Jr. Department No. 19 through Department 24 (Cattle)

DEPARTMENT NO. 19
JUNIOR BEEF BREEDING CATTLE
Co-Chairmen: Tom Spohn, Heather Foster and Adam Finck

Ownership/Possession Date: May 1

Judging: Wednesday AFTER Open Class Beef Show, Coliseum

AGE CLASSIFICATION:

Jr. Calf – Dropped January 1 through April 30 of current year
Sr. Calf – Dropped September 1 through December 31 of previous year
Summer Yearling – Dropped May 1 through August 31 of previous year
Jr. Yearling – Dropped January 1 through April 30 of previous year
Sr. Yearling – Dropped September 1 through December 31 two years prior
Two-year old and older – Dropped two years prior to September 1 of current year

Class 1: Angus Jr. Heifer Calf
Class 2: Angus Sr. Heifer Calf
Class 3: Angus Summer Yearling Heifer
Class 4: Angus Jr. Yearling Heifer
Class 5: Angus Sr. Yearling Heifer
Class 6: Angus 2 year old or older
Class 7: Hereford Jr. Heifer Calf
Class 8: Hereford Sr. Heifer Calf
Class 9: Hereford Summer Yearling Heifer
Class 10: Hereford Jr. Yearling Heifer
Class 11: Hereford Sr. Yearling Heifer
Class 12: Hereford 2 years old or older
Class 13: Simmental Jr. Heifer Calf
Class 14: Simmental Sr. Heifer Calf
Class 15: Simmental Summer Yearling Heifer
Class 16: Simmental Jr. Yearling Heifer
Class 17: Simmental Sr. Yearling Heifer
Class 18: Simmental 2 year old or older
Class 19: Purebred Jr. Heifer Calf
Class 20: Purebred Sr. Heifer Calf
Class 21: Purebred Summer Yearling Heifer
Class 22: Purebred Jr. Yearling Heifer
Class 23: Purebred Sr. Yearling Heifer
Class 24: Purebred 2 year old or older
Class 25: Crossbred Jr. Heifer Calf
Class 26: Crossbred Sr. Heifer Calf
Class 27: Crossbred Summer Yearling Heifer
Class 28: Crossbred Jr. Yearling Heifer
Class 29: Crossbred Sr. Yearling Heifer
Class 30: Crossbred 2 years or older
Class 31: Feeder calf born on or after January 1 of current year.  All breeds and either sex accepted.

DEPARTMENT NO. 20
JUNIOR MARKET BEEF SHOW
Co-Chairmen Tom Spohn & John Reichley; Heather Foster
Ownership/Possession Date: December 1 of previous year
Tagging/Weigh In Date: Third Saturday in December of previous year
Judging: Thursday 7:00 pm. – Coliseum

RULES:

1. All cattle (steers and/or heifers) for the Fair (maximum of three) must have been on feed and ear tagged by the designated Saturday in December.  This however does not constitute fair entry.  Tags must be in ears upon arrival at fairgrounds.
2. Exhibitor must be present during grooming of animal.  Exhibitor must follow Ohio Exhibition Rules 901-19-31 Responsibilities of and assistance of Junior Fair Exhibitors.
3.  Any fly spray products may be used on an animal until midnight prior to show day.  ONLY the fly spray provided by the Fair Board may be used after midnight on day of show, through conclusion of the show.
4.  All cattle must have been born after January 1 of the previous show year.
5.  No more than two cattle per exhibitor to be shown in this show.
6.  An exhibitor with two cattle of the same weight class may show both in that class and be awarded premiums for both entries.
7.  All cattle must weigh a minimum of 950 lbs. to a maximum of 1,500 lbs. to sell.
8.  Cattle will be weighed at 8:00 am Monday morning of the Fair to determine the specific weight classes and sale weight.  The exhibitor is responsible for the feed and care of his/her project throughout the fair.
9.  Cattle exhibitors will be permitted to sell only one live cow, unless both cows are the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion OR 1 cattle is a calf scramble animal.
10.  Cattle will be divided into six weight classes.
11.  The Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion market beef cattle will go from the sale directly to slaughter.
12.  The use of misters and grooming chutes in the cattle barn is not permitted.
13.  Recognized beef breeds are: Angus, Hereford, Simmental, other Purebreds and crossbreds.

