An official health certificate meeting Utah animal health regulations, issued by an accredited veterinarian must accompany all out-of-state animals certifying them to be free from communicable diseases. All animals exhibited must be properly identified on the health certificate by registered name, number, tattoo, and other identification marks. Current Utah animal health regulations can be obtained by calling the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food at 801-982-2235. The health certificate should be presented to the supervisor of that Department at the time of registration at the Fairpark or maintained at premises where animals are exhibited.
All sheep and goats must be identified with an ear tag showing premises number and individual ID number in accordance with the Federal Scrapie Eradication Program.
Sheep should not enter or be bathed near the area where the goats are exhibited.
No animal or animals will be allowed to be shown that originate from a quarantined herd or area, or that show evidence of a contagious or infectious disease, or a severe pathological condition.
Animals showing lesions of ringworm or excessive warts will not be permitted to show.
A veterinarian from the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food will be allowed to inspect animals upon request, or may inspect health certificates.
A statement of drug and vaccine withdrawal period may be required on some classes of livestock.
It is recommended that all animals and birds exhibited at the Fair be isolated for 30 days before being permitted to mingle with the home flock.
Market Steers, lambs, goats and hogs will not require a health certificate since they will be inspected during arrival.