MIDLAND COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW
General Rules and Regulations for 2020
- This show will be known as the Midland County Livestock Show.
- The show reserves to the show officials the final and absolute right to interpret these rules and regulations, and arbitrarily settle and determine all matters, questions of differences in regards thereto, otherwise arising out of or connected with or incidental to the show.
- Entries in the show will be limited to Midland County 4-H and FFA members who reside in Midland County and/or attend school in Midland County. Each exhibitor may enter a total of 6 animals of any combination; excluding breeding heifers, breeding goats, breed class rabbits and horses.
- All animals exhibited in the show must be owned by a regularly enrolled 4-H or FFA member, actively enrolled in public or private school in high school level or below. The exhibitor must have personally fed and tended to his or her animals under the direct supervision of the Extension Agents or Agriculture Science teachers. Animals must be kept on the exhibitor’s property. In the event an exhibitor does not have facilities for his/her projects (i.e., live in town), he/she may house their animals in another location with the approval of their advisor. Students keeping projects at the FFA Farm are exempt from this approval.
- All animals entered in the show must have been owned and placed on feed by the exhibitor by the validation deadline set by the Texas Validation Program and the County Validation Committee. All animals, with the exception of breeding heifers and small animals must have been validated in accordance with the county and state validation program. Gilts, Doe Goats, and ewes must also be validated.
- All animals must be shown by the owner except when an exhibitor has more than one entry in a class, or cannot be present to show his animal. If they cannot be present to show, he (she) must submit in writing his reason for being absent to the Division Superintendent. The Show Committee will make a ruling before judging of this division. If allowed to substitute someone to show, only another 4-H or FFA member ALREADY TAKING PART IN THE SHOW may show the animal. IF THE EXHIBITOR IS ACADEMICALLY INELIGIBLE TO SHOW, HIS/HER ANIMAL(S) WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
- All animals will be sifted and/or classified by qualified persons and placed in the correct class. Classification judgment is final. Animals unworthy of exhibition will not be shown. Any animal showing obvious contagious disease will be rejected and must be removed from the premises immediately. The Superintendents will make official judgments.
- Animals must be in place and weighed at the time designated. There will be NO re-weighs.
- All protests must be made in writing to the show officials and accompanied by $100.00. If the protest is proven the money will be returned to the one making the protest. If the protest is not proven, the money goes into the General Fund of the show.
- Competent judges will be secured for the placing of all animals and the judge’s decision will be final in the placing.
- No animal will be removed from the premises without approval of the superintendent of that division.
- Entry fees are as follows: Lambs $10.00, Swine $10.00, Goats $10.00, Steers $20.00, Heifers, $20.00, Rabbits $10.00, Poultry $10.00/pen, Agriculture Mechanics $20.00, Halter Horse $20.00 ALL MIDLAND COUNTY ENTRY’S MUST BE PAID BY DECEMBER 14TH, PRIOR TO THE STOCKSHOW UP COMING SHOW
- THE MIDLAND HORSESHOE IS A LICENSED PREMISE. ACCORDING TO STATE LAW, NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY BE BROUGHT ONTO THE FACILITY.
- No animals will be loaded after 10:00 AM on the day of the sale until conclusion of sale, unless excused by the Superintendent.
- Showmanship for each species will be judged during the show, with awards presented following the selection of the Grand Champion. Age divisions for showmanship are: junior (13 and under) and senior (14 and over). Exhibitor age is determined as of September 1 of the previous year. To be considered for showmanship, the exhibitor MUST OWN an animal within that species.
- The use of animal drugs and other substances in any manner other than in accordance with the labeling, approved by the FDA is a violation of Federal Law.
- All animals will be housed in the barns at all times. Once an animal is on the grounds it cannot be taken off the premises unless the superintendent, responsible for that species, has excused it.
- The pens will be numbered by the division superintendent before weigh in. Each exhibitor will be responsible to write his or her respective pen number on the weigh card. This will allow the show officials to know the owner of each animal and its location in the barn.
- In the event of an (after hours) emergency the division superintendent will be contacted. The superintendent will be responsible to contact the exhibitor.
- Parent’s distraction or debating with a classification official will be at risk of disqualification.
- An exhibitor making the sale or having add-on money contributed must pick up their check from the Extension Office or their Ag. Science Teacher AND CASH THEM WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE ISSUE DATE. The exhibitor, as always must provide a written thank you note for each donor prior to receiving their check.
- Wood shavings must be purchased from the Midland Horseshoe. No outside bedding material is allowed.
- If you do not pre order your validation tags, each additional tag not ordered will increase in price set by MCLA Board and or Superintendent.
- All breeding animals are ineligible for the sale, so we have waived the number to have to make a show. If only one shows up, we will still have a breeding show for that species.
- The Midland County Livestock Show will conduct a Premium Auction as a reward to exhibitors. The auction will be for a premium only and the exhibitor will retain ownership of the animal.
- Market Steers, Lambs, Goats and Swine will be eligible for the auction. The Champion and Reserve Pen of Rabbits, Champion and Reserve Pen of Broilers and the Champion Culinary Arts will also participate in the auction. Breeding animals are not eligible.
- Each Exhibitor is limited to one animal in the Premium Auction. Grand and Reserve Grand animals are required to be in the auction, even if the same exhibitor has more than one Grand or Reserve.
- Total number of market animals to be included in the Premium Auction will be determined by the MCLA Board of Directors. The number of animals in each species in the auction will correspond to the percentage of exhibitors within a species, to the total number of market animals in the show.
- The following method will be used to determine the sale order:
- Grand Champion Culinary Arts
- Grand Champions for each species (Steer leads off, other species will rotate each year in auction)
- Grand Champion Rabbit, Poultry
- Reserve Grand Champions
- Breed and Division Champions
- Reserve Breed and Division Champions
- First Place Animals
- The remainder of the animals will be determined by placing percentage.
- Steers (27% of each class sales, Last Place ineligible)
- Lambs (27% of each class Sales, only up to 5th place can be moved up to make Sale, if More than 5 in a class).
- Goats (27% of each class Sales, only up to 5th place can be moved up to make Sale, if More than 5 in a class).
- Swine (27% of each class Sales, only up to 5th place can be moved up to make Sale, if more than 5 in a class).
Example: Swine Class has 10 entries.
1st sale hole, 2nd Sale Hole, 3rd Sale hole.
4th, 5th, can be moved up to sale hole if exhibitor with 2nd or 3rd gets higher placing in another class or 1st place gets breed champion or reserve breed champion
6th through Last Place for all SPECIES are NOT ELIGIBLE FOT SALE IN AUCTION.
Swine Class of 4 entries.
1st sale hole, 2nd or 3rd can move up, last place ineligible for sale slot.
2nd, 3rd can be move up, 4th ineligible for sale slot.
All percentage will be averaged up for placing. Ex: 10 entries x 27% is 2.7 averaged up 3 head sale: 9 entries x 27% is 2.43 only 2 head sale.
- Last place animals are ineligible for the Premium Auction.
- NOTE: If you show multiple species at the show, in the Packet handed out will be a release form for the exhibitor and parents to sign off on. The shower will also write down which species they wish to sell, in the event two or more species rank the same.
Example. So say, you have a 1st place pig and a 1st place steer, you write down which one you want to sell, on the day of weigh in. If one is a Breed Champion or Reserve Breed Champion, it automatically goes to the Champion, other 1st is out. This will go strictly on placing in the show arena for each class.
- ADD-ON TABLE: all add-ons will be paid the day of the sale, with cash, check or credit card. If you do not have cash, check or credit card you must get a buyers number and use the money in the Sale Ring. ALL ADD ON MONEY WILL BE PAID THE TIME YOU ADD ON THE MONEY; THE BOARD WILL NULIFY ALL ADD ON’S NOT PAID THE DAY OF THE SALE.
The Midland County Livestock Association will award scholarships to the most qualified livestock exhibitors. To be eligible for a scholarship, the applicant must comply with the following guidelines:
- Be an active member of Midland County 4-H, Midland High FFA, Midland Lee FFA, or Greenwood FFA. The applicant must exhibit a livestock or small animal project in the current livestock show.
