2018 Wise County Youth Fair
FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 3
BEEF SHOW
DEPARTMENT J

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MARKET STEER DIVISION

Market Steer Superintendent: Robert Johnson
Assistants:  Steve Freeman, Ron Womack

Market Steer Judge:  Ryan Rathman
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RULES AND INFORMATION
1.  The General Rules of the Wise County Youth Fair and the following rules will govern the Beef Cattle Department.

Prospect and Market Steer Division
2.  Market Steers must be ear tagged, tattooed, etc. at the county and/or state validated clinics to be eligible to show.
3.  Exhibitors must check with the beef superintendent upon their arrival for stall assignments and exhibitors numbers.
4.  All market steers and prospect steers must be trimmed before arrival on fair grounds.  Minor touch up will be allowed.
 THE MARKET AND
PROSPECT STEERS SHOWS  WILL BE BLOW & SHOW.  NO PAINT, GLUE, ADHESIVE ETC.
5.  The Prospect Steer show will begin Friday at 8:00 a.m.  Followed by the Market Steer show.
6.  Prospect steers may be entered with superintendent upon arrival.
Only 2 prospect steers per exhibitor will be allowed to be shown.
7.  Prospect steers classes will be broke after all entries received.
8.  Steers must be dehorned, and all market animals must lead and be controllable or they will be barred from the show.
9.  Steers will be put into weight classes by the superintendent after all weight cards are turned in on Wednesday.  Those steers weighing less than
950
lbs. will be shown as prospect steers.  
10.  There will be three subdivisions for Market Steers:
             American Breed and American Crossbreed Steers
             British Breed and British Crossbreed Steers
             European Breeds and Crossbreed Steers
11.  Only market steers will be eligible for the Auction Sale.  The Overall Grand and Reserve, and the Champion and Reserve from each division will be
sold, then a percent of each division will be sold staying as close to twenty-five (25)  lots.  It will be divided by the total number of steer entries in all
divisions based on a percentage will be in the sale.  Give or take one (1) steer.
12.  All seniors and juniors are eligible for showmanship in Market Steers.  
13.  
Bedding:  NO straw will be allowed in the stalls.  Cedar or wood may be used if the exhibitor so desires.
14.  
Hair Rule:  Steers must be shorn to not more than 1/4” on any location of the body, excluding the tail switch.  Steers must be shorn before arrival
onto the fair grounds.  Steers will be checked at weigh-in for the 1/4” length.  Violation of the 1/4” uniform length over the entire body will result in
immediate disqualification.  Steers not shorn will be disqualified from showing.  The decision of the superintendent will be final

ALL TRIM CHUTES ARE TO BE SET UP OUTSIDE THE BARNS.  AFTER ANIMALS ARE IN PLACE AND IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE CHUTES
WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE.

CLASSES:

1.  PROSPECT STEER
     Classes and class breaks will be determined after all weight cards are turned in.

     Champion Prospect Steer
     Reserve Champion Prospect Steer

2.  MARKET STEER
     There will be three subdivisions for Market Steers:
A.        AMERICAN BREED AND AMERICAN CROSSBRED STEERS -
Pureblood or crossbred Beefmaster, Brahman, Brangus, Red Brangus, Santa Gertrudis or Simbrah steers.  All steers in this subdivision must show
predominate breed characteristics of one of these breeds.
B.        BRITISH BREED AND BRITISH CROSSBREED STEERS -
Steers must be straight-bred Angus, Hereford, Polled Hereford, Shorthorn and Red Angus, or must have a sire and dam of purebred,     grade or
crossbred breeding of one or more of the above breeds.
C.        EUROPEAN BREEDS AND CROSS STEERS -
Will include any cross or other breed of steers not in the above classes.

STEERS WILL BE CLASSIFIED.  There will be three (3) classifiers. The judgment of breed classifiers is final and not subject to protest
      The superintendent shall determine number of steer classes in each subdivision after all steers are classified and weight cards are turned in.
     A Champion and Reserve Champion steer will be selected from each of the subdivisions listed above and the Overall Grand Champion and Overall
Reserve Grand Champion  will then be selected.

     Overall Grand Champion Market Steer
     Overall Reserve Champion Market Steer
     Junior Showmanship, Market Steers
     Senior Showmanship, Market Steers

Native Steer Division
15.  NO entry fee will be required for this class.
16.  The steer must have been conceived and born in Wise County.
17.  All steers competing must have a certificate signed by breeder stating that the steer was conceived and born in Wise County.
18.
 All native steer verification forms must be mailed in by entry deadline.
19.  The highest placing steer of each class will be eligible to compete.
20.  A plaque will be presented to highest placing steer.
21.  A plaque will be presented to the breeder of the highest placing  steer.
22.  Placing of steers in this class will have no effect on qualifying for the auction sale.

ALL TRIM CHUTES ARE TO BE SET UP OUTSIDE THE BARNS.  AFTER ANIMALS ARE IN PLACE AND IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE CHUTES
WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE.


