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Exhibitor's livestock handbook schedule

December 27, 2001

The California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta runs March 1-10. The theme for the 2002 fair is "Squeals On Wheels." The 2002 exhibitor's handbooks are out and may be picked up at the entry office at the California Mid-Winter Fair & Fiesta grounds.

The following is the exhibitor's livestock schedule for the 2002 fair:

Junior dairy goats

Entries close — 4 p.m. Feb. 8

Exhibits received — 2-7 p.m. Feb. 28

Judging — 9 a.m. March 2

Showmanship — following show

Exhibit released — 6 a.m. to noon March 11

Entry fee — $15 for the first entry; $3 per class per division thereafter (includes showmanship)

Junior horse

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Horse showmanship — Open to residents of Imperial County

Entries close — 4 p.m. Feb. 8

Exhibits received — 11 a.m. to noon March 1

Showmanship — noon March 1

Exhibits released — at conclusion of show

Entry fee — $10 entry division

Pygmy goats

Entries closed — 4 p.m. Feb. 8

Exhibit received — 2-7 p.m. Feb. 28

Showmanship — following show

Judging — 9 a.m. March 2

Exhibits released — 6 a.m. to noon March 11

Entry fee — $15 first entry; $3 per class per division thereafter (includes showmanship)

Animals not eligible for auction:

Junior market beef

Entries close — 4 p.m. Feb. 8

Exhibits received — 2-4 p.m. Feb. 28

Weigh-ins

Judging — 9 a.m., March 3

Showmanship — March 3, following 4-H market judging

FFA market judging — March 3, following 4-H showmanship

FFA showmanship — March 3, following FFA market judging

Exhibits released — 6 a.m. to noon March 11

Entry fee — $15 (includes showmanship)

Junior market goats

Entries closed — 4 p.m. Feb. 8

Exhibits received/Weigh-ins — 2-7 p.m. Feb. 28

Judging/showmanship — 8:30 a.m. March 2 (during junior dairy goat show)

Exhibits released — 6 p.m. to noon March 11

Entry fee — $15 (includes showmanship)

100 percent Holstein - feeder calves

Entries close — 4 p.m. Feb. 8

Exhibits received/weigh-ins — 4-7 p.m. Feb. 28

Judging/showmanship — March 2, following FFA judging and showmanship

Exhibits released — 6 a.m. to noon March 11

Entry fee — $15 (includes showmanship)

Breed color and characteristics as follows: black with white markings clearly defined. Color markings that will not be acceptable — solid black, solid white, black in the switch, black belly, black encircling leg touching hoof, black from hoof to knee or hock, black and white intermixed to give color other than distinct black and white and no black baldies or reds.

Junior market sheep

Entries close — 4 p.m. Feb. 8

Exhibits received/weigh-ins — 2-7 p.m. Feb. 28

Judging — FFA 8:30 a.m. March 2; 4-H follows FFA market judging

Showmanship — 8:30 a.m. March 3; 4-H follows FFA

Exhibits released — 6 a.m. to noon March 11

Entry fee — $15 (includes showmanship)

Animals shall weigh at least 95 pounds but not more than 150 pounds. Tail docking rule in effect

Junior swine

Entries close — 4 p.m. Feb. 8

Exhibits received/weigh-ins — 6 a.m. to noon March 1

Judging — 8 a.m. March 2

Showmanship — March 3, 8:30 a.m.

Exhibits released — 6 a.m. to noon March 11

Entry fee — $15 (includes showmanship)

Animal shall weigh at least 200 pounds but not more than 270 pounds.

Junior rabbit meat pens

Entries close — 4 p.m. Feb. 8

Exhibits received — 3-8 p.m. Feb. 28

Judging/showmanship — 8:30 a.m. March 2

Exhibits released — March 10, 9-11 p.m.

Entry fee — $15 for first entry; $3 per class per division thereafter (showmanship included)

Entry limits — breeding, none; pet class, one; doe and litter, three; meat pen, three

Junior poultry meat pens

Entries close — 4 p.m. Feb. 8

Entries received/weigh-ins — noon to 8 p.m. Feb. 28

Weigh-ins — 8 p.m. Feb. 28

Judging — March 1, following breeding poultry

Showmanship — 8:30 a.m. March 1

Exhibits released — 9-11 p.m. March 10

Entry fee — $15 for first entry; $3 per class per division thereafter (showmanship included)

>> Andrez S. Montiel is the 4-H youth development adviser at the University of California-Imperial County Cooperative Extension.

>>The Cooperative Extension serves all residents of the Imperial Valley.

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