging: Saturday, 1:00 p.m. (Registration at 12 p.m.)

Rules:

1. All dog exhibitors MUST have a completed and signed Permission to Participate form on-file with the Extension Office before handling dogs in the name of 4-H.

2. Youth must be enrolled in the correct dog project by April 1 to show in classes at the Shelby County Junior Fair Dog Show or at the Ohio State Fair Dog Show as follows:

  • Obedience, Project No. 201O – to show in Sub- Novice, Novice, Graduate Novice, Open, Graduate Open, Utility, Brace, Team, and Rally classes;
  • Showmanship, Project No. 201S – to show in Showmanship (formerly Grooming & Handling) classes;
  • Performance Dog, Project No. 201P – to show in Agility, Drill Team, or Freestyle;
  • Working Dog, Project No. 201W – to show in the Assistance Dog class (at State Fair only);
  • You and Your Dog, Project No. 201D can be judged as a part of Special Interest Judging at the Shelby County Junior Fair OR during the day of the Shelby County Junior Fair Dog Show (176), as the discretion of the exhibitor.

3. Health Requirements: Shelby County Junior Fair & Ohio State Fair: The 2019 Ohio State Fair Dog Project Identification Form and Vaccination Certificate completed and signed by a licensed, accredited veterinarian is required for exhibition. Other certificates of vaccination, computerized vaccination records, pet record cards, or kennel records will not be accepted. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to make sure that all health requirements for State Fair are met.

a. The Ohio Department of Agriculture requires dogs to have current Rabies vaccinations. Veterinarians must document on whether the exhibitor’s dog’s rabies vaccination is current for 1 year or 3 years by filling in the “date expires” blank.

b. The Ohio 4-H Dog Program requires that all dogs be vaccinated yearly for Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, and Parvovirus for exhibition. However, if the veterinarian feels that administering the Leptospirosis vaccination would jeopardize the dog’s health, it may be waived, and the administering veterinarian must initial the applicable box under the DHLPP section on the Vaccination Certificate. If the veterinarian follows the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) recommendations or vaccine antibody titer tests, the administering veterinarian must initial the applicable box under the DHLPP section.

c. All vaccinations must be administered by a licensed, accredited veterinarian. If the veterinarian does not administer certain vaccinations to older or other dogs, those vaccinations must be noted by the administering veterinarian, either on the vaccination form or letterhead. For the Ohio State Fair Dog Show, all vaccinations must be current through August 2019. If showing in Shelby County only, all vaccinations must be current through August 1, 2019.

d. Any dogs exhibiting abnormalities or symptoms of sickness, disease, or parasite infestation as determined by the health check officials will be eliminated from the show and must be removed from the Fairgrounds. If a dog is under veterinary care for a health condition that is not infectious or contagious, the exhibitor must bring a health certificate from the attending veterinarian verifying the condition and treatment. Decision of the health check officials is final.

5. Ohio State Fair Dog Show Entry: Any 4-H member enrolled with OSU Extension Shelby County in a dog project by April 1 may enter the 2019 Ohio State Fair Dog Show. FFA members are eligible to show provided they meet school FFA dog project requirements. All entries must be approved by the member’s 4-H advisor/FFA advisor and the extension educator. State Fair entries must be submitted by June 20. Entry fees and late fee penalties apply. Complete State Fair Dog Show Rules, show schedules, and sample score sheets can be found on OSU 4-H Animal Science website.

6. Shelby County Junior Fair Dog Show Eligibility: The Shelby County Junior Fair Dog Show is open to any 4-H or FFA member who is enrolled in one or more dog projects and who makes entry into specific Junior Fair dog show subclasses by June 1.

7. Any Shelby County 4-H or FFA dog exhibitor not in a dog club must attend at least four of a dog club’s training meetings in order to show in the Shelby County Junior Fair Dog Show. Dog exhibitors not in dog clubs will be contacted after June 1 with the name and phone numbers of head advisors of dog clubs. It is up to those exhibitors to contact the advisors and find out when and where the club trainings will take place.

8. Dogs must either be owned by the 4-H/FFA member or the member’s immediate family. They must be in the continuous care of the member for the duration of the project. The date of ownership must be no later than April 1. Proof of ownership is the burden of the member and the member’s family.

9. Leasing a dog is not permitted.

10. Lessons, instructions, and advice for the member are encouraged. As long as the member is present in the learning situation, and handles or trains the dog the majority of the time present, such assistance can include occasional handling or training by another person. Only the member can handle the dog at a training class on or after April 1.

11. On or after April 1 no one other than the member is permitted to show the project dog at any type of dog show, including fun matches.

12. All dogs exhibited must be six months of age by the date of the show. Proof of age is the burden of the member or member’s immediate family. Dogs not meeting this age requirement are not permitted to be shown.

13. Members in respective activities and classes are expected to perform in those events and demonstrated those skills, which are listed in the dog project books and on the various 4-H dog judging score sheets.

14. The show officials (the judge, 4-H advisors, Junior Fair Board dog department superintendents, or Extension personnel) in charge will have the right and responsibility to order the removal from the grounds, including show ring, any dog exhibiting unsafe or threatening behavior or any member or other persons abusing the dog. The above individuals also have the right and responsibility to order the removal from the grounds any person abusive to show personnel.

15. Only the dog, member, and show officials will be permitted in the ring while any class is being judged.

16. All dogs participating in the Fair must be currently licensed in the member’s county of residence. The member must bring a certificate of license and dog license tag to registration.

17. When members arrive in the dog show area at the Shelby County Junior Fair, Junior Fair Board dog department superintendents will check health certificates. Incomplete information or falsified information is grounds for dismissal.

18. Dogs are not permitted to wear any type of muzzle or prong collar. Dogs must be kept on leash while on the fairgrounds, except when participating in the ring during judging. Exhibitors are totally responsible for their dogs while on the fairgrounds. Exhibitors are expected to clean up after their dogs. Dogs are not permitted outside the show ring.

19. Pregnant and/or lactating females are not permitted to show. Females in season (heat) are not permitted to show.

20. Members must provide their own collars, leashes, water dishes, kennels, and any equipment needed.

a. Obedience collars include well-fitting plain buckle or slip collars of an appropriate single length of leather, fabric or chain with two rings, one on each end. Fancy collars, or special training collars, or collars that are either too tight or so large that they hang down unreasonably in front of the dogs are not permitted. Nothing shall be hanging from the collars. Leashes may be of fabric or leather and should be 6 feet in length. Chain leashes are not acceptable.

b. Showmanship collars include a chain or fabric slip collar, or martingale-type show lead. Nothing shall be hanging from the collars. Leashes may be of fabric or leather and long enough to allow for easy handling of the dog. Chain leashes are not acceptable.

c. Dumbbells must be made of one or more solid pieces of one of the heavy hardwoods, or of a rigid or semi- rigid, firm, nontoxic, non-wooden material, similar in size, shape, color, and weight to a wooden dumbbell. Metal dumbbells are not permitted. Dumbbells shall not be hallowed out. It may be unfinished, or coated with a clear finish, or painted white. It shall have no decorations or attachments, but may bear an inconspicuous mark for identification. The size of the dumbbell shall be proportionate to the size of the dog.

