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Department 10 - Junior Swine

Superintendent: Wayne Felix (814-733-2919/814-977-1577); Rick Foor, Asst.
Committee: Bryan Imler, Rusty Styer, Troy Mickle and Chris Bush
1. Members must be enrolled in a Bedford County 4-H club or FFA chapter
2. Projects must be on feed as a 4-H or FFA project by May 1.
3. All hogs must have a tag in their ear, including a 840 RFID tag, to be eligible for the 2022 show at the Fair. Hogs must be tagged at the fairgrounds with an official Bedford Co Fair tag on the first Saturday of May on the fairground Midway between 8:00 am and 12:00 noon. There will be a $5 charge per tag. A maximum of 4 pigs per exhibitor can be tagged. An additional $5 will be charged per tag for re-tagging of animals.
4. All pigs will be weighed in on Saturday, July 23, from 7-10 a.m. and 6-9 p.m. NO EXCEPTIONS! Pigs must weigh between 230-280 Ibs. Health papers (CVI) must be checked before unloading at designated areas. Health Papers must be issued within 14 days of weigh-ins.
4a. All light or heavy pigs will be temporarily placed in a swine barn and then taken to the butcher shop by the Swine Committee at the conclusion of weigh ins. It will then become the exhibitor's responsibility to contact the butcher shop to make further arrangements.
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.
6. NO CARCASS HOGS are allowed to be on the Fairgrounds prior to Wednesday morning's weigh-in. (This rule will be strictly enforced).
7. Swine Showmanship will take place Wednesday@6:00 pm. All showmen must sign up on entry form to be eligible to show. Classes will be divided into 4 age divisions and split into "heats" divided as evenly as possible, not exceeding more than 15 showmen. Top 5 showmen in each division will receive a banner. Pee-Wee followed by (Age as of Jan1.) Div. 1 - (18-21) Div.2 - (15-17) Div. 3 - (12-14) Div. 4 - (8-11).
8. Jr. Market Swine Judging will take place Thursday@ 6:00 pm. There will be 15 classes (3 divisions) 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. Top 5 pigs in each division along with top 5 pigs overall will receive banners.
9. An exhibitor may enter and show not more than 2 market hogs.
10. There shall be "NO SWITCHING OF PENS" once pen assignments are done unless permission is given by the Swine committee superintendent first!
11. "NO DIVIDERS" shall be removed from the pens in the hog barn. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary action.
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. 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 problems.
14. Any and all animals entered and shown at the Bedford Co Fair are the sole responsibility of the exhibitor. If an animal tests positive for a non-approved substance; i.e. performance enhancing or non-approved for food producing animals, the exhibitor will be held accountable no matter the circumstances, date of purchase, or date of taking possession of the animal. The top 5 market animals will immediately be taken to the designated drug testing area for a sample once the grand drive has ended. The official veterinarian will release the exhibitor and animal once testing is deemed complete. The Swine Committee also reserves the right to randomly drug test any livestock exhibited at the Bedford CO Fair. Non-approved pharmaceuticals are 100% prohibited! This includes substances not approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and/or the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for slaughter animals that may be destined for human consumption. This includes the use of all products that are not FDA approved including but not limited to any unapproved growth stimulant, beta-agonists, diuretics, or other unapproved medication meant for human usage that are intended for performance enhancing purposes. All utilized pharmaceuticals should be in compliance with Pennsylvania standards, USDA, and/or USDA/Food Safety/safety standards.
If any substance found in the obtained sample is non-approved, then the individual exhibitor will be subject to the following penalties:
(A) Disqualified from exhibiting at the Bedford Co Fair for one year.
(B) Any & all money will be forfeited.
(C) All awards (banners, buckles, etc.) must be returned to the Swine Committee immediately regardless of situation or will be billed at the Swine Committees discretion.
(D) Will be responsible to pay any and all fees for the blood test results.


African swine fever (ASF) is a very serious disease that has been affecting many countries across Asia (including China), parts of Europe and Africa. ASF affects all ages and types of pigs, but does not affect people. ASF is spread through direct contact with infected pigs, contaminated feed, and through fomites (non-living objects) such as shoes, clothing, vehicles and equipment. ASF can also be spread by feeding food scraps that contain meat from countries currently affected with ASF. Pigs infected with ASF have a very high fever, are weak, off feed, have diarrhea, vomit, have red blotches on their skin and have difficulty breathing. There is no cure for the disease and there is no vaccine to protect pigs from getting the disease. The disease is highly contagious.

