1.Exhibitors must read and follow General Rules and Livestock Department Rules.
2.Exhibitor must follow all MDARD Animal Health Requirements as posted on Fair web site: www.oakfair.org. Call the Fair Office to obtain a copy of these requirements or go to www.michigan.gov/mda-exhibitorinfo.
3.All market hog exhibitors must be PQA or YCQA certified and must present a copy of PQA certification before unloading animal(s).
4.All ear tags must be clean and readable before the animal is unloaded.
5.Market hogs must be under ownership by Discovery Day of the current year.
6.For Homegrown classes, a second animal entered by an exhibitor cannot place until all exhibitors first animal has been placed.
7.Weight classes will be determined after all animals are weighed in.All hogs weighing over 220 lbs.will be divided into three divisions.
8.Class winners will compete for division Champion and Reserve Champion.Division Champions and Reserve Champions will then compete for Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog.
9.Five to Seven year old competitive exhibitors are not eligible to enter classes in Department 10.
Premium Payout Information for all classes: see General Rules, Rule 17.
Do not pre-register for Championship Classes.
Barn Set Up for Fair: Tuesday, July 3rd at 5 pm
Check In Date: Saturday, July 7thfrom 6-9 PM and Sunday, July 8th from 8 AM to NOON
Weigh In: At check in.
Tuesday, July 10th at 6 pm.
Market Entries:See Department 11
Large Animal Auction:Saturday, July 14th at 6:30 p.m.
Animal Release:Auction animals are released after the auction, all others 6 pm, the last Sunday of Fair.However, exhibitors are responsible for their projects until they have been loaded for removal from the Fair.
Swine Records, Consumer Education, Skills for Life, and Notebook. See Animal Education Dept. 1 in thisFairbook.
DIVISION 1:SWINE SHOWMANSHIP
Placing:1 through 6, Rosettes and Premiums.Grand Champion $10 and special award, Reserve Grand Champion $8.Showmanship is highly encouraged.
100101 Senior Showmanship (ages 15-19)
100102Intermediate Showmanship (ages 12-14)
100103Junior Showmanship (ages 8-11)
100104Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Showman.The best two senior or intermediate showmen are expected to compete in Sweepstakes.
DIVISION 2:SWINE BREEDING STOCK
IF ANY EXHIBITOR IS INTERESTED IN SHOWING
SWINE BREEDING STOCK, PLEASE CONTACT THE FAIR OFFICE AT 248-634-8830 BEFORE JUNE 1, 2018.