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4B McDonald County Press Thursday, July 13, 2017 C o u n t y F a i r I-49 & Hwy 76 Jct. • Anderson, MO Welcome to the FAIR! M c D o n a l d CO U NT Y 845-1505 Mon-Fri Lunch Buff et 845-1515 Catering Available TRAVEL CENTER 417-845-1500 OPEN 24 HOURS COUNTY CUSTARD & grill Cheeseburgers & Grill Items! 845-1510 Cassville, MO | 417-847-3030 Lincoln, AR | 479-824-4301 Locally Owned www.preferred-poultry.com Welcome to the McDonald County Fair Credit Cards & Food Stamps Accepted Deli • Videos "Your Friendly Hometown Supermarket " Jct. Hwy. 59 & W. 76, Anderson, MO STORE HOURS: Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Sun. 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Beverage is only open until 10 p.m. Monday to Saturday See you at the fair! 14391 Dove Road • Pea Ridge, AR (479) 451-1048 Dr. Karen S. Sherman Large & Small Animal Services Beefmasters, and Others Beef Buckle Sponsors: Reliable Poultry Supply- Neosho Gene & Dottie Smith- Anderson Neo-Sho Farms-Southwest City Beef Trophy Sponsors: Tatum Motor Co.-Anderson Southwest City Processing Southwest City Vet Clinic Crowder College-Neosho Southwest Missouri Bank- Neosho Dr. & Mrs. Rick Wooden- Anderson Ozark Funeral Homes- Anderson Longview Mill-Tim Littlefield- Longview Department B-Dairy Cattle Judging 7 p.m. Friday Superintendent-Jonathan Pierce Junior Dairy Show Classes 1. Bull Calf; born after Sept. 1, 2016 2. Jr. Heifer Calf; born after March 1, 2017 3. Inter. Heifer Calf; Dec. 1, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017 4. Sr. Heifer Calf; Sept. 1, 2016- Nov. 30, 2016 5. Summer Yearling; June 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2016 6. Jr. Yearling; March 1, 2016- May 31, 2016 7. Inter. Sr. Yearling; Dec. 1, 2015-Feb. 28, 2016 8. Sr. Yearling; Sept. 1, 2015-Nov. 30, 2015 9. 2-Year-Old Cow; Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015 10. 3-Year-Old Cow; Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2014 11. 4-Year-Old Cow & Over; born on or before Aug. 31, 2013 12.Dry Cow; any age • Grand Champion Female (Trophy & Rosette) • Reserve Grand Champion Female (Rosette) • Supreme Champion Over All Breeds (Halter) Breeds: Jersey, Holstein, Ayrshire, Guernsey, Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorn, and Cross Youth Prizes: $18-$12-$7 Dairy Trophy Sponsors Pierce Farm-Anderson Seneca Dairy Supply Crowder College-Neosho Stateline Jerseys-Seneca Jonathan and Melanie Pierce- Anderson Bucket Calf Division Interview 5 p.m. Friday Judging 6 p.m. Friday Superintendent-Mindy O'Brien Purposes: 1. Since the Bucket Calf Division was created to judge the individual exhibitor, not the animal, each exhibitor will be limited to one entry only. 2. To design a cattle project to fit the physical size and maturity level of younger youth. 3. To teach proper health care and nutritional requirements of younger cattle. 4. To teach basic management skills without a large investment. 5. To provide a better understanding of cattle. 6. To teach the child to relay information learned about the calf to the judge when asked. 7. To assist the child in learning to concentrate on an object and the environment they are in. 8. To teach the proper use of show equipment (I.E. combs, show sticks, etc.). 9. To teach the exhibitor how to show their animal using proper show techniques (I.E. walking in reverse, setting their calf up). Rules: 1. All calves must be halter broke. 2. Calves must have been bottle or bucket fed. No calves may be left on the cow. 3. Calves must be born after April 1, 2017. 4. Bull and heifer calves will be shown in their respective classes together. Beef and dairy calves will be shown together as well. 5. Proper use of show equipment is strongly encouraged. (I.E. show sticks, combs, etc.) 6. Proper show technique is strongly encouraged. (I.E. walking in reverse, setting the calf up.) 7. All participants are required to have fun. 8. All participants are required to display a poster (containing pictures about the calf and exhibitor) at all times. Judging Criteria: 1. What the youth has learned about caring for and raising their calf. 2. Fitting and showing according to either beef or dairy guidelines, with emphasis on how much the youth can do without help. However, parental guidance is encouraged. 3. The general health of the calf and knowledge of the youth in health related areas. 4. The quality of the calf will not be considered, since purchase was not made on that basis. 5. Originality of their poster giving the animal's name and any other information desired. These posters must be displayed above the stall at the fair and include pictures taken during the project. 6. How well the youth keeps their animal and stall clean during the fair. General Information: 1. Please include your child's age and birthdate on their entry form. 2. Any calves that meet the requirements for the junior dairy show are eligible to enter their respective class as well. 3. Beef calf exhibitors will not be allowed to enter the beef show. 4. Each child will be interviewed on a one-on-one basis about their calf by the judge. 5. Help for your child while in the ring will be provided if needed. 6. Stalls are pre-assigned. All calves will be stalled together. Divisions: Children 5 years old and 6 years old Children 7 years old to 8 years old Swine Judging 8 a.m. Friday Superintendents-Richard & Sandy Huston 1. No animals in stall until checked in with department superintendents. Stalls will be pre-assigned by show committee. 2. Cannot show the same gilt in breeding and market class. 