- The applicant must be a senior in high school when making application and also must be in the top 50% of their class.
- The applicant must turn in a complete application by the first Wednesday of January. Submit with application a 500 word or less, a summary of the applicant’s activities and accomplishments in the field of agriculture. The summary should also include how the scholarship will help the applicant toward their future goals and plans.
- Completed applications should be submitted to:
Midland County Livestock Association
P.O. Box 2577
Midland, TX 79702
- Scholarship winners will be based on:
- Scholastic achievement
- 4-H, FFA, School and Community activities
- Financial need
- Recipients will be recognized at the Premium Auction, and will receive written instructions on the procedure for requesting scholarship funds.
- Scholarship funds will be sent directly to recipients (or to the school if so requested) upon verification of 1) some form of proof of Payment and 2) enrollment in an accredited college or university. Request for distribution and proof of enrollment must be mailed to:
P.O. Box 2577
Midland, TX 79702
- Scholarships may be used for the Summer, Fall, or Spring semesters following graduation. Scholarships not claimed by June 1 of the year following graduation will become null and void.
- All calves entered in this class must be steers.
- Entry fee for steers is $20.00 a head. Entry cards and fees are due in accordance to General Rule 12.
- All steers must be owned and cared for by exhibitor and placed on feed prior to the validation date. (see General Rule # 5)
- Steers will be divided into British, American and Exotic breed divisions. A minimum of three steers are required to constitute a breed division.
- All steers will be sifted and weighed, and animals unfit for exhibition will not be shown.
- Breed divisions will be divided into classes by weight (approximately 6 to a class). All steers must weigh a minimum of 750 pounds.
- Steers will be placed and ribbons awarded 1st thru 10th in each class.
- A Breed Champion and a Reserve Breed Champion will be selected from each breed shown.
- A Grand Champion and a Reserve Grand Champion will be selected from the Breed Champions and Reserve Breed Champions.
- Trophy Belt Buckles will be awarded for Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Steers at the Awards Program, as well as Breed Champions and Reserve Breed Champions the day of the show.
- All Steers must be in the barn by 9:00 am on Thursday, scales will close at 11:00 am Thursday. Steers can come in the barn on Wednesday, but weighing and classifying will be Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
- Purebred, crossbred, or grade heifers can be entered in the show. Being a breeding animal and not eligible for the Sale (Auction), we have waived the number of entries to have a show.
- Entry fee for heifers is $20.00 a head. Entry cards and fees are due in accordance to General Rule 12.
- Heifers must be owned and cared for by the exhibitor and placed on feed prior to November 1.
- Heifers will be shown together unless there are more than ten in the show. If needed, classes will be divided by age. Hip height will be used to divide classes if there are unregistered entries.
- Heifers will be placed and ribbons awarded for 1st through 10th Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will be selected from the class winners.
- Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Heifer Exhibitors will receive belt buckles.
- Heifers will not be eligible for the premium auction; however, awards will be presented by the following premium schedule:
- All Heifers must be in the barn by 9:00 am on Thursday, scales will close at 11:00 am Thursday. Heifers can come in the barn on Wednesday, but weighing and classifying will be Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
- Only ONE heifer is needed to make a class.
Grand - $100 and Banner
Reserve Grand - $50 and Banner
Last place heifers are not eligible for premiums
- Swine entered into the show may be either barrows or gilts.
- Entry fee for Market Swine is $10.00 a head. Entry cards and fees are due in accordance to General Rule 12.
- All swine must be owned and cared for by exhibitor and placed on feed prior to the validation date. (see General Rule # 5)
- Swine entered in this show must be top market swine and shall weigh not less than 160 pounds and not more than 270 All swine must be sifted and animals unfit for exhibition will not be allowed to show, per superintendent. This means 160 to 270, no exception to the weight. The scales at our show are the official scales, period.
- Swine will be divided equally by the swine superintendent into weight and breed classes according to the number of entries. Any breed having 15 entries or more will be divided into at least two weight classes. Maximum size of any class by weight will be 20 head. A minimum of 3 pigs are required to make a division and if not 3 head, the superintendent will assign each animal to the most suitable class. Classes will be shown as follows, Durocs, DOPB, LOPB, York, Hampshire, Crosses.
