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July 18-22, 2017

Mineral Wells, WV
Celebrating 42 Years!
JUNIOR BEEF       YOUTH POULTRY        JUNIOR SWINE        JUNIOR MARKET GOAT

        YOUTH & FFA RABBIT       HORSE & PONY SHOW        OPEN BEEF

     WOOD COUNTY JUNIOR BEEF SHOW    

SHOW- Thursday, July 20, 2017


WVU Extension Service (304)424-1960

J.J. Barrett-Agriculture Extension Agent

Youth Livestock Beef Chairs

Jeff McElfresh (304)482-8114

Bob & Crystal Sponaugle

(304)489-3222

(304)991-0560

(304)834-7631

 


  1. Beef project animals must be dehorned, castrated and properly healed by Saturday, May 13, 2017 on Tag Day
  2. All beef animals are to be double tied with a halter tie rope plus a neck tie. They must be broke to lead when brought to the fair.
  3. All breeds of beef will show together. There is no distinction between grade and purebred.
  4. For the showmanship class the exhibitor has the option to use either their own market or purebred animal.
  5. ALL COMPLETED RECORD GUIDES and THANK YOU CARDS (Buyer and/or trophy sponsors) ARE DUE IN TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY July 28, 2017.
 

 

SECTION I – BEEF FEMALE SHOW GUIDELINES

 

Youth exhibitors are eligible to carry as many animals as they wish in this project. All animals to be used for this project must be registered with the WVU Extension Office or FFA Instructor by May 13, 2017.

CLASSES BEEF FEMALES

 

CLASS 1. Junior Heifer Calf (Born after January 1, 2017)

CLASS 2. Intermediate Heifer Calf (Born October 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016)

CLASS 3. Senior Heifer Calf (Born July 1, 2016 to September 31, 2016)

CLASS 4. Spring Yearling Heifer (Born April 1, 2016 to June 30, 2016)

CLASS 5. Winter Yearling Heifer (Born January 1, 2016 to March 31, 2016)

CLASS 6. Fall Yearling Heifer (Born October 1, 2015 to December 30, 2015)

CLASS 7. Summer Yearling Heifer (Born July 17, 2015 to September 1, 2015)

CLASS 8. Junior Champion Heifer

                Junior Reserve Champion Heifer

CLASS 9. Two-year old Heifer (not calved) born January 1, 2015 to July 16, 2015

CLASS 10. Cow calf pair with natural calf, calf born after January 1, 2017

CLASS 11.Grand Champion Female

                   Reserve Champion Female

 

SECTION II – BEEF FEEDER CALF SHOW GUIDELINES

 

 

  1. All animals must be tagged on May 13, 2017. Exhibitors will be allowed to tag 2 animals per project but only 1 can be exhibited at the fair.
  2. All calves must be born after January 1, 2017 and before April 30, 2017.
  3. Feeder calves must be owned by the members by May 13, 2017.
  4. Feeder Calves must weigh between 250 - 600 lbs. on weigh-in day. Any animals that do not meet the weight guidelines will be permitted to show in the appropriate market class but will not be eligible for Grand or Reserve champion. Those that have not met the minimum weight requirement will be permitted to sell at actual weight and will be last in the sale order. Those that are over the maximum weight requirement will be permitted to sell at the maximum weight limit (600 lbs.) and will be last in the sale order.
  5. Calves must be weaned three weeks before the show and on feed.


FEEDER CALF HEIFERS

 

Feeder Calf, Heifers (classes will be separated by weight groups)

Champion Feeder Heifer Calf

Reserve Champion Feeder Heifer Calf

 

FEEDER CALF STEERS

 

Feeder Calf, Steers (classes will be separated by weight groups)

Champion Feeder Steer Calf

Reserve Champion Feeder Steer Calf

 

SECTION III – MARKET STEER SHOW GUIDELINES

 

 

  1. Steers must weigh a minimum of 950 pounds and a maximum of 1475 pounds to be eligible to show. Any animals that do not meet the weight guidelines will be permitted to show in the appropriate market class but will not be eligible for Grand or Reserve champion. . Those that have not met the minimum weight requirement will be permitted to sell at actual weight and will be last in the sale order. Those that are over the maximum weight requirement will be permitted to sell at the maximum weight limit (1475 lbs.) and will be last in the sale order.
  2. Market steers should be skin clipped to a ¼ inch clip, except for the ears, tail switch, tail head and poll of the head before weigh in at the fair. Steers will be inspected by two officials to approve clipping. If officials do not approve clipping, exhibitors will get 1 hour to re-clip steer then must go through another inspection. If steer clipping is not approved on the second inspection, steer will be disqualified. No Exceptions.
  3. Exhibitor must have been 12 years old on October 1, 2016 in order to be eligible to take Market Steer as a project for 2016-2017; 9-11 year olds can take this project if they have taken a completed feeder calf project for at least one year prior.

 

 

CLASSES MARKET STEER

 

Market Steers (classes divided by weight)

Grand Champion

Reserve Champion

 

SHOWMANSHIP CLASSES

(Will be first in Beef Show)

 

CLASS 1. Showmanship – 10 years of age and under.

CLASS 2. Showmanship – 11, 12, 13 years of age.

CLASS 3. Showmanship – 14, 15, 16 years of age.

CLASS 4. Showmanship – 17 years of age or older.