4-H Shows

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4-H GENERAL PROJECT AND LIVESTOCK SHOWS
Details of show schedules, dates, length of time project must remain on site, and times are published in the Show Guide.

FORD COUNTY
Monday, June 13-Saturday, June 18,
Ford County Fairgrounds
Clothing Show: Wednesday, June 29, Champaign County Extension Office

VERMILION COUNTY
Monday, June 27-Friday, July 1
Georgetown Fairgrounds

IROQUOIS COUNTY
Monday, July 18-Sunday, July 24
Iroquois County Fairgrounds

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY
Dog Show: Saturday, June 25, Dog Training Club of Champaign Urbana
Clothing Show: Wednesday, June 29, Champaign County Extension Office
General Projects: Tuesday, July 19 & Wednesday, July 20
Horse Show: Friday, July 22 at 9 a.m.
Livestock: Thursday, July 28
Champaign County Fairgrounds

 

save the date march 6

The 2022 Unit Public Presentation Show will be on Sunday, March 6, 2022. New this year, there will be two age divisions for the Formal and Illustrated Speech categories - 8-13 and 14+. This is a great chance for younger 4-H'ers to try something new. To participate, you need to enroll in Communications as a project in 4honline. You will officially register for the show starting February 1 in FairEntry.

 

See the Public Presentation show guide here. https://uofi.box.com/v/CFIV2022PPShowGuide

 

2022 – Livestock Birth, Ownership and Tattoo Dates for Illinois State Fair Junior Show

For complete Rules, Regulations, and nomination forms for Premiere Shows, please refer to the information from Dan Jennings.

 

STEERS:

  • Calved on or after January 1, 2021
  • Owned & personally cared for by exhibitor since – February 1, 2022
  • Weighed, Tattooed & Tagged –
    • On or between the last Saturday in January (January 29, 2022) and February 27, 2022.
    • In addition to tattooing, steers that will be going to state fair are to be tagged with the electronic ID tags. Information forthcoming from Dan Jennings regarding obtaining the tags. Each tag should be recorded to the nomination sheet. All paperwork should be sent to Dan Jennings.

BARROWS: Regular Barrows

  • Farrowed on or after January 1, 2022 and must be the property of the exhibitor by June 1, 2022.
  • No weighing and tattooing required but must submit ear notches when making entry for ISF

BARROWS: Premiere Barrows (carcass class)

  • Farrowed on or after February 10, 2022 and must have been the property of the exhibitor by June 1, 2022
  • Weighed and Tattooed with Box A tattoo from February 10 to April 15, 2022
  • Tattooed within 35 days of birth and not weigh more than 1.0 lbs/day of age
  • Junior exhibitors can purchase pre-nominated barrows

 

SHEEP Market Wethers & Market Ewe Lambs: Live Show Wethers – No more Regional check-in sites – New nomination format

  • Lambed on or after January 1, 2022
  • Ownership Date – May 15, 2022
  • Self-nomination as follows: Nominations must be signed by local Extension Office.
  • Exhibitors fill out and send in nomination form with photo of lamb’s ear with scrapie tag installed in ear (close up photo of ear so scrapie tag can be read). This must be completed between March 15 and May 15, 2022. Send to Dan Jennings, Region 1 Office, 1100 E., Warrenville Rd., Suite 170, Naperville, IL 60563.

 

Image removed.Jr. and Open Premiere Wether & Ewe lambs: - Weigh-in, tattoo, and nomination procedures:

 ·    Junior and open premiere lambs will be nominated, tattooed, and weighed at the county level.

 ·    Premiere lambs must be weighed and tattooed with the Box A tattoo followed by a number starting with 1 - This must be witnessed by a local Extension employee or a person they designate, such as a volunteer or local sheep superintendent.

 

  • Completed nomination forms must be signed by the local Extension Office.                                                                                                
  • Send nomination forms to Dan Jennings (address above).               
  • Ownership and nomination deadline is March 15 to May 15, 2022.
  • Lambed on or after January 1, 2022.

