2013 Albemarle 4-H Show & Sale Rule Changes
Albemarle 4-H Livestock Show and Sale
Youth must be age 5 as of January 1st of current year and must be enrolled in school and must not have graduated from high school to be eligible to exhibit and sell their animal.
Youth ages 5 (and in kindergarten not Pre-K) to 8 as of January 1st of current year can exhibit, but are not allowed to participate in competitive classes. They can exhibit in non-competitive showmanship classes and can sell their animals.
Youth ages 9 and over as of January 1st of current year are eligible to compete in both official judging and showmanship.
The show shall be for steers, hogs, meat goat kids and lambs of any breed. No pygmy influence in goats. All hogs, meat goat kids, and lambs to compete for prizes in the show must have been owned and on the farm of exhibitors by March 1st prior to the date of the show. Steers must have been owned and on the farm by December 31st prior to the date of the show. Every participant must complete a registration form and return the form to their extension office by March 1st with exhibitor name, age, contact/phone #, and physical address of where animal is located to be eligible to compete in official judging.
All livestock to be exhibited should be approved by the extension agent in each county. All animals must be pre-registered by April 1st and weighed in by 10:00 a.m. on the day of the show. This information and meeting deadline times are required to be eligible to compete in official judging.
(A) All steers will be tagged by January 7th by a member of the extension staff.
(B) All meat goat kids, hogs and lambs will be tagged while on the farm by March 15th by extension staff. Each exhibitor will be allowed 2 tags per species with selection of their animals due to extension office by April 1st. Information is required to compete in official judging.
In the case of severe injury, sickness, or death of your animal, exhibitors must contact their extension office so appropriate action can be taken.