Livestock


Bright Stars Goat Show Print E-mail

BRIGHT STARS GOAT SHOW

The Frederick County Fair is delighted at the opportunity to offer our 4th Annual “Bright Stars Goat Show” at the 2019 Fair. The show will take place on Thursday morning, August 1st in the Show Barn on the fairground premises at 9:00 a.m. The show is open and specifically designed for those who are enrolled in a Frederick County and Winchester City Schools and between the ages of 9 & 19 years with a developmental disability.

Those individuals who wish to participate will be paired with a 4-H or FFA exhibitor who is currently exhibiting a goat project at the 2019 Fair. Participants will have the opportunity to become acquainted with the goat and their helper as we encourage children to arrive at the barn a half hour prior to the 9:00 a.m. show time.

During the show, each child will be announced as they enter the ring. Their name, age, school, favorite hobbies and why they were excited to show in “The Bright Stars Goat Show” will be shared with the audience. We ask that a parent or guardian accompany each child during the event.

For more information, please contact Terri Clevenger at (540)247-0221 or email at

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or, Amy Strosnider at (540)550-4520, email at

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Early registration is encourages but not required.

 


 
2019 Market Goat Show And Sale Print E-mail

Market Goat Show and Sale
Show - Fair Wednesday

Sale - Fair Friday

Chairperson: Marietta Walls

1.    All Market goats are to be owned and cared for by the exhibitor as of May 11, 2019.  Tagging of the goats will be May 11, 2019 from 8 am to 10 am at the Frederick County Fair Grounds.   All market goats must have their scrapie tag in their ear at the time of tagging or they will be unable to exhibit that goat in the fair.  Market goats must be born on or after November 1st of the current 4-H year.  One dollar will be charged per animal tagged.  Multiple animals may be tagged but exhibitors are limited to showing two (2) market goats.

2.    ALL GENERAL LIVESTOCK RULES WILL APPLY TO GOAT EXHIBITORS.   PLEASE READ!

3.    Due to regulations set by the National Scrapie Eradication Program, the Frederick County Fair will require that all goats be ear tagged with a tag provided by the USDA – APHIS in order to track goats under the National Scrapie Eradication Program.

4.    There will be no breeder’s ID Tags allowed in the market goat’s ears. If still in at check in, they will be replaced by the Fair’s tamper proof tag.

5.    If the scrapie tag has the breeder’s name or farm on them, they will not be removed.

6.    The market goat chairperson and the Fair Association livestock committee reserve the right to view exhibitor's animal from the tagging date until the opening of the fair.

7.    Goats may be wethers (neutered males) or does.

8.    For a goat to be considered a meat goat at the Frederick County Fair, the goat must be full blood or a cross containing any of the following breeds:  Boer, Kiko, Myotonic/Tennessee Fainting Goat, Spanish, or Brush.  Breeds that do not qualify include full blood or high percentage of dwarf/pygmy goats, dairy (Nubian, or Swiss), or Fiber (angora/cashmere).

9.    Exhibitors are limited to showing two (2) market goats.

10. All market goats must be dehorned or have the horn tips blunted.

11. Market goats are to be brought to the fairgrounds between the hours of 7:30 am and 12:00 noon on Fair Monday. A current health certificate must be shown to the barn official before any animal can be unloaded.

12. All market goats will be weighed and graded at the fair on Monday afternoon.  Exhibitors should be present when their animal is weighed.  Goats must weigh between 50 and 110 pounds, grade select or better and must be born on or after November 1st of the current 4-H year to qualify to show.  Goats must have their milk teeth and no permanent eruption of teeth.  NO RE-WEIGH.  There will be no allowances given in weight at weigh in time.

13. All goats must be shown with a collar.  No pinch collars will be allowed.

14. All market goats must be clipped one week prior to the show. There will be no clipping of market goats after arrival onto the fairgrounds. All goats must have been foot trimmed no more than 10 days before the fair.

