4-H Livestock Program Rules

BOONE COUNTY 4-H LIVESTOCK PROGRAM RULES AND REGULATIONS 2017
**Failure to comply with all rules will result in disqualification from show and/or sale. No warning is given.**


GENERAL RULES:
1. Project is open to Boone County 4-H members only. To be considered a 4-H member in the livestock program an enrollment form must be completed and turned into the Extension Office by the mandatory meeting.
2. The project will include lambs, hogs, beef steers, dairy feeder steers, rabbits, ducks, chickens, goats, and country hams.
3. Questions concerning rules will be referred to the livestock committee. All animals will be subject to inspection. Their decision is final.
4. Each 4-H’er must attend the general livestock mandatory meeting with their parent(s). In
addition, prior to the species validation date, each 4-H’er is required by the state to have six hours of livestock education taught by Boone County 4-H certified livestock leaders and volunteers.
5. All livestock project and country ham record books and buyer forms (need 3 different buyers per species) will be accepted Thursday, July 24, 2017 through Friday, July 28th, 2017 before 5:30 p.m. at the Boone Co. Extension Office. A receipt will be given for proof of acceptance. Absolutely no record books will be accepted after the deadline.
6. Each member must submit the names of three different potential buyers per species that he/she has contacted to be turned in with record books. Appropriate buyer contact forms will be provided by the Extension Office, along with a list of possible buyers to be used as a guide.
7. Livestock Possession
Ownership, possession, and care rules:
     A. The ownership and possession deadlines for 4-H youth livestock projects are as follows:
           i. June 1 of the current project year for beef heifers, beef cows, beef bulls, dairy heifers, dairy cows, dairy bulls, breeding does, breeding ewes, and breeding gilts.
           ii. Boone County 4-H validation date of the current project year for market steers, market heifers, and market dairy steers.
           iii. Boone County 4-H validation date of the current project year for market goats, market lambs, and market hogs.
     B. Co-tagging of market animals with KUIP tags is only permitted among siblings and only used for district and state competition.
     C. It is expected that a 4-H member’s livestock project (breeding or market) be in the physical possession of and under the continuous daily care of the 4-H member and (or) their parent/legal guardian. Physical  possession  of the livestock project is defined as the following:
          i. Animals must be housed and maintained within the boundaries of the state of KENTUCKY, AND
          ii. Animals must be housed at either:
              a. The residence of the 4-H member, OR
              b. The residence of the 4-H member’s parent(s), legal guardian(s), or grandparent(s) that is either (1) within the county of residence of the 4-H    member, or (2) within a  
                   county that adjoins the county of residence of the 4-H member at a distance not to exceed 30 miles from the 4-H member’s residence, OR
              c. A rented or leased location that is either (1) within the county of residence the county of the 4-H member, or (2) within a county that adjoins the county of residence of
                  the 4-H member at a distance not to exceed 30 miles from the 4-H member’s residence. A lease agreement needs to be submitted to the Boone Co. Extension office
                  by the validation date.
      D. All 4-H members with market animal projects must complete the portion of the Kentucky 4-H/FFA Youth Market Animal Validation and Location Form that identifies the physical location where project animals are housed.      
             This portion of the form must be completed at the time the market animal is validated.
      E. All 4-H/FFA members with breeding animal projects must complete the appropriate Kentucky 4-H/FFA Youth Breeding Animal Project Nomination and Location Form that identifies the physical location where project  animals are housed. Completed forms must be turned in to the 4-H/FFA member’s local supervising agent by no later than June 1. Should the physical location where breeding or market project animals are housed   
             change after validation has occurred, the member must contact their local supervising agent and complete a Kentucky 4-H/FFA Project Animal Local Waiver Form prior to changing the animal’s location.
8. Care and maintenance of project animals shall be the responsibility of the 4-H member. Visits by the livestock committee and/or the 4-H agent may be made during the year. Location of project animals is to be designated at  
    general mandatory meeting. Any changes after that time must be reported to the committee within 24 hours.
9. The Boone County 4-H Council, livestock committee, and volunteers assume no responsibility for loss or damage to exhibits, animals, or equipment in case of fire, theft, damage, or loss from any other cause (validations, shows, field days, etc.)
10. No co-tagging will be permitted at the county level (all species). Co-tagging is only an option at the District and State level.

