FAIRS feature AGRICULTURE! Bedford County Fair - July 21-27, 2019
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Junior Swine

Department 10 - Sections A5B-A5C - Jr Swine

Superintendent: Wayne Felix (733-2919); Rick Foor, Asst.
Committee: Bryan Imler, Rusty Styer, Troy Mickle and Chris Bush

1. There will be 15 classes divided by weight, regardless of breed, to as nearly as possible having equal numbers of individual pigs shown in each class. Pigs weighing less than 230 lbs. or more than 280 lbs. are not eligible to compete.
2. An exhibitor may enter and show not more than 2 market hogs.
3. All hogs will be weighed in for Fair on Saturday, July 21, from 7-10 a.m. and 6-9 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS!! Papers must be checked before unloading at designated area.
4. All light or heavy hogs will be reloaded and removed from the Fairgrounds. NO CARCASS HOGS should be on Fairgrounds prior to Wednesday morning's weight-in.
5. All health papers and completed (up to date) 4-H and FFA record books must be presented at weigh-ins in order for these animals to be weighed, or these animals will be required to leave the Fairgrounds.
6. Must be on feed as a 4-H or FFA project by May 1.
7. No Carcass Hogs will be permitted on the Fairgrounds before Wednesday Morning Weigh-Ins. (This rule will be strictly enforced).
8. All hogs must have a tag in their ear to be eligible for the 2018 show at the Fair. All tagging will be done the first Saturday in May at the Fairgrounds between 8:00 a.m. and 12 noon on the midway. There will be a $5 charge per tag. An additional $5 will be charged per tag for re-tagging of animals.. A maximum of 4 pigs per exhibitor can be tagged.
9. Exhibitors are required to consult one of the swine committee members and a vet before any action is taken concerning a hog with any health problem.
10. All hogs not in the sale on Saturday, July 28th must be removed by 12 p.m. on Friday, July 27.
11. If your hog is to be sold in a LOT and you want it to be removed from the LOT, you must see the Swine Superintendent AFTER the Thursday evening market show. No pigs can be removed from the LOT after Thursday evening due to the sale order being done by Friday morning.
12. Any person or persons caught purposely damaging or harming any part of the barn, exhibitor's animals or tack, will result in disciplinary action.
13. "NO DIVIDERS" shall be removed from the pens in the hog barn. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action.
14. There shall be "NO SWITCHING OF PENS" once pen assignments are done unless permission is given by the Swine committee superintendent first!


Section A5B - Jr Market Hogs

Check animal health rules (Swine: Sections 18 & 19).
CLASS...$10 $8 $7 $6 $5 $4 $4 $4
1 Market Swine Group 1
2 Market Swine Group 2
3 Market Swine Group 3
4 Market Swine Group 4
5 Market Swine Group 5
Champion Light Weight
Reserve Champion Lightweight

6 Market Swine Group 6
7 Market Swine Group 7
8 Market Swine Group 8
9 Market Swine Group 9
10 Market Swine Group 10
Champion Middle Weight
Reserve Champion Middle Weight

11 Market Swine Group 11
12 Market Swine Group 12
13 Market Swine Group 13
14 Market Swine Group 14
15 Market Swine Group 15
Champion Heavy Weight
Reserve Champion Heavy Weight

Champion Market Hog, Reserve Champion Market Hog & Third Place Hog - Rosettes and Banners
Champion Banners
Reserve Champion Banners
Third Place Overall


Section A5C - Swine Fitting and Showmanship

FITTING RULES: Clipping and/or fitting may be done at home or at the Fair. All exhibitors must sign up for showmanship the day of the show in conjunction with completing the fair entry form. The time for sign-ups will be announced, with signs being posted in barns.

CLASS: $8 will be given to each person who qualifies
1 Jr. Showmanship (8 yrs. Old)
2 Jr. Showmanship (9 yrs. Old)
3 Jr. Inter. (10-11 yrs. Old)
4 Jr. Inter. (12-13 yrs Old)
5 Inter. Showmanship (14-15 yrs. Old)
6 Inter. Showmanship (16-17 yrs. Old)
7 Champion Sr. Showman (18-21 yrs. Old)

Classes 1 & 2 winners will compete for Champion Jr. Showman
Classes 3 & 4 winners will compete for Champion Jr. Inter. Showman
Classes 5 & 6 winners will compete for Champion Inter. Showman
All Champion Showman winners will compete for the title of Master Swine Showman


Market Hog Sale

Market hogs to be sold at approximately 9:15 am in the Show Arena. The top 3 pigs from classes 1 through 15 will be sold as individuals in the auction. In addition, each pig exhibitor who does not have a pig in the top 45 may sell one hog individually providing it is carrying proper condition as determined by the judge. The top 3 carcass hogs will be auctioned individually following the Champion, Reserve Champion and Third Overall Champion live hogs. ALL other hogs shown will be grouped and sold in the auction. NO HOGS WILL BE LOADED OUT UNTIL ALL HOGS HAVE BEEN SOLD. NO EXCEPTIONS!


Good Housekeeping Awards for Jr Swine Barn

1. Group of Junior exhibitors and open show exhibitors who maintain the most attractive and sanitary exhibit of swine and equipment. Junior group includes both 4-H clubs and FFA chapters housing their animals in a group in the Junior Swine Barn. Must have 3 club members exhibiting animals in the group to qualify and housed in one area. Open exhibitors should have at least 5 animals.
2. Groups will be scored on the following basis:
30 points - Cleanliness of animals and bedding
20 points - Entry cards and ribbons properly displayed
10 points - Keeping grain and hay feed presentable
15 points - Keeping aisles clean
15 points - Courtesy to people
3. Inspection will be made daily and unannounced.

Weekly prizes: 1st $20, 2nd $15, 3rd $10


Our Sponsors

Thank you to the following award and banner sponsors!

Platinum Imler Family Farm, G.W. Sipes, Eric Miller Excavating, Berkheimer Construction, Bryan Smith Show Pigs, May Family Enterprises, Inc., Geisel Funeral Directors, Designing Images, Castrol Oil - John Sloas, Reed, Wertz & Roadman, Wayne Felix Family, Locker Plant, LLC., Jeff & Tonya Dibert and Chestnut Ridge FFA
SilverHighland Tires, Whetstone Insurance, RZR Farmette, Pioneer Seed – Rod, Kim & Zane Grimes, Bedford Farm Bureau and Down River Golf Course
BronzeCountry View Farm, Allegheny Foothills 4-H Club, Doug Gayman, Cottle's Asphalt Maintenance, Barkman Oil, Southern Cove Oinkers, New Enterprise Rural Electric, Bobby & Betty Bechtel, Harley & Candy Imler, Kermit Frazier Family, Your Building Center, Morral's Farm Supply, Gary's Mobile Homes and John Koontz Family
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