2022 Jackpot Show Schedule for Oregon, Washington, Idaho & Northern California.

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PacWest Showman 2022 Show Schedule

Oregon - Washington - Northern California - IDAHO


PacWest Showman

Cascade Spectacular Deschutes County Fairgrounds

- Renee Lalonde

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Brylee Hurley, 2, Corvallis OR. Oregon State Fair, Pewee Showmanship

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Diane Keith Photography Klamath Falls, OR.

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Washington & Oregon Shows 4-5

9 steps to Better Cattle handling 6-7

idaho shows 9

the importance of routine 10-11

N. California Shows

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washington 1. march 12-13 blazin into spring

Cowlitz County Fairgrounds Jolene Moxon 503-513-9782

2. Mar 24-25

N. Central WA. Livestock Expo

Grant County Fairgrounds Scott Mortimer 509-750-5960

9. may 3-7

12b. may 21 Jr. livestock show of spokane wheatland jackpot

Spokane County Fairgrounds Contact: 509-535-6737

Ritzville, WA. Contact: Andy & Lori Williams 509-650-7018

29. aug 19-21

31b.Nov 5-6

Southwest Washington Fairgrounds Contact: Eric Richardson 360-520-5577

Grant County Fairgrounds Contact: Ruth 509-935-7721

western washington classic

6. Apr 16

8. apr 29-may 1

Lincoln County Fairgrounds Contact: Brad Ray Brad1227@gmail.com

Southwest Washington Fairgrounds Contact: Eric Richardson 360-520-5577

26. JULY 16-17 sagebrush classic

27. aug 11

Purple Ribbon preview

Location TBA Contact: Jana Koller 509-710-2369

spring youth fair

Nwwf youth open swine show

Lynden, WA. Contact:

western showcase jackpot

OREGON 7. apr 23-24 umpqua valley jr classic

10a. may 7-8 southern oregon jc classic

12a. may 21-22 i-5 Showdown

13a. may 27-30 desert storm jackpot show

Douglas County Fairgrounds Contact: Tony Brumbach 541-643-8533

Jackson County Fairgrounds Contact: Jodi Baldwin 541-601-6391

Douglas County Fairgrounds Contact: Stephanie Sconce 541-580-0289

Madras, Oregon Contact: Miley Stockton 541-513-5522

13b. may 27-28 klamath basin Classic

14. may 28 wilco spring classic

15b. June 3-5 MID-COLUMBIa JR. LIVESTOCK

18. june 11-12

west coast classic showdown

Klamath County Fairgrounds Contact: Tracy Melsness 541-891-5811

Oregon State Fairgrounds Contact: Wynn Mayfield 971-275-2769

Wasco County Fairgrounds Contact: Helen Rolfe 509-773-8011

Coos County Fairgrounds Contact: Robert Olsen 541-290-6447

20a. june 17-19

22a. june 18

Lane County Fairgrounds Contact: Jake Cheechov 541-913-7455

Hood River County Fairgrounds Contact: Chris McCefferty 541-490-2020

22c.June 18 UCCA Desert classic

Umatilla County Fairgrounds Contact: Marie Linnell 541-561-6563

23. June 19 klamath steer & heifer show

Klamath County Fairgrounds Contact: Jolene Moxon 503-513-9782

24a. june 24-25 PI Jr Livestock Show

29b. sept 23-24 jackson county harvest fair

30. oct 29-30 cascade spectacular

32. nov 11-13 NW Regional fall standoff

emerald valley classic

mt. hood classic jackpot

Madras, OR. Contact: Lorne Bailey 541-231-8765

Jackson County Fairgrounds Contact: Ron Anderson 541-821-3107

Crook County Fairgrounds Contact: Beth Bare 541-771-0812

TBA

canceled Oregon JR. LIVESTOCK Expo

canceled North COast Jr Classic

Harney county Jackpot Show

Harney County Fairgrounds Contact:

Canceled for 2022.

Klamath County Fairgrounds Contact: Kristy Wille 503-898-2632

Canceled for 2022.

