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_DAIRY CATTLE                 BEEF CATTLE                 SHEEP                           SWINE  

        DAIRY GOATS                   MARKET GOATS          BREEDING MEAT GOATS

        GROUP EXHIBITS

Dept. 10: 4–H and Vocational
Eligibility
Exhibitors must be Somerset County 4–H members, carrying a project in the field in which they wish to make entry, and be under the supervision of the Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension Service.
Somerset County students enrolled in an accepted vocational school curriculum must be conducting a project in the class in which they wish to make entry. Students enrolled in general home economics in a comprehensive high school are considered as qualifying. All entries shall be approved prior to the fair by a member of the Pennsylvania Department   of Education, Agriculture or Home Economics staff or their designated representative.
“All 4–H and FFA members are subject to their club or chapter rules concerning eligibility to exhibit livestock at the Somerset County Fair and will sign a code of conduct.”
All entries for market swine, lambs and goats must have been registered at the County Extension office by May 1st, (beef by Dec. 15th, ), and ear tagged. No late entries will be accepted for any reason. Entry is responsibility of exhibitor.
All health and registration papers to be presented at time of entry. All market animals will have 30 day health certificate and CVI papers.
Also, all exhibitors must have attended informational classes and sign a waiver concerning treatment of animals, etc.
County entries will be entered first. Out-of-county entries will be taken on standby basis.

Showmanship Ages are as of January 1st.

Please read general rules.

SECTION A–2                                                                BACK TO TOP
DAIRY CATTLE

SUPERINTENDENT
    WAYNE PETENBRINK
    128 Silver Valley Lane
    Garrett, Pa., 15542
        634–8218
   
Justin Kaufman 

    1683 Wills Church Rd  

    Berlin. PA 15530

    442-7796
Entry day 9 a.m. to noon Monday,
Entry fee $4
JUDGING WEDNESDAY,   9:00 a.m.
All dairy animals must have rabies vaccine.
(Refer to General Rules)
1. All animals exhibited in these classes must be the exhibitors’ FFA or 4–14 project and exhibitors must be a 4–H member or FFA member the present year.
2. 4–H Club or FFA members must be present and have charge of their animals at the time of judging.
NOTE: Classifications and premiums listed are to apply to each of these breeds:
A1. FFA Registered Ayrshire
B1. FFA Registered Brown Swiss
C1. FFA Registered Guernsey
D1. FFA Registered, Holstein
E1. FFA Registered Jersey
F1. FFA Registered Milking Shorthorn
A2. 4–H Registered Ayrshire
B2. 4–H Registered Brown Swiss
C2. 4–H Registered Guernsey
D2. 4–H Registered Holstein
    1. Black and white
    2. Red and white
E2. 4–H Registered Jersey
F2. 4–H Registered Milking Shorthorn
CLASS
1. Spring Heifer Calf – born between March 1, 2018 and May 31, 2018 $15 $12 $8 $6 $4
2. Winter Heifer – born between Dec. 1,  2017 and Feb. 28, 2018 $15 $12 $8 $6 $4
3. Fall Heifer Calf – born between Sept. 1, 2017 and Nov. 30, 2017 $15 $12 $8 $6 $4
4. Summer Yearling Heifer – born between June 1, 2017 and Aug. 31, 2017 $15 $12 $8 $4
5. Spring Yearling Heifer – born between March 1, 2017 and May 31, 2017 $15 $12 $8 $4  
6. Winter Yearling Heifer – born between Dec. 1, 2016 and Feb. 28, 2017 $15 $12 $8 $6 $4
7. Fall Yearling Heifer – born between Sept. 1, 2016 and Nov. 30, 2016 $15 $12 $8 $6 $4
8. Junior Champion Female Ribbon or Rosette
9. Res. Champion Jr. Female Ribbon or Rosette
10. Dry Cow, Senior 2 yr. old and over – born prior to March 1, 2016 $18 $15 $12 $9 $6
11. Jr. 2 year old – born between March 1, 2016 and Aug. 31, 2016 $18 $15 $12 $9 $6
12. Sr. 2 year old – born between Sept. 1, 2016 and Feb. 29, 2015 $18 $15 $12 $9 $6
13. Jr. three year – born March 1, 2015 and Aug. 31, 2016 $18 $15 $12 $9 $6
14. Sr. three year old – born between Sept. 1, 2014 and Feb. 28, 2015 $18 $15 $12 $9 $6
15. Four year old – born between Sept. 1, 2013 and Aug. 31, 2013 $18 $15 $12 $9 $6
16. Five year old – born between Sept. 1, 2012 and Aug. 31, 2013 $18 $15 $12 $9 $6
17. Six year and over – born prior to Sept. 1, 2012 $18 $15 $12 $9 $6
18. Senior Champion Female Ribbon or Rosette
19. Res. Sr. Champion Female Ribbon or Rosette
20. Grand Champion Female Ribbon or Rosette
21. Res. Grand Champion Female Ribbon or Rosette
22. Dam & Daughter – two animals one cow & one daughter any age. Must be owned and exhibited by the same exhibitor $20 $17 $14 $12 $10
Special Ribbons and Banner donated Somerset Daily American.
At the end of the show, all exhibitors selected as “Master Showmanship” may return to the ring for the following classes.
1. Junior Champion Showman – 8–12 years $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $5
2. Intermediate Showman – 13–15 years $10 $9 $9 $7 $6 $5
3. Senior Champion Showman – 16–21 years $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $5
4. Grand Showman Champion – Banner
Showman Trophies by Somerset County Farm Bureau & Cover Ins. Agy.

