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2017 Hood County Junior Livestock Show General Rules 1.

The Hood County Livestock Raisers Association (herein referred to as HCLRA) owns the property and facilities where the Hood County Junior Livestock Show and Sale is held. The HCLRA officers and directors have no direct responsibility for decisions made during the show and sale. The President of HCLRA shall appoint a Show Superintendent and a Sale Superintendent prior to the show each year. The HCLRA membership shall elect department Superintendents prior to the show each year.

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The HCLRA and/or members will not be responsible or liable for any accident, loss, or bodily injury to any person, exhibitor, animal or exhibit. Each exhibitor will be responsible for any loss or damage incurred while on the premises.

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Alcoholic beverages and/or controlled substances will not be allowed on the grounds during the show or sale of the HCLRA County Fair. Violation of this rule will result in the person being escorted from the property and/or penalty as stated in rule #42.

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No Dogs (including puppies) will be allowed on the grounds during the Show or Sale. The only exception will be for service animals. (i.e. guide, law enforcement)

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The Hood County Junior Livestock show is open to all youth that meet one of the following requirements: A. Primarily residing in the Granbury, Lipan, or Tolar Independent School District and a member of a Hood County 4-H program or; B. Attending Granbury, Lipan, or Tolar Independent School District and a member of a FFA, FCCLA or Junior FFA Chapter of that school district or Hood County 4-H. These requirements must be maintained from the time of the County validation through the County Show. Exhibitors will not be eligible to show at the Hood Co. Stock Show if they participate in another county show in the same school year. Exceptions to this rule must be appealed to and determined by the directors committee.

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Ownership deadlines are due by the dates and times shown below: Market Steers –ownership and validation by June 15, 2016 by 8 p.m., concurrent with state validation. Goats, Lambs, and Swine – ownership and validation by November 12, 2016 at Noon. State tags may be used in place of Hood County tags if validated by the deadline. Out of county state tags must be accompanied with a copy of the state validation form.

Poultry – Must be ordered and paid for by October 6, 2016 at 4 p.m. Birds not claimed by noon on pick-up day will be given away to present paid exhibitors.

Rabbits – ownership and validation by December 3, 2016 at Noon. Breeding animals shall be declared at validation. A minimum of 3 animals are required to make a show. Owner must be able to show proof of ownership by papers, tagging, or tattoos by November 12, 2016, except for rabbits by December 3, 2016.

7. Exhibitors will only be allowed to exhibit in three different Premium Sale eligible divisions. Exhibitors may exhibit a maximum of two animals per species, with the exception of poultry and rabbits. Exhibitors may exhibit two (2) pens of broilers. Exhibitors may exhibit two (2) meat pens (pen of 3) of rabbits or two

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(2) single fryer rabbits or one (1) of each. Family Living exhibitors may exhibit up to 15 different items and Agricultural Mechanics are allowed two (2) projects.

8. The top fifty percent (50%) of each class of market steers, lambs, swine, and goats shown will be eligible to be sold through the Premium Sale. The top thirty three percent (33%) of broilers, single fryers and meat pen (pen of 3) rabbits will be eligible to be sold through the Premium Sale. The Grand Champion and Reserve Champion projects will be eligible for the Premium Sale.

9. Exhibitors will be permitted to sell a maximum of two (2) projects in the Premium Sale. The sale of only one (1) minor project is permitted unless the exhibitor has two Grand Champion or Reserve Champion minor projects. Major projects include steers, lambs, swine, goats, and ag mechanics. Minor projects include rabbits, poultry, family living.

10. A maximum of 12 family living projects will be eligible to sell in the Premium Sale. A Family Living project counts toward the maximum number of two (2) items allowed in the Premium Sale for each exhibitor. The two age groups (Junior and Senior) will be eligible to sell one project from each category (Clothing & Textiles, Crafts, and Foods) in the Premium Sale. A Grand and Reserve Champion will be chosen from each age group and will be eligible for the Premium Sale. The Division Champion and Reserve Division Champion from each category from both age groups will be eligible for the Premium Sale. There will be no bump-ups from any position below Division Reserve Champion.

11. The Agricultural Mechanics Champion and Reserve Champion of each Division shall be eligible for the Premium Sale.

12. County Show Registration is open from November 1st, 2016 to December 8th, 2016 at midnight online. Online Registration is available at hoodcountylivestockraisersassociation.org. Go to the county stock show page on the website and click on the registration link. The entry fee for steers, swine, lambs, goats, agricultural mechanics, poultry and rabbits will be $20.00 per project. The entry fee for breeding animals will be $20.00 per project. The entry fee is non-refundable except if a breeding class does not make.

