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July 14-18, 2015

Mineral Wells, West Virginia

JUNIOR BEEF         YOUTH POULTRY        YOUTH & FFA RABBIT

JUNIOR DAIRY        JUNIOR SHEEP        JUNIOR SWINE

JUNIOR DAIRY & MEAT GOAT        HORSE & PONY SHOW        OPEN BEEF 

        

WOOD COUNTY JUNIOR BEEF SHOW

Contact: WVU Extension Service 424-1960

Thursday, July 16

Premiums will be paid based on funds available


Jeff McElfresh (304)482-8114

Bob & Crystal Sponaugle

(304)489-3222

(304)834-7631

 

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Revised: 12/21/14




  1. There is no entry fee. Participants in the Junior Beef show must be a member in good standing of the Wood County 4-H or FFA programs and mush have attended one of the two mandatory Youth Quality Assurance trainings and turned in a signed Youth Livestock Agreement.
  2. All animals must comply with the WV Department of Agriculture Health Regulations.
  3. Animals are to be kept at the residence of the exhibitor, his/ her parents or legal guardian. Any other arrangements need prior approval by the committee.  Unscheduled farm visits may occur during the project term so animals are to be available for inspection by Extension Agent or Livestock Committee members. 
  4. Beef project animals must be dehorned, castrated and properly healed by Saturday, May 2, 2015 on Tag Day
  5. Any animal purchased outside of WV must be accompanied with Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
  6. Exhibitors will be allowed to tag 2 animals per project but only 1 can be exhibited at the fair.
  7. ALL EXHIBITORS MUST TURN IN A COMPLETED PROJECT BOOK TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY TUESDAY, JUNE 2, 2015 AND ACTIVITY RECORD TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015.
  8. All animals must be on the fairgrounds by 5:00 pm Sunday, July 12, 2015.
  9. Animals will be stabled in the spaces assigned to them by the Project/Show Chairman.
  10. 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. 
  11. WV Interstate Fairboard, Wood County 4-H leaders Association and the Blennerhassett FFA will not be responsible for any accident on the fairground. Precautions will be taken to protect the animals.
  12. THE ANIMAL HEALTH VERIFICATION FORMS must be presented upon arrival at the fairgrounds.  Any medications, drugs or growth stimulants given by the exhibitor or by a veterinarian must be recorded on this form. All animals are to be free of all residues left by medications and ready for slaughter on the date of the sale (those that are not are subject to disqualification).
  13. Weigh-ins for all animals will start at 5:00 pm on Sunday July 12, 2015.
  14. Animals entered in Breeding Classes cannot be entered in a Market Class or vice versa.
  15. All breeds of beef will show together.  There is no distinction between grade and purebred.
  16. For the showmanship class the exhibitor has the option to use either their own market or purebred animal.
  17. Feeding, Caring and Grooming of the animals must be done by the exhibitor. Any other assistance needs to be approved by the livestock chair.  Grooming and fitting must be done in the barn in which the animals are housed or immediate area adjacent to it.
  18. No oils, powders, paints or dyes can be used anywhere on the animal or the animal will be disqualified.  Hooves must be shown in their natural form.
  19. Animals are to be fed twice daily in the feed pans provided by the exhibitor.  Exhibitors will need to feed animals (then remove the pans once feeding is complete) early in the morning before the public comes through the barn.  Evening feeding should be done in the later part of the day using the same process as the morning feeding.  The exhibitor is responsible for feeding and watering their animals until it is picked up by the buyer or the packing house.
  20. Barn Duty – Public walkways are to be kept free of debris so as to facilitate good flow of traffic.  Each exhibitor is responsible to keep their pen(s) clean.  If any mess is in the aisles of the barn, it is every exhibitor’s duty to clean it whether the mess is in front of your area or not. 
  21. If an exhibitor cannot show his/her animal in a class because of an illness, accident, or death, another showman can substitute and must be a member of the 4-H or FFA programs in Wood County and be in the same or lower age group.
  22. All exhibitors must be in proper show attire when showing in any class as well as for the sale. Proper attire is defined as Wood County 4-H or FFA show shirt, jeans and boots.
  23. All exhibitors must show in showmanship and market class for the market animal to be eligible for the sale.
  24. Age on the Day of the show will determine the Showmanship class that each exhibitor will show in.
  25. All Grand and Reserve Champion Market animals must be sold. If any other exhibitor does not want to sell, the exhibitor must notify the project chairs within 30 minutes of the end of the show to have their animal excluded from the sale.
  26. The practice or use of devices for such things as striking animals to cause swelling, icing animals to tighten muscles, using electrical contrivance, or other similar practices are not acceptable and are strictly prohibited.
  27. All exhibitors must conform to the general rules of the WV Interstate Fair & Exposition, Inc. and the Junior Livestock Committee Chairs.
  28. All Project Chairmen reserve the right to interpret rules governing the beef show.
  29. Any 4-H or FFA members not adhering to the individual project guidelines will be excluded from the sale.
  30. Each stall belonging to the exhibitor must be cleaned and inspected by the appropriate chairman before leaving the fairground.
  31. All 4-H/ FFA animals on exhibit CANNOT BE REMOVED FROM THE FAIRGROUNDS until Sunday July 19, 2015 at 10:00 am. 
  32. Exhibition score is determined by the project chairmen. The score can be based on the pen cleanliness, cooperation with others, being on time for showsetc. 
  33. ALL COMPLETED RECORD GUIDES and THANK YOU CARDS (Buyer and/or trophy sponsors) ARE DUE IN TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY July 24, 2015. 

