Livestock Exhibitor Information


Manheim Farm Show Livestock Management Guidelines

All decisions on rules will be made by the livestock committee and their decisions will be final.
Please see Livestock Chart below for summary of all dates and entry information.
Please see animal department in premium book for guidelines specific to each species.
All exhibitors must be present when animals are shown and sold unless prior permission is granted.


Animal Entries Postmarked Chairman Check-in Time Clean-up Fee Weigh-in Time Photo Time Show Time Estimate Sale Time Release Time Ownership By Date
Beef 9/10/2017 Jevin & Courtney Kready Sun 6-8 p.m. $10.00
per animal
Mon 8 pm Tues Before or After Show Tues
5 p.m.
Fri
7 p.m.
Breeding/Non Sale Thurs 7 p.m. 1/1/17
– Steer
9/1/17
– Non Sale
Dairy Beef 9/10/2017 Gary & Judy Zurin Sun 6-8 p.m. $10.00
per animal
Check In Tues Before or After Show Tues
2 p.m.
Fri
6 p.m.
N/A 1/1/17 – 2/28/17
Dairy 9/10/2017 Allyson Balmer & Deb Seibert Sun 6-8 p.m. $10.00
per animal
N/A After Show Thurs 8:30 a.m. Fri
7:30 p.m.
Thurs After Showman of Showman or Fri. after 10 p.m. See Dairy Rules
Swine 6/1/2017 Barry Geib & Barry Haldeman Sun 8-9:30 p.m. $5.00
per animal
Check In Monday Noon-2 pm Mon 2:30 p.m. Fri
7:40 p.m.
N/A 7/1/2017
Sheep 9/10/2017 Ray Peters & Beth Rohrer Sun 6-8 p.m. $5.00
per animal
Check In Weds Before or After Show Wed
1 p.m.
Fri
6:45 p.m.
All Breeding & Non-Sale, Thurs After Showman
Contest & out
by 7 p.m
7/15/2017
– Breeding
7/1/2017
– Market
Goat 9/10/2017 Randy & Kandi Gibble Sun 6-8 p.m. $5.00
per animal
Check In Weds During Show Wed
9 a.m.
Fri
6:30 p.m.
Breeding & Non-Sale, Thurs After Showman Contest & out
by 7 p.m.
7/1/2017
Pygmy Goat 9/10/2017 Michele Neckerman Sun 6-8 p.m. $2.00
per animal
N/A N/A Thurs
1 p.m.
N/A Thurs After Showman Contest N/A
Rabbits/ Cavies 9/30/2017 Bob & Mary Snyder Sun 6-8 p.m. N/A N/A N/A Tues
5 p.m.
N/A Fri. 8:30-
10 p.m.
N/A

I. 2018 GENERAL RULES
All decisions on rules will be made by the livestock committee and the decisions will be final.
Please see Livestock Chart for summary of all dates and entry information.
Please see animal department for guidelines specific to each species.
All exhibitors must be present when animals are shown and sold unless prior permission is granted.
No dogs in barns or Farm Show grounds – unless certified service dog.
II. EXHIBITOR ELIGIBILITY
Youth exhibitors must maintain an approved 4-H/FFA project book.
BREEDING:
Sheep, Goats and Pygmy Goats
Open to youth who are members of any Lancaster County 4-H livestock club or FFA Chapter.
Dairy
Entries are limited to exhibitors from Lancaster and Lebanon counties, with priorities given to Lancaster youth exhibitors and filling the remaining openings first from Lancaster and then Lebanon open exhibitors.
SALE ANIMALS and ALL BEEF CATTLE:
Any youth who is a member of a Lancaster County 4-H club or Lancaster County FFA chapter and resides or attends school in Manheim Central, Donegal, Hempfield, Elizabethtown, Manheim Township, or Warwick is eligible to compete. * Exception – Elizabethtown School District residents must exhibit and sell a market steer at the 2018 Elizabethtown Fair to be eligible to exhibit and sell a market steer at the 2018 Manheim Farm Show.
A three (3) percent deduction will be made on all selling exhibits. This deduction will be used for advertising,equipment and buyer appreciations.

