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PANOLA COUNTY JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW, INC.

 

4-H 2012 Show FFA

RULES AND REGULATIONS

GENERAL

All entries in the Panola County Jr. Livestock Show are subject to the following

rules and regulations. Failure to comply with any of these provisions will result in

disqualification of the exhibitor and his or her project and possible forfeiture of the right

of future participation in the show.

1. Exhibitors must live in Panola County or attend a Panola County public,

private, or home school, and be a member of 4-H or FFA in Panola County,

during the feeding period. Exhibitors must be in good standing as outlined in

his or her respective school, 4-H or FFA Chapter in order to exhibit livestock

or shop projects.

2. All exhibitors, 4-H and FFA, must meet any and all school rules and policies

which pertain to school approved extracurricular activities (i.e. student’s

school grades, excused absences, etc.) If an exhibitor fails, his or her animal

fails as well. No one else will be allowed to show the project. A child must

be eligible (academically) for the entire Panola County Jr. Livestock Event

and Sale regardless of sale participation. The event is defined as from start

of the show to the end of the sale.

A. All 4-H member participants must meet all requirements as outlined in the

Panola County Standing Rules and State 4-H Rules during the school year

a project is submitted for entry.

3. Exhibitors may show more than one project, but only one market animal per

species per exhibitor may show, and only one market animal per exhibitor

may sell, providing the project wins a blue or red ribbon. The exception to

this being if an exhibitor wins Grand or Reserve in separate species then

these champions must sell. No white ribbon project will be sold and no

project may be PO ’ed for the sale. All grand and reserve champions must

sell. No animal dead or alive may be sold at auction unless it was judged.

4. Adults will not be permitted to show animals for exhibitor. The exhibitor must

show and sell his or her own project unless a valid excuse has been given in

advance and accepted by the show committee.

5. All beef animals must be shown at halter to receive ribbons, prize money, or

be sold. No exceptions. No breeding stock will be sold. This includes beef

heifers, bulls, breeding meat goats, gilts, boars, and breeding rabbits. If

there are no entries in a classification for three consecutive years the

classification will be deleted.

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6. The show committee reserves the right to exclude participation of, or sift any

animal on the basis of quality and/or temperament.

7. It will be the responsibility of the exhibitor to keep pens or stalls clean and in

a presentable condition at all times during the show.

8. No change of major color pattern of any animal by painting or dyeing will be

allowed.

9. Only judges, superintendent, and ring assistants appointed by the committee

will be allowed in the ring during the show.

10. All entries for the Panola County Junior Livestock Show must be entered and

validated by the following dates: Steers - September 30, before the show;

Barrows, Lambs, Goats, Rabbits, Chickens and all Breeding Animals -

November 30, before the show. Late entries will be accepted with a $250

late fee plus regular entry fee until Oct. 15 for steers and Dec. 15 for all other

animals. A $30 entry fee must accompany the entry form for all animals

shown. $5 of the entry fee will be used toward concession stand cost. All

breeding animals must be owned and in exhibitors name by November 30,

prior to the show. Proof of ownership is recorded on official papers when

showing registered cattle.

11. Validation rules include: Double entry for an exhibitor of an animal is limited

to, immediate family or a child that lives within the same household under

legal guardianship. Validation will be done by assigned Ag teachers or

county agent only.

12. Record books are optional on all entries. FFA books are due at the high

school ag. department office and 4-H books are due at the county agent’s

office by Tuesday of the week of the show.

13. Showmanship classes in both swine and cattle division will be divided in to

Jr. and Sr. classes. Jr. and Sr. Goat Showmanship will follow the goat show

on Thursday. Jr. and Sr. Lamb Showmanship will follow the lamb show on

Thursday. The Jr. and Sr. Beef Showmanship will follow the beef show on

Friday. Heifers and steers will be combined together for Beef Showmanship

with classes not to exceed 8 exhibitors per heat. The Jr. showmanship will be

for those exhibitors who are 13 or under on January 1 of the year of the

show. The Sr. showmanship class will be for those exhibitors who will be 14

or over on January 1 of the year of the show. The exhibitor must show their

own animal in showmanship classes.

14. All money from the sale of projects will be paid to the exhibitor as soon as

possible. Exhibitors must present a thank you note at the time they pick up

their check.

15. No animal may be fed or injected with anything that would not be adequate

for human consumption.

