Animal Record Guides

Members taking any Market Animal – Beef, Feeder Calf, Lamb, Hog and/or Goat – should choose the appropriate Record Guide for their age level. One Record Guide per species being taken.

Market Record Guide Beginner, Ages 8-10

Market Record Guide Intermediate, Ages 11-13

Market Record Guide Advanced, Ages 14-20

Members taking any Breeding Animal – Beef Heifer, Dairy Cow, Dairy Goat, Meat Goat, Breeding Sheep, Breeding Swine, Rabbit and/or Laying Hens – should choose the appropriate Record Guide for their age level. One Record Guide per species being taken AND one supplemental sheet per animal.

Breeding Record Guide Beginner, Ages 8-10

Breeding Record Guide Intermediate, Ages 11-13

Breeding Record Guide Advanced, Ages 14-20

AND one of the following per animal

Beef Heifer
Dairy Cow
Dairy Goat
Breeding Meat Goat
Breeding Sheep
Breeding Swine
Breeding Rabbit - Buck
Breeding Rabbit - Doe
Laying Hens & Egg Production
Cat
Dog
Horse
Pets

Official 4-H Dress Code

Official 4-H Dress Code jpeg



Scarves and ties are available at:

www.SolidColorNeckties.com
866-865-8901

Green Scarf – AC45SP-1064

Green 14” Clip On Tie – AC14CB-1064

Green 20” Clip-On Tie – AC20CA-1064

Animal Project and Exhibit Information

2017 Animal Husbandry/Quality Assurance Program Requirements

All youth participating in livestock projects will be required to complete this training according to the following:

  1. If you are a first year livestock project participant, or
  1. If you change into a different age group:
    Junior to Intermediate / turn 11 in 2017
    Intermediate to Senior / turn 14 in 2017, or
  1. If your livestock project is a species that you have not previously taken

Those exhibitors who are required to complete the online QA training must do so no later than June 30, 2017 in order to exhibit at any 2017 Fair, Festival or Show in the state of West Virginia.

Visit the Youth Quality Assurance Training page for more information and a link to the official training site.

Dogs, Cats and Small Pets are not considered livestock and are not covered in the AH&QA Training

Marketing YOU - A Market Animal Exhibitor's Guide


MANDATORY Workshop for all 1st and 2nd year livestock Exhibitors
March 30th at 6:30 PM at the Fairgounds.
Visit the Berkeley County Youth Fair website for more information regarding mandatory workshop attendance

Please follow the links below each species for specific requirements.
If you have questions about your project, contact the Youth Fair Chairperson listed.


Beef ~ Scott Boyd ~ 304-582-5422 ~ beef@berkeleycountyyouthfair.org

Beef Project Requirements

Workshop: June 10th at 10:00 AM – Fairgrounds


Cat ~ Jacquline Mosser ~ 304-676-3731 ~ jacuimosser@yahoo.com

Cat Project Requirements

Workshop: May 22nd at 6:30 PM – Fairgrounds
This workshop does not count as a mandatory BCYF workshop! If you have livestock, you will need to attend that workshop to count towards your eligibility to show at the fair.


Dairy ~ Mikey Miller ~ 304-671-3180 ~ Mysteelhorse@yahoo.com

Dairy Project Requirements

Workshop: May 6th, Time TBA – Linton Dairy Farm


Dog ~ Sherry Manor ~ 304-283-9946 ~ Jeffsherrymanor@gmail.com

Dog Project Requirements

Workshop: May 30th at 7:00 PM – Fairgrounds


Goat ~ Michelle McDonald ~ 304-676-1601 ~ goats4fair@gmail.com

Market Goat Project Requirements
Dairy Goat Project Requirements 4-H Goat Workshop Primer

Workshops:

Market Animal Check-In: April 29th from 8 AM until Noon – Fairgrounds


Horse ~ Meghan Manor ~ 304-886-7039 ~ MLmanor85@aol.com

Horse Project Requirements

Workshop: April 5th at 6:30 PM – Fairgrounds

Rules for Drug Use and Horses

West Virginia 4-H Horse and Pony Show Rule Book – Rule IV section E 1-5
USEF (U.S. Equestrian Federation) Rule Book – Chapter 4 (p179)


Pet ~ Jacquline Mosser ~ 304-676-3731 ~ jacuimosser@yahoo.com

Pet Project Requirements

Workshop: May 22nd at 6:30 PM – Fairgrounds.
This workshop does not count as a mandatory BCYF workshop! If you have livestock, you will need to attend that workshop to count towards your eligibility to show at the fair.


Poultry ~ Mikie Withrow ~ 304-671-0666 ~ poultry@berkeleycountyyouthfair.org or mwithro5@mix.wvu.edu

Poultry Project Requirements

Workshop: June 10th at 10:00 AM – Fairgrounds

Poultry Blood Testing: July 22nd – 9 AM to Noon – Fairgrounds


Rabbit ~ Stephanie Browning ~ stephbrowning@comcast.net ~ 304-283-4703

Rabbit Project Requirements

Workshop: June 10th at 8:00 AM – Fairgrounds


Sheep ~ Lannie Shreck ~ 304-671-2315 ~ lshreck22@gmail.com

Sheep Project Requirements Sheep Exhibitor Guide

Workshops:

Market Animal Check-In: April 29th from 8 AM until Noon – Fairgrounds

WVU Extension Service Tail Docking Length for Youth Shows
The West Virginia University 4-H Program and the West Virginia Agricultural Educators support the current American Veterinary Medicine Association official policy for tail docking of lambs below:

Sheep Rectal Prolapse Policy for 4-H and FFA Sponsored Exhibits

Lambs’ tails are docked for cleanliness and to minimize fly strike, but cosmetic, excessively short tail docking can lead to an increased incidence of rectal prolapses and is unacceptable for the welfare of the lamb. We recommend that lambs’ tails be docked at the level of the distal end of the caudal tail fold.
Beginning January 1, 2017 market lambs or breeding sheep entered in 4-H/FFA sponsored youth fair exhibits will be observed by Extension and/or FFA personnel for evidence of rectal prolapse. Any lamb exhibiting any signs of rectal prolapse will be disqualified from the event, any official tags removed, and the animal removed from the premises.

USDA regulation states that you must have an official Scrapie ID.


Swine ~ Bobby Miller ~ 304 279-9889 ~ rebelbob66@comcast.net

Swine Project Requirements

Workshop: March 8th at 6:30 PM – Fairgrounds

Market Animal Check-In: April 22nd from 8 AM until 12 noon – Fairgrounds


4-H Livestock Exhibitor Official Dress Code

Boys: Black Jeans with belt, white button down short or long sleeve shirt and Kelly Green tie.
Girls: Black jeans with belt or black skirt (fingertip length), white short or long sleeve button down shirt or blouse with Kelly Green neck scarf.

Rabbit Dress Code

Boys: Black Jeans with belt, white button down long sleeve shirt or apron with Kelly Green tie.
Girls: Black jeans with belt or black skirt (fingertip length), white long sleeve button down shirt/blouse or apron with Kelly Green neck scarf.

Dairy Dress Code (No Cut offs)

Boys: White trousers with belt, white button down short or long sleeve shirt with Kelly Green tie.
Girls: White skirt (fingertip length), shorts or slacks with white short or long sleeve button down shirt or blouse with Kelly Green neck scarf.