Junior Beef Cattle Division
September 10-11, 2021
ENTRIES IN THIS DEPARTMENT OPEN ONLY TO 4-H & FFA
Please read the rules thoroughly and carefully as several rules have changed AND will be strictly enforced. The EXHIBITOR is responsible for knowing the rules.
By entering this show, you acknowledge you have read and understand the rules.
Ownership Deadline:August 10, 2021
Entry Deadline: August 20, 2021
Arrival: Friday, Sept. 10th must be check in and in place by 6:00PM
Ring 1: Long-haired heifers Saturday, September 11th at 8AM Registered Long-Haired breeds, ALL Commercial Heifers.
Ring 2: Short-haired heifers Saturday, September 11th at 8AM, Registered Short-Haired breeds, ALL Steers.
Release: will be at the discretion of the Livestock Director, we will be releasing breeds following the conclusion of each breed as announced at the show!
This is a BLOW & GO Show – NO Grooming products or clipping on the grounds.
- We will run two (2) show rings for the Junior Shows on Saturday, September 11th - - - IF YOU ARE NOT READY WHEN YOUR CLASS IS CALLED YOU WILL BE SCRATCHED!
- ALL premiums will be paid at the show.Premiums MUST be claimed prior to leaving the Four States Fairgrounds on September 11th.The last breeds to show will have one (1) hour after the conclusion of the show to claim their premiums.ANY premiums NOT claimed by this time will be considered forfeited.
JUNIOR BEEF CATTLE EXHIBIT RULES
(See Exhibitors General Rules & Regulations)
Time is short between entry and the show – we appreciate your following the rules by completing the online entry information to help us be better prepared for the show.
RULE 1. EXHIBITOR ELIGIBILITY:
Participation in the Junior Beef Cattle Division is limited to members in good standing with their 4-H Club or FFA Chapter. Exhibitors must be enrolled in, and attending, public or private elementary or secondary school. Students must be between 3rd grade and their 1st semester of college in the fall.
RULE 2. ANIMAL ELIGIBILITY:
To be eligible for competition, animals must be the sole property of the exhibitor. All animals entered for competition in the Junior Beed Cattle classes must be entered in the name of the owner and must have been owned by AND registered in the exhibitors name not less than thirty (30) days prior to the show day (August 10th).
ALL animals must be owned AND registered in the exhibitors name thirty (30) days prior to opening day of the Four States Fair Livestock Shows (August 10th)
RULE 3.ENTRY DEADLINE:
ALL Junior Beef Cattle entries will close at midnight August 20, 2021.All entries MUST be made AND paid online at ONLINE ENTRIES (fourstatesfair.com).YOU MUST BRING YOUR COMPUTER RECEIPT WITH YOUR QR CODE TO CHECK IN.In all cases, the Four States Fair reserves the right to accept or reject an application for entry.
RULE 4. ENTRY FEES/FORMS:
An entry fee of $30 per head must be paid online at time of registration.ALL entries must be made as a club through Ag Science Teacher or County Extension Agents.The exhibitor and animal information MUST be complete! Late entries will NOT be accepted. Substitutions will be accepted at $15 fee per head through check-in.ENTRY FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE. NO TIE OUTS. GENERATORS ARE ALLOWED OUTSIDE THE BARN ONLY!!
RULE 5.JUNIOR & OPEN ENTRIES:
Stall assignments are made according to entries received by August 20th for the Junior shows.Open Show Cattle entries are not allowed in the stall spaces during the Junior Cattle Show.Junior Cattle entered in the Open Beef Cattle Show may stay in same stalls.Open show cattle will NOT have stall assignments but will be allowed to stall in Barn 1 (original livestock barn) or in available space in Barn 2 (newer).
We work hard to accommodate each stalling request, if an animal is NOT entered in the Open Show, may have to leave the barn – there may not be space for them during the Open Show.Please respect stall assignments for each show.We work very hard to accommodate your entries and requests, but space is limited.
RULE 6. HEALTH CERTIFICATES:
All animals will be required to have a current health certificate issued by license veterinarian that conforms to the requirements of Arkansas Animal Health Commission.ALL females 20 months & older must be accompanied by a certificate of pregnancy from a licensed veterinarian, have produced fertile eggs, as certified in a written statement by a licensed veterinarian or embryologist, or have a calf at her side. Health papers will be checked at the livestock gate upon entry.
RULE 7. Exhibitor must be able to have full control of animal or risk disqualification.
RULE 8. FORFEITURE OF PREMIUMS:
Any violation of these rules will cost a forfeiture of all premiums earned by the exhibitor. In the interest of improving the Junior Show, the Four States Fair requests that the County Agents and Ag. Science teachers certify as to the eligibility of both the exhibitor and the animal entered by the exhibitor in the Four States Fair Junior Show.
