BEEF CATTLE – DEPARTMENT A (Open) & DEPARTMENT H-1 (Junior)

DEPARTMENT A – BEEF CATTLE

Superintendents: Jennifer and Jason Brown, Randy Brown, Brad Stayton, Kim Carney-Rhodes.

If you have submitted your application, please mark your entry form as such. You will be allowed to enter.

Return application to:
Food Safety & Animal Protection Bureau
Illinois Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 19281
Springfield, IL 62794-9281

ENTRY FEE: $15 – STALL RENT: $8 PER HEAD – ESTIMATED AMOUNT OFFERED:  $16,000

Entry Fees Must Be Collected for all Entries when Entry Blanks are Submitted

Premiums will be paid contingent upon the State of Illinois having their premium fund reimbursement program in effect at the time of our fair.

Entry forms must be postmarked no later than June 29, 2016.  Walk-in entries received no later than July 1, 2016 at the Fairgrounds Office.

PREMIUM CHECKS WILL NOT BE ISSUED WITHOUT EXHIBITORS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  REGISTRATION PAPERS REQUIRED ON ALL PUREBRED LIVESTOCK. REGISTRATON PAPERS MUST BE IN EXHIBITOR’S NAME, AND CHECKED AS PER STATE REQUIREMENTS.

(See general rules)

Specific Department rules:

  • No cattle or tack allowed in barns prior to 1 pm Tuesday, July 5
  • All animals to be on grounds by 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 5, released at conclusion of awards program on Friday. Steer will be weighed and mouthed at 11: a.m., the day of the showing. Steers may be mouthed in accordance with State Fair rules. STEERS SHOWN BY BREEDS
  • All animals showing in group classes must show in single class. We reserve the right to combine classes if there is only one exhibitor in a class.
  • All animals must be tattooed and registered in respective breeds, including animals entered in “All Other Breeds”.
  • All animals must be stalled in the barns, overflow of cattle will be stalled in hog barns
  • No “butt” fans will be allowed.
  • All breeding cattle must be at least 50% of stated breed or shown in all other breeds. State Fair guidelines will be followed for steers and breeding cattle as per registration show requirements and percentages.
  • All exhibitors must present premise ID number at time of entry.
  • Generators allowed in approved areas only.
  • Points Show: IBA rules will be followed.
  • All ethics rules will follow state fair guidelines.
  • No chute in Hog Barn.
  • All wire, cans, bottles, and garbage shall be placed in containers. All show boxes, feed and cots must be kept in area of individual stalls and out of show ring.

** All exhibitors will be required to display their exhibitor number – on their back, their belt or show harness**

Age definitions of all classes:

  • Sr. Heifer Calf – Calved between Sept 1 – Oct. 31, 2015
  • Jr. Bull – Calved between Jan. 1 and April 30, 2015
  • Sr. Bull Calf Calved between Sept. 1 – Oct. 31, 2015
  • Sr. Yr. Heifer – Calved between Sept.1 and Dec. 31, 2014
  • Winter Bull Calf – Calved after Nov 2015
  • Summer Yr. Bull – Calved between May 1 and Aug. 31, 2015
  • Winter Heifer Calf – Calved after Nov. 1, 2015
  • Pair Bulls – Any age owned by exhibitor
  • Pair Females – Any age owned by exhibitor
  • Early Jr. Yr. Heifer – Calved between Jan. 1 – Feb. 28, 2015
  • Pair Yearlings (1 Bull & 1 Female) – Calved between Jan. 1 -Aug. 31, 2015
  • Jr. Yearling Heifer – Calved Mar. 1 – April 30, 2015
  • Beef Herd – 1 Bull, 2 Females owned by exhibitor
  • Summer Yr. – Calved between May 1 – Aug. 31, 2015
  • Pair of Calves:  Both Sexes, 1 Bull, 1 Female after Sept. 1, 2015

 

*2016 BEEF SHOW ORDER*

  1. Shorthorn
  2. Simmental
  3. Crossbred
  4. All Other Breeds
  5. Aberdeen Angus
  6. Hereford & Polled Hereford

 

SHOW DAY:  FRIDAY, JULY 8, 8 A.M.

