O’Brien County Swine Project Families:
Due to Covid-19, the Fair Board has elected to make the 2020 Fair a Show & Go event. Every day, 4H/FFA exhibitors will arrive in the morning with their animals, weigh-in, and prepare to show their livestock project. Exhibitors will then show according to the defined classes. Once the show is finished, the exhibitors will take their livestock back home, or their animal will go to market.
The 2020 O’Brien County Fair Swine Show is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 at 10:00 am.
The Swine Superintends have expectations that 4-H/FFA exhibitors will need to follow, and those expectations are laid out here:
- Weigh-In will begin at 7:00 am on Wednesday, July 22nd.
- Pigs will come to the fairgrounds clean and ready to go. That means that exhibitors will need to wash their pigs at home before bringing them to the fairgrounds.
- The wash rack will only be available for a short time on Wednesday. Exhibitors will need to have a Swine Superintendent approve their request to use the wash rack.
- We recommend bringing a bucket, soap, and brushes to spot clean your pigs before you show.
- Trailers will not be allowed to park west of the road located on the fairgrounds. In other words, no parking trailers on the football field. Trailers can be parked next to the horse area or out in the pasture.
- Pigs under #230 and over #320 will not be accepted.
- Exhibitors will need to know their individual pigs and ear tag numbers before getting to the scale house. Do not plan on having time to pick your individuals out at the fairgrounds; pick them out ahead of time at home.
- Exhibiters will need to bring their completed Swine Drug Affidavits with ear tag letters and numbers of only the pigs you are showing at the fair. You will also need to bring your Health Papers on Wednesday morning. Those papers can dropped off before exhibitors get to the scale house.
- After weigh-in is complete, the Swine Superintendents will break classes according to weight. Individuals and pens will be weighed on the scale in the scale house.
- The show is scheduled to start at 10:00 am on Wednesday.
- There will be a 30-minute dinner break during the show. The Swine Superintendents will let exhibitors know when that will occur after classes have been broken down.
- Pigs will have to stay overnight into Thursday morning before the pack will take them, so plan on bringing bedding, feed, and water for your pigs. Failure to provide these items will result in a forfeit of premium money. Pigs will be loaded out Thursday morning by the Swine Superintendents.
- Exhibitors will be expected to come and clean out their pens Thursday morning after the pigs have been loaded out. Plan on cleaning out your pen around 8:00 am on Thursday. Failure to clean your pen out will result in forfeit of your premium money.
- This time is also when you can come and collect your food and water bowls.
Due to the Covid-19 concerns, we are asking that only exhibitors and their families attend the show. A livestream of the show will be available for extend family and friends to watch. If you have any questions about the expectations 4-H’ers and FFA exhibitors will be following this year, you can contact a Swine Superintendent.
The O’Brien County Fair Swine Superintendents