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2018 LIVESTOCK DEPARTMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS

ARKANSAS LIVESTOCK HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
  1. AII animals entering the grounds, including those showing in pet zoos, children’s barnyard animals, Old McDonalds Farms, etc. must meet the requirements of their particular species
  2. Arkansas Livestock, (except for Arkansas sheep, goats, horses, steers, and rabbits) must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued within 90 days prior to exhibition, showing the following:

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Horses
Beef Cattle
Dairy Cattle
Sheep
Rabbits
Goats
Swine
Poultry

ARKANSAS CATTLE
  1. If Arkansas is a Class Free State, Arkansas cattle are exempt from brucellosis testing. If Arkansas is not a Class Free State, then the following testing requirements must be met: Negative brucellosis test within 90 days prior to exhibition for females and bulls 18 months of age and over. All heifers that have calved or are bred must be tested. Animals originating from a Certified Brucellosis Free Herd are exempt if the Certified Free Herd number is shown on certificate.
  2. All heifers that are 4-12 months of age shall be vaccinated before entering show.
  3. Heifers that were born on or after January 1, 1985, that are over 12 months of age and are not official calf hood vaccinates will not be allowed to show (unless they are from a Brucellosis Certified Free Herd.)This will not apply if Arkansas continues as a Brucellosis Free State
  4. All rodeo stock exhibited at a rodeo in Arkansas must meet the out of state requirements for brucellosis and tuberculosis for (12) month and older bulls, roping and dogging steers, and heifers even if the rodeo stock originates from Arkansas. Tie down roping calves are exempt from the tuberculosis testing requirements. The exception is a CVI within the state is good for ninety (90) days instead of thirty days.
ARKANSAS SWINE
  1. As of July 1, 2001, all swine must have an official premise identification.
  2. Animals six (6) months old or older to be tested negative for brucellosis within ninety (90) days of exhibition or originate directly out of a Validated Herd, with Validation number and date of last herd test shown on certificate (barrows exempt from brucellosis testing,but must be pseudorabies tested.)
  3. Animals to be tested negative for pseudoables regardless of age within ninety (90) days of the exhibition on a test approved by the State Veterinarian or originate directly out of a Qualified Pseudorabies Free Herd, with Qualified Herd number and date of last test shown on certificate.
  4. Free of other contagious, infectious, and communicable diseases (erysipelas, atrophic rhinitis, etc.); otherwise they will not be allowed to show and will be released from fairgrounds.
ARKANSAS SHEEP AND GOATS

Exhibition officials must maintain records of all sheep and goats that are exhibited for a period of five years to include:

  1. Identification Number
  2. Flock status as defined by the Voluntary Flock Certification Program
  3. The name, complete address and phone number of the owner.

All instate sheep and goats in the state of Arkansas must be identified by an official USDA tag scrapie tag) or for goats a legible official goat registry tattoo if accompanied by a registration certificate.

Fair personnel, veterinarians, or state-federal personnel may examine sheep on grounds. Any sheep showing clinical symptoms of Scrapie shall be immediately quarantined in isolation and required to undergo any approved diagnostic test and shall be consigned to slaughter or destruction with submission of tissues to an approved diagnostic laboratory at the exhibitor’s expense.

Commingling (as defined by the Arkansas Scrapie Regulation) of sheep or goats of different flock status as defined by the Voluntary Flock Certifcation Program (VFCP) is prohibited and must be reported to the VFCP state official and State Veterinarian.

No sheep or goats showing symptoms of disease, particularly foot rot, sore mouth, sheep pox, evidence of fungal infection, evidence of abscesses or with draining abscesses will be allowed to show and may be released by fair officials, veterinarians, or state- federal personnel.

ARKANSAS RABBITS

Rabbits will be inspected on the grounds. No rabbits showing symptoms of disease will be allowed to show.

ARKANSAS HORSES

Negative EIA test required within the past twelve (12) months for all animals over 6 months of age. Nursing foals under 6 months of age are exempt from testing if accompanied by negative tested dams. Photocopies of the test papers will not be accepted; carbon copies are acceptable.

The Van Buren County Fair Association may request any health papers or certificates we deem necessary when participating in any equine (horse) related event, On or OFF the Van Buren County Fair Grounds, sanctioned by the Van Buren County Livestock Show & Fair Association.

ARKANSAS CERVIDS
  1. Certificate of veterinary inspection.
  2. Negative cerical tuberculosis test within ninety (90) days.
  3. Negative brucellosis test within ninety (90) days.
  4. Or originate from a Certified Brucellosis-Free and Accredited Tuberculosis Cervid Herd
  5. Or originate from a Brucellosis-Monitored and a Qualified Tuberculosis Herd within ninety (90) days of exhibition.
ARKANSAS CAMELIDS
  1. Individually identified , and certificate of veterinary inspection within ninety (90) days of exhibition.
  2. Registration papers when accompanied by registry photographs of the animal are acceptable identification.
ARKANSAS RATITES
  1. Certificate of veterinary inspection.
  2. Negative avian influenza test within ninety (90) days.
  3. Permanent identification.
ARKANSAS POULTRY

An official representing the exhibition shall notify the state veterinarian no later than thirty (30) days prior to the exhibition, giving names, place, inclusive dates, and time of the event.

The requirements are as follows:

  1. All in-state poultry, which includes domesticated game birds, quail, pheasants, peafowl, guineas, and turkeys, present at exhibition in Arkansas shall have originated from U.S. Pullorum- Typhoid Clean or equivalent flocks or have had negative Pullorum-Typhoid test within (90) days of the movement to the exhibition (Pullorum Typhoid testing on fairgrounds during the fair is prohibited.). This information will be documented on a NPIP from VS 9-3, 90-day certificate, NPIP Flock Certification Form or similar certificate which will accompany the poultry during the exhibition.
  2. All non-certified birds must be banded (leg or  wing band), with a sealed band. Wrap-around plastic bands are not acceptable. In-state waterfowl are exempt from pullorum-typhoid requirements.

  3. Any poultry showing evidence of infectious or contagious disease or insect infestation will not be permitted to exhibit.
  4. Record Keeping-The sponsor of the exhibition shall compile a list of all poultry present at the exhibition This list shall contain the name and address of each owner, the number, the species, the breed, variety, type, sex and Pullorum-Typhoid status of all poultry present. A copy of this list shall be retained by the sponsor of the exhibition for at least twelve (12)
    months.