 

Meat Goat Wethers: Live Show Wethers – No more Regional check-in sites – New nomination format

    • Wethers – Born on or after October 1, 2021
    • Ownership dates for Kids & Yearlings not in milk – May 15, 2022
    • Self-nomination as follows: Nominations must be signed by local Extension office.
    • Exhibitors fill out and send in nomination form with photo of goat’s ear with scrapie tag installed in ear (close up photo of ear so scrapie tag can be read). This must be completed between March 15 and May 15, 2022. Send to Dan Jennings, Region 1 Office, 1100 E. Warrenville Rd., Suite 170, Naperville IL 60563

 

 

 

2022 Breeding Animals

Birth & Ownership Dates for Illinois State Fair Junior Show

BEEF – HEIFERS AND COWS:

Heifers

    • Age requirement is from September 1, 2020 to March 31, 2022 (w/ addition of Senior Yearling class)
    • Owned and personally cared for by exhibitor since June 1, 2022

Performance Cows

    • Cows must be born before September 1, 2020 (Cow-Calf Class only)
    • Owned and personally cared by exhibitor since January 1, 2022

SWINE – GILTS:

    • Age requirement is farrowed on or after January 1, 2022
    • Owned by exhibitor since June 1, 2022

SHEEP – EWES & RAMS:

    • Age requirement for yearling ewes is from January 1, 2021 to August 31, 2021
    • Age requirement for ewe lambs is after September 1, 2021
    • Age requirement for ram lambs is after January 1, 2022
    • Owned and personally cared for by exhibitor since June 25, 2022

DAIRY – COWS AND HEIFERS:

    • No age requirements
    • Calves and Heifers – Owned since June 1, 2022
    • Cows – Owned since January 1, 2022

 

HORSE & PONY:

    • On or before June 1 – Copies of the ownership and/or lease papers, State Fair Entries, and one set of photos sent to Stephanie Hardy at: Illinois State Fair Entry Department, P.O. Box 19427, Springfield IL, 62794-9427. PH: 217-782-0786



 

DOGS:

    • Dogs must be owned or leased by June 1, 2022
    • At this time, no paperwork is required to be on file. Make entries via 4-H online.

DAIRY GOATS:

    • Kids and Yearlings not in milk must be owned by exhibitor only by June 1, 2022.
    • Milking Does must be owned by exhibitor only by January 1, 2022.

MEAT GOATS

    • All meat goats (wethers and all breeding animals) are to be owned by exhibitor only by May 15, 2022.

 

RABBITS, PYGMY GOATS & POULTRY:

    • Animals in these species that are to be exhibited at the ISF Jr. Show must be owned by the exhibitor as indicated: Does -- By June 1 of the year exhibiting; All others -- Out of stock owned by the exhibitor prior to June 1.

 

 

Changes/Notices Regarding the 2022 Illinois State Fair Animal Exhibits

Note: This list is only a NOTICE of changes that have been made regarding various animal exhibits at the State Fair. Local Extension staff, Vocational Agriculture instructors, and exhibitors and their families should read complete rules and regulations included in the 2022 ISF Jr. Department Premium book once printed copies are received or the book is posted on the ISF website: http://www.illinoisstatefair.info/.

 

Quality Assurance & Ethics Certification is mandatory for all horse, rabbit, poultry, and companion animals. The website is now open. All county and state horse and dog exhibitors must complete QA&E Certification via this site one time during their showing career. Those that have completed it in the past do not have to complete it again.

The new YQCA program is mandatory for all dairy, beef, swine, sheep, and goat exhibitors in 4-H. Details on this program are available at your county Extension Office.

 

Horses – Ownership, Lease papers, photos, and Entries are to be sent in together directly to: Stephanie Hardy at the Illinois State Fair by June 1 for verification of State Fair entries. If units wish to keep copies of this information for their own shows, they should make photocopies or require the exhibitors to submit two sets of forms.

 

All junior exhibitors will need to pay entry fees for any/all animals entered. Fees will be due with class entries – June 1 for Horses, July 1 for all other livestock. Fees will be updated in the State Fair Premium Book.