Rules/Regulations

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.

A. Definitions
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: Bratislava, 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 
GENERAL RULES
September 27 - September 30, 2017

NOTICE: All exhibitors are cautioned to read carefully the following rules and regulations as same will be strictly enforced without deviation of any kind.

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.

1. All participants and additional exhibitors in the Titus County Market 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.

2. All animals must be fed and cared for by the participant or immediate family. (Family vacations excluded.)

3. 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 in steers, hogs, broilers, lambs and goats to the maximum of 20 steers, 20 hogs, 20 broilers, 20 goats and 10 lambs.   The Agri Mechanic projects will have 10 premium lots in sale and 10 silent auction lots.  The silent auction will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 and end at 4:00 p.m.  All other projects are to be removed before 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 30, 2017.

4. Any and all of the requirements of the Texas Animal Health Commission will be met.

5. Each contestant can enter (weigh in)  one additional animal in each of the market categories.  Each entry for a multiple entry exhibitor family must be entered in the name of a specific exhibitor, plus one additional entry per family/household. 

Example: 1 exhibitor in family/household - 2 animals can be entered/weighed in/judged per category, and 1 extra entry entered/weighed in
                3 exhibitors in family/household - 7 animals can be entered/weighed in/judged and have 1 extra entered/weighed in animal as "family/household".

Standard fees apply to all animals.

6. Each contestant may exhibit two animals in any or all of the market categories, however, they will be allowed only one lot in the premium sale.

7. Animals in the market show will be placed using blue, red, and white ribbons. Only one animal receiving a blue or red ribbon per contestant, per category will place for premium sale.  In each market category one exhibitor can only win one prize (buckle).

8. 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, etc.)

9. 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.

10. All entries in the premium sale must deliver a picture of his/her entry and a cap to the buyer immediately upon receiving the picture.

11. Each participant in the market show is expected to invite several prospective buyers to the premium sale.

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 fair grounds must be done by a licensed veterinarian and the appropriate committee chairman notified before the medication is given.

13.  A completed and signed entry form 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.

14. Each participant must be present to show and sell his/her entry. Any exceptions must be approved by the rules committee.

15. Any questions concerning the rules will be referred to the rules committee and their decision will be final.

16. Rules committee will consist of each division superintendent and the livestock director. Any formal protest must be submitted in written form with a $75.00 cash deposit, to the chairman of the livestock division in which the protest is directed. Protests must be submitted to the livestock committee chairman within one (1) hour after the infraction occurred. The protest fee will be refunded only if the protest is upheld by the rules committee.

17. Scale weights and judges decisions are final and exempt from protest.

18. Entries should arrive at the following times for weigh-in:
Market Steers - Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:00  to 8:00 p.m.
Market Lambs - Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Market Goats - Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
(Steer, lamb & goat weigh-in will be completed by 8:00 p.m.)
Market Hogs - Check-in and initial weigh-in, Wednesday, September 27, 2017,  4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Market Broilers - Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 8:00 p.m.
Weigh-in and classification for Hogs ends Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 9:00 p.m.

19. Any participant failing to abide by the above rules can be disqualified from future participation.

20. Exhibitors are encouraged to keep exhibit area presentable to the general public. Decorations are encouraged.

21. A Herdsmanship award will be presented to the FFA Chapter or 4-H club that maintains the best kept exhibit area.

22. Showmanship classes will be uniform for all divisions with two age classes and decided during class judging.
          Junior Division - Youth in the 8th grade or lower
          Senior Division - Youth in the 9th grade or higher

23. If a tag comes out or is otherwise lost, it is the responsibility of the exhibitor to notify
the respective division superintendent immediately and arrange for a new tag to be installed.

24. The Fair Association or Show Committee cannot make any guarantees that any market
animal will sell due to the above rules and regulations.

25. Any diseased or injured animals cannot enter the livestock show area or grounds.

26.  No aisle/butt fans.

27.  No artifical fill (pumping).

28.  Any exhibitor that qualifies more than 1 species of animal for the sale, must go to the Livestock Office no later than 1 hour after the conclusion of the Steer Show to sign a form to designate which species of animal they will sell in the Jr Livestock Auction, so the sale program can be completed.

29.  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.