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DEPARTMENT B - Beef

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

***THESE RULES ARE FOR THIS SPECIES ONLY; REFER TO GENERAL AND HEALTH RULES FOR OVERALL LIVESTOCK RULES***

  1. All entries due to the Beef Chairman by July 15, 2017.  There will be a $5.00 ENTRY FEE for all exhibits in the OPEN BREEDING Show.
  2. Tie-out for beef cattle shall be 8:00 p.m. All trailers must be parked in designated areas.
  3. If a 4-H or FFA exhibitor has two (2) animals in the same class, only another 4-H or FFA Junior Beef Exhibitor in the current year at the Clarke County Fair may show one of them.
  4. All bulls born before January 1 of the year of the show must have a bull ring or nose lead in their nose at all times while on the fairgrounds.
  5. All bedding and manure shall be place in designated areas. Failure to do so will result in forfeiture of premiums.
  6. To show in Breed classes for steers and heifers, animals must have breed registration papers, be 50% or greater of that breed, and may only be shown in one Breed division. Steer certification certificates will not be accepted.
  7. 4-H and FFA Livestock exhibits can only be fitted by the exhibitor and the immediate family members (mother, father, brother, sister) or another Clarke County 4-H/FFA exhibitor showing a project animal in the current year at the Clarke County Fair. All steers and heifers must be fitted in the immediate beef barn area. The fitting of cattle will be monitored by members of the beef committee, and any violation of these rules will result in disqualification from the show and sale.

8.    All exceptions made shall be made by the Livestock Committee.

HEIFER

 

9.    The Junior Heifer Show is open to all 4-H or FFA members of Clarke County and surrounding counties. All heifers exhibited by 4-H and FFA members must be owned and registered by and in care of the exhibitor by the following dates shown in the schedule below:
 

 

 

 

Born

Owned & In Care of

Exhibitor by:

Registered in

Exhibitors Name by:

Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2015

Jan. 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

Jan. 1- April 30, 2016

Jan. 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

May 1- Aug. 31, 2016

March 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

Sept. 1- Dec. 31, 2016

April 1, 2017

May 1, 2017

 

 

10. From time of purchase, the member must have personally managed, cared for, and fed the heifer/heifers he/she enters, except in the case of illness or other circumstances beyond the owner's control and not covering a total period of more than 30 days. All exceptions made shall be determined by the Beef Committee.
All registered heifers must meet the minimum requirements of their breed associations. Registration papers for each heifer must be brought to the show and checked by one of the show's chair and all pending pages will not be accepted. Tattoos must match registration papers. A copy of registration papers must accompany entry forms.

11. All animals in 4-H and FFA heifer classes may compete in Open Heifer Classes for an entry fee of $5.00 per head.

12.  In order to participate in the junior and open commercial beef heifer shows, heifers must not be registered with any breed association. Both straight bred and crossbred heifers are acceptable in the junior and open commercial beef heifer shows.

13. Cow-calf exhibits are not eligible for the champion female class.

  1. All 4-H or FFA members, regardless of county of origin, must have a completed validation form for an updated record book with the County Extension Agent or FFA Instructor’s signature.

STEER

15. The Junior Steer Show is open only to Clarke County 4-H and FFA members enrolled in 4-H and FFA projects by December 1 of the current project year.

