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Livestock
* General Livestock Rules
* Open Livestock Show
* Jr. Breeding Livestock Show
* Jr. Market Livestock Show/Sale
* Pee Wee Showmanship Contest
* 4H/FFA Jr. Overall Showmanship

Livestock Judges
Swine Classifier
Wayne Hunter
Sheep Classifier
Wayne Hunter
Cabritos (goats)
Wayne Cox
Rabbits
Mark Trujillo
Poultry
John Frietze
Sheep
Wayne Cox
Steers
Craig Painter
Swine
Chris Fischbacher
Overall Showmanship
Doug Cometti
Pee Wee Showmanship
Doug Cometti
Otero County Fair, Livestock; Open Livestock Show

Entries:
  Entries Close July 31 at 5:00 pm
  Department P & R, (4-H /FFA Stewer Rabbit Class) entries close on June 15th at 7 pm
  Form: Livestock Open Entry
  Form: Poultry Open Entry
  Form: Rabbit Open Entry
 

Entry Fees:
   $10.00 Entry fee all departments.

Awards

1st through 6th Places in each class will receive ribbons.

DEPARTMENT Q Open Rabbit Show
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will each be awarded a plaque. Best of Variety and Best Opposites will be awarded rosettes. 1st through 6th Places in each class will be awarded ribbons.

Contest
* Department J - Department N, See General Livestock Rules.
All New Mexico Livestock Board Regulations and all General Rules and Regulations will apply. Some Departments have additional rules.

DEPARTMENT J - Open Beef Cattle

DEPARTMENT K - Open Dairy Cattle

DEPARTMENT L - Open Sheep

DEPARTMENT M - Open Dairy Goats / Pygmy
 Milking does may be removed from the Fairgrounds after judging.

DEPARTMENT N - Open Swine

DEPARTMENT O - Open Poultry Show

  1. All poultry must be owned and cared for by the exhibitor no less than 90 consecutive days prior to the opening of the Fair.

  2. Entries showing signs of disease will not be accepted.

  3. Entry form must show breed, variety, sex and age.

  4. Exhibitors must feed, water and clean under cages  daily.

  5. Varieties will be combined if there are not enough entries in each variety.

  6. Each exhibitor will be allowed to post advertising and ribbons on the coops after judging is complete, limited to one (1) card per coop.

  7. Barnyard Pens will consist of 3 of any variety (chicken, turkey, goose or duck). May be shown as old or young. Exhibitors will be limited to one Barnyard Pen per exhibitor.

  Classes
  O-1 Chickens, (Not restricted to Pure Breeds) Cock, Cockerel, Hen, Pullet
  O-2 Turkeys, Old Tom, Old Hen, Yearling Tom, Yearling Hen
  O-3 Ducks or Geese
  O-4 Bantams

DEPARTMENT P - 4-H / FFA Broiler Pen of 3 Class
   Premium payouts for all premium eligible classes will be based on the amount turned in to the fair office prior to the fair. Premium payout schedules will be posted in various areas throughout the barn Wednesday morning of the fair.

1. This show is subject to the Otero County Fair general livestock rules and regulations, the junior show rules and regulations, and to the livestock rules section.

2. 4-H/FFA Broiler Chickens, Pen of 3, must be verified and entry fees paid on the designated tag/verification dates.  Broiler Chickens will be entered according to the calendar of events and delivery times for exhibits shown in the book.

3. Broiler chicks may be ordered through the Otero County Extension Office or from a reputable breeder/hatchery by May 5th. Ownership must be shown during tag day by proof of purchase or receipt listing order date.

4. All birds must be banded.

5. A Sifting Committee, with the Poultry Superintendent as one member, will inspect entries to eliminate entries not in proper show condition.  Sick and diseased birds will be refused entry and if discovered at any time from the point of check in throughout the continuation of the show, will be removed from show grounds and will no longer be eligible for competition.  There is no upper weight limit. Light weight birds will be sifted.

6. If the bird expires between check in/preliminary scoring and call back of its respective quality group, the pen will be placed at the bottom of its respective quality group.  If the bird expires in the arena during final evaluation, placing within its respective quality group will be left to the judge.

7. Exhibitors are only allowed two alternate birds that have been banded and validated in the name of the exhibitor.  No more than 2 birds can be kept for alternate birds on site and must be registered as alternate birds on tag day.

8. Birds cannot be removed from the assigned cage after they are cooped, except by permission of the show superintendent.  Birds may be touched, handled and managed inside the cage only by the owner of the birds.

9. Each exhibitor is required to supply their own feed.  Each exhibitor is required to bring containers of their choice for feed and water providing that they do not comprise the space allotted to the other exhibitors.

10. The official broiler order form will serve to meet the requirement of the Pullorum Disease Fowl Typhoid Act of 1977 and no other broiler health papers need to be submitted for this show.

11. Birds must be 7 to 10 weeks old and not less than 4 pounds.  Meat pen birds cannot be entered in another class.

12. All meat birds are judged together.

13. Must be more than 3 entries to make the class.

14. Each exhibitor will be allowed one holding cage in the facility.

DEPARTMENT Q
Open Rabbit Show

  1st through 6th Places in each class will be awarded ribbons.

1. Rabbits will be delivered to the Fairgrounds, entered, and picked up according to the Calendar of Events and the Delivery Times for Exhibits shown in the Fairbook or this website.

2. No animal may be removed from the barn without Superintendent approval.

3. All rabbits must have a legible tattoo in the left ear prior to showing.

4. Substitutions will be allowed in the same breed, variety, sex, and class when put on table for judging.

5. Entries will be open to all breed rabbits.

6. Exhibitors are responsible for getting their rabbits to the judging table as soon as the class is called. There will be no re-judging of a class.

7. Absolutely no sick or injured rabbits will be allowed in the building.

8. Open rabbits are as follows:
  a. All breed rabbits.
  b. 6 Class and 4 Class rabbits are classified using the criteria set forth in the Standard of Perfection.

9. Rabbits nails shall be clipped to 1/8 inch of the quick.

DEPARTMENT R- 4-H /FFA Stewer Rabbit Class
   Premium payouts for all premium eligible classes will be based on the amount turned in to the fair office prior to the fair. Premium payout schedules will be posted in various areas throughout the barn Wednesday morning of the fair.

1. 4-H/FFA Stewer Rabbits must be verified and entry fees paid on the designated tag/verification dates.

2. Rabbits nails shall be clipped to 1/8 inch of the quick.

3. Each exhibit shall consist of a stewer rabbit.

4. All rabbits must have a legible tattoo in the left ear prior to showing.

5. Rabbits must be at least 6 months old and not older than 12 months; must weigh a minimum of 7 pounds at the time of the show; and must not have been shown previously at the Otero County Fair.

6. Exhibitors will be allowed to post advertising and ribbons on coops after judging is complete.  Advertising will be limited to one (1) card per coop.


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Otero County Fair Association
401 Fairgrounds Road, Alamogordo, New Mexico 88310

Phone: (575) 434-0788

oterocountyfair@yahoo.com

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm

          Otero County Fair Association, 2016