     

    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 4, 2015. 

    CLASSES BEEF FEMALES 

     

    CLASS 1.  Junior Heifer Calf (Born after January 1, 2015) 

    CLASS 2.  Intermediate Heifer Calf (Born October 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014) 

    CLASS 3.  Senior Heifer Calf (Born July 1, 2014 to September 31, 2014) 

    CLASS 4.  Spring Yearling Heifer (Born April 1, 2014 to June 30, 2014) 

    CLASS 5.  Winter Yearling Heifer (Born January 1, 2014 to March 31, 2014) 

    CLASS 6.  Fall Yearling Heifer (Born October 1, 2013 to December 30, 2013) 

    CLASS 7.  Summer Yearling Heifer (Born July 17, 2013 to September 1, 2013) 

    CLASS 8.  Junior Champion Heifer 

                     Junior Reserve Champion Heifer 

    CLASS 9.  Two-year old Heifer (not calved) born January 1, 2013 to July 16, 2013 

    CLASS 10. Cow calf pair with natural calf, calf born after January 1, 2015 

    CLASS 11.Grand Champion Female 

                        Reserve Champion Female

SECTION II – BEEF FEEDER CALF SHOW GUIDELINES 

 

  1. All animals must be tagged on May 2, 2015.  Exhibitors will be allowed to tag 2 animals per project but only 1 can be exhibited at the fair. 

  1. All calves must be born after January 1,2015 and before April 30, 2015. 

  1. Feeder calves must be owned by the members by May 2, 2015.   

  1. 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 not be permitted to sell.  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. 

  1. 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 not be permitted to sell.  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. 

  1. Market steers should be skin clipped to a ¼ inch clip, except for the ears, tail switch 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.  

  1. Exhibitor must have been 12 years old on October 1, 2014 in order to be eligible to take Market Steer as a project for 2014-2015; 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. 

 

TRANSPORTATION NEEDS- If an exhibitor is having problems in getting their project animal to the fair in time to meet the deadlines, contact the Wood County WVU Extension Office to arrange transportation. 

 

FEEDER CALF HEIFERS 

 

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

Champion Feeder Heifer Calf 

Reserve Champion Feeder Heifer Calf