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Beef Cattle

alison mason superintendent

alison mason superintendent

(360) 259-2512
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Department 46

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


To place a on-line entry:

For 4H and FFA

Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Goats, Horses, Llama/Alpaca, and Swine http://nwwafair4h.fairwire.com/

All other entries: http://nwwafair.fairwire.com/ This includes all other 4H and FFA departments.

All 4H and FFA exhibitor will need to register on both pages if they are also entering in Open class Beef, Dairy or Horses. They will need to enter their names exactly the same. No exhibitor will be allowed 2 exhibitor numbers.

All entries must be registered online. This will be required for all exhibits and exhibitors that are entered into the fair. If you don’t have access to a computer, then the library is your best option. There will also be a computer available for use at the fair office during normal business hours.

Entries can be entered on-line until July 25th. Late entries will be charged a fee of $25.00 per head through July 31 st. After July 31 st late entries may not be accepted.

Entries placed on-line will require bringing a copy of the animal’s registration to the Fair office or faxing a copy of the registration to 354-1315
Papers turned in after July 31st will be charged a late fee of $10.00 per animal.
Haul in - Sunday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cattle exhibit's must be in place by 9 a.m. Monday of the Fair

Release - after 9 p.m. Saturday of the Fair

Vet Checks will be on Sunday from 5 - 8 p.m. and Monday morning 7 - 9 a.m.

JUDGING TIMES:
Tuesday - 6 p.m. Type - Hereford, Black Angus and Shorthorn
Thursday - 4 p.m. Type - American Highland, Limousin, Brahman, Simmental, Red Angus and any Other Breeds

*NEW for 2018* ENTRY FEES

Entry Fees:Open Class Exhibitors

$12.00/per animal – Beef, Dairy & Horses
$8.00/per animal – Llamas & Pigs
$5.00/per animal – Goats & Sheep
NO Entry Fee – Cats, Dogs, Poultry & Rabbit

Open Class Season Gate Admission Passes

1-2 animals entered – (1) Complimentary Season Gate Admission Pass
3-4 animals entered – (2) Complimentary Season Gate Admission Passes
5-7 animals entered – (3) Complimentary Season Gate Admission Passes
8-10 animals entered – (4) Complimentary Season Gate Admission Passes
11-15 animals entered – (5) Complimentary Season Gate Admission Passes
Note: Cats, Dogs, Poultry & Rabbits do not pay an entry fee and do not receive Complimentary Season Gate Admission Passes

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*Please note** If you do not yet have a registration number or ear tag/tattoo for an animal you can enter “pending” in the box on the entry form. If July 25th falls on a weekend, entries will be accepted on the following Monday without penalty. After that date, late entries will be charged a fee of $25.00 per head through July 31st. After July 31st late entries may not be accepted. If registration papers come in after July 31st, there will be $10.00 late fee per paper required.

  • All entries in this department must be registered. A photo copy of all registration papers MUST be to the Superintendent by July 31st or the entry will not be accepted. All registration papers and tattoos will be checked. No animal deemed unworthy shall be entered.
  • Each exhibitor will be limited to 14 head, all breeds included. No more than two dry cows per exhibitor. In case of shortage in stall space, exhibitors with the most entries will be cut first.
  • Each exhibitor will be limited to two premiums in any one class.
  • Any breed with less than 5 head becomes an exhibit, not qualified for lot premiums. Exhibit premiums will be $30.00 per head.
  • Passes available for purchase at the fair office issued on the basis of two passes for the first two cattle and one pass for every two cattle thereafter. Passes will be made available after the stalls have been assigned.
  • Cattle exhibitors will please read the general rules of the fair and note, especially, those that apply to the Cattle Department. See the Superintendent for information and equipment use.
  • Only blue and red ribbon winners from 4-H and FFA may enter Open Class, provided there are a minimum of 10 open class cattle per breed or two exhibitors.
  • Beef bulls over six months must have nose restraint.
  • A maximum of two animals from any one exhibitor are allowed in the wash rack at any one time.
  • A respiratory complex vaccine is strongly recommended four (4) weeks prior to the fair.
  • Keep the barns neat and clean for the public. Bedding will be furnished by the Fair. Exhibitors must provide attendants for their cattle.
  • Bovine Checklist

DEPARTMENT 44 - REGISTERED BEEF CLASS

DIVISION A - AMERICAN HIGHLAND
DIVISION B - BLACK ANGUS
DIVISION C - RED ANGUS
DIVISION D - LIMOUSIN
See lots on later pages
DIVISION E - HEREFORD
DIVISION F - SHORTHORN
DIVISION G - SIMMENTAL
DIVISION H - ANY OTHER BREED

Present year – 2018
Previous year– 2017
2 years previous – 2016
3 years previous – 2015

PREMIUMS: 70.00 60.00 50.00 40.00 30.00 30.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Spring bull calf born after March 1, of the present year

