Department H: Junior Livestock

 

Total amount offered $18,104  

      All entry fees and stall fees are to be paid at the time of entry.

 

 

  Pre-registration for Junior Livestock will be Monday, August 7, 2017 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the fair office.

 

 

Important to know:

1.  All animals must be checked in with the Junior Department by 3:00 Monday, August 21, 2017, and must be on the grounds by 5:00pm Monday, the same day.

 2. Weigh in is at 5 p.m. and there will be a required meeting for all exhibitors at 7:00 p.m. that night in the Junior Barn.

3. Please take time to read the rules for this department.  Some have been changed for 2017.  Rules are at the end of the department classes.

 

 

Section 1: JUNIOR BEEF

Superintendent: Travis Shultz and Daniel Theis

(Amount $6615)

Entry fee $15

Stall fee $15

These fees to be paid at time of entry.

Premiums: 1st-$65; 2nd-$55; 3rd-$50; 4th-$45; 5th-$40

 

No Horns

Exhibitors will have to indicate at the time of check in the age and birth dates of their breeding animals for accurate class separation by the beef committee.

 

STANDARD BREEDS

 

800-Bull, born after September 1 of the previous year

801-Heifer, born after January 1, 2017

802-Heifer, born July 1- December 31, 2016

803-Heifer, born after January 1-June 30, 2016

804-Heifer, born on or before December 31, 2015

805-Cow

806-Pair of breeding animals, owned by exhibitor

807-Cow and natural calf pair (calf under 1 yr.)

     

Champion Standard Female Trophy and Ribbon

Reserve Champion Standard Female Trophy and Ribbon

 

EXOTIC BREEDS

 

808-Bull, born after March 1, 2017

809-Heifer, born after January 1, 2017

810-Heifer, born July 1- December 31, 2016

811-Heifer, born January 1- June 30, 2016

812-Heifer, born on or before December 31, 2015

813-Cow

814-Cow and natural calf pair (calf under 1 yr.)

815-Pair of breeding animals, owned by exhibitor

 Champion Exotic Female Trophy and Ribbon

Reserve Champion Exotic Female Trophy and Ribbon

 

STEERS

 

816-Market Animal

817-Market Animal

818-Market Animal

819-Market Animal

820-Market Animal

 

Grand Champion Steer Trophy and Ribbon

Reserve Grand Champion Steer Trophy and Ribbon

 

 

 

 

 

Section 2:  JUNIOR DAIRY

(Amount $1,275)

Superintendent- Mark Mowery

Entry fee $15

Stall fee $15

These fees to be paid at time of entry.

 Premiums: 1st-$65; 2nd-$55; 3rd-$50; 4th-$45; 5th-$40

 

821-Cow any age

822-Heifer, over one year of age

823-Heifer, under one year of age

824-Dairy Pair, any age or sex

825-Steer

 

 

 

 

 

 

Section 3:  JUNIOR SWINE

(Amount $3,720)

Superintendents - Paul Rich and Evan Barnhart

Entry fee $15

Stall fee $15

These fees to be paid at time of entry.

NO FRESH EAR NOTCHES ALLOWED

 

Premiums: 1st-$75; 2nd-$65; 3rd-$50; 4th-$45; 5th-$40; 6th-$35;

 

Classes will be split by individual weight on Monday.   Market hogs must weigh at least 210 pounds to sell.

 

826-Breeding gilt

827-Breeding Gilt

828-Light weight market  animals (No Sale) under 210 lbs.

829-Market barrow

830-Market barrow

831-Market barrow

832-Market barrow

833-Market gilt

834-Market gilt

835-Market gilt 

836-Market gilt

837-Pair market animals

Champion Breeding Gilt Trophy and Ribbon

Reserve Champion Breeding Gilt Trophy and Ribbon

Champion Market Barrow Trophy and Ribbon

Reserve Champion Market Barrow Trophy and Ribbon

Champion Market Gilt Trophy and Ribbon

Reserve Champion Market Gilt Trophy and Ribbon

Grand Champion Hog Trophy and Ribbon

Reserve Grand Champion Hog Trophy and Ribbon

 

 

 

 

Section 4:  JUNIOR SHEEP

(Amount 4,739)

Superintendent-Kenzi Dillow and Barbara Throgmorton

Entry fee $15

Stall fee $15

These fees to be paid at time of entry.

