TEXAS ANIMAL HEALTH COMMISSION
CONDENSED REGULATIONS GOVERNING ADMISSION OF LIVESTOCK
TO SHOWS, FAIR AND EXHIBITIONS
Note: The following summary is a condensed version of the Texas Animal Health Commission regulations. The regulations will supercede the summary if there is a dispute between the two.
1) Assembly - Boarding stables, boarding pastures, breeding farms, parades, rodeos, roping events, trail rides and training stables.
2) Entry permit - A permit issued by the commission that allows livestock or poultry to enter Texas provided movement criteria have been met. The permit is valid for 15 days.
3) Interstate show, fair or exhibition A show, fair or exhibition which permits entry of livestock and poultry from other states.
4) Intrastate show, fair or exhibition - A show, fair or exhibition which allows entry of only Texas origin livestock or poultry.
B. Out-of-state Origin
1) Livestock and poultry entering for exhibition and sale shall be accompanied by a health certificate and an entry permit.
2) Livestock and poultry entering only for exhibition are required to have only a health certificate.
3) All dairy and registered beef breeding cattle 18 months of age and older must have been tested negative for tuberculosis within the previous 6 months.
4) Equine must have a health certificate and a completed VS Form 10- 11 showing proof of a negative EIA test within the previous 12 months. A health certificate is not required if the equine is accompanied by a valid interstate passport and a completed VS Form 10-11 showing proof of a negative EIA test within the previous 6 months. Sponsors of the event are required to confirm that all equine allowed to enter the premises have proof of a negative EIA test.
5) All breeding rams 6 months of age and older must have had a negative ELISA test for brucellosis within 30 days prior to entry or be from a brucellosis free flock.
6) Feeder swine must have been tested negative for pseudorables within 30 days prior to entry and have been retested negative 30-60 days after arrival, or originate from a qualified PRV-negative herd or have been moved directly from a farm of origin in a Stage IV of free state.
7) Breeding swine must have had a negative brucellosis test within 30 days or have originated from a validated brucellosis-free herd or state and shall be vaccinated within the previous 30 days with Leptospirosis vaccine containing the following strains: Canicola, Hardjo, Icterohaemorrhagia, Grippotyphosa, and Pomona.
8) Poultry shall originate from flocks or hatcheries free of pullorum disease and fowl typhoid or have a negative pullorum-typhoid test within 30 days before exhibitions.
9) Texas origin livestock and poultry must meet the same requirements as those from out-of- state and be accompanied by a health certificate when entering an interstate show, fair or exhibition.
C. In-state Origin
1) Equine must have a completed VS Form 10-11 showing proof of a negative EIA test within the previous 12 months. A health certificate is not required if the equine is accompanied by a valid interstate passport and a completed VS Form 10-11 showing proof of a negative EIA test within the previous 6 months. Sponsors of the event are required to confirm that all equine allowed to enter the premises have proof of a negative EIA test.
2) Exhibition swine originated in Texas entered in terminal shows are exempt from brucellosis, leptospirosis and pseudorabies requirements.
3) Poultry shall originate from flocks or hatcheries free of pullorum disease and fowl typhoid or have a negative pullorum-typhoid test within 30 days before exhibition.
4) Other livestock and poultry entered in all intrastate shows, fair and exhibitions are exempt from health certificates and testing requirements.
TITUS COUNTY FAIR
JUNIOR MARKET SHOW
September 24th - October 1st, 2023
NOTICE: All exhibitors are cautioned to read carefully the following rules and regulations as same will be strictly enforced without deviation of any kind.
Livestock Entry Form (with required W-9)
The Titus County Fair Association reserves to its Officers and/or Board of Directors the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations as set forth and arbitrarily settle and determine all matters, questions, and differences in regard thereto or otherwise arising out of, connection with, or incident to the show and/or sale. The Officers and or Board of Directors reserves the right to amend or add to these rules as it, in its judgment, may deem advisable.
Unsportsmanlike conduct, including, but not limited to inappropriate conversation or comments on any social network, of any contestants, parents and/or family members and judges will not be tolerated. Any unsportsmanlike conduct may result in disqualification from competition and/or withdrawal of titles/auction proceeds.
1. All participants and additional exhibitors in the Titus County Show must be bona fide Titus County 4-H members (who are at least 9 years of age or will be in the third grade in September of the current year) or bona fide Titus County FFA members at fair time. Eligible participants include 4-H or FFA members who attend Titus County schools or are a resident of Titus County and have not graduated. Titus County Fair honors the "No Pass - No Play" UIL Rules.
NOTICE - New for 2023 - Students who participate in other local or county show premium and/or terminal sales are not eligible to also qualify for the Titus County Premium Sale within the same calendar year. Exceptions may only be made by the executive rules committee in events such as but not limited to, an exhibitor moves from one county to Titus County. An exemption must be granted in writing before tag in for that specie.
NEW 2. A premium sale will be held in connection with the Market Show of the Titus County Fair. The sale will be limited to 80% of eligible exhibitors (those who showed in the show) in steers, hogs, broilers, lambs, goats, meat rabbits to the maximum of 20 steers, 20 hogs, 20 broilers, 20 lambs, 20 goats and 20 meat rabbits.
In determining the 80%, we will round up if it is .5 or above and drop down if it is .4 or below. Floral Design will have 2 lots in the premium sale and the next 5 lots in the silent auction. The Agri-Mechanic projects will have 10 premium lots in sale and 10 silent auction lots. The commercial pen heifer show will sell grand and reserve pen plus the next 5 pens, for a total of 7 sale slots. The silent auction will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2023, and will end 15 minutes after the live auction. Auction will start with Grand and Reserve Champions, Steers, Hogs, Broilers, Lambs, Goats, Ag-Mech, Rabbits, Floral Design and Commercial Pen Heifers. The remaining lots (after steers) will rotate from year to year. Example starting in 2023 Hogs, 2024 Broiler, 2025 Lambs, 2026 Goats, 2027 Ag Mechanics, 2028 Meat Rabbits, 2029 commercial heifers.
3. Any and all of the requirements of the Texas Animal Health Commission will be met.
4. A completed and signed entry form, W-9 and non-refundable entry fee of $25.00 are due before or at the beginning of each feeding period. Entries are not official until these items have been completed and signed. Any outstanding balances owed to the Fair Association must be paid in full before an entry is official.
NEW 5. The tag in for lambs, goats, steers, broilers, rabbits, commercial heifers and hogs can be done as a family unit (siblings living together in same household) this year. Each family can enter as many animals in each of the categories as they want BUT each child can only check in 2 animals/pens to show in the fair. Standard entry fees apply to all animals. (Use the Family Tag in Form) Every 25 chickens considered 1 entry, every 6 rabbits are considered 1 entry and commercial heifer will pay per tag. Ex: feed 8 heifers pay for 8 tags/entries ; family wants to feed 100 chicks, 100/25=4 entries; family wants to feed 18 rabbits, 18/6=3 entries
NEW 6. Each contestant may exhibit two (2) animals/pens in any or all of the market categories, however, they will be allowed only one lot in the premium sale.
NEW 7. 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.) Exemptions on the basis of state fair will no longer be allowed. If the buyer declares “buy back” as the animal destination, that animal then becomes property of the Titus County Fair. The exhibitor has the first right of refusal to buy back that project.
8. Animals in the market show will be placed at the Judge's discretion.
9. A 5% sale commission or $15, whichever is greater, will be subtracted from the proceeds of the sale (as well as add-ons) to defray expenses. (photos, advertising, building upgrades, bedding, new panels etc.)
10. All entries in the premium sale will be sold to the highest bidder only once for the benefit of the exhibitor. No pass outs will be allowed after animal has entered the sale ring. Any subsequent resale of the animal at the request of the buyer must take place at the conclusion of the auction, and resale must benefit a non-profit organization.
11. Each participant in the show is expected to invite several prospective buyers to the premium sale. Buyers may request an exhibitor list (comprised of market and breeding exhibitors) from the Titus County Fair only after check-in is complete.
12. No tranquilizers, drugs or medicated feed can be used within allowed withdrawal times. Any exhibitor whose animal is determined to have been on illegal drugs or have not been removed from use of legal drugs for the allowed withdrawal will be disqualified and will forfeit all prize money. The Titus County Fair Association reserves the right to have blood or urine laboratorial analysis made on any animal entered for competition. Any medication administered after arrival at the fairgrounds must be done by a licensed veterinarian and the appropriate committee chairman notified before the medication is given.