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16. All show animals will be checked in as follows:

4:00 - 5:00 PM, Monday – Weigh Out Steers

9:00 AM, Wednesday – Pen of Heifers

4:00 - 6:00 PM, Wednesday – Lambs, Goats & Barrows

8:00 AM, Thursday – Gilts, Boars, Breeding Meat Goats,

Breeding Rabbits, Market Rabbits, and Broilers

3:00 - 4:00 PM, Thursday – All Beef Animals

17. A grand and reserve champion will be selected provided that there are three

or more entries at time of check in.

18. All entries must be cared for (on a daily basis) by the exhibitor

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19. An animal must be exhibited to receive money from the Panola County

Junior Livestock Show

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20. Animals showing signs of having been unethically fitted will be disqualified.

Unethical Fitting: Unethical fitting means any attempt to alter the natural

appearance, conformation, musculature or weight of an animal by any

unnatural means. Unethical fitting includes the use of injections or feeding of

material not conducive to the health of the animal, safety of food or

marketability of its carcass. Unethical fitting also includes, but is not limited

to, artificially filling animals by stomach pumping, airing injections and

bruising.

BEEF DIVISION

Registered Breeding Females

Only registered animals of beef parentage of recognized beef breeds may be

shown. Breeding heifers only will be shown. Animals will be divided in standard show

classes used at major livestock shows.

Class I will consist of heifers born in the calendar year (January 1 – December

31) of the year preceding the show.

Class 2 will consist of heifers born in the calendar year (January 1 – December

31) in the calendar year preceding Class 1

Class 3 will consist of heifers born in the last half (July 1 – December 31) of the

calendar year preceding class 2. Classes will be added as needed.

A copy of registration papers for all registered animals over six months of age

showing in any registered class is required with the entry form. Division will be broken

by bred type if numbers are adequate. Proof of ownership and a copy of registration

papers must be provided at check in. The animal must be registered in the exhibitor’s

name.

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Registered Breeding Males

Only registered animals from a recognized beef breed may be shown. Junior

bulls will be calved as of January 1 of the previous year. Senior bulls will be calved as

of January 1 two years prior to the show date.

A copy of registration papers for all registered animals over six months of age showing

in any registered class is required with the entry form. Division will be broken by breed

type if numbers are adequate. Proof of ownership and a copy of registration papers

must be provided at check in. The animal must be registered in the exhibitor’s name.

Commercial Females

Animals that are not registered but are of beef parentage of recognized beef

breeds may be shown. These animals may be cross bred. Age classes of these

animals will be divided the same as in the registered beef female class. Classes will be

added as needed.

Panola County Bred Heifers

All Panola County bred and born heifers (both registered and commercial) will be

invited back into the ring to receive placing by the judge. The first six places will receive

a percentage of money donated especially for Panola County born and bred heifers. A

calf must be conceived and born in Panola County. The breeder must sign a letter of

authenticity. The money will be divided in the following manner.

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st place 30% 4th place 15%

 

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nd place 25% 5th place 5%

 

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rd place 20% 6th place 5%

 

Market Steers

Weigh-out date is Monday prior to the show date from 4:00 P. M. until 5:00 P. M.

at the Exposition Center and must weigh 900 lbs. minimum.

All steers must be slick sheered for the show.

Steers may be weighed only one time at the official weigh-out.

There will be a 5 lb. allowance for scale variance.

Ultrasound testing is mandatory for all steers and if they do not test they will not

show.

Panola County Born and Bred Steers

The first six places will receive a special cash award donated especially for

Panola County Steers. A calf must be conceived and born in Panola County. The

breeder must sign a letter of authenticity. The money will be divided in the same

percentage as the Panola County Heifer. The top 6 Panola County Bred Steers will be

selected from the sale order.

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SWINE DIVISION

Barrows

Barrows will show in an open ring by the exhibitor. No females will be shown in a

barrow class. All barrows must weigh between 200 and 270 pounds. Barrows must be

owned by Nov. 30 prior to the show date. Barrows may be weighed only one time at the

time of the official weighing. There will be a 5 lb. allowance for scale variance.

(Example: If a pig weighs 195 pounds or 275 pounds it will be allowed to show.)

Gilts

Gilts will be shown in open ring and must be owned by Nov. 30 prior to the show

date.

Boars

Boars will be shown in open ring and must be owned by Nov. 30 prior to the

show date.

GOAT DIVISION

Breeding Meat Goats

All breeding meat goats must be owned by Nov. 30 prior to the show date.

