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Livestock Rules and Regulations

ADMISSION TO THE FAIR AND PARKING PASSES

Each Adult Exhibitor (showing in an open livestock show) will receive one (1) Admission Wristband and one (1) Gate/Parking Pass good for the length of their species/breed show. (eg., the duration of the dairy cattle shows, dairy goat shows........)

Each Youth Exhibitor (showing in a youth livestock show) will receive two (2) Admission Wristbands -- one (1) for himself/herself and one (1) for a guardian, as well as one (1) Gate/Parking Pass for the length of their species/breed show. (eg., the duration of the beef cattle shows, meat goat shows, wool breed sheep shows......)

Additional wristbands may be purchased at a cost of $10.00 each that will be good for the duration of species/breed show. (eg., the duration of the beef cattle shows, dairy cattle shows, dairy goat shows, meat goat shows......) These must be purchased on the exhibitor’s entry form at the time the entry form is submitted online. (Please pay close attention to entry deadlines!) Wristbands will be placed in the exhibitor packets to be picked up at the gate when the exhibitor arrives for check in of the animals. The $10.00 wristband is only available at the time you submit online entries. The wristbands WILL NOT be sold at the fair ticket booths or available after entry deadline has passed.

RELEASE OF EXHIBITS

Premiums will be forfeited if animals are removed from stall or pen space prior to release date and time. (See respective Departments.)

RULES AND REGULATIONS

Except in the case of conflict, in which event the following Rules and Regulations will prevail, the General Rules and Regulations of the Fair will govern this division. Illegal drugs, and/or unethical conduct in fitting and showing livestock will not be tolerated at the North Carolina Mountain State Fair. All others will be at judge’s discretion.

Any animals being removed before their release time will forfeit all premiums.

Exhibitors bringing animals that have been micro-chipped must bring a reader, as well as their papers.

All Livestock Shows conducted accoring to IAFE Code of Show Ring Ethics can be found on fair web site: www.wncagcenter.org

Exhibitors must wear proper attire while in the show ring: long pants, shirt with collar, shoes with closed toe.

No animals will be allowed on the fair grounds until their check-in time.

Maximum Youth age, 19, is as of show date unless specified by Department.

Allow up to 10 weeks for premiums to be processed.

ENTRIES

MAKE YOUR ENTRIES EARLY!! The right is reserved and will be used to reject entries received after all available space is taken, even if this occurs before specified time for closing entries.

Online Entries Only!! Be sure to fill in the online form completely and accurately. Give your rural route number, post office box number, or city street address, zip code, Social Security Number on the W-9 form, and telephone number, including area code. Note that exhibitors who choose not to disclose their full Social Security Number or Federal ID on the W-9 form at the time of registration, even if they have submitted an entry in the past, forfeit any and all premiums.

NO PREMIUMS WILL BE RELEASED WITHOUT SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER OR TAX ID NUMBER. IF THE NUMBER LISTED ON THE ENTRY FORM DOES NOT MATCH THE NAME ON THE ENTRY FORM WHEN GIVEN TO THE IRS, YOU COULD BE SUBJECT TO IRS FINES.

List the class number, as indicated in the premium list, for which each entry is made. Use a separate line for each animal. Do not make entries in the Championship classes. Indicate if you plan to make entries in the group and/or herd classes. It is not necessary to name the animals that will make up your group or herd until after judging of individual classes. Entries in the group and herd classes must have previously been exhibited in the individual classes.

Bring your registration certificates to the Fair; they must be shown if requested by the superintendent. All beef cattle and swine over six months of age and all sheep over three months of age must be registered with their respective breed associations in the name of the bona fide owner, who must show official evidence of ownership of animal at least 30 days prior to showing. Animals shown as commercial are exempt from registration requirements. (See exceptions to this rule for group classes only in some departments.)

Each breed of livestock must be exhibited by more than one farm if the breed is to be considered for continuance in the 2021 N C Mountain State Fair Premium List.

SHOWMANSHIP AWARD

A showmanship award will be given to youth that are officially entered in a Mountain State Fair Youth Livestock Show and have developed proper showmanship skills with their livestock projects. These skills will be evaluated separately from the quality of the animal shown. The show person judge will select the youth solely on their showmanship ability. The recipients of the Super Show Person Award will be recognized at the conclusion of each class. A one-time-per-show monetary award of $10.00 will be awarded to each exhibitor selected except for the Dairy Cattle. (See Dairy Cattle, Dept. R)

*Premiums will be paid only as noted in the judges’ books.*

FEES

Entry fees are required for all entries in the senior and open classes of the livestock division. Entries exclusively in the youth livestock shows are not subject to fees.

All applicants for entries must be noted on the entry form, and remittances for same must accompany the entry application form. Reservations will not be made unless accompanied by the required fee. Remember: The right is reserved to reject entries after all available space is taken. Entries will be accepted in the order received.

Animals duly entered in the show which will be exhibited competitively in the show ring will have priority on stall and pen space; thereafter, should additional space be available, display animals will be assigned stall or pen space.

The following fees will govern:

Cattle - (open show) $ 6 / hd per premium class entered

Cattle - Feeder Calves (pen of 3) $ 7 / per pen

Open Goats $ 5 / hd per premium class entered

Open Wool Breed Sheep $ 5 / hd per premium class entered

Open Senior Swine $ 5 / hd per premium class entered

Open Rabbit Show $ 3 / per entry

RV (Electricity and/or utilities) $ 30 / per night

(RV units staying the full 10 days will be given priority over RV units staying less than 10 days.)


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