1. Return registration forms for Beef, Market Steers, Swine, Sheep, Poultry, Rabbits, and Dairy Goats by July 15 to: P.O. Box 12, Greenwood, AR 72936.
(REGISTRATION DEADLINES WILL BE ENFORCED).
All entry forms are available thru the following avenues…
Sebastian County Extensions Office…(479) 996-4131 and www.sebastiancountyfair.com
Your Local 4-H Leaders and FFA Instructors
will also have Livestock Entry Forms
For Information on the Sebastian County Pageants & Talent Show:
Contact Marla Keady at firstname.lastname@example.org
Late registration will be accepted until August 1 of the current year. A $10.00 late fee will be charged for all late registrations. All animals must be in place on the show grounds by 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday the week of the fair, and must remain on exhibit until the close of the fair.
By submitting an entry and participating in the Sebastian County Fair entrants agree to abide by the rules of competition, National Code of Show Ring Ethics as stated in the premium list of this event.
2. All owners of livestock or others having same in charge shall care for, guard, protect and preserve the same, as the Sebastian County Fair Association does not undertake to do so, and shall not be held responsible for any loss or damage to said property of the owners thereof. Neither will the Association be responsible for damage done by animals. The Fair Association will provide a night watchman.
3. Each livestock, poultry, or rabbit exhibitor must furnish his own equipment necessary for feeding and caring for his animals. No straw, only shavings please. All livestock released Saturday of the fair at superintendent's discretion. ANIMALS LEAVING BEFORE THESE TIMES WILL FORFEIT ALL PRIZE MONEY.
4. Out of County exhibitors (residing out of county) can exhibit for ribbons, but not for Premium money.
5. All stalls and pens must be cleaned before 9:00 a.m. each day and refuse disposed as superintendent may direct.
6. Stall and/or exhibit space will be assigned by the superintendent of the department of entry. All stalls must be cleaned out to the department committee approval before premium checks will be handed out and animals released.
7. The judges will be selected with the utmost care, and will be familiar with correct judging practices. Decisions of the judges will be final.
8. Premiums will be paid on the point basis.
9. In the event disease should show, the owner will be requested to remove animals for protection of other animals.
10. The minimum premiums will be paid at 25 cents per point.
11. A purebred animal is defined as an animal of a recognized breed which is eligible for registry in the official herd book of that breed.
12. Junior livestock entries who are either under or over sale weight will be allowed to show for premium money, but not allowed to sell in the Junior Livestock Auction.
13. A Herdsman Award will be given to the youth who keeps the cleanest stall during the fair in the Junior Beef, Junior Swine, Junior Sheep, Junior Poultry, Junior Rabbits, and Junior Goat Divisions.
14. To be eligible to show in the junior livestock departments and participate in the Junior Livestock Auction, a participant must meet the following requirements: Be between the ages of 9 and 19 or the first fall semester following High School Graduation, an active member of a 4-H Club or FFA Chapter in Sebastian County and a student in a Sebastian County School District. Each participant must fill out the junior eligibility form contained in this book. This form must be sent in with your registration.
15. All exhibitors must certify their exhibit has not been fed garbage or animal waste of any type.
16. All junior exhibitors with registered breeding stock must have the breed association registration in their own name. No transfer of papers will be allowed for registered animals.
17. All junior exhibitors will be allowed to enter their animals in the open division provided they meet all entry requirements. No junior exhibitor will be allowed to enter an animal in the open division after the entry deadline. Open classes will not be held unless there is at least one open exhibitor.
18. All poultry must be Pullorum-Typhoid tested before being brought to the fair or will not be allowed on the grounds. There will not be any testing on the grounds. Contact the Extension Office for information on testing date and location.
19. The fair board of any county, district, or state reserves the right to have a blood and urine laboratory analysis made for any animal at their fair. Any exhibitor administering a drug to an animal which would render the carcass unfit for human consumption or any exhibitor of an animal producing an analysis indicating the presence of an unapproved drug that can result in a quantitative or qualitative change in the characteristic of the animal will be required to return all premium money and could be banned from further competition. Their name and lab analysis will be submitted to the USDA & FDA for further investigation and possible prosecution. Any animal receiving medication for any life threatening disease or illness must be registered at the time they are entered in the fair.