15. Classes will be divided by weight, not breed.  All breeds will be shown together.  Classes will be determined the day of the show.

16.  All exhibitors are required to participate in showmanship classes.

17.  Lifting the front feet of goats off the ground during showmanship and market classes is not permitted. Goats will be shown with all four feet on the ground.

18. The Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion must be sold at the market animal auction on Friday.

19. To recognize goat buyers, $5.00 will be retained from the proceeds of each goat sold to purchase a newspaper advertisement and publicity.

20. Exhibitors are responsible for re-penning their goat after the sale. The exhibitor will feed and care for the animal until the buyer or other persons authorized by the Fair removes it from the fairgrounds

21.  Exhibitors wanting to show breeding does must abide by the sane rules and weight range as market goats and must be tagged at tagging date.

22.  Exhibitors can only enter and show 2 goats at the fair.

23.  The exhibitors registration form must list the goats tag number to the appropriate class.  No changing classes after registration.

24. All breeding does are released after sale on Friday night but must be picked up by 10:00 am.. 

Failure to abide by any of these rules will result in the disqualification of that individual’s animals.

Market Goat Premiums and Ribbons

Placings:                     1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th

Prize Money:             $15      12        10        8          6          4              Ribbons

Showmanship

Junior Novice

Senior Novice

Junior

Senior

Grand and Reserve Showman of each division will receive a trophy and rosette.

Confirmation

All confirmation classes will receive prize money for each class placing as stated above.

Underweight Class (< 50 lbs.) - not eligible for Grand or Reserve Champion Overall

Market Goat Classes (50 - 110 lbs.) - Classes will be broken down into three divisions by the show chairperson(s) and/or show committee.

Light Weight Division

Middle Weight Division

Heavy Weight Division

Overweight Class ( >110 lbs.) - not eligible for Grand or Reserve Champion Overall

Grand and Reserve Champion Overall Market Goat will receive a banner.

Goat Herdsman Award – This award is given to the person who displays the highest level of care and cleanliness with their goats in the barn and care of the barn during the week.

GOAT – SHOWMANSHIP

1240

Junior Novice Showmanship – Ages 9-13

1241

Senior Novice Showmanship – Ages 14-19

1242

Junior Showmanship – Ages 9-13

1243

Senior Showmanship – Ages 14-19

GOAT – MARKET ANIMAL

1244

Individual Market Goat

 
General Livestock Rules Print E-mail

General Livestock Rules

BEEF, GOATS, SHEEP, SWINE, RABBITS AND POULTRY

Livestock shows are co-sponsored by the Frederick County Fair Association, 4-H and FFA.

Each livestock exhibitor has an obligation to read the rules for their own best interest.

 

1)     All Frederick County Fair exhibitors who show or sell livestock at the fair must contribute two (2) hours to a work detail day at the fairgrounds.  Failure to complete this requirement will result in the exhibitor not being allowed to show or sell his/her animals at the fair.

2)     4-H and FFA members who show or sell market animals at the Frederick County Fair will be required to have project books checked twice:

a)     At least one week prior to the fair, Project/record books must be up-to-date and reviewed by an adult club leader, agriculture education instructor or extension agent.  If not up-to-date, resubmit prior to the Monday of fair week to be able to Show or sell in the current year’s fair.

b)     By August 31st of each year, these books need to be checked again for completeness.  Completeness means that all applicable and attainable information has been entered on each page.  This includes project planning, worksheets, feed information, financial information, show and sale results, and 4-H club information.  Pages that are left blank will indicate an incomplete record book.  Exhibitors who do not follow this rule will not be allowed to show or sell market animals in the Frederick County Fair the next year.

3)     Each Exhibitor must send two (2) letters to NEW potential buyers.  The deadline for these letters to be submitted to the Frederick County Extension Office is June 6, 2016.   Envelopes must be prepared with name and address, stamped, and not sealed.

