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Department 10

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

Pennsylvania Animals -         CVI issued after May 1, current year

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

4H & F.F.A.

 

ELIGIBILITY:  4-H Club members must have passed their 8th birthday but not have passed their 19th birthday by January 1 of the current year. Exhibitors must be members of a regularly organized 4-H Club, carrying a project in the field they wish to make entry and be under the supervision of the Pennsylvania State University Agricultural and Home Economic Extension Service by July 1 preceding the fair. Exhibits must have been selected through an elimination.

 Students enrolled in an accepted vocational school curriculum must be conducting a project in the class in which they wish to make an entry. Students enrolled in general home economics in a comprehensive high school are considered as qualifying. All entries shall be approved prior to the fair by a member of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Agriculture or Home Economics staff or their designated representative.

RULES AND REGULATIONS

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Livestock Exhibits

4H and F.F.A. FITTING & SHOWMANSHIP

4-H and FFA members may show either a market or breeding animal in the fitting and showmanship classes. The animal must be a project animal and it must be owned by the exhibitor. The exhibitor must show the same animal in both contests. The “Erie County Livestock Program Code of Ethics Regarding Quality Assurance and Animal Care” will apply throughout the fitting and showmanship classes. If it is determined by the 4-H Livestock Selection Committee an exhibitor has violated provisions of this code regarding fitting or other practices, the exhibitor will not be permitted to sell through the 4-H Livestock Sale at the Waterford Fair. 

 

                           

 

Fitting & Showmanship classes will be divided into nearly equal classes or sub-classes by the Department Chairs and their representatives at their discretion.

Department 10 Sections eligible

for Fitting & Showmanship classes:

  4H and F.F.A. Dairy Cattle                                          4H and F.F.A Beef   Cattle

  4H and F.F.A. Sheep                                                    4H and F.F.A. Swine

  4H Milking Dairy Goats                                               4H and F.F.A. Market Goats

Class                                                                                                                                                                                           PREMIUMS

1.  Fitting -Oldest Members -

  Each Class or Sub-class .......................................................................................................................................

2.  Fitting - Middle Aged Members -

  Each Class or Sub-class .......................................................................................................................................

3.  Fitting - Youngest Members -

  Each class or Sub-class  .......................................................................................................................................

4.  Grand Champion Fitter...............................................................................................................................................

5.  Showmanship -Oldest Members -

  Each Class or Sub-class  .......................................................................................................................................

6.  Showmanship -  Middle Aged Members -

  Each Class or Sub-class ........................................................................................................................................

7.  Showmanship - Youngest Members -

  Each class or Sub-class.........................................................................................................................................

8.  Grand Champion Showman  ......................................................................................................................................

$5    $ 4   $ 3    $ 2

$5    $ 4   $ 3    $ 2

$5    $ 4   $ 3    $ 2

Rosette

$5    $ 4   $ 3    $ 2

$5    $ 4   $ 3    $ 2

$5    $ 4   $ 3    $ 2

Rosette

BEEF FITTING AND SHOMANSHIP CONTESTS

Exhibitors will fit their animals in the presence of a judge in accordance with the following additional rules that govern beef cattle fitting and showmanship contests.

1.          All age groups will have 10 minutes and to fit the right side of their animals

2.          Animals must be washed and dried prior to entering the ring and placed into chutes.

3.          Members only will be allowed in the chute area.

4.          Junior Members will be allowed an older member at chute side to provide guidance.  However, no fitting is to be                   accomplished by the older member.

5.          No blow dryers will be permitted in the contest area.  Clippers, combs, brushes and grooming products (aerosol                   and spray bottles), are the only equipment allowed.

6.          To compete for Grand Champion Fitter, first place winners from the junior, intermediate, and senior age groups                    will have 10 minutes to fit the left side of their animals.

7.          Showmanship classes will follow immediately after respective fitting classes.

USE CAUTION WHEN FITTING YOUR ANIMALS

Be sure to use only grooming products that are approved for use on meat and dairy animals when fitting your animals for show.  Unapproved products may contain ingredients that result in unacceptable residues in the meat or milk.  If your are not certain that a product is residue safe and approved for use on meat or dairy animals, do not use it!  **IMPORTANT**: If upon slaughter treatment with drugs, bio-logics, or any chemical from fitting products, is the cause of condemnation of a carcass, the loss of the carcass and any other damages will be borne by the exhibitor. 

GOOD HOUSEKEEPING AWARDS

Erie County 4-H and F.F.A. exhibitors who maintain the most attractive and sanitary exhibits will be eligible for special daily premiums.

 

Inspections will be made unannounced. Premiums will be awarded to clubs or chapters housing animals in the Erie County 4-H and F.F.A. designated areas. There will be no double premiums given.

 

Animals from one club or chapter must be grouped together to be judged, and the club or chapter exhibitor number must be clearly displayed. 

Department 10 Sections eligible for Good Houskeeping awards:

        4H and F.F.A. Dairy Cattle                          4H and F.F.A Beef Cattle

        4H and F.F.A. Sheep                                    4H and F.F.A. Swine

        4H Milking Dairy Goats                              4H and F.F.A. Market Goats

      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 animal 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