Must be a beef breed, no Dairy crossed cattle are permitted.
Class 1: Senior Beef Showmanship (15-18 years)
Class 2: Intermediate Beef Showmanship (12-14 years)
Class 3: Junior Beef Showmanship (8-11 years)
Class 4: Single Market Beef

DEPARTMENT NO. 21
JUNIOR BEEF CARCASS CONTEST
Chairman Tom Spohn; Mike Skinner, Ted Wiseman & Heather Foster
Ownership/Possession Date: December 1 of previous year
Tagging/Weigh In Date: Third Saturday in December of previous year
Judging: Monday, 11 am, Coliseum

RULES:

1.  Rules listed in Jr. Market Beef Show Department also apply unless changed below.
2.  Only calves that were tagged, weighed and examined are eligible for this contest.  Tags must be in ears upon arrival at fairgrounds.
3.  Exhibitor are limited to one entry.
4.  Steers must weigh between 950- 1,500 pounds and be eligible.
5.  The live evaluation will be done at 11 am.  The top 10 calves will be selected to go to slaughter.  A $35.00 entry fee will be collected from those exhibitors whose animals do go on to slaughter.
6.  If the animal(s) remain on the fairgrounds Monday night, the exhibitor is responsible to feed and care for his/her project.
7.  An exhibitor can sell both a live calf and a carcass calf.  This must be properly declared by 10:00 pm Thursday of the fair.
8.  Carcass calves must grade at least Select, and also less than 4.0 yield grade to be eligible to sell.
9.  Exhibitors who have an animal selected to be slaughtered must have a parent sign a paper acknowledging that they understood rule number 8 and will assume full responsibility for a disqualified carcass.
10.  The Beef Carcass Champion and Reserve Champion must be sold at the Junior Fair Livestock Sale.
11.  Member and/or family member must be present at slaughtering house during carcass evaluation on Thursday of the fair at the announced time and events.
12.  Results, which will be announced at the live market beef show Thursday night will be, based 100% on carcass evaluation.
Class 1: Single Carcass Steer

DEPARTMENT NO. 22
CALF SCRAMBLE CONTEST

Co-Chairmen Julie Stenson & Jamie Snider
Ownership/Possession Date: Fair Week
Tagging/Weigh In Date: Third Saturday in December 
Judging: Thursday

HLA Farm Feeds will donate feed

CONTEST QUALIFICATIONS:

