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P.O. Box 707, 601 Fairgrounds Road
Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050
740-397-0484
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Superintendent: Aaron Sollars

Senior Fair Board: Todd Carpenter (Chairman)

Junior Fair Board: Jarrod Belton and Sean Magers

Arrival Time

Saturday, July 22nd from 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Vet will be on gate duty from 6:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. All animals are to be in their pen by 3:00 p.m.

NO EXECEPTIONS.

Barn Meeting

Saturday, July 22, 3:30 p.m., Swine Arena

Weigh-in – Beef Feeders/Market Beef/Market Dairy Steers

Saturday, July 22, following Dairy Market Feeder Weigh-In, Multi-Purpose Building

Check-In – Breeding Beef

Saturday, July 22, Beef Barn

Show - Market Dairy Steer

Release Times for Animals Not Going Through the Sale

Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 a.m. (Market Beef/Market Dairy Steers going to United Producers)

Thursday, July 27, 7:30 p.m. (Market Beef/Market Dairy Steers going to a processing facility)

Thursday, July 27, 7:30 p.m. (Market Beef/Market Dairy Steers/Beef Feeders/Breeding Beef going home)

Go to General Junior Fair Information for:

  1. Quality Assurance Rules.
  2. Drug Use Notification Form Guidelines.
  3. Check-In and Release Times of animals and projects.
  4. Showman of Showmen Competition Rules.
  5. Premiums to be paid and paying schedule.

Fitting and Grooming

  1. Fitting chutes will not be permitted inside any building.
  2. See 2017 Season/Ohio Livestock Tampering Rules
  3. See Knox County Fitting and Grooming Regulations.

Barn Meeting – Saturday, July 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Swine Arena

Breeding Beef Check In - Saturday, July 22

  1. All entries will be checked at their pens. Exhibitors must be by their pens with proper and completed papers.  

Beef Feeder, Market Beef & Market Dairy Steer Weigh-In - Saturday, July 22, following Dairy Market Feeder Weigh-In

  1. Weight limits: Beef Feeders - 250 to 600 pounds, Market Beef - minimum 900 pounds, Market Dairy Steers - minimum 1000 pounds.
  2. The animals will be weighed on a one-pound break.
  3. All weights are final at the time of weigh-in. No re-weigh of animals will be permitted.
  4. Beef Feeders, Market Beef and Market Dairy Steers will be classed by weight.

Market Dairy Steer Show

Tuesday, July 25, immediately following Dairy Market Feeder Show

  1. You may tag up to 3 market animals. You can show up to 2 Market Dairy Steers or show one Market Beef and one Market Dairy Steer.  
  2. Market Beef and Market Dairy Steers must be in possession by the tagging date in December and cared for until release time at the fair.
  3. All steers must be dehorned, castrated (no viable testicular tissue) and broke to lead before the December tagging.
  4. All animals must be broke to lead and wear a halter in order to show.
  5. Market Dairy Steers must be of 100% dairy breed. The recognized dairy breeds are Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey and Milking Shorthorn.
  6. Verification of parentage must be available if requested by the Junior Fair Coordinator or Senior Fair Board.

2017 Junior Fair Beef Show

Sponsored by: G&G Feed and Supply

 

Beef Feeder Show – Tuesday July 25, 7:00 p.m.

  1. You may tag up to 2 Beef Feeders. You can show only one.
  2. Exhibitor must have ownership of Beef Feeder by May 1 and cared for until release time at the fair.
  3. All Beef Feeders must be dehorned and bulls castrated (no viable testicular tissue) and broke to lead by the tagging date in June.
  4. All animals must be broke to lead and wear a halter in order to show.
  5. Beef Feeders must be of 100% beef breed.
  6. Verification of parentage must be available if requested by the Junior Fair Coordinator or Senior Fair Board.

Market Beef Show

Sponsored by: G&G Feed and Supply

Tuesday, July 25, immediately following Beef Feeder Show

  1. You may tag up to 3 market animals. You can show up to 2 Market Beef or show one Market Beef and one Market Dairy Steer.  
  2. Market Beef and Market Dairy Steers must be in possession by the tagging date in December and cared for until release time at the fair.
  3. All steers must be dehorned, castrated (no viable testicular tissue) and broke to lead before the December tagging.
  4. All animals must be broke to lead and wear a halter in order to show.

Beef Showmanship –

Wednesday, July 26, 11:00 am

  1. Exhibitors may use a Beef Feeder, Market Beef or Beef Breeding project in showmanship.
  2. See General Junior Fair Information.