4)     A MAXIMIUM OF 6 MARKET ANIMALS FROM ALL SPECIES CAN BE SOLD EACH YEAR PER YOUTH EXHIBITOR.  Animals that will be sold at the Friday SALE must be declared by 5 pm on Fair Monday to the chairperson of each species.

5)     All exhibitors must Pre-Register their livestock with Fair Registration.  Register online at www. Frederickcountyfair.com by 8:00 pm, Saturday, July 27, 2019 or complete the registration form in the center of the Fair Catalog and mail the form postmarked by Tuesday, July 23, 2019 to Fair Registration, 3191 Woodside Road, Clearbrook, VA 22624.  Exhibitors will need to check in at the registration desk on Sunday from 2:00 pm-5:00 pm or Fair Monday from 9:00 am – 11:30 am to sign up for their pass(s).  Failure to properly register will result in forfeiture of prize money and ribbons.  Exhibitors must also turn in the Livestock Pre-Registration form and a signed copy of the Code of Ethics form to the Frederick County Extension Office by the date stated on the forms.  Failure to turn in the forms will result in the exhibitor not being allowed to show or sell their animals.

6)     Each Livestock exhibitor, with the exception of poultry and rabbit exhibitors, are required to receive Youth Meat Quality Assurance (YMQA) Training prior to fair week to be eligible to show their livestock at the Frederick County Fair.  The Youth Meat Quality Assurance Program is a program designed to teach youth the basics of animal husbandry and general  management practices in raising a project animal.  This program provides a foundation of animal management for youth of all ages.  The mission of this youth meat quality assurance program is to maximize consumer confidence and acceptance of the food products produced via youth livestock projects.

7)     All Market animal exhibitors must be enrolled as a 4-H or FFA member in Frederick County or Winchester as of  January 1 of the year of the show and must be 9 years of age or older as of September 30 of the current fair year.  Eligibility of 4-H membership terminates on December 31 of the year the member has their 19th birthday.

8)     All livestock are to be owned, cared for and housed in Frederick County by the exhibitor by the specified date for each species.  Livestock must be housed at the exhibitor’s residence.  Exhibitors who are unable to house their livestock at their own residence must do one of the following:

a)     If the exhibitor, for the first time, is housing a species at a location other than their residence, then they must have approval from the Fair Board 30 days prior to the stated ownership date for that species.  This still involves the exhibitor attending a fair meeting to ask for this approval.

b)     If the exhibitor has previously kept a species at a location other than their residence (within the last year), and if no problems were evident and the animals will be housed at  the same location as the previous year, then the exhibitor is not required to attend a fair meeting for approval.  However, the exhibitor must notify the chairperson for each species 30 days prior to the stated ownership date for that species.  If a different species (for example hogs) is being housed for the first time at a location that the exhibitor previously kept another species (for example lambs), then that exhibitor still must come to the Fair Board as indicated in part A of this rule.

9)     Chairpersons and fair officials reserve the right to view exhibitor’s animals from the tagging date until the opening of the fair.

10) There will be no livestock taken to trailers at any time during the week of the fair, only with the permission from livestock committee.

11) Animals entered in the Frederick County Fair must follow all health requirements and the code of ethics as listed in this book. Any animal may be subjected to blood and/or urine sampling and testing at the time of the Fair.  All animals must be properly castrated and completely healed.  The Fair Association has the right to disqualify any animals, if the appearance or temperament of which has been changed or altered by any process.  This includes attempts to dye, discolor the natural hair color, use of tranquilizers and the use of ice.  Any exhibitor caught in violation of such rule shall be banned from showing and selling any livestock project at the current and following year Frederick County Fair.

12) Exhibitors will be expected to keep their animals fed and provided with clean water.  The pens and surrounding area should be cleaned daily throughout the entire week and must be presentable to the public by 4 pm.

13) All animals must be under the control of the exhibitor to be eligible for awards.

