JUNIOR SHOW
                                                      FAIR RULES AND CLASSES

In addition to the general rules and regulations, members must be enrolled in Benewah County 4-H, FFA or another Junior Show
approved club program to be eligible to compete.

Benewah County Fair Junior Show and Sale Rules

Junior Show Age divisions.
Bantams: 5 through 7 years of age
Juniors: 8-11years of age
Intermediate: 12-14 years of age
Senior: 15-18 or still in High School
Age is the age of the individual on January 1 of the current fair year.

   Exhibitors entering the Junior Show must be enrolled in either Benewah County 4-H, Benewah County FFA,
or a Benewah County Junior Show sanctioned club. Exhibitors must be a bonifide resident of Benewah County,
Harrison, Clarkia, Calder or Avery areas.

   Exhibitors and Parents are expected to conduct themselves in a responsible and sportsmanlike manner at all
times. Any individual exhibiting inappropriate behavior toward Fair Officials, Judges, other Exhibitors, other
Parents, a Leader or the General Public will face immediate expulsion from the fair. If an individual sees an
exhibitor, parent, or leader exhibiting inappropriate behavior he/she should approach the barn superintendent
first, then a Junior Show Committee Member and a Fairboard Member.

  Any Exhibitor who fails to abide by the Fair Rules, Junior Show Rules, or the Code of Ethics will forfeit all
Premiums, “Blue Sky Money”(Blue Sky money is the money that you receive for your animal above the Floor
Price) and Awards as determined by the grievance committee.

   The Judge’s decision(s) are final. At no time should a parent, leader or youth approach a judge during the fair
to discuss placing in a class, if so done, it will be grounds for a disqualification and /or dismissal. If you have
questions direct them to the barn superintendent and they will get the answers or will try to schedule a clinic to
address the concerns.

   If there is an extenuating circumstance, there is a grievance process that will be initiated as follows: All
grievances must be in writing to the Barn Superintendent accompanied by a $25 cash deposit, which will be
forfeited if the grievance is not sustained. Grievances will be reviewed and a decision rendered by a Grievance
Committee consisting of at least 3 barn superintendents and the Junior Show Committee Officers, within eight
hours of receipt. If a barn superintendent is involved in the grievance he/she will be excused from the grievance
committee. All decisions made by the Grievance Committee will be final.

   In all Fitting & Showing Classes, Quality classes and in the Sale Ring, exhibitors must wear a long sleeved
shirt (wrist length), long pants (ankle length), and boots (boots must have leather over toes). No hats are to be
worn in the show ring (except horse).

   All Fitting & Showing Classes in Livestock are separated according to the youth’s age, divisions include
Junior, Intermediate, or Senior. Market classes are determined by the weight of the animal and are determined
after all animals are weighed in at the fair.

   All Junior Show Exhibitors must submit their Junior Show entry form for ALL projects by August 1, 2008.

  All project/educational posters must meet these size limits. Minimum size – 22”X14” Maximum size –
22”X 28”

Livestock weight limits:
Species        Minimum Weights                Maximum Weights           Days on Feed

 Beef               1000 lbs                      1450 lbs                     130
 Sheep               110 lbs                       160 lbs                      60
 Goat                 50 lbs                         ---                        60
 Swine               220 lbs                       290 lbs                     102

There will be no pounds added to a final weight of a market animal for shrinkage. If there is a question on
weights, the scales will be reset and the animal reweighed, before the animal is removed from the vicinity of the
scales. If an underweight animal would like to be reweighed at 7 o’clock on weigh in day, the participant must
inform the weigh master at the time of the initial weigh in. All decisions regarding re-weighs will be the sole
discretion of the weigh master.

   Market Animals whose final weights are above the maximum weight limit of the Benewah County Junior
Show will not be eligible to receive Grand Champion or Reserve Champion Market animal in that species. This
includes market beef, market swine, and market sheep. All underweight animals will be placed in a feeder
division and will not be eligible for Grand Champion or Reserve Champion.

  No bulls, boars, bucks, stallions or rams can be exhibited as a Junior Show project including short scrotum

 Only dehorned or polled animals can be entered and shown with the exception of Angora goats, Jacob Sheep
and Boar goats. Any animal having horns or scurs, which are deemed dangerous by the Junior Show
Committee, will be prevented from entering the show/sale ring until the situation is rectified by a veterinarian.

   In the market goat class doelings and wethers of any breed are acceptable. The goats must have been born
after January 1, 2008 to be eligible to participate in the market class.

