CATRON COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 762, Reserve, NM 87830

2019Catron County Fair Schedule

Join the Catron County 4-H Council for old fashioned games through out the fair.

Wednesday, August 21st

6:00-8:00 PM….Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Goat, & Swine check in/weigh in

6:00- 8:00 PM.....Poultry and Rabbit check-in

Thursday, August 22nd

7:00 AM……….Pancake Breakfast

7:00-9:00 AM….Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Goat & Swine reweigh only

8:45 AM……………Final call for reweigh

9:30 AM…………...Mandatory Exhibitor Meeting

9:45 AM……………Herdsman’s Test

10:30 AM...........Poultry & Rabbit Show and Showmanship

1:00 PM.................Pet Show

1:00-6:00PM........Enter Exhibits in Exhibit Hall

3:00 PM…………….Goat Show & Showmanship

4:00-7:00 PM...... 4-H Enchilada Supper

6:00 PM.............. Steer & Heifer Show and Showmanship

Friday, August 23rd

7:00 AM…………….Pancake Breakfast

8:00 AM…………….Swine Show & Swine Showmanship Class

Immediately after Swine

……………………..Lamb Show & Showmanship Class

10:00 AM-1:00 PM….Exhibit Building Judging

1:00 PM…………….Exhibit Building Opens

12:30 PM...............Horse Show 

Saturday, August 24th

7:00 AM…………….Pancake Breakfast

9:00 AM…………….Parade of Champions

10:00 AM…………….Junior Livestock Auction

12:00 PM................Junior Rodeo

12:30 PM……………..BBQ

4:00 PM……………..Livestock & Building Exhibits Released (No early releases unless approved by the Superintendent)

6:00 PM or as soon as possible after the Junior Rodeo..........

............................Ranch Rodeo

9:00 PM.............Fair Dance

LIABILITY The Catron County Fair Association, the Catron County Fair Board of Directors, and/or the Catron County Fair Superintendents, will not be responsible for any loss or damage or injury to animals exhibited, or for any article of any kind or

nature that is lost or destroyed, or in any way damaged. Each exhibitor will be responsible for any injury that may be occasioned to any person, whomsoever, by an animal owned or exhibited by him and shall indemnify the Catron County Fair against all claims or demands, of any kind or nature, that may grow out of any injury

occasioned by any animals owned or exhibited by him, or arise from any person in charge of such animal. All animals exhibited in this show will be entirely the owner’s risk.

A LETTER FROM THE FAIR BOARD

Welcome to the 64th Catron County Fair. The Catron County Fair Board

would like to invite everyone to come to the fair and support our youth. You

will find it fun, educational, and very supportive to the exhibitors, both youth

and adult. Our youth are involved in 4-H & FHA programs, which fill

their summers full of hard work and end in the rewards of exhibiting their

projects for everyone who comes to the fair to see.

If you are interested in helping with any of the events or in any other way, find a fair board member and let them know. All fair board members are volunteers who are dedicated to make it a very successful and positive experience for our youth and for all who come to enjoy our fair.

Our fair building is now complete with bathrooms, kitchen, tables and chairs, handicapped parking, and canopy. Anyone who uses these facilities are asked to please help keep them clean and tidy.

