- 4-H & FFA
It is the intent that the 4-H’er take responsibility for caring for and grooming his/her own animals. If assistance is needed it should be aimed at helping the 4-H member learn new skills.
Agricultural Department1. COUNTIES EXHIBITED IN: An exhibitor may show in the county in which they reside or in the county in which his or her club or chapter is located. They may show in one or the other, but not both.2. ENROLLMENT: Exhibitors must be 4-H or FFA members and must have completed the enrollment process is 4-H Online.3. LIVESTOCK ID FORMS: Projects as listed on the 4-H Livestock Identification Reports are due in the Extension Office no later than June 1st. The following projects must be identified in the following manner and the identification must match with that listed on the 4-H Livestock Identification Reports.• Market Beef - 4-H Ear tags. (Market beef must be weighed and identified at county weigh-ins no later than January 31st. Must use county provided ear tags.) • Breeding Beef - ear tags or tattoo• Cow/Calf - ear tags, tattoo, or brand (both cow and calf). Birth weight and date certified and identification made within 3 days of calf birth.• Bucket/Bottle Calf - Must be born between January 1st and May 15th of 2020; 4-H ear tag.• Bucket/Bottle Plus 1 - Must be born between January 1st and May 15th, 2019. Must be weighed in and identified at county weigh-ins no later than January 31st; 4-H ear tags.• Swine - 4-H ear tags• Dairy - ear tags (any kind) or tattoo• Goats - ear tags or tattoo• Sheep - 4-H ear tags • Rabbits - No ear tags, brands, or tattoos necessary• Poultry - Bands, Pullorum tested.• Horses - Sketch or picture.• Pets - Sketch or picture.• Cats - Picture or description.• Dogs - Picture or description.All Identification reports will be examined by the FFA advisors and 4-H Committee on the first day of the fair. If identifications do not match the report forms, the animal will not be permitted to exhibit. ALL LIVESTOCK MUST BE BORN BY THE MAY 15TH ID DEADLINE IN ORDER TO SHOW AT THE COUNTY FAIR FOR THE CURRENT YEAR. (EXCEPTION: COW/CALF CALVES MUST BE BORN BY MAY 1ST).4. LOST EAR TAGS: If any ear tags are lost, the Extension Office should be notified and replacements made.5. CLUB ATTENDANCE RULE: 4-H members must attend 50% of all club meetings from July 1 to July 1. All new members must attend 50% of all club meetings from the time they enroll until July 1. FFA members must attend 50% of all FFA meetings.6. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EXHIBITION OF LIVESTOCK: All 4-H and FFA exhibitors must conform to the requirements for the Exhibition of Livestock, Poultry and Birds as set forth in this book.7. RIBBON PLACINGS: All entries will be placed on a merit basis into three classes: blue, red, and white ribbon groups. Each class may contain several blues, several reds, a several whites.8. WHEN THERE IS ONLY ONE ENTRY IN A CLASS: Where there is only one entry in a class, a blue, red or white ribbon will be awarded, depending on the decision of the judge. All decisions of the judges are final. Exception: All market beef steer classes, with the exception of Produce of Dam and Miniature classes, must have at least two animals for the class to be held. If there are less than two animals, the member will select another class in which the steer is eligible to compete. 9. EXIBITOR DRESSCODE: Exhibitors must wear official 4-H or FFA shirts and emblems, (the official 4-H shirt is the white T-shirts with 4-H emblem, which come from the Extension Office), while in the show ring, long pants or skirts and closed-toe shoes or boots. 10. PRE-ENTRY: Advanced entries for livestock and pets for the county fair must be made in the Extension Office on or before June 29th, 30th or July 1st. No entries will be accepted after 5:00pm on July 1. Stall assignments will be made from these entries. This includes 4-H and FFA entries. Livestock registration papers must be presented at the Extension Office on the days of Pre-Entry for the County Fair (for Goats, Sheep, and Beef Breeding Stock). 11. ELIGIBILITY TO EXHIBIT (AGE): 4-H Eligibility to exhibit at the county fair is determined by the grade the Exhibitor was in for the 2019-2020 school year. Junior: 4th, 5th, 6th grades Intermediate: 7th, 8th grades Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th grades Eligibility to Exhibit ends for a 4-H’er the year after they graduate. FFA maximum age is 21 years, or until fourth national convention after year of graduation, whichever comes first.12. ANIMALS CHANGING OWNERSHIP: Animals changing ownership after being started in a project are ineligible to be exhibited as a 4-H or FFA project this year.13. LAMBS/GOATS-SLICK SHORN: ALL MARKET LAMBS AND GOATS MUST BE SLICK SHORN AND SHOW READY UPON ARRIVAL AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.14. SHEEP/MEAT GOAT INSPECTIONS: ALL SHEEP AND MEAT GOATS MUST BE INSPECTED BY THE OFFICIAL FAIR VETERINARIAN PRIOR TO UNLOADING AT THE FAIR ON DAY OF SHOW.15. LAMB FEED STORAGE: All feed for lambs will be kept in closed containers on the fairgrounds.16. GROOMING RULES: No artificial hair may be used on an animal’s legs. No “alterations” may be made to animals beyond clipping and general grooming. No drugs, artificial hair, pumping (No pumps on grounds or items used to perform such procedures), surgery, oil injections, etc. (Exceptions include: surgical dehorning, implants such as Ralgro or Compudose, and artificial tails). Violators will be disqualified. 