September 6th – 11th, 2016

Beef Cattle Premiums

1st, $6.00; 2nd, $5.00; others $4.00

ALL Junior Fair Market Steers and Feeder Calves must be in place by Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.

ALL Junior Fair Beef Breeding projects must be in place by 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 6, 2016.

BEEF SHOWMANSHIP

All exhibitors should compete in showmanship classes according to their age as of January 1 of the current year.

  1. Senior Showmanship-16-19 years (as of 1/1/15). **Senior Showmanship winner will compete for Master Showman.
  2. Intermediate Showmanship – 12-15 years (as of 1/1/15). ** Intermediate Showmanship winner will compete for Master Showman.
  3. Junior Showmanship- 8-11 years (as of 1/1/15). ** Junior Showmanship winner will compete for Master Showman.
  4. Master Showman — All current Beef Showmanship winners are eligible.

BEEF SHOWMANSHIP AWARDS

Trophy

  • Senior Showmanship – Beef
  • Intermedate Showmanship – Beef
  • Junior Showmanship – Beef
  • Master Showmanship – Beef

2016 Beef Showmanship Award Sponsors

  • Country Sunshiners 4-H Club
  • J-Mo Meats
  • Justin Moore, Auctioneer
  • Triple C Farms – Belmont, Ohio

Rosettes and ribbons are provided by the Belmont County Agricultural Society.

MARKET STEER CLASSES

  1. Light Weight Steers (750 – 1,170 lbs.)
  2. Medium Weight Steers (1,171 – 1,350 lbs.)
  3. Heavy Weight Steers (1,351 lbs. – up)

MARKET STEER RULES

  1. Steers must be owned by exhibitor, weighed and ear tagged at Steer Weigh-in on November 21, 2016, 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Steers must be born after January 1, 2016 and have a minimum weight not less than 350 pounds at November Steer Weigh-in.
  2. All exhibitors are required to participate in the Livestock Skillathon and attend a Quality Assurance Training to participate at the fair (see General Livestock Rules).
  3. Only steers showing predominance of recognized beef breeds or dairy steers of Holstein, Brown Swiss or their crosses may be entered.
  4. All steers must be separated from nurse cows and fed no milk after the weigh-in in November.
  5. Steers must be castrated and dehorned on or before weigh-in in November. The official fair veterinarian will have the final decision in what are horns and what are scurs, and what stays on the fair grounds and what is to be taken back home.
  6. Four steers is the maximum each exhibitor may weigh-in. Exhibitor may show one or two steers.
  7. Exhibitor may sell only 1 steer at the Junior Fair Livestock Sale. (See Division 6 Livestock Sale)
  8. Steers are placed in proper weight classes after weigh-in. Steers must weigh a minimum of 750 pounds at the Junior Fair Weigh-In in September.
  9. Steers are judged by weight classes on Wednesday, September 7, beginning after the Beef Showmanship Contest at 8:30 a.m. Animals in each class will be placed from top to bottom and awarded ribbons accordingly.
  10. If more than 5 steers are in a weight class, the class will be divided.
  11. All Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion market steers must go directly to a state inspected slaughter house or to the sale barn and then directly to a state inspected slaughter house.
  12. Read Department 8-General Livestock Rules.
  13. Read Division 6-Livestock Sale.

MARKET STEER AWARDS

Outstanding Project Knowledge

  • Market Beef Jr.
  • Market Beef Sr.

Trophy

  • Steer with Most Gain
  • Trophy & Rosette
  • Grand Champion Market Steer
  • Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer
  • Champion Light Weight Market Steer
  • Reserve Champion Light Weight Market Steer
  • Champion Medium Weight Market Steer
  • Reserve Champion Medium Weight Market Steer
  • Champion Heavy Weight Market Steer
  • Reserve Champion Heavy Weight Market Steer

Other Awards

  • The Ohio Valley Cattleman Association will be sponsoring a jacket for the exhibitor of the Grand Champion Market Steer.
  • A $10.00 award by Ohio Shorthorn Lassie Association to any Junior Fair exhibitor, showing a market steer in a Junior show in Ohio that is champion steer, reserve champion steer or champion rate of gain, and being one quarter Shorthorn or higher percentage.

