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2016 U.P. STATE FAIR JUNIOR MARKET LIVESTOCK RECORD KEEPING RULES
 
 
Market Livestock Record Keeping Competition: In order to participate in the junior market livestock competition and sale, youth will be required to submit a completed set of records for their animals.  If the livestock project does not make weight, an exhibitor may still participate in the Livestock Record Keeping project.
 
The U.P. State Fair Junior Market Livestock Record Books will follow the adapted Michigan 4-H Market Animal Record Book format with additional questions for each class.

Sheep, Swine, Beef and Meat Goat Exhibitors will have three record keeping classes based on exhibitor’s official fair age (fair age is the exhibitor’s age on January 1 of the year of the fair):
Beginning (exhibitors 9-10 years of age) are required to complete the
“2016 Michigan 4-H Market Animal Record Book U.P. State Fair version-Beginner Member”.
Intermediate (exhibitors 11-13 years of age) are required to complete the
““2016 Michigan 4-H Market Animal Record Book U.P. State Fair version-Intermediate Member”.
Advanced (exhibitors 14-19 years of age) are required to complete the
““2016 Michigan 4-H Market Animal Record Book U.P. State Fair version-Advanced Member”.
 
 “These books and supplement questions are available at county Michigan State University Extension Offices, online at http://msue.anr.msu.edu/resources/up_state_fair or http://upstatefair.org/ (Ag & Animal Exhibits).
Ribbons and premiums will be awarded in all classes based on the Danish System (A, B, or C).  Trophies may be awarded in all classes.  An interview will be required to determine trophy winner.
 
Ø  Starting date for the market livestock record keeping project begins the date the animal is obtained.
Ø  The final weight may be determined at home by tape measure or scale.  This will allow the exhibitor to complete their record book prior to the fair.
Ø  Record books are to be placed in the designated box located at the superintendent’s office. 
 
BEEF: Monday, August 15, 2016 by 9:00 EDT               MEAT GOAT: Monday, August 15, 2016 by 1:00 PM EDT
SHEEP: Monday, August 15, 2016 by 1:00 PM EDT       SWINE: Monday, August 15, 2015 by 6:30 PM EDT
 
Premiums and interviews for the Market Livestock Record Keeping Project will be forfeited if records are not submitted by deadlines or are incomplete.  If the records do not merit special distinction, trophies may not be awarded.  Exceptions to the above rules may be granted by the Livestock Record Keeping Committee.
         
The records will be judged on the following criteria:
 
FOR BEGINNING CLASS
·           65 Points - Recorded Data (complete, accurate)
·           35 Points - Project Narrative (explanation of project)
·         100 Points - TOTAL based on the complete record book submitted
FOR INTERMEDIATE CLASS
·           50 Points -  Recorded Data (complete, accurate)
·           50 Points - Project Narrative (explanation of project)
·         100 Points - TOTAL based on the complete record book submitted
FOR ADVANCED CLASS
·           40 Points - Recorded Data (complete, accurate)
·           60 Points - Project Narrative (explanations, analysis and knowledge of project)
·         100 Points - TOTAL based on the complete record book submitted
 
INTERVIEW (for all classes): A maximum of ten exhibitors in each class will be interviewed to determine the trophy winners.  The objective of the interview is to identify the exhibitor’s knowledge of their records.  All interviewees will receive a rosette. 
 
AWARDS:  Trophies and rosettes will be awarded on Friday, August 19, 2016 1:00 p.m. EDT at the beef show arena.  All record books will be available at this time.  Individuals or a club representative must be present to collect their record books after the awards presentation. A question and answer session will be conducted at this session for anyone wanting to improve their record book.

U.P.  State Fair Junior Market Livestock Record Books  will follow the new Michigan 4-H Market Animal Record Book format with supplemental questions for each division. Please make sure you download the  appropriate supplement page and add it to your Market Livestock Record Book

Click HERE for Direct link to Market Livestock Book information 
 
 

Individual links to books

Helpful tips for printing your record book
 
beginner market livestock record book
 
intermediate market livestock record book
 
advanced market livestock record book