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Department 3

Upon arrival, all livestock exhibits (including out of state entries) must present a current "Certificate of Veterinary Inspection" (CVI) form.

Pennsylvania Cattle  -         CVI issued after May 1, current year

Out of State Cattle -            CVI Issued within 30 days of opening date of                                                     the fair

Beef Cattle

Mike Ross - Chairman

(814) 796-6182

 

 
  1. All entries for beef cattle must be made by August 19th by contacting the chairman. A list of the classes in which you will be showing is required.  All beef cattle must be in no later than 9:00 P.M. on Monday. Send entries with a check made payable to The Waterford Fair Association, $2.00 per animal/per department to:                                          Mike Ross, 10312 Etter Road Waterford, PA 16441.

  2. No beef cattle may be removed before 7:00am Sunday morning or prizes will be forfeited.

  3. See "Health Rules and Regulations  - Dairy and Beef Cattle" 

  4. All breeding cattle entered must be registered in the registry association for the respective breed                             as the property of the exhibitor. All cattle must be at least 3/4 blood to be shown as a breed.                                 Health papers and registration papers will be checked upon arrival of cattle to fairgrounds. Registration papers must be presented on animals over 6 months of age; animals younger than 6 months registration papers of dam and sire must be presented if the animal’s papers have not been processed.

  5. The chairman reserves the right to bar from competition animals of decidedly inferior conformation of type or condition and those not possessing sufficient merit to warrant recognition.

  6. Exhibitors will be expected to display their animals as directed by the chairman; to accept the stall assigned without controversy; to keep their animals in an attractive appearance and to cooperate with the department.

  7. Exhibitors of beef cattle must inform themselves as to when their cattle will be judged. Cattle must be in the ring promptly on call and failure to appear could result in disqualification. Display of ribbons and/or awards previously won by cattle at other shows will be prohibited

  8. Judging of beef cattle will be Wednesday. Breeding cattle will begin at 3:00 P.M., Market Steer classes at 6:00 P.M.

  9. In the event of no competition in any class, a ribbon and premium is awarded at the discretion of the judge.

  10. The decision of the judge will be final in all cases, except where mistakes, fraud, misrepresentation or collusion, not discovered at the time of the award, is proved. In such cases, the chairman and beef committee will make the decision.

  11. All exhibits will be under the control and direction of the livestock committee, but the Fair Association will in no case be responsible for any consequential or other loss, injury or damage done to, or occasioned by, or arising from any animal exhibited by the exhibitor

  12. The Fair Board will put forth every effort to protect all exhibits, but all exhibitors of livestock will be responsible for the care and feeding of the animals and also daily removal of manure from the barns and tents.

  13. No alcoholic beverages are permitted in barns or barn area. Smoking in the barns and tents is forbidden by rules and regulations of the Fair Association.

  14. All entries must be owned by the exhibitor for at least 30 days prior to the closing date for entries.

  15. When on exhibition in the ring, each animal must be under proper halter and in charge of the owner or owner’s representative.  Animals that cannot be properly controlled and present a threat to other exhibitors and/or spectators will be barred from competition at the discretion of the judge and/or the chairman.  There will be people available to assist junior exhibitors when necessary.

  16. Limit one steer per exhibitor. Limit two entries per exhibitor in any one breeding class.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

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Section 1 - BREEDING BEEF CATTLE

A - Black Angus

B - Charolais

C - Red Angus

D - Belted Galloway

E - Polled Hereford

F - Limousin

G - Maine Anjou

H - Murray Gray

I - Salers

J - Scottish Highland

K - Shorthorn

L - Simmental

M - Others by Breed

N - Commercial Class

        ( Female only - classes 11-18)

$22    $20    $18    $16

$22    $20    $18    $16

$22    $20    $18    $16

$22    $20    $18    $16

$22    $20    $18    $16

$22    $20    $18    $16

$22    $20    $18    $16

Rosette

Rosette

$22    $20    $18    $16

$22    $20    $18    $16

$22    $20    $18    $16

$22    $20    $18    $16

$22    $20    $18    $16

$22    $20    $18    $16

$22    $20    $18    $16

$26    $22    $18    $14

$26    $22    $18    $14

Rosette

Rosette

$42    $35    $30    $25

$42    $35    $30    $25

$42    $35    $30    $25

$42    $35    $30    $25

$42    $35    $30    $25

Class                                                                                                                                                                                       PREMIUMS

1.       Junior Bull Calf born after Apri1 1, 2016. ...........................................................................................................

2        Junior Bull Calf born between Jan. 1 and Mar. 31, 2016. . ...............................................................................

3.      Senior Bull Calf born between Sep. 1 and Dec. 31, 2015. . ..............................................................................

4        Summer Yearling Bull born between May 1 and Aug 31, 2015.. ...................................................................

5        Junior Yearling Bull born between Jan. 1 and Apr 30, 2015. . .........................................................................

6        Senior Yearling Bull born between Sep. 1 and Dec 31, 2014... .......................................................................

7        2 year old Bull calved between Jan. 1 and Aug. 31, 2014. . . ...........................................................................

8        Champion Bull (first place bulls competing). ....................................................................................................

9        Reserve Champion Bull  (first place bulls and second place to champion).  ................................................

10     Two Bulls owned by exhibitor.  ...........................................................................................................................

11.     Junior Heifer Calf -born after Apr. 1, 2016.  ......................................................................................................

12.     Junior Heifer Calf -born Jan. 1 to Mar. 31, 2016.  .............................................................................................

13.     Senior Heifer Calf -born between Sept, 1 and Dec. 31, 2015. ........................................................................

14.     Summer Yearling Heifer born between May 1 and Aug 31,2015. .................................................................

15.     Junior Yearling Heifer born between Jan. 1 and April 30, 2015.  ...................................................................

16.    Senior Yearling Heifer born between Sep 1, and Dec. 31, 2014.  ....................................................................

17.    2 Year Old Heifer born between Jan. 1, and Aug. 31, 2014 (not calved). .......................................................

18.    Cow with natural calf, born after Jan.1, 2015.  ..................................................................................................

19.    Champion Female (first place females competing). .........................................................................................

20.    Reserve Champion Female (first place females and second place to champion ). .......................................

21.     Get of Sire - 4 animals from above classes both sexes  represented need not be owned by exhibitor. ...

22.     Junior Get of Sire—3 animals both sexes represented (from classes 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, or 12, need not

                    be owned by exhibitor.).  ...........................................................................................................................

23.     Best 3 Females - any age, from above classes owned by one exhibitor  .....................................................

24.     Produce of Dam - 2 animals, any age, either sex, from one dam, need not both be owned by same

                     exhibitor, from above classes. .................................................................................................................

25.    Best 6 head - any age, from above classes owned by one exhibitor   ...........................................................

Section 2 - MARKET STEERS

No steer weighing less than 900 lbs. will be admitted for Market Steer Competition.  Animal must be a castrated male. - Maximum sale weight of 1,550 lbs.

Market Steer Classes will be divided into evenly numbered classes at the discretion of the Beef Chariman and committee.  Minimum of 4 steer per class, 9 classes maximum.

$20  $18   $16   $14  $12  $10

$20  $18   $16   $14  $12  $10

$20  $18   $16   $14  $12  $10

Rosette

Rosette

Rosette

Rosette

Rosette

Rosette

Rosette

Class                                                                                                                                                                                PREMIUMS

1.          Light Weight A, B, C............................................................................................................................

2.          Medium Weight A, B, C......................................................................................................................

3.          Heavy Weight A, B, C..........................................................................................................................

4.          Light Weight Champion ....................................................................................................................

5.          Light Weight Reserve Champion ......................................................................................................

6.          Medium Weight Champion................................................................................................................

7.          Medium Weight Reserve Champion..................................................................................................

8.          Heavy Weight Champion....................................................................................................................

9.          Heavy Weight Reserve Champion......................................................................................................

10.        Grand Champion Over All...................................................................................................................

Section 3 - DEPARTMENT AWARDS

Class                                                                                                                                                                                       PREMIUMS

1.  Supreme Champion ..Female over all breeds ..........................................................................................................    $ 150.00

2.  Supreme Reserve Champion Female.........................................................................................................................    $   50.00

3.   Senior Master Showman - exhibitor over 18  years of age and not competing in 4-H and/or

       F.F.A. To be judged during entire open show...........................................................................................................           $10

4.   Senior Master Fitter - exhibitor over 18 years of age and not competing in 4-H and/or

       F.F.A. To be judged during entire open show..............................................................................................................        $10

Section 3 - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING AWARDS

Beef Cattle exhibitors who maintain the most attractive and sanitary exhibits will be eligible for special daily premiums. Inspection will be unannounced. Exhibitor must have its exhibitor’s number displayed plainly above its animal in order to be judged. 

       Total..............................................................................................         100

 

Inspections to be made unannounced. Prizes will be awarded on a daily basis

No awards on the first or last day of fair.

 

CLASS 1.  Daily Prizes........................................................................................................................................$  6.00    $4.00   $3.00   $2.00

CLASS 2.  Weekly  (Over-all) Prizes….............................................................................................................. $12.00    $8.00  $6.00    $4.00

All Dairy Cattle exhibits will be scored on the following basis:    Points

Cleanliness of animals................................................................         15

Cleanliness of bedding...............................................................         15

Entry card and ribbons won properly

     displayed with animal.............................................................        10

Keeping grain and hay feed presentable..................................        20

Keeping all equipment sanitary and neat.................................        10

Keeping aisles clean.....................................................................        15

Courtesy to people.......................................................................        15