Jr. Market Barrow - Department H4

Rules & Regulations, Etc.

An official certificate of weight for each barrow must be secured from the official weighmaster before show. The first weight is the final weight. Individual barrows must weight between 230 and 290 pounds.

All class must have at least five entries or they will be combined with another class. Limit of two Premiums per Exhibitor Per Class. No animals with evidence of arthritis will be allowed to show.

If entry is not in Open class or exhibitor, or not a 4-H member, must pay $2.00 per head per pen rent.

WEIGH-IN TUESDAY 4H starting at 4 p.m. and directly after 4H weigh-in Open & Jr. Show begins. All Swine must be on the fairgrounds by Tuesday NOON (12:00 p.m.), August 11th.

The Illinois Dept. of Agriculture strictly forbids the use of Paylean or the generic form Ractopamine in show hogs. The BCFA abides by this rule and any animal testing postiive for Paylean or Ractopamine will be the sole responsibility of the exhibitor and punishment could include the exhibitor suspension of show privilege at subsequent Boone County Fair Swine shows.

Important Information

Bob Lyford (815-323-6344), Superintendent  

Roberta Holton, Assistant Superintendent

Entry Fee $2.00        

To be Judged Friday, August 14th at 8:30 a.m.

Premiums Offered – $7,625.00


Administration Fee $5.00 Per Dept., includes 4-H exhibitors, no fee for junior dept. if entered in open show.

**Premise ID is REQUIRED for exhibition at all 2020 County, State, 4-H and FFA fairs in Illinois and must appear on the entry form**

For more information and to obtain a Premise ID go to www.agr.state.il.us/premiseid or call 1-866-299-9256.



PEN RENT: $2.00 per head (2 pigs per pen)

All swine exhibitors will need to obtain the appropriate certification:

Adults: valid Adult PQA certification.

Youth (ages 8-18) as of Sept. 1, 2019: 

Youth Quality Care of Animals (YQCA) certification or valid Youth PQA,

Youth 7 years and under will fall under a parent/guardian’s Adult PQA.

Premium checks will be HELD until PENS ARE CLEANED, when they are cleaned then checks will be available in the Swine Barn on Sunday August 16th from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

Youth Swine Judging Contest 
Open to first 20 entries. No Entry Fee! Boy or girl between ages 8 & 18 as of Sept. 1, 2019. Contestants will determine placings in 2 lineups of animals as selected by the Superintendent. Contest to be held Thursday, August 13th at 1:00 or at completion of the 4-H Swine Show. In case of ties, premium amounts will be adjusted

Entry Form

Step 1: Download Application Form file below

Step 2: Save File, Enter Data and Save File. 

Step 3: Print File

Step 4: Mail to address on Form with Checks payable to: Boone County Fair Association 

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