ALL premiums will be paid at the show.Premiums MUST be claimed prior to leaving the Four States Fairgrounds on September 11th.The last breeds to show will have one (1) hour after the conclusion of the show to claim their premiums.ANY premiums NOT claimed by this time will be considered forfeited.
RULE 9. ALL PROTESTS:
shall be made to the Livestock Director in WRITING immediately following the conclusion of judging of that breed.Such protests MUST state plainly the cause of the complaint and be accompanied by $100 deposit.IF the complaint is found in your favor, your deposit will be returned.Judging procedures will not be interrupted for protest investigation.Decisions of the Livestock Show Committee are final, pending a complete investigation.
RULE 10. FITTING
This is a Blow and Go Show!
There will be NO Pumping or artificial filling, No grooming chutes, trimming stalls, No grooming products or corded clippers allowed on the show grounds during the Junior Show. The show grounds consist of the entire area encircled in the fence area of the Four States Fairgrounds.Scissors and cordless clippers may be used.No custom fitters/fitting will be allowed.Exhibitors may be assisted by Ag Science Teachers or County Extension Agent or their immediate family (parents, grandparents or siblings).Cattle going to or using horse stalls may be disqualified.
In all registered breeds there must be 5 or more heifers to constitute a breed. When less than 5 heifers are entered, they will show in Other Registered Breeds or American Registered Breeds. When 5 or more heifers of a breed not listed below are entered, that breed section will be added – be sure to enter a breed NOT ORB or ARB.Registered Breed Composites/Percentages will show ARB or ORB.(see lists below) No pending registrations.
Breed breakdown may be changed or modified at the discretion of the Four States Fair Staff and Show Committee.
F-1 is eligible to compete in commercial class. Commercial heifers and steers will be classified by weight at the time of check in.Commercial Heifers are unregistrable – not registered heifers without papers.
Beefmaster, Braford, Brangus (American & International will show together), Gray Brahman, Red Brahman, Red Brangus (American & International will show together), Santa Gertrudis Simbrah
Angus, Hereford, Polled Hereford, Red Angus, Shorthorn
If less than 5 entries of either – Angus & Red Angus will be combined
If less than 5 entries of either – Hereford & Polled Hereford will be combined
Charolais, Chianina, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, Simmental
American Registered Breeds: Registerable, breed composites, (list breed or breed composite at entry) Any American breed cross registered with a recognized breed association such as but not limited to Ultra Black Brangus, Ultra Red Brangus, Simm Solution
Other Registered Breeds:Registerable, breed composites, (list breed or breed composite at entry) Any English or Exotic breed cross registered with a recognized breed association such as but not limited to Charolais Composite, Maintainer, Shorthorn Plus
Commercial Heifers – unregisterable
RULE 14.ARRIVAL & RELEASE:
All entries in the Junior Beef Cattle Division must be in place in the barn by 6PM. Friday, September 10th unless otherwise approved by the Livestock Director.
Animals will be released following each breed show at the discretion of the Livestock Director.Anyone leaving before this time will forfeit all premiums.
Animals not checked-in by 6 PM - September 10th will be scratched.
RULE 15. Shavings
Shavings will be available for a fee. Stall area MUST be cleaned before release. All hay and manure must be disposed of in the dumpsters at front and rear of barn.
PLEASE PLACE YOUR WASTE PRODUCTS TO THE FRONT OF THE DUMPSTER.
PLEASE DO NOT PLACE MANURE IN THE BLUE TRASH BARRELS.
NO SMOKING IN LIVESTOCK BARN BY ORDER OF THE TEXARKANA FIRE MARSHALL.
Please note classes may be added or modified at the discretion of the FSF Staff or Show Committee.
RULE 16. CLASSES:
CLASS 01 – Junior heifers born after March 1, 2021
CLASS 02 - Junior heifers born between January 1 and February 28, 2021
CLASS 03 - Winter heifers born between November 1 and December 31, 2020
CLASS 04 - Senior heifers born between September 1 and October 31, 2020
CLASS 05 - Late Summer Yearling heifers born between July 1 and August 29, 2020
CLASS 06 - Early Summer Yearling heifers born between May 1 and June 30, 2020
CLASS 07 - Late Junior Yearling heifers born between March 1 and April 30, 2020
CLASS 08 - Early Junior Yearling heifers born between January 1 and February 28, 2020
CLASS 09 – Sr. Yearling heifers born between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2019
CLASS 10 – Cow/Calf / Bred Heifer 3/1/2019 to 8/31/2019
CLASS 11- Champion female
CLASS 12- Reserve Champion female
Please note that due to COVID-19 and Social Distancing Regulations and Requirements we will not hold our Showmanship Competitions or our Herdsman Award Competition for 2021.