Livestock

    (click each division to see details)

    • The rules for livestock in the Open Division are the same as for the 4-H and FFA Division.
    • When filling out the entry forms for livestock in the Open Division, use the same classes listed for the 4-H and FFA Division, except that the prefix is A for Adult Open Division and J for Junior Division.

    Open Division

    LOT FFF - WOOL CLASS

    1. Fine Wool Fleeces
    2. Half Blood Fleeces
    3. 3/8 Blood Fleeces
    4. Fine Ram Fleeces
    5. Half Blood Ram Fleeces
    6. 3/8 Blood Ram Fleeces

    LOT GGG - WOOL ON THE ANIMAL CLASS

    1. Ram Lambs
    2. Ewe Lambs


    LOT HHH - BREEDING BEEF CATTLE

    See 4-H and FFA Division Rules.


    LOT III - SHOW LAMBS

    See 4-H and FFA Division Rules.


    LOT JJJ - BREEDING SHEEP

    See 4-H and FFA Division Rules.


    LOT KKK - SHOW SWINE

    See 4-H and FFA Division Rules.


    LOT LLL - BREEDING SWINE

    See 4-H and FFA Division Rules.


    LOT MMM - DAIRY CATTLE

    See 4-H and FFA Division Rules.


    LOT NNN - MARKET STEERS

    See 4-H and FFA Division Rules.


    LOT OOO - GOATS CLASS

    1. Pygmy
    2. Oberhasli
    3. Angora
    4. Toggenburg
    5. Alpine
    6. Nubian
    7. Lamancha
    8. Saanen



    LOT PPP - RABBITS

    • Rabbit judging will begin at 1:00 pm on Friday, August 23, after judging the 4-H division rabbits.
    •All rabbits must be registered between 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22.
    • Judging will be to 4-H and ARBA standards.
    • Exhibitors must present their rabbits to the judge.
    • If an exhibitor is showing more than one rabbit in each category, additional helpers may be used to transport rabbits to the table.
    • All pedigreed rabbits must be tattooed in the left ear or they will not be judged.
    • All rabbits without a tattoo will be considered in the Utility Rabbit Category.
    • The Utility Rabbit Category will include all recognized breeds without a tattoo and all crossbreed rabbits, whether they are raised for meat or as pets.
    • Pedigreed rabbits, with tattoos, will be further classified as either Commercial or Fancy.
    Each exhibitor must be able to inform the judge as to the:
    1) breed or utility of the rabbit.
    2) sex of the rabbit (male=buck, female=doe).
    3) the classification (age) of the rabbit:
    A. Pre-Junior (Commercial rabbit under 3 months of age or under 6 lbs.)
    B. Junior (Commercial, Fancy or Utility rabbit under 6 months of age)
    C. Senior (Commercial, Fancy or Utility rabbits over 6 months of age).
    • Exhibitors will be asked to remove any rabbits that are sick.

    First through third place ribbons will be awarded in each of the following groups:

    Adult (Open Division):

    • Commercial: 1 - 3 ribbons
    • Fancy: 1 - 3 ribbons
    • Utility: 1 - 3 ribbons
    One (1) Best of Show ribbon may be awarded in this Division at the discretion of the judge.

    Junior (Open Division):

    • Commercial: 1 - 3 ribbons
    • Fancy: 1 - 3 ribbons
    • Utility: 1 - 3 ribbons
    One (1) Best of Show ribbon may be awarded in this Division at the discretion of the judge.

    4-H Division:

    • Commercial: 1 - 3 ribbons
    • Fancy: 1 - 3 ribbons
    • Utility: 1 - 3 ribbons
    One (1) Reserve Champion rosette and One (1) Grand Champion rosette and trophy will be awarded Showmanship for the 4-H Division only.
    One (1) showmanship trophy will be awarded to the 4-H currently enrolled in a rabbit project who exhibits at least one rabbit and conforms as closely as possible to the showmanship rules as outlined in the 4-H rabbit project book.

    COMMERCIAL RABBITS - 500 CLASS

    1. American
    2. Beveren
    3. Checkered Giant
    4. Blue Vienna
    5. Californian
    6. Chinchilla
    7. Argent
    8. Flemish Giant
    9. French Lop
    10. English Lop
    11. New Zealand
    12. Palomino
    13. Satin
    14. Silver Fox

    FANCY RABBITS - 501 CLASS

    1. Angora, English
    2. Angora, French
    3. Dutch
    4. English
    5. Havana
    6. Mini Lop
    7. Holland Lop
    8. Polish
    9. Rex
    10. Sable
    11. Himalayan
    12. Hotot
    13. Lilac
    14. Silver
    15. Silver Martin
    16. Tan
    17. Netherland Dwarf


    UTILITY RABBITS - 502 CLASS

    1. Any recognized breed of rabbits without an ear tattoo and crossbreed rabbits, whether they are raised for meat or as pets.

