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2021 South Florida Fair begins January 15, 2021 and continues for 17 days

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MARKET STEER AND HOG

IMPORTANT DATES/WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS


Hog and Market Steer Project (Self ear tagging) important dates:

Starting October 1, 2020, all South Florida Fair market animal project ear tags will be mailed. Exhibitors must complete the online entry to request ear tag(s).

On October 24, 2020, from 8-10 a.m., exhibitors can bring market animal projects to the Fairgrounds for ear tag placement. For the on-site tag-in,

  • Must be able to handle animal(s).
  • Steers must be led into a squeeze chute.
  • For safety and animal health reasons, hogs will only be tagged without personnel entering the inside hog transportation units i.e. trailers, poppers. Exhibitors or helpers must be able to direct the animal to the person tagging from outside the trailer.

For the 2021 South Florida Fair, market animal exhibitors must:

  • By October 26, 2020 upload all required documents or face project disqualification. Exhibitors may combine all required documents into one (1) PDF.
• Entry updates must include ear tag photos upon receipt of the tags.
• Submit required documents including:
- Two (2) photos of the animal project(s) – both sides of animal (show the ear tag and exhibitor in these photos)
- Send an additional photo(s) to meet the requirements.
  • Provide GPA letter verifying 2.0 GPA or higher.
  • Submit the market auction sample Buyer and sample Thank You letters.
  • Provide the market auction Buyer List, containing at least five buyer names and complete addresses.

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES

  • November 7: 9 a.m.-12 noon: Ethics Training at SFF
  • November 21: Cattle barn construction & Mooternity setup
  • December 5: Hog and arena construction
  • December 12: Small animal tents & horse arena
  • January 9: Clean up & finishing work throughout all areas

MARKET ANIMAL WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS

  • Steers must weigh approximately 750 pounds by the last week of October to meet the 1000-pound minimum at check-in.
  • Hogs must weigh a minimum of 230 pounds (SCALE WEIGHT) and a maximum of 310 pounds at weigh-in on January 14, 2021. Hogs weighing under 230 and over 310 pounds will be disqualified from the show and sale.

For more information, please contact the Fair’s Agricultural Office at 561-795-6419 or tracy@southfloridafair.com. Please refer to the Fair’s Official Premium Book for all detailed rules and regulations.



SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR LAUNCHES AG ZONE NEWSLETTER

The kick-off edition of the AG ZONE Newsletter was published in June, 2020. Upcoming publish dates for 2020 are: August, October, and December.

To subscribe free of charge, email rita@southfloridafar.com with the subject line: Ag Newsletter.

Stayed tuned and watch your inbox for upcoming editions, or check this page often.




ETHICS CLASS

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7 at 9:00 AM

The 2021 South Florida Fair is January 15-31

The Youth Livestock Show Ethics and Animal Care Workshop is designed to certify students to meet the mandatory certification requirements that will be in effect for the 2021 Florida State Fair. Certifications are valid for three (3) Fair seasons, not 3 calendar years.

Due to the COVID-19 situation, the expiration date for the 2018 Certifications will be extended until May 2021. For the 2020/2021 Fair Season, Certification Numbers starting with 18, 19, 20, and 21 are current and valid.

It is important that the exhibitors understand:

  • The purpose of youth livestock projects
  • The importance of ethics in youth livestock projects
  • Proper animal handling and management practices
  • The difference between animal welfare and animal rights
  • How to become an ambassador for animal agriculture
ALL STUDENTS WHO ARE ENTERED IN THE 2021 SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR YOUTH SHOWS MUST HAVE COMPLETED THE ETHICS TRAINING WORKSHOP OR HAVE A CURRENT ETHICS NUMBER BEFORE January 1 TO SHOW AN ANIMAL AT THE 2021 SOUTH FLORIDA FAIR.

NOTE: While most Florida fairs have adopted this ethics program, the rules governing the exhibitors differ from fair to fair. It is the exhibitors' responsibility to make sure they are in compliance with EACH particular fair where they are showing an animal.

CLASS DATE, TIME & LOCATION

Workshops will be offered in two formats for the 2020/2021 Fair Season – On-Site Workshops and Zoom Meeting Workshops.

Youth Livestock Show Ethics and Animal Care Workshops are continuously updated. Click here to view the most up-to-date listing.

Class at the South Florida Fairgrounds:
Saturday, November 7
9 a.m.
No class limit. – early registration is recommended but we will take walk ins – no problem!!!

If you haven’t pre-registered, please arrive at 8:30am and either bring your paperwork or fill it out here.


South Florida Fairgrounds
9067 Southern Blvd West Palm Beach, FL 33421-0367
Enter Gate 8 on Fairgrounds Rd.

Contact Person: (561) 795-6419 or tracy@southfloridafair.com

*Please Note: You can pre-register for this workshop!

(Please Note: You need to register using Internet Explorer)

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Everglades Equipment Group
Farm Credit of Florida
Florida Coast Equipment
Glade & Grove Supply


YOUTH PULLET PROJECT

DUE June 30, 2020

The Youth Pullet Project engages youth in learning life skills while having fun raising chickens!

Registration for this project includes:
  • 5 Delaware Pullet chicks (approximately 1 - 2 weeks old) and a 5 pound bag of Chick Starter
  • 2020 South Florida Fair Pullet Project Poultry Show and Auction. Auction is optional, and must be declared by check-in.
  • Expectations and Requirements of Participants:
  • Quality care of pullets (safe from bad weather, pets, predators, etc.)
  • Participation in the South Florida Fair Pullet Project Poultry Show. (MUST show 3 pullets)
  • Completion of Pullet Project record book. Record books are due at check in.
  • 5 Buyer Letters (with 2 new buyers) to be mailed out by December and a copy included at check-in with the record book. Please include a sample Buyer Thank You Letter if participating in the auction. You must note at check-in if you are participating in the Auction. A 5 percent deduction will be taken from total sale price for auction expenses.
APPLICATION BELOW:
Questions? Call Tracy Hamlin at (561) 790-5229, or email tracy@southfloridafair.com

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