Jr Fair Book

Swine – Department J-3

Judging Thursday, 2:15 p.m.

Be sure you understand health regulations before you enter

Open to exhibitors of all grades enrolled in the Swine project. There must be a minimum number of six animals shown in each breed before a Grand Champion will be chosen in that breed.  Sponsored Award: An overall supreme champion gilt will be chosen from all breed classes combined regardless of the number of animals in each class.  Members may exhibit 6 or fewer animals (with the exception that a pen of 3 feeder pigs equals 1 animal). Project members may also exhibit in Department J-10, Class E, Petless Pet/Animal Project.

SWINE COMING TO THE WAUPACA COUNTY FAIR SHALL NOT BE FED ANY RAW MEAT / RAW GARBAGE. 

HEALTH PAPERS, WHERE NEEDED, MUST BE GIVEN TO THE SUPERINTENDENT PRIOR TO UNLOADINGALL SWINE EXHIBITORS MUST HAVE THE ORIGINAL OR A COPY OF THEIR CERTIFICATE OF VETERINARY INSPECTION (CVI) ATTACHED TO EACH FAIR LOAD SHEET.

Base Dates, breeding classes, Boar and Gilt only:

Junior Spring Gilt Born during the period of March 1 to June 30 of exhibit year.
Senior Spring Gilt Born during February of exhibit year.
Senior Spring Gilt Born during January of exhibit year.
Senior Sow Born during the period of July 1 to December 31 of year preceding exhibit year.
Junior Yearling Sow Born during period of January 1to June 30 of year preceding exhibit year.

Premiums Offered

Blue – $6.00
Red – $5.00
White – $4.00
Pink – $3.00

  1. Junior Spring Gilt
  2. Senior Spring Gilt (Feb.)
  3. Senior Spring Gilt (Jan.)
  4. Senior Pig Sow
  5. Junior Yearling Sow

Department J-3, Class A — CHESTER WHITE

(A-1 through A-5)

Dept. J-3, Class B — SPOTTED POLAND CHINA

(B-1 through B-5)

Department J-3, Class C — DUROC

(C-1 through C-5)

Department J-3, Class D — HAMPSHIRE

(D-1 through D-5)

 Department J-3, Class E — YORKSHIRE

(E-1 through E-5)

 Department J-3, Class F — LANDRACE

(F-1 through F-5)

Department J-3, Class G — Any Other Breed

(G-1 through G-5)

Department J-3, Class H — Crossbreeds

  1. (H-1 through H-5)

Department J-3, Class I — Market Swine

Maximum of three animals. See Market Animal Sale Rules and Regulations for swine weight classes. Lots 1-3 reflect the number of animals exhibitor will enter in this class.

  1. Market pig (1 animal).
  2. Market pig (2 animals).
  3. Market pig (3 animals).
  4. Pen of 3 feeder pigs.

Participants in the Market Animal Sale activity must enter in Class I. Furthermore, members participating in the activity must have their animals registered by the Market Animal informational meeting in February and identified by the Market Animal Committee. No animal will be allowed to enter the Market Animal Sale activity after those meetings have passed.

All market livestock are eligible to show regardless of their weight, rate of gain or participation in the Market Animal Sale activity. All animals must have permanent identification prior to the fair.

All animals must be weighed as soon as they unload from the truck on entry day. Animals arriving at the fair should be reasonably clean. The weigh-in committee or superintendents should not have to handle dirty animals.

If an exhibitor has two/three animals in the same weight class, one animal will be bumped to the next higher weight class.  If an exhibitor has two animals in the heavy weight class, another youth exhibitor can show one animal and this youth needs to be a current Waupaca County Junior Fair Exhibitor in the same project area. If an exhibitor has two animals in the heavy weight class only one premium will be given.

Exhibitors of animals sold in auction will be liable for animals up to the time of delivery to the buyer, which will be release time on Sunday, 4:00 p.m. unless previous arrangements have been made. Market Animal Sale participants MUST follow the printed Market Animal Rules.

Department J-3, Class J — Swine Carcass Class

Grand and Reserve Champion rosettes will be awarded.  Open to any 4-H Club, FFA Chapter or other organized youth group. Entries in this class will be judged using the Danish System. An exhibitor may enter a market swine shown at the local fair, but is limited to a single entry in the Swine Carcass class. Only animals sold at the livestock auction will be eligible for entry in this carcass class. All sale participants will automatically be entered in the carcass class.

Premiums Offered

Blue – $6.00
Red – $5.00
White – $4.00
Pink – $3.00

  1.  Swine carcass.

Department J-3, Class K — Swine Showmanship

Open only to exhibitors carrying the Swine Project. The fitting, finish and showing of the animals, along with knowledge of showmanship, will be considered. All swine exhibitors will automatically be entered in Showmanship.

Premiums Offered

Blue – $3.00
Red – $2.50
White – $2.00
Pink – $1.50

  1. Senior Showman (grades 10, 11, 12, 13 as of January 1).
  2. Intermediate Showman (grades 7, 8, 9 as of January 1).
  3. Beginner Showman (grades 3,4, 5, 6 as of January 1).

Department J-3, Class L — Herdsman Award

Open to any 4-H Club, FFA Chapter or other organized youth

group. All exhibits at the fair will be included.

Premium – Trophy

  1. Herdsman Award.
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