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4-H & FFA Market Show

SHOW SCHEDULE

4-H & FFA MARKET STEERS

Schedule:

Weigh – In:

Wed. Sept. 15

8:00 – 10:00 pm

Market Class:

Thur. Sept. 16

11:30 am

Showmanship:

Fri. Sept. 17

4:00 pm

Judge: Ryan Rash - Crockett, TX

4-H & FFA MARKET HOGS

Schedule:

Date Time
Weigh-In: Wed. Sept. 15 8:00 – 10:00 pm
Market Class: Thurs. Sept. 16 9:00 am
Showmanship: Fri. Sept. 17 8:00 am

Judge: David Korb - Oxford, OH

4-H & FFA MARKET GOATS

Schedule:

Weigh – In:

Thursday, Sept. 16

5:00 – 8:00 am

Market Class:

Thursday, Sept. 16

2:00 pm

Showmanship:

Friday, Sept. 17

6:00 pm


Judge: Chase McPhaul - Big Lake, TX

4-H & FFA MARKET LAMBS

Schedule:

Weigh – In:

Thursday, Sept. 16

5:00 – 8:00 am

Showmanship:

Thursday, Sept. 16

5:00 pm

Market Class:

Friday, Sept. 17

11:00 am


Judge: Brent Jennings - Kenly, NC

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 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.


Exhibitors are required to read and abide by the Jr Livestock General Rules & Livestock General Rules.

Entry Information

Entry Deadline: August 20, 2021
Entry Charge: $20 for market class - limit ONE animal per exhibitor

1. Enter online at www.utahstatefair.com by the deadline posted above.
2. LATE ENTRIES may be accepted if space permits. If accepted, late entries will be charged a double entry charge. Late entries will not be accepted after September 3rd.
3. Please enter Showmanship by the deadline if you want to participate in that competition.
4. 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 tickets at a discount during online registration or at the livestock office during the show.
5. Exhibitors who also enter animals in the open show must do so in the same exhibitors name as their Jr Livestock entry.

Judging

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.


Premiums

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 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 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 Sept 17th.
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.


Miscellaneous

1. A vet check will be performed upon arrival for initial screening of market 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 animals. All pens will be pre-assigned.
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 Specific 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 animal's ear at the time of weigh-in (except for scrapie tags in ewe lambs and breeding sheep or goats).

Utah Junior Livestock Show Association Rules

Utah Junior Livestock Show Association
Official Rules - 2021Show Season

These rules and guidelines are aimed at standardizing junior livestock shows in Utah. Standardization will help provide the best possible educational experience for the young people in the state of Utah who have 4-H or FFA livestock projects. The Utah Junior Livestock Show Association is given this responsibility by the Utah Administrative Rule R65-8 and Utah Code Section 4-2-103(l)(i), 103(l)(m) through the Utah Department of Agriculture and the Utah Legislature. These rules are to be in effect at any show receiving funds through the Association. Every effort has been made to insure the accuracy of this information as it is distributed or published by member shows. However, exhibitors are cautioned that the current rules and regulations of the Utah Junior Livestock Show Association, as interpreted by the officers of the Association, will take precedence over such listings due to the possibility of typographical error or inadvertent omission.

  • A Total Experience:
    Exhibitors are encouraged to participate in the complete educational opportunity that junior livestock shows provide, such as the rate of gain, carcass, fitting and showing, record book, and livestock judging contests along with the judging of market and breeding animals. It is the purpose of these projects to develop life skills, animal husbandry and marketing skills among the participants.
  • Tagging:
    All animals must be tagged with standardized tags to be eligible to show at any Utah Junior Livestock Association supported show. Exhibitors will be verified as 4-H & FFA members in good standing by their county office or FFA advisor. Contact your county extension staff, FFA advisor, or show director for specifics on tagging animals and being verified within your county.
A. GENERAL RULES

1. Age: Utah 4-H Age Divisions are based on a child's school grade. The Utah 4-H year will begin on September 1, 2020.
  • Junior 4-H Members 3rd* through 5th Grade
  • Intermediate 4-H Members 6th through 8th Grade
  • Senior 4-H Members 9th through 12th Grade
*Youth MUST be age 8 AND in 3rd grade to participate in large animal projects. Youth turning 8 AND in 3rd grade may participate after their 8th birthday during the 4-H year. Please note that youth must turn 8 by the ownership deadline (100 days prior to the show for cattle, 60 days prior to the show for sheep, goats, and hogs) to participate in the livestock program.

