Livestock Exhibits

Cattle

                                          Prospect Steers

Cattle Superintendants - Jerry Graves and Larry Stewart

Exhibitors must be high school or younger to be eligible to show. 

HEIFERS AND STEER SHOW WILL BE BLOW AND SHOW ONLY NO ADHESIVE

Steers must be owned and cared for by the exhibitor.

Steers will be weighed and classes will be broken as equitable as possible. 

There will only be two breeds of prospect steers: British and Crossbred/AOB 

 British includes Hereford, Angus, and Shorthorn Maximum of two classes

Crossbred/AOB includes  Crosses, Limousin, Simmental, Maine Anjou, Chianina, Charolais, Etc.

Classes broken as needed.





                                            Heifers

Exhibitors must be high school or younger to be eligible to show. Heifers must be owned and cared for by the exhibitor.

The following classes will be offered for heifers:

ANGUS:

01. Heifers under one year of age

02. Heifers over one year of age

CHIANINA:

03. Heifers under one year of age

04. Heifers over one year of age     

  HEREFORD:

05. Heifers under one year of age

06. Heifers over one year of age

LIMOUSIN:

07. Heifers under one year of age

08. Heifers over one year of age

MAINE ANJOU:

09. Heifers under one year of age

10. Heifers over one year of age

SIMMENTAL:

11. Heifers under one year of age

12. Heifers over one year of age

AOB (ALL OTHER BREEDS):

13. Heifers under one year of age

14. Heifers over one year of age

COMMERCIAL: (Sort by weight. No more

than 6 per class)

15. All commercial heifers will show in one class regardless of age.

Note: Heifers must be accompanied by the official registration papers of their respective breed association. Original papers only! No copies, notarized statements or other documents will be accepted. Those heifers that do not have official registration papers from their breed association will show as Commercial Heifers.



Cattle Showmanship Contest

BEGINNER – 11 Years & Under

JUNIOR – 12 Years to 14 Years

SENIOR – 15 Years & Over



Premiums for the prospect steer and heifer show. The premiums will be paid according to the following scale.

(1 head) 1st - $15

(2 head) 1st - $30; 2nd - $15

(3 head) 1st - $45; 2nd - $30; 3rd - $15

(4 head) 1st - $60; 2nd - $45; 3rd - $30; 4th - $15

(5 head) 1st - $75; 2nd - $60; 3rd - $45; 4th - $30; 5th - $15

Grand Champion Prospect Steer - $250.00

Reserve Grand Champion

Prospect Steer - $125.00

Grand Champion Heifer - $250.00

Reserve Grand Champion Heifer - $125.00

Bottle Calf and Bottle Goat Project

Superintendent - Tracy Christian

Classes will be set according to the age of the exhibitor at the time of the fair (7-8, 9-10, 11-12). Animals must have been born between January 1st and May 31st, 2018. Animals may be any breed: CALVES: beef or dairy & GOATS: dairy, pygmy, or meat. Exhibitor may only show ONE calf or goat at the fair. Bottle animal classes are judged by conference method (personal interviews) Calves and Goats should be washed and dried and MAY be trimmed (although this will not affect how the animals are judged) No show sticks. Rope halters for calves and collars for goats are allowed. Each exhibitor presents his or her animal to the judge individually, answering questions regarding purchase, management, housing, health, feeding, and future plans. Questions may be expanded for older exhibitors. Exhibitors will be placed first through sixth in each age group, with the remaining receiving a participation ribbon. 


BOTTLE CALVES PROJECT

01. 7 and 8 Year Old Exhibitors

02. 9 and 10 Year Old Exhibitors

03. 11 and 12 Year Old Exhibitors

BOTTLE GOAT PROJECT

04. 7 and 8 Year Old Exhibitors

05. 9 and 10 Year Old Exhibitors

06. 11 and 12 Year Old Exhibitors


Premiums for Bottle Calf and Goat Project: 

1st - $10; 2nd - $7.50; 3rd - $5; 4th - $4; 5th -$2; 6th -$1


BOTTLE CALF AND GOAT COSTUME CONTEST Classes will be set according to the age of the exhibitor at the time of the fair (7-8, 9-10, 11-12). Animals must have been born between January 1st and May 31st, 2018. Animals may be any breed: CALVES: beef or dairy & GOATS: dairy, pygmy, or meat. Exhibitor may only show ONE calf or goat at the fair. Bottle animal classes are judged by conference method (personal interviews) Calves and Goats should be washed and dried and MAY be trimmed (although this will not affect how the animals are judged) No show sticks. Rope halters for calves and collars for goats are allowed. Each exhibitor presents his or her animal to the judge individually, answering questions regarding

Dairy Goats

Superintendent - Tracy Christian

All goats entered must have a scrapie tag or approved tattoo. Absolutely NO BUCKS ALLOWED! Absolutely NO Horns allowed in the Dairy Goat classes with the exception of Nigerian Dwarfs. 


Premium money will be paid as follows for dairy, pygmy, and meat goat classes:

(1 head); 1st - $5

(2head); 1st - $10; 2nd - $5

(3 head); 1st - $15; 2nd - $10; 3rd - $5

(4 head); 1st - $20; 2nd - $15;n3rd - $10; 4th - $5

(5 head or more); 1st - $25; 2nd - $20; 3rd - $15; 4th - $10; 5th - $5

No money will be paid to Breed and Reserve Breed Champions.

Best Dairy Goat of Show - $100

Best Pygmy of Show - $75


JUNIOR DIVISION: Does never having freshened and not being milked.

01. Birth and under 4 months

02. 4 months and under 8 months

03. 8 months and under 12 months

04. 12 months and under 24 months

SENIOR DIVISION: Does have freshened (in milk)

05. Under 2 years

06. 2 years and under 4 years

07. 4 years and over

The above two divisions will be used in judging both classes of dairy goats: 1) Registered and recorded grades. 2) Grades. The original registration certificate is required for all animals four (4) months of age and older. The original registration certificate of duplicate applications stamped by AGDA or AGS is required for all animals under four (4) months. Purebred animals may not compete in the grade classes. Classes for different breeds will not be provided. All breeds will be entered in the divisions listed below and compete as dairy animals.


DAIRY WETHER GOATS

A) No horned wether goats will be allowed in the show.

B) Wether goats must not have any adult teeth at the time of the show. 

C) The use of hormones as a growth enhancer is prohibited. 

D) Exhibitor must own the wether 30 days prior to the show.

E) Wether goats must be free from disease (determined by a show supervisor) 

F) Minimum weight is 50 pounds.


SPECIAL DIVISION: Does must have shown in one of the classes above. Ribbons only will be awarded to special division classes:


MOTHER & DAUGHTER- can be any age, grade, or purebred

BEST UDDER- purebred or grade does that have freshened and are in milk

GOAT SHOWMANSHIP- Exhibitors must be 9 – 18 years of age. Animals shown must belong to the exhibitor. The uniform scorecard for Dairy Goat Showmanship Contests will be used to judge the classes. 

Junior Showmanship; 9 – 12 years -

Senior Showmanship 13 – 18 years

I SHOWED A GOAT- Exhibitors 12 years old and younger show an animal that is entered in another class. Exhibitors not required to show in another class.





Pygmy Goats

All goats entered must have a scrapie tag or approved tattoo. All Pygmy goats that have horns must be tipped and rounded. Pygmy goats with horns sharper than deemed safe by Superintendent or fair staff will be required to be tipped and rounded or isolated and not shown.


JUNIOR DIVISION: Does never having freshened and not being milked.

01. Birth and under 6 months

02. 6 months and under12 months

03. 12 months and under 24 months SENIOR DIVISION: Does having freshened (in milk)

04. Under 18 months

05. 18 months and under 24 months

06. 2 years and under 4 years

07. 4 years and over

The above two divisions will be used in judging both classes of dairy goats: 1) Registered and recorded grades. 2) Grades.

 

PET GOATS

Goats entered in this class must not be eligible to show in any of the above classes.  

Meat Goats



Premiums will be paid according table above.