BEEF STEERS
**Failure to comply with all rules will result in disqualification from show and/or sale**

1. All beef steers must have been born on or after January 1, 2016.
2. All beef steers must be castrated prior to validation date. All beef steers must be fully dehorned and scabbed over prior to validation date.
3. Beef steers must be owned and in possession of the 4-H’er by the established Boone County designated validation date.
4. Each 4-H’er may tag-in during the validation process up to five beef steers, but will be permitted to show only three of those steers in county fair competition. The choice of the three steers to be shown is at the discretion of the member and his/her parents. However, only those steers that are to be shown are to be brought to the grounds on show day. Nominated show animals must be determined prior to weigh-in the day of the show.
5. Beef steers must have KUIP ear tags, furnished by the Department of Agriculture.
6. Steers must be halter broken prior to show.
7. Horns and/or scurs that develop on beef steers after validation must be cut to less than ½-inch and healed over by show time.
8. All steers will be required to have a hard copy of appropriate health papers and they must be in the member’s possession on the day of show. Health papers will be checked at weigh-in on the day of the show.
9. All animals must be weighed in by the superintendent on the morning of their respective shows. One re-weight will be allowed for un-qualifying animal before leaving the designated scale area.
10. All animals must comply with State Livestock Health requirements, including drug withholding periods for show or sale. The livestock committee has the right to inspect animals and if found to be sick the animal must be removed from the fairgounds immediately.
11. Only beef steers are eligible for market animal classes.
12. This will be a Blow-n-Go Show for all species. Shampoo and conditioner will be allowed on wash rack, nothing other than water allowed after rinsing. Clipping and blowing only. This applies to all breeding and market animals.  No drenching is allowed on fairgrounds property during the week of the fair.
13. Steers will be shown by weight and not breed. Steers will be divided into equal weight classes with no more than 7 animals per class (except where natural weight breaks make this impossible—classes will then be divided as close to 7 as possible). Decisions on weight limits for class breaks will be at the discretion of the livestock committee and/or show superintendent.

DAIRY FEEDER STEERS
**Failure to comply with all rules will result in disqualification from show and/or sale**

1. All dairy feeder steers must have been born on or after December 1, 2016. In 2018, all dairy feeeds steers must be born on or after January 1, 2018.
2. Dairy feeder steers must be owned and in possession of the 4-H’er by the established Boone County designated validation date.
3. Feeder steers may not exceed 700 lbs. on the day of show.
4. All dairy steers must be castrated prior to validation date.
5. Each 4-H’er may tag-in during the validation process up to five dairy feeder steers, but will be permitted to show only three of those steers in county fair competition. The choice of the three steers to be shown is at the discretion of the member and his/her parents. However, only those steers that are to be shown are to be brought to the grounds on show day. Nominated show animals must be determined prior to weigh-in the day of the show.
6. All dairy feeder steers must have KUIP ear tags, furnished by the 4-H Council.
7. Steers must be halter broken prior to show.
8. Horns and/or scurs that develop on dairy feeder steers after weigh-in must be cut to less than ½-inch and healed over by show time.
9. All dairy feeder steers will be required to have a hard copy of appropriate health papers and they must be in the member’s possession on the day of the show. Health papers will be checked at weigh-in on the day of the show.
10. All animals must be weighed in by the superintendent on the morning of their respective shows. One re-weight will be allowed for un-qualifying animal before leaving the designated scale area.
11. All animals must comply with State Livestock Health requirements, including drug withholding periods for show or sale. The livestock committee has the right to inspect animals and if found to be sick must be removed from the fairgrounds immediately.
12. Only dairy steers are eligible for market animal class. Dairy-purebred steers from the following breeds or any combination of the five.
         i.  Holstein
        ii. Jersey
       iii. Brown Swiss
       iv.  Ayrshire
        v. Guernsey
13. This will be a Blow-n-Go Show for all species. Shampoo and conditioner will be allowed on wash rack, nothing other than water allowed after rinsing. Clipping and blowing only. This applies to all breeding and market animals.No drenching is allowed on fairgrounds property during the week of the fair.
14. Dairy feeder steers will be shown by weight and not breed. Steers will be divided into equal weight classes with no more than 7 animals per class (except where natural weight breaks make this impossible—classes will then be divided as close to 7 as possible). Decisions on weight limits for class breaks will be at the discretion of the livestock committee and/or show superintendent.
 