OTHER IN – STATE TAME OR EXOTIC ANIMALS

Please call State Veterinarian’s office for information and permit

Livestock Superintendent
Wesley A. Hall,
(501) 314-6508

Dikelin Evans, Asst. Superintendent 
VO-AG Instructor, South Side FFA
(501) 412-7798

Gwendlyn Cifuentes, Asst. Superintendent

VO-AG Instructor, Southside FFA
(501) 412-7798

Chad Mooney, Asst. Superintendent

VO-AG Instructor, Clinton FFA
(501) 253-0520

Justin Wiedower, Asst. Superintendent
VO-AG Instructor, Clinton FFA
(501) 589-5062

Kori Kimes, Asst. Superintendent
VO-AG Instructor, Clinton FFA
(501) 757-0522

Danny Griffin
Van Buren County Extension Agent
(501) 253-0259 Cell
(501) 745-7117 Office

Kasey Sims
VO-AG Instructor, Shirley FFA

General Rules & Regulations
  1. The Van Buren County Fair Association follows all the rules and regulations of the Arkansas State fair concerning ownership, classes, health regulations, and number of entries. The only exceptions to this is the Horse Show, Prospect Steer Show, and The Van Buren County bred pig show. IF YOU CAN SHOW IT AT THE ARKANSAS STATE FAIR YOU CAN SHOW IT HERE. IF YOU CAN NOT SHOW IT AT THE ARKANSAS STATE FAIR YOU CAN NOT SHOW IT HERE SORRY.
  2. ALL ANIMALS EXCEPT POULTRY, RABBITS, AND MARKET STEERS MUST BE OWNED BY THE EXHIBITOR BY JULY 15th,2018 AND REGISTERED IN THE OWNERS NAME TO BE ALLOWED TO SHOW. MARKET STEERS MUST BE OWNED BY MAY 15Th 2018. (HOW EVER IF YOU ARE ENTERING A MARKET HOG, MARKET LAMB OR MARKET GOAT IN THE AKRANSAS STATE FAIR THE OWNERSHIP DEADLINE FOR THE ARKANSAS STATE FAIR IS 7/1/18 FOR THOSE ANIMALS BUT 7/15/18 FOR THE VAN BUREN COUNTY FAIR)
  3. All exhibitors of livestock with the exception of poultry and rabbits must be present to show their entries in the proper class unless approved by the Livestock Superintendent. Junior exhibitors will show their own animals. If they have more than one animal in a class another junior may assist. If a Junior exhibitor is sick, injured, has a death in the family or serious family illness or is involved in another school function at the time of the show the Livestock Superintendent will allow another Junior exhibitor to show their animal.
  4. Entries must be pre-registered by September 1, 2018 with the livestock superintendent, Wesley A. Hall, phone # 501-314-6508, address: 5330 Hwy 124, Damascus, AR 72039. Or Dikelin Evans phone# (501) 412-7798, address 334 southside road Bee Branch Arkansas. 72013. Twelve dollars per head entry fees must accompany Entries form.
  5. All animals must be properly groomed before entering show arena.
  6. Van Buren County Fair Association will not furnish feed, hay, bedding, or water containers for the livestock.
  7. The Livestock Superintendent reserves the right to remove from the grounds any exhibit or animal that may be falsely entered or deemed unsuitable or objectionable without assigning a reason.
  8. Each exhibitor is responsible for having his/her animal(s) presented in its natural conformation and structure without alteration or modification, except for the grooming of hair and hooves. Anyone violating this rule will be required to return all premium money and could be banned from further competition.
  9. All Horses, Goats, Sheep and Dairy Cattle must be entered in on Monday 9/17/18 by 6 p.m., All Beef Cattle, Swine, Poultry, and Rabbits must be entered in Wednesday 9/19/18 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. with the superintendent and with the required health papers and/ or registration papers or animals will not be allowed to be unloaded.
  10. All Horses, Goats, Sheep and Dairy Cattle will be released at the end of their show,.All other livestock will be released at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 22, 2018.
  11. Junior exhibitors will exhibit in Junior Show only. Open exhibitors will exhibit in Open Show only. Junior exhibitors may assist in showing open Exhibitors animals in the Open Show.
  12. Ages of exhibitors entering a showmanship contest will be set as of how old that you are on Monday 9/17/18 the opening day of the fair which is the horse show.
  13. Exhibitor’s is allowed to show for both Grand and Reserve Grand Champion in any show regardless of any livestock premium auction rules however only one animal will be allowed to be sold in the livestock premium auction.
  14. See all the other rules that apply to your species of animal
  15. BECAUSE THE VAN BUREN COUNTY FAIR DOES NOT FOLLOW THE STATE VET POLICY OF THE ARKANSAS STATE FAIR : OWNERS, AGRI TEACHERS, 4H ADVISORS, THE LIVESTOCK SUPERINTENDENT, PARENTS OR GRAND PARENTS ARE ALLOWED TO GIVE THEIR ANIMALS ANY SHOTS OR MEDICINE NECESSARY ON THE VAN BUREN COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS. SINCE SOME TIMES IT IS NECESSARY TO GIVE MEDICINE BY DRENCHING, DRENCHING OF ANIMALS IS ALLOWED ON THE VAN BUREN COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS EVEN IF IT IS JUST FOR SHOW PURPOSES
  16. BECAUSE THIS IS A LEARNING AND EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND ALL OF US TRY TO TEACH OUR KIDS COACHING WHILE A EXHIBITOR IS IN THE SHOW RING IS ALLOWED HOWEVER THIS SHOULD BE DONE IN A RESPECTFUL MANNER AS TO NOT DISTRACT THE JUDGE OR THE OTHER EXHIBITORS IN THE SHOW RING. PLEASE ACT PROFESSIONAL WHILE DOING THIS AND HAVE RESPECT FOR THE OTHER EXHIBITORS, FAIR PERSONAL, THE JUDGE, PARENTS AND GRAND PARENTS BOTH IN THE SHOW RING AND AROUND THE SHOW RING WHILE COACHING YOUR CHILDREN OR STUDENTS THANK YOU.
  17. EXHIBITORS ARE ALLOWED TO SHOW AT ONLY 1 COUNTY FAIR. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THE COUNTY THAT YOU LIVE IN
  18. THE VAN BUREN COUNTY FAIR ASSOC & LIVESTOCK SUPERINTENDENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADD TO ANY OF THESE RULES OR MAKE ANY CHANGES NECESSARY AT ANY TIME. THE LIVESTOCK SUPERINTENDENT WORD IS FINAL.
JR LIVESTOCK PREMIUM AUCTION

Superintendent: Wesley Hall

Rules & Regulations
  1. A 5% Commission will be taken out of ALL funds taken in through the Livestock Premium Sale, Add on money to certain places and Add on money at large to purchase buyers plaques, Grand Championship Belt Buckles and for discretionary show expenses deemed needed by the Livestock Committee.
  2. The number and type of sale animals will follow the list below if numbers warrant in the Junior Show.
  3. Animals will be set in at market value and sold to the highest bidder. The exhibitor reserves the right to keep his/her animal.
  4. At the end of the premium auction a LIVE auction will begin any Junior exhibitor wishing to outright sell his /her animal will be given the opportunity to do so. The owner of the animal will set the opening bid. If no one bids the animal does not sale. (This is limited to market animals only. These animals will be released to the new owner immediately following the sale.
  5. Each exhibitor is limited to one animal in the Premium Auction. If more than one animal qualifies, the exhibitor will have the right to choose which one he/she wants to sell. IF A EXHIBITOR HAS MORE THAN ONE ANIMAL QUALIFIED FOR THE PREMIUM SALE NO OTHER SHOWS WILL BE ALLOWED TO BEGIN UNTIL THIE EXHIBITOR HAS RELEASED ONE OF HIS ANIMALS FROM THE PREMIUM SALE.
  6. If rule #4 occurs, the next animal in that species, will then qualify for the Premium Auction. (The judge will be instructed to select several alternate animals of each species for when this occurs.)
  7. All animals involved with the Jr. Premium Auction must meet the weight qualifications stipulated in the rules stated in the respected qualified areas. Any exhibitor’s animal not meeting the stipulations of these rules will be prohibited from participating in the Jr. Auction.