13. County Show ONLY Validation is as follows: Market steers will be validation tagged by 8 p.m. on June 15, 2016. All market lambs, goats, swine and breeding projects will be validation tagged by 12:00 noon, on November 12, 2016. Validation days for the week prior to deadline are as follows- Lipan on Monday, Tolar on Tuesday, Granbury on Thursday and Reunion grounds on Saturday. Time of validation will be announced by the validation committee. No validation will be allowed after this date, except rabbits. Rabbits will be validated by 12:00 noon on December 3, 2016. Place and time of validation will be announced by the validation committee. Poultry projects will be validated at time of delivery, but must be ordered by 4:00 pm on October 6, 2016.

14. Animals may be validated under the name of two or more exhibitors, if all the following criteria are met: A. They are siblings, stepsiblings, or under legal guardianship. If siblings have different last names, it must be noted on the validation form. B. All listed are bona fide junior exhibitors and eligible to show as junior exhibitors as stated in rule #5. C. Are primarily residing in Hood County or attend a Granbury, Lipan or Tolar school, but individual registration/entry is required for each exhibitor. All projects must be assigned to a specific exhibitor at weight in / check in.

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15. Lost validation tags for any animal shall be reported to the Advisor, then a Superintendent within one day, before the show. During the show, upon discovery, lost tags shall be reported within one (1) hour to the Advisor and/or Superintendent.

16. Family living entries must be registered with HCLRA by December 8, 2016 by midnight online. Entry fees, $5.00 per entry with a maximum of 15 entries per exhibitor, must be paid at time of registration. Entries must have been made by the exhibitor between the dates of January 9, 2016 and January 10, 2017.

17. Agricultural Mechanics entries must be registered with HCLRA by December 8, 2016 by midnight online with a class declared. The entry fee shall be $20.00 for each entry. Entries must have been made by the exhibitor between the dates of January 9, 2016 and January 10, 2017.

18. Livestock Skill-a-thon entries must be registered with HCLRA by December 8, 2016 by midnight online. The entry fee shall be $20.00 per participant and is non-refundable except if the class does not make. Dress code as stated in Rule #41 will be enforced.

19. The grounds will be closed and locked between the hours of 10:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. during the show and sale. A Security Guard will be present for Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday night watch. NO overnight camping is allowed during the show dates. Trailers shall be parked in designated areas only.

20. No parents, advisors, or other adults are allowed in the classification, show or sale ring, other than show officials. An exhibitor may have an assistant of one eligible exhibitor to assist with displaying of trophies during the sale.

21. Rabbit weigh in starts at 8:30 am on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Weigh in for lambs will be on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 between 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm followed by swine weigh in between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Goat weigh in will be between 8:00 am and 9:00 am on Thursday, January 12, 2017 followed by cattle between 9:00 am and 10:00 am. Also see attached schedule for times. All animals will be weighed only once. The weight of market steers, lambs, swine and goats will be rounded to the nearest pound. If there are any questions, the exhibitor must ask the Superintendent before the animal leaves the scale area.

22. All animals meeting show qualifications must remain on the show grounds once weigh in is completed. All animals will be penned in an authorized area and shall be housed in the barn if space is available. Any animal not validated and confirmed for the show will not be allowed on the grounds during the show, unless approved by the Department Superintendents.

23. Specific areas will be setup for fitting of animals. 24. The Department Superintendents will pass all animals. Sifted underweight animals will not be eligible for the market show, premium sale or standard floor sale. Sifted underweight animals will not be eligible to be sold at floor price unless approved by the Superintendents. Animals not meeting the minimum or maximum weight requirements will be removed from the show grounds by 8:00 p.m. Thursday night.

25. A judge may not judge more than two (2) consecutive years for any one species, division or family living. In all cases, the decision of the judge will be final. 3

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26. Animals must be shown and sold in their natural state. No glitter, paints, dye, adhesives or other decorations shall be used.

27. There will be a separate class in each division of the fair for children ages 5 to 8 years old. These kids will be considered “Clover Kids”. Ribbons will be awarded. Animals owned by these exhibitors cannot be sold through the premium sale; however they can sell at floor price if class weight requirements are met. These young exhibitors, too young for 4-H, may show animals owned by others.

28. Showmanship awards will be awarded in Junior and Senior age groups in these divisions: cattle, lambs, swine, goats, and rabbits. Ag Mechanics Division shall have one showmanship award. Please refer to the Showmanship rules.

29. No breeding animals will be sold through the Premium Sale. No animal shown in a breeding class may show in a market class.