    MEAT PEN - 502A CLASS

    1. Meat pen (3 Utility rabbits per pen). Each Meat pen is a single entry. 4-H members may enter up to two (2) meat pens as part of their livestock entries.

    LOT QQQ - POULTRY CLASS

    1. Bantam
    2. American Breeds
    3. Asiatic Breeds
    4. Mediterranean Breeds
    5. English Breeds
    6. Other Chicken Breeds
    7. Ducks
    8. Geese
    9. Turkeys
    10. Miscellaneous

    4-H and FFA Division

    COMMITTEE RULES

    • A Sifting Committee, approved by the Taos County Fair Board, will inspect and examine show animals prior to filling in entry forms. Animals which do not meet the minimum weights or exceed maximum weights or are not properly groomed will not be eligible to enter the auction ring.
    • Department Superintendent(s) and the committee has the authority to enforce all applicable rules of the junior livestock division. The decision of the committee is final.
    • Market animal minimum and maximum weights are as follows:
    -Steers 900 lbs. min. no maximum
    -Pigs 200-275 lbs.
    -Lambs 85-145 lbs.
    -Goats 35 lbs. min. no maximum
    • Weigh-in time for livestock projects will be August 23, 2013, Taos County Agricultural Center, 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.).

    DEADLINES TO ACQUIRE LIVESTOCK

    a. Steer deadline is February 15, 2019.
    b. Lamb, pig, goat and all small livestock deadline is May 1st 2019.
    • Animals (breeding or market) including poultry and rabbits, must have been owned by the exhibitor and must be under the supervision of the County Agent.
    • Lamb, pig, goat and all small livestock projects must have been owned by the exhibitor by May 1, 2019 and the original bill of sale must be turned into the Taos County Extension Office by May 1, 2019.
    • Beef projects (market or breeding stock) must have been owned by the exhibitor by February 15, 2019 and the original bill of sale must be turned into the Taos County Extension Office by February 15, 2019.

    SPECIAL LIVESTOCK RULES

    •Violation of the rules; Any person who violates any of the General or Specific rules may face expulsion from current and future Taos County Jr. Livestock Show and Jr. Livestock Auction.

    1. All exhibitors participating in the Taos County Fair must be Taos County residents. Any person residing in Taos County or any youth enrolled in Taos County 4-H and/or FFA Chapter, regardless of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status can exhibit in the Open Division of the Taos County Fair unless specific department (4-H/FFA) rules allow entries from other counties/states.
    2. All NON 4-H/FFA exhibits, contests, awards, advertising, entertainment and other activities related to the Taos County Fair must have the expressed written authorization of the Taos County Fair Board.
    3. In a case where no rule appears to cover a situation, the Fair Board will review the situation and decide a course of action. The Taos County Fair Board and/or Department Superintendents are in charge of interpreting these rules and policies and authorized to take action consistent with these rules and policies. Such decisions will be final. All protests must be made in writing and accompanied by a deposit of $25 (cash or certified check made out to Taos County Fair Board), which will be forfeited if the protest is not sustained. Any protest must state plainly the cause of the complaint or appeal and must be delivered to the Livestock Superintendent within 24 hours after the occasion of such protest. (This applies to all departments).
    4. Any person who violates any of the General or Specific Rules will forfeit all fees, privileges and premiums and will be ineligible to participate in current and future Taos County Fairs.
    5. A Sifting Committee, approved by the Taos County Fair Board, will consist of the department superintendent, Taos County Extension Agent, Fair Board President or his/her appointee and one knowledgeable individual approved by the Board. In such case an individual holds two positions in the sifting committee the individual must represent the highest position. The sifting committee's responsibility is to arbitrate any and all discrepancies. The decision of the committee is final.

    DEADLINES TO ACQUIRE LIVESTOCK:

