Montague County Youth Fair January 13-15, 2011 Nocona, Texas Entries will be open December 1st - 15th All Entries must be entered by December 15th @ midnight Goto: www.fairmanager.com Daily Schedule: Thursday, January 13 8:00 A.M. -Weigh-in and Check-in of all Rabbits -Check-in of Shop Projects -Check-in of all Dairy Heifers 9:00 A.M. -Rabbit Show -Weigh-in of all Market Goats 10:00 A.M. -Weigh-in of all Market Lambs 11:00 A.M. -Farm Shop Class judging (American Legion Hall) 12 noon -Dairy Cattle Show 2:00 P.M. -Goat Show 5:00 P.M. -Steer Weigh-in -Heifer Check-in after steers weigh Friday, January 14 8:00 A.M. -Market Swine Weigh-in and classify -Poultry and Broilers Check-in 9:00 A.M. -Poultry and Broiler Show 11:00 A.M. -Lamb Show 1:00 P.M. -Beef Cattle Show 6:00 P.M. -Livestock Judging Contest Saturday, January 15 8:00 A.M. -Swine Show 5:30 P.M. -Clover Kids Parade 6:30 P.M. -Premium Sale Ownership Deadlines and Validation Dates: Goats and Sheep-4 p.m.-Oct. 26, 2010 -State & County Validation, MCYF Show Barn-Nocona Swine -Nov. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. @ Bowie Ag Farm & Nov. 23, 3:30-7 p.m. @ MCYF Show Barn in Nocona- State and County Validation Date Steers - by June 30, 2010 - State Validation Date Beef and Dairy Heifers - Ownership by November 1st of each year Rabbits- 4 weeks prior to show Poultry - 7 weeks prior to show 2011 Montague County Youth Fair Officers: President: Tony Vann V-President: Goldburg Secretary: Donnie Reed Treasurer: Kenton Holloway Board Members: Bowie - 76230 John Griffin ** Kenton Holloway Darren Gill 1204 Hidalgo 5549 FM 1758 963 Lama Rd. Bowie, Tx. 76230 Bowie, Tx. 76230 Bowie, Tx 76230 872-5683 867-4414 872-3749 Bryan Roth Gabe Spikes Scott Rogers 2616 Alamo Rd. 269 Brazos St. 7093 St. Hwy. 59 S. Bowie, TX.76230 Bowie, Tx 76230 Bowie, TX 872-6064 872-5180 872-4638 Goldburg - 76261 Don Hendon ** Timothy and BJ Rainey Randy Allgood 393 Chaparral Rd. 17610 N. Hwy. 81 140 Liggett Rd. Bowie, TX.76230 Ringgold, TX 76261 Bellevue, TX. 872-4395 940-233-0386 Forestburg - 76239 Audie Marie Hayes Mona Baird Tony Vann** 1325 Muenster Rd. 216 Michael Lane 3150 FM 1749 Forestburg, Tx. Forestburg, Tx. Forestburg, Tx. 964-2383 964-2268 964-2568 Freddie Williams Eric Fletcher 8747 FM 455 PO Box 514 Montague, TX 76251 Greenwood, TX 76246 894-3309 Montague - 76251 Steve Pickens** Mariano Codero 1601 N Johnson Loop Star Route, Box 8A Montague, Tx 76251 Montague, Tx 894-3964 894-3325 Nocona - 76255 Pat Williams Terry Eischied** Jay Yeager 307 Arkansas 13004 FM 1816 104 Louise St Nocona, Tx Nocona, Tx Nocona, Tx 825-4179 825-4661 825-6833 Perry Jennings 1371 P.R. 379 Ringgold, Tx 76261 825-7172 Prairie Valley - 76255 Jay Haralson** Gary Don King Matt Brown 11806 FM 1956 7912 FM 1956 3372 Russell Rd. Nocona, Tx Nocona, Tx Nocona, TX 825-6254 987-3271 966-3241 Saint Jo - 76265 Paul Ray Baird Eric Dennis** Scott Graham 216 Michael Lane 170 Rock Bluff Rd. PO Box 331 Saint Jo, Tx. Saint Jo, Tx Saint Jo, Tx Ag Teachers: Mickie Blount Dennis McBroom** Monty Moeller Bryan Chisholm 468 Prater Box 281 800 N. Mill St 800 N. Mill St. Bowie, Texas 76230 Nocona, Tx. 76255 Bowie, Tx 76230 Bowie, Tx 76230 872-3562 825-4425 689-2808 689-2809 Donnie Reed Mike Shipman Steve Seeds Jay Womack Box 415 220 Clay Drawer L 220 Clay Forestburg, Tx 76239 Nocona, Tx. 76255 Saint Jo, Tx. 76230 Nocona, Tx. 76255 964-2323 825-3264 995-2532 825-3264 ** Executive Committee (Dennis McBroom, Eric Dennis, Jay Haralson, Terry Eischied, Steve Pickens, Tony Vann, Don Hendon, John Griffin) County Extension Agents: Justin Hansard Elsie Lacy PO Box 136 PO Box 136 Montague, Tx 76251 Montague, Tx 76251 894-2831 894-2831 List of Superintendents Swine - Paul Ray Baird Beef - Tony Vann Goats - Gabe Spikes Sheep - Don Hendon Dairy - Kenton Holloway Rabbits – Jonathan Brown Poultry – Matt Brown Shop- Mona Baird & Pat Williams Validation Chairman and committeemen: Mickie Blount, AST Dennis McBroom, AST Monty Moeller, AST Bryan Chisholm, AST Jay Womack, AST Steve Seeds, AST Mike Shipman, AST Donnie Reed, AST Justin Hansard, CEA GENERAL RULES (*) New rule changes. 