17. WASH RACK USAGE: At county fair, all wash racks will be used only by those animals being shown and judged that day. After judging is finished and the racks are not in use, animals may use the racks on a first-come basis. Use common sense. Every courtesy should be exercised so there are no problems in this area. No feeding of livestock on wash racks.18. EXHIBITOR NUMBERS: Exhibitors must wear exhibitor number when showing.19. EXHIBITING YOUR OWN ANIMALS: All 4-H and FFA members must personally exhibit their animals at the Fair. Exception will be granted if a member is injured or seriously ill at the time of the show or shall have been called to active duty in the armed forces. If more than one animal is entered in a class, another qualified person may help show. Only Iowa 4-H or FFA members may assist with showing.20. ANIMAL OWNERSHIP: All projects must be owned by and identified to the individual 4-H or FFA member or show logical family relationship (parent, grandparent, legal guardian or sibling). When registration papers are involved, the papers must be in the member’s name or show a logical family relationship. Proof of ownership must be available upon request. 21. MARKET BEEF DAILY RATE OF GAIN: All market beef must have 2.2 lb rate of gain and market heifers must have a 2.0 lb rate of gain to be Champion or Reserve Champion. 22. MARKET ANIMALS WEIGH-IN RULES: Market animals may only be weighed in once at the county fair, and they cannot be wet down or have any type of blanket or any type of covering on them for weigh-in.23. BUCKET BOTTLE PLUS 1: Last year’s bottle calves exhibited at the county fair this year may be shown as Market Beef, Breeding Beef, Dairy or Bucket Bottle Plus 1, and must follow the rules pertinent to each class.24. BEEF & SHEEP FAMILY FARM BORN & RAISED CLASS RULE: For Market Beef, Breeding Beef, and Market Sheep Family Farm born and raised classes, the animal must be born and raised on the Family Farm.25. VIOLATION OF ANY RULES: Violation of any rule will result in the project becoming ineligible and sent home.26. EXHIBIT DAMAGE: All entries shall be under the control of Board of Directors during the fair; however, the Fair Board is not responsible for any damage or harm or theft of any exhibit, exhibitor, or exhibitors’ property. 27. RULE FOR EXHIBITING BOTH FOR 4-H & FFA: For those enrolled in both 4-H and FFA, livestock projects may be shown as either 4-H or FFA, BUT NOT BOTH. Neither can any project be shown at more than one county fair.28. LIVESTOCK TRAILERS RULE: NO LIVESTOCK TRAILERS ARE TO BE LEFT AT THE FAIR GROUNDS OVERNIGHT.29. POULTRY PULLORUM TESTING: All poultry and fowl must be pullorum tested no earlier than 90 days of public exhibit and must be done by an authorized tester, Unless brought from a pullorum free flock. Must have proof of being tested or bill of sale from pullorum free flock.30. MARKET BEEF ALL OTHER BREED CLASS RULE: The All Other Breeds class for Market Beef will be open to steers only, that are eligible to be registered in that particular breed and could not show in that breed class due to the lack of a second steer in that breed class. There must be at least two steers in the All Other Breeds class in order for the class to take place. 31. NEW CLASS ADDITION DEADLINE: ALL NEW CLASS ADDITIONS FOR THE 2020 APPANOOSE COUNTY FAIR MUST HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO THE 4-H ADULT COMMITTEE BY JANUARY 1, 2020.32. DISRUPTIVE CATTLE: FOR SAFETY CONCERNS & LIABILITIY REGULATIONS, DISRUPTIVE CATTLE WILL BE DISMISSED BY THE DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE MEMBERS. DISMISSED LIVESTOCK WILL NOT BE ELGIBLE TO SHOW, THEREFORE UNABLE TO BE SOLD AT THE FAIR SALE.33. Cannot inset/drench or probe anything into the anus of any livestock. 34. All male animals that come to weigh-in must be castrated. 2020 Health requirements for Exhibition of Livestock, Poultry and Birds at County Fairs, 4-H and FFA ExhibitionsAny evidence of warts, ringworm, foot rot, pink eye, draining abscesses, or any other contagious or infectious conditions will eliminate the animal from the show. No individual Certificate of Veterinary Inspection will be required on animals or poultry Exhibited at a County Fair, 4-H or FFA Exhibition, but animals must be inspected when unloaded or shortly thereafter, by an accredited veterinarian. Each show must have an official veterinarian. Quarantined animals or animals from quarantined herds cannot be exhibited. Swine exhibitors at local or county fairs that do not require a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, must sign an owner affidavit that the animals being exhibited did not originate from a quarantined herd, and, to the best of their knowledge, swine dysentery or pseudo rabies has not been in evidence in their herd for the past 12 months.SHEEP AND GOATSAll sexually intact sheep must have an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag. All sexually intact goats must be identified with an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag or by an official registered tattoo. Any evidence of club lamb fungus, ringworm, draining abscesses, foot rot, sore mouth, or any other contagious disease will eliminate the animal from the show.DOGS AND CATSAll dogs and cats exhibited must have a current rabies vaccination certificate. The decision of the official show veterinarian will be final.John J. Schiltz, State Veterinarian Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Bureau of Animal Industry
