4-H and FFA Youth Livestock Show Rules
Middle Park Fair and Rodoe - Kremmling, CO

Livestock, Horse and Dog Rules

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1. All 4-H members must abide by the regulations governing 4-H projects in Grand County to be eligible to show. Only FFA members who would be eligible to compete under State 4-H rules will be eligible to compete in this division.

2. Livestock entries are due to the Extension Office by 4:00 pm July 16, 2018. All entries need to be made in fair management program online and all breeding and market animals have to be entered or will not be allowed to check into fair.

3. Market livestock exhibits remain in the barns until the release time of Sunday at 10:00 am and removed with stall area cleaned and torn down by 5:00 pm, unless released early and checked out by the superintendent, fair board member or extension director. Horse and breeding animals are required to be in place by show time and are not required to remain on the fairgrounds at all times except for rabbits, poultry and fowl breeding. Animals that are sick or unsafe may be sent home.

4. All 4-H market animals and breeding rabbits, poultry and fowl must be in place by 3:00 pm on Wednesday of fair week.

5. Should it become necessary to administer medications or treatment of any kind at the fair, a veterinarian shall be notified and shall supervise the treatment.

6. All 4-H/FFA exhibitors must comply with the USDA Wholesome Meat Act and the IAFE Code of show ring ethics. The IAFE Code of show ring ethics will be read and signed by all livestock exhibitors before entering animals for fair. Icing of animals or towels immersed in ice will not be allowed. No drench guns or artificial devices for hydrating or feeding of animals will be allowed. Drenching administered only by the onsite veterinarian. Use of muzzles is allowed in sheep and goats as long as the muzzle is made of a material that allows the animal to drink. The use of hotshots is prohibited. Exhibitors will forfeit all premiums, trophies, sale monies, and awards if found in violation of these rules.

7. Exhibitors must be responsible for care and feeding while on the fairgrounds. The fair board has designated a time between 6:00 am and 9:00 am and 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm in the fair book as feeding and cleaning time for livestock. It is the request that all animals on fairgrounds be taken care of during these times. If stalls are not cleaned daily by noon, $25 per day may be withheld from premium money, at the discretion of the superintendent. Alternative bedding or matting must be cleaned daily as well.

8. Additional classes may be added if the superintendent feels they are needed.

9. Members must show their own animals unless they have two or more animals in the same class, then another Grand or Summit County 4-H/FFA member may show the extra animals. Exceptions to this rule for injury, illness, etc., must be made prior to the show.

10. All animals must be clean and dry before weigh-in, and lambs must be shorn. Pig’s ear tags must be clean.

11. To enter the ewe lamb, breeding heifer, or breeding gilt classes at the Middle Park Fair, the animals must be enrolled as a breeding project, and may not be shown in the market lamb, goat, beef or swine classes.

12. Ram lambs or cryptorchids are not eligible to show as market lambs. No testicles may be present including short scrotums.

13. The champion Middle Park Raised Market Beef must be a calf that was born and raised from a ranch or individual in Grand or Summit County.

14. A formal protest must be made in writing to the protest committee on the day of the alleged infraction. Such protests must state plainly the cause of the complaint or appeal and be accompanied by a $25 fee. If a veterinary exam or other testing is required, fees incurred above $25 must be paid by the protester. In order to protest sale committee or livestock show issues the following protocol is to be followed; after each step, if the issue is not resolved, the protester may choose to pursue the next step.
1. Bring written protest to Sale Committee or Show Superintendent. $25 charge.
2. Bring written protest to the Protest Board, consisting of the Species Superintendent, Fair Board President, Superintendent of Area, Extension Agent, Sale Committee. $25 charge.
3. Bring written protest to the Fair Board Executive Committee. $25 charge

15. All livestock placing first or second in a market class shall show for champion and reserve champion with the following exception: If an entrant wishes to withdraw, he or she shall forfeit all prizes and monies won by that animal and others in that class shall be moved up one placing. If an animal is withdrawn, the superintendent should be notified immediately and prior to the lineup of the championship drive.

16. The second place animal in a class from which the champion was selected is eligible to show for reserve champion.

17. All 4-H and FFA members must show their own project animals in showmanship and Round Robin classes.

18. The Round Robin competition is limited to the following species: beef, sheep, swine, horses and goats. The goal will be to not have any blank animals in the Round Robin competition. Any Exhibitor that is Grand or Reserve in more than one species must identify with the superintendant 30 minutes after the each species show is completed. Any additional exhibitors will be moved up at the discretion of the Round Robin superintendent and the class will be posted.

19. The sifting committee is the sale committee plus the judge for each show. They will decide on the number of animals to be sold at the sale and have the right to bar any animal from the sale. NO SALE SLOTS ARE GUARANTEED. Maximum number of Beef will be: 25; Maximum number of Lambs will be: 25; Maximum number of Swine will be: 40; Maximum number of Goats will be: 15. There will be 10 sale slots from the poultry and rabbit barn to be split between market poultry/fowl and market rabbit.
20. An exhibitor is limited to sell only one steer or heifer, lamb, swine, goat, one pen of rabbits or one pen of poultry/fowl with the following exceptions: Should the champion and reserve champion be owned by one exhibitor, both will sell.

21. Members will not be allowed to sell both a market heifer and a steer at the sale, unless they are both champion and reserve champion.

22. The champion and reserve champion market steer or market heifer, swine, goats, poultry, rabbit and lambs at the fair must sell at the sale.

23. Orphan lambs, feeder market beef, feeder lambs, feeder pigs, feeder goats, breeding animals and overweight hogs are not eligible for the sale.

24. All goats, rabbits, and poultry will be sold by the head.

25. An animal may not be pulled out of the sale line up once entered.

26. All youth must designate which animal will go to the sale within one hour after the end of the show. No changes will be made to the sale line up after this deadline. When the animal is sold, this is the point of ownership change and the sale committee assumes NO responsibility for any animal NOT designated for slaughter.

27. Up to five percent of the sale price of each animal or minimum of $15 will be subtracted to defray all advertising cost, pictures, frames or other expenses as authorized by the Junior Livestock Sale Committee. Transportation cost will be deducted as well from the sale checks.


28. All sales are final at the Middle Park Junior Livestock Sale Friday night. There is to be no contact with the Buyer, by the exhibitor, in reference to trading or replacing the sale animal with another animal you may have available at the fair the night of the sale. If you choose to contact the buyer to make a trade or replace the sale animal, you will need to do so Saturday after the sale. You will need to pay a $25.00 fee and do a new bill or sale with the buyer. This will need to be done from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Saturday, at the Middle Park Fairgrounds, with a representative from the Middle Park Junior Livestock Sale Committee to sign the new bill of sale. All sale animals leaving the fairgrounds need to have the proper bill of sale paperwork accompany them during transport from the fairgrounds.

29. All market beef sold at the fair need to have a brand inspection.

30. Sale animals must be washed and dried by 3:30 pm on Friday.

31. 4-H and FFA livestock, horse and dog record books are due the first Friday in September. If a member does not complete a record book after exhibiting the project, the member cannot enroll in the same project the following year. A complete record book is determined by scoring 70% or better.

32. Lambs: All market lambs must have their milk teeth in normal positions at time of check-in, any lamb having lost one or both of their milk teeth will be disqualified.
• Market Beef: No animal born before January 1st of the previous year will be eligible to show. The dentition process may determine age. All animals must have both temporary central incisors (baby teeth) in place. Any evidence of tampering with tooth development will be cause for disqualification. The dentition’s decision will be final. Superintendents, Extension Director, or veterinarian all may be the dentition examiner.
• Hogs: All market hogs must be born during current year of fair.

33. Unmanageable Animals: The Superintendent and/or judge along with the executive fair board member’s approvals may disqualify any animal deemed unmanageable.

34. Horns: Exhibitors will be required to have horns tipped, blunt, or removed on all goats before arrival on the grounds. Removal of horns on grounds is NOT permitted. All market beef entered must be dehorned. Any re-growth of horns should be rasped and made presentable for the show.