   Youth may weigh-in up to two animals per species in order to have a replacement animal available if needed.
At the initial weigh-in, project animals can be designated in on of three ways: primary, alternate, or family.
Primary and alternate animals can only be exhibited by the designated member. One family animal can be
shared by two or more members within their immediate family, provided that these members have not
designated another alternate animal. Therefore, any youth that has designated a primary and alternate project
animal cannot use any other animal (including a family animal) for a project replacement. The animal that
crossed the scale at the final weigh in will be the project animal for the Junior Show.

There is a limit of only one project animal per species or one pen of poultry or rabbit per project.

   All animals brought to the fairgrounds must be disease free. Any animals in question will be required to have
a veterinary inspection. If your animal becomes sick please consult a veterinarian before treatment. Removal of
the animal may be requested at the veterinarian’s discretion. All vet costs incurred will be at the owners’
expense. No calming or sedative drugs will be allowed.

   All Entries are accepted with the understanding that the Junior Show and Sale Committee in Benewah
County, the Benewah County Fair nor their officers and /or assigns shall be held responsible for any damage or
loss of livestock on exhibit or at the sale.

  The Benewah County Junior Show will uphold and abide by the National Show Ring Code of Ethics. The
National Show Ring Code of Ethics is included at the end of the Junior Show section of the Fairbook.

   Any animal that cannot be handled safely throughout the fair will not be allowed to compete and/or enter the
sale ring and will be removed at the discretion of the barn superintendent.

   To weigh-in your lamb for its final weight at the fair you must remove all of the blankets, coats or coverings
and the lamb must be shorn and completely dry. A single spandex covering may be left on at the discretion of
the Weigh-Master.

     All market animals will be weighed in Wednesday, August 13th, 2008 from 8:00am- 7:00 pm

   Any female sheep not properly identified with a scrapie flack identification tag will not be allowed to weigh-
in (initial or fair), show or sell at the Benewah County Fair.

    Each exhibitor must take care of and exhibit his own animals, unless excused by the Junior Show Committee
for reasons that are deemed sufficient, and will be responsible for the care and cleanliness of his/her pen or

 All exhibitors will need to bring their own hay & grain. Bedding will be supplied by the Fairboard.

   The purpose of the Showmanship class is to create more interest in, and better knowledge of, proper fitting,
training and showing of animals. Market, breeding and feeder animals may participate. All training and
preparation of the animals during the Show are to be done by the contestants. Each contestant must show his
own animal. Junior, Intermediate and Senior divisions all show separately in the Fitting and Showing contest
and do not compete against each other until the final round for grand champion showman. Fitting and Showing
of one animal from each livestock category a Junior Show exhibitor enters in the Benewah County Fair is
required. All market animals must be fit and shown unless excused by the appropriate show management.
Please keep in mind your club organization’s requirements for fitting & showing your animal. Only one rabbit
in a meat pen (or a breeding rabbit that is part of your market project) need be fit and shown. Market broilers
will not be shown in Fitting & Showing by standing by your caged bird and answering the judge’s questions.

   All exhibits must be checked out with the superintendents Sunday, August 17th, after 3:00 p.m. All booths
and livestock stalls must be cleaned and approved by the barn superintendents. Unauthorized removal of
exhibits prior to scheduled release time will result in forfeiture of all premiums and awards.

  Any issues not covered in the above requirements can be referred to in the Idaho 4-H Project Requirement

Sale Rules
   Any inquiries regarding any animals sold at the Benewah County Junior Livestock Sale auction are to be
directed to the Junior Show and Sale Committee.

   A fee of 2% will be assessed from the sale of each animal sold at the Junior Livestock Sale and retained by
the Junior Show Committee. Other fees will be assessed from the sale and paid accordingly. These fees may
include Brand Inspection fees and the National Pork Board fees. Junior Show Livestock checks will only be
good for 180 days after issue.

  The Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Market animals are to be sold through the Junior Livestock

   White ribbon and under-weight animals will not be sold in the Junior Livestock Sale, nor be the responsibility
of the Junior Show Sale Committee. Private treaty sales are encouraged for those animals that are not eligible
for the auction.

   Animals that exceed the maximum weight limits will only be paid for the maximum pounds allowed for that

  A member is allowed to sell only two Market Project Animals at the Junior Show Livestock Auction. If you
show three or more large market sale animals (identified at weigh-in) Beef, Sheep, Swine, or Goat, the
designation of your two sale animals must be made immediately following the final evaluation of all Market
Livestock. If an exhibitor has multiple Grand and Reserve Champion animals, Reserve and Grand will be sold
regardless of the 2 animal rule. Only the Grand champion and Reserve market poultry pen and the Grand
champion and Reserve market rabbit pen will sell.

  You may withdraw market animal projects from the Livestock Sale (if they are not the grand or reserve) by
submitting a signed withdrawal form to the Sale Committee no later than noon on Friday of the Fair. Withdrawn
animals must remain in the barn until check out time, which is 3:00 pm Sunday, August 17th, 2008. The
withdrawal form can be picked up the Junior Show Office at the Fair.

