FOUR TOWN FAIR

LIVESTOCK CONTESTS


SWINE GENERAL RULES

  1. PLEASE READ the Connecticut Fairs Livestock and Show Regulations - (located below).
  2. POT BELLIED PIGS: Cannot be tested by the state due to their stress factor. They may go on a herd test sheet or must be tested by an accredited veterinarian and issued proper papers/certificates. See above for papers required.
  3. All animals shall originate from herds that meet the testing and health requirements of the State of Connecticut. All state health papers shall be checked by the swine superintendent.
  4. Animal lease papers and health papers to be kept on fairgrounds while animal is there (health papers with Superintendent).
  5. All swine shall be penned on Friday between 9:00 am and 9:00 pm and be removed AFTER 7:00 pm on Sunday. All pigs will be out of barn by 8:00 pm.
  6. Entries shall be received no later than 1 week before the fair.
  7. Animals must be clean. Sick or unruly swine will not be permitted to compete and may be removed from the fair ground at the discretion of the superintendent.
  8. Boars must be controlled and cannot be shown in Showmanship classes.
  9. Exhibitors are responsible for feeding, watering and keeping pens and alleyways clean and neat. You must bring your own shovel and wheelbarrow for cleaning your pens.
  10. Bedding will be provided by fair.
  11. Age of animal will be as of date of fair. Age of exhibitor shall be as of January 1 this year.
  12. All animals must be owned or leased by the exhibitor. No class entries shall be received after 9:00 am Saturday, only class changes will be accepted.
  13. Ribbons and their premiums shall be awarded by the judge according to the merit of the animal and/or exhibitor. Judges decision is final. Premiums awarded on 1st to 6th place basis only.
  14. Pens must be cleaned by the showman before departure from fair or premiums will be forfeited.
  15. Discount exhibitor tickets ($10.00) may be purchased from the fair secretary at the time of entry and entitles holder admission to the fair for all four days. Children 12 years and under are FREE.
  16. If you OWN or LEASE the animal, YOU may show the animal, but NO SHARING the same animal for showing.
  17. One parent ONLY - NO friends - in aisles during show.
  18. You MUST participate in Showmanship to show in any other class.


Connecticut Fair Livestock & Show Regulations -

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Health certificates signed by an accredited veterinarian and other required testing will be valid for the entire current year's show season.
  2. All animals and poultry entered at fairs and shows must be in good health and in proper physical condition and will be examined at the exhibition by the barn superintendent. Evidence of poor condition or infectious or contagious disease or failure to produce the necessary documents for health certificaion, vaccination or testing will result in ejection. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture Livestock Inspector's decision is final.
  3. Health charts and proof of vaccination where applicable are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
  4. Each barn superintendent will collect and hold the Health Certificates from each exhibitor. Animals not in compliance with the state regulations for shows and fairs will not be allowed. A complete list, containing the name of the exhibitor, address, animal ID (ear tag, tattoo, leg band), breed and age of each animal, and the total head count will be made available to the State Livestock Inspector and forwarded to the Connecticut Dept. of Agriculture, Bureau of Regulation & Inspection by the fair superintendent. All animals and poultry present on the grounds should be identified on this list. Any animal that is rejected should be noted as such with a brief statement of reason. Rejected animals or poultry should be removed from the grounds as soon as possible. Any concerns about the health of any animal or bird should be reported to the State Livestock Inspector or the Fair Veterinarian immediately.
  5. Isolate all exhibited animals and poultry upon their return to the farm from other animals and poultry for 3-4 weeks to reduce the risk of disease exposure and transmission. Call your local veterinarian if your animals or poultry become sick to help you with diagnosis and treatment.
  6. Contact the Bureau of Regulation and Inspection at (860) 713-2504 if you have any questions.