Catron County Fair - Celebrating the youth of Catron County for over 50 years!
P.O. Box 762, Reserve, NM 87830
2019Catron County Fair Schedule

Join the Catron County 4-H Council for old fashioned games through out the fair.

Wednesday, August 21st
6:00-8:00 PM….Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Goat, & Swine check in/weigh in
6:00- 8:00 PM.....Poultry and Rabbit check-in

Thursday, August 22nd
7:00 AM……….Pancake Breakfast
7:00-9:00 AM….Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Goat & Swine reweigh only
8:45 AM……………Final call for reweigh
9:30 AM…………...Mandatory Exhibitor Meeting
9:45 AM……………Herdsman’s Test
10:30 AM...........Poultry & Rabbit Show and Showmanship
1:00 PM.................Pet Show
1:00-6:00PM........Enter Exhibits in Exhibit Hall
3:00 PM…………….Goat Show & Showmanship
4:00-7:00 PM...... 4-H  Enchilada Supper
6:00 PM.............. Steer & Heifer Show and Showmanship
Friday, August 23rd
7:00 AM…………….Pancake Breakfast
8:00 AM…………….Swine Show & Swine Showmanship Class  
 Immediately after Swine
……………………..Lamb Show & Showmanship Class
10:00 AM-1:00 PM….Exhibit Building Judging
1:00 PM…………….Exhibit Building Opens
12:30 PM...............Horse Show 
2:00 PM…………….Goat Roping

Saturday, August 24th
7:00 AM…………….Pancake Breakfast
9:00 AM…………….Parade of Champions
10:00 AM…………….Junior Livestock Auction
12:00 PM................Junior Rodeo
12:30 PM……………..BBQ
4:00 PM……………..Livestock & Building Exhibits Released (No early releases unless approved by the Superintendent)
6:00 PM or as soon as possible after the Junior Rodeo..........
............................Ranch Rodeo 
9:00 PM.............Fair Dance


LIABILITY The Catron County Fair Association, the Catron County Fair Board of Directors, and/or the Catron County Fair Superintendents, will not be responsible for any loss or damage or injury to animals exhibited, or for any article of any kind or
nature that is lost or destroyed, or in any way damaged. Each exhibitor will be responsible for any injury that may be occasioned to any person, whomsoever, by an animal owned or exhibited by him and shall indemnify the Catron County Fair against all claims or demands, of any kind or nature, that may grow out of any injury
occasioned by any animals owned or exhibited by him, or arise from any person in charge of such animal. All animals exhibited in this show will be entirely the owner’s risk.
Welcome to the 63rd Catron County Fair. The Catron County Fair Board
would like to invite everyone to come to the fair and support our youth. You
will find it fun, educational, and very supportive to the exhibitors, both youth
and adult. Our youth are involved in 4-H & FHA programs, which fill
their summers full of hard work and end in the rewards of exhibiting their
projects for everyone who comes to the fair to see.
 If you are interested in helping with any of the events or in any other way, find a fair board member and let them know. All fair board members are volunteers who are dedicated to make it a very successful and positive experience for our youth and for all who come to enjoy our fair.
Our fair building is now complete with bathrooms, kitchen, tables and chairs, handicapped parking, and canopy.  Anyone who uses these facilities are asked to please help keep them clean and tidy.
Catron County Fair Board
Catron County Fair Association
P.O. Box 762, Reserve, NM 87830
Board of Directors
BOBBY HOWELL,  President, Supt. BBQ,Exhibit Hall
LEISIL LUERA,  Vice President, Supt. Ranch Rodeo
RAE TOWNER,  Secretary, Supt. Goats
DAVID ESTRADA, Treasurer, Supt. Finance & BBQ
CINDY  HOWELL,  Media Liaison, Exhibit Hall

LORA LEE HAMMER, Supt. Swine, Livestock Show & Sale
JOYCE LANEY,  Supt. Livestock Show & Sale
ARDEN WARD, Supt. Horse Show & Junior Rodeo
RACQUEL SHOWERS,  Supt. Poultry & Rabbits
GABRIELLA RIVERA,  Supt. Horse Show & Junior Rodeo
Associate Members: Tracy Drummond, Jane Klumker, Dave Parnell,  Chase Wolfe
The Catron County Fair Association, the Catron County Fair Directors, and/or Catron County Fair superintendents, will not be held, or be responsible or liable for any injury sustained in any way to exhibitors or spectators during the Catron County Fair.
