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Jr. Fair Poultry Show

Monday, June 13, 2016 - 12:00pm
Location:
Poultry Barn
Contact name:
Caleb Schlatter
Contact phone:
419-796-0983

SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR LIVESTOCK
Exhibitors must show proof of Pullorum Free birds: Effective 2005 all poultry (except ducks and geese) must present Pullorum free hatchery papers or have proof of a blood test for Pullorum. This rule also applies to breeding birds brought from home. **4-H members are recommended to purchase market chicken and turkey projects through a bulk order at the extension office. See 4-H Family Handbook for specific ordering dates and information.


SPECIFIC GUIDELINES FOR LIVESTOCK
(See Rules and Regulation )
If the exhibitor designates the Rabbit or Poultry exhibit to go through the livestock auction. The exhibitor will be given a direct price plus premium bid for the animal and it will be sent directly to the packer. NO rabbits or poultry will go home with the exhibitor unless the destination of the animal is Home.


POULTRY GUILDELINES:

1. Birds must be specified as a meat pen to be sold in the livestock sale.
2. There will be a limit of 2 pens or entries per class.
3. All meat pens must be of the same breed and sex. See Poultry Possessions Guide for specific details.
4. See possession dates to determine when animals must be secured by.
5. If the animal makes weight the first time across the scale it is not permitted to re-weigh. If the animal doesn’t make weight you have 30 minutes from the time you went across the scale to re-weigh the animal ONCE to try to meet minimum or maximum weight standards. Animals must remain in their designated animal species area.
6. Exhibitor should be prepared to show with a cane for turkey showmanship. Method of showing will be at judge’s discretion
7. Handling of birds by anyone (other than the exhibitor) after they are in cages is strictly prohibited, except with the permission of the superintendents.


ODA HEALTH GUIDELINES:
901:1-18-05 Poultry and fowl.

(A) All turkeys, chickens and game birds moved within or imported into Ohio for exhibition must:

(1) Originate directly from a flock or hatchery which is a participant in the national poultry improvement plan for the eradication of disease and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirements of this paragraph; or

(2) Originate directly from a flock which has had a negative test for pullorum/fowl typhoid disease within twelve months preceding the opening date of exhibition and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirement of this paragraph:
(3) Have had a negative test for pullorum/fowl typhoid disease within ninety days preceding the opening date of exhibition and be accompanied by documentary evidence that they meet the requirement of this paragraph; or
(4) Be tested for pullorum/fowl typhoid disease upon arrival at the exhibition by a tester approved by the Ohio Department of Agriculture and found negative. 

(B) The rapid whole blood test shall not be used to test turkeys for compliance with the requirements of paragraph

(A)(2),(A) (3) and (A)(4) of this rule.

(B) Waterfowl, doves and pigeons are exempt from this rule.


CHICKEN MEAT PENS
Meat pens shall consist of three birds of the same breed and sex. If the exhibitor designates the Rabbit or Poultry exhibit to go through the livestock auction. The exhibitor will be given a direct price plus premium bid for the animal and it will be sent directly to the packer. NO rabbits or poultry will go home with the exhibitor unless the destination of the animal is Home.


TURKEYS
Tom Turkey must be exhibited by itself. The Turkey Meat Pen shall consist of two hens.

1. If the animal makes weight the first time across the scale it is not permitted to re-weigh. If the animal doesn’t make weight you have 30 minutes from the time you went across the scale to re-weigh the animal ONCE to try to meet minimum or maximum weight standards. Animals must remain in their designated animal species area.
2. If the exhibitor designates the Rabbit or Poultry exhibit to go through the livestock auction, the exhibitor will be given a direct price plus premium bid for the animal and it will be sent directly to the packer. NO rabbits or poultry will go home with the exhibitor unless the destination of the animal is Home.


DUCK AND GEESE MEAT PENS
Duck and Geese Meat Pens shall consist of two birds of the same breed and sex. If the animal makes weight the first time across the scale it is not permitted to re-weigh. If the animal doesn’t make weight you have 30 minutes from the time you went across the scale to re-weigh the animal ONCE to try to meet minimum or maximum weight standards. Animals must remain in their designated animal species area. 


CLASSES
Section A: Showmanship
600 A 1 Sr. Showmanship
600 A 2 Jr. Showmanship
600 A 3 Beginner Showmanship
600 A 4 Pee Wee Showmanship
600 A 5 Champion of Champion
Section B: Market Classes
600 B 1 Chicken Mean Pen of Three (same sex)
600 B 2 Turkey Meat Pen of Two (hens only)
600 B 3 Tom Turkey
600 B 4 Duck Meat Pen of Two (same sex)
600 B 5 Geese Meat Pen of Two (same sex)
Section C: Standard Breeds (entry consists of 1 bird)
600 C 1 Pullets (less than 52 wks)
600 C 2 Cockerels (less than 1 year)
600 C 3 Hens (more than 1 year)
600 C 4 Cocks (more than a year old)
Section D: Bantam Breeds (entry consists of 1 bird)
600 D 1 Pullets (less than 1 year)
600 D 2 Cockerel (less than 1 year)
600 D 3 Hens (more than a year old)
600 D 4 Cock (more than a year old)
Section E: Ducks (entry consists of 1 bird)
600 E 1 Hen (less than 1 year)
600 E 2 Drake (Less than 1 year)
600 E 3 Aged Hen (more than a year)
600 E 4 Aged Drake (more than a year)
Section F: Geese (entry consists of 1 bird)
600 F 1 Hen (less than 1 year)
600 F 2 Gander (less than 1 year)
600 F 3 Aged Hen (more than a year)
600 F 4 Aged Gander (more than a year)
Champion Exhibition Bird Class
Reserve Champion Exhibition Bird Class


SPECIAL AWARDS

  • Champion Exhibition Bird (Trophy/Rosette)
  • Reserve Champion Exhibition Bird (Trophy/Rosette)
  • Grand Champion Chicken Meat Pen (Trophy/Rosette)
  • Reserve Champion Chicken Meat Pen (Trophy/Rosette)
  • Grand Champion Turkey Meat Pen (Trophy/Rosette)
  • Reserve Champion Turkey Meat Pen (Trophy/Rosette)
  • Champion Tom Turkey (Trophy/Rosette)
  • Reserve Champion Tom Turkey (Trophy/Rosette)
  • Grand Champion Duck Meat Pen (Trophy/Rosette)
  • Reserve Champion Duck Meat Pen (Trophy/Rosette)
  • Grand Champion Geese Meat Pen (Trophy/Rosette)
  • Reserve Champion Geese Meat Pen (Trophy/Rosette)
  • Jr. Showmanship (Trophy/Rosette)
  • Sr. Showmanship (Trophy/Rosette)
  • Beginning Showmanship (Trophy/Rosette)
  • Pee Wee Showmanship Award
  • Champion Showmanship (Trophy/Rosette)