  1. All 4-H and FFA steer entries must be in the care and remain in the ownership and care of the 4-H or FFA member making the exhibit by December 1 of the current project year. From time of purchase, the member must have personally managed, cared for, and fed the beef animal(s) he/she enters, except in the case of illness or other circumstances beyond the owner's control and not covering a total period of more than 30 days. Entries are accepted in good faith that feeding, management, and care of the animals have been conducted as part of 4-H or FFA projects by the exhibitor. If an animal is not housed on property owned or rented by immediate family, then the exhibitor must notify the Livestock Committee in writing and explain why to receive committee approval.
  2.  All 4-H and FFA steers must be branded to be eligible for the Clarke County Fair.
  3. During the fair, steers for open and junior competition will be graded in the afternoon on the first Monday of the Fair. The beef cattle committee will determine the classes by breed and by weight within each breed if necessary. Each breed will exhibit separately. Classes will also be established for British Cross and Continental Cross steers. All steers grading select minus will be shown in feeder steer class near the conclusion of the breeding show in the afternoon.
  4. Animals unacceptable because of lack of quality, lack of finish, or other defects including being a stag will not be sold.
  5. Each junior exhibitor may show two (2) steers in the Junior Beef Show, and they can sell both steers in the sale providing the meet sale requirements. One dollar ($1.00) per head will be deducted from the sale price for the beef referendum.
  6. The Grand Champion and the Reserve Grand Champion of the live show must be sold and must also participate in the ultra-sounding portion of the Carcass Program. All steers eligible to be sold must weigh at least 900 pounds and grade select or better. NOTE: Steers grading select minus will not sell. Any questions will be referred to the Beef Cattle Committee.
  7. To recognize steer buyers, $12.00 from the proceeds of each steer sold will be retained to purchase a newspaper advertisement. Only the names of the buyers who purchased animals in the Show Barn will appear in the advertisement.
  8. During the judging and selling of the steers, only exhibitors and members of the Beef Committee or someone designated by the committee may enter the show ring or sale ring.
  9. Exhibitors who sell steers are expected to care for them until they are removed from the grounds.
  10. Market steers shown in the Open Market Steer Class are NOT eligible to be shown in the Junior Market Steer Class or sold in the 4-H/FFA Youth Livestock Show.

 

B-1 JUNIOR BEEF SHOWMANSHIP SHOW

Wednesday, August 16, 10:00 a.m.

Show Barn

 

1.      All exhibitors will be required to participate in the Showmanship Show using their own steer or heifer.

2.      Showmanship classes will be divided into Novice, Junior, Intermediate and Senior. Novice Showmen will be those youth who have not shown beef as a 4-H or FFA project previously at the Clarke County Fair. Junior Showman will be those exhibitors who will be 9, 10 and 11 years of age as of September 30, 2017. Intermediate showmen will be those exhibitors who will be 12 and 13 years of age as of September 30, 2017 and Senior Showmen are those exhibitors who will be 14 years of age and older as of September 30, 2017.

3.      The Beef Showmanship classes are open only to Clarke County 4-H or FFA exhibitors.

4.      There will be no fitting for the 4-H and FFA Beef Showmanship competition held on Wednesday; animals will be cleaned and brushed down only. No prize money will be awarded to 4-H and FFA members in Clarke County unless they participate in the beef showmanship classes.

CLASSES                                                                                                1st        2nd       3rd        4th

1.      Novice Fitting and Showing* -                                              Ribbons 1-4; Banner for Grand and Reserve

2.      Junior Fitting and Showing* -                                                Ribbons 1-4; Banner for Grand and Reserve

3.      Intermediate Fitting and Showing* -                                                 Ribbons 1-4; Banner for Grand and Reserve Senior Fitting and Showing* -                                              Ribbons 1-4; Banner for Grand and Reserve

 

 

B-2 JUNIOR AND OPEN BREEDING BEEF SHOW

Wednesday, August 16, 3:00 p.m.

