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Livestock


4-H and FFA General Agriculture
                  
 
Ag Mechanics
 
    Open to 4-H and FFA members.
    Agricultural Mechanics projects will be judged primarily on quality of workmanship, attention to detail, fit and finish, with some attention to design. Projects should be cleaned up, finished and properly painted. Exhibits must have been constructed during the past school year.
    Projects will be divided into two classifications according to fair market value. A best in show will be selected from each class.
Class A    $749 and under   Blue - $6.00   Red - $4.00  White - $2.00
Class B    $750 and above   Blue -$8.00  Red -  $6.00  White - $4.00
 
  
Box Elder Junior
Livestock Auction
Organization
  Ryan Tingey, Stan Summers, Jeff Scott
Box Elder County Commissioners
 
Jan Rhodes
Fair Board President
 
JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION:
Chubb Munns – Director
Cleve Steed
Troy Forrest
Kirk Secrist
Richard Holmgren
Fred and Laura Selman
 
HOGS:
Jeff Kent – Director
Chris Sorensen
 
 
SHEEP:
Marlon Bingham – Director
Charly Young
Brian Lish
Gail Godfrey
Brad Stevenson
Nels Jensen 
Greg Madsen
 
BEEF: 
Richard Holmgren – Director
Sue Holmgren
Riggin Holmgren
Todd Ramsdell
Karleen Ramsdell
 
BOX ELDER FFA:
Jason Bingham
Wayne Burrell
Megan Cook
 
BEAR RIVER FFA:
Neil Creer
T.J. Rhodes
Wes Burrell
Kelly B. Kunzler
 
USU EXTENSION:
Lyle Holmgren
Shauna K. Petersen
Donna Tracy

Livestock General Rules
Rules and Regulations for Livestock
Rules may be interpreted upon the discretion of the Livestock Committee. 
 
Health Requirements on
All Animals
    All apparently healthy animals may enter the Box Elder County Fair without a health certificate, with the exception that all breeding cattle must have proof of brucellosis vaccination. The respective supervisor will closely screen any animal that does not appear to be healthy. Then a local veterinarian will examine the animal at the owner's expense to fully determine the animal's ability to stay in the show.
All exhibitors are urged not to bring animals that are sick or have recently been ill. Horses with runny noses and coughs will be sent home. All animals with ringworm or skin lesions will be barred from competition. We urge owners and exhibitors to guard other livestock by not bringing diseased animals to the fair.
    All owners will exhibit their livestock at their own risk. Box Elder County and the Box Elder County Fair Board will not assume any risk or accept responsibility for sickness, accident or disease while at the fair or contracted at the fair.
    With some animals it is advisable to vaccinate them prior to association with other animals at the fair. We recommend that you contact your veterinarian for his advice on these matters. Swine, sheep and cattle must meet standard health requirements as determined by the supervisor. Any sick or uncontrollable animal will not be displayed and must be removed from the show.
 
CODE OF ETHICS
1.                  Treating an animal internally or externally, with any irritant, counterirritant, or other substance used to artificially change the conformation or appearance of an animal for show is considered unethical, inhumane, and is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of graphite, powders, hemp, artificial hair, coloring, common products such as fly spray, ointment, or liniment used to the point that it is irritating, or similar type products. The use of dyes, spray paint, or other artificial coloring, which results in altering an animal’s true and natural appearance and/or color, is prohibited. Adding false hair or hair like material, fleece, or skin at any point, spot, or area of the animal’s body is illegal and will result in immediate disqualification. Any liquid or substance not considered part of an accepted and normal diet for livestock is deemed illegal and inhumane. For the example; the use of alcoholic or carbonated beverages as a drench or filler, etc. Drenching will not be allowed unless the show veterinary or a show official is present and is needed for emergency purposes only. 
2.                    The use of tranquilizers, sedatives, or depressants, which alter the physical or physiological state of the animal, is illegal. Exceptions to this rule would be licensed, certified veterinarians, treatment for a recognized disease or injury, or recommendation for tranquilizing breeding animals in heat that might compromise the safety of others. The drugs must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in meat producing animals. All exhibitors will advise show management of any drug and/or medication administered to an animal that might be detected at the time of showing or at meat inspection. The name of the drug, its purpose, the person who administered the drug, time, and date of administration will be presented to show management prior to the showing and sale of the animals. Failure to report this information will result in severe penalty and/or disqualification. Any use of drugs or substances not approved by the Food and Drug Adminstration is strictly prohibited. The use of feed products with Ractopamine (i.e. Paylean) is strongly discouraged in hogs and is strictly banned in all other species of market livestock. All animals entered into livestock competition will be subject to testing for foreign substances that exceed acceptable levels established by the FDS, FSIS, USDA, or EPA. During the livestock event, in the case of an animal requiring treatment, all medication shall be administered by a licensed veterinarian and the livestock officials shall be notified.
3.                    Surgery, injection, or insertion of foreign material under the skin and/or into the flesh of the animal to change the natural contour, conformation, or appearance of an animal’s body is illegal. This includes vegetable oil, silicon, or any other substance used to alter an animal’s shape. Acceptable practices of physical preparations, which are allowed, include: clipping of hair, trimming of hooves, dehorning, or removal of ancillary teats.
4.                    The use of inhumane fitting, showing, and/or handling practices of devises shall not be tolerated. For example: breaking of tails, striking of the animal to cause swelling or for bracing purpose, use of an electrical contrivance, muzzles, etc. is not acceptable.
5.                    Direct criticism, belligerency and/ or interference with the judge, show management, other exhibitors, breed representatives, or show officials before, during, or after the competitive event is prohibited. Judge’s decisions must be respected. Anyone approaching a judge in a threatening, harassing, or hostile manner will jeopardize the standing of associated exhibitors and be subject to criminal charges.
 
