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Montgomery County Fair Junior Livestock Show & Auction Rules & Regulations

1.   All entries are to be made with the distinct understanding that in no event will the Montgomery County Fair become responsible for        any loss or damage that may occur to any animal.
2.   All exhibitors will adhere to the rules and regulations laid out in this document.
3.   All entries must be postmarked by July 1. Entries postmarked after July 1 will not be accepted.
4.   Entry fee is $2.50 per animal (unless otherwise indicated).
5.   The Junior Market Show and Sale (all species) will be open to any in-county resident ages 8-18 and/or enrolled in a Montgomery            County 4-H Club or FFA Chapter
6.   All animals must be owned and shown by the exhibitor and must have been fed, cared for and developed by said exhibitor since the        initial weigh-in
7.   Exhibitor must be capable of checking-in, showing and selling their own animal.
8.   All Junior Market Livestock Exhibitors and Open Show Exhibitors must pay regular gate admission (unless an OPTIONAL season              pass has been purchased), as season passes are NOT required for exhibitors to purchase beginning in 2018.
      a. Livestock vehicle passes are required for exhibitors to drive their vehicles onto the fairgrounds to unload and load animals except            on Monday, July 15. Only ONE pass per FAMILY will be allotted.
      b. You must have your vehicle pass and a ticket for each passenger every time you enter or re-enter the fairgrounds.  Vehicle                        passes are only honored at the livestock gate.
9.   All livestock trailers must be parked in designated trailer parking area.
10. Weigh-in will be held at 6:00 pm on Monday, July 15; all exhibitors and animals must be present in order to qualify for
      Market Show
      a. Barns will be open at 7:00 am Monday morning.
      b. No rabbits may be brought in prior to 6pm on Monday evening.
      c. Pen may not be held for anyone by the use of straw, pans, etc.
      d. No animals are allowed to be penned unless shown
      e. Exhibitors will be assigned a pen for hogs at weigh-in.
11. At the time of weigh-in all animals must possess the proper ear tag or tattoo assigned at the initial weigh-in
12. All species will be separated into classes based on official weight at weigh-in
      a. Minimum weight allowed to exhibit: Cattle = 1000 lbs.; Hogs = 230 lbs.; Sheep = 90 lbs.; Goats = 50 lbs.; Rabbits = 3-5 lbs.
13. Exhibitors are responsible for feeding, watering and keeping animal pens and barn area clean at all times
14. Equipment and feed may not be stored inside; all equipment must be in proper mechanical working conditions
15. Any animal showing signs of disease or illness including but not limited to warts, ringworm, open sores, fungus or foot rot, will be          sent home immediately and not allowed to show
16. If an animal gets away from an exhibitor at least two times during the fair the exhibitor will not be allowed to show and will be                asked to take the animal home
17. An exhibitor may show one animal in each species, however only one species may be sold at the auction.
      a. Exhibitor must inform the Livestock Committee by 6:00 pm Tuesday which animal is to be sold at the auction, unless they are                    also showing Market Poultry or Market Rabbits, then they must notify the committee by Noon Wednesday.
      b. If the exhibitor is showing more than one species and earns Grand or Reserve Grand Champion, their Grand or Reserve Grand                  Champion animal must be the species sold at auction. If they earn Grand or Reserve in multiple species, they must choose one                species to sell. They may not sell both species.
18. Pictures: All Exhibitors and the animal which they sold will have their pictures taken immediately following the sale of their animal.        This change will mean it will be the exhibitors responsibility to get pictures to their buyers in a timely fashion.
19. Animals not being sold at auction must be removed from the Fairgrounds by Tuesday at 10:00 pm except poultry and rabbits which        must be removed by Wednesday at 9:00 pm.
20. All awards will be presented prior to the Junior Market Livestock Auction on Wednesday, July 17
21. Sale order at the Auction will be based on animal placings during each species’ show
22. Exhibitor/seller is responsible for getting animal/ham to buyer; failure to do so will result in forfeiture of premium
23. Grand and Reserve Grand Champion animals of each species will remain at the fair all week. The animal remains the sole                        responsibility of the exhibitor. These animals will be released on Saturday, July 20 at 4:00 pm. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor        and/or buyer to arrange transportation of the animal to chosen destination.
24. No premium or auction proceeds will be paid to any Junior Market Livestock Exhibitor until:
      a. All pens have been cleaned and waste removed from the livestock building
      b. Exhibitor turns in completed 4-hour Work Certificate to the Fair Office
25. The Montgomery County Fair Society will retain a 5% commission from the exhibitor’s auction funds. Additionally, a $10 fee will be          deducted for the exhibitor photos.
      a. Swine exhibitors will be responsible for the cost of Sonray for their animal of $5.00.
26. All checks issued by the Montgomery County Fair Society, Inc. will be VOID after 60 days.

Veterinary Regulations

Interpretations, Amendments And Violations


The Montgomery County Fair Association reserves the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations, settle and determine all matters, questions and differences in regard thereto, otherwise arising out of, connected with or incident to the fair. The management reserves the right to amend or add to these rules, with previous notice, as it, in its judgment, may deem advisable. Any person who violates any of the foregoing or special rules will forfeit all privileges and premiums.

I.  Certificate Of Veterinary Inspection and General Requirements
    a) All animals must have a certificate of veterinary inspection unless specifically exempt. The certificate of veterinary inspection
        must include required tests, vaccinations, etc., individual identification and description of animals. Certificate of veterinary
        inspection are valid for thirty (30) days. Some species require an entry permit; please check under the specific requirements by                species for details.
    b) Animals with ringworm lesions or easily visible warts will not be allowed to be exhibited and must be immediately removed from            community holding areas and stalls since these are contagious conditions.
    c) Sales scheduled in association with exhibitions must employ a veterinarian to examine animals and process certificate of                          veterinary inspection for change of ownership. The following requirements are for animals EXHIBITED in Missouri. Animals sold in          addition to being exhibited must meet the entry requirements of Missouri or any other state of destination.

MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAIR - ANIMAL CARE COMMITTEE POLICY STATEMENT
The Montgomery County Fair is the showplace for animal agriculture for the county. All animals and livestock shown, housed, or displayed shall receive care that is humane, healthful and consistent with accepted practices. Cruelty, neglect or indifference to animal comfort will not be tolerated and will constitute grounds for removal from the premises. Animal care shall be consistent with sound husbandry practices and with the rules and regulations set by the Montgomery County Fair Board. Professional veterinary care will be provided as needed. Animals experiencing illness, injury or discomfort will be professionally attended only by a licensed veterinarian.  Exhibits shall reflect the care and concern that Montgomery County residents have for livestock and companion animals.

 

II. Exhibition Requirements for Cattle in Missouri
a) INTRASTATE (cattle in Missouri moving for exhibition only in Missouri) No certificate of veterinary inspection is required.
b) INTERSTATE (cattle from another state moving into Missouri for the purpose of exhibition only) Certificate of veterinary
    inspection is required.
        Brucellosis
        > Cattle from brucellosis-free states:
           1) all cattle may enter without a brucellosis test
           2) no tests are required but any steers must be listed and identified on the certificate of veterinary inspection
        > Cattle from brucellosis Class A states:
           1) all breeding cattle 18 months of age and over must be tested and negative within sixty (60) days prior to entry except,
               A) Cattle from a certified brucellosis-free herd. The certified herd number and the date of the last herd test must be shown on                      the certificate of veterinary inspection.
               B) Steers; no tests are required but any steers must be listed and identified on the certificate of veterinary inspection.
               C) Rodeo bulls must have negative brucellosis test within twelve (12) months.
        Tuberculosis
        > Beef—all beef breeding cattle eight (8) months of age or over entering and moving in Missouri for exhibition must meet one of                   the following requirements:
           1) Originate from a tuberculosis-free state
           2) Originate from a tuberculosis-accredited free herd.
               A) The herd number and the date of the most recent herd test must be shown on the certificate of veterinary inspection.
           3) Test negative within sixty (60) days of shipment.
           4) Dairy—all sexually intact dairy cattle six (6) months of age or over must be negative to an official tuberculosis test within sixty                 (60) days prior to entry.


III. Exhibition Requirements for Swine in Missouri
       a) INTRASTATE (swine in Missouri moving for exhibition only in Missouri) No certificate of veterinary inspection is required.
       b) INTERSTATE (swine from another state moving into Missouri for the purpose of exhibition only) Certificate of veterinary                             inspection is required.
           Brucellosis
           > Breeding swine originating from brucellosis-free states may exhibit without a brucellosis test
           > Breeding swine originating from brucellosis stage 2 states must be tested negative within sixty (60) days prior to exhibition,                      except breeding swine from a validated brucellosis-free herd.
              1) The validated herd number and date of last validating test must be recorded on the certificate of veterinary inspection.