- Swine will be placed and ribbons awarded 1st thru 10th in each class.
- A Breed Champion and a Reserve Breed Champion will be selected from each breed shown.
- A Grand Champion Swine and a Reserve Champion Swine will be selected from the Breed Champions and Reserve Breed Champion swine as stated in rule 7.
- Trophy Belt Buckles will be awarded for Grand Champion and Reserve Champion Swine, and Breed Champion and Reserve Breed Champions, at the time of showing you animal.
- All swine must be in the barn on Wednesday; scales will open at 8:00 am and close at 7:00 pm.
- NEW; Only exhibitors will be allowed to be in the weight scale pin when weighing in animals (no parents or ag teachers or 4-H ag agents can be present in the pin), when weighing in. If rule is broken the Swine board will disqualify that animal from the show.
- NEW; If tags DO NOT match with what is recorded on validation paper work, animal will be terminated from the show.
- The show is open to any breed or crossbreed. Exhibitors will be allowed to show either wether or does.
- Entry fee for Market Goats is $10.00 a head. Entry cards and fees are due in accordance to General Rule 12.
- All Market Goats must be owned and cared for by exhibitor and placed on feed prior to the validation date. (see General Rule # 5)
- Goats must be slick shorn. No sharp points will be allowed on horns. No painting, powdering, or artificial coloring will be allowed.
- All goats MUST weigh a minimum of 50 pounds with no maximum.
- Goat classes will be determined by weight and the sheep and goat superintendent’s decision of class location will be final. Goats will be divided into three weight Divisions made up of two or more weight classes.
- Division Champion and Reserve will be chosen from 1st and 2nd place goats in each class. Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Goats will be chosen from the Division Champion and Reserve goats.
- Grand Champion and Reserve Champion goat exhibitors will receive trophy buckles, as well as all breed champions and reserve breed champions.
- Goats will be judged by the sheep or goat judge, as decided by the Judges Committee.
- All Goats must be in the barn by 9:00 am on Thursday, scales will close at 11:00 am Thursday. Goats can come into the barn on Wednesday, but all weighing and classifying will be on Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
- NEW RULE: 27% will be eligible for the Premium Auction in each class, Goats placing 6th through last place are not eligible for the Auction. Please refer back to Premium Auction Sec 5.
PEE WEE GOATS
- No MATURE billy will be allowed on the grounds
- This class is for children under show age
- There is no entry fee for this class
- This goat class cannot participate in the Permian Auction Sale
- The show is open to any breed or crossbred. Only doe kids may be shown. It takes only one entry to make a show.
- Entry fee for Breeding Goats is $10.00 a head. Entry cards and fees are due in accordance to General Rule 12.
- All breeding goats must be owned and cared for by exhibitor and placed on feed prior to the validation date. (see General Rule # 5)
- All breeding goats must weigh a minimum of 30 pounds and have their milk teeth at time of weigh-in.
- Goat classes will be determined by weight and the superintendent’s decision of class location will be final.
- Entries must be taught to lead and may be shown with a collar or halter.
- No painting, powdering or artificial coloring is allowed.
- Champion and Reserve Champion will be chosen from the 1st and 2nd place goats in each class. First place goats will show for champion and the 2nd place goat from the class from which the Champion was selected will be moved up to show against the remaining 1st place goats for Reserve selection.
- Champion and Reserve Champion Breeding Goat exhibitors will receive trophy buckles.
- Breeding goats WILL NOT be eligible for the premium auction; however, awards will be presented by the following premium schedule:
- All Breeding Goats must be in the barn by 9:00 am on Thursday, scales will close at 11:00 am Thursday. Breeding Goats can come into the barn on Wednesday, but all weighing and classifying will be on Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
- Breeding Goats are not eligible for the Auction.
Grand - $100 and Banner
Reserve Grand - $50 and Banner
Last place breeding goats are not eligible for premiums
- Sheep entered in the show may be wether or ewe lambs.
- Entry fee for Market Lambs is $10.00 a head. Entry cards and fees are due in accordance to General Rule 12.