 
ANIMALS
1. All animals must be cared for during the entire fair or premium money will be forfeited. If negligence is shown, the animal will not be sold during the Junior Livestock Sale on Saturday. This includes cleaning up the stall.
2. All market animals will be weighed only once. Animals not making the weight will be sifted. There will be a sifting committee at the scale to sift unfit animals.
3. A shrink on lambs and pigs or additional shrinkage on steers may be assessed by management when there is indication that the animals are over-filled.
4. Any animal deemed unruly during the weigh-in at the county fair will have until Wednesday night at 8:00 p.m. for the exhibitor to show he/she can control the animal. If the exhibitor cannot demonstrate control of the animal, it will be disqualified and the animal will have to be removed from the fairgrounds. Tranquilizers are strictly prohibited.
5.   All market animals will be divided into classes by weight.
6. Animals shown in breeding classes are not eligible to be shown in market classes.
7. All livestock exhibits are subject for use in the Livestock Judging Contest with permission of the owner.
8. All cattle and sheep (except open class dairy cattle) entered in the breeding divisions need not have registration papers but need to show proper breed characteristics. 
9. All breeding sheep and cattle need only to be owned by the time of the fair.
10. Animals which do not make weight for the market class can still be entered into the fitting and showing contests by the owners of the project.
11. Exhibitors are responsible for all of the feed for their animals.  The county/fair association will not provide any feed. 
12. Animals will be released from the fair under the direction of the respective livestock director, but not before 10:00 p.m. the closing day of the fair.
13. Market animals loaded at the fairgrounds after the close of the fair must have been tagged for the Box Elder County Fair.
14. If an ultrasound contest is being offered, the Grand Champion and Reserve Champion animals in each division must be ultra-sounded.
 
