2024 Scotts Bluff County 4-H Fairbook Changes

Cookie Jar Auction: 
  • #4 . ... Enter the jar along with a sample of two (one cookie to be displayed with the cookie jar) of each of the cookies ...
  • #6 Change white shirt to Scotts Bluff County Fair t-shirt.     
  • #7 change to:  Blank thank you notes will be distributed to exhibitors when cookie jars are checked in.  Checks will be distributed following the fair (when all buyers have paid) and will be mailed to exhibitors upon receipt of a written thank you note to your buyer in an addressed & stamped, unsealed envelope.  Thank you notes may be randomly checked for content.
  • 4% will be withheld of the monies paid to exhibitor for promotion and expenses related to the Cookie Jar Auction.  If 4-Her wishes to donate part of their auction proceeds to an outside party, that will be 4-Her’s responsibility.
  •  No buyer add-ons after the final price has been called by the auctioneer. 
  • All buyers will be invoiced after the County Fair.  There will be no payments taken on auction day.
  • Special Recognitions will be awarded in each the Jr. and Sr. Divisions for: *Best County Fair Theme *Best Use of Recycled Materials *Most Creative *Best Workmanship
  • Narration Form SF184, revised 2/2018 must be turned into the Extension Office by July 14 10 days before the style show.
Static Awards:
A. Family and Consumer Sciences change from Grand and Reserve to Jr. and Sr Grand and Reserve, 2 judges one of Sr. and Jr. divisions.
B. Photography change from Grand and Reserve to Jr. and Sr Grand and Reserve, 2 judges one of Sr. and Jr. divisions.
C. Special Gardening Project, Special Agronomy Project, Insect of the Year and other Special Year Projects, do they need a separate Grand and Reserve Award?

Dairy Goat:

  • 3:00 pm or following the Meat Goat Show......Dairy Goat Show- Livestock Pavilion (Show Order:  Clover Kid Goat Showmanship, Dairy Classes – Showmanship, Market, Breeding)
  • The 4-H Dairy Goat Show will be held on Tuesday at 3:00p.m. in the Livestock Pavilion following the Meat Goat show. 
  • Clover Kid showmen must be enrolled in the 4-H Clover Kid Program. The show begins Tuesday at 3:00p.m. in the Livestock Pavilion after the Meat Goat Show.

Breeding Dairy Goat:

Class 5 – Yearling Milkers: born between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021 of the previous year

Class 6 – Senior Doe Two years and under three: born between January 1, 2020 2022 and December 31, 2020 2022

Class 7 – Senior Doe Three years and older: born prior to December 31, 2019 2021

Class 8 – Best Pair of does any age, preferably in milk and owned by the exhibitor

Fiber Animal:

  • The 4-H Fiber Animal Show will be held on Wednesday following the Sheep show at 3:00p.m. in the Livestock Pavilion.
  • 3:00 pm or following the Sheep Show..........Fiber Animal Expo- Livestock Pavilion (Show Order:  Clover Kid Showmanship, Fiber Classes-Showmanship, Breeding, Misc. Fiber Animals

Sale Committee:

  1.  All animals in market beef, market sheep, market goat and market swine must have attended and been ID verified at a Scotts Bluff County tag-in/weigh-in during the current calendar year of the Scotts Bluff County Fair in order to be eligible to sell at the Scotts Bluff County Junior Livestock Sale. 
  2.  All eligible sale animals must meet the following minimum weight requirements in order to qualify for the Scotts Bluff County Junior Livestock Sale:
  •  Market Heifer 1050#
  •  Market Steer 1150#
  • Market Swine 230#
  • Market Sheep 100#
  • Market Dairy Goat 30#
  • Market Pygmy Goat 30#
  • Market Meat Goat 50#

 3. The Scotts Bluff County Junior Livestock Sale Committee reserves the right to make or adjust and regulations as the need arises. 

Dog:

Date- Sunday, July 21, 2024 for all events (showmanship, obedience, rally and agility)

Agility

  • Class 1- 6 obstacles- on leash (exhibitors and/or dog are in their first year of 4-H)
  • Class 2- 10 obstacles- on leash (exhibitor and/or dog is beyond their first year; may repeat class until the dog has earned a purple ribbon)
  • Class 3- 13 obstacles - on leash (may repeat until the dog has earned a purple ribbon)
  • Class 4- 13 obstacles - off leash (may repeat until the dog has earned a purple ribbon)
  • Class 5- 15-20 obstacles- off leash

Rally Obedience (strike the word obedience)

Since Rally has been in the fair book for three years now we would like to add sponsors for awards.  We would need the following:

  • Beginning Rally- Grand/Reserve  (Tim and Kim Vance)
  • Rally 1-Grand/Reserve (Amy Keller)
  • Rally 2-Grand/Reserve (Kiowa Ag Services, LLC)
  • Rally 3- Grand/Reserve (?)

 The folks in parentheses have stepped up to sponsor awards for these classes.  I have one person to contact and ask about the final award sponsorship.

Livestock:
Sheep Update: Adding a Hamp Class-85% characteristics. Then we would need Trophies and pictures. AOB (ALL OF BREEDS) stays as a class and is classified by a committee.

Beef Update: Classifications on Pure-Breed classes-Full blooded papers according to “Breed Association”. AOB (All Other Breeds) class is if there is one entry for different breeds-goes to one class of all single entries.

Meat Goat Update: Show that the format stays the same as all other species. Goats DOB change to Dec 1 instead of Jan 1. Cloverkids, Market, Breeding, Showmanship

Change to each species-All female species can be dually entered in MARKET and BREEDING. But you must declare class BEFORE official weigh-in.

Livestock Rules: All animals in Market Beef, market Sheep, Market Goat, Market Swine MUST have attended and been ID verified at a Scottsbluff County tag-in/weigh-in during the current calendar year of the Scottsbluff County Fair in order to be eligible to sell at the Scotts bluff County Junior Livestock Sale. All eligible sale animals must meet the following minimum weight requirements in order to qualify for the Scottsbluff County Junior Livestock Sale

Livestock Sale: The Scotts Bluff County Junior Livestock Sale Committee reserves the right to make or adjust and regulations as the need arises.

Shooting Sports:
p. 3-Silhouette Pellet Gun/Air Rifle
Participants may shoot Air Rifle(Sporter) in sitting, kneeling, or prone position.
The distance to the firing line from the target shall be 10 m.  Peep sights only (telescopic sights shall not be allowed).
The Air Rifle Silhouette competition will consist of shooting 15 silhouette targets ranging from small, medium, to large in 15 minutes.
The dead targets will be scored as follows:
  • 5 large=4 point value each
  • 5 medium=6 point value each
  • 5 large=10 point value each
A dead target equals a target falling over.  If a dead target is questionable, it will be based on the judges’ decision.  Shoot offs for tie breakers will be done at the conclusion of the event.
p. 4-NRA Smallbore Silhouettes (.22)
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