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Livestock Show
General Rules and Regulations

 


GENERAL INFORMATION

ALL LIVESTOCK MUST BE PRE-ENTERED. Entries close July 30th and application for entry must be made on regulation entry blanks, furnished by The Greene County Fair or submitted via online entry at the Greene County Fair Website, http://www.greenecountyfair.com. When entries exceed tie capabilities, animals will be accepted according to the date entries are received or date postmarked, whichever is first. Nonrefundable fee and entry form must be mailed to:

Greene County Fair

P.O. Box 582

Greeneville, TN 37744-0582

(Please write name of department on outside of envelope)

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

Bedding for livestock will not be provided.

The Greene County Fair management reserves to its Board the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations and arbitrarily settle and determine all maters, questions and differences in regard thereto, or otherwise arising out of, connected with, or incidental to the Fair.

ALL PREMIUM CHECKS MUST BE CASHED WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS OF ISSUE

All livestock exhibitors will be required to purchase an exhibitor ticket for $7.00 and pay an entry fee, if applicable, for each animal entered. Feed, care and bedding of animals must be provided by exhibitors.

No animals can be entered or exhibited as purebred unless same has been recorded in the recognized books of record for their respective breeds, and exhibitors must produce certificates of registry at the request of the superintendent in charge any time during the Fair.

Animals shown by juniors cannot be shown again as being owned by adults, nor can animals owned by adults be shown by juniors.

For personal and fire safety, aisle ways MUST be kept clear. No grooming chutes, pedestal fans, etc. in aisle ways. All electrical equipment must be in reliable working condition with all safety shields in their appropriate place.

Protests will be considered by the Executive Committee providing the protest is in writing and accompanied by a cash deposit of $25.00, which deposit will be forfeited to the Fair in the event the party fails to sustain his protest. Show Manager must be informed of protest within one (1) hour after show in question. Protest forms are available from the superintendent.

Feed must be furnished by the exhibitor and animals must be kept in place assigned.

Livestock for display only must be haltered and adhere to all Open & Junior Show rules, fees, deadlines, health requirements and provided care consistent with other livestock entries.

All animals exhibited must meet requirements of the fair.

JUNIOR SHOW RULES & REGULATIONS

The Greene County Fair Livestock Committee has made the decision to allow any person under 21 years of age to exhibit their animal unassisted in the Junior Show.

Only animals officially recorded in the name of the exhibitor before July 1st of the current year may be shown and the registration certificate of each animal shall be submitted to the Superintendent of this show. All animals must be registered with the exception of commercial market lambs, heifers and steers. Application for registration or transfer will not be accepted. No joint ownership will be accepted for Junior entries.

Juniors must purchase an exhibitor ticket.

No entry fee will be charged in the junior department and the stall space will be provided free. Juniors not participating in Open Show may leave after 10:00 p.m.

If an animal is to be entered in the open show, the regular stall rent will be charged, and the animal will be released as indicated under each open show class.

CARE OF EXHIBITS

The Fair will not be responsible for any injury or damage to livestock, crop or other exhibit but will take reasonable precautions to guard against loss or damage. Exhibitors must provide feed, care and bedding for livestock.

The President of the Fair shall have supervision and control of all exhibits and exhibitions during the Fair, whether in the buildings, arena, or grounds, and reserves the right to prescribe the dimensions and regulate the positions of all signs, to control the distribution of advertising matter and generally to direct the arrangements of articles on exhibition so far as appearance. All instructions shall come from him or through authorized officials.

SHOW RING

The superintendents of the livestock departments will exclude entries from all competition should there be embarrassing or unnecessary delay on the part of exhibitors in bringing animals into the show ring.

JUDGES AND AWARDS

There must be at least two (2) exhibits in each class in order to obtain first place premiums in Open Shows.

In classes where exhibits are made by only one exhibitor, the Fair will pay only second premium money, and that only where the entry is worthy.

The right is reserved to withhold the prized awarded in every case in which it shall appear to the Fair that the regulations have not been complied with, or that fraud or deception has been attempted, or where the article or animal is not worthy, and decision shall be final and binding on all parties.

Judges are especially instructed not to award premiums to any animal or article because of its presence. It must be individually worthy. It is not the policy of the Fair to encourage indifferent production, and no premium shall be awarded to any animal or article that does not possess high intrinsic merit.

Judges will apply to the executive officer in charge of the department in which they are to act in all cases of doubt or difficulty.

Regard will be had to symmetry, size, form, action, constitution, vigor, and general characteristics of the various breeds with reasonable allowance for age; due regard will also be paid to carriage, style, and general refinement that donates high breeding, points which, while not weighing in the scale points, add value to animals when being sold for breeding purposes. In groups encouragement will be given to uniformity of breed type.

The Fair reserves the right to discriminate against both excessive obesity, which cannot be a profitable condition for breeding animals, and excessive leanness, in which condition animals are unfit for exhibition.

