OPEN DIVISION - LIVESTOCK BEEF CATTLE
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Livestock Chairman: Dr. E Howard Acree, Jr.
Vice Chairman: Mike Sweat, Duval Co. Extension Director
Fair Livestock Coordinator: Harold Jones
Barn Superintendent: Johnny Alonzo
OCTOBER 1ST IS THE DEADLINE FOR LIVESTOCK ENTRIES
How To Enter: Click on the registration form link. Type your information on to the form and print it off. All registrations must
be complete with name, address, S/S or Tax ID#, For livestock, name of breeder, division, animal’s name and registration number
of the sire and dam MUST BE INCLUDED! Premiums will not be paid without this information and required fees.
Mail your entry and copy of yur registration papers to:
The Greater Jacksonville Fair
510 Fairgrounds Place
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
Checks that may be returned due to NSF will be assessed a $50 returned check fee. All outstanding fess must be paid with certified
funds prior to check in day for participation in the fair.
Parking in the Livestock Lot 2) is strictly prohibited unless authorized by the fair office with a Lot# 2 parking
pass. Vehicles found to be parked without authorization WILL BE TOWED!!!
Show classifications for Angus, Limousin, Brahman, Brangus and Santa Gertrudis Shows can be found in those
Individual breed sections. Other breed shows can be provided if space is available and when a reasonable guarantee
of breed competition entries has been received. In such cases, show supplements will be prepared. Exhibition herds
are secured by an invitation from Fair Officials.
ENTRIES: In the event the number of entries exceeds barn capacity, entries will be accepted in the chronological order in which they were received. Exhibitors are expected to verify entry information at the Livestock Office as soon as possible after arrival. Substitution of entries may be allowed if within the ownership of prior registered entries and approved by the Livestock Coordinator before opening of the Fair. Owners or herdsmen in charge of cattle or sheep must have available certification or registration and/or transfers to assure proper entry. Junior Exhibitors may enter in the Open Show provided they meet all rules and regulations.
- TIE SPACES: Tie space are limited and will not be assigned without receipt of a completed entry form. There will be a stall fee of $10.00 per head for cattle. The stall fee must accompany the entry form. Stall fees are not intended to be used as a system for reserving space for farm exhibits or tack. Refunds of stall fees will be made if notification of cancellation is received at least (10) days prior to the opening day of the Fair.
RECEIVING: Youth and Exhibition Herds will be received on Tuesday, November 5th, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. or Wednesday, November 6th, from 8:00 A.M. until noon. Angus and Limousin Show Cattle will be received on Sunday, 10th, from 8:00 A.M. until noon. Brahman, Brangus and Santa Gertrudis Show Cattle will be received on Thursday, November 14th, from 8:00 A. M. until Noon. Check the individual breed sections of this catalog for receiving, show and release times for each specific breed.
- REMOVAL OF ANIMALS: At the conclusion of the fair, any animal staying overnight must be removed no later than 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 18th. Cattle staying overnight should be moved to tie-outs. REVISED: Those requesting removal of their animals prior to the stated release date and time must get special permission by making a written request to the Show Superintendent and the Fair Officials prior to the opening of the Fair. Any animal removed from the fair prior to the published release time and without the written consent of the Show Superintendent and Fair Officials, will forfeit all awards and premiums.
- With the exception of dogs that assist the disabled, pets are not allowed in the barns or on the fairgrounds. Open and loud use of profane and abusive language will not be tolerated. Sound will be maintained at a normal level. No one will be allowed to stay in the barns overnight.
The owner or herdsman is responsible for the care and management of their animals. Each exhibit should have 1 person for every 15 head of livestock brought to the Fair. All animals must be halter broken and in suitable condition for showing and exhibition. Any animal found to have had its physical features altered or tampered with by surgery for the purposes of improving it's confirmation or appearance will be disqualified from the show.
- PARKING: Parking on the Fairgrounds is limited. The Fair suggest trailers belonging to exhibitors from Duval and surrounding counties used for delivery and pickup of livestock and supplies be kept home during the Fair. All other livestock trailers will be parked in a designated area, assigned by the Livestock Chairman. Open show breed exhibitors will be given a Lot # 3 parking pass for their personal vehicle. NEW: Parking in the Livestock Lot #2 is strictly prohibited unless authorized by the fair office with a Lot #2 parking pass. Vehicles found to be parked without authorization WILL BE TOWED!!!
|OPEN SHOW DATES|
|Limousin||Monday||November 11th||7:00 p.m.|
|Angus||Tuesday||November 11th||7:00 p.m.|
|Brahman||Friday||November 15th||5:00 p.m.|
|Brangus||Saturday||November 16th||3:00 p.m.|
|Santa Gertrudis||Saturday||November 16th||7:00 p.m.|
PREMIUMS / SHOWING: No exhibitor may receive more than two (2) premiums in a single class. Animals shown in-group
classes must meet individual class regulations. The numerical system of judging will be used.
OPEN SHOW BEEF HERDSMAN AWARD
There is no other class of livestock, which requiresa greater attention to neatness, cleanliness and sanitation, as does
the exhibit of cattle. Realizing that the herdsman is directly responsible for the condition of his herd and the quarters it
occupies, this award should be an incentive to the herdsman and should add greatly to the appearance of the barns.
All persons in charge of herds shall be considered entrants in this contest.
The following will serve as a score card for the OPEN SHOW BEEF HERDSMAN AWARD
|1. Condition and cleanliness of herd or flock||25 Points|
|2. Attractiveness of exhibit||20 Points|
|3. Neatness and cleanliness of herdsman or shepherd||15 Points|
|4. Courtesy of herdsman or shepherd||10 Points|
|5. Cleanliness of stalls||10 Points|
|6. Cleanliness of aisles||10 Points|
|7. General Cooperation||10 Points|
FOR CLASS PLACING