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2005 O'Brien County Fair Handbook

Beef

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BEEF DEPARTMENT

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Superintendents: Dan Hunt, Merv Hoermann, Brad McDowell, Barry M

ss, Susie M

ss, Larry Remmers, and Carla Naber

Judge: Craig Mittag, Prescott, Iowa

1. All beef calves must have been weighed and ear-tagged at the O'Brien County Beef weigh-in January 8, 2005.

2. The top two animals in each class will complete for championship ribbons.

3. Grooming chutes may not be stored in the barn or alleyways except while in use the day of the show and must be removed from the alley by ONE hour following the conclusion of the beef show. Failure to comply with this request can mean forfeiture of premium money.

4. Beef calves must remain in stall until 9:00 p.m. each day.

5. Home raised calves will be recognized in the show ring at the beginning of each class.

6. Only ring men appointed by the superintendent are allowed in the ring.

7. Failure to notify the Extension office or beef superintendent (Dan Hunt) by Saturday, July 23rd of a scratch or a beef exhibit that requires a stall tie-up will result in the exhibitors beef premium money being forfeited.

Breeding Heifers

1. Exhibitors may exhibit two entries per class.

2. Classes are divided as follows:

A. Heifers dropped January 1, 2004-April 30, 2004

B. Heifers dropped May 1, 2004-August 31, 2004

C. Heifers dropped September 1, 2004-December 31, 2004

Over-all Beef Breed Champion-the top two exhibits of each breed will compete for overall breed champion.

3. Breeding heifers entered in a purebred class must show pedigree to the superintendent upon request.

4. Premiums - (Blue: $10.00; Red: $8.00; White: $6.00) Champion Purebred and Commercial Breeding Heifers will receive $15.00; Reserve Champion Purebred and Commercial Breeding Heifers will receive $10.00 each. There must be three exhibits per class or breed for Champion and Reserve Champion money to be paid.

Cow-Calf

1. Exhibitors may exhibit two entries per class.

2. Classes are divided as follows:

A. Cow (less than 36 months old) - Calf -born during 2005

B. Cow (more than 36 months old) - Calf - born during 2005

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C. Produce of Dam - must be a steer or heifer dropped January 1- December 31, 2004. Dam must be a former 4-H/FFA project.

3. Premiums - (Blue: $10.00; Red: $8.00; White: $6.00) Grand Champion Cow-Calf: $15.00, Reserve Grand Champion Cow-Calf: $10.00.

Feeder Calf Project

1. Feeder calf dropped January 1-May 1, 2005. It is encouraged that a family member owns the dam.

2. Exhibitors may exhibit two entries per class. (Two males and two females.)

3. Feeder calves will be shown by sex.

4. The superintendent will break classes by age dependent on the number of entries.

5. Feeder calves must be ear tagged and identified by May 16, 2005.

6. Premiums - Blue: $10.00; Red: $8.00; White: $6.00) Grand Champion

Feeder Calf: $15.00. Reserve Grand Champion Feeder Calf: $10.00.

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Bottle/Bucket Feeder Calf Project

1. Bottle/Bucket calf must be ear-tagged and identified by May 10th, 2005.

2. To exhibit in this class, you MUST also show a calf in the bucket/bottle calf class.

3. Exhibitor may show one calf in this class and it can not be the calf shown in the Bottle/Bucket calf show.

4. Feeder claves will be shown by sex, if numbers allow.

5. Classes will be broke by age, if numbers allow.

6. Premiums - Blue: $10.00; Red: $8.00; White: $6.00. Grand Champion B/B Feeder calf - $15.00. Reserve Grand Champion B/B Feeder calf - $10.00.

Dairy Feeder Calf

1. Entries must be from a registered dairy herd.

2. Must meet same requirements as Bottle/Bucket Feeder calf class

Market Beef

Steers/Heifers

1. Each exhibitor may exhibit not more than three beef calves, steers and/or heifers. Only two market beef animals may be sold through the auction.

2. Fair (July 25) weights: Exhibitors will have the option to move a calf up one class to the next heavier weight if they have more than one calf in a specific class, so that they may have the opportunity to exhibit their own projects.

3. A minimum rate-of-gain requirement of 2.4 pounds for steers and 2.2 pounds for heifers is required to receive a blue ribbon. Rate-of-gain tags will be issued as exhibitors enter the show ring.

4. There will be a minimum weight of 1050 pounds. Cattle that do not meet this requirement will not sell through the auction.

5. The Market steer, Market heifer, Market Dairy/Beef, Market Dairy and Market Bottle/Bucket Calf will all be awarded Champion & Reserve champion in their respective classes. There will be a Grand and Reserve Grand Market individual awarded from these market champions and reserve champions.

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6. There will be weight division champions and reserve champions for market classes which are based on the superintendent's decisions. Premiums will NOT be paid for these division champions and reserve champions.

