Please refer to the following pages and resources for specific species/show rules, guidelines, entry limits, class descriptions, scoresheets, and forms.
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
Show programs will be uploaded below as they become available. Programs are also available in the Nebraska State Fair 4-H mobile app.
- Step by Step Nomination Instructions (2019)
- Breeding Validation Worksheet (2018)
- Nomination FAQs (2018)
- Dairy Affidavits
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.
Additional Swine Exhibitor Information
- Show Format, Carcass Contest, FAQ (2018)
- Pork Carcass Evaluation and Value Presentation, Dr. Dennis Burson (2017)
- Getting Paid for Swine Projects (2018)
- Seneca Valley Virus Memo, Department of Agriculture (2018)
- Carcass Contest Results (2018)
Check-In, Weigh-In, Loading/Unloading
- Livestock Ethics and Disclosure Form (2018)
- Rabbit & Poultry Ethics and Disclosure Form (2018)
- Hormel Swine Affidavit Form (2018)