2016 Market Steer Award Sponsors

  • Captina Cattle Company: Marvin & Michele Steed
  • Leroy and Sara Carpenter
  • Pine Lo Farms
  • St. Clair Ruritan Club
  • Sandy Hollow Farms
  • Shaun and Debbie Bruce
  • The Barbe Family

Rosettes and ribbons are provided by the Belmont County Agricultural Society.

FEEDER CALF CLASSES

  1. Light Weight Beef Steer (275 – 525 lbs.)
  2. Heavy Weight Beef Steer (526 lbs. – up)
  3. Light Weight Beef Heifer (275 – 525 lbs.)
  4. Heavy Weight Beef Heifer (526 lbs. – up)
  5. Light Weight Straight Bred Dairy (275 – 525 lbs.)
  6. Heavy Weight Straight Bred Dairy (526 lbs. – up)

FEEDER CALF RULES

  1. All feeder calves must weigh 275 pounds or more at weigh-in on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 and be born between January 1 and May 1, 2016. All feeder calves may come from a home herd or be purchased outside the herd. Feeder calves may not be purchased and re-exhibited from another fair during the current year. All feeder calves must be registered on Jr. Fair Livestock Forms that will be due in the OSU Extension of ice by June 15, 2016. Late registrations are not permitted and will prevent Jr. Fair members from exhibiting and selling at the Belmont County Fair. Feeder Calves must be registered by June 15, and owned and in the continual care of the member by July 1, 2016. These registered feeder calves must be ear tagged with tags provided by the Belmont County Junior Fair by July 1, 2016. After July 1, random spot checks will be made by Senior Fair Board members and Junior Fair Livestock Committee members to assure that animals are tagged properly. Anyone knowingly switching or replacing animals after the possession date will be disqualified from showing or selling at the Belmont County Junior Fair during the current year. These random spot checks may occur until time of fair. There will be no replacement date for feeder calves.
  2. Crossbred dairy feeder calves WILL BE shown with beef feeder calves. Any amount of beef in dairy feeder calf will be considered a beef feeder.
  3. All exhibitors are required to participate in Livestock Skillathon and attend a Quality Assurance Training to participate at the fair (see General Livestock Rules).
  4. Junior Fair Members may register up to four feeder calves. Two feeder calves is the maximum for each exhibitor to show.
  5. Feeder Calves are placed in proper weight classes after Junior Fair Weigh-In.
  6. Exhibitor may only sell 1 feeder calf at the Junior Fair Livestock Sale. (See Division 6 Livestock Sale.)
  7. Feeder Calves will be judged by sex and weight classes on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 beginning after the Steer Show. Animals in each class are placed from top to bottom and awarded ribbons accordingly.
  8. Feeder calves must be castrated, dehorned and healed by fair time. See the veterinarian for any questions. The official fair veterinarian will have the final decision in what are horns and what are scurs, and what stays on the fairgrounds and what is to be taken back home.
  9. NO BULLS ALLOWED IN THE FEEDER CALF SHOW! Only steers and heifers will be permitted to show.
  10. If more than 10 feeder calves are in a class, the class will be divided.
  11. Read Department 8-General Livestock Rules.
  12. Read Division 6-Livestock Sale.

FEEDER CALF AWARDS

Outstanding Project Knowledge

  • Beef Feeder Calf Jr.
  • Beef Feeder Calf Sr.
  • Dairy Beef Feeder Calf Jr.
  • Dairy Beef Feeder Calf Sr.

