Clackamas County Junior Livestock Auction

 

      CLACKAMAS COUNTYJUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION

2014 RULES 

 

IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION RULES ARE NOT ADHERED TO, THE PARTICIPANT WILL LOOSE THE PRIVILEDGE OF SELLING THEIR ANIMAL IN THE AUCTION. 

ALL MALE ANIMALS MUST BE CASTRATED PRIOR TO INITIAL WEIGH IN 

BEEF WEIGH IN:  SUNDAY MARCH 2, 2014    7:30 – 10 am    CLACKAMAS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 

SWINE WEIGH IN:  MAY 3, 2014    7:30 – 10 am CLACKAMAS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS  

LAMB WEIGH IN:  SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014 7:30 – 10 am CLACKAMAS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 

MARKET GOAT WEIGH IN: SATURDAY MAY 31, 2014   7:30 – 10 am CLACKAMAS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS 

BROILER CHICKENS:  TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED NORTH CLACKAMAS LAND LAB 

More chicken details in section 6 below 

RABBITS:  June 23, 2014 Meat Pen exhibitors must submit an information card, and photo of the doe with litter. More rabbit details in section 7. 

AUCTION AUGUST 16, 2014 10:00AM 

SALE ORDER:  SWINE, CHICKENS, BEEF, RABBITS, LAMBS, GOATS 

 

All market animals must be weighed in at the official initial weigh in designated above and at the final weigh in designated below in rule 2.  Each exhibitor will be allowed to weigh in two (2) livestock animals per species at the initial weigh in.  For rabbits and chickens, follow the rules outlined below in section 7 and 8. A family (household), 4H club, and/or FFA Chapter that houses all its’ animals of a particular specie at one location may share one large livestock animal/species at the time of the first weigh-in. At that year’s fair, the shared animal must be designated PRIOR to the final weigh in to only one child of that household, club or chapter. 

1.      The official final weigh in for all animals will be, August 11, 2014 between 6 pm and 9 pm at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in the designated areas. EXCEPT: Swine weigh in from 4 pm to 9 pm and CHICKENS WILL BE WEIGHED IN AT COOP IN TIME in the poultry barn.  Reweighs will NOT be allowed.   

2.      4-H and FFA members will be allowed to sell through their high school graduation year.  They will be ineligible to sell at the Clackamas County Junior Livestock Auction if they have sold at any other Oregon County Fair in the current year.  No chapter or club animals will be sold in the auction. 

3.      Each sale participant will be allowed to sell only one (1) of the following a) market beef, b) market swine, c) market lamb, d) broiler chickens (pen of 3), e) market goat, or f) market rabbit (pen of three).  The one animal to be entered in the auction must be designated by 10:00 am Wednesday August 13, 2014 by turning in a release slip to the auction office.  The member must designate the country of origin and sign the release slip.  The member takes responsibility for the correct animal being listed on the release slip.  If the release slip is not turned in, participant will not be eligible to sell.  After the release slip is turned in, the animal must be sold unless disqualified by the Brand Inspector or Fair Veterinarian. 

4.      All market animals must be shown in regular 4-H and FFA Market Classes during the 2014 Clackamas County Fair and have above average conformation in the opinion of the official Clackamas County Fair judge for that species. Only Purple Ribbon and Blue Ribbon animals will be eligible to sell in the Auction. All market animals will show in classes divided by weight.  All animals entered for the auction will be graded live and sold in order of auction line-up.  The overall Grand and overall Reserve Grand Champion animals may be sold anywhere within the single, purple ribbon lots or at the end of that specie.  Owners must designate their choice by Wednesday at 10 am. 

5.      All market animals must be fed a high concentrate ration beginning not later than the initial weigh in; release slips signed by the participant will acknowledge the feed requirement.   Requirements are:  

 

Beef:  Grade Select or better.  Weigh a minimum of 1000 lbs. Market beef must gain a minimum of 365 lbs. between first weigh in and final weigh in of the current year of the Clackamas County Fair.   

Swine:  Grade US No. 1 or US No. 2.  Weigh between 230 and 300 lbs. Swine must gain a minimum 150 lbs between first weigh in and final weigh in of the current year of the Clackamas County Fair.   

Lambs:  Grade Choice or better.  Weigh a minimum of 110 lbs. and a maximum of 165 lbs. at final weigh in. Sheep must gain a minimum of 25 lbs between first weigh in and final weigh in of the current year of the Clackamas County Fair.  Must be ΒΌ” slick shorn and be dry for final weigh in.  Wool on the head and below the knees is allowed. 

Chickens:  Weigh a minimum of 5.0 pounds each and be less than 8 weeks of age.  Only chickens purchased through the Auction Committee are eligible for the auction program.  

Goats:  Weigh a minimum of 60 lbs at final weigh in and have been born after January 1, of the current year. Market goats must gain 20 lbs. between first weigh in and final weigh in of the current year of the Clackamas County Fair.   

Rabbits: Meat Pens are to be a maximum of 10 weeks of age at fair.  They must weigh a minimum of 3 pounds each and a maximum of 5 pounds each.  Each pen is judged based on meat type, condition, uniformity and fur. 

 

RULE 15: DEFINES HEAVY WEIGHT ANIMAL CONSIDERATIONS 

 

6.      Market Chicken Entry forms and a fee of $15.00 payable to Clackamas County Jr. Livestock Auction must be mailed to Kathy Mayfield, North Clackamas Land Lab, 13021 SE Hubbard Rd., Clackamas, OR  97015 not later than May 30, 2014. Each participant will receive 12 wing-banded chicks that will be picked up from the North Clackamas Land Lab at a time to be announced by Kathy Mayfield.  A pen of three must be selected from this group to be brought to the fair and entered into the appropriate broiler class.  Each youth may enter up to two pens of three broilers each. 

  1. Market Rabbit THESE ARE CHANGES FROM PREVIOUS YEARS RULES 

Meat pens shall consist of three rabbits, all of the same breed and variety.  The meat pen does not have to come from the same litter but remember that uniformity is a factor in placement. If the pen is from a breed having a broken color variety, the entire pen must be of the same color variety. Meat Pen entries must submit an information entry card, photo of the doe(s), with litter(s) by June 23, 2014.  Does must have been owned or leased by June 1, 2014. Mail entry to:  Clackamas County Extension Office or e-mail photos and entry mccfroggie@yahoo.com. Please put “FAIR MEAT PEN’ in the subject line. Confirmation of entry will be sent and must be presented at fair.  Entry cards are available online at www.ccjla.org or at the extension office. Exhibitors may weigh in 5 rabbits at the final fair weigh-in and select 3 rabbits for each meat pen entry.  Final entry selection must be determined at the final weigh in which will occur upon check in on August 11, 2014.  Meat pens are to be a maximum of 10 weeks of age at fair.  They must weigh a minimum of 3 pounds each and a maximum of 5 pounds each.  Each pen is judged based on meat type, condition, uniformity and fur. 

8.      All male animals must be castrated prior to initial weigh in, where the production of testosterone has ceased and the method cannot be reversed.  Heifers will be certified open by written certificate from a licensed veterinarian within a 30 day period prior to fair.  Stag animals, goats or beef with horns will not be eligible to be sold at the auction as determined by the Auction Committee, Judge and/or Veterinarian.   

9.      Brand inspection according to the law in effect at sale time will be enforced.  Brand inspection slips, as required by the Department of Agriculture and transportation slips must accompany each beef.  These slips must be presented at the official weigh in at the Fair. 

10.   USDA requirements for withdrawal of feed additives and medications shall be followed.  If the animal is condemned in the slaughter process for violation of USDA requirements, it is the seller’s responsibility to absorb the loss. 

11.   Participants must present their own animal for sale unless the Auction Manager approves a written request otherwise. 