35. Enrollment Deadlines: In order to participate in the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo a 4-H/FFA Member must be enrolled by May 1st of the current fair year. Other deadlines for participation in projects may exist (i.e. Market Beef tag in dates are earlier).

36. 4-H and FFA members must be Members in Good Standing with respective State Association, determined by the CSU Extension Office in order to be eligible to show at the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo in 4-H/FFA events.

37. Scrapies Tags: All intact males and female sheep and goats must have a Scrapies Tag to be eligible for show at the Middle Park Fair. This Scrapies Tag must be in place from tag in date through attendance at fair.

38. Horse, Llama, Alpaca, Cat and Dog Identification: All 4-H/FFA horse, llama/ alpaca and dog members must identify their 4-H/FFA project horses and dog before May 1st of the current year. A current year’s horse or dog ID Certificate must be on file in order to be a 4-H/FFA member in good standing and participate in the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo 4-H/FFA horse and dog events.

39. 4-H youth exhibitors will be allowed to identify and weigh in market livestock at the perspective winter or spring market animal tag in. There is no limit to the number weighed in the spring or winter weigh in, although each family may only declare one “family animal” per species at the perspective spring and winter market animal weigh-in. There is no limit to the number of animals an exhibitor may own and enter; however limits may be set as to the number of animals a youth may bring to fair. At this time a youth may only bring 3 market swine and two pen of market poultry, fowl and game birds to exhibit at the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo. If youth plan to tag in a “family animal” for beef, they must have brand papers on the family animal (only) written in all of the 4-H member’s names who will share the animal. Youth must have brand papers on all of their 4-H market beef written in their names and available at tag day in January. The declaration of ownership at fair time of the “family animal” must be done at the weigh in at fair or earlier. The 4-H/FFA member who takes ownership of the animal must include the “family animal” in their respective record book as their animal.

40. Middle Park Fair and Rodeo has set a minimum and maximum show weight for the market livestock projects. Exhibitors will weigh in their animals at the designated time for their species. In the event that the animal does not meet the minimum and maximum weight limit they will be given one weigh back immediately following all other animals in the species.

• Goat weights: Minimum weight will be 50lbs with no maximum

• Lamb weights: Minimum weight will be 100lbs with no maximum

• Swine weights: Minimum weight will be 225lbs and maximum weight of 285lbs

• Beef weights: Minimum weight will be 950lbs and no maximum

41. Replacement Animals: In the event an exhibitor’s only animal in a species dies prior to the fair, the youth may replace that animal before the given deadlines with the approval of the Extension Director and the Fair Board Superintendents. The deadlines are 60 days before show for sheep, goats, and pigs; and 120 days for market beef. Prior approval must be made by Fair Board before an animal is replaced.

42. Awards premiums and sale checks will be available for pick up at the extension office when the sale committee determines that enough funds have been collected to cover checks. It is the responsibility of the contestant to know if they have received an award. No check will be released to exhibitor until proof of thank you card has been sent.
43. Protective Headgear Policy: A hunt cap (preferably SE1 or ASTM approved) with the safety harness fastened in place is required in over-fence classes and gymkhana events and activities. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian of the 4-H/FFA member to see that the headgear worn complies with such standards and is in goodcondition. The state 4-H office encourages the use of safety helmets in all equine
44. To participate in riding events at the 4-H Hose Show, 4-H/FFA member must pass the Level One test (Western or English) of the Colorado Horse Levels Testing Program in 2018. Beginning in 2019, a member must pass the Level Two test (Western or English) in order to compete in speed events at the 4-H Horse Show. After 2019, all new horse members will be allowed two (2) 4-H years to pass their Level Two test to participate in speed events (first year horse members may participate in speed events their first year with a Level One certification). CSU Extension will provide a minimum of two opportunities to test for each level in each 4-H year within Grand County.

45. 4-H members will be required to sign, review, practice and place on file at the extension office a copy of the livestock rules in order to participate in the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo.