JUNIOR FAIR SALE RULES AND REGULATIONS
1. The Junior Fair Livestock Sales will be held online.
2. Junior exhibitors are limited to one entry in the sale including steers, lambs, goats, hogs, rabbits, broilers, turkeys and milk; except by exhibitors having more than one champion or reserve champion market animal.
3. All champion and reserve champion market animals must sell as listed in rule # 2. All champion and reserve champion steers, lambs and hogs will be harvested by Kah Meats and be viewed as part of the carcass review. Grand and reserve champion market goats, pens of rabbits and poultry will be harvested but not used as part of the carcass review.
4. Market animals requiring identification must be tattooed on the designated date, hours and location. If an animal is ill at the time of tattooing, the exhibitor must contact the Junior Fair Board immediately. The exhibitor will be required to present a veterinarian’s certification of illness before arrangements will be made to tattoo the animal.
5. All market animals will be weighed during the designated times.
6. Order of sale will be determined randomly by computer for all market species. Eartags are for identification only.
7. A sale list will be prepared from those animals that are shown as steer, market hogs, market lambs, market goats, rabbit pens and poultry pens. Junior fair exhibitors must notify Sale Committee at time of weigh-in which animal will be sold.
8. Members showing steers must provide a good rope halter for after the sale. Please don’t expect buyers of steers to lead them with makeshift halters of baling twine. If the buyers give members the halters after the steers are on the truck, this is their favor to the exhibitors.
9. Members will receive payment for the animals when sufficient sale monies have been received. A commission and check-off money where appropriate will be taken out of all checks. The commission for selling junior fair livestock as determined by the Sale Committee will be up to 4 percent of the premium bid for all species, including dairy milk. This is for sale expenses, promotion and gratitude ads in local newspapers.
10. Exhibitor will stand the loss of any condemned carcass. Exhibitor will stand the cost of any extra processing fees passed on by the packer.
11. All members will be responsible for feeding, watering and general care of their animals until loaded by the packer or Sale Committee. For market animals, if it is determined at load out that the animal has lacked food and/or water, a penalty will be deducted from the value of the animal: $25.00 for steers, lambs, goats and hogs, $10.00 for rabbits and poultry. This decision will be made by the packer and representatives from the Sale Committee.
12. Animals will only cross the scale one time at the weigh-in.
13. Animals must be able to walk across the scale on their own to be weighed, shown and sold. Incapacitated animals will not be weighed.
14. A gallon of milk will be auctioned and the proceeds divided among the junior fair dairy cattle exhibitors.
15. Buyers must make arrangements for hauling or picking up animals at the time of the sale with the Livestock Sale Committee. All accounts must be settled immediately following the sales.
16. All animals sold in the sale ring must go to harvest.
17. All market animals must be sent to harvest.
18. In the case of illness or injury, the fair veterinarian will determine how the animal will be handled. If the animal is treated and has a withholding time, it will be quarantined until the withholding time has elapsed and then sent to harvest.
19. If a market animal is removed from the fairgrounds without proper authorization, the following penalties will apply: the exhibitor will be banned from further competition for the next 2 years of their junior fair eligibility. If removed after the sale, in addition to the above penalty, the exhibitor will forfeit all premium monies. The premium monies will be returned to the sale buyer with a letter of explanation.
20. If a market animal is sent home from the fair for any reason, the exhibitor will not receive any payment for the value of the market animal. If sent home after the sale, the exhibitor will receive the premium amount from the sale only.
21. The Senior Fair, Junior Fair, and Sale Committee will take every precaution for the safe keeping of livestock on exhibition after their arrival on the grounds but will not be responsible for any animal loss that may occur. Exhibitors are requested to give every attention to their animals. Animals are the property of the exhibitor until the animals are loaded to the packer or custom processor.
22. In the event that a market animal dies before the sale, and the exhibitor does not have another market animal that has been shown in junior fair, the exhibitor will not participate in the livestock sale. If the exhibitor has an animal that is part of a market pen die before the sale, the exhibitor may sell the remaining animals in the pen through the livestock sale.
23. In the event that a market animal dies after the sale, the exhibitor will receive the premium bid minus commission, but not the market value of the animal.
24. Market goats without ears are required to have their eartag secured around the goat’s neck for fair weigh-in and for load out. This can be done by any means that is safe to the goat.
25. Market animals must be in their assigned pens during tagging and load out, a $25.00 fine will be deducted from the exhibitor’s sale check.
26. Exhibitors whose premium payments are over $599, will need to have a W-9 Form completed. These forms are required by the State of Ohio in order to process payment.
27. All exhibitor checks are stamped VOID AFTER 90 DAYS. If the sale committee treasurer has to reprint a livestock check there will be a $35.00 reissue fee or if exhibitor lost a check, the exhibitor will be charged $45.00 for stop payment. All checks not cashed after 90 days will become a donation to the Auglaize Co. Junior Fair.
JUNIOR MEMBERS EXHIBITING IN OPEN CLASS
Junior fair members may compete in open class with their project animals provided they pay $3.00 per head for dairy, beef and swine; $.50 per head for sheep. The animals are housed in space provided for the junior division. No membership tickets are required. These entries must be on the official open class entry form and submitted directly to the superintendent of the open class show involved.
Junior fair members may instead of following the procedure suggested above pay the full open class charges, purchase a membership ticket and house their animals in space provided for the senior division. If this plan is followed, open class entries and fees must be submitted to the superintendent of the department in which they enter. The junior entries must be submitted to the Extension office with a statement that no housing will be required in the junior division.