12.   Participants will be dressed appropriately for the show/sale ring.  The animal will be displayed for the auction as it appeared in conformation class.  Gift baskets or other buyer incentives will not be displayed while the animal is being sold. 

13.   A commission of up to 9% will be charged to each participant to cover auction expenses.  This amount will be withheld from the settlement check. 

14.   Slaughter animals will be transported to listed slaughter plants by designated transporters on Sunday morning August 17th, 2014.  Beef owners must furnish a rope halter.  All other auction animals will be released in accordance with the General Fair Rules and release times.  ALL AUCTION BEEF WILL REMAIN IN THE BARN SATURDAY NIGHT. 

15.   “Buyback Option” BUYBACKSlips MUST be turned in to the Auction Committee by 10:00 am Wednesday August 13th, 2014.  Buyback elections are irrevocable.  Only those animals designated “resale” by the ring buyer are eligible for buyback. Buyback of heavy market animals may the responsibility of the participant. Market beef that weigh in at over 1350 lbs., swine that weigh in over 271 lbs., sheep that weigh in over 150, and goats that weigh in over 100 lbs. are considered heavy animals. Market heifers and heavy weight market animals may receive a reduced buy back price. No live resale animals will be sold to any individuals other than their original owner. 

16.   All participants are encouraged to secure their own buyers.  All pledge forms must be turned in no later than 10:00 am Wednesday, August 13, 2014.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  ALL pledges must be accompanied by check or cash or they will not be accepted.  NO MEAT PURCHASE PLEDGES WILL BE ACCEPTED. 

17.   Each participant is required to have his/her picture taken at the time posted.  This picture will be put on the buyer’s poster.  One (1) picture per animal. 

18.   Participants in the Auction must care for and feed their animal on a daily basis during the fair to be eligible to sell their animal in the auction, unless the Auction Committee has approved a written request. ALL Beef should be washed, dried and be in the barn by 9:00 am Saturday for paint branding. 

19.   A.          General Grievance Procedure:  The auction manager shall be in charge of all interpretation and the applications of these rules.  If anyone has a grievance with the manager’s decision, a grievance must be filed in writing with the Auction Committee Chairman, at PO Box 1102, Canby, OR 97013, within 10 days of said decision.  The Auction Committee at the next regularly scheduled meeting following the grievance filing date will render a decision.  The decision of the committee shall be final and binding. 

B.               Fair time Grievance Procedure:  The auction manager shall be in charge of all interpretation and the applications of these rules.  If an exhibitor has a grievance with the manager’s decision, a grievance must be filed in writing within twenty-four hours with the Auction Committee Manager.  A fair time grievance committee will meet and render a decision within twenty-four hours of receiving the grievance.  The fair grievance committee shall consist of a minimum of three-elected committee members.  (Excludes the manager)  The decision of the committee shall be final and binding.   Copies of the grievance and the Auction Committees decision will be forwarded in writing to the Clackamas County Fair Board. 

 

CLACKAMAS COUNTY 4-H AND FFA 

MARKET STEER, HOG, LAMB, AND GOAT RATE OF GAIN CONTEST 

 

GENERAL RULES: 

 

  1. ALL rules of the Junior Livestock Auction must be followed to qualify for the Rate of Gain Contest. Only the animal designated for the sale is eligible for the Rate of Gain Contest. 
  2. Awards will be presented for the top FIVE animals in the Beef, Sheep and Swine, and Goat Departments as follows: 

First Place                    $150.00 

Second Place               $100.00 

Third Place                     $75.00 

Fourth Place                   $50.00 

Fifth Place                      $25.00 

  1. Rate of Gain Placing will be determined as follows: 
  1. Highest average daily gain will receive first place, second highest gain will receive second place and so forth to fifth place. 
  2. Ties will be broken by sale order. 
  3. Final weight minus starting weight equals total gain. 
  4. Total gain divided by number of days on feed equals average daily gain.