All information contained in this Fair Book is as accurate as possible. Any errors or omissions are unintentional. Last minute changes may be necessary and will be done without notice. We apologize for any inconvenience
Purpose: To encourage participation of senior 4-H and FFA members in
Catron County by a scholarship for furthering post high school
Board of trustees: The board will consist of the Catron County Fair
Association Board with the County Agent as an ex-officio member.
Appropriations: All expenditures and investments must be approved by
the Board of Trustees... The recipient shall be announced at the Fair.
Application: A student must be a senior (current year graduate) and currently enrolled in 4-H or FFA and have their State Farmer degree or current record book. An application consists of the student writing a letter, in resume form, stating the number of years in 4-H or FFA, offices held, activities they have participated in, other organizations they have been a member of, what college they plan to attend, and what field of study they plan to major in. They must also state why they would like this scholarship. Deadline to apply is June 1st. The money will be paid toward tuition directly to the school of their choice.
Point System: A point system has been designed for the National 4-H
record book. FFA requirements will be represented by their FFA instructor.
The individual with the most points will receive the scholarship.
Selection Process:All applicants and record books should be received at
the Catron County Extension office by the last working day of June.
Applicants should have a minimum of three years as a Senior 4-Her and be a
graduating or graduated Senior candidate. If no eligible applications are
received, the money will be restored to the General fund
Everyone is invited to bring their animals for exhibit.  This applies to commercial or registered breeders.  If there are sufficient entries these animals will be judged and awarded ribbons according to their placements.  There is an entry fee of $10.00 for livestock.
Superintendents: Swine: Lora Lee Hammer
Beef: John Cauzza
Goat: Rae Towner
The Catron County Fair Association is not responsible for private
treaty animals. (Animals sold privately that were not in the sale)
Exhibitor will be responsible for all non-sale animals. General rules
will apply to all livestock entries. Poultry and Rabbit entries will be on Wednesday from 6 to 8pm.  All entries must be in place by 8 pm.  Steer, heifer, lamb, swine & goat weigh-in will begin on Wednesday from 6 to 8pm and will have a reweigh on Thursday from 7 to 9am. Remember the mandatory exhibitors meeting at 9:30am Thursday.  All livestock exhibitors are required to attend and will receive their back numbers then.Animals will be released at 4:00 P.M. Saturday. The Fair Association, Fair Association Directors, and/or Superintendents assume no responsibility for loss or accident to any animal. Exhibitors will be responsible for their livestock until they are loaded to packer or returned to home. .
1. All contestants in this department must be bona fide 4-H club members
enrolled in projects they are exhibiting or FFA members in Catron County for
the 2018-2019 school year, certified by the County Agent or Agriculture
Education Adviser.
2. Exhibitors not abiding by these rules are subject to the penalties stated in
these rules, are subject to dismissal from the grounds and/or may forfeit all
entry fees paid and/or premiums won.
3. Exhibitors will be required to show their own animal, unassisted. Any
exceptions must be approved by the superintendent, in advance of the
show and sale. If they have two animals in the same weight division, the
second animal can be shown by another qualified exhibitor. An exhibitor can
be excused from showing their own animal by the Livestock Superintendent
for documented health reasons.
4. The Health Regulations for all animals is a summary of the New Mexico
Livestock rules and regulations for animals entering the show grounds. The
New Mexico Livestock Board governs the movement of livestock into shows,
fairs, and exhibitions. There are new hauling regulations; it is the
exhibitors’ responsibility to check with the New Mexico Livestock
Board for hauling, health paper, and any rule changes.
5. The Catron County Fair Association, Fair Association Directors, and/or Livestock Superintendents, will not be responsible for loss, damage, or injury to animals exhibited, or for any article of any kind that may be lost or destroyed, or in any way damaged. Each exhibitor will be responsible for any injury that may be occasioned by any person whomsoever, by an animal
owned or exhibited by him.
6. Exhibitor shall indemnify the Catron County Fair against all claims, demands, suits, or judgments of any kind or nature, including attorneys fees and costs that may grow out of injury, damage or loss occasioned by any animal owned or exhibited by him, or arise from any person in charge of any such animal. All animals exhibited in this show will be exhibited entirely at
the owner’s risk. The Catron County fair will not be responsible for injury sustained in any way to exhibitors or spectators.
