10. Feeding and watering is allowed in designated areas only. Special superintendents will instruct youth on these locations. 11. Livestock exhibits will be stalled by clubs/chapters. Pens and stalls will be assigned and marked prior to the fair. 12. Any animal deemed dangerous by superintendent, agent, or fair board, will be expelled from the fairgrounds by the division superintendent. 13. Tranquilizers should NOT be used, except in rare occasions and only then with permission and guidance of a veterinarian. 14. Exhibitors, their parents, leaders, and other adults have a serious responsibility to use animal health aids (drugs), growth promotants, and any other approved materials with great care, only when needed, and in correct amounts. Approved withdrawal times must be followed to assure that consumers receive wholesome food. Withdrawal times should be observed and followed. 15. Any animal entered in the fair may be used for the Livestock Judging Contest. 16. NO SMOKING IN THE LIVESTOCK BARNS. 17. In the event of conflict of General and Specific rules, the latter rule will govern. The agent and Livestock Advisory Committee will advise the Superintendents to make a rule and define its application to the situation. Their decision is final. 18. Rate of Gain awards will be available in all market species if animal was weighed at the official Republic County weighing date and on the scale used that date. 19. Market animals should be individually owned by the exhibitor and identified by an official Kansas 4-H tag. In addition, goats & sheep over 6 months of age should have a USDA Premise Identification tag. 20. Animals need to be tagged and weighed at a spring weigh-in time to be eligible to show. Extension agents/FFA advisors should be contacted if a tag is lost and replacement put in place before fair. 21. All current 4-H/FFA members must have completed the YPQA testing in order to sell Swine in the Jr. Livestock Sale. Without a PQA number you WILL NOT be eligible to sell swine at the 2011 Fair. (This has been waived for the 2011 NCK Free Fair.) ANIMAL HEALTH REQUIREMENTS 1. All animals must be accompanied by an official health certificate issued within 10 days of exhibit and must be turned into the superintendents during weigh-in and check-in. 2. Animals with active lesions of ringworm, multiple warts visible without close examination, or infested with mange, as determined by Fair officials will not be permitted to exhibit. 3. All animals, except steers, spayed heifers and sheep, must be individually identified by official breed registration tattoo or tag, USDA metal ear tag, or breed association ear notch for swine. 4. All required tests must be conducted by a state-approved laboratory. All birds must be clean when they arrive on the Fairgrounds to be checked in. Free of mud, feces, debris, etc. 5. All animals shall be free of clinical signs of infectious or contagious disease. BEEF AND DAIRY CATTLE Brucellosis Requirements Originate from a USDA brucellosis-free classified state. No test required. Tuberculosis Requirements Originate from a USDA classified â€œTB freeâ€? state. BUCKET CALVES 1. All bucket calves must be free and clear of any infectious or contagious disease. GOATS 1. No testing for Brucellosis or Tuberculosis required. Veterinarian should examine for ringworm and sore mouth. 2. All goats must be identified with a registered tattoo or an official USDA premise ID tag. HORSES 1. All horses are required to have been vaccinated with a 4-way vaccine shot for Eastern & Western Sleeping Sickness, Tetanus and Influenza early in the Spring of the current year or at least 10 days prior to arrival at the County Fair. 2. It is highly recommended but not required that all horses be vaccinated for Rabies and West Nile Virus early in the Spring. 3. A negative coggins test within 12 months for equine infectious anemia should be considered but is not required. 4. All horses must be free and clear of any infectious or contagious disease. POULTRY 1. All birds are to be free of any infectious or contagious diseases. 2. All birds are to be lice free.
3. All birds are to be pyllorum typhoid tested before being placed in the barns. See extension office for testing days & times prior to the fair. RABBITS 1. All rabbits are to be free of any infectious or contagious diseases. 2. All rabbits are to be lice free. SHEEP 1. Be free of any signs of sore mouth. 2. Be free of signs of active fungal (ringworm) infection, including club lamb fungus. 3. All sheep including wethers must be identified with an official USDA premise ID tag. SWINE 1. Swine exhibited at the Fair in 4-H/FFA SHOW WILL NOT NEED TO BE TESTED FOR PSEUDORABIES and BRUCELLOSIS IN 2011, if they originate from Kansas. JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SALE NOTICE: If a market animal would not make (Min.) weight, the animal can be shown at the Fair. However, it CANNOT be sold in the Livestock Sale or at floor price. You take them home with you after the Fair is done! 1. Any 4-H/FFA member wishing to sell Swine at the Jr. Livestock Sale MUST HAVE A CURRENT PQA NUMBER. Without a current number, they will not be able to sell Swine. Waived for 2011 only. 2. Only Market Beef, Market Swine, Market Sheep & Market Goats officially listed on our County 4-H/FFA project records, exhibited and judged at the NCK Free Fair may be sold through the Livestock Premium Sale. 3. No member may sell more than one animal at the auction. Weights for animals at auction time are: 1000 lbs. (Min) for Market Steer 1000 lbs. (Min) for Market Heifers 100 lbs. (Min) for Market Lamb 220 lbs. (Min) for Market Swine 50 lbs. (Min) for Meat Goat 4. Exhibitors shall present animals in a respectable condition. 4-H and FFA member must be present to sell their own animals during the Junior Livestock Sale unless there is a tragedy in the family such as death. Any other problems that might arise a hand written notice will need to be written to the Livestock Sale Committee for review and approval. 5. All checks for all animals will be mailed to exhibitors following the sale. 6. The sale order for auction will alternate each year. In 2011 the order will be: Sheep, Goat, Beef and Swine. Animals will be sold in reverse order of ribbon placing with the Champions of each class being sold last. 7. The Sale will start promptly at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 6th. 8. Exhibitors must turn in a sale slip to superintendents for all animals to be sold at auction no later that 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. The sale slip will include Ear Tag Number, entry weight, and signature of the seller. If a sale slip is not turned in to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday the animal will NOT be included in Auction. 8. Exhibitor with EXTRA market or breeding animals to be sold at the floor price must turn in a sale slip stating ear tag number, weight of animals to be sold and signature of the seller. Once the sale slip is turned in to the Extension Office, it is understood the animal listed will be sold and the exhibitor should not withdraw the animal. 9. Floor price on animals will be set prior to Auction by Sales Committee. This is the Cash Price. 10. Entry weight will be Official Weight. Exhibitors are cautioned about extra fill on animals. Floor price will be adjusted for animals with excess fill. 11. All Add-ons will go in the 4-H Building fund and not to individual 4-H members. 12. A per head commission fee will be charged on all animals in the Auction and those sold at floor bid. (Commission fees will be $10.00 per sale animal and $5.00 per animal sold at floor bid price.) The Commission Fee will be used for sale promotion, no fund checks, mandatory check-off, and other expenses approved by Republic County Livestock Superintendents for Beef, Goat, Sheep, and Swine. 13. Individuals showing in the 4-H/FFA Division at more than one county fair - those individuals will only be allowed to sell ONE animal total. NOT ONE ANIMAL AT EACH COUNTY FAIR. Extra animals can be consigned at floor price. 14. The transfer of ownership of animals will occur at checkout. Exhibitors are responsible for animals until ownership is transferred at check out. 15. When an Exhibitor sells an animal in the sale, he/she agrees not to buy back or ask to buy back the animal and to abide by the rules of the sale. 16. Livestock Exhibitors must check animals out with the Superintendents at the end of the Fair. Exhibitors are to help Buyer load animals on Sunday morning.
Published on Jul 6, 2011