4-H

4-H CLASS RULES

Idaho 4-H Policies and Procedures for 2014-16 (91605) are used to set Blaine County 4-H Fair Rules

 

Participants must belong to a club and meet its requirements.

Classes will be determined by age as of January 1st in the year of the fair.

 

A. Clover Bud: 5-7 Years Old

B. Junior: 8-11 Years Old

C. Intermediate: 12-14 Years Old

D. Senior: 15-18 Years Old

E. Teen Leader: 13-19 Years Old

 

• Individuals over 18 are eligible for 4-H provided they are enrolled in High School as of January 1, in the current year of the fair.

• All record books must be complete and entered before 8:00 PM Monday, August 6, 2018.

• Exhibits and books must display member’s name, address, project, division, and club name.

• Only completed projects with leaders and member’s signatures will be judged at the Fair.

• Clover Buds may not be involved in any competition or show of large animals. Their work will be acknowledged with a participation ribbon and reviewed by the judges.

 

 

 

 

4-H DAY CAMPS AND

4-H ACTIVITIES NON-CLUB RULES

 

All 4-H Camp and 4-H Activity youth are encouraged to enter and display Camp and Activity Projects.

 

• Projects must be entered by 8:00 PM August 6, 2018.

• Exhibits must display youth’s name, address, project, division, and Camp or Activity’s name.

• Items made at a 4-H activity day camp can be entered in the non-club area. These items will be judged as participation and first, second and third in the project area. An example: four leather wallets each will get a participation ribbon and the first place receives a blue ribbon, second place will receive a red ribbon, and third place, a white ribbon.

 

 

RULES FOR 4-H LIVESTOCK

 

Failure to comply with the rules can result in an incomplete project and elimination from the Market Animal Sale.

 

1.  Each member is required to turn in a completed record book containing:

*Signed Fair Rules

*Signed Commitment to Excellence

*Bill of Sale or copy of Brand Release

*Complete front page with leader and member signatures.

2.  Contestants and animals must be in place at specified times or they will be disqualified.

3.  Project animals must be declared either market or breeding at initial spring weigh-in.

4.  Animals must be weighed, tagged and vaccinated at initial Blaine County 4-H Species Spring Weigh-in.

5.  Beef and sheep should be broke to lead before the initial spring weigh-in.

 

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MEAT ANIMALS

4-H MARKET ANIMAL SALE

Set by Market Animal Sale Committee

Failure to comply with the rules can result in an incomplete project and elimination from the Market Animal Sale.

 

ALL ANIMALS

1.  Animals requiring castration will be castrated before the initial weigh-in.

2.  Market animal projects not completed will not sell at the Market Animal Sale.

3.  Animals not meeting weight requirements by Fair cannot be sold at the Market Animal Sale.

4.  The 4-H member must sell his/her Market Animal Project animal at the 4-H Market Animal Sale.

5.  To sell at the Market Animal Sale a 4-H member must: If member is not a Blaine County Resident, Blaine County MASC will allow the animal to be sold at the auction when two things happen:

1) the animal must remain in Blaine County after the initial weigh in until the project is terminated.

2) the youth must reside in Blaine county for at least 70 days of the project

6.  A substitute animal may sell when the Market Animal Sale Committee policy, Loss of Market Animal, is followed.

7.  Animals must reside in Blaine County for the duration of the project.

8.  When more than one animal has been shown by the exhibitor, the exhibitor must notify the Blaine County Extension Staff within one (1) hour of the conclusion of the show which animal is to be sold or highest placing animal is sold.

9. The 4-H exhibitor must be present at the Market Animal Sale and show their animal during the auction process.

10. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion animals must sell at the Blaine County 4-H Market Animal Sale. If a member has earned these placings on more than one animal, they must choose one animal to sell.

11. No shrink will be taken at the Fair weigh-in.

12. All sales are final at the auction. Animals given back to 4-H members are the member’s responsibility. All arrangements for re-sale transportation, delivery of animal or collection of re-sale monies are to be handled by the individual 4-H member and not in any way through the Market Animal Sale Committee.

13. Any exceptions to these rules must be presented to the Market Animal Sale Committee in a signed written statement for review by the M.A.S. Committee.