- Livestock & Pet JudgingDEPT. 1 -- MARKET BEEFA. Maximum of 3 market steers may be exhibited by a member. A total of 6 Market Beef animals may be carried as a project.B. Weight Classes will be determined after weigh-in by Superintendents. No more than 8 head will be shown in any one weight class.C. Average daily gains will be computed and displayed by exhibitor during judging. Only animals gaining 2.2 pounds and above, and market heifers gaining 2.0 pounds and above will be eligible: 1. To compete for Champion or Reserve Champion 2. To be eligible to be in the Champion sale order group. 3. To stand first or second in their class (Unless only 2 in class). If only 2 animals in breed class and neither have the 2.2 rate of gain, trophies can still be given, but champion and reserve ribbons will not be given.D. All animals less than 850 pounds at weigh-in will automatically be entered in class P. Feeder calves will receive no higher than a red ribbon and trophies will NOT be awarded in this class. Feeder calves will not be allowed to go through the Livestock sale. E. All cattle shown in the market beef breed classes must be entered as determined by the purebred beef associations.F. All market beef steer classes must have at least two animals for the class to be held. If there are less than two animals, member will select another class in which the steer is eligible to compete. Exception: One animal will constitute as class for Produce of Dam and Miniature classes.G. Market Heifer WILL show for Grand or Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef.H. For Family Farm Born and Raised class, the animal must be born and raised on the Family Farm. Class A. Angus Class B. Red Angus Class C. Charolais Class D. Hereford Class E. Shorthorn Plus (Formerly known as Appendix Shorthorn/Less than 15/16 Shorthorn or does not follow traditional Shorthorn colors.) Class F. Crossbred Class G. Chianina Class H. Shorthorn (Must be 15/16 Shorthorn and follow the traditional Shorthorn colors of Red, Red/White, Roan, or White) Class I. Simmental Class J. Limousin Class K. Maine Anjou Class L. Family Farm Born and Raised Class M. Santa Gertrudis Class N. Produce of Dam (must have been shown last year as a cow/calf project by the same exhibitor) Class O. Produce of Dam (any offspring from a heifer previously shown at the Appanoose County Fair. The same exhibitor must have shown both the heifer and produce of dam.)Class P. Feeder CattleClass Q. Performance (must know date of birth)Class R. LonghornClass S. GelbviehClass T. BrangusClass U. SalerClass V. Market HeiferClass W. All Other Breeds (Open only to steers that are eligible to show in breed classes)Class X. All Other Miniature Breeds (Miniatures will not be brought back in for Overall and is exempt from the 850 pound requirement as well as the rate of gain rules)Class Y. Beef CarcassA. Steers only; must have been weighed and identified at the market beef weigh-ins December 7th; maximum of 1 entry per person.B. Livestock in this class do not need to be broke to lead.C. Carcass will be ranked on net premium per hundred weight of carcass as evaluated against an industry accepted grid-pricing formula that rewards high lean, well-muscled cattle. Premiums and discounts will be placed on each carcass based on individual measurements and current market prices. Larger premiums will be placed on USDA Yield Grade 1 and 2 cattle. D. Carcass participants MUST sell their own carcass steer PRIOR to the final carcass weigh-ins in July. DEPT. 2 – BREEDING BEEFAge Classifications:--Four months and under 1 year -- dropped 7-15-19 to 3-15-20--One year and under 18 months -- dropped 1-15-19 to 7-14-19--18 months and under 2 years -- dropped 7-15-18 to 1-14-19--Two years and over -- dropped before 7-14-18A. Exhibitors may only identify 6 head.B. Exhibitors limited to two entries per class.C. Heifers intended for market purposes are banned from this class.D. Animals must be registered. Registration papers must be presented at Pre-Entry. Registration papers must be in the member’s name, or show a logical Family relationship.E. For Family Farm Born and Raised Class, the animal must be born and raised on the Family Farm.Class A. Angus 1. Heifer, 4 months and under 1 year 2. Heifer, 1 year and under 18 months 3. Heifer, 18 months and under 2 years 4. Cow, 2 years and overClass B. Red Angus (Same lots as Class A) (Same lots as Class A) Class C. Charolais (Same lots as Class A) Class D. Hereford (Same lots as Class A) Class E. Shorthorn Plus (Formerly known as Appendix Shorthorn/Less than 15/16 Shorthorn or does not follow traditional Shorthorn colors.) (Same lots as Class A) Class F. Limousin (Same lots as Class A) Class G. Chianina (Same lots as Class A) Class H. Shorthorn (Must be 15/16 Shorthorn and follow the traditional Shorthorn colors of Red, Red/White, Roan, or White) (Same lots as Class A) Class I. Low Percentage Simmental (50% to 74%) (Same lots as Class A) Class J. Low Percentage Maine Anjou (3/8 to 5/8 Main Anjou) (Same lots as Class A) Class K. High Percentage Maine Anjou (Must be at least 3/4 Main Anjou) (Same lots as Class A) Class L. Family Farm Born and Raised (Grade, Crossbred, or Purebred) (Same lots as Class A) Class M. Santa Gertrudis (Same lots as Class A) Class N. Produce of Dam (Same lots as Class A) Class O. Commercial Beef Heifers (Grade, Crossbred, or Purebred) (Same lots as Class A) Class P. Longhorn (Same lots as Class A) Class Q. Gelbvieh (Same lots as Class A) Class R. Brangus (Same lots as Class A) Class S. Saler (Same lots as Class A) Class T. Purebred Simmental (75% and Above) (Same lots as Class A) Class U. Lowline/Aberdeen Angus (Same lots as Class A) Class V. Miniature Herefords (Same lots as Class A) Class W. Charlois Composite
