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Wilson County Fair-Tennessee State Fair Swine Show

Chairmen:Julie Phillips (931)639-1106
Doug Giles (615)349-6798
Linda Phillips (615)286-2224
Schedule:
Tuesday, August 23
12:00 a.m. Swine may arrive - Barn Y (Covered Arena)
8:00 a.m. Scales Open
10:00-2:00 Check-in all swine - Pick up exhibitor's numbers, sign up for showmanship and skillathon
All swine must be in place by 2:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. Swine Showmanship Contest (Oldest to youngest)
Weight Cards on All Barrows and Crossbred Breeding Gilt turned in
5:30 p.m. Swine Skillathon Contest (after the first showmanship division)

Wednesday, August 24, 10:00 a.m.
Purebred Breeding Gilt Show
Top 5 Overall Purebred Breeding Gilts
Following Purebred Breeding Gilts

Crossbred Breeding Gilt Show
Top 5 Overall Crossbred Gilt Show

Break - 1 hour

Purebred Market Barrow Show
Top 5 Overall Purebred Market Barrow Show
Crossbred Market Barrow Show
Top 5 Overall Crossbred Barrow Show
All Swine dismissed




General Rules

1. Must be accompanied by an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection, (CVI), processed and issued within 90 days of the date of arrival at Wilson County Fair-Tennessee State Fair that shows official individual identification by an 840 electronic tag, complete description of livestock as to age , sex, breed, and also that they are free of external parasites, ringworms, or warts, or any infectious, contagious, or communicable disease.
2. Show schedule: See below on arrival, check in, show times and dates.
3. Entry Deadline: August 11, 2022 - All entries to be made online
a. $5.00/entry
4. All swine have to be in place by August 23 by 2:00 p.m.
a. No showing off trailer
b. No parking around the barns
5. This is a Tennessee Swine Show Circuit Sanctioned show
6. All Premiums
a. 1st: $50 2nd: $45 3rd: $40 4th: $35 5th: $30
b. All premiums will be mailed after the show
7. AOB-minimum of 10 combined to make a show
8. All purebred breeding animals must be recorded in their respective breed
9. Registration papers must be shown to staff
a. Must be in junior/family members name-No farm name
10.Exhibitors will need to have number clips or safety pins for numbers
a. Numbers must be worn when exhibiting

Skillathon

Rules:
1. A Skillathon is an event held to test an individual's knowledge of specific subject matter using the experiential learning model of exploring, reflecting, and applying that knowledge. Using materials directly or modified from the Learning Laboratory Kits, as well as activities developed from information provided in and adapted from the Ohio 4-H Animal Resource Handbooks, Oklahoma State University Extension Fact Sheets and various other sources. The swine skillathon is created to challenge the exhibitor's knowledge of all aspects of the swine industry. A facilitator is present to offer directions only if needed.
2. Topics to be expected by not limited to: quality assurance, animal anatomy, nutrition, meat cut identification, reproduction and genetics, diseases, biosecurity, and animal care. Each junior swine exhibitor entered in the skillathon will have its on skill level.
3. The swine skillathon is open to any swine show exhibitors. Must have a smart phone.

Registration: Sign up at announcers stand
Check-in Time: August 23, 2022, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Show Time: Tuesday, August 23, 5:00 p.m.

After the 1st division of showmanship, QR Codes will be placed and you can take the Skillathon after your respective showmanship class. You will have 20 minutes to take it and there will be a designated area. Exhibitors must have a smart phone to complete the skillathon.

Junior Swine Showmanship

Registration: Sign up at announcers stand - Barn Y (Covered Arena)
Check in Time: August 23, 2022, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Barn Y (Covered Arena)
Show Time: Tuesday, August 23, 5:00 p.m.
Judge: Ty Engnell

Rules:
1. Open to exhibitors of Junior Swine exhibitors as of January 1, 2022 of the current year.
2. Check-in deadline for showmanship is August 23, 2022 at 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Classes
Showmanship Schedule
Oldest to Youngest
Showmanship Divisions (as of January 1, 2022)
Senior - Ages 17-21
Intermediate - Ages 13-16
Junior - Ages 9-12
Novice - Ages 6-8
Pee Wee - 5 and younger

Purebred Breeding Gilts

Entry Deadline: August 11, 2022 Online Registration Only-No registration day of show
May start arriving: Tuesday, August 23, 12:00 a.m. - Barn Y (Covered Arena)
Must be in place by: Tuesday, August 23 by 2:00 p.m.
Check in: Tuesday, August 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Judge: TBA
Show: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.
Released: Wednesday after the Crossbred barrow show