Catron County Fair Board

Catron County Fair Association

P.O. Box 762, Reserve, NM 87830

Board of Directors

JOYCE LANEY, President, Livestock Show and Sale Secretary

MACKENZIE BALDRIDGE, Vice President, Supt. BBQ, Pancake Breakfast

RAE DEAN TOWNER, Secretary, Supt. Goats

DAVID ESTRADA, Treasurer, Supt. Finance, BBQ

LEISIL LUERA, Supt. Ranch Rodeo

NANCY STEID, Supt. Beef, Livestock Show and Sale

LORALEE HAMMER, Supt. Swine, Livestock Show and Sale

RACQUEL SHOWERS, Supt. Poultry and Rabbits

SHELBY SAULSBERRY, Supt. Lambs, Livestock Show and Sale

ARDEN WARD, Supt. Horse Show, Junior Rodeo

GABRIELLA RIVERA, Supt. Horse Show, Junior Rodeo

KATHLEEN SCHUSTER, Supt. BBQ, Livestock Sale

NED JACKSON, Horse Show, Junior Rodeo

CINDY HOWELL, Media Liaison, Exhibit Hall

BOBBY HOWELL, Vendors Hall

YVONNE ATWOOD, Supt. Exhibit Hall, Vendors Hall

Associate Members: Tracy Drummond, Jane Klumker, Larry Von Tress, Cami Hardy, Margie McKeen

The Catron County Fair Association, the Catron County Fair Directors, and/or Catron County Fair superintendents, will not be held, or be responsible or liable for any injury sustained in any way to exhibitors or spectators during the Catron County Fair.

All information contained in this Fair Book is as accurate as possible. Any errors or omissions are unintentional. Last minute changes may be necessary and will be done without notice. We apologize for any inconvenience

FAIR BOARD 4-H or FFA SCHOLARSHIP

Purpose: To encourage participation of senior 4-H and FFA members in

Catron County by a scholarship for furthering post high school

Board of trustees: The board will consist of the Catron County Fair

Association Board with the County Agent as an ex-officio member.

Appropriations: All expenditures and investments must be approved by

the Board of Trustees... The recipient shall be announced at the Fair.

Application: A student must be a senior (current year graduate) and currently enrolled in 4-H or FFA and have their State Farmer degree or current record book. An application consists of the student writing a letter, in resume form, stating the number of years in 4-H or FFA, offices held, activities they have participated in, other organizations they have been a member of, what college they plan to attend, and what field of study they plan to major in. They must also state why they would like this scholarship. Deadline to apply is June 1st. The money will be paid toward tuition directly to the school of their choice.

Point System: A point system has been designed for the National 4-H

record book. FFA requirements will be represented by their FFA instructor.

The individual with the most points will receive the scholarship.

Selection Process: All applicants and record books should be received at

the Catron County Extension office by the last working day of June.

Applicants should have a minimum of three years as a Senior 4-Her and be a

graduating or graduated Senior candidate. If no eligible applications are

received, the money will be restored to the General fund

OPEN DIVISION

Beef, Swine, Goat, Sheep, Rabbit, Poultry

Everyone is invited to bring their animals for exhibit. This applies to commercial or registered breeders.

Open division animals are for DISPLAY ONLY. No awards, premiums, ribbons, etc, will be awarded.

Bring your own pens and your animal can be displayed, space permitting.

LIVESTOCK DIVISION

Superintendents: Swine: Lora Lee Hammer

Beef: Nancy Steig

Sheep: Shelby Saulsberry

Goat: Rae Towner

GENERAL LIVESTOCK RULES

The Catron County Fair Association is not responsible for

private treaty animals. (Animals sold privately that were not in

the sale). Exhibitor will be responsible for all non-sale animals. The CatronCounty Fair is committed to the humane treatment of all animals exhibited.Every possible precaution is taken to insure the animals’ safety and well-being.The production practices in the livestock industry are based on good principals of animal husbandry. No one has a greater economic stake in the

welfare of animals than the livestock producers and organizations involved in the promotion of agriculture.

General rules will apply to all livestock entries. Poultry and Rabbit entries will be on Wednesday from 6 to 8pm. All entries must be in place by 8 pm. Steer, heifer, lamb, swine & goat weigh-in will begin on Wednesday from 6 to 8pm and will have a reweigh on Thursday from 7 to 9am. Remember the mandatory exhibitors meeting at 9:30am Thursday. All livestock exhibitors are required to attend and will receive their back numbers then. Animals will be released at 4:00 P.M. Saturday. The Fair Association, Fair Association Directors, and/or Superintendents assume no responsibility for loss or accident to any animal. Exhibitors will be responsible for their livestock until they are loaded to packer or returned to home.