EXHIBITORS
1. Open to all FFA and 4-H members in Box Elder County. Membership must be verified if questions arise. To exhibit at the Box Elder County Fair, 4-H members must be in the 3rd grade as January 1, 2012 thru the 12th grade (the summer after high school graduation). All 4-H members must have properly enrolled with the USU Extension office in that project area in order to compete. FFA members must be enrolled in the livestock project they are planning to exhibit with their local FFA Chapter. High school graduates who are exhibiting in FFA can exhibit only the summer after high school graduation.
2.NEW RESIDENCY RULEIn order to qualify to show market livestock in the Box Elder Junior Livestock Show, 4-H and FFA exhibitors must currently reside in Box Elder County and must be currently enrolled in a Box Elder County school, home-schooled, attend a school contracted to teach Box Elder County students or some pre-approved school.  The school the exhibitor is attending must be indicated on the project agreement signed by the exhibitor at the tagging of the project. Failure to comply with this ruling will result in the market livestock exhibitor being disqualified from the show and losing all auction proceeds.  
3. All FFA exhibitors attending the show will be responsible to their high school agriculture teachers, and 4-H members will be responsible to the extension agent or club leader for the entire duration of the show.
4. An exhibitor may not make entries in the same division under 4-H and FFA.
5. Each exhibitor must have a sign identifying the exhibit.
6. The dress code for exhibitors during the show and sale will be: 4-H - a long or short sleeve shirt which fastens down the front with a collar is mandatory. Shirts must be white in color and need not be Western style. No lettering allowed. There is to be a 4-H emblem or patch on all 4-H member's shirts. Full length black or blue pants are to be worn by 4-Hers and FFA members. Vests will be allowed. The following will not be allowed: Shorts, T-shirts, tank tops, tube tops or sleeveless shirts. FFA- Either a white shirt, tie and FFA jacket or a white shirt with the FFA emblem and tie (T-shirts are not allowed).  Exhibitors who fail to abide by dress standards will forfeit prize money and the opportunity to sell their animal.
7. The fitting of show animals will take place in areas designated by the livestock show committee. Parents, guardians, siblings, club leaders, extension/4H agents and FFA advisors may assist, and are encouraged to assist the younger exhibitors, however, each exhibitor must be working with the project animal and be in attendance with the animal during the entire fitting process. Flagrant violations will result in the animal being disqualified from the show and sale.
8. All 4-H and FFA market steer, lamb, and hog exhibitors will be required to turn in an updated record book prior to receiving their sale check. These books need to follow the guidelines set by the 4-H office or the FFA department. All 4-H livestock record books are due on October l. 
9.   Exhibitors will also be required to write a thank you letter to their buyer prior to receiving their sale check.
10. Exhibitors must be present to show and sell their own animal. If not, they will be sifted from the show and the auction. Any exceptions require written permission from the livestock director.
11. Exhibitors are encouraged to attend an exhibitor's meeting at the fairgrounds after the weigh-in on Wednesday.
 
PREMIUMS
1. Exhibitors may not receive more than two premiums in any class.
2. No premiums will be allowed for animals or exhibits which, in the opinion of the judge, do not meet the minimum qualifications.
3.   All premiums will correspond with the open class premiums as follows:
A - 1st, B - 2nd, C - 3rd
4. The judging of all Junior Division exhibits will be done with the Danish system. Judges will place animals exhibited in the Junior Department in Groups A,B,C, according to type, quality and condition. Ribbons will be given to indicate the different groups.
5.   No animals unworthy of a premium shall receive one even though there are no competitors, nor shall any animal receive a higher premium than its merits justify.
6.   Breeding beef and sheep exhibitors will be limited to two premiums and two ribbons in each class.
 
TAGGING
1.   4-H or FFA members may tag up to three project animals per species for the Box Elder County Fair.  Families with registered 4-H and/or FFA members with fewer than three animals per species per exhibitor may tag an alternate/family project animal as long as that project is used by immediate family members (brothers or sisters).   If any member has three project animals he or she will not be permitted to use an alternate/family project. 
2.   Any effort to remove or change any tag placed by the Livestock Committee without their written approval is sufficient cause for permanent disqualification.
3.   Any steer, lamb or hog losing its tag must be retagged immediately by a member of the livestock committee.
4.   When an animal enters the Box Elder Jr. Livestock Show and is weighed and accepted, all other tags must be removed.
5.   Any animal with a tag at weigh-in that does not match the tag number of the project agreement contract is subject to sifting at the discretion of the livestock director.
 
 
Junior Dairy Heifer
 
Wednesday, August 24
Weigh-in..........................4 - 5:00 p.m.
Friday, August 26
Junior Dairy Heifer Show......1:00 p.m.
 
 Chad Hardy, Director
(435)744-0203
                                                        
Andy Yeates, Assistant Director
(435)279-8315
Craig Gardner, Assistant Director
(435)279-8488
Roy Andreasen, Assistant Director
(435)744-2627
 
 
    If you plan to exhibit dairy, you must notify the director by August 18. If there is only one exhibitor, an exhibitor fee will be paid. There must be competition for judging to take place and premium to be received.
 