  • $100 Cash Award – Grand Champion Steer
  • $50 Cash Award – Reserve Champion Female
  • $50 Cash Award – Reserve Grand Champion Steer
  • Trophy – Grand Champion Fat Steer
  • $100 Cash Award – Grand Champion Bull
  • Trophy – Grand Champion Female
  • $50 Cash Award – Reserve Champion Bull
  • Ribbon Only – Champion bull and Champion Heifer each breed
  • $100 Cash Award – Grand Champion Female
  • Ribbon on Request

 

DEPARTMENT H-1 – JUNIOR BEEF CATTLE

ENTRY FEE $7.00 – AMOUNT OFFERED:  $5,400.00

If stabled in Illinois, REGISTER online at IDO’A’s website:  www.agri.state.il.us/premiseid and receive Premise I.D. Number instantly. For questions or application, call IDOA at: 1-866-299-9256, TTY – 217-524-6858; or FAX – 217-558-6033.

If you have submitted your application, please mark your entry form as such. You will be allowed to enter.

Return application to:
Food Safety & Animal Protection Bureau
Illinois Department of Agriculture
P.O. Box 19281
Springfield, IL 62794-9281

Premiums will be paid contingent upon the State of Illinois having their premium fun reimbursement program in effect at the time of our fair.

(See special Rules governing Junior Show)

NO PREMIUM CHECKS WILL BE ISSUED WITHOUT EXHIBITORS SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER, NO       EXCEPTINS. REGISTRATION PAPERS REQUIRED ON ALL PUREBRED LIVESTOCK.  REGISTRATION PAPERS MUST BE IN EXHIBITOR’S NAME.

Specific Department rules:

  • Points Show IBA Rules will be followed.
  • Junior show open to all eligible juniors.
  • Steers will be weighed at 11 a.m. the day of showing.
  • All animals showing in group classes must show in single classes.
  • No stall rent if exhibitor has paid stall rent in open class for each animal.

Age definitions of all classes:

  • Steer must be calved after Jan. 1, 2014
  • Sr. Yearling Heifer, calved between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31, 2014
  • Early Jr. Yearling Heifer – Calved between Jan. 1 – Feb. 28, 2015
  • Jr. Yearling Heifer – Calved between Mar. 1 – April 30, 2014
  • Summer Heifer Calf – Calved between May 1 – Aug. 31, 2015
  • Senior Heifer Calf – Calved between Sept. 1 – Oct. 31, 2015
  • Winter Heifer Calf – Calved after Nov. 1, 2015

*2016 BEEF SHOW ORDER*

  1. Shorthorn
  2. Simmental
  3. Crossbred
  4. All Other Breeds
  5. Aberdeen Angus
  6. Hereford & Polled Hereford

2016 Exhibition Livestock Health Requirements

Identification

Individual identification of each animal shall be either a fully healed and legible tattoo, approved official ear tag, registration number (can only be used if the tattoo is recorded on the registration certificate or for breeds where pictures are acceptable), or individual brands, if brand is recorded on the registration certificate.

Illinois Cattle

  • Brucellosis: Illinois is a Bovine Brucellosis Class-Free State. Brucellosis testing is not required for Illinois cattle.
  • Tuberculosis: Illinois is an Accredited Tuberculosis- Free State. Tuberculin testing is not required for Illinois cattle. Please note: Illinois calves under 6 months of age, and Illinois steers are not required to have a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.

Out-of-State-Cattle

All out-of-state cattle are to be accompanied by an entry permit. Entry permit numbers are available by calling the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at 217/782-4944.  Permits may also be obtained online at: http://www.agr.state.il.us/AnimalHW/animalregistry/login.php

  • Brucellosis
    1. Female cattle six (6) months of age and older and bulls eighteen (18) months of age and older shall be negative to an official test for brucellosis within thirty (30) days prior to entry, unless exempt by one (1) of the following:
      • Originate directly from a certified brucellosis-free herd.
      • Official vaccinates of dairy breeds under twenty (20) months of age or official vaccinates of beef breeds under twenty-four (24) months of age.
      • Animal originated from a “Class Free” state (if entire state is so classified)
      • Steers and spayed heifers are not required to be tested for brucellosis.
    2. The negative brucellosis test shall be conducted at a state or federal laboratory within 30 days prior to exhibition.
  • Tuberculosis
    1. Accredited Tuberculosis Free States
      • No tuberculin test required. All cattle, including steers, originating from an Accredited Tuberculosis Free State, may enter Illinois for exhibition when accompanied by a CVI issued by an accredited veterinarian within 30 days.
    2. Non-Accredited Tuberculosis Free Areas or States (Not TB Free)
      • Cattle must originate from a herd where a complete herd test was conducted within the past year.
      • The individual animals entering Illinois must be negative to an additional tuberculin test conducted within 30 days prior to exhibition.
      • Cattle that enter Illinois for exhibition and remain in Illinois (animal does not return to the state of origin within 30 days) must be isolated and retested for TB 60-120 days from the last official TB test date.