Jr. Department No. 29 through No. 31, Poultry, Rabbits, Goats

DEPARTMENT NO. 29
JUNIOR POULTRY
Co-Chairmen Joe Fiore and Ron Baker
Breeding Poultry Ownership/Possession Date: May 1
Meat Chicken Ownership/Possession Date: June 15

Meat Turkey Ownership/Possession Date: April 1
Judging: Monday, 9:00 am, Coliseum
HLA Farm Feeds will donate all poultry feed.

RULES:
1.  All poultry must be brought to the fairgrounds between 4:00 and 5:30 pm on Sunday.  DO NOT bring poultry entries to the fairgrounds before 4:00 pm on SUNDAY.
2.  All entries must be inspected before they can be caged.  Any bird found to have lice or mites, or obvious illness, will be declined entry.
3.  A preliminary set of scales will be provided outside the barn to pair up the exhibitors entry prior to entering the barn.
4.  Each exhibitor MUST clean up their cages, pans and/or floor when their animals are removed.  Cages must be free of manure and other debris.  Failure to do so will result in not being permitted to show the following year.
5.  All poultry will be released prior to the start of the sale on Saturday, but MUST be removed no later than one hour after all poultry has sold.  Please notify a committee member, should this not be possible.
6.  All birds must be hatched after February 1 of the current fair year, EXCEPT entries in classes 9, 10 & 11.  Birds may be hatched after May 1 if necessary for Classes 7 and 8 only, but must be owned by the exhibitor and be a part of his or her individual project no later than June 15 for Classes 7 and 8.
7.  All poultry must be either purchased from a certified hatchery that sells Pullorum Typhoid-free chicks or the exhibitor must have the required blood testing done prior to bringing the birds to the fair.  All poultry, with the exception of waterfowl, that were hatched prior to February 1st of the current year MUST be blood tested even if they were purchased from a certified hatchery, with the exception of certified farms.  The official health papers must accompany the entries or they will not be caped.  Receipts will not be acceptable!
8.  An exhibitor may make only one entry in a class.
9.  Definitions of Terms used:
Pullets:  a female hatched since February 1 of current year
Cockerel:  a male hatched since February 1 of current year
Broilers:  must weigh 3 to 4.99 pounds
Roasters:  must weight over 5 pounds and not more than 7 pounds.
Tom:  a male turkey
Market Turkey: A commercial type turkey born between January 1 and March 1 of current year.

Animals not meeting these weight requirements will be able to show and be graded, but will not be eligible to sell.

10.  Only the 1st place winners from Class 7 and 8 will compete for Grand Champion Pen of Two Meat Chickens.  The appropriate 2nd place winner from Class 7 or 8 will be brought out to compete for Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Two meat Chickens.  Both Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Meat Pens must sell on Saturday.
11.  The same birds cannot be used in more than one class with the exception of classes 1-4.
12.  Only Junior Fair exhibitors are allowed to handle and show birds during the show.  All turkeys must be cane trained.
13.  Soaps, shampoos and conditioners suitable for human or livestock use are permitted, with the exception of whitening or color altering products.
14.  Any fly spray product 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.
15.  Showmanship classes will be first starting with senior, intermediate, junior and novice.
16.  All animal waste must be placed in the designated area.

17.  Refer to 901:1-18-05 in the Ohio Livestock Health Exhibition Rules for additional information regarding Poultry and fowl.
Class 1:  Senior Poultry Showmanship (15-18 years)
Class 2:  Intermediate Poultry Showmanship (12-14 years)
Class 3:  Junior Poultry Showmanship (9-11 years)
Class 4:  Novice Poultry Showmanship (8-11 years)
Class 5:  Breeding Birds, state breed (pen of 2 pullets)
Class 6:  Commercial laying types (pen of 2 pullets)
Class 7:  Broilers (Pen of two cockerels)
Class 8:  Roasters (Pen of two cockerels)
Class 9:  Fancy Breed Chicken (Pen of two, one of each sex) (Any age)
Class 10:  Waterfowl (Pen of two, any combination of sex) (Any age)
Class 11:  Turkey Fancy (Hen or Tom) (Any age)

Class 12: Turkey Market (one Tom)

All Turkeys must be cane trained.

DEPARTMENT NO. 30

JUNIOR RABBITS
Co-Chairmen Joe Fiore and Ron Baker
All Rabbit Projects/Possession Date: May 1
Judging: Friday, 9:00 am, Coliseum
HLA Farm Feeds will donate all rabbit feed.

