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4H Beef Cattle

Alison Mason Superintendent

Alison Mason Superintendent

(360) 259-2512
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Department 18

4H Livestock Department Rules

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To place an on line entry click here:http://nwwafair4h.fairwire.com/

Entry forms are due in the Fair office or can be entered on-line by July 25th. If July 25th falls on a weekend, entries will be the following Monday without penalty. Late entries will be charged a fee of $25.00 per head through July 31st. After July 31st late entries may not be accepted.

Haul in - Sunday of the fair between the hours of 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Released - Saturday night of the fair at 9 p.m.

Vet Checks: Sunday from 5 - 8 p.m. and Monday 7 - 9 a.m.

NEW for 2018- For all 4-H and FFA Exhibitors in departments Beef, Dairy, and Horses there will be a one-time entry fee of $15. With this entry fee, each exhibitor will be able to enter as many animals as they would like in any 4-H and FFA Class in those listed departments. Limits will still apply in each department. With the entry fee, each exhibitor will receive a 4H/FFA Season Gate Admission that will allow daily entrance to the Fair. If a 4H or FFA exhibitor would also like to enter their animal(s) into Open Class Exhibits then they will need to also pay the Open Class entry fees for that department.


4H Beef Calendar

Monday

8 a.m.

Mandatory livestock exhibitor meeting

9 a.m.

Market Sale weigh in. Pictures taken.

Tuesday

9 a.m.

Beef type

Wednesday

5 p.m.

Fitting and Showing

Friday

1 p.m.

Lynden Jr. Livestock Market Sale

Saturday

12 a.m.

Livestock Judging Contest

2 p.m.

Best Decorated Cow Contest

2:45 p.m.

Large Animal Round Robin, award ceremony follows

Entries can be placed on-line or forms are due in the fair office by July 25th. If July 25th falls on a weekend, entries will be accepted in the fair office on the following Monday without penalty. Late entries will be charged a fee of $25.00 per head through July 31st. After July 31st late entries might not be accepted. All exhibits must be in place by 9 a.m. Monday of the fair.

  • Each 4-H member will be allowed a maximum of four animals. In case of shortage in stall space, 4-H members with the most entries will be cut first.
  • All animals must have a double tie at night. No baling twine or wire.
  • Beef ownership must be established or contract written and dated by May 1 and be included in record book.
  • A respiratory complex vaccine is strongly recommended 4 weeks prior to the fair.
  • No animal will be allowed to compete for more than one premium, nor shall be entered in more than one class, except as one of a herd.
  • Only blue and red ribbon winners in 4-H are eligible to enter Open Class Beef classes.
  • 4-H may enter Open Class provided there are a minimum of ten open class cattle per breed or two exhibitors.
  • Bovine checklist


DIVISION A - FITTING AND SHOWING

PREMIUMS: 27.00 22.00 17.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Novice, first year showing beef
2. Junior - 8 to 10 years of age
3. Intermediate - 11 to 13 years of age
4. Senior - 14 to less than 19 years of age

DIVISION B - ANGUS
DIVISION C - HEREFORDS
DIVISION D - LIMOUSIN
DIVISION E - OTHER PUREBREDS
DIVISION F - CROSS BREEDS
DIVISION G - BEEF AND DAIRY CROSS BREEDS

Present year – 2018
Previous year – 2017
2 years previous – 2016
3 years previous – 2015
4 years previous – 2014
5 years previous – 2013
6 years previous - 2012

PREMIUMS: 21.00 19.00 17.00
CLASS NUMBER

1. Spring Bull Calf, born after March 1 of present year

2. Junior Bull Calf, born January, 1 – February, 29 of present year

3. Winter Bull Calf, born November, 1 - December, 31 of previous year

4. Early Senior Bull Calf, September,1 – November, 30 of previous year

5. Late Summer Yearling Bull, July, 1 - August31 of previous year

6. Early Summer Yearling Bull May, 1 – June, 30 of previous year

7. Spring Yearling Bull, March, 1 – April, 30 of previous year

8. Early Junior Yearling Bull, January, 1 – February, 29 of previous year

9. Pair of Bulls, owned by exhibitor and shown in individual classes

10. Spring Heifer Calf, born after March 1 of the present year

11. Junior Heifer Calf, born between January 1 – February 29, of the present year

12. Winter Heifer Calf, born between November 1 – December 31, of the previous year

13. Senior Heifer Calf, born between September 1 – October 31, of the previous year

14. Late Summer Yearling Heifer, born between July 1 – August 30, of the previous year

15. Early Summer Heifer born May 1 – June 30, of the previous year

16. Spring Yearling Heifer born March 1 – April 30, of the previous year

17. Early Junior Yearling Heifer born January 1 – February 29, of the previous year

Junior Champion - Rosette

PREMIUMS: 30.00 28.00 26.00
CLASS NUMBER

18. Senior Yearling Bull, born between September 1 – December 31, two years previous

19. 2 year old Bull, born between January 1 – August 31, two years previous

20. Senior Yearling Heifer, born between September 1 – December 31, two years previous

21. Cow, 2 years and over, born prior to September 1 two years previous with a calf at side. Calf born after January 1 of the current year. (Judged as cow/calf 50/50). Not eligible for Grand and Reserve Champion.Cow/Calf Champion

22. Pair of females owned by exhibitor and shown in individual classes

23. Pair of calves, one bull calf and one heifer calf, must be a spring, junior, or senior

24. Produce of dam, 2 animals, either sex from one dam, may be owned by more than one exhibitor.
Limit one (1) entry per exhibitor. To be eligible each animal must be shown in individual classes.

