This year all Beef Feeder project animals must be registered to be eligible for participation in the Hardin County Fair. The link below is to the registration form and must be fully completed and submitted. Your members have until June 1st to submit the completed form, please remind them of this process
Below you will also find a copy of the general guidelines (please note the changes) for animals taken to the fair. Please call the Extension office if you have any questions.
The following are the guidelines for members carrying the Beef Feeder Project:
Class 11 – Beef Feeders
1. All calves must be of any beef breed or a cross from within the beef breeds. Can be heifer or steer calf.
2. Calves must be born Feb. 1 to May 15, 2018
3. All calves are to be dehorned and surgically castrated by June 1.
4. All calves must be under ownership and under continual care of exhibitor by June 1, 2018.
5. Maximum no. of steers or heifers to be shown is two.
6. All beef feeders brought to the fair will be required to have a series of two vaccinations. The vaccinations are to cover BVD, IBR, BRSV and P13.
The first dose must be administered before June 1, by the Fair Vet. At that time, the animal will be tagged by the Fair Vet with a permanent EID tag.
a. The second dose should be given between July 24 and August 22, and may be administered by the family, if desired. The member must maintain records of proof of purchase and appropriate documentation with their livestock record book.
7. All feeders must be weighed Monday between 4pm and 5pm to be eligible to show.
8. Superintendent will determine and post beef feeder classes.
9. NEW for 2018 – Beef feeder exhibitors are eligible to participate in the Junior Livestock Sale (premium sale). Exhibitors will have the option to keep their calves after the fair, or offer them for sale at a public auction following the dairy beef auction on Friday morning. Exhibitors must declare their intent to keep or auction their animal at the time of weigh-in.