Fair Board Youth Livestock Rules

Includes projects in Horse, Rabbit, Poultry, Market/Breeding Beef, Market Sheep, Market Goat, Market Swine.


Ribbons will be awarded to 1st-10th place

Premiums will be paid to the top 5 in each class, including showmanship as follows:

FIRST- $5.00        SECOND- $4.00         THIRD- $3.00              FOURTH- $2.00                  FIFTH- $1.00


1. Read General Rules for ALL 4-H/FFA Exhibitors (pg. 16)

2. Prior entry is required on or before the second Friday of July, in all livestock departments. No late entries will be accepted.

3. All livestock project animals must be owned and in the continuous care of the 4-H/FFA member who is exhibiting the animal. All livestock members must complete the Primary Care form for each project species they are enrolled in. These forms will be kept on file in the Extension Office.

4. There must be eight members enrolled in a livestock project. A new class will only be added if there are eight members to enroll. A class will not be continued if there are less than eight members enrolled in the project.

5. All livestock market beef, sheep, and goats must be weighed in and identified with an ear tag at the species specific weigh-in dates (Beef- February 2, 2019; Sheep & Goat- May 4, 2019. Weigh-in and/or tagging day is considered ownership day for all market beef, sheep and goats. These are the only weigh dates. No exceptions. Animals not weighed in on the appropriate date will not be eligible to participate in the Logan County Fair Livestock show or sell at the Livestock Sale.

6. No underweight animals will be allowed to go on the trucks, with the exception of catch-it animals.

7. ALL swine must be identified by May 3, 2019. All market poultry must be ID’d by second Friday of July. All market rabbits must be ID’d by second Friday of July. Rabbits must have permanent tattoos and poultry must have leg bands by the entry deadline.

8. In the instance that your animal loses its ear tag: Notify the Extension Office immediately so we have documentation and bring the tag in to the Extension Office. If we do not have documentation of the lost tag you will not be able to show that animal at the fair.

9. All Logan County Fair Market/Breeding Entries and Ownership forms for all Livestock Projects are due the second Friday of July, this is for all livestock projects! Exhibitors must have proof of ownership with them at the fair, to show superintendents upon request.

10. The ownership date for Horse projects will be May 1 of the current year. ID sheets must be completed in 4-H Online by May 1st.

11. The ownership date for Meat Poultry projects will be the second Friday of July of the current year. The ownership date for Meat Rabbit projects will be second Friday of July of the current year.

12 .ALL market livestock exhibitors, including rabbit and poultry, must:
         a. Sign the Affidavit of Ownership (on entry form)
         b .Read & Sign the Wholesome Meat Act statement
         c.​ Attend Meat Quality Assurance Program and become certified at least 60 days prior to the Logan County Fair.


13. Premise Registrations are required for ALL market animals to show at the Logan County Fair.

14. Beef and Swine must enter through the North Livestock Gate upon entering the fairgrounds. Sheep & Goats must enter through the DeSoto Gate upon entering the fairgrounds.

15. All hogs must be washed and clean before arrival and unloading at the county fair

16. All livestock must be inspected by an Accredited Veterinarian and checked in by species superintendent. Swine must be checked on the trailer before they will be allowed to unload at the Logan County Fair. Beef, sheep and goats will be checked after animals are stalled. Exhibitor must be present.
       a. The decision of the fair veterinarians and superintendents regarding any animals suspected of being diseased or otherwise unsound will be final and may not be protested.
       b. Livestock must be free of contagious diseases. All wounds must be healing and free of infection. If a second opinion is needed, two vets plus the fair manager will be present.
       c. All male market animals must be steers, wethers or barrows.
       d. Any drugs utilized during the raising of the animals must have been approved for the respective animal use and not given within the stated withdrawal time period. Such restrictions and guidelines are on the label of the products.
       e. If an animal carcass should be condemned upon slaughter because of illegal residues found in the meat or other organs, the member who sold the animal will not receive payment for the animal.
       f. The Logan County Fair reserves the right to randomly test for illegal or unapproved drugs in all livestock entries, class winners, top placers, or Champion animals. If a violation is discovered, the exhibitor will forfeit any and all prizes and awards won, may forfeit the right to show or participate at future fairs, and may be prosecuted under Colorado law.
       ​g. The Logan County Fair will make every effort possible to ensure that livestock entered are healthy and free of contagious diseases. The Logan County Fair does not accept responsibility for diseased animals not found and does not warrant its health inspection. It is the recommendation of the Extension Office that any animals not sold at the fair be quarantined from other animals for at least three weeks.


17. In all classes the Judge’s decision is Final.

18. No one will be allowed to enter the show ring after judging has started.

19. Any animal deemed unsound by the superintendents on show day will not be allowed to show.

20. An exhibitor must show their own animal in showmanship.

21. Only six market animals in each species per exhibitor may be pre-entered.

22. Unmanageable stock will be removed from the fairgrounds at the discretion of the superintendents.

23. Consignment of livestock animals to the Junior Livestock sale will be accepted any time prior to the sale consignment deadline at 2:00 p.m. Friday, August 9th. Any market animal not consigned by this deadline will not be sold at the Junior Livestock Sale. No exceptions.

24. All livestock stalls will be assigned by the superintendents. 4-H Clubs or FFA advisors will be responsible for requesting the appropriate number of stalls/pens on or before second Friday of July.

25. The Logan County Fair is not responsible for furnishing bedding. All livestock exhibits are to be bedded in shavings. NO STRAW WILL BE ALLOWED IN ANY BARNS.

26. Exhibitors must feed, water, bed and otherwise care for their entries during the fair. Exhibitors are expected to keep exhibit buildings clean and attractive. Stalls must be cleaned and swept by 8:00 a.m. daily. Waterers/ water buckets must be SECURED on far side of pen or removed after watering. Failure to do so may result in $10 per offense fine taken from premium money and/or sale check. After three offenses the exhibitor will not be allowed to sell and will not be allowed to show that species the following year.

27. All stalls must be cleaned by exhibitors completely after all animals are removed. Stalls should not be cleaned out until animals are loaded on trucks.

28. Any exhibitor with two animals in a specific class may have assistance from another Logan County 4-H or FFA member.

29. Only the 4-H/FFA member and/or his/her parents will be allowed in the stall or pen with animals.

30. The use of professional fitters at the Logan County Fair is expressly prohibited. It is expected that all 4-H/FFA members showing animals contribute a minimum of 50% to the fit job of every animal they show to allow for educational opportunities and learning of technique as the owner responsible for the animal being shown. In the case a member is unable to contribute the full fit job because of inexperience, or conflicting classes, they may be assisted and taught by an immediate family (father, mother, stepfather/mother, sister, brother, grandparents or legal guardian-this does NOT include hired family employees, breeders, or breeder employees) or a fellow 4-H/FFA member, so long as the member reaches the 50% minimum contribution on each animal. Guy McEndaffer will be responsible for monitoring for professional fitters on show day. If a member is found in violation, appropriate action will be taken by Mr. McEndaffer, the superintendents, and/or fair board which could include any appropriate consequences up to expulsion from the county fair or forfeiture of sale privileges and premium monies.

31. Personal attire for showing Livestock:
       a. No head gear- including caps and cowboy hats
       b. Dress shirt with collar- no logo shirts, t-shirts, low-cut tops, or tank tops will be allowed.
       ​c. Common sense on choice of pants to be worn during the show- no shorts allowed.

32. No tack will be allowed on the fairgrounds until 12:00 p.m., Sunday, August 4th.

33. Livestock barns will be open for the stalling of beef, sheep, swine & goats on Monday, August 5th from noon to 6:00 p.m. No livestock will be allowed to enter after 6:00 p.m. August, 5th.

34. Rabbit and Poultry barns will be open for cooping of market rabbit, breeding and market poultry on Monday, August 5th from 4:00 -6:00 p.m.

35. The scale will be available for use August 5, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. for open weighing. No official weight tickets will be given at this time.

36. Market animals will be weighed in Tuesday, August 6th. Swine will begin at 6:30 a.m. followed by sheep, goats and beef. Poultry will weigh-in 7:00-9:00 a.m. Animals will only be weighed ONE time.

37. Any animals failing to meet the scale weight requirements may be taken home between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 6, or may be shown in the over or underweight classes.

38. ALL LIVESTOCK SHOWN SHOULD BE TREATED HUMANELY. Inappropriate acts will be reviewed by a committee of the superintendents. Disciplinary action will be determined by the committee.

39. The following are termed Unethical Practices: Doctoring, doping, injecting show animals for body “fill-ins” or the alteration, changing, defacing or any modification of the markings of show animals and the anatomical structure of an animal, the removal, alteration, changing or purposely damaging ear tags; any type of injection where oils, glycerin or like substances are used for body “fill-in”, external applications of such things are liniments and blistering agents that would cause an edematous condition; use of ice packs or other refrigerants to alter the quality of finish of an animal. Wet towels may be used. Any exhibitor found guilty of any of the above listed unethical practices, or any other practice deemed unethical by the management will forfeit all premium monies and sale money, if any over packer’s bid.

40. Drenching for hydration purposed only will be allowed using drench guns which allow the animal to swallow. The use of tubes or stomach pumps is strictly prohibited.

41. Exhibitors may give their animal’s electrolytes or calf calm, provided their use has been declared to and documented by the species superintendent. They must be given in the original package that is clearly labeled by the manufacturer with what the substance is so there are no questions as to what is being given to the animal. Any other substance or medication must be administered by an accredited veterinarian who deems its use necessary.

42. It is the responsibility of every member to ensure that proper care is taken of their animal according to acceptable methods of good animal husbandry as set forth by Colorado State University Extension and the Colorado Department of Agriculture. A healthy animal requires sufficient food, water, shelter, and correct health care. Cruel and inhumane training methods are not appropriate.

43. Market lamb & goat exhibitors may use meshed or plastic muzzles. The style must allow the animals to drink water.

44. No training collars will be allowed on goats, show collars only.

45. Only water will be allowed on hogs. No oil or oil-based products allowed.

46. No generators will be allowed. Sufficient electricity will be available.

47. All fans must be totally enclosed.

48. All livestock exhibits, except those sold, have the option of being released upon completion of the beef show until 4:00 p.m., Friday, August 9. All remaining non-sale livestock shall be released Sunday, August 11.

49. Any removal of livestock must be approved by one of the species superintendents. Approval must be written legibly with reason and time of release and signature of superintendent authorizing the release. Any exhibitor removing livestock before completion of the beef show on Friday, August 9 may be required to forfeit any premiums, awards, or sale premiums and may be subject to further penalty.

50. Blocking chutes must be located in the area adjacent to where beef cattle are stalled. Under no circumstances will blocking chutes be allowed south of the west or east wings of the main livestock pavilion.

51. Beef animals must be in the barns from 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.

52. No tying or feeding any livestock on the west fence of fairgrounds.

53. No feeding livestock on the wash rack, this includes all pens in the swine wash rack area.

54. Clubs are responsible for keeping the alleyway in front of their section of pens clean at all times for the benefit of the public and other fair attendees.