 

Premiums: 1st-$65; 2nd-$59; 3rd-$56; 4th-$54; 5th-$52; 6th-$50; 7th-$48; 8th-$46; 9th-$44

           

838-Ewe Lamb born March 1

839-Ewe lamb, born March 1

840-Yearling Ewe 1-2 yrs old

841 Yearling Ewe 1-2 yrs. old

842-Aged breeding ewe over 2 years

843 Aged breeding ewe over 2 years

844-Breeding pair lambs, under 1 year old

845-Breeding pair, under 1 yr. old and 1 over 1 yr. old

846-Market lamb, either sex

847-Market lamb, either sex

Note: No sale under 90 pounds.

Champion Breeding Ewe, Trophy and Ribbon

Reserve Champion Breeding Ewe, Trophy and Ribbon

Champion Market Lamb, Trophy and Ribbon

Reserve Champion Market Lamb, Trophy and Ribbon

 

 

 

 

 

Section 5: JUNIOR HORSES

(Amount $1,760)

Superintendent: Angi Bunch

 Entry fee to be paid at time of entry.

Entry Fee $15.00 per class

 

Premiums: 1st-$45; 2nd-$40; 3rd-$30; 4th-$25; 5th-$20

 

Horses must have a current Coggins Test and Health Papers

Competitors may show in English or Western tack and attire.

 

Horse show starts at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, August 19, 2017

Entries will be taken at the fair office before the show.  

 NOTE:  The junior and 4-H horse and pony show will be Saturday, August 20, 2016 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the horse show arena.  All entries are to be taken between 8:-00 and 8:45 a.m. in the fair office.

In case of rain, call Angi Bunch: 618-924-2285

 

Conformation Classes:

848-Unregistered horse at halter (conformation) any size

849-Registered horse at halter (conformation) any size

Champion Conformation Trophy And Ribbon given

 

 

Showmanship and Fun Classes:

850-Showmanship, Exhibitor 8-12

851-Showmanship, Exhibitor 13-19

852-Advanced Walk-Trot, Ages 8-19

852-Advanced Walk-Trot, Canter, Ages 8-19

853-Horsemanship-Exhibitor ages 8-12

854-Horsemanship-Exhibitor 13-19

855-Catalog Race, Ages 8-19

856-Pole Bending, Ages 8-19

857-Barrel Race, Ages 8-19

 

Section 6: JUNIOR TRACTOR OPERATORS

Superintendents:  Daniel Theis and Edwin Eddleman

 

Junior operators must be registered by Monday, August 21nd at 3:00 p.m. in the fair office and may pre-register before that date.

Event will be held on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the Race Track Center Field Area

Amount offered in this class, $250

Entry fee $10.00

Premiums: 1st-$35; 2nd-$30; 3rd-$25; 4th-$20; 5th-$15

 

858-Youth tractor operator contest, ages 14 and under

859-Youth tractor operators contest, ages 15-19


 

Union County Fair Junior Department 

Class H Rules and Youth Exhibits - Rules

All Junior Livestock Classes follow these rules.

 

 

 

Junior Livestock Rules

Superintendent - Paul Rich

All junior livestock exhibitors and tractor drivers must attend a MANDATORY pre-registration meeting on MONDAY August 7, 2017, between 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the fair office.  Exhibitors will be entered at that time and must pay fees when entering and a $25 late fee will be charged after August 7, 2017

 

NOTE:  The Junior and 4-H horse and pony show will be Saturday, August 19, 2017 beginning at 9:00 a.m. in the horse show arena.  Therefore, all horses and ponies must register between 8:00 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. in the fair office that morning.

 

 Section 260.95 Junior Classes (age changed to same as 4-H age requirements).   Junior classes are eligible for premium state aid only if they are open to boys and girls who are 8 years of age or in the third grade and not yet 19 years of age on or before September 1 of the year previous to the fair."  (effective 2006)  (Meaning:  Must be between 8-18 years of age by Sept 1. of the year before the fair.)

 All animals (i.e., individual, herd or flock classes) shown in junior classes must be the property of the boys and girls showing them, with the exception of horses shown in the Junior Horse classes.  If the same animals are shown in both the open classes and junior classes, they shall be shown  under the same exhibitor's name (For example, the father is not permitted to show an animal in the open class and the son or daughter to show the same animal in the junior classes.)

 

1.  Any youth living in Union County or any surrounding county may enter entries in the Union County Fair.

2.  Each exhibitor will assume all risk for his/her exhibit.

3.  Each exhibitor must present a completed exhibitor's entry form, with the entry fee, and health papers at the time of registration.

4.  There must be an entry tag for each entry entered, except livestock.  The tag will be secured at the time of entering in the fair office.  An exhibitor may enter a class only once unless otherwise stated.  (See #11)

5.   Any youth that exhibits at the fair will receive a pass free of charge upon proof of exhibit.  This pass is to be good for all days of the fair.  This pass will be an arm band.

6.  No exhibit may be removed without presenting a claim check to the division superintendent, or permission from the division superintendent. The Auction Superintendent releases auctioned animals.

All checks for livestock will be made to Union County Fair.  Payment must be made before superintendent can release animals.  Sale checks will be distributed on Sunday, August  27, 2017

7.  Division superintendents will act as supervisors of exhibits in all classes.

 8.  Animals must be in the possession and care of the exhibitor at least by June 1.  Exhibitor must exhibit own livestock in sale ring, unless prior approval is obtained from the superintendent.

9.  THE MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REJECT ANY EXHIBITS DEEMED UNWORTHY OR WHICH DO NOT CONFORM TO THE CLASS DESCRIPTION.

10.  Decisions of the judges will be final in all classes  

11.  Each exhibitor may exhibit two entries in each class in Department H, but no more than two.

12. Cash all checks as soon as possible after the fair.

13. Youths may not stay at the fairgrounds overnight without parental and/or adult permission and supervision.

14.  Original health certificates for animals to be exhibited must be in the exhibitor's possession as animals are unloaded.  *Note health requirements on the state Department of Agriculture website.

15. Exhibitors must house their animals in the place designated by the division superintendent in charge.  No blocking chutes allowed in side the barn without a superintendent's approval.  Failure to do so will be considered a disqualification.  For safety purposes, all aisles should be clear and free of equipment and supplies.  

 

 16  NO REFUNDS ON ENTRY FEES

17. Registration papers or proof of breeding on purebred animals should be available for superintendent's inspection.

18.  The same animal may not be exhibited in more than one class, except in group classes.

 19.  The beef breeding classes have been divided into two categories, standard and exotic.  The following are listed for references and are representatives of the categories but not intended to exclude those not listed.  

     Standard:  Angus, Beefmaster, Hereford, Sand Gertrudis, Shorthorn, etc.

     Exotic:  Crossbred*, Charolais, Limousin, Simmental, etc.

    *When one or both parents are of exotic classification.

20.    Dairy crosses must be at least 50% dairy to show in the dairy class.  The dairy cow class will consist of females that have had one or more calves.

21.   Manure must be placed in designated areas

22.  All animals shown at the Union County Fair must have water and feed at all times and "must be cared for and exhibited by exhibitor" or premium money will be withheld. 

23   All exhibitors must follow the IAFE, or International Association of Fairs and Exposition National Code of Show Ring Ethics.

24. Animals not presented in the show ring at the time for the call for show will forfeit their right to show

25. All original health papers MUST be turned in at time of registration.

26.  The meeting on Monday night at 5:00 p.m. is mandatory unless prior approval is given by the Superintendent of the class.

 

LIVESTOCK AUCTION RULES

1.  Livestock Auction Rules must be followed at all times.

2.  Weigh in will be at 5:00 p.m. Monday of the fair.  Everyone will weigh in the animals at the same time and that weight will be final.

3.  Animals not making minimum weight standards of 900 pounds for steers, 210 pounds for market swine and 90 pounds for market lambs will not sell at auction on Thursday.

4.  No breeding animals will be auctioned.

5.   Each exhibitor can sell one animal, unless they have multiple Grand Champions.

6.   All market animals will be divided into classes of equal size, as possible.

7.   Animals will be sold in order as drawn by lots, with Reserve and Grand champion going last.  The exhibitor will draw lots as they pick up entry materials on the first Monday of the fair at the 5:00 meeting.

8.  Sale weights of animals will be announced before bidding begins

9.  All sales are final, unless refused by the seller while still in the sale ring at the time of sales.

10.  All checks for livestock will be made to Union County Fair.  Payment must be made before superintendent can release the animals.  Sale checks will be distributed to the exhibitors on the last Sunday of the fair. A deduction of 3 percent of the sale price to be used for sale expense.

11.  The Auction Superintendent releases auctioned animals.

 12.  All Grand Champion Animals must sell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

IAFE

(International Association of Fairs and Expositions)

National Code of Show Ring Ethics

    Exhibitors of animals at livestock shows shall at all times deport themselves with honesty and good sportsmanship.  Their conduct in this competitive environment shall always reflect the highest standards of honor and dignity to promote the advancement of agricultural education.  This code applies to junior as well as open class exhibitors who compete in structured classes of competition.  this code applies to all livestock offered in any event at a livestock show.  In addition to the "IAFE National Code of Show Ring Ethics",  fairs and livestock shows may have rules and regulations which they impose on the local, county state, provincial and national levels.  

