2021 Livestock Division Rules

Market Rabbit


DIRECTORS: Billy Cooper, Kevin Payne COMMITTEE: Ricky Ferguson, Anita Kay Robison, Kim Cooper JUDGE: Chase Austin ALL GENERAL RULES APPLY TO THIS DIVISION EXHIBITORS ARE ALLOWED TO PURCHASE OR BREED THEIR OWN RABBITS *Refer to the schedule of events for dates and times of the market rabbit show. ANY EXHIBITOR NOT REGISTERED AND ENTRY NOT PAID WILL BE INELIGIBLE TO SHOW 1. All entries must be the bona-fide property of the exhibitor.

2. Members of the Junior Exhibitor Group may show rabbits. 3. Only meat pens will be shown. A pen shall consist of: -----a. Three (3) rabbits, either sex. -----b. Rabbits must weigh 3 ½ to 5 ½ pounds each. -----c. Rabbits are recommended to be born between specific dates posted here. -----d. The pen cannot exceed 16.5 pounds total weight

4. Exhibitor must own the rabbits they will exhibit by tag-in date.
5. The committee can visit the exhibitor’s residence anytime during the feeding period.

6. Tag-in date for rabbits will be at the SJC Fairgrounds show barn from 9am-11am.

7. Market rabbit disqualification: Any rabbit showing signs of external parasites or symptoms of any disease will not be allowed to enter the show. This will include ear canker, sore hocks, wolf or buck-teeth or broken teeth. Entry fees on such specimens will be forfeited.

8. Exhibitor is allowed to show only one (1) pen of rabbits. All prizes will be paid to the Exhibitor entering the rabbits.

9. Only exhibitor and persons on the rabbit committee will be allowed at the scales during weigh-in.

10. All entries will be expected to be in their assigned pens at all times during the show except when being judged.

11. All pens except Grand and Reserve may be taken home after show.

12. Exhibitors are responsible for disposing of the rabbits according to the buyer’s wishes. This must be taken care of within seven (7) days of the sale or the rabbit committee should be advised on the issue. 13. There will be a Rabbit showmanship contest immediately following the meat pen show. PREMIUMS FOR RABBIT DIVISION 1st 2nd 3rd $30 $25 $20




Market Broiler


DIRECTORS: Brian Wick, Ernest Bailes IV CHAIRPERSON: James Clark JUDGE: Steve Gardner ALL GENERAL RULES APPLY TO THIS DIVISION *Refer to schedule of events for dates and times of poultry show. 1. Members of the Junior Exhibitor Group may show a poultry project.

2. Each pen will consist of three (3) birds. 3. All broilers will be ordered at the same time and will be commercial run pullets. All orders will be placed with the Poultry Chairperson at validation who will work with the hatchery to target a 42 day interval to show date. All birds must be paid for by validation date. NO LATE ORDERS.

4. An entry fee will be collected the same time that the birds are paid for.
5. Each exhibitor must purchase a minimum of 25 birds. Additional birds must be purchased in multiples of twenty-five (25).

6. The exhibitor or representative will be responsible for listing the band number of the chicks at time of delivery. This list will then be turned over to the Chairperson. Sibling family members may raise their poultry together and select pens from the combination of each member's band numbers.

7. At time of check-in for show, band numbers will be checked against exhibitor’s assigned list. All birds must have wing bands.

8. Any substitution of birds must be done before check-in.

9. Entire pens may be sifted if any bird does not appear healthy, or if there are wide variations in Weight’s of the birds, or if they do not make weight limit of 12 pounds per pen. Birds may be weighed at judge’s discretion.

10. Any bird found with breast blisters and bruises will be disqualified.

11. All alternate birds and/or boxes/cage MUST be removed from the show arena IMMEDIATELY after showing.

12. All pens except Grand & Reserve may be taken home after show.
PREMIUMS FOR POULTRY DIVISION 1st 2nd 3rd $30 $25 $20




Market Lamb


DIRECTORS: Billy Cooper, Kevin Payne COMMITTEE: Anne Harrison, Jerry Cutaia, Doug Swiech JUDGE: Brandy Slaughter ALL GENERAL RULES APPLY TO THIS DIVISION *Refer to the schedule of events for dates and times of the market lamb show. 1. The junior lamb division exhibitors must be a member of the Junior Exhibitor Group.

2. The senior lamb division exhibitors must be a 4-H or FFA member. 3. All lambs must be ear tagged at the San Jacinto County fairgrounds at validation time.
4. An exhibitor may have as many lambs tagged as desired, but will be eligible to show and sale only one lamb. Exhibitors must show the lamb that has been tagged, providing the tag number is the assigned number to that exhibitor.