MARKET HOGS
**Failure to comply with all rules will result in disqualification from show and/or sale**

1. Market hogs must be born on or after January 1, 2017.
2. All male hogs must be castrated prior to validation date.
3. Market hogs must be owned and in possession of the 4-H’er by the established Boone County designated validation date.
4. Each 4-H’er may tag-in during the validation process up to five market hogs, but will be permitted to show only three of those hogs in county fair competition. The choice of the three hogs to be shown is at the discretion of the member and his/her parents. However, only those hogs that are to be shown are to be brought to the grounds on show day. Nominated show animals must be determined prior to weigh-in the day of the show.
5. All market hogs must have KUIP ear tags, furnished by the Department of Agriculture and in addition ear tags furnished by the 4-H Council.
6. All hogs will be required to have a hard copy of appropriate health papers and they must be in the member’s possession on the day of the show. Health papers will be checked at weigh-in on the day of the show.
7. All animals must be weighed in by the superintendent on the morning of their respective shows. One re-weight will be allowed for un-qualifying animal before leaving the designated scale area. Market hogs must weigh a minimum of 220 +/- 5lbs. And maximum 300 +/- 5 lbs. on show day to be eligible for competition.
8. All animals must comply with State Livestock Health requirements, including drug withholding periods for show or sale. The livestock committee has the right to inspect animals and if found to be sick the animal must be removed from the fairgrounds immediately.
9. Both barrows and gilts are eligible for market class competition.
10. Hogs will be driven in the show ring.
11. This will be a Blow-n-Go Show for all species. Shampoo and conditioner will be allowed on wash rack, nothing other than water allowed after rinsing. Clipping and blowing only. This applies to all breeding and market animals. No drenching is allowed on fairgrounds property during the week of the fair.
12. Hogs will be shown by weight and not breed. Hogs will be divided into equal weight classes with no more than 15 animals per class (except where natural weight breaks make this impossible—classes will then be divided as close to 15 as possible). Decisions on weight/age limits for class breaks will be at the discretion of the livestock committee and/or show superintendent.

MARKET LAMBS
**Failure to comply with all rules will result in disqualification from show and/or sale**

1. All market lambs have been born on or after January 1, 2017. Lambs will be subject to being mouthed to check for age.
2. All male market lambs must be castrated prior to validation date.
3. Lambs must be owned and in possession of the 4-H’er by the established Boone County designated validation date.
4. Each 4-H’er may tag-in during the validation process up to five market lambs, but will be permitted to show only three of those lambs in county fair competition. The choice of the three lambs to be shown is at the discretion of the member and his/her parents. However, only those lambs that are to be shown are to be brought to the grounds on show day. Nominated show animals must be determined prior to weigh-in the day of the show.
5. All lambs must have KUIP ear tags, furnished by the Department of Agriculture. Scrapie tags for sheep must be present before validation.
6. All lambs will be required to have a hard copy of appropriate health papers and they must be in the member’s possession on the day of the show. Health papers will be checked at weigh-in on the day of the show.
7. All animals must be weighed in by the superintendent on the morning of their respective shows. One re-weight will be allowed for un-qualifying animal before leaving the designated scale area. Market lambs must weigh a minimum of 90 lbs. on show day to be eligible for competition.
8. All animals must comply with State Livestock Health requirements, including drug withholding periods for show or sale. The livestock committee has the right to inspect animals and if found to be sick the animal must be removed from the fairgrounds immediately.
9. Both wether and ewe lambs are eligible for market class competition.
10. Lambs may be shown with or without halters. Lambs will be required to keep four on the floor after setting of the animal. There will be no mounding permitted. One verbal warning will be given. After one warning, the exhibitor and the animal will be excused from the ring and will be disqualified from the class.
11. This will be a Blow-n-Go Show for all species. Shampoo and conditioner will be allowed on wash rack, nothing other than water allowed after rinsing. Clipping and blowing only. This applies to all breeding and market animals. No drenching is allowed on fairgrounds property during the week of the fair.
12. Lambs will be shown by weight and not breed. Lambs will be divided into equal weight classes with no more than 15 animals per class (except where natural weight breaks make this impossible—classes will then be divided as close to 15 as possible). Decisions on weight/age limits for class breaks will be at the discretion of the livestock committee and/or show superintendent.

