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Houlton Agricultural Fair Livestock Exhibits

Livestock Superintendents – Ian Crane 538-7493
Nick Crane 694-6303
Jeff McCarthy 267-0877

DIVISION 10      DAIRY CATTLE
DIVISION 11      BEEF CATTLE
DIVISION 14      HORSE SHOW
DIVISION 15      SHEEP
DIVISION 16      GOATS

 

HOULTON FAIR LIVESTOCK DIVISION

General Rules and Regulations

1. All animals must be at the fair no later than midnight on Wednesday July 3rd 2019
2. All animals must be healthy and clean. Any animal may be asked to leave if deemed unhealthy by the Livestock Superintendent or Fair Veterinarian. All animals entering the grounds must meet the health requirements of the Maine State Department of Agriculture as established for State Fairs. Details of these requirements can be obtained from the Livestock Superintendent or from the Maine State Dept. of Agriculture, Augusta, ME.
3. Animals are to stay of the fair grounds until released by Livestock Superintendent.
4. Premiums will be given out in a Herdsmanship Competition. For Beef and Dairy you must bring a minimum of 6 Animals to compete. For Sheep and Goats you must bring a minimum of 5 animals to compete. There will also be an educational display contest.
5. All Entries are subject to approval or rejection by the Fair Veterinarian at any time during the course of the Fair.
6. Cooking and smoking are strictly prohibited in any tent, stable, or exhibit areas.
7. The Houlton Fair will, under no circumstances, be liable or responsible for any injury, losses, or damages sustained by the owner, agent, servant, employees, or animals entered in any class or exhibition while on the fairgrounds. All risks of loss, injury, damage or destruction to property or livestock are assumed in full by the owners, agents, servants, and employees; whether caused by active or passive negligence, condition of the premises or any other cause whatsoever. All owners do hereby unreservedly and without exception agree to hold the Houlton Fair harmless for any loss, costs, or damages caused by them or arising from any occurrence in which they or their property or animals may be involved in while on the premises of the Houlton Fair.
8. These rules and regulations, as well as the rules and regulations of each individual department, are subject to interpretation by, and only by, the Superintendent of Livestock for the Houlton Fair.
9. All livestock exhibitors will show their proof of exhibitor’s insurance at arrival.
10. Farm premiums will be paid after exhibitors have cleaned their stalls and pens.

Large Herdsmanship Determination Will be judged on Five Different Categories.

Each Category will be worth a percentage:
A. Cleanliness – 25 %
B. Cooperation With Fair Officials, Fair Goers, and Other Exhibitors-10%
C. Overall Look of Display – 25%
D. Demonstrations to the Public – 20 %
E. Interaction with Fair Goers – 20 %

 

   DIVISION 10 DAIRY DEPARTMENT  

 Dairy Premiums   
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
$600 $500 $400 $300 $200

DIVISION 11 BEEF DEPARTMENT

Beef Premiums
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
$600 $500 $400 $300 $200

DIVISION 14 HORSE SHOW

Show Time:    Sunday July 7th 2019
Registration Fee:    $10.00 Paid Gate Admission
Horse Show Director:    Jolyn Stevens
Rules: Current Coggins: All Contestants MUST show Current Coggins at time of registration. Helmets for Riders 18 & Under: All Riders must have Saddles. No Bare Backs

 

1. EGG AND SPOON RACE: elimination class  1st 2nd 3rd 4th
 Adult  $8.00   $6.00   $4.00   $2.00 
 Youth  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
 Walk Trot  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
 Lead Line  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
         
2. POLE BENDING  1st   2nd  3rd  4th 
 Adult  $8.00   $6.00   $4.00   $2.00 
 Youth  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
 Walk Trot  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
 Lead Line  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
         
3. RESCUE BILLY
 1st   2nd  3rd  4th 
 Adult  $8.00   $6.00   $4.00   $2.00 
 Youth  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
 Walk Trot  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
 Lead Line  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
         
4. RELAY RACE
 1st   2nd  3rd  4th 
 Adult  $8.00   $6.00   $4.00   $2.00 
 Youth  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
 Walk Trot  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
 Lead Line  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
         
5. CLOVERLEAF BARRELS
 1st   2nd  3rd  4th 
 Adult  $8.00   $6.00   $4.00   $2.00 
 Youth  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
 Walk Trot  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
 Lead Line  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
         