Premiums
ALL CLASSES
    Blue              Red             White
   $10.00            $7.00          $5.00
Junior Champion in each class - Rosette
 
CLASSES:
1. Junior Heifer Calf born after February 28, 2011 and before June 1, 2011.
2. Winter Heifer Calf born after Nov. 30, 2010 and before March 1, 2011.
3. Senior Heifer Calf born after Aug. 31, 2010 and before Dec. 1, 2011.
4. Summer Yearling Heifer born after May 31, 2010 and before Sept. 1, 2010.
5. Junior Yearling Heifer born after Feb. 28, 2010 and before June 1, 2010.
6. Winter Yearling Heifer born after November 30, 2009 and before June 1, 2010.
7. Senior Yearling Heifer born after Aug. 31, 2009 and before June 1, 2010.
8. Junior Champion class (all class winners).
9. Fitting and Showmanship classes:
    Senior Division - 9th - 12th grade as of October 1, 2010.
    Junior Division - 3rd - 8th grade as of October 1, 2010.
RULES
1. Exhibitors must be 4-H or FFA members of Box Elder County and must abide by the general rules.
2. Junior Dairy Heifer Exhibitors cannot participate in any other livestock show.
3. Exhibitors may show no more than three (3) animals total, no more than 1 per class.
4. Entries must be pre registered by June 1.
5. A committee will review all entries with exhibitors prior to show time.
6. All breeds will be exhibited together.
 
Cash prizes have been generously donated by sponsors for this year's show. It is suggested that "Thank You" notes be sent to your classes' sponsor. Winners need to make themselves available for pictures following the show.
 
Junior Livestock Sale              
           
Chubb Munns, Director
435-257-6196

Greg Madsen, Committee Member
435-257-7155
Cleve Steed, Committee Member
435-458-3437
Kirk Secrist,  Committee Member
435-734-0895
Fred and Laura Selman, Committee Members
435-257-7201
Richard Holmgren, Auctioneer
(435) 279-8766
Reed Stokes, Auctioneer
(435) 230-0695
Carl Vantasel, Auctioneer
 
1. Participants must be local 4-H or FFA members residing in Box Elder County and must abide by the general rules.
2. Any market animals going thru the Box Elder County Junior Livestock Auction cannot be sold in any other prior junior livestock auction.  The exhibitor will be disqualified from the fair and be subject to disciplinary actions.
3. All animals sold at the junior livestock auction are consigned to the auction and cannot be removed from the fairgrounds without the permission of your livestock director.
4. No partnership, club or chapter entries will be allowed to sell a market animal through the sale.
5. Any market animal excluding the grand and reserve champions not wishing to sell their animal must so indicate to the department supervisor one hour after the selection of that division's grand champion animal.
6. The order in which the market animals are sold in 2011 will be hogs, lambs, and steers.
7. All animals will be sold by the head, instead of by the pound at the sale.
8. All blue and red ribbon animals will sell during the Junior Livestock Sale. White ribbon animals will not be permitted to sell in the auction.
9. Married persons are not eligible to show or sell an animal thru the Junior Livestock Sale. 
10. Exhibitors will be allowed to show and sell one of the following categories: 1) 1 steer, 2) 1 hog, or 3) 1 lamb.
11.   Exhibitors who voluntarily withdraw or have their animal pulled from the sale will not be eligible to receive boosts thru the Junior Livestock Sale.
12. The exhibitor is required to show and sell their own animal. If not they will be sifted from the show and the auction. Any exceptions require written permission from the livestock director.
13. Boosts or add-on cards will not be accepted after 6:00 p.m. on the day of the sale unless approved by the accounting staff.
14. Those donating to Friends of the Fair must make a donation of $200.00 or more to be listed individually. Other donations are much appreciated but will be listed under the name of Friends of the Fair.
15. All sales are final. If you wish to keep an animal to butcher or take home, you will pay the full price. No private treaties will be accepted.
 
Junior Market Beef
 
Richard Holmgren, Director
(435)279-8766
 
Tuesday, August 23
Weigh-in……..5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 24
Beef Market Show…….8:30 a.m.
Friday, August 26
Fitting and Showing……9:00 a.m.
Saturday, August 27
Junior Livestock sale………9:00 a.m.
Sale order: Hogs, lambs, steers
 
Premiums
Blue      Red      White
$8.00    $6.00     $4.00
 
Sue Holmgren – Bear River City, 435-279-8766
                                        Karleen Ramsdell – Riverside, 435-452-1166
Todd Ramsdell – Riverside
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. (A BILL OF SALE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE AS PROOF OF OWNERSHIP.)
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. 
12.  Because of limited space in the beef barn, no temporary petitions between steers will be allowed. 
13.  If steers are ultrasounded at the fair, the ultrasound will be mandatory for all steers unless the exception is approved by the beef director. 
14. 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
15. 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.
16. 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.
 
Bucket Calf
 
Wednesday, August 24
Weigh-in………………………3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 26
Bucket Calf Show…………….5:00 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

   Brittany Fonnesbeck, Director
        435-720-0885
 
Bucket Calf Premiums
        Blue            Red          White
       $10.00         $7.00         $5.00
 
1.       Each participant must have their own individual weaned calf.
2.       There will be four classes: open class for 6 – 7 year old (must be age 6 by
January 1 of the current year), open class for 8 – 9 year olds, 3rd-5th grade
4-H class, 6th-12th grade 4-H/FFA class. Exhibitors in the 3rd through 12th grades must be 4-H/FFA members of Box Elder County and must abide by the general rules.
3.        Exhibitors should turn in an up-to-date record book by noon on Thursday of the fair week into the Fair Office.
4.        Calves will be shown and judged under beef fitting and showmanship guidelines.
5.        Steers and heifers of any breeds are allowed.
6.        Calves must be born after January 1 and before April 30 of current year.
7.        Exhibitors must own the calf by April 30 of the current year.
8.        Calves must be weighed and tagged on the announced date at the fairgrounds.
9.        Exhibitor may tag up to three calves in their name.
10.      Judging will focus on the exhibitor’s ability to show and fit, as well as the overall care given the calf.
11.      Trophies will be awarded for the best display and for the best rate of gain.
 
 
Junior and Open Sheep
   
CLASS I - Hampshire   
CLASS II - Rambouillet
CLASS III - Suffolk
CLASS IV - Columbia  
CLASS V - Other

SCHEDULE
Tuesday, August 223
Weigh-in…………………………….5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 24
Weigh-in……………………………..9 – 10:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 25
Sheep Junior Show…………………..8:30 a.m.
Sheep Fitting Contest to follow market show
Friday, August 26
Sheep Showmanship Contest………..10:00 a.m.
Pee-Wee Lead Class………………….5:00 p.m.
(Register at 4:30 p.m. in the Indoor Arena)
Saturday, August 27
Junior Livestock Sale…………………9:00 a.m.
Sale Order: Hogs, Lambs, Steers


 
4-H & FFA SHEEP PREMIUMS
            Blue, Red, White, Peewee:  $6,$4,$2,$3
OPEN CLASS PREMIUMS
Juniors: Blue, Red: $6, $4
ADULTS
Blue, Red, White, Yellow: $10, $8, $6, $4
 
 Marlon Bingham, Director
279-8374
Gail Godfrey- Assistant, 435-458-3580
Brian Lish – Assistant, 435-279-4095
Charly Young – Assistant, 435-723-0819
Brad Stevenson – Assistant, 435-230-3437
Nels Jensen – Carcass Director Assistant, 435-452-1905
Breeding sheep can only be shown in one division. 
There will be separate classes for all wether sheep.
 
 
Open Division
 1.           Ram Lamb under 1 year
 2.           Pen of 2 Ram Lambs
 3.           Yearling Ram under 2 years
 4.           Pen of 2 Yearling Rams
 5.           Champion and Reserve Champion Rams
 6.           Ewe Lamb under 1 year
 7.           Pen of 2 Ewe Lambs
 8.           Yearling Ewe under 2 years
 9.           Pen of 2 Yearling Ewes
10.           Champion and Reserve Champion Ewes
11.           Breeders Flock: 1 Ram; 2 Ewes any age
12.           Open class fitting and showmanship contest.
                a.   Open to any open class sheep exhibitor.
                b.   Exhibitors must own their own animal.
                c.   Awards: Trophy to top showman.
 
Junior Division
4-H/FFA Only
 1.    Ram Lamb under 1 year
 2.    Pen of 2 Ram Lambs
 3.    Yearling Ram under 2 years
 4.     Pen of 2 Yearling Rams
 5.    Aged Ram 2 years and older
 6.    Champion and Reserve Champion Rams
 7.    Ewe Lamb under 1 year
 8.     Pen of 2 Ewe Lambs
 9.     Yearling Ewe under 2 years
10.    Pen of 2 yearling Ewes
11.    Aged Ewe 2 years and older
12.    Champion and Reserve Champion Ewes
13.    Breeders Flock: 1 Ram; 2 Ewes - any age
14.    Barn Champion animal, Junior and Open division.
 
1. Exhibitors must be 4-H or FFA members of Box Elder County and must abide by the general rules.
2. The 2011 market lamb show will be open to ewes and wethers. For those who want to bring home a ewe lamb from the auction, the proper and legal procedure is to buy the lamb at the full cost during the auction. If a youth or adult approaches a buyer during the auction asking if they can purchase the lamb from the buyer at the spread price (market value) the result will be the elimination of ewe lambs from the junior livestock show. This ruling will be reevaluated on a year to year basis. 
3. All ewe lambs must be tagged with the herd identification tag for scrapies. Wether lambs do not need the tag unless they are over 18 months of age. 
4. Market lambs must be docked. The lamb’s tail needs to be a liftable dock with some evidence of the caudal fold present. Lambs will be inspected at the weigh-in in June. Those lambs with extreme docks will not be accepted. Exhibitors coming to the first weigh-in in June who are told the dock is not long enough will have a week to find a suitable lamb for the second weigh-in. Members of the sheep committee will make final dock length determination at the weigh-in at the county fair.
5. All market lambs must be owned, tagged and fed in the county by the exhibitor at least 60 days prior to the show. 4-H or FFA members may tag up to three lambs for the Box Elder County Fair.  Families with registered 4-H and/or FFA members with fewer than three lambs per exhibitor may tag an alternate/family project animal as long as that project is used by immediate family members (brothers or sisters).   If any member has three lambs tagged, he or she will not be permitted to use an alternate/family project. 
6. An extra ewe or wether lamb may be tagged for the carcass contest over and above the three tags allowed per exhibitor. The lamb needs to be specified as a carcass lamb during the weigh-in in June. Exhibitors are responsible for making arrangements for the meat. Carcass lambs should be weighed in on Wednesday of the fair week. 
7. The Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Lamb do not have to go to slaughter.
8. Lambs entered must be pre-tagged approximately by June 20 of the current year and must weigh no more than 105 lbs. at the weigh-in and tagging in June.
9.All lambs must be sheared before they can cross the scale and be tagged for the county fair. At the market show the exhibitor will have the choice of slick sheering or leaving some of the wool on the lamb.
10. Lamb weights: Market Lambs are to weigh a minimum of 105 pounds at the weigh-in of the county fair. If the lamb comes to the first weigh-in at the fair and does not make weight, it cannot come back the next day to be weighed again. An exhibitor may weigh in a different project animal at the second weigh-in.
11. Sheep Carcass Contest: Carcass data will be calculated on all lambs entered into the carcass contest. Participation is on a volunteer basis. Exhibitors can tag an extra ewe or wether lamb for the carcass contest and need to indicate their intention to participate in the carcass contest at the weigh-in in June. Winners will be notified prior to the carcass contest meeting. Premiums for the carcass contest will be paid as follows: first place - $125 and trophy; second place, $120; third place, $115; fourth place, $110; fifth place, $105; sixth place, $100; seventh place, $95; eighth place, $90; ninth place, $85; tenth place, $80; 11th place, $70; 12th place, $65; 13th place, $60; 14th place, $55; 15th place, $50; 16th place, $45; 17th place, $40; 18th place, $35; 19th place, $30; 20th place, $25.
12. Absolutely no vaccination of any kind should be given to lambs at least 30 days prior to the fair.
13. Showmanship Contest:
    a. Open to all FFA and 4-H sheep members exhibiting at the county fair.
b. There will be ten classes in the showmanship: 12th grade, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, and 3rd grade as of January 1 of current year. Showmanship will take place in the indoor arena on Friday starting at 10:00 a.m. Contestants must show their own animal in the showmanship contest.
 
14. Fitting Contest
a.      Open to all FFA and 4-H sheep members exhibiting at the county fair.
b.      here will be three classes in fitting: 3rd - 5th grade, 6th-8th grade, and 9th -     12th grade as of January 1st of current year. The fitting classes will be held Thursday following the junior market lamb show - working with a lunch hour)
c. In the fitting contest, entrants will be required to show their skills in fitting an animal for show. Fitting equipment (hand shears, wool card) should be furnished by the exhibitor but will be provided if needed. Raw animals will be provided.
Awards: 1st - Trophy & $15, 2nd - $14, 3rd - $13, 4th - $12, 5th - $11.
15. The use of any device that restricts a lamb from eating, such as a muzzle, is prohibited while at the fairgrounds.
16. Sheep 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.
17. Pee-Wee Lead Open Class: This class is for young exhibitors who want to show and lead a lamb. It will be held Friday at 5:00 p.m. Registration will be at 4:30 p.m. Contact Jan Dallin, 279-8778 for information.
    Requirements:
  1.         Age 3 through 2nd graders as of January 1 of current year.   
  2.         Must be able to lead a lamb.
  3.         Halters are required.
 4.         Costumes for contestants and lambs are required.
 5.         Contestants and lambs will parade in costume at band stand at 5:45 p.m. Use your imagination - see you there!
Everyone is a winner. A ribbon and $3 premium will be awarded to every entry. A first place trophy will be given and a second place honorable mention. Entries will be judged on:
                  Most Outstanding
                  Most Creative
                  Most Original

