Market Hog Rules

Market Hog Rules



Ryon Cox - Show Superintendent


1. Tag-in dates and place: Tag-in at the Livestock Pavilion behind the Titus County Civic Center from 8:00 -9:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 5, 2021. The exhibitor or someone he/she designates must hold their hog while committee members tag the hog. All tag-ins will be monitored by show superintendent.

2. Completed and signed entry forms are due at time of tag-in or the hog will not be tagged. Entry forms will be available in advance of the tag-in from the Titus County Fair website ( or contact the hog superintendent.

3.  The top 80% up to 20 hogs will be sold in the premium auction provided they receive blue or red ribbons.

4. Hogs may be purchased from breeders located anywhere, as long as they conform to the Texas Animal Health Commission regulations.

5. All hogs must arrive at the Livestock Pavilion on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, before 7:00 p.m.
and be checked in by the superintendent.

6.  To classify for classes, a weight card must be turned in Thursday, September 30,2021, by 9 p.m., to hog superintendent.  Animals with no card turned in WILL NOT make the show. Classes will be broken and posted after completion.  There will be a weigh back on the top 3  placing hogs in each class with a 10 lbs. limit up or down from the posted weight.   Weight limits for the show are 215 to 290 to make class.  

7. The judge will pick the sale order.

8. No oil, paint, powder or other dressings will be permitted on hogs in the show ring. Soap and water to clean is allowed.

9. Barrows or gilts may be fed and exhibited. 

10. Some bedding will be provided by the Fair Association, but individual exhibitors are responsible for placing bedding in the pens.

11. No clipping of hogs will be allowed on the fairgrounds. No exceptions.

12. Any participant not choosing to accept market price for hog will be required to pick hog up by 10:00 a.m. Saturday, October 2, 2021.  Before removing hog, contact Show Superintendent for check-out.

13.  If an exhibitor misses the original tag-in date they will have until Sunday, June 6, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. to contact the Show Superintendent, but will be charged an additional $25 fee.

14. Any exhibitor that qualifies for the sale will be required to have a photo done by the official fair livestock photographer following the placing of the sale order.

15. No subbing animals in sale slots.  If a contestant has two animals making the sale and wants to keep the higher placed animal, the higher slot will be forfeited and only the lower slot will be sold.  (Example:  one animal in the 3rd slot, one animal in the 10th slot.  To keep the 3rd place animal, that slot is forfeited, and only the 10th slot will be sold.) 

16.  All exhibitors must deliver their photo from the livestock show to their buyer within 30 days of the photos being made available.  Exhibitors are required to obtain a signed acknowledgement that the buyer has received their photo.  The exhibitors must bring the signed acknowledgement to pick up their check no later than December 20, 2021.  Checks not picked up by December 20, 2021, will be forfeited with their proceeds being distributed to the other livestock exhibitors that were in the sale as an additional add on.

17.  Exhibitor must follow the Titus County Fair Junior Market Show general rules.

18.  Rules and times here in this book are final over any listed elsewhere.