All animals must be shown and paraded as directed by the superintendent or judge, and any exhibitor refusing to comply with instructions or superintendent or judge or refusing to give any information required, may be ordered from the ring, and stock excluded from competition. If an exhibitor fails to exhibit animals at request of superintendent of department he forfeits his prize money.

Any animal deemed unrully or dangerous by the livestock superintendent may be removed from the show ring!

The ages of all animals must be given and satisfactorily verified if required. The ages of cattle will be computed as specified in special rules printed in departments.

Any exhibitor attempting or in any way interfering with the judges during their adjudications will be promptly excluded from competition, and the premiums awarded will be withheld.

The decision of the awarding judges shall be final.

Judges in the several departments shall give the reasons, if desired for their decisions, embracing the value and desirable qualities of the animals or articles to which the premiums are awarded.

Department superintendents will hand in the list of awards to the Secretary as soon as possible, and make their extended reports afterwards. They are requested to report fully upon all objects of merit and make such recommendations as circumstances may suggest, but not award extra prizes.

 

TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT
OF AGRICULTURE
DIVISION OF ANIMAL INDUSTRIES
2015 REGULATIONS

Summary:
Livestock health requirements for fairs
and exhibitions.

Special Comments:

1. It is expected that all exhibitors will bring only healthy animals to fairs and exhibitions. Although state and federal animal health officials will be performing some inspections, fair officials are responsible for ensuring that all animals entering fairs for exhibition are in overall good health and are accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection. Animals showing clinical signs of contatious disease should be sent home immediately. Violations should be reported to the state veterinarian or his agent.

2. Certificate(s) of Veterinary Inspection are to accompany all animal(s) to the respective shows with the exception of in-state Tennessee equine and poultry. In-state Tennessee equine six (6) months of age and older must have a negative Equine Infectious Anemia test within the preceding twelve (12) months. Poultry assembled at shows or exhibitions should be accompanied by evidence of a negative test for Pullorum-Typhoid within 90 days, or be tested on-site prior to exhibition following strict biosecurity procedures, or originate directly from a flock which has been certified as Pullorum-Tyhpoid Clean under the Tennessee Poultry Improvement Plan. As part of increased awareness and surveillance for Avian Influenza and other poultry diseases, all bird’s physical appearance should be assessed at the time testing is conducted.

3. Health certificates issued in satisfaction of these Tennessee Fair Regulations shall be good for 90 days for Tennessee livestock only.

4. Any "chick chain" birds that have been commingled with birds of unknown disease status must test negative for Pullorum-Typhoid prior to exhibition.

5. Please note that exhibition requirements for out-of-state livestock are the same as regular import requirements.

6. Warts and ringworm are considered contagious and infectious diseases and are permissible exclusions only if considered inactive by the issuing veterinarian and noted as such on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.

7. Scabies, contagious ecthyma (soremouth), footrot, cutaneous fungal and bacterial infections (i.e. club lamb disease, caseous lymphadenitis) are considered contagious and infectious diseases, and are permissible exclusions only if considered inactive by the issuing veterinarian and noted as such on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.

I GENERAL:

A. All stalls, pens, chutes, etc. located on the grounds of fairs and exhibitions shall be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected with a disinfectant approved by USDA, APHIS between each scheduled fair or exhibition.

B. All livestock (except poultry and equine) which enter fairs and exhibitions shall be accompanied by an official veterinary health certificate with individual permanent identification. Certificates for this purpose shall be valid for ninety (90) days from date of issue. (Tennessee livestock only – out-of-state certificates are valid for thirty (30) days from the date of issue)

C. No animal showing clinical signs of infectious or communicable disease shall be allowed to enter or remain on premises of fairs or exhibitions. It shall be the responsibility of the manager of each event to assure prompt removal of such animals.

II LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY ORIGINATING WITHIN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

[Certificates of Veterinary Inspection Valid for a Period of Ninety (90) Days]

A. SWINE:

All swine which enter fairs and exhibitions shall be accompanied by an official veterinary health certificate with individual permanent identification or sufficient description to identify each animal.

B. CATTLE:

All cattle which enter fairs and exhibitions shall be accompanied by an official veterinary health certificate with individual permanent, official identification.

C. POULTRY:

(1) Sponsors of poultry shows or exhibitions shall notify the Tennessee Department of Agriculture at least thirty (30) days prior to show or exhibition.

(2) All poultry assembled at shows or exhibitions shall be accompanied by evidence of a negative test for Pullorum-Typhoid within ninety (90) days; or be tested on-site for Pullorum-Typhoid prior to exhibition following strict biosecurity procedures; or originate directly from a flock which has been certified as Pullorum-Typhoid Clean under the Tennessee Poultry Improvement Plan.