2. Junior bull calf born January 1 - February 29, of the present year

Division Champion/Reserve Champion

3. Winter bull calf born November 1 - Dec 31, of the previous year

4. Senior bull calf born September 1 - October 31, of the previous year

Division Champion/Reserve Champion

5. Late Summer Yearling Bull born July 1 - August 31, of the previous year

6. Early Summer Yearling Bull born May 1 - June 30, of the previous year

7. Spring Yearling Bull born March 1 - April 30, of the previous year

Division Champion/Reserve Champion

8. Early Yearling Bull calf born between January 1 – February 29, of the previous year

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

10. 2 year old Bull, born between January 1 – August 31, two years previous

Division Champion/Reserve Champion
Grand and Reserve Champion Bull

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

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

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

Division Champion/Reserve Champion

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

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

Division Champion/Reserve Champion

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

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

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

Division Champion/Reserve Champion

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

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

Division Champion/Reserve Champion
Grand Champion/Reserve Champion

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.
26. Breeders Best 5 head. Five head shown in individual classes. Must be bred by and owned, or co-owned by exhibitor. Either or both sexes represented.

To be eligible each animal must be shown in individual classes

DIVISION J – BEEF HERDSMANSHIP DO NOT ENTER ON LIVESTOCK ENTRY FORM
Educational features and decorations. . . . . . . 40 points
Cleanliness of stall and aisle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 points
Care and condition of cattle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 points
Appearance of exhibit area and equipment. . 10 points

PREMIUMS: 45.00 35.00 30.00 25.00 20.00
CLASS NUMBER
1. Beef Herdsmanship - Trophy donated by Elenbaas Company, large herd size, 5 places
2. Beef Herdsmanship - Trophy donated by Lynden and Portal Way Farm and Garden, small herd size, 5 places.

Large and small divisions will be determined by the Superintendent on Monday when the animals are in place. Premiums as listed for all lots. Highest point total receives trophy.

PREMIER BREEDER AND EXHIBITOR AWARDS.

The Northwest Washington Fair will award banners for premier breeder and premier exhibitor awards. To qualify for banners there must be competition of two or more herds in each breed and a minimum of three head per herd.

Premier Breeder – The breeder winning the most money on not to exceed six animals in the open single classes exhibited by himself and or other exhibitors shall be designated the Premier Breeder. In case of a tie the breeder with the most champions will be the winner.

Premier Exhibitor – The exhibitor winning the most money on not to exceed six animals owned and exhibited by himself shall be designated the Premier Exhibitor. An exhibitor’s qualifying animals shall be defined as follows: Any animal within the family unit housed on exhibitor’s farm may be used for this award.

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 Garden Drive, Lynden WA 98264 (360) 354-5598

MEDAL OF EXCELLENCE

North American Limousin Foundation
Standard Rules & Regulations for the Exhibition of Limousin Cattle 2007

1. All animals must be registered with the North American Limousin Foundation. Any animal over 30 days of age, including calves to be shown at side of dam, must have proof of a registration certificate and be recorded with the North American Limousin Foundation. For ET calves, parentage verification paperwork must be in the NALF system.

2. All animals must be 75% (3/4) Limousin or greater as indicated by registration certificate. Percentage and purebred Limousin cattle shall compete in the same classes and championships.

3. All animals must be properly tattooed and will be inspected at the show. Tattoos must be legible and must properly match the registration certificate. If an animal’s tattoo is not legible and cannot be read the first time through processing, it will not be allowed to come back through with a fresh tattoo. Fresh tattoos are acceptable, but animals that do not have legible tattoos when first processed will not be reprocessed.

4. To maintain a high degree of confidence in Limousin shows, the North American Limousin Foundation reserves the right to disqualify any animal that has been fitted in an unethical manner. Unethical fitting shall include the following:

a. Any use of paints, hair coloring conditioners, colored show foam, graphite, colored powders or any other substance; all animals subject to white towel test.

b. The addition of any hair or hair like substances, including false tail heads and false polls (false tail switches are allowed);

c. The cutting, tearing, or gluing of the hide or underneath the hide or removal of tissue in an attempt to alter the shape of the animal;

d. The injection of any gas, solid or liquid under the hide to alter the normal conformation;

e. Any products/solutions/liquids administered internally or externally to alter the conformation of the animal is prohibited. This includes the use of steroids, growth promotants, and the act of artificially filling animals internally, which would include stomach pumping, drench tubes, or any other method.

f. Exceptions: In the case of severely sick or severely dehydrated animals, the exhibitor may have fluids or electrolytes administered by the licensed official show veterinarian with the approval of the show Superintendent and/or North American Limousin Foundation representative. This exception is not applicable on show day or weigh-in/check-in day.

5. All bulls over one year of age must show with a nose-lead. The right to disqualify from the show any animal deemed unmanageable is reserved by the Limousin show superintendent and the show management.

6. All protest against exhibitors, individual animals or fitting violations of show cattle must be submitted in writing and signed by five (5) active members of the North American Limousin Foundation and presented to the show Superintendent within 12 hours after the completion of the show.

7. The North American Limousin Foundation reserves the right to mouth animals for dental development at any show sponsored by the Foundation.

8. Division and championship breaks will be made-up after all cattle have been checked in. No class shall contain more than 20 head or have an age spread of more than 60 days unless the animals are over two years old. Premiums will be awarded on a graduated basis through 5th place after the show has been completed.