6. FIGURE 8 RACE
 1st   2nd  3rd  4th 
 Adult  $8.00   $6.00   $4.00   $2.00 
 Youth  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
 Walk Trot  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
 Lead Line  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
         
7. KEY HOLE
 1st   2nd  3rd  4th 
 Adult  $8.00   $6.00   $4.00   $2.00 
 Youth  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
 Walk Trot  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
 Lead Line  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
         
8. APPLE DUNKING
 1st   2nd  3rd  4th 
 Adult  $8.00   $6.00   $4.00   $2.00 
 Youth  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
 Walk Trot  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00
 Lead Line  $8.00  $6.00  $4.00  $2.00

   DIVISION 15 SHEEP DEPARTMENT  

Sheep Premiums   
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
$400 $300 $200 $100 $75.00

DIVISION 16 GOAT DEPARTMENT

Goat Premiums
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
$400 $300 $200 $100 $75.00

 

LARGE HERD EDUCATIONAL DISPLAY
The Display Must consist of a display informing and educating the public about any agricultural topic of your choice. The display may include pictures, games and handouts. Display should be neat and well made.
Being available to answer questions is always a good thing. You must be in the Large Herdsman Competition to Compete.

Premiums for Educational Display For All Species of Animals

 1st    2nd   3rd   4th   5th 
   $300       $250      $200      $100       $50.00  

 

SMALL HERDSMAN AWARD COMPETITION
Any Exhibitor with Less Then 6 animals in Beef or Dairy and less than 5 animals in Sheep and Goats may compete in the Small Herdsman Competition. Will Be Judged as the open.

Premiums For One Animal
1st:   $ 80.00 plus Blue Ribbon
2nd:   $ 60.00 plus Red Ribbon
3rd:   $ 40.00 plus White Ribbon
4th:   $ 20.00 plus Yellow Ribbon
5th:   $ 10.00 plus Green Ribbon
Each additional animal you bring will be an additional $25.00

SMALL HERD EDUCATIONAL DISPLAY
You need to be in Herdsmanship competition to compete. All exhibitors will compete
together in the Educational Display Contest
Premiums Are as Follows:
Blue Ribbon.............$50.00
Red Ribbon..............$40.00
White Ribbon.........$30.00
Yellow Ribbon.........$20.00
Green Ribbon..........$15.00
Pink Ribbon............$10.00


DIVISION: YOUTH BEEF

Rules:

  1. Grade and registered animals will compete together, with breeds shown separately. There will be one separate class for crossbreeds.
  2. Required dress – western or white shirt, denim & tan pants hard shoes or boots

Premiums

Houlton Grand Champion - $30.00

 1-st -- $10.00 2-nd -- $8.00 3-rd -- $7.00 4-th -- $6.00 5-th -and 6-th -– Ribbon only

Classes

001 Senior Fitting and Showmanship
002 Junior Fitting and Showmanship
003 Novice Fitting and Showmanship
004 Lightweight Steers
005 Heavyweight Steers
006 Spring Heifer Calf (4-1-18 to 6-29-18)
007 Junior Heifer Calf (1-1-18 to 3-31-18)
008 Senior Heifer Calf (9-1-17 to 12-31-17)
009 Summer Yearling (5-1-17 to 8-31-17)
010 Spring Yearling (3-1-17 to 4-30-17)
011 Junior Yearling (1-1-17 to 2-28-17)
012 Senior Yearling Heifer (1-1-16 to 12-31-16)
013 Cow/calf
014 Champion and Reserve Heifer

Beef Steers -– open

001 Beef steer under 12 mos.
002 Beef steer 12-18 mos.

DIVISION YOUTH DAIRY

Rules:

  1. Grade and registered animals will compete together, with breeds shown together.
  2. No bulls allowed.
  3. Required dress - white shirt; white, black, or denim & tan pants, hard shoes or boots

Premiums

Houlton Grand Champion - $30.00

1-st -- $10.00 2-nd -- $8.00 3-rd -- $7.00 4-th -- $6.00 5-th -and 6-th -– Ribbon only

Classes

001 Senior Fitting and Showmanship
002 Junior Fitting and Showmanship
001 Spring Heifer Calf (born March 1, 2018 and after)
002 Winter Heifer Calf (12-1-17 – 2-28-18)
003 Fall Heifer Calf (9-1-17 to 11-30-176)
004 Summer Yearling (6-1-17 to 8-1-17)
005 Spring Yearling Heifer (3-1-17 to 5-31-17)
006 Winter Yearling Heifer (12-1-16 to 2-28-17)
007 Fall Yearling Heifer (9-01-16 to 11-30-16)
008 Two year old cows (includes freshened milking yearlings)
009 Cows three years and older
010 Grand Champion (Junior and Senior Champions)