7. Premiums -Blue $8.00; Red $7.00; White $6.00. In addition to the blue ribbon premium, the top animal in each Market Beef (Steers and Heifers) class will receive $5.00. Grand Champion Market Individual (steer or heifer) will receive $15.00, and Reserve Grand Champion Market Individual (steer or heifer) will receive $10.00.

Market Dairy

Steers/Heifers

1. Entries must be 100% Dairy animal.

2. Must meet same requirements as Market Beef classes.

Market Dairy/Beef Cross

Steers/Heifers

1. Entries must be of a Dairy-Beef cross.

2. Must meet same requirements as Market Beef classes.

Market Bottle/Bucket Calf

1. For all exhibitors that entered the Bottle/Bucket Calf project 2004.

2. Each exhibitor may enter both of his/her bucket calves.

3. Must meet same requirements as Market Beef classes.

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Hartley 712-728-2077

Advanced Cattle Feeders

Superintendents: Dan Hunt, Mervyn Hoermann, Gene Bomg

rs

Objectives:

1. To teach accepted management practices of ration formulation, health practices, etc.

2. To teach purchasing and marketing of cattle.

3. To teach the economics of cattle feeding.

4. To teach the importance of least cost ration formulation.

Requirements:

1. Weigh-in four head of market steers or heifers on November 27, 2004, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Individual calf weights are required. All pen cattle must be exhibited on June 16th to be eligible for premium money. Any animals exhibited on June 16th and not marketed through the Advanced Cattle Feeding Program, will be discounted and receive 0 points towards the carcass evaluation score.

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2. All cattle must be ear tagged with 4-H tags at weigh-in time at the November 27, 2004 weigh-in.

3. Beginning purchase price will be the current feeder market value based on 4 feeder cattle auctions prior to the November 27th weigh-in as determined by the Beef superintendents. The beginning purchase price to be used will be posted the day of the weigh-in.

4. Feed records must be sent in twice during the month. Feed records will be reported from the feeding periods of the 1st-15th of every month and the 16th-30th (31st) of each month. These feed records will be due on the 5th and 20th of each month. Please send your records to Merv Hoermann, Midwest Farmers Cooperative, Box 22, Sutherland, IA 51058 or fax to 712-446-3402, Attention Merv. Any late feed records turned in will result in a 50% deduction for feed record points.

5. Feed stuff prices will be determined as follows:

a. Corn prices will be determined by the average bid by the Midwest Farmers Coop, Sutherland location, for each feeding period.

b. Exhibitors will be given the option to forward price their feed stuffs.

*Corn can be forward contracted at any given time after weigh-in or beginning with any new feeding period. The forward contract price will be based on the bid from the Midwest Farmers Coop Elevator, Sutherland location. As $.02 bushel month carrying charge will be added to the bid if an exhibitor chooses to forward contract his/her corn beyond 30 days.

** Protein supplement can be forward contracted on the same basis as corn. If there are any carrying charges of beyond 30 days, they must be added.

*** Roughage prices will be based on the current market prices and forward contract prices can be established by local supplier of the exhibitor.

6. Projects will be evaluated on the number of head weighed in at the November 27, 2004, weigh-in.

7. If an animal dies OR has veterinary approval NOT to exhibit due to health complications beyond the exhibitor's control, the project can be completed and will be eligible for premiums based on total project records.

8. There will be an earlier marketing date if the superintendents decide that this is necessary for some cattle. Marketing date - June 16, 2005!

9. If an exhibitor violates any of these requirements, the project can be disqualified at the discretion of the superintendents.

10. Advanced Cattle Feeder's cattle are to be weighed and in place on Thursday, June 16, 2005, no later than 5:00 p.m.

11. Advanced Cattle Feeder exhibitors are to select two of their pen cattle to be evaluated for carcass merit. These two carcass cattle should be the exhibitor's choice of the best two grading animals in the pen. (Yield grade and quality grade.) Your selection will be compared to the results from the government grade at the packing plant. Your points for "accurate carcass selection" will be determined from this.

12. Premiums will be awarded on the basis of the following points:

a. Management check 100 points possible

b. Cost of gain 200 points possible

c. Return per dollar invested 200 points possible

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d. Records 100 points possible

e. Average Daily gain 100 points possible

f. Quality grade & Yield grade 100 points possible

g. Feed/Efficiency 100 points possible

h. Accurate carcass selection 100 points possible

Total points possible 1000 points

13. Premiums: Blue $25.00; Red $15.00; White $10.00. Additional premium dollars provided by: O'Brien County Cattleman's Association ($25.00 per pen project); $100 a piece prorated amongst exhibitors: Midwest Farmers Coop - Alton, Orange City, Hospers, Sheldon, Sutherland, Matlock; Norwest - Ag Boyden; Sheldon Veterinary Clinic; Animal Medical Centers, Hartley; Sheldon Livestock Inc.; Hy-Vee Food Stores, Sheldon, Fareway Food Stores, Sheldon; American State Bank, Granville; Bunkers Feed & Supply, Paullina & Granville; Otter Creek Ethanol, Ashton; Horizon Beef, Inc., Sanborn.

