4-H Swine Department
Judging Time: Monday, July 22nd, 8:00 a.m. Inside Arena
SHOW DAY ORDER POSTED BY SUPERINTENDENT
Litters show after conclusion of each breed class
Scramble (1st class after lunch)
7:00 p.m. Parade of Champions
Grand Champion Drive
1. All 4-H Swine must be farrowed between January 1, 2013 and March 31, 2013.
2. All animals must be owned by the exhibitor, in his/ her care and records started no later than May 15th. 4-H Swine Enrollment Forms must be submitted to the Extension office by May 15th. These animals must remain in the same continuous ownership through the Putnam County Fair, and the Indiana State Fair swine show, if exhibiting at the Indiana State Fair.
3. Swine intended for exhibit at the County Fair must have ear notches. Animals with fresh, bleeding, and/or scabbed ear notches or ear notch changes after May 15th will be disqualified. It is the 4-H’er’s responsibility to make sure that the ear notches that are marked on their enrollment forms are identical to the ear notches on their 4-H barrow and gilts. Any discrepancy in the actual ear notches from those listed on the white copy of the swine enrollment form will result in disqualification of the animal from the 4-H swine show.
4. A 4-H member may show three (3) single barrows of any breed.
5. A 4-H member may show three (3) gilts of any breed, either purebred or commercial. Purebred gilts will show by age in January, February, or March classes. Commercial gilts will be divided in classes by weight.
6. Each 4-H member may show a market litter of any breed. 4-H exhibitors must farrow and raise, from same sow, their pigs for a market litter. A market litter consists of four (4) animals: all barrows, or a combination of barrows and gilts, but must contain at least one (1) barrow.
7. All livestock exhibitors were required by the state to obtain premise identification by September 1, 2006. If you have not completed this premise identification, please contact the Indiana State Board of Animal Health. www.boah.in.gov. For additional questions about Indiana's premise ID program contact , BOAH at animalID@boah.in.gov or 317-544-2381
8. Registration certificates are required for all purebred barrows when the animals are weighed and the papers checked at the county fair. The registration certificate for purebred barrows must be transferred into the name of the 4-H exhibitor or any of the other acceptable forms of animal ownership listed in the Indiana State Fair 4-H/FFA handbook or backside of enrollment form. Registration certification will not be accepted for purebred barrows if the certificate is still in the breeder’s name and the 4-H member’s name is simply written or typed in the “transfer to _________” category on the certificate. Breed associations reserve the right to pull certificates of animals without proper breed characteristics.
9. Purebred barrows without registration certificates, barrows whose ear notches do not match the notches recorded on their registration certificates, and barrows whose registration certificate indicates the animal was mis-notched will not be allowed to show in purebred classes. These barrows will, however, be eligible for the crossbred division, so long as their ear notches match the notches listed on the 4-H member’s swine enrollment form.
10. All 4-H gilts must be ear notched. The ear notches of purebred gilts must be recorded on their registration papers, which must be presented for verification to the Swine Superintendent.
11. Purebred gilts MUST be registered and have registration papers available at weigh-in time on Saturday before the swine show. Barrow certificates are required for all purebred barrows and must be available at weigh-in time on Saturday before the swine show. Those not properly transferred will be allowed to show in crossbred division provided they meet all other 4-H rules.
12. Purebred gilts without registration certificates, gilts whose ear notches do not match the notches recorded on their registration certificate, and gilts whose registration certificate indicates the animal was mis-notched will not be allowed to show in purebred classes. These gilts will, however, be eligible for the crossbred section, so long as their ear notches match the notches listed on the 4-H member’s swine enrollment form and they have met all other 4-H rules.
13. All purebred gilts must meet the registration requirements of their breed.
14. All 4-H’ers selling a pig in the livestock auction are required to be certified in the Youth Pork Quality Assurance (YPQA) program. The YPQA certification must be presented at the time of auction sign-up. Failure to present certification will result in not being allowed to auction your animal.
15. Pens will be assigned by the superintendent. PEN FORMS WILL BE DUE JULY 8TH, 2013 AND THERE IS A $5 FEE PER PEN.
16. Exhibitors must furnish feed, and troughs. PVC tube watering systems are not allowed in the barn, any watering systems with a nipple source will not be allowed due to the leaking and getting neighboring pens saturated. Exhibitors will be required to hand water their animals as not to cause other exhibitors to have saturated bedding. They will be expected to keep pens and exhibits in presentable conditions at all times.
17. All exhibits must arrive between 6:00 a.m. — 12:00 noon Saturday July 20th . Swine will be weighed, tagged and checked as they are offloaded from the trailer. NO divider gates may be taken out of the pens. Pens are to be left as they have been set up.
18. All swine MUST be weighed between 7:00 a.m.
and 12 noon on Saturday, July 20th.
All barrows and crossbred hogs will be weighed and ear tagged. All purebred gilts must come to the scales during weigh in time to verify registered papers and ear notches. The first weight will be official for 4-H show and sale. All hogs must be designated to a member at weigh-in time.
19. RELEASE TIME will be at 6am on Tuesday, July 23rd. Loading out at west end of barn will not be allowed. Earlier dismissal allowed only with permission of barn superintendent prior to Tuesday, July 23rd. All sale animals must remain in swine barn unless due to health reasons the situation changes.
20. 4-H exhibits must remain on exhibit at the Putnam County Fair until established release time, unless approved by the Superintendent or 4-H Youth Educator. For any exhibit removed from display prior to the official release time, placings and prizes (ribbons, medals, trophies, etc) will be forfeited. The current year Achievement Program recognition for that project will be forfeited.
21. All swine to be sold in the livestock auction must be entered by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, July 22nd.
22. Wash pens shall at no time be used for feeding purposes or as a holding pen during show time.
23. No pig may be shown by more than one competitor.
24. Exhibitors must show their own animals. In case of sickness the owner may have the animal shown by another Putnam County 4-H member with the approval of the superintendent.
25. A 4-H member must show their own animal that will be exhibited by them in one of the regular Putnam County swine classes. 4-H members will be allowed to show only one animal in swine showmanship and this animal must be a qualified entry in the 4-H swine show.
26. When 4-H members are showing swine in 4-H classes, the 4-H’er’s clothing must not bear the name of a farm or their name, or advertising of any sort. The exhibitor’s midriff should not be exposed when standing or bending over.
27. Slick clipping or body shaving of 4-H barrows and gilts is prohibited. Animals slick clipped or body shaved will not be allowed to exhibit. A minimum of one half inch of hair in length on the body is preferred by the packers that purchase and process these animals.
28. No tampering, misrepresentation, drugs, forced fillings, etc. is allowed. Read official health terms and conditions, general terms and conditions and official ownership terms and conditions located in the front of the Indiana State Fair 4-H/FFA handbook/premium list for further clarification.
29. Any barrow showing evidence of testicular tissue is ineligible for the 4-H barrow show. If testicular tissue is discovered in a barrow during the “harvesting” procedure, the exhibitor will receive market value for the carcass but will forfeit all premium and prize money.
30. Any pig weighing less than 230 lbs. may not be eligible for the 4-H sale; this will be at the discretion of the Swine Barn Superintendent and assistants. This does not apply to scramble exhibitors.
31. 4-H’er’s planning to exhibit at the Indiana State Fair must pick up their yellow copy of the animal enrollment form on Monday, July 29th between 9:00 a.m– 5:30 p.m. at the Extension office. The 4-H’er must have the Extension Educator cross out on the animal enrollment form those animals that were offered for sale at our county fair auction. If auctioned animals
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