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IMPORTANT: All livestock entries are due at 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 9 at the Extension Office. The only late entries that will be accepted will be by June 16 and only if accompanied with a $25 payment per person in addition to the entry fee. Absolutely “no” livestock entries will be accepted after 4:00 p.m. on June 16.

1. Ribbons and/or trophies will be awarded to the winners showing the placing won.
2. The Fair Management will use diligence to ensure the safety of stock of articles entered for exhibition after their arrival and placement, but under no circumstances will it be responsible for any theft, loss, injury or damage done to or occasioned by, or arising from any animal or article on exhibition, and the exhibitor shall indemnify the Fair Management thereof against all legal or other proceedings in regard therein. The Wright County Extension in cooperation with the Wright County Fair Board, accept exhibits and will exercise due care to protect them. However, the Extension and Fair Board cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage.
3. Entries in the 4-H and Junior Sections are open to members who are regularly enrolled in a Ag-Ed FFA Chapter or 4-H Club and reside in Wright County or adjoining counties.
4. 4-H and Ag-Ed FFA members must be officially enrolled in the project or enterprise of which they are exhibiting by May 15 of the current year. A 4-H member must at minimum completed the fourth grade to participate in the Wright County 4-H program and exhibit at the Wright County District Junior Fair. To exhibit at the Iowa State Fair, a member must have completed 5th grade.
5. 4-H and Ag-Ed FFA Livestock entries must be submitted to the Wright County Extension Office by June 16, 2017. No exhibit will be allowed to be judged if an entry has not been made by the deadline as stated above.
6. Premium checks will be mailed from the Fair Office after the Fair is over (this includes 4-H checks for other than in 4-H Exhibit Building, Open Arts & Crafts and Open Horticulture.) Exhibitors are responsible for cleaning livestock stalls or premium checks will be forfeited.
7. Advertising of any nature will be prohibited in all the Fair Buildings. The superintendent of each department will be held responsible for enforcement of this rule.
8. The Fair Management reserves to its board the final and absolute right to interpret those rules and regulations and arbitrarily settle and determine all matters, questions, and differences in regard thereto or arising out of, connect with or incident to the fair.
9. The Management reserves the right to amend or add to those rules as they, in their judgement, may deem advisable.
10. No commercial exhibits to be removed from Merchants Building until 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 16.
11. Fair Management not liable for accidents or theft.
12. See sections on open show for specific rules in those departments.
13. Chance activities are discouraged.
14. Consumption of alcoholic beverages will be prohibited on all fairgrounds during the fair.
15. There will be absolutely NO SMOKING in ANY of the Fair Grounds Buildings.
16. There will be absolutely NO SMOKING at ANY Grandstand Entertainment event in the Grandstand seating area.
17. DEMONSTRATIONS/PROTESTS are only permitted on the fairgrounds in the designated area located just east of the old wash rack (17) any day from 12:00-1:00 pm. All demonstrations/ protests will be unamplified

                                                                       Junior Livestock Section Rules

IMPORTANT: All livestock entries are due at 4:00 p.m. Friday, June 9 at the Extension Office. The only late entries that will be accepted will be by June 16 and only if accompanied with a $25 payment per person in addition to the entry fee. Absolutely “no” livestock entries will be accepted after 4:00 p.m. on June 16.

1. Entries and entry fees must be made to the County Extension Office, Clarion, Iowa on or before June 16, 2017. No entry will be allowed to be exhibited if this deadline has not been met as stated above.
2. Entry fees will not be refunded on entries not shown.
3. All livestock must be in place by noon, Thursday, July 13, 2017, except horses, poultry and rabbits, which are required to be stalled earlier.
4. Breeding stock and stock not selling will be released at 8:00 p.m. Sunday, July 16. No animals will be released before 8:00 p.m. on Sunday without forfeit of all premium money, and livestock auction eligibility for all species. Failure to comply with this rule (without written permission) will disqualify participant from exhibiting in 2018 fair.
5. All entrants must bring hay and feed for livestock. Initial bedding is included in the entry fee.
6. See each division for the number of entries allowed in each class.
7. Where less than three entries in a class, the judges shall place according to merit and premium paid accordingly. Champion and Reserve Champion straight ribbons will be awarded in breed and weight class divisions, if deserving.
8. All animals shown as purebred must be registered by the date of the Fair and the papers must be in exhibitor’s possession to be available if requested.
9. Substitute Showman - Excusing a member from personally exhibiting his or her animal defeats one of the important objectives of 4-H or FFA work. Hence the management does not approve the use of substitute showman except in extreme cases. If a 4-H’er or FFA member is injured or is seriously ill at the time of the show or is involved in another Fair activity with a non-flexible schedule at which their presence is mandatory (i.e. another livestock show, queen contest, fashion revue), the member may make request for a substitute showman. The substitute showman must be a 4-H’er or FFA member eligible to exhibit at the Fair and approved in advance of the show by the superintendent. An exhibitor who has more than one animal in a class need not secure approval for another eligible showman to exhibit one of his or her animals. However, it is expected that such cases will be brought to the attention of the clerk checking animals into the show ring.
10. Exhibitors must keep the space in rear of their stalls clear and clean and all offal must be thrown where indicated by the superintendent or his assistants.
11. All stalls must be used for livestock. Reassignments of stalls not being used will be made by the Superintendent. Uniform stall cards will be provided by Extension office.
12. Goldfield Veterinary Clinic will be the official veterinarian in charge of the livestock sanitation and will enforce the health requirements.
13. It’s the fair board’s intent to showcase all livestock to the public until Sunday, July 16 at 8:00 p.m. However if the heat
index poses a health concern for any animal the fair veterinarian and livestock superintendent will make the final decision
regarding early release.
14. When young people are members of both FFA and 4-H, they shall plan and manage separate projects and/or SAE programs. Individuals may have the same area of experience in FFA and 4-H; however, individuals shall not identify, manage, keep records on or exhibit the same animals, plans, etc. in both organizations.
4-H & FFA FOOD SAFETY QUALITY ASSURANCE (FSQA)
All 4-H and FFA beef, dairy, poultry, goat, rabbit, sheep, and swine exhibitors must hold current FSQA certification to be eligible to exhibit. FSQA verification must be on file when entries are due. The quality assurance program is designed to help 4-H/FFA animal and livestock project members understand their part in the production chain and ultimately produce a quality and safe food product. High school graduated FFA members must hold a valid certification FSQA/ PQA/BQA.