  Please Plan Ahead! Bring a thank-you note for you buyer and an 8 X 10-photo frame to the fair with you.
   Any exhibitor with an animal that is condemned, prior to, or at slaughter for any reason will not be paid for
that animal.

                                         Youth Members Code Of Conduct
   There is to be no possession or use of alcohol or illegal drugs on the fairgrounds.
   There will be no possession or use of tobacco products during any activity or event including the Fair.
   There will be no physical or verbal abuse (including profanity) tolerated.
   Members will cooperate with and respect all staff, Fair staff, leaders and other members.
   Remember you are a positive role model and are expected to represent the Program with Pride and Dignity.

                                        National Show Ring Code of Ethics

This code of ethics applies to anyone exhibiting animals at livestock shows in the United States. It includes Junior as well as open
class exhibitors who compete in structured classes of competition. All classes of livestock offered at the livestock event are included.
The “National Show Ring Code of Ethics” will be enhanced with the additional rules of the Benewah County Fair, as well as
regulations imposed by local, county, state, regional and national levels.

The following practices or procedures are unacceptable and are defined as deceptive, fraudulent, unethical and inhumane in the care,
fitting, preparation and showing of all classes of livestock. The use of any illegal drugs is prohibited. Legal or illegal substances used
to phenotypically alter the appearance of an animal entered in livestock events is prohibited. (see Rule #4) Use of illegal drugs is
considered a pre-meditated act!
Furthermore, any information obtained in the practice of illegal alteration of an animal will be turned over to the proper authorities for
prosecution. THIS IS A ONE STRIKE AND YOU ARE OUT POLICY! Exhibitor will forfeit any premium, awards, or auction
proceeds and will be prohibited from further competition at shows in the United States, as well as being subject to prosecution if
proven guilty.

The following is a fisting of guidelines all exhibitors must follow to enter livestock at organized competitive events.
1)       All exhibitors must have viable proof of ownership available to prove the length of time the animals have been owned.
         Market animals (Beef, Sheep, Swine, and Goats) must be owned and under exhibitors daily care according to established
         rules and regulations for the fair or livestock exposition. This also includes all small market animals (rabbits and poultry).
         The official ownership date is the date shown on the bill of sale, unless the animal was bred by the exhibitor, in which
         calving or birth records must be shown. (Local rules may determine ownership requirements for non-market animals).
         Registered breeding livestock must show the exhibitor as the sole owner of the animal on the breed Association papers or
2)       No exhibitor may show an animal which has previously sold at an auction or sale as a market animal through another fair,
         livestock show, whether or not there is an actual change of ownership. (progressive level show excluded) Any method used
         to misrepresent the age of an animal for a class in which it is shown is deceptive and considered illegal. Showing an animal
         for another individual by claiming ownership in order to show in a specific livestock class is prohibited. False ownership is
3)       Junior Show exhibitors are expected to care for and groom their animals while at the fair or livestock show. (Individual
         consideration will be given in extenuating circumstances.) Adults will not be allowed to physically assist in the preparation
         of the animal while at the show. Verbal instruction will be allowed, but no Physical assistance is permitted. Physical
         assistance may be rendered by other Junior Show members who are in good standing in the 4-H and FFA programs. Any
         violations of this rule will result in immediate disqualification from the show.
4)       Treating an animal internally or externally, with any irritant, counter-irritant, or other substance used to artificially change the
         confirmation or appearance of an animal for show is considered unethical, inhumane, and is prohibited. This includes, but is
         not limited to the use of graphite, powders, hemp, artificial hair coloring, common products such as fly spray, ointment or
         liniment used to the point that it is irritating, (unless required to reduce edema at the time of calving) or similar type products.
         The use of dyes, spray paint or other artificial coloring, which result in altering an animal’s true and natural appearance
         and/or color is prohibited. Adding false hair or hair-like material, fleece, or skin at any point, spot or area of the animal’s
         body is illegal and will result in immediate disqualification. Any liquid or substance not considered part of an accepted and
         normal diet for livestock is deemed illegal and inhumane. For example, the use of alcoholic or carbonated beverage as a
         drench or filler, etc.
5)       The use of tranquilizers, sedatives, or depressants, which alter the physical or physiological state of the animal is illegal.
         Exceptions to this rule would be a licensed, certified veterinarian’s treatment for a recognized disease or injury, or
         recommendation for tranquilizing breeding animals in heat that might compromise the safety of others. The drugs must be
         approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in meat producing animals. All exhibitors shall advise show
         management of any drugs and/or medications administered to an animal that might be detected at the time of showing or at
         meat inspection. The name of the drug, its purpose, the person who administered the drug, time and date of administration
         shall be presented to show management prior to the showing and weighing of the animal. Failure to report this information to
         the show management will result in severe penalty and/or disqualification. Any use of drugs or substances not approved by
         the Food and Drug Administration is strictly prohibited. All animals entered into the livestock competition shall be subject to
         testing for foreign substances that exceed acceptable levels established by the FDA, FSIS, USDA, or EPA. During the
         livestock events, in case of animals requiring treatment, all medications shall be administered by a licensed veterinarian and
         the livestock show officials shall be notified.
6)       Surgery, injection or insertion of foreign material under the skin/or flesh of an animal to change the natural contour,
         confirmation or appearance of an animal’s body is illegal. This includes vegetable oil, silicon or other substance used to alter
         the shape of an animal. Acceptable practices of physical preparation, which are allowed include clipping of hair, trimming of
         hooves, dehorning, or removal of ancillary teats.
7)       The balancing of an udder by abnormal means that includes the use of a mechanical contrivance or the injection of fluid or
         drugs, setting the teats and/or occluding (sealing the ends) with a mechanical contrivance or with the use of chemical
         preparation is illegal. Treating or massaging the udder or its attachments with an irritant or counter irritant is prohibited.

