Floyd County Stock Show set for Jan. 7-10

Wyatt Bigham concentrates on his barrow during the Floyd County Stock Show in 2020. (The Hesperian-Beacon/Teresa Bigham)

By Teresa Bigham/The Hesperian-Beacon—

MUNCY – Floyd County Stock Show events begin on Jan. 7 and end with mandatory cleanup at the Floyd County Friends Unity Center. Floydada Buyers Club is accepting donations for the purchase of animals. Lockney Buyers Club is selling raffle tickets for the purchase of animals. Lockney Buyers Club raffle drawing will be held at the stock show on Saturday, Jan. 9. You do not have to be present to win.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, masks are required and social distancing is required.
Below is the schedule and rules for the upcoming show.

Schedule of Events:
Thursday, January 7, 2021
10 a.m.    Barn opens.
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.    Heifers and steers weigh-in.
5 p.m.     Dairy heifers, heifers, steers show followed by the rabbit show.
Friday, January 8, 2021
9 a.m.     Barn opens.
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.     Swine, goats, lambs weigh-in and             in-place.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
No animals may leave the barn without superintendent’s approval.
8 a.m.     Gilt show.
Barrow show.
12 p.m.    Lunch break.
Goat show.
Lamb show.
Approx. 4 p.m.     Set up premium sale and scholar-            ship entertainment.
Approx. 5 p.m.     Buyer’s meal.
Approx. 6 p.m.     Premium sale.
Load all animals upon conclusion of premium sale.
Sunday, January 10, 2021
2 p.m.     MANDATORY cleanup at Unity Center.

2020-2021 Floyd County Junior Stock Show Assn. Board of Directors
President – Billy Lefevre; Vice President – Shane Lloyd; Board Members – Don Chesshir; Chad Hinsley; Chad Cook; Miguel Guerrero; Heath Rexrode; Clint Bigham; Bradon Alvis; Bill Glass; Roger Hughes; Wes Anderson; Hoyt McInvale and Bryson Jones.
Lamb/Goat Superintendent – Mike Lass; Cattle Superintendent– Jason Nutt; Swine Superintendent- Danny Nutt; Floydada FFA – Alejandra Ramirez, Lockney FFA – Darryn Perryman and Kiersten Atkinson; Floyd County 4-H – Mark Carroll, and Unity Center – Sherry Hacker.

2021 Floyd County Junior Stock Show Officials:
President – Billy Lefever; Vice President – Shane Lloyd; Secretary – Robin Nixon; Treasure – Katie Cook; General Superintendent – Shane Lloyd; Advisors: Floydada FFA – Alejandra Ramirez, Lockney FFA – Darryn Perryman and Kiersten Atkinson, and Floyd County 4-H – Mark Carroll; Beef Superintendent – Jason Nutt; Lamb-Goat Superintendent – Mike Lass; Swine Superintendent – Danny Nutt; Auctioneer – Jimmy Kemp; Ringmen – Marty Lucke, Coy LaBaume and Brent Sanders.

Floyd County Junior Stock Show Scholarship Program.
The Floyd County Stock Show Scholarship program was initiated in 2002. The purpose of the scholarship program is to reward the years of hard work by the Floyd County High School Senior Exhibitors who have shown at the county stock show three years. Through this program, the board of directors hope to help further the exhibitors’ higher education at a college, university or trade school.
The individual scholarships awarded initially were in the amount of $500. Now, due to the support of the Floyd County community, these scholarships have increased over the years to $750 in 2010 and to $1000 in 2011.

Scholarship Recipients for last 2 years:
2019    Bryce Reese, Andrew Vega, Cutter Smith, Allison Orr, Monty Stambaugh.
2020    Ruth Ramirez, Andrew Sauarez, Jose Lira, Kaylee McInvale.

Sweepstakes Scholarship Recipients for last 2 years.
2019 Cutter Smith; 2020 Jose Lira

RULES
Swine Division
I.     Swine refers to Barrows and Open Gilts ONLY.
II.     The minimum weight for swine will be 90 lbs. and exceptions left to the discretion of the swine superintendent.
III.    Swine weights must be submitted as recorded at the show barn on the official scales supervised by the swine superintendent.                        Weight cards are due by 4:30 p.m. Friday prior to the show.
IV.    No weigh back will be required.
V.      Swine classes will be broken by the weight submitted at time of weigh-in. There will be no more than 15 head per class.                                 Classifications are left to the discretion of the swine superintendent.
VI.      There must be at least THREE LIKE ANIMALS to constitute a breed.
VII.    Mineral oil, baby oil, and powder will not be permitted on swine.
VIII.  Gilts must have ear notches and breed identification on their state validation forms by December 1st of the year prior to the show.
IX.     Gilts and Barrows will show separately and shall be treated as individual divisions.

Swine Classes
1.    Black OPB: Spot, Poland, Berkshire, Hereford
2.    White OPB: Chester, Landrace
3.    Duroc
4.    Hampshire
5.    Yorkshire
6.    Cross Bred

Steer Division
Animals exhibited may be fed in any manner suitable to the individual exhibitor. All steers must be halter broke to show and show in the arena to be eligible for premium sale.
II.     Steer Classifications:
1.      Blacks
2.      Non-Blacks
3.      British
4.      Hereford
5.       American
III.    Steer exhibitors will blow and show for fitting purposes.
IV.    Steers must be state validated by July 1st of the prior year to the show.
V.     Absolutely no paint will be allowed.

Dairy Heifer Division
I.    All Dairy Heifers must have registration papers or an AOB count validation by November 1st of the year prior to the show. Animals must be papered or validated in the exhibitor’s name. Identifying tattoos may be checked against registrations and papers at the discretion of the cattle superintendent.
II.    Dairy Heifer Breed divisions are the discretion of the cattle superintendent. Dairy Heifers must be owned by November 1st of the year prior to the show.
III.    Dairy Heifers must have been born after September 1st of the second year prior to the show.
IV.    Dairy Heifers must be blood tested or be calf-hood vaccinated if over twelve months of age.

Heifer Division
I.    All heifers must have registration papers or an AOB count validation by November 1st of the year prior to the show. Animals must be papered or validated in the exhibitor’s name. Identifying tattoos may be checked against registrations and papers at the discretion of the cattle superintendent.
II.    Registered classes will be broken by age. AOB classes will be broken by height. Breed divisions are at the discretion of the cattle superintendent.
III.    Heifers must be owned by November 1st of the year prior to the show.
IV.    Heifers must have been born after September 1st of the second year prior to the show.
V.    Heifers must be blood tested or be calf-hood vaccinated if over twelve months of age.
VI.    Heifer exhibitors will blow and show for fitting purposes.
VII.    Absolutely no paint will be allowed.

Goat Division
I.    All wethers must be state validated and does must be county validated by November 1st.
II.    Wether or meat goats may be shown.
III.    All goats must be slick shorn within 3/8th of an inch above the knee and hock, with the exception of the switch.
IV.     No painting, powdering, or dying of goats will be permitted.
V.    Goats must be de-horned or tipped. No de-horning or tipping will be permitted on the show grounds.
VI.    Showing style is left at the discretion of the exhibitor.
VII.    Exhibitors must submit weight cards to the lamb and goat superintendent by 4:30 p.m. on the Friday prior to the show.

Lamb Division
I.    Ewe and wether lambs may be shown. Rams, stag lambs, and ewe lambs showing signs of pregnancy will not be permitted to show.
VIII.    Weight cards must be submitted to the goat-lamb superintendent by 4:30 p.m. on the Friday prior to the show. The superintendent will have the authority to class the lamb division, according to timely submitted weight cards, and to re-weigh first and second place class winners. Weigh backs are subject to a 5 lb. over/under tolerance.
IX.    All lambs must be shorn within 7 days of the show.
X.    Lambs breeds will be divided into classes according to weight. Where possible, classes will consist of not less than 6 and no more than 12.
XI.    All lambs must be state and or county validated by November 1st.
XII.    No paint, dye, or any form of artificial coloring shall be permitted. Un-ethically fitted lambs will be barred from the show at request of the superintendent and the discretion of the Executive Committee of the stock show board.
XIII.    Classifications and class divisions or additions at the discretion of Superintendent.

Lamb Classes
1.    Fine wool: Rambouillett, Merino, or cross of the two.
2.    Fine wool crossbred: Typically, first cross of a Suffolk, Hampshire, Corriddals, Dorset or Columbia with either a Rambouillett or Merino.
3.    Southdown: Purebred Southdown.
4.    Medium wool.

General Rules
II.    The Floyd County Junior Stock Show, its officials, or any persons involved in or with the show, in any capacity, will in NO case be responsible for the death, loss, injury or damage that may occur to any animal, person or equipment at any time or place. Entry affirms agreement.
III.    Entries may be accepted from any regularly and timely enrolled 4-H member boy or girl before the show, or FFA and FFA members under the supervision of the current Floyd County Extension Agent, Lockney, or Floydada Vocational Agriculture Instructor. Exhibitors must be enrolled in public school within Floyd County. Exceptions must be approved by the Executive Committee of the stock show board.
IV.    All animals must be in show condition to remain on premises and may be disqualified at the discretion of the superintendent and the approval of the Executive Committee.
V.    All animals, to be eligible to show, must be on feed in Floyd County, at the primary residence of, or on land owned by the exhibitor’s family. All animals are subject to the state rules of validation, procedures and times. Exceptions must be approved by the Executive Committee of the stock show board.
VI.    There will be any ENTRY FEE of $20 per HEAD assessed for participation in the Floyd County Stock Show. There will be a DEADLINE of DECEMBER 1st for submission of entry information and fees to the appropriate advisor. There will be no refunds on entry fees.
VII.    The show barn, located in the Muncy Community at the Floyd County Friends Unity Center Building, will be open on the Thursday and/or Friday prior to show day to receive animal’s entries. All animals must be in the barn Thursday and/or Friday, unless approved by the superintendent. Weigh-in of animals will occur from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the Friday prior to the show.
VIII.    Exhibitor, parent, or advisor must be present at time of weigh-in and submission of weight cards to the superintendent.
IX.    All animals will be shown according to timely submitted weigh cards. All determinations of weight judge or superintendent are final.
X.    Floyd County Junior Stock Show officials, exhibitors and guests will follow the standing rule of the Floyd County Friends Unity Center at all times. PINE SHAVINGS ONLY may be used as bedding. The premises are to be kept clean, all trash and bedding to be removed at the conclusion of the show and sale. All animals must be securely penned or tied. No animal is allowed free access to roam the show ring or open areas of the barn. Animals will be re-penned once and asked to leave upon further occurrence.
XI.    Only paid entries will be allowed to show.
XII.    Showmanship participation is limited to species and classifications in which the exhibitor has a valid entry. Showmanship divisions are as follows: Junior Division, 13 years of age and younger the day of the show: Senior Division, 14 years of age and older the day of the show.

Avery McInvale shows her heifer during the 2020 Floyd County Stock Show. (The Hesperian-Beacon/Teresa Bigham)

XIII.    UIL rules will be followed. Compliance must be agreed upon by all involved school districts prior to arrival and exhibition of animals. Guidelines, dates, and eligibility must be known by the appropriate advisor prior to the arrival and exhibition of animals. Unsportsmanlike conduct, deception, fraud and or un-ethical practices by exhibitors, parents or advisors will not be tolerated. Penalties for such behavior will be at the discretion of the Executive Committee of the stock show board.
XIV.    The Floyd County Junior Stock Show Assn. will allow no more than a total of 31 cattle animals and a combination of 126 animals of other species, show eligible, a place in the premium sale. The percentage of swine, goats. Lambs and rabbits to be offered at the premium sale will be a direct function of the number of each represented on the day of the show. Animal of any show eligible species may be offered to offset cattle numbers less than 31. Cattle shortfall replacement will be determined in the same manner as above explained.
XV.    Each exhibitor will be allowed to draw sale premium on ONLY 2 ANIMALS of any combination of species. The EXCEPTION to this rule is an exhibitor with more than two Grand Champion animals. All Grand Champions will be offered for the premium sale. It shall be the responsibility of all exhibitors to walk through (Grands and Reserves) or represent their animal in the premium sale. Inability to do so must be approved by the Executive Committee. All animals that are offered at the premium sale will sale on a PER HEAD BASIS.
XVI.    All Grand and Reserve Grand animals must remain on the show grounds until the conclusion of the premium sale or released by the superintendent. No animals may leave the barn after the lunch break unless released by the superintendent.
XVII.    Each animal is required to be state and county validated. Validation may be done under a family name thereby making any sibling or stepsibling eligible to show any validated animal. Each exhibitor is subject to ALL above rules and a paid entry must exist for EACH INDIVIDUAL ANIMAL.
XVIII.    These are general rules. If there is a conflict between these and the division guidelines, the DIVISON RULE WILL HAVE AUTHORITY.

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