A favorite with fair-goers
The Junior Livestock Exhibit provides an opportunity for area 4-H and FFA youth to exhibit their animal projects. Four area high school FFA Chapters (Caruthers, Washington Union, Riverdale and Laton) and three area 4-H Clubs (American Union, Rural Route, and Country Club) participate in the three day event. Participants range in age from 9 years to 18 years and must have owned their animals for at least 60 days prior to the contest. last year 204 animals were exhibited by 130 area youth. Six different species of farm livestock are on exhibit; dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, swine, dairy goats, and pygmy goats.
Each species of animal are judged according to how well they represent their intended purpose. In addition to competing against the industry standards for a given breed, animals are judged against each other for final placement. Each species’ contest results in an overall Grand Champion crowned during the fair.
Livestock competition is not the only contest for these young contestants . each exhibitor has the opportunity to compete against each other in Showmanship competitions. this allows the exhibitors to be judges as to how well they train, fit, and show their livestock. Champion showman awards are given for each species with up to five age groups and classification in each species. Finally, after several events, and overall Round Robin Showmanship Champion is crowned in each of the five divisions. These individuals have demonstrated their abilities in showing all species of animals in order to win this award.
Chapters and Clubs also compete for a $50.00 prize and plaque signifying their superiority in Herdsmanship skills.
JUNIOR LIVESTOCK INFORMATION
Dairy & Breeding classes cancelled until 2021 Fair.
MARKET CLASSES will show on Friday, October 2
This includes: Swine, Sheep, Beef & Goats
The AUCTION will follow the show on Friday, October 2
Exhibits may be moved in and weighed
on October 1, 2020 after 5:00 P.M.
Must enter online. Online entries are open now until September 15th
**COVID-19 RULES FOR CARUTHERS DISTRICT FAIR GRADING**
Due to the pandemic, we will be having a severely reduced schedule for the 2020 Caruthers District Fair. We feel a commitment to our local youth who have already purchased their market animals & we will be having a livestock grading and sale. We will only be allowing one animal per exhibitor. There will be no breeder classes or dairy classes. All animals must sell. Buyer forms must be received or post marked no later than September 15, 2020. Entries without buyer forms will be scratched from the event. No buyer forms will be accepted at time of weigh-in.
**Certification in the youth for the Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) has been waived for the 2020 Fair.**
ENTRIES 8/31/20 THROUGH 9/15/20
On line entries will be open starting August 31 through September 15, 2019. All entries must be filed on-line. No paper entries will be accepted.