    • Animals (breeding or market), including poultry and rabbits, must have been owned by the exhibitor andmust be under the supervision of the County Agent or FFA Advisor lamb, pig, goat and all small livestock projects must have been owned by the exhibitor byMay 1, of current fair year. Beef projects (market or breeding stock) must have been owned by the exhibitor by February 15, current fair year. The original Proof of Purchase/Bill of Sale must be submitted to the Extension Office on or before deadline dates. A copy of the Proof of Purchase/Bill of Sale will be kept at the Extension Office on file.
    • Identification ear tags for large livestock (Beef, Swine, Lamb and Goat) will be provided by New Mexico Livestock Board and or New Mexico State Fair.
    • Market animal minimum and maximum weights are as follows:
    -Steers 900 lbs. min. no maximum
    -Pigs 200-275 lbs.
    -Lambs 85-160 lbs.
    -Goats 35 lbs. min. no maximum
    • All animals must be weighed prior to entry, and will be classified light, medium or heavy accordingly. Weigh-In will take place beginning at 3:00 p.m. to 7:00pm on Friday, the day before livestock show. A minimum of three (3) weigh-ins must be attended. Re-weighs could be allowed at the discretion of the Livestock Superintendent. In case of question of any breed placement or weight classes, final decision will rest with the livestock superintendent.
    • Exhibitors of livestock are primarily responsible for the grooming of their livestock. Adults, junior leaders and others may assist younger people in preparing their animals for show. If instruction and assistance is required, the exhibitor must be present and involved. In the absence of the exhibitor the superintendent may approve an alternate exhibitor. If exhibitor has more than one animal in a class, they may have another currently enrolled. 4-H/ FFA member in Taos County show one of the animals.
    • All livestock must be halter broke and/or gentle to handle.
    All livestock must be free from any disease and parasites.
    • Stalls and pens must be kept clean at all times.
    • Each exhibitor must provide a $20 per pen deposit (Check or Money Order ONLY - NO CASH) that will be refunded if pens are cleaned after the Fair.
    • Livestock Project Record Sheets will be reviewed by the Livestock Superintendent or his assistant. Record sheets must be up to date at the time of weigh in.
    • Champions and Reserve Champions will be from the 1st or 2nd place winners from each class. • All eligible 4-H/FFA member will be allowed to show up to three (3) animals, but will only be allowed to sell a maximum of two (2) animals and only one market steer per participant at the Jr. Livestock Auction, unless all (3) of the participants animals get Grand Champion, then all (3) will be able to sell, limiting (1) market steer. Members must submit their "Intent to Sell" form for up to two animals within 30 minutes after the large livestock show at a meeting place to be announced.
    • All 4-H/FFA Division Livestock Exhibitors are required to submit their "Intent to Show" form(s) by Friday, August 16, 2019 for the animal(s) that they will be showing in the Jr. Livestock Show.
    • Show Steer - NM current registered family brand or a closed 4-H brand on left jaw or FFA brand on the right jaw. No brand--No show! Note: Each animal acquired out-of-state will require a vet health certificate and entry permit
    • Pigs - must be derived from a pseudo rabies-free herd.
    • All hogs must have been originated or purchased within the State of New Mexico or otherwise show proof of origin in accordance with New Mexico Livestock Board Regulations.
    • Sheep and Goats - Tattoo will be required; a 4-H tattoo will be placed in left ear FFA on the right ear. Note: Each animal acquired out-of-state will require a vet health certificate and entry permit. A scrapie tag is required for all sexually intact male and female goats and sheep.
    • Lambs shown in breeding classes cannot be shown in market classes and vice versa. • All market lambs will be slick shorn to a uniform length no more than 1/4" of wool prior to arrival at the County Fair.
    • Lambs: Exhibitors will not lift the front legs or the lamb during judging.
    • Goats: All milk teeth must be in place with no eruption of permanent teeth. Goats are not to be older than 6 months of age or not have been born before February 15, of the current year. Whether (castrated billy goat) and doe kids will be allowed to be co-exhibited in the market classes. Market goats must be slick shorn with 3/8 inch of hair or less above the knees and hocks. There will be no top limit on weight, with a 35 lb. minimum bottom weight limit. Exhibitors will not lift the front legs of goats off the ground or brace the animal during judging. The weight classes will be light, medium, medium heavy, heavy. Dairy Goats can be female or must be intact male. They must be used for breeding and/or milking. There will be a separate showman-ship category for dairy goats. Dairy goats CANNOT be sold in the Jr. Livestock Auction. If the goats are registered and tattooed, they do not need to be tattooed with the 4-H Tattoo. Dairy Goats still need to be clipped just like all other goats.
    • The livestock judge will select the recipient of the showmanship award during judging.
    • All exhibitors must designate their livestock, regardless of species, as either 4-H/FFA or Open Division. A separate area will be designated for Open Division exhibits provided there is adequate room.
    • All 4-H/FFA Division Livestock Exhibitors are require to submit their "Bill of Sale" for the Jr. Livestock Auction when they check-in their animal(s), unless you are showing 3 animals then you are required to submit your "Bill of Sale" 30 minutes after your last show class.
    • Only 4-H/FFA Division livestock will be sold. Open Division livestock entries will not sell through the Jr. Livestock Auction; however they may be sold through private treaty sales after the Jr. Livestock Auction.
    • 4-H/FFA members must be present at all times during the show and auction.
    • 4-H/FFA members who participate in the Junior Livestock Show must also participate in the showmanship competition unless a problem arises. The decision will be at the discretion of the superintendent.
    • A 7.5% administrative fee will be assessed of each animal sold in any of the Jr. Livestock Auctions.
    • The Junior Livestock Auction will take place on Saturday, at 3:00 p.m. All exhibitors must be on hand by 2:30 p.m.
    • A special auction will be held immediately following the Junior Livestock Auction for Little Clovers exhibiting poultry & rabbits only!
    • Only the Best of Show Baking Project of a 4-H member (novice, junior or senior) will be sold at the Jr. Livestock Auction. Cloverbud or other lower place items will not be sold.
    • Any animals available for resale will be sold by private treaty only by each club, organization, etc. with superintendent approval.
    • Dress Code for livestock exhibitors will be strictly adhered to. Boots or heavy shoes must be worn at all times in and around pen area. No sandals, cut-off shorts or spandex. No sleeveless or cut-off shirts and no halter tops. Long sleeve, button up collared shirts tucked into clean blue or black denim pants and a belt will be worn while exhibiting animals. Clean, neat appearances are encouraged. If hair is past chin length, it must be neatly tied back away from the face in a braid or pony tail.
    • All 4-H/FFA members showing small and large livestock will be required to attend one(1) of the two(2) scheduled Mandatory Orientation meetings scheduled for March 5 and March 7, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Ag. Center. You will not be allowed to participate in the Taos County Fair Jr. Livestock show and sale if you do not attend one of the mandatory orientation meetings.
    • All 4-H/FFA members showing small and large livestock will be required to attend a minimum of 50% of the scheduled clinics with their animal(s). All 4-H/FFA members showing large livestock must attend a minimum of three(3) scheduled weigh-ins. The clinic must be sanctioned by the respective livestock superintendent at the agricultural center. Additional training sessions on animal nutrition, showmanship or livestock schools presented during the year is recommended. Make up clinics may be made available by respective livestock superintndent. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis.