2. Group Affiliation: An exhibitor may enter a given show only as a 4-H or FFA member, but not both. Exhibitors must declare one or the other at the time of entry.

3. Ownership of Animals: The exhibitor will own, possess, feed, and care for his/her project animal(s) for not less than 100 consecutive days for market beef and 60 consecutive days for market swine, market sheep and market goats immediately prior to the opening day of the show in which they intend to participate. No interruption of ownership or possession can occur. Every Grand and Reserve Champion will be tattooed in the left ear with a CH for champion. Animals with this tattoo are not eligible to enter and show in any association member shows.

4. Fitting on Show Grounds: Parents, guardians, siblings, club leaders, extension/4-H agents and FFA advisors may assist, and are encouraged to assist the younger exhibitors. However, each exhibitor must be working with the project animal and be in attendance with that animal during the entire fitting process.

5. Code of Ethics: (rules 5a through 5i) - The following practices or procedures are unacceptable in the care, fitting, preparation and showing of all classes of livestock. Any violation of association rules or specific rules as designated by individual fairs and livestock shows may result in forfeiture of premiums and awards, disqualification, and may result in probationary status and/or loss of eligibility for future participation in Association member shows. Possible civil penalties may be imposed by the proper authorities based on evidence provided by the livestock show of exhibitors in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic act/or the animal mistreatment, neglect, and abandonment laws that apply on the local, state, and national levels. Other member shows will be notified of any action taken by show management, which may affect the eligibility of the individual, group, or sponsoring organization for participation at other shows. The decision of the livestock show management will be final.

  1. The use of any drug, tranquilizer, sedative, or depressant, which alters the psychological or physiological state of the animal, is illegal. Exceptions to this rule would be licensed, certified veterinarians, treatment for a recognized disease or injury, or recommendation for tranquilizing breeding animals in heat that might compromise the safety of others. The drugs must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in meat producing animals. All exhibitors will advise show management of any drug and/or medication administered to an animal that might be detected at the time of showing or at meat inspection. The name of the drug, its purpose, the person who administered the drug, time, and date of administration will be presented to show management prior to the showing and sale of the animals. Failure to report this information will result in severe penalty and/or disqualification. Any use of drugs or substances not approved by the Food and Drug Administration is strictly prohibited. All animals entered into livestock competition will be subject to testing for foreign substances that exceed acceptable levels established by the FDA, FSIS, USDA, or EPA. This includes any non-labeled feed additives or substances not approved for that species. During the livestock event, in the case of an animal requiring treatment, all medication shall be administered by a licensed veterinarian and the livestock show officials shall be notified. Use of an illegal drug is considered a premeditated act and any information obtained in the practice of illegal alteration of any animal will be turned over to the proper authorities for possible criminal prosecution.
  2. Surgery, injection or insertion of foreign material under the skin and/or into the flesh of animal to change the natural contour, conformation, or appearance of an animal's body is illegal. This includes vegetable oil, silicon, or any other substance used to alter an animal’s shape. Acceptable practices of physical preparations, which are allowed, include: clipping of hair, trimming of hooves, dehorning, or removal of ancillary teats.
  3. Treating an animal internally or externally, with any irritant, counterirritant, or other substance used to artificially change the conformation or appearance of an animal for show is considered unethical, inhumane, and is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of graphite, powders, hemp, artificial hair, coloring, common products such as fly spray, ointment, or liniment used to the point that it is irritating, or similar type products. The use of dyes, spray paint, or other artificial coloring, which results in altering an animal's true and natural appearance and/or color, is prohibited. Adding false hair or hair-like material, fleece, or skin at any point, spot, or area of the animal's body is illegal and will result in immediate disqualification. Any liquid or substance not considered part of an accepted and normal diet for livestock is deemed illegal and inhumane. For example: the use of alcoholic or carbonated beverages as a drench or filler, etc. Drenching will not be allowed unless the show veterinarian or a show official is present and is needed for emergency purposes only.
  4. Each exhibitor has absolute responsibility for the care and condition of the animal(s) they enter and bring to the show.
  5. The use of inhumane fitting, showing, and handling practices or devices shall not be tolerated. For example: breaking of tails, striking of the animal to cause swelling or for bracing purposes, use of an electrical contrivance, muzzles, etc. is not acceptable.
  6. Direct criticism or interference with the judge, show management, other exhibitors, breed representatives, or show officials before, during, or after the competitive event is prohibited.
  7. Market grand and reserve champion animals that pass through the sale, may be drug tested, at the discretion of the show.
  8. At the time an animal is sold at auction at the livestock show, the exhibitors shall be held directly responsible for animals that are rejected at the processing center for any reason. The seller may be liable to the buyer for an amount equal three times the purchase price and may also be liable for attorney's fees with civil penalties. Show management may share acceptable intelligence and evidence information with FDA or USDA. If, for any reason, the FDA or USDA inspectors must remove any part of a meat animal carcass, the market price will be discounted.
  9. Show management reserves the right to require animal health certificate. Health inspection and diagnostic tests may be made before or after animals are on the livestock show premises for exhibitor and animal safety, or to inaugurate disease control procedures which may become necessary in emergencies as determined by animal health officials.
6. Code of Conduct: All 4-H and FFA members, family members, and associates will exhibit good sportsmanship at all times. Every exhibitor, family member and associate of exhibitor, is required to follow the Utah 4-H and Utah FFA Code of Conduct at an Utah Junior Livestock Association sponsored event. Here are a few point from the Code of Conduct that we want to remind you:

  • Have positive character and behavior
  • Follow guidelines and rules
  • Be responsive to reasonable requests of show management and event staff
  • Be respectful of the safety of others
  • Dress appropriately, use appropriate language, and respect the rights of others
  • Be respectful of property
  • Do not behave recklessly, assault, threaten, or harm another person
Be aware the abuse of animals or people of any kind by any member or associate will be cause for disqualification of the 4-H or FFA exhibitor. If any participant, volunteer, or associate violates the Code of Conduct or jeopardizes the safe environment of any Utah Junior Livestock Association sponsored activity or event, that individual will be subject to suspension form further Utah Junior Livestock Association activities. A suspension is appropriate if there are multiple written statements regarding the aforementioned behaviors, and if measures have been taken to correct the behavior with no charge. Each situation is evaluated individually and will be discussed with county 4-H and FFA faculty and staff as appropriate to determine when the suspension can or will be lifted.

7. Dress Code :
4-H - A long or short sleeve shirt, which fastens down the front with a collar, is mandatory. Shirts must be solid white in color and need not be Western style. Black or blue pants are to be worn. 4-H patch with the 4-H emblem must be worn on the upper left sleeve. Patches must be visible during the event. No patch or patch not visible is not considered Official 4-H Dress. Acceptable patches include any previously manufactured USU patch or other 4-H patches available for purchase through the 4-H clover emblem are acceptable. Questions regarding official 4-H dress will be deferred to the Utah 4-H Website or the Utah 4-H representative in attendance of the show.
FFA - Either a white shirt, tie and FFA jacket, or a white collared shirt with FFA emblem and tie.
The following will not be allowed: T-shirts, tank tops, tube tops, sleeveless shirts and vests. Exhibitors who fail to abide by dress standards will forfeit prize money.
*State Fair Rule - Exhibitors must follow the dress code when selling their animal at the auction or they will be fined $50.00.

8. Sales Fee: A sales fee no to exceed 5% will be withheld from sales checks by all state-assisted shows. Any purchaser(s) of animals from a Junior Livestock Show Auction must pay the Show the full purchase price of sale regardless of buy-back.

9. Show Eligibility: Animals are eligible for any show for which they meet ownership and show requirements.

10. Change of Ownership: Once an animal has gone through any stockshow sale, regardless of buyback or no-sale, it is no longer eligible to enter a state assisted show.