Breeding goats cannot have more than 6 adult teeth at validation. Classes will be

divided on show day according to the number of entries, age according to teeth, and

sex. Breeding meat goats may be pure bred or cross bred from at least one meat goat

breed. Goats will be shown at halter and no breeding meat goats will be sold. Any

additional rules will be left to the committee in charge.

Market Goats

Only wethers may be shown. All wethers must be owned by Nov. 30 prior to the

show date. They must be dehorned, disbudded, or tipped to the size of a dime.

Wethers will be weighed Wednesday afternoon the day before the show and must

weigh a minimum of 60 pounds. They will be divided in classes according to weight.

Goats may be weighed only one time at the official weighing. There will be a 5 lb.

allowance for scale variance.

LAMB DIVISION

All lambs must be owned by Nov. 30 prior to the show date. Minimum weight is

80 pounds. Only wethers will be shown. All lambs must be shown in short fleece.

Classes will be divided on show day according to the number of entries and weights.

Lambs will be weighed Wednesday afternoon the day before the show. Lambs will be

selected for sale order at the time of judging. Lambs may be weighed only one time at

the time of the official weighing. There will be a 5 lb. allowance for scale variance.

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POULTRY DIVISION

All chicks must come from the same source at the same time. Definite orders of

chicks will be assembled by Ag. teachers and county agents. All orders for birds must

be in by Nov. 30. Participants will be notified when and where to pick up their chicks.

Each exhibitor will start with a minimum of 25 birds. No less. An entry will consist of

three birds. Roosters may be shown. The weight limit will be three pounds or over. All

birds will be sifted before the show to insure that all exhibits are “A” quality birds.

RABBIT DIVISION

Market Rabbits

An entry will consist of three rabbits (fryers) of any sex. Market rabbits will be

tatooed on validation day at Exposition Center which is four Thursdays prior to show.

The weight will be 3½ pounds minimum and 6 pounds maximum. The rabbits should

be approximately eight weeks old. Entries will be sifted by a member of the show

committee, Ag. teacher or county agent.

Breeding Rabbits

An entry will consist of either a doe or a buck of breeding age. Owner must have

retained ownership by Nov. 30 to show date. Rabbits will be divided into classes for Jr.

and Sr. does and Jr. and Sr. bucks.

PCJLS

Commercial Heifer Show

Rules and Regulations

General rules and regulations of show apply.

See official show schedule for all show times.

Entry Fee: $30.00 per pen, due with entry cards

1. This show is limited to projects owned, fed and cared for by 4-H and FFA members

in good standing and under the supervision of the Ag-Science Teachers and County

Extension Agents. 4-H members must be nine (9) years of age or entering the third

grade before September 1, year preceding the show to be eligible to participate. All

participants must meet eligibility criteria as established by the Panola County Junior

Livestock Show Association.

2. The Commercial Beef Heifer Show and Sale is an opportunity for exhibitors to show

and sell commercial heifers. Crossbred heifers are desired, but purebred heifers will

be permitted to show. Any heifer exhibited in the Commercial Beef Heifer Show will

not be allowed to compete in the Breeding Beef Heifer Show of the Panola County

Junior Livestock Show.

3. Exhibitors will be divided into Junior (13 years of age and younger) and Senior (14

years of age and older) divisions for testing purposes only.

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4. Heifers must be purchased from Panola County residents having a cow/calf

operation in Panola County or adjoining counties. The heifers must have been bred

and raised by the seller. Note: No third ownership heifers will be allowed in this

show.

5. Entry

A. Entry deadline will be the same date as other breeding stock (November 30). The

following paperwork will be due at validation and is to be delivered to a

Commercial Beef Heifer committee member or his assignee.

1. Exhibitor Information Sheets (entry card)

2. Brucellosis Calfhood Vaccination information

3. $30.00 per pen Entry Fee (applied to prizes and is non-refundable).

B. Breeder Verification form will be due at validation.

C. Heifers consigned to the show and sale will be tagged in at validation time and

date. If appropriate paperwork is not turned in at the time of validation, point

deductions will be made. Lost tags must be reported immediately to a committee

member.

6. All heifers must be Brucellosis Calfhood vaccinated by validation date. They must

have a metal calfhood vaccination tag or tattoo in their ear.

7. Heifers must be between 12 and 18 months of age by the start date of the Panola

County Junior Livestock Show.

8. The maximum number of pens of heifers per exhibitor is two (2). An exhibitor may

validate a total of six (6) heifers, divided equally into two (2) pens. An exhibitor may

only exhibit two heifers per pen. The highest placing pen per exhibitor is counted

toward the final score.

