SWNM State Fair

Special Rules | General Rules

 
   
Livestock Committee
David Miller
Superintendent

Susie Swope
Small Animals

Herb Borden
Steers

Marty Miller
Sheep/Goats

Don Hartman
Swine
Mike Ellis
Committee Member

Larry Von Tress
Committee Member

Jo Ann Miller
Committee Member

Tamara Hurt
Committee Member

Jack Blandford
Committee Member


General Rules

  1. Entry cards will be available at the Fair Office. Entry cards must be signed by the exhibitor and a qualified 4-H Leader or FFA Advisor. Entry fees must be paid when cards are submitted at the Fair Office between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 6, 2014.
  2. Deadline for entries is Monday, October 6, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.
  3. Entry fees are as follows:

    A. STEERS $30.00 (per animal)
    B. LAMBS AND GOATS $20.00 (per animal)
    C. HOGS $20.00 (per animal)
    D. POULTRY $ 5.00 (per animal)
    E. RABBITS $ 5.00 (per animal)
    NO PREMIUMS WILL BE PAID
    • Cloverbuds will not pay an entry fee.
    • Cloverbuds will not receive premiums, just participation ribbons.
    • Cloverbuds must be enrolled in the 4-H Rabbit project.
    Also, each livestock exhibitor (4-H or FFA) will be issued one gate entry pass. Vehicle passes WILL NOT be issued. Livestock exhibitors may use the South Gate for convenient open access to the barn.
  4. Fairgrounds will accept livestock exhibits starting at 7:00 AM, Wednesday, October 8, 2014.
  5. All livestock must be in place no later than 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Time for weighing is as follows:
    SWINE: - 10:00 -11:00 A.M. - WED., OCT. 8, 2014
    LAMBS/GOATS: - 11:00 - 12:00 NOON - WED., OCT. 8, 2014
    STEERS: - 12:00 - 1:00 P.M. - WED., OCT. 8, 2014
    If animals are not placed and weighed at the time listed above, they will not be eligible for show.
    NO feeding in hog barn until after weigh-in of Swine and Lambs/Goats due to noise.

    THERE WILL BE A MANDATORY MEETING FOR ALL EXHIBITORS OR AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVES IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE WEIGH-IN.
    Packet will be handed out following the meeting.

  6. Time for livestock judging will be as follows:
    POULTRY: - 5:00 P.M. - WED., OCT. 8, 2014
    SWINE: - 6:00 P.M. - WED., OCT. 8, 2014
    LAMB:- 8:00 A.M. - THURS., OCT. 9, 2014
    GOATS: - 10:00 A.M. - THURS., OCT. 9, 2014
    STEER: - 1:00 P.M. - THURS., OCT. 9, 2014
    RABBITS: - 2:00 P.M. - THURS., OCT. 9, 2014
    ROUND ROBIN SHOWMANSHIP- 1:00 P.M. - FRI., OCT. 10, 2014
    PEE WEE SHOWMANSHIP - 9:00 A.M. - SAT., OCT. 11, 2014
    Livestock Awards will be given at 6:30 P.M. Saturday, October 11, 2014 prior to the sale start time of 7:00 P.M.

  7. Deadline for Livestock Sale pulls is Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. to the area superintendent. All livestock disposition information must be turned into area superintendents on the Livestock Disposition Form by 12:00 noon on Saturday, October 11, 2014.
  8. Ribbons and Buckles will be awarded at time of judging.
  9. NO CASH PREMIUMS WILL BE PAID.
  10. All cattle brought to the Fair must be halter broke, with the exception of those entered for exhibit only. Any animal not halter broke or out of control will be asked to leave the show ring by the Superintendent or Judge.
  11. The Fair Association will take adequate precaution against loss or accident, but the Fair Association will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur and each exhibitor will be solely responsible for any consequential damage done to, caused by, or arising from any animal or article exhibited by him or her, and shall indemnify the Fair Association against all legal or other proceedings in regards thereto.
    LIVESTOCK ARE PROPERTY OF THE EXHIBITOR UNTIL BUYERS TAKE
    POSSESSION. EXHIBITORS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO BE PRESENT TO LOAD ANIMALS.
  12. Exhibits CANNOT be removed before 1:00 p.m., Sunday, October 12, 2014. Special exhibits are excluded. This will be enforced.
  13. Exhibitor must be eight years old and in the third grade as of January 1st of the current year or nine years old by January 1st of the current year.
  14. Designated parking for trailers is in the SE corner of South parking lot.