30. A Classifier will be used to determine divisions in the following species: cattle, swine, and lambs. In all cases, the decision of the classifier will be final. Classifier has the right to require the animal to be washed or sponged off if they question color or markings.

31. All Divisions require three (3) head to make a division. The Superintendents shall set class size with a minimum of three (3) head required to make a class and sale numbers are based on the size of the class posted.

32. Complaints, protests, or questions concerning rules are the ultimate responsibility of the Show Superintendent after the Department Superintendents have been given the opportunity to discuss the issue. Issues that deal with the premium sale are the ultimate responsibility of the Sale Superintendent. All issues shall be discussed in private in a calm and professional manner. The HCLRA Officers and Directors are responsible for the facilities but have no power to change the ruling of the Show or Sale Superintendents.

33. Exhibitors and contestants suspended under Texas Education Code 33.081, "No Pass, No Play" are ineligible to participate in any Hood County Junior Livestock Show activity, event, competition or sale. Any project owned by an ineligible exhibitor is ineligible for competition or sale, even if rule #14 applies.

34. In the event of a mis-communication, mis-posting or other mistake by Show Officials, the Sale Superintendent with the Superintendents of the effected departments shall have the authority to add to the Sale order at their discretion.

35. No announcements before or during the Auction pertaining to donations, charities, etc. shall be made. Sale money will only be distributed to the exhibitor.

36. All exhibitors’ animals will remain under the exhibitor’s care until they are loaded on trucks or trailers until released by a Department Superintendent or Show Secretary. Bedding shall be sand or shavings only in or near the barn. Exhibitors will be responsible for keeping their stall space clean during and after the show and sale. 4

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37. All breeding animals and non-sale livestock may be released after judging of that livestock species is complete. All Premium Sale livestock will be released after the Premium Sale on Saturday afternoon.

38. The owner designated at weight-in must accompany any animal or project shown, except when two animals are in the same class. The designated owner must accompany their project at the Premium Sale. The only exceptions will be for family emergencies validated by the advisor or extracurricular school activities verified by the exhibitor's sponsor. Exhibitors that miss their sale position will not be sold in the Premium Sale.

39. Exhibitors shall wear show numbers in the show ring for identification purposes. A second set of numbers shall be distributed Saturday prior to the Sale to help with arranging the sale order and for picture identification of buyer plaques.

40. The exhibitor must inform the Show Secretary in writing by 6 p.m. Friday of their intention to floor an animal. Animals listed on the floor sale list may not be removed after the floor price is set. Animals may be added to the list after the floor price is set with Floor Buyers approval. Cattle, goat, swine, and sheep floors may be sold.

41. The dress code for all exhibitors during the Show and Premium Sale will be long pants or skirt and sleeved, collared shirts with backs that shall remained tucked in. No see through clothing, exposure of breast cleavage and/or midriff will be tolerated. Tee shirts, crop tops, head coverings, shorts or clothing with offensive messages will NOT be allowed. Exhibitor participation will not occur if the dress code is violated. NO CELL PHONES or other electronics are allowed in the show or sale ring. No exceptions. No Warnings. Violators will be required to leave the ring for that class.

42. Penalties for intentional violation of rules: First offense – One year suspension and floor price only, no participation in the Premium Sale. Second offense – Lifetime Suspension

43. Trailer parking, including RV’s and or travel trailers shall be in designated areas ONLY. If not, the exhibitor will be penalized as stated in rule #42. Trailer areas will be posted the same as pen assignments.

44. Exhibitors will be paid for their Premium Sale projects, floor animals and family living silent auction items when all money is collected from the buyers or no later than ten (10) weeks after the Premium Sale. Six percent (6%) of all sales and add-ons handled by the HCLRA goes to the HCLRA for expenses and upkeep of the grounds. A buyer plaque fee will be charged to all entries in the Premium Sale. Checks will be delivered to the Ag Teachers or CEA of exhibitors that sold a project through the sale or on the floor. Checks may be released after the advisor have the exhibitors W-9 form for those exhibitors making more than $600 from the sale and for all exhibitors verification that Thank You notes have been completed and delivered. Any uncashed checks after 180 days will be considered null and void.

