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4-H OPEN CLASS

NOTICE ALL EXHIBITORS
    GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR EXHIBITORS
 
All participants in open class must be residents of Lincoln County.
LINCOLN COUNTY AG SOCIETY IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR DAMAGE TO OR THEFT OF ANY ITEM/ANIMAL ENTERED FOR EXHIBIT.
 EXHIBIT ITEMS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
 
All Open Class livestock entries due:
(including beef, sheep, swine, goats, rabbits, dogs and poultry)
5 p.m. on July 1st, 2022
at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds
Entry sheets are available at the Fairgrounds office & Extension Office

Open Class Static entries will be submitted on Wednesday, July 20th, 9-12 at the Ag building.

 
** All other open class exhibits will be entered between 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 20th, 2022, unless otherwise specified in the premium list.
 EXHIBITS MUST CONFORM TO THE CLASSES IN THE PREMIUM LIST TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PREMIUM MONEY. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PREMIUM NUMBER PER EXHIBITOR UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.
 EXHIBIT RELEASE - All exhibits except will be released from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Sunday ONLY.  Exhibits removed before the release time will not receive premium money. PREMIUM MONEY will be paid by the Lincoln County Ag Society. Premiums will be held if animal pens are not cleaned at the end of the fair.
 Premium monies for open class will be available to be picked up at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds Office from October 1 - 31st.  Any monies not picked up by November 1st @ 5:00 pm will be forfeited.
 ALL VEHICLES, INCLUDING CARS, TRUCKS AND PICKUPS: No exhibitors cars or trucks will be allowed in the exhibit area.
VEHICLES IN THE AREA WILL BE TOWED OUT.
                                                     
OPEN CLASS EXHIBITS PAY PREMIUM MONIES FOR BLUE, RED AND WHITE PLACES IN EACH CLASS.  UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED UNDER EACH LOT NUMBER, THE PREMIUMS PAID WILL BE:
 
Blue - $2.00
Red - $1.75
White - $1.50
 
Any open class entry considered for Champion or Reserve Champion must have received a Blue ribbon.
** Peewee exhibitors will only receive a participation ribbon, NO PREMIUM.
 
There will be no more than one entry in each item number by any one exhibitor. Late entries or those not following the schedule may exhibit but will NOT be judged.  Where there is only one entry per item number, the entry will be judged on its merits and placed accordingly.

 
Lincoln County Ag Society accepts no responsibility for loss or damage.

 

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OPEN CLASS LIVE ANIMALS
DEPARTMENT 0
ANIMALS
ALL LIVESTOCK ENTRIES DUE IN THE FAIRGROUNDS OFFICE By 5:00 p.m. on pre-fair entry deadline day – July 1, 2022. Forms are available to Download below.
 
Entry cards are available at the Fairgrounds office and Extension office. Any recognized breed of livestock owned by Lincoln County residents may be shown in this division, provided they are registered (except eligible weanlings in a breed association, or in the market classes). THE SUPERINTENDENT WILL CALL FOR REGISTRATION PAPERS .When only one animal is shown in a class it will be judged on its merits and placed accordingly. 
 
A PREMISE ID NUMBER IS REQUIRED AT PREFAIR ENTRY.
PEEWEES WILL SHOW IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE COMPLETION OF OPEN CLASS/4H SHOW

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DIVISION 2 – SHEEP


See 4-H Section for Scrapie Rule and Club Lamb Fungus Rule.
Classes will be shown by breed.
101   Breeding ram, 1 year and under 2
102   Ram lamb, under 1 year
Ribbon: Champion Ram & Reserve Champion Ram 
 
103   Breeding Ewe, 1 year old and under two
104  Ewe lamb - under 1 year
Ribbon: Champion Ewe and Reserve Champion Ewe 
 
105   Market Lamb
Ribbon: Champion Market Lamb and Reserve Champion Market Lamb
 
Premium:
Blue - $4.50
Red - $3.50
White - $3.00

106  Sheep Showmanship Class for youth less than 8 years of age as of Jan. 1. Participation Ribbon.  Although an eligible youth may borrow a lamb for class 106 and enter the day of the show, participants in class 106 that bring their own lamb must pre-register by pre fair entry deadline and bring the lamb to fair on entry day during announced entry periods.  Lambs used only for class 106 will be released following the show. 


