4-H & FFA DIVISIONS -
2013 RULES & REGULATIONS
YOUTH BEEF, DAIRY SHOW, DOG SHOW & 4-H & FFA CONTESTS
Livestock Chairman: Dr. E Howard Acree, Jr.
Vice Chairman: Mike Sweat, Duval Co. Extension Director
Fair Livestock Coordinator: Harold Jones
Barn Superintendent: Johnny Alonzo
Youth Activities: Duval County Extension
Rabbitts - Poultry & Eggs: Valerie Ansell
Updating for 2013
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!!!
YOUTH ENTRY FEES: AN EXHIBITOR'S REGISTRATION FEE MUST ACCOMPANY EACH OF THE FOLLOWING YOUTH SHOWS
YOUTH BEEF SHOW $10.00, Per Application - YOUTH DAIRY SHOW $10.00 - Per Application
YOUTH DOG SHOW - $5.00 - Per Dog
Florida 4-H Youth Development Participation Policy regarding Age
ELIGIBILITY & ENTERING: Entries shall be restricted to bona fide 4-H or FFA members ages 8-18. Divisions shall
be as follows. 4-H is open to all youth, ages 5-18, determined as of September 1 of the curent 4-H program year.
Age classifications for most 4-H events and activities are listed below. (Any exceptions for classifications are noted
under Participation (eligibility) Criteria for each event. For further information, refer to Florida 4-H Participation
Policy at your county extension office.
Ages 5-7: Cloverbud Division: Children under 8 years of age on September 1st of the currrent 4-H year are ineligibile to
participate in competitive activities at any level (Club, County, District, State, National or Internationa)l. A 4-H'er must be 8
years of age at the beginning of the current 4-H program year, (Sepetember 1st ) to be eligible to enroll in a large animal
4-H project --own a large animal, exhibit or show a large animal.
Ages 8-10: Junior Division: Any 4-H member 8-10 years old as of September 1st of the current 4-H program year is
considered a Junior. This age group is eligible for peer comopetition.
Ages 11-13: Intermediate Division: Any 4-H member 11-13 years old as of September 1st of the current 4- Program
year is considered an Intermediate. This age group is eligible for peer competition.
Ages 14-18: Senior Division: Any 4-H member 14-18 years old as of September 1st of the current 4-H proggram year is
considered a senior. Senior level 4-H participaton in Florida begins at age 14. This age grope is eligible for peer
"All 4-H participants must be members in good standing with their county 4-H Program"
Participants must have been 4-H members for at least 30 days prior to any contest
FFA: Any active, in-school FFA member who is enrolled in Agribusiness Education or who has take all the agribusiness
Education offered in that school. An FFA member must be at least 14 years old, (or scheduled to turn 14 before the date
of the current year's National Land, Pasture & Range Judging Contest, to be held in Oklalhoma City, Oklahoma in April or
FFA Ages: Junior Division : Will be comprised of Middle / Junior High Students.
Senior Division: Will be comprised of Senior High Students.
1. A member may enter no more than five animals per show (Beef and Dairy ) unless bred by the exhibitor. This
must be indicated as such on the entry form. Registration papers on registered animals and proof of ownership
for non-registered animals must be available at check in.
2. All animals must have been owned and cared for by the 4-H and FFA members at lest sixty- (60) days prior to
the opening of the Fair.
3. There shall be separate classes for each of the major beef breeds provided there are two animals per breed and
sex. If there are not two, the females will be moved to commercial class, and the bulls will not be allowed to show.
4. Concerning bulls,only those that are registered may be shown.
5. Commercial or non-registered females will use registered classes.
6. Five Separate Exhibitors are required for a show.
7. The Modified Danish System of Judging will be used.
RECEIVING: Youth Cattle will be received Tuesday, November 5th, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday,
November 6th, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. All animals entered in the Greater Jacksonville Fair MUST have a
current health certificates. Animals must be in acceptable condition, trained to be handled and led. Exhibitors must
be present to show their animals. It is strongly recommended that all exhibitors wear appropriate 4-H and FFA attire
for the show.
SHOW ORDER: The order of shows will be determined by the number of animals entered in each breed and will be
posted at the Livestock Office the day of the show. NOTE: Animals must be ready at the start of the show. A class will
not be delayed because an exhibitor is not ready.
RELEASE AND REMOVAL DATES & TIMES: Youth animals may be removed after 9:00 p.m. Saturday, November 9th..
Animals staying to show in a specific Open Breed Show will be released when those breeds are released. Unless
otherwise approved by the county extension agent or agents in charge of the show, only approved 4-H Club or
FFA signs are allowed to be displayed.
How To Enter: Click on the above link to access forms for the show (s) you wish to enter. Type information on to your
forms including your name, address, S/S or Tax ID#. Entries will not be accepted or premiums paid without your
required fees or this information Print your forms and mail them with any required certifications and fee to:
The Jacksonville Fairgrounds
510 Fairgrounds Place
Jacksonville, Florida 32202
OCTOBER 1ST IS THE DEADLINE FOR ALL ENTRIES
Why do we require personal information? Between the rabbits, poultry, eggs, various 4-H & FFA contests, the Horse
Show, Open and Youth Livestock Shows, it is highly probable the majority of our entrants will earn multiple premiums. It
is virtually impossible to sort through the many entries after the fact and go back to request information before checks can
be written and premiums mailed.
How do we dispose of this information? Entry forms are kept in our office. When they are no longer needed they are
A reminder when registering for the Horse and / or Dog Show: You must include a copy of a current Coggins test
with your Horse Show application and a copy of a current Rabies Certificate with your Dog Show application, along with
all required fees.
Checks that may be returned due to NSF will be assessed a $50 returned check fee. Those outstanding fees must be
paid with certified funds prior to check in day for participation in the fair.
Show Dates & Times
|Youth Horse Show||Saturday, October 19th||9:00 a.m.|
|4-H & FFA Youth Dairy Show||Thursday, November 7th||5:00 p.m.|
|Youth Beef Show||Friday, November 8th||7:00 p.m.|
|Youth Dog Show||Sunday, November 17th||2:00 p.m.|
PARADE OF CHAMPIONS: Saturday, November 9th, (TBD) - Arena
JUDGING CONTESTS REGISTRATION DESK: On Saturday, Novembe 9th, a registration desk for judging contests
will be available in the Arena from 8:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M. At the conclusion of each contest, the contest supervisor
will have a form that must be completed by the individual winners. This form will require their name, address and
SS#. A winner who fails to supply their social security number will forfeit all premium money for that contest.
All Judging Contests Willl Take Place In The Livestock Arena
|Livestock Judging Contest||Saturday, November 9th||9:00 a.m.|
|Poultry Judging Contest||Saturday, November 9th||1:00 p.m.|
|Consumer Choices Judging||Saturday, November 9th||4:00 p.m.|
|4-H Horticulture Judging||Sunday, November 10th||TBD|
|Forest Ecology||Sunday, November 10th||TBD|