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Section XI Vo-ag Fair 2020

Vocational Agriculture Fair

Hancock County Fairgrounds

 

Fair Superintendents 2020

Beef: Steve Buyck & Amy Lucie

Fresh Food & Canning: Martin Nall, Bryan Schullian Swine: Sam DeCounter & Wyatt McGrew Sheep: Corrine Galvan & Grace Foster

Goats:  Chris Miller & Mariana Roberts

Horse: Steve Sargeant

Livestock Specialty & Rabbits: Christine Morey, Garden & Agronomy: Bryan Schullian, Martin Nall Poultry: Christine Morey,

Dairy: Jennifer McFadden & Kelly Weiman

 

Show Dates & Times:

Garden, Food, Agronomy, Mechanics:

Check in 4:00-8:00 pm on Tuesday July 16th  judging Wednesday July 17th Horse Show: 5 :00 p.m. Thursday July 18th

Poultry Show: 10:00a.m. Friday July 19th Rabbit Show: to follow poultry Friday July 20th

Livestock Specialty Show: to follow Rabbits July 20th Sheep Show: 8:00 a.m. July 19th

Goat Show: to follow sheep. July 19th Swine Show: 7:30am July 19th Beef Show: 11:00 a.m. July 19th

Dairy Show:  Friday July 26th??- Adams County

WEIGH-IN FOR Goats7:00a.m. day of the show

*WEIGH-IN FOR Beef: 8:30 a.m. of show day

*WEIGH-IN FOR, Sheep : 7:30 am of show day

*WEIGH-IN FOR Swine: 7:00 am of show day


 

Vocational Agriculture Fair Rules General Rules and Regulations

 

  1. All exhibitors must be enrolled in Agriculture Education the previous year or have taken all of the Agriculture Education offered at his/her school. Current graduated seniors and midterm graduates are eligible to show.
  2. Each VO-Ag student must exhibit his/her own project unless permission is secured in advance from the superintendent in charge of the division in which he/she is showing.
  3. Exhibits must be in place by the designated times. Judging will start at the designated times.
  4. All state health papers will be checked by a licensed veterinarian one-hour prior to the start of the show for the beef, dairy, horses, sheep, goats, and swine departments. Section 11 FFA will follow all state fair junior livestock show health requirements. Those not having healthy animals as determined by the department superintendent will not be permitted to exhibit.
  5. All exhibits must be a part of the student’s SAE with a record book covering the enterprise and to be made available to the superintendent of the division. This includes graduating seniors.
  1. All entries must be made on the designated date and the entry fees will be charged accordingly. This includes the showmanship classes.
  2. There will be an entry fee of $5.00 for beef, horses, and dairy; $3.00 for sheep, goats and swine; $1.00 entry fee for rabbits, specialty animals, poultry, mechanics, garden, canning, baking, and agronomy. Fees may be subject to change.
  3. There shall be absolutely no additions or changes on the day of the show. Deletions will be allowed, but absolutely no refunds for entry fees.
  4. No animal may not be shown as both a market animal and a breeding animal. (You may not combine a market and a breeding animal together for a pair class.)
  5. An animal showing in a purebred class may not show in a crossbred class.

 

  1. On Show Day, the Division Superintendents shall have the option of denying the student the right to show and collect any premium for the said entries in question if brought to a committee consisting of the department superintendent and fair manager.
  2. Livestock may be removed when released by the division superintendent.
  3. The premium money will be awarded on the placing system. Beef and Dairy: 22X- 20X-18X-16X-14X-12X-10X Goats, Sheep, & Swine: 14X-12X-10X-8X-6X Horses: 18X-16X-14X-12X-10X

