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Carter County Junior Livestock Show

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Carter County Junior Livestock Show

RULES AND REGULATIONS

1.        All exhibitors enroll in 4-H or FFA, unless they are eight years old AND in the third grade.  4-H members MUST complete their enrollment by January 8, 2016.  Third graders complete an official school verification form certifying they are in the third grade at the time of animal nomination. 

2.       Academic ineligibility, as determined by the respective school superintendent, will disqualify both the student and the animal.  Exhibitors enter their animals stating the school they attend.

3.       No claim for injury to any person or animal shall be asserted or suit instituted or maintained against the show or its sponsors or supporters.

4.       A protest may be filed in writing with the superintendent of the respective division up to two hours after judging of the respective species.  A non-refundable fee of $100 accompanies any protest.

5.       Each exhibitor controls their animal at all times to assure the safety of all exhibitors and the public.  The superintendent may, at his discretion, provide an assistant to assist the showman to assure the safety of all participants.

6.       Exhibitors accompany all livestock to the show, care for it, and personally exhibit it, except in cases of illness, or other unavoidable circumstances.  In these cases, permission must be secured from the superintendent of the respective division prior to judging.  A Substitute showman is an exhibitor of the same species and school.  If this is not possible, then the substitute showman must be approved by the division superintendent. 

7.       All animals are pre-entered on or before their official nomination deadline.  Exhibitors may pre-enter or nominate an unlimited number of animals of each species with a $5 per head pre-entry fee payable at the time of entry.  An animal is eligible for nomination by one exhibitor only, unless the exhibitors are siblings.  An animal is entered in only one breed.   Any animal offered for auction at any other premium auction is not eligible to be exhibited.  No more than a total of three steers, three barrows, three gilts, three lambs, three does, three wethers, or three heifers may be exhibited by any one participant.  Each exhibitor sells only two animals.  If an exhibitor exhibits more than two Grands, or Reserve Grands, all Grands and Reserve Grands will sell.  Those who qualify more than two animals for the premium sale must notify the General Superintendent upon the completion of the Steer Show.  Choice of sale animals is determined by sale order with beef cattle taking preference over sheep, goats or swine.

8.       Judges in the respective divisions determine sale order.  Animals not in the premium sale may leave after their show.  Minimum premiums will be pro-rated based on the performance and sale placing of the animal.  Rates are: $250 for each steer or each heifer, and $150 for each lamb, goat, or swine making the premium sale. The premiums are paid by, or on behalf of, the exhibitor.  Those not paying the premium have the respective amount deducted from the exhibitor’s premium check. The animal selling in the live premium sale is required to enter the ring in order to receive the respective premium.

9.       All exhibitors are eligible to compete in the showmanship contest.  Age brackets are as follows:  

Junior Showmanship-  9 thru 12 years old;   Intermediate    Showmanship- 13 thru 15 years old;    Senior Showmanship- 16 thru 19  years old                                                            

Supreme Showman per species receives a cash award.                                                                                 Age is as of March 1, 2016.

10.   No heat lamps allowed in the stalls. Each exhibitor is expected to furnish their own bedding. Stalls are cleaned before the exhibitor leaves the show.

11.   The Carter County Junior Livestock Show adheres to the Oklahoma Show Ring Code of Ethics adopted by the State Department of VOTC and the Co-Operative Extension Services.

12.   A dress code is required for all exhibitors to show and sell their animals.  This dress code applies to exhibitors making the premium sale.

a.        4-H members wear an official 4-H vest, jacket, or pullover wind jacket.  A 4-H member may also wear a collared or polo shirt, either long or short sleeved, in the official color of solid green, solid white, or a mix of green and white.  The shirt has the official 4-H emblem at least 2 ½ inches in size permanently affixed to the front left side of the shirt.

b.      FFA members wear an official FFA corduroy jacket, pullover wind jacket, or soft-shell jacket with the official FFA emblem permanently affixed.  A solid white, solid blue, solid yellow or mix of blue and yellow collared shirt is worn under the jacket.  An FFA member may also wear a collared or polo shirt, either long or short sleeved, in the official FFA colors of solid white, solid blue, solid yellow, or a mix of blue and yellow with The shirt has the official FFA emblem at least 2 ½  in size permanently affixed to the front left side of the shirt.

c.       Eight-year-old exhibitors wear a solid white collared shirt or polo shirt, either long or short sleeved and jeans.  A 4-H emblem is not worn by eight-year old exhibitors, as they are not 4-H members.

d.      No hats allowed in the show ring.            

