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2018-2019 CCJLS RULES

These are the official rules created and approved by the CCJLS Board of Directors and Show Superintendents. 

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RULES & REGULATIONS
  1. All exhibitors enroll in 4-H or FFA. 4-H members MUST complete their enrollment by January 17, 2020. Any exhibitor not enrolled in either 4H or FFA by the afore mentioned date will be deemed ineligible thus making the animals entered under that exhibitors name ineligible.

  2. Academic ineligibility, as determined by the respective school superintendent, will disqualify both the student and the animal. Exhibitors enter their animals stating the school they attend.

  3. No claim for injury to any person or animal shall be asserted or suit instituted or maintained against the show or its sponsors or supporters.

  4. A protest must be filed in writing with the superintendent of the respective division up to two hours after judging of the respective species. A non-refundable fee of $100 accompany any protest.

  5. Each exhibitor controls their animal at all times to assure the safety of all exhibitors and the public. The superintendent may, at his discretion, provide an assistant to assist the showman to assure the safety of all participants.

  6. Exhibitors accompany all livestock to the show, care for it, and personally exhibit it, except in cases of illness, or other unavoidable circumstances. In these cases, permission must be secured from the superintendent of the respective division prior to judging. A Substitute showman is an exhibitor of the same species and school. If this is not possible, then the substitute showman must be approved by the division superintendent.

  7. All animals are pre-entered on or before their official nomination deadline. Exhibitors may pre-enter or nominate an unlimited number of animals of each species with a $20.00 per head pre-entry fee payable at the time of entry. An animal is eligible for nomination by one exhibitor only, unless the exhibitors are siblings. An animal is entered in only one breed. Any animal offered for auction at any other premium auction is not eligible to be exhibited. No more than a total of three steers, three barrows, three gilts, three lambs, three does, three wethers, or three heifers may be exhibited by any one participant. 

  8. Each exhibitor sells only two animals. If an exhibitor exhibits more than two Grands, or Reserve Grands, all Grands and Reserve Grands will sell. Those who qualify more than two animals for the premium sale must notify the General Superintendent upon the completion of the Steer Show. Choice of sale animals will be determined by sale order with beef cattle taking preference over sheep, goats or swine.

  9. Judges in the respective divisions determine sale order. Animals not in the premium sale may leave after their show. Minimum premiums will be pro-rated based on the performance and sale placing of the animal. Rates are: $250.00 for each steer or each heifer, and $150.00 for each lamb, goat, or swine making the premium sale. The premiums are paid by, or on behalf of, the exhibitor. Those not paying the premium have the respective amount deducted from the exhibitors premium check. The animal selling in the live premium sale is required to enter the ring in order to receive the respective premium.

  10. All exhibitors are eligible to compete in the showmanship contest. Age brackets are as follows:

    • Junior Showmanship- 9 thru 12 years old

    • Intermediate Showmanship- 13 thru 15 years old

    • Senior Showmanship- 16 thru 19 years old

    • Supreme Showman per species will receive a cash award.

    • Age is as of March 3, 2020.

  11. No heat lamps allowed in the stalls. Each exhibitor is expected to furnish their own bedding. Stalls are cleaned before the exhibitor leaves the show.​

  12. The Carter County Junior Livestock Show adheres to the Oklahoma Show Ring Code of Ethics adopted by the State Department of VOTC and the Co-Operative Extension Services.

  13. A dress code is required for all exhibitors to show and sell their animals. This dress code applies to exhibitors making the premium sale.

    • 4-H members wear an official 4-H vest, jacket, or pullover wind jacket. A 4-H member may also wear a collared or polo shirt, solid white, or a mix of green and white. The shirt has the official 4-H emblem of at least 2 ½ inches in size permanently affixed to the front left side of the shirt.

    • FFA members wear an official FFA corduroy jacket, pullover wind jacket, or soft-shell jacket with the official FFA emblem permanently affixed. A solid white, solid blue, solid yellow, or mix of blue and yellow collared shirt is worn under the jacket. An FFA member may also wear a collared or polo shirt, either long or short sleeved, in the official FFA colors of solid white, solid blue, solid yellow, or a mix of blue and yellow with The shirt has the official FFA emblem at least 2 ½ in size permanently affixed to the front left side of the shirt.

    • No hats allowed in the show ring.

  14. Any exhibitor not abiding by the rules and regulations, or any conduct unbecoming of a 4-H or FFA member, may be barred from exhibiting of present or future Carter County Junior Livestock Shows. Furthermore, any premium monies, trophies, special awards, or other consideration earned may be forfeited.

  15. Show officials reserve the final and absolute right to interpret rules and regulations and arbitrarily settle and determine all matters, questions, or differences in regard thereof, or otherwise arising out of, or connected with incident to the show.

  16. All animals will have a designated stall. All trailers must be parked in the designated trailer parking area. Any trailers parked outside of the designated area will be asked to move. If the trailer is not moved, the trailer will be towed to the designated trailer parking area at the owners expense. 

  17. No animals will be permitted to leave the premises until after the conclusion of the respective species show concludes. An animal can only leave the premises with written consent from the species superintendent. 

CATTLE
 

STEER PROGRAM CRITERIA​

  1. Open to all steers exhibited at the Carter County Jr. Livestock Show. Steers need not be "county-bred".

  2. All exhibitors wishing to enter their steers in the Carter County Carcass Contest will be required to pay a $50.00 nomination fee no later than 12pm on the carcass contest delivery day. Moneys from nomination fees will be used to enhance cash awards, nomination costs and other incidental costs which may be incurred.

  3. Steers must be weighed at the official Carter County weigh-in held November 2, 2019 from 8am till 12pm.

  4. There will be no maximum weight at the fall nomination but there will be a 1,000 pound minimum at the official spring weigh-in. The final and official weight to be used for the Carcass Contest will be taken before the steers are loaded for slaughter, not at the Jr. Livestock Show.

  5. All steers participating in the Carcass Contest will be delivered to the Noble Foundation on TBA.

  6. Premiums will be paid to the top 20 percent of the entries.

  7. Steers will be indexed and ranked on "overall" merit based on the following criteria:

    • 60% Carcass

    • 25% Performance (ADG)

    • 15% Live placing (premium sale order)

  8. Only "overall" moneys will be paid, no moneys will be paid on Carcass, Average Daily Gain or Live placings.

  9. Steers will be subject to all other rules and regulations of the 2020 Carter County Junior Livestock Show and the Noble Foundation Carcass Contest.

  10. Violation of rules may disqualify exhibitor from future participation in the carcass program.

  11. Performance data will be made available to the judge during the steer show.

MARKET STEERS

Classes and order of judging: British, and Crossbred. Those will be the only two breeds shown. 

  1. All breeds will be divided as equitable as possible by weight, not to exceed 15 per class. The superintendent will divide classes. 

  2. Showmanship will follow the Grand and Reserve Champion steer judging. There will only be one cattle showmanship, with heifers and steers showing together. 

  3. The judge will pick the premium sale order. 

  4. Steers must show the breed characteristics of the breed that they are entered as. 

  5. Steers will have a minimum weight to show at the spring weigh in of 1,000 pounds. 

  6. No pumping of steers. 

  7. This will be a blow and show. No adhesive will be allowed. 

  8. 60% of the steers entered at show time will make the sale. Check in date is March 4, 2020. 

BREEDING HEIFERS

Classes and order of judging: Herefords, Angus, Shorthorn, Simmental, Limousin, Chianina, Maine-Anjou, Commercials. There must be 3 heifers to make a breed or heifers will be shown in AOB class.

  1. Heifer nominations will be on January 11, 2020 - 8am to 11pm at the Noble Foundation Demonstration Farm. Heifers must be present to be entered. 

  2. No heifers will be allowed to be entered as AOB (“All Other Breeds”). British AOB or Continental AOB classes will be reserved for those heifers with appropriate breed registration with less than 3 head of the registered breed. Those heifers without appropriate breed registration papers will be shown as commercial. Commercial heifers will be tagged at the time of nomination. 

  3. Heifers must be born after January 1, 2018. 

  4. To enter the purebred classes, a copy of the papers (or proof of registration) must be submitted at the time of nomination showing the exhibitor as the sole owner of the heifer. The heifer must have a legible tattoo that matches the registration paperwork.

  5. Original registration papers must be presented at the time of entry at the spring show showing the sole owner to be the person exhibiting the heifer. If the original paperwork is not available at the time of entry for the show, then the heifer may show as commercial only if the tattoo of the heifer matches the paperwork of the heifer originally nominated. Otherwise, the heifer will not be allowed to show. 

  6. No previous Grand Champion heifer of Carter County Jr. Livestock show will be eligible to participate in this year's show. 

  7. The superintendent will divide the purebred classes and AOB classes by age, and the commercial heifers will be divided by weight. 

  8. No pumping of heifers will be allowed. 

  9. This will be a blow and show. No adhesive will be allowed. 

  10.  40% of heifers will make the premium sale. With a minimum 10.

  11.  Check in date is March 4, 2020. 

SWINE
 

MARKET BARROWS

​Classes and order of judging: Berkshire, Chester White, Duroc, Hampshire, Poland China, Spots, Yorkshire, Other Breeds and Crosses.

  1. Hogs must weigh more than 210 and less than 280 pounds. A 10 pound weigh-back will be allowed.

  2. Showmanship will be on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, after the barrow show. 

  3. The judge will pick the premium sale order within breeds. 

  4. Exhibitors will turn in their own weights. There will be a 10 pound weigh-back from the heaviest in the class. The top two barrows will be weighed in each class. 

  5. All hog entries must be submitted to Jerry Graves on or before January 10, 2020, by 4pm at Cook Paint. No entries will be accepted after this deadline. Pseudo rabies test results are due to Jerry Graves with the entry information.

  6. Classes will be divided by breed, then by weight by the superintendent. 

  7. 40% of the market hogs entered at the time of show will make the premium sale. This will be done within each breed. Check in date is March 3, 2020. 

BREEDING GILTS

  1. Breeding Gilts must be entered by breed at the time of entry on Friday, (TBA). These entries must turned in to Jerry Graves by 4:00 PM on Friday, January 10, 2020. 

  2. Entry information must include the pseudo rabies test results, and the other pertinent information. 

  3. Breeding gilts not having registration papers may be entered as crossbreeds. 

  4. The classes will be divided by age on the registered gilts, and by weight on the crossbreed gilts. 

  5. Weights on crossbred gilts will be 210 to 325 pounds, with a 10 pound weigh back both ways. The top two crossbred gilts will be weighed in each class. 

  6. Gilts must be born after July 1, 2019. Gilts will be checked against the original registration papers at the time of entry at the county show, and must be in the name of the exhibitor. 

  7. 40% of breeding gilts will make the premium sale with a minimum of 10. Check in date is March 3, 2020.

  8. The judge will pick the premium sale order. It will be done by breed alone.

SHEEP
 

MARKET LAMBS

Classes and order of judging: Hampshire, Southdown, Dorset, Suffolk, Shropshire, Natural, Other Breeds and Crosses.

  1. Sheep will have an official entry weigh in on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. A minimum weight of 90 pounds will be required for the sheep to be eligible to show. There will be no weigh back during the show. The superintendent will divide the classes by weight. 

  2. Sheep will be classified by officials as to the breed.

  3. Wethers and Ewes will show together. 

  4. Showmanship will follow the Grand and Reserve Champion judging. 

  5. All lambs must be slick sheared to be eligible to show. No more than 1 weeks wool growth will be permitted. 

  6. 30% or more blue, excluding wool pickers, must be shown as natural. 

  7. All sheep must have a scrapies tag in place prior to the time of nomination. This will be the official entry tag at the time of nomination. The tags are also to remain in placeduring entry and show time as well. 

  8. 40% of the market lambs entered at the time of show will make the premium sale. The judge will pick the premium sale order. 

  9. Drenching will be allowed for hydration purposes. 

  10. Sheep will have a minimum weight to show at the spring weigh in of 90 pounds.

  11. Sheep will be classified by officials as to breed.

Entry date will be November 12, 2019, from 4pm to 6pm at the Lone Grove Ag Barns and November 14, 2019, from 4pm to 6pm at the Dickson Ag Barn.

GOATS
 

MARKET MEAT GOATS

All breeds show together, divided into classes by weight. Showmanship will follow the Grand and Reserve Grand judging. The judge will pick sale order.

  1. All Goats must have scrapies tags in place at the time of nomination. These tags will be utilized as the official entry tags. The only exception will be if the goats are tattooed, and have registration papers. Nomination date is Nomination date is November 12, 2019, from 4pm to 6pm at the Lone Grove Ag Barns and November 14, 2019, from 4pm to 6pm at the Dickson Ag Barn.

  2. Dehorning of goats in this show is not suggested, however, horns should be tipped or rounded. Goats with horns sharper than deemed safe by the show superintendent will be required to be tipped or rounded or isolated and not shown.

  3. The minimum weight for the market goats will be 50 pounds at the time of entry on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. There will be an official weigh in at entry time, but no weigh back during the show.

  4. The superintendent will divide the classes by weight.

  5. Artificial coloring, paint, or powder will not be permitted for this show.

  6. Bracing of wethers will be permitted. Bracing of does will not be permitted.

  7. Animals must be shown with a collar used to control the animal. Any violation may result in dismissal.

  8. Drenching will be allowed for hydration purposes.

  9. Does and wethers will show separately. Does show first, followed by wethers.

  10. There will be only one goat showmanship. Does or wethers may show together for this. It will be at the conclusion of the wether show.

  11. All breeds of goats will show together. Goats will not be divided by breed.

  12. 40% of the wether goats that are entered at show time will make the premium sale. 40% of the doe goats that are entered at show time will make the premium sale. A minimum of 10 does will make the premium sale. Sale order is to be decided by the judge. Check in is March 4, 2020.