    Poultry, Rabbits, & Specialty Animals: 8X-6X-6X-5X-5X-4X

    Fresh Food , Canning, Agronomy and Garden Produce: 7X-5X-4X-3X-2X

  4. Premium Money will be divided based on X value and money raised by Section XI FFA. Ag Teachers will determine X value at the fall meeting and disburse money at this time. The goal is to continue to be a sustainable fair. In the event the general assembly approves money for allocation the following will be followed The premium money allotted to Section 11 will be divided approximately 20% for record book show, and 80% for the Livestock show. Section 11 IAVAT will fund the Ag Science Show.
  5. A class is defined as a distinct age group; a lot is defined as a single unit to be exhibited.
  6. Grand Champion and Reserve Champions will be awarded for: Beef: female, bull, steer, rate of gain & showmanship Dairy: Cow, heifer & showmanship

    Sheep: ewe, ram, market lamb, rate of gain, & showmanship

    Goats: meat doe, milk doe, buck, wether, Rate of Gain & showmanship Swine: gilt, market hog, & showmanship

    Horses: best of halter, showmanship, western horsemanship, & western pleasure

    Poultry: best of show, Showmanship Rabbits: best of show, Showmanship Miscellaneous- Best in show

     

  7. An exhibitor must show their own animal and the animal must have been previously shown for the showmanship class.
  8. No animal may show in a class other than the one designated for their actual age.
  9. Exhibitors must show their own livestock except in the case of a conflict. Two or more judges will be used and the same student might be showing two species at the same time. In that case the exhibitor will need to get help from a fellow FFA member.
  10. This copy shall supersede any county fair book, in the case of an unintentional error.
  11. All efforts will be made to split breed classes, however for time and funding, all superintendents will be instructed to split classes so there are a minimum of 5 per class and not more than 10.
  12. An Agricultural Teacher that either teaches or resides in the the county in which the Section Fair resides will act as a liaison between the Section and the County Fair.

 

Fresh Foods Department

 

  1. Exhibitors may exhibit up to 20 entries.
  2. Students must prepare their own exhibits.
  3. All entries in this Department will be entered in as Lot 710

 

The following is a suggestion of entries you may bring but any fresh food is acceptable.

 

Angel Food Cake- No icing

Sugar Cookies

Zucchini Loaf- No Nuts

Yellow Cake- Any Icing

Snicker Doodle Cookies

Banana Bread Loaf

Any other Cake

Decorated Cookie 6”

Biscuits (3)

Decorated Wedding or Anniversary Cake

Brownies-No Frosting

Muffins(3)

Decorated Cupcakes

Slice of Pie

Dinner Rolls (3)

Oatmeal Cookies

Loaf of handmade yeast bread

One Pie Shell

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bread Machine Loaf

Egg Noodles- ½ pint

Chocolate no Bake

Cinnamon Rolls- 3 No Topping

Any Candy

Peanut Butter Cookies

¼ Coffee Cake

Choc Fudge- No Nuts


 

Canned Foods Department

 

  1. Exhibitors may exhibit up to 20 entries.
  2. Students must prepare their own exhibits.
  3. All items in this Department will be entered under Lot 770.

 

The following is a suggestion of entries you may bring but any canned food is acceptable.

 

Green Beans- Snapped or whole

Any other Jam

Beets- Whole

Grape Jelly

Corn- Whole cut from the cob

Any other Jelly

Tomato product ( no Juice)

Sliced or whole Dill Pickle

Tomato Juice

Bread and Butter

Any Other Vegetable

Any Other Pickle

Any Apple Product- No Jam or Jelly

Any Sauce

Any Other Fruit Not listed

Any Relish

Strawberry Jam

 


 

Garden Produce Department

 

  1. Exhibitors may exhibit up to 20 entries.
  2. Students must prepare their own exhibits and displays.
  3. Cut flowers in bouquet should be cut with plenty of stem and leaves and brought in a suitable container which has been arranged properly. Bouquets must contain six or more stalks, unless noted. Use of plastic flowers and leaves is prohibited.
  4. If the single item is less than 1 inch display as one pint, 1 to 5 inches display 6 items, and greater than 5 inches or 5 pounds display 1 item.
  5. . All Entries for this Section Must be entered under Lot 439

 

