Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Blue Mountain eagle. (John Day, Or.) 1972-current | View This Issue
421 200 011 Geology, Junior - Educational Display
421 200 012 Geology, Intermediate - Educational
421 200 013 Geology, Senior - Educational Display
Livestock General Rules
A. Entries Are DUE BY MONDAY, July 20, 2015 at
B. All animals must be exhibited by their owners.
Animals must be registered in name of exhibitor or
must have a contractual agreement for the project
year. (Registration in a partnership of family name is
acceptable providing animal designation at the begin-
ning of the project.)
C. To ensure that the generous donations of trophy
and award donors and the livestock sale buyers are
acknowledged all 4-H and FFA members MUST write
thank-you notes before receiving premium money or
D. Enrollment deadline for market animals was
March 15, 2015. Animals must have been in 4-H
member’s possession by: March 29 - market steers;
May 9 - market hogs, June 6 - market sheep &
market goats; June 1st - market rabbits & market
poultry - and all other animals and birds not noted
above (this includes breeding stock).
E. Market steers are weighed and identified with spe-
cial ear tags approximately 120 days prior to the
show. Market swine and market lambs are weighed
and identified with special ear tags approximately 100
and 70 days respectively, before Fair. No more than 2
market animals of the same species will be tagged at
weigh-in per 4-H member.
If a member has one market animal tagged and that
animal dies, then the 4-H/FFA member must notify
the Extension office, their 4-H leader or FFA instructor
about the loss within 24 hours. They can then request
permission to purchase another animal. If the animal
dies after July 15, then in order to sell the new animal
in the auction the animal must be one that was
tagged at the initial weigh-in.
Tranquilized animals will not be allowed. A licensed
veterinarian may tranquilize an animal on the fair-
grounds to prevent property damage or danger to
people, however the animal(s) must be removed from
the fairgrounds. The show reserves the right to use
appropriate tests to detect these substances.
F. Exhibitors must provide feed for their animals.
Those members with market animals must provide
sufficient feed to carry their animals from the time of
sale until the time of slaughter (poultry & rabbits - 1
day; steers - 2 days; hogs - 2 days; lambs - 2 days).
Extra feed will be stored as designated by your barn
superintendent. Your superintendent will suggest
how much feed to leave.
G. Each exhibitor may enter no more than seven
sheep, seven dairy cattle, seven beef, seven swine,
seven dairy goats, seven pygmy goats, seven rabbits,
seven poultry, and two dogs.
H. No animals are allowed on the Fairgrounds
unless they are entered in a class.
I. The same animal may not be entered in more
than one conformation class, except those shown in
J. All cattle must be accompanied by a transporta-
tion certificate. All market steers to be sold must be
accompanied by a Brand Inspection Certificate, a
Special Brand Inspection Certificate, a Memorandum
Brand Inspection Certificate or an "E" Slip.
K. All animals and birds are subject to inspection
by a veterinarian upon admission to the Fairgrounds.
No animal or bird shall be allowed to remain on the
grounds that shows evidence of any infectious or
contagious disease. If veterinary work is needed
during the Fair, the 4-H/FFA member assumes the ex-
L. All animals not manageable at the time of the
Fair will not be acceptable as entries and must be re-
moved from the Fairgrounds. The decision shall be at
the option of the 4-H Barn Superintendents and the
county Extension Agents and FFA instructors and
shall be final.
M. All animals and birds must be securely tied or
penned in their designated areas. All beef and dairy
animals must be broke to halter and must be cross-
tied with separate ropes (neck rope and halter rope).
All bulls must be broke to nose leads and will be re-
quired to have nose leads in place when being shown
and/or lead on grounds unless excused by the super-
N. Rabbits may be disqualified for any of the fol-
lowing defects or ailments: crooked feet, legs, spine,
neck or tail; lop ears; blindness; absence of tail or ear;
pot belly; missing or buck teeth; rupture; vent disease;
or infected sores. They may be placed down, but not
disqualified for being over or under weight for their
age class or for having other defects or ailments.
O. ALL exhibitors must be present to show their
exhibits. Poultry and rabbit exhibits will be carried to
the judging table to be judged.