ASF is NOT present in the United States, but the United States Department of Agriculture’s Bureau is Animal Health is instituting more strict exhibition requirements as a precautionary measure. This will impact the market swine shows at the Bedford County Fair this year. Beginning January 1, 2020, swine exhibits in Pennsylvania must follow these requirements:
• All swine must be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) issued within 14 days of the fair.
• All swine must be permanently identified with an official ear tag and a RFID tag and the numbers must be recorded on the CVI.
• Must be visually inspected for any signs of disease by an authorized Bedford Fair Committee member immediately prior to unloading at the fair.
• ALL market swine exhibited at the fair MUST be sent directly to slaughter following the exhibition.
• Any pig that arrives at the fair, goes across the scale, and does not make weight MUST be sent directly to slaughter.

If you have any questions about these requirements, please contact either Melanie Barkley or Dwayne Hay at the Penn State Extension Office in Bedford County.

Jr Market Swine Show - Thursday - 6 p.m.

Check animal health rules (Swine: Sections 18 & 19).

Classes - Section A5B

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 - Rosettes

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 - Rosettes
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 - Rosettes

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

Swine Fitting and Showmanship - Wednesday - 6 p.m.

RULES: Clipping and/or fitting may be done at home or at the Fair.
Swine Showmanship will take place Wednesday@6:00 pm. All showmen must sign up on entry form to be eligible to show. Classes will be divided into 4 age divisions and split into "heats" divided as evenly as possible, not exceeding more than 15 showmen. Top 5 showmen in each division will receive a banner. Pee-Wee followed by (Age as of Jan 1.) Div. 1 - (18-21) Div. 2 - (15-17) Div. 3 - (12-14) Div. 4 - (8-11).

Classes - Section A5C

CLASS: $8 will be given to each person who qualifies
1 Division 1 - Ages 18-21
2 Division 2 - Ages 15-17
3 Division 3 - Ages 12-14
4 Division 4 - Ages 8-11
Top 5 showmen in each division will receive a banner.
All Champion Showman winners will compete for the title of Master Swine Showman

Market Hog Sale - Saturday - 12:30 p.m.

The top three (3) hogs from each of the fifteen (15) weight classes (top 45) and one hog per member that does not have a hog in the top 45. All remaining market hogs will be sold in lots. Lot hogs will be permitted to be removed from the sale order lots by that animal's exhibitor only. This must be done immediately following the market hog show Thursday evening WITH NO EXCEPTIONS. Only hogs that would be assigned to the lots are eligible. There will be no exchanging of hogs. All lot hogs removed from the sale order must be removed from the fairgrounds on Friday between the hours of 5:00 and 9:00 p.m. Wayne Felix must be contacted when removing hogs. AGAIN NO EXCEPTIONS. Swine committee will have final decision in all matters. Any violations will result in forfeiture of premiums and the privilege of exhibiting at future Bedford Fair Market Hog Shows. No hogs that went through the sale will be loaded out until after the steer sale is completed. NO EXCEPTIONS!

Sale Details at: https://www.bedford-fair.com/p/exhibitors/livestoc...

Good Housekeeping Award

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

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors Wayne Felix Family, RZR Farmette, Brian & Crystal Imler Family, Geisel Funeral Directors, Troy & Susie Mickle, Chris Bush Family, In Memory of Cindy Sollenberger, HB&T Tires, Imler Excavating, Johnny & Becky Sloas, Imler Excavating, Raines Showpigs, Guyer Showpigs, Guyer Brothers, Inc., Pioneer Hybrid Seeds-Rod, Kim & Zane Grimes, Mid-State Seamless Gutter, Baker's Creek Manure Hauling, Rick & Jeanne Defibaugh, Maple Ridge Club Pigs, Russ-Leigh Farms, BNF Powerline Construction

Silver Sponsors - Morrals Farm Supply, B.H. Auctioneering, Crest View Lawn Service, Locker Plant, LLC., Beegle's Livestock, Allegheny Foothills 4-H
Bronze SponsorsSouthern Cove Oinkers, Robert Bechtel Family, John & Barb Thomas, Tyler & Keisha Perrin Family, Stein-Way Equipment, Baughman Hydralics

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