Market Dairy Steer Showmanship –

Wednesday, July 26, immediately following Beef Showmanship Show

  1. See General Junior Fair Information.

Beef Breeding Show –

Wednesday, July 26, immediately following Market Dairy Steer Showmanship Show

  1. You may show up to 4 breeding animals. Only one entry per class.
  2. The cow and her calf will show together as one entry.
  3. If either the cow or the calf is a cross breed they must show in the cross class.
  4. Heifer calves may also show in the appropriate breeding class.
  5. All champion and reserve breed champions will compete for supreme champion female.
  6. Beef animals must be in possession of the exhibitor by May 1 and cared for until release time at the fair.

Junior Fair Sale - Thursday, July 27

See Junior Fair Sales Information.  

Premiums

See General Junior Fair Information

Knox County Junior Fair Entry Information

Beef Breeding

Class Description Age Definition

Junior Calf - Calved between January 1 and March, 31, 2017

Winter Calf - Calved between October 1 and December 31, 2016

Senior Calf - Calved between August 1 and September 30, 2016

Summer Yearling - Calved between May 1 and July 31, 2016

Spring Yearling - Calved between March 1 and April 30, 2016

Junior Yearling - Calved between January 1 and February 29, 2016

Senior Yearling - Calved between September 1 and December 31, 2015

Cow/Calf - Calf born in present year.  

Beef Breed Code Abbreviations

Angus - AN

Chianina - CH

Hereford - HE

Limousin - LI

Maine-Anjou - MA

Shorthorn - SH

Simmental - SI

Cross - CR

Other Breed - OT  

Market Beef

Commodity Group Sponsored Events

Knox County Cattlemen's Association

Home, Bred and Raised

  1. The exhibitor or immediate family member (mom, dad, brother, or sister) must have ownership of the cow prior to birth of the calf.  
  2. There will be one class to recognize Home Bred & Raised Market Beef animals. Underweight market beef animals are not able to participate.  
  3. Rules of junior fair tagging and possession apply to this class.
  4. Entries will be available during junior fair entries in June.
  5. Awards to be determined by the Knox County Cattlemen's Association.

Herdsman Award

  1. Judging Criteria:
  2. Cleanliness and neatness of general exhibit area (feed, trunk, aisle, etc.).
  3. Care of animals (clean and well groomed).
  4. Cooperation with others (fair officials, other exhibitors and fair visitors).
  5. Effort put forth by individual.
  6. Sportsmanship
  7. Awards to be determined by the Knox County Cattlemen's Association.

Rate of Gain Contest

  1. All animals weighing in during the December tagging will be eligible for the rate of gain contest.
  2. Finished weights will be weights taken during weigh-in at the Knox County Fair.
  3. This award will be presented during the Market Beef Show.

Carcass Contest

  1. Market Beef animals will be scanned during weigh-in at the Knox County Fair.
  2. The commodity group will pay for the cost of one animal. If exhibitor wishes to have a second animal scanned it will be done at the expense of the exhibitor.
  3. Awards to be determined by the Knox County Cattlemen's Association.

Commodity Group Sponsored Events Knox County Cattlemen's Association

Cattle Costume Fun Show

  1. Monday, July 24 at 7 p.m. in the Multipurpose Building

Class A: Celebrity Costume Class  

~ (contestant collecting most money wins)

~ 6-8 local celebrities will be entered in this class the crowd’s donations will select the winner.

Class B:   Junior Costume Class

~ Any 4-H or FFA member may enter their beef or dairy steer, feeder calf or breed stock for a $5 entry fee.

  1. Participants will be broken into age groups based upon number of entries. Entries will be taken at the fair during weigh in on Saturday.
  2. Prizes will be awarded to class winners.
  3. All proceeds will be held by the Knox County Cattlemen for improvements to the Junior Fair Cattle Program.

Market Dairy Steer

Commodity Group Sponsored Events

Knox County Dairy Service Unit

Bred, Born and Raised on the Farm (BBR)

  1. The exhibitor or immediate family member (mom, dad, brother, sister) must have ownership of the cow prior to birth of the calf.  
  2. There will be one class to recognize Bred, Born and Raised Market Dairy Steers.  
  3. Rules of junior fair tagging and possession apply to this class.
  4. Entries will be available during junior fair entries in June.
  5. Awards to be determined by the Knox County Dairy Service Unit.

Rate of Gain Contest

  1. All animals weighing in during the December tagging will be eligible for the rate of gain contest.
  2. Finished weights will be weights taken during weigh-in at the Knox County Fair.
  3. This award will be presented during the Market Dairy Steer Show.

Carcass Contest

  1. Market Dairy Steer animals will be scanned during weigh-in at the Knox County Fair.
  2. The commodity group will pay for the cost of one animal. If exhibitor wishes to have a second animal scanned it will be done at the expense of the exhibitor.
  3. Awards to be determined by the Knox County Dairy Service Unit.