1. All animals must meet Texas Animal Health Commission regulations. The student must be in good eligibility standing in their school district. If not in good standing with school district due to conduct and/or grades then they become ineligible to participate and for the premium sale and/or pledges. 2. All entries must be a bonafide project of an FFA or 4-H member in Montague County, and must not participate in any other County show. 3. Only one project may be shown in each class or in each market division by a student. An animal may be shown in only one class. 4. A MAXIMUM of two projects can be sold per exhibitor. 5. Fifty percent (50%) of all market animal classes will be in premium sale. All Grand and Reserve breeding animals in beef cattle, dairy cattle, sheep, swine, meat goats, and dairy goats will sell, if eligible according to general rule #4. The Champion and Reserve Junior and Senior shop project will sell, if eligible according to general rule #4. 6. Fifty percent (50%) will round to the nearest whole number. 7. All market animals must remain after weigh-in, and/or until after the show or they will be disqualified. Any changes will be left up to the discretion of the superintendent. 8. Any Civic club, organization groups, or individual may donate any special prizes, trophies, etc. to any division. 9. All Steers, Market Swine, Goats, and Lambs must be validated to be eligible to show in the Montague County Youth Fair. 10. All Swine Validation tag numbers and/or ear notches will be matched to original student name at weigh-in and must match exactly. 11. Showmanship for animal and show projects age is: Senior Division - 14 and over, Junior Division - 13 and under as of January 1. 12. Showmanship participants must show their own animals that are entered in the county show. 13. Division Superintendents may add, delete or modify classes at their discretion to accommodate show. 14. Breeding classes must be present at least one hour prior to the beginning of their division judging and the sale. 15. A protest of any kind requires a $25.00 cash deposit, refundable if protest is upheld. All protest must be filed within one hour of the conclusion of a judged class or one hour or more prior to judging - which ever is applicable. 16. Animal age will be determined as of January 1. 17. Animals determined to be “out of control” may be disqualified at the discretion of the superintendents. 18. Only one (1) trim chute per school district inside the barn. 19. If any exhibitor is found in violation of any Montague County Youth Fair rule, he/she may be subject to forfeiting all prizes and monies received and are ineligible to show in the following year’s Montague County Youth Fair. 20. No “bump” up in sale order is allowed when animals are pulled out of the sale. 21. All eligible Home Economic projects will sell throughout the sale order. 22. All division Grand and Reserve Grand in the Beef Cattle and Dairy Cattle division along with all Grand and Reserve Breed Champions in Sheep, Goats, and Swine are eligible for the Sale. GOATS Superintendents: Gabe Spikes, Asst. Don Hendon Judge: J. R. Patterson 1. Doe’s will be classified Junior if never fresh and under two years old. 2. Senior Doe’s will be over two years old or fresh at least once. 3. All Doe’s will be toothed to determine age. 4. No horns allowed on Dairy goats. Two (2) inches re-growth or less is acceptable. Longer horns will not be allowed to show on Dairy goats. Category: Breeding Goats Division: Dairy 1 - Dairy - Junior Doe’s 2 - Dairy - Senior Doe’s Division: Meat 1 - Meat- Junior Doe’s 2 - Meat - Senior Doe’s Category: Market Meat Goats 1. All market meat goats show together. 