89th Annual Charles County Fair September 13-16, 2012 La Plata, Maryland
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A copy of state health papers must accompany all pre-entered livestock entry forms. This is mandatory by the state of
Maryland Department of Agriculture. This includes all livestock that is exhibited at the Charles County Fair.
All livestock entries must be received by September 1, 2012.
1. All livestock must be on the Fairgrounds by 9 p.m. Wednesday, September 12th, 2012.
2. Any animals arriving prior to Wednesday must be approved by the livestock superintendents.
3. All animals must be clean and presentable for the entire fair.
4. No animal will be removed from the Fairgrounds until 6:00 pm Sunday, September 16th, 2012.
5. Open class Beef Cattle, Swine, and Dairy Goats will be judged on Saturday, September 15th. Open class Sheep will be
judged on Sunday, September 16th. The 4-H Goat Show will be Thursday, September 13th at 6:00 p.m.
6. No exhibitors in any class can win more than (2) two monies in individual classes. However, no more than one money in
group classes. More than two exhibits may be entered and shown. (Exceptions are stated in department rules.)
7. Participants must comply with the Rules and Regulations listed for each department, division and class.
8. Animal Health Regulations for Livestock: Cattle, sheep, swine and goats are subject to inspection for general health upon
arrival at the Fairgrounds. Animals originating in herds or flocks where any infections or transmittable diseases are not eligible
for show. Exhibitors must have an approved "Certification of Veterinary Inspection" from your veterinarian. These forms explain
the regulations in detail. The form must be completed and signed by a veterinarian and forwarded to the Animal Health
Section, Maryland Department of Agriculture for approval at least 15 days prior to the show. The approved copy must
accompany animals to the show and be presented to the MDA Animal Health Personnel prior to unloading.
All youth leaders working with junior exhibitors are under an affirmative responsibility to do more than avoid improper conduct
or questionable acts. Their moral values must be so certain and positive that those younger and more pliable will be influenced
by their fine example. Owners, exhibitors, fitters, trainers and absolutely responsible persons who violate the code of ethics
will forfeit premiums, awards and auction proceeds and shall be prohibited from future exhibition in accordance with the rules
adopted by the respective fairs and livestock shows. Exhibitors who violate this code of ethics demean the integrity of all
livestock exhibitors and should be prohibited from competition at all livestock shows in the United States and Canada.
ASSOCIATION OF FAIRS
NATIONAL CODE OF
SHOW RING ETHICS
Exhibitors of animals at
livestock shows shall at all
times deport themselves with
honesty and good
conduct in this competitive
environment shall always
reflect the highest standards
of honor and dignity to
promote the advancement of
agricultural education. This
code applies to junior as well
as open class exhibitors who
compete in structured
classes of competition. This
code applies to all livestock
offered in any event at a
livestock show. In addition to
the "IAFE National Code of
Show Ring Ethics," fairs and
livestock shows may have
rules and regulation which
they impose on the local,
county, state, provincial and
General Livestock Rules and Regulations
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