MEEKER COUNTY FAIR - JULY 30-AUG. 2, 2020

OUR ADDRESS:

1230 N. Armstrong Ave.


Litchfield, MN 55355

 

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ENTRY FORM

SHOW INFO

2019

SUPERINTENDENTS:

GREG NELSON: 320-583-7450
gsnelson1964@gmail.com

 

CAROL WARREN: 320-221-3074
jcwarren@xtratyme.com

 

 

 

OPEN CLASS & FFA SHOWS:

DATE:     Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019
 
TIME:      8:30 AM
             
 
*Beginning with Novice Calf Class

 

PLACE:   Steffes Show Arena

ADDITIONAL INFO:

  • Open Class and FFA shows take place simultaneously

  • FFA Champions will be selected after the conclusion of the Open Class Show

  • Registered and grade animals show together

  • The 4-H Dairy Auction will take place AFTER the Open Class Show 4:00 PM - *NEW TIME

 

 

 

4-H SHOW:

DATE:     Friday, Aug. 2, 2019
 
TIME:      9:00 AM -

  • Cloverbuds start, followed by milk cows, then all heifer classes, ending with showmanship and State Fair lineup.

 

PLACE:   Steffes Show Arena


 


 

 

4-H DAIRY AUCTION:

DATE:     Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019
 
TIME:      4:00 PM -
*NEW TIME

PLACE:    Steffes Show Arena


   

EXHIBITOR INFO

ENTRY FORMS:

Send in OFFICIAL ENTRY FORMS by JULY 15, 2019.

(see link at top of page)

  • OPEN CLASS: Email or mail Entry Form

(see link at top of page)

 

  • FFA: Email or mail Entry Form

(see link at top of page)

  • 4-H: For entry information and deadlines,

please refer to the 4-H website



STALLING:
Anyone bringing dairy cattle to the fair
(4-H, FFA,

Open Class) needs to contact a superintendent by

JULY 15 for STALLING ARRANGEMENTS.

 

CATALOG ENTRY:

All Open Class animal entry information must also be submitted by Sunday, July 21 for the SHOW CATALOG.

 

  • For each animal, include:

Breed, Lot #, Animal Name, Birth Date,

Sire, Dam, Exhibitor Name

  • Email Catalog information to RACHAEL RUSCH:

rachaelrusch88@gmail.com

 


BEDDING/AREA PREP:
Dairy exhibitors will be ALLOWED TO BED

their stalling area starting on TUESDAY.
 

ANIMAL ARRIVAL:
Cattle are allowed onto the fairgrounds

beginning on WEDNESDAY. 

 

All dairy cattle must be in place on 

THURSDAY @ 7:00 AM

 

Dairy cattle are RELEASED no

sooner than 6:30 PM on SUNDAY

ANIMAL HEALTH AND IDENTIFICATION

IDENTIFICATION:

Upon arrival, exhibitors must provide the following written information:

 

1) EXHIBITOR INFO: name, address, phone number

2) OFFICIAL ANIMAL ID INFO: Official identification information for each separate animal (one of the following):

 

 

1) National Uniform Ear Tagging System (NUES)

  • Begins with the official state number; “41”for MN

  • Must display US Shield if applied to an animal

​​on March 11, 2015 or after

 

2) Animal Identification Number (AIN) System

  • Consists of 15 digits, beginning with “ 840”

(Includes “840” tags bearing the 4H logo)
 

  • Visual or Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)

(15-digit RFID tags beginning with “USA” or

  900-998 if applied before March 11, 2015)

  • Must display US Shield if applied to an animal

​​on March 11, 2015 or after


       


3) American Identification Number System
Combines “USA” with 8 or 9 digits
 

  • Only official if applied before March 11, 2015

  • Includes the National Farm Animal

     Identification and Records (FAIR)

 

4) Breed Registry Tattoos and Tags
 

  • Acceptable if accompanied by documentation

     listing the breed registration number

  • Pending registrations are not acceptable

 

  • Valid only for movement in MN and import from

     Iowa, Missouri, or South Dakota.

 

 

NO ANIMAL may enter the fairgrounds showing clinical signs of any infectious,

contagious, or communicable DISEASE, including ringworm and warts.

Any animal WITHOUT PROPER IDENTIFICATION, or showing SIGNS OF DISEASE,

will be required to LEAVE THE FAIRGROUNDS IMMEDIATELY.

TRAILERS

All livestock trailers must enter the

fairgrounds through the North Gate.

When leaving the fairgrounds, trailers can exit through the South Gate (near the carnival) or the Northwest Gate (between the 4-H and goat buildings).

 

**Trailers can be parked in the field across from the west gates during the fair.