5. Lambs must not weigh less than 80 pounds, and must be slick sheared at the time of show.

6. No contestant will be allowed assistance from anyone that is not authorized to be in the Show- ring during the judging. Contestants will be required to maintain control of their lamb at all times while judging is taking place.

7. A Grand and Reserve Champion Lamb winner will be selected from the Junior Division.

8. A Grand and Reserve Champion Lamb winner will be selected from the Senior Division.

9. Showmanship will have three age divisions: Junior Showmanship- SJC Jr Exhibitors Intermediate Showmanship- 4-H Eligible – 13 yrs old (please see general rule 2d for 4-H Eligible requirements) Senior Showmanship- 14 years old to 19 years old
10. Only Junior Exhibitors will be allowed to show with a halter.

11. Judge will set the sell order.
PREMIUMS FOR LAMB DIVISION- JR AND SENIORS
(By Sale Order)
1st 2nd 3rd $30 $25 $20




Market Goat


DIRECTORS: Billy Cooper, Kevin Payne COMMITTEE: Anne Harrison, Doug Swiech, Kaitlyn Shrader JUDGE: David Christie ALL GENERAL RULES APPLY TO THIS DIVISION *Refer to the schedule of events for dates and times of the market goat show. 1. A member of the Junior Exhibitor Group may show a goat.

2. Market goats can be any breed or cross breed wether or female goat. Females must not be bred. 3. Market goats must be ear tagged on validation day. 4. The market goat must not weigh less than 60 pounds or more than 125 pounds at check-in on the night of the show. A five (5) pound tolerance will be allowed. (Max. or Min.)

5. Market goats must be clipped before check-in. Hair should be no longer than 3/8 inch. Hair is required to be clipped to the knees and hocks. A full clip is acceptable.

6. Goats must be dehorned or horns must be tipped. Ends of tipped horns must not be less than the diameter of a dime at the time of check-in on show day.

7. There will be a Jr. and Sr. Goat show division.

8. Showmanship will have three age divisions: Junior Showmanship- SJC Jr Exhibitors Intermediate Showmanship- 4-H Eligible – 13 yrs old (please see general rule 2d for 4-H Eligible requirements) Senior Showmanship- 14 years old to 19 years old

9. All exhibitors will be allowed to show with a chain or a halter.
10.Judge will set the sell order.
PREMIUMS FOR MARKET GOAT DIVISION
(By Sale Order) 1st 2nd 3rd $30 $25 $20




Market Swine


DIRECTORS: Doug Lilley, Tommy Hues COMMITTEE: Sue Nell Loggins, Stephanie Lilley, Doug Sweich JUDGE: Clayton Schram ALL GENERAL RULES APPLY TO THIS DIVISION *Refer to the schedule of events for dates and times of the market swine show. 1. Members of the Junior Exhibitor Group may show a swine project.

2. All market swine will be ear tagged by 7 pm on validation day. 3. At validation, all exhibitors will give their swine a preliminary breed classification. 4. Swine must be clean and presentable for classification at weigh-in.
5. Swine must weigh between 220 and 280 pounds. Any hog not weighing in this range will be sifted.

6. Swine will be shown using the following three (3) breed format: Hampshire Crossbred AOB
7. Breeds will be broke into weight classes, if numbers dictate. They must have six in a breed to establish a breed.

8. The judge has the option to reclassify swine entering the ring into crossbred class. The judges decision will be final.

9. No feral swine allowed.

10. Pigs must stay penned during Lamb & Goat shows, and no clipping will be allowed during these shows.
11. Pigs must be castrated by date this date.

12. All market swine must be ear notched by validation. 13. Judge will set the sale order. 14. Showmanship will have three age divisions: Junior Showmanship- SJC Jr Exhibitors Intermediate Showmanship- 4-H Eligible – 13 yrs old (please see general rule 2d for 4-H Eligible requirements) Senior Showmanship- 14 years old to 19 years old
PREMIUMS FOR SWINE DIVISION 1st 2nd 3rd $30 $25 $20




Market Steer


DIRECTORS: Brian Wick, Greg Shrader COMMITTEE: Billy Cooper, Kaitlyn Shrader JUDGE: Aaron Marshall ALL GENERAL RULES APPLY TO THIS DIVISION 1. All steers must be officially weighed, validated, and tagged with a San Jacinto County ear tag on validation day.
2. Steers must weigh a minimum of 600 pounds at validation. 3. Steers must be dehorned and castrated at the time of validation.

4. All steers must be haltered at validation and halter broke at show.
5. Steers must be sheared to 1/4 inch before the official cattle weigh-in/check-in day from 3pm to 5pm on Wednesday of the fair.
6. See schedule of events for show times.
7. Steers must gain 2 pounds per day from validation until the official weigh-in-day. This will be a 144 day feeding period (288 pounds minimum gain). Late entries will still be required to meet the 288 pounds of gain by weigh in.

8. The first place steer in each class will compete for Grand Champion with the second place steer in that class coming in to compete for Reserve Champion.

9. Judge will set the sale order.

10. A RATE OF GAIN trophy will be presented to the exhibitor with the best gaining steer.
11. No painting, coloring, or altering the natural color of the animal. 12. Showmanship will have two age divisions: Junior Showmanship- 4-H Eligible –13 yrs old (combined with Jr Breeding Heifer Showmanship & Jr Replacement Heifer Showmanship) (please see general rule 2d for 4-H Eligible requirements) Senior Showmanship- 14 years old and up PREMIUMS FOR STEER DIVISION 1st 2nd 3rd $30 $25 $20




Replacement Heifer


DIRECTORS: Greg Shrader, Brian Wick CHAIRPERSON: Daniel Landers COMMITTEE: Michele Moss, Tulina Wilson, Kaitlyn Shrader JUDGE: Aaron Marshall ALL GENERAL RULES APPLY TO THIS DIVISION 1. All heifers are to be calf-hood vaccinated for Brucellosis by check-in. Ears will be checked for tattoo and provide tag # for recording at check in.
2. Heifers will be tagged in on or by validation day. Heifers must be haltered at validation. 3. All replacement heifers must check-in Wednesday of fair week between 3pm and 5pm. See schedule of events for show times.

4. Heifers should be weaned prior to show date.
5. All heifers must be halter broke to show.

6. Heifers must be born within dates listed on validation dates page. These heifers will be divided into age classes according to the number of entries in the show at the discretion of the committee.
7. GROOMING RULE- Heifers MUST be shown with halter and proper grooming paraphernalia. Clipping of the body hair is allowed. Blow and go with NO adhesives allowed. 8. Showmanship will have two age divisions: Junior Showmanship- 4-H Eligible – 13 yrs old (combined with Jr Breeding Heifer Showmanship & Jr Replacement Heifer Showmanship) (please see general rule 2d for 4-H Eligible requirements) Senior Showmanship- 14 years old and up PREMIUMS FOR REPLACEMENT HEIFER DIVISION 1st 2nd 3rd $30 $25 $20




Breeding Beef


DIRECTORS: Greg Shrader, Brian Wick CHAIRPERSON: Daniel Landers COMMITTEE: Michele Moss, Tulina Wilson, Kaitlyn Shrader JUDGE: Aaron Marshall ALL GENERAL RULES APPLY TO THIS DIVISION 1. All heifers must be calf-hood vaccinated by check-in unless age is inappropriate.

2. All participants must enter the number of breeding heifers they intend to show and pay the required entry fee of $20 per head on validation date. 3. All breeding heifers must be born after specified date.

4. No heifer exhibited in the Commercial Heifer Show will be allowed to compete in the Breeding Heifer Show and vice versa.
5. No Breeding Heifers will be sold at the livestock auction.

6. Only San Jacinto County 4-H & FFA members can show in the Breeding Heifer Show.
7. All breeding heifers must check-in Wednesday of fair week with respective committee chairman between 3pm and 5pm.

8. See schedule of events for show times.

9. All Breeding Heifers must be halter broken to show.

10. Exhibitors may show more than one heifer in the Breeding Heifer show. If an exhibitor has two or more heifers in one class, another eligible 4-H or FFA exhibitor may exhibit the heifer for that particular exhibitor.
11. Breeding heifers will be divided into classes according to the number of heifers entered in the show at the discretion of the committee. All ages are as of the day of the show.

12. Heifers MUST be shown blow and go with NO adhesives. 13. Breeding heifers can be purchased anywhere. 14. The original registration papers must be in the exhibitor's name within their respective breed association by date listed here. You will be required to present your original registration papers in the exhibitors name at time of check-in on Wednesday. 15. Showmanship will have two age divisions: Junior Showmanship-4-H Eligible – 13 yrs old (combined with Jr Breeding Heifer Showmanship & Jr Replacement Heifer Showmanship) (please see general rule 2d for 4-H Eligible requirements) Senior Showmanship- 14 years old and up
PREMIUMS FOR BREEDING HEIFERS 1st 2nd 3rd $30 $25 $20