P. Polled or dehorned animals are required for all
crossbreds and nearly all purebreds (a 2-inch scur will
be allowed (hairline to tip). Also see Oregon 4-H web-
site state fair book for additional rules for horned ani-
Q. Market lambs must be shorn two weeks before
Fair. A trimming and blocking area will be designated
by the barn superintendent. The fleece will be no
longer than 1/2” at Fair.
All breeding ewes, rams and lambs (wethers includ-
ed) under 18 months of age must have an official
USDA Scrapie Tag if they are to be shown or sold.
All market lambs must be slick shorn before crossing
the scale. Animals must be dry with no blankets
before crossing the scale.
R. Fair Classes — Breeding and Market
1. Market animals are shown by weight classes.
Livestock superintendents make final class designa-
2. In "Other Breeds" breeding class, all "other
breeds" will be brought into the show ring at the same
time, but each breed will be judged as a separate sub-
3. The number of animals shown in each class will
be at the discretion of the barn superintendent and
4. The judge may select any number of animals
for championship competition if of acceptable quality
(e.g. 0, 2 or 5 animals). They must be Blue ribbon
5. Livestock breeding animals exhibited in 4-H/FFA
classes may be exhibited in Open Class.
6. Short scrotum (induced or other cryptorchids)
are not eligible to show. Intact males may not be sold
as market animals.
7. Market animals will not be shown in breeding
classes except in dam and produce classes.
8. We support and encourage the humane treat-
ment of all animals. Exhibitors are expected to treat
their animals with respect and provide for their con-
tinuous well-being through proper feeding, handling,
disease prevention, sanitation and attention to their
S. Fair Classes — Showmanship:
1. Exhibitors must enter one showmanship
class and all portions of the livestock judging contest.
2. The number of animals in each class will be
at the discretion of the barn superintendent and the
3. Animals used for showmanship must be
entered in a 4-H/FFA market or 4-H/FFA breeding
class. Animals shown must be recognized as the
member's animal by 4-H/FFA.
4. The 4-H/FFA division is a youth show. All
care and fitting must be done by the 4-H/FFA
member. (Member should be able to demonstrate
care and fitting techniques if asked.) Involvement of
adults must be limited to advising. Any 4-H/FFA
animal fitted for show by adults or professionals is in-
eligible for premiums or show. 4-H/FFA animals must
be fitted in the barn area. (Violations of this rule are
to be reported to the 4-H agent and FFA instructors.
4-H/FFA members receive a warning for the first viola-
tion (from the 4-H agent and executive committee).
The second violation disqualifies members from
showing the animal and receiving any premiums
5. No oil, powder or other products (besides
soap and water) to be used on market hogs. Also see
Oregon 4-H website state fair book for additional rules
for horned animals: oregon.4h.oregonstate.edu/fair-
6. Artificial coloring of any animal (including
hooves) or any artificial means of removing or reme-
dying physical defects of confirmation in animals
such as lifting or filling under the skin will be consid-
ered as fraud and deception. All animals giving evi-
dence of such treatment before or after slaughter will
result in the owner being barred from future shows
and all awards and sale proceeds being withheld from
the current show.
7. Judges may ask questions about the
member's animal, fitting and showing.
8. All exhibitors are automatically entered and
must exhibit in the Showmanship Contest unless they
have been excused by their respective barn superin-
tendents and the 4-H Leaders Executive Committee
and FFA Instructors.
9. Showmanship class order will be Seniors
first, Intermediates second and Juniors last.
10. Showmanship champions are eligible to
compete in the Master Showmanship Contest If a
member qualifies in two species (or more) he or she
must choose which animal species they prefer to
show. Those members who qualify for the Master
Showmanship Contest (including small animals and
horses) will use the animal they qualified with and
start the contest with their own animal. Organization
of the contest is at the discretion of the livestock su-
perintendents, the Extension Agent and the FFA
Stock may be sold in the barns only if ap-
proved by the appropriate barn superintendent. The
4-H program is NOT responsible for animals sold out-
side the auction; the transaction is between the seller
2015 ★ GRANT COUNTY FAIR ★ PAGE 81