Fair Starts In: 2019-08-07 08:00:00 GMT-05:00

Poultry & Rabbits

Weigh In: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Livestock Show: 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Livestock Sale: 6:30 p.m., Friday, August 9, 2019

 

For more information contact John Workman at 304-377-1381

 

PRIZES

1st - $4.00; 2nd - $3.00; 3rd - $2.00

 

GENERAL RULES

Poultry

  1. Each exhibitor is limited to 3 entries.

  2. Entries shall consist of single birds only, except as noted in the classes below.

  3. All birds must be in good health and must comply with sanitary regulations of the Department of Agriculture of the State of West Virginia. Click here for a printable version.

  4. Premiums will be awarded only to worthy exhibits.

  5. The Fair Association will furnish exhibitions coops and water, the exhibitor is to furnish feed.

  6. Only one set of ribbons per class.

  7. All poultry exhibits must be pullorum tested within 30 days of the Wirt Co. Fair. A  certificate of proof must be presented. Call WVU Extension Office for testing: 304-275-3101.

  8. The exhibitor will be required to keep their coops and space in clean condition by removing filth and litter, or may hire someone to do so. Prize money will be forfeited and a $50.00 fee assessed per animal if the coop is not cleaned after the animal is removed at the close of the fair.

  9. NO ANIMALS MAY ENTER THE BARN BEFORE THE DESIGNATED WEIGH IN TIME.

Rabbits

  1. Market rabbits must be younger than 3 months old.

  2. Market rabbits must be owned by the exhibitor by June 1, 2019.

  3. Market rabbits must weigh between 3 and 6 pounds. Any market rabbit weighing less than 3 pounds or more than 6 pounds will not be eligible for Grand or Reserve. In addition, market rabbits weighing over 6 pounds will have a selling weight of 6 pounds.

  4. Water and cages will be furnished by the Fair Association, but feed and water bottles must be furnished by the exhibitor.

  5. Any stock arriving sick or becoming sick while at the Fair will be removed to a safe place and given the best possible care. However, the management assumes no responsibility of illness or loss of exhibit.

  6. No persons shall handle his or her exhibit or any other exhibit without permission of the department superintendent.

  7. The decision of the judges will be final.

  8. All market rabbits must come from breeding projects.

  9. Entries in the 4-H and FFA Market Classes will be eligible to be sold during the livestock auction. Rabbits will be sold by the pen of three, with each rabbit weighing between 3-6 pounds.

  10. Only one pen of three market rabbits may be sold per exhibitor.

  11. The exhibitor will be required to keep their cage and space in clean condition by removing filth and litter, or may hire someone to do so. Prize money will be forfeited and a $50.00 fee assessed per animal if the cage is not cleaned after the animal is removed at the close of the fair.

  12. All animals must comply with health regulations of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.  Click here for a printable version.

 
DIVISIONS

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