MARKET GOATS
**Failure to comply with all rules will result in disqualification from show and/or sale**

1. All market goats must have been born on or after December 1, 2016. For 2018 all market goats must be born on or after January 1, 2018. Goats will be subject to being mouthed to check for age.
2. All male market goats must be castrated prior to validation date. Boer goat’s horn status will comply with Kentucky Department of Agriculture Division of Shows and Fairs.
3. Goats must be owned and in possession of the 4-H’er by the established Boone County designated validation date.
4. Each 4-H’er may tag-in during the validation process up to five market goats, but will be permitted to show only three of those goats in county fair competition. The choice of the three goats to be shown is at the discretion of the member and his/her parents. However, only those goats that are to be shown are to be brought to the grounds on show day. Nominated show animals must be determined prior to weigh-in the day of the show.
5. All goats must have KUIP ear tags, furnished by the Department of Agriculture. Scrapie tags for goats must be present before validation. Earless breeds of goats will be tattooed under the tail.
6. Horns on goats must be tipped for show. Tipped is defined as: the end of the horn must be squared off at least ½-inch in diameter or larger.
7. All goats will be required to have a hard copy of appropriate health papers and they must be in the member’s possession on the day of the show. Health papers will be checked at weigh-in on the day of the show.
8. All animals must be weighed in by the superintendent on the morning of their respective shows. One re-weight will be allowed for un-qualifying animal before leaving the designated scale area. Market goats must weigh a minimum of 30 lbs. on show day to be eligible for competition.
9. All animals must comply with State Livestock Health requirements, including drug withholding periods for show or sale. The livestock committee has the right to inspect animals and if found to be sick the animal must be removed from the fairgrounds immediately.
10. Both market wether and doe goats are eligible for market class competition.
11. Goats will be shown with a suitable collar or chain. Goats will be required to keep four on the floor after setting the animal. There will be no mounding permitted. One verbal warning will be given. After one warning the exhibitor and the animal will be excused from the ring and will be disqualified from the class.
12. This will be a Blow-n-Go Show for all species. Shampoo and conditioner will be allowed on wash rack, nothing other than water allowed after rinsing. Clipping and blowing only. This applies to all breeding and market animals. No drenching allowed on fairgrounds property during the week of the fair.
13. Goats will be shown by weight and not breed. Goats will be divided into equal weight classes with no more than 15 animals per class (except where natural weight breaks make this impossible—classes will then be divided  as close to 15 as possible). Decisions on weight/age limits for class breaks will be at the discretion of the livestock committee and/or show superintendent.

MARKET DUCKS
**Failure to comply with all rules will result in disqualification from show and/or sale**

1. All market ducks must have been hatched on or after April 1, 2017.
2. Market class poultry are required to be from a certified hatchery. Member will be required to show receipt from hatchery at tag-in for poultry to be wing banded.
3. Ducks must be owned and in the possession of the 4-H’er by the established Boone County tag-in date.
4. Each 4-H’er may tag-in up to 10 ducks. They will be shown as a pen of 3 market animals with each member being eligible to enter 2 pens of 3 animals for county fair competition. The choice of the two pens to be shown is at discretion of the member and his/her parents. However, only those ducks that are to be shown are to be brought to the grounds on show day. Nominated show animals must be determined prior to weigh-in the day of the show.
5. All market class poultry must have an official wing band provided by the 4-H council.
6. All animals must comply with State Livestock Health requirements, including drug withholding periods for show or sale. The livestock committee has the right to inspect animals and if found to be sick the animal must be removed from the fairgrounds immediately.
7. 4-H poultry exhibitors are responsible for providing suitable cages for their animals.
8. Only meat-type ducks are eligible for market class competition.
9. Market ducks will be shown by weight. Decisions on weight limits for class breaks will be at the discretion of the livestock committee and/or show superintendent.
10. All animals must be weighed in by the superintendent on the morning of their respective shows. One re-weight will be allowed for un-qualifying animal before leaving the designated scale area. Market ducks cannot exceed 10 lbs. on show day to be eligible for competition.
11. This will be a Blow-n-Go Show for all species. Shampoo and conditioner will be allowed on wash rack, nothing other than water allowed after rinsing. Clipping and blowing only. This applies to all breeding and market animals.  No drenching is allowed on fairgrounds property during the week of the fair.

MARKET CHICKENS
**Failure to comply with all rules will result in disqualification from show and/or sale**

1. All market chickens must have been hatched on or after May 15, 2017.
2. Market class poultry are required to be from a certified hatchery. Member will be required to show receipt from hatchery at tag-in for poultry to be wing banded.
3. Chickens must be owned and in the possession of the 4-H’er by the established Boone County tag-in date.
4. Each 4-H’er may tag-in up to 10 chickens. They will be shown as a pen of 3 market animals with each member being eligible to enter 2 pens of 3 animals for county fair competition. The choice of the two pens to be shown is at  the discretion of the member and his/her parents. However, only those chickens that are to be shown are to be brought to the grounds on show day. Nominated show animals must be determined prior to weigh-in the day of the show.
5. All market class poultry must have an official wing band provided by the 4-H council.
6. All animals must comply with State Livestock Health requirements, including drug withholding periods for show or sale. The livestock committee has the right to inspect animals and if found to be sick the animal must be removed from the fairgrounds immediately.
7. 4-H poultry exhibitors are responsible for providing suitable cages for their animals.
8. Only meat-type chickens are eligible for market class competition.
9. Market chickens will be shown by weight. Decisions on eight limits for class breaks will be at the discretion of the livestock committee and/or show superintendent.
10. All animals must be weighed in by the superintendent on the morning of their respective shows. One re-weight will be allowed for un-qualifying animal before leaving the designated scale area. Market chickens cannot exceed  8 lbs. on show day to be eligible for competition.
11. This will be a Blow-n-Go Show for all species. Shampoo and conditioner will be allowed on wash rack, nothing other than water allowed after rinsing. Clipping and blowing only. This applies to all breeding and market animals. No drenching is allowed on fairgrounds property during the week of the fair.

MARKET RABBITS
**Failure to comply with all rules will result in disqualification from show and/or sale**


1. All market rabbits must have been born on or after June 2, 2017.
2. Market rabbits must be owned and in the possession of the 4-H’er by the established Boone County tattoo date.
3. No health papers are required on rabbits.
4. Each 4-H’er may tattoo-in up to 10 rabbits. They will be shown as a pen of 3 market animals with each member being eligible to enter 2 pens of 3 animals for county fair competition. The choice of the two pens to be shown is at the discretion of the member and his/her parents. However, only those rabbits that are to be shown are to be brought to the grounds on show day. Nominated show animals must be determined prior to weigh-in the day of the show.
5. All market rabbits must have an official tattoo inside the ear provided by 4-H council.
6. All animals must comply with State Livestock Health requirements, including drug withholding periods for show or sale. The livestock committee has the right to inspect animals and if found to be sick the animals must be removed from the fairgrounds immediately.
7. 4-H rabbit exhibitors are responsible for providing suitable cages for their animals.
8. Only meat-type rabbits are eligible for market class competition.
9. Market rabbits will be shown by weight. Decisions on eight limits for class breaks will be at the discretion of the livestock committee and/or show superintendent.
10. All animals must be weighed in by the superintendent on the morning of their respective shows. One re-weight will be allowed for un-qualifying animal before leaving the designated scale area. Market rabbits must weigh between 3-5 lbs. on show day to be eligible for competition.
11. This will be a Blow-n-Go Show for all species. Shampoo and conditioner will be allowed on wash rack, nothing other than water allowed after rinsing. Clipping and blowing only. This applies to all breeding and market animals. No drenching is allowed on fairgrounds property during the week of the fair.