13.    Any exhibitor not abiding by the rules and regulations, or any conduct unbecoming of a 4-H or FFA member, may be barred from exhibiting in present or future Carter County Junior Livestock Shows.  Furthermore, any premium monies, trophies, special awards, or other consideration earned may be forfeited.

14.   Show officials reserve the final and absolute right to interpret rules and regulations and arbitrarily settle and determine all matters, questions, or differences in regard thereof, or otherwise arising out of, or connected with incident to the show.       

Market Steers

1.       Steer nomination is Saturday, November 14, 2015, 9am to noon at the Noble Foundation Pasture Demonstration Farm.  Steers must be present to be nominated. 

2.       All breeds are divided as equitably as possible by weight, not to exceed 15 per class.  The superintendent divides the classes.

3.       A minimum of three steers are required to establish a breed.  If less than three steers of one breed are entered to show, they are entered either British AOB or Continental AOB (“All Other Breeds”)   Steers must show the breed characteristics of their entry breed.  For example, Angus steers must be black, smooth polled, no signs of any horns or surgical scars, no white above the flank or in front of the navel.

4.       Steer minimum weight is 1,000 pounds.

5.        No pumping or force filling of steers. 

6.       This is a blow and show.  No adhesive is allowed.

7.       Showmanship follows the Grand and Reserve Champion steer judging.  There is one cattle showmanship contest, with heifers and steers showing together. 

8.       The judge determines the premium sale order.  Sixty percent of the steers entered at the time of the show make the premium sale. 

Breeding Heifers

1.       Heifer nomination is Saturday, January 9, 2016 at the Noble Foundation Demonstration Farm.  Heifers must be present to be entered.

2.       To enter the purebred or influence classes, a copy of the registration papers (or proof of registration) must be submitted at the time of nomination.  The heifer must have a legible tattoo that matches the registration paperworkOriginal registration papers are presented at the time of entry at the spring show.  Registration papers must be officially transferred into the exhibitor’s name by the respective breed association.  If the original paperwork is not available at the time of entry for the spring show, then the heifer may show as commercial. No heifers are entered as AOB (“All Other Breeds”).  British AOB or Continental AOB classes are reserved for those heifers with appropriate breed registration and less than three head of the registered breed.  Those heifers without appropriate breed registration papers show as commercial.

3.       All heifers are tagged at the time of nomination.

4.        Heifers must be born after January 1, 2014.

5.        No previous Grand Champion heifer of Carter County Junior Livestock show is eligible to participate in this year’s show.

6.       The superintendent divides the purebred, influence and AOB classes by age.  The commercial heifers are divided by weight.

7.        No pumping or force filling of heifers. 

8.       This is a blow and show.  No adhesive is allowed. 

9.       Showmanship follows the Grand and Reserve Champion steer judging.  There is one cattle showmanship contest, with heifers and steers showing together. 

10.    The judge determines the premium sale order.  Forty percent of heifers or a minimum of ten, entered at the time of the show make the premium sale.

Market Goats

1.       Market goat nomination is November 4, 2015 at the Lone Grove Livestock Skills Center.  Goats must be present to enter.

2.       All Goats must have scrapies tags in place at the time of nomination.  These tags are utilized as the official entry tags. The only exception is if the goats are tattooed, and have registration papers.

3.       Dehorning of doe goats in this show is not suggested.  However, horns should be tipped or rounded.  Goats with horns sharper than deemed safe by the division superintendent are required to be tipped or rounded or isolated and not shown.