8)       The use of inhumane fitting, showing and/or handling practices shall not be tolerated. For example, breaking of tails, striking
         the animal to cause swelling or for bracing purposes, use of an electrical contrivance, or use of overly severe bits is not
9)       Direct criticism or interference with the judge, show management, other exhibitors, breed representatives or show officials,
         during or after the competitive event is prohibited.
10)      At the time an animal is sold at auction at the livestock show, the exhibitor shall be held directly responsible for animals that
         are rejected at the time of processing due to the presence of foreign residues. The seller may also be liable for attorney’s fees
         and civil penalties. Show management may share acceptable intelligence and evidence information with the FDA and
         USDA. If for any reason, any part of a meat animal carcass must be removed by the FDA or USDA inspectors, the market
         price will be discounted.
11)      Show management reserves the right to require animal health certificates. Health inspection and diagnostic tests may be
         made before or after the animals are on the livestock show premises for exhibitor and animal safety, or to inaugurate disease
         control procedures which may become necessary in emergencies as determined by animal health officials.

Any violation of “The National Show Ring Code of Ethics” or specific rules as designated by individual fairs and livestock shows
will result in forfeiture of premiums and awards, disqualification, and may result in probationary status and/or loss of eligibility for
future participation in organized livestock competition. Possible civil penalties may be imposed by the proper authorities based
on evidence provided by the livestock show of exhibitors in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act or the
animal mistreatment, neglect and abandonment laws that apply on local, state and national levels.
Other cooperating shows will be notified of the action taken by show management, which may affect eligibility of the individual
group, or sponsoring organization at other shows. The decision of the livestock show management will be final.

                                                  Round Robin Showmanship
The Round Robin is comprised of the Grand Champion Showman of Beef, Dairy Cow, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep, and Swine. The
individuals must then find an animal of each species to show during the Round Robin Showmanship class on Sunday ( only one beef
and one horse will be used for the show.) The scores from each species are then added together and the highest combined score will
be the Grand Champion Showman of the 2008 Junior Show.

                                                   Club Herdsmanship Award
All Clubs will be judged for the Herdsmanship Award. The purpose of the Herdsmanship Award is to encourage EXHIBITORS to
work together as a club to care for livestock, pens and equipment keeping stalls and animals clean and attractive at all times, decorate
the club area related to the Fair Theme and to have educational exhibits. The Benewah County Fairboard is responsible for
conducting and scoring the Herdsmanship Award. The award will be based on the Fair Theme, decorations, educational displays and

All exhibitors must be clean and well groomed and shall conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times. Judging may occur
at any time at least once a day during the entire length of the Fair from 9 am Thursday until 2 pm on Sunday.

Judges will use the following criteria and point scale:
Criteria:                                           Point Scale:
     Theme related decorations                     Poor                  0 points
     Interaction with the public                   Fair                  5 points
        (club representative in area and            Good                  10 points
        available to answer questions)              Excellent             15 points
     Club signs
     Educational posters
     Adequate clean bedding
     Animals clean and properly cared for
     Feed, equipment and supplies neatly stored when
        not in use (preferably out of sight)
     How well pens are cleaned after fair
     Staff informational booths/youth tour guides

Daily scores will be averaged and the daily scores will be totaled at the end of the fair. The Benewah County Fair Board is sponsoring
the awards for this contest and the winning club will be recognized at the annual awards banquet. The Club in first place will receive
$50 and the second place club will receive $25.

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