DIVISION 3 – SWINE


101   Swine Showmanship Class for youth less than 8 years of age as of Jan 1st. Participation Ribbon.  Participants may borrow a hog from any willing exhibitor in the 4-H show.


DIVISION 4 - BEEF CATTLE


Classes will be lined up according to age.  All animals exhibited must be free from disease and parasites. The committee reserves the right to reject any or all entries which cannot qualify under this provision.
 
HEREFORD CATTLE (Contact Extension office for birth dates)
101   Jr. Bull Calves 
102   Sr. Bull Calves 
103   Summer Yearling Bulls  
104   Jr. Yearling Bulls 
105   Sr. Yearling Bulls 
106   Two Year Old Bulls 
107   Jr. Heifer Calves 
108 Sr. Heifer Calves
109 Summer Yearling Heifers 
110   Jr. Yearling Heifers 
 
ANGUS CATTLE (Contact Extension office for birth dates)
111 Jr. Bull Calves 
112 Sr. Bull Calves 
113 Summer Yearling Bulls 
114 Jr. Yearling Bulls
115 Sr. Yearling Bulls  
116 Two Year Old Bulls
117 Jr. Heifer Calves
118 Sr. Heifer Calves
119 Summer Yearling Heifer
120 Jr. Yearling Heifers 
 
CHAROLAIS CATTLE (Contact Extension office for birth dates)
Animals in this class must be at least 7/8 blood and registered to show.
121 Jr. Bull Calves 
122 Sr. Bull Calves 
123 Summer Yearling Bulls
124 Jr. Yearling Bulls
125 Sr. Yearling Bulls
126 Two Year Old Bulls
127 Jr. Heifer Calves 
128 Sr. Heifer Calves 
129 Summer Yearling Heifer
130 Jr. Yearling Heifers 
 
Premiums:   
Blue - $8.00
Red - $6.00
White - $4.00
 
Champion Bulls - $10.00 and ribbon
Reserve Champion Bulls - $5.00 and ribbon
Champion Heifers - $10.00 and ribbon
Reserve Champion Heifers - $5.00 and ribbon
 
131 Bucket Calves
Calves need to be in place by Friday at 12:00 and the show begins at 1:00.
For youth less than 8 years of age as of January 1.  Youth must exhibit their calf in the show ring.  Judging will consist of interviews conducted at that time. Scoring will be based on the condition of the animal, evidence of training, knowledge of the animal (i.e. feeding, age, breed, training, plans for the calf after the fair, etc.) Scoring will NOT be based on the quality of the animal.  Participation ribbon only.
 
DIVISION 5 - GOATS


108 Goat Showmanship Class for youth less than 8 years of age
as of Jan. 1. 
Participation ribbon.  Although an eligible youth may borrow a goat for class 108 and enter the day of the show, participants in class 108 that bring their own goat    must pre-register by pre fair entry deadline and bring the goat to fair on entry day during announced entry periods.  Goats used only for class 108 will be released following the show.
 
Premium:
Blue - $4.00 
Red - $3.50 
White - $2.00
 
DIVISION 6 - POULTRY


Sick or unhealthy animals will not be accepted.  Pre-entered animals must be placed in the Poultry building on Wednesday by 5:00  p.m. 


Entry Limits: Each exhibitor may only enter a total of 8 pens/entries, this includes 1 market broiler pen and fowl pens.  Also, within a species (chickens, ducks, geese, etc.) an exhibitor may only enter 2 birds per sex in one breed (2 cockerels, 2 pullets, 2 cocks, 2 hens).  Each animal can only be shown in one division.   Entries must be fed and watered. Exhibitor entries will be caged by the exhibitor NOT by breed.  Cages and exhibits must be kept neat and clean or they will be dismissed from the show. Sick, unhealthy, or parasite infested birds will not be accepted. All birds will have an ID band, if you are in need of one please contact the Lincoln County Extension Office. Birds must be shown by the Exhibitor whose name is on the entry card. Any bird entered at the fair that becomes less than show quality can be excluded from judging. After judging, those not taken care of will not receive premium monies.

Premium:  
Trio, Pairs, & Singles
Blue - $2.00
Red - $1.75
White - $1.50
 
CHICKENS
101   Trio (mature) one cock, 2 hens
102   Cockerel, current year hatch
103 Cock
104 Pullet, current year hatch
105 Hen
 
Best in Show - Rosette
 
DUCKS
106   Trio, 1 drake, 2 hens
107   Young Drake, current year hatch
108   Old Drake
109   Young Hen, current year hatch
110 Old hen
 
Best in Show - Rosette
 
GEESE
111   Pair, 1 gander, 1 goose
112   Young Gander, current year hatch
113   Old Gander
114   Young Goose, current year hatch
115   Old Goose


Best in Show - Rosette 

TURKEYS
116  Trio (mature) 1 tom, 2 hens
117   Young Hen – current year hatch
118   Young Tom – current year hatch
119   Turkey Hen
120   Turkey Tom
 
Best in Show - Rosette
 
DIVISION 7 – RABBITS


Pre-entered animals should be brought to the Small Animal Building and placed by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday. Bring your own feeders and waterers.
All Rabbits must be properly identified. Rabbits will be divided according to breeds as recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association.  Each exhibitor may only enter a total of 8 pens/entries, this includes 1 meat pen and 1 doe with litter.  Also, an exhibitor may only enter 2 rabbits per  sex in one breed (2 bucks, 2 does).  Exhibitor entries will be caged by the exhibitor NOT by breed.  Each animal can only be shown in one division.
Crossbred rabbits will be shown according to predominant breed characteristics.
 If unidentifiable, they will be shown in "other breeds" class.
 
Premium:
Blue - $2.00
Red - $1.75 
White - $1.50
 
101   Jr. Buck (under 6 months)
102   Intermediate Buck (6-8 months)
103   Sr. Buck (over 8 months)
104   Jr. Doe (under 6 months)
105   Intermediate Doe (6-8 months)
106   Sr. Doe (over 8 months)
107   Doe with Litter, 3 or more from the same doe (litters should be no less than 3 weeks old and no more than 6 weeks old.)
 
Best of Show - Rosette
                                                        
DIVISION 8 - OPEN CLASS DOGS


4-H & Open Class show will be held Monday beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Beef Arena.  This is an un-benched show; the procedures will be consistent with all 4-H rules. The eligibility and entry rules already set up for livestock in the Lincoln County Fair will apply to entries for the Dog Show. All dogs must be in training by the exhibitor by June 15 of the current year. Show Rules: The show will follow rules in the Nebraska 4-H Dog Shows Guidelines (4-H420) http://animalscience.unl.edu/companion-animal.  

Exhibitor may enter one showmanship, two agility classes (using two different
 dogs and in different levels), two rally classes (using different dogs and in different levels), and two obedience classes (using two different dogs and in different levels).  The name of the dog must appear on the pre-entry form.  Any entry turned in without the name of the dog will NOT be accepted.
 
PROOF OF VACCINATION All dogs must be immunized for distemper, rabies, and parvo. A copy of the immunization card must accompany entry cards. Individuals who vaccinate their own dogs must be able to show proof of vaccination. It is recommended dogs be vaccinated for kennel cough prior to show.
 
Female dogs in season will not be eligible to show.  If a female dog is in season, exhibitors can substitute another dog, in appropriate classes.  Dogs must be at least six months old to be shown.  Dogs must be in crates or on a leash and under the control of their exhibitor at all times.  Lame or crippled dogs will not be permitted to show if it is determined by the show superintendent that it is affecting the health of the dog.  If exhibits are not blue ribbon quality, championships will not be awarded.
 
SHOWMANSHIP CLASSES 
Showmanship Classes will be judged on handler’s appearance “10%”, grooming and conditioning of dog “20%”, coordination of the dog and handler “50%”, and general knowledge “20%”. Special coat trims (such as poodle or terriers) will not count except for being clean and neatly brushed. 
 
101 Showmanship - Over 18 years of age 
 
OBEDIENCE CLASSES 
BEGINNING NOVICE-All exercises must be performed on a six-foot leash. Dogs must heel including figure 8; Stand for examination; come on recall; long sit for one minute and long down for three minutes.
 
102 Pre-Beginning Novice: Neither dog nor exhibitor has had previous training experience.
103 Beginning Novice A: Neither dog nor exhibitor has had previous training 
experience in or out the Dog project.
104 Beginning Novice B: Exhibitor or Dog is beyond the first year of competition.
105 Beginning Novice C: Exhibitor and dog is beyond first year of competition.
106 Novice A: Dogs must heel on leash including figure 8; stand for examination off leash, heel free; come on recall off leash; long sit for 1 minute off lease and long down for 3 minutes off leash.
107 Novice B: Exhibitor and dog are beyond first year of novice competition.
108 Graduate Novice: Dogs must heel on leash; stand for examination off leash; heel free including figure 8; drop on recall; long sit for 3 minutes and long down for 5 minutes both with handler out of sight.
                                                              
AGILITY General Rules 
All dogs must wear a flat collar; no other type is allowed. Each dog may be exhibited by only one handler in agility competition. Handlers should wear closed toe shoes; tennis shoes are suggested. No baiting, toys or training devices are allowed on the course during competition.  A class entry fee will be assessed per agility division. All fees are due at the pre-fair entry deadline. Fees are non-refundable. Scoring: Maximum score is 100 points. **For more specific rules, refer to the Nebraska 4-H Dog Show Rules. 
 
AGILITY CLASSES 
109 Pre-Agility Class: Dogs up to 18 months old. Same as Level 1 but jump bars will be on the ground.
110 Level 1: Six obstacles. (on leash) Dogs must be 18 months or older. 
111 Level 2: Ten obstacles. (on leash)  
112 Level 3: Ten obstacles
113 Level 4: Thirteen obstacles
114 Level 5: 15-20 obstacles
 
Agility Jump heights
Measure dogs at withers to determine jump height:

  • Dogs 11 inches or less – 4 inches

  • Dogs over 11 inches up to and including 14 inches – 8 inches

  • Dogs over 14 inches up to and including 18 inches – 12 inches

  • Dogs over 18 inches – 16 inches

           
RALLY
Listing of rally signs are available on the county website.  A class entry fee will be assessed per rally class. All fees are due at the pre-fair entry deadline. Fees are non-refundable.  Rally obedience is a dog performance class that uses directional signs that are numbered to indicate the course the handler is to follow during the performance.  The team of dog and handler heel from sign to sign and perform the exercises indicated by the numbered sign at the location.  At the start sign, the judge gives permission to start the courses and then the dog and handler go through the courses.  The judge will say “Are you ready?”  followed by “Forward.”  No other directives are given.  The course consists of signs that instruct the team what to do.  Unlike traditional obedience, handlers are allowed to encourage their dogs during the course.  The number of stations/signs is noted below in the class description (start and finish signs are not included in the sign count and are automatically used).  Signs may be duplicated and used more than one time to create the course.
PROCEDURE - Sequence and course map of the exercises will vary.  The exhibitors will begin doing rally based on their level in obedience classes. Exhibitors must advance to the next level after receiving two blue ribbons.  Jump heights are the same as agility classes.
Rally Classes
115 Beginning Rally: Exercises are performed with dogs on leash with 5-10 
stations.  Exhibitors MUST BE entered in a Beginning Novice 
Obedience class.
  
116 Rally 1: Dog on leash with 10-15 stations.
117 Rally 2: Dog is off leash with 12-17 stations.
118 Rally 3: Dog is off leash with 15-20 stations.

Premium:
Blue - $2.00
Red - $1.75
White - $1.50

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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OPEN CLASS STATIC EXHIBITS
 Exhibitors may enter 1 entry in each class, but may NOT enter more than 1 entry per class.