Jr. Fair Rules (Listing of all categories)
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P.O. Box 707, 601 Fairgrounds Road
Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050
740-397-0484
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Sponsored by: First-Knox National Bank

SALE COMMITTEE: Jim Blanchard (President), Crystal McElhaney (Vice-President), Cindy Cunningham (Secretary), Tara Durbin (Treasurer), Samantha Appleman, Alyssa Bregel, Debra Burden, Jim Daniels, Laura Daniels, Bernie Douglas, Madeline Elfrink, Dani Graumlich, Bruce Gregg, Cale Grubb, Larry Hall, Jim Hughes, Dave Humphrey, Scott Huvler, Jerry Lamb, Don Love, Silas McElhaney, Marsha Meyers, Clayton Noggle, Stephanie Plumly, Andrea Rees, Adam Rine, Bryon Rock, John P. Ruckman, Debby Rudolph, Jim Ruhl, Mike Smith, and Brian Tucker

  1. MARKETING CHARGES: Market Beef, Beef Pool & Market Dairy Steers $15.00 Market Lambs $15.00 Market Hogs $15.00 Market Goats $15.00 Dairy Market Feeders $15.00 Market Fryers $15.00 Broilers $15.00 Tom Turkeys $15.00 Dairy Product 4.0% Champions 3.5%, plus regular charges Reserve Champions 2.5%, plus regular charges
  2. Marketing charges go to pay for advertising and sale costs.
  3. Exhibitors will draw their sale order number during entries in June.
  4. Pictures of all sale animals will be required; photos will be taken before animal enters the sale ring. The cost of the picture and plaques is included in the marketing charge that is taken from the seller’s check.
  5. Pre-weighing Weight Gain and/or Loss a) Gain - The only acceptable weight gain method is natural consumption of fluid and/or feed. b) Loss - The only acceptable method of weight loss is exercise conducted in a humane manner. c) Soaking - Only dry animals will be weighed d) Halters - Haltered animals may weigh with one halter which must be of acceptable size and style for that species.
  6. Sale Order

8:00 a.m. -- Sale Building Opens

9:00 a.m. -- Sale Announcements, Hall of Fame Presentation & Special Awards

9:30 a.m. -- Sale of Champions -- Multipurpose Arena

Sale of Champions Order

Grand and Reserve Grand Champion

                              Market Lambs

                              Dairy Product

                              Market Hogs

                              Broilers

                              Pen of 3 Market Lambs

                              Market Goats

                              Turkeys

                              Dairy Market Feeders

                              Market Dairy Steers

                              Market Beef

                              Fryers                                 

                                            

12:00 Noon -- (Approx.) -- Multipurpose Arena

Sale Order

RING 1

                         Market Lambs                  

                         Broilers

Turkeys

                         Fryers

                         Dairy Market Feeders

                         Market Dairy Steers

                         Market Beef

                         Beef Feeders                                   

              

12:00 Noon -- (Approx.) -- Swine Arena

RING 2                 Market Hogs

                           Market Goats

  1. Each specie must be ready to sell 30 minutes prior to scheduled sale time. All exhibitors must sell their own market project with three exceptions:
  2. Medical reason approved by the Junior Fair Coordinator.
  3. Showing in another Knox County Junior Fair Show.
  4. Showing in an Ohio State Junior Fair Show. If a replacement is necessary, a current Knox County Junior Fair Exhibitor may sell the animal, if approved by the start of the sale.
  5. An exhibitor may sell only ONE (1) lot through the sale ring. This includes Dairy Product.
  6. The following Champions MUST be sold through the sale ring:
  7. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb
  8. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Three Market Lambs
  9. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Goats
  10. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Broilers
  11. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Tom Turkeys
  12. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Fryers
  13. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef
  14. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Dairy Steers
  15. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Dairy Market Feeders
  16. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Hogs
  17. An exhibitor may sell two or more lots through the ring if, and only if, all lots are on the list of Champions that must sell, listed in rule #9, otherwise rule #8 applies.
  18. These animals and/or any other market animals in the sale may be selected by the Ohio Department of Agriculture for Tests before or after processing/harvest. (The terms slaughter, processing and harvest are synonymous and will hereafter be referred to as processing.)
  19. Animals being tested will remain the property of the exhibitor until the carcass passes all tests.
  20. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef, Market Hogs and Market Lambs will be trucked directly from the sale ring to a Knox County processing facility for harvesting as directed by Ohio Department of Agriculture.
  21. All animals, after being sold, are ineligible for all other Junior Fair Shows (county, independent or state).
  22. A sold animal may not be returned to the exhibitor in the sale ring.
  23. The following top ten live animals (Market Beef, Market Dairy Steers, Market Lambs, Market Hogs, Dairy Market Feeders) will sell in the first half of the sale. The following top five live animals (Broilers, Tom Turkeys, Market Fryers, Market Goats) will sell in the first half of the sale
  24. No animal receiving a show ring C grade will be permitted to sell.
  25. No animal with viable testicular tissue will be permitted to sell.
  26. No animal with unhealed scars or swelling in the scrotum area will be permitted to sell.
  27. Appropriate attire shall be worn by exhibitors during the sale of animals at the fair. Examples of inappropriate attire include: a. Dirty clothing b. Hats c. Unsafe footwear d. Clothing or hats that exhibit graphics or words that may be offensive. Violators will be asked to change their attire or will be ineligible to sell.  
  28. All buy bids for livestock from the Knox County Junior Fair Sale will be directed through the Mount Vernon United Producers. All re-sale animals will be loaded and transported to the Mount Vernon United Producers livestock facility.
  29. Broilers, Turkeys and Market Fryers will be transported for processing at the discretion of the Knox County Junior Fair Sales Committee.
  30. Broiler and Turkey exhibitors will be responsible for the care of their animals until their release on Friday morning.    
  31. Participants in the Dairy Product Sale must be present during the sale and have their picture taken with the buyer(s) to receive their sale proceeds. The Supreme Champion Dairy animal will represent the industry in the Dairy Product Sale.
  32. Market Beef, Market Dairy Steers, Dairy Market Feeders, Market Lambs, Market Hogs and Market Goats will be sold by the pound. Broilers and Market Fryers will be sold by the pen and Tom Turkeys will be sold by the head.
  33. Any official statement announced by a Sales Committee member on sale day will take precedence over any published rules.        
  34. The decisions of the Knox County Junior Fair Sales Committee are final.