3. Pens must be cleaned before premium checks are released. 4. Hogs will be allowed to weigh one time only. Hogs will be weighed at 9 p.m. Thursday. Show at 8 a.m. Friday. 5. Grand Champion trophies will be awarded only if there are at least 3 head in a particular breed and sex, excluding market hogs, which must have at least 3 head total. 6. No Boar can be shown in showmanship contest. Breeds: Hampshire, Duroc, York, Spot, Berkshire, Chester White, Cross, and any other recognized breed Swine will be divided into classes as follows: (Classes S1 through S8 will be subdivided by breeds) Prizes: $14-$10-$6 S1 Gilts-Dec. 1-30, 2016 S2 Gilts-Jan. 1-31, 2017 S3 Gilts-Feb. 1-28, 2017 S4 Gilts-March 1 and later, 2017 Classes • Champion Female of each breed (Rosette and Trophy) • Reserve Champion Female of each breed (Rosette) • Grand Champion Female (Rosette and Trophy) • Reserve Grand Champion Female (Rosette) S5 Boars-Dec. 1-30, 2016 S6 Boars-Jan. 1-31, 2017 S7 Boars-Feb. 1-28, 2017 S8 Boars-March 1 and later, 2017 Champion Male of each breed (Rosette and Trophy) • Reserve Champion Male of each breed (Rosette) • Grand Champion Male (Rosette and Trophy) • Reserve Grand Champion Male (Rosette) Overall Champion Breeding Animal (Buckle and Rosette) S10 Market Hog (Gilts or Barrow) 195 lbs. or below (5 lb. tolerance) *class not eligible for grand champion market hog buckle S11 Market Hog (Gilts or Barrow) 205 lbs. and above (5 lb. tolerance) Grand Champion Market Hog (Buckle and Rosette) Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog (Rosette) Grand Champion Berkshire Gilt (Buckle) Buckle Sponsors Lazy L Ranch-Richard, Sandra, Scott, Jodi, Case & Carter Huston-Anderson Huston / LaRue Enterprises, Inc.-Anderson Shelter Insurance/ Danita Keaton, Agent-Anderson Sherman Family Farms- Pineville Brice Holloway-Anderson Hog Trophy Sponsors Southwest Missouri Bank- Neosho Ozark Funeral Homes -Anderson Southwest City Meat Processing Gayle and Linda Brock- Anderson Lawson Farms-Southwest City Sheep Judging 10 a.m. Friday Superintendents-Jimmy and Heather Thacker 1. Entry tags will be issued during registry. 2. Must show in fat lamb or breeding — not both. 3. No animal in stall until checked in with department superintendent. 4. Pens must be cleaned before premium checks are released. 5. Fat Lambs will be mouthed and weighed Thursday at 9 p.m. 6. Classes 1 through 8 will be divided by breeds. 7. Market lambs must be slick shorn. Prizes: $14-$10-$6 Classes 1. Spring Lamb; after Mar. 1, 2017 2. Spring Lamb; Jan. 1-Feb. 28, 2017 3. Fall Ewe Lamb; Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2016 4. Ewe; 1 yr. and under 2 yrs. 5. Aged Ewe 6. Spring Ram Lamb; after Jan. 1, 2017 7. Fall Ram Lamb; Sept. 1-Dec. 31, 2016 8. Ram; 1 yr. and under 2 years 9. Aged Ram 10. Market Lambs-All market lambs will weigh over 85lb. with a 5lb. tolerance. All lambs will be shown together regardless of breed, and classes will be divided evenly by weight. Champion Ewe of each breed (Trophy and Rosette) Reserve Champion Ewe of each breed (Rosette) Champion Ram of each breed (Trophy and Rosette) Reserve Champion Ram of each breed (Rosette) Champion Fat Lamb of all breeds (Buckle and Rosette) Reserve Champion Fat Lamb (Rosette) Overall Champion Ewe (Buckle and Rosette) Overall Reserve Champion Ewe (Rosette) Overall Champion Ram (Buckle and Rosette) Overall Reserve Champion Ram (Rosette) Breeds-Suffolk, Cross, Montadale, Southdowns, Wool Breed, Corriedale, and any other recognized breed Buckle Sponsors Lewis Farms-Pineville Jared Kennedy-Neosho Sheep Trophy Sponsors: Mid-Tec-Anderson Huston's Backhoe Service- Tiff City Southwest Missouri Bank- Neosho Huston's Pump Service- Anderson Crowder College-Neosho Little Flock Division Superintendents Jimmy and Heather Thacker Purposes: 1. Since the Little Flock Division was created to judge the individual exhibitor, not the animal, each exhibitor will be limited to one entry only. 2. To teach proper health care and nutritional requirements for sheep. 3. To teach basic management skills without a large investment. 4. To provide a better understanding of sheep. 5. To teach the child to relay information learned about the sheep to the judge when asked. 6. To assist the child in learning to concentrate on an object and the environment they are in. 7. To teach the exhibitor how to show their animal using proper show techniques. Rules: 1. All sheep must be halter broke. 2. Halters are not required, but halters will be allowed for all ages. 3. Sheep may be any age (I.E. lambs or adult sheep). 4. All exhibitors are required to display a poster (containing pictures about the sheep and exhibitor) at all times. 5. Rams, ewes, and wethers will be shown in the same class. 6. Sheep must be well groomed. 7. All participants are required to have fun. Judging Criteria: 1. What the youth has learned about caring for and raising their sheep. 2. Fitting and showing with emphasis on how much the youth can do without help. However, parental guidance is encouraged. 3. The general health of the sheep and knowledge of the youth in health related areas. 4. The quality of the sheep will not be considered. 5. Originality of their poster giving the animal's name and any other information desired. These posters must be displayed above the pen at the fair and include pictures taken during the project. 6. How well the youth keeps their animal and pen clean during the fair. General Information 1. Please include your child's CONTINUED FROM PAGE 3B LIVESTOCK: Information Galore About The Fair's Livestock Show SEE LIVESTOCK PAGE 7B

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