Dept. 3 – Bucket Bottle Calf Class A – Bucket Bottle Calf1. Any newborn or orphan calf, male or female, dairy or beef, crossbred calves born between January 1, 2020 and May 15, 2020. Must be purchased and in possession of member within 2 weeks of birth; identified by 4-H tag and identified on Livestock Identification report 106-B by May 15, 2020.2. Calf must be bucket or bottle fed. (No nursing permitted).3. An exhibitor may identify and show 1 animal. These are eligible to be shown only in the Bucket Bottle Calf class in 2020. 4. Calves will be shown at halter. The class will be divided into Junior, Intermediate, and Senior age exhibitors.5. Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons will be given as appropriate by age of exhibitor. No overall grand champion will be selected.6. Judging will be based on the following and points:A. What has the member learned about care and raising of the calf?B. The fitting and showing of the calf (according to beef or dairy guidelines) with emphasis on what the member has learned.C. General health, condition and management of the calf and 4-H’ers knowledge of this area.D. Confirmation or quality of the calf will not be considered since purchase should not be on this basis.E. A completed record Sheet. Essay = 20 Points Interview = 50 Points Appearance and Care of Calf = 30 Points7. Exhibitors will be interviewed on Monday afternoon, July 20th. The calves will be shown and awards presented on Wednesday, July 22nd, immediately following the Beef Show. The ribbon selection will be based on the interview and the information on the Bucket Bottle Calf record sheet completed by each exhibitor.8. Members may keep animals for breeding heifer, dairy, market or bucket bottle plus 1 in the following year. Exhibitor may sell through the livestock auction, but will be considered one of the two calves that may sell through the auction for beef.9. Bucket Bottle essays are due at Pre-Entry.
Class B – Bucket Bottle Plus 1Class A - SteerClass B – Heifer1. A calf that was born between January 1, 2019 and May 15, 2019. The calf was identified on the Livestock Report 106-B by May 15, 2020 and as the 4-H member’s 2019 Bucket Bottle project.2. Calves must be weighed in at the Market Beef Weigh-In. This will be one of the maximum of 6 per individual that may be weighed in.3. Calves must have been shown as a Bucket Bottle calf at the 2019 Appanoose County Fair.4. The calf may be shown in this class OR dairy, market beef, or breeding beef. Calf may show in only one of the above classes. 5. If the calf is shown in the breeding beef, market beef, or dairy class, it must follow those rules.6. Classes may be further split depending on the number of entries.7. The calf will be shown at halter.8. An exhibitor may identify and show 1 animal.9. Exhibitor may sell up to two head of total beef through the livestock auction, but will be considered one of the two calves that may sell through the auction.10. Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons will be given. No overall grand champion will be selected.Bucket Bottle Plus 1 can be shown in Beef Showmanship Bucket Bottle Plus 1 is NOT eligible for top Rate of Gain.
Dept. 4 – Beef Cow/CalfClass A -- Production Cow/CalfA. Limit 1 cow/calf unit per exhibitorB. Dam and calf entered as a unit.C. Grade and crossbred and purebred, registered or non-registered eligible.D. Animals exhibited in this division are not eligible for exhibit in other junior livestock classes.E. Calf birth and weight must be certified by personnel appointed by the Extension Office within three days of birth of calf. Also, both cow and calf must be Identified and recorded on the 4-H Breeding Beef Identification Report at this time. F. A place card (provided by the Fair Board) displaying age and weight of dam; age of calf; calf 205 day adjusted weight; calf rate of gain; will be displayed at stall.G. At time of fair registration, the following information will be needed: age of dam; calf birth date; birth weight.H. A short quiz designed for each age group will be given during cow/calf judging.I. Cow and Calf need not be broke to lead. - No bonus points givenJ. Both Cow and Calf will be in the ring at time of judging.K. Cows and Calves will be weighed at fair.L. In the event of a twin birth, only one calf may be used for competition.M. Must be natural calf to Cow. Class A1 Without regard to dam or age or breed. Calf must have been born between 1-1-2020 and 5-1-2020. Class A2 Any dam shown as a calf either, at halter or as a calf in a cow/calf project at the Appanoose County Fair in previous years by the same exhibitor. Calf must have been born between 1-1-2020 and 5-1-2020.