 

SECTION A–3 Beef Cattle                                                                                              BACK TO TOP                        
SUPERINTENDENTS   

    Lacey Murray

    402 Platter St

    Garrett, Pa. 15542

    442-6156

    Bryan Hay

    152 South Brant Rd,

     Friedens, PA 15541

    233-2030

Entry day 9 a.m. to noon, the first  Saturday
Entry fee   $4
Ear tagged by May 22
JUDGING MONDAY   10:00 a.m.
(Refer to General Rules)
All entries for market swine, lambs and goats must be at the County Extension office by May 1st (beef by Dec. 15th, ). No late entries will be accepted for any reason. Entry is responsibility of exhibitor.
All registration papers will be checked by the superintendent between 12 and 1 p.m. Saturday, entry day.
Animals must have rabies vaccine.
Breeding Classes
1. When on exhibition in the ring, each animal must be under halter and in charge of owner or owner’s representative.
NOTE: Classifications and premiums listed are to apply to each of these breeds:
A. Black Angus
B. Red Angus
C. Maine–Anjou
D. Shorthorn (Homed or polled competing)
E. Limousine
F. Simmental
G. Chianina
H. Others
CLASS
    1. Junior calf calved after Jan. 1, $8 $6 $4$2
    2. Senior heifer calf calved after Sept. 1, $8 $6 $4 $2
    3. Summer yearling heifer calved between May 1 and August 31,  $8 $6 $4 $2
    4. Junior yearling heifer calved between Jan. 1 and April 30,  $10 $7 $4 $2
    5. Senior yearling heifer calved between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31,  $10 $7 $4 $2
    6. 2 Year Old Heifer $10$7$4$2
    7. Cow and Calf $10 $6
    8. Champion Female Ribbon or Rosette
    (first place female & competing)
    9. Reserve Champion Female Ribbon or Rosette
4–H and FFA MARKET STEERS JUDGING TUESDAY,   9:00 a.m.
Champion and Reserve Champion Market Steer trophies provided by by Knotts Livestock
Division Beef Champion and Reserve Champion trophies provided by Somerset County Beef Producers.
COUNTY BRED CHAMPION AND RESERVE CHAMPION trophies provided by Somerset County Beef Producers.
Home Grown Steer trophy provided by Bill and Deanna Bowers. Reserve Champion trophy provided by RYAN SCHMUCK
CLASS 1–16