- All lambs must be owned and cared for by exhibitor and placed on feed prior to the validation date. (see General Rule # 5)
- Lambs must be shown in no more than 1/4" of wool.
- All lambs will be sifted and classified. Animals unworthy of exhibition will not be show.
- There will be five Breeds of Lambs These are:
- Finewool Cross
- Medium Wool
- Hair Sheep
- Minimum weight for all lambs shall be 80 pounds. If the superintendent deems it necessary, classes will be divided by weight as equally as possible. Must have 3 head to make a division.
- Lambs will placed and ribbons awarded 1st through 10th in each class. A Breed Champion and Reserve will be selected for each breed.
- There will be a Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Lamb selected from the breed champions and reserve breed champions.
- Trophy Belt Buckles will be awarded for Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Lamb and All breed champions and reserve breed champion the day of showing your animal.
- All lambs must be in the barn by 9:00 am Thursday; scales will close at 11:00 am Thursday. Lambs can come into the barn on Wednesday, But all weighing and classifying will be on Thursday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am
- NEW RULE: 27% will be eligible for the Premium Auction in each class, Lambs placing 6th through last place are not eligible for the Auction. Please refer back to Premium Auction Sec 5.
- Classes will consist of meat pen and two breeding classes.
- Entry fees are $10.00 per pen (including breeders). Entry cards & Fees are due in accordance to General Rule 12.
- Champion and Reserve Champion Fryers will be included in the Premium Auction Sale.
- All rabbits must be present for registration and weigh in at 8:30 am on Thursday of the Show.
- Judging will begin at approximately 12 noon on Thursday adjacent to the main ring following the poultry judging.
- Exhibitors must bring their own cages.
- Animals will be removed from the Exhibit building upon completion of judging except for the Champion and Reserve Champion.
- Each exhibitor must be prepared to handle his/her own rabbits.
- Meat Pin: one pen of 3 Meat Pin will be considered an entry. Meat Pin cannot be over 10 weeks old day of show. Any breed or sex is eligible; however it is recommended that rabbits be of the same size and color for each entry and should be of meat type breed. Rabbits may be disqualified if over 5.5 pounds each, this is current with ARBA and will go in accordance with ARBA.
- Breeding Classes: Doe: one doe of any breed will constitute as entry. Doe must be older than 12 weeks at time of show. Buck: one Buck of any breed or cross will constitute an entry and must be older than 12 weeks at time of show. These animals are not eligible for the sale so only one entry will make a show.
- Buck and Doe breeder rabbits must be housed in separate cages.
- Showmanship awards will be given for One Senior and One Junior Rabbit Exhibitor.
- Must have ownership 30 days from day of show. Breed Rabbits only.
- NEW RULE: 27% will be eligible for the Premium Auction Sale, 6th through last place will not be eligible for the Auction Sale.
PeeWee Rabbit Show
- This class is for children under show age.
- There is no entry for this class.
- The Pee Wee rabbit class cannot participate in the Premium Auction Sale.
- Pee Wee Exhibitors are not required to register prior to show.
- The Poultry Show is open to Broilers only.
- Broilers: one pen of 3 broilers will constitute an entry. Broilers are to be out of the same hatch, bought in November.
- Entry fees are $10 per pen. Entry cards & Fees are due in accordance to General Rule 12.
- Champion and Reserve Champion will be included in the Premium Auction Sale. We will also take the percentage of the class to the sale but not above 5th
- All poultry must be present for registration at 7:00 AM, Thursday of the Show. Poultry will not be weighed.
- All three birds in each pen must be shown at the same time. All birds from all the pens will be shown at the same time.
- Judging will begin at 10:00 AM Thursday of the Show adjacent to the main ring.
- Animals will be removed from the Exhibit building upon completion of judging except for the Champion and Reserve Champion.
- Showmanship awards will be given to one Senior and one Junior poultry exhibitor.
- Band numbers will be read at registration
- Band numbers will be read at the show. If siblings are showing poultry, either child may have the tag numbers assigned to the other child
- Pens will be provided by the county but feed and water containers must be provided by the exhibitors.
- The minimum amount of birds that can be purchased if fifteen. After that, they must be purchased in increments of five.
- The cost is $1.50/bird.
