Livestock

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Online registration will close at midnight September 1, 2017

Superintendents: Scott Woolfolk, Jody Watson, Billy Donnell

Livestock Health Requirements for Fairs and Exhibitions

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Regulatory Services – Animal Health

I. GENERAL
A. All stalls, pens, chutes, etc. located on the ground of fairs and exhibitions shall be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with a disinfectant approved by USDA, APHIS between each scheduled fair or exhibition.
B. All livestock (except poultry) which enter fairs and exhibitions shall be accompanied by an official veterinary health certificate with individual permanent identification of sufficient description to identify each animal. Certificates for this purpose shall be valid for ninety (90) days from date of issue. (Tennessee livestock only – Out of state certificates are valid for thirty (30) days from the date of issue)
C. No animal showing clinical signs of infectious or communicable disease shall be allowed to enter or remain on premises of fairs and exhibitions. It shall be the responsibility of the manager of each event to assure prompt removal of such animals.

II. LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY ORIGINATING WITHIN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE
(Certificates of Veterinary Inspection Valid for a Period of ninety (90) Days)
A. CATTLE: All cattle which enter fairs and exhibitions shall be accompanied by an official veterinary health certificate with individual permanent identification or sufficient description to identify each animal.
B. SHEEP: (1) All sheep imported into or through Tennessee shall be accompanied by an official health certificate and be in compliance with 0080-2-1-.02 and Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79.1 through 79.4
(2) All sheep that move within the state, with the exception of wethers under the age of 18 months that are produced for slaughter only, including for change of ownership, shows, fairs, expositions or slaughter shall be permanently, individually identified by a method approved in Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79.1 through 79.4
C. GOATS: (1) All goats imported into or through Tennessee shall be accompanied by an official health certificate and be in compliance with 0080-2-1-.02 and Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79.1 through 79.4
(2) All registered breeding goats, goats that have been commingled with sheep, goats for exhibition and dairy goats that move within the state, including for change of ownership, shows, fairs, expositions or slaughter shall be permanently, individually identified by a method approved in Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79.1 through 79.4

III. LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY ORIGINATING OUTSIDE THE STATE OF TENNESSEE
Livestock and poultry entering fairs and exhibitions from areas outside the State of Tennessee shall be subject to current Tennessee import requirements. Please contact the state veterinarian’s office regarding questions or recent changes to these rules. These interstate requirements are summarized as follows:
A. ALL SPECIES (except poultry):
Official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection valid for thirty (30) days.
B. CATTLE:
Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and additional requirements as follows:
(1) Tuberculosis: No requirements. Owners of Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico and California origin cattle should contact the state veterinarian’s office for further information.
(2) Brucellosis: Test eligible cattle – intact male or female cattle eighteen (18) months or older. (Vaccinates and non- vaccinates).
Certified Herds – No test requirements.
Class Free States – No test requirements.
Class A – Negative test within 30 days.
C. SHEEP: See rule B above.
D. GOATS: See rule C above.

IV. Fair Association or exhibition or management shall inform exhibitors of the rules of this chapter, and shall notify the State Veterinarian or his agent of any violations. Exhibitors shall present evidence of compliance with this chapter to the State Veterinarian or his agent upon request.

These rules constitute a minimum legal standard and in no way restrict the right of fair and exhibition managers to establish additional or
more stringent requirements.

Market Lamb Show & Commercial Ewe Show

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – 6:00 pm

Superintendent: Fred Cherry

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Market lambs must be on the grounds by 3:00 pm Wednesday and weighed between 3:00 and 4:00 pm.

Rules

  1. Entries must be submitted by September 1, 2017 to West TN State Fair, P.O Box 1404, Jackson, TN. 38302. Entry forms are online at www.wstfair.com and may be mailed. WE PREFER ENTRIES TO BE MADE ONLINE.
  2. Entry fees will be $5.00 per animal. PASSES WILL BE CHECKED AT THE GATE.
  3. Lambs must be accompanied by an official certificate of veterinary inspection.
  4. Only Junior exhibitors will be allowed to enter. Lambs must be owned by the exhibitor prior to August 1, 2017.
  5. An exhibitor may show no more than 4 lambs in the show.
  6. All lambs must have lamb teeth and must be a wether or a ewe lamb.
  7. There will be no minimum or maximum weight to be eligible for the show.
  8. Lambs will be weighed and divided into classes by eight. There will be no more than 10 animals in a class.
  9. There will not be a sale in conjunction with the show.
  10. Three showmanship classes will be offered: Junior, Junior High and Senior.
  11. Bedding will be furnished.
  12. Commercial Ewes will be shown in the Market Lamb show BUT will be divided into their own classes by weight.
  13. A Supreme Champion will be awarded overall.
  • 1st – $20
  • 2nd – $15
  • 3rd – $12
  • 4th – $10
  • 5th – $5
  • Grand Champion – $35
  • Reserve Grand Champion – $20

