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ANIMAL HEALTH REGULATIONS

Governing Admission of Livestock to Local Fairs in Virginia

     These are general guidelines to follow for local fairs; however, any fair may establish requirements which are more restrictive. The Virginia State Fair may have other requirements. Each Superintendent shall be responsible for checking the health status of each animal entered in that division.

     General Statement: A copy of the health papers must accompany the livestock which are exhibited at fairs. Representatives of the State's Veterinarian's office may request to see the health papers. All out of state animals must meet Virginia's entry requirements.

BEEF & DAIRY

     All cattle shall be accompanied by a health certificate issued by an accredited veterinarian within 30 days of the Fair stating that the cattle are free from contagious and infectious diseases. 
     All cattle should be individually identified and listed on the health certificate. 
     Respiratory Disease and Recommended Vaccinations: It is recommended that all cattle shall be vaccinated in the current show year against the respiratory complex (shipping fever), including infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), not less than 15 days prior to the show. Type of vaccine and date of administration should be noted on the health certificate.

CATTLE Originating from Out of State:

  1. Tuberculosis test requirement
    a. Originate from a free area, or
    b. Originate from an accredited free herd, or
    c. Individuals tested negative within 60 days of the show.
  2. Brucellosis test requirement
    a. Dairy or Beef breeding cattle which originate directly from officially classified states my enter Virginia provided they are accompanied by an official health certificate and also meet the following requirements:
    i. Class Free States
    1. No test required
    2. No permit required
    ii. Class A States
    1. Originate from a Certified Free herd-no test
    2. All others require an individual negative test within 30 days
    3. No permit required
    Test eligible animals are nonvaccinated females 8 months of age and older; vaccinates 20 months and older for dairy breeds; and 24 months and older for beef breeds.
  3. Steers must comply with all the health rules except brucellosis.

4.    Must be accompanied by a health certificate, issued within the past 30 days and signed by an accredited veterinarian who states that the animals are free of infectious and contagious diseases.

CATTLE originating from Virginia

     All cattle which originate from Virginia shall be accompanied by a health certificate, issued within the past 30 days and signed by an accredited veterinarian who states that the animals are free of infectious and contagious diseases.

LLAMAS AND ALPACAS

     All llamas and alpacas must be accompanied by a health certificate issued within the past 30 days and signed by an accredited veterinarian who states that the animals are free of infectious and contagious diseases.

SHEEP

     All sheep must be accompanied by a health certificate, issued within the past 30 days and signed by an accredited veterinarian who states that the animals are free of infectious and contagious diseases. Any animal exhibiting club lamb fungus, lesions of sore mouths or foot rot must be removed from the exhibition area. Virginia breeders with Virginia health certified flock status need only present their certificate of flock certification. 
     To be in compliance with the recommendations of the state veterinarian, all breeding sheep and market lambs must be identified with an official scrapie program identification tag in their ear upon arrival at the fairgrounds. The official paper work must also accompany the sheep. Ear tags will be available at the official 4-H and FFA lamb weigh-in for those members who did not receive the proper official scrapie program identification tag of their market lambs at the time they purchased them. Any sheep not having the tag will be dismissed from the fairgrounds and sent home.

MEAT GOATS

     All goats must be accompanied by a health certificate, issued within the past 30 days and signed by an accredited veterinarian who individually lists each animal and certifies that the animals are free of infectious and contagious diseases. In addition the test dates and negative test results of the following tests shall be indicated:

  1. Caseous Lymphadenitis:
    a. Goats must be free of clinical symptoms of caseous lymphadenitis. Animals showing clinical symptoms of this disease will be removed from the exhibition grounds. "Clinical symptoms" is used to define abscesses of the lymph nodes, whether draining or not.

     To be in compliance with the recommendations of the state veterinarian, all breeding does and market goats must be identified with an official scrapie program identification tag in their ear upon arrival at the fairgrounds. The official paper work must also accompany the goat. Ear tags will be available at the official 4-H and FFA lamb weigh-in for those members who did not receive the proper official scrapie program identification tag of their market goats at the time they purchased them. Any goats not having the tag will be dismissed from the fairgrounds and sent home.

SWINE

  1. All Swine animals:
         All breeding and feeder swine must be accompanied by a health certificate, issued within the past 30 days and signed by an accredited veterinarian who certifies that the animals are free of infectious and contagious diseases. Since Virginia is Pseudorabis Free, swine originating in Virginia are free to move intrastate without further testing.

HORSES

  1. No horse is permitted on the grounds unless it is accompanied by a negative Coggins test conducted within 12 months of the date of exhibition.
  2. Horses coming from out-of-state must be accompanied by a health certificate signed within 30 days by an accredited veterinarian, in addition to the above.

POULTRY

     All poultry entered for exhibition shall appear healthy, and shall be external parasite free. Any bird which does not meet these standards shall be immediately removed from the exhibit. All poultry shown in public exhibition in the Commonwealth of Virginia shall originate from the U.S. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean or equivalent flocks of have had a negative pullorum-typhoid test within 90 days of the movement to the public exhibition. It is also recommended that all birds of a flock of origin for exhibition purposes shall have been vaccinated for Infectious Laryngotracheitis tissue culture origin vaccine at least 30 days prior to entering exhibition.

Mortality Disposal Policy

Unfortunately, situations occur where an animal that is being exhibited at the fair can perish in an unexpected manner.  When this situation arises, the exhibitor agrees to remove the animal from the grounds within 30 minutes, and dispose of the animal in accordance with approved legal and industry standards. All exhibitors agree to hold harmless the Clarke County fair, 4-H and FFA programs and their sponsoring organizations or staff.  Any and all fees associated with the remove and disposal of the animal will be the responsibility of the exhibitor or current owner.

ALL ANIMALS WILL BE CHECKED UPON ARRIVAL TO THE FAIRGROUNDS TO ENSURE THE ABOVE RULES ARE COMPLIED WITH AND THAT THEY ARE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FAIR.  

 

 

 

Livestock Entries

The Livestock Committee is accepting open entries starting Monday, July 10th with Showorks. Beef entries accepted until July 15th. Goats, Sheep, Poultry, Rabbits and Horses accepted until July 31st. To register visit http://ccrflivestock.weebly.com/

Concert Ticket Sale

Jana Kramer Concert ticket sales start May 5th at noon through ETIX.com

Standing-Room-Only Track: $25

Grandstand: $20

4-H/FFA Livestock

NEW FOR 2017: ONLINE REGISTRATION FOR 4-H/FFA LIVESTOCK EXHIBITORS

REGISTER HERE

All 4-H and FFA exhibitors must have their contact information, livestock being shown, and housing of livestock details entered by March 15, 2017.  If there are any changes after March entry, we ask the exhibitor to contact ccrflivestock@gmail.com so changes can be approved and corrected online.


Congratulations to the 2016 Pageant Winners

2016 Miss Clarke County Fair Winner

Helena St. Claire

1st Runner Up: Hannah Mae Bryson

2nd Runner Up: Zoe Viza

2016 Junior Miss Clarke County Fair Winner

Mikayla St. Claire

1st Runner Up: Belle Reid

2nd Runner Up: Kellieanne Bryson

2016 Pre-Teen Miss Clarke County Fair Winner

Lily Carlisle

1st Runner Up: Emily Vincent

2nd Runner Up: Shyann Palmer

2016 Little Miss Clarke County Fair Winner

Layla Crim

1st Runner Up:  Caylee Peacock

2nd Runner Up:  Erica Stull