9. Heifers cannot be added to or switched from their respective validated pen.

10. Exhibitors must own their heifers by Nov. 30 in the year preceding the show. The

feeding period begins on the date of purchase. Proof of ownership must be

available at the time of validation. Exhibitors must feed and care for their heifers in

Panola County on their facility, or other committee approved facility, and exhibit

heifers without any aid or assistance other than that of Panola County Extension

Agents, Ag-Science Teachers, 4-H Adult Leaders or immediate family members.

(Violators will cause the exhibitor to forfeit all rights to participate in the Commercial

Beef Heifer Show.)

11. Attendance of exhibitors is mandatory at the time of judging.

12. Heifers being shown as bred must be accompanied with a veterinarian certificate.

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13. The scoring system used will be as follows:

A. 25% for the heifers exhibited B. 25% for the scrapbook

C. 25% for the written test D. 25% for the interview

Note: If an exhibitor enters two (2) pens of heifers, the test and interview scores will

be used when calculating the final score for their highest placing pen.

14. Heifers may be inspected for quality, condition, etc. up to one week prior to the

show, by member(s) of the Commercial Beef Heifer Committee. Heifers may be

removed from the show, with a majority vote of committee members, pending the

results of the inspection(s). A pen may be removed from the show prior to one week

before the show.

15. The Commercial Beef Heifer Show Committee reserves the right to amend these

rules with the approval of the Panola County Junior Livestock Show Association

members.

16. All heifers may be offered for sale as private treaty.

17. There will be no harassment of the judge and/or Commercial Beef Heifer Committee

members prior to, during, or after the show. The judge will give reasons for his/her

placing and this will be considered adequate explanation of his placing.

18. This program is designed to be educational and beneficial to the youth of Panola

County. Any parents or exhibitor found to not be adhering to any rule(s) pertaining

to the Commercial Heifer Show will be banned, along with his/her family, for a

period of one (1) year, to a lifetime, from exhibition in the program, per the

Commercial Beef Heifer Show Committee discretion.

19. All Commercial Beef Heifer scrap books will be on display Tuesday afternoon of the

week of the Panola County Junior Livestock Show.

SHOP PROJECTS

1. Entries are allowed from Panola County residents only. Entry cards must be turned

into the Ag. Mechanics Committee by Thursday, the week of the show.

2. Entries previously entered in the PCJLS project show will not be eligible.

3. Entries must have been completed since the previous year’s show. All entries must

be certified and under supervision of Ag. Teacher or County Extension Agent prior

to the show.

4. Projects will be judged on: Points

A. Workmanship 30

B. Sound structural design and balance 25

C. Degree of difficulty 20

D. Practical utility 15

E. Originality 5

F. Appropriate finish 5

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5. FFA or 4-H show cards must be on each exhibit showing the name or names of the

students who built the project and the name of the chapter. All names appearing on

projects will be removed during the judging.

6. If for sale, a minimum price must be exhibited.

7. There will be six divisions in which projects may be entered.

A. Livestock Equipment and Agricultural Machinery

B. Home and Yard Conveniences

C.Woodwork Projects

D. Bar-B-Que Pits and Smokers

E. Wildlife

F. Trailers – Single axle, tandem axle

8. In case of tie, the judges will make the final tie-breaking decision.

9. First place plaques will be awarded in each division. Blue, red, and white

ribbons will be awarded in each division.

10. Projects are eligible for silent auction. All bid sheets must be in place when project

arrives at the show ground. All bid sheets will be picked up by 12 noon on Friday

and winners will be announced at the auction.

A sweepstakes awards will be given to the FFA Chapter or 4-H Group scoring the most

points. Determination of sweepstakes winner will be made by the following formula:

Three points will be given for a blue ribbon; two points for a red; and one point for a

white. Total points will be added and then divided by the total number of projects

entered plus one. The chapter or club with the highest score will be the sweepstakes

winner. (You must enter one project in all divisions to be eligible for the Sweepstakes

Award.)

These rules revised April 21, 2011 for the 2012 Show.

2011-2012 Panola County Jr. Livestock Show, Inc. Committee Members

Tim Boone, President

Larry Gill, Jr., Vice President

, Treasurer

Bud Worley, Show Secretary

, Recording Secretary

Robby Smith

Nicky Parker

Mike Stutes

James McRight

W. A. Wedgeworth

Mark Davis

Don McGuffin

Matt Comer

Hollie McCoslin

Lee Dudley

Sarah Colley Jones

Debbie Shahan, Ag. Booster President

 

 

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