III. LIVESTOCK HEALTH INFORMATION
(AS OF PRINTING TIME, THESE ARE THE RULES FROM PDA. THEY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
All animals must be free of infectious and contagious diseases and a statement of this printed on the CVI (Certificate of Veterinary Inspection which requires a veterinarian’s signature) is required. Animals appearing unhealthy upon arrival may not enter the exhibition grounds. Animals showing sign of illness during the Farm Show will be dealt with on an individual basis in accordance with the Show Ring Code of Ethics.
All animals must bear unique permanent identification per species requirements.
All drug and vaccine label directions must be followed, including but not limited to milk and slaughter withdrawal periods, and the final dose of vaccine must be administered at least 15 days prior to entry into the exhibition.
ALL certification of veterinary inspection papers (Health papers) shall be dated May 1, 2018 or after for ALL species.
Sheep:
• Individual official USDA scrapie animal identification is required. Official scrapie ID includes:
✓ A scrapie ear tag. Contact the USDA to obtain scrapie ear tags at 1-866-873-2824, weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Your order may take several weeks for processing, so order tags early; OR
✓ A scrapie tattoo with individual animal ID (tattoo); OR
✓ An ISO-compliant RFID tag.
• A current rabies vaccination administered by a licensed veterinarian is required for animals 3 months of age and older (market lambs are exempt from this vaccination requirement). All vaccine label directions must be followed, and all rabies vaccinated sheep must be accompanied by a rabies vaccination certificate or the vaccination information must be included on the CVI. If a rabies vaccination certificate is proveded, the certificate must contain legible name and contact information of the veterinarian who administered the vaccine and the veterinarian’s signature. A copy of the rabies vaccination certificate is acceptable.
Goats:
• Individual official animal identification is required. Official ID includes:
✓ A scrapie ear tag. Contact the USDA to obtain scrapie ear tags at 1-866-873-2824, weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Your order may take several weeks for processing, so order tags early; OR
✓ An ISO-compliant RFID tag; OR
✓ A scrapie tattoo. Goats with an official scrapie tattoo must also have a unique individual animal ID (tattoo) to meet the scrapie ID requirements; OR
✓ Goats having a breed registration tattoo and accompanied by a registration certificate are exempt from the scrapie ID requirement if the tattoo is legible and a registration certificate (copy acceptable) or a CVI which lists the tattoo and registry accompanies the animal at all times during transport from the premises of birth.
Cattle and Dairy:
• Vaccinations against the following diseases are required: IBR and P13.
• Individual official animal identification is required. Official ID includes:
✓ A state-issued metal ear tag; OR ✓ An ISO-compliant RFID tag; OR ✓ A state-registered
tattoo.
• A current rabies vaccination administered by a licensed veterinarian is required for animals 3 months of age and older (market cattle are exempt from this vaccination requirement). All vaccine label directions must be followed, and all rabies vaccinated cattle must be accompanied by a rabies vaccination certificate or the vaccination information must be included on the CVI. If a rabies vaccination certificate is provided, the certificate must contain legible name and contact information of the veterinarian who administered the vaccine and the veterinarian’s signature. A copy of the rabies vaccination certificate is acceptable.
Dairy Beef:
• Vaccinations against the following diseases are required: IBR and P13.
• Individual official animal identification is required. Official ID is a numbered plastic tag from your 4-H or FFA leader.
Swine:
• Individual animal ID is required.
A legible plastic numbered ear tag is acceptable.


IV. ENTERING PROCEDURE
All livestock entries must be mailed to committee chairperson by time indicated on entry form found in each animal department. Entries must be postmarked by September 10th.
• NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
• New exhibitors should register for a number at the Farm Show office prior to entering their livestock. Office opens at 2:00 p.m. Sunday. If you have an exhibitor number from past years you do not need to stop at the office UNLESS your address, name or phone number have changed.
• Please refer to Livestock Exhibition Information Chart for specific times species can be entered.
• Two parking passes per family will be distributed at check in time. We are trusting that all exhibitors have enough integrity to not duplicate passes.
• All exhibitors will be directed to enter the Farm Show grounds via Farm Show Lane Sunday evening. One vehicle at a time will stop at the Commodity Tent. Exhibitors should have the following forms ready to hand in upon arrival at the Farm Commodity Tent:
1. Swine PQA certificates – swine exhibitors only.
2. Health Paper – Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (signed by the veterinarian).
3. Show Ring Code of Ethics form – Parents and exhibitors need to read and sign this form. (Ethics and VCR form(s) will be sent to each exhibitor upon species chairman receiving entry forms.)

V. LIVESTOCK GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
Each species will have a sponsor for their respective Good Housekeeping Award. The Good Housekeeping award will be announced at the beginning of each species at the Youth Livestock Sale.
All equipment, feed and show boxes must be kept in designated areas.
Purpose of Good Housekeeping Award
• Keep animal areas clean and safe.
• Educate the public about the livestock being exhibited.
• Promote the agriculture and livestock industry.
Award Selection Criteria
• Cleanliness of animals and animal preparation area.
• Cleanliness of bedding and aisles
• Exhibitor cards and awards displayed with animal(s) all week
• Feeder(s) kept clean and feed properly stored
• Water kept fresh and clean
• Equipment kept neat and in tack box when not in use
• Promotion of livestock industry to the public
• Promotion of 4-H and FFA organizations
• Consideration to fellow exhibitors

VI. FARM SHOW GROUNDS
The management will take every precaution in its power for the safe preservation of stock and articles on exhibition after their arrival on the grounds. However, management will not be held responsible for any damage or accidents that may occur during the week.
Any person(s) found stealing, damaging or injuring exhibits will be dealt with according to the law.
Each exhibitor will be solely responsible for any loss, injury, or damage done or arising from any animals exhibited by him or her if such negligence is on his or her part. Any individual, spectator or patron handling animals without the consent of the owner is liable for all damage or injury done to themselves or animals.
NO youth exhibitors or non-exhibitors will be permitted to stay overnight on the Farm Show grounds. Dairy exhibitors who will be preparing dairy cattle the night before the show must be accompanied by an adult and a parent permission slip.
Tobacco use by any youth exhibitors (regardless of legal age to purchase tobacco) on Farm Show grounds is PROHIBITED! Any exhibitor who is found breaking this rule will forfeit all premiums. Repeated offenses will be handled on an individual basis by the livestock committee.


SALE ANIMALS and BREEDING BEEF CATTLE:   Any youth who is a member of a Lancaster County 4-H club or Lancaster County FFA chapter and resides or attends school in Manheim Central, Donegal, Hempfield, Elizabethtown, Manheim Township, Warwick is eligible to compete. * Exception – Elizabethtown School District residents must exhibit and sell a market steer/goat/lamb/hog/dairy beef at the 2016 Elizabethtown Fair to be eligible to exhibit and sell a respective steer/goat/lamb/hog/dairy beef at the 2016 Manheim Farm Show.

A three (3) percent deduction will be made on all selling exhibits. This deduction will be used for advertising, equipment and buyer appreciations.