1.  All rabbits must be brought to the fairgrounds on Sunday, between 6:00 – 8:00 pm for weigh-in.  DO NOT bring rabbit entries to the fairgrounds before 6 pm on Sunday.
2.  All entries must be inspected before they can be caged.  All rabbits must be presented clean and dry at check in.
3.  A preliminary set of scales will be provided outside the barn to assist the exhibitor in matching up their entry for the meat rabbit class.  All three rabbits must be sorted prior to bringing them into the barn.  All three must be weighed at the same time.  These rabbits will be the exhibitor’s official entry upon entering the barn.
4.  Rabbits will be examined for sex; age and ear canker and meat rabbits will be weighed at this time.
5.  Each exhibitor MUST clean up their cages, pens and/or floor area when their animals are removed at the conclusion of the fair. Cages must be free of manure and other debris.  Failure to do so will result in not being permitted to show the following year.
6.  All rabbits will be released prior to the start of the sale on Saturday, but MUST be removed no later than one hour after all rabbits are sold.  Please notify a committee member, should this not be possible to avoid penalty.
7.  Never bred the doe so that she will have a litter about the time of fair, due to disease at the fair.  A doe sometimes becomes nervous and excited and will deliver early.  NEVER breed her more than 15 days ahead of fair time.  A doe with an unweaned litter will not be caged.
8.  Exhibitors are limited to one entry per class.  MAXIMUM OF FIVE CLASSES.
9.  Fancy class breeds include: American Fuzzy Lop, American Sable, Angoras (English, French, Giant & Satin), Belgian Hare, Britannia Petite, Chinchilla (Standard), Dutch, Dwarf Hotot, English Spot, Florida White, Harlequin, Havanna, Himalayan, Jersey Wooly, Lilac, Lops (Holland, Mini, English, & French), Mini Satin, Netherland Dwarf, Polish, Sable, Silver, Rex Rhinelander, Silver Martin, Tan, Triantha, Lionhead, Mini Rex.
10.  Commercial class breeds include: American, Argente Brun, Beveren, California, Champagne D’Argent, Cinnamon, Creme D’Argent, Blanc de Hotot, New Zealand, Satin, Silver Fox, Checkered Giant, Chinchillas (American & Giant), Flemish Giant, Palomino.
11.  All crossbred rabbits must show commercial.
12.  Meat Pen entries must weigh between 3-5 lbs. per rabbit. STARTING IN 2017 per ARBA rules, rabbits must weigh 3.5 to 5.5 lbs. per rabbit.  The Doe/Does possession on or before May 1.  A MAXIMUM OF 6 OFFSPRING PER CHILD FROM ONE OR MORE DOES.  MEAT PEN ENTRIES WILL BE IDENTIFIED ON A DESIGNATED DATE IN JUNE BY AN OFFICIAL TATTOO, TO BE HELD AT THE FAIRGROUNDS.  A MAXIMUM OF 6 (6)RABBITS PER EXHIBITOR WILL BE TATTOOED AND YOUR PEN OF THREE (3) ENTRY MUST BE SELECTED FROM THOSE SIX (6).  ONCE THE EXHIBITOR’S SIX (6) RABBITS ARE TATTOOED IN THAT EXHIBITOR’S NAME THERE WILL BE NO TRADING ALLOWED AMONGST FAMILY MEMBERS.  PURCHASED MEAT PENS WILL NO LONGER BE PERMITTED, YOUR DOE/DOES MUST BE PRESENT WITH YOUR SIX (6) RABBITS ON THE TATTOO DATE. ONE DOE PER CHILD MUST BE PRESENT.  SIBLINGS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PRESENT THE SAME DOE AT TATTOOING.
13.  The first and second place meat rabbits from Class 5 must sell on Saturday.
14.  The same animal cannot  be used in more than one class, except classes 18 and 19.
15.  No one other than a committee member will be allowed to assist with check-in.
16.  All animal waste must be placed in designated dump area.
17.  Meat pen entries must come from the commercial breed; or if crossbred, both crosses must be from these listed in commercial.
18.  Soaps, shampoos and conditioners suitable for human or livestock use are permitted, with the exception of whitening or color altering products.
19.  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.
20.  Age of rabbit at time of fair show date will be used for class determination.
21.  No class changes will be permitted after 8:00 pm Sunday except at the judges discretion.
22.  Breed classes are divided into Fancy or Commercial classes using ARBA Standard of Perfection.
23.  Rabbit meat pens will be divided into five classes:

Class 1:  Senior Rabbit Showmanship (15-18 years)
Class 2:  Intermediate Rabbit Showmanship (12-14 years)
Class 3:  Junior Rabbit Showmanship (9-11 years)
Class 4:  Novice Rabbit Showmanship (8-11 years)
Class 5:  Pen of Meat Rabbits (3 rabbits weighing 3 to 5 lbs each)
Class 6:  Junior Doe – Fancy, under 6 months
Class 7:  Junior Doe – Commercial, under 6 months
Class 8:  Junior Buck – Fancy, under 6 months
Class 9:  Junior Buck – Commercial, under 6 months
Class 10:  Intermediate Doe – Fancy, 6-12 months
Class 11:  Intermediate Doe – Commercial, 6-12 months
Class 12:  Intermediate Buck – Fancy, 6-12 months
Class 13:  Intermediate Buck – Commercial, 6-12 months
Class 14:  Senior Doe – Fancy, over 12 months
Class 15:  Senior Doe – Commercial, over 12 months
Class 16:  Senior Buck – Fancy, over 12 months
Class 17:  Senior Buck – Commercial, over 12 months
Class 18:  Class winners from classes 6, 7, 10, 11, 14 & 15
Class 19:  Class winners from 8, 9, 12, 13, 16 & 17

DEPARTMENT NO. 31
JUNIOR GOATS
Chairman Ericka Ryan
Ownership/Possession Date: May 1 of current fair year
Tagging/Weigh In Date: First Saturday in May of current year
Judging: Tuesday, 3:00 pm, Coliseum

Pack/Harness Goat Exhibition

Companion Goat Presentation

RULES:

1.  Age of animal on day of show determines class age.
2.  All goats, regardless of age or breed, are required to have a USDA scrapies ear tag or approved tattoo.  Breed registration tattoos are acceptable if accompanied by registration papers. Microchips are also accepted, but the exhibitor is responsible for providing a microchip reader.
3.  Pack/harness is an exhibition event only.  Companion goats are presentation to the Judge only.  Any animal shown in the harness/pack class MAY participate in another class.  This is NOT a premium paid class.
4.  In classes where there is no competition, awards shall be made by the Judge according to the merit of the animal.
5.  Exhibitors may enter up to two (2) animals per class.
6.  Registered or unregistered animals may be shown, but will be shown together until such time as entries warrant the need to separate the two.
7.  All dairy goats must be dehorned. It is at the discretion of the exhibitor if they choose to have specialty goats dehorned.
8.  Dairy goats are to be shown with smooth neck chains or smooth collars only.  Specialty goat classes may use a lead no longer than 16 inches.
9.  NO bucks will be permitted to show.
10.  NO tack stalls permitted in the Coliseum.
11.  Dairy goat exhibitors are expected to wear all white, but must wear a white shirt at minimum.
12.  Any dairy doe 24 months of age or over that has never freshened shall not be shown.
13.  Dairy goats should have a dairy clip, be clean, and have hooves trimmed.
14.  Specialty goats (Pygmies, Fainting, Fiber) should be presented according to breed standards. Wethers are permitted in these classes.

Exhibitors MUST perform all grooming activities and care for their animals according to ODA 901-19-33.  All exhibitors must be present, directly involved and actively participating during grooming and fitting of their animals.

Dairy goat breeds include: Alpine, Lamancha, Nubian, Oberhasli, Nigerian Dwarf, Saanen, and Toggenburg.

EXHIBITION

Harness Goat 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year

Pack Goat 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year

Companion Goat

SHOWMANSHIP

Class 1: Senior Dairy/Specialty Goat Showmanship (14-18 years)
Class 2: Junior Dairy/Specialty Goat Showmanship (8-13 years)

DAIRY DOES

Class 3:  Kids born January 1 to May of current year
Class 4:   Yearlings born prior to January 1 and under 2 years, not in milk

Class 5:  Yearlings and mature does, in milk

GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION DAIRY DOE will be chosen from these 3 classes.  The Grand Champion will be chosen from the first places in each class.  The Reserve Champion will be chosen from the remaining 2 does plus the 2nd place doe from the champion’s class

SPECIALTY GOATS

Class 6:  Kids under 1 year of age – born prior to May 30 of current year
Class 7:  Yearlings- Born Jan 1 to Dec. 31 of previous year
Class 8:  Mature – 2 years and older

GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION SPECIALTY GOAT will be chosen from these classes.  The Grand Champion will be chosen from the 2 first place goats.  The Reserve Champion will be chosen from the remaining 1st place goat and the 2nd place goat from the champion’s class.