21. Handler’s and dog’s appearance: Members should be neat and clean in appearance. They should not wear T-shirts, jackets or other apparel with slogans, 4-H club or dog club names, etc., in the show ring. They should wear clothing that is comfortable to handle in and appropriate for dog shows. Clothing should not distract, limit or hinder the judge’s view of the dog. For Showmanship classes, it is recommended that girls wear skirts or dresses and boys wear dress shirts, ties, and dress slacks. Blue jeans and shorts are not recommended. Dogs should be clean, well brushed and in good physical condition appropriate for the dog’s age. Purebred dogs do not have to be in regular show clip.

22. Members showing their dogs at any Licensed or Member Obedience Trial or at a Sanctioned Match must show their dogs on or after April 1 at the same or higher level than they are showing in AKC, UKC, or other titling shows. Fun matches do not apply. Dogs who have completed their Companion Dog (C.D.) Title (or UKC, or other titling equivalents) prior to June 1 must show in Open B or Graduate Open A or B classes.

23. Dogs must be presented at the site of the exercises at least thirty minutes prior to the start of the show and remain until released by the Junior Fair superintendents.

24. Entries should specify Division A or B by specific subclass number. Division A. Exhibitor and dog HAVE NOT shown in the class before. Division B. Exhibitor or dog previously entered in this class or prior show experience.

25. In order to be eligible for a Best of Class award, a minimum qualifying score of 170 must be attained.

26. Judging of the Showmanship Classes will be based upon the relationship between the handler and the dog in the performance of simple exercises. Score sheets are available.

27. An exhibitor may enter a maximum of two obedience subclasses with two different dogs, plus the appropriate showmanship class with one of these two dogs at the Shelby County Junior Fair.

28. Exhibitors can register the day of show no sooner than 12 p.m. DOGS are to be brought to the Fairgrounds at least 30, but no more than 90, minutes before the dog exercises are to begin.

29. Exhibitors will not be permitted past the curtain area prior to show except to register and no dogs will be permitted past the curtain area before show. (Exhibitors and dogs are permitted in the curtain area and outside to prepare.)

30. Participants exhibiting unsportsmanlike conduct will have points deducted from that category on their score sheets.

31. At the Shelby County Junior Fair Dog Show, in an obedience class with competition, a member may show in the same B level class a maximum of three years unless s/he is the class winner at either the county or state show; in an obedience class without competition, a member may stay in the same B level class for a maximum of three years.

32. Utility B – May repeat this class with same dog regardless of winning.

33. Awards: A ribbons and premiums will be awarded in obedience and showmanship classes and for entries in the dog poster contest. Trophies and awards will be presented to winners of obedience and showmanship classes, to the high point obedience exhibitor, and to the high point exhibitor.

CLASS 161: OBEDIENCE

SUBCLASSES

A. Beginner Novice A
B. Beginner Novice B
C. Pre-Novice
D. Novice A
E. Novice B
F. Graduate Novice A
G. Graduate Novice B
H. Open A
I. Open B
J. Graduate Open A
K. Graduate Open B
L. Brace

CLASS 162: SHOWMANSHIP

SUBCLASSES

A. Showmanship A Junior, 8-11
B. Showmanship B Junior, 8-11
C. Showmanship A Intermediate, 12-14
D. Showmanship B Intermediate, 12-14
E. Showmanship A Senior, 15-18
F. Showmanship B Senior, 15-18

CLASS 163: AKC TRICK DOG*

SUBCLASSES

A. Novice
B. Intermediate
C. Advanced

CLASS 164: YOU AND YOUR DOG*

SUBCLASSES

A. Junior
B. Intermediate
C. Senior

CLASS 165: RALLY*

SUBCLASSES

A. Novice A
B. Novice B
C. Intermediate A
D. Intermediate B
E. Advanced
F. Excellent

*For details regarding AKC Trick Dog, You and Your Dog and Rally classes, contact the Extension Office or visit: https://ohio4h.org/statewide-programs/animal-sciences/dog/dog-ohio-state-fair

Dog Poster

Entries due to OSU Extension Shelby County by 4:30 p.m. June 15

Purpose:

  1. To visually demonstrate 4-H and FFA dog project knowledge.
  2. To stimulate an interest in 4-H and FFA dog projects.
  3. To demonstrate to others the diversity of the 4-H and FFA dog projects.

Rules:

  1. Any youth properly enrolled in any dog project by April 1 may enter a poster.
  2. Age divisions will be as follows: Junior (ages 8-11), Intermediate (ages 12-14), and Senior (ages 15-18). All ages are as of January 1 of the current year.
  3. Each poster must be made by the 4-H or FFA member. Posters must be made using size 22” x 28” poster board, displayed horizontally. Poster boards are not to be mounted on any type of stiff backing. Shadow boxes, overlays, or three-dimensional posters are not permitted. Posters do not need to be laminated or cover-sheeted.
  4. Each poster must be clearly labeled in the lower right hand corner with the exhibitor’s name, county, and age as of January 1 of the current year.
  5. Posters will be judged on Educational Content (50 pts.), Neatness/Appearance (30 pts.), and Originality (20 pts.).
  6. Only posters that meet all entry requirements will be eligible for an A ribbon and premium.
  7. Posters must be submitted to the Extension Office by 4:30 p.m. June 15. Official State Fair entry forms, signed by members and parents as required, must be submitted with any poster the member wants to enter in the State Fair dog poster contest. Those posters accompanied by a State Fair entry and earning an A ribbon and premium in the Shelby County Junior Fair judging will be packaged and shipped to the State Fair on or before the entry deadline.
  8. First place winners in each age division can exhibit every year provided the age requirements are met.
  9. All poster entries will receive participation ribbons and premiums. 1st to 3rd place winners in each age division will receive additional ribbons. Posters (or photographs of posters entered in the State Fair) will be displayed in the Booth Building during the Shelby County Junior Fair.

