Freestone County Fair

Freestone County Fair Information: 

Freestone County Youth Commercial Heifer Contest & Sale-November 11 & 12, 2022

2022 Freestone County Youth Commercial Heifer Rules

2022 FreeCo Commercial Heifer Recordbook (PDF)

Recordbook in Doc form: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1JdCOoydACyXFKR59NuSVsfn2d1EWYl_5UXStw0JHxw4/edit?usp=sharing

Exam Study Material: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1150WMG7VveA_9la5noFQV61aiEqwDQBJ?usp=sharing

FCFA Rule Book & Livestock Show Schedule: 2022 Freestone County Fair Livestock Show schedule only

FCFA Rules 2022

New Rules to be aware of:

  • No animal is to be placed back on a trailer once they’ve been checked in to their respective show or the animal will be disqualified.
  • All FCFA validation tags must be kept in the animal’s ear until the animal is delivered to the buyer.
  • Any major show steer that wishes to validate for Freestone County Fair must attend County validation. The major show validation tag number will be recorded. If the steer does not make the sale at a major, that animal must be tagged with a Freestone County Fair Association tamper proof tag by the cattle superintendent on or before the April validation for sheep, goats & hogs. The major show tag MUST be left in the ear until removed by the cattle superintendent.
  • 2lb grace on minimum weights for market goats (minimum 55) and market lambs (minimum 70)
Livestock Show Judges 2022:
Breeding/Market Rabbits-Jason Platt
Breeding Sheep/Goats-Taylor Shearrer
Breeding Swine-Brice Mund
Breeding Beef-Greg Clark
Poultry-A&M Poultry Dept Rep
Market Sheep/Goats-Josh Cody
Market Steers-Jeff Thayne
Market Swine-Clayton Schramm
Home & Garden Show Information:

Quality Counts:

Quality Counts (only need to complete once for each age division; Junior 3rd-5th grade, Intermediate 6th-8th grade, Senior 9th-12th grade) correct age division and an active Quality counts number is required for participation at the Freestone County Fair, this must be completed by June 13th.

  • **There is a very important one-pager with detailed instructions of how students should enroll/login to the course. **QC Enrollment
    • Exhibitors will first be required to engage in the full learning content before being presented with the verification exam.
      • Please be aware of this in advance as this could take around two hours for most students to complete the full content and test.
    • Exhibitors will be able to start and revisit the curriculum as many times as needed.
    • Exhibitors will have to complete the test once it is started.
    • Exhibitors must achieve 80% or great to pass the exam, but can take it as many times as needed.
    • Exhibitors will be exposed and tested on the content potentially three times in their livestock showing career: junior (grade 3-5), intermediate (grade 6-8), and senior (grade 9-12).
    • Exhibitors will access the course and exam at:  https://www.texaslivestockvalidation.com/qc/qcregister.aspx

IMPORTANT: One thing to be aware of is that login to the curriculum site requires unique email addresses for each user. This is explained further in the attachment. We realize there will be cases of families with multiple youth and limited email addresses. If the family cannot use a parent email, create one, or use a student email address, we will assist on a case-by-case basis.

Preparing for County Fair: 

To help you decide what to show at county fair: Deciding what to show at County Fair

Livestock Project guides:

Resources and links for feeding-Freestone Co 4-H

Livestock project posts on Facebook & Remind 2022 (full list of posts January 3-June 10)

Lindner Product Guide_Nov ’21_HR

FeedingShowSteer

Goat Clinic-Greg Clark

Moormans swine show feed guide

Feeding Show lambs-Freestone Co 4-H

Feeding Show Goats-Freestone Co 4-H

Swine Project Basics-Fact sheet

RABBIT INFO – PowerPoint

Leon CO Rabbit-Breeder-List-updated-August-2020

Rabbit Breeders for Freestone County Fair

Nutrition-and-Feeding-of-Show-Poultry

L-5537-Getting-Stared-With-Show-Broilers-2012

 

If you need help finding a project or help with your project please reach out to Erin Davis-County Extension Agent.

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