Breeding Cattle

Date: Sept 22 - Sept 30, 2017
Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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BREEDING CATTLE

CHAIRMAN: Jill Bennett

JUDGE: Greg Gruben

Competition open to the following counties: Comal, Bexar, Guadalupe, Hays, Blanco, Kendall, Kerr, Bandera, Medina, Atascosa, Wilson, Gonzales, Caldwell, Travis, Burnet, Llano, Gillespie.

GENERAL RULES:

1.The Fair Association will take all feasible precautions to prevent loss, damage or injury to you, your property, your livestock and the visitors to the Fair, but in case a loss, damage or injury does occur, the Fair Association will not assume any responsibility for such loss, damage, or injury. Each exhibitor will be responsible for taking care of his or her exhibits and for any damage or injury such exhibits may cause.

2.All entries should be postmarked by September 11th. CAPACITY OF THE BARN IS LIMITED. ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED BY EARLIEST DATE ON A FIRST PAID FIRST SERVE BASIS AS LONG AS SPACE IS AVAILABLE. When space is filled, entries will be returned. Entries must be mailed to: Livestock Committee, Comal County Fair Assn., P.O. Box 310223, New Braunfels, Texas 78131-0223 or delivered to the Comal County Fair Office.

3. Entries without fees will be rejected. Make checks or money orders payable to Comal County Fair Assn. All entry fees after September 9th, IF ACCEPTED, will be CASH or CHECK only. A $25 fee will be collected on NSF checks. Entries on the day of shows will be CASH ONLY. DO NOT mail entries after the 9th—please hand deliver.

4.Livestock must be on the grounds in accordance with arrival schedule and must remain on fairgrounds, not in individual trailers off of fair property.

5.All animals exhibited must be free of infectious or contagious diseases and parasites, such as ticks, ear ticks, lice, or mites. If any animal is found to carry an infectious disease or parasite that can be transmitted to the other animals, the owner will be required to treat the animal to prevent the spread of the disease or parasites or remove the animal from the show grounds.

6.All livestock shall meet the Texas Animal Health Regulations.

7.Stall assignment is on first come - first serve basis. The barn will open Wednesday and Thursday evening from 4-8 pm for early move in of equipment and stall preparation.

8.Each exhibitor is responsible for cleaning up trash and litter near and around pens or stalls occupied by the animals and the alleys adjoining the pens or stalls. Cleaning should be done before exhibitors leave after the show and before they are released. Shavings do not have to be removed.

9.All animals exhibited must be sufficiently gentle and halter broken that they can be handled with safety to both exhibitor and spectators. Animals should be in show condition. Animals that do not meet these requirements may, at the discretion of the Livestock Superintendent or Show Chair, be barred from the show ring and/or barn.

10.First through tenth place awards will be offered in each class, but if in the opinion of the judge the animal exhibited is not worthy of such award, he may make an award as is in keeping with the quality of the animal exhibited. The judge's decision will be final. No breed championship trophy will be awarded unless at least three animals of same sex and breed are exhibited.

11.Premium money will be awarded in accordance with the ribbon awarded in all classes, regardless of competition.

12.Breeding and market animals will be released in accordance with the release schedule. Livestock divisions allowed to leave "After Show" must be removed within 2 hours of the conclusion of the respective show or will remain on the grounds until last release time. No exceptions.

13.Exhibitors are encouraged to hang signs over their livestock to advertise their exhibits, but such signs must not be longer than the space occupied by the exhibitor’s livestock.

14.A CCFA Coupon redeemable for prize money (at the Cashier Window in the Main CCFA Office) will be awarded in the livestock office at the completion of each class or division. Please plan to show ID. If no ID, a parent, Ag teacher or Extension Agent must be present.

15.Junior Show Exhibitors will be issued two Gate Passes. Breeding Exhibitors will not exceed 4 passes. Passes will be issued upon sign-up at the Livestock Office.

16.Unprotected fans are prohibited in livestock barn.

17.Feed and Tack Gate will be open each morning from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and each evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Barn closes at 10:00 p.m.. Exhibitors are asked to please be through with feeding and chores by then. Gates will be secured to protect livestock overnight.

18. A hanging “Livestock Exhibitor” parking pass will be issued upon registration at the Livestock Office. One per trailer. Exhibitors are encouraged to park trailers off site if possible, as space in CCFA parking lot is limited.

19. All livestock will load and unload at the Grant Street gates.

20. Appropriate dress for exhibitors is requested. Collared shirts for males and females, no midriffs or cleavage showing, long pants or skirts and appropriate footwear is suggested.

Breeding Cattle Show Rules:

1. All exhibitors and breeding cattle are subject to the General Livestock Rules No. 1-20.

Entry fee is $25 per head until Sept. 9Th. $30 entry fee after deadline.

Registration paper reflecting exhibitor ownership by Sept. 1st. Original registration paper must be provided upon check-in to the Livestock Office. The classes listed below are offered for Horned and Polled Herefords, Angus, Brahman, Santa Gertrudis, Brangus, Charolais, and other heifers. Each breed having 6 or more entries will be shown separately. Breeds with less than 6 entries will compete in American, British or European Age Classes. No animals over 37 months of age or under 5 months of age. The top blue ribbon heifer of each breed or division will compete for Champion Female.

CLASSES - HEIFERS 1st 2nd 3rd-10th

Jr. Calves, calved 1/1 to 4/30/16 $20.00 $10.00 Ribbon

Sr. Calves, calved 9/1 to 12/31/15 $20.00 $10.00 Ribbon

Sum. Yrling, calved 5/1 to 8/31/15 $20.00 $10.00 Ribbon

Jr. Yrling, calved 1/1 to 4/30/15 $20.00 $10.00 Ribbon

Sr. Yrling, calved 9/1 to 12/31/14 $20.00 $10.00 Ribbon

2-3 Years, calved 9/1/10 to 8/31/14 $20.00 $10.00 Ribbon

CHAMPION FEMALE - each breed.............................Plaque RESERVE CHAMPION FEMALE - each breed......Ribbon

CHAMPION FEMALE OF SHOW ...............................$100 RESERVE CHAMPION OF SHOW .......................$50

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Breeding Cattle Show
Sept 30, 2017
Following Steer Show
Arrival of Breeding Cattle
Sept 22, 2017 | 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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