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9 Steps to Becoming a Cattle Handling Expert by Janelle Hulme - ArrowQuip

Years of research and experience have shaped cattle handling practices. These practices can be applied to any breed of cattle, whether they’re raised for beef, dairy, or anything in between. The basis of effective cattle handling is centered on pressure and release. Cattle can easily be trained to be handled for showing or to make them easier to work with on the ranch. Cattle are intelligent animals and try to respond correctly to what you ask. Often, when cattle aren’t doing what they are asked, we become frustrated. Think about the message you are sending. If your cattle aren’t responding to your cues, you may be using incorrect techniques and could be confusing your cattle. You can become a cattle handling master by following these top tips.

1. Understanding Cattle Behavior Cattle have a flight zone and point of balance. They are prey animals and want to see you and be with other cattle. Use behavior to your advantage when handling cattle.

2. Cattle Behavior Should Guide Handling Techniques Animal behavior has been studied since animals were first domesticated. Throughout history, there have been examples of good and bad cattle handling. We can build off this knowledge to continue learning and improving our own handling techniques. We can use pressure and release to handle cattle, as long as they have somewhere to go. Create a plan before you start working. Understanding the flight zone and using your position to start or stop movement is key to effectively handling cattle.

3. Slow Down Moving too fast and trying to push cattle faster than they are able to move, or before they are ready, will only slow you down, and could lead to injuries for you or your cattle. Cattle handling should be intentional, methodical, and precise. If you slow down your handling techniques, you will find that you become faster and more efficient in the long run. Moving animals too quickly also has negative effects on health and performance, as it causes unnecessary stress. Improving your cattle handling techniques will help improve overall herd health.

4. Don’t Act Like a Predator Ideally, cattle shouldn’t be worked from the rear. Cattle have a blind spot directly behind their tail and hindquarters. If you are directly behind them or move in an arched pattern, they will think you are a predator. Aim to work to one side or the other and try to move in straight lines. 6


5. Handle Smaller Groups of Cattle It’s more challenging to handle cattle effectively when they are in large groups. Working cattle in large groups is generally when we see cattle pushed from behind, especially those at the back of the group. Speed is sometimes introduced with larger herds of cattle, and again, this can hurt your progress and safety.

6. Never Chase Lone Animals Cattle are herd animals and want to be with other animals to feel secure. Cattle should be worked slowly back to the rest of the herd. Give them time and set them up for success by blocking off the wrong routes and creating a clear path for them to easily rejoin the herd.

7. Be Mindful of Your Actions Avoid yelling, moving too quickly, or unnecessary actions. Remember that cattle are smart and want to do what you are asking. If you find cattle aren’t moving correctly, evaluate your handling techniques, and see if there is something you could be doing differently to have cattle respond correctly.

8. Adapt Handling Techniques to the Situation It’s more challenging to handle cattle effectively when they are in large groups. Working cattle in large groups is generally when we see cattle pushed from behind, especially those at the back of the group. Speed is sometimes introduced with larger herds of cattle, and again, this can hurt your progress and safety.

9. Acclimate Your Cattle Cattle should be acclimated to the handling system prior to being handled for procedures or movement. First experiences should be positive and set the cattle up to understand the goal of the movement you’re asking of them. Then, cattle will work with you and be easier to handle in the future. Cattle handling skills are an important part of the success of your cattle movement practices. Effective handlers also understand that their facilities play a vital role in cattle handling. For guidelines on improving your cattle handling facilities, check the resources available at www. ArrowQuip.com. Becoming an expert in cattle handling takes time and consistent dedication to using the correct techniques. It’s a lifelong process, as we can always continue to learn, grow and improve in our cattle handling abilities. 7


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idaho

8.apr 30 - may 1 208 qualifier

Kootenai County Fairgrounds

Contact: Amanda Deeds 208-659-9450

11. may 14 treasure valley classic

New Plymouth, Idaho

Contact: MacKenzi Malson 208-318-4031

15a. June 3-4 les bois spring classic

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16. June 9-12 gem summer classic