14. Placings of the Advanced Cattle Feeders Pen Project will be displayed in the show barn during the week of the fair.

15. A meeting for the Advanced Cattle Feeders Pen Project to go over the results will be held prior to fair.

Farm Bureau Insurance~Primghar Office~712-757-2535

Darrel Young - 712-957-8674 ~ Primghar

Randy Kruse - 712-324-0108 ~ Sheldon

Steve Taylor - 712-728-3332 ~ Hartley

Rate of Gain

1. Rate of gain (pounds per day) will be figured from beginning weights and ending weights at fair time for all Market Beef cattle.

2. Packer's Choice - Cattle with the top rates of gain will compete in a special Packer's Choice class. The number of Market Beef cattle in the class will be determined by the superintendents.

Beef Classes

5100 - Purebred Heifer - dropped January 1, 2004 - April 30, 2004

5110 - Commercial Heifer - dropped January 1, 2004 - April 30, 2004

5120 - Purebred Heifer - dropped May 1, 2004 - August 31, 2004

5130 - Commercial Heifer - dropped May 1, 2004 - August 31, 2004

5140 - Purebred Heifer - dropped September 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004

5160 - Commercial Heifer - dropped September 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004

5170 - Cow Calf - Cow less than 36 months old; calf born in 2005

5180 - Cow Calf - Cow more than 36 months old; calf born in 2005

5190 - Produce of Dam - must be a steer or heifer dropped January 1 - December 31, 2004. Dam must be a former 4-H/FFA project.

5300- Feeder Calf Heifer - dropped January 1 - May 1, 2005

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5310 - Feeder Calf Steer - dropped January 1 - May 1, 2005

5315 - Bottle/Bucket Feeder Calf - dropped February 1- May 10, 2005

5325 - Market Dairy

5320 - Market Dairy/ Beef cross

5330 - Market Bottle/Bucket Calf

5340 - Market Heifer

5400 - Market Steer

5350 - Advanced Cattle Feeders Pen Project

5600 - Packers Choice

5610 - Junior Showmanship - Grades 4th-6th

5620 - Intermediate Showmanship - Grades 7th-9th

5630 - Senior Showmanship - Grades 10th-12th

5700 - Bottle/Bucket Calf

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Special Beef Awards

1. The O'Brien County Cattlemen's Association will present trophies to the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Market Beef Individual. The O'Brien County Cattlemen's Association will pay $25.00 to each 4-H/FFA member who exhibits an Advanced Cattle Feeder Project.

2. Ken's Feed Store of Sutherland will award the plaque to Grand Champion Feeder Calf.

3. C-S Agrow of Calumet & Granville will award plaques to Reserve Grand Champion Feeder Calf, Overall Champion and Reserve Champion Breeding Heifer.

4. Security State Bank of Sutherland, Calumet & Paullina will award trophies to the Champion and Reserve Champion Cow-Calf.

5. Farmers Coop Elevator Paullina & Granville will award $15, $10, $5 to the first, second, and third place entries in the Packers Choice.

6. An anonymous donor will award a trophy to the Reserve Champion Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.

7. Animal Medical Centers (Hartley) will donate $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.

8. Ag Partners, Hartley will present plaques to the top, Junior, Intermediate and Senior showmen.

9. Sheldon Livestock Sales Inc. will award a trophy to the Champion & Reserve Champion Steer and Champion & Reserve Champion Market Heifer & Champion & Reserve Champion Packers Choice trophies. Will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeder Project.

10. Savings Bank - Primghar/Hartley will recognize the top three Rate of Gain beef contestants with plaques.

11. Black's Farm Supply will award a plaque to the Champion Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.

12. Sheldon Veterinary Clinic will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.

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13. Hy-Vee Food Stores Sheldon will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.

14. Midwest Farmers Coop - Alton, Orange City, Hospers, Sheldon, Sutherland, Matlock will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.

15. Norwest Ag - Boyden will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.

16. Bunkers Feed & Supply - Granville & Paullina - will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.

17. Fareway Food Stores of Sheldon - will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.

18. American State Bank of Granville will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.

19. Horizon Beef, Inc. of Sanborn will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.

20. Otter Creek Ethanol of Ashton will provide a $100 to be pro-rated to the Advanced Cattle Feeders Project.

Co-op Elevator Association of Hartley

Hartley 712-728-2945

Vos Electric

Sanborn 712-930-3821

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