Junior Market Swine
 
Wednesday, August 24
Weigh-in……………………….6:00 – 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, August 25
Junior Swine Show…………….8:30 a.m.
Fitting and Showing to follow market show
Saturday, August 27
Livestock Sale………………….9:00 a.m.
Sale order: Hogs, lambs, steers

           
            Jeff Kent, Director                               (435)257-5278
            Chris Sorensen, Assistant Director   (435)257-6419
 
Swine Premiums
Blue             Red             White
$6                 $4                  $2
 
1. Exhibitors must be 4-H or FFA members of Box Elder County and must abide by the general rules.
2. All hogs unloaded at the fairgrounds must go to slaughter.
3. All market hogs must have been owned, tagged and fed in the county by the exhibitor for at least 60 days prior to the show. 4-H or FFA members may tag up to three hogs for the Box Elder County Fair.  Families with registered 4-H and/or FFA members with fewer than three hogs per exhibitor may tag an alternate/family project animal as long as that project is used by immediate family members (brothers or sisters).   If any member has three hogs tagged, he or she will not be permitted to use an alternate/family project. 
Hogs must be tagged by the end of June.
4. Market hogs must weigh between 225 and 290 pounds. No pigs will be accepted until Wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m.
5. All hogs must be washed and tags must be readable at the time of weigh-in.
6. Swine Carcass Contest: All market hogs will be evaluated at the weigh-in for back fat and loin-eye area using a specialized electronic scanner. Winners will be notified prior to the carcass contest meeting. Cost of scanning will be borne by exhibitor. Premiums for the carcass contest will be paid as follows: first place - $125 and trophy; second place, $120; third place, $115; fourth place, $110; fifth place, $105; sixth place, $100; seventh place, $95; eighth place, $90; ninth place, $85; tenth place, $80; 11th place, $70; 12th place, $65; 13th place, $60; 14th place, $55; 15th place, $50; 16th place, $45; 17th place, $40; 18th place, $35; 19th place, $30; 20th place, $25.
 
7. Fitting and Showmanship Contest
    a. Open to all FFA and 4-H swine members exhibitors at the county fair.
b. There will be four classes: 3rd – 5th grade (novice), 3rd – 5th grade, 6th - 8th grade, and 9th - 12th grade as of January 1 of current year.
c. The showmanship classes will be held immediately following the selection of the grand and reserve champion hogs.
d. Fitting equipment will be furnished by the exhibitor if the judge requests exhibitor to fit their animal.
    e. Awards: 1st - Trophy & $15, 2nd - $14, 3rd - $13, 4th - $12, 5th - $11.
8. Swine 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.
 
4-H Record Book Contest
1. All 4-H members wanting to compete for the trophies must turn their books into the 4-H office by October 1 of the current year.
2. Premiums:
    4-H      (3rd – 5th grade, First – Cash Award & Savings Bond)
                (3rd – 5th grade, Honorable Mention – Cash Award)
                         
    4-H      (6th – 8th grade, First – Cash Award )
                (6th – 8th grade, Honorable Mention – Cash Award)
 
    4-H      (9th – 12th grade, First – Cash Award)
                (9th – 12th grade, Honorable Mention – Cash Award)
            
 
 
Thursday, August 26
Livestock Judging Contest in Auction Barn……6:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 6:00 p.m.
Junior Livestock Judging Contest
 
 RULES:
 1. Open to any 4-H and FFA member in Box Elder County.
 2. Grades as of January 1 of the current year.
 3. Competition will be on an individual basis.
 4. 4-6 classes of market and breeding livestock.
 5. Reasons will be given by the judge after the final class.
 6. Premiums: 4-H (3rd - 5th grade, First - trophy)
     4-H (6th - 8th grade, First - trophy)
     4-H & FFA (9th through 12th grade, First - trophy)
 
Beef Heifer Show (this show will begin in 2012)
Director: Scott Newman, 435-854-7352
Chris Beins, Assistant Director, 435-452-1806
Premiums: Blue - $10, Red - $7, White - $5
Entry time: Tuesday from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Heifer Show: Wednesday night from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
1.     Open to all FFA and 4-H members in Box Elder County. Membership must be verified if questions arise. To exhibit at the Box Elder County Fair, 4-H members must be in the 3rd grade as of January 1 of the current year thru the 12th grade (the summer after high school graduation). All 4-H members must have proper enrolled with the USU Extension Office that project area in order to compete. FFA members must be enrolled in the livestock project they are planning to exhibit with the local FFA Chapter. High school graduates who are exhibiting in FFA can exhibit only the summer after high school graduation. 
2.    There will be a maximum of 2 entries. All heifers must have been owned, tagged and fed in the county by the exhibitor for at least 128 days prior to the show. 
3.    Each exhibitor/owner must assume all liability in case of death or injury to their project and injury or death incurred by their animal. There are inherent risks involved with large animals therefore all owners will exhibit their livestock at their own risk. Box Elder County and the Box Elder County Fair Board will not assume any risk or accept responsibility for sickness, accident or disease while at the fair or contracted at the fair. 
4.    All exhibitors will be responsible for their own tack and show supplies. The Box Elder County Fair Board and Box Elder County is not responsible for any theft of property.
5.    The Fair Association will provide sawdust and bedding for livestock while at the fair. No grain will be furnished. All animals must be cared for during the entire fair or premium money will be forfeited.
6.    All cattle must be well halter broke and fit for show. Unmanageable cattle will be dismissed.
7.    The dress code for exhibitors during the show and sale will be: 4-H – a long or short sleeve shirt which fastens down the front with a collar is mandatory. Shirts must be white in color and need not be Western style. No lettering allowed. There is to be a 4-H emblem or patch on all 4-H member’s shirts. Full length black or blue pants are to be worn by 4-Hers and FFA members. Vests will be allowed. The following will not be allowed: tennis shoes, shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, tube tops or sleeveless shirts. FFA – either a white shirt, tie and FFA jacket or a white shirt with the FFA emblem and tie (t-shirts are not allowed).
8.    Heifer classes will be determined by the Heifer Show Committee. Classes will be determined by age or hip height.
9.    For young or special needs exhibitors special accommodations may be made for help inside the show ring.
10.All Committee decisions are final.
11.No heifers will be allowed to leave the fairgrounds until after Saturday night at 9:00 p.m.
Health
1. All heifers must be vaccinated for brucellosis.
Jackpot Heifers
1. Heifers will be shown by age with all breeds showing against each other. No age division champions will be selected. Only a Grand Champion and Reserve Champion overall will be selected.
2. A heifer may be shown if it is not more than 2 years of age on the day of the show.
3. Heifers must be checked in at the designated weigh-in time.
 
 
JUNIOR GOAT SHOW
Cody Roche
Director
435-225-5281

Registration (goats will be tatooed):  June 15 from 4:30 - 5:00 p.m. at the Box Elder County Fairgrounds
Weigh-in: Tuesday, August 21
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Show: Wednesday, August 22
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the indoor arena
Premiums: Blue - $6.00, Red - $4.00, White - $2.00

1.         All goats must meet standard health requirements as determined by the director. Any sick animal will not be displayed and must be removed from the show immediately. 
2.         Exhibits are entered at owner’s own risk, but everything will be done to assure the safety of the exhibit.
3.         Each owner will be responsible to see that their entries are fed and watered daily. 
4.         No billy goats will be permitted in the program, only does and wethers.
5.         All goats must have been owned and fed in the county by the exhibitor at least 60 days previous to the show. Individual ownership shall be indicated at the tagging time which will be no later than
June 17. 
6.         There will be dairy, meat, fiber and novelty goat classes. Exhibitors may tag up to three goats per class.
7.         Exhibitors may show no more than four (4) animals total, no more than 1 per class.
8.         Classes will be broken into kids less than 1 year; yearlings and adults greater than 2 years.
9.         Youth will be divided into four groups:            
          a.      Open class (6 – 8 year olds) as of the show date.
          b.     Juniors (3rd – 5th grade)
          c.      Intermediates (6th – 8th grade)
          d.      Seniors (8th – 12th grade)
10.       Youth in the 3rd thru the 12th grade as of January l of the current year should be members of 4-H or FFA and wear the appropriate clothing when showing their project.
11.       Fitting and Showmanship Contest
            a. The fitting and showmanship classes will be held immediate following the selection of the grand and reserve champion goats.
            b. Awards: lst – trophy & $15, 2nd - $14, 3rd - $13, 4th - $12, 5th - $11