- Birds used for showmanship may be from a “back-up” set of birds provided by exhibitors.
Culinary Arts - General Rules
I. Age Divisions
- Clover - Kindergarten through 2nd grade. Clovers are eligible to enter cookies only.
- Youth - Any youth residing in Midland County, who is at least 9 years old or in the third grade, has not completed high school or is 19 years old, is eligible to enter a cake in the Culinary Arts Competition. Youth must be actively enrolled in 4-H or FFA.
Age as of August 31st, the previous year
- Junior 9(or in 3rd grade)-10 years of age
- Intermediate 11-13 years of age
- Senior 14-18 years of age
** Eligibility will be checked on all youth participating, including clovers.
Cookies – Clover kids may enter one dozen cookies from scratch. No mixes or store bought icing may be used. Please bring the cookies on a disposable plate or tray. Ribbons will be awarded. There will be no fee to enter cookies.
Cakes- Members in youth age division are eligible to have one cake entry.
III. GENERAL RULES:
- The Midland County Livestock general rules apply to the Culinary Arts Contest.
- NO CAKE MIXES OR PREMADE ICING MAY BE USED. Cakes and decorations must be edible.
- Cakes will be judged together by contestant age.
- All items entered must be the work of the individual exhibitor.
- All entries become the property of Midland County 4-H, with the exception of the Grand Champion Cake. The Grand Champion Cake will be sold at the premium auction with the exhibitor receiving all money raised. All other entries will be sold with the money going to Midland County 4-H Food and Nutrition Project Group.
- Cake entry fee is $10.00 which is due upon entry. Cookies have no entry fee. Only one entry per contestant is permitted.
- Ribbons will be awarded in each age division.
- The cakes will be sold by slice or whole cake. Cookies will be sold in groups of 3.
- Grand Champion winners may not enter the same cake more than once. No one in the same family is eligible to use the same recipe either.
- Money awards will be generated from the fees:
1st Place $20.00
2nd Place $15.00
3rd Place $10.00
- All cakes and cookies must be turned in on plates or trays that are disposable. If the Tray is not disposable it will NOT be returned to the exhibitor. These items must be thoroughly wrapped with clear plastic wrap or lid and labeled with the food name only. Do not put the exhibitor’s name on the cake or cookies.
- Entry forms are due by 4:00pm on the day that county livestock entries are due to the Texas A&M Agri-life Extension Office. Recipes will be turned in the day the entries are judged, not when entries are due. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED!
- Entries will be brought to the Horseshoe between 8:45 and 9:30 on Saturday of the Stock Show. Entries must be accompanied by a recipe. The recipe must be typed on an 8 ½ X 11 piece of paper.
- All protest must be made in writing to the MCLA officials and accompanied be $100 cash. MCLA board has the final and absolute right to interpret these rules.
- Only judges and chairman are allowed I judging area during judging.
AGRICULTURE MECHANICS SHOW
Entry Deadline: Entry Cards & Fees are due in accordance to General Rule 12.
Arrival & Classifying: 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. Wednesday (same day as swine arrive)
Judging: 9:00 am on the Day of the Auction
Awards: During the Auction
Begin Release 4:00 p.m., out of barn by 5:00 p.m.
Eligible Entries: Entries must be the work of eligible exhibitors, limited to Texas FFA and 4-H members. There is no limit to the total number of projects a 4-H club or FFA chapter may enter. The Midland County Stock Show reserves the right to refuse any exhibit.
Substitutions: Project substitutions should be made at check in.
Exhibitor substitution-exhibitors may be added and /or removed from projects during check in for no penalty.
Projects: must be constructed by FFA & 4-H members. FFA projects must be constructed as part of their agriculture mechanic instruction in agriculture science or as part of their supervised work experience program. 4-H projects must be constructed under the supervision of their County Extension Agent.
Club/Chapter Entries: Group entries must be made in the name of the FFA Chapter or 4-H club. All group entries must include all the names of the exhibitors who participated in planning and construction of the project.
Individual/Group: Projects may be either individually or group constructed and owned.
Exhibit Space: Projects will be displayed during the Livestock show, by the discretion of the Stock Show Board.