2. Meat goats must have horns tipped. 3. Goats horns may not be tipped at show. 4. Milk Teeth required at validation. 5. Market goats must be weathers or doe’s (which have never been fresh). 6. Market goat classes will be determined at weigh-in. Note: See General Rules & Schedule for more information. SHEEP Superintendent: Don Hendon, Asst. Gabe Spikes Judge: Dwight Callis 1. Market Lambs must be slick shorn 10-15 days prior to show. 2. Minimum Market Lamb Weights to show - Southdown – 70 pounds. All others 80 pounds. 3. Classes will be broken evenly by superintendent. Category: Breeding Ewes Division: Southdown 1. Southdown Ewes less than 1 year old 2. Southdown Ewes more than 1 year old Division: Fine Wool 1. Fine Wool Ewes less than 1 year old 2. Fine Wool Ewes more than 1 year old Division: Fine Wool Cross 1. Fine Wool Cross Ewes less than 1 year old 2. Fine Wool Cross ewes more than 1 year old Division: Medium Wool 1. Medium Wool Ewes less than 1 than year old 2. Medium Wool Ewes more than 1 year old Category: Market Lambs Division: Southdown Division: Fine Wool Division: Fine Wool Cross Division: Medium Wool Note: See General Rules and Schedule for more information. POULTRY Superintendents: Matt Brown Judge: Monty Fitzgerald 8:00 A.M. - Check In Friday Category: Breeding Poultry Division: Breed Hens 1. Small Breed Hens 2. Large Breed Hens Division: Breed Roosters (*Roosters will not be eligible for the sale) 1. Small Breed Roosters 2. Large Breed Roosters Division: Market Poultry (Broilers) 1. Broilers (Pen of 3) - Hatched no more than 7 weeks prior to show. Note: See General Rules and Schedule for more information. DAIRY CATTLE Superintendents: Kenton Holloway Judge: Mark Hoff Division: Heifers (As of January 1) 1. (4-8 months) 2. (9-13 months) 3. (14-18 months) 4. (19-27 months) Note: See General Rules and Schedule for more information. BEEF CATTLE Superintendent: Tony Vann Judge: Ronald Blum 1. Females will be shown as English, Brahman Influence, Exotic, or Longhorn will show. Classes may be combined. Three head constitute a breed. 2. Champion and Reserve Champion English, Brahman Influence, Exotic, and Longhorns will show for over all Grand and Reserve Champion and will be added to the sale. 3. Steers must be validated at State Validation by the end of June each year, prior to show. 4. This is a Blow and Show (Steers and Heifers) only format, with no adhesives or paint to be used. 5. Heifers must have registration papers in the youth’s name by November 1 st and present those papers to the superintendent at check-in to show in their perspective breed. If they are not registered then they will be placed in AOB or ABC according to superintendents classifying. Category: Beef Heifer Division: English (Angus, Red Angus, Hereford, Polled Hereford, Shorthorn) Class # 1. Heifers 6 months and younger 2. Heifers 7-10 months of age 3. Heifers 11-14 months of age 4. Heifers 15-18 months of age 5. Heifers 19-22 months of age 6. Heifers 23-27 months of age Division: Brahman Influence (Brahman, Beefmaster, Brangus, Simbrah, Santa Gertrudis, or breeds showing 50% Brahman influence) Class # 1. Heifers 6 months and younger 2. Heifers 7-10 months of age 3. Heifers 11-14 months of age 4. Heifers 15-18 months of age 5. Heifers 19-22 months of age 6. Heifers 23-27 months of age Beef Cattle Division: Exotic (Charolais, Chianina, Limousin, Maine Anjou, Simmental, AOB or OPB) Class # 1. Heifers 6 months and younger 2. Heifers 7-10 months of age 3. Heifers 11-14 months of age 4. Heifers 15-18 months of age 5. Heifers 19-22 months of age 6. Heifers 23-27 months of age Division: Longhorn Class # 1. Heifers 6 months and younger 2. Heifers 7-10 months of age 3. Heifers 11-14 months of age 4. Heifers 15-18 months of age 5. Heifers 19-22 months of age 6. Heifers 23-27 months of age Category: Market Steers Division: Steer show 1. Weight classes will be split at discretion of superintendent as fairly as possible. 