Rules:
1. All swine must have a health certificate along with an 840 tag
2. The age of youth exhibitors, as of January 1, 2022, must be 21 years and under
3. Juniors exhibitors must be able to show animal without assistance, unless approved by staff
4. This show is a Tennessee Junior Swine Show Circuit sanctioned show. Points will be awarded for all Tennessee swine exhibitors for the summer circuit series
5. All purebred gilts must have pedigrees
6. All pedigrees must be officially transferred into the exhibitor's name by the respective breed association prior to June 1, 2022. Pedigrees that are simply signed on the back by the respective breeder and not officially transferred into the exhibitor's name by the breed association will not be accepted.

The following breeds will be offered:
Berkshire Breeding Gilt
Duroc Breeding Gilt
Hampshire Breeding Gilt
Spot Breeding Gilt
Yorkshire Breeding Gilt
AOB (Chester, Landrace, Hereford, Tamworth, Poland, and Spot)

Classes
-Purebred classes will be broken by age by show management
-Purebred gilts will show by December, January, February, March

Swine Breed Characteristics Guidelines:
Berkshire
  • A black and white animal with erect ears exhibiting Berkshire characteristics
  • A Berkshire must have white on all four (4) legs, face, and tail, unless the tail is docked. One (1) of the white leg points may also be missing.
  • A Berkshire must NOT have a solid white or solid black face from the ears forward
  • A Berkshire must NOT have a solid black nose - rim of nose
  • White is allowed on the ears, but NO solid white may appear
  • An occasional splash of white may appear on the body
Chester White
  • Must possess Chester White breed characteristics
  • Must be solid white in color, no color on the skin larger than a silver dollar, no colored hair
  • Any skin pigmentation, other than white, that exceeds five (5) in number is disqualified
  • Ears must be down and medium size
  • Any signs of weighted ear tags or evidence of past existence of such tags are determined to be not permissible and are grounds for disqualification
Duroc
  • Must be red in color and possess Duroc breed characteristics
  • Ears must be down and medium size
  • Must NOT have any white or black hair on the animal
  • Must NOT have more than three (3) black spots on the skin, none of which can be larger than 2 inches in diameter
  • Must NOT have any shading or indication of a belt
Hampshire
  • Must possess Hampshire breed characteristics
  • Ears must be erect and not rounded
  • Must be black in color with a white belt starting on the front leg. The belt may be partially or totally encircling the body
  • Must NOT have any white hair or indications of streaking on the forehead
  • Must not have any red hair
Hereford
  • Must be red, light, or dark however, with a white head, ears, and 4 white legs
  • Ears must be at least broke forward
  • Hereford Market Animals shall be eligible with at least 50% of a white face, at least 50% red body, at least 2 white feet. This will be known as the 50-50-50 rule
  • Reporting of belts and black spots in breeding animals off springs. Belts and black spots do appear occasionally. It is the job of the breeders and members to do their best to eliminate this from their herds.
Landrace
  • Must be white in color and possess Landrace breed characteristics (ears must be down)
  • Must NOT allow any color hair other than white
  • Must NOT allow more than three (3) spots of skin pigmentation
  • Must NOT allow any spot of skin pigmentation larger than one U.S. minted quarter
  • Must have no evidence of an extra dewclaw
Poland China
  • Must possess Poland China breed characteristics
  • Must be black with six (6) white points - face, feet, and tail - with an occasional splash of white on the body. A hog may not possess more than one (1) black leg and to be determined as a Poland China. Tail docking is permissible, eliminating that white point
  • Must have ears down
  • Must NOT have evidence of belt formation
  • Cannot have any red or sandy hair and/or pigment
  • Hogs that have weighted ear tags or evidence of such tampering are ineligible
  • Must NOT have any colored hair, other than white or black
  • Must NOT have any red or blue colored skin pigmentation larger than a silver dollar
  • Must NOT have masking above the eyes larger than a silver dollar
  • Any signs of weighted ear tags or evidence of past existence of such tags are determined to be not permissible and are grounds for disqualification
Spot
  • Must possess Spot breed characteristics
  • Must be black and white in color
  • Ears must be down and reasonably sized
  • Any red tinted or sandy brown spots are ineligible
  • No solid black head from ears forward
  • No distinct white belt pattern - hair or skin - encircling and extending down and onto each shoulder
  • Any signs of weighted ear tags or evidence of past existence of such tags are determined to be not permissible and are grounds for disqualification
Yorkshire
  • Must be white in color and possess Yorkshire breed characteristics
  • Ears must be erect
  • Must NOT have any colored hair, other than white
  • Must NOT have colored skin pigmentation larger than a silver dollar
  • Must NOT have masking above the eyes larger than a silver dollar

Crossbred Breeding Gilts

Entry Deadline: August 11, 2022 - Online Registration Only - No registration on day of show
May start arriving: Tuesday, August 23 at midnight - Barn Y (Covered Arena)
Scales Open: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.
Must be in place by: Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Cards turned in: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Show: Wednesday, August 24 after Purebred Gilt Show
Judge: TBA
Released: Wednesday, August 24 after the Crossbred barrow show

Rules
1. All swine must have a health certificate along with an 840 tag
2. The age of youth exhibitors, as of January 1, 2022, must be 21 years and under
3. Junior exhibitors must be able to show animal without assistance, unless approved by staff
4. This show is a Tennessee Junior Swine Show Circuit sanctioned show. Points will be awarded for all Tennessee swine exhibitors for the summer circuit series
5. An estimated weight, as determined by the exhibitor, will be written on the entry card, and used to determine show classification. There will be no official weigh-in
6. All crossbred gilts must weigh a maximum of 325 pounds. Upon completion of each class showing, show management will weigh at least the top 3 gilts, but may weigh more if there are disqualifications. Any gilt weighed by the officials weighing more than 325 pounds or more than 15 pounds above the official estimated weight, as determined by the exhibitor at the time of entry, will be eliminated from the show. Should any of the top 3 gilts weigh out, the next place gilt will move up and be weighed. The same procedure will then be followed until three (3) qualified gilts are selected.
7. Any animal exhibited in the wrong class will be disqualified.

Classes
-Broken by weight, after check-in

Junior Purebred Barrows

Entry Deadline: August 11, 2022 - Online Registration Only-No registration day of show
May start arriving: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at Midnight-Barn Y (Covered Arena)
Scales Open: Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.
Must be in place by: Tuesday, August 23, at 2:00 p.m.
Cards turned in: Tuesday, August 23 at 5:00 p.m.
Show: Wednesday, August 24, after Crossbred gilt
Judge: TBA
Release: Wednesday, August 24, after the show

Rules:

1. All swine must have a health certificate along with an 840 tag
9. The age of youth exhibitors, as of January 1, 2022, must be 21 years and under.
3. Junior exhibitors must be able to show animal without assistance, unless approved by staff.
4. This show is a Tennessee Junior Swine Show Circuit sanctioned show. Points will be awarded for all Tennessee swine exhibitors for the summer circuit series.
5. An estimated weight, as determined by the exhibitor, will be written on the entry card, and used to determine show classification. There will be not official weight-in.
6. All market barrows must weigh a maximum of 325 pounds. Upon completion of each class showing, show management will weigh at least the top 3 barrows, but may weigh more if there are disqualifications. Any barrows weighed by the officials weighing more than 325 pounds or more than 15 pounds above the official estimated weight, as determined by the exhibitor at the time of entry, will be eliminated from the show. Should any of the top 3 barrows weigh out, the next place barrow will move up and be weighed. The same procedure will then be followed until three (3) qualified barrows are selected.
7. Any animal exhibited in the wrong class will be disqualified
8. No gilts in barrow show
9. The following breeds will be offered in the Purebred barrow show:
Berkshire
Duroc
Hampshire
Spot
Yorkshire
AOB (Chester, Landrace, Hereford, Tamworth, Poland)

Classes

-Broken by weight within each breed by show management

Swine Breed Characteristics Guidelines:
Berkshire
  • A black and white animal with erect ears exhibiting Berkshire characteristics
  • A Berkshire must have white on all four (4) legs, face, and tail, unless the tail is docked. One (1) of the white leg points may also be missing
  • A Berkshire must NOT have a solid white r solid black face from the ears forward
  • A Berkshire must NOT have a solid black nose-rim of nose
  • White is allowed on the ears, but NO solid white may appear
  • An occasional splash of white may appear on the body
Chester White
  • Must possess Chester White breed characteristics
  • Must be solid white in color, no color on the skin larger than a silver dollar, no colored hair
  • Any skin pigmentation, other than white, that exceeds five (5) in number is disqualified
  • Ears must be down and medium size
  • Any signs of weighted ear tags or evidence of past existence of such tags are determined to be not permissible and are grounds for disqualification
Duroc
  • Must be red in color and possess Duroc breed characteristics
  • Ears must be down and medium size
  • Must NOT have any white or black hair on the animal
  • Must NOT have more than three (3) black spots on the skin, none of which can be larger than 2 inches in diameter
  • Must NOT have any shading or indication of a belt
Hampshire
  • Must possess Hampshire breed characteristics
  • Ears must be erect and not rounded
  • Must be black in color with a white belt starting on the front leg. The belt may be partially or totally encircling the body
  • Must NOT have any white hair or indications of streaking on the forehead
  • Must not have any red hair
Hereford
  • Must be red, light, or dark however, with a white head, ears, and 4 white legs
  • Ears must be at least broke forward.
  • Hereford Market Animals shall be eligible with at least 50% of a white face, at least 50% red body, at least 2 white feet. This will be known as the "50-50-50 rule"
  • Reporting of belts and black spots in breeding animals off springs. Belts and black spots do appear occasionally. It is the job of the breeders and members to do their best to eliminate this from their herds.
Landrace
  • Must be white in color and possess Landrace breed characteristics (ears must be down)
  • Must NOT allow any color hair other than white
  • Must NOT allow more than three (3) spots of skin pigmentation
  • Must NOT allow any spot of skin pigmentation larger than one U.S. minted quarter
  • Must have no evidence of extra dewclaw
Poland China
  • Must possess Poland China breed characteristics
  • Must be black with six (6) white points - face, feet, and tail - with an occasional splash of white on the body. A hog may not possess more than one (1) black leg and to be determined as a Poland China. Tail docking is permissible, eliminating that white point
  • Must have ears down
  • Must NOT have evidence of belt formation
  • Cannot have any red or sandy hair and/or pigment
  • Hogs that have weighted ear tags or evidence of such tampering are ineligible
  • Must NOT have any colored hair, other than white or black
  • Must NOT have any red or blue colored skin pigmentation larger than a silver dollar
  • Must NOT have masking above the eyes larger than a silver dollar
  • Any signs of weighted ear tags or evidence of past existence of such tags are determined to be not permissible and are grounds for disqualification
Spot
  • Must possess Spot breed characteristics
  • Must be black and white in color
  • Ears must be down and reasonably sized
  • Any red tinted or sandy brown spots are ineligible
  • No solid black head from ears forward
  • No distinct white belt pattern - hair or skin - encircling and extending down and onto each shoulder.
  • Any signs of weighted ear tags or evidence of past existence of such tags are determined to be not permissible and are grounds for disqualification
Yorkshire
  • Must be white in color and possess Yorkshire breed characteristics
  • Ears must be erect
  • Must NOT have any colored hair, other than white
  • Must NOT have colored skin pigmentation larger than a silver dollar
  • Must NOT have masking above the eyes larger than a silver dollar

Crossbred Barrows

Entry Deadline: August 11, 2022 - Online Registration Only - No registration day of show
May start arriving: Tuesday, August 23, at midnight - Barn Y (Covered Arena)
Scales Open: Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 8:00 a.m.
Must be in place by: Tuesday, August 23, 2022, 2:00 p.m.
Cards turned in: Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
Show: Wednesday after Purebred Barrows
Judge: TBA
Released: After the show Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Rules
1. All swine must have a health certificate along with an 840 tag
2. The age of youth exhibitors, as of January 1, 2022, must be 21 years and under
3. Junior exhibitors must be able to show animal without assistance, unless approved by staff
4. This show is a Tennessee Junior Swine Show Circuit sanctioned show. Points will be awarded for all Tennessee swine exhibitors for the summer circuit series
5. An estimated weight, as determined by the exhibitor, will be written on the entry card, and used to determine show classification. There will be no official weigh-in
6. All crossbred barrows must weigh a maximum of 325 pounds. Upon completion of each class showing, show management will weigh at least the top 3 barrow, but may weigh more if there are disqualifications. Any barrow weighed by the officials weighing more than 325 pounds or more than 15 pounds above the official estimated weight, as determined by the exhibitor at the time of entry, will be eliminated from the show. Should any of the top 3 barrows weigh out, the next place barrow will move up and be weighed. The same procedure will then be followed until three (3) qualified barrows are selected.
7. No gilts will be allowed to show in the barrow classes
8. Any animal exhibited in the wrong class will be disqualified

Classes
-Broken by weight, after check-in
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