GUIDELINES FOR CARE OF ANIMALS
It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to care for animals in a manner that is responsible and ethical. Following are some guidelines for the treatment of animals exhibited at the fair:
1. Restraining Animals
Animals should be tied or penned in a manner that will not hurt the animals or restrict it's breathing in any way.
Animals should be tied so all four feet are firmly on the ground and they have enough room to stand comfortably and lie down.
Animals should be tied so they are not able to injure animals tied near them.
2. Handling--Any type of rough handling which could harm the animal is prohibited. The use of whips, canes, and show sticks should be restricted to showing only and be used only to guide the animals, not punish them. Remember animals will respond quicker to quiet, gentle handling, than loud, rough handling.
3. Bedding--All animals should have bedding that is dry and clean. Pens should be cleaned regularly to keep the animals clean and comfortable. If non-traditional bedding, such as carpet, is used it should be regularly cleaned (at least twice daily) to keep the pen free from manure.
4. Feeding & Water--Animals should be well fed and have access to clean water regularly. Realizing that many market animals must have restricted amounts of feed to maintain the proper weight, animals must be fed adequate amounts of feed to meet the animal's basic requirements. Animals not allowed reasonable access to feed and water will be disqualified from the show.
5. Transportation--Animals should be transported in a way that is both safe and considerate of the animal's well-being.
6. Blanket/Sweat Collars--Any type of material such as blankets or sweat collars should be large enough to permit normal body functions such as breathing, eating, drinking, or lying down.
7. Health–It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to provide proper health care for their animals through routine inspection and consultation with health care professionals. The improper or illegal use of drugs or antibiotics is prohibited. If medication is indicated, be sure to follow the label directions and allow more than the stated withdrawal time.
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WEIGH IN TIMES FOR MARKET ANIMALS
Weigh-in for ALL market animals (open and junior classes) will be on Sunday, September 4th, 2022 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm on the fairgrounds in the youth arena.
For animals participating in other shows which conflict with the posted Sunday times, scales will be open on Monday, September 5, 2022 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm