2021 Livestock Division Rules
DIRECTORS: Billy Cooper, Kevin Payne
2. Members of the Junior Exhibitor Group may show rabbits.
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.
DIRECTORS: Brian Wick, Ernest Bailes IV
2. Each pen will consist of three (3) birds.
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.
2. The senior lamb division exhibitors must be a 4-H or FFA member.
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:
10. Only Junior Exhibitors will be allowed to show with a halter.
11. Judge will set the sell order.
(By Sale Order)
2. Market goats can be any breed or cross breed wether or female goat. Females must not be bred.
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:
9. All exhibitors will be allowed to show with a chain or a halter.
10.Judge will set the sell order.
(By Sale Order)
DIRECTORS: Doug Lilley, Tommy Hues
2. All market swine will be ear tagged by 7 pm on validation day.
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:
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.
2. Steers must weigh a minimum of 600 pounds at 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.
2. Heifers will be tagged in on or by validation day. Heifers must be haltered at validation.
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.
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.
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.