Premiums: 1st – $15; 2nd – $12; 3rd – $ 10; 4th – $7; 5th – $6.
All steers will be housed in Somerset County and remain housed in Somerset County or they will be ineligible to exhibit/sale at the Somerset County Fair.
May show 2 steers but only sell one.
All steers will be broken into weight classes regardless of breed after the weighing of the day of entry. The number of steers in each of the respective 16 weight classes will be determined by the total number of steers entered. There shall be a minimum of 5 steers per class.
The top county bred steer will be recognized.
Weight Ranges: All breeds, 1,000+ pounds.
BEEF PRODUCERS PRIZES
A. The Somerset Co. Beef Producers are presenting the following prizes for steers purchased at the County Club Calf Sale and shown in the Jr. Market Steer Contests in a separate class.
    1st – $150.00
    2nd – $100.00
    3rd – $75.00
    4th – $50.00
    5th – $30.00
    6th – $20.00
    7th –$15.00
    8th – $10.00
CLASS
    1. Junior Showmanship $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $3
    2. Junior Champion Showman Trophy
    3. Reserve Junior Champion Showman Trophy
    4. Intermediate Showmanship $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $3
    5. Intermediate Champion Showman Trophy
    6. Reserve Intermediate Champion Showman Trophy
    7. Senior Showmanship $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $3
    8. Senior Champion Showman Trophy
    9. Reserve Senior Champion Showman Trophy
Showmanship trophies provided by Riggs Industries.
* Heifers are not to be used for any type of Showmanship classes.

SECTION A–4 Sheep                                                                                      BACK TO TOP                                      
4–H AND FFA
    (Refer to General Rules)
$4 entry fee
All entries for market swine, lambs and goats must have been registered at the County Extension office by May 1st  (beef by Dec. 15th), and ear tagged. No late entries will be accepted for any reason. Entry is responsibility of exhibitor.
SUPERINTENDENT  

    Annette Knotts
    674 Walnut Lane

    Hyndman, PA 15545

    233-3831

 Entry day, 9:00 a.m. to noon, the first Saturday

4–H AND FFA MARKET
LAMBS
JUDGING MONDAY,   2:00 p.m.
Champion and Reserve Champion, Lamb trophies provided by Sines Construction.
Champion Division Market Lamb trophies provided by Steaks and Chops 4–H Club.
Reserve Division Market Lamb trophies donated to by Smith Club Lamb & Goat
Somerset County Home Grown Lamb Champion and Reserve trophies donated by GRUBE  FAMILY FARM
Somerset County Born and Raised champion and reserve trophies donated by GRUBE  FAMILY FARM
All lambs will be broken into weight classes after the weighing on the day of entry.
Pens are to be cleaned on a daily basis.

Weight ranges: Southdown and Cheviot 80 + lbs., others 90 + lbs.
CLASS 1–16:
All market lambs will be broken into weight classes regardless of breed after entry day weighing. The number of lambs in each of the 16 weight classes will be determined by the total of lambs entered. There shall be a minimum of five lambs per weight class.
PREMIUMS for each weight class $10 $8 $6 $4 $2
The Grand Champion and Reserve Champion market lambs will be selected from the first two placing in each weight class.
PREMIUMS WILL BE:
Grand Champ $15.00
Reserve Champ $10.00
CLASS 11:
Pair of market lambs (ewes or wethers) $10 $8 $6 $4 $2
4–H AND FFA SHOWMANSHIP CLASS
    1. Junior Showmanship $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $3
    2. Junior Champion Showman Trophy
    3. Reserve Junior Champion Showman Trophy
    4. Intermediate Showmanship $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $3
    5. Intermediate Champion Showman Trophy
    6. Reserve Intermediate Champion Showman Trophy
    7. Senior Showmanship $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $3
    8. Senior Champion Showman Trophy
    9. Reserve Senior Champion Showman Trophy
    10. Champion Showman Trophy presented by Somerset County Fair in memory of Chris Shultz
Showmanship trophies will be provided by  Bedford Farm Bureau.
 

