Junior Market Beef 2015
Richard Holmgren, Director

Weigh-in:  March 21 from 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. at the fairgrounds
                March 26 Out West

Fair Schedule:
Tuesday, August 25
Weigh-in….....…..5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 27
Beef Market Show…..….8:30 a.m.
Friday, August 28
Fitting and Showing….…9:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 29
Junior Livestock sale...…9:00 a.m.
Sale order: steers, hogs, lambs
Blue      Red      White
$8.00    $6.00     $4.00
Sue Holmgren – Bear River City, 435-279-8766
Riggin Holmgren - Bear River City, 435-279-8766
                                        Karleen Ramsdell – Riverside, 435-452-1166
Todd Ramsdell – Riverside, 435-452-1166
All beef breeds will be recognized
1. Exhibitors must be 4-H or FFA members of Box Elder County and must abide by the general rules.

2. All market steers must have been owned and fed in the county by the exhibitor at least 140 days previous to the show. Individual ownership shall be indicated at tagging time which will be approximately the last weekend of March. 4-H or FFA members may tag up to three steers for the Box Elder County Fair and an alternate. 

3. All exhibitors must have submitted a completed project agreement form or their steer will not be able to cross the scale at the weigh-in for the fair.

4.  Because of the ethical and legal standards demanded by the packers and consumers, any shots given 45 days prior to the show need to be approved by the beef director. 

5. A state brand inspector will be on the grounds the day steers are checked in at the fair. After you have weighed in your steer and bedded him down in a stall, you need to take your brand inspection or ownership papers to the auction barn to be checked in.

6. A rope halter will be provided and needs to be left on the steer at the close of the fair.

7. Cattle weights: Market steers are to weigh a minimum of 1,150 pounds.

8. Steers that appear to grade lower than select will be sifted at the time of weighing and judging.

9. Any steer with stub horns longer than 2 inches will be sifted.

10. Steers must be securely tied while at the fairgrounds.

11.  Steers will be assigned a stall on a first come first serve basis by calling Karleen Ramsdell, 435-452-1166.  Please be courteous and do not remove/move fitting stands which are already in place. Shade canopies are not provided by the fair.

12.  No temporary petitions between steers will be allowed. 

13. BEEF CARCASS CONTEST:   Carcass data will be calculated on all applicable steers. Winners will be notified prior to the carcass contest meeting. Premiums for the carcass contest will be paid as follows: first place - $170 and trophy; second place, $160; third place, $150; fourth place, $140; fifth place, $130; sixth place, $120; seventh place, $110; eighth place, $100; ninth place, $90; tenth place, $80; 11th place, $70; 12th place, $60; 13th place, $50; 14th place, $40; 15th place, $30

14. Fitting and Showmanship Contest:

a. Open to all FFA and 4-H beef exhibitors at the county fair.
b. There will be four classes: 3rd - 5th grade, 6th-8th grade & 9th -12th grade as of January 1 of current year.
c. Fitting equipment will be furnished by the exhibitor if the judge requests exhibitors to fit their animal.
d. Awards: 1st - Trophy & $15, 2nd - $14, 3rd - $13, 4th - $12, 5th - $11, 6th - $10.

15. Beef Display Contest:
a. A trophy will be presented to the best display.
b. The displays can be done by an individual, family, club or chapter.
c. The display will be judged on cleanliness of the pens organization of materials and overall effect of the display.
d. The displays must be finished by 12:00 noon on Thursday.

Participants planning on using stock blowers are
strongly encouraged to bring their own generator.