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2005 O'Brien County Fair Handbook

Judging Contest

For currency and completeness, visit O'Brien County Extension.


1. Contest open to all counties.

Rings to be judged are 2 rings of cattle, 2 rings of swine, and 2 rings of sheep. We reserve the right to alter or reduce rings depending upon the availability of livestock.

2. Official placing will be given.

3. Contestants will be allowed 10 minutes to judge each ring.

Determining the individuals with the most perfect scores of 50 points will break ties.

4. Awards will be given to the top 3 teams and top 5 individuals in each

age division, junior, intermediate and senior.

5. A team consists of four individuals. All four scores of the members of the team will be counted toward the team score.

6. 4-H and County FFA judging teams should be sanctioned. i.e. Approval of 4-H club leaders and/or Vo-Ag instructors.

7. Registration time will be 2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Special Livestock Judging Awards

Security State Bank of Sheldon will award the top three Livestock Judging plaques.

Iowa State Bank of Sheldon and Paullina will present the top 10 individual Judging medals.


Zub's Shop

Kevin & Joyce Zubrod, owners

Auto Repair~Tires Sales & Service

118 Main St Sutherland,IA 712-446-2474

Herdsmanship Contest

Sponsored by the Bradley and Dudley McDowell Families

A Herdsmanship contest will be implemented again at the 2004 O'Brien County Fair. The Herdsmanship contest is open to all 4-H clubs and FFA chapters. Each day a committee will evaluate the neatness and cleanliness of the pens in the livestock barns. A point system will be used.


A. Cleanliness of alleys and stalls or pens (45)

B. Arrangement of exhibit (21)

C. Appearance of animals (14)

D. Stall Cards (10)

E. Attendants (10)

Total Points 100

They will award a traveling plaque to the Overall Club Champion along with premium money.

Farm Credit Services of America

Sheldon 712-324-5371


First National Bank ~ Primghar

Jeff Cronk - Moorman's

Farmer's Coop Society ~ Sanborn

United Community Bank ~ Hartley

Paullina Merchants

Sheldon Vet Clinic

Top Line Feed ~ Germantown

Deluxe Feeds, Inc. ~ Sheldon

Wooley's Pit Crew ~ Sutherland

Johnson Durocs ~ Hartley

Vander Werff & Associates ~ Sanborn

Farmers Coop Elevator ~ Paullina/Granville

Blacks Farm Store ~ Primghar

BHT Cellular ~ Primghar

Primghar 4-H Boosters


Ken's Feed Store ~ Sutherland

Security State Bank ~ Sutherland/Calumet/Paullina

J & K Insurance ~ Sutherland

Brian Goettsch/Jacobsen Seed ~ Sutherland

C - S Agrow Service ~ Calumet

Calumet Manure Management

Sutherland Lumber

Paullina Building Center

Vander Veen Pioneer Seed ~ Hartley

Sheldon Hy-Vee

Savings Bank ~ Primghar & Hartley

Archer Coop Grain

First State Bank

American State Bank ~ Hospers/Granville

LKW Trucking ~ Ocheyeden

Big Rock Ranch, Inc.

Treimer's Insurance

Vande Weerd Trucking ~ Alton/Hospers

Northwest Ag Supply ~ Hartley

Bunkers Feed & Supply ~ Paullina

American Bank

Farm Bureau ~ Primghar

Bud Kruse ~ Sheldon

Allen Bousema ~ Sanborn

Edward Jones Investments

Sheldon 712-324-4643

Soden's Handyman Service

Hartley 712-928-2900

Sanborn Hardware

Sanborn 712-930-522

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