    2019 Guide for Livestock Exhibitors

    THE REQUIREMENTS WRITTEN HEREIN ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME DUE TO ANIMAL HEALTH ISSUES THAT MAY ARISE

    Before entering any New Mexico county or state fair, all in-state junior livestock (cattle, sheep, goats and swine) to be shown must have application of an approved 2019 NM Youth Exhibitor Fair Tag by an Extension Agent, FFA Advisor or designated Fair personnel and have a New Mexico Livestock Board (NMLB) Form 1 Inspection. NMLB personnel will prepare the Form 1 Inspection for the 2019 Show Season at the time of 2019 Youth Exhibitor Fair Tag application in the project animal. The form 1 Inspection Form will serve as a form of ownership for the junior livestock exhibitor.

    The County Extension Agent is responsible for maintaining required records of 2019 Youth Exhibitor Fair Tag applications.

    THE NMLB FORM 1 INSPECTION FOR THE 2019 SHOW SEASON MUST OCCUR BEFORE JULY 15, 2019 AND IS VALID UNTIL OCTOBER 31, 2019.
    Form 1 Inspection charges for New Mexico Livestock Boards services:
    A. For field inspections of exhibition animals at farm/ranch $10/service chage per Form 1
    B. For youth exhibition animals congregated at prearranged site $5/service charge per Form 1
    C. Per Head Fee Schedule:
    • Cattle and Bison $ 0.50 per head
    • Equine $ 0.50 per head
    • Sheep and Goat $ 0.16 per head
    • Swine $ 1.00 per head

    USDA APHIS VS interstate movement requirements and New Mexico Entry requirements must be met for all out-of-state livestock entering the state for exhibition at New Mexico fairs and for New Mexico 4-H and FFA project animals being purchased out-of-state.

    Cattle

    The New Mexico State University (NMSU) Cooperative Extension Service requires that when transporting a project animal, the proof of ownership (NMLB "Form 1" Inspection Certificate) must be available for livestock bearing the 2019 Youth Exhibitor Fair Tag, whether movement is in-District or out-of District, to provide assurance that all requirements have been met.

    Animal Identification and Health

    All in-state show cattle must be branded with a New Mexico-registered brand to comply with the New Mexico brand rule. New Mexico Statutes are available @ https://nmlbonline.com/index.php?id=25


    • All sexually-intact dairy cattle over 4 months of age must have evidence of a negative Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) test completed within the 120 days before the show. There is recognition of USDA Accredited TB-Free Herd status as evidence or this requirement.


    • For traceability, registered beef breeding heifers must be identified by an offical breed registry number tattoo or tag. Grade beef breeding heifers must have an approved 2019 NM Youth Exibitor Fair Tag.
    • Exhibitors of market and breeding cattle purchased out-of-state must comply with USDA APHIS VS interstate movement regulations and New Mexico livestock entry requirements, to include a valid Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (ICVI) documented with official individual animal identification, evidence of fulfillment of state-specific disease testing requirements and a New Mexico Entry Permit Number.
    For Veterinarians: To obtain NM Entry Permit Number, call the 24 hour Permit Line 800.432-6889.
    Information from a completed ICVI is necessary to successfully obtain the permit. Please check the NMLB website www.nmlbonline.com for current and/or additonal requirements.