Overall Grand Champion Meat Doe - $100.00

Overall Reserve Grand Champion Meat Doe - $75.00

All goats entered must have a scrapie tag or approved tattoo.  Any breed or crosses will be eligible to compete in all meat goat classes. No registration certificate is required unless accompanying

a tattooed goat, but all animals must have a scrapie ear tag or legible tattoo prior to the show. If animal is tattooed registration papers in exhibitor’s name must accompany goat. Only exception will be LaManchas or other goats without ears. LaManchas or other goats without ears must have a legible tattoo on their tail webs. Goats with horns should be tipped and rounded. Goats with horns sharper than deemed safe by Superintendent or Livestock show staff will be required to be tipped and rounded or isolated and not shown. Absolutely NO BUCKS ALLOWED! Bracing is allowed on Meat Goat wethers. Meat Goat Does will NOT BE BRACED!! All Meat Goats being nominated and shown at the Carter County Free Fair must have the following:

1. USDA tag affixed to the animal’s ear.

2. For animals with no ears, legible flank or tail-web tattoo is acceptable (tattoo must contain premise ID and individual animal number).

3. LEGIBLE Registration tattoos. A copy of the registration papers must accompany the animal at all times.

4. All tags (official USDA tag AND Official CCJLS or OYE tag) or tattoos affixed to animals ears at time of entry MUST match those recorded at time of nomination.

5. If an animal loses a tag the exhibitor, parent or agricultural instructor/4-H leader must contact show superintendent immediately.


MEAT GOAT DOES

01. Doe Kid (milk teeth only), Birth and under 4 months

02. Doe Kid (milk teeth only), 4 months and under 8 months

03. Doe Kid (milk teeth only), 8 months and under 12 months

04. Yearling Doe (non-kidded), 12 months and under 24 months


Selection of Junior Champion Doe and Junior Reserve Champion Doe


05. Yearling Doe (kidded)

06. Two-Year-Old Doe

07. Aged Doe


Selection of Senior Champion Doe and Senior Reserve Champion Doe

Selection of Overall Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Doe



MARKET MEAT GOATS

Grand Champion Market Meat Goat - $100.00

Reserve Grand Champion Market Meat Goat - $75.00

Market Meat Goat Wethers may be braced.  Market Meat Goats will be weighed and classes will be divided as equitably as possible.


SHOWMANSHIP

PEE WEE - 8 Years and Under

BEGINNER – 9 Years – 11 Years

JUNIOR – 12 Years – 14 years

SENIOR – 15 Years and Over

Swine

Superintendent - Jim Williams

ALL LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS MUST HAVE COPY OF PREMISE ID OR WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE TO SHOW.

ALL SWINE MUST HAVE PSEUDORABIES TEST.

Premium money will be paid as follows:

(1 head); 1st - $5

(2head); 1st - $10; 2nd - $5

(3 head); 1st - $15; 2nd - $10; 3rd - $5

(4 head); 1st - $20; 2nd - $15; 3rd - $10; 4th - $5

(5 head or more); 1st - $25; 2nd - $20; 3rd - $15; 4th - $10; 5th - $5

No money will be paid to Breed and Reserve Breed Champions.

Grand Champion Market Hog - $100.00

Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog -$75.00


SWINE SHOWMANSHIP


BEGINNER – 9 Years – 11 Years

JUNIOR – 12 Years – 14 Years

SENIOR – 15 Years and Over

Sheep

Superintendent - Jim Williams

All lambs entered must have a Scrapie tag or approved tattoo. Exhibitors must be in high school or younger to be eligible to show. Lambs will be weighed and classes will be divided as equitably as possible. 

Breeds will be as follows: Suffolk, Hampshire, Cross, AOB


Premium money will be paid as follows:

(1 head); 1st - $5

(2head); 1st - $10; 2nd - $5

(3 head); 1st - $15; 2nd - $10; 3rd - $5

(4 head); 1st - $20; 2nd - $15; 3rd - $10; 4th - $5

(5 head or more); 1st - $25; 2nd - $20; 3rd - $15; 4th - $10; 5th -