Class B -- Halter Cow/CalfA. Dam and Calf entered as a unit. Without regard to dam or age or breed. Calf must have been born between 1-1-2020 and 5-1-2020 OR any dam shown as a calf either at halter or as a calf in a cow/calf project at the Appanoose County Fair in previous years by the same exhibitor. Calf must have been born between 1-1-2020 and 5-1-2020.B. Grade and crossbred and purebred, registered or non-registered are eligible.C. Animals exhibited in this division are not eligible for exhibit in other junior livestock classes.D. Calf birth and weight must be certified by personnel appointed by the Extension Office within three days of birth of calf. Also, both cow and calf must be Identified and recorded on the 4-H Breeding Beef Identification Report at this time. E. At time of fair registration, the following information will be needed: age of dam; calf birth date; birth weightF. Cow and Calf must be broke to lead.G. Both Cow and Calf will be in the ring at time of judging.H. Calves only will be weighed at the fair.I. In the event of a twin birth, only one calf may be used for competition.Age Classifications (established by cow’s age): --2-3Years Old--3-5 Years Old--5 Years and Older
Dept. 5 -- Dairy CattleChampion and Reserve Champion Female in each Division.Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Female.Exhibitors limited to two entries per class.Registered/Grade - shown by breed characteristicsClass A Ayrshire 1. Heifer Calves - Born 9-1-19 or after and at least 4 months. 2. Yearling Heifers - Born between 9-1-18 and 8-31-19 3. 2 year-old Cows - Born between 9-1-17 and 8-31-18 4. Cows, 3 year-olds and over - Born before 9-1-17Class B. Brown Swiss (Same lots as Class A)Class C. Guernsey (Same lots as Class A)Class D. Holstein (Same lots as Class A)Class E. Jersey (Same lots as Class A)Class F. Milking Shorthorn (Same lots as Class A)
Dept. 6 -- Purebred SheepA. Exhibitors of purebred animals must show certificates of registration at pre-entry. Registration papers must be in the member’s name or show a logical family relationship.B. The basis for computing age will be January 1, 2020 unless otherwise stated.C. ALL BREEDING SHEEP MUST BE INSPECTED BY THE OFFICIAL FAIR VETERINARIAN PRIOR TO UNLOADING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. D. All breeding sheep must have the official USDA Scrapie Eradication tags.E. All sheep will be inspected between the small animal barn and the exhibit building, 6:00-8:00pm on Sunday July 19th or 7:00-9:00am on Monday July 20th.F. Clipping of sheep will be allowed on the fair grounds.G. Exhibitor is limited to 6 head of breeding stock.H. Limit of 2 per lot. Class A. Columbia 1. Ram - 2 years and older 2. Ram - 1 year and under 2 3. Ram lamb born since January 1 4. Ewe - 2 years and older 5. Ewe - 1 year and under 2 6. Ewe lamb born since January 1 Class B. Corriedale (Same lots as class A) Class C. Hampshire (Same lots as class A) Class D. Suffolk (Same lots as class A) Class E. Dorset (Same lots as Class A) Class F. Southdown (Same lots as Class A) Class G. Shown in Their Respective Breed (Same lots as Class A) Class H. Commercial Ewe 1. Ewe - 1 year and over 2. Ewe lamb born since January 1 Class I. Commercial Ram 1. Ram - 1 year and over 2. Ram lamb born since January 1
Dept. 7 -- Market LambsA. Classes open to purebred, grade or crossbred ewe or wether lambs.B. Lambs shown in market lamb class cannot be shown in breeding sheep class.C. Lambs shown in individual class may be shown in Pen of 3.D. ALL MARKET LAMBS MUST BE SLICK SHORN AND SHOW READY UPON ARRIVAL ON THE FAIRGROUNDS.E. ALL SHEEP MUST BE INSPECTED BY THE OFFICIAL FAIR VETERINARIAN PRIOR TO UNLOADING AT THE FAIR. INSPECTION TIMES WILL BE FROM 6:00-8:00PM ON SUNDAY JULY 19 AND FROM 7:00 - 9:00AM ON MONDAY JULY 20. ALL INSPECTIONS WILL BE DONE NORTH OF THE EXHIBIT BUILDING.F. Clipping of lambs will be allowed on the fair grounds.G. Each exhibitor may show four lambs in individual classes and two pens of 3 for a total of no more than 6 lambs. H. Individual market lambs will be weighed prior to show and will be broken into even-numbered classes with no more than 10 pens in each weight class. I. All market lambs must have been weighed at the Fairgrounds on May 4th, 2020. Exhibitors may weigh up to 8 lambs. All lambs weighed in must be wearing a rope halter.J. Average daily gain will be computed and displayed by exhibitor during judging. K. All lambs to be exhibited in the performance class must have a .60 rate of gain to be eligible for this class.L. Market lambs may only be weighed in once at the county fair, and they cannot be wet down or have a blanket or any other type of covering on them for weigh-in.M. All lambs must have all four feet on the ground at all times. Lifting feet off the ground or placing on any support or altered ring surface is not acceptable.N. All ewe and ram lambs must have official USDA (Scrapie Eradication) tags. Wethers are not required to have UDSA tags.O. For Family Farm Born and Raised class, the animal must be born and raised on the Family Farm Class A. Black Face Market Lambs 1. IndividualClass B. White Face Market Lambs (Same lots as Class A)Class C. Speckled Face Market Lambs (Same lots as Class A)Class D. Family Farm Born and Raised (Same lots as Class A)Class E. Produce of Dam (Same lots as Class A)Class F. Performance - Must have a .60 daily rate of gain (Same lots as Class A)Class G. Market Lambs 1. Pen of 3