  8. Add on money to certain places will be given to the Exhibitor or group of Exhibitors that the donor designates.

  9. ANY EXHIBITOR MAKING THE PREMIUM SALE WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO DRAW ANY MONEY OUT OF ADD ON MONEY AT LARGE EXCEPT (FIRST) add on money add large will be used to fix any major issues with sale animals by the Livestock Superintendent (Second) 5 dollars will be given to each Exhibitor showing Horses, Poultry and Rabbits THAT DID NOT SELL AND ANIMAL IN THE PREMIUM SALE.

    (Third) The remaining money will be divided equally between all of the Exhibitors showing beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, sheep, and goats NOT MAKING THE PREMIUM SALE by the following rules. Each exhibitor will draw and equal amount out of the remaining add on money at large per animal with a maximum of 2 animals or 2 draws.

    BEEF CATTLE OR DAIRY CATTLE EXHIBITORS NOT MAKING THE PREMIUM SALE WILL ONLY DRAW OUT OF THE REMAINING ADD ON MONEY AT LARGE ONLY IF FUNDS FROM OTHER OUTSIDE SOURCES IS NOT EQUAL TO OR GREATER THAN ADD ON MONEY AT LARGE FUNDS. BEEF CATTLE OR DAIRY CATTLE WOULD COUNT AS THERE FIRST DRAW. ONLY IF THEY ARE SHOWING MORE THAN 1 ANIMAL AT THE 2018 VAN BUREN COUNTY FAIR in Beef cattle, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Sheep, or Swine will they be allowed a 2nd draw.
  10. THE VAN BUREN COUNTY LIVESTOCK COMMITTEE RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ADD TO THESE RULES OR MAKE ANY CHANGES NECESSARY AT ANY TIME.
Livestock Premium
Auction Show Arena of Cattle Barn
10:00 a.m. Saturday 9/22/18

Sale Order

  1. Grand Champion Market Steer
  2. Grand Champion Supreme Beef Heifer
  3. Grand Champion Market Hog
  4. Grand Champion Market Lamb
  5. Grand Champion Market Goat
  6. Grand Champion Pen of 3 Pullets
  7. Grand Champion Market Rabbit
  8. Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer
  9. Reserve Grand Champion Supreme Beef Heifer
  10. Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog
  11. Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb
  12. Reserve Grand Market Goat
  13. Reserve Grand Champions pen of 3 Pullets
  14. 3rd Overall Supreme Beef Heifer
  15. 3rd Overall Market Hog
  16. 3rd Overall Market Lamb
  17. 3rd Overall Market Goat
  18. 4th Overall Market Hog
  19. 4th Overall Market Lamb
  20. 4th Overall Market Goat
  21. 5th Overall Market Hog
  22. 5th Overall Market Lamb
  23. 5th Overall Market Goat
  24. 6th Overall Market Hog
  25. 6th Overall Market Lamb
  26. 6th Overall Market Goat
  27. 7th Overall Market Hog
  28. 8th Overall Market Hog
  29. Grand Champion Commercial Gilt
  30. Grand Champion Commercial Ewe
  31. Grand Champion County Bred Hog
  32. Outstanding Dairy Animal (only if 8 head and 2 exhibitors show in the 2018 fair)
  33. Outstanding Dairy Goat (only if 12 head and 4 exhibitors show in the 2018 fair)
  34. Add on money to certain places
  35. Add on money at Large
  36. Scholarship cookie jar auction.
  37. Presentation of Herdsman and Special Awards
  38. Regular Livestock Sale: This is for any Junior exhibitor exhibiting in a market class wanting an opportunity to outright sell his/her animal.
4-H & FFA Poultry

Chain Auction

This is for 4-H and FFA members to sell his/her pen of three pullets exhibited at the fair this year. The money raised in this sale will go toward buying baby chickens for the 2019 fair.

2018 LIVESTOCK DEPARTMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS

Department 1

JR AND OPEN HORSE SHOW HALTER CLASSES
Superintendent: Wesley Hall,
501-314-6508

Rules & Regulations
  1. Show time will be Monday, September 17, 2018 at 6 p.m.
  2. All horse must be pre-registered no later than September 1, 2018 or entered in between 5 and 6 p.m. on Monday 9/17/18. an entry fee, of $12.00 per head, to accompany all registrations.

  3. Horses will be shown in the livestock barns or designated area.

  4. All exhibitors must show their own animals.
  5. All Junior exhibitors must show their own animals. If they have more animals in a class, another Junior exhibitor may assist. A Junior exhibitor is someone under nineteen years of age.

  6. All horses must meet State Livestock and Poultry regulations. COGGINS PAPERS WILL BE CHECKED UPON ENTERING THE GROUNDS.

  7. All stallions must have (over the nose or under the chin) chain.
  8. For each open show class there will be a Junior show class.

  9. Each division of each class will compete for Champion and Reserve Champion Junior and Open divisions Champions will compete for Grand Champion and Reserve Champion.

  10.  EACH HORSE WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED TO BE SHOWN BY 1 EXHIBITOR ONE TIME IN THE HORSES AGE CLASS ( 2 DIFFERENT PEOPLE CAN NOT SHOW THE SAME HORSE)

  11. The Van Buren County Fair Association and Superintendent reserves the right to add to these rules or make any changes necessary at anytime.