SECTION A–5 SWINE                                                                                        BACK TO TOP
    SUPERINTENDENTS

        Terry Shaulis
        171 Garrett Shortcut Rd
        Berlin, PA  15530
       
445-4646

        Greg Rohrer
        270 Conn Road
        Somerset, PA  15501
       
445-3904
All entries for market swine, lambs and goats must have been registered at the County Extension office by May 1st  (beef by Dec. 15th) and ear tagged. No late entries will be accepted for any reason. Entry is responsibility of exhibitor.
Entry day, 8 a.m. to 11:00,  the first Saturday
JUDGING TUESDAY,   3:00 p.m.
(Refer to General Rules)
Health Rules for Swine
1. No swine showing clinical signs of contagious or infectious disease will be admitted to any show.
2. All show swine must be individually identified by ear tag.
3. Vaccination for Erysipelas is recommended.
Swine wash racks will be closed 1/2 hour before pig show starts and remain closed during the show.
 4–H AND FFA – MARKET SWINE
    Junior Market Swine Show
    Weight Range: 230 to 290 lbs.
Class 1–20:
Champion and Reserve Champion Swine trophies provided by Knotts Livestock
Division Champions Swine trophies provided by High Ridge 4–H Club.
Division Reserve Champion Swine trophies provided by Peggy  Mostoller family.
The Home Grown Champion Swine trophy is presented by Country Clovers 4–H Club
The Home Grown Reserve Champion Swine trophy is presented by Brotherton Belles and Beaus 4–H Club.
The County Born and Raised Grand Champion Swine trophy presented by J & J Pigs.

The County Born and Raised Reserve Champion Swine trophy is presented by Buffalo Creek 4–H Club.
All market swine will be broken into weight classes regardless of breed after entry day weighing.
The number of pigs in each of the 20 weight classes will be determined by the total pigs entered.
There shall be a minimum of five pigs per weight class.
PREMIUMS for each weight class $10 $8 $6 $4 $2
The Grand Champion and Reserve Champion market pig will be selected from the first two placing in each weight class.
PREMIUMS:
Grand Champion $15.00
Reserve – Champion $10.00
Merit ribbons will be awarded to all entries.
All competition is open to 4–H and FFA members.
Contestants must conform to all rules of the fair.
Questions not covered here that arise on the day of judging will be referred to the Fair Board. The Board’s decisions will be final.
4–H AND, FFA SWINE SHOWMANSHIP
1. 4–H and FFA members may show an animal in the fitting and showing contest provided it has been carried as a project and is owned by the exhibitor.
CLASS
    1. Junior Showman $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $3
    2. Junior Champion Showman Trophy
    3. Reserve Junior Champion Showman Trophy
    4. Intermediate Showman $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $3
    5. Intermediate Champion Showman Trophy
    6. Reserve Intermediate Champion Showman Trophy
    7. Senior Showman $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $3
    5. Senior Champion Showman Trophy
    6. Reserve Senior Champion Showman Trophy
Showmanship trophies will be provided by Meyersdale FFA,  Riggs Industries,  A CUT ABOVE 4-H CLUB
 

SECTION A-6 – DAIRY GOATS                                                                    BACK TO TOP                
SUPERINTENDENT
        Aleaha Weigle

        8414 Glades Pike

        Berlin, PA 15530

        814-267-5561
Entry day 9 a.m. to noon, the first Saturday
4-H AND FFA DAIRY GOATS
JUDGING - SUNDAY,      9 a.m.
$4 entry fee
SOMERSET COUNTY FAIR REQUIREMENTS
1. All goats shown in the open class must be registered. Junior show (4-H and FFA) all goats must be owned by the exhibitor and registered in their name. No animal registered as a farm or parent-child ownership is eligible to show in the Junior Show.
2. All questions should be referred to the barn superintendent, who exercises final decision.
3. A 15-goat limit per exhibitor will be enforced unless space permits.
4. Every exhibitor must participate in showmanship and fitting. Time of showmanship and fitting classes will be at the discretion of the judge.