Dept. 8 – Bucket Bottle Lambs Class A – Bucket Bottle Lamb1. Any newborn or orphan lamb, male or female, born between January 1, 2020 and May 15, 2020. Must be purchased and in possession of member within 2 weeks of birth; identified by 4-H tag and scrapie tag and identified on Livestock Identification report by May 15, 2020. 2. Lamb must be bucket or bottle fed. (No nursing permitted).3. An exhibitor may identify and show 1 animal. These are eligible to be shown only in the Bucket Bottle Lamb class in 2020. 4. Lambs may or may not be shown at halter. The class will be divided into junior, intermediate, and senior age exhibitors.5. Champion and Reserve Champion ribbons will be given as appropriate by age of exhibitor. No overall grand champion will be selected.6. Judging will be based on the following and points:A. What has the member learned about care and raising of the lamb?B. The fitting and showing of the lamb (according to sheep guidelines) with emphasis on what the member has learned.C. General health, condition and management of the lamb and 4-H’ers knowledge of this area.D. Confirmation or quality of the lamb will not be considered since purchase should not be on this basis.E. A completed record Sheet. Essay = 20 Points Interview = 50 Points Appearance and Care of lamb = 30 Points7. Essays are due in the Appanoose County Extension office by Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Exhibitors will be interviewed in the barn on Monday, July 20, 2020. The lambs will be shown in the show ring immediately following the sheep show. The ribbon selection will be based on the interview, and the information on the bucket/bottle lamb record sheet completed by each exhibitor. 8. Members may keep animals for breeding sheep or market sheep in the following year or sell at the Livestock Auction. Bucket Bottle Lambs sold will count towards the exhibitors’ limit of 6 sheep sold at the Livestock Auction.9. BUCKET BOTTLE LAMBS MUST BE SLICK SHORN AND SHOW READY UPON ARRIVAL ON THE FAIRGROUNDS.10. ALL BUCKET BOTTLE LAMBS MUST BE INSPECTED BY THE OFFICIAL FAIR VETERINARIAN PRIOR TO UNLOADING AT THE FAIR. INSPECTION TIMES WILL BE FROM 6:00-8:00PM ON SUNDAY JULY 19 AND FROM 7:00 - 9:00AM ON MONDAY JULY 20. ALL INSPECTIONS WILL BE DONE NORTH OF THE EXHIBIT BUILDING. Dept. 9 -- Market HogsA. Entries open to purebred, crossbred, or grade pigs, either barrows or gilts farrowed after December 1, 2020.B. An Exhibitor may show two pens of 3 and 4 individuals, regardless of weight, for a total of 6 hogs. No additional pigs may be brought to the fairgrounds. C. Pigs from pens may be exhibited in individual classes, but no pig may be exhibited in more than two classes.D. There is a limit of 12 pigs to be shown in the ring at one time.E. Any pig weighing less than 220 lbs will automatically be put into Class C. Feeder pigs will receive no higher than a red ribbon and trophies will NOT be awarded in this class. Feeder pigs will not be allowed to go through the Livestock sale. F. An exhibitor may show one breeding gilt at the Appanoose County Fair. Breeding Gilts will not be allowed to be sold at the Livestock Auction. Class A. Individual 1. Barrow or gilt (220-239 pounds) 2. Barrow or gilt (240-259 pounds) 3. Barrow or gilt (260-279 pounds) 4. Barrow or gilt (280-299 pounds) 5. Barrow or gilt (300-315 pounds) 6. Barrow or gilt (316 pounds & over)
Class B. Pen of 3 1. Barrow or gilt (220-239 pounds) 2. Barrow or gilt (240-259 pounds) 3. Barrow or gilt (260-279 pounds) 4. Barrow or gilt (280-299 pounds) 5. Barrow or gilt (300-315 pounds) 6. Barrow or gilt (316 pounds & over) Class C. Feeder Pig Class D. Breeding Gilt
- Dept. 10 – Horses/MulesA. Exhibitors are limited to not more than one entry per class in this department.B. Exhibitors are limited to 4 animals per member for exhibiting at the County fair, one of which must be stalled at the fairgrounds. A foal and mare will be considered one animal. Exhibitors may stall 2 horses as space allows. C. No Stallions allowed.D. Ponies are limited to less than 57 inches. Horses are 57 inches and over. Ponies that are shod shall have 1/2 inch deducted.E. Pleasure classes will be shown under saddle and judged on way of going and performance at walk, trot, and lope/canter. Open to any age animals.F. Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Showmanship will be judged at halter.G. Appropriate 4-H exhibitor’s clothing is mandatory to include long-sleeved white shirt or blouse with 4-H armband (not provided). H. All 4-Her’s and FFA (no matter what age) are required to wear approved ASTM/SEI horse helmets at all times during all 4-H related events at the Appanoose County Fairgrounds.. You will need to provide your own helmet. Helmets will not be provided. HELMETS MUST BE WORN NOT ONLY WHILE RIDING, BUT EVEN IF YOU’RE JUST SITTING ON YOUR HORSE/MULE! NO EXCEPTIONS.I. Entries open to purebred or grade foals, mares, geldings and mules.J. All contestants must pre-enter classes in which they are competing and identify the horse/mule that will be used for each class. Show numbers will be assigned and worn during contest.K. Horse/mule exhibitors having already won showmanship in their age division cannot compete again. This complies with other species.L. The same animal cannot be exhibited in both Walk-Trot, Pleasure or Gaited. M. Ranch Riding is judged on a pre-set pattern and is not judged on rail work. The horse/mule will be judged at