Division I | Open Class

Registration Forms Are Due No Later Than September 6
Please mail to: Calvert County Fair, Inc., PO Box 224, Barstow, MD 20610

Permission must be given for any trailer or camper to be parked within the Fair gates, please call the Fair Board Office at 410-535-0026 to register. SPACE IS LIMITED

GENERAL LIVESTOCK REGULATIONS

Chairperson Mike Wells, 410-535-0026

  1. All animals must meet the individual species requirements of the Maryland State Department of Agriculture. Health papers must be checked by the veterinarian and/or livestock superintendent before animals may be unloaded. REFER TO HEALTH REGULATIONS.
  2. Livestock will be received on Tuesday from noon to 8 p.m. Check-in is required. After animals have been checked by veterinarian and/or livestock superintendent and after animals have been unloaded, you must check-in with Gail Hatfield. Animals must be on the grounds by 8 p.m. Tuesday of the Fair Week and shall remain until released at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.
  3. Breed classes will be adjusted to accommodate all exhibitors.
  4. All purebreds must be shown in purebred classes even if breed registration papers are not available. Market animals may be either purebred or crossbred. No papers are necessary for these animals. The same animal may not be entered in the breeding and market classes.
  5. All animals must be clean and presentable for the entire fair.
  6. Market animals exhibited by adults are not to be sold at the 4-H/FFA livestock sale.
  7. Please refer to the individual species section to see if more specific rules apply to your exhibits. This department is open to exhibitors from the five (5) Southern Counties.
  8. The Fair Board and/or the Livestock Committee Chairman reserves the right to refuse any entry which it feels does not meet the intent of these requirements. The right is also reserved to cancel, combine or alter any class which it feels will enhance or better our fair and livestock show.
  9. All livestock exhibited must have been owned/raised by the exhibitor as of August 1.
  10. Animals will not be allowed to unload or be admitted unless they have an eartag or tattoo.
  11. The management will not be responsible for loss by fire or otherwise, but will exercise all vigilance in the care of exhibits. The greatest care will be taken of all specimens, but the fair will not be responsible for accidents, mistake, loss, damage, from whatever arises. The specimen is being exhibited at the sole risk of the exhibitor.
  12. No late registrations will be accepted.
  13. Pens and cattle areas must cleaned at departure or premiums will be forfeited.

Section A – Beef

ALL PUREBREDS AND CROSSBREDS

AWARDS: 1st-$35 2nd-$30 3rd-$25 4th-$20 5th-$15

Class

  1. Aged bull, over 3 years
  2. Over 2 years, bull
  3. Senior yearling, 21 to 24 months
  4. Junior yearling, 17 to 20 months
  5. Spring yearling, 15 to 16 month
  6. Summer yearling, 13 to 14 months
  7. Senior bull calf, 11 to 12 months
  8. Winter bull calf, 9 to 10 months
  9. Junior bull calf, 8 months or less
  10. Three Bulls, any age, owned by same exhibitor
  11. Two bulls, any age, owned by the same exhibitor
  12. Aged cow, over 3 years
  13. 2 to 3 years, Cow
  14. Senior yearling heifer, 21 to 24 months
  15. Junior yearling heifer, 17 to 20 months
  16. Spring yearling heifer, 15 to 16 months
  17. Summer yearling heifer, 13 to 14 months
  18. Senior heifer calf, 11 to 12 months
  19. Winter heifer calf, 9 to 10 months
  20. Junior heifer calf, 8 months or less
  21. Pair of females, any age, owned by same exhib.
  22. Pair of calves, one bull and one heifer
  23. Pair of yearlings one bull and one heifer
  24. Market Steer, shown on halter

After all breed classes are completed, breed Champions and Reserve Champions will compete for the following:

  • BEST OF SHOW – Bull
  • BEST OF SHOW – Female
  • GRAND CHAMPION – Market Steer
  • RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Market Steer

Section B – Sheep

ALL PUREBREDS, CROSSBREDS AND NATURAL COLORED WOOL BREEDS

AWARDS: 1st-$20 2nd-$15 3rd-$12 4th-$10 5th-$8

Class

  1. Ram, over 2 years
  2. Ram, 1 – 2 years
  3. Ram, under 1 year
  4. Pair of rams, under 1 year, owned by same exhibitor
  5. Ewe, over 2 years
  6. Pair of Ewes over 2 years, owned by same exhibitor
  7. Ewe, 1 – 2 years
  8. Pair of ewes 1 – 2 years, owned by same exhibitor
  9. Ewe, under 1 year
  10. Pair of ewes, under 1 year, owned by same exhib.
  11. Twin lambs (either sex) bred by exhibitor
  12. Flock (1 ram, 2 ewes – 1-2 years and 2 ewes – under 1 year)
  13. Market lambs (divided into separate weight divisions)
  14. Pair of market lambs

After all breed classes are completed, breed Champions and Reserve Champions will compete in the following classes:

  • BEST OF SHOW – Ram
  • BEST OF SHOW – Ewe
  • GRAND CHAMPION – Market Lamb
  • RESERVE CHAMPION – Market Lamb

Section C – Swine

ALL PUREBREDS AND CROSSBREDS

AWARDS: 1st-$20 2nd-$15 3rd-$12 4th-$10 5th-$8

Special Regulations:

  • Barrows do not have to be registered or purebred
  • Tusks must be removed from any boars to be shown

Class

  1. Boar, 6 to 12 months
  2. Boar, under 6 months
  3. Sow, 6 to 12 months
  4. Sow, under 6 months
  5. Breeder Feeder, under 6 months (1 boar, 1 female, barrow)
  6. Individual Market Hog, to be divided into 3 weight divisions
  7. Pair of Market Hogs

After all breed classes are completed, breed Champions and Reserve Champions will compete in the following classes

  • BEST OF SHOW – Boar
  • BEST OF SHOW – Female
  • GRAND CHAMPION – Market Hog
  • RESERVE CHAMPION – Market Hog

Section D – Goats

ALL DAIRY GOATS AND RECORDED GRADES, MEAT GOATS AND CROSSBREDS AND FIBER GOATS

AWARDS: 1st-$20 2nd-$15 3rd-$12 4th-$10 5th-$8

Class (Specify D for dairy or M for meat)

  1. Kid, Jr.
  2. Kid, Sr.
  3. Yearling, dry
  4. Milking yearling
  5. Doe in milk, 2 – 3 years
  6. Doe in milk, 3 – 4 years
  7. Doe in milk, 4 – 5 years
  8. Doe in milk over 5 years
  9. Market Goat

Champion and reserve champion rosettes will be awarded by breed for Dry Does and Milking Does. Additional awards will be presented as follows:

  • BEST OF SHOW – Dairy Goat
  • BEST OF SHOW – Dry Doe
  • GRAND CHAMPION – Market Goat
  • RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION – Market Goat

Registration Forms Are Due No Later Than September 6