Gem County Fairgrounds Contact: Carol Burlile 208-602-6734

17. June 10-12 cassia classic

Location TBD Contact: Alisha Samples 208-300-0523

19. june 16-19 kootenai classic

Kootenai County Fairgrounds Contact: Brian Taylor 208-660-0500

20a. june 17-19 snake river classic

Cassia County Fairgrounds Contact: Alisha Samples 208-300-0523

24b. june 24-26 elmore county classic

Glenns Ferry Fairgrounds Contact: Bobbie Law 208-590-1454

24C. june 24-26 rattlesnake jackpot show

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25a. july 1-4 NW Jr livestock expo

Twin Falls County Fairgrounds Contact: Christy Davies 208-308-1735

25b. july 1-2 silver spurs blowout

Payette County Fairgrounds Contact: Leslie Smith 208-740-0870

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The Importance of

R utine

A consistent daily routine is one of the major pieces of the puzzle for finding success with your project. You may be wondering what that looks like for your respective species, so we asked our specialists to share their routines and practices with you here. Check it out below!

Exercise: While their legs are wet and the conditioner is soaking in, exercise your lambs. This can vary from lamb to lamb, but to give an example, this may entail using a circle walker for 20 minutes and treadmilling backwards for 3 minutes. If the lambs are fat, also treadmill forward for 5 to 10 minutes for extra conditioning. More leg work: Following exercise, dry their legs completely and then wrap them. Showmanship: Now it is time to focus on the showman. Each exhibitor should work with their sheep for approximately 20 minutes. If the lamb does not behave, work with them longer.

SHEEP

Feeding: The grand finale is their dinnertime meal. Just like with the morning feeding, be sure to watch them eat to ensure that you do not have a sick or unhappy lamb. by Cooper Newcomb

In my opinion, establishing a good routine starts with getting support from everyone involved. Whether that includes a driver who will get you to the next show or someone who will feed your project while you are playing ball, you must all be on the same page about this project and what you hope to accomplish. The bigger your support group, the more fun and successful your show season will be. When it comes to the details of a routine, here is what must be included: Feeding: Start by feeding your project before you go to school. Make sure you give yourself enough time to watch them eat, and make sure they clean it up. This is important because it lets you know that they are feeling good and aren’t eating so fast that they choke. Homework: Upon returning home from school, get your homework finished before going to the barn. We highly encourage kids to keep school as their main priority, because the less homework you have to do later, the more time you will have in the barn. Leg work: Upon finishing your homework, halter all the sheep, remove their leg wraps, rinse their legs, blow them dry and spray some type of hair conditioning product on them.

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GOATS

by Glan Martin

The financial investment and effort you put into your goat project can directly affect the way that they mature, as well as their quality. It’s important to note that the value of your project stems from not only their quality at time of purchase but, moreover, the time you spend with them through the duration of the season. What you do — as well as when you do it — can make for a greater experience and, ultimately, a more enjoyable time with your goat project. Establishing routines in life can be a struggle due to the tedious repetition involved; however, it is well-proven that timing and consistency can lead to a better project. Consistent feeding intervals and scheduled training/ work sessions are paramount.

We like to feed three times a day, but if feeding only twice a day works better for you, feed at intervals of between 10 to 12 hours. I’ve often described goats as finicky eaters, and staying consistent when mixing feed/supplements and with the times of the feedings will greatly enhance their ability to continue with solid feed consumption.


Over-feeding or changing rations at odd or different times will certainly upset the goats’ consumption and pH and, ultimately, will kick them off feed. Timing when you work them and any training protocols are also critical for project success. Throwing a goat off its routine has caused plenty of misery for many families. Just like young children, your projects need a schedule and a regular routine. The time of day that you feed and exercise them and the method/timing of your work sessions are very important. For example, working or exercising too close to mealtime will knock your goat off feed and create undue stress on your project. We work our goats in mid-afternoon on specific days, like Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This is enough exercise to train them to walk/show but not so much that the goats become sour from overwork. Likewise, under-working them leads to bad experiences in the ring, because it’s almost impossible for children to show unruly or untrained goats.

