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2020 South Florida Fair begins January 17, 2020 and continues for 17 days

Breaking news on SHEEP AND GOAT ID

New as of November 1, 2019

The Code of Federal Regulations’ 9 CFR, Part 79.2 combined with Florida Administrative Code 5C-4 require that all sheep and goats being shown at fairs or exhibitions must have official individual identification. Sheep and goats presented that do not meet the official individual identification requirements may not be allowed entrance into the fair. Lambs and kids under three months of age accompanied by their dam are exempt from the official identification requirement. Click on below PDF flier for a list of approved sheep and goat identification devices/methods.

TAG IN DATES FOR 2020 FAIR

Online Entries for Market Steer and Market Hog are Due on October 23rd at Midnight

NO Paper entries with be accepted!

Steer Tag in dates :

October 24, 2019 between 3:00 – 5:00pm at Okeechobee Livestock Market – 1055 US98 Okeechobee, FL 34972

October 26, 2019 between 9:00 – 11:00am at South Florida Fair Agriplex - gate 6

Hog Tag in:

October 26, 2019 between 9:00 - 11:00 am At the South Florida Fair Gate 8 area


You must be in line before the cutoff times!

For the Hogs only – you may opt to get your Ear Tag mailed to you for a $15.00 Fee.

You must choose this option when you do your online entry.

You must be able to tag your own Hog and return a photo of the hog with the ear tag showing to Tracy@Southfloridafair.com by November 11, 2019.

If you don’t meet this deadline you will be last in Sale order for the Market Auction.

If you do not return a photo of your hog showing the ear tag , you will be disqualified.

The type of tagger you will need to use is an Allflex (two piece) type tagger like the Allflex Total Tagger Applicator.

Any questions just contact Tracy@southfloridafair.com or call 561-795-6419

YOUTH PULLET PROJECT

DUE July 10, 2019

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

Registration for this project includes:
  • 5 Silver Laced Wyandotte chicks (approximately 1 week 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.
  • Blood testing for show by the Florida Department of Agriculture.
  • Pullet Project Record Book.
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.
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