All Bulls Must Be Registered

CLASSES                                                                                    PREMIUMS 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH

1.   JUNIOR BULL CALVES-

calved after Jan. 1, year of show -                                          1ST 12.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00

2.      SENIOR BULL CALVES-

calved Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, preceding year -                            1ST 12.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00

3.      SUMMER YEARLING BULLS-

calved May 1 to Aug. 31, preceding year -                            1ST 12.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00

4.      JUNIOR YEARLING BULLS-

calved Jan. 1 to April 30, preceding year -                             1ST 12.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00

5.      SENIOR YEARLING BULLS-

calved Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011 -                                           1ST 12.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00

6.      TWO YEAR OLD BULLS-

calved Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011 -                                           1ST 12.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00

7.      Bull calf divisions                                                                   Rosette

8.      CHAMPION BULL –                                                                       Banner

9.      RESERVE CHAMPION BULL –                                        Banner

10.  JUNIOR HEIFER CALF-

calved after Jan. 1, year of show -                                          1ST 12.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00

11.  SENIOR HEIFER CALF-

calved Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, preceding year -                            1ST 12.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00

12.  SUMMER YEARLING HEIFERS-

calved May 1 to Aug. 31, preceding year -                            1ST 12.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00

13.  JUNIOR YEARLING HEIFERS-

calved Jan. 1 to April 30, preceding year -                             1ST 12.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00

14.  SENIOR YEARLING HEIFERS-   

calved Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2011 -                                           1ST 12.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00

15.  TWO YEAR OLD HEIFERS-

calved Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 2011 -                                             1ST 12.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00

16.  Heifer calf divisions                                                                Rosette

17.  CHAMPION FEMALE -                                                       Banner

18.  RESERVE CHAMPION FEMALE -                                   Banner

19.  COW-CALF -                                                                         1ST 12.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00

20.  RESERVE CHAMPION COW-CALF-                               Banner

21.  CHAMPION COW-CALF -                                                  Banner

22.  SUPREME CHAMPION BULL                                           $100.00

23.  SUPREME CHAMPION FEMALE(includes cow-calf)      $100.00

24.  OPEN LIGHTWEIGHT MARKET STEERS -                    1ST 12.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00

25.  OPEN HEAVYWEIGHT MARKET STEERS -                  1ST 12.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00

26.  CHAMPION OPEN MARKET STEER -                             Banner

27.  RESERVE CHAMPION OPEN MARKET STEER-           Banner

28.  OPEN LIGHTWEIGHT FEEDER STEER -                                    Rosette

29.  OPEN HEAVYWEIGHT FEEDER STEER -                      Rosette

30.  CHAMPION OPEN FEEDER STEER -                              Banner

31.  RESERVE CHAMPION OPEN FEEDER STEER-                        Banner

 

B-3 JUNIOR BEEF STEER SHOW

Wednesday, August 16, 6:30 PM

 

CLASSES                                                                                          PREMIUMS 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH
1. MARKET STEERS -                                                                     1ST 12.00, 2ND 8.00, 3RD 6.00, 4TH 4.00

2. CHAMPION MARKET STEER                                                   Rosette

3. RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET STEER                                Rosette

4. GRAND CHAMPION MARKET STEER           Banner
5. RESERVE GRANDCHAMPION MARKETSTEER                  Banner

 

 

VIRGINIA JUNIOR FEEDER'S MEAT TYPE STEER CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

Sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension Service
In Cooperation with The Agricultural Education Services,
Virginia Department of Education and the
Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association

ELIGIBILITY
Open to any Virginian 4-H or FFA member conducting a bonafide steer feeding project.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MEAT TYPE STEER CERTIFICATION
1. Minimum hot carcass weight of 600-900 lbs. and minimum carcass weight per day of age of 1.35 lbs. (live weight per day of age 2.25 lbs.)
Formula:
Hot Carcass Weight Pounds/Number days Age of Steer=Hot Carcass Weight Total per Day
In shows where a starting weight is required a minimum average daily gain for the feeding period of 2.25 lbs./day will be used instead of the minimum carcass weight/day of age.
2. Minimum U.S.D.A. marbling score of "small" amount (Choice minus Quality Grade), to be certified by a meat grader.
3. Minimum of 49% of carcass weight in boneless, closely trimmed retail cuts from round, loin, rib, and chuck. This means a Yield Grade of 3.4 or better (1.0 to 3.4).