14) All animals must be shown by the owner.  The only exception will be injury or if an exhibitor has more than one entry in a class.  Only then can another Frederick County 4-H or FFA member who is eligible to show present the animals.

15) All exhibitors must participate in Showmanship classes.

16) Proper attire will be required for livestock shows and sales.  Exhibitors should wear shirts or blouses and respectable pants.  No t-shirts, shorts, tennis shoes or open-toed shoes will be permitted.

17) Once at the Frederick County Fair, fitting and showing of all market animals is the sole duty of the exhibitor to show the animal(s) is registered, the parents/legal guardians and their brothers and sisters.

18) Agriculture instructors, extension personnel and fair officials may provide limited expertise to exhibitors needing assistance.

19) Livestock will not be permitted to be “tied out” during Fair Week.  Animals are to remain in the barns during the night.

20) Animals sold in the auction will remain the responsibility of the exhibitor until the buyer or other person authorized by the Fair removes the animal.

21) Prize money will be withheld until the barn and cage facilities are cleaned and meet the approval of the species chairperson.

22) Monitoring of these and other market animal rules will be the responsibility of the fair officials, the extension personnel and the agriculture instructors.  Enforcement of these rules will be the sole responsibility of the Fair Association.  Grievances, protest, etc. should be should be handled through the Fair’s grievance policy as stated in the General Rules and Regulations.

 
2019 Market Hog Show and Sale Print E-mail

MARKET HOG SHOW AND SALE

Show – Fair Thursday

Sale – Fair Friday

Chairperson – Tim Pugh

Grand Champion Award Sponsor – Watts Family Timber Ridge Fruit Farm

1.    All Market hogs are to be owned and cared for by the exhibitor as of May 11, 2019.  Tagging of the hogs will be May 11, 2019 from 8 am to 10 am at the Frederick County Fair Grounds.  One dollar will be charged per animal tagged.  Multiple animals may be tagged but exhibitors are limited to showing two (2) market hogs.

2.    ALL GENERAL LIVESTOCK RULES WILL APPLY TO SWINE EXHIBITORS.   PLEASE READ!

3.    All market hog entries must be brought onto the Fairgrounds between 7:30 am and 12:00 noon on Fair Monday.

4.    All exhibitors are required to participate in hog showmanship classes.

5.    Market hogs will be shown by weight. All market hogs will be weighed and graded at approximately 2:00 pm on Fair Monday. Exhibitors should be present when their animal is weighed.

6.    All market hogs must weigh between 210 and 280 pounds to be eligible to sell. There will be no allowances in weight given at weigh-in time.

7.    Classes will be determined on the day of the show by weight breaks. Separate classes will be made for light hogs (less than 210 pounds) and heavy hogs (over
280 pounds). Lightweight and heavyweight hogs will not be eligible for the market animal auction. Grand and Reserve Champion Hog must be sold at the
market animal sale on Friday. There will be a $10.00 fee deducted from each animal sold to be used for hog sale publicity.

8.    Exhibitors will be responsible for re-penning their hogs after the sale. The exhibitor will feed and care for the animal until the buyer or other persons authorized by the Fair removes it from the Fairgrounds.

9.    The Market Hog Chairperson and the Fair Association Livestock Committee reserve the right to view exhibitor’s animals from the tagging date until the opening of the Fair.

10. The Market Hog Chairperson and the Fair Association reserve the right to make any necessary changes during the Fair Week.

11.  Exhibitors wanting to show breeding gilts must abide by the same rules and weight range as market hogs and must be tagged at tagging date.

12.  Exhibitors can only enter and show 2 hogs at the fair.

13.  The exhibitors registration form must list the hogs tag number to the appropriate class.  No changing classes after registration

14.  All breeding gilts are released after sale on Friday night but must be picked up by 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning.

