CLACKAMAS COUNTYJUNIOR LIVESTOCK
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
ALL MALE ANIMALS MUST BE CASTRATED PRIOR TO
INITIAL WEIGH IN
IN: SUNDAY MARCH 2, 2014
7:30 – 10
am CLACKAMAS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
IN: MAY 3,
2014 7:30 – 10 am CLACKAMAS COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS
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
CHICKENS: TIME TO BE
ANNOUNCED NORTH CLACKAMAS LAND LAB
More chicken details in section 6
RABBITS: June 23, 2014 Meat Pen
exhibitors must submit an information card, and photo of the doe with litter. More rabbit details in section
AUCTION AUGUST 16, 2014 10:00AM
SALE ORDER: SWINE, CHICKENS, BEEF, RABBITS, LAMBS, GOATS
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
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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 ¼” slick
shorn and be dry for final weigh in. Wool on the head and below the
knees is allowed.
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.
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
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.
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
Market Rabbit THESE ARE CHANGES FROM
PREVIOUS YEARS RULES
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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.
Participants must present their
own animal for sale unless the Auction Manager approves a written request otherwise.
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.
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.
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
“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
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.
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
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.
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
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
CLACKAMAS COUNTY 4-H AND
MARKET STEER, HOG, LAMB, AND
GOAT RATE OF GAIN CONTEST
- 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.
- Awards will be presented for the top FIVE animals in
the Beef, Sheep and Swine, and Goat Departments as follows:
- Rate of Gain Placing will be determined as
- Highest average daily gain will receive first
place, second highest gain will receive second place and so forth to fifth place.
- Ties will be broken by sale
- Final weight minus starting weight equals total
- Total gain divided by number of days on feed
equals average daily gain.