 Showmanship and fitting classes     Showmanship Ages are as of January 1st.

    Junior- 8 to 12 years of age

    Intermediate – 13-15 years of age

    Senior – 16-21 years
5. Same rules and health requirements as under Dept. 6 Dairy Goats (please read)
6. No meat breeds permitted
A. Alpine
B. LaMancha
C. Nubian
D. Oberhaslis
E. Saanens
F. Toggenburgs
G. Recorded Grades
H. Pygmy
I. Nigerian Dwarf
J.
Mini Nubian
JUNIOR DOE SHOW
(NOT IN MILK)
    Class 1 – Birth to 4 months $9 $7 $5 R R R
    Class 2 – 4-8 months $9 $7 $5 R R R
    Class 3 – 8-12 months $9 $7 $5 R R R
    Class 4 – 12-24 months $9 $7 $5 R R R
    Class 5 – Jr. Grand Champion Ribbon
    Class 6 – Jr. Reserve Champion Ribbon
SENIOR DOE
(MILKING)
    Class 7 – Under 2 years $9 $7 $5 R R R
    Class 8 – 2–3 years $9 $7 $5 R R R
    Class 9 – 3–5 years $9 $7 $5 R R R
    Class 10 – 5 years and over $9 $7 $5 R R R
    Class 11 – Sr. Grand Champion Ribbon
    Class 12 – Sr. Reserve Grand Champion Ribbon
    Class 13 – Best Udder Ribbon
    Class 14 – Dam & Daughter (same owner) Ribbon
    Class 15 – Produce of Dam – 2 does of different age classes Ribbon
    Class 16 – Milking Herd (3 milking does of the same breed) Ribbon
    Class 17 – Best of Breed Senior
    Class 18 – Best of Breed Junior
ALL BREED SHOW TOGETHER
Best Junior Doe & Best Senior Doe trophy presented by Patriot 3R Committee

Best Udder trophy presented by Nicole & Ryan Appel
SHOWMANSHIP AND FITTING
    Novice class pre 4-H Ribbon
    Junior Showmanship $5 $3 $1
    Intermediate Showmanship $5 $3 $1
    Senior Showmanship $5 $3 $1
    Junior Fitting $5 $3 $1
    Intermediate Fitting $5 $3 $1
    Senior Fitting $5 $3 $1
 Trophies  presented by Jerry Ferko Ent. and Jerry & Brandi  Ferko

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SECTION A-6 b:     4-H AND FFA MARKET GOATS

    RACHAEL MOSTOLLER
    525 White Oak Drive
    Somerset, Pa. 15501
        242-9066
JUDGING the first SATURDAY   5 P.M.
(Refer to General Rules)

All entries for market swine, lambs and goats must have been registered at the County Extension office by May 1st  (beef by Dec. 15th) and ear tagged. No late entries will be accepted for any reason. Entry is responsibility of exhibitor.
Health Rules for Market Goats
1. All market goats must be accompanied by a health certificate signed by an accredited veterinarian. The certificate shall include the statement: “Flock of origin also examined and found free from clinical evidence of any contagious or infectious disease.”
2. Only does and wethers may be shown. All castrations must be healed.
3. All market goats should be less than one year of age and have milk teeth. All dehorning scars healed and must have scrapies tag.
4. Exhibitor must show his/her own animal.
5. Animal must be cared for and fed in Somerset County by the 4-H/FFA member.
6. Animals will be judged by weight classes, not by breed. The meat goat show is open to any breed or crossbreed of meat goats. All goats in the market class exhibit meat goat characteristics.
7. Minimum weight will be 70 lbs. There is no maximum weight. All animals not meeting minimum weight will be returned home on weigh in day.
8. No “training collars” will be allowed. Smooth small link chain or nylon collars are acceptable. Any collars deemed in-humane will result in disqualification.
9. Pens are to be cleaned on a daily basis.

