2012 Smith County Hay Show Rules

2012

TWENTY-EIGHTH ANNUAL

SMITH COUNTY HAY SHOW RULES

 

1.        Hay can be entered August 23th or August 24th at one of the following locations:

Tyler…………………………………Al H. Horaney’s, Inc.

Winfield Solutions

Rose Country Equipment

Stampede Feed & Ag. Supply

Ag-Power, Inc.

Lindale………………………………Fleming Farm Supply

Noonday…………………………….Feed Store

Whitehouse………………………..Whitehouse Farm & Ranch

Troup………………………………..Steele’s Feed & Seed

Bullard………………………………Circle C Farm & Ranch

Official entry cards must be attached to each entry and will be available at each location listed above, as well as, the Natural Resources Conservation Service office, 4209 Republic Drive, Tyler; and the Smith County Extension office, 116 Smith County Cotton Belt Building, 1517 West Front Street, in Tyler.

2.        A $3.00 fee per entry is to be paid at the time the hay is entered and covers the lab analysis.  Make checks payable to the Smith County SWCD.

3.        An entry consists of one square bale of hay or one feed sack full of hay from a round bale.

4.        All entries become the property of the Smith County Hay Show Committee.

5.        Judging of the hay will take place on August 28th.

6.        Hay show results will be announced, and the hay will be sold during the “Howdy Neighbor” barbecue on September 24th, which is the first Monday of the East Texas State Fair.

7.        Blue, red and white ribbons will be awarded.

8.        Hay will be judged by chemical score as follows: % crude protein + (100 – % ADF)  Example: 20% crude protein hay with 25% ADF = 20 + (100 – 25) = 95

9.        Only the top scoring bales in total points will be sold at auction during the hay sale on September 24th.  The top two scoring bales will be on display during the East Texas State Fair, September 24th through September 30th.  Proceeds from the auction will go to support ongoing Soil Conservation programs, the East Texas State Fair Junior Livestock Show, Cattle-Ettes Scholarship Fund, and other Smith County agricultural projects as determined by the Hay Show Committee.

10.      The number of bales sold at auction will be determined by the Hay Show Committee.

11.      Only two entries from any one producer will be sold at the auction, regardless of the final placing.

12.      If the entry to be auctioned is from a large round bale, only the sack of hay will be sold at auction.

13.      Sponsors:     Livestock and Forage Improvement Committee

Cattle-Ettes

Smith County Soil & Water Conservation Board of Directors

East Texas Farm and Ranch Club

East Texas State Fair Association.

14.      Hay entered in the Smith County Hay Show must have been produced in Smith County or by a producer who lives in Smith County.

 

 

 

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