Hair: For people in the North who have projects that are showing in the summertime, the routine of getting up early and getting your calf out of the sun is of the utmost importance when it comes to them growing and keeping their hair. If you get off of your normal schedule just one time and leave them out too long or turn them out too early in the midst of heat and humidity, it only takes one slip-up to cause your project to slip their hair. The same goes for people in the South who are showing in late winter or early spring and are trying to hold their hair; if you slip up and get off of your routine and let your guard down, you will have a rub spot. Hair and skin care must be incorporated into your routine. For example, if you get dry skin, you start to itch, right? Your project is no different. As such, you need to use oils and conditioners and keep their skin in good shape in order to keep your calf from rubbing. The same goes for their hair: If you want your project to have healthy hair, you have to treat their hair just like your own and use products that help them keep a healthy hair coat.

Now, more than ever, hair care is also extremely important for a goat project. We rinse and condition their legs and work their hair multiple times a week — normally, every other day for their legs and once a week for their bodies.

“...establish a routine that fits your family and your schedule, and stick to it. A consistent routine will spawn more consistent success in the show ring.”

CATTLE

by Dave Guyer

“Routine” may have a different definition for different people, and how well you keep your routine may vary based on how important your project’s success is to you — but a good, consistent routine is of the utmost importance when it comes to influencing the end result. Feeding: Feeding on a normal basis and at routine times during the day — such as at six in the morning and six at night, or whatever times you prefer — would be good. When I receive a phone call about a calf being off feed, oftentimes, it can be traced back to not having a routine or to a lack of consistency. For example, if you skip a meal, when the next meal rolls around, you will be hungry and might overeat to compensate for what you missed. On the other hand, if you eat lunch at 2:30 or 3:00 in the afternoon, you are probably not going to want to eat much for supper. The point is that sticking to a consistent routine and feeding schedule for your calf will help them stay on feed better, eat better and gain better.

In conclusion, the most successful families are the ones who work as a team and establish a daily routine that they do not waver from. That daily routine should start at least 120 days out from showing. It must consist of getting your calves in and out of the sun in a timely fashion; feeding them consistently at the desired time, twice a day; working their skin and hair for a healthy hair coat on a daily basis; training them to stand to build stamina in preparation for show day; using a show stick daily to continue preparing for show day; and turning them out when the heat and humidity have decreased for the day. If you do not follow a consistent daily routine, it is hard to compete at the highest levels. On the other hand, if you choose to stay consistent with your routine, you will give yourself and your project the best opportunity to hang a banner. Work hard and stay focused. The harder you work, the better they will look, and the better they look, the harder you will want to work — and that hard work will ultimately lead to success. Continued on Page. 14 11


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1. jan 28-29 showdown in motown

Modesto Jr College ACE Pavilion Contact: John Mendes 209-602-1206

2. feb 25-26 Showdown in motown

22b

10b

Modesto Jr College ACE Pavilion Contact: John Mendes 209-602-1206

3. march 11-13 Northern exposure - spring

Rolling Hills Equestrian Center Contact: Natalie 530-682-0356

3. april 2-3 clash for cash

Yuba City

Contact: Denise Mayo 661-978-1364

4. april 9-10 clash for cash

Yuba City

Contact: Denise Mayo 661-978-1364

10b. may 7-8 tony niccoletti memorial

Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds

Contact: Cliff Munson 530-842-2767

22b. june 18 stateline spectacular

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29a. sept 30 - oct 2 northern exposure - fall

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Yuba City

Contact: Denise Mayo 661-978-1364

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Roseville Fairgrounds

Contact: Michele Baser 916-761-1351


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Importance of Routine Continued from Page. 11

SWINE

by Ryan Sites

We can be so much more successful at getting our show pigs prepared for that target show when we focus on the small things, like establishing a routine. When it comes to feeding, it is very important to keep them on a schedule and feed them at the same time each morning and night, every day. This schedule also gets you in the rhythm of doing your daily health checks and allows you to train, brush and condition their hair while they are eating. Here is the routine that we follow at home when we get to the 2-month mark leading up to our target show: Morning: Feed & do Health Checks Daytime: Keep them out of the Sun Evening: Feed them again. While they eat, brush and condition their skin and hair. Once they are done eating, begin exercising them, and follow that up with showmanship work. Once a Week: weigh your pigs. Monitoring their weight helps ensure that they’re on the perfect growth track. Wash them two to three times a week (weather permitting) and recondition them afterwards.

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