7. At the close of the Fair, all exhibits must be claimed by the exhibitor or by
parties representing the exhibitor. Those in charge will assume no
responsibility for exhibits 0r belongings left on the fairgrounds after the close of the fair
unless definite instructions have been left with the Superintendent of the
8. No contestant, exhibitor, rodeo official, or anyone officially connected with
the Catron County Fair shall consume alcoholic beverages on the fairgrounds
or at the rodeo arena. Any contestant or exhibitor doing so will be removed
from the fairgrounds and will forfeit any fees that have been paid. The
fairgrounds is county property and it is unlawful to possess or
consume alcoholic beverages on county property. County property
is subject to surveillance by the Catron County Sheriff’s Departments and/or
New Mexico State Police.
9. Due to the construction of the new exhibit building, camping will be in
designated areas only. The fair board has made every possible attempt to
accommodate any and all campers. No exhibitor under the age of 18
shall be allowed to camp without adult supervision. Tents/camps
of underage exhibitors must be within close proximity to their parents or
guardians camps. NO individuals not directly related to the fair, i.e.
exhibitors, judges, fair officials, etc., will be allowed to camp on the
fairgrounds.  You are requested to PLEASE TURN OFF ALL GENERATORS at 10:00 PM.
It is the right of any fair official to request that a campsite be moved and/or
removed from the fairgrounds. If individuals are not compliant, it is the right
of any fair official to request the assistance of the Catron County Sheriff’s
Department and/or New Mexico State Police.
10. Animals that are not entered in the fair or that have not been properly
inspected will not be allowed on the fairgrounds.
11. No exhibit unworthy of an award shall receive one, even though there is
no competition, nor shall any exhibit receive an award greater than its
merits justify.
12. All livestock exhibitors must check in at the livestock office between 6 &
8pm Wed.  to receive their fair packet, this includes poultry and rabbit.
Exhibitors must be present and must sign the general fund donor thank you
letter before they will receive a packet. Once checked in no animal may leave the fairgrounds.  If removed they are not allowed back on fairgrounds and are disqualified with no return of entry fees.
13. All exhibitors must attend the exhibitor meeting held in the show ring at9:30 AM on Thursday. Back numbers will be passed out at this meeting.  You cannot show without a back number.
14. All exhibitors must present their signed "Buyer Thank You" card to Livestock Show and Sale secretary (Joyce Laney) immediately after the Livestock Auction.  No check will be delivered until all required documentation has been approved by leaders, advisers, extension agents, and designated fair officials.
Livestock Superintendent:
The Catron County Fair Association is not responsible for
private treaty animals. (Animals sold privately that were not in
the sale)
Exhibitor will be responsible for all non-sale animals. The Catron
County Fair is committed to the humane treatment of all animals exhibited.
Every possible precaution is taken to insure the animals’ safety and well-
The production practices in the livestock industry are based on good
principals of animal husbandry. No one has a greater economic stake in the
welfare of animals than the livestock producers and organizations involved in
the promotion of agriculture.
1 See Junior Division General Rules. All livestock exhibitors must check in at the livestock office between 6 & 8pm Wedincluding poultry and rabbits,  to receive their fair packet.ALL materials within the packet should be read carefully as all rules and procedures will be outlined there The exhibitors meeting must be attended at 9:30am Thurs. in the show ring by all exhibitors.  You will receive your back number at this meeting.
2. All entries must be certified as to eligibility by County Agent or FFA
Adviser. On line entries will be reviewed by county agent and FFA advisers
to ensure all entries are legitimate and eligible for entry. All animals must be
owned, cared for and entered in the individual name of the owner.
3. An on line entry must be completed for each animal being entered into the
fair. No animal will be allowed to show unless an on line entry, or paper entry in special situations, has been completed.
4. Livestock, Rabbits & Poultry entries will close on August 1st.
This rule will be strictly enforced.
5. Animals shown in the Junior Division may be entered and shown in the
open classes and must abide by Open Division Guidelines. Entry fees must
be paid in both divisions, and open division arrival schedules and release
times must be observed. See open rules.
6. Conduct: Exhibitors are warned that any act of discourtesy or disobedience
to the officials on the part of the exhibitor, parents, or sponsors will disqualify
exhibitor from adjudication, and the owner shall forfeit his entrance and
other fees. Any exhibitor, parent, or sponsor who shall attempt to interfere
with judges in the performance of their duties, or who shall make any false
statement in regard to any animal exhibited or shall interfere with clerks’
and judges’ books, shall be excluded from the competition and may be
subject to other disciplinary actions.