    SHEEP AND GOATS

    • The New Mexico State Univerity (NMSU) Cooperative Extension Service requires that when transporting a project animal, the proof of ownership (NMLB "Form 1" Inspection Certificate) must be avilable for 2019 Youth Exhibitor Fair Tagged livestock in transit, whether movement is in-District or out-of-District, to provide assurance that all requirements have been met.

    IMPORTANT: The owner and the county Extension Agent are responsible for maintaining records of exhibition animal USDA Scrapie tag numbers, the approved 2019 NM Youth Exhibitor Fair Tag, and the permanent official tattoos of youth exhibition animals.

    To obtain USDA Scrapie Tags contact:
    USDA APHIS VS
    6200 Jefferson St. NE, Suite 117
    Albuquerque, NM 87109
    (505) 761-3160

    Animal Identification and Health

    All Sheep and goats must bear a NMLB-registered tattoo, which is a tattoo the NMLB registers as a brand.
    • 4-H/FFA members may tattoo project animals with either:
    a) their own New Mexico Master Brand Number or
    b) the 4-H Brand Tattoo "4H" in the Left Ear or
    c) the FFA Brand Tattoo "A" in the Right Ear
    • All sexually-intact sheep and goats to be shown in fair market or breeding classes must bear an official USDA Scrapie tag in the ear.
    Exception: Registered breeding goats may use a legible breed registry tattoo in lieu of a Scrapie tag.

    Interstate Movement of Sheep and Goats

    Sheep and goats purchased as project animals or moved interstate to be shown at New Mexico fairs and shows must have:

    • An Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (ICVI)
    * issued within the thirty(30) days before entry into New Mexico
    NOTE: New Mexico youth exhibitors, who purchase project animals out-of-state, should rtain th entry ICVI documentation for the project animal for the entire sow season or for the lifetime of the project animal.
    * documenting the official USDA Scrapie identification tag herd/flock number and official individual animal tag number(s)
    * Documentation of the breed registry number(s) of registered goats on the ICVI is acceptable in lieu of a Scrapie tag(s).
    * documenting the New Mexico Entry Permit Number.
    For Veterinarians: To obtain a NM Entry Permit Number, call the 24 hour Permit Line 800-432-6889.
    Information from a completed ICVI is necessary to successfully obtain the permit. Please check the NMLB website www.nmlbonline.com for current and/or additonal requirements.

    Additional Guidelines for Breeding Sheep and Goats

    All sexually-intact sheep and goats must be permanently identified with an approved form of official identification(ID). Implantable microchips are not approved official identificaton for cattle, sheep, goats and swine *See Exception under Pygmy Goats
    • All exhibition breeding sheep and goats must have a form of approved official individual animal identification. Types of approved offical individual animal identification for breeding sheep an goats include:
    • USDA Scrapie Tag
    • New Mexico-registered Master Brand Number tattoo OR breed registry tattoo
    • An approved 2019 NM Youth Exhibitor Fair Tag
    The USDA Scrapie tag and the approved 2019 NM Youth Exhibitor Fair Tag are official individual animal identification associated with a specific project animal for life.
    Removal of official individual animal identification is prohibited by federal law.

    Registered Sheep and Goats:

    1) Registered breeding sheep must have:
    • A USDA Scrapie tag applied to the ear and a permanent legible breed registry tattoo in the ear, if a breed registry tattoo is required by the breed registry.
    • An approved NM Youth Exhibitor Fair Tag may be applied to the ear or attached to a neck chain worn by the animal during check-in and during the show.
    2) Registered breeding goats must have:
    • A permanent legible breed registry tattoo in the ear, on the tail web, or on the flank. A breed registry tattoo may be used in lieu of a USDA Scrapie tag.
    • An approved NM Youth Exhibitor Fair Tag may be applied to the ear or attached to a neck chain worn by the animal during check-in and while at the show.
    • If the breed registry tattoo is not legible, the owner must have a USDA Scrapie tag and an approved NM Approved Youth Exhibitor Fair Tag attached to a neck chain worn by the animal during check-in and while at the show.

    Unregistered Sheep and Goats:

    Senior (Adult) Open Exhibition Animals must bear a USDA Scrapie tag and a tattoo with the owner's Master Brand Number.

    Unregistered breeding sheep must have:

    • USDA Scrapie tag applied to the ear and a New Mexico Sheep/Goat Master Brand Number permanently tattooed in the ear.
    • An approved NM Youth Exhibior Fair Tag may be applied to the ear or attached to the neck chain worn by th animal during check-in and while at the show.

