WEST ALLIS, Wis. – Wisconsin State Fair officials have updated rules and regulations for youth exhibitors in junior dairy, beef, swine, sheep and goat departments. These updates to ownership and managerial programs came as a result of the changing dynamics of farms and exhibitors.
Starting in 2016, there will be no more ownership date deadlines or specific name requirements. This will affect exhibitors entering and showing registered animals in the junior breeding stock shows and all non-market animal shows.
The updated ownership rules eliminate the formal Wisconsin State Fair managerial paper submission and any previous registration transfer dates. For 2016, there will be only be one entry deadline date for mailed and online entries at regular fees. That date is June 1. Late entries will be accepted for additional fees through June 8.
In addition, youth will now be required to list a potential substitution entry for each animal entered at the time of entry, in case the official animal entered is unable to be exhibited. Substitutions will only be allowed from animals declared as such on initial entry.