QUALIFYING PROCEDURE
All carcasses will be checked against the above minimum requirements. Those meeting or exceeding all requirements will qualify.

CERTIFICATION
A certificate for each qualifying steer will be awarded at the carcass show or sent to the Extension Agent or Agricultural Education Instructor for completion and presentation to the exhibitor of the steer. The certificates will be donated by the Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association. Certificates must be requested from Extension Animal Scientist, 4-H Youth, at Virginia Tech after the carcass results are computed.

JUNIOR BEEF SHOW SPECIAL AWARDS

CHAMPION ANGUS MARKET STEER AWARD
An award to the Champion Angus Market Steer exhibitor will be given in memory of Raymond Pickett, a dedicated supporter of the 4-H and FFA youth in Clarke County, sponsored by his brother, Hardy Pickett. The award will be presented by Krystal Fletcher, Josh Moore, Dusty Pickett, grandchildren of Raymond Pickett.

GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR SHOW STEER AWARD
Each year Clarke County Farm Bureau presents an award to the exhibitor of the Grand Champion Beef Steer of the Junior Show.

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR SHOW STEER AWARD
In memory of NANCY B. WOLFE, a past 4-H leader, the Kenneth Pruitt family will present a silver bowl to the exhibitor of the Reserve Grand Champion Steer of the Junior Show.

A. CATHERINE MCINTIRE MEMORIAL CHAMPION JUNIOR SHOW REGISTERED ANGUS HEIFER AWARD
In memory of A. Catherine McIntire, whose support of the 4-H and FFA programs was exemplary and for her love of Angus cattle, Fred and Paula Myer of Blackline Farm, Berryville, present this award to the exhibitor of the Champion Angus heifer of the Junior Purebred Angus Show.

JUNIOR BEEF HERDSMAN AWARD
In memory of NELSON MARTIN, CECIL P. WOLFE, DOUG MCINTIRE, RAYMOND PICKETT and CARLTON L. EMMART, a special award donated by the Clarke County Fair, is presented to the 4-H or FFA beef cattle exhibitor who, in the opinion of the beef cattle committee, does the best job caring for and presenting his/her animal (s) to the public during the 2012 Clarke County Fair. Factors to be considered are neatness of stable area, cleanliness of animal at all times, care of equipment, personal appearance and conduct, and spirit of cooperation. The winner of this award will receive a gift certificate in recognition of his/her accomplishments.

RESERVE CHAMPION JUNIOR SHOW REGISTERED ANGUS HEIFER AWARD
Each year P.T. McIntire and Sons of White Post present an award to the exhibitor of the Reserve Champion Junior Show Registered Angus Heifer.

CLARKE COUNTY RURITAN BEEF SHOWMANSHIP AWARDS
Banners will be presented by the Clarke County Ruritan Club to the first and second place exhibitors in each of the showmanship divisions: Novice, Junior, Intermediate and Seniors.

JAMES H. MORRIS MEMORIAL SENIOR BEEF SHOWMANSHIP AWARD
In memory of James H. Morris, whose support of the 4-H and FFA programs in the community was well acknowledged, a $25.00 cash award will be given by Mrs. Barbara Morris to the Senior Champion Beef Showmanship Award winner of the Junior Beef Show.

HOFF MEMORIAL AWARD
In memory of Mr. Floyd Hoff and Mr. Jock Hoff, a banner will be presented to the exhibitor of the Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer by an anonymous donor.

VA CLUB CALF PRODUCER AWARD- New contact person awaiting a response!
Given by Noah Travers to the Grand Champion Market Steer.

COREY B. OMPS MEMORIAL CHAMPION CONTINENTAL CROSS MARKET STEER AWARD

This award is given in memory of Corey B. Omps for his dedication to the Clarke County 4-H and FFA livestock programs to the Champion Continental Cross Market Steer Award. The recipient will receive a plaque and a $100 cash award by the Hout Livestock 4-H Club.

 

 

 

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