Department L
RABBITS
Division: Meat Production Classes

Project Rules

1. Meat pens must be delivered to the fairgrounds on Monday, August 5 between 4:00pm-6:00pm.

 

2. Meat pens to be entered in the 4-H/FFA Livestock Sale must be cooped. Coops will be assigned with a maximum of three coops per exhibitor.

 

3. Cooped rabbits must be given NON-SPILLABLE, secured water containers or bottles that are at least 16 ounces or larger.

 

4. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to provide cooling methods for his/her animals.

 

5. All entries will be judged from the judge’s table.

 

6. The exhibitor, or another Logan County 4-H/FFA member, must deliver the exhibits to the judge’s table in order to receive a premium.

 

7. Rabbits must be ear tattooed PRIOR to entry. Tattoo number must match the number on the entry form.

 

8. Where there is no competition between exhibitors in any class, only one premium shall be awarded. The judge shall determine the premium award.

 

9. Rabbits checked in on Monday must stay in the rabbit barn until the Sunday release time or be properly checked out by a superintendent during specified release times.

 

10. Although the show is not sanctioned by the ARBA, the standards of ARBA will be used in placing the individual entries. In meat production and crossbred classes, the standards will be used as guidelines.

 

11. EXHIBITORS MUST BE PRESENT FOR JUDGING.

 

12. Each exhibitor can enter NO MORE THAN two trios and two single fryers (8 meat rabbits).

 

13. Meat pens consist of a trio of young rabbits not more than 90 days of age (70 days is ideal), a minimum individual weight of 3.08 pounds, but not more than 15.24 pounds total trio weight.

 

14. Rabbits entered as part of a meat production trio cannot be entered as a single fryer.

 

15. Each exhibitor will be allowed to enter two pens of meat rabbits in the Livestock Auction. Pens must meet age and weight requirements to be eligible to sell.

 

Classes:

1 – Pen of 3 Meat Rabbits (not over 90 days and 15.24lbs total weight)

2 – Single Fryer (not over 90 days and between 3.08 and 5.08lbs)

500 – Junior Showmanship

501 – Int. Showmanship

502 – Senior Showmanship

Divisions and classes can be added or removed by superintendents depending on numbers.

 

Division: Breed Classes

Project Rules

1. Breeding rabbits may be delivered to the fairgrounds between 7:00 am and 8:30 am Friday, August 10.

 

2. Additional breed classes may be set up as the superintendents determine necessary based on pre-entries. There must be a minimum of two rabbits in an age classification and five in the breed to add a separate breed class.

 

3. Age Classification:

           a. Sr. Doe/Buck – 6 months and older

           b. Jr. Doe/Buck – under 6 months

 

Classes: Rex Dutch Holland Lop Mini Rex Other Breeds & Crosses
4 Class          
Sr. Doe 3 13 23 33 43
Jr. Doe 4 14 24 34 44
Sr. Buck 5 15 25 35 45
Jr. Buck 6 16 26 36 46
6 Class California Satin New Zealand    
Sr. Doe 53 63 73    
Jr. Doe 54 64 74    
Sr. Buck 55 65 75    
Jr. Buck 56 66 76    

 

 

Awards

Champion Pen of 3 Meat – Trophy The Duff Mollohan Family Memorial

Buckle Wagner BBQ-Steve & Jackie

Best 4 Class – Trophy Ag Teck Repair

Best of Show –Trophy Johnson & Associates

Junior Showman-Buckle Dave Lieber

Intermediate Showman-Buckle Aaron & Tara