CLASS 166: DOG POSTER

SUBCLASSES

A. Junior, 8-11
B. Intermediate, 12-14
C. Senior, 15-18

Goats (Book 135)

Judging: Tuesday, 9:00 a.m.

Rules:

  1. Boer Breeding Does and Angoras may be shown with horns; others are to be dehorned. Scurs, not horns, up to 2” will be allowed, but must be blunt (nothing pointy/sharp permitted).
  2. There WILL NOT be a Milk Out for Senior Does (Milkers). However, the judge will take into consideration when placing animals if they feel an animal is overbagged.

CLASS 122: DAIRY GOATS

SUBCLASSES

A. Junior Doe Kid born after 4/1/19
B. Intermediate Doe Kid born after 3/1/19 but before 4/1/19
C. Senior Doe Kid born after 1/1/18 but before 3/1/18
D. Yearling born Jan. 1 through 12/31/18
E. Yearling milker under 2 years old
F. 2 year old milker under 3 years old
G. 3 year old and under 5 milker
H. 5 year old and over milker
I. Dam and Daughter

CLASS 123: ANGORA GOATS

SUBCLASSES

A. Doe under 1 Year Old
B. Doe 1 year old and under 3 Years Old
C. Doe 3 years old and over
D. Cart Class

CLASS 124: PYGMY GOATS

SUBCLASSES

A. Junior Doe Kids: under 6 months
B. Senior Doe Kids: under 1 year over 6 months
C. Yearling Doe: 1 year under 2
D. Yearling Milker Under 2 years old
E. 2 year old doe under 3 years old
F. 3 year old doe and under 5
G. 5 year old doe or older
H. Dam and Daughter
I. Wether under 1 year
J. Wether 1 year and under 2
K. Wether 2 year and under 3
L. Wether 3 years and older

CLASS 125: GOAT OBSTACLE COURSE (any goat may be used, including market)

SUBCLASSES

A. Junior Exhibitor (8-13)
B. Senior Exhibitor (14-18)

Boer/Boer Cross Breeding Goats (Book 135)

Showmanship: Thursday, 4:00 p.m. / Judging: Thursday, 5:30 p.m.

Rules:

  1. Market does of the current year cannot be shown in the Boer/Boer Cross Breeding Show.
  2. A Grand Champion and Reserve Champion will be selected.
  3. Boer/Boer Cross Breeding Goats are permitted to have horns.

CLASS 126: BOER/BOER CROSS BREEDING GOATS

SUBCLASSES

A. Junior Doe: 0-4 months
B. Intermediate Doe: 5-8 months
C. Senior Doe: 9-12 months
D. Junior Yearling Doe: 13-18 months
E. Senior Yearling Doe: 19-24 months
F. 2 year old doe under 3 years old
G. 3 year old and under 5 doe
H. 5 year old and over doe
I. Dam and Daughter

Market Goats (Book 135)

Judging: Thursday, 7:00 p.m.

Rules:

  1. Goats must be born on or after January 1 of the current year and in the exhibitor’s possession by pre-fair check-in.
  2. Market goats may be either neutered male or doe kids.
  3. There will be a mandatory pre-fair check-in, to be arranged and conducted by the Goat Sub-Committee of the Jr Fair Livestock Sale Committee. At the check-in, each male goat will be checked for testicular tissue. If necessary, male goats will be castrated by a qualified veterinarian at the time of the “Check-In”. All male goats will be declared neutered and eligible for the Market Goat Show at the Fair when they leave the check-in.
  4. Sale Committee will initially assign an exhibitor’s first and last name to each animal at the check-in. In the event a family wishes to switch tag numbers among exhibitors permanently residing at the same household at which the animal is registered, they must submit a Junior Fair Family Tagging Form to the Shelby County Extension Office. Family Tagging Forms must be turned in by the second Friday in July.
  5. Minimum weight for eligibility to show – 40 pounds; Minimum weight to sell – 50 pounds.
  6. Baby teeth must be present at time of weigh-in at the fair; no yearlings will be allowed.
  7. Does shown in the Boer/Boer Cross Breeding Show CANNOT be shown in the Market Goat Show.

CLASS 127: MARKET GOAT

Horses and Ponies

(Books 174, 175, 177, 180, 181, 182, 184, 189)

Judging: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

These rules listed in this booklet supersede the Uniform Rules for 4-H Horse Show circular 179. The base of your rules is stated in that booklet. You are required to obtain the latest copy per family. Penalties of these rules may apply at the discretion of the Junior Fair Board Members.

Enrollment requirements & deadlines for 4·H activities:
1. FIRST STEP: Permission to Participate Form: DUE BEFORE HANDLING ANY EQUINE IN THE NAME OF 4-H.

a. Every returning 4-H horse project member MUST submit a completed and signed Permission To Participate release form annually BEFORE s/he rides in any 4-H clinic, work sessions, parade, or other event or activity. Permission to Participate release forms may be obtained from 4-H Horse Advisors or downloaded from the website at www.shelby.osu.edu. Completed and signed forms will be kept on file at the OSU Extension Office.

b. First year 4-H horse project members MUST participate in an Equine Safety and Ethics program as defined in the OSU Extension State 4-H Horse Program rules. The member and the parent/guardian must review Circular 191 R and view two videos, “Every Time, Every Ride,” and “Horses, Kids, and Ethics.”

c. This program should be completed BEFORE s/he rides in any 4-H clinic, work session, parade, or other event or activity and BEFORE the Permission to Participate release form is signed. Contact the Shelby County OSU Extension Office to make arrangement to participate in this program.

2. SECOND STEP: Enrollment Rules: DUE APRIL 1

a. All project animals(s) for exhibit MUST be identified on an official OSU Extension Horse Identification Form accompanied by a new picture every year and entered at the OSU Extension Office. Only those project animals entered are eligible for exhibit at the Shelby County Junior Fair and/or OSF Jr Horse Show.

b. If a member leases a project animal they must turn in the following:

i. A copy of the lease

ii. Horse Identification Form

iii. Photograph of animal(s)

iv. A vet-signed lameness grade card

v. A vet-signed health and wellness and body condition score card

c. ABSOLUTELY NO CHANGES in fair horse show entries will be accepted after 4:30 (except scratches). If an exhibitor is entered in the wrong age division, s/he will not be permitted to show in that class and will not be permitted to change an entry to the correct age division. All entries are based on age of child as of January 1.

d. An animal carried as a project can be shown by only one 4-H member in the Shelby County PAS Show, at the Shelby County Fair, and in State Fair competition.

e. Exhibitors with Special Needs Three classes are provided specifically for exhibitors with special needs: Walk & Jog Horsemanship, Musical Free Style, and Ground Roping for Exhibitors with Special Needs. Children are eligible to enter into other classes and are encouraged but this is handled on a per basis status with the permission of the parents and Horse Advisors. Side walkers and/or leaders are allowed if needed. Exhibitors may ride at the walk, jog or trot, but are not permitted to lope or canter.

f. “Horseless Horse” members and youth enrolled in a 4-H horse project but without a horse project animal at the fair may participate in non-riding classes only: Ground Roping, Groom and Clean, and Fun Show. Cloverbuds and youth not enrolled in the Shelby County 4-H Horse Program will not be permitted to compete in any Junior Fair horse show classes, but are permitted to participate in noncompetitive, non-riding classes in the Fun Show.