20. An entrance fee will be charged at the gate for all persons entering the fairground. Exhibitor passes will be available for purchase until 7:00pm Tuesday only.
21. There will be a $5.00 stall fee per animal for livestock (cattle, sheep, goats, and swine) and per exhibitor for poultry and rabbits. Must be included with registration.
22. Animals shall be presented to show events where they will enter the food chain free of drugs. The act of entering an animal in a livestock show is the giving of consent by the owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer and/or absolutely responsible person for show management to obtain any specimens of urine, saliva, blood, or other substances from the animals to be used in testing. Animals not entered in an event which culminates with the animal entering the food chain shall not be administered drugs other than in accordance with applicable Federal, State, and Provincial statutes, regulations, and rules. Livestock shall not be exhibited if the drugs administered in accordance with Federal, State, and Provincial statutes, regulations, and rules affect the animal's performance or appearance at the event. If the laboratory report on the chemical analysis of saliva, urine, blood, or other sample taken from livestock indicates the presence of forbidden drugs or medication, this shall be prima facie evidence such substance has been administered to the animal either internally or externally. It is presumed that the sample of urine, saliva, blood, or other substance tested by the approved laboratory to which it is sent is the one taken from the animal in question, its integrity is preserved and all procedures of said collection and preservation, transfer to the laboratory and analysis of the sample are correct and accurate and the report received from the laboratory pertains to the sample taken from the animal in question, and correctly reflects the condition of the animal at the time the sample was taken, with the burden on the owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsible person to prove otherwise at any hearing in regard to the matter conducted by the fair or livestock show. At any time after an animal arrives on the fair or livestock show premises, all treatments involving the use of drugs and/or medications for the sole purpose of protecting the health of the animal shall be administered by a licensed veterinarian.shall subject such individual to disciplinary action.
23. Any surgical procedure or injection of any foreign substance or drug or the external application of any substance (irritant, counterirritant, or similar substance) which could affect the animal's performance or alter its natural contour, confirmation, or appearance, except external applications of substances to the hoofs or horns of animals which affect appearance only and except for surgical procedures performed by a duly licensed veterinarian for the sole purpose of protecting the health of the animal, is prohibited.
24. The use of showing and/or handling practices or devices such as striking animals to cause swelling, using electrical contrivance, administering by hose are not acceptable and are prohibited.
25. Direct criticism or interference with the judge, fair or livestock show management, other exhibitors, breed representatives, or show officials before, during, or after the competitive event is prohibited. In the furtherance of their official duty, all judges, fair and livestock show management, or other show officials shall be treated with courtesy, cooperation and respect and no person shall direct abusive or threatening conduct toward them.
26. No owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsible person shall conspire with another person or persons to intentionally violate this code of ethics or knowingly contribute or cooperate with another person or persons either by affirmative action or inaction to violate this code of ethics. Violation of this rule shall subject such individual to disciplinary action.
27. The application of this code of ethics provides for absolute responsibility for an animal's condition by an owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or participant whether or not he or she was actually instrumental in or had actual knowledge of the treatment of the animal in contravention of this code of ethics.
28. The act of entering an animal is the giving of consent by the owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsible person to have any disciplinary action taken by the fair or livestock show for violation of this code of show ring ethics and any other rules of competition of the fair or livestock show without recourse against the fair or livestock show. The act of entering an animal is the giving of consent that any proceedings or disciplinary action taken by the fair or livestock show may be published with the name of the violator or violators in any publication of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions, including Fairs and Expositions and any special notices to members.
29. The act of entering of an animal in a fair or livestock show is the giving of verification by the owner, exhibitor, fitter, trainer, or absolutely responsible person that he or she has read the IAFE National Code of Show Ring Ethics and understands the consequences of and penalties provided for actions prohibited by the code. It is further a consent that any action which contravenes these rules and is also in violation of federal, state, or provincial statutes, regulations, or rules may be released to appropriate law enforcement authorities with jurisdiction over such infractions.