The following is just a guide for what you may bring in this area

 

Vegetables:

Eggplant (1)

 

Green Pod Snap Beans (12)

 

Beets (6)

Cabbage (1)

Carrots (6)

Slicing Cucumbers (6)

White Onions (4)

Yellow Onions (4)

Green Peppers (3)

Yellow Peppers (3)

Potatoes (4)

Zucchini Squash (2)

Acorn Squash (1)

Yellow Sweet Corn (4)

Red Tomatoes (4)

Potted Herbs Cherry tomatoes (6)

Watermelon (1)

Broccoli (1)

Green Tomatoes (4)

Floriculture:

Cut flowers in bouquet: Bachelor Buttons

 

Dahalias (3)

 

Lillies (3)

Black Eyed Susan Snapdragons

Miscellaneous:

Roses (1 large or 6 small) Marigolds (small or medium)

Petunias

Small table centerpiece (all sides) Mixed garden arrangement > 15” Miniature flower arrangement Potted Plants:

Cactus African violet in bloom (1 crown) Tropical Foliage Blooming hanging basket Non-Blooming hanging basket


 

Agronomy Department

  1. Limit 20 Entries per student.
  2. All entries of shelled corn and small grains shall consist of one gallon. All other seeds (popcorn, clover, etc.) shall be one quart. Hay will be one flake only.
  3. All students should have lids on all grain containers to avoid spillage.
  4. Each student may exhibit 2 entries per crop ( Different types of hay would be considered different crops)
  5. All Lots will be entered into Lot 800

 

Three Stalks of Corn- Current Growing Year

One Gallon Shelled Popcorn

One Gallon Corn- Previous Growing Season

1 Flake Straw

Three Soybean Plants- Current Growing Season

1 Flake Alfalfa Hay

One Gallon Soybeans Previous Growing Season

1 Flake Grass Hay

One Gallon Silage

1 Flake Mixed Hay

One Gallon Wheat

3 Ears Indian Corn

One Gallon Oats

Forage Seed- One Gallon

10 Popcorn Ears

Any Other Agronomic Crop


 

Poultry Department

 

  1. Each exhibitor may show up to 20 Animals and 2 Dozen Eggs.
  2. Cock is a male over 1 year of age, Cockerel is a male under 1 year of age, Hen is a female over 1 year of age and a Pullet is a female under 1 year of age.
  3. The meat pen will consist of a pen of three.

Standard Breeds and Crosses Cock 1

Cockerel 2

Hen 3

Pullet 4

Bantam

Cock

21

Cockerel

22

Hen

23

Pullet

24

Waterfowl

Male 29

Female 30

All Other Poultry

Male 41

Female 42

Meat Pen 43

Eggs ( 1 Dozen) 44

Showmanship 50


 

Dairy Department

  1. Exhibitors may exhibit up to 12 Animals.
  2. All dairy animals to be shown must be entered in the student’s records as of May 31st.
  3. The dairy superintendent will determine which breeds will have their respective breed classes on the Section 11 FFA Fair check-in day based upon the number of entries.
  4. Cows must have calved.
  5. Heifer Calf - Sept. 1, 2015 to May 31, 2016
  6. Yearling Heifer - Sept. 1, 2014 to Aug. 31, 2015
  7. Health Papers: All cattle, except steers and calves less than 6 months of age are

to be accompanied by a health certificate issued within 90 days prior to exhibition, showing individual identification of each animal by fully healed and legible tattoo, official metal tag, registration number, or individual brands, if brand is recorded on the registration certificate.

Tuberculosis-Illinois is an Accredited Tuberculosis-Free State. Tuberculin test is not required for Illinois cattle.

Brucellosis-Illinois is a Bovine Brucellosis Class-Free State. Brucellosis testing is not required for Illinois cattle.