1.  MUST BE BETWEEN 13 AND 17 YEARS OF AGE, MUST BE 13, BUT NOT 18, BY OR ON JANUARY 1 OF THE CURRENT YEAR AND ALSO HAVE AT LEAST ONE YEAR OF 4-H OR FFA ELIGIBILITY REMAINING.
2.  Completed applications must be postmarked by Wednesday, May 11 and mailed to Senior Fair Board Director, Julie Stenson, 4075 Wilson Rd., Somerset, OH 43783.
3.  Be interested in feeding cattle.
4.  Must be able to feed and care for the calf for one year.
5.  Must be reliable and trustworthy.
6.  Now carrying a 4-H or FFA project.
7.  Must have at least one year of large animal experience (beef, dairy feeder, swine, sheep, goat, horse).
8.  Previous winners will be eligible if 10 applicants have not applied by the deadline.  Previous winners will be put in a lottery and drawn until 10 spots are filled.
9.  Applicant and guardian will assume all financial responsibility for feed and health care of the calf.
10.  In the event there are a high number of applications received, the Calf Scramble Committee reserves the right to require an essay to narrow the number of participants.
11.  After all minors’ releases and applications have been checked (applications must be properly signed by contestants, parents, 4-H advisors/FFA instructors), the Calf Scramble Committee will notify each one of their acceptance, where and when to meet, and the date they will participate in the calf scramble.
CALF SCRAMBLE RULES:
1.  EACH CONTESTANT MUST HAVE A DOCTOR’S PHYSICAL EXAMINATION IN WRITING BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN THE CALF SCRAMBLE.
2.  Contestants must furnish their own SAFETY HELMETS WITH FACE GUARDS, CHIN STRAPS and MOUTH PIECES, which must be approved by the judges.  No shoes with cleats can be worn.  Long pants or jeans must be worn.  The committee suggests wearing heavy boots and long sleeve shirts, jerseys will be provided.
3.  Track will be wet down prior to the start of the contest.
4.  Contestants and calves will be placed in the arena as directed by the arena director.
5.  Contestants will take a rope halter into the arena.  The halter cannot be used as a lariat.  The halter must be placed on the head of the calf in the approved manner with the lead coming off the calf’s left side and under the calf’s chin.  Rope halters will be provided.
6.  At no time will the participant be permitted to tie the rope to or around their body.
7.  If a contestant has hold of a calf, no other participants will be allowed to touch the calf until it breaks away, staying back at least 10 feet.
8.  If two or more participants catch the same calf, that calf will be turned loose.
9.  Contestants’ will secure and properly halter the calf and lead it into the winner’s circle without help.
10.  A winner will be indicated by the referee once all four of the calf’s hooves are in the circle.
11.  If a calf breaks away while being led to the winner’s circle, it is a free calf. If another participant captures the free calf, the halter must be removed and replaced with their own halter.  if the original participant recaptures the calf, it is a valid possession and may proceed to the winner’s circle.
12.  The referee will not tolerate undue roughness.
13.  Poor sportsmanship automatically disqualifies any contestant.
14.  The Calf Scramble will be refereed by a group of not less than six referees selected by the committee at large.
15.  Contestants will not be permitted to hold a calf down or lead the calf by putting fingers in its nose or applying pressure as a bull ring.
16.  If at any time a calf/calves breaks out of the arena, all unsecured calves must be started over.
17.  The referee’s decision will be final.
18.  If you are a winner of a scramble calf, you agree to take possession of your animal on or before Tuesday following the fair from the location which it is being housed.  You are responsible for transporting your animal.
19.  The calves obtained in the scramble must be shown at the Perry County Fair the following year.
a.  Under the present policies of the Calf Scramble Committee and Perry County Senior Fair Board, the animal that you capture in the calf scramble must be a project the following year.
b.  The calf caught must be carried as a regular project in 4-H or FFA and shown by the participant at the Perry County Fair the following year.
c.  There will be a separate class exclusive to calf scramble participants.
d.  The Champion and Reserve Champion Scramble Calves of the scramble class will be eligible to compete for overall Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Market Beef.
e.  All scramble calves must sell at the Junior Livestock Sale.
f.  If the participant chooses not to exhibit and sell the scramble calf the following year at the Perry County Fair, they must reimburse the Perry County Senior Fair Board the approximate market price of the calf.
g.  Calf Scramble winners will be eligible to sell up to three items through the livestock sale.  These items can include a live lot, an eligible carcass, AND a scramble calf.
h.  In the event that the animal dies after the Calf Scramble while still under the care of the Calf Scramble Committee, the Calf Scramble Committee and the Perry County Senior Fair Board will not be held responsible.
i.  In the event that the animal dies while in the care of the 4-H or FFA member, the 4-H or FFA member or parent/guardian must contact the Committee Chairperson, Julie Stenson at 740-684-1622.  The fair vet will be sent to inspect the animal.  After the vet performs their evaluation, it will be determined if the $800.00 fee will be waived.  The Calf Scramble Committee and the Perry County Senior Fair Board will not be held responsible.
j.  The committee in charge reserves the right to check on the animal’s housing and care following the Calf Scramble and prior to the following year’s Perry County Fair. If it is determined that the animal has not been properly cared for, the animal may be removed from the care of the exhibitor.
k.  The committee in charge reserves the right to disqualify any Calf Scramble winner from participating in showing their animal if, in the committee’s view point, the calf has not been properly cared for, fed, or handled.
20.  If an accepted participant decides not to participate in the Calf Scramble they must reimburse the Senior Fair Board $100 for costs incurred.
21.  All complaints must be submitted in writing, accompanied by a $100.00 bond.