2. No weight limit. NOTE: See General Rules & Schedule for more information. SWINE Superintendent: Paul Ray Baird, Assistant Pat Williams Judge: Mike Fischer Category: Market Swine 1. Market swine weight limits are 125 pounds to 270 pounds. Classes will be broken evenly by superintendent. 2. Barrows and gilts may show in market swine classes. Gilts can only be shown once in either breeding or market, but not both. 3. Classes will be determined by total entries per class. Breeds with less than ten (10) entries may be combined with another breed. 4. All market swine will be classified during weigh-in by an unbiased, third party, classifier. 5. Exhibitor will state the breed when they weigh-in and may be classified into the correct breed by classifier. A swine classification standard is listed at the end of the rules, but are not rules themselves pertaining to the classification of swine for the county show, as those classifications will be determined by the classifier and will not be contested. Category: Breeding Gilts 1. Breeding gilts will not be weighed. 2. Breeding gilts will be shown by breed and age. 3. No gilt shall be older than July of the previous year prior to the county show. Division: Dark OPB (Other Purebred) -Berkshire, Poland China, Spotted Swine, and Hereford CLASS # 1. Black OPB Female - Born August and September 2. Black OPB Female - Born July 1- July 31 Division: Duroc CLASS # 1. Duroc Female - Born August and September 2. Duroc Female - Born July 1 - July 31 Division: Hampshire CLASS # 1. Hampshire Female - Born August and September 2. Hampshire Female - Born July 1- July 31 Division: White OPB (Other Purebred) -Chester White, Landrace, York CLASS # 1. White OPB Female - Born August and September 2. White OPB Female - Born July 1- July 31 Division: Crossbred -any swine that is not a classified breed CLASS # 1. Crossbred Female - Born August and September 2. Crossbred Female - Born July 1- July 31 Category: Market Swine CLASS # 1. Dark OPB (Berkshire, Poland China, Spotted Swine, and Hereford) 2. Duroc 3. Hampshire 4. White OPB (Chester White, Landrace, York) 5. Cross NOTE: See General Rules & Schedule for more information. RABBITS Superintendent: John Griffin Judge: Justin Nash Category: Market Rabbits 1. Must furnish your own pens, cages, etc. 2. Market Pen of three (3) will show. 3. Market Rabbits must be not be more than twelve (12) weeks old at time of show. 4. There is no weight limit on market rabbits. Category: Breeding Rabbits 1. Must furnish your own pens, cages, etc. 2. Breeding bucks will not be eligible for the sale. Division: Bucks *Bucks are not eligible for sale. CLASS # 1. Large Breed Bucks 2. Small Breed Bucks Division: Does *Overall Grand and Reserve doe is eligible for sale. CLASS # 1. Large Breed Doe 2. Small Breed Doe NOTE: See General Rules & Schedule for more information. SHOP Superintendent: Pat Williams, Dennis McBroom, Mona Baird. Judge: Warren Mayer 1. Shop projects will be judged with student present beginning at 11:00 A.M. 2. Project must be built in the current calendar year. No projects over one (1) year of age. 3. All first place Small shop projects, in Junior and Senior, will show for Grand and Reserve Champion in each age division. 