4.       The minimum weight for the market goats is 50 pounds at the time of spring show entry. There is an official weigh-in at entry time, but no weigh back during the show.

5.       All goats are divided as equitably as possible by weight.  The superintendent divides the classes. All breeds of goats show together.  Goats are not divided by breed.

6.       Artificial coloring, paint, or powder is not permitted.

7.       Bracing of wethers is permitted.  Bracing of does is not permitted.  A collar is required to control the animal.  Any violation may result in dismissal.

8.       Drenching is allowed for hydration purposes.

9.       Does and wethers show separately.  Does show first, followed by wethers.

10.    Showmanship follows the Grand and Reserve Champion wether judging.  There is one goat showmanship contest, with does and wethers showing together. 

11.    The judge determines the sale order.   Forty percent of wether goats entered at the time of the show make the premium sale.  Forty percent or a minimum of ten doe goats entered at show time make the premium sale.  

 

Market Lambs

1.       Market lamb nomination is November 4, 2015 at the Lone Grove Livestock Skills Center.  Lambs must be present to enter.

2.       All sheep must have scrapies tags in place at the time of nomination.  These tags are utilized as the official entry tags.

3.       The minimum weight for the market lamb is 90 pounds at the time of spring show entry. There is an official weigh-in at entry time, but no weigh back during the show. All breeds are divided as equitably as possible by weight.  The superintendent divides the classes.

4.       Wethers and Ewes show together.

5.       Sheep are classified by officials as to breed. Thirty percent or more blue, excluding wool pickers, must show as natural.

6.       All lambs must be slick sheared.  No more than one week’s wool growth is permitted. 

7.       Drenching is allowed for hydration purposes.

8.        Showmanship follows the Grand and Reserve Champion lamb judging. 

9.       The judge determines the premium sale order. Forty percent of the market lambs entered at the time of show make the premium sale.

Market Hogs

1.       Hog nominations are submitted to Jerry Graves on or before January 8, 2016 by 4:00 p.m.  No late entries are accepted.  Psuedo rabies test results must be included in entry information.

2.       The minimum weight for barrows is 210 pounds and the maximum weight is 280 pounds.  Exhibitors turn in their own weights.  Weights are due by 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2016.  There is a ten pound weigh back from the heaviest in the class.  A random weight check is done on one class per breed, determined by the judge. 

3.       All breeds are divided as equitably as possible by weight.  The superintendent divides the classes.

4.       A minimum of three hogs are required to establish a breed.  If less than three hogs of one breed are entered to show, they are entered as crossbreds. 

5.       Showmanship is on Friday, March 4 at 12:00 p.m.  There is one swine showmanship contest, with gilts and barrows showing together. 

6.       The judge determines the premium sale order.  Forty percent of each breed entered at the time of the show make the premium sale. 

 Breeding Gilts

1.       Gilt nominations are submitted to Jerry Graves on or before January 8, 2016 by 4:00 p.m.  No late entries are accepted.  Psuedo rabies test results must be included in entry information.

2.       Gilts must be registered with their respective breed association.  Those gilts without appropriate breed registration papers show as commercial.  To enter the purebred classes, a copy of the papers, or proof of registration is required.  Gilts will be checked against the original registration papers at the time of entry at the spring show.  Registration papers must be officially transferred into the exhibitor’s name by the respective breed association.  If the original paperwork is not available at the time of entry for the show, then the gilt may show as commercial.

3.       Gilts must be born after August 1, 2015. 

4.       The superintendent divides the purebred classes by age.  The commercial gilts are divided by weight.

5.       A minimum of three gilts are required to establish a breed.  If less than three gilts of one breed are entered to show, they are entered as crossbreds. 

6.       Showmanship is on Friday, March 4 at 12:00 p.m.  There is one swine showmanship contest, with gilts and barrows showing together. 

7.       The judge determines the premium sale order.  Forty percent of each breed entered at the time of the show make the premium sale. 

 

 

 

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