15. Failure to abide by these rules will result in the disqualification of that individual’s animal(s) in question.

MARKET HOG PREMIUMS AND RIBBONS

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

Showmanship

Junior Novice

15

12

10

8

6

4

Senior Novice

15

12

10

8

6

4

Junior

15

12

10

8

6

4

Senior

15

12

10

8

6

4

Single Class Winners

15

12

10

8

6

4

Lightweight Class Winner

15

12

10

8

6

4

Heavyweight Class Winner

15

12

10

8

6

4

Pair of Hogs

15

12

10

8

6

4

***7th and 8th place winners will receive a ribbon***

Reserve Champion and Grand Champion will each receive a banner.

SWINE – SHOWMANSHIP

1217

Junior Novice Showmanship – Ages 9-13

1218

Senior Novice Showmanship – Ages 14-19

1219

Junior Showmanship – Ages 9-13

1220

Senior Showmanship – Ages 14-19

SWINE – MARKET HOG

1221

Individual weight classes determined the day of show

1222

Pair of Market Hogs

1223   Individual Breeding Gilts

 

 
2019 Market Beef Show and Sale Print E-mail

MARKET BEEF SHOW AND SALE

Show – Fair Tuesday

Sale – Fair Friday

Chairperson: Jamie Whitacre & Kirk Clevenger

Sponsors of Market Steer Events:

Showmanship Classes – Mid-Atlantic Farm Credit

County Bred Trophy – Raymond Bennett Family

Grand Champion Steer Trophy – Mike & Ruth Boden &  Family

Reserve Champion Steer Trophy – Jamie & Leah Whitacre & Family

Rate of Gain Contest – 4-H Livestock Club

Champion & Reserve Champion Angus Steer and Registered Angus Steer – Northern VA Angus Association

Overall Champion Purebred Female Trophy –

Chuck & Linda Alexander/Turning Point Angus

Overall Champion Commercial Female Trophy – Rick & Allison Sowers/RAE Show Cattle

Grand Champion Female Trophy – Brian & Chrissy Whitacre

Grand Champion Steer Award-Virginia Club Calf Producers

1.    All Market Beef are to be owned and cared for by the exhibitor as of December 1, 2018.  Tagging of the Market Beef will be December 1, 2018 from 8 am to 10 am at the Frederick County Fair Grounds.  One dollar will be charged per animal tagged.  Multiple animals may be tagged but exhibitors are limited to showing two (2) market steers.

2.    ALL GENERAL LIVESTOCK RULES WILL APPLY TO BEEF EXHIBITORS.   PLEASE READ!

  1. Exhibitors may bring in bedding and set up equipment Sunday only between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.  No Saturday set up is available.  All steers must be brought onto the fairgrounds from 7:30 am to 12:00 noon on Fair Monday. Animals will be weighed and graded on Fair Monday. No steers are to be washed from 12:00 noon until weigh-in is completed. Exhibitors must be present with their animals when weighed.
  2. Cattle must not be born prior to January of the previous year.
  3. Age of all heifers and steers will be checked.
  4. Market Beef will be shown by breed. Division of breed classes will be done by weight, if necessary by the Market Beef Chairpersons.
  5. All market beef cattle to be shown free of horns.  Should the animal have horns at the time of purchase, they should be dehorned as soon as possible to minimize stress to the animal.
  6. The Market Beef Chairpersons will decide the classification of breed and breed classes prior to the show.
  7. All heifers exhibited by 4-H and FFA members must be owned by and in the care of the exhibitor by the following dates according to age and show classifications. Beef breeding animals will be divided into classes by breed (individual purebred and commercial)

Senior Yearling Heifers January 1
Early Junior Yearling Heifers January 1
Late Junior Yearling Heifers January 1
Summer Yearling Heifers March 1
Senior Heifer Calves April 1 to May 1
Cow and Calf January 1