Contestants must conform to all rules of the fair. Questions not covered here that arise on the day of judging will be referred to the Fair Board. The board’s decisions will be final.
4-H/FFA MEMBERS MAY EXHIBIT TWO (2) MARKET GOAT AT THE FAIR.
The Grand and Reserve Champion Market Goat will be selected from the first two placings in weight divisions (light, medium, heavyweight).CLASSES
CLASS 1, 2, 3, 4
    Lightweight Division Champion
    Lightweight Division Reserve Champion
CLASS 5, 6, 7, 8
    Middleweight Division Champion
    Middleweight Division Reserve Champion
CLASS 9, 10, 11, 12
    Light Heavyweight Division Champion
    Light Heavyweight Division Reserve Champion
CLASS 13, 14, 15, 16
    Heavyweight Division Champion
    Heavyweight Division Reserve Champion
PREMIUMS
Grand champion $15
Reserve champion $10
County Born champion and Home Grown champion will also be chosen.
PREMIUMS FOR EACH WEIGHT CLASS $10 $8 $6 $4 $2
    Grand and Reserve Grand Champion market goat trophies by Brothersvalley FFA
    Lightweight Champion and Lightweight Reserve Champion market goat trophies by Aubrey’s Country Kids
    Middleweight Champion and Reserve Champion market goat trophies by Ohler Show Goats
    Light heavyweight Champion market goat trophy by Ohler Show Goats
    Light Heavyweight Reserve Champion market goat trophy by Echo & Tell Kincaid
    Heavyweight Champion and Reserve Champion market goat trophies by KNOTTS LIVESTOCK
    Champion and Reserve Champion Somerset County Born and Raised market goat trophies by Echo & Tell Kincaid
    Champion and Reserve Champion Homegrown market goat trophies by O'Wood Show Goats
    Showmanship trophy presented by Bedford Farm Bureau
    Showmanship classes Junior (8-12); Intermediate (13-15); and Senior (16-21)

    Showmanship Ages are as of January 1st.
Premiums $10 $9 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $3

 

 

 
SECTION A–20 GROUP EXHIBITS                                                                       BACK TO TOP   
4–H AND VOCATIONAL GROUP
EXHIBITS
CLASS 1: 4-H Club Exhibits
    These exhibits should represent the work done by the club.
    The exhibits will be judged according to the following standards:
    Attracts attention points 20 points
    Arouses interest points 10 points
    Conveys message 30 points
    Design 20 points
    Originality 10 points
    Workmanship 10 points
    Total 100 points
All exhibits will be judged together taking into consideration their compliance with the above card and the annual  4-h  theme
"4-H...We Stand!"

Entries are accepted by the Extension Office.
PREMIUMS 1st $50; 2nd – $40; 3rd – $10
FFA & FHA WINDOW EXHIBITS
1. Any FFA or FHA Chapter in the county may enter a school exhibit by submitting a plan of the exhibit to the Area Supervisor of Agriculture or Area Supervisor of Homemaking  15 days prior to Fair opening date.
 2. Each exhibit will be placed by competent judges on the following education points:
    Effectiveness in catching attention
    Appeal and originality 25 points
    Effectiveness in holding interest
    Unity, clarity and simplicity 25 points
    Effectiveness in teaching a lesson
    Educational value 25 points
    General appearance
    Attractive arrangement and English 25 points
3. Prizes
    1 – $50 2 – $45 3 – $40 4 – $35 5 – $30  6 – $25 7 – $20 8–$15
FFA AGRICULTURE
MECHANICS PROJECT
    A. Projects Costing Less Than $5.00
    B. Projects Costing $5.00 to $25.00
    C. Projects Costing over $25.00
PRIZES:
    CLASS 1 $5 $4 $3
    CLASS 2 $7 $5 $4
    CLASS 3 $10 $7 $5
NOTE: PLEASE – ALL ENTRIES IN THIS DEPARTMENT MUST BE ENTERED, DELIVERED AND IN PLACE READY FOR EXHIBITION AND JUDGING BY THE CLOSE OF THE BUILDING FRIDAY BEFORE THE FAIR.
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