EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES: The Ohio State Resource Handbook 4-H 134R
ACTIVITY REQUIRED: Complete list of questions prepared annually, complete YQCA, Livestock Record Sheet, and attend appropriate workshops.
DUE DATE: All record sheets and completed questions are due by 6p.m. the evening prior to the show to the superintendent. YQCA must be completed one week before fair.
ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS: Animals must be enrolled in 4HOnline by May 15th. All projects need to be enrolled in Fair Entry by July 1st.
DOCUMENT AND HEALTH REQUIREMENTS: Properly identified, Premises ID, 4-HOnline enrollment by the appropriate date.
Taken from the “2020 Animal/Livestock Manual Requirements” on page 12 of the Periscope.
STATE FAIR ENTRY: Any member may exhibit, separate entry required. Be sure to follow appropriate deadlines.
All Divisions: See fair book for health requirements. All exhibitors must present 4-H swine ID forms for their pigs at check-in time. No purebred gilts will be placed in the purebred class unless purebred registration forms are shown. YQCA training is required of all Swine members.
- See General Requirements for All Species as listed in the Newton County Fair Book. All animals must be healthy at the time of entry to the Newton County Fair to be eligible for exhibition. All animals must be identified and meet appropriate State Board of Animal Health requirements.
- Each pig must be identified by the standard ear notch system and properly enrolled on the "Swine Identification Form," 4-H 514 by May 15. No two animals of the same breed from the same 4-H family may have the same notches, except registered gilts.
- All pigs must have been farrowed on or after January 1 of the current calendar year.
- Each 4-H member may exhibit a maximum of six (6) gilts and six (6) barrows, representing a total of 3 breeds of barrows and 3 breeds of gilts with no more than 2 individual pigs of any one breed, with a total of no more than 12 pigs. Crossbreeds are considered a breed. The scramble pig is included in the two (2) barrows per breed.
- There must be at least two (2) purebred pigs entered to make up a purebred class.
- If there are less than two (2) purebred pigs for a class, these purebred animals will be placed in a class referred to as "all other purebreds."
- If there are more than ten (10) purebred pigs for a class, the class will be divided into weight groups, if possible.
- Animal Weight Limits: 150 pounds – 374 pounds. Any animals that do not fall within these limits will not show but will be considered for completion of the project.
- Only barrows will be used for scramble, and they will show in Scramble Class. Champion Scramble barrow automatically shows for Grand Champion Barrow. Champion Scramble Pig will not show in its Weight Class. The rest of the Scramble pigs show in their weight classes. Only Champion Scramble Barrow and/or any scramble barrow that becomes Grand or Reserve Grand Champion may sell in the auction.
- Classes Shown:
- Scramble barrows
- Market barrows by breed and weight
- Single purebred gilt by breeds, Jan., Feb., Mar., birth dates
- Single crossbred gilt, by weight
- Barrow class - the champion pig from each weight class will show against the winners of the purebred classes. There will be three (3) different weight classes (light weight, medium weight, and heavy weight). The light weight, medium weight, and heavy weight classes plus purebreds will all show for the Grand Champion Barrow.
- All crossbred gilts will be shown by weight instead of month. The classes will be divided similar to the barrow class, roughly ten (10) classes. There will be three (3) different weight classes (light weight, medium weight, and heavy weight). A winner will be chosen from each weight section. The winner will show against all other champions for Grand Champion Gilt (i.e. Division I, Division II, and Division III plus the Champion Chester White, Hampshire, York and Duroc). Each division champion will receive a trophy. The Purebred gilts will still show by month.
- No artificial constraint of animals will be allowed in the barn. (NO SNARING). The Swine Barn adheres to the Newton County Statement of Policy found in the front of the Periscope.
- Each class winner will show for Champion Showman. The 10-year old class winner will not show in the Overall Champion Showman Class.
- All swine which are to be sold through the market pool or 4-H auction must have at least ½” of hair. This will allow them to be sold through our market channel without rejections. Exception: Grand and Reserve Champion sold through the 4-H auction regardless of hair length/clipping.
- During the Grand Gilt & Barrow Drive, there will be Grand & Reserve Grand chosen, then 3rd, 4th, and 5th
- Showmanship classes will be divided into appropriately sized groups by age. 4-Hers must sign-up with the respective superintendent. When signing up to enter the showmanship contest, the 4-Her must give his/her grade level. The superintendent will determine the break in class size. The winners in each class will show for the Champion Showman Award. (Past winners will re-enter their appropriate age class each year). All participating members must show their own animals.