2014 Junior Livestock Show and Sale

The prize winning livestock for the 2014 SWNM State Fair will be offered in a special Junior Sale to be held Saturday night, October 11, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

ALL GRAND CHAMPION AND RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION STEERS, SWINE, LAMBS, OF SHOW MUST SELL.

THE GRAND AND RESERVE CHAMPION GOAT MUST SELL.
Any alterations to the sale list will be decided by the Livestock Committee.

The following number of prize winning animals will be sold at the auction:
10 Market steers
Pro-rated according to the number entered.
at least 10 market lambs
From breed classes pro-rated according to the number entered.
at least 10 market swine
Pro-rated from breed classes - hamp, duroc, OPB, and crosses.
4 market goats
1 grand champion rabbit
1 grand champion chicken
1 grand champion turkey

ALL FINAL DECISIONS WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE LIVESTOCK BOARD.

The number of steers sold at the Junior Livestock Sale will be pro-rated based upon the number of head entered. For example: 20 head entered, 10 head will be sold; 11 head will be sold; 30 head entered, 12 head will be sold - an increase of one (1) steer to be sold for every five (5) head entered.

The number of swine and sheep sold at the Junior Livestock Sale will be pro-rated based upon the number of head entered with a minimum of 10 swine and 10 sheep sold. After those 10, the number will then be prorated according to the number of species entered. For example: up to 30 sheep entered - 10 sheep will sell. For every additional five (5) entered, one (1) more will sell (i.e. 35 sheep entered, 11 sell, etc.). This will be the same for the swine up to, but not to exceed 22 head sold for each species.

If 30 or more goats are entered, an additional 2 sale slots will be added/maximum of 6 sale slots.

The sale animals will be from the Junior Division of the Show, and will be selected by the Judges. An exhibitor will be limited in this sale to two (2) animals. An animal not qualified for the sale may not be substituted for a sale animal or added to the sale list for any purpose.

2014 County Bred Steer Show

  1. All steers must be County Bred. “County Bred” means born and raised in Luna County. Any discrepancies of this rule will be made by the Livestock Committee, which will include the Livestock Inspector.
  2. Steers will follow the same General Rules as the Market Steers.
  3. Grand and Reserve Champion of the County Bred Steer Show will receive Buckles.

4- H/FFA  Jr.  Livestock
Round-Robin  Showmanship

EXHIBITORS MUST ENTER ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8TH, 2014 FROM 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M. (NO LATE ENTRIES) IN THE SHOW RING OF THE LIVESTOCK BUILDING.  NO ENTRY FEE IS REQUIRED.

The Round-Robin Showmanship Competition will begin at 2:00 p.m. on October 10, 2014 in the Livestock Barn. This competition will run until all exhibitors have competed.

  1. Buckles will be awarded in the Junior/Senior division of the Round-Robin Showmanship Competition.
  2. The competition will consist of combined points earned in each of the 4 species, including swine, lamb, goat and steer.  Exhibitors must exhibit all 4 species within the round-robin to participate in this competition.  If all 4 species are not completed you will be disqualified.
  3. You must be exhibiting at least (1) species of livestock at the SWNMSF to be eligible to participate.
  4. Exhibitor will be responsible for securing permission to use animal that will be used in the Round-Robin Competition.
  5. Show order will be as follows:
    Junior/steer, lamb, goat, swine
    Senior/steer, lamb, goat, swine
  6. Judges decisions are final.
  7. Tiebreakers will be determined by the event superintendent and the Judge.
  8. Points will be combined for overall high point exhibitor in Junior/Senior division.
  9. System used is as follows:
    For example:  4 youth entered, 4 points will be awarded for 1st place, 3 points for 2nd  etc.
  10. Showing attire is required!!
  11. For more information contact Jack Blandford or Larry Von Tress.

2014 Market Meat Goat

  1. All Meat Goats will be wethers or does under one year. Meat Goats will be toothed to verify age. They must have all their milk teeth in order to be shown.
  2. All does must have scrapie tag as required by New Mexico Livestock Board.
  3. All Meat Goats will be groomed for show with no more than 1/4” of hair on the body. Longer hair below the hocks and knees is allowed.
  4.  Meat Goats will be judged for meat quality.
  5. All Meat Goats will be tattooed. A ‘4-H” in the left ear or an “A” in the right ear is required by New Mexico Brand Law if the exhibitor does not have a NM Registered Brand. All Meat Goats will be ear-tagged before weigh-in.
  6. All Meat Goats must have collars to be shown and will be tethered if they can jump out of the pen.
  7. Meat Goat entries must be dehorned, disbudded, or cut even with the top of the head. Scurs may not be over 2” long. This will be enforced or animal will be asked to leave the premises.
  8. No open wounds—heads must be healed.
  9. Rosettes to Grand Champion and Reserve Champion. Ribbons to top 6 places in each class.
  10. There will be a $20.00 entry fee per animal.


