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4-H & FFA Junior Livestock Rules

General Rules & Regulations

Every effort has been made to insure the accuracy of the information on this website. However, exhibitors are cautioned that the current rules and regulations of the Utah State Fair Corporation, as interpreted by Fair Administration and the Board, take precedence over this listing due to the possibility of typographical error or inadvertent omission.

In the event of conflict between the general rules and the special rules governing the various departments, the special rules will take precedence.

The Board reserves the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations and to settle and determine all matters, questions and differences in regard thereto, or otherwise arising out of, connected with or incident to the Fair.

The Board reserves the right to amend or add to these rules, as it, in its judgment, may deem advisable.

Entry Information

ENTRY DEADLINE: AUGUST 15, 2023 @ 11:59 PM

ENTRY FEE: $20.00 for market class - limit ONE per exhibitor

$8.00 per head for breeding animal class

1. LATE ENTRIES will not be accepted.
2. Please enter Showmanship by the deadline if you want to participate in the competition.
3. Exhibitors will receive six (6) gate admission day passes as part of their entry. Exhibitors with more than six (6) breeding animals may request up to two (2) additional day passes for show day help. Exhibitors may purchase additional gate admission gate admission tickets at a discount during online registration or at the livestock office during the show.

4. Exhibitors who also enter animals in the open show must do so in the same exhibitor name as their Jr Livestock entry.


1. Judges will place all animals numerically as well as by the Danish system (Blue, Red, or White) according to type, quality and condition.
2. Premiums will be paid only on exhibits deemed worthy by the judge.
3. Judges decisions will be final.


1. Exhibitors will not be allowed more than two ribbons and/or two monies in any one lot (regardless of the number of entries). Clerks will be careful to see that exhibitors receive their proper ribbon and money.
2. All money awarded for group or chapter exhibits becomes the property of the group.
3. Exhibitors leaving early without prior written approval from the supervisor will forfeit prize money.
4. All rules & regulations must be complied with or premiums may be withheld.

Health Regulations

1. A health certificate is required on all livestock with the exception of market animals, since they are inspected upon arrival. Please read the Health Regulations and Brand Inspection Requirements under the Livestock General Rules as it pertains to breeding livestock.

Market Animals

1. All Market (including Champion and Reserve) animals must be cared for by the exhibitor until they are released to the packer for shipping. Each exhibitor has absolute responsibility for the care and condition of the animal(s) they enter and bring to the Fair.
2. Sifted animals (not for health reasons) will be released during or immediately after weigh-in, unless the exhibitor is competing in showmanship.
3. Animals, which are not eligible for the auction for any reason, are the responsibility of the exhibitor and will be released after 9 pm on the evening of their respective judging days. White Ribbon animals will not be eligible for the Jr Livestock Auction.
4. All animal owners who wish to sell to the packer must notify the livestock office by 6:00 pm on Friday, September 15th.
5. Exhibitors MUST show and sell their own animals without exception.
6. The Grand and Reserve Grand Champion of each species will be drug tested immediately following the show. An exhibitor whose animal tests positive for any illegal substance will be penalized according to the guidelines established by the Utah State Fair Corporation.


1. Vet check will be performed upon arrival for initial screening of animals.
2. Animals will be filtered through weigh-in process from the trailer.
3. All weights recorded at the scale are final. All of one species must cross the same scale. Weights recorded at this time are for class placement and not a certification of weight.
4. Check in with the supervisor before tying or penning animal.
5. Any project animals not cared for properly, fed and watered and stall area kept clean, will forfeit all prize money and be subject to other penalties which could include being ineligible to enter exhibits in the future.
6. Should the General and Special rules conflict, the latter will govern. Exhibitors are required to read the Livestock General Rules.
7. 4-H & FFA exhibitors will show together.
8. Exhibitors must have an animal entered in their respective department to be eligible to participate in showmanship, and must show their entered animal.
9. No drenching of any animal will be allowed on the Fairpark without consent of show management.
10. The official tag listed on the entry form must be the only tag in the animals’ ear at the time of weigh-in (except for scrapie tags in ewe lambs and goats).

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