General Entry Rules & Regulations: Livestock
All livestock entry sheets must be received or postmarked by August 15, 2016. Please make sure for each animal listed that an eartag number and birth date are also listed. Be sure to indicate the number of pens/stalls requested for your animals. Make special pen/stall requests as clear as possible! (Example: Special request for a stall for a cow and calf.)
Livestock exhibitors must attach a copy of the Health Certificate for Show form when submitting entry.
Health and registration papers must be made available for inspection by authorized Fair personnel at the time of entry into the Fair and at any other time deemed necessary by the Fair.
For 2016 the Prince George's County Fair will be having one-day livestock shows. Animals will not be expected to spend the night at the Fair.
Beef cattle for both Open Class and 4-H will be accepted on Saturday, September 10, 2016. The beef cattle show will begin at 1100am. (It is requested that the animals arrive one hour prior to the show, if possible.)
All exhibitors must check in at the Registration Table in their area. Health and Registration papers must be presented to authorized Fair personnel and the State Veterinarian at time of check-in for inspection. No animals may be moved into stalls/pens until the check-in process is complete. All market animals will be weighed at check-in.
All animals must remain in assigned pens except during show preparation and when in competition.
The Fair will NOT furnish bedding for livestock. Sand will be in hog pens and shavings in poultry pens.
No exhibitor or parent may take more than two premiums in any class.
Entries in the division are open to anyone in the 5 Southern Maryland counties.
Breed classes will be determined by number of entries per class.
Market animals (cattle, sheep, swine) may not be shown as breeding stock. A maximum of 3 market goats, 3 market sheep and 3 market swine may be entered by an exhibitor.
Grand Champion and Best in Show will be awarded only if there is competition.
Registration Papers will be checked in Sheep and Dairy Departments.
Registration Papers will be checked on Breeding Animals.
Note: All sections in this division are open to persons limited by physical handicap or mental capacity.
Rules & Regulations for Beef Cattle
Cattle (In addition to the general requirements) : All cattle must be individually identified by eartag, tattoo, or registration.
Shipping fever prophylaxis is recommended, but not required, for one-day shows. For shows exceeding one day, all cattle must be given at least one dose of vaccine or bacterin not less than fifteen (15) days prior to show. It is strongly recommended that shipping fever prophylaxis include P13 and 1BR. Since vaccines and bacterins vary in amount and duration of immunity produced, the recommendation of your veterinarian should be followed relative to a second dose (booster).
Leptospiros is immunization is recommended. Consult your veterinarian.
Section 768: Open Class Beef Cattle, All Pure Breeds
|Class||Open Class Beef Cattle||1st||2nd||3th||4th||5th||6th|
|76801||Junior Heifer Calf calved April 1, 2016 and after|
|76802||Junior Heifer Calf calved between Jan. 1 and Mar. 31, 2016|
|76803||Late Senior Heifer Calf calved between November 1 and December 31, 2015|
|76804||Early Sr. Heifer Calf calved between September 1 and October 31, 2015|
|76805||Late Summer Yearling Heifer calved between July 1 and August 31, 2015|
|76806||Early Summer Yearling Heifer, calved between May 1 and June 30, 2015|
|76807||Late Jr. Yearling Heifer, calved between March 1 and April 30, 2015|
|76808||Early Jr. Yearling Heifer, calved between January 1 and February 28, 2015|
|76809||Late Sr. Yearling Heifer calved between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014|
|76810||Early Sr. Yearling calved between September 1 and October 31, 2014|
|76811||2 year old Cow|
|76812||3 year or older Cow|
|76813||Pair of Females, any age, bred and owned by exhibitor|
|76814||Pair of Calves, from classes above|
|76815||Pair of yearlings, from Yearling classes above|
|76816||Get of Sire: 3 animals by one sire, shown in the above classes, both sexes represented|
|76821||Jr. Bull Calf calved April 1, 2016 and after|
|76822||Jr. Bull Calf calved between January 1 and March 31, 2016|
|76823||Late Sr. Bull Calf calved between November 1 and December 31, 2015|
|76824||Early Sr. Bull Calf calved between September 1 and October 31, 2015|
|76825||Late Summer Yearling Bull calved between July 1 and August 31, 2015|
|76826||Early Summer Yearling Bull calved between May 1 and June 30, 2015|
|76827||Late Jr. Yearling Bull calved between March 1 and April 30, 2015|
|76828||Early Jr. Yearling Bull calved between January 1 and February 28, 2015|
|76829||Sr. Yearling Bull calved between September 1 and December 31, 2014|
|76830||Summer Sr. Yearling Bull calved between May 1 and August 31, 2014|
|76831||Two year old Bull calved between January 1 and April 30, 2014|
|76841||Best in Show, Female|
|76842||Best in Show, Male|
|Class||Open Class Beef Cattle||Awarded|
|76851||Grand Champion Female||Rosette|
|76852||Reserve Grand Champion Female||Rosette|