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ENTRY DEADLINE IS AUGUST
LOCATION: PRAIRIE PAVILION
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT: Tom Granzow, Herington, KS, (785) 466-2247
BEEF OFFICE: Sept.
7 - 16 (620) 669-3806
SHOW DATE: Thursday, September 13; 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 Hereford entries must be
duly recorded with the American Hereford Association. Any animal with a
pending registration or without a legible tattoo will not be eligible
for show competition. All entries are subject to provisions and rules for
showing as set forth by the American Hereford Association Board of
Directors, and are subject to supervision of the Show and Sale Committee
representing the AHA. All animals at all AHA sponsored shows must be
officially recorded at show time to be eligible to show. An official AHA
registry number at entry time will be required. Scurs on Polled Herefords
should be left as is and should not be tampered with or removed.
- To be eligible for the Kansas
Bred and Owned awards, the animal must have been bred only by a Kansas
breeder(s) and must be presently owned only by Kansas breeder(s).
- Record of Registry:
Registration in the American Hereford Association is required of all
Herefords owned by and to be exhibited by American breeders, whether
the animals were domestically produced or of foreign origin. Herefords
originating outside the United States and owned by breeders living outside
the USA must be registered in the recognized herd or studbook of the
country of origin and recognized by the American Hereford Association, or
registered in the AHA.
- Registration Certificates:
Exhibitors are required to have current and accurate AHA registration
certificates or photocopies of same of the animals on exhibit, in
possession of the herdsmen with regard to the animal’s recorded ownership
as of the show’s entry deadline date, with the cattle. Registration
certificates or current photocopies are to be made available upon request
to State Fair staff and officials for identification. Similarly, in cases
of animals originating from outside the USA and owned by breeders outside
the USA, official registration certificates photocopies from country of
origin are required.
- Identification by Tattoo: Ear
tattoos must be clearly legible and agree with animal’s registration
certificate. Any animal whose tattoo does not match the registration
certificate is ineligible to show.
- Ownership: Cattle must be
entered and exhibited under the recorded ownership name or co-owners names
as of the show’s entry deadline date.
- New Owners: Transfers of
ownership must be on file in the AHA office no later than the show’s entry
- Defects and Unethical
Practices: The following are considered defects and unethical practices.
Any violation of the rules regarding these will result in disqualification
of the animal in question:
a.) Cutting out, dyeing
or otherwise tampering with any white hairs, constituting what is known as
a lineback on the back of any animal.
of hair or artificial foundation in any area of the animal in an effort to
alter the appearance of the natural lines of structure of the
c.) Application of dye or coloring to the
hair of any animal in any area of its body that would change the natural
color markings/pattern of the animal.
presence of scar tissue in an area of the animal where operations in
violation of the provision of subparagraphs 1 and 2 of General rules,
dealing with "defects and unethical practices," might have taken
place shall be presumed to indicate a violation of the applicable provisions
of said subparagraphs 1 and 2, unless the exhibitor shall produce
sufficient evidence that the said scar tissue was caused by reasons having
no relationship to a possible violation of said subparagraphs 1 or 2. Such
evidence must satisfy the AHA Show Committee that no violation of said
subparagraphs have taken place. The burden of proof shall be upon the
exhibitor to establish there has been no such violation, where there is
such presence of scar tissue. The decision of the Show Committee shall be final
subject to the right of the exhibitor to appeal such decision to the AHA
Board of Directors as provided in section entitled "Appeals.'
- Sifting: All cattle entered for
show may be inspected and required to meet minimum standards of type,
quality and conformation.
- Fitted Cow-calf Pair: Cow will
be no older than 5 years of age on December 31 of present show year. Calf
born on or after January 1 of present show year.
- Calves Shown with Dams: A calf
exhibited in show ring competition with its dam, in any class, is eligible
to compete in an individual calf class by itself in the same show, and
vice versa, but must be entered in appropriate class.
- Appeals: If the Show Committee
shall find that in its opinion there has been a violation of any of the
foregoing rules and/or specific rules as they relate to the National
Hereford Show, the Show Committee shall determine the appropriate action
which shall be taken and its decision shall be final and conclusive upon
all persons whomsoever; providing that if such decision shall disqualify
an animal or shall cause it to be moved in class that the exhibitor shall
have the right to appear in person or through his authorized
representative before the AHA Board of Directors to present his position.
Such exhibitor must give notice in writing to the Chairman of the Show
Committee or to the President of the association within six hours
after being notified of the decision of the Show Committee that he desires
- 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.
Special Cow/Calf Class
for Each Breed. Cows and calves exhibited in this class may not be entered or
exhibited in any other class. Cows may be any age, calves to be born in
calendar year. This is a Jackpot event within each breed. An entry fee of $25
per pair will be charged. Premiums will be awarded as follows: 1st - $54, 2nd -
$43, 3rd - $36, 4th - $32 and 5th - $26, plus 80% of the entry fee will be
paid back in each breed as follows: 1st, 40%; 2nd, 30%; 3rd, 20%; 4th, 10%. The
other 20% will be used as pen fee. Animals may be clipped and groomed. No tail
ties allowed. Cattle will be housed in the Livestock Annex if room is available
Prairie Pavilion may be considered.
Champion & Reserve
Champion Heifer (Kansas bred & owned)................................Listed
Champions will be selected
from top two placings of each class. Those qualifying must lead into show ring
to be placed by judge.