Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 9:00 am
Committee: Chairman; Wayne Jester, JR Martin, Summer Gibson, Joel Gibson, Luke Bond, Joyce Jester.
- All 4-H beef cattle must be delivered to Fairgrounds on Sunday, July 12. Fair weigh-in will be Monday, July 13, 7-9 am.
- All beef market heifers and steers must be on a halter, under control, and go through the chute at weigh-in. If the animal does not go through the chute, the animal is ineligible to show at the county fair. All beef steers and commercial heifers must come to the March 16 weigh-in. All beef feeder calves must come to the May 9 weigh-in.
- All 4-H beef steers & market heifers enrolled in Henry County and/or State Fair must be identified with a county ear tag and RFID tag and weighed on the designated date and location set by the beef committee. All weights will be recorded for a rate-of-gain contest. The winner will be announced at the Beef Show.
- All registered heifers must have an RFID tag. They may be brought to beef weigh-in or a tag may be obtained from the Extension Office and placed on the animal before May 15.
- Registered heifers must be enrolled and identified by RFID tag and registration number in a recognized herd book showing ownership by May 15.
- Each member should own his own beef exhibit. Partnership of members with parent or other adult is accepted in classes for breeding animals. A certificate of registration or transfer must be presented to the beef committee chairman at the pre-fair weigh-in. This certificate must show that the exhibitor owns the animals exhibited, either entirely or in partnership on or before March 16, 2020 (steers & commercial heifers) or May 15, 2020 (reg. heifers).
- A maximum of six beef steers and six beef heifers may be shown by one member.
- Any angus steer showing scurs will be in the crossbred class.
- Breeds are subject to screening by the Beef Committee to insure breed characteristics are correct. Entries not fitting breed characteristics
- Once breed is determined on Fair Entry, purebreds or dual entry may be changed to crossbred if necessary. Purebreds cannot be changed to another purebred.
- All breed classes will follow State Fair guidelines.
- All calves must have a halter and double tie during the fair.
- Henry County 4-H will refer to State 4-H rules in matters of dispute for guidance.
- 4-H Beef members are to use the outside wash rack. No Beef animals permitted in inside racks!
- Purebred heifers will be shown by age and commercial heifers will be shown by weight.
- Henry County Livestock Record MUST be completed and turned in with green folder. .
- Beef cattle tie on west end of cattle barn.
- Dairy cattle tie on east end of cattle barn.
- Anyone showing both Beef & Dairy may tie where they want in the cattle barn area.
- Mini 4-H beef will show after beef showmanship is complete.
STEERS SHOW BY BREED AND WEIGHT
HEIFERS SHOW BY BREED AND AGE
Junior Calf (1-1-20 to 4-30-20)
Senior Calf (9-1–19 to 12-31-19)
Summer Yearling (5-1-19 to 8-31-19)
Junior Yearling (1-1-19 to 4-13-19)
Senior Yearling (9-1-18 to 12-31-18)
- Cow must have been shown in Henry Co. 4-H Beef Show by the member or a brother or sister.
- Cow and Calf both must show.
- Entries will be made at check in on Monday.
- Cows may be brought Tuesday prior to show and released following show.
- All pairs will be shown in one class.
- Cows must be broke and shown by a 4-H member.
MARKET HEIFER CLASS
- Heifers may declare at the county fair to be placed in a Market Heifer Class.
- Champion Market Heifer will be shown for Grand Champion against the steers.
HENRY COUNTY BORN AND RAISED CLASS
- Will be a class in both steers and heifers.
- Entries will be shown by weight.
- Winner of both steer and heifer will show in grand drive.
FEEDER CALF CLASS
- Feeder Calf Class is county project only.
- Calves will be shown by weight.
- Calves must be born after January 1, 2020, brought to the May 9 weigh-in and entered in 4HOnline before leaving the fairgrounds.
- Feeder calves can be steers, heifers or bulls and will be shown by gender. Members may decide to have Beef Feeder calves tagged with an RFID tag & county tag. If tagged, these animals can come back and compete for champion/reserve champion of returning calves. This award is not eligible for the sale of champions.
AUCTION RULES FOR BEEF
- Heifers may be sold in the auction
- Feeder calves are not eligible to sell in the auction.
SHOWMANSHIP: Showing ONLY
Junior Showmanship - Grades 3-4-5
Intermediate Showmanship - Grades 6-7-8
Senior Showmanship - Grade 9-10-11-12