 

Class Lot Number

Heifer Calf

201

Yearling Heifer

207

Fresh Cow

208

Dry Cow

213

Showmanship

220


 

Beef Department

 

  1. Exhibitors may exhibit up to 12 animals.
  2. All Beef animals to be shown must be entered in student's records as of May 1.
  3. To be eligible for purebred class, animals must meet minimum standards for registration eligibility of that breed.
  4. The beef superintendents will determine which breeds will have their respective breed classes on the Section 11 FFA Fair check-in day based upon the number of entries.
  5. If an animal is not eligible for the purebred class, it may be shown in the commercial X-bred class and must be entered at the fair record book check meeting.
  6. Steer class will be broken by weight.
  7. Health Papers: All cattle, except steers and calves less than 6 months of age, are to be accompanied by a health certificate issued within 90 days prior to exhibition, showing individual identification of each animal by a fully healed and legible tattoo, official metal tag, registration number, or individual brands, if brand is recorded on registration certificate.
  8. Rate of Gain:
    1. Animals to be entered in this lot must have been weighed at tattooed during the respective county’s weigh-in and also must be tattooed.
    2. A copy of the signed nomination form in the student’s name will be given to the beef superintendent at the time of the weigh-in.
    3. The animals will be weighed at the same time as steers for the steer show.
    4. Entries must be exhibited to earn a premium.

 

Class

Breed

X-Bred

Heifer

301

308

Bull

303

310

Steer

320

 

Rate of Gain

321

 

Showmanship

330

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Sheep Department

 

  1. Exhibitors may exhibit up to 16 Animals.
  2. All sheep animals to be shown must be entered in student's records as of May 1.
  3. The sheep superintendents will determine which breeds will have their respective breed classes on the Section 11 FFA Fair check-in day based upon the number of entries.
  4. Yearling ewes - under two years of age.
  5. Wethers must be born after January 1st the year of the show,
  6. The superintendent reserves the right, but is not required to make any breed that does not have 5 animals show in all other breeds.
  7. Fall lambs must be born between August and December of the previous year.
  8. No animal may be exhibited more than once except for the showmanship classes.
  9. Rate of Gain:
  1. Animals to be entered in this lot number must have been weighed and tattooed during the respective country’s weigh-in.
  2. A copy of the signed nomination form, in the student’s name, will be given to the sheep superintendent at the time of the weigh in.

 

Class

Purebred

Crossbred

Fall Ram

401

406

Ram Lamb

402

407

Yrlng Ewe

403

408

Fall Ewe

404

409

Ewe Lamb

405

410

Market Lambs

420

 

Rate of Gain

 

Showmanship

421

 

450

 


 

Swine Department

  1. Exhibitors may exhibit up to 16 Animals.
  2. The swine superintendents will determine which breeds will have their respective breed classes on the Section 11 FFA Fair check-in day based upon the number of entries.
  3. All swine must be ear-notched or tattooed and the record books must state the date the pigs were identified and the system used. Therefore, no fresh notches.
  4. All classes must have farrowed on or after January 1 of the current year.
  5. To be eligible for the purebred classes, animals must meet the minimum standards for registration eligibility of that breed association.
  6. Commercial breeding gilts, Market Gilts, and Barrows will be weighed and divided into classes by weight.
  7. No animal may be exhibited more than once except for the showmanship classes.
  8. Market Gilt and Barrow Classes:
    1. There will be no more than twelve (10) animals in the commercial gilt or barrow classes.
    2. Only gilts are allowed in the gilt classes and only barrows are allowed in the barrow classes.
  9. Rate of Gain Classes:
  1. Animals to be entered in this lot must have been weighed, ear notched, and tattooed before they are 35 days old. Pigs cannot weigh more than the equivalent of 1.0 pounds per day of age at the time of weighing.
  2. A copy of a signed nomination for in the student’s name will be given to the swine superintendent at weigh-in time.
  3. The animals will be weighed at the same time as the market hogs.
  4. Two entries are allowed in this lot.
  5. Entries must be exhibited to earn a premium.
  6. Rate of Gain weights and dates should be included in the student’s record book.