2017 HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR THE
EXHIBITION OF LIVESTOCK, POULTRY AND BIRDS
AT THE WRIGHT COUNTY FAIR


ANY EVIDENCE OF WARTS, RINGWORM, FOOT ROT, PINK EYE, DRAINING ABSCESSES OR ANY OTHER CONTAGIOUS OR INFECTIOUS CONDITION WILL ELIMINATE THE ANIMAL FROM THE SHOW.

No individual Certificate of Veterinary Inspection will be required on Iowa origin animals or poultry exhibited at County 4-H/FFA Fair, but the animals must be inspected when unloaded or shortly thereafter by an accredited veterinarian. All animals moving from out of state into an Iowa county 4H/FFA fair must meet Iowa Animal and Livestock Importation requirements. Each show must have an official veterinarian.
Quarantined animals or animals from quarantined herds cannot be exhibited.
Official identification listed on a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection required for all cattle and bison of any age coming in from out of state used for rodeos, recreational events, shows and exhibitions.
SWINE:
All swine must originate from a herd or area not under quarantine and must be individually identified. Plastic tags issued by 4-H officials may be substituted for an official metal test tag, when there is an additional identification (ear notch).
Swine originating outside of Iowa. All exhibitors must present a test record and Certificate of Veterinary Inspection that indicate that each swine has had a negative test for pseudorabies within 30 days prior to the show (individual show regulations may have more restrictive time restrictions), regardless of the status of the herd, and that show individual official identification. Electronic identification will not be considered official identification for exhibition purposes.
SHEEP AND GOATS:
All sexually intact sheep must have an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag. All sexually intact goats must be identified with an individual Scrapie Flock of Origin identification tag or by an official tattoo registered with USDA. To register call 1-866-USDA-TAG. Wethers less than 18 months of age are required to have an individual identification and a scrapie tag may be used, but a scrapie tag is not required.
POULTRY AND BIRDS:
All poultry exhibited have had a negative Pullorum-Typhoid test within 90 days of public exhibition and the test must have been performed by an authorized tester. As stated above, poultry will be inspected at check-in.
DOGS AND CATS:
All dogs and cats exhibited must have a current rabies vaccination certificate.
FARM DEER:
Accredited veterinarians must be approved to administer tuberculosis tests on Cervidae.
“Cervidae” means all animals belonging to the cervidae family, and“CWD susceptible cervidae” means whitetail deer, blacktail deer, mule deer, red deer, elk and moose. Cervidae may be exhibited without other testing requirements when accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection that lists individual official identification.
All Cervidae must have been part of the herd of origin for at least one year or were natural additions, or must have originated from a chronic wasting disease monitored or certified herd in which these animals have been kept for at least one year or were natural additions.
Cervidae originating from a herd with a diagnosis, signs, epidemiological evidence, or area under quarantine for chronic wasting disease may not be exhibited. The following statement must appear on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection:
A. CWD susceptible cervidae: “All Cervidae on this certificate originate from a chronic wasting disease monitored or certified herd in which these animals have been kept for at least one year or were natural additions. There has been no diagnosis, signs, or epidemiological evidence of chronic wasting disease in this herd for the past year.
B. Other cervidae: “All Cervidae on this certificate have been part of the herd of origin for at least one year or were natural additions to this herd. There has been no diagnosis, signs, or epidemiological evidence of chronic wasting disease in this herd for the past year.”
THE DECISION OF THE OFFICIAL SHOW VETERINARIAN WILL BE FINAL.

     

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