IV. Exhibition Requirements for Sheep in Missouri
        a) Sheep that are to be exhibited must be free of clinical signs of infection or contagious disease.
        b) Sheep (except castrated males) must be identified to flock or origin using official ID (eartags or tattoos). NO certificate of                            veterinary inspection is required.
        c) SCABIES
            > all sheep from a scabies quarantined area must be dipped or treated by an officially approved method within 10 days prior to                   exhibition.
            > a prior permit must be obtained and recorded on a certificate of veterinary inspection if the sheep are from a scabies                                 quarantined area.


V. Exhibition Requirements for Goats in Missouri
        a) INTRASTATE (goats in Missouri moving for exhibition only in Missouri)
            > all goats that are to be exhibited must be free of clinical signs of any infectious or contagious disease
            > all goats must be identified to farm of origin using official ID (eartags or tattoos) NO certificate of veterinary inspection is                           required.
        b) INTERSTATE (goats from another state moving into Missouri for the purpose of exhibition only)
            > goats must have no signs of infectious or contagious disease
            > all goats must be identified


IV. Exhibition Requirements for Poultry in Missouri
        a) Poultry must have no signs of contagious or infection disease. Poultry must have a VS Form 9-2 (or similar certificate) showing                a negative Pullorum-Typhoid test within 90 days of exhibition, or originate from a flow approved by the National Poultry                              Improvement Plan (NPIP). Waterfowl are exempt from this testing requirement. A representative of the department shall have                  access to the event and may inspect or test poultry as considered necessary.
        b) Sponsors of any poultry exhibition must notify the state veterinarian at least thirty (30) days prior to the exhibition with names,                places, dates and times of the event. The sponsor shall keep records for one (1) year, including owner information, species,                      breed, type and pullorum-typhoid status of poultry exhibited.

Cured Hams

1) Registration will be from 8:30 to 11:00 am on Monday, July 15 at the 4-H Building, with judging to follow at 11:30 am.
2) All hams must have been cured by the 4-H/FFA member during the 2018/19 fair year.
3) No Baskets allowed until Wednesday night sale.

Market Steers

1) Steers must be calved by January 1, 2019
2) There must be no visible sign of testicles in the steer
3) The animal must show no signs of warts or ringworm
4) Each steer will be allotted 2’ of wall space during the fair
5) There WILL be Grand and Reserve Grand Champion on Hoof named during the live show.
6) The overall placings will be based on 70% Live placing in the show ring and 30% Rate of Gain.

Market Hogs

1) The overall placings of each hog class will be based on the following: 40% - Live placing in the show ring, 30% - Sonogram, percent        muscle and 30% - Rate of Gain
2) Exhibitor will be responsible for the cost of the Sonray for their animal
3) There WILL be Grand and Reserve Grand Champion on Hoof named during the live show
4) All Swine Junior Market Exhibitors must be PQA Certified in order to sell at the fair
5) All Hogs shown must be Gilt or Barrow (male hogs must be castrated).

Market Sheep

1) All sheep must have a USDA Scrapie Tag
2) All sheep shown must be weather or ewe (male sheep must be castrated)
3) No Date of Birth requirement for Market Sheep
4) There WILL be Grand and Reserve Grand Champion on Hoof named during the live show. Overall placings will be based on 70% Live        placing in the show ring and 30% Rate of Gain.

Market Goat

1) All goats must have a USDA Scrapie Tag.
2) All goats shown must be a weather or doe (male goats must be castrated).
3) Acceptable breeds for show: Nubian, Kiko, Boer, Spanish, Savanah, Myotonic or crosses of these breeds. May be purebred or grade.
4) There WILL be Grand and Reserve Grand Champion on Hoof named during the live show. Overall placings will be based on 70% Live        placing in the show ring and 30% Rate of Gain.
5) No Date of Birth requirement for Market Goats.

Market Poultry

1) Each pen will be comprised of 3 fryers (must be of Cornish X breed).
2) Each bird must be 4-6 weeks old.
3) Use only shavings in pen.
4) Be sure that the pen is free of external parasites.
5) All Market Poultry must remain in poultry barn until released at 9:00 pm on Thursday, July 18.
    a. Premiums will be waived if poultry are removed prior.

Market Rabbit

1) Market Rabbit must not be over 70 days old.
2) All Market Rabbits must remain in the rabbit barn until released at 9:00 pm on Thursday, July 18.
    a. Premiums will be waived if rabbits are removed prior.

Livestock Open/Jackpot Show

***All Rules and Regulations at the Missouri State Fair Apply***
For more information Contact: Jeremy Cobb: 573-808-2126 or Ed Cope: 636-359-1750

OPEN HOG—Friday, July 19th
Open to ALL Exhibitors
Check-in / Weigh-in: 8:00am - Gilt Show starts at 9:00am

1. All Hogs to show by breed.
2. Barrows and Gilts to show separately.
3. All Breeds with less than 5 entries will fall into a Open Pure Bred Division.
4. Exhibitors will declare their own weight—scales available (If you participated in the market shows your official fair weight will be            used).
5. Four age divisions for showmanship.
6. 100% Payback in Premiums and Additional Premiums for Grand and Reserve Overall and Breed Champions.
7. Any 4-H or FFA Participants from the Market Show will not be required to remove their animal from the grounds after auction if              participating in the Open Show.

OPEN CATTLE—Saturday, July 20th
Open to ALL Exhibitors
Check-in / Weigh-in: 8:00am - Heifer Show starts at 9:00am

1. All Cattle to show by breed.
2. Steers and Heifers to show separately.
3. All Breeds with less than 5 entries will fall into a Open Pure Bred Division.
4. Market Heifer Division available.
5. Exhibitors will declare their own weight—scales available (If you participated in the market shows, your official fair weight will be            used).
6. Four age divisions for showmanship.
7. 100% Payback in Premiums and Additional Premiums for Grand and Reserve Overall and Breed Champions.
8. Any 4-H or FFA Participants from the Market Show will not be required to remove their animal from the grounds after auction if              participating in the Open Show.

OPEN SHEEP & OPEN GOAT—Saturday, July 20th
Open to ALL Exhibitors
Check-in / Weigh-in: 1:00pm - Show starts at 1:30pm (or following Steer Show)

1. All sheep shown must be weather or ewe (male sheep must be castrated).
2. All goats shown must be a weather or doe (male sheep must be castrated).
3. Exhibitors will declare their own weight—scales available (If you participated in the market shows, your official fair weight will be            used).
4. 100% Payback in Premiums and Additional Premiums for Grand and Reserve Overall.
5. Any 4-H or FFA Participants from the Market Show will not be required to remove their animal from the grounds after auction if              participating in the Open Show.

BUCKET CALF SHOW - Saturday, July 20th
Chairman – Sam Cope (636) 297-0198
Show Saturday during Open Steer Show Intermission

1) Entry fee: $5 per head due by July 1.
2) Exhibitors must use “Bucket Calf Show Entry Form” on page 40.
3) Show is open to youth ages 12 and under; show is open to other counties’ youth.
4) All calves must be checked in by 9:00 am Saturday, July 20; calves will be released.
    following the show.
5) All calves must have been born between January 1, 2019 and June 1, 2019.
6) Exhibitors are limited to one entry.
7) Classes will be divided by ages of exhibitors.
8) Calves may be from dairy or beef stock and may be heifers, steers or bulls.
9) Judging Criteria:
    a. 50 points – Exhibitor’s knowledge of calf (age, breed), feed (amount, cost, what and when), care of the calf by them, overall                        interview with judge.
    b. 25 points – Presentation of calf in show ring.
    c. 20 points – Condition and health of calf.
    d. 5 points – Quality of the calf.

LIVESTOCK JUDGING
Tuesday, July 16—3:00 pm—Registration at 2:30pm
Kim Cullom, Chairman

1. Contest is open to anyone interested in the livestock industry. Contestants will be divided into three divisions based on contestant’s          age as of January 1, 2019.
          Junior Division is ages 13 & under
          Senior Division is ages 14 thru 18
          Adult Division is ages 19 & older
2. The judging contest will consist of three classes of livestock.
3. One or two “keep-cull” classes may be added if livestock is available at the time of the contest.
4. Oral “reasons” will be given on one class to be selected by the chairman.
5. A “questions” class will be selected from any of the “non-reason” classes; selected by the chairman.
6. No communication between contestants will be allowed.
7. Scoring basis:
8. Each class = 50 points; Oral Reasons = 50 points; Questions class, each correct answer = 5 points


Livestock Judging Premiums (all classes):
1st $15
2nd $12 & Ribbon
3rd $10 & Ribbon
4th $5 & Ribbon

"WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER" Open Fried Chicken Show

Saturday, July 20th - Family Fun Center (Stage Area)

11:30 am (or following the Open Poultry Show)

Entry fee $5.00 per entry

Exhibitors present a whole fried chicken to be judged by a panel.  Judging will be on taste and presentation.  No rules, best finger lickin' chicken wins!  Awards will be given to Grand and Reserve in each age division.  Show Montgomery County you are the best chef for miles around!

Age Divisions:

Lil' Chicks Division:                 Ages 5-9

Pullet/Cockerels Division:     Ages 10-15

Hens/Rooster Division           Ages 16-21

Fryers Division                        Ages 21-50

Aged to Perfection Division   Ages 50+

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