Swine Exhibitors Information
Entry deadline for Swine is June 1st including Carcass class!
Market Gilt and Market Barrow classes. Exhibitors may register one market gilt and/or one market barrow, two gilts or two barrows, except 5 year old classes where only one hog is allowed, either gilt or barrow. Exhibitors may have the same back up animal per family. Must be listed on each of their entry forms.
All Exhibitors will be required to bring their tagged hogs (or bring tags to be tagged) to BCYF on July 9th between 7:00 a.m. and Noon to be given a flu shot. Those that have a vet administered shot before this date must bring a signed, fair approved form from administrating vet. If you are having your own vet administrate this flu shot you will need to order the fair approved autogenous vaccine from Dr. Jim Kober, Zeeland, MI Phone #616-355-7447. Without this vaccine shot your hogs will not be allowed at the fair. Hogs that have been purchased from a producer that has been given 2 doses of a commercial flu vaccine, with an approved producers
signature will be exempt from the fair’s mandatory flu vaccination. See Rule L in swine rules.
Market Tags must be in hogs ear by Aug. 1st including back up tags. Spot checks will be done after Aug. 1st.
Self waterers are encouraged for hogs during fairweek. They are to be no larger than 10″ in diameter and must be constructed of metal, PVC, or heavy plastic.
For fair week, hogs are to be clipped no shorter than ½”. Hogs clipped too short may be declared unusable by the processor. Oiling or artificial shine-spraying of hogs is prohibited at the fair.
Entry Day: Sunday – 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, Health check starts at 6:00 am to Noon.
Health Check: Hogs must enter Gate 3 (Shawnee Rd.) and go straight to the weigh in area unless you have more than one specie. Exhibitors with more than one specie must remain at Gate 3 and proceed through the vet check. At weigh in you must provide the following:
Tagged hog, Vet Slip, yellow copy of the entry sheet, signed 2nd destination hog form (if 2 hogs), and must have their hog pen checked and yellow sheet initialed by a swine barn representative before going to entry office. When all that is done, then go to entry office before 2:00 pm.
Fair Week: Exhibitors are expected to clean their pens daily in the am before fair opens. All exhibitors are expected to feed and water daily.
Please keep aisles clean and free of sawdust. Exhibitors failing to do this will fall under the 3 strike rule. (See fairbook page 16)
All Intermediate & Senior Swine Exhibitors ages 13 & older (your age as of Jan. 1) must take a 25 question multiple-choice Swine Herdsman Quiz before the Market Class on Tuesday, at 8:00 a.m. in the Show Arena. An updated copy of the quiz material will be available for exhibitors at pre-registration.
Premium checks may be picked up Saturday of fair from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Entry Office or Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You can also have them cashed at either of those times.