Construction Date: A project may be exhibited only one time at the Midland County Stock Show and construction must have been started within one calendar year of the conclusion of previous Stock Show.
Types of Projects: Wood and Metal projects will all be judged together.
Project Completeness: All projects should be complete including finish. Projects are to be clean, free of dust and debris, and in a presentable condition even though they may have been used. Any item, necessary for use of the project must be a part of it (example: hinges and latches on gates and panels, etc.). Trailers and all other equipment are to be displayed in transport position. Ramps, extensions and operation of specific features may be demonstrated as directed by the official judges and as space allows. The project display area (including the floor under and around the project) should be neat. Floor covering will be limited to the are under the project.
Any equipment to travel on public highways must meet Federal DOT Standards. Current Federal DOT inspection stickers will be honored. Anything that does not have a current Federal DOT inspection sticker will be subject to inspection by a TXDOT inspector.
Exhibitor Presentation: Exhibitors should be dressed appropriately and be with their project when it is judged. Exhibitors should be courteous and helpful to those viewing their project including the public, show officials, and judges. Exhibitors should not interfere with or shield those exhibitors next to them. Exhibitors will be allowed cleaning or preparation supplies, limited to quantities that will fit in a common 5 gallon bucket, in the exhibition area.
Signs: All projects are to be identified. Information should include – Exhibitor(s) NAME, CLUB/CHAPTER,
And Project Description. Additional signs, banners, etc. must meet the approval of the committee members and cannot extend beyond the project’s display space.
Lost or Damage: Every precaution will be taken to project the projects entered; however, neither the Midland County Stock Show nor the Officials of this contest will be responsible for fire, theft, vandalism or destruction to the projects.
PROTEST: See #9 General Rules & Regulations
- Workmanship……………………………………………………………25 points
- Student’s Knowledge of project…………………………………..25 points
- Design and Materials………………………………………………….10 points
- Practicality…………………………………………………………………10 points
- Degree of Difficulty…………………………………………………….10 points
- Finish…………………………………………………………………………10 points
- Plans, Bill of Materials, Photographs and DOT……………..10 points
Plans, Bill of Materials, Photograph: Exhibitors should provide an original, exhibitor drawn plan, photographs showing stages of production, and a complete bill of materials.
Student Knowledge: Exhibitor(s) may be asked questions concerning, but limited to project construction, design, use, operation, etc. Exhibitors may also be asked to demonstrate all or parts of the project’s operation.
Awards: Blue, Red & White ribbons will be given for quality: 1st, 2ND and 3RD
Blue Ribbon: 90-100 POINTS
Red Ribbon: 80-89 POINTS
White Ribbon: 70-19 POINTS
Prizes will be given to Grand Champion and Reserve Champion of the whole show.
AGRICULTURE MECHANICS SHOW
Chapter or Club Name:__________________________________________________________________________________
ENTRY FEE: $20.00 Each Entry
Description of Project:___________________________________________________________________________________
Please indicate if project is completed by group or individual:
________________Individual Project __________________ Group Project
- Entry fee for equine halter class will be $20.00 per head. Entry cards and fees are due in accordance with general rule 12.
- Equine will be classed by gender. Geldings and mares will be shown separately. No more than 10 per class.
- NO STUDS/STALLIONS will be eligible to show.
- Horses will be placed and ribbons awarded 1st thru 10th in each class.
- A Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will be selected for both geldings and mares.
- Belt Buckles will be awarded to Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion.
- All horses must be in place by 9:00 am Thursday.
- None of the halter class equine projects will be sale eligible. Equine projects shown will count toward the total number of entries an individual can enter.
- Equine may be shown in plain black or brown leather or nylon halters only. No Rope halters will be used.
- One Champion showmanship buckle will be awarded for all contestants of the equine halter class.
- All animals must have current negative Coggins, and provide them upon check in.
- Midland County Horse Validation will require negative Coggins, registered papers (if any), and show that Coggins match ownership requirements.
- All classes will be in accordance with Texas 4-H Horse show rules and regulations.
- PROTEST; See #9 General Rules & Regulations
- Grand Champion Horse can only show for TWO years