3. THIRD STEP: HORSE IDENTIFICATION AND VACCINES

a. All horse exhibitors must submit a proper Horse Identification Form and Vaccination Record Form to the Shelby County Extension Office by June 1.

b. Horses exhibiting at the Shelby County Fair must have the following AAEP core vaccines: EEE/WEE, Rabies, Tetanus and West Nile by June 1.

4. FOURTH STEP: PAS (Performance Against The Standard) Rules & Deadlines

a. Only one properly identified and enrolled project animal may be shown by an exhibitor in the PAS Horse Show, a qualifying show for the Ohio State Fair Junior Horse Shows. You must meet the requirements for Permission to Participate and 4-H Enrollment before being eligible for the PAS Show. The Shelby County PAS Show will be held on Sunday, June 23 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Class entries for this show will be due to the Shelby County OSU Extension Office on or before the Wednesday preceding the show by 4:30 p.m. The PAS horse show is open to any 4-H project member. More information about the PAS Horse Show program can be found on the County or State 4-H website.

5. SHOW ELIGIBILITY AND INFORMATION

a. Measuring Horses: (for class entry eligibility). Horses/ponies of questionable height (14 hands to under 15 hands, or 56” to 60”) must be measured to exhibit in pony classes. Animals over 58” will be classified as horses, and animals 58” and under will be classified as ponies. (See the Uniform Rules for 4-H Horse Shows for more details on how to measure properly). Questionable horses/ponies must be measured at the fairgrounds on the day of the Shelby County PAS Show by the PAS judge or other show officials. Ponies six years old and older measured two consecutive years 58” and under will no longer need measured. The last measurement will be the pony’s final measurement for the Shelby County Junior Fair. Note: If the animal was last measured unshod and is now shod, the animal must be re-measured. Index cards will be issued to the owner and a copy will also be put on file. A junior fair board member and judge if present will sign card with date.

b. Scratches may only be done by the exhibitor, a parent, or a 4-H Advisor. Scratches of animals are to be submitted to the Horse Club Advisors by 4:00 p.m. on the Monday 2 weeks prior to the first day of the fair. This information determines pen assignments. Exhibitors and parents may make additional class scratches at the Fair. Once an exhibitor has been scratched from a class, s/he cannot re-enter the class.

c. Maintenance Medication Forms (equine equivalent to a DUNF) for each horse on the grounds must be turned in to Junior Fair Headquarters before 9 p.m. on the Saturday before Fair begins.

d. Versatility Class Rules:

i. Exhibitors must be in at least their second year of 4-H horse project work.

ii. Attire for all classes will be white, long-sleeve shirt with collar (no tie), clean blue jeans, and boots.

iii. The four events will be: Showmanship, Horsemanship, English, Pleasure, and Barrels.

e. Any request to substitute an animal or early departure/late arrivals must be submitted to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on the Monday 2 weeks prior to the first day of the fair in writing to the Junior Fair Board.

BODY SCORING AND ANIMAL WELFARE: Horses with a body condition score of less than a 4, obviously sick horses, and horses with a Grade 3 or greater lameness will not be permitted on the fairgrounds and/or will be asked to leave the fairgrounds. Show managers, fair vets, and judges can dismiss a horse from the show/fairgrounds for these reasons.

SUBSTITUTION: The request should be accompanied by a veterinarian certificate or other documentation for a substitute. If they show in any classes, they must be identified by not wearing their back number so that the judge will know they are not to be placed.

EARLY DEPARTURE/LATE ARRIVALS: This letter is intended primarily for State Fair participants in order for them to leave the county fair. Other situations will be considered based upon request.

a. Any request to remove or change an animal within 2 weeks will be handled by the Junior Fair Board.

b. Any request to remove an animal for medical or safety issues within fair week will be handled by the Junior and/or Senior Fair Board. If an animal is taken from the fairgrounds its exhibitor and/or parent of exhibitor without prior approval by the Junior and/or Senior Fair Board before its release time, that Exhibitor will be barred from exhibiting that species the following year at the Shelby County Junior Fair.

c. Groom and Clean Classes: Horses measuring under 13.2 hands high or over 16 hands high will not be eligible for the class. Additional rules can be obtained from the State Extension website or locally from Shelby County Extension. Teams are allowed to be from other clubs in order to “make” teams.

FAIR AND GENERAL INFORMATION

a. Each exhibitor will be assigned one stall per enrolled animal, with a maximum of two stalls. If there are not enough stalls available, the exhibitor will need to bring animals to the fairgrounds on specific show days. It is permissible to substitute projects as long as the exhibitor has at least one project animal on exhibit at all times.

b. Horses will be accepted into the fair from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. the day before the Fair starts and will be released at 7:00 p.m. on the day the Fair ends. At least one animal per exhibitor must be on display at the fair by 9:00 p.m. on the day before the Fair starts.

c. Only those identified in the Uniform Rule book may ride the project animal.

d. Per judge’s discretion, animals and tack may be inspected. Animals inspected for cleanliness and body condition. Tack inspected for cleanliness, good working condition, and proper type for class entered. This includes bits, bridles, and saddles. See 4-H Rule Book for guidelines.

PREMIUMS: A • $3.00

Exhibitors may receive no more than three premium awards for exhibiting equine. First place winners will receive a Class Champion rosette, second place winners will receive a Reserve Class Champion rosette, and 3rd through 5th place winners will receive place ribbons. Championship class winners will receive Grand Champion rosettes, and second place winners of championship classes will receive Reserve Champion rosettes. Winners of classes noted with an * will receive trophies or awards

MONDAY, JULY 22, 9:00 a.m.
SHOWMANSHIP, MULE AND DONKEY HALTER, TRAIL IN HAND, TRAIL, EASY GAITED, REINING, WESTERN RIDING

CLASSES

200. Showmanship – Easy Gaited, All Ages
201. Halter – Mules and Donkeys, All Ages
202. Small Equine Showmanship, All Ages
203. Trail in Hand, 8-13
204. Trail in Hand, 14-18
Championship – Trail in Hand, CLASSES 203-204
205. Small Equine Trail in Hand, All Ages
206. Trail, 8-12
207. Trail, 13-15
208. Trail, 16-18
Championship – Trail, CLASSES 206-208
209. Mule Equitation – Walk/Trot/Lope or Gait
210. Easy Gaited Pleasure – English or Western, All Ages
211. Easy Gaited Equitation – English or Western, All Ages
212. Reining, 8-12
213. Reining, 13-15
214. Reining, 16-18
Championship – Reining, CLASSES 212-214
215. Western Riding, 8-12
216. Western Riding, 13-15
217. Western Riding, 16-18
Championship – Western Riding, CLASSES 215-217

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 12:00 p.m.
GROOM AND CLEAN

9:00 a.m. MUD GROOM AND CLEAN HORSES at the wash rack. Contestants are responsible for mudding their own horse, then having the horse inspected for consistency. Animals returned to their stalls are to be tied to keep them from rolling and rubbing.

CLASSES

218. Groom and Clean Contest, 8-13
219. Groom and Clean Contest, 14-18

TUESDAY, JULY 23, 7:00 p.m.
KEY HOLE, POLE BENDING, STAKES, CLOVER LEAF BARRELS

Tack Inspection will take place for an hour prior to the start of speed events using a zip tie system. If no zip tie, then no ride. Judge will coordinate inspection.

CLASSES

220. Key Hole, 8-12
221. Key Hole, 13-15
222. Key Hole, 16-18
Championship – Key Hole, CLASSES 220-222
223. Pole Bending, 8-12
224. Pole Bending, 13-15
225. Pole Bending, 16-18
Championship – Pole Bending, CLASSES 223-225
226. Stakes, 8-12
227. Stakes, 13-15
228. Stakes, 16-18
Championship – Stakes, CLASSES 226-228
229. Clover Leaf Barrels, 8-12
230. Clover Leaf Barrels, 13-15
231. Clover Leaf Barrels, 16-18
Championship – Clover Leaf Barrels, CLASSES 229-231

WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 8:00 p.m.
COSTUME CLASS

CLASSES

232. Costume Class, 8-13
233. Costume Class, 14-18

THURSDAY, JULY 25, 9:00 a.m.
ENGLISH AND VERSATILITY

CLASSES

234. English – Showmanship (Saddle or Hunt), 8-13
235. English – Showmanship (Saddle or Hunt), 14-18
Championship – English Showmanship, CLASSES 234-235
236. English – Open Hunter on the Flat, 8-13
237. English – Open Hunter on the Flat, 14-18
Championship – Open Hunter on the Flat, CLASSES 236-237
238. English – Equitation on the Flat, 8-13
239. English – Equitation on the Flat, 14-18
Championship – Equitation on the Flat, CLASSES 238-239

10 Minute Over Fences Warm-Up: 1 run at course only.

  • English Jumping: Two levels are offered according to ability. Only one class may be shown in Equitation and Hunter Over Fences Divisions. Any entrant may enter the rail classes.
  • The course will be set up the same for all classes with poles set at appropriate heights. Intro to Jumping class is for the horse and/or rider that is new to jumping or never placed 1st in this class. English Open Hunter Over Fences is designed for the experienced jumper – see description in State Rule Book.

240. English – Intro to Jumping Hunter, All Ages (jumps at @12” cross rails @ trot or lope; may enter 3 gaits on rail)
241. English – Intro to Jumping Equitation, All Ages (jumps @12″ cross rails @ trot or lope; may enter 3 gaits on rail)
242. English – Open Hunter Over Fences, All Ages
243. English – Equitation Over Fences, All Ages
244. English – Hunter Hack Over Fences, All Ages
245. Versatility – 2nd year+ Members
246. Small Equine Hunter-in-Hand, All Ages
247. Small Equine Jumpers, All Ages

FRIDAY, JULY 26, 9:00 a.m.
SHOWMANSHIP, HORSEMANSHIP, PLEASURE, DRIVING, ROPING

CLASSES

248. Showmanship 1st Year Members Only, All Ages (all disciplines, may not enter in any other Showmanship class)
249. Western Showmanship, 8-12
250. Western Showmanship, 13-15
251. Western Showmanship, 16-18
Championship – Western Showmanship, CLASSES 249-251
252. Walk & Jog Horsemanship*, All Ages, no pattern (for exhibitors with special needs, see Rule 2-E)
253. Walk / Trot / Gait Horsemanship English or Western 1st Year Members Only, All Ages (may not enter any other Horsemanship class; may not exhibit all week faster than a trot – no loping in any other class)
254. Walk / Trot / Canter, Walk / Slow Gait / Fast Gait or Canter Horsemanship 1st Year Members, All Ages(may not enter any other Horsemanship class)
*1st year members to show in only (1) of classes 235 & 236.
255. Western Horsemanship, 8-12
256. Western Horsemanship, 13-15
257. Western Horsemanship, 16-18
Championship – Western Horsemanship, CLASSES 255-257
258. Western Pleasure, 8-12
259. Western Pleasure, 13-15
260. Western Pleasure, 16-18
Championship – Western Pleasure, CLASSES 254-256
261. Ranch Pleasure, 8-12
262. Ranch Pleasure, 13-15
263. Ranch Pleasure, 16-18
Championship – Ranch Pleasure, CLASSES 261-263
264. Ranch Riding, 8-13
265. Ranch Riding, 14-18
Championship – Ranch Riding, CLASSES 264-265
266. Pleasure Driving, All Ages
267. Small Equine Pleasure Driving, All Ages
268. Driving Reinsmanship, All Ages
269. Small Equine Driving Reinsmanship, All Ages
270. Driven Trail, All Ages
271. Small Equine Driven Trail, All Ages
272. Ground Roping, 8-13
273. Ground Roping, 14-18

Breeding Sheep (Book 199)

Judging: Thursday 1:00 pm during Open Show

Rules:

  1. The Junior Fair Breeding Sheep Show will take place during the Open Show, which starts at 1 p.m.

CLASSES: 146 CORRIEDALE | 147 DORSET | 148 HAMPSHIRE | 149 SHROPSHIRE | 150 SOUTHDOWN | 151 SUFFOLK | 152 CHEVIOT | 153 MONTADALE | 154 COLUMBIA | 155 RAMBOUILLET | 156 ALL OTHER BREEDS

SUBCLASSES

A. Yearling Ram, one year old and under two
B. Ram Lamb, under one year old
C. Yearling Ewe, one year and under two
D. Ewe Lamb, under one year old