GENERAL RULES

1. Exhibitors not abiding by these rules are subject to the penalties stated in

these rules, are subject to dismissal from the grounds and/or may forfeit all

entry fees paid and/or premiums won.

2. Exhibitors will be required to show their own animal, unassisted. Any

exceptions must be approved by the superintendent, in advance of the

show. If they have two animals in the same weight division, the

second animal can be shown by another qualified exhibitor. An exhibitor can

be excused from showing their own animal by the Livestock Superintendent

for documented health reasons.

3. The Health Regulations for all animals is a summary of the New Mexico

Livestock rules and regulations for animals entering the show grounds. The

New Mexico Livestock Board governs the movement of livestock into shows,

fairs, and exhibitions. There may be new hauling regulations; it is the exhibitors’ responsibility to check with the New Mexico Livestock Board for hauling, health paper, and any rule changes.

4. The Catron County Fair Association, Fair Association Directors, and/or Livestock Superintendents, will not be responsible for loss, damage, or injury to animals exhibited, or for any article of any kind that may be lost or destroyed, or in any way damaged. Each exhibitor will be responsible for any injury that may be occasioned by any person whomsoever, by an animal

owned or exhibited by him.

5. Exhibitor shall indemnify the Catron County Fair against all claims, demands, suits, or judgments of any kind or nature, including attorneys fees and costs that may grow out of injury, damage or loss occasioned by any animal owned or exhibited by him, or arise from any person in charge of any such animal. All animals exhibited in this show will be exhibited entirely at

the owner’s risk. The Catron County fair will not be responsible for injury sustained in any way to exhibitors or spectators.

6. At the close of the Fair, all exhibits must be claimed by the exhibitor or by

parties representing the exhibitor. Those in charge will assume no

responsibility for exhibits or belongings left on the fairgrounds after the close of the fair unless definite instructions have been left with the Superintendent of the department.

7. No contestant, exhibitor, rodeo official, or anyone officially connected with

the Catron County Fair shall consume alcoholic beverages on the fairgrounds

or at the rodeo arena. Any contestant or exhibitor doing so will be removed

from the fairgrounds and will forfeit any fees that have been paid. The

fairgrounds is county property and it is unlawful to possess or

consume alcoholic beverages on county property. County property

is subject to surveillance by the Catron County Sheriff’s Departments and/or

New Mexico State Police.

8. Camping will be in designated areas only. The fair board has made every possible attempt to accommodate any and all campers. No exhibitor under the age of 18 shall be allowed to camp without adult supervision. Tents/camps of underage exhibitors must be within close proximity to their parents or

guardians camps. NO individuals not directly related to the fair, i.e.

exhibitors, judges, fair officials, etc., will be allowed to camp on the

fairgrounds. You are requested to PLEASE TURN OFF ALL GENERATORS at 10:00 PM.

It is the right of any fair official to request that a campsite be moved and/or

removed from the fairgrounds. If individuals are not compliant, it is the right

of any fair official to request the assistance of the Catron County Sheriff’s

Department and/or New Mexico State Police.

9. Animals that are not entered in the fair or that have not been properly

inspected will not be allowed on the fairgrounds.

10. No exhibit unworthy of an award shall receive one, even though there is

no competition, nor shall any exhibit receive an award greater than its

merits justify.

11. Once checked in no animal may leave the fairgrounds. If removed they are not allowed back on fairgrounds and are disqualified with no return of entry fees.

12. No clipping or trimming will be done on the fairgrounds. No mechanical clippers on the fairground.

13. Conduct: Exhibitors are warned that any act of discourtesy or disobedience to the officials on the part of the exhibitor, parents, or sponsors will disqualify exhibitor from adjudication, and the owner shall forfeit his entrance and other fees. Any exhibitor, parent, or sponsor who shall attempt to interfere with judges in the performance of their duties, or who shall make any false statement in regard to any animal exhibited or shall interfere with clerks and judges books, shall be excluded from the competition and may be

subject to other disciplinary actions.

14. Judges’ decisions are FINAL. Judges are selected on a two-year rotation.

15. Federal and State Livestock Board sanitation regulations will apply.

16. Exhibitors must furnish all water pails and feed boxes.

17. Each exhibitor is responsible for the care, showing, and selling of his or

her own animals.

18. Ethics: The following are termed Unethical Practices Animals that have been given any form of intoxicating beverage, tranquilizer, substance, or other drug effecting mood or attitude prior to judging; Use of any product or substance administered internally or used externally to alter the appearance or conformation of an animal for exhibition. This includes the use of graphite, powders, dyes, hemp, false tail-heads, glued on hair, or hair-like substances, or other similar substances externally, steroids, growth stimulants, diuretic, or artificial filling internally. Judges are requested to report to the management any animals upon which a surgical operation has been performed to improve their "show" appearance.

19. Medication: "The use of any chemical or compound that is not approved

by the FDA for use in meat producing animals and the illegal use of approved

chemicals or compounds is prohibited." Unapproved is deemed to mean not

approved by the Food and drug Administration (FDA) and/or the U.S.

Department of Agriculture (USDA) for slaughter animals. "If an animal passes all USDA but fails any FDA testing for the presence of drug(s) or other

chemicals, the Animal will be condemned by the show officials and not allowed for consumption.

20. As a condition for participation in the Show, every exhibitor must agree to submit any animal entered by exhibitor to inspection by a veterinarian

appointed by the management, FDA, USDA/FSIS, New Mexico Department

of Agriculture, and/or New Mexico Department of Health and agrees to have

such animal submitted to any tests as may be designated and requested by

the veterinarian. The Show specifically reserves the right to have tissue, blood or urine laboratory analysis made on any animal entered for

competition The conclusions reached by the veterinarian, as to whether such

animal has been administered or given a substance or drug in violation of the

rules or has not been properly withdrawn from approved drugs shall be final,

without recourse against the Show or any of its officers. A licensed

veterinarian should be consulted before administering any medication or

growth stimulant.

21. If, after examination by an official veterinarian, an animal is found to have been subject to unethical practices, including producing an analysis with a quantity of a substance or drug in violation of these rules: It will be

disqualified barred from further exhibition no awards will be made for the

involved animal and any other animal exhibited by exhibitor entry fees will

not be refunded the Exhibitor will forfeit all rights and privileges.

22. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Wholesome Meat Act applies to the

sale of market livestock sold during the Catron County Fair as follows:

a. Animals must be in good health and carcasses free of drug or chemical

residues;

b. Antibiotics and sulfonamides have required withdrawal periods;

c. Drug label directions for use and withdrawal periods must be followed;

d. If drug or other chemical residues are found in tissue of carcasses, the

entire carcass may be condemned.

23. It is the sole responsibility of the Exhibitor to insure that the animal is

free of the above prescribed drugs and substances. The extent of knowledge

on the part of the Exhibitor with regard to the drugs or substance found in an

animal is not relevant to any issue, and it shall not be a defense that a person

or persons unknown introduced the prescribed-substance into the animal. If

a product in violation of this rule is found in the tissue of a carcass of any

animal sold through sales connected with the Catron County Fair, the Fair

will in no way be liable or responsible for condition of carcass or sale price of

animal and the carcass will be condemned and exhibitor forfeits all rights to

sale proceeds, premiums, and prizes.

24. Any person that in any way performs any act that would alter an animal’s

appearance or actions without the owner’s permission, that person and their

family may be forever barred from showing at the Catron County Fair. Any

sponsoring Agent, Person associated with the sponsoring Agent, Adviser,

Leader, Parent or Guardians who are found to be involved with the

encouragement of administering, providing of unapproved substances or

recommendation of the use of unapproved substances will be barred from

future participation at the Catron County Fair.

25. Fitting: The exhibitor’s parents, grandparents, brothers and

sisters or any Catron County 4-H leader, County Agent or

Agricultural Education Adviser may offer instruction and

assistance to the exhibitor in preparing his/her animal for show.

