Open Beef Cattle Division
September 13-14, 2020
Arrival:Sunday, September 13th & Must be in place by 4:00PM
Judging:Monday, September 14th at 10 AM
Release:Monday, September 14th at the decision of the Livestock Director
Show Committee Co-Chairs:Hal Hillis, Michael Meadows
OPEN BEEF CATTLE EXHIBIT RULES
(See Exhibitors General Rules & Regulations – There may also be breed specific show rules!)Time is short between entry and the show – we appreciate your following all the rules to help us better pre
RULE 1. ENTRY DEADLINE:
Open Beef Cattle entries will close AUGUST 21, 2020. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE MADE & PAID ONLINE at www.fourstatesfair.com.You MUST bring your computer receipt with the QR code to check-in.In all cases, the Four States Fair management, staff, and directors reserve the right to accept or reject an application for entry.
RULE 2.OWNERSHIP OF ANIMALS:
To be eligible for competition, animals must be registered with their respective breed associations.Registry certificates of ownership checked.NO PENDING REGISTRATION PAPERS AT TIME OF CHECK IN.The exhibitor must complete all information; otherwise entry will not be accepted.
RULE 3.ENTRY FEES/FORMS:
An entry fee of $25 per head must be completed and paid online at the time of registration.The exhibitor and animal information must be complete.Stall assignments will be made upon the closing of the entries, summaries not received by August 21st will be considered incomplete.Late entries will NOT be accepted.Substitutions will be accepted at $15 per head through check-in.ENTRY FEES ARE NON REFUNDABLE.NO TIE OUTS!NO GENERATORS IN BARN.
RULE 4. JUNIOR & OPEN ENTRIES:
Stall assignments are made according to summaries received by August 21st for the Junior OR Open Shows.OPEN Beef Cattle entries are NOT allowed in the stall space during the JUNIOR Heifer show AND JUNIOR Heifer show entries that are NOT entered in the Open Show are NOT allowed entries for the Junior AND Open shows.If an animal is NOT entered in the Junior Show, they will not be allowed in the barn until Open Show arrival – there will not be space for them in your stall area for the Junior Show.Please respect stall assignments for each show.We work very hard to accommodate your entries and requests – SPACE IS LIMITED!
RULE 5. HEALTH CERTIFICATES:
All animals will be required to have a current health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian that conforms to the requirements of the Arkansas Animal Health Commission! All females 20 months or 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 (South Gate) upon arrival.
RULE 6.ARRIVAL & RELEASE:
All entries in the Open Beef Cattle Division must be in place in the barn by 4:00 PM on Sunday, September 13th.Animals will be released at time designated by show committee Monday PM September 14th. Any other times must be approved by the show coordinator or livestock director or exhibitor will forfeit all premiums.Animals not checked-in by 4:00 PM, Sunday, September 13th will be scratched.
RULE 7.Exhibitor must be able to have full control of animal or risk disqualification.All bulls 1 year and older MUST be shown with a nose ring or clip with a lead rope.
RULE 8.NOSE RING & LEAD:
All bulls 1 year and older must be shown with a nose ring or clip with a lead rope.Exhibitor must be able to have full control of animal or risk disqualification
RULE 9.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 Open Beef Cattle Show, Four States Fair asks that the County Agents, Agri Science Teachers certify as to the eligibility of both the exhibitor and the animal entered by exhibitor in the Four States fair Livestock Show.
RULE 10.ALL PROTESTS
shall be made to the Livestock Director in WRITING and immediately following the conclusion of judging.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 11: 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 the front and rear of the barn.Please place manure/bedding as far to the front of the dumpster as possible.DO NOT put manure/bedding into the trash cans – they are for paper waste only.NO SMOKING IN THE LIVESTOCK BARN BY ORDER OF THE TEXARKANA FIRE MARSHALL.
RULE 11.BREEDS In all breeds there must be 5 or more of the same sex entered to constitute a breed.When less than 5 of the same sex are entered, they will show in other breeds.When five or more of the same sex of a breed not listed below are entered, that breed selection will be added.Breed breakdown may be changed or modified at the discretion of the Four States Fair Staff and Show Committee.MUST list breed type for ORB Heifers at the time of entry.ORB Heifers will be broken down by breed type.NO PENDING REGISTRATION PAPERS.
AngusBrangus LimousinSanta GertrudisSimmental
BeefmasterCharolaisMaine-AnjouShorthornOther Registered Breeds
BrahmanHerefordRed AngusSimm Solution
Other Registered Breeds – registerable, breed composites, breeds not listed (list breed or breed composite at entry)
Please note the classes may be added or modified at the discretion of the FSF Staff or Show Committee.
CLASS 01 – Junior heifers born after March 1, 2020
CLASS 02 - Junior heifers born between January 1 and February 28, 2020
CLASS 03 - Winter heifers born between November 1 and December 31, 2019
CLASS 04 - Senior heifers born between September 1 and October 31, 2019
CLASS 05 - Late Summer Yearling heifers born between July 1 and AUGUST 29, 2019
CLASS 06 - Early Summer Yearling heifers born between May 1 and June 30, 2019
CLASS 07 - Late Junior Yearling heifers born between March 1 and April 30, 2019
CLASS 08 - Early Junior Yearling heifers born between January 1 and February 29, 2019
CLASS 09 - Senior Yearling heifers born between September 1 and December 31, 2018
CLASS 10 – Cow/Calf / Bred Heifer 3/1/2017 to 8/31/2018
CLASS 11 - Champion female
CLASS 12 - Reserve Champion female
CLASS 21 – Junior bulls born after March 1, 2020
CLASS 22 - Junior bulls born between January 1 and February 28, 2020
CLASS 23 - Winter bulls born between November 1 and December 31, 2019
CLASS 24 - Senior bulls born between September 1 and October 31, 2019
CLASS 25 - Late Summer Yearling bulls born between July 1 and AUGUST 29, 2019
CLASS 26 - Summer Yearling bulls born between May 1 and June 30, 2019
CLASS 27 - Late Junior Yearling bulls born between March 1 and April 30, 2019
CLASS 28 – Junior Yearling bulls born between January 1 and Feb.28, 2019
CLASS 29 – Senior Yearling bulls born between September 1 and Dec. 31, 2018
CLASS 30 – Bulls born between March 1 and August 31, 2018
CLASS 31 - Champion Bull
CLASS 32 – Reserve Champion bull