7. Judges’ decisions are FINAL. Judges are selected on a two-year rotation.
8. Federal and State Livestock Board sanitation regulations will apply.
9. Exhibitors must furnish all water pails and feed boxes.
10. Each exhibitor is responsible for the care, showing, and selling of his or
her own animals.
11. A $25 fee will be assessed to any exhibitor who does not clean his/her
stalls. Superintendents of departments will report unclean stalls to Livestock
Superintendent. Fees will be assessed from sale of animal.
12. Ethics: The following are termed Unethical Practices Animals that have been given any form of intoxicating beverage, tranquilizer, substance, or other drug effecting mood or attitude prior to judging; Use of any product or substance administered internally or used externally to alter the appearance or conformation of an animal for exhibition. This includes the use of graphite,powders, dyes, hemp, false tail-heads, glued on hair, or hair-like substances, or other similar substances externally, steroids, growth stimulants, diuretic,or artificial filling internally. Judges are requested to report to the management any animals upon which a surgical operation has been performed to improve their "show" appearance.
13. Medications as described below in rule #14.
14. Medication: "The use of any chemical or compound that is not approved
by the FDA for use in meat producing animals and the illegal use of approved
chemicals or compounds is prohibited." Unapproved is deemed to mean not
approved by the Food and drug Administration (FDA) and/or the U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) for slaughter animals. "If an animal passes all USDA but fails any FDA testing for the presence of drug(s) or other
chemicals, the Animal will be condemned by the show officials and not allowed for consumption.
15. As a condition for participation in the Show, every exhibitor must agree to
submit any animal entered by exhibitor to inspection by a veterinarian
appointed by the management, FDA, USDA/FSIS, New Mexico Department
of Agriculture, and/or New Mexico Department of Health and agrees to have
such animal submitted to any tests as may be designated and requested by
the veterinarian. The Show specifically reserves the right to have tissue, blood or urine laboratory analysis made on any animal entered for
competition The conclusions reached by the veterinarian, as to whether such
animal has been administered or given a substance or drug in violation of the
rules or has not been properly withdrawn from approved drugs shall be final,
without recourse against the Show or any of its officers. A licensed
veterinarian should be consulted before administering any medication or
growth stimulant.
16. If, after examination by an official veterinarian, an animal is found to have been subject to unethical practices, including producing an analysis with a quantity of a substance or drug in violation of these rules: It will be
disqualified barred from further exhibition no awards will be made for the
involved animal and any other animal exhibited by exhibitor entry fees will
not be refunded the Exhibitor will forfeit all rights and privileges.
17. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Wholesome Meat Act applies to the
sale of market livestock sold during the Catron County Fair as follows:
a. Animals must be in good health and carcasses free of drug or chemical
b. Antibiotics and sulfonamides have required withdrawal periods;
c. Drug label directions for use and withdrawal periods must be followed;
d. If drug or other chemical residues are found in tissue of carcasses, the
entire carcass may be condemned.
18. It is the sole responsibility of the Exhibitor to insure that the animal is
free of the above prescribed drugs and substances. The extent of knowledge
on the part of the Exhibitor with regard to the drugs or substance found in an
animal is not relevant to any issue, and it shall not be a defense that a person
or persons unknown introduced the prescribed-substance into the animal. If
a product in violation of this rule is found in the tissue of a carcass of any
animal sold through sales connected with the Catron County Fair, the Fair
will in no way be liable or responsible for condition of carcass or sale price of
animal and the carcass will be condemned and exhibitor forfeits all rights to
sale proceeds, premiums, and prizes.
19. Any person that in any way performs any act that would alter an animal’s
appearance or actions without the owner’s permission, that person and their
family may be forever barred from showing at the Catron County Fair. Any
sponsoring Agent, Person associated with the sponsoring Agent, Adviser,
Leader, parent or Guardians who are found to be involved with the
encouragement of administering, providing of unapproved substances or
recommendation of the use of unapproved substances will be barred from
future participation at the Catron County Fair.
20. Fitting:: The exhibitor’s parents, grandparents, brothers and
sisters or any Catron County 4-H leader, County Agent or
Agricultural Education Adviser may offer instruction and
assistance to the exhibitor in preparing his/her animal for show.
If instruction and assistance is required and performed, the
exhibitor must be "actively" involved. The exhibitors’
involvement is the responsibility of the parents and instructors.
21. Animals will be released following the sale on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
Requests for early dismissal must be approved by Departmental
Superintendent and Livestock Superintendent.
22. Each steