The mandatory registration deadline for goats, sheep and swine being raised as market animals for the 2013 Nevada County Fair has been set for 4 p.m. June 7.
Junior goat, lamb and hog exhibitors may register their market animals at the Fair’s Administration Office, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning May 20. The absolute deadline for market goat, sheep and swine registration is 4 p.m. June 7.
All exhibitors are required to complete an entry form, submit a photograph of themselves with their market animal and provide a bill of sale to fair officials. The exhibitor should request the bill of sale from the person who sold them their market animal, or if an exhibitor bred their own animal, they must present a letter to that effect. Entry forms and additional instructions are available at the 4-H Office, through FFA advisors and at the fair administration office.
An exhibitor can bring in their own entry forms, required documents and entry fees or it can be done by the club leader/chapter advisor for the group. Individual parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, etc., canwnot bring in someone else’s paperwork. It either has to be done as an individual exhibitor in person or as a group by the signing leader and/or advisor.
To exhibit a large market animal at the 2013 Nevada County Fair, exhibitors must be 9 years old or in the 4th grade by Jan. 1, 2013, and must be a Nevada County Junior. A Nevada County Junior exhibitor is defined as:
— An exhibitor whose legal residence is within the boundaries of the Nevada County Fair and who attends a school within Nevada County, or
— An exhibitor who lives outside Nevada County, attends a school in Nevada County and is a member of the FFA, Nevada County 4-H or Nevada County Grange, or
— An exhibitor who is a Nevada County resident enrolled and attending college and is a member of the FFA, Nevada County 4-H or Nevada County Grange.
Although an exhibitor can enter only one large market animal in the fair, each exhibitor will be allowed to register a maximum of two animals per species, not to exceed four animals in total. Exhibitors often choose to raise more than one market animal, giving them the option of bringing their finest quality animal to the fair to sell through the Junior Livestock Auction, which is scheduled on Aug. 11.
The 2013 “Under the Big Top” Nevada County Fair is scheduled for Aug. 7-11. For information on market animal registration or becoming involved in the Junior Livestock Auction as a buyer or volunteer, call the fair office at 530-273-6217. For more information, visit www.NevadaCountyFair.com.
Board of directors to meet Tuesday
The board of directors for the 17th District Agricultural Association will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, in the board room of the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
Items on the agenda include the approval of 2013 contracts, a report on the 2013 Fair and a discussion of the Draft Horse Classic.
For more information, call 530-273-6217.