DIVISION YOUTH SHEEP

Rules:

  1. Ewe lambs may be shown as either market lambs or breeding stock, but not both.
  2. All sheep must be shown using halters.
  3. Ram lambs must be registered.
  4. Market lambs may be ewes or wethers, no rams allowed
  5. Limit single classes to two entries and one entry in group classes
  6. Required dress - white shirt, black, or denim or tan pants, ; hard shoes or boots

Premiums

Houlton Grand Champion - $20.00

1-st -- $10.00 2-nd -- $8.00 3-rd -- $7.00 4-th -- $6.00 5-th -and 6-th -– Ribbon only

Classes

001 Senior Fitting and Showmanship
002 Junior Fitting and Showmanship

Colored Face Meat Breeds

001 Ram Lamb
002 Ewe Lamb
003 Yearling Ewe
004 Breeding Ewe 2 and over
005 Champion Ewe
006 Pair of Ewes
007 Flock: one yearling ewe, one ewe lamb, and one ram lamb

White Faced Meat Breeds

001 Ram Lamb
002 Ewe Lamb
003 Yearling Ewe
004 Breeding Ewe 2 and over
005 Champion & Reserve Ewe
006 Pair of Ewes
007 Flock: one yearling ewe, one ewe lamb, and one ram lamb

Wool Breeds

001 Ram Lamb
002 Ewe Lamb
003 Yearling Ewe
004 Breeding Ewe 2 and over
005 Champion
006 Pair of Ewes
007 Flock: one yearling ewe, one ewe lamb, and one ram lamb

Commercial Class

001 Ewe Lamb
002 Yearling Ewe
003 Aged Ewe
004 Pair of Ewes

Market Lambs

All breeds compete together (must be 6 months or younger)

DIVISION YOUTH GOAT

Rules:

  1. Grade and registered animals will compete separately, with breeds shown separately or together at the discretion of the judge.
  2. No horns are allowed on dairy goats. Scurs will not disqualify an animal. Only meat goats are allowed to have horns.
  3. Wethers and non-dairy animals may be shown in Showmanship and Meat Class only.
  4. Required dress - white shirt, white, black, denim & tan pants hard shoes or boots

Premiums

Houlton Grand Champion - $20.00

1-st -- $10.00 2-nd -- $8.00 3-rd -- $7.00 4-th -- $6.00 5-th -and 6-th -– Ribbon only

Classes

001 Senior Fitting and Showmanship
002 Junior Fitting and Showmanship

Breed Classes:

Commercial Class (Grade)

Purebred Class (decision to show together or by breed will be at the discretion of the judge).

001 Doeling (0-3 months)
002 Doeling (3-6 months)
003 Doeling (6-12 months)
004 Dry Yearlings
005 Junior Champion (classes 001-004)
006 Milking Yearling
007 Milking Doe (two years and over)
008 Senior Champion (classes 006-007)
009 Dam and Daughter (dam and one or two daughters)
010 Herd (one milker, one dry, one exhibitor’s choice)
011 Commercial Champion and Reserve (classes 001-007)
012 Purebred Champion and Reserve (classes 001-007)

Grand Champion (Breed classes 011, 012)

Meat Classes At Discretion of the Judge

DIVISION YOUTH MARKET HOG

Rules:

  1. Members 9 and older may show, one (1) Auction Market Hog.
  2. Commercial animals are shown separately from Market Hogs and are not eligible for Grand Champion classes.
  3. All animals should be between 180 and 280 lbs.
  4. Animals must be kept under control.
  5. Stall areas must be kept continuously clean.
  6. Required dress: white shirt; denim & tan pants ; hard shoes or boots

Premiums

Houlton Grand Champion - $20.00 Reserve – Ribbon only

All classes except Champion classes

1-st -- $10.00 2-nd -- $8.00 3-rd -- $7.00 4-th -- $6.00 5-th -and 6-th -– Ribbon only

Market Hog Classes

001 Senior Showmanship and Fitting
002 Junior Showmanship and Fitting
003 Grand Champion

Commercial Hog Class

01 Senior Fitting & Showmanship
02 Junior Fitting & Showmanship