4. All first place Large shop projects, in Junior and Senior, will show for Grand and Reserve Champion in each age division. 5. All Grand and Reserves will show for Overall Grand and Overall Reserve Champion in each age bracket, Junior and Senior. Both Overall Grand and Reserve will sell in each age bracket, Junior and Senior. Category: Small Shop (Must not measure more than 36 inches in height, width or depth.)(Hand/Shop made, Kits/prefab assembly) Division: 1. Leather work, (tack, boots, wallets, binders, etc.) 2. Small wood work, (crafts, bird houses, small clocks, art designs, etc.) 3. Small metal work (crafts, bits, spurs, buckles, wall art, art designs, etc.) 4. Small metal furniture (hat racks, plant stands, lamps, small shelves, small chests, small chairs, small tables) 5. Small wood furniture (lamps, small shelves, small chests, small chairs, small tables) 6. Small metal Ag/farm equipment (small livestock feeders, small troughs, small gates, lamb stands) 7. Small metal wildlife equipment (feeders, targets, live traps, shooting benches) 8. Small wood Ag/farm equipment (small livestock feeders, small troughs, gates).) 9. Small wood wildlife equipment (feeders, targets, live traps, shooting benches) 10. Small Mixed Media. (Projects with a large combination of wood, metal, tile and other construction media.) 11. Small truck accessories. (Receiver hitches, receiver hitch mounted accessories, tools, lifts, winches.) Category: Large Shop (Must measure over 36 inches in at least one of the following, height, width or depth.)(Hand/Shop made, Kits/prefab assembly) Division: 1. Leather Work (Saddles) 2. Metal furniture (large tables, benches, swings, chairs, picnic tables) 3. Wood furniture (large tables, benches, swings, chairs, picnic tables, chests, grand father clocks) 4. Large wood Ag/farm equipment (large gates, large troughs, storage/livestock buildings, livestock feeders, etc.) 5. Large metal Ag/farm equipment (gates, chutes, panels, hay spikes, livestock feeders, plows, storage/livestock buildings, etc.) 6.Large Wood wildlife equipment (ground blinds, stands, shooting benches, feeders, etc.) 7. Large metal wildlife equipment (tree stands, stands, live traps, shooting benches, feeders, etc.) 8. Large Mixed Media. (Projects with a large combination of wood, metal, tile and other construction media.) 9. Trailers A) Utility trailers, single bale buggies- less than 10 feet long B) Utility trailers, multiple bale trailers more than 10 feet long 10. Cookers A) Backyard BBQ cookers (stationary, grills, fire pits, fajita cookers, etc.) B) Trailer mounted cookers (portable) 11. Truck Accessories A) Bumpers, grill guards, hitches, headache racks, roll bars, etc. B) Truck beds. NOTE: See General Rules & Schedule for more information. LIVESTOCK JUDGING CONTEST 1. Open to any youth who are participating at the Montague County Youth Fair. 2. Classes will be market and/or breeding in cattle, swine, sheep, and goats, with 6-8 classes total. Ten minutes per class to judge and mark cards. 3. No entry fee is required; just sign up on-line or at county show. 4. Age breaks for youth: (Age based as of August 31st) Junior: 9-10, Intermediate: 11-13 and Senior: 14-18. 5. Buckles will be awarded to the top individual in each age group. 6. This will be an individual competition, there will be no teams. 7. EPD’s may be used on any breeding class. 8. Ties will be broken by the official prior to the contest by determining the order in which a tie is broken. 9. Results will be announced at the awards ceremony prior to sale on Saturday night. 10. Judging cards will be handed out prior to the contest. You are only allowed to carry a clipboard, judging cards and/or steno pad along with your writing utensil. 