Section I
Classes
Horse Show Halter

Points:

  • Junior Division: 6 4 2
  • Senior Division: 8 6 4
  1. Miniature "A" Horses
  2. Miniature "B" Horses
  3. Ponies (39 to 46 in. tall)
  4. Ponies (461/8 to 52 in. tall)
  5. Horses
  6. Mules
  1. 2018 Filly (Born in 2018)
  2. Yearling Filly (Born in 2017)
  3. Two Year Old Filly (Born in 2016)
  4. Three Year Old and Older Mare (Born in 2015 or before)
  5. Champion
  6. Reserve Champion
  7. Grand Champion
  8. Reserve Grand Champion
  9. 2018 Colt (Born in 2018)
  10. Yearling Stallion (Born in 2017)
  11. Two Year Old Stallion (Born in 2016)
  12. Three Year Old and Older Stallion (Born in 2015 or before)
  13. Champion
  14. Reserve Champion
  15. Grand Champion
  16. Reserve Grand Champion
  17. Geldings Under Three Years (Born in 2018 ,2017, or 2016)
  18. Geldings Over Three to Six Years (Born in 2015 ,2014, or 2013)
  19. Gelding Six and Over (Born in 2012 or Before)
  20. Champion
  21. Reserve Champion
  22. Grand Champion
  23. Reserve Grand Champion
  24. Pee wee horse showmanship (Exhibitors ages 8 and under as of 9/17/18)
  25. JR Horse showmanship (Exhibitors ages 9 to13 as of 9/17/18)
  26. SR Horse showmanship (Exhibitors ages 14 to 19 as of 9/17/18)

2018 LIVESTOCK DEPARTMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS

Department 2

JR AND OPEN REGISTERED BEEFCATTLE, JR MARKET STEERS AND JR COMMERICAL HEIFERS

Superintendent:
Wesley Hall 501-314-6508

Rules & Regulations
  1. REGISTRATION PAPERS REQUIRED on all animals with exception of commercial heifers and steers. These papers must be presented to superintendent at time of check in. SORRY NO GRADE BEEF COWS OR BULLS CAN BE SHOWN.

  2. Animals must be registered in the exhibitors name BY 7/15/18 to be allowed to show. Each exhibitor limited to two animals per class, No Exceptions.
  3. Health requirements as defined by the State Livestock and Poultry Commission will be followed. Heath papers will be checked before entering the grounds.
  4. Entry fees $12.00 per head.
  5. Entry deadline September 1, 2018.
  6. Animals will be in place no later than 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Animals will be released at 6 00 p.m. Saturday September 22, 2018.

  7. Bulls over one year old must have nose ring or will not be allowed to show.
  8. All heifers over four months old must be calf hood vaccinated.
  9. Juniors must show their animal or they can have assistance from another Junior exhibitor. Adults are not allowed to assist a Junior exhibitor while he/she is competing in the show ring during the junior show UNLESS THE SAFTY OF EXHIBITORS IN THE SHOW RING IS IN DANGER.

  10. Junior exhibitors will exhibit in Junior Show only. Open exhibitors will exhibit in Open Show only. Junior exhibitors may assist in showing open exhibitor’s animals in the Open Show.

  11. A commercial heifer is any crossbred female or any percentage female not registered with any purebred breed association. Heifers must have all Deciduous baby teeth to be eligible to show.

  12. MARKET STEERS MUST BE OWNED BY THE EXHIBITOR BY MAY 15 2018. MINIMUM WEIGHT IS 751lbs THERE IS NO MAXIMUM WEIGHT. Only Steers of beef breeding are allowed to show..
  13. ANY REGISTERED HEIFERS BORN BEFORE 9/1/18 WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO BE IN THE JR LIVESTOCK PREMIUM AUCTION.
  14. ANIMALS SHOWING IN CLASSES 12, 13 AND 31 WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PREMIUM SALE.
  15. The Van Buren County Fair Association and Superintendent, reserves the right to add to these rules or make any changes necessary at any time.
Department 2
  • Beef Cattle
  • Points:
  • Junior Division: 8 6 4 2
  • Senior Division: 10 8 6 4
ANIMALS SHOWING IN CLASSES 12, 13 AND 31 WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PREMIUM SALE.
Class Birth Requirements/Notes
  1. Late Junior Heifer Calves Born March 1, 2018 or later (at least 4 Months old)
  2. Early Junior Heifer Calves Born January 1 to Feb. 28, 2018
  3. Late Senior Heifer Calves Born November 1 to December 31,2017
  4. Early Senior Heifer Calves Born September 1 to October 31, 2017
  5. Late Summer Yearling Females Born July 1 to Aug 31, 2017
  6. Early Summer Yearling Females Born May 1 to June 30, 2017
  7. Late Junior yearling Females Born Mar 1 to April 30, 2017
  8. Early junior yearling Females Born Jan 1 to Feb 28, 2017
  9. Senior Yearling Females Born Sept. 1 to December 31, 2016
  10. Champion Heifer
  11. Reserve Champion Heifer
  12. Late Summer Two –Year-Old Females calved between July 1 & Aug. 31, 2016 (Females must be certified pregnant but not have calved by the day of the show; if calved, must show in Class 13)
  13. Cow/Calf Class- Any female of above ages that has calf at side (Cow and calf are not eligible to show in individual classes)
  14. Champion Cow
  15. Reserve Champion Cow
  16. Grand Champion
  17. Reserve Grand Champion
  18. Late Junior Bull Calves Born Mar. 1, 2018 or later (at least 4 months old)
  19. Early Junior Bull Calves Born Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2018
  20. Late Senior Bull Calves Born Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 2017
  21. Early Senior Bull Calves Born Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2017
  22. Late Summer Yearling Bulls Born Jul. 1 to Aug. 31, 2017
  23. Early Summer Yearling Bulls Born May 1 to June 30, 2017
  24. Late Junior Yearling Bulls Born Mar. 1 to April 30, 2017
  25. Early Junior Yearling Bulls Born Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2017
  26. Senior Yearling Bulls Born Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016
  27. Champion Bull Calf
  28. Reserve Champion Bull Calf
  29. Grand Champion Bull Calf
  30. Reserve Grand Champion Bull Calf
  31. Prospect Steers. (JR EXHIBITORS ONLY)
  32. Market Steers Note:( JR EXHIBITORS ONLY) These animals will be weighed in and classes will be determined by weights at Superintendent’s discretion following weigh in. Animals must be of beef breeding and weigh 751 pounds or greater to be eligible for the Jr. Premium Auction.
  33. Grand Champion Market Steer (Winner qualifies for Premium Auction)
  34. Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer (Winner qualifies for Premium Auction)
  35. 3td Overall Market Steer
  36. Commercial Heifers Note (JR EXHIBITORS ONLY) These animals will be weighed in and classes will be determined by weights at Superintendent’s discretion following weigh in. Animals must be of beef breeding. Animals must be under two years of age and still have their baby teeth. Animals must be cross- bred, no registered heifers will be eligible for this class.
  37. Grand Champion Commercial Heifer
  38. Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Heifer
  39. 3td Overall Commercial Heifer
  40. 4th Overall Commercial Heifer
  41. Supreme Beef Heifer JR Show (Winner qualifies for Premium Auction)
  42. Reserve Supreme Beef Heifer JR Show (Winner qualifies for Premium Auction)
  43. 3td overall Supreme Beef Heifer JR Show (Winner qualifies for Premium Auction)
  44. 4th overall Supreme Beef Heifer JR Show
  45. Pee wee Showmanship (Ages 8 and under as of 9/17/18.)
  46. Junior Showmanship (Ages 9 to13 as of 9/17/18.)
  47. Senior Showmanship (Ages 14 to 19 as of 9/17/18)

2018 LIVESTOCK DEPARTMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS

Department 3

JR AND OPEN REGISTERED DAIRY CATTLE AND JR COMMERICAL DAIRY HEIFERS
Superintendent: Wesley Hall
501-314-6508

Rules & Regulation
  1. Registration papers required on all animals except commercial dairy heifers These papers must be presented to superintendent at time of check in.
  2. Animals will be in place no later than 6 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2018. Animals will be released at the end of the Dairy Cattle show on Tuesday 9/18/18.
  3. Health requirements as defined by the State Livestock and Poultry Commission will be followed. Health Papers will be checked before entering the grounds.
  4. Entry fees $12.00 per head.
  5. Entry deadline September 1, 2018.
  6. Animals will be in place no later than 6 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2018. Animals will be released at the end of the Dairy Cattle show on Tuesday 9/18/18.
  7. Juniors must show their animal or can have assistance from another Junior exhibitor. Adults are not allowed to assist Junior exhibitor while he/she is competing in the show ring during the Junior Show. UNLESS THE SAFTY OF THE EXHIBITORS IN THE SHOW RING IS IN DANGER.
  8. Junior exhibitors will exhibit in Junior Show only. Open exhibitors will exhibit in Open Show only. Junior exhibitors may assist in showing open exhibitors animals in the Open Show.
  9. All heifers over 4 months of age must be calf hood vaccinated.
  10. Commercial Dairy Heifers is open to any heifer that is crossbred or purebred grade that is ineligible for registration and exhibits dairy characteristics. ONLY HEIFERS ARE ALLOWED TO SHOW AND THEY MUST BE BORN BETWEEN 9/1/17 AND 4/30/18
  11. Heifers of questionable age will be placed in appropriate classes at the discretion of the Livestock Superintendent and that decision is final.
  12. If there is 2 exhibitors and 8 head of dairy cattle shown then the Outstanding Dairy Animal of the Jr Show will sale in the JR Livestock Premium Auction
  13. The Van Buren County Fair Association and Superintendent reserves the right to add to these rules or make any changes necessary at any time.
Department 3
  • Dairy Cattle
  • Points:
  • Junior Division: 8 6 4 2
  • Senior Division: 10 8 6 4
Class Birth Requirements/Notes
  1. Junior Heifer Calf Born March 1 to May 31, 2018
  2. Intermediate Heifer Calf Born Dec. 1, 2017 to Feb. 28, 2018
  3. Senior Heifer Calf Born Sept. I, to Nov. 30, 2017
  4. Summer Yearling Born June I, to Aug. 31, 2017
  5. Junior Yearling Born March 1, to May 31, 2017
  6. Intermediate Senior Yearling Born Dec. 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017
  7. Senior yearling Born Sept. 1 to Nov. 30, 2016
  8. Champion Heifer
  9. Reserve Champion Heifer
  10. SENIOR YEARLING IN MILK born September 1 to November 30, 2016
  11. Junior Two Year Old Born March 1, to August 31, 2016
  12. Senior Two Year Old Born Sept.1, 2015 to Feb. 29, 2016
  13. Junior Three Year Old Born March 1 to Aug. 31, 2015
  14. Senior Three Year Old Born Sept. 1, 2014 to Feb. 28, 2015
  15. Four Year Old Born Sept. 1, 2013 to Aug. 31, 2014
  16. Five and Six Year Old Born September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2013
  17. Age Cow Born before Sept. 1, 2011
  18. Dry Cow Note: Any age must have completed one-lactation.
  19. Champion Cow
  20. Reserve Champion Cow
  21. Grand Champion
  22. Reserve Grand Champion
  23. COMMERCIAL DAIRY HEIFERS (JR EXHIBITORS ONLY)
  24. Commercial Junior Heifer Calf born Jan 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018
  25. Commercial Senior Heifer Calf born September 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018
  26. Outstanding Dairy animal Junior Show (Winner qualifies for premium auction only if 2 exhibitors and 8 head are shown.)
  27. Overall Best of Show (All Jr and Open show grand champions)
  28. Pee wee Showmanship (Ages 8 and under as of 9/17/18)
  29. Junior Showmanship (Ages 9 to 13 as of 9/17/18)
  30. Senior Showmanship (ages 14 to 19 as of 9/17/18)

2018 LIVESTOCK DEPARTMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS

Department 4

JR AND OPEN REGISTERED DAIRY AND MEAT GOATS, JR MARKET GOATS AND JR ARKANSAS BRED WEITHERS
Superintendent: Wesley Hall
501-314-6508

Rules & Regulations
  1. All Dairy Goats must be registered in the herd book of a recognized association and registration numbers must be entered at TIME OF ENTRY ( Ownership deadline is 7/15/18 and must be registered in the name of the exhibitor only)
  2. Registration papers required on all Dairy & Meat Goats entering breeding classes. These papers must be presented to superintendent at time of check in.
  3. Each exhibitor limited to two animals per class in Dairy Goat and Registered Meat goat classes. NO EXCEPTIONS!
  4. Only the Boar breed will be allowed to show in the registered meat goat classes until a point and time that the Arkansas State Fair starts another breed show.
  5. Animals must be free of disease and subject to be checked upon arrival.
  6. Entry fees are $12.00 per head.
  7. Entry deadline September 1, 2018.
  8. Animals must be in place no later than 6 p.m. Monday, September 17, 2018. Animals will be released at the end of all goat shows Tuesday, September 18, 2018.
  9. Juniors must show their animal or can have assistance from another Junior exhibitor. Adults are not allowed to assist Junior exhibitor while he/she is competing in the show ring during the Junior Show.
  10. Junior exhibitors will exhibit in the Junior Show only. Open exhibitors will exhibit in the Open Show only. Junior exhibitors may assist in showing open exhibitors animals in the Open Show.
  11. The Van Buren County Fair Association and Superintendent reserves the right to add to these rules or make any changes necessary at any time.
  12. THE FOLLOWING RULES PERTAIN TO MARKET GOATS AND ARKANSAS BRED WEITHERS ONLY
  13. Junior Exhibitors Only
  14. Minimum weight 35 lbs there is no maximum
  15. Goats must have baby teeth
  16. Each exhibitor limited to three goats in Market Goat Show
  17. Both does and weathers will be allowed to show. NO BUCKS!!!
  18. Animals shown in Dairy Goat Breeding Classes will not be allowed to show in Market Goat Classes
  19. Any breed of goat or cross may be shown
  20. Goats may be horned but horns must be tipped for safety
  21. Equal numbers of goats will be placed into classes whenever possible.
  22. ARKANSAS BRED WEATHERS must be born in Arkansas and have a Arkansas scrapies tag in there ear to be allowed to show. Arkansas Bred Weathers will be judged at the same time as the Market Goat show is a taking place.
Department 4 Goat Classes
Points:
  • Junior Division: 3 2 1
  • Senior Division: 4 3 2
REGISTERED DAIRY GOAT CLASSES
  1. Junior Kid Born April 10, 2018 and later
  2. Intermediate Kid Born March 11, to April 9, 2018
  3. Senior Kid Born Feb. 24, to March 10, 2018
  4. Winter Kid Born Jan. 1, to Feb. 23, 2018
  5. Junior Yearling Born April 20 to Dec. 31, 2017
  6. Senior Yearling Born Oct. 19, 2016 to Apr. 19, 2017
  7. Champion Kid
  8. Reserve Champion Kid
  9. Does Under two years of age as of October 1, 2018
  10. Doe Two years of age as of October 1, 2018
  11. Doe Three years of age as of October 1, 2018
  12. Doe Four years of age as of October 1, 2018
  13. Doe Five years of age and older as of October 1, 2018
  14. Champion Doe
  15. Reserve Champion Doe
  16. Grand Champion
  17. Reserve Grand Champion
  18. Outstanding Dairy Goat Junior Show (winner qualifies for JR Livestock Premium Auction only if there is 4 exhibitors and 12 head shown)
  19. Overall Best of Show (All JR and Open show Grand Champions)
  20. REGISTERED MEAT GOAT CLASSES (BOAR BREED ONLY)