Poultry and Rabbits
superintendent:  Susan Swope  544-5012

  1. Entry fees for poultry and rabbits are $5.00 per entry. Because of space, there will be a limit of five animals per exhibitor. This number will stand until Noon., at which time any available cages can be filled by those having more animals to show. Cages will be filled on a first come basis. When all cages are full entries will close.
  2. Pre-entries will be taken or the animals can be entered Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 7:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. All animals have to be in place by 12:00 P.M.
  3. Early departures will be disqualified and barred from future shows. Each exhibitor must purchase their own entry pass, if less than 2 rabbits and/or poultry are entered.
  4. To receive premiums, articles must be listed in the premium list. Otherwise it may be entered only as a special exhibit.
  5. Ribbons will be awarded at time of judging unless problems arise.
  6. Exhibitors will furnish feed, water and care for all poultry and rabbits for the entire Fair.
  7. Please bring your own feeders and waterers.
  8. The Fair Association will take adequate precaution against loss or accident, but the Fair Association will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur and each exhibitor will be solely responsible for any consequential damage done to, caused by, or arising from any animal or article exhibited by him or her, and shall indemnify the Fair Association against all legal or other proceedings in regards thereto.
  9. Exhibits cannot be removed before 1:00 P.M., Sunday, October 12, 2014.
  10. poultry and rabbits with any type of insect on them, such as mites, lice, blue bugs, ticks, fleas, or any evidence of disease, infection, pregnancy or nursing mothers will be disqualified and asked to leave the fairgrounds.
  11. There will be a 4-H and an open division. To be in the 4-H division they must be signed up in the proper project.
  12. Poultry judging will be announced prior to fair, rabbits will be judged October 9th, at 2:00 p.m. or right after the steer show.
  13. All exhibitors will show their poultry and rabbits at the time of judging. (That means the exhibitor or someone appointed by the exhibitor will have to be there and have their animal ready, removed from the cage, show the animal for the Judge and return the animal to its cage, as his or her class is called). If you are unable to show your animal appoint another person to do so, providing that the cage is unlocked.
  14. The Junior Market animals will be judged for meat.
  15. Rule #2. Special Rules - Junior Livestock Sale will apply.
  16. The Grand Champion Rabbit, Grand Champion Turkey, and Grand Champion Chicken, in the 4-H division will be sold at the Junior Livestock Sale.
  17. All rabbits are to be tattooed.
  18. Exhibitors must have owned the animal they are showing or have owned the mother of the animal 90 days before the show. If a question arises proof of ownership must be provided such as, pedigree’s or receipts from seller.
  19. Junior and Senior Showmanship will be held after Grand and Reserve Rabbit Class.

CLASS 406, 412, OR 413, 459 WILL BE THE MEAT CLASSES.
ALL 100 CLASSES WILL BE OPEN. ALL 200 WILL BE CLOVER BUD (refer to Cloverbud special rules ) AND ALL 400 WILL BE 4-H. 4-Hers Must have signed project for Chicken Meat Class as well as Turkey Meat Class. 4-Hers must be signed up for Rabbit project to enter the Meat Class. 459A or 459B

Poultry

Chicken   Ducks
  Class Class   Class Class
101 Cockerel 201 401 107 Drakes - single 207 407
102 Cock 202 402 108 Hens - single 208 408
103 Pullet 203 403  
104 Hen 204 404  
105 Bantam Pair 205 405  
Poultry Meat   406  
Geese   Turkey
  Class Class   Class Class
109 Gander - single 209 409 111 Tom - single 211 411
110 Hen - single 210 410 112 Hen - single 212 412

Rabbits - All Breeds

8 Lbs and Under   8 Lbs and Under
  Class   Class
151 Junior Doe* 202 155 Junior Doe 200
152 Junior Buck* 202 156 Junior Buck 200
153 Senior Doe 202 157 Senior Doe 200
154 Senior Buck 202 158 Senior Buck 200
       
*A Junior Rabbit is under 6 months of age
    Doe 459A
    Buck 459B

NOTE: There will also be ribbons given in each category.

 

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