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Swine

January 17, 2020

4-H'ers must turn in a completed GRADE APPROPRIATE QUESTION/ANSWER SHEET, or an ACTIVITY SHEET THAT HAS BEEN COMPLETED AT A LIVESTOCK WORKSHOP, and a completed, signed record sheet on or before June 29, 2020, 4:00 PM to the Ex-tension Office.  No records, or late/incomplete record sheets/manuals/ Q & A sheets will result in an exhibit being consid-ered for EXHIBITION ONLY—NO PLACING/NO AUCTION. 
OBJECTIVE:
To develop interest in swine production thus learning feeding and management, and developing responsibilities.

GENERAL RULES:
See "4-H Rules and Policies" in the front of the 4-H Handbook.

1. ALL PIGS MUST BE EARNOTCHED. NO EARNOTCH. NO SHOW!! All pigs must be ear notched in both ears using the standard ear notch system.

2. All 4-H members must have their pigs under their own care. All pigs must be ear notched. The veterinarian may not ear notch pigs. As of May 15 the Swine Committee may spot check to make sure all pigs are properly identified and in the member's possession. If pigs are not in the member's possession they are not eligible to show.

3. Each member may enroll fifteen (15) barrows and ten (10) gilts, including barrow and/or gilt carcass. At the fair each member may show a maximum of three (3) barrows, one of which MUST be a purebred, in the barrow class and/or maximum of three (3) gilts in the gilt class, plus two (2) carcass barrows and/or two (2) carcass gilts, for a total of ten (10) animals. Also a member may show more than one breed of hogs.

4. All Swine must be identified in the Indiana 4-H Online Animal ID system by May 15. The online animal ID website is located at: https://in.4honline.com.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE 4-H’ER TO IDENTIFY THEIR ANIMALS AT 4-H ONLINE. THE EXTENSION OFFICE WILL NOT ID ANY ANIMALS ONLINE.

5. All pigs must be farrowed after January 1 of the current year.

6. All animals must be purchased or transferred by May 15.

7. Weight and feed records should start when pig is purchased and not later than May 15.

8. An exhibitor must show his own exhibit. In case of sickness or other difficulties a substitute must be made. The substitute must be a Noble County 4-H member and the Superintendent must also be notified of the change. Limit one (1) helper per showman in the holding pen.

9. All animals must meet the State Health Requirements. (See Heath Requirement Section of your Handbook). A copy of the 4-H SWINE ID information is required on all animals and must be shown before unloading animals. ALL BARROWS WILL BE CHECKED IN AND WEIGHED FROM 8:00 AM TO NOON ON MONDAY, CHECK IN DAY. THOSE WITH PROBLEMS GETTING THEIR HOGS TO THE FAIRGROUNDS BETWEEN 8 AM AND NOON, PLEASE CONTACT THE SWINE COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN OR SUPERINTENDENT (see page 7 of your handbook) Pigs coming to the Fair should be free of mud and manure. If hogs are not clean, they will not be allowed to unload.

10. All barrows must be ear notched and castrated by May 15.

11. Barrows will be exhibited on Wednesday during fair week. Carcass show barrows/gilts and breeding gilts will be shown on July 11, 2020.
     A. INDIVIDUAL BARROWS:
          1a. Must be farrowed after January 1 of the current year.
          2a. Member may exhibit three (3) animals, one of which MUST be a purebred, in barrow classes and they must weigh 200-280 pounds. Barrows weighing under 200 pounds and over 280 pounds will show in a participation only class. Barrows weighing under 200 and over 280 will not be allowed to sell in either the auction, or in group. Participation barrows must be taken home on Thursday, July 16, 2020, after 4 PM.
          3a. Barrow(s) may be purebred, grade or crossbred.
          4a. Purebred barrows shall be recorded in the exhibitors name or jointly owned with the family name, AND A COPY OF THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE WEIGH SLIP AT THE TIME OF UNLOADING. NO EXCEPTIONS. IF NO CERTIFICATE IS PROVIDED YOUR BARROW(S) WILL BE ENTERED IN THE CROSSBRED CLASS.
          5a. Purebred barrows must meet breed association characteristics.
     B. INDIVIDUAL GILTS
          1b. Gilt(s) must be registered or crossbred.
          2b. Purebred gilts must be registered with a recognized breed association, and must meet breed association characteristics.
          3b. CROSSBRED GILTS MUST BE EARNOTCHED.
          4b. Gilts may be farrowed in January, February, or March.
          5b. No gilts will be sold in the auction.
          6b. PUREBRED GILTS shall be recorded in the exhibitors name or jointly owned with family name, AND A COPY OF THE CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE WEIGH SLIP AT THE TIME OF UNLOADING. NO EXCEPTIONS. IF NO CERTIFICATE IS PROVIDED YOUR GILT(S) WILL BE ENTERED IN THE CROSSBRED CLASS.
          7b. Three (3) gilts may be shown and they may be born in the same month, either January, February, or March; except crossbred gilts will be divided and shown by weights.

12. Each member may sell one animal individually in the 4-H Auction. Selling is optional. All other animals will be sold at support price. Only Grand Champion, Reserve Champion and Breed Champion Barrows will be run thru the auction ring. No other pigs will go thru ring, only 4-H members.

