December 4, 2017 - 2:15pm -- sherman.1473

Steer Weigh-in will be held 9-11 a.m. (Note the time change) Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Jackson County Fairground. Each member can weigh in a maximum of three steers, although an exhibitor may only show two steers at the fair. All steers MUST be checked in during this initial weigh-in, in order to show and sell at the Jackson County Junior Fair.

All animals in the steer show must have a maximum of 2-inch horns, and be castrated (NO TESTICULAR TISSUE AND COMPLETELY HEALED) by the fair. It is recommended that the animals are dehorned, castrated and healed at the January weigh-in. Mandatory ODA…it is unacceptable to castrate cattle that are over 8 months of age. Castrating animals after this time will result in disqualification.

Immediate family members who have two or more members taking the same project can weigh-in one extra animal to be used as a “floater”. The “floater” may be used by either immediate family member to replace an original animal due to death, weight or quality. Either exhibitor would be eligible to bring the floater to the fair as a 2nd animal if none of that family’s animals need to be replaced. Families weighing in the maximum number of animals (i.e. 3 per exhibitor) in the same species will not be eligible for the exception.

All members taking a market steer project to the Jackson County Fair should call in to the County Extension Office (740-286-5044) to register their steer by January 5th.