11. No talking or cell phones will be allowed during the judging contest. Group leaders will have the option to give 1 warning and dismissed on the second offense. SWINE CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS BERKSHIRE 1. Black and white with erect ears exhibiting Berkshire character. 2. A Berkshire must have white on all four legs, face and tail (unless tail is docked). One of the white leg points may also be missing. 3. Must be ear notched within seven days of birth. 4. A Berkshire must NOT have a solid white or a solid black face from ears forward. 5. A Berkshire must NOT have a solid black nose (rim of nose). 6. White is allowed on the ears, but NO solid white may appear on the ears. 7. Occasional splash of white may appear on the body. CHESTER WHITE 1. Must possess Chester White Breed characteristics. 2. Must be ear notched within seven days of birth. 3. Must be solid white in color, no color on the skin larger than a silver dollar, no colored hair. 4. Any skin pigmentation other than white that exceeds five in number will be disqualified. 5. Ears must be down and medium size. 6. Any signs of weighted ear tags or evidence of past existence of such ear tags are determined to be not permissible and are grounds for disqualification. DUROC 1. Must be red in color and possess Duroc Breed character. (ear’s must be down and medium size. 2. Must be ear notched within seven days of birth. 3. Must NOT have any white hair located on the animal. 4. Must NOT have any black hair. 5. Must NOT have more than three black spots on the skin and none of these spots can be larger than two inches in diameter. 6. Must NOT have any shading or indication of a belt. HAMPSHIRE 1. Must be black in color with a white belt starting on the front leg. The belt may partially or totally encircle the body. 2. Must possess Hampshire Breed character. (ear’s must be erect and not rounded) 3. Must be ear notched within seven days of birth. 4. Must NOT have any white hair or indications of streaking on the forehead. 5. Must NOT have any red hair. LANDRACE 1. Must be white in color and possess Landrace Breed character. (ear’s must be down) 2. Must be ear notched within seven days of birth. 3. Must NOT allow any color hair other than white. 4. Must NOT allow more than three spots of skin pigmentation. 5. Must NOT allow any spot of skin pigmentation larger than one U.S. minted quarter. POLAND CHINA 1. Must possess Poland China Breed characteristics. 2. Must be ear notched within seven days of birth. 3. Must be black with six white points (face, feet and switch) Note* (tail docking is permissible) with an occasional splash of white on the body. A hog may NOT possess more than one solid black leg and be determined as Poland China. 4. Must have ears down. 5. Must NOT have evidence of a belt formation. 6. Cannot have red or sandy hair and/or pigmentation. 7. Hogs that have weighted ear tags or evidence of tampering of ears with possible ear tags are ineligible. SPOTTED SWINE 1. Must be black and white. 2. Must possess Spotted Breed character. 3. Must be ear notched within seven days of birth. 4. Ears cannot be erect. 5. Any red tinted or brown spots are ineligible. 6. No solid black head from ears forward. 7. No distinct white belt pattern (hair or skin) encircling and extending down and onto each shoulder. 8. Any signs of weighted ear tags or evidence of passed existence of such tags are determined NOT to be permissible and are grounds for disqualification. YORKSHIRE 1. Must be white in color and possess Yorkshire Breed character. (ears must be erect) 2. Must be ear notched within seven days of birth. 3. Must NOT have any colored hair other than white. 4. Must NOT have colored skin pigmentation larger than one U.S. minted silver dollar. 5. Must NOT have masking above the eyes larger than a silver dollar.