Open Class livestock departments and entry closing dates:
CATTLE IDENTIFICATION - Important information:
Beginning in 2013, cattle exhibited in Minnesota must be identified with USDA approved ID tags. For more information, please see the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.
HOLDOVER SWINE - Important information:
In order to minimize risk to swine and humans for influenza virus transmission, the Minnesota Board of Animal Health recommends that no hogs will be allowed to stay on the fairgrounds, where swine are penned for competition (Swine Barn and adjacent Holdover Barn) beyond the scheduled time in which the hogs are to be shown. This will eliminate ALL holdover swine. Display animals penned in adjacent barns and not co-mingled with exhibition swine (including Miracle of Birth, 4-H champions, largest boar and display sow and litter) are exempt.
GENERAL INFORMATION AND RULES FOR ENTRY: The open class livestock premium book and entry forms are available annually for download in early June; please check back then. Copies are also available by mail; contact the Competition Office at (651) 288-4417 and request to be placed on the open class livestock mailing list (indicate what species you are interested in showing). Exhibitors who have entered within the past three years are already included on that list.
INITIAL MAILING: Sent via bulk mail in early June.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Until the premium book is posted, please consider the dates and times on this page to be tentative.
ONLINE REGISTRATION: Registration and payment for entries online will be available for all divisions beginning the Monday following Father's Day (June 17). Online registration will absolutely close on each division's entry closing date at 4:30 p.m. No late entries may be submitted via the online registration process. Entries may also be submitted via mail.
Links will go "live" as materials become available.
Registration and payment for entries online will be available for all divisions beginning June 17. Online registration will absolutely close on each division's entry closing date at 4:30 p.m. (Payment must be submitted for your online entries; if you do not pay, you are not entered!) No late entries may be submitted via the online registration process. Entries may also be submitted via mail.