45. The Hood County Junior Livestock Show is a local show intended to teach youth the value of working with their project as they prepare it for market. With this in mind, any project fed or cared for by a custom fitter, at any time during the required ownership and fitting period, is not eligible to participate. A custom fitter is considered anyone who is not an immediate family member of the family or the CEA or AST. 5

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HOOD COUNTY JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SHOW SHOW / PREMIUM SALE CHART 1-8 IN HORIZONTAL COLUMN INDICATES ANIMALS IN SALE 1

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3

XX

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XX

5

XX

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6

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XX

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8

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9

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11

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12

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13

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14

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XX

XX

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15

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16

XX

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XX

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3-16 VERTICAL COLUMN INDICATES NUMBER OF ANIMALS IN CLASS

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Top 50% places qualifying for sale – Major projects Top 33% places qualifying for sale- Broilers, Meat Pens and Single Fryer

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POULTRY DEPARTMENT Broiler Division Rules: 1. The broilers must be ordered and received by dates set by the HCLRA. 2. Each Pen will contain three (3) pullets or three (3) roosters. Exhibitors shall furnish their own pens. 3. There will be no weight limit on broilers. 4. Attached wing bands are required as they were delivered from the hatchery and shall be checked before entering the show ring. 5. Wing bands will be checked for proper number assigned to each owner prior to the final placement of pens. 6. Broilers may be divided into two (2) Divisions: pullets and roosters. 7. A minimum of three (3) pens are required to make a Division. 8. The Champion and Reserve Champion will receive an award 9. In the event that a broiler expires after entering the show ring, the decision to continue will be at the discretion of the judge.

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RABBIT DEPARTMENT All Domestic breeds are eligible. All entries must meet requirements as specified in the American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) Book of Standards.

Rabbit Division Rules: 1. Each rabbit shall weigh a minimum of three and a quarter pounds (3.25) 2. Each rabbit shall not weigh more than five (5) pounds. 3. All rabbits shall be weighed in the presence of the Superintendents. 4. Rabbits Divisions are: 1) Meat Pen (Pen of 3) and 2) Single Fryer. Classes will be divided by the Rabbit Superintendents according to weight. Classes shall contain twelve (12) entries or less. 5. Meat Pens (Pen of 3) shall consist of three rabbits of the same breed and variety. 6. A rabbit shown in any Meat Pen may not be shown in the Single Fryer Class. Exhibitors may not change divisions unless an entry was made by the exhibitor in the other division. 7. A minimum of three (3) Single Fryers or three (3)Meat Pens are required to make a show. 8. The Champion and Reserve Champion Meat Pen and Champion and Reserve Champion Single Fryer shall receive an award.

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SWINE DEPARTMENT Market Swine Division Rules: 1. Ear notches and number will be documented by appropriate officials during validation. 2. Barrows and open gilts of any breed or cross are eligible. 3. Hogs must weigh at least 180 pounds at show weigh-in, or they will be disqualified. 4. The floor price will be paid on a maximum weight of 280 pounds. 5. Market Swine will be classified into six (6) Breed Classes, 1) Duroc, 2) Black OPB, 3) White OPB, 4) Yorkshires 5) Hampshires and 6) Crosses. Classes will also be shown in this order. 6. Breed Classes will be divided by the Swine Superintendents according to weight. 7. A minimum of three (3) hogs are required to make a breed class. A breed class that does not make will be combined with another breed class at the Swine Superintendents discretion. 8. Hogs will be bedded on sand or shavings only, in or near the barn. 9. A Champion and Reserve Champion will be selected from each breed class and will receive an award. 10. Overall Champion and Reserve Champion will receive an award. Breeding Swine Division Rules; 1. Classes will be divided by Swine Superintendents according to age. 2. The Champion Gilt and Reserve Champion Gilt will receive an award. 3. Three (3) head are required to make a breeding show. Three (3) head are required to make an age class.

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LAMB DEPARTMENT Market Lamb Division Rules: 1. Wethers or open ewes are eligible, weighing at least 70 pounds at show weigh-in or they will be disqualified. 2. The floor price will be paid on a maximum weight of 150 pounds. 3. All lambs must have been shorn slick within two (2) weeks prior to the HCLRA show date. 4. Breed Classes will be divided by the Lamb Superintendents according to weight. 5. A minimum of three (3) lambs are required to make a breed class. A breed class that does not make will be combined with another breed class at the Lamb Superintendents discretion. 6. Fine Wool lambs eligible; Rambouillet, Merino or a cross between these two breeds. Fine Wool Cross lambs eligible; a cross between any fine wool and any medium wool breed. 7. Southdown’s eligible; purebred or grade. 8. Other breeds and crosses eligible; all medium wool breeds, long wool breeds or cross breeds except Southdowns. 9. Market Lambs will be classified into four (4) Breeds: 1) Fine Wool and Fine Wool Cross, 2) Hair Sheep (Dorper), 3) Southdown, 4) Medium Wool. 10. Lambs will be bedded on sand or shavings only, in or near the barn. 11. A Champion and Reserve Champion will be selected from each breed class and will receive an award. 12. Overall Champion and Reserve Champion will receive an award. Breeding Sheep Division Rules: 1. Classes will be divided by the Lamb Superintendents, according to age. 2. Champion Ewe and the Reserve Champion Ewe will receive an award.

