General Entry Rules & Regulations: Livestock

All livestock entry sheets must be received or postmarked by August 15, 2019. 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 2019 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.

Sheep for both Open Class and 4-H will be accepted on Saturday, September 7, 2019. The sheep show will begin at 400pm. (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 Sheep

Sheep (In addition to the general requirements):   All sheep for show, including market lambs, must be accompanied by a certificate of health indicating that your veterinarian has examined the entire flock as well as the show sheep, and found them free of all contagious/infectious diseases (including footrot & sore mouth). All sheep must be individually identified by eartag, tattoo, microchip or registration number. Scrapies ID tag numbers required on health papers.

Section 762: Open Class Sheep, All Breeds


Registration Papers will be checked on breeding stock.

Class Open Class Sheep 1st 2nd 3th 4th 5th 6th
    $20 $15 $12 $10 $8 $7
76201 Ewe Lamb, under 1 year
76202 Ewe, over 1 year and under 2 years
76203 Ewe, over 2 years
76204 Ram under 1 year
76205 Ram, over 1 year and under 2 years
76206 Pair of Ewe Lambs, under 1 year
76207 Pair of Ewes, over 1 year
76208 Pair of Ram Lambs, under 1 year
76209 Flock: 1 Ram, 2 Yearling Ewes, 2 Ewe Lambs
76220 Indvidual Market Lamb* (classes to be divided by weight taken Wednesday, September 9, between 2:00PM and 8:00PM) * A maximum of 3 Market Lambs may be entered.
76221 Pair of Market Lambs
76230 Best of Show, Ram
76231 Best of Show, Ewe