    Unregistered breeding goats must have:

    • USDA Scrapie tag and a permanent legible New Mexico Sheep/Goat Master Brand Number tattooed in the ear, or on the tail, web or flank. 4-H/FFA members may use the 4-H or FFA brand tattoo.
    • An approved NM Youth Exhibior Fair Tag may be applied to the ear or attached to the neck chain worn by th animal during check-in and while at the show.
    • The USDA Scrapie tag and the approved NM Youth Exhibior Fair Tag may be applied to the ear or attached to the neck chain worn by th animal during check-in and while at the show.

    Pygmy Goats

    *Special Exception: For Pygmy goats from out-of-state, the Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (ICVI) must document the individual goat microchip number and the New Mexico Entry Permit Number.

    Pygmy goats 6 months of age and older must have:

    • A permanent legible breed registry tattoo in the ear, flank or tail web.
    • If the entire breed registry tattoo is not legible, the owner must use a USDA Scrapie tag with the breed registry number attached to a neck chain worn by the animal during check-in and the show.

    Pygmy goats less than 6 months must have:

    • A USDA Scrapie tag with the breed registry number printed in indelible ink on the reverse side of the tag attached to a collar worn by the animal during check-in and the show.

    In addition to the above requirements, goats being shown by Junior exhibitors (4-H,FFA, etc.) in the New Mexico Fair Youth Classes must have an approved NM Youth Exhibitor Fair Tag attached to a neck chain worn by the animal during check-in and the show.


    SWINE

    The New Mexico State University (NMSU) Cooperative Extension Service requires that when transporting a project animal, the proof of ownership (NMLB "Form 1" Inspection Certificate) must be available for 2019 NM Youth Exhibitor Fair tagged animals in transit, whether the movement is in-District or out-of-District, to provide assurance that all requirements have been met.


    Animal Identification and Health

    For all swine purchased in-state, an official face sheet Bill of Sale from the breeder with documentation of appropriate ear notches must be available for the NMLB Inspector at the time of Form 1 Inspection.
    • For all swine purchased out-of-state, evidence of compliance with USDA APHIS VS interstate movements regulations and New Mexico Entry Requirements must be available, to include a valid Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (ICVI) documenting official individual animal identification and a New Mexico Entry Permit Number.
    For Veterinarians: To obtain a NM Entry Permit Number, call the 24 hour Permit Line 800-432-6889.
    Information from a completed ICVI is necessary to successfully obtain the permit. Please check the NMLB website www.nmlbonline.com for current and/or additonal requirements.
    The New Mexico Livestock Board requires that youth exhibitors out-of-state swine purchased at an in-state private treaty sale must receive and retain a copy of the Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection for the swine.

    - The original ICVI or a paper copy of the document must be available while the animal(s) are in transit to the NM premises of destination following the private treaty sale.
    - The original ICVI or a paper copy of the document must be provided to the NMLB Inspector for the required NMLB Import Inspection.
    • If the Import Inspection occurs at the private treaty sale, the NMLB Inspector will officially emboss the Import Inspection and initial the document before movement of animals from the sale.
    • If the Import Inspection occurs at the NM destination premises, the Brand Inspector will review and verify the ICVI (original or paper copy provided at the time of private treaty sale) information and officially emboss and initial the NM Import Inspection.

    EQUINE

    The New Mexico State University (NMSU) Cooperative Extension Service and the New Mexico Livestock Board require that when transporting an equine project animal out-of-district, the proof of ownership (NMLB "Form 1" Inspection Certificate) or a "Form 1-H" Permanent Equine Transportation Permit, must be available for the animals in transit to provide assurance that all requirements have been met.

    • Equine presented for sale or change of ownership at the Junior Livestock Sale shall have evidence of a negative Equine Infectious Anemia ("Coggins") test obtained within the twelve (12) months before the date of the sale. A paper copy of the Equine Infectious Anemia Test (Form 10-11) for the specific horse will suffice for evidence of a negative EIA status.
    • Exhibitors of all out-of-state horses must have evidence of compliance with USDA APHIS Interstate movement reguations and New Mexico equine entry requiremnents, to include:
    1) A properly completed Interstate Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (ICVI) from the state-of-origin obtained within the thirty(30) days before movement into the state.
    2) The veterinarian must document on the ICVI:
    • Official individual animal identification by one of the following methods:
    - Name, age, breed, color, gender, distinctive markings and other permanent forms of identification (i.e., brands, tattoos, scars, cowlicks)
    - Electronic identification in compliance with ISO 11784/11785
    - the physical address of the premises of origin and the physical address of the premises of destination (P.O. Box Numbers and are not acceptable).
    • Evidence of a negative Equine Infectious Anemia ("Coggins") test obtained within the twelve(12) months before movement into the state.
    The EIA test labortory report (VS Form 10-11) must be attached to the ICVI.
    • A New Mexico Entry Permit Number.
    For Veterinarians: To obtain a NM Entry Permit Number, call the 24 hour Permit Line 800-432-6889.
    Information from a completed ICVI is necessary to successfully obtain the permit. Please check the NMLB website www.nmlbonline.com for current and/or additonal requirements.

    Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) continues to be an infectious viral disease of concern in the US. The USDA Equine Infectious Anemia Uniform Methods and Rules (UM&R), which outlines minimum standards for detecting, controlling and preventing EIA, provides as a control procedure that "all equines offered for entry into exhibitions or competitive events provide proof to event officials of a negative EIA test as documented on an EIA laboratory test form (VS Form 10-11)".

    The New Mexico Livestock Board strogly recommend that fair/horse show managers require evidence of a current negative Equine Infectious Anemia test (Coggins Test) for all horses (orignating both in and out-of-state) entring the fair or show grounds. ** Check with manageent of your local fair or show for specific requirements for the event**

    Additional Equine Importation Requirements

    Stallions

    "Exhibition Only" must be written on the ICVI to indicate that the stallion is entering New Mexico for a limited time only for exhibition and is not entering the state for breeding or sale, OR
    • Documentation of negative Equine Viral Arteritis (EVA) test obtained within thirty (30) days of movement
    Send EVA laboratory results to the attention of the State Veterinarian (NMLB FAX Number (505) 841-6160) before requesting a NM Entry Permit Number; OR
    • Documentation of EVA vaccination following recipt of a negative EVA laboratory test.

    Importation of Horses from Canada

    Owners importing horses from Canada for movement into New Mexico should contact the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) for any special requirements for horses to reenter Canada from New Mexico. Veterinarians can obtain the United States Origin Health Certificate for the Export of Horses from the United States to Canada (VS Form 17-145) and the United States Origin Health Certificate (Form VS 17-140) from USDA APHIS VS (telephone 505-761-3160) or online at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewIC?ref nbr=201010-0579-013&icID=2093.

    Requirements and restrictions for horses entering Canada may be accessed through the following link:

    http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/vs/iregs/animals/downloads/ca eq.pdf

    Equine exhibitors, their veterinarians, and horse show officials should be aware that the occurrence of disease incidents of significance in the State may result in alterations in the State Equine Entry Requirements.

    Occurrence of diseases or conditions that may lead to changes in entry requirements may include:
    1) Equine Herpes Virus-1 (nEHV-1 also known as Equine Herpes Myeloencephalopathy) - An increase of cases associated with this highly contagious and sometime fatal disease has been seen over the past several years across the U.S. Good biosecurity practices while exhibiting animals and prompt reporting when clinical signs are observed is essential.


    2) Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV): New Mexico periodically experiences incidents of VSV, an important vector-borne viral disease that affects multiple species of animals. Incidents of VSV in the state impacts movement of livestock from specific premises, the state and the country.
    3) Equine Piroplasmosis (EP): Equine Piroplasmosis, a vector-borne parasitic disease of equids, is a foreign animal disease to the U.S. Should a case be detected, there will be restrictions imposed by many states on horses returning to their states of origin.


    4) Ear ticks: Past incidents of horses with ear ticks, some leading to fatal neurologic disease, after return home from exhibitions in New Mexico have been reported. Horse show management should ensure that all horse stalls and surrounding areas are treated with acaracides before exhibition horses arrive on the show grounds.


    ADDITIONAL RULES

    • Photocopies or faxed copies of a Tuberculosis Test Record (VS FORM 6-22) or Interstate Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (ICVI) are only acceptable at fair check-in if signed in blue ink by the Accredited Veterinarian, who performed the tuberculosis test or prepared the ICVI, certifying the document as a copy. The exhibitor must all have all required documents at check-in.
    • At fair check-in, any animal with clinical signs or evidence of an infectious and/or contagious disease may be denied entry to the fair grounds.

    The New Mexico Livestock Board strongly encourages fair management to engage the services of a NM-licensed Veteriarian of check-in evaluation of exhibition animals at fair grounds.

    • During the fair, any animal with clinical signs or evidence of an infectious and/or contagious disease may be isolated in a secure location away from other animals until an examination is done by the fair attending veterinarian and a determination is made for potential removal of the animal from the fair grounds.

    • New Mexico livestock entry requirements and New Mexico fair entry requirements apply to all out-of-state livestock. To optain current NM livestock entry requirements go to https://nmlbonlin.com/index/php?id=7 or contact NMLB personnel (505) 841-6161.

    Exhibitors, of any animal arriving at a show or fair not in compliance with New Mexico state statutes or livestock board rules, will be subject to citation.

    Elimination of exhibitors and their animals from competition for infractions of fair or exhibition rules is at the discretion of fair officials.

    This guidance document may not contain all necessary requirements for livestock bound for specific fairs, exhibitions and shows. Refer to exhibition rules and requirements for each fair and livestock show to ensure compliance with fair-specific or show-specific requirements. Contact show officials for clarifications.


    Youth exhibitors should consult their County Agent or FFA Advisors for other information and event updates well ahead of the show and planned date of transport to an event.