Breeding Sheep Show

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – 5:00 pm

Superintendents: Fred Cherry and Missy Hammond

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Breeding Sheep must be on the grounds by 3:00 pm and checked in by 4:00 pm.

  • Breed 01 — Corridale
  • Breed 02 — Cotswold
  • Breed 03 — Dorset
  • Breed 04 — Hampshire
  • Breed 05 — Kathadin
  • Breed 06 — Natural Color,
  • Breed 07 — Other Breeds Meat
  • Breed 08 — Other Breeds Wool
  • Breed 09 — Shropshire
  • Breed 10 — Southdown
  • Breed 11 — Suffolk

Rules

  1. Entries must be submitted by Sept. 1, 2017 to West TN State Fair, P.O. Box 1404, Jackson, TN. 38302. Entry forms are online at www.wtsfair.com and may be mailed. WE PREFER ENTRIES BE MADE ONLINE.
  2. Entry fees will be $5.00 per animal.
  3. Sheep must be accompanied by an official certificate of veterinary inspection.
  4. Only Junior exhibitors will be allowed to enter and show.
  5. The show is open to registered Ewes and Rams. Sept. 1st is to be used as the base date for computing ages of sheep. Animals in lamb classes must have lamb teeth.
  6. Ewes shown in market classes or the commercial ewe show are not eligible for the breeding show.
  7. A Supreme Champion and Reserve  will be awarded overall.
  8. Three showmanship classes will be offered:
    1. Junior (grade 4th grade & under, 5th, 6th)
    2. Junior High (grade 7, 8, 9)
    3. Senior (grade 10, 11, 12)
  9. To have a separate breed show you must have:
    1. Must have a minimum of 15 head
    2. Must be represented by three (3) separate exhibitors

Classes

  1. Senior Ram lamb born Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016
  2. Early Junior Ram lamb born Jan. 1 to Feb. 15, 2017
  3. Late Junior Ram lamb born Feb. 16, 2017 and after
  4. Grand Champion Ram
  5. Reserve Grand Champion Ram
  6. Senior Yearling Ewe born Sept. 1, 2015 to Feb. 15, 2016
  7. Jr. Yearling Ewe born Feb. 16 to Aug. 31, 2016
  8. Senior Ewe lamb born Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016
  9. Early Junior Ewe lamb born Jan. 1 to Jan. 31, 2017
  10. Intermediate Junior Ewe lamb born Feb. 1 to Feb. 28, 2017
  11. Late Junior Ewe lamb born Mar. 1, 2017 and after
  12. Grand Champion Ewe
  13. Reserve Grand Champion Ewe
  14. Supreme Grand Champion & Supreme Reserve Grand Champion Ewes
  15. Supreme Grand Champion & Supreme Reserve Grand Champion Rams
  • 1st – $20
  • 2nd – $15
  • 3rd – $12
  • 4th – $10
  • 5th – $5
  • Grand Champion
  • Reserve Grand Champion
  • Supreme Champion
  • Reserve Supreme Champion

**An exception to the above classifications of sheep may be made when an exhibitor wishes to enter a younger animal in the next older age classification. In no case will an older animal be entered in a younger age classification than its date of birth would permit.

Meat Goat Show

Thursday, September 14, 2017 – 6:00 pm

Superintendent:

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  1. Entries must be submitted by Sept. 1, 2017 to West TN State Fair, P.O Box 1404, Jackson, TN. 38302. Entry forms are online at (www.wtsfair.com) and may be mailed. WE PREFER ENTRIES BE MADE ONLINE.
  2. Entry fees will be $5.00 per animal.
  3. All animals must be in compliance with TN scrapie rules. All slaughter and market animals must have a permanent scrapie tag in their ear. Each animal must have a permanent ID in addition to the scrapie tag (ear tag, tattoo, no tags on collars).
  4. All market animals must have all milk teeth in place at weigh-in or they will not show.
  5. You must show in either the Market show or the Doe show and not both.
  6. Market animals will be weighed and divided into classes based on that weight.