    All youth leaders working with junior exhibitors are under an affirmative responsibility to do more than avoid improper conduct or questionable acts.   Their moral values must be so certain and positive that those younger and more pliable will be influenced by their fine example.  Owners, exhibitors, fitters, trainers, and absolutely responsible persons who violate the code of ethics will forfeit premiums, awards and auctions proceeds and shall be prohibited from future exhibitions in accordance with the rules adopted by the respective fairs and livestock shows.  Exhibitors who violate this code of ethics demean the integrity of all livestock exhibitors and should be prohibited from competition at all livestock shows in the United States and Canada.   

    The following is a list of guidelines for all exhibitors and all livestock in competitive events:

1.  All exhibitors must present, upon request of fair and livestock show officials, proof of ownership, length of ownership and age of all animals entered.  Misrepresentation of ownership, age, or any facts relating thereto is prohibited.

2.  Owners, exhibitors, fitters, trainers, or absolutely responsible persons shall provide animal health certificates from licensed veterinarians upon request by fair or livestock show officials.

3.  Junior exhibitors are expected to care for and groom their animals while at fairs or livestock shows.

4.  Animals shall be presented to show events when they will enter the food chain free of drugs.  The act of entering an animal in a livestock show is the giving of consent by the owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, and/or absolutely responsible person for show management to obtain any specimens of urine saliva, blood, or other substances from the animal to be used in testing.  Animals not entered in an event which culminates with the animal entering the food chain shall not be administered drugs other than in accordance with federal, state and provincial statues, regulations and rules effect the animal's performance or appearance at the event.  

If the laboratory report on the chemical analysis of saliva, urine, blood, or other sample taken from livestock indicates the presence of forbidden drugs or medication, this shall be prima facie evidence such substance has been administered to the animal either internally or externally.  It is presumed that the sample of urine, saliva, blood or other substance tested by the approved laboratory to which it is sent is the one taken from the animal in question, its integrity is preserved and all procedures of said collections and preservation, transfer to the laboratory and analysis or the sample are correct and sample take from the animal in question and correctly reflects the conditions of the animal at the time the sample was taken, with the burden on the owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsible person to prove otherwise at any hearing in regard to the matter conducted by the fair or live stock show.

At any time after an animal arrives n the fair or livestock show premises, all treatments involving the use of drugs and or medications shall be administered by a licensed veterinarian.

5.Any surgical procedures or injection of any foreign substance or drug or the external application of any substance (irritant, counterirritant, or similar substance) which could affect the animal's performance or alter its natural contour, confirmation, or appearance, except external applications of substances to the hoofs or horns of animals which affect appearance only and except for surgical procedures performed by a duly licensed veterinarian for the sole purpose of protecting the health of the animal, is prohibited.  

6.  The use of showing and/or handling practices or devices such as striking animals to cause swelling, using electrical contrivance, or other similar practices are not acceptable and are prohibited.  

7.  Direct criticism or interference with the judge, fair or livestock show management or their exhibitors, breed representatives, or show officials before, during or after the competitive event is prohibited.  IN the furtherance of their official duty, all judges, fair and livestock management, or other show officials shall be treated with courtesy, cooperation and respect and no person shall direct abusive or threatening conduct toward them.

8.  No owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsible person shall conspire with another person or persons to intentionally violate this code of ethics either by affirmative action or inaction to violate this code of ethics.  Violation of this rule shall subject such individual to disciplinary action.

9.  The application of this code of ethics provide for absolute responsibility for an animal's condition by an owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or participant whether or not he or she was actually instrumental in or had actual knowledge of the treatment of the animal in contravention of this code of ethics.    

10.  The act of entering an animal is the giving of consent by the owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsible person to have any disciplinary action taken by the fair of livestock show against such individuals published in any publication of the International  Association of Fairs and Expositions, including Fairs and Expositions and any special notices to members.

11.  The act of entering of an animal in a fair or livestock show is the giving of verification by the owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsible person that he or she has read the IAFE National Code of Show Ring Ethics and understands the consequences of and penalties provided for actions prohibited for actions prohibited by the code.  It is further a consent that any action which contravenes these rules and is also in violation of federal, state or provincial statutes, regulations, or rules may be released to appropriate law enforcement authorities with jurisdiction over such infractions.