2013 Livestock Rules
SPECIAL LIVESTOCK RULES
- All entries must show proper GA health certificate signed by veterinarian and be certified by an agriculture teacher or County Agent prior to unloading.
- Livestock will be received Monday, October 21, from 7:30 – 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Judging will be Tuesday, October 22; Wednesday, October 23; and Thursday, October 24. NO animals will be removed from the barn earlier than 9:00 p.m., Friday, October 25, except market hogs sold by livestock committee. ALL must be out no later than 12:00 noon, Saturday October 26. Removal before 9:00 p.m. Friday, October 25 will result in loss of prize money.
- Cattle should be vaccinated for black leg and other contagious diseases before placing them on exhibit. Cattle and hogs will be tested for brucellosis and approved as free. (Check with Fair Committee one month prior to opening of fair for information on testing and health regulations.)
- All cattle must be naturally Polled or professionally dehorned and completely healed before being shown.
- Senior Heifer Class is composed of any heifer whose birth date is on or before August 31st of the previous year, but can not be over 27 months old. Junior Heifer Class is composed of any heifer whose birth date is on or after September 1st of the previous year through the year of the fair and must be weaned.
- An owner cannot receive more than one premium in any class, but ribbons will be given as judged. In case an owner’s entries are judged for more than one place in a class the premiums will be given to the next place in order.
- 7. All judges’ decisions will be final and premiums forfeited for any violation of the Fair Committee’s rules. All premiums can be picked up at the Fair on Sunday, October 27, from 2-5 p.m. or Monday, October 28 from 8-11 a.m. following the fair or checks will be mailed to winners as marked in the judges’ premium books.
- Judges are instructed not to award premiums unless the animals are deemed worthy of merit. If no competition exists and an animal is not worthy of first premium, judges may award second or third premiums, according to their judgment. In order for first, second and third premiums to be awarded to a class, there must be three entries in the class.
- The Fair Committee assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to the exhibit or exhibitor, or spectators while in transit or on the fair grounds.
- Entry forms must be completed and submitted to livestock committee by September 15, 2013. All animals entered must be shown by owner or someone designated by them. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility for showing & prizes.
- Cattle must have both halter and neck rope (Owner responsibility).
- Check out times: 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Friday and 9:00 – noon Saturday.
- Any early checkout of animals from barn must be approved by Fair Manager and Livestock Chairman for Security reasons.
- For safety purposes, there will be no spectator admittance to livestock barn one hour prior to or during shows.
- A minimum of five animals is needed in a class to have a Grand Champion.
Classes will be set at the discretion of the Livestock Committee.