9. Calves exhibited alongside dams in the cow/calf division are ineligible to show as individuals. In addition, all calves exhibited alongside dams must be registered.

10. All cattle will be processed before the show.

11. In shows occurring after January 1, 2014; animals born through August 31, 2014 are eligible to show.

12. The North American Limousin Foundation reserves the right to collect hair samples from any animal, at any show.

13. All animals shown must be solid red or black above the flanks, except birth marks.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

The following requirements must be met to receive points at Medal of Excellence events.

To receive MOE points all cattle must have the following performance data submitted and on file at the North American Limousin Foundation:

a) Birth Weight (bulls and heifers)
b) Weaning Weight (bulls and heifers)
c) Yearling Weight (bulls and heifers)
d) Scrotal at 1 year of age (bulls
e) Pregnancy test (any female 600 days old at seasons end)
f) Breeding Soundness Exam and Semen Test (all bulls over 400 days old)

Note: All performance data must be submitted by December 1st of the current show season. Failure to have documentation on file at NALF by this date will result in disqualification from the MOE program and no points will be awarded. It is the responsibility of the breeder/owner/exhibitor to submit this information; NAFL will not send any communication to owner/exhibitor requesting this information.

Credibility Requirement: In order to maintain a high degree of integrity and credibility in all Limousin shows, all owners and exhibitors will be expected to adhere to all North American Limousin Foundation rules and regulations regarding the exhibition of Limousin cattle. In addition, adhering to any other rules and regulations deemed suitable by the particular show, fair or exhibition.

DEPARTMENT 44 - REGISTERED BEEF

DIVISION D – LIMOUSIN

SHOW CLASSES – LEVEL III

FEMALES
CLASS NUMBER
1. Spring Heifer Calf, Calved after March 1, of the present year

2. Junior Heifer Calf, Calved between January 1 through February 29, of the present year

Division I Champion Female & Reserve Champion Female

3. Winter Heifer Calf, Calved between November 1 through December 31, of the previous year

4. Senior Heifer Calf, Calved between September 1 through October 31, of the previous year

Division II Champion Female & Reserve Champion Female

5. Late Summer Yearling Female, Calved between July 1 through August 31, of the previous year

6. Summer Yearling Female, Calved between May 1 through June 30, of the previous year

Division III Champion Female & Reserve Champion Female

7. Late Spring Yearling Female, Calved between April 1 through April 30, of the previous year

8. Early Spring Yearling Female, Calved between March 1 through March 31, of the previous year

9. Junior Yearling Female, Calved January 1 thru February 28, of the previous year

Division IV Champion Female & Reserve Champion Female

10. Senior Yearling Female, Calved between September 1 through December 31, two years previous

11. Cow / Calf Pair: Cows with natural calf at side. Cow must be born on or before August 31, of the previous year and be 75% Limousin or greater and not more than 250 days old on date of show.

DIVISION IV Champion Female & Reserve Champion Female

GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

DIVISION I, II, III, IV, V Champions & Reserve competing

BULLS
CLASS NUMBER
12. Spring Bull Calf, Calved after March 1, of the present year

13. Junior Bull Calf, Calved between January 1 through February 29, of the present year

Division I Champion Bull & Reserve Champion Bull

14. Winter Bull Calf, Calved between November 1 through December 31, of the previous year

15. Senior Bull Calf, Calved between September 1 through October 31, of the previous year

Division II Champion Bull & Reserve Champion Bull

16. Late Summer Yearling Bull, Calved between July 1 through August 31, of the previous year

17. Summer Yearling Bull, Calved between May 1 through June 30, of the previous year


Division III Champion Bull & Reserve Champion Bull

18. Spring Yearling Bull, Calved between March 1 through April 30, of the previous year

19. Junior Yearling Bull, Calved January 1 through February 28, of the previous year

Division IV Champion Bull & Reserve Champion Bull

20. Senior Yearling Bull, Calved between September 1 through December 31, two years previous

21. Summer Senior Yearling Bull, Calved between May 1 through August 31, two years previous

22. Two-year old Bull, Calved between January 1 through April 30, two years previous

Division V Champion Bull & Reserve Champion Bull

GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BULL

DivisionI, II, III, IV, V Champions & Reserve competing

GROUP CLASSES

23. Produce-of-Dam: Two head shown in individual classes produced by on dam. May be owned by different exhibitors.

24. Junior Get-of-Sire: Three head shown in individual classes calved on or after September 1 three years previous both sexes represented.

25. Senior Get-of-Sire: Four head shown in individual classes any age. Both sexes represented.

26. Breeders Best of Five Head: Five head shown in individual classes. Must be bred by and owned, or co-owned by exhibitor. Either or both sexes represented.

Medal of Excellence

Level III Point Scale – 25 entries shown and under

1ST = 5 points 2nd = 4 points 3rd = 3 points 4th = 2 points 5th = 1 point

Division Champion = 5 points
Division Reserve = 3 points
Grand Champion = 5 points
Reserve Grand = 3 points

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