Dept N: FFA

Department N: FFA
Contact person: Kevin Brown Southland High School Vo-Ag. Department 507-582-3568 or cell 507-438-7332
Pre – Entry is required, No exceptions: All FFA exhibitors must fill out and send in their entries prior to July 31st, 2023-no late entries will be accepted to the Mower County Fair office or advisor. Pens will be assigned in order of entries received.

Entry Fee: $2 per head, Sheep and Swine, $3 for Beef & Dairy- see entry forms on Mower County fair.com
Arrival Time: Tuesday, by 12 noon for all exhibits except for beef and dairy animals which is Wednesday from 8:00 p.m. – 12 noon Thursday, unless animal is exhibited in 4-H
Swine Exhibits must be pre-registered but must be weighed in and in place by Noon on Friday. All other exhibits except Beef & Dairy must be in place on grounds by Tuesday at noon. Beef and Dairy must be on grounds by noon Thursday. Any changes (not new entries) to any livestock exhibit MUST be made by Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the discretion of the individual superintendent-NO NEW ENTRIES
Release: Sunday, 4:00 pm
Premiums will be available at release time.

BEDDING FOR LIVESTOCK
Bedding will be placed in stalls for all Beef and Dairy prior to arrival; this includes Open, FFA and 4-H animals. A bedding fee will be paid only once per animal even if shown in more than one division. Payment for bedding must accompany the entry form that needs to be submitted by July 31st to the fair office. A separate check for bedding should be written out to Mower Co 4-H. Amount will be $10 for all Dairy cattle per head. Beef cattle will be $15 per head and $20 per cow/calf pair. Beef will be bedded inside and outside tie outs. The Fair Board will not furnish straw.

General Rules:
1. Open to any FFA member grades 7-12 and until age 21, if your school offers Agriculture Classes and your school district is in or neighboring Mower County!
2. Animals must be owned by June 1, 2023 and entered in the name of the feeder and exhibitor.
3. Birth dates will be required for all species except market steers.
4. Only animals entered in the FFA show may be housed in the show barn. Small animals will be stalled three animals per pen.
5. No pens or stalls are to be used for feed, bedding or equipment.
6. All FFA exhibitors must keep pens and alleys clean at all times. Failure to keep pens clean may prompt Superintendent to withhold premiums.
7. Each Chapter must have necessary cleaning equipment.

FFA SHEEP
Superintendent: Kristen Schnell Stewartville FFA / open show Shawn Erickson
507-251-2047- Shawn Erickson
Judging: Thursday August 11th at 6:00 pm, South crane in conjunction with open sheep show
General Rules:
1. Limit of 2 entries per lot, 1 per group lot.
2. Health regulations see Exhibition of Livestock
3. Animals must be on grounds by 4 pm of Thursday, and presentable for show (fitted or slick shorn)
4. Only registered animals may be shown in purebred classes.
5. Age of animals will be reckoned from September 1.
6. Lots will be shown in order of class list.

Market Lambs
General Rules:
1. Entries open to purebred or crossbred wethers or ewes.
2. Exhibitors are permitted to show 3 individuals per lot
3. Lots will be divided by weight where there is a suitable break per lot.
Lots 1-3 will be broken down by lightweight and heavyweight by the superintendent.

Market Lambs (Must still have lamb teeth)
Class 1

(Ewe lambs shown in this class CANNOT be shown in the Breeding classes)
Lot 1– Black face Market Lambs
Lot 2 – Speckled face Market Lambs
Lot 3 – White face Market Lambs
Lot 4 - Pen of 3 of Market Lambs. (Can be a combo of Lots 1-3)
Lot 5 – Champion Market Lamb
Lot 6 – Reserve Champion Market Lamb
Lot 7 - Champion Pen of 3
Lot 8- Reserve Champion Pen of 3

Breeding Classes
Class 2 –Hampshires
Class 3 – Suffolk
Class 4 – Babydoll Southdown
Class 5 – Southdown
Class 6 – Columbia
Class 7 - Corriedale
Class 8 – Texels
Class 9 – Dorset
Class 10 – Market Type Breeding Sheep (Includes black, white, and speckled faced sheep.)
Class 11- Fitted Crossbred Sheep- (Includes black, white, speckled faced sheep with fitted BODY Wool)
Class 12- All Other Breeds (Other breeds are sheep that are registered and have no class listed above.)
LOT NUMBERS FOR ALL BREEDING SHEEP

1. Yearling Rams (Sept 1st 2021- Aug 31st 2022)
2. Pair Yearling Rams (Must enter 2 Lot 1)
3. Senior Rams (Sept 1st 2022- Dec 31st 2022)
4. Pair Senior Rams (Must enter 2 Lot 3)
5. Junior Ram (Jan 1st 2023- May 31st 2023)
6. Pair Junior Ram (Must enter 2 Lot 5)
7. Champion Ram (No Entry needed)
8. Yearling Ewes (Sept 1st 2021- Aug 31st 2022)
9. Pair Yearling Ewes (Must enter 2 Lot 8)
10. Senior Ewes (Sept 1st 2022- Dec 31st 2022)
11. Pair Senior Ewes (Must enter 2 Lot 10)
12. Junior Ewes Jan 1st 2023- May 31st 2023)
13. Pair Junior Ewes (Must enter 2 Lot 12)
14. Champion Ewe (No entry needed)
15. Champion Ram Overall (No entry needed)
16. Champion Ewe Overall (No entry needed)

Premiums
1st $15 2nd $14 3rd $13 4th $12 5th $11 6th $10
7th $9 8th $8 9th $7 10th $6 11th $5 12th $4
13th $3 14th $2 15th $1
Premiums Groups
1st $8 2nd $7 3rd $6 4th $5 5th $4 6th $3

FFA SWINE
Superintendent: Jack Crowson- Hayfield FFA 507-884-5349
*NEW-All entries must be in by July 31st.
Weigh in: Friday 12 pm if not weighed by 4-H.
Judging: Friday, August 11, 3 pm
Release time: Friday, August 11th following show, unless animal has been exhibited in 4-H (4-H animals will be released on Sunday Fair Week).
General Rules:
1. Health regulations see Exhibition of Livestock.
2. Animals may be purebred or crossbred, but will be shown in same classes.
3. Only 2 animals/exhibitor in lots 1, 2, 3 and one entry per exhibitor in lots 4.
4. All market animals must be tagged and weigh 220 pounds minimum.
5. Lots will be divided by weight with no more than 20 animals shown per lot.
6. Animals entered in lot 4 must also be shown as individuals.
7. This is not a terminal show. All exhibitors will retain ownership. There will be no marketing option unless exhibited in 4-H. 4-H animals can be shown in the FFA division if exhibitor is registered and a FFA member of Region 8.
8. When there are fewer entries in a class the number of premiums offered the judge may award prizes of such a grade as the animal deserves.
9. ONLY PRE-REGISTERED SWINE WILL BE ALLOWED TO SHOW. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ALLOWED AFTER THE JULY DEADLINE.
10. 4-H weights will be used on all 4-H hogs-No reweighing. Market Gilts will be broken down by weight. Breeding gilts broken down at the discretion of the superintendent.

FFA SWINE Class 13
LOT
Market
1. Market Gilts
2. Breeding Gilts
3. Market Barrows
4. Market Pen of Three –must be a mix of Barrows or Gilts not all one sex.
5. Champion and Reserve Market Gilt (Ribbons)
6. Champion and Reserve Breeding Gilt (Ribbons)
7. Champion and Reserve Market Barrow (Ribbons)
Premiums Lots 1-4
1st $15 2nd $14 3rd $13 4th $12 5th $11 6th $10
7th $9 8th $8 9th $7 10th $6 11th $5 12th $4
13th $3 14th $2 15th $1

FFA DAIRY
Superintendent: Kevin Brown Southland High School Ag. Department 507-582-3568 or cell 507-438-7332
NEW: All entries due to fair office by July 31st!
Arrival Time: Wednesday, 8:00 p.m. – Thursday at Noon. Unless animal is exhibited in 4-H
Judging: Friday, 9 a.m. in conjunction with open class show- Pull out show in conjunction with the open show
General Rules:
1. Health regulations see Exhibition of Livestock
2. 4 and 5 year old dairy cows will compete in the same class.
3. The breed of the sire will determine the class in which un-registered animals will show.
4. Animals exhibited in the 4-H show are eligible.
5. Lots will be shown in order of class list.
6. Open show & FFA shows will be shown simultaneously. This is a pull out show.

Class 14– Pure Bred and Grade Milking Shorthorn
Class 15– Pure Bred and Grade Guernsey
Class 16–Purebred and Grade Holstein
Class 17–Purebred and Grade Jersey
Class 18- Purebred and Grade Ayrshire
Class 19- Purebred and Grade Brown Swiss
Class 20- Crossbred
LOT -1 ENTRY-1 EXHIBITOR
1. Junior heifer calf born on or between 3/1 and 5/31/23
2. Winter heifer calf born on or between 12/1/2022 and 2/29/23
3. Fall heifer calf born on or between 9/1 and 11/30/22
4. Summer junior yearling heifer born on or between 6/1 and 8/31/22
5. Spring junior yearling heifer born on or between 3/1 and 5/31/2022
6. Winter Senior Yearling Heifer born on or between 12/1/2021 and 2/28/2022
7. Fall Senior Yearling Heifer born on or between 9/1 and 11/30/2022
8. JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE
9. Junior Best three females owned and exhibited by breeder
10. Cow (Junior) 2 year old born on or between 3/1/2020 and 8/31/2021
11. Cow (Senior) 2 year old born on or between 9/1/2020 and 2/28/2021
12. Cow, 3 year old born on or between 9/1/2019 and 8/31/2020
13. Cow, 4 year old born on or between 9/1/2018 and 8/31/2019
14. Aged cow born before 9/1/2019
15. Dry cow, any age
16. Best udder cow, any age
17. SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE
18. GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE
19. Dairy Herd: Three females over 2 that have freshened
20. Senior Get of Sire: group to consist of 3 animals, the get of one sire, at least one to be 2 years of age or older. Not more than one bull
21. Produce a dam: group to consist of 2 animals, any age, the produce of one cow
22. Daughter/Dam, pair to consist of 2 females any age , one being the dam, the other the daughter

Premiums
Lots 1-7, $15 13 11 9 5 4
Lot 8 Ribbon
Lots 9, 10 $7 6 5 4 4
Lots 11-15, $20 18 15 13 11 9
Lot 16 $15 13 11 10 9 8
Lots 17-18 Ribbon
Lot 20-22 $7 6 5 4

FFA BEEF
Superintendent: Tiffany Timm – LeRoy-Ostrander FFA – 507-438-5879
NEW: All entries due to fair office by July 31st! NO LATE ENTRIES
Livestock Arrival Time: Wednesday 8:00 p.m.– Thursday at Noon. Unless animal is exhibited in 4-H
Weigh in: All steers Thursday 1:00 pm unless already weighed by 4-H
Judging: Thursday 3:00 pm
General Rules:
1. Health regulations see Exhibition of Livestock
2. Animals exhibited in the 4-H show are eligible.
3. Market animals will be shown by weight and must weigh a minimum of 900 lbs.
4. Classes will have no more than 20 head
5. Lots will be shown in order of class list
6. Breed champions will be chosen if there are 2 or more exhibitors in each class.
Class 21 – Limousin
Class 22 – Simmental
Class 23 - Angus
Class 24 – Hereford
Class 25- Shorthorn
Class 26 - Other Breeds
Class 27 - Commercial/Crossbred
Class 28 - Gelbvieh
Class 29 – Foundation Simmental
Class 30 - Maintainer
Class 31 – Maine-Anjou
LOT
1. Junior heifer calf born 1/1/ - 2/28/23
2. Junior heifer calf born 3/1/ - 4/20/ 23
3. Summer yearling female born on or between 5/1 and 8/31/22
4. Junior yearling female born on or between 1/1- 4/30/22
5. Fall heifer born on or between 9/1 and 12/31/22
6. JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE
7. Senior yearling female born on or between 5/1 and 12/31/21
8. 2 year old female born on or between 5/1/2019 and 4/30/21
9. Cow/Calf Pair with Calf born after 1/1/23
10. SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE
11. GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE

Class 32 Market animals
LOT
1. Prospect Beef Steers and Bulls, calved on or between 1/1 – 4/30/23
2. Beef market heifers
3. Dairy market steers
4. Beef market steers
5. CHAMPION & RESERVE (Ribbon only)

Premiums
Lots 1-5, 7&8 $20 17 15 13 11 9 7
Lots 6,10,11, Class 29 Lot 5 Ribbon
Lot 11-14
1st $20 2nd $18 3rd $16 4th $14 5th $12 6th $10
7th $9 8th $8 9th $7 10th $6 11th $5 12th $4
13th $3 14th $2 15th $1

AGRI-SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DISPLAYS
Superintendent: Kristal Brogan – Kingsland FFA and Austin FFA
Telephone: Kingsland FFA – Kristal Brogan or Nick Schiltz – Austin FFA
Judging: Tuesday 1:00 – 3:00 pm Project must be in place by 10 AM Tuesday but can be placed prior to 7PM Monday in the Horticulture building.
General Rules:
1. Entries will be accepted from individuals who were enrolled in high school Ag. Educations Classes during the previous year. Entries must have been completed since the 2021 Mower County Fair.
Class 30 Small Construction Projects
LOT
1. Small wood projects (saw horses, tool carriers)
2. Small metal projects (tree stands, cord stands)
3. Intermediate size metal(welding table, carts)
4. Educational display
5. Directed activities (chipping hammer, hitch pins & Plasma Projects)
6. Personal wood (small beginner project)
7. Technology (3-D Printing, Drafting, Enc, Mill)

Class 31 Large Construction Projects
LOT
1. Large wood projects (feed bunk, tables)
2. Large metal projects (trailers, cherry pickers)
3. Combination metal and wood (trailers)
4. Personal wood & advanced(larger project)

Class 32 Restoration
LOT
1. Tractor /farm equipment

Class 33 Crops
LOT
1. Alfalfa Hay sample – 5 gallon pail or one slab of hay sample
2. Corn sample – 2 quart Ziploc bag
3. Soybean sample – 2 quart Ziploc bag
4. Small grain (oats, rye, wheat) – 2 quart Ziploc bag
5. Ear Corn sample – 10 ears
6. Haylage – 2 quart Ziploc bag
7. Corn silage – 2 quart Ziploc bag

Class 34 Landscape
LOT
1. Designs and plans

Class 35 Floral
LOT
1. Silk arrangements
2. Fresh flowers
3. Directed Horticulture

Class 36 Educational
LOT
1. Animal Science
2. Natural Resources
3. Collection and Identification
4. Careers
Ribbons will be awarded to all participants. Trophies will be awarded based on participation.

CHILDERN’S FARM YARD
Sponsored by CHS & Mower County Soybean and Corn Growers Association.
Superintendent: Tiffany Timm or Kevin Brown
Entry Deadline: July 31st , 2022
Entries must be in place by Tuesday at 12:00 noon with proper health papers filed.
Release time: Sunday, 4:00 pm
Hours of operation: 10:00 am–10:00 pm, except Sunday open until 4: 00 p.m.
(All chapters are expected to aid in set up and tear down with each chapter supervising one day)
General Rules:
1. Entries are open to all classes of animals and fowl, wild or domesticated.
2. Health requirements are listed in the front of the book
3. Arrangements for care and feeding of animals must be made at time of entry.
4. Animals will be required to be in a presentable condition at all times.
5. No “give away’” animals accepted.
6. No dogs or cats without prior approval

Premium
Amount paid will depend on the type of exhibit.

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