11. Lamb Docking Rule: Scientific research indicates that the incidence of rectal prolapsed is reduced when the tail is docked in a non extreme manner. The recommended method is to dock at the distal end on the caudal fold (3rd caudal vertebra). Complete tail removal (extreme docking) is not an accepted sheep production practice and is discouraged for all Utah Junior Livestock sheep projects. Market lambs or breeding sheep showing any signs of contagious disease or current or recent signs of prolapse. or with an open sore on the dock (rosebud), will be sifted from Utah Junior Livestock Shows at the discretion of the state show vet at the time of weigh in and their determination is final.


B. MARKET ANIMAL RULES:
1. Drug Withdrawal: - It is unethical and in most cases even unlawful to administer drugs to livestock within 20 to 30 days of slaughter. Animals too unmanageable to show should be withdrawn from their class rather than be tranquilized. The local show committee and the show veterinarian will monitor this situation. By federal regulations, random testing will occur at slaughter, and animals will be condemned which have been given any injection or oral dosages of tranquilizers, pain killers, antibiotics, diuretics, steroids, or other foreign substances during withdrawal periods before slaughter. All sales money will be withheld in such cases. Bloat medicine and other medications with no withdrawal requirements may be permissible. Exhibitors need to be aware of potential health hazards to consumers who eat animals that have received any above mentioned substances. Please do not put someone's life in jeopardy.
2. Tagging: Tagging policy and deadlines found at https://utahjuniorlivestock.com/junior-livestock-tags. Should a tag be lost or pulled out of an animal's ear, the exhibitor will advise the county extension staff, FFA advisor, or show director immediately so that the tag can be replaced.
3. Entry Forms & Deadlines: Exhibitors must check with each livestock show for entry deadline for that specific show. Exhibitors are responsible for mailing their own entry form. Entries postmarked by that date will be accepted. Exhibitor must declare which animals are to be shown, and submit an entry form and entry fees to the appropriate shows, including State Association ear tag numbers. The tag number and alternate tag number must be specified on the exhibitor entry form to be eligible. Entries may not exceed the limits for each show (see form 4) including one alternate animal per species entered. Forms must be signed by proper Extension/4-H agent or FFA advisor to verify exhibitor and animals are a legitimate entry for the show they are entering. Extension/4-H agents or FFA advisors should only sign forms for those youth enrolled in their programs. The Extension/4-H agent or FFA advisor and parents will verify eligibility for group and family feeding programs. Entry forms for fitting and showmanship classes must also be submitted by the entry deadline of the show and need to indicate class to be entered (species) and age of exhibitor. Entry fees will not be withheld from sales checks. Entry fees are to be sent along with all entry forms.
4. Poultry: In keeping with the desire to help eliminate disease problems, certain counties will not be eligible to receive turkey poultry from the Moroni hatchery. Exhibitors may, however, have turkey projects along with family commercial operations. An exhibitor will own, feed and care for his/her project turkeys for not less than 20 weeks prior to the turkey show. Birds must not be more than 24 weeks of age at the time of the show.

C. BREEDING ANIMALS:
Exhibitors are encouraged to expand their scope of livestock project experience to include breeding livestock projects.

D. RULE ENFORCEMENT:
The local show has the responsibility to enforce the rules and regulations at their show. Any further action needs to be submitted in writing to the Utah State Junior Livestock Shows Association Board. Shows that do not comply and enforce the rules adopted may lose Association funding. If immediate action is needed, the board of the Utah State Junior Livestock Shows Association is empowered to make the ruling decision. The State Veterinarian has the final ruling on lamb tail docking and any health issues.

PENALTY
Penalties for violation of any State Fair rules will be decided by the Utah State Fair Corporation.

Showmanship

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
$20 $19 $18 $17 $16 $15 $14 $13 $12 $11

Special Rules

1. Exhibitors must have an animal entered in the 4-H & FFA Market Show.
2. Exhibitors must show their entered animal to participate in showmanship.
3. Exhibitors will be judged on compliance with dress code as well as ability to show the animal.

Lot No.

1. Senior (Grades 9-12)
2. Intermediate (Grades 6-8)
3. Junior (Grades 3-5)

Market Class Premiums

Blue Ribbon Animals

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

$25

$24

$23

$22

$21

$20

$19

$18

Red Ribbon Animals

White Ribbon Animals

$15

$10

Grades:
Blue – All choice grade
Red – Select grade only
White – Standard grades and below

4-H & FFA Market Steers

Schedule:

Weigh – In:

Wed. Sept. 15

6:00 – 9:00 pm (updated)

Market Class:

Thur. Sept. 16

11:00 am

Showmanship:

Fri. Sept. 17

5:00 pm

Judge: Ryan Rash - Crockett, TX


Special Rules

1. Exhibitor must have owned animal 100 days prior to Sept 15.
2. Exhibitors must show and sell their own animal.
3. Minimum weight for Market Steers = 1000 lbs.
4. Steers will be grouped into uniform lots by weight.
5. Any unmanageable animal will be sifted by the show committee and not allowed to show.
6. Steers may not be on the show grounds or housed in the show barn prior to the listed arrival date or they will be disqualified.
7. The official tag listed on the entry form shall be in the animal’s ear at the time of weigh-in.

4-H & FFA Market Hogs

Schedule:
Date Time
Weigh-In: Wed. Sept. 15 6:00 – 9:00 pm (updated)
Market Class: Thurs. Sept. 16 8:00 am
Showmanship: Fri. Sept. 17 8:00 am

Judge: David Korb - Oxford, OH


Special Rules

1. Exhibitor must have owned animal 60 days prior to Sept 15.
2. Exhibitor must show and sell their own animal.
3. Minimum weight for Market Hogs = 240 lbs.
4. Hogs will be divided into uniform lots by weight.
5. Exhibitor will be allowed to enter one hog - barrows and gilts will show together.
6. Exhibitors must provide their own waterers.
7. No trimming allowed on the premises.


4-H & FFA Market Goats

Schedule:

Weigh – In:

Thursday, Sept. 16

5:00 – 8:00 am

Market Class:

Thursday, Sept. 16

2:00 pm

Showmanship:

Friday, Sept. 17

7:30 pm


Judge: Chase McPhaul - Big Lake, TX

Special Rules

1. Exhibitors must have owned animal 60 days prior to Sept 16.
2. Exhibitors must show and sell their own animal.
3. Minimum weight for Market Goats = 40 lbs.
4. Goats will be divided into uniform lots by weight.
5. Wether and doe kids shall be shown together.
6. There may be no evidence of breaking of skin or eruption of two permanent front teeth. Milk teeth must be in place.
7. Exhibitors will be required to have goats horns tipped. Dehorning is acceptable.
8. Goats must be slick shorn with 3/8” of hair or less (above knees and hocks) at time of arrival.
9. Exhibitors will be allowed to use halters or collars in the showring. No training collars allowed.
10. Goats must be uncovered at weigh-in.
11. Any goat identified by the show vet as showing signs of fungus must be removed from the Fairpark immediately. The decision of the show vet, barn supervisor, or show committee member will be final.

4-H & FFA Market Lambs

Schedule:

Weigh – In:

Thursday, Sept. 16

5:00 – 8:00 am

Showmanship:

Thursday, Sept. 16

7:00 pm

Market Class:

Friday, Sept. 17

11:00 am


Judge: Brent Jennings - Kenly, NC

Special Rules

1. Exhibitor must have owned animal 60 prior to Sept 16.
2. Exhibitors must show and sell their own animal.
3. Minimum weight for Market Lambs = 110 lbs.
4. Lambs will be divided into uniform lots by weight.
5. There may be no evidence of breaking of skin or eruption of two permanent front teeth. Milk teeth must be in place.
6. Lambs will be shown slick shorn. They shall have no more than ¼” wool.
7. Lambs must be uncovered at weigh-in.
8. Any lamb identified by the show vet as showing signs of fungus must be removed from the Fairpark immediately. The decision of the show vet, barn supervisor, or show committee member will be final.

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