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GOAT DEPARTMENT Market Goat Division Rules: 1. Wethers or open does of any breed or cross are eligible. 2. All Goats must weigh at least 50 pounds at show weigh-in, or they will be disqualified. 3. The floor price will be paid on a maximum weight of 120 pounds. 4. All goats must have been shorn slick within two (2) weeks prior to the HCLRA show date. 5. A minimum of three (3) goats are required to make a division. Three (3) head are required to make a weight class. 6. Market Goats will be divided into 4 weight classes: 1) Lightweight, 2) Medium Weight, 3) Light Heavy Weight, and 4) Heavy Weight. Goats will then be assigned to sub-classes based on weight, also at the discretion of the Goat Superintendents. 7. Goats will be bedded on sand or shavings only, in or near the barn. 8. A Champion and Reserve Champion will be selected from each weight class and receive an award. 9. Overall Champion and Reserve Champion will receive an award.

Breeding Goat Division Rules: 1. Classes will be divided by the Goat Superintendents, according to age. 2. Champion Doe and Reserve Champion Doe will receive an award.

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CATTLE DEPARTMENT Market Steer Division Rules: 1. All steers must weigh at least 900 pounds at the show weigh-in, or they will be disqualified. 2. All steers must be halter broken and fitted. 3. The uniform and ethical fitting guidelines will be followed. Steer show will be "Blow and Go". Cattle Superintendents will be responsible for any action taken with regards to the uniform fitting rules. 4. Breed Classes will be divided by the Cattle Superintendents according to weight. 5. Market Steers will be classified into three (3) Breeds; American, British, European breeds and their respective crosses. 6. A minimum of three (3) steers are required to make a breed. If a breed does not make, those steers will be combined with the next smallest breed at the Steer Superintendents discretion. 7. Cattle will be bedded on sand or shavings only, in or near the barn. 8. A Champion and Reserve Champion will be selected from each breed and will receive an award. 9. Overall Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will receive an award. Beef Heifer Division Rules: 1. Classes will be divided by the Cattle Superintendents according to age and breed with a minimum of three (3) per class. 2. If not dehorned, beef heifer horns must be blunted for safety. 3. Beef Heifers shall not be born before July 12, 2014 and may have calves shown by their sides. 4. Champion Heifer and Reserve Champion Heifer will receive an award.

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AGRICULTURAL MECHANICS DEPARTMENT Ag Mechanics Rules: 1. Entries shall check-in and set-up between 8 am and 3 pm Wednesday. 2. Exhibitors will be permitted to enter a maximum of two (2) entries. Entries must be completed online at the hoodcountylivestockraisersassociation.org website. 3. A minimum of three (3) entries are required to make a class. A class that does not make will be combined with another class at the Judge’s discretion. The Classes shall be Trailers, Equipment, Recreational and Cooker/Smokers and must be declared at entry. 4. The Trailer Class is not restricted by size or length as long as DOT rules and regulations are obeyed. 5. The Equipment Class shall include chutes, farm and hay equipment, gates, and other similar projects. 6. The Recreational / Yard & Home Class can includes feeders, picnic tables, blinds/stands, lawn items, truck bumpers, and other similar projects. 7. The Cooker/Smoker Class can include smoker/cookers, smoker/cookers on wheels, or trailer mounted smokers/cookers. 8. Sharp edges and points shall be padded and covered as necessary to prevent injury. Any blind or stand shall be shown at ground level. 9. Only the exhibitor is allowed to answer questions during judging of the project or showmanship. 10. The exhibitor shall inform the judge how much assistance and or help was given by a parent, teacher or any other outside resource while working on the project. 11. The Champion and Reserve Champion of each class shall be eligible for the Premium Sale. 12. Overall Champion and Reserve Champion will receive an award. 13. Any project may be placed in a more appropriate division if the category is questioned by the judge. The judge’s decision is final. 14. Projects may be sold by private treaty. Non-sale items are released at the conclusion of the judging on Thursday, January 12, 2017. Premium sale projects will be released following the conclusion of the sale. 13