Market Classes

  1. Light weight
  2. Middle weight
  3. Heavy weight
  4. Registration papers are required on all registered animals.
  5. If they are not registered then they will be aged by their teeth. All milk teeth = Doe kid, Two teeth = Yearling, 4 or more = Aged
  6. It will be the officials’ discretion to place them accordingly.
  7. No bucks allowed on grounds.
  8. There are no pens so be prepared to tie your goats during the show.
  9. Bedding will be furnished.

Doe Classes

To be determined by weight.

  1. Doe kids (milk teeth only)
  2. Yearlings (2 teeth only)
  3. Aged Does (4 teeth or more)
  4. Grand Champion
  5. Reserve Grand Champion
  6. A Supreme Champion will be awarded overall.

Open Beef Show

Saturday, September 16, 2017 – 1:00 pm

Superintendents:

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Rules

  1. Entries must be submitted by Sept. 1, 2017 to West TN State Fair, P.O Box 1404, Jackson, TN. 38302. Entry forms are online at (www.wtsfair.com) and may be mailed. WE PREFER ENTRIES BE MADE ONLINE.
  2. Entry fees will be $ 5.00 per animal.
  3. Bedding will be furnished.
  4. No one exhibitor will be awarded more than two prizes in any one class.
  5. Registration and health papers will be required and tattoos may be checked by the show committee.
  6. All animals must be in place by 11:00 am Saturday Sept, 16th and will be released after the show. Any late arrivals must be approved by the show committee.  Barns will be open Friday 15th for arrival.
  7. All exhibitors will adhere to the Animal Disease Control Rules and Regulations of the TN Dept. of Agriculture.
  8. Pre-entered cattle will be reserved stall spaces by the committee. If you do not pre-enter you will take what is left.
  9. It is required that all Bulls be tied with a neck rope and have nose rings.
  10. Tie outs will be after the show is over.
  11. To have a separate breed show you must have:
  12. Must have a minimum of 15 head.
  13. Must be represented by three (3) separate exhibitors.
  • 1st – $35
  • 2nd – $30
  • 3rd – $25
  • Grand Champion
  • Reserve Grand Champion
  • Supreme Champion
  • Reserve Supreme Champion
  • Breed 01 — Angus
  • Breed 02 — Charolais
  • Breed 03 — Hereford
  • Breed 04 — Other breeds

Heifer Classes

  1. Spring Heifer calves born March 1, 2017 and after
  2. Junior Heifer calves born Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2017
  3. Late Senior Heifer calves born Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016
  4. Early Senior Heifer calves born Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2016
  5. Summer Yearling Heifers born July 1 to Aug. 31, 2016
  6. Late Spring Yearling Heifers born May 1 to June 31, 2016
  7. Spring Yearling Heifers born Mar 1 to April 31, 2016
  8. Junior Yearling Heifers born Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2016
  9. Senior Yearling Heifers born Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2015

Bull Show

  • 1st – $35
  • 2nd – $30
  • 3rd – $25
  • Grand Champion – $50
  • Reserve Grand Champion – $25
  1. Spring Bull Calves born March 1, 2017 and after
  2. Junior Bull claves born Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2017
  3. Winter Bull calves born Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 2016
  4. Senior Bull calves born Sept. 1 to Oct. 31, 2016
  5. Summer Yearling Bulls born May 1 to Aug. 31, 2016
  6. Spring Yearling Bulls born Mar. 1 to April 30, 2016
  7. Junior Yearling Bulls born Jan. 1 to Feb. 28, 2016
  8. Senior Yearling Bulls born Sept. 1 to Dec. 31, 2015
  9. Two-Year old Bulls born Jan. 1 to Aug. 31, 2015

Junior Beef Show

SHOWMANSHIP, ONLY

Saturday, September 16, 2017 – 12:00 noon

Superintendents: Sammy Elgin and Adam McCall

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  1. Juniors eligible are from 7 years old as of Jan. 1, 2017 to their 21st birthday as of Jan. 1, 2017.
  2. The Showmanship division will be determined by the exhibitor’s age and there will be 4 divisions of showmanship which is to be determined after everyone is entered.

Classes 00

  1. Pee Wee Showmanship (Grade 4 and under)
  2. Junior Showmanship (Grades 5 – 6)
  3. Junior High Showmanship (Grades 7, 8, 9)
  4. Senior Showmanship (Grades 10, 11, 12)  PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED