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  • Phone: 970-328-8630

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    Eagle CO 81631-0239 

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Livestock and County Fair

Livestock and County Fair

4-H Livestock Projects  
4-H members invest many hours throughout the year with daily feeding, cleaning and handling of their project animal in order to be prepared for exhibition at the county fair. They must take full responsibility for raising their animals including purchasing, feeding, watering, grooming, managing their overall health and must keep a daily record book on each animal. Youth learn the meaning of commitment, hard work and obtain leadership skills through livestock projects that benefit them in all of their future endeavors. 

It’s very rewarding to see all the dedication and hard work of our 4-H members come to fruition at the Eagle County Fair. Congratulations to all of the 4-H youth for their hard work and dedication to their projects! 

Important County Fair Rule Changes for 2017

The  2017 County Fair 4-H Rule Book contains comprehensive information pertaining to 4-H rules for County Fair. The Junior Livestock Committee has voted to allow a 4-H member to only sell two market animals at the Junior Livestock Auction held during county fair.  Each animal must be a different species.  Previously, 4-H members were allowed to sell three animals at the auction so please make note of this significant rule change.

No Maximum Weight for Market Pigs
Beginning at the 2017 County Fair, there will no longer be a maximum weight on market pigs.  In order to sell, market pigs must weigh a minimum of 220. 
Again, there will be no maximum weight.
 
Round Robin
Beginning in 2017, Round Robin Showmanship competition will be divided into two categories: Large Animal and Small Animal. 
Large Animal Round Robin: Friday, July 21 beginning at 2:00 p.m. will include swine, sheep, goat, horse and beef. 
Small Animal Round Robin :Friday, July 21 beginning at 4:00 p.m. will include dog, poultry and rabbit. 
If you qualify for both shows (by winning either Grand or Reserve Grand in your showmanship class), you are then eligible to compete in both large and small round robin. 

Poultry
All poultry animals will be combined into one species for 2017.  Members will no longer be able to sell multiple poultry animals in the auction (chicken, turkey, duck, etc.).  Therefore, members are allowed to bring only two market poultry animals to County Fair, sell only one.  

The Junior Livestock Committee has voted to allow a 4-H member to only sell two market animals at the Junior Livestock Auction held during county fair.  Each animal must be a different species.  Previously, 4-H members were allowed to sell three animals at the auction so please make note of this significant rule change.

Dogs Included in Round Robin
Beginning in 2016, dogs will now be included in the 4-H Round Robin Showmanship competition held during County Fair.  Round Robin is an elite event that 4-H members qualify to compete in by receiving either a Grand or Reserve Grand Champion in the showmanship class within their respective species and age division.  

Veterinary Feed Directive 
Beginning January 1, 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will require a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) for all medically important antibiotics administered in livestock feed and water.  What does this mean for 4-H livestock members? It will affect all individuals who plan to feed medicated feeds or use over the counter antibiotics in water.  This Vet Feed Directive flier will help answer most of the questions you may have regarding this new directive.   

2016 4-H General and Consumer Sciences Division - County Fair Results   
The star next to the 2016 County Fair Results denotes exhibits selected for the Colorado State Fair. 

2016 County Fair Results

Livestock
2016 4-H Beef Show Results
2016 4-H Goat Show Results
2016 4-H Poultry Show Results
2016 4-H Rabbit Show Results
2016 4-H Swine Show Results
2016 4-H Sheep Show Results

Horse
2016 4-H English Show Results
2016 4-H Ranch Show Results
2016 4-H Western Horse Show Results
2016 Open Gymkhana Results

Dog
2016 4-H Dog Show Results
 
Open Class Results
2016 Eagle County Fair Open Class