3.  NATIVE STEER



    
NATIVE STEER FORM   

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BREEDING BEEF HEIFER DIVISION

Beef Heifer Superintendent:  Richard Flynt
Assistants:  Steve Freeman, Ron Womack

Beef Heifer Judge:  Ryan Rathman
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RULES AND INFORMATION
1.  The General Rules of the Wise County Youth Fair and the following rules will govern the Beef Cattle Department.
2.  A substitution fee of $5.00 may be paid and a substitution made upon arrival to the WCYF Secretary.
3.  All beef heifers must be trimmed before arrival on fair grounds.  Minor touch up will be allowed.
THE HEIFER SHOWS  WILL BE BLOW & SHOW.  NO PAINT, GLUE, ADHESIVE ETC.
4.  Breeding Beef Heifers registration and tattoos will be checked on Wednesday at 4-7:00 p.m.
5.  Registration papers are required on all breeding females.  No entries will be accepted with papers pending.
6.  
All non-registered beef will be classified as American, British and Exotic. They must be validated at the county validation in December.
7.  The Breeding Beef Show is limited to female entries.  No bulls are allowed.
8.  No more than two (2) breeding animals per class may be shown by any one exhibitor.
9.  Breeding animals will be put into classes according to their age after all entries are received.
10.  
Any heifer 20 months of age or older, on the show day, must have a certificate of pregnancy from a licensed veterinarian. The certificate
of pregnancy must be presented at time of registration paper check. It can be noted on the health papers.
11.  All seniors and juniors are eligible for showmanship in Beef Heifers.
12.  
Bedding:  NO straw will be allowed in the stalls.  Cedar or wood may be used if the exhibitor so desires.
ALL TRIM CHUTES ARE TO BE SET UP OUTSIDE THE BARNS.  AFTER ANIMALS ARE IN PLACE AND IF SPACE IS AVAILABLE CHUTES
WILL BE ALLOWED INSIDE.

4.  BREEDING BEEF HEIFER
     Breeding Beef Heifers will be divided in to three (3) divisions:
A.  AMERICAN—Beefmaster, Brahman, Brangus, Simbrah, Santa Gertrudis, All other Americans and American Cross.
B   BRITISH—Hereford, Angus, Shorthorn, All other British and British Cross, Polled Hereford, Red Angus
C.  EXOTIC—Simental, Chianina, Maine Anjou, Limousin, AOB and Exotic Crossbreeds.

     ABC and British cross heifers that do not have papers will have to class within these divisions.

     Maximum age of heifers is thirty (30) months as of
March 1, 2018.  NO heifers born before September 1, 2015.
     Heifers must be owned by November 1.
     There must be five (5) head entered and shown to constitute a breed.
     Breeds that have less than 5 animals of the same breed, will be shown with another breed from their respective division.
     Heifers must be trimmed before arriving at the Wise County Youth Fair.  Minor touch up will be allowed.

There will be a Champion and Reserve Champion for each breed.

All Breed Champions and Reserve Champions will compete for Supreme Champion and Reserve Champion Breeding Female.

Native Heifer Division
15.  NO entry fee will be required for this class.
16.  The heifer must have been conceived and born in Wise County.
17.  All heifers competing must have a certificate signed by breeder stating that the heifer was conceived and born in Wise County.
18.
 All native heifer verification forms must be mailed in by entry deadline.
19.  The highest placing heifer of each class will be eligible to compete.
20.  A plaque will be presented to highest placing heifer.
21.  A plaque will be presented to the breeder of the highest placing  heifer.

5. NATIVE HEIFER


           NATIVE HEIFER FORM

             
               BREEDING HEIFER OWNER INFORMATION   

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LONGHORN DIVISION

Longhorn Superintendent: Richard Flynt
Assistants:  Steve Freeman, Ron Womack, Robert Johnson

Longhorn Judge:  Randy Allgood
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RULES AND INFORMATION
1.  The General Rules of the Wise County Youth Fair and the following rules will govern the Beef Cattle Department.
2.  A substitution fee of $5.00 may be paid and a substitution made upon arrival to the WCYF Secretary.
3.  Exhibitors must check with the beef superintendent upon their arrival for stall assignments and exhibitors numbers.
4. Papers will be checked upon arrival.
5.
 Longhorn Steers and Heifers must be registered with the Texas Longhorn Breeders Association of America. However, they are not required to be
registered in the name of the exhibitor. A copy of said registration must be presented at the paper check for the Longhorn show.
6.  The Longhorn Show will begin on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. with the Longhorn Steer show followed by the Longhorn Heifer show. You may begin
moving in on Tuesday from 7-10:00 am.


Longhorn Heifer Division
7.    The Breeding Beef Show is limited to female entries.  No bulls are allowed.
8.    Longhorn Beef Heifer papers will be checked on Tuesday upon arrival.
9.    Longhorn heifers must not be over 30 months old on show day.
10.  Longhorn heifers over 20 months of age on show day must have a certificate of pregnancy from a licensed veterinarian.
11.  Registered, percentage purebred heifers will be placed in their breed class or in AOB at the discretion of the beef superintendent.
12.  No more than two (2) breeding animals per class may be shown by any one exhibitor.
13.  Breeding animals will be put into classes according to their age after all entries are received.
14.  All seniors and juniors are eligible for showmanship in the Longhorn Division.

6. LONGHORN HEIFER

Longhorn Steer Division
15.  The Longhorn Show will begin on Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. with the Longhorn Steer show followed by the Longhorn Heifer show. You may begin
moving in on Tuesday from 7-10:00 a.m.
LONGHORN STEERS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THE SALE.
16.  Longhorn steers must not be over 30 months old on show day.
17.  All seniors and juniors are eligible for showmanship.
18.   Bedding:  NO straw will be allowed in the stalls.  Cedar or wood may be used if the exhibitor so desires.


7.  LONGHORN STEER
     Longhorn steers will be broke by age.
     Longhorn steers must not be over 30 months on day of show.

     Junior Showmanship, Longhorn
     Senior Showmanship, Longhorn