    Consult New Mexico Livestock Board personnel with questions on applicable New Mexico Statutes. Call (575) 646-3026 or visit http://aces.nmsu.edu/4h/


    Prepare your livestock and yourself for a successful 2019 exhibition season. Good Luck!


    Little Clovers Policy & Guidelines:

    Little clovers (5-8 years by January 1of the current year and enrolled in 4-H) are encouraged to exhibit their projects at the County Fair. Little Clovers may only show one rabbit & one poultry; however they may sell only one animal.
    • 4-H /FFA members with special needs will only be required to complete a picture story, to include drawings and/or photographs of projects and general project activities that the child has been involved in during the course of the year and breakdown of the cost of the 4-H/FFA project. Parents are encouraged to help their child accomplish this task. Parents need to notify the Extension Office of their intent to participate in this program.

    All Judges and Judging

    Judges may disqualify or transfer to a correct class, any exhibit that is not truly representative of the class or division.
    During adjudication, no person or persons shall be allowed to express positive or negative influence on judges. Violators of this rule shall face immediate exclusion from judging area; County Fair entry and exhibit from being further judged.

    Protests and Appeals

    1. Any exhibitor has the right to appeal the decision of a judge if they can show evidence that the award was made in violation of the rules that govern the event, or that there has been misrepresentation, fraud or collusion. All appeals must be made in writing, and filed with the respective County Fair Superintendent immediately. Concern will be brought to the attention of the Fair Board. Selective department rules shall be referenced that govern the event.
    2. The Taos County Fair Board and/or Department Superintendents are in charge of interpreting these rules and policies and authorized to take action consistent with these rules and policies. In case where no rule appears to cover a situation, the Fair Board will review the situation and decide a course of action. Such decisions will be final. All protests must be made in writing and accompanied by a deposit of $25 (cash or certified check made out to Taos County Fair Board), which will be forfeited if the protest is not sustained. Any protest must state plainly the cause of the complaint or appeal and must be delivered to the Livestock Superintendent within 24 hours after the occasion of such protest. (This applies to all departments).

    Exhibitors Responsibilities

    1. All animals unloading at the fairgrounds will be inspected by respective fair livestock superintendent and New Mexico Livestock Inspector. All animals with communicable diseases may not unload.
    2. Livestock exhibitors are required to comply with all of the statutory and regulatory provisions of the State of New Mexico relating to animal health and brand inspection. For updated information please contact the NM Livestock Board at 505-861-6161.
    3. All 4-H/FFA entries must be certified for eligibility to show through the County Agent or FFA Advisor.
    4. No individual entry or entries without all required signatures and paper work will be accepted. All animals must be owned, cared for and entered in the individual name of the owner.
    5. 4-H/FFA exhibitors must keep stalls and animals presentable at all times, including walkways in immediate area. Exhibitors must feed, water, and care for their exhibition livestock. The Taos County Fair Board reserves the right to refuse entry in future years to an exhibitor who fails to give proper care and feed to exhibition livestock until released.
    6. Every exhibitor is responsible for the care, showing and selling of his/her own animal until the Superintendent has issued a release.
    7. All livestock in a registered breeding class must have certificate of registration in the name of the exhibitor. The certificate must be checked with the superintendent of the respective department.
    8. All animals will be kept in assigned stall space throughout the Fair. Stall space must be neatly kept and supplied with fresh bedding.
    9. Market animals that do not meet weight requirements for the prospective classes will not be allowed to sell. They will be allowed to show in the Open division.
    10. The following are termed Un-ethical Practices:
    • • Doctoring, and doping or injecting show animals, body "Fill-In", or the alteration, changing, defacing or modification of anatomical structure.
    • • The removal, alteration, changing, or purposeful damaging of ear tag.
    • • Any type of injection where oils, glycerin or like substances are used for body "Fill-In", or added materials such as mud and/or water for added weight.
    • • External applications of such things as liniments and blistering agents that would cause an edematous condition.
    • • No adding of artificial or animal hair.
    • • Any medication and/or approved FDA substance administered during the Fair must be given under the direct supervision of the livestock superintendent. Any exhibitor found using the above listed unethical practices, or any other practice deemed unethical by the management will forfeit all awards, premiums and sale money if any, and the exhibitor will be barred from future participation until such time as reinstatement is made by the Fair management.

    SHEEP/GOAT DRESSING CONTEST

    There will be judges in the following categories:

    Judging the sheep/goat will be judged on the contestant and animal’s outfit, and the over-all picture.

    Placing will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Bonus points may be awarded for creativeness and originality. A description of the person and animal's entire outfit will be submitted as part of the entry.

    All entries are due to Cherry Montano on Friday, August 15, 2014. (Cherry will be present at weigh-in).  Sheep/goat to be lead must be conditioned, fitted and trained to show at halter.