ENTRIES FOR JUNIOR HEIFER EXPO 2019
SA JUNIOR HEIFER EXPO ONLINE ENTRY FORM
Step One - Conditions of Entry
- Entrants to be between 8 and 23 years inclusive as at 30.6.2019.
- Entrants are NOT required to be a financial member of any Breed Society.
- Each entrant may exhibit ONE HEIFER OR STEER only and the committee reserves the right to utilize any animal for the educational program.
- All heifers competing in heifer classes must be registered with their relevant Breed Society. All live carcase entrants (steers & heifers) must state breed or percentages of breeds.
- Heifers eligible for entry born after 1.9.17 (Under 22 months). Animals must be fully weaned. Steers and heifers in the commercial live carcase competition must have milk teeth only and weigh over 280kg.
- Animals to be judged on an interbreed basis, and divided into classes upon receipt of entries. Live carcase to be judged as animals on feed (to be slaughtered in approximately 40 days) and divided into classes upon weighing.
- All exhibits must have an acceptable temperament and be broken to lead.
Any exhibitors, parents or owners found administering sedatives to their animal will face immediate disqualification. Commercial carcase exhibits must be dehorned, properly castrated, and must not be treated with HGP.
- a) All exhibits during the Show must be totally attended and prepared by the exhibitor ONLY. No adult assistance or outside professional assistance will be tolerated. Exhibitors under the age of 12 are allocated a buddy. Adults are allocated to novice entrants, if they require help. Adult help is available if entrants are having difficulty.
b) FITTING - Clippers can be used (with signed breeder’s consent) by entrants on their animal only for the purpose of fitting only prior to both animal and handler judging.
- Nose clips must be used at all times when cattle are being led and neck straps are compulsory when cattle are in the shed.
The committee reserves the right to deal with any situation or incident that arises.
- Exhibitors are to supply their own cattle feed, and hay nets due to Johne’s requirements, as well as feed bins, water buckets and equipment, including wash hoses with 12mm fittings. Padlocks for lockers MUST have 2 keys minimum.
- Individual Breed Societies will be responsible for inspection of all animal tattoos, and/or firebrands prior to Judging. If incorrect, absent or illegible the animal will be disqualified. If the animal is disqualified, the handler of that animal is still able to compete in the handler competition.
- The committee reserves its right to remove any exhibit from the Showground at the owners expense, if it is deemed that it is either diseased, dangerous, or not of acceptable show standard (minimum Body Score 3 condition).
- RINGWORM any animal found infected with a mild case of ringworm prior to the Heifer Show can still be brought to the Showground provided that the co-ordinator has been notified and a Veterinary Certificate is produced on arrival stating that the veterinarian has seen the animals treated and/or washed in the last 4 days with an appropriate fungicide. Any further washing is to take place at the Showgrounds under the supervision of a committee member.
- HANDLERS AGES as at 30.06.19
Junior Section - 8 to 11 yrs
Sub-Intermediate - 12 to 14 yrs
Intermediate Section - 15 to 17 yrs
Senior Section - 18 to 23 yrs inclusive
- All exhibitors must live on grounds and remain in the designated areas. Official permission must be obtained to leave grounds. Any visitors will be requested to leave by 10.00 pm. Any exhibitors that leave the grounds or designated areas without permission will be instantly disqualified. The grounds are under 24 hour surveillance and a Security Officer will be on duty at all times.
- Alcohol may be consumed by persons over 18 years of age after 6pm, in the designated barbecue area only. No alcohol is to be kept or consumed in any other area or at any other time.
- Disruptive and/or unacceptable behaviour from entrants will not be tolerated and the Committee has the power to take whatever action is deemed necessary to deal with behavioural problems.
- ENTRY FEE $176.00 (including GST) -This charge covers Handler and Heifer Entry Fee, ALL MEALS throughout the Show, sawdust and use of a locker. Late entry fee $55.
- All electrical appliances must be in sound working order and safety tagged. The use of double adaptors is strictly prohibited. Competitors to supply their own “Safety Switch” (RCD) for installation at each power outlet they use.
- HEALTH STATUS In accordance with RA&HS regulations, only animals from a herd with a J-BAS score of 6 and above will be accepted.
- PIC NUMBER AND J-BAS Score MUST APPEAR ON THE ENTRY FORM.
- Each breeder must provide a National Animal Health Statement to the co-ordinator prior to the event. J-BAS Score must be completed on question 6 even though the form says optional.
- In accordance with RA&HS regulations all cattle will now be required to be tested for Pestivirus and certified as non-PI (persistently infected). Exhibitors must complete question 3b on the National cattle Health Declaration stating this testing complete. Copies of test results listing animals and their identification must be submitted with entry forms.
- Animals travelling from interstate must have the correct Health Certificates for entry into SA and returning to their home state.
- Unless prior arrangement is made with the co-ordinator STRICTLY NO ANIMAL OR ENTRANT is permitted to enter the showgrounds prior to 12:00pm on Monday 15th July (committee excluded).
- In accordance with RA&HS regulations, at the conclusion of the Expo, no cattle are permitted to leave the shed and no vehicles are permitted into the event area until presentations are completed and a traffic marshall is in place to direct traffic. All animals must be loaded onto vehicles at the designated loading areas. No animal or entrant is permitted to leave the showgrounds until the animals stall, the loft above it and the entrants locker is clean and tidy.
- INSURANCE AND PUBLIC LIABILITY is the responsibility of the Owner/Exhibitor. Any private vehicles parked within the Showgrounds will be totally at the risk of the owner.
- Interstate entrants or entrants with long distances to travel are welcome to stay overnight on the 18th July, but are required to depart by 7:00am on Friday morning. Those choosing to stay must ensure that their cattle stall, the loft above cattle and lockers are left clean and tidy prior to departure.
- CLIPPING - Animals cannot be clipped upon entry of the showgrounds except where the competitor is a Senior Herdsman entrant or the animal has been selected for clipping demonstration purposes. Such coat preparation must take place prior to arrival.
- Management and control of the Junior Heifer Expo will be in the hands of the council and their decision shall be final.
Any complaints concerning the Junior Heifer Expo or applications for refunds will only be accepted in writing, and will be resolved by the council at the August 2019 meeting.
- Any exhibitor not conforming to any regulations faces immediate disqualification from the event.
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