Department 27 – Meat Bird Pens


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All Livestock must be in place and checked in by the times stated in the 2019 Daily Schedule
Check in at B Street Gate

Entry Fee – $10.00 a Pair – Two Entry Limit, per Class in the Same Breed/Variety 
(One if Showing Another Market Animal)
Entry Includes Showmanship

Danish System of Judging

Supreme & Reserve Supreme Champion – Rosette
Champion & Reserve Champion Pair Meat Birds – Rosette

OUTBREAK OF VIRULENT NEWCASTLE DISEASE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

On January 16, 2019 the California Department of Food & Agriculture issued a Recommendation to Cancel California Poultry Exhibitions That Include Birds from Counties Affected with Virulent Newcastle Disease. This is relevant for any exhibitor planning projects for breeding poultry, market meat birds and/or market turkeys. 

AgFest has elected at this time to proceed with the Breeding and Market Poultry/Turkey Shows. We will stay informed on any further recommendations issued by the California Department of Food & Agriculture and will be obliged to cancel any Breeding and/or Market Shows for Poultry/Turkeys based on their recommendations.  If you decide to proceed with a poultry/turkey project for 2019 AgFest, please be aware of the risk that the shows for these species have a high probability of being cancelled at any time based on how the Newcastle situation evolves and the concern of contiguous counties. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that a poultry show will be held during AgFest or the sale of your animals at auction.  If AgFest cancels a show after your entries are received, AgFest will not refund those entry fees.  Exhibitors who are considering moving forward with a poultry/turkey project and showing at AgFest should educate themselves on Virulent Newcastle Disease and how breaches in biosecurity through exposure at poultry exhibitions during this time can put personal flocks and individual birds, including those that are not brought to the show, at risk.

RULES AND INFORMATION
  1. All poultry will be inspected prior to coop-in. Upon arrival, as required by the California Department of Food and Agriculture, any bird showing evidence of parasite infestation, disease or illness are not allowed to enter AgFest. After Meat Birds have passed inspection, deliver to the Barn Area for coop-in. 
  2. BILL OF SALE showing no more than 8-week hatch date required at check-in.  The exhibitor must own market poultry by 30 days prior to AgFest.  (See Ownership Requirements for specie date).
  3. Independent exhibitors must submit pictures electronically with exhibitors name in the subject line to agfestlvstck@gmail.com(4 views, face, both sides & back including Exhibitor’s face in pictures with their animal), permanent tag and/or tattoo information no later than 30 days prior to AgFest.  (See Ownership Requirements for specie date).
  4. Birds will be weighed in and placed in classes according to weight and grouped by FFA/4-H 
  5. Meat Birds 4 1/2″ to 7 lbs., not over 8 weeks old
  6. Meat Birds will be judged as market ready according to commercial meat standards. 
  7. Exhibitor entering this Department has read the Junior Livestock – Showmanship Section, and parents, leaders or advisors have reviewed with Exhibitor. 
  8. All exhibitors are responsible to completely clean pens prior to release. 
  9. Exhibitors with 2 market animals will have one hour from the conclusion of their last market show to declare at the livestock office, which animal is not selling. If an exhibitor does not inform the livestock office that they are not selling within that allotted time frame, the superintendents retain the right to choose which animal sells, decision is final.  
  10. Please note: Exhibitor’s whose Meat Pens are sold through the auction are responsible to take Meat Pens to the Processor (On Airport Road, Lathrop) on Sunday, June 16th, 2019, at a time that will be scheduled at move-in.
  11. The EXHIBITOR is responsible to arrange with the Buyer for delivery, preferably on Sunday, June 16th, 2019.  

Division 1 – Pair of Meat Birds (Commercial Fryers)

CLASS
  1. 4-H / Grange Pair of Meat Birds
  2. FFA / Grange Pair of Meat Birds

NON-SALE MARKET ANIMALS:

Exhibitors with 2 market animals will have one hour from the conclusion of their last market show to declare at the livestock office, which animal is not selling. If you have the same specie animal, or an animal that will not be sold it is one hour after that show. 

If an exhibitor does not inform the livestock office that they are not selling within that allotted period, the superintendents retain the right to choose which animal sells, decision is final. 

Check the Daily Schedule for release times and be sure to remove your non-sale animals after obtaining release authorizations from the livestock officeBe sure to remove the correct animal.  If a designated sale animal that has been given a lot number for the sale is removed from the Fairgrounds and or taken home in error, it may not be returned to the Fairgrounds.  The wrong animal kept at the fair will not be eligible to sell.


Pair of Meat Bird Showmanship

Ribbons to 6th Place
American System of Judging

Division 20 – 4-H / Grange          

CLASS
  1. Novice 
  2. Intermediate 
  3. Advanced 

Division 21 – FFA / Grange                      

CLASS
  1. Greenhand 
  2. True Novice
  3. Advanced