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Alpacas & Llamas

Fairbook pages 86-88

ALPACAS & LLAMAS

Department 26

Superintendent:Mike Probst

248-345-2588

Rules:

1.Follow General and Livestock Rules. Exhibitor must complete the animal certification care form for your animal The Aminal Certification Care form can be found on the web site:oakfair.org or the Fair Office. You must follow all MDARD Animal Health Requirements (posted on our web site:www.oakfair.org or you may call the Fair Office to obtain a copy of these requirements or go to www.michigan.gov/mda-exhibitorinfo.)

2.All animals must be under the control of the exhibitor and the exhibitor must show awareness of correct procedures to show the animal.

3.Any animals with clinical signs of infections, contagious or toxicological disease, not in desirable show condition shall be removed from the Fair.This shall be determined by the Superintendent/Fair Board.

4.Each exhibitor may enter no more than 3 alpacas or llamas and must show the animal entered.See specific department divisions for entry limits.

5.Class size will be determined by the judge and may require class splits to ensure the safety of our exhibitors.

Barn Rules:

1.Bedding or mats are required for stalls. Must be supplied by exhibitor.

2.Manure is to be placed in manure spreaders only.

3.Animals are to be fed daily.

4.Waters and stalls are to be maintained at all times.

Dress Code:Dress slacks or khakis with collared shirt are required.Shoes or boots are acceptable.

Prohibited Attire:Sweat suits, shorts, spandex, hats, any type of denim, logo t-shirts, muscle shirts, halter tops, low cut blouses, any other clothing with printed logos or club affiliation logos, sandals and flip flops.

Premiums:For premium payout information for all classes see General Rule #17.

Barn Set Up: Wednesday, July 6th, 5:00 pm

Check In Dates: Saturday, July 7th from 6:00-9:00 PM and Sunday, July 8th from 8:00 AM-NOON.

Show Dates:Wednesday, July 11th, 12:00 pm:

Animal Release: Sunday, July 15th, 6:00 pm


DIVISION 1:SHOWMANSHIP

One entry allowed.

Placing:1 through 6, Rosettes and Premiums.Grand Champion $10 and trophy.Reserve Grand Champion $8 and trophy.Showmanship is highly encouraged and is limited to exhibitors registered in this department.

Class:

2601015-7 years old competitive

2601028-13 years old

26010314 -19 years old

260104Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion

DIVISION 2:PUBLIC RELATIONS

One entry allowed

Placing:Placing 1 through 6, Ribbons and Premiums. Best of Show will receive a trophy.

Class:

260201 8-13 years old

260202 14-19 years old

Best of Show

DIVISION 3:OBSTACLE

One entry allowed per exhibitor.

Placing:Placing 1 through 6, Ribbons and Premiums. Best of Show will receive a trophy

Rules:

1.Appropriate attire is required.No open footwear (see department rules).

2.Time allowance will be determined by the Judge.Each participant is allowed 2 tries per obstacle.

3.Each participant may show 1 alpaca in the obstacle class.

Class:

2603015-7 years old competitive

260302 8-13 years old

260303 14 years and older

Best of Show

DIVISION 4:COSTUME CLASS

One entry allowed.

Placing:Placing 1 through 6, Ribbons and Premiums. Best of Show will receive a trophy

Rules:Animal and exhibitor will be judged together as to creativity and how the animal is able to move without hindrance from costume.Props and costumes are responsibility of the exhibitor and should be safe for animal, exhibitor and spectators.

The costume should not cause discomfort to the animal at any time.

Class:

2604015-7 years old competitive

2604028-13 years old

26040314 years and older

Best of Show


DIVISION 5: INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

Show date and time to be determined

Class:

260501 Showmanship 5-7 years old competitive

260502Showmanship, ages 8-19

260503 Costume 5-7 years old competitive

260504Costume, ages 8-19

RECORDS, NOTEBOOKS AND SKILLS FOR LIFE

Rules:

1.Exhibits in this department are not eligible for inclusion in the Wayne Nierman Contest.

2.Exhibits for this department must be delivered to the Fair Office on July 7th between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

3.After judging, all projects in Animal Education will be displayed in to the Ellis Barn Exhibit Hall.

DIVISION 6- RECORDS

Rules: Animal Project Records are strongly encouraged. Project Records are available at the Fair office or our web site:www.oakFair.org. Records must pertain to animal project. NO CREATIVE WRITING.

Class:

260601Alpaca/Llama Records

Best of Show

DIVISION 7 - CONSUMER EDUCATION

Rules:PARTICIPATION IN OTHER LIVESTOCK CLASSES IS NOT A PRE-REQUISITE FOR THIS DIVISION.YOU DO NOT HAVE TO OWN LIVESTOCK ANIMALS TO ENTER THIS CLASS.

Exhibits and Tri-folds should contain information relating to a specific species area, e.g. housing, feed, diseases breeds, consumer products, anatomy, uses, history, etc.Exhibitor may not display any animal or parts of an animal in their exhibit unless the Fair Board gives prior approval.(Club exhibits should see

Club Exhibits, for class descriptions and numbers.)

Class:

260701 Alpaca/Llama Consumer Education

Best of show

DIVISION 8 - SKILLS FOR LIFE AND NOTEBOOKS

Rules: Copy of Animal Science Skills for Life Project Book with completed activities for this year, along with an exhibit or display showing one activity or lesson identified in the completed activities.Project books are available at the 4-H Office in Pontiac.

Notebooks may contain photos, notes and materials (from meetings, classes, Exploration Days, shows or competitions), descriptions of things you learned, leadership and mentoring experiences, awards, ribbons and judges’ cards.Notebooks should be real-life, individually generated work (not articles copied off the Internet.

Class:

260801Alpaca/Llama Skills for Life

260802Alpaca/Llama Notebook

Best of Show

DIVISION 9FIBER

Check in:Exhibit Hall, July 7th between 9:15-11:00 AM

Rules:

  • Any fleece entered shall be discriminated against and subject to disqualification if the fleece shows any definite defect including the following:a) poorly prepared, matting or b) any sign or stage of insect infestation.
  • For the shorn fleece, do not include the dirty base of the neck.Start at withers and continue to dock of tail, then down the sides but not under the belly.
  • Fleece must be brought to the show in a clear plastic bag provided by the owner to protect fiber while on display.

Class:

260901Fleece Class: see rules

260902Fiber Art:One entry that contains exhibit consisting of item made from Alpaca fiber.

Best of Show

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