2018 Cass Junior Livestock Show Rules

Cass County Livestock Show

2018

 

Schedule of Events

November 6, 2018

 

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.  Swine and Goat Weigh-In

 

9:00 a.m.                       Broiler Show

 

10:00 a.m.           Swine Show

 

12:00 p.m.           Goat Show

 

1:00 p.m.                      Rabbit Show

 

7:00 p.m.                      Parade of Champions

 

Premium Sale will follow Parade of Champions

 

 

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

 

  1. This is a market show for each of the following animals: swine, goats, broilers and rabbits.

 

  1. The show and sale will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018

 

  1. Exhibitors must be an active member in 4-H, FFA or Junior FFA in Cass County, enrolled in a public elementary, junior high, senior high, private school or home school in Cass County.

 

  1. Exhibitors may participate in all divisions of the show (swine, broilers, rabbits, or goats); however, each exhibitor may sell only one entry. Exhibitors may choose the entry they wish to sell and must notify their Ag Teacher or County Extension Agent within 15 minutes of the conclusion of the Rabbit Show. In the case of no notification, it will default to the exhibitors highest placing animal. In the event that the exhibitor places Grand Champion or Reserve Grand Champion, they may sell one entry regardless of species.

 

  1. If an exhibitor is academically ineligible on the date of the show, their animal will also be ineligible to show.

 

  1. All exhibitors are subject to Species Rules as well as General Rules and Regulations and must comply with Texas Animal Health Commission Regulations.

 

  1. The Cass County Junior Livestock Board of Directors, hereafter referred to as the Board, reserves the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations, and may arbitrarily settle and determine all matters, questions, or differences in regard thereto, or otherwise arising out of, or connected with, or incidental to the show.

 

  1. No alcoholic beverages will be allowed in the barn or on the premises at any time during the show by exhibitors or family members. This will result in disqualification of animals.

 

  1. Directors will be in charge of handling any protests. Protests must be in writing prior to judging and accompanied by a $100 fee in cash, which will be refunded if the protest is upheld.  All decisions are final.

 

  1. These regulations shall be subject to change or amendment by the Board at any time prior to the opening of the show.

 

  1. The Cass County Junior Livestock Show is based on high standards of competition, sportsmanship, ethics, and fair play. Participants are expected to conduct themselves according to these standards.  Any exhibitor or family member who violates these standards may be barred from participating in the show and sale.  Any exhibitor attempting to or actually interfering with, annoying, or attempting to influence the judge shall have their stock eliminated and shall be ejected from the show and will forfeit all awards and monies.

 

 

 

  1. Entries (swine, goat, broiler or rabbit) must not have received any substance not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for food animals. Animals must not have been fed any feed containing protein derived from mammalian tissues.

 

  1. All entries are $20.00 and 6% commission on all animals sold.
  2. All swine and goat projects requiring weights must be weighed in by 9 a.m. Digital scales will be available on the premises.

 

  1. 15. An exhibitor’s check shall not be released until the W-9 forms are completed and returned, and the premiums and add-on money is paid into the Cass County Livestock Show Association for his/her project.

 

  1. 16. All show participants must pay the $20 entry fee, per species, and complete an entry form, to be turned in to the appropriate Ag. Teacher or County Extension Agent by September 14, 2018. No late entry fees will be accepted.

 

 

 

 

RABBIT DEPARTMENT

Best Two Fryers

Species Rules

 

 

  1. All rabbits must be tattooed before the child takes possession.

 

  1. There will not be cages available for your rabbits. Bring rabbits in their own cages.

 

  1. Exhibitors must be present for judging of animals.

 

  1. Diseased rabbits will be removed from the show.

 

  1. No one except judges and show officials will be allowed behind the judging table.

 

  1. Rabbits will go through a sifting process in which the committee members will verify the rabbits’ ear tattoos, health and exhibitor identity.

 

  1. Grand and Reserve Champion pens will sell, then the top 50% of entries present will qualify for the premium sale, up to a maximum of 20.

 

 

 

 

 

SWINE DEPARTMENT

Species Rules

 

  1. Animals must be owned and continuously cared for by the exhibitor, by September 15 through the date of the show and be under the supervision of the ag science teacher or county agent.

 

  1. No artificial dressing may be used.

 

  1. Minimum and maximum weights for the Premium Sale are 230 and 275 pounds. There will be a 4-pound tolerance.

 

  1. The show will be open to market barrows or gilts.

 

  1. No exhibitor may show more than two swine, and sell only one in the Premium Sale.

 

  1. Showmanship classes will be held with plaques awarded in two divisions: Junior (age 8 to 14); and Senior (age 15 and up).

 

  1. The sale order will be determined following the judging.

 

  1. The Grand Champion and the Reserve Grand Champion will sell with a maximum of 20.
  2. All animals (swine) that make the sale and are transported directly to the packers from the Expo Center, must have an exhibitor or a representative present when the animal is loaded on the designated trailer. Failure to comply will result in a $100 loading fee to be deducted from the exhibitors premium.

 

MARKET GOAT SHOW

Species Rules

 

  1. Animals must be owned and continuously cared for by the exhibitor, by September 15 through the date of the show and be under the supervision of the ag science teacher or county agent.

 

  1. No exhibitor may show more than two market goats, and sell only one in the Premium Sale.

 

  1. CCLSA show is a Premium only sale in regards to Market Goats. Exhibitors retain ownership of individual goats.

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Goats must:
  2. Weigh a minimum of 60 pounds to a maximum of 125 pounds with a 4 pound tolerance.
  3. Be slick shorn to no more than 3/8″ from knee and hock up, excluding tip of tail.
  4. Be free of external parasites.
  5. Have horns tipped, tips no smaller in diameter than a dime. No sharp points.

 

  1. Wether and doe goats of any breed or cross of breeds are eligible for entry.

 

  1. The sale order will be determined following the judging.

 

  1. Showmanship classes will be held with plaques awarded in two divisions: Junior (age 8 to 14); and Senior (age 15 and up).

 

  1. Grand and Reserve Champion goats will sell with a maximum of 20.

 

BROILER DEPARTMENT

Species Rules

 

 

  1. Each participant may enter one pen of three broilers, consisting of either sex.

 

  1. Entries will consist of three birds weighing nine pounds or more.

 

  1. All birds will come from the same source, be picked up at the same time, and distributed from a central location.

 

  1. Each exhibitor will receive approximately 30 birds. Exhibitors must show birds they raised.  No extra birds will be allowed from other exhibitors not showing.

 

  1. All birds must be owned, fed, and exhibited by the exhibitor from delivery date to show.

 

  1. Sifting committee will sift birds not meeting the following requirements:

 

  1. Pen of three not weighing nine pounds or more.
  2. Sick or diseased birds.
  3. Any pen that is not considered a good representation of the show will be removed.
  4. Replacements may be made, if necessary, prior to judging. No substitutes may be made during judging.

 

  1. Litter will be furnished by the show. Feed and care of birds will be the exhibitors responsibility.  The show will assume no responsibility for the birds at any time.

 

  1. The Grand and Reserve Champion Broiler Pens will sell, then 50% of the pens will qualify for the premium sale up to a minimum of 10.

 

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