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County and Home Bred Rules

In appreciation of the outstanding quality livestock produced within Butler County and on our family farms, the Butler Farm Show and Jr Livestock Sale Committee will recognize these animals and their producers by selecting both Home Bred and County Bred Champions and Reserve Champions.
  1. Following selection of the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion market beef, swine, lamb, and goat the Home Bred and County Bred Champion and Reserve Champion will be selected with the following provisions:
    • Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion will be eligible for Home Bred and/or County Bred recognition provided all other provisions for award designation are met.
    • If the Grand Champion and/or Reserved Grand Champion animals do not qualify for Home Bred and/or County Bred recognition, the following will apply:
    • The Home Bred Champion and Reserve Champion will be selected from the remaining eligible entries. The Home Bred Champion and Reserve Champion will also be eligible for County Bred Champion and Reserve Champion designation.
    • If the Home Bred Champion and Reserve Champion are not eligible for County Bred Champion and Reserve Champion, the county bred awards will be selected from the remaining eligible entries.
  2. To be eligible for Home Bred awards animals must be designated at the time of species weigh-in and must be accompanied by a complete, signed affidavit. The affidavit must be notarized with the exhibitor and parent signatures. Home Bred animals, born and raised in Butler County, may also be designated as a County Bred entry by checking the appropriate box on the affidavit.
  3. To be eligible for County Bred awards animals must be designated at the time of weigh-in and be accompanied by a bill of sale from a Butler County producer along with a complete, signed affidavit. The affidavit must be notarized with the exhibitor and parent signatures.
  4. Home Bred market beef will be identified by the Jr Livestock Sale ear tag number assigned to the animal at tagging/weigh-in. Additional tag and/or tattoo numbers on cattle at the time of tagging/weigh-in will also be recorded.
    • Farm tag number and/or tattoo number identifying the animal prior to tagging/weigh-in must be listed on an affidavit signed by both parent and exhibitor stating that the dam of said animal is owned by a member of the immediate family and housed on the family farm where the exhibitor resides.
    • Progeny from dams that were bred at the time of purchase are not eligible.
  5. County Bred market beef will be identified by the Jr Livestock Sale ear tag number assigned to the animal at tagging/weigh-in. Additional tag and/or tattoo numbers on cattle at the time of tagging/weigh-in will also be recorded.
    • Farm tag and/or tattoo numbers identifying the animal prior to tagging/weigh-in must be listed on a bill of sale from a Butler County producer and an affidavit signed by both the producer and the exhibitor, stating that said animal was both bred and born within Butler County.
    • Progeny from dams that were bred at the time of purchase are not eligible.
  6. Home Bred market swine must be identified by a herd number tattoo and ear notch assigned to an immediate family member on the family farm where the exhibitor resides.
    • The herd number and ear notch must be listed on an affidavit signed by both parent and exhibitor stating that the dam of said animal owned by a member of the immediate family and housed on the family farm where the exhibitor resides.
    • Progeny from dams that were bred at the time of purchase are not eligible.
  7. County Bred market swine must be identified by a herd number tattoo and ear notch assigned to a Butler County producer.
    • The herd number and ear notch must be listed on a bill of sale and an affidavit signed by both the producer and exhibitor, stating that said animal was both bred and born within Butler County.
    • Progeny from dams that were bred at the time of purchase are not eligible.
  8. Home Bred market lambs and Home Bred market goats must be identified by an official scrapie ear tag or equivalent tattoo assigned to an immediate family member on the family farm where the exhibitor resides.
    • The scrapie identification number must be listed on an affidavit signed by both parent and exhibitor stating that the dam of said animal is owned by a member of the immediate family and housed on the family farm where the exhibitor resides.
    • Progeny from dams that were bred at the time of purchase are not eligible.
  9. County Bred market lambs and County Bred market goats must be identified by official scrapie ear tag or equivalent tattoo assigned to a Butler County producer.
    • The scrapie identification number must be listed on a bill of sale and an affidavit signed by both the producer and exhibitor, stating that said animal was both bred and born within Butler County.
    • Progeny from dams that were bred at the time of purchase are not eligible.
  10. Animals selected as Home Bred and County Bred champions and reserve champions will be sold immediately following the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion for each of the respective species.
  11. Animals that are designated as the Champion and Reserve Champion for Home Bred and County Bred for each species must be consigned to the Butler County Jr. Livestock Sale provided the sale participant does not exceed the maximum of two (2) lots.
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This form is to be used for animals born in Butler County.

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This form is to be used for animals born on the family farm.