    A. PERCENTAGE DOES
    B. PURE BRED DOES
    C. PUREBRED BUCKS

  21. Kids 0 to 3 months of age born 6/19/18 or later
  22. Kids 3 to 6 months of age born 6/18/18 to 3/19/18
  23. Kids 6 to 9 months of age born 3/18/18 to 12/19/17
  24. Kids 9 to 12 months of age born 12/18/17 to 9/19/17
  25. Champion Kid
  26. Reserve Champion Kid
  27. Yearlings 12 to16 months of age born 9/18/17 to 5/19/17
  28. Yearlings 16 to 20 months of age born 5/18/17 to 1/19/17
  29. Yearlings 20 to 24 months of age born 1/18/17 to 9/19/16
  30. Champion Yearling
  31. Reserve Champion Yearling
  32. Does 24 to 36 months of age born 9/18/16 to 9/19/15
  33. Does 36 months of age and older born 9/18/15 and before
  34. Champion Doe
  35. Reserve Champion Doe
  36. Grand Champion
  37. Reserve Grand Champion
  38. Bucks 0 to 3 months of age born 6/19/18 or later
  39. Bucks 3 to 6 months of age born 6/18/18 to 3/19/18
  40. Bucks 6 to 9 months of age born 3/18/18 to 12/19/17
  41. Bucks 9 to 12 months of age born 12/18/17 to 9/19/17
  42. Champion Buck kid
  43. Reserve Champion Buck kid
  44. Yearling Bucks 12 to 16 months of age born 9/18/17 to 5/19/17
  45. Yearling Bucks 16 to 20 months of age born 5/18/17 to 1/19/17
  46. Yearling Bucks 20 to 24 months of age born 1/18/17 to 9/19/16
  47. Champion Yearling Buck
  48. Reserve Champion Yearling Buck
  49. Bucks 24 to 36 months of age born 9/18/16 to 9/19/15
  50. Bucks 36 months of age and older born 9/18/15 and before
  51. Champion Buck
  52. Reserve Champion Buck
  53. Grand Champion Buck
  54. Reserve Grand Champion Buck
  55. JR MARKET GOATS
  56. JR Market Goats
  57. Grand Champion Market Goat
  58. Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat
  59. 3td Overall Market Goat
  60. 4th Overall Market Goat
  61. 5th Overall Market Goat
  62. 6th Overall Market Goat
  63. 7th Overall Market Goat
  64. 8th Overall Market Goat
  65. 9th Overall Market Goat
  66. 10th Overall Market Goat
  67. JR ARKANSAS BRED WEATHERS
  68. Arkansas Bred Weathers
  69. Grand Champion Arkansas Bred Weathers
  70. Reserve Grand Champion Arkansas Bred Weathers
  71. GOAT SHOWMANSHIP
  72. Pee Wee Goat Showmanship ( Ages 8 and under as of 9/17/18)
  73. Junior Goat Showmanship (Ages 9 to13 as of 9/17/18)
  74. Senior Goat Showmanship (Ages 14 to19 as of 9/17/18)

 

2018 LIVESTOCK DEPARTMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS

Department 5

JR AND PEE WEE REGISTERED BREEDING SWINE, JR MARKET HOGS, JR COMMERCIAL GILTS AND JR VAN BURN COUNTY BRED HOGS

Superintendent: Wesley A. Hall
501-314-6508

Rules & Regulations
  1. Market Hogs  will be placed in classes by their official weights without regard to breed. Equal numbers of hogs will be put into classes whenever possible. There is no minimum weight for the market hog show but Market Hogs must weigh 300 pounds or less to be eligible for the Jr. Premium Auction. PLUS OR MINUS 5%.

  2. Commercial Gilts will be placed in classes by their official weights without regard to breed. Equal numbers of gilts will be put into classes whenever possible. There is no minimum or maximum weight to be eligible for the Jr Premium Auction.

  3. County Barrows will be placed in classes by their official weights without regard to breed. Equal numbers of barrows will be put into classes whenever possible. County Barrows must weigh 300lbs or less to be eligible for the Jr Premium Auction. PLUS OR MINUS 5%
  4. Registration papers required on all hogs entering Breeding classes. These papers must be presented to Superintendent at time of check in.

  5. Animals must be registered in exhibitors name. Exhibitor limited to 2 animals per class in Breeding swine show, 2 animals in Market Hog show, 2 animals in Commercial gilt show and 2 animals in County Barrow Show. NO EXCEPTIONS
  6. Proper health papers required and will be checked before entering the fair grounds.
  7. Registered Gilts shown in the Market Show will be allowed to show in breeding classes.
  8. The Livestock Superintendent, local Agriculture Teacher or County Agent must be notified by July 15, 2018 of any animals entering market hog classes to obtain ownership. Entry fees do not have to be paid at this time.
  9. Entry fees are $12.00 per head and due by 9/1/18.
  10. Entry deadline is September 1, 2018.

  11. Animals must be in place no later than 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Animals will be released at 8 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018.

  12. Juniors must show their animal or can have assistance from another Junior exhibitor. Adults are not allowed to assist Junior exhibitors while they are competing in the show ring during the Junior Show.

  13. Junior exhibitors will exhibit in the Junior Show only. Open exhibitors will exhibit in the Open show only. Junior exhibitors may assist in showing open exhibitor's animals in the Open Show.

  14. The Van Buren County Fair Association and Superintendent reserve the right to add to these rules or make any changes necessary at any time.

Department 5
Breeding & Market Swine
  • Market Hogs
  • Points
  • Junior Division 3 2 1
  • Senior Division 4 3 2
JR MARKET HOGS
  1. Market Hogs
  2. Grand Champion Market Hog
  3. Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog
  4. 3td Overall Market Hog
  5. 4th Overall Market Hog
  6. 5th Overall Market Hog
  7. 6th Overall Market Hog
  8. 7th Overall Market Hog
  9. 8th Overall Market Hog
  10. 9th Overall Market Hog
  11. 10th Overall Market Hog
  12. 11th Overall Market Hog
  13. 12th Overall Market Hog
  14. 13th Overall Market Hog
  15. 14th Overall Market Hog
  16. 15th Overall Market Hog
  17. Pee Wee Swine Showmanship (Ages 8 and under as of 9/17/18)
  18. 9,10,11 year old Swine Showmanship ( Ages 9,10,and 11 as of 9/17/18)
  19. 12 and 13 year old Swine Showmanship ( Ages 12 and 13 as of 9/17/18)
  20. JR COMMERCIAL GILTS

    (A Commercial Gilt is a female hog that is a cross-bred or a purebred that is ineligible for registration. No registered animals are allowed to compete in these classes.)

  21. Commercial Gilts
  22. Grand Champion Commercial Gilt
  23. Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Gilt
  24. 3td Overall Commercial Gilt.
  25. 4th Overall Commercial Gilt.
  26. JUNIOR VAN BUREN COUNTY BRED HOGS

    (A County Bred Hog is a Hog that must be born in Van Buren County to be allowed to show in this show.)

  27. Van Buren County Bred Hogs
  28. Grand Champion Van Buren County Bred Hogs.
  29. Reserve Grand Champion Van Buren County Bred Hogs.
  30. 3td Overall Van Buren County Bred Hogs
  31. JR AND PEE WEE BREEDING SWINE
  32. February Gilt (Born during February 2018)
  33. March Gilt (Born during March 2018)
  34. April Gilt (Born during April 2018)
  35. May Gilt (Born during May 2018)
  36. Grand Champion Gilt
  37. Reserve Grand Champion Gilt

 

2018 LIVESTOCK DEPARTMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS

Department 6

JR AND OPEN REGISTERED BREEDING SHEEP, JR MARKET LAMBS, JR COMMERCIAL EWES, AND JR ARKANSAS BRED LAMBS

Superintendent: Wesley Hall
501-314-6508

Rules & Regulations
  1. Market Lambs will be placed in classes by their official show weights without regard to breed. Equal numbers of lambs will be put into classes whenever possible. Market Lambs must weigh greater than 61 pounds and there is No maximum weight to be eligible for the Jr. Premium Auction.

  2. Commercial Ewes is a crossbred female sheep or may be a purebred provided it is not entered into any registered classes at the 2018 Van Buren County Fair, 2018 North Central Arkansas District Fair or The 2018 Arkansas State Fair. THERE IS NO MINIMUN OR MAXIMUM WEIGHT
  3. Arkansas Bred Lambs is a lamb that was born in the state of Arkansas. There is no minimum or maximum on a Arkansas Bred Lambs
  4. Registration papers required on all sheep entering Breeding classes. These papers must be presented to Superintendent at time of check-in.

  5. Animals must be registered in exhibitor’s name. Exhibitors limited to two animals per class in registered breeding classes,three lambs in the Market Lamb Show, 2 ewes in the Commercial ewe show and 3 lambs in the Arkansas Bred Lamb Show.
  6. Animals must be free of disease and subject to be checked upon arrival.

  7. Entry fees: $12.00 per head and are due by 9/1/18.
  8. Entry deadline Sept. 1, 2018.

  9. Animals must be in place no later than 6 p.m. Monday 9/17/18 Animals will be released at the end of all of the sheep shows on Tuesday 9/18/18.
  10. Juniors must show their animals or can have assistance from another Junior exhibitor. Adults are not allowed to assist Junior exhibitors while they are competing in the show ring during the Junior Show.

  11. Junior exhibitors will exhibit in Junior Show only. Open exhibitors will exhibit in the Open Show only. Junior exhibitors may assist in showing Open exhibitors animals in the Open Show.

  12. The Van Buren County Fair Association and Superintendent reserves the right to add to these rules or make changes necessary at anytime.

Department 6
Breeding and Market Sheep
Market Lambs, Commercial Ewes, and Arkansas Bred Lambs
  • Points
  • Junior Division 3 2 1
  • Senior Division 3 2 1
JR MARKET LAMBS
  1. Market Lambs
  2. Grand Champion Market Lamb
  3. Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb
  4. 3rd Overall Market Lamb
  5. 4th Overall Market Lamb
  6. 5th Overall Market Lamb
  7. 6th Overall Market Lamb
  8. 7th Overall Market Lamb
  9. 8th Overall Market Lamb
  10. 9th Overall Market Lamb
  11. 10th Overall Market Lamb
  12. JR COMMERCIAL EWES
    BOTH EWE LAMBS AND EWE YEARLINGS WILL BE ALLOW TO SHOW HOWEVER EWES MUST MEET THE AGE REQUIRMENTS OF THIS YEARS MARKET LAMB SHOW TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE LIVESTOCK PREMIUM AUCTION.

    (A Commercial Ewe is a female sheep that is a cross-bred or a purebred that is  ineligible for registration. No registered animals are allowed to compete in these classes).

  13. Commercial Ewes
  14. Grand Champion Commercial Ewe
  15. Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Ewe
  16. 3rd Overall Commercial Ewe
  17. 4th Overall Commercial Ewe
  18. JR ARKANSAS BRED LAMBS

    (An Arkansas bred lamb is a lamb that was born in the state of Arkansas)

  19. Arkansas Bred Lambs
  20. Grand Champion Arkansas Bred Lambs
  21. Reserve Grand Champion Arkansas Bred Lambs
  22. SHEEP SHOWMANSHIP
  23. Pee Wee Sheep Showmanship (Ages 8 and under as of 9/17/18)
  24. JR Sheep Showmanship (Ages 9 to 13 as of 9/17/18)
  25. SR Sheep Showmanship ( Ages 14 to 19 as of 9/17/18)
  26. JR AND OPEN REGISTERED BREEDING SHEEP
  27. Yearling Ram Born 8/31/17 to 9/18/16
  28. Fall Ram Lamb Born 9/1/17 to 12/31/17
  29. Spring Ram Born 1/1/18 or after
  30. Grand Champion Ram
  31. Reserve Grand Champion Ram
  32. Yearling Ewe Born 8/31/17 to 9/18/16
  33. Fall Ewe Lamb Born 9/1/17 to 12/31/17
  34. Spring Ewe lamb Born 1/1/18 or after
  35. Grand Champion Ewe
  36. Reserve Grand Champion Ewe
  37. CLASSES 33 AND 34 ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO WIN GRAND OR RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION
  38. Aged Ram Lamb Born 9/17/16 or before.
  39. Aged Ewe Lamb Born 9/17/16 or before.