COUNTRY HAM
**Failure to comply with all rules will result in disqualification from show and/or sale**

1. 4-Hers must complete the state 4-H country ham contract by the deadline.
2. 4-H participants must attend the Boone County curing date and may miss up to 1 remaining meeting to be eligible to participate. If you cannot attend, you are responsible for getting another 4-H’er to fulfill your duties.
3. All Boone County 4-H country hams must remain in the Boone Co. 4-H ham house, located on the Extension property, for the duration of the project.
4. The Grand Champion and Reserve Champion 4-H country ham from the county fair will be included in the sale of champions. Each participant must attend mandatory livestock meeting with a parent; must get 6 educational hours, submit a record book, present a speech on the state fair assigned topic before the county fair, and solicit 3 buyers to be eligible for sale.
5. Grand and Reserve country hams will follow the same rules as the state. Final score will be determined by 60% speech and 40% ham.
6. No country ham selected or sold through the 4-H Sale of Champions is eligible for state fair competition.

 

All SHOWS AND SALE
The Boone County 4-H Council, livestock committee, and volunteers assume no responsibility for loss or damage to exhibits, animals, or equipment in case of fire, theft, damage, or loss from any other cause (weigh-ins, shows, field days, etc.).

1. The shows for all project animals and country ham will be held at the Boone County 4-H and Utopia Fair, August 7th-12, 2017.
2. The “Sale of Champions” will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12th, 2017.
3. 4-H’ers may sell only one animal per division in the Sale of Champions.
4. All members must be present for show and exhibit their own animals, with the exception of illness or two animals in the same class. To be eligible to compete in the market class, the exhibitor must participate in the showmanship class for each species he/she is exhibiting. The showmanship class participants must show their own market or breeding animal. If a non-market participant wants to compete in the showmanship class and
    does not own an animal, he/she may borrow one.
5. All exhibitors are required to be at the entry gate for each class on time and must remain in the barn until the show is over.
6. Only 4-H members, their immediate family members, and designated Boone County leaders may fit animals for show. Boone County leaders must request designation from the 4-H agent by June 1st of that year and their services must be available to all members in the county. A Kentucky Driver’s license will serve as identification.
7. All medication, including medicated feed with a withdraw period, must be used under label.
8. No drenching is allowed on fairgrounds property during the week of the fair.
9.. All animals must comply with State Livestock Health requirements, including drug withholding periods for show or sale. The livestock committee has the right to have animals checked by a veterinarian and if found to be sick  the animal must be removed from the fairgrounds immediately.
10. All judging in the 4-H livestock projects will be judged using the Danish system of judging. All placings will be awarded on a concurrent placing system.
11. The showing of unethically fitted livestock or livestock of any ineligible age for competition in the class entered is prohibited. Unethical fitting will be deemed to consist of any method of altering the natural conformation of any  part of the animal’s body. Animals showing in the opinion of the inspecting veterinarian, signs of having been operated on or tampered with for the purpose of concealing faults in conformation or with the intent to deceive relative to the animal’s soundness will be disqualified. All animals are subject to inspection.
12. Only approved 4-H displays will be allowed in the sale barn.
13. The same animal may not be entered in both breeding and market classes.
14. There will be no substitutions of animals for fair competition because of injury or death to nominated animals.
15. All 4-H Participants are expected to dress neatly, both in and out of the show ring. Each 4-H’er is expected to conduct him/herself in a manner true to the 4-H tradition and to abide by all rules of Boone County 4-H and Utopia Fair.
16. Members will be required to show their 4-H Membership Card at check-in for entry. Membership number will be utilized in giving out premiums.
17. No animals are allowed on the fairgrounds prior to 10:00 p.m. the evening prior to their respective shows.
18. All animals in the sale must be housed in the sale barn as soon as possible after the results of the shows have been announced and must remain on the fairgrounds property. All sale of champion animals are not eligible for any other Boone County shows. All Livestock Sale participants must turn in a completed Sale of Champions Qualification Form to a Boone County Cooperative Extension Service 4-H Program staff member prior to placing animal in Sale of Champions barn.
19. Animals once selected for the Boone County 4-H Sale of Champions may not be removed from the Sale and must be sold in the auction. Violation of the rule will result in the 4-H member not being eligible to show the following year in Boone County 4-H livestock competitions.
20. There will be no costuming or dressing of animals for the sale. All animals must be exhibited for sale fitted in the same manner as they would be for the show ring. Awards earned in show competition during the week may be displayed on the animal, but these are the only permissible additions.
21. There will be no resale of animals through the Sale of Champions. Donations of animals by buyers to the Boone County 4-H Council will be accepted and resold through commercial sales. No animal or country ham selected or sold through the 4-H Sale of Champions is eligible for State Fair competition.
22. All solicitations of buyers must be conducted prior to the start of the Sale of Champions.