Market Lambs (Book 198)

Judging: Monday, Showmanship 4:00 pm, Market Show 7:00 p.m.
Pen of Two: Following the Sheep Breeding Show

Rules:

  1. Lambs must be under one year old and weigh a minimum of 90 lbs. at Fair.
  2. There is NO maximum weight for lambs at the spring weigh-in. If a lamb weighs five pounds or more below its spring weight at the Fair weigh-in, that lamb will NOT be permitted to show or sell at the Shelby County Junior Fair.
  3. At the time of the market lamb weigh-in at the fair, lambs must be “slick sheared’’ to no more than 1/8’’ wool remaining on the entire body.
  4. Application of ice, ice packs, cold packs, or cold compresses to relieve heat stress or a medical condition diagnosed by a licensed veterinarian ONLY is permitted. Any other reason for using these items on an animal is not permitted (See relevant sections of the Ohio Livestock Tampering Exhibition Rules)
  5. There will be a mandatory pre-fair check-in, (in conjunction with the market lamb weigh-in) to be arranged and conducted by the Lamb Subcommittee of Livestock Sale Committee. At the check-in, each male lamb will be checked for testicular tissue. If necessary, male lambs will be castrated by a qualified veterinarian at the time of the check-in. All male lambs will be declared neutered and eligible for the Market Lamb Show at the Fair when they leave the check-in.
  6. Sale Committee will initially assign an exhibitor’s first and last name to each animal at the check-in. In the event a family wishes to switch tag numbers among exhibitors permanently residing at the same household at which the animal is registered, they must submit a Junior Fair Family Tagging Form to the Shelby County Extension Office. Family Tagging Forms must be turned in by the second Friday in July.
  7. Class 172 will show directly after the Sheep Breeding Show on Thursday. Limit one entry per exhibitor. Grand and Reserve Market Lamb may not show in this class. Both lambs in the pen must be registered to the same exhibitor. Class breakdowns for pen of 2 will be determined by the average weight of the 2 lambs as recorded on the Saturday before Fair. Exhibitors may recruit another junior exhibitor to assist them in showing in this class.

CLASS 157: MARKET LAMB
CLASS 158: PEN OF 2 LAMBS

Market Rabbits (Book 226)

Judging: Monday, 9:00 a.m. / Showmanship: Sunday following Breeding Rabbits

Rules:

  1. All market rabbits must be in the exhibitor’s possession by the third Saturday in June.
  2. There will be a mandatory “Check-In/Tattooing” for all exhibitors of meat pens of rabbits and single fryers in June at a time and place designated by the Rabbit Sale Sub-Committee. All entered rabbit exhibitors will receive notification.
  3. Rabbits may come to the check-in already tattooed OR without tattoos. The allowable number and letter combination for tattoos will be announced at least two weeks in advance of the check-in date. If already tattooed, Junior Fair Board members will count the rabbits and verify the tattoo is correct and of quality. If not tattooed, Junior Fair Board and the Rabbit Sale Sub-Committee members will tattoo the rabbits at that time.
  4. A maximum of seven rabbits can be tattooed, but no more than five rabbits (two meat pens and one single fryer) may be exhibited at the fair. Exhibitors are permitted to show only one single fryer which could be a rabbit separate from the pen(s) or a rabbit from the pens.
  5. Market rabbits will be accepted from 9:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. on the day before the Fair starts.
  6. Meat pen weigh-in will be from 5-7:00 p.m. on the day before the Fair starts. Each rabbit in the pen must weigh from 4 – 6 lbs. and must be 9 -12 weeks of age to be eligible for the championship drive. Pens with rabbit(s) weighing 3 1/2 – 4 lbs. will be lightweights. Pens with rabbit(s) weighing 6 – 6 1/2 lbs. will be heavyweights. If a pen has one rabbit light or heavy, that pen will be classified as light or heavy. These pens will still be allowed to show and sell, but they will not be eligible for the championship drive. If a pen of rabbits contains a rabbit under 3 1/2 lbs. (underweight) or over 6 1/2 lbs. (overweight), this pen will NOT be eligible to show or sell.
  7. Single fryer weigh-in will also be from 5-7:00 p.m. on the day before the Fair starts. Single fryer rabbits must weigh 4 – 6 lbs. and must be 9 – 12 weeks of age to be eligible for the championship drive. Single fryers weighing 3 1/2 – 4 lbs. will be lightweights. Single fryers weighing 6 – 6 1/2 lbs. will be heavyweights. These fryers will still be allowed to show and sell, but they will not be eligible for the championship drive. If a single fryer weighs under 3 1/2 lbs. (underweight) or over 6 1/2 lbs. (overweight), this pen will NOT be eligible to show or sell.
  8. Meat Pens will be shown first, followed by the Single Fryers.
  9. Grand and Reserve Champions will be named in both the meat pen and single fryer classes. Both must sell in the Livestock Sale. If the Grand and Reserve Champion single fryer is not part of the Grand and Reserve Champion meat pens, it’s sale will follow the sale of the Grand and Reserve Champion meat pens and will constitute the exhibitor’s one sale unit.
  10. The Grand and Reserve Champion Meat Pens and Single Fryers will be tattooed by the Senior Fair Board Rabbit Chair immediately after being selected in order to identify them for sale.
  11. Exhibitors must furnish their own water, food containers, and rabbit food.
  12. All market rabbits will be released from the Fair on Saturday evening at 7:00 pm (the last night of the fair)

CLASS 140: MEAT PEN OF RABBITS
Meat Pen of 2 Rabbits, 4-6 lbs.

CLASS 141: SINGLE FRYER RABBIT
Single Rabbit, 4-6 lbs. (Must be listed on fair entry form)

Breeding Rabbits (Book 225)

Judging: Sunday, 9:00 a.m. / Showmanship directly following

Rules:

  1. Breeding rabbits will be accepted from 6-9:00 p.m. on the day before the Fair starts OR between 8-9:00 a.m. on Sunday before the show (in a carry case). Breeding rabbit exhibitors must reserve pens by the second Friday in July if they choose to bring their breeding rabbits the day before the Fair starts. Rabbits brought the day before the Fair starts MUST be left on display at the Fair until 7:00 pm Saturday, the last day of the fair. Breeding rabbits brought in the day of the show will be released following the show.
  2. An exhibitor may show only one entry per subclass for each rabbit breed and may only show in 12 subclasses.
  3. When entering either class 142 or class 143, the specific breed must be listed on the entry.
  4. Powder is considered an artificial coloring of rabbits and is not permitted.