DEPARTMENT NO. 23
JUNIOR DAIRY CATTLE
Co-Chairmen Ericka Ryan and Mike Skinner
Ownership/Possession Date: May 1
Judging: Thursday, 2:00 pm, Coliseum

RULES:
1. An Adult Dairy Showmanship class for anyone 18 years old or older and not showing dairy may be held at the conclusion of the Junior Dairy Show.  All adults welcome to participate.
2.  Dairy cows in production are to be brought to the fairgrounds on Thursday evening by 11:00 pm and can leave the grounds Friday afternoon after the dairy show.
3.  Exhibitor must be present during grooming of animal. Exhibitor must follow Ohio Exhibition Rules 901-19-31 Responsibilities of and assistance to Junior Fair Exhibitors.
4.  Any fly spray products may be used on an animal until midnight prior to show day.  ONLY the fly spray product provided by the Fair Board may be used after midnight on day of show, through conclusion of the show.
Class 1: Senior Dairy Showmanship (14-18 years)
Class 2: Junior Dairy Showmanship (8-13 years)
Class 3: Junior Heifer Calf, born on after March 1 of current fair year
Class 4: Intermediate Heifer Calf, born December 1 through February of current fair year
Class 5: Senior Heifer Calf, born September through November of previous year
Class 6: Junior Yearling Heifer, born May 1 through August 31 of previous year
Class 7: Intermediate Yearling Heifer, born January 1 through April 30 of previous year
Class 8: Senior Yearling Heifer, born September 1 through December 31 two years prior
Class 9: Two-year-old female, born three years prior, through August 31 two years prior
Class 10: Cow, born or or before August 31 three years prior
DEPARTMENT NO. 24
JUNIOR DAIRY FEEDERS
Chairman: Kenny Halsey 
Ownership/Possession Date: March 1 of current fair year
Tagging/Weigh In Date: First Saturday in March of current fair year 
Judging: Thursday, after Jr. Dairy Show, Coliseum
RULES:
1.  Only dairy feeders that were tagged, weighed and examined on the tag/weigh in date are eligible for the contest.  Tags must be in ears upon arrival at fairgrounds.  A maximum of two dairy feeders may be shown at the fair.  Starting in 2017, heifers will also be permitted to show with steers.
2.  Exhibitor must be present during grooming of animal. Exhibitor must follow Ohio Exhibition Rules 901-19-31 Responsibilities of and assistance to Junior Fair Exhibitors.
3.  Any fly spray products may be used on an animal until midnight prior to show day.  ONLY the fly spray product provided by the Fair Board may be used after midnight on day of show, through conclusion of the show.
4.  Dairy feeders must be born on or after December 1 of previous year and weigh between 400-650 pounds at time of fair to sell in sale.  Weigh-in will be Monday at 8:00 am.
5.  Dairy feeders MUST be from one of the following Dairy Breeds: Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Ayrshire or Jersey. Starting in 2018, there will be no crossbreds permitted. Purebred dairy only.
6.  Dairy feeders will be divided into 6 (six) weight classes.
7.  All dairy feeders must be vaccinated with a product containing Bovine rhinotracheitis, parainfluenza (P13), virus diarrhea (BVD), respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV), Pastuerella multocida, and Mannheimia, haemolytica; plus a product containing Clostridium chauvoei-septicum-novyi-haemolyticum-sordelli-tetaniperfringens type C & D bacterin toxoid in accordance with manufacturer guidelines.  Vaccines must be administered by a veterinarian. Proof of vaccine administration must be submitted to the OSU Extension Office.  Dairy Feeder projects without vaccine documentation risk being denied the right to show!
8.  Soaps, shampoos and conditioners suitable for human or livestock use are permitted with the exception of whitening or color altering products
Class 1:  Senior Dairy Feeder Showmanship (15-18 years)
Class 2:  Intermediate Dairy Feeder Showmanship (12-14 years)
Class 3: Junior Dairy Feeder Showmanship (8-11 years)
Class 4: Novice Dairy Feeder Showmanship (8-11 years)
Class 5: Single Dairy Feeder
Updated 05/17/17 at 8:48 pm.

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