NEW: Carcass registration deadline is June 1st! Limited to 25 animals. New: Exhibitor ages 10 – 20. Carcass animals will NOT be sold in the auction. Animals are the responsibility of the exhibitor after processing.
Market classes: Limit to ONE hog per exhibitor. Exhibitors chosen for the carcass class may register the carcass and 1 live animal.
NEW: Showmanship and Market will both be judged on Thursday of fair! Showmanship first, followed by Market, Breeds first.
$1.00 charge: All Exhibitors will be required to bring their tagged hogs (or bring tags to be tagged) to BCYF on July 23rd between 7:00 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. 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 by July 20th. If you are having your own vet administrate this flu shot you will need to order the fair approved vaccine from Michigan Swine Veterinary Services, 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 K in swine rules.
Don’t forget that those families with multiple siblings who may use that one back-up pig make sure that you put the back-up tag number on all sibling’s forms. If using on line entry, state in the comment section of swine market that this is a family back up hog. What to do with those back-up hogs and get them processed at the same time? Those 10 + of age can enter the carcass class and learn about the meat we produce and eat.
Market Tags must be in hogs ear by July 23rd including back up tags. Spot checks be done after July 23rd.
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. Non-oil based commercial shines may be used (Examples: Sudden Impact, Revive, Sullivan Supply and Weaver products). Strictly enforced, or exhibitor will be disqualified.
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, 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)
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.