  1. Steers that do not grade Select and weight at least 1,000 pounds can show in their class but cannot compete in the championship class. The top animal in the class that meets the weight and grade requirements will represent that class in the championship.
  2. Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Steers must be sold.
  3. Market Beef must weigh at least 1,000 pounds and grade Select to be sold in the steer sale. There will be a $15.00 fee deducted from each animal sold to be used toward market steer sale publicity.
  4. The exhibitor will feed and care for their steer until the buyer or other persons authorized by the Fair removes it from the fairgrounds.
  5. The Market Beef Chairpersons and the Fair Association reserve the right to make any necessary changes during the Fair Week.
  6. All exhibitors must participate in showmanship. Animals exhibited in the Showmanship Class will be shown unfitted. Market Beef and breeding animals will be shown fitted in their confirmation class. Only the exhibitor and immediate family members (father, mother, brother, sister or other Frederick County 4-H or FFA member) may help in fitting an animal for the beef show. All animals must be fitted in the immediate beef barn area. Members of the beef committee will monitor the fitting of beef animals and any violations of these rules will result in disqualification from the show and sale.
  7. Any animal deemed “not broken” or unruly to the point of being a safety risk will be disqualified from the show and sale by the decision of the beef committee.
  8. The Market Beef Chairpersons and the Fair Association Livestock Committee reserve the right to view exhibitor’s animals from the tagging date until the opening of the Fair.
  9. Failure to abide by these rules will result in the disqualification of that individual and the animal(s) in question.  
  10. All Market Beet projects will be under the sole care and feeding of the exhibitor from the beginning to the end of the project. 

MARKET BEEF PREMIUMS AND RIBBONS

1ST

2ND

3RD

4TH

5TH

6TH

Showmanship:

Junior Novice

15

12

10

8

6

4

Senior Novice

15

12

10

8

6

4

Junior

15

12

10

8

6

4

Senior

15

12

10

8

6

4

***7th and 8th place winners will receive a ribbon***

All Class Winners: Rosettes will be awarded to individual class winners.

Overall Champion Purebred Female will receive a plaque.

Overall Champion Commercial Female will receive a plaque.

Overall Champion Female will receive a plaque.

 

BEEF – SHOWMANSHIP

1190

Senior Showmanship - Ages 14 – 19

1191

Junior Showmanship – Ages 9 – 13

1192

Senior Novice Showmanship – 14 – 19

1193

Junior Novice Showmanship – 9 – 13

BEEF – BREEDING ANIMALS

1194

Senior Yearling Heifer

Sept. 1, 2016 thru Dec. 31, 201

1195

Early Junior Heifer

Jan. 1, 2017 thru Feb. 28, 2017

1196

Late Junior Heifer

March 1, 2017 thru April 30, 2017

1197

Summer Yearling Heifer

May 1, 2017 thru August 31, 2017

1198

Senior Heifer Calves

Sept. 1, 2017 thru Dec. 31, 2017

1199

Cow and Calf

Beef Breeding animal classes will be divided into crossbred and individual breeds.

BEEF – MARKET STEERS

1201

Angus Market Steer

1202

Hereford Market Steer

1203

Shorthorn Market Steer

1204

British Cross Market Steer

1205

Charolais Market Steer

1206

Gelbvieh Market Steer

1207

Limousine Market Steer

1208

Maine-Anjou Market Steer (Registration Papers Required)

1209

Saler Market Steer

1210

Simmental Market Steer

1211

Exotic Cross Market Steer

1212

All Other Breeds Market Steer

1213

County Bred Steer

1214

Market Heifer

Class 1212 – all Other Breeds market Steer class will consist of calves from any market steer class (excluding County Bred Steer Class) that does not have at least 3 entries.  For classes with less than 3 entries, chairpersons reserve the right to combine these entries/classes into this All Other Breeds Class.

Class 1213 – County Bred Market Steer is only for steers bred in Frederick County.  Final determination for eligibility will be determined by the Show Committee.

Class 1214 – All Market Heifers will show in one class and then compete for overall Grand and Reserve Market Beef.

Bucket Calf Class to occur after Showmanship and before Breeding Animals.

 

 
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