13. ALL animal(s) sold individually or in a group must weigh 200-280 pounds.

14. It is the responsibility of each 4-H'er to water and feed his animal after the auction on Friday.

15. The weigh ticket you receive at the time your barrow is placed must be turned in to the Swine Superintendent, correctly marked, indicating AUCTION, GROUP, OR HOME. You must turn in a weigh ticket for each barrow. These weigh tickets must be turned in to the Swine Superintendent within one half hour of the completion of the Barrow Show during fair week. No ticket turned in, your barrow goes in group for auction.

16. SHOWMANSHIP: The showmanship competition is divided into five (5) classes. (See Showmanship under 4-H Rules and Policies in your handbook.)
All those wishing to participate in Swine showmanship are encouraged to sign up on FairEntry at the same time as animal entry into the Fair. Those who do not sign up for showmanship on FairEntry MUST sign up on the sign up sheets posted on the Swine Bulletin Board by 6 PM, Monday, July 13, 2020. IF YOU DO NOT SIGN UP YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN SHOWMANSHIP. If you do not want to participate in showmanship after signing up, please notify the swine chairman as a courtesy so classes may be structured evenly.

17. There will be no feeding of pigs in the aisles at the fair.

18. All animals not to be sold in the Auction will be released and must be removed from the fairgrounds on Thursday, July 16, 2020 between 4 PM and 6 PM HOWEVER, THEY MUST BE CHECKED OUT BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OR PERSONS DESIGNATED BY HIM. NO ANIMAL SHALL BE REMOVED WITHOUT RECEIPT FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT.

19. There will be a $5 per head pen fee at the Fair when weighing in on Monday.

20. ALL STATE FAIR ENTRIES SHOULD BE MADE BY JUNE 1ST.

21. No crossbred hogs may have the same ear notches when a 4-H member ID’s their animal online.

22. ALL SWINE MEMBERS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO KEEP THE SWINE BARN CLEAN AND INVITING FOR VISITORS TO WALK THROUGH. The following rules shall be enforced:
     A. ALL PENS MUST BE CLEANED BY 7:00 PM EACH NIGHT.
          1. SWINE COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL CHECK PENS EACH NIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING:
               I. CLEAN AND DRY SHAVINGS.
               II. NO FEED PANS ARE LEFT IN THE PEN (NO SLOP).
               III. THERE IS NO NEED FOR WATER TO BE LEFT UNATTENDED.
               IV. TACK AREAS ARE KEPT ORGANIZED.
                    2. SWINE MEMBERS WILL BE GIVEN ONE NIGHT THAT A RECOMMENDATION IS GIVEN. ONLY ONE BAD REPORT WILL BE GRANTED. AFTER ONE HAS BEEN GRANTED, IF A MEMBER STILL DISREGARDS THE PEN CHECK, THEY WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SELL THEIR PIG THROUGH THE AUCTION. THEY STILL WILL BE ABLE TO LOAD THE ANIMAL ON THE TRUCK (AT SUPPORT PRICE).

23. TOWNSHIPS WILL BE ASSIGNED TO CLEAN THE SWINE BARN EACH EVENING AT 6:00 PM.
     1. THE FOLLOWING ITEMS WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TOWN-SHIP MEMBERS:
          A. SWEEP AISLES.
          B. CLEAN WASH RACKS.
          C. PICK UP TRASH.
     2. TOWNSHIP ASSIGNMENTS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
MONDAY – PERRY, ORANGE, WAYNE
TUESDAY – WASHINGTON, YORK, JEFFERSON
WEDNESDAY – ELKHART, NOBLE
THURSDAY – GREEN, ALLEN
FRIDAY – ALBION, SWAN, SPARTA

SWINE CARCASS
4-H'ers must turn in a completed GRADE APPROPRIATE QUESTION/ANSWER SHEET, or an ACTIVITY SHEET THAT HAS BEEN COMPLETED AT A LIVESTOCK WORKSHOP, and a completed, signed record sheet on or before June 29, 2020, 4:00 PM to the Extension Office.  No records, or late/incomplete record sheets/manuals/ Q & A sheets will result in an exhibit being considered for EXHIBITION ONLY—NO PLACING/NO AUCTION. 


1.CARCASS-BARROWS OR GILTS must be ID’ed online by May 15th and entered in the Carcass show by 6 PM on show night. Carcass-Barrows or Gilts MUST weigh from 220-270 pounds. An on-foot show as well as carcass show will be held with ribbons to be given to the top seven. Trophies for the Champion and Reserve Champion Carcass will be given on the rail. Each member in the Carcass Show will be assessed a fee for the scanning of his/her animal. On Rail results will be handed out the night of the 4-H Carcass Show. The top 2 animals “on rail” of both Carcass Barrows and Carcass Gilts will be brought back into the ring for pictures.

2. Champion or Reserve Champion Carcass animals on the rail may be sold at Auction. (Individuals may still sell only one animal individually at the Auction). These animals are to be sold after the Champion and Reserve Champion animals of the 4-H Show.

3. Swine Carcass animals must meet State Health Requirements for county fair. (See "Health Requirement" section of your handbook).

4. A 4-H'er should have the option to sell the Champion & Reserve Champion Carcass On Rail or take the pig to the State Fair. If the carcass is sold, the pig CANNOT go to the Stale Fair.

5. Carcass Barrows/Gilts must be taken home the night of the show. No load out truck will be provided.

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