Class

Breeds

Showmanship

500

January gilt

502

February gilt

503

Commercial gilt

505

Market gilt

506

Barrow

507

Rate of Gain

508


 

Goat Department

  1. Exhibitors may exhibit up to 16 entries.
  2. All goats in milk must have at least 12 hours of milk in their udder.
  3. All goats should be clipped head to tail including the udder.
  4. No visible signs of infection or disease will be allowed.
  5. Wethers must have their milk teeth in order to be shown.
  6. Goats, including dairy goats, with any or all of the following conditions shall not be exhibited and must be removed immediately from the exhibit area:
    1. Lesions of contagious ecthyma ( sore mouth)
    2. Active lesions or ringworm with resulting loss of hair.
    3. Caseous lymphadenitis as evidence by draining abscesses.

 

Meat

Class

Milk

601

Does 0 to under 6 months

620

603

Does 6 to 12 months

622

605

Does 12 to under 24 months

624

607

Does 24 months and older

626

610

Bucks 0 to under 12 months

630

614

Bucks 12 months and older

634

640

Wethers

640

650

651

Rate of gain Showmanship

650

651


 

Horse Department

 

  1. Horses will be released immediately following the show.
  2. Animals shown in lots 701 to 710 are not eligible to show in lot 711.
  3. Coggins papers will be checked on all equine animals as specified by the state guidelines as follows:

    “Illinois equine (horses, ponies, mules, etc.) twelve months and older participating in an advertised equine event shall be accompanied by a NEGATIVE test for equine infectious anemia (EIA), by means of a Coggins or Celisa test conducted within one year prior to date of show”

  4. No stud horses allowed on the fairgrounds.
  5. Horses may be measured at the withers to check height, if needed.
  6. Draft horses will be shown in their respective age classes.
  7. All FFA horsemanship entries will ride in the 4-H Senior Division for over 56”, even if riding a pony.
  8. Only 1 entry allowed in the riding classes.
  9. Stock type breeds includes Quarter horses, Paints, and Appaloosas. Non-stock breeds include Arabians, Morgans, Saddlebreds, and Draft.

 

Lot # Halter classess:

701 Pony Halter, under 56”. This includes miniatures 702 Mare and Foal, current year

703 Foal, current year

704 Yearling halter, mare or gelding

705 Two and three year old halter, mare or gelding, 56” and over 706 Four Year Old or Older Halter, Stock Type Mare

707 Four Year Old or Older Halter, Non-Stock Mare 708 Four Year Old or Older, Stock Type Gelding

709 Four Year Old or Older, Non-Stock Type Gelding 710 Mule halter

711 Other Equine-not shown in any other Lot 712 Showmmanship

 

Riding Classes

720 Western Pleasure (judges the horse, under saddle). Horse or pony 721 Western Horsemanship (judges the rider). Horse or pony

722 Trail Class. Horse or pony


 

Rabbit Department

 

  1. Exhibitors may exhibit up to 20 entries- excluding showmanship.
  2. All rabbits must be properly earmarked.
  3. Meat Pen is 3 rabbits under 70 days of age and 3 – 5 pounds.
  4. Single fryer is under 70 days of age and 3 – 5 pounds.
  5. Single Baker is a market rabbit over 5 pounds

 

6 class Rabbits

Senior buck

 

9

 

4 class rabbits

Senior buck

 

33

Senior doe

10

 

Senior doe

34

6/8Buck

11

 

Junior buck

37

6/8Buck

12

 

Junior doe

38

Junior buck

13

 

 

 

Junior doe

14

 

 

 

Meat pen

 

111

 

 

Single fryer

 

112

 

 

Baker

 

113

 

 

Showmanship

 

150

 

 

 

Dogs:

 

Specialty Livestock Department

 

Lot 901. Dog – male Lot 902. Dog – female

 

Other:

 

Lot 905. Single other specialty animal Lot 907. Single Cat

Lot 909. Honey, approximately 1 pound

Lot 910. Bees

Lot 911. Game bird

 

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