 

 

BEEF

1. Animals sold will be steers.

2. Minimum weight at the fair weigh-in is no less than 1,000 pounds.

3. Maximum desired weight is 1,400 pounds. 4-H member will not receive payment for any additional pounds.

SHEEP

1. Animals sold will be wethers or ewes.

2. Minimum weight at the fair weigh-in is no less than 110 pounds.

3. Maximum desired weight is 160 pounds. 4-H member will not receive payment for any additional pounds.

4. Sheep must be sheared at a mid-point weigh-in and fitted accordingly.

5. No halters in show or sale ring.

SWINE

1. Animals sold will be barrows or gilts.

2. Health Certificate required in record books due Monday.

3. Minimum weight at the fair weigh-in is no less than 225 pounds.

4. Maximum desired weight is 300 pounds. 4-H member will not receive payment for any additional pounds.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR MEAT ANIMALS 4-H

MARKET ANIMAL SALE

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WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS
 


Suggested Beginning
Beef: 850 pounds
Swine: 90 pounds
Sheep: 90 pounds

Final Minimum Required
Beef: 1,000 pounds
Swine: 225 pounds
Sheep: 110 pounds 

 

 

 

SPECIES OWNERSHIP FEED PERIOD

4-H Market Lamb

70 days

60 +/- 5 days

4-H Market Swine

100 days

90 +/- 10 days

4H Market Beef

150 days

140 +/- 10 days

 

 

All animals entered on Wednesday of the Fair must remain at the Fair until the Shipping Superintendent releases all animals on Saturday afternoon. All animals must be checked out with the market animal committee member assigned to the barn their animal is located in. “For Sale” signs are prohibited in the barns. It is the responsibility of the 4-H member to arrange a private sale and transportation for the animals not sold at the 4-H Market Animal Sale.

 

 

 

4-H HORSE RULES

District III 4-H Youth Horse & Pony Guidelines, 2017 will be used to set rules for the

Blaine County 4-H Horse Show.

 

1. Completed record books must contain:

• Signed Fair rules

• Permanent 4-H Identification Record (72650) for each horse

• Records for all horses used in the current project year

• Permanent 4-H Horse & Inventory Record

2. Must own/lease the horse(s) used, provide primary care, feeding, and management of the horse(s) at least 90 days before exhibiting.

3. A copy of the Permanent 4-H Identification Record must be on file at the Blaine County Extension Office prior to May 1, 2018.

4. Care of all animals will be consistent with industry practices and accepted ethical standards. Exhibitors must observe withdrawal periods and be aware of penalties associated with off-label use of all drugs.

5. Contestants and horses must be in place at specified times or they will be disqualified.

 

 

 

4-H HORSE REQUIREMENTS

 

Participants must belong to a club and meet its requirements.

Classes will be determined by age as of January 1st in the year of the fair.

 

 

A. Junior I - 8-9 years old

B. Junior II - 10-11 years old

C. Intermediate - 12-14 years old

D. Senior - 15-18 (still in 12th grade)

E. Walk/Trot - 1st or 2nd year 4-H

F. Junior Horse - Horse under 5, any age member

 

 

  1.  Showmanship at Halter is required for all 4-H Horse members. Only one (1) Junior Horse (less than 5 years old) and one (1) older horse per member can be shown in Showmanship at Halter Class.

  2.  Walk/Trot classes are available in the following classes: Western Equitation, Bareback English Trail. Western Trail. Reining, Western Pleasure, Freestyle Reining, English Equitation, Barrels, English Pleasure and Poles. Walk/Trot does not do Jumping, Working Ranch Horse or Western Riding.

  3.  Horsemanship high point awards will be given in each for the following categories: JR 1, JR 2, Intermediate, Senior, Working Ranch, Junior Horse, Walk Trot

  4.  Top point 4-H member participating in the Blaine County 4-H Horse for the first time will receive the Rookie of the Year Award.

  5.  Within each age category, timed event ribbons will be given as follows: Fastest time – Blue Ribbon, Second fastest – Red Ribbon, All others – White Ribbon. NO additional points will be given.

     

All images courtesy of University of Idaho Blaine County Extension