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July 18-22, 2017

Mineral Wells, WV
Celebrating 42 Years!

GENERAL LIVESTOCK GUIDELINES

Revised: 12-1-2016


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.

   Sunday, January 8, 2017 2:00-4:00 pm Parkersburg South High School

Saturday February 4, 2017 10:00 -12:00 pm Wood County 4-H Camp

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 13, 2017 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 6, 2017 AND ACTIVITY RECORD TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2017.

8. All animals must be on the fairgrounds and inspected by 2 beef chairs by 3:00 pm Sunday July 16, 2017.

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 Fair board, 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 16, 2017.

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 except for Revive, Show Sheen, or fly spray 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 fairgrounds.

31. All 4-H/ FFA animals on exhibit CANNOT BE REMOVED FROM THE FAIRGROUNDS until Saturday July 22, 2017 at 10:00 pm. Animals must be removed by Sunday, July 23, 2017 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 shows, etc.

33. ALL COMPLETED RECORD GUIDES and THANK YOU CARDS (Buyer and/or trophy sponsors) ARE DUE IN TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY July 28, 2017.