(3) Poultry found not to be in apparent good health shall be removed immediately from any show or exhibition.

D. HORSES & OTHER EQUIDAE:

Horses and other Equidae six (6) months of age and older must have a negative Equine Infectious Anemia test within the preceding twelve (12) months.

E. SHEEP

(1) All sheep imported into or through Tennessee shall be accompanied by an official health certificate and be in compliance with 0080-2-1-.02, and Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79.1 through 79.4.

(2) All sheep that move within the state, with the exception of wethers under the age of 18 months that are produced for slaughter only, including for change of ownership, shows, fairs, expositions or slaughter shall be permanently, individually identified by a method approved in Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79.1 through 79.4.

F. GOATS

(1) Goats imported into or through Tennessee shall be accompanied by an official health certificate and be in compliance with 0080-2-1-.02, and Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79.1 through 79.4.

(2) Goats imported into Tennessee for immediate slaughter to an approved slaughter establishment or to an approved livestock market for sale to a slaughter establishment shall only be required to have a transportation document and be in compliance with Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79.1 through 79.4.

(3) All registered breeding goats, goats that have been commingled with sheep, goats for exhibition and dairy goats that move within the state, including for change of ownership, shows, fairs, expositions or slaughter shall be permanently, individually identified by a method approved in Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79.1 through 79.4.

G. CAMELIDS: Camelids must have an official veterinary health certificate as provided in Rule 0080-2-3-.01 (1).

H. CAPTIVE CERVIDAE: Captive Cervidae must have an official veterinary health certificate as provided in Rule 0080-2-3-.01 (1).

III LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY ORIGINATING OUTSIDE THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

Livestock and Poultry entering fairs and exhibitions from areas outside the State of

Tennessee shall be subject to current Tennessee import requirements. Please contact the state veterinarian’s office regarding questions or recent changes to these rules.

These interstate requirements are summarized as follows:

A. ALL SPECIES (except poultry):

Official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection valid for thirty (30) days and individual permanent official identification, except for equine. Equine must have sufficient description to identify the animal.

B. CATTLE:

Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and additional requirements as follows:

(1) Tuberculosis: No requirements except for cattle originating from regions not considered free of tuberculosis.

(2) Brucellosis: No requirements except for cattle originating from regions not considered free of brucellosis. Test eligible cattle – Intact male or female cattle eighteen (18) months or older. (Vaccinates and non-vaccinates)

C. SWINE:

No testing requirements for swine unless originating from a region not considered free of Brucellosis and Pseudorabies.

D. HORSES AND OTHER EQUINES:

Animals six (6) months of age or older - negative equine infectious anemia (Swamp Fever) test within twelve (12) months.

E. POULTRY:

Originate directly from a Pullorum-Typhoid Clean Flock, or be accompanied by evidence of negative Pullorum-Typhoid test within ninety (90) days.

F. SHEEP

(1) All sheep imported into or through Tennessee shall be accompanied by an official health certificate and be in compliance with 0080-2-1-.02, and Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79.1 through 79.4.

(2) All sheep that move within the state, including for change of ownership, shows, fairs, expositions or slaughter shall be permanently, individually identified by a method approved in Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79.1 through 79.4.

G. GOATS

(1) Goats imported into or through Tennessee shall be accompanied by an official health certificate and be in compliance with 0080-2-1-.02, and Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79.1 through 79.4.

(2) Goats imported into Tennessee for immediate slaughter to an approved slaughter establishment or to an approved livestock market for sale to a slaughter establishment shall only be required to have a transportation document and be in compliance with Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79.1 through 79.4.

(3) All registered breeding goats, goats that have been commingled with sheep, goats for exhibition and dairy goats that move within the state, including for change of ownership, shows, fairs, expositions or slaughter shall be permanently, individually identified by a method approved in Title 9, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 79.1 through 79.4.

H. CAMELIDAE: Same requirements as for cattle.

I. CERVIDAE:

Certificate of Veterinary Inspection and additional requirements as follows:

(1) Brucellosis: Same requirements as for cattle.

(2) Tuberculosis:

(a) All cervidae shall originate in herds which have had a negative herd test for tuberculosis within twelve (12) months with a USDA approved single cervical test and individual imported animals shall be negative to the single cervical test within thirty (30) days of entry; or

(b) Animals not originating in tested herds as described above must test negative to two (2) single cervical tests at least ninety (90) days apart, the second test conducted not more than thirty (30) days prior to entry.

NOTE: (Contact an accredited veterinarian for further details of import rules).

IV Fair association or exhibition or management shall inform exhibitors of the rules of this chapter, and shall notify the State Veterinarian or his agent of any violations.

Exhibitors shall present evidence of compliance with this chapter to the State Veterinarian or his agent upon request.

These rules constitute a minimum legal standard and in no way restrict the right of fair and exhibition managers to establish additional or more stringent requirements.

03/09/2015

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