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SHOWMANSHIP RULES 1. Showmanship is open to any eligible exhibitor who wishes to compete. 2. An exhibitor in each age division (Junior & Senior) of the beef, swine, lamb, goat, and rabbit division will be chosen. 3. Age determination for purposes of animal Showmanship judging shall be the age as of January 1st of the year of the Show. A junior exhibitor shall not have reached his/her fourteenth (14th) birthday before January 1st of the year of the show. A senior exhibitor shall have reached his/her fourteenth (14th) birthday as of January 1st of the year of the show. 4. Exhibitors wishing to participate in Showmanship classes shall return after the market show. 5. Exhibitors shall participate in showmanship with an animal entered under their name only. 6. The award shall be judged on the exhibitor’s ability to fit and show their respective animal. Each showman will be judged individually for excellence in the ability to show their animal. 7. Showmanship for the Agricultural Mechanics Division shall be judged on the exhibitor’s ability to document the project stages with pictures, plans, and a material list including costs. The exhibitor shall be present during judging to explain and answer questions about the project. 8. Awards shall be determined by the HCLRA. 9. NO CELL PHONES, communication, or electronic devices are allowed on exhibitors in the show ring. See Dress code for more information.

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FAMILY LIVING DEPARTMENT RULES

REGISTRATION 1. Online registration is required at www.hoodcountylivestockraisersassociation.org website. County Show Registration is open from November 1, 2016 to December 8, 2016 at midnight. All entries must have been made by the entering exhibitor between January 11, 2016 and January 11, 2017. 2. Online registration for Family Living requires the following details: 1. Age group: Junior (8 to 13 years old) / Senior (14 to 19 years old) 2. Division: Clothing & Textiles, Craft, Foods 3. Class: Bedding, Clothing, Costume/Specialty Garments, Craft Sewing, Creative Hand Stitchery, ArtDrawing, Art-Painting, Photography, Pottery, Home Décor, Tooling, Jewelry, Yard Art, Misc. Crafts, Pies, Cakes, Cookies, Decorated Cakes/Cupcakes, Breads, Candy, Specialty Items 4. Sub-Class: (Listed under DIVISIONS in these rules) 5. Descriptions: Specific information regarding EACH entry. (I.e. Size, color, type, shape, etc.) 3. The entry fee is $5.00 per item, with no minimum number of items required with a maximum of up to 15 items per exhibitor. The entry fee is non-refundable. 4. Age categories: Junior (age 8 to 13) / Senior (age 14 to 19). Age determination shall be the exhibitor’s age as of January 1, 2017. 5. Clover Kids are allowed a single entry at no fee, but are not eligible for the Silent Auction sale.

CHECK-IN 6. Exhibitors shall check-in entries between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM Thursday and will be accepted from the exhibitor, parent, or adult leader. 7. Prior to check-in, exhibitors must securely attach a 3 X 5 index card to each entry. The card(s) may be printed or typed with simple instructions/steps how the item was made. Multiple index cards can be used if needed and be stapled together. Exhibitors must NOT put their names on the index card(s). 8. At check-in, entries will be reviewed for all required paperwork, food samples collected and tagged, a pre-printed sticker will be attached to each item, and checked for violations. If violations are noted, the exhibitor will be allowed to correct the entry before check-in is closed. If check-in is closed before corrections can be made, that entry will be disqualified. 9. Exhibitors MUST commit to the sale of their item(s) at check-in. Silent Auction bid forms will be available to tag and list the starting bid for each item. Exhibitors have the option of not selling their projects. This decision must be made at check-in. All non-sale items must be removed no later than 8:00 PM on Thursday. 10. Electricity is not available for projects. 15

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DIVISIONS 11. The three (3) divisions shall be Clothing & Textiles, Foods, and Crafts. Each division must contain a minimum of three (3) entries in that age category to be considered a division. 12. CLOTHING & TEXTILES DIVISION

CLASS

SUBCLASS

Bedding

Quilts, Pillow Case/Sham, Blankets, Baby Bedding

Clothing

Dress, Jumper, Top/Shirt, Skirt, Pant/Shorts, Jacket, Vest

Costume/Specialty Garment

Formal Wear, Sleepwear, Athletic Wear, Costume

Craft Sewing

Stuffed Toy, Decorated Pillow, Bag, Accessories

Creative Hand Stitchery

Crochet, Knitting, Cross Stitch, Needle Punch, Plastic Canvas Needle Work, Embroidery, Latch Hook

a. Criteria for Judging: b. All clothing and garment entries should be clean, properly pressed and on hangers at check-in. c. Bedding/Quilts will be displayed on hangers as space allows. 13. CRAFTS DIVISION

