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4-H/FFA Beef Weigh-In, Pre-Show, & Judging Contest

March 23, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

The upcoming Beef Weigh-In and Pre-Show will be held on Saturday, March 23 in Bloom Pavilion beginning at 7:00 a.m.

The show schedule:

7:00 –8:45 am   WEIGH AND TAG STEERS – Steer Livestock Sale Raffle tickets due at Weigh-In

8:50 am    REQUIRED – Fair Information meeting in Pavilion for participants and parents

9:00 am    BEEF JUDGING CONTEST-Feeder Steers, Heifers, Beef Parts, Oral Reasons

10:30 am  Fitting & Showing Classes

Those members who plan to exhibit market steers at the Kittitas County Fair must have their animal(s) weighed at this time.  This is a required event.  Youth are also reminded that they are required to turn in a PRODUCER SIGNED COPY of the Producer/Breeder Affidavit & Market Animal Health Record for each steer that they weigh.

After the steers are weighed-in and tagged there will be a REQUIRED Kittitas County Fair Information meeting in Bloom Pavilion for participants and parents. Following this meeting will be the Beef Judging contest which is open to all livestock members to participate in.  The judging contest will have classes of Feeder Steers, Heifers, Beef Parts, and Oral Reasons.

Following the Beef Judging Contest, youth that ear tagged steers are required to participate in Showmanship classes.  Steers are to be clean with no tags. They do not need to be fitted.

  • The steer should be shown with a halter and show stick.
  • Showman should have neat clean clothes and boots – appropriate to weather.

Showmanship guidelines are the same as showing at Fair.  After Showmanship classes there will be an optional Showing opportunity.  This is an opportunity to prepare for showmanship classes in the fall.

Exhibitors who have a conflict with the March 23 date are required to write a letter to the Livestock Committee Chairman, 901 E 7th Avenue, Suite 2, Ellensburg, WA 98926 asking to be excused from the Beef Clinic by March 19 to be at the Livestock Committee meeting.  The letter needs to be written by the 4-H or FFA member requesting the excuse, address the reason for not attending, who will weigh the animal, who will show the animal, and a plan to make up for this missed activity.  The 4-H Livestock Committee will review these requests.  Members must have another exhibitor weigh and show their steer in their absence.



March 23, 2019
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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