DEPARTMENT NO. 31

JUNIOR MEAT GOATS
Chairman: Ericka Ryan

Ownership/Possession Date: May 1 or current fair year

Judging: Tuesday, 6 pm, Coliseum

RULES:

1.  Age of animal on day of show determines class age.
2.  All goats, regardless of age or breed, are required to have a USDA scrapies ear tag or approved tattoo.  Breed registration tattoos are acceptable if accompanied by registration papers. Microchips are also accepted, but the exhibitor is responsible for providing a microchip reader.
3.  In classes where there is no competition, awards shall be made by the Judge according to the merit of the animal.
4.  Exhibitors may enter up to two (2) animals per class.
5.  Registered or unregistered animals may be shown, but will be shown together until such time as entries warrant the need to separate the two.
6.  Meat goats may be shown with or without horns.

7.  Meat goat classes may use a lead no longer than 8 inches.
8.  NO bucks will be permitted to show.
9.  NO tack stalls permitted in the Coliseum.
10.  Meat breeding does should be clean, hooves trimmed, and can be clipped or shown in their natural state.  They must have two or four functional teats, but must be equal number on both sides of udder.  Teat structure should be in accordance with ABGA guidelines.
11.  Market goats (does or wethers) will be divided into ten (10) weight classes.
12.  Market goats (does or wethers) must show in Class 10 and must weigh at least 60 pounds to be eligible to sell.  Does showing in Class 10 may NOT also show in meat breeding doe classes.

13.  Market goats must be slick shorn to an even length of 3/8 inch or less above the knee and hock.

14.  Bracing of a market goat is permitted.  This action is to prevent the forward motion of the animal.  Lifting is permitted only to set the animal and then all of the animal’s feet must immediately return to the ground.  No lifting and holding.

Exhibitors MUST perform all grooming activities and care for their animals according to ODA 901-19-33.  All exhibitors must be present, directly involved and actively participating during grooming and fitting of their animals.

15.  Meat Goat Breeds include: Boer (fullblood and percentage) or similar breed of meat goats.

SHOWMANSHIP

Class 1:  Senior Meat Goat Showmanship (15-18 years)

Class 2:  Intermediate Meat Goat Showmanship (12-14 years)

Class 3:  Junior Meat Goat Showmanship (9-11 years)

Class 4:  Novice Meat Goat Showmanship (8-11 years)

MEAT BREEDING DOES – Junior Meat Breeding Does

Class 5:  Junior Meat Kids – born Feb 1 to May 30 of current year

Class 6:  Intermediate Meat Kids – born Dec. 1 of previous year thru Jan. 31 or current year

Class 7:  Senior Meat Kids – born Aug. 1 to Nov. 30 of previous year

GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR MEAT GOAT will be chosen from these 3 classes.  The Grand Champion will be chosen from the first places in each class.  The Reserve Champion will be chosen from the remaining 2 does plus the 2nd place doe from the champion’s class.

MEAT BREEDING DOES – Senior Meat Breeding Does

Class 8:  Yearling Meat Does – 1 year and older

Class 9:  Mature Meat Does – 2 years and older

GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION SENIOR MEAT GOAT will be chosen from these 2 classes.  The Grand Champion will be chosen from the first places in each class.  The Reserve Champion will be chosen from the remaining 2 does plus the 2nd place doe from the champion’s class.

BEST MEAT DOE OF SHOW will be chosen from the Junior Champion and the Senior Champion.  Reserve Meat Doe of Show will be chosen from the remaining Champion doe and the Reserve Champion from the Best of Show’s class (Jr. or Sr.)

MARKET GOATS – will be divided into 10 weight classes

Class 10:  Market goats may be a doe or wether kid born on or after Dec. 1 of previous year.

GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET GOAT will be chosen from these 10 weight classes.  The Grand Champion will be chosen from the first places in each class.  The Reserve Champion will be chosen from the remaining 9 goats plus the 2nd place goat from the champion’s class.

Class 11:  Rate of gain – initial weigh-in will be at tagging the first Saturday in May with the second weigh-in 9 am Monday of the fair.  Exhibitor may enter all four (4) goats tagged in, but only the two (2) brought to the fairgrounds will be considered for this competition.  There will be NO initial weight constrictions.

Updated 07/04/18 at 5:54 pm.

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