 

ORDER OF SALE
Grand and reserve champion beef steers will sell first, grand and reserve animals of all other species and country hams will be sold next in the Sale of Champions. Other grand and reserve champion animals will rotate yearly beginning with goats, hogs, lambs, and dairy feeder steers in rotation, and ducks, chickens, rabbits, and country hams in rotation. They will be followed by the remaining beef steers. The remaining hogs, goats, lambs, and dairy feeder steers will rotate.

The “Sale of Champions” will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, August 12th, 2017.

        2017 SALE ORDER
        1. Grand and Reserve Champion Beef Steer
        2. Grand and Reserve Champion Hog
        3. Grand and Reserve Champion Lamb
        4. Grand and Reserve Champion Dairy Feeder Steer
        5. Grand and Reserve Champion Dairy Goat
        6. Grand and Reserve Champion Country Ham
        7. Grand and Reserve Champion Duck
        8. Grand and Reserve Champion Chicken
        9. Grand and Reserve Champion Rabbit
      10. Remaining 3 Beef Steers
      11. Remaining 2 Dairy Feeder Steers
      12. Remaining 7 Hogs
      13. Remaining 2 Goats
      14. Remaining 12 Lambs

21. A commission of 10% will be deducted from the sale price of each animal and country ham by the Boone County 4-H Council. Proceeds of this commission will be used to support and benefit the 4-H program throughout the year.
22. Member will be required to submit an appropriate thank you letter within 14 calendar days of the sale date, stamped and addressed to the buyer, to the Extension Office. If a thank you note is not submitted within 14 calendar days, an additional 10% will be taken off the check total.
23. Buyer plaques will be available after October 1st.  Plaques/recognition will be provided for buyers contributing $300.00 or more. Member must deliver plaque and get a signed receipt of delivery. Receipt will need to be submitted to the Extension Office to receive a check.
24. Checks will be released to 4-Hers when all money is received from 4-Hers individual buyers.

BOONE COUNTY 4-H MEMBERSHIP
4-H is a youth development program directed by the Cooperative Extension Service. Any youth between the ages of 9-18, who knowingly participates in any educational program offered by the Cooperative Extension Service. As a general rule, 4-H membership should be within the county where the 4-H’er is a resident. There are two situations in which exceptions to this general policy may be considered:
         #1– If the 4-H’er goes to school in a county other than the county of residence, the 4-H’er has the choice of joining 4-H in the county of residence or in the county where he/she goes to school.
         #2– If a program or project in which the 4-H’er is interested in is not available in the county of residence or in the county where the 4-H’er goes to school, the 4-H’er may enroll in that project or program in another county.