the walk, trop and lope.O. Ownership required. No leasing.P. No ponies allowed in horse halter classes.Q. No horse/mules allowed South of the horse barn past the fair office/exhibit building and No horses/mules allowed West of the arena past the campgrounds. R. No riding of horse/mules inside the horse barn S. No horses/mules left unattended tied at the wash rack. T. Showmanship will be held 1st thing Friday morning (8:00 a.m.) before competition beginning with Seniors, then Intermediate, last Juniors. V. STATE FAIR EQUINE SHOW BOOK RULES WILL BE USED FOR THE HORSE SHOW. Halter ClassesA. Ponies - 52” and UnderB. Ponies - Over 52” and Under 57”(Class E & F Champions and Reserves will come back for Grand Champ. Pony)C. Weanling, Yearling, 2 & 3 Year Old Mares and GeldingsD. Mares - 4 Years and OverE. Geldings—4 Years and Over (Class G, H & I Champions and Reserves will come back for Grand Champion Horse)F. Mules
Performance ClassesG. Walk-Trot 1. Junior Exhibitors 2. Intermediate Exhibitors 3. Senior ExhibitorsH Gaited Class– All ages together I. Pony Pleasure (Ponies Only-all ages together)J. Western Pleasure (Horse/Mules Only-No Ponies Allowed ) 1. Junior Exhibitors 2. Intermediate Exhibitors 3. Senior ExhibitorsK. Western Horsemanship 1. Junior Exhibitors 2. Intermediate Exhibitors 3. Senior ExhibitorsL. Ranch Riding 1. Junior Exhibitors 2. Intermediate Exhibitors 3. Senior ExhibitorsM. Open Trail 1. Junior Exhibitors 2. Intermediate Exhibitors 3. Senior Exhibitors
GamesN. Barrels 1. Junior Exhibitors 2. Intermediate ExhibitorsO. Flags 1. Junior Exhibitors 2. Intermediate Exhibitors 3. Senior ExhibitorsP. Pole Bending 1. Junior Exhibitors 2. Intermediate Exhibitors 3. Senior Exhibitors
Knowledge ClassQ. Hippology 1. Junior Exhibitors 2. Intermediate Exhibitors 3. Senior Exhibitors
Dept. 11 -- Dairy Goats1. Open to purebred, crossbred, and grade does. - All Crossbred and grade must show in the crossbred class 2. Any doe showing over-distention of udder due to lack of milking is subject to disqualification.3. All goats must be collared or haltered.4. All dairy goats must have the official identified USDA scrapie tags except for goats which have purebred registered identifiable tattoos.5. Exhibitor may enter two animals per class.6. Exhibitor is limited to a total of 6 head of goats (including dairy & meat).7. Goats may be shown as mother in a class, daughter in a class, and in a mother/daughter class.8. Goats shown by breed must have registration papers on entry days.9. DAIRY GOATS SHALL NOT BE SHOWN WITH HORNS. Class A. Nubian 1. Does at least 2 months and under 6 months 2. Does 6 months and over, but never milked 3. Does dry that have milked 4. Milking does 5. Milking herd (one animal from 3 of the above 4 classes). Milking doe should include any freshened doe in milk regardless of milking versus nursing. 6. Mother and Daughter, any age. Class B. Toggenburg (Same lots as Class A) Class C. Alpine (Same lots as Class A) Class D. La Mancha (Same lots as Class A) Class E. Saanen (Same lots as Class A) Class F. Oberhasli (Same lots as Class A) Class G. Crossbred (Same lots as Class A) Class H. Nigerian Dwarf (Same lots as Class A)
Dept. 12 -- Meat Goats1. Breeding class Boer Does open to full blood, percentage, and commercial class. 2. Boer Doe Goats shown by full blood or percentage must have registration or certification papers.3. All meat goats must have the official identified USDA scrapie tags except for goats which have purebred registered identifiable tattoos.4. All goats must be collared, chained, or haltered. 5. Exhibitor may enter two animals per class.6. County Fair market wethers will be weighed on Monday, July 20th. State Fair Meat goats will be weighed on Saturday, May 2nd. Exhibitor is limited to a total of 6 head of goats (including dairy & meat).7. ALL MEAT GOATS MUST BE INSPECTED BY THE OFFICIAL FAIR VETERINARIAN/SUPERINTENDENT PRIOR TO UNLOADING AT THE FAIR. INSPECTION TIMES WILL BE FROM 6:00-8:00PM ON SUNDAY JULY 19 AND FROM 7:00 - 9:00AM ON MONDAY JULY 20. ALL INSPECTIONS WILL BE DONE NORTH OF THE EXHIBIT BUILDING.8. May be sold at the Livestock Sale. I. Breeding Class A. Full Blood Boer Doe (88% to 100%) 1. 4-8 months 2. 8-12 months 3. 12-24 months 4. 24 months & over 5. Best pair of doe kids b. 4-8 months c. 8-12 months d. 12-24 months e. 24 months & overClass B. Percentage Boer Doe (50% to 88%) (Same lots as Class A)Class C. Commercial Boer Doe (Same lots as Class A)Class D. Other Meat Doe Such as: Kiko, Savannah, Myotonic or a Dairy Crossbreed (Same lots as Class A) Class E. Novelty Doe-Such as: Pigmy, Angora, or any of the miniature breed (Same lots as Class A)II. Market Class F. Market (Wether (castrated male) or Doe) - (Any Breed) 1. Light Weight 2. Middle Weight 3. Heavy Weight
Dept. 14 -- RabbitsA. Exhibitors may have only one entry per breed age class.B. Exhibitors may exhibit a maximum of 12 rabbits.C. Best Fancy, Best Commercial and Best Rabbit in Show will be chosen at the end of judging.If only one entry in class, must show in class P.Neutered or Spayed rabbits may be exhibited in their breed and age class.Meat Rabbits Class A. Meat Pen of 3 1. Meat pen will consist of three rabbits of the same breed and variety. 2. Weight is 16 1/2 pounds per pen 3. Age is 69 days or less. 4. Only one meat pen per exhibitor. Class B. Single Fryer 1. Age is 69 days or less 2. Only one entry per exhibitor 3. Weight is 3 1/2 -5 1/2 pounds Class C Single Roaster 1. Age is less than 6 months 2. Weight is 5-8 pounds 3. One entry per exhibitor
Fancy Rabbits Age Class 1. Senior Buck - 6 months and over 2. Senior Doe - 6 months and over 3. Jr. Buck - Under 6 months 4. Jr. Doe - Under 6 months Class D. Mini Rex Class E. Dutch Class F. Silver Marten Class G. Rex Class H. Mini Lop Class I. Angora Class J. Holland Lop Class K Fuzzy Lop Class L. Lionhead Class M. Polish Hotot Class N. Jersey Wooly Class O. Dwarf Class P. Other Fancy (Example: Himalayan, Harlequin, Polish, Silver, Rhinelander) Class Q. Crossbred Commercial RabbitsAge Class 1. Senior Buck - 8 months and over 2. Senior Doe - 8 Months and over 3. Intermediate Buck - 6-8 months 4. Intermediate Doe - 6-8 months 5. Junior Buck - Under 6 months 6. Junior Doe - Under 6 months Class R. Californian Class S. Satin Class T. Flemish Giant Class U. New Zealand Class V. Checkered Giant Class W. All other Commercial (Examp. Palomino, Silver Fox, Cinnamon)
- Dept.15 -- Poultry & Fowl All poultry must be pullorum tested no earlier than 90 days of public exhibit and must be done by an authorized tester. Unless purchased at pullorum-free flock. Must have proof of being tested or bill of sale from pullorum-free flock.1. Exhibitors may show a maximum of 12 head. Class A. Standard 1. Cock - Over 1 Year 2. Cockerel - Under 1 Year 3. Hen - Over 1 Year 4. Pullet - Under 1 YearClass B. Bantam (Same lots as Class A)Class C. Duck 1. Breeding Drake 2. Breeding HenClass D. Geese 1. Breeding Gander 2. Breeding GooseClass E. Turkey 1. Breeding Tom 2. Breeding HenClass F. Other Poultry 1. Cock or Cockerel 2. Hen or PulletClass G. Production Poultry 1. Laying Pen of 3 2. Fryer Pen of 3 (3-5 Pounds)
Dept. 16 -- Dogs Classes will be judged on how dog is presented and groomed, and dog’s training. Dog may not be shown by more than one member.If a dog/exhibitor achieves a qualifying score in a class at the previous year’s Fair, he/she must move up to the next class. Dogs/exhibitors may not move up a level class until a qualifying score is made (excluding intro). Classes are listed below in order of level. Qualifying score is 170 points or above. A complete listing of activities in each class as well as how points are dispersed can be obtained at any time from the Appanoose County Extension Office. Class A1 - Into Class This class is for first year exhibitor with first year dog only. Class B1 - Beginners Novice ABeginners Novice A class is only for dogs and handler teams in their 2nd year of training. Exhibitor/Dog Team may only enter this class 1 year. Dogs must not have earned any obedience title through AKC, UKC, etc.Class B2 - Beginners Novice BBeginners Novice B class is for dog/handler teams, where either the dog has had previous training, but this is the first year for the exhibitor, or for an exhibitor with experience, but this is the first year for the dog. This class is also open to exhibitor/dog teams in their 3rd year of training that did not receive a qualifying score in Beginners Novice A last year. Class C1 - Preferred Novice A A handler/dog team may enter this class 1 year. Class C2 - Preferred Novice B A handler/Dog team may enter this class until they receive a qualifying score. * Any dog that has earned a “PCD” level title or higher, before January 1, of the current year, is not eligible to enter these classes. Class D1 - Novice A A handler/dog team may enter this class 1 year. Class D2 - Novice B A handler/dog team may enter this class until they receive a qualifying score. * Any dog that has earned any “CD” level title before January, of the current year, is not eligible to enter these classes. Class E1 - Graduate Novice A A handler/dog team may enter this class 1 year. Class E2 - Graduate Novice B A handler/dog team may enter this class until they receive a qualifying score. *Dogs must not have received any “CDX” level titles”Class F1 - Rally Classes Rally classes are open to all exhibitors. Dog and handler navigate a timed course or 10-20 signs. All exercises are performed on leash. Rally classes are divided by Junior, Intermediate and Senior.Class G1 - Handling (Showmanship)Handling classes are open to all exhibitors who participated in at least one Obedience Class (including Rally classes). Handling classes are divided by Junior, Intermediate and Senior and will be judged on exhibitors appearance and attitude, dog grooming and condition, handling and questions. Dept. 17 -- CatsA. One entry per member per class.B. Cat may be shown by no more than 1 member.C. Entries may be purebred or mixed breed.D. Exhibitors are responsible for bringing their entry in a cage or carrier and for providing necessary coverings, litter, litter pan, and water container.E. Cats or kittens should have current distemper and rabies vaccination; other information from veterinarian should be placed on health certificate.F. There will be Cat showmanship for all 3 age divisions (Junior, Intermediate, and Senior). The winner from each age division will come back and compete for the overall Master Cat Showman. Class A Longhair 1. Male Kitten - 4-8 months 2. Female Kitten - 4-8 months 3. Male Intermediate - 9-12 months 4. Female Intermediate - 9-12 months 5. Male Adult - 12 months and over 6. Female Adult - 12 months and over Class B Domestic Longhair (Same lots as Class A) Class C Shorthair (Same lots as Class A) Class D Shown in own respective breed (Same lots as Class A) Class E Other (Same lots as Class A)