25. Get of sire, 3 animals with both sexes represented, all sired by one bull, all owned by exhibitor.
To be eligible each animal must be shown in individual classes



DIVISION H - BEEF AND DAIRY CROSSBREEDS FEEDER CALVES

PREMIUMS: 21.00 19.00 17.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Veal calf, 6 weeks to 4 months of age
2. Feeder calf, between 5 and 11 months of age under 500 lbs

DIVISION J - FEEDER STEERS, 500 - 999 pounds

PREMIUMS: 30.00 28.00 26.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Feeder Steers

DIVISION K - MARKET STEERS, 1000 POUNDS AND OVER
See Market Sale Rules. Fat cattle may be cross bred or purebred beef. To be shown by lot, not by breed.

PREMIUMS: 30.00 28.00 26.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Fat market steers, all breeds

PREMIUM AWARDS
Choice:
yield grade 1-2-3, Blue awards
Choice:
yield grade 4-5 and select yield grade 1-2-3, Red awards
Select:
yield grade 4-5 and standard, White awards


DIVISION L - BEST DECORATED COW CONTEST - Ribbon Only

Open to all 4-H members with beef projects. Time: Saturday, 1 p.m. Special Rosettes will be given.
CLASS NUMBER

1. Most beautifully dressed
2. Most creatively dressed
3. Funniest dressed

DIVISION M - LIVESTOCK JUDGING

ENTER on LIVESTOCK ENTRY FORM
Must do oral reasons and be enrolled in a beef projects to receive premium.
Rosettes for: Junior, Intermediate, Senior, and Top Oral Reasons Score

PREMIUMS: 6.00 5.00 4.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Junior - 8 to 10 years of age
2. Intermediate - 11 to 13 years of age
3. Senior - 14 to less than 19 years of age

DIVISION N - SELF DETERMINED PROJECT
Bring into the Jansen Building to be judged. Contact person is Joyce Hubbard.
This class is for any project made that is associated with your 4-H beef animals

PREMIUMS: 9.00 7.00 6.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Projects costing over $5.00 to make

PREMIUMS: 5.00 4.00 3.00
CLASS NUMBER
2. Projects costing under $5.00 to make

4-H In Action - see H01 and pick the location to enter.

DIVISION P - CLUB HERDSMANSHIP
To be entered by Club Leader ONLY

JUDGING: Will be done on a club basis three times each day. Club stalls will be judged during the entire fair, up to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Judging will be based on condition of animals, cleanliness, attentiveness of exhibitors, arrangement of club, and stall and educational decorations.

PREMIUMS: 30.00/ 29.00/ 27.50/ 26.00/ 25.00/ 24.00/ 22.50/ 21.50/ 20.50/ 19.00/ 18.00/ 17.00/ 16.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Herdsmanship - Rosette for top club of the week.

BEEF CLUB HERD CONTEST

Sponsored by PEOPLES BANK, LYNDEN

* Entries are limited to Whatcom County 4-H clubs only.
* Clubs exhibiting seven or more beef animals of one breed will be required to show four animals of
that breed.
* Clubs exhibiting less than seven of a breed will be required to show two animals of that breed as
a herd.
* Premiums of $8.00, $6.00 and $4.00 will be paid to clubs for first, second and third place herds of
four animals.
* Premiums of $6.00, $4.00 and $2.00 to first, second and third place on small herds of two animals.
* All animals shown by any club must belong to members of that club, but can be held by any
member of that club. Leaders may aid club members in setting up animals in the rings.

BEST OVER-ALL BEEF SHOWMAN TROPHY

CHAMPION FITTING AND SHOWING TROPHIES

CHAMPION FITTING AND SHOWING BELT BUCKLES

WESTERN STATES ANGUS AUXILIARY TROPHY
The Western States Angus Auxiliary, 13106 Reiner Rd., Monroe, WA 98272, will award a silver trophy to the outstanding 4-H Angus exhibitor and/or to the outstanding FFA Angus exhibitor. The selection of the winner is to be based on show ring placing of individual animals, placing in showmanship, and in cooperation with the fair management. This is open to exhibitors with one or more breeding and/or market animals. It must be kept in mind that the purpose of this award is the promotion of the Angus breed. The winning of the auxiliary trophy in previous years shall not exclude an exhibitor from winning again. The judge of the Junior Beef Show will be asked to make the selection of the winner.

WASHINGTON STATE LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION

Dennis Andrews Memorial Steer Award
These awards are available to 4H, FFA, and youth division entries at designated shows. Savings bonds of $100 will be awarded to the exhibitor of a Limousin-influenced on-hoof Grand Champion Steer and/or Grand Champion Carcass Steer of 4H, FFA, and youth divisions. The Steer must be of 50% or greater Limousin breeding and exhibit Limousin characteristics. If an exhibitor wins the grand championship, they must contact a WSLA officer listed below for an information packet. This packet must be completed by the exhibitor and mailed back within 45 days of show.

Dori Shobert, PO Box 1220, Port Orchard, WA 98366 (360) 871-5275
Joe Stevens, 4771 So Wenas Road, Selah WA 98942 (509)697-4373
Rich Waldemar, 1191 Garen Drive, Lynden WA 98264 (360)354-5598

BEST LIVESTOCK JUDGING ORAL REASONS TROPHY

Sponsored by THE ELDRED FAMILY OF LAUREL FARM AND WESTERN SUPPLY
Juniors not eligible for trophy. Whatcom County Exhibitors Only.

ROUND ROBIN CHAMPION TROPHY
Sponsored by FERNDALE GRAIN

LIVESTOCK JUDGING TROPHY - Sponsored by TANYA DOSTAL

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