CLASS

SUBCLASS

Art-Drawing

Pen & Ink, Charcoal, Pastels, Pencil

Art-Painting

Acrylic, Oil, Pastels, Watercolor, Tolle

Photography

Black/White, Color, Collage, Transfers (not on clothing), Decoupage

Pottery

Clay Sculpting. Glazed Ceramics, Stained Ceramics, Mosaic Art, Glass Work

Home Décor

Picture Frame, Bath/Kitchen Accessory, Wreath/Swag, Photo Album, Wall Hanging, Wood Working, Wood Furniture

Tooling

Leather Craft, Metal Punch, Wood Working

Jewelry

Necklace, Bracelet, Earring, Ring, Watch Band, Belt (not of fabric)

Yard Art

Wood, Plastic, Metal

Misc. Crafts

Does not fit into another category

a. Criteria for Judging: b. Art pieces will be hung up as space allows. c. All display items provided by the exhibitor will be sold with the entry in the Silent Auction. No exceptions.

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14. FOODS DIVISION

CLASS

SUBCLASS

Pies

Nut, Fruit, Variety

Cakes

Coffee Cake, Variety Cake, Pound Cake, Layer Cake

Cookies

Bar, Drop, No Bake, Refrigerator, Shaped/Rolled

Decorated Cakes/Cupcakes

Fondant, Icing, Marzipan, Gum Paste

Breads

Biscuits, Cornbread, Fruit/Nut Bread, Yeast Bread / Rolls, Muffins

Candy

Brittle, Dipped, Divinity, Fudge, Hard Candy, Mints

Specialty Items

Dried Fruit, Dried Meat, Dried Vegetable, Seasonings

a. Criteria for Judging: Taste, Texture, and Appearance of the entry item – including Decorated Cakes. Displays are not included in the judging criteria. b. Items needing refrigeration will be disqualified. c. All items MUST be made from scratch. Recipes that include mixes or pre-packaged ingredients will be disqualified. Spices are the exception to this rule. d. Entries must be securely covered with plastic wrap or large Ziploc bag labeled with the product name and date it was prepared. e. All food items MUST be sampled by the judges. Samples should be pre-cut and on a separate small plate securely enclosed in a Ziploc bag prior to check-in. The name of the product and entry number will be written on a sticker and tagged at check-in. f. Entries for sale MUST include the plate / pan / box used for display.

JUDGING 15. Judging will be closed to exhibitors, parents, family members, teachers, and adult leaders. Judging will begin after 11:00 AM and end when all ribbons have been awarded. 16. A maximum of 12 family living projects will be eligible to sell in the Premium Sale. A Family Living project counts toward the maximum number of two (2) items allowed in the Premium Sale for each exhibitor. The two age groups (Junior and Senior) will be eligible to sell one project from each category (Clothing & Textiles, Crafts, and Foods) in the Premium Sale. A Grand and Reserve Champion will be chosen from each age group and will be eligible for the Premium Sale. The Division Champion and Reserve Division Champion from each category from both age groups will be eligible for the Premium Sale. There will be no bump-ups from any position below Division Reserve Champion. 17. Judges will initially select a Division Champion and Reserve Division Champion from Clothing & Textiles, Crafts, and Foods in each age category. From the Division Champions, an overall Grand Champion and Reserve Champion will be chosen in each age category.

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18. Placing:

OVERALL JUNIOR FAMILY LIVING GRAND CHAMPION

OVERALL SENIOR FAMILY LIVING GRAND CHAMPION

OVERALL JUNIOR FAMILY LIVING RESERVE CHAMPION

OVERALL SENIOR FAMILY LIVING RESERVE CHAMPION

JUNIOR DIVISION CHAMPIONS

SENIOR DIVISION CHAMPIONS

Clothing & Textiles

Crafts

Foods

JUNIOR RESERVE DIVISION CHAMPIONS Clothing & Textiles

Crafts

Foods

Clothing & Textiles

Crafts

Foods

SENIOR RESERVE DIVISION CHAMPIONS Clothing & Textiles

Crafts

Foods

PREMIUM SALE 19. A maximum of 12 family living projects will be eligible to sell in the Premium Sale. A Family Living project counts toward the maximum number of two (2) items allowed in the Premium Sale for each exhibitor. The two age groups (Junior and Senior) will be eligible to sell one project from each category (Clothing & Textiles, Crafts, and Foods) in the Premium Sale. A Grand and Reserve Champion will be chosen from each age group and will be eligible for the Premium Sale. The Division Champion and Reserve Division Champion from each category from both age groups will be eligible for the Premium Sale. There will be no bump-ups from any position below Division Reserve Champion. 20. Exhibitors will be permitted to sell a maximum of two (2) projects in the Premium Sale. The sale of only one (1) minor project is permitted unless the exhibitor has two Grand Champion or Reserve Champion minor projects. Major projects include steers, lambs, swine, goats, and Ag Mechanics. Minor projects include rabbits, poultry, and Family Living. 21. No parents, advisors, or other adults are allowed in the classification, show, or sale ring – other than show officials. An exhibitor may have an assistant of one eligible exhibitor to assist with displaying of trophies during the Premium Sale. 22. The dress code for all exhibitors during the Show and Premium Sale will be long pants or skirts and sleeved shirts with backs that remain tucked in. NO see-through clothing, exposure of breasts, cleavage, and/or midriff will be tolerated. Tee shirts, crop tops, head coverings, shorts, or clothing with offensive messages will NOT be allowed. Exhibitor participation will not occur if the dress code is violated. NO CELL PHONES or other electronics are allowed in the show or sale ring. No exceptions. No warnings. Violators will be required to leave the ring for that class.

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SILENT AUCTION 23. Exhibitors are encouraged to sell their items during the Silent Auction from Thursday evening, following judging, until 12:00 PM on Saturday. All projects must be removed by 4:00 PM on Saturday. 24. Exhibitors must commit to the sale of their item(s) at check-in. Silent Auction bid forms will be available to tag and list the starting bid. 25. Exhibitors have the option of not selling their projects. This decision must be made at check-in. All non-sale items must be removed no later than 8:00 PM on Thursday. 26. Exhibitors will receive payment from the Silent Auction sale, when all money is collected from the buyers or no later than 10 weeks after the Premium Sale.

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LIVESTOCK SKILL-A-THON DEPARTMENT RULES 1. Entries must be made through the hoodcountylivestockraisersassociation.org website. 2. The age categories shall be Junior (age 8 – 13) and Senior (age 14 -19). Age determination shall be the age as of January 1, 2017. 3. Check-in will be at 6 pm Wednesday with the contest starting at 6:30 pm. 4. A minimum of three (3) participants are required to make an age category. 5. Each participant will be tested individually on their knowledge and comprehension of animal science and livestock management practices. 6. The tie breaker will be determined by the highest score on a pre-selected part of the test. 7. The areas of knowledge may include the follow: Equipment Identification, Breed Identification, Feed Identification, Meat Judging, Feed Tag Knowledge, and Quality Assurance (seniors only). 8. A list of resources can be found at hoodcountylivestockraisersassociation.org and will include swine, beef, sheep, goat, and meat resources. 9. A time limit for completing the test will be set for each age group by the judge. 10. The Champion and Reserve Champion of each age category will receive an award.

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Hood County Junior Livestock Show & Sale January 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2017 Schedule of Events Wednesday, January 11 8:00 am – Fairground Gates Open 8:00 am – Agricultural Mechanics Division set-up starts 8:30 am – 9:30 am - Rabbit Weigh in 10:00 am – 10:30 am - Broiler Check in 11:30 am – Broiler Show 2:00 pm – Rabbit Show 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm - Market Lamb Classification and Weigh In 3:00 pm – Agricultural Mechanics Division set-up ends 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Market Swine Classification and Weigh in 6:00 pm – Livestock Skill-a-thon Check in 6:30 pm – Livestock Skill-a-thon Contest 10:00 pm – Gates close until 6 am Thursday

Thursday, January 12 8:00 am – 11:00 am – Family Living Division check-in 8:00 am –9:00 am - Goat Weight in 9:00 am –10:00 am - Market Steer Classification and Weigh in 9:00 am – 10:00 am - Heifer Classification and Weigh in 10:00 am – Market Lamb Show 11:00 am – Family Living Division Judging 1:00 pm – Agricultural Mechanics Division Judging. Non-sale items are released at the conclusion of the Ag Mechanics Judging. 4:00 pm – Market Swine Show 6:00 pm – Family Living silent auction opens 8:00 pm – Non-sale Family Living items removal deadline 10:00 pm – Gates close until 6 am Friday

Friday, January 13 6:30 am – 8:30 am - Pancake Breakfast (4H fund raiser) 6:30 am – Family Living silent auction continues 8:00 am – Market Goat Show 1:00 pm – Heifer Show 1:30 pm – Market Steer Show 10:00 pm – Gates close until 6 am Saturday Release of all projects not in premium sale following their show

Saturday, January 14 11:00 am – Buyers Buffet and Public Meal begins 12:00 pm– Family Living silent auction ends (items must be removed by 4:00 pm) 1:00 pm – Premium Auction Sale

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