Trophy & Rosette

  • Champion Steer Feeder Calf
  • Reserve Champion Steer Feeder Calf
  • Champion Light Weight Steer Feeder Calf
  • Reserve Champion Light Weight Steer Feeder Calf
  • Champion Heavy Weight Steer Feeder Calf
  • Reserve Champion Heavy Weight Steer Feeder Calf
  • Champion Heifer Feeder Calf
  • Reserve Champion Heifer Feeder Calf
  • Champion Light Weight Heifer Feeder Calf
  • Reserve Champion Light Weight Heifer Feeder Calf
  • Champion Heavy Weight Heifer Feeder Calf
  • Reserve Champion Heavy Weight Heifer Feeder Calf
  • Champion Dairy Feeder Calf
  • Reserve Champion Dairy Feeder Calf
  • Champion Light Weight Dairy Feeder Calf
  • Reserve Champion Light Weight Dairy Feeder Calf
  • Champion Heavy Weight Dairy Feeder Calf
  • Reserve Champion Heavy Weight Dairy Feeder Calf

Other Awards

  • The Ohio Valley Cattleman Association will be sponsoring a jacket for the exhibitor of the Champion Feeder Calf Steer.
  • The Ohio Valley Cattleman Association will be sponsoring a jacket for the exhibitor of the Champion Feeder Calf Heifer.

2015 Beef Feeder Calf Award Sponsors

  • Barnesville FFA
  • Captina Cattle Company, Michele & Marvin Steed
  • Convenient Food Mart, Barnesville
  • Dave, Missy, Emma, Zack & Luke Mazgaj
  • Dave & Twila Fisher
  • Dr. Mark and Michelle Wilson
  • Homan Knob Farm
  • “In Memory of Chuck and Charlie Winzenreid” By the Family
  • J.D. and Paula Winland
  • J-Mo Meats
  • Kirke’s Homemade Ice Cream
  • Larry & Helen Bun ill
  • Pine Lo Farms
  • Pivotal Propane
  • Ron & Edna Kettler
  • South Central Power Company
  • Memory of Carolyn Flowers by the Flowers Family

Rosettes and ribbons are provided by the Belmont County Agricultural Society.

BEEF BREEDING CLASSES

  1. Aged Cow (Calved prior to 4/30/14)
  2. Two Year Old Female Cow (Calved 5/1/14 to 8/31/14)
  3. Senior Yearling Heifer (Calved 9/1/14 to 12/31/14)
  4. Junior Yearling Heifer (Calved 1/1/15 to 4/30/15)
  5. Summer Yearling (Calved 5/1/15 to 8/31/15)
  6. Senior Heifer Calf (Calved 9/1/15 to 12/31/15)
  7. Junior Heifer Calf (Calved after 1/1/16)
  8. Bull Calf (Calved after 1/1/16)

BEEF BREEDING RULES

  1. All breeding projects must be owned and in possession of exhibitor by June 1 of the current year.
  2. All exhibitors are required to participate in Livestock Skillathon to participate at the fair (see General Livestock Rules).
  3. Same classes for all breeds.
  4. Crossbred animals will be judged in a separate class.
  5. All champion bulls will go in the ring for Champion Beef Breeding Animal in their breed.
  6. Read Department 8 – General Livestock Rules

BEEF BREEDING AWARDS

Outstanding Project Knowledge

  • Beef Breeding Jr.
  • Beef Breeding Sr.

Trophy and Rosette

  • Grand Champion Beef Breeding Animal
  • Reserve Grand Champion Beef Breeding Animal
  • Champion Angus
  • Champion Hereford
  • Champion Shorthorn
  • Champion Charolais
  • Champion Crossbred
  • Champion Maine-Anjou
  • Champion Chianina
  • Champion Simmental
  • Champion Any Other Breed

2015 Beef Breeding Award Sponsors

  • 1st Choice Energy Services
  • Agland Co-op – Bethesda
  • Jane Keyser
  • Mark Brown & Sons
  • St. Clair Car Wash
  • Smitty’s Septic Service
  • Spring Valley Farms
  • The Brandon Butler Family
  • WesBanco Bank Inc.

Rosettes and ribbons are provided by the Belmont County Agricultural Society.

OVERALL BEEF AWARDS

Trophy

  • Overall Champion Junior Fair Beef Animal
  • The Scott Stephens Good Sportsmanship Award

Other Awards

  • The Ohio Valley Cattleman Association will be sponsoring a jacket for the exhibitor of the Overall Champion Junior Fair Beef Animal.

2015 Overall Beef Award Sponsors

  • “In Honor of Henry and Lee White”
  • Scott Stephens Family
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