Check-in and weigh-in of sheep will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. July 11. Judging will begin at 1 p.m. July 13 at the show arena at the Decatur County Fairgrounds.
Only Ewes will be eligible to show in Breeding Classes. Ewe lambs may be shown in market class or breeding class only. All market lambs must be sheared after July 1 to be eligible to show and classes will be broken by weights. Sheep classes are: Market class, Champion Market Lamb, Reserve Champion Market Lamb, Single Ewe Lamb, Pen of 2 Ewe Lambs, Single Yearling Ewe, Pen of 2 Yearling Ewes, Champion Ewe, Reserve Champion Ewe.
Awards will be given for Rate of Gain, Market Lamb, Shepard, Grand Champion Ewe, Grand Champion Ewe Lamb, Junior Showmanship, Intermediate Showmanship, Senior Showmanship, Expert Showmanship, Halter Class and Costume Contest.
Check-in for swine will be from 6 to 11 a.m. July 14. Judging will begin at 8 a.m. July 16 in the show arena at the Decatur County Fairgrounds.
It is strongly recommended that exhibited swine not be returned home after the fair. This practice has the potential to jeopardize the health of other swine in close proximity. No swine are to be unloaded until they have been checked. Each 4-H member must furnish the bedding for their own animals, only wood shavings are permitted.
A 4-H member may show no more than four swine total. All barrows and gilts to be sold in the 4-H livestock sale must be designated at check-in. All hogs not selling at the livestock sale must be out of the barn by Thursday evening before the auction Friday.
Ribbons will be presented to the top five placing in each crossbred and purebred class. Awards will be given for the Phil Metz Swine Herdsman, Pavy Stockywards, Grand Champion 4-H Gilt, Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Gilt, Grand Champion 4-H Barrow, Reserve Grand Champion 4-H Barrow, Lightweight Champion, Lightweight Reserve Champion, Middleweight Champion, Middleweight Reserve Champion, Heavyweight Champion, Heavyweight Reserve Champion, Beginner Showmanship, Intermediate Showmanship, Senior Showmanship and Expert Showmanship.
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