Moore County 4-H Meat Goat and Heifer Youth Shows Saturday, September 14th, 2013 Travis Farm, West End, NC Judge: Billy Lewis Rules and Regulations Heifer check-in will be from 8:30 am to 9:15 am. The heifer show will begin at 9:30 am. Goat weigh-in will begin at 10 am and end at 11:30 am. The goat show will begin immediately following the heifer show, but not before 11:30 am. Food and drinks will be available for purchase during the show. Tie-outs will be available; there will be NO tying to the sides of the arena. Restrooms are located on-site. 1. The shows are open to all 4-H members who are at least 5 years old and have not reached their 18th birthday by January 1, 2013. 2. Each exhibitor is limited to 2 animals per species. If an exhibitor has more than one animal in a class, the other animal may be shown by another exhibitor entered in the show. 3. Exhibitors will automatically be entered into their showmanship classes. There will be four divisions: Cloverbud, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior. 4. An official health certificate signed by an accredited veterinarian, or an approved state employed vet, must accompany heifers and goats. Animals showing signs of illness on the day of the show will not be allowed to participate and will not be allowed to remain on the grounds. 5. All goats must have a USDA scrapie tag in place. 6. Heifers must be born between September 1, 2011 and April 30, 2013 to participate. 7. Heifers must be halter broken. Unruly animals that potentially endanger the safety of exhibitors or officials will be excused from the arena. 8. There are no washing facilities available at Travis Farms, water will be available but not for washing animals. If your animals need extra shade plan to bring a means (pop-up tent, umbrella, etc.) to provide that. 9. Heifers will be divided by breed into the following classes: Continental, British, Brahman/Brahman Derivatives, and Commercial. Within classes, heifers will be further divided by age at the discretion of the show officials. Number of classes will depend on number of animals entered in the show. No steers will be allowed in heifer classes or showmanship classes. 10. Goat show is open to meat goats only. No dairy or pygmy breeds. 11. Wether classes will be divided by weight at the discretion of the show officials. Number of classes will depend on number of goats entered. 12. Doe classes will be determined by age: does born on or before September 15, 2012, does born September 16, 2012 – December 22, 2012, does born December 22, 2012 to March 31, 2013, and does born on or after April 1, 2013. 13. Show officials reserve the right to arrange classes as needed. 14. Changes to entries must be made prior to the day of the show. No substitutions of animals or competitors will be allowed at the show without prior approval. 15. All decisions by the judge are final. All competitors cannot win, therefore the judge’s decision, whatever it may be, should be accepted in the true spirit of sportsmanship and 4-H. When an exhibitor is guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct, the show management may suspend such exhibitor’s right to participate in future classes and/or shows for a period as deemed appropriate. An exhibitor’s parent or leader can and will be barred from show grounds for unsportsmanlike conduct or improper behavior. Please mail or fax your entry forms by September 3, 2013 at 5:00pm to: Moore County Cooperative Extension Attn: Kaitlyn Cranford PO Box 1149 Carthage, NC 28327 Phone: (910) 947-3188 Fax: (910) 947-1494 Directions to Travis Farm 412 NC Hwy 73, West End, NC 27376 Coming from Hwy 15/501, once you turn on Hwy 73 Travis Farm is about 1/5 mile on the right. Look for the 4-H signs. If traveling east on Hwy 73, Travis Farm is about 7 miles past the Hwy 211 junction in West End. The farm will be on the left. Look for the 4-H signs. If you have questions the day of the show, please call Kaitlyn Cranford at (910)986-6929 or Sherry Howie at (910) 585-1003.