Mandatory Registration of Market Animals for 2014 Fair

Market Beef
Registration opens: March 17
Deadline: April 4 at 4 pm
pdf Steer Registration Instructions
pdf Code of Ethics
Market Goat, Lambs, and Swine
Registration opens: May 19
Deadline: June 6 at 4 pm
(Registration instructions will be available early May)

The Nevada County Fair’s mandatory registration deadline for all market beef is 4:00 pm, Friday, April 4th. The mandatory registration deadline of all other large market animals is 4:00 pm, Friday, June 6th.

Junior beef exhibitors may register their market animals at the Fair’s Administration Office, Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, beginning March 17th. The absolute deadline for market beef registration is 4:00 pm, Friday, April 4th. Goat, lamb and hog exhibitors may register their market animals beginning May 19th. The absolute deadline for market goat, sheep and swine registration is 4:00 pm, Friday, June 6th.

All FFA, 4-H, Grange and Independent exhibitors are required to register their market animals for the Fair on the dates specified above. Along with the completed entry form and entry fees the exhibitor must also present a photograph of themselves with their market animal and a Bill of Sale to Fair officials; the exhibitor should request this Bill of Sale from the person who sold them their market animal, or if an exhibitor bred their own animal, they must present a letter so stating. Market Beef exhibitors must also complete a transportation slip. Entry forms, transportation slips and detailed instructions are available at the 4-H Office, through FFA Advisors and at the Fair Administration Office.

An exhibitor can bring in their own entry forms with the additional required documents and entry fees or it can be done by the club leader/chapter advisor for the group. Individual parents, grandparents, siblings, friends, etc., cannot bring in someone else’s paperwork. It either has to be done as an individual exhibitor in person or as a group by the signing leader and/or advisor.

To exhibit a large market animal at the 2014 Nevada County Fair, exhibitors must be 9 years old or in the 4th grade by January 1, 2014 and must be a Nevada County Junior. A Nevada County Junior exhibitor is defined as:

  • An exhibitor whose legal residence is within the boundaries of the Nevada County Fair and who attends a school within Nevada County, or
  • An exhibitor who lives outside Nevada County, attends a school in Nevada County and is a member of the FFA, Nevada County 4-H or Nevada County Grange, or
  • An exhibitor who is a Nevada County resident enrolled and attending college and is a member of the FFA, Nevada County 4-H or Nevada County Grange.

Although an exhibitor may enter only one large market animal in the Fair, each exhibitor will be allowed to register a maximum of 2 animals per species, not to exceed 4 animals in total. The Fair appreciates that exhibitors often choose to raise more than one market animal, giving them the option of bringing their finest quality animal to the Fair to sell through the Junior Livestock Auction, which is scheduled during the Fair on Sunday, August 10th. A family may choose to register a second animal to be shared by their children in the event that one of their children needs to bring a back-up animal.

The 2014 “Simply Fun” Nevada County Fair is scheduled for August 6th through 10th. For information on market animal registration or becoming involved in the Junior Livestock Auction as a buyer or volunteer, call the Fair at 273-6217.

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