Beef

DEPARTMENT A

Superintendent: Grady Groshans

BEEF

  • Rules
  • Classes

Project Exhibit Rules:

  1. Please read all General Rules, Livestock Rules, Livestock Health Regulations, Jr. Livestock Sale Rules and USDA Wholesome Meat Act rules.
  2. Please see Official Schedule of the Fair for Weigh-in/Entry and Judging times
  3. All Market Beef exhibitors must turn in brand inspection certificates issued in their own names for each animal at time of Official Fair Entry.
  4. Market Beef Classes:
    1. Market beef weighing less than 1,000 lbs. will be shown in a feeder class. Market beef over 1500 lbs. will be shown in the overweight class. They will not be considered for champion and will not be allowed to go through the livestock sale.
    2. Market Beef with more than an inner pair of permanent teeth will be disqualified as over-age.
    3. Exhibitors are limited to 4 Market Beef entries
    4. Market Beef entries will be divided into weight classes by superintendents after weigh-in and the list will be posted in the barn.
    5. The natural color of the steer/heifer cannot be altered using any artificial coloring. However, products that match the natural color of the steer/heifer may be used in the fitting process from the knees and hocks down and on the switch only.
  5. Bucket Calf Class:
    1. Classes will be designated by age of exhibitors.
    2. Bucket calves should not be clipped.
    3. Bucket calves should be on the bucket or bottle at fair time.
    4. Bucket calves do not have to stay at the fairgrounds.
  6. Premiums: See General Rules
    Division Y: Youth (Phillips County 4-H and FFA Exhibitors)
    Division O: Residents of Phillips and adjoining counties

Classes:

Appropriate classes for age, breed and sex will be designated after preregistration entries are received.

– Showmanship Senior
– Showmanship Intermediate
– Showmanship Junior
– 4-H Bucket Calf
– Junior calf, calved since Jan. 1, 2015
– Senior calf, calved between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014
– Summer yearling, calved between May 1 and Aug. 31, 2014
– Junior yearling, calved between Jan. 1 and April 30, 2014
– Senior yearling, calved between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2013
– Aged, calved before Sept. 1, 2013. Females must have calved or be tested pregnant.
– Champion classes
– Grand Champion classes
– Bucket calves
– Feeders, less than 1,000 lbs.
– Market heifer classes
– Market steer classes
– Breeding heifer
– Breeding bull (Bulls have to be shown with nose lead)
– Champion classes
– Grand Champion classes
– Group of 3 owned by 1 exhibitor
– Club or chapter group of 5; 3 members must be represented
– Rate-of-gain