CLASS 142: SIX CLASS PUREBREDS

RECOGNIZED BREEDS: American, American Chinchilla, Argente Brun, Beveren, Blanc de Hotot, Californian, Champagne d’Argent, Checkered Giant, Cinnamon, Creme d’Argent, English Lop, Flemish Giant, French Lop, Giant Angora, Giant Chinchilla, New Zealand, Palomino, Satin, Silver Fox

SUBCLASSES

A. Buck Senior, over 8 months
B. Doe Senior, over 8 months
C. Buck Intermediate, 6-8 months
D. Doe Intermediate, 6-8 months
E. Buck Junior, under 6 months
F. Doe Junior, under 6 months

CLASS 143: FOUR CLASS PUREBRED

RECOGNIZED BREEDS: American Fuzzy Lop, American Sable, Belgian Hare, Britannia Petite, Dutch, Dwarf Hotot, English Angora, English Spot, Florida White, French Angora, Harlequin, Havana, Himalayan, Holland Lop, Jersey Wooley, Lilac, Lionhead, Mini Lop, Mini Rex, Mini Satin, Netherland Dwarf, Polish, Rhinelander, Satin Angora, Silver, Silver Marten, Standard Chinchilla, Rex, Tan, Thrianta

SUBCLASSES

A. Buck Senior, Over 6 Months
B. Doe Senior, Over 6 Months
C. Buck Junior, Under 6 Months
D. Doe Junior, Under 6 Months

CLASS 144: MIXED BREED

SUBCLASSES

A. Buck Senior, Over 6 Months
B. Doe Senior, Over 6 Months
C. Buck Junior, Under 6 Months
D. Doe Junior, Under 6 Months

Chickens (Book 150)

Judging: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.

Rules:

  1. American Standard of Perfection will be the guide for judging poultry breeding stock.
  2. Exhibitor may make two (2) entries in each chicken subclass, with a maximum of eight total entries.
  3. Weight of meat pen of fryers must be 4-6 lbs. per bird in the meat chicken fryer class. Weight of meat pen of broilers must be 6-8 lb. per bird in meat chicken broiler class. Birds will be weighed prior to show at which they will receive leg bands. Specific subclasses for show will be determined by the Livestock Sale Committee after weigh-in.
  4. Exhibitors may show a maximum of two Meat Pens of Chickens, either two Fryer Pens, two Broiler Pens, or one Fryer Pen and one Broiler Pen. Exhibitor may sell only one pen through the sale (fryer or broiler).
  5. Egg layers will consist of a pen of two birds, of which none of the birds can be shown in another class.
  6. Both the Grand and Reserve Champion Fryer Pens and the Grand and Reserve Broiler Pens will be sold through the Livestock Sale. Which type, fryer or broiler, sells first will rotate from year to year.
  7. Birds must be owned by exhibitor and be part of his/her individual project. Meat pen birds (born after January 1, of that year) must be owned and cared for by the exhibitor by the third Saturday in June. The recommended age of chicken at fair is 6 to 8 weeks.
  8. All chickens moved within or imported into Ohio for exhibition must have a negative test for pullorum/fowl typhoid disease, within ninety days preceding the opening date of the exhibition. Exhibitors must have documentary evidence ON HAND that they meet the pullorum test requirements or be tested for pullorum/fowl typhoid disease upon arrival at the exhibition by a tester approved by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and found negative. The Pullorum Testing and* NPIP Paperwork Collection for chickens only will take place the day before the Fair starts from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the poultry barn. *Fancy/backyard poultry are exempt from pullorum testing in 2019 per ODA.

CLASS 128: STANDARDS

SUBCLASSES

A. Any Variety – Single Comb, Clean Leg 1 Bird, Male
B. Any Variety – Single Comb, Clean Leg 1 Bird, Female
C. Any Variety – Rose Comb, Clean Leg 1 Bird, Male
D. Any Variety – Rose Comb, Clean Leg 1 Bird, Female
E. Any Variety – Feather Leg 1 Bird, Male
F. Any Variety – Feather Leg 1 Bird, Female
G. Any Variety – Any Other Variety 1 Bird, Male
H. Any Variety – Any Other Variety 1 Bird, Female

CLASS 129: BANTAMS

SUBCLASSES

A. Any Variety – Single Comb, Clean Leg 1 Bird, Male
B. Any Variety – Single Comb, Clean Leg 1 Bird, Female
C. Any Variety – Rose Comb, Clean Leg 1 Bird, Male
D. Any Variety – Rose Comb, Clean Leg 1 Bird, Female
E. Any Variety – Feather Leg 1 Bird, Male
F. Any Variety – Feather Leg 1 Bird, Female
G. Any Variety – Game (Old English/Modern) 1 bird, Male
H. Any Variety – Game (Old English/Modern) 1 bird, Female
I. Any Variety – Any Other Variety 1 bird, Male
J. Any Variety – Any Other Variety 1 bird, Female

CLASS 130: MEAT PEN OF TWO
Note: Specific subclasses for show as broilers or fryers will be determined by the Chicken Sub-committee of the Livestock Sale Committee after weigh-in. Maximum number of entries is two.

CLASS 131: SINGLE FRYER (4-6 lbs.)
Note: Single Fryer can be taken from a pen of 2 (except from Grand & Reserve Champion pens) or as a separate entry.

CLASS 132: SINGLE BROILER (6-8 lbs.)
Note: Single Broiler can be taken from a pen of 2 (except from Grand & Reserve Champion pens) or as a separate entry.

CLASS 133: EGG LAYING PEN OF 2 (Maximum number of entries per subclass is two)

SUBCLASSES

A. Young Hens (hatched 8/1/17 or after), White/Green/Blue eggs
B. Young Hens (hatched 8/1/17 or after), Brown eggs
C. Old Hens (hatched before 8/1/17), White/Green/Blue eggs
D. Old Hens (hatched before 8/1/17), Brown eggs

CLASS 134: DOZEN EGGS
Consists of one dozen eggs collected from one pen of project birds entered in class #133 (maximum of one entry per exhibitor).

Duck/Goose (Book 150)

Judging: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.

Rules:

  1. Weight of duck meat pen must be 4.5-8 lbs. per duck. Ducks will be weighed prior to show. Two divisions for show will be determined by show committee at time of weigh-in.
  2. Meat pens of ducks may be exhibited regardless of number of other species entered by exhibitor (hog, lamb, cattle, meat rabbits, and meat chickens).
  3. Meat ducks must be owned by exhibitor and be part of his/ her individual project. Meat pen of ducks (born after January 1 of that year) must be owned and cared for by the exhibitor by the third Saturday in June.

CLASS 135: MEAT DUCKS – Pen of 2 Ducks

CLASS 136: BREEDING DUCKS – Pen of 2 Ducks

SUBCLASSES

A. Standard 2 Ducks (do not need to be adults)
B. Bantam 2 Ducks (do not need to be adults)

CLASS 137: GOOSE

ANY STANDARD VARIETY – 2 Geese

Turkeys (Book 150)

Judging: Wednesday, 9:00 a.m.

Rules:

  1. All turkeys moved with or imported into Ohio for exhibition must: Originate directly from a flock or hatchery which is a participant in the national poultry improvement plan for the eradication of disease and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirements of this paragraph OR have had a negative test for pullorum/fowl typhoid disease, within 90 days, preceding the opening date of exhibition and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirements.
  2. Shelby County Fair will NOT provide a pullorum/fowl typhoid test for turkeys during the check-in at the Fair.
  3. Birds will be weighed in the Livestock Complex at 6:00 p.m. on check-in day.
  4. Meat Turkey consists of 1 Tom OR 1 Hen.
  5. The Grand and Reserve Champion Meat Turkeys must sell in the Livestock Sale.

CLASS 138: TURKEY

SUBCLASSES

A. Meat Turkey
B. Breeding Pair of Turkeys (Any breed or variety, do not have to be adults, any combination of toms and hens allowable)

CLASS 139: GUINEA – 2 Guineas

Swine (Book 139)

Judging: Wednesday, 3:00 p.m. / Market Hog ID form due by May 18

Rules:

1. Hog Identification Forms must be submitted to the Shelby County Extension Office no later than May 18.

2. Up to five hogs can be identified per exhibitor in May. For family tagging, households may register five hogs per swine exhibitor permanently residing at the street address in the 4-H Online family profile or registered with the exhibitors’ primary school (i.e. 3 exhibitors in a household = 15 hogs). Only 4 hogs per exhibitor will be permitted to come to the fair. Allowable combinations: i) 4 purebreds, ii) 3 purebreds, 1 crossbred, iii) 2 purebreds, 2 crossbreds.

3. Prior to crossing the scales at the fair weigh-in, families must identify which hogs will be linked to which individual exhibitor (maximum of 4 per exhibitor). NO changes will be made once DUNF forms are submitted and the hog crosses the scales. NO EXCEPTIONS!

4. At the time of fair weigh-in, hogs must weigh between 210 and 290 pounds to participate in the championship drive. There will be no re-weigh of hogs.

5. Hogs weighing from 200-209 or from 291-300 pounds will show in light or heavyweight classes and will not participate in the championship drive. They will be permitted to sell through the Livestock Sale. Hogs weighing 199 or less and 301 or more must be sent home by 8:00 a.m. on the day after weigh-in.

6. Exhibitors may bring market hogs to the fairgrounds beginning at 8:00 p.m. on Friday before the Fair starts, until 8:00 a.m. Saturday before the Fair starts, and all hogs must be in place by 8:00 a.m. on the day before the Fair starts.

7. Ear tagging will begin at 8:00 a.m. the day before the Fair starts. Weigh-ins will start at 8:30 a.m. Unwashed hogs will NOT be weighed.

8. The order for the Junior Fair show will be the following: Gilts – purebreds followed by crossbreds – championship gilt drive, followed by Barrows – purebreds followed by crossbreds – championship barrow drive. The same judge will be used throughout.

9. A Grand and Reserve Champion Market Barrow and a Grand and Reserve Champion Market Gilt will be selected.

10. In every odd numbered year the Grand and Reserve Champion Barrows will sell first, every even numbered year the Grand and Reserve Champion Gilts will sell first in the Junior Fair Livestock Sale.

11. All market hogs must be ear notched and all ear tags must be removed prior to fair. A hog with an ear tag will not be weighed; the exhibitor will be given the opportunity to remove the ear tag and return to the end of the weigh-in line.

12. Market hogs must have hair at least one half inch in length on the body with exception of the ears and tail ONLY. (Note: The underline, along with the body, is NOT to have less than one half inch of hair).

  • If any market hog is in violation of this rule, the hog will be blocked; the exhibitor will be docked by the buyer, fined $25 by the Junior Fair Board, and barred from competition. A committee will identify clipped hogs with hair less than a 1⁄2 inch over the body (with exception of the ears and tail) at weigh-in, and their decision is final. Hair length may also be checked during the shows, and any hog found to be in violation will be barred from the show and from winning any awards.

13. All hogs in violation of the hog hair rule stated above (#9) will leave the fairgrounds to be blocked for slaughter.

14. Block Hogs will be released after 6:00 a.m. on Thursday. The base price will be determined by the block bidder.

15. Hogs not being sold or blocked must leave the fairgrounds at the conclusion of the market show until 9:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.

16. THIS SHOW WILL BE PARTIAL-TERMINAL. Guidelines are as follows:

a. Exhibitors can exhibit no more than 4 head (see combinations allowed below) in the Junior Fair swine show.

b. Exhibitors must declare which animal they will be taking home with them no later than thirty minutes after the final champion drive of the Jr. Fair swine show. Any undeclared animals after this time, whether for the Livestock Sale or being taken home, will be blocked.

c. There will be absolutely no withdrawing an animal from the show, or attempting to have an animal disqualified from the show (ex. hair length), with the intent of taking the animal home. Anyone attempting to do so will be required to block the animal, and the money will be forfeited to the Senior Fair Board.

d. The Grand and Reserve Champion Barrows and the Grand and Reserve Champion Gilts must be sold through the Livestock Sale and slaughtered in accordance with ODA policies and procedures.

CLASS 159: MARKET HOG

CLASS 160: PUREBRED MARKET HOG

Notes:

  • Exhibitor may make a maximum of four entries. Allowable combinations: i) 4 purebreds, ii) 3 purebreds, 1 crossbred, iii) 2 purebreds, 2 crossbreds.
  • Following the Fair weigh-in, animals will be placed into the Barrow (purebred, crossbred) or Gilt (purebred, crossbred) show, and each show will be divided into classes and divisions by weight at the discretion of the Sale and Show committees.
  • PUREBRED entries must have registration papers at weigh- in. Breed standards must be met to qualify for purebred classes. This determination will be made by the swine committee at weigh-in. Any entry not meeting breed standards will be dealt with by the swine committee. The Jr Fair Swine Committee decision will be final. There is no minimum of entries needed to make a breed class. Purebred class winners will return for Division 1 champion. Crossbreds will then show as usual with division winners. Division winners crossbred and purebred will return for the final drive.