2018 LIVESTOCK DEPARTMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS

Department 7
JR AND OPEN POULTRY

Superintendent- Wesley Hall
501-314-6508

Rules & Regulations
  1. Animals will be entered from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Animals will be released at 6 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018. NO ANIMALS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE BARN BEFORE 9 AM WEDNESDAY 9/19/18.
  2. New laws require testing prior to entering grounds! Animals must be free of Pullorum-Typhoid, Salmonella diseases and will be subject to be blood tested on arrival unless the exhibitor has paperwork with them showing that they came from a certified free flock and that they have not been running with any other birds. Water fowl do not have to be tested.
  3. Each Exhibitor is limited to two entries per class per breed. The Livestock Superintendents word is final on any chickens that have more than two entries per class per breed
  4. FEEDING, WATERING AND CARE OF ALL POULTY IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER.
  5. Pens will be provided.
  6. Feed will be furnished.
  7. The Van Buren County Fair Association and Livestock Superintendent reserves the right to add to these rules or make any changes necessary at any time.
Department 7
CHICKEN CLASSES
  • Points: 3 2 1
  • Junior Division: 50¢ per point
  • Senior Division: 60¢ per point

Singles

  1. Cockerel (under 1 year of  age )
  2. Pullet (under 1 year of age)
  3. Cock (over 1 year of age)
  4. Hen (over 1 year of age)

Pens

  1. Old Trio (1 Cock, 2 Hens) (over 1 year of age)
  2. Young Trio (1 Cock, 2 Hens) (under 1 year of age)
  3. Grand Champion Junior Show
  4. Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show
  5. Grand Champion Open Show
  6. Reserve Grand Champion Open Show

Junior Broilers (Junior Show Only)

  1. Pen of 3 broilers
  2. Grand Champion Junior Show
  3. Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show

Junior Layers (Junior Show Only)

  1. Pens of 3 pullets
    Note: For 4-H and FFA ONLY! These pens of 3 pullets will be auctioned off Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. Bids will be accepted all week at the Extension Office 501-745-7117.

  2. Grand Champion pen of 3 pullets (Winner qualifies for Premium Auction).
  3. Reserve Grand Champion pen of 3 pullets (Winner qualifies for Premium Auction).
  4. 3rd Overall pen of 3 pullets
  5. 4th Overall pen of 3 pullets

Ducks

  1. Young Drake (male bird under one year)
  2. Young Duck (female bird under one year)
  3. Old Drake (male bird over one year)
  4. Old Duck (female bird over one year)
  5. Grand Champion Junior Show
  6. Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show
  7. Grand Champion Open Show
  8. Reserve Grand Champion Open Show

Goose

  1. Young Gander (male geese under one year)
  2. Young Goose (female geese under one year)
  3. Old Gander (male geese over one year)
  4. Old Goose (female geese over one year)
  5. Grand Champion Junior Show
  6. Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show
  7. Grand Champion Open Show
  8. Reserve Grand Champion Open Show

Guineas

  1. Single Guinea
  2. Pair of Guineas
  3. Grand Champion Junior Show
  4. Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show
  5. Grand Champion Open show
  6. Reserve Grand Champion Open Show

Pigeons

  1. Single Pigeon
  2. Pair of Pigeons
  3. Grand Champion Junior Show
  4. Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show
  5. Grand Champion Open Show
  6. Reserve Grand Champion Open Show

Quail

  1. Single Quail
  2. Pair of Quail
  3. Grand Champion Junior Show
  4. Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show
  5. Grand Champion Open Show
  6. Reserve Grand Champion Open Show

Turkeys

  1. Young Tom (male bird under one year)
  2. Young Hen (female bird under one year)
  3. Old Tom (male bird over one year)
  4. Old Hen (female bird over one year)
  5. Grand Champion Junior Show
  6. Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show
  7. Grand Champion Open Show
  8. Reserve Grand Champion Open Show

Herdsman Award

Will be given to a Junior Exhibitor of Poultry or Rabbits

2018 LIVESTOCK DEPARTMENT RULES AND REGULATIONS

Department 8

Rabbits

Superintendent: Wesley Hall
501-314-6508

Rules & Regulations
  1. Animals will be entered 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Animals will be released at 6 p.m. Saturday, September 22, 2018.
  2. All rabbits must be healthy. Judging will be on merit of animals, with emphasis on uniformity, fleshing, fur quality, and overall care of the rabbit.
  3. FEEDING, WATERING, AND CARE IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OWNER.
  4. Pens will be provided.
  5. Feed will be furnished.
  6. The Van Buren County Fair Association and The Livestock Superintendent reserves the right to add to these rules or make any changes necessary at any time.
Rabbit

Points 3 2 1
Junior Division 50¢ per point
Senior Division 60¢ per point

  1. Pre Junior Doe (does under 3 months old on 9/21/18)
  2. Junior Doe (does 3 to 6 months old on 9/21/18)
  3. Intermediate Doe (does 6 to 8 months old on 9/21/18)
  4. Senior Doe (does over 8 months old on 9/21/18)
  5. Pre Junior Buck (bucks under 3 months old on 9/21/18)
  6. Junior Buck (bucks 3 to 6 months old on 9/21/18)
  7. Intermediate Buck (bucks 6 to 8 months old on 9/21/18)
  8. Senior Buck (bucks over 8 months old on 9/21/18)
  9. Grand Champion Junior Show (Winner Qualifies for Premium Sale)
  10. Reserve Grand Champion Junior Show
  11. Third Overall Rabbit
  12. Fourth Overall Rabbit
  13. Grand Champion Open Show
  14. Reserve Grand Champion Open Show

Herdsman Award
Will be given to a Junior Exhibitor of Poultry or Rabbits


DEPARTMENT 9: SPECIAL AWARDS

Livestock Herdsman Award

(Will be given to the Exhibitor Showing the best sportsmanship and keeping the neatest and cleanest exhibit during the fair)

List of Herdsman Awards
  • Herdsman Award Beef and Dairy Cattle
  • Herdsman Award Goats
  • Herdsman Award Sheep
  • Herdsman Award Swine
  • Herdsman Award Poultry and Rabbits
  • Overall Workhorse Herdsman Award
Best of the Best Showmanship Contest

Rule 1 This contest is for the Senior Showmanship Winners in : Horse, Beef , Dairy, Swine, Sheep, and Goats

Rule 2 Each Senior Showmanship Winner will pick one Junior Helper age 13 and under as of 9/17/18 to be their assistant

Rule 3
They will be assigned 1 animal of each species that we are using in the contest. Only the contestant and their Junior Helper will be allowed to touch or groom the animal durring the time of this contest. ( Except for the owner to feed or water the animal)


Rule 4
The Senior Horse showmanship winner will be Eligible to compete in The Best of The Best Showmanship Contest but Horses WILL NOT be allowed to be a class starting in the 2018 contest.

Rule 5 This will be on a point system with first place in each class receiving the most points and last place in each class receiving 1 point (example: First place 4 points Second place 3 points, Third place 2 points, Last place 1 point)

Rule 6 The contestant that totals the most points in the contest will win the Best of the Best Showmanship contest



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