WOOD COUNTY JUNIOR BEEF SHOW    

 

 

SHOW- Thursday, July 18

WVU Extension Service (304)424-1960

J.J. Barrett-Agriculture Extension Agent

Youth Livestock Beef Chairs

Jeff McElfresh (304)482-8114

Bob & Crystal Sponaugle

(304)489-3222

(304)991-0560

(304)834-7631

 

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Revised: 12-1-2016

There is no entry fee. .

  1. All animals must comply with the WV Department of Agriculture Health Regulations.

  2. 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.

  3. Beef project animals must be dehorned, castrated and properly healed by Saturday, May 4, 2019 on Tag Day

  4. Any animal purchased outside of WV must be accompanied with Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.

  5. Exhibitors will be allowed to tag 2 animals per project but only 1 can be exhibited at the fair.

  6. ALL EXHIBITORS MUST TURN IN A COMPLETED PROJECT BOOK TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY TUESDAY, AND ACTIVITY RECORD TO THE EXTENSION OFFICE BY .

  7. All animals must be on the fairgrounds and inspected by 2 beef chairs by 3:00 pm Sunday July 14, 2018.

  8. Animals will be stabled in the spaces assigned to them by the Project/Show Chairman.

  9. 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. 

  10. 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.

  11. 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).

  12. Weigh-ins for all animals will start at 5:00 pm on Sunday July 15, 2018.

  13. Animals entered in Breeding Classes cannot be entered in a Market Class or vice versa.

  14. All breeds of beef will show together.There is no distinction between grade and purebred.

  15. For the showmanship class the exhibitor has the option to use either their own market or purebred animal.

  16. Feeding, Caring and Grooming of the animals must be done by the exhibitorGrooming and fitting must be done in the barn in which the animals are housed or immediate area adjacent to it.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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. 

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. All exhibitors must show in showmanship and market class for the market animal to be eligible for the sale.

  23. Age on the Day of the show will determine the Showmanship class that each exhibitor will show in.

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

  26. All exhibitors must conform to the general rules of the WV Interstate Fair & Exposition, Inc. and the Junior Livestock Committee Chairs.

  27. All Project Chairmen reserve the right to interpret rules governing the beef show.

  28. Any 4-H or FFA members not adhering to the individual project guidelines will be excluded from the sale.

  29. Each stall belonging to the exhibitor must be cleaned and inspected by the appropriate chairman before leaving the fairgrounds.

  30. Stalls will be assigned by previous year’s assignment.This is not a first come first serve assignment.

  31. All 4-H/ FFA animals on exhibit CANNOT BE REMOVED FROM THE FAIRGROUNDS until Saturday July 21, 2018 at 10:00 pm. Animals must be removed by Sunday, July 21, 2019 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 26, 2019.

 

 

SECTION I – BEEF FEMALE SHOW GUIDELINES

 

Youth exhibitors are eligible to carry as many animals as they wish in this project.

CLASSES BEEF FEMALES

 

CLASS 1.  Junior Heifer Calf (Born after January 1, 2019)

CLASS 2.  Intermediate Heifer Calf (Born October 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018)

CLASS 3.  Senior Heifer Calf (Born July 1, 2018 to September 31, 2018)

CLASS 4.  Spring Yearling Heifer (Born April 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018)

CLASS 5.  Winter Yearling Heifer (Born January 1, 2018 to March 31, 2018)

CLASS 6.  Fall Yearling Heifer (Born October 1, 2017 to December 30, 2017)

CLASS 7.  Summer Yearling Heifer (Born July 17, 2017 to September 1, 2017)

CLASS 8.  Junior Champion Heifer

                 Junior Reserve Champion Heifer

CLASS 9.  Two-year old Heifer (not calved) born January 1, 2017 to July 16, 2017

CLASS 10. Cow calf pair with natural calf, calf born after January 1, 2019

CLASS 11.Grand Champion Female

                    Reserve Champion Female

 

SECTION II – BEEF FEEDER CALF SHOW GUIDELINES

 

  1. All animals must be tagged on Exhibitors will be allowed to tag 2 animals per project but only 1 can be exhibited at the fair.

  2. All calves must be born after January 1, 2019 and before April 30, 2019.

  3. Feeder calves must be owned by the members by May 11, 2019.

  4. Feeder Calves must weigh between 250 - 600 lbs. on weigh-in day. Any animals that do not meet the weight guidelines will be permitted to show in the appropriate market class but will not be eligible for Grand or Reserve champion.Those that are over the maximum weight requirement will be permitted to sell at the maximum weight limit (600 lbs.) and will be last in the sale order.

  5. Calves must be weaned three weeks before the show and on feed.

 

FEEDER CALF HEIFERS

 

Feeder Calf, Heifers (classes will be separated by weight groups)

Champion Feeder Heifer Calf

Reserve Champion Feeder Heifer Calf

 

​FEEDER CALF STEERS

 

Feeder Calf, Steers (classes will be separated by weight groups)

Champion Feeder Steer Calf

Reserve Champion Feeder Steer Calf

 

SECTION III – MARKET STEER SHOW GUIDELINES

 

  1. Steers must weigh a minimum of 950 pounds and a maximum of 1475 pounds to be eligible to show.Any animals that do not meet the weight guidelines will be permitted to show in the appropriate market class but will not be eligible for Grand or Reserve champion.  .  Those that have not met the minimum weight requirement will be permitted to sell at actual weight and will be last in the sale order.  Those that are over the maximum weight requirement will be permitted to sell at the maximum weight limit (1475 lbs.) and will be last in the sale order.

  2. Market steers should be skin clipped to a ¼ inch clip, except for the ears, tail switch, tail head and poll of the head before weigh in at the fair.Steers will be inspected by two officials to approve clipping. If officials do not approve clipping, exhibitors will get 1 hour to re-clip steer then must go through another inspection. If steer clipping is not approved on the second inspection, steer will be disqualified.No Exceptions.

  3. Exhibitor must have been 12 years old on October 1, 2017 in order to be eligible to take Market Steer as a project for 2017-2018; 9-11 year olds can take this project if they have taken a completed feeder calf project for at least one year prior.

 

 

CLASSES MARKET STEER

 

Market Steers (classes divided by weight)

Grand Champion

Reserve Champion

 

SHOWMANSHIP CLASSES

(Will be first in Beef Show)

 

CLASS 1.  Showmanship – 10 years of age and under.

CLASS 2.  Showmanship – 11, 12, 13 years of age.

CLASS 3.  Showmanship – 14, 15, 16 years of age.

CLASS 4.  Showmanship – 17 years of age or older.

Providing Entertainment for Almost 50 Years!

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