Live Animal Exhibitor Resources

General Rules

4-H Animal Exhibitor Handbook (2018)

State Fair General Livestock Rules (2018)

State Fair Livestock Health Requirements (2018)

4-H General Rules (2019)

4-H/FFA Entry Limits (2018)

Species/Show Rules

Please refer to the following pages and resources for specific species/show rules, guidelines, entry limits, class descriptions, scoresheets, and forms.

Herdsmanship

The purpose of the Herdsmanship contest is to encourage cooperation, fellowship, and teamwork among exhibitors in developing and maintaining a display of livestock and stalling areas. Herdsmanship duties are the primary responsibility of the livestock exhibitor. 

Schedules & Show Programs

State Fair Livestock Schedule (2018)

4-H Schedule (2018)

Show programs will be uploaded below as they become available. Programs are also available in the Nebraska State Fair 4-H mobile app.

Livestock Identification

State Fair Livestock Identification and Nomination Requirements (2019)

Live Animal Exhibit Entry

All 4-H live animal exhibits must be entered in ShoWorks before 8:00 PM CST on August 10. This entry process must be completed by the 4-H exhibitor (or their family). Fees must be paid for using a debit/credit card. There are no other payment options. Live animal exhibits will not be entered by the county Extension office. Please refer to the 4-H/FFA Exhibitor Entry Limits. For help completing the entry process, please review the 4-H/FFA Registration Instructions or watch our tutorial video.

Exhibitor Letters

Dairy Exhibitor Letter (2018)

Rabbit & Poultry Exhibitor Letter (2018)

Dog Exhibitor Letter (2018)

Beef, Sheep, Meat Goat & Swine Exhibitor Letter (2018)

Additional Swine Exhibitor Information

Check-In, Weigh-In, Loading/Unloading

State Fair Loading/Unloading Presentation (2018)

Livestock Check-In Trailer Hours (2018)

4-H and FFA In Place and Check-In/Weigh-In Schedule (2018)

Ethics Affidavits

Stalling Assignments


Additional Resources

Leader's Guide on Animal Welfare for Fairs and Exhibitors

Youth Guide on Animal Welfare for Fairs and Exhibitors

Animal Resource Guide for 4-H & FFA Members: Animal Documents, Records & Tests Needed Prior to Fairs & Exhibitors

Animal Resource Guide for 4-H & FFA Members: Facts, Values & Myths

Animal Resource Guide for 4-H & FFA Members: Knowing the Livestock Lingo

Animal Resource Guide for 4-H & FFA Members: Communicating with the Public About the Care of Production Animals

2017 Presentation: Pork Carcass Evaluation and Value, Dr. Dennis Burson, Nebraska Extension Meat Specialist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For questions about this program or the information on this page, please contact:

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COORDINATOR: Brandy W. Schulze
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PHONE: 402-472-9023