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ENTRY DEADLINE IS AUGUST
LOCATION: PRAIRIE PAVILION
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: Jim Schwarz, Sedgwick, KS, (316) 830-2297
BEEF OFFICE: Sept.
7 - 16 (620) 669-3806
SHOW DATE: Saturday, September 15 at 9:00 am
KANSAS STATE FAIR
Entries are subject to
the Kansas State Fair General Information and Rules
- There must be more than one
exhibitor in a class to pay more than one premium placing.
- All animals to be eligible for
an Open Charolais Breeding Class must be purebred and registered with the
American- International Charolais Association (AICA). Only bona-fide
(original) certificates of registration will be accepted as evidence of
registration and ownership: No photocopies.
- An animal is eligible to enter
or compete in an open Charolais breeding class if registered in country of
origin outside the United States and is eligible for purebred registry in
the AICA Herdbook.
- Animals registered in the AICA
Colored Division Registry (QF & QM initialed registration numbers)
must meet the parameters of the AICA Color Card.
- All animals to be eligible may
be approved by a sifting committee designated by the
American-International Charolais Association. Stall space will not be
provided for any Charolais cattle that have not been accepted by the
- All animals are subject to a
medical examination in order to determine age, and each animal will be
present in the show ring in its natural conformation without alteration or
modification. Use of artificial tailheads is not permitted.
- Any animal not having a legible
tattoo or firebrand number is ineligible and will be barred from showing.
- Bulls from classes 19 - 23 must
have a valid, satisfactory semen test certificate in possession. This
certificate is valid for the entire show season.
- All animals shown in individual
classes must be weaned, with the exception of the Cow/Calf Class and
calves at the side of females born after September 1, 2016. Calves must be
purebred and registered with the AICA. Females calved after September 1,
2016, must show in individual female class appropriate to age. Nurse cows
are not permitted.
- All females 20 months and older
exhibited at AICA sanctioned shows must be accompanied by a certificate of
pregnancy from a licensed veterinarian or have produced fertile eggs as
certified in a written statement by a licensed veterinarian or
embryologist or have a calf at side.
- AICA requires that all animals
be shown with a halter and suggests that all bulls be shown with a nose
- All exhibits of Charolais
Breeding Cattle shall be governed by the AICA by-laws, article XVIII,
titled exhibition of animals. The inspection of exhibit cattle is
specified in article XVIII, paragraph c, of the association by-laws and
non-compliance of exhibit inspection is specified in paragraph d of the
same article XVIII.
- Fans in each aisle must blow
the same direction. Each aisle will blow opposite directions; direction
will be designated by show officials. NO free standing, aisle fans or
portable coolers are allowed.
ARTICLE XVIII, PARAGRAPH
B, POINT 2: "Each animal will be presented in its natural conformation and
structure without alteration or modification. Alteration or modification shall
be defined to include any surgical, chemical, electrical or other change for
cosmetic purpose, save only branding, tattooing, foot trimming or dehorning.
The act of artificially filling animals internally, which would include stomach
pumping, drench tubes or any other method per OS (by esophagus), is prohibited.
Silicone injection or other injection for cosmetic purpose shall be prohibited.
Anabolic steroid use shall likewise be prohibited and any animal testing
positive for anabolic steroid or diuretic use shall be presumed to be altered and
American-International Charolais Association (AICA) sanctioned show (including
shows receiving AICA premium funding and/or qualifying as a Roll of Excellence
Show), the use of a coloring agent, flock and powder is prohibited. Use of these
products will result in the immediate disqualification of a given animal at
*NOTE: Calf must be cow’s natural calf, not embryo transplant. Calf
to be no more than 250 days of age by day of show. Calf must be purebred and
registered with the AICA. No age restriction on cow. Calf not eligible to
compete in individual calf classes if shown with dam. Pair is eligible for
Grand or Reserve Grand Champion Female. Cow and/or Calf may be included in
group class entries as individual, not as a pair comprising a single animal
***Class 01- Special Cow/Calf Class: Animals exhibited in
this class may not be entered or exhibited in any other class. However, the
calf may be entered in the open show with correct entry and entry fee. This is
a Jackpot event within each breed. An entry fee of $25.00 per pair will be
charged and 80% of the entry fee will be paid back in each breed.
40%; 2nd, 30%; 3rd, 20%; 4th, 10%.
The other 20% will be used as pen
fee. There will be two classes per breed. Classes to be divided after animals
are checked in at the Superintendent’s office. Animals may be clipped and
groomed. Cattle will be housed in the Livestock Annex.