The Adams County Junior and Senior Fair Boards have approved a rule change for the 2020 fair that will benefit families with multiple children exhibiting livestock. The rule reads:
“Each large animal exhibitor will be required to designate at least one animal in his/her name. A family can tag an additional two animals of that species per Junior Fair member as “family” animals. Each exhibitor will have access to no more than three total animals in that species, including “family” animals. State Fair steers and heifers cannot be registered as a family animal. Market rabbit exhibitors must tattoo in 1 pen (2 rabbits) in his/her name. A family can tattoo one additional pen of rabbits as a “family” pen. Each exhibitor will have access to no more than two pens of market rabbits, including “family” pens. This rule does not apply to market poultry. Family is defined as junior fair eligible youth who are legally siblings, half-siblings or step-siblings.”
This rule will allow families with multiple children showing to potentially purchase fewer animals and still have a safety net if an animal does not make weight, becomes injured or cannot show at the county fair. For example, if a family has 3 children in a market hog project, each child must tag at least one hog in their name and the family can tag up to an additional two hogs in the family name. The exhibitors will then designate whose name the hogs will be shown in when they weigh in at the fair. All other rules pertaining to exhibition at the Adams County Fair still apply including enrollment deadlines, Quality Assurance and skillathon participation and other related Junior Fair rules.
If you have questions about this rule change, please contact the Extension Office by phone at 937-544-2339 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.