If instruction and assistance is required and performed, the

exhibitor must be "actively" involved. The exhibitors’

involvement is the responsibility of the parents and instructors.

26. Animals will be released following the sale on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.

Requests for early dismissal must be approved by Departmental

Superintendent and Livestock Superintendent.

JUNIOR DIVISION

ALL GENERAL RULES ARE TO BE FOLLOWED BY JUNIOR DIVISION

1. All contestants in this department must be bona fide 4-H club members enrolled in projects they are exhibiting or FFA members in Catron County for the 2018-2019 school year, certified by the County Agent or Agriculture Education Advisor.

2. Exhibitors not abiding by these rules are subject to the penalties stated in these rules,and are subject to dismissal from the grounds and/or may forfeit all entry fees and or premiums won.

3. Exhibitors will be required to show their own animal, unassisted. Any

exceptions must be approved by the superintendent, in advance of the

show. If they have two animals in the same weight division, the

second animal can be shown by another qualified exhibitor. An exhibitor can

be excused from showing their own animal by the Livestock Superintendent

for documented health reasons.

4. All livestock exhibitors must check in at the livestock office between 6 &8pm Wed. to receive their fair packet, this includes poultry and rabbit. Exhibitors must be present and must sign the general fund donor thank you letter before they will receive a packet. Once checked in no animal may leave the fairgrounds. If removed they are not allowed back on fairgrounds and are disqualified with no return of entry fees.

5. All exhibitors must attend the exhibitor meeting held in the show ring at 9:30 AM on Thursday. Back numbers will be passed out at this meeting. You cannot show without a back number.

6. All exhibitors must present their signed "Buyer Thank You" card to Livestock Show and Sale secretary (Joyce Laney) immediately after the Livestock Auction. No check will be delivered until all required documentation has been approved by leaders, advisers, extension agents, and designated fair officials.

7. All entries must be certified as to eligibility by County Agent or FFA

Adviser. On line entries will be reviewed by county agent and FFA advisers

to ensure all entries are legitimate and eligible for entry. All animals must be

owned, cared for and entered in the individual name of the owner.

8. An on line entry must be completed for each animal being entered into the fair. No animal will be allowed to show unless an on line entry, or paper entry in special situations, has been completed.

9. Livestock, Rabbits & Poultry entries will close on August 1st.

This rule will be strictly enforced.

10. Judges’ decisions are FINAL. Judges are selected on a two-year rotation.

11. Federal and State Livestock Board sanitation regulations will apply.

12. Exhibitors must furnish all water pails and feed boxes.

13. Each exhibitor is responsible for the care, showing, and selling of his or

her own animals.

14. Once checked in no animal may leave the fairgrounds. If removed they are not allowed back on fairgrounds and are disqualified with no return of entry fees.

15. No clipping or trimming will be done on the fairgrounds. No mechanical clippers on the fairground.

16. A $25 fee will be assessed to any exhibitor who does not clean his/her

stalls. Superintendents of departments will report unclean stalls to Livestock

Superintendent. Fees will be assessed from sale of animal.

17. Each steer, swine, lamb, or goat exhibitor is allowed to sell one animal.

18. Grand Champion exhibitors of Steer, Lamb, Goat, Swine, including

market pens of Poultry and Rabbit, will be allowed to sell another market animal.

Grand Champion Market animals must sell in order to receive a

second sale slot.

19. There will be a 4% commission fee withheld from each sale item. This is used to pay for announcers, auctioneers, judges, ribbons, premiums, and other awards. All superintendents, fair board members, set-up and tear down personnel, BBQ and pancake breakfast personnel, exhibit hall attendants, ring stewards, and many more are all volunteers.

20. All exhibitors must complete a "Disposition Form" for ALL

animals entered in the fair. Forms must be filled out and signed by

exhibitor, parent, and division superintendent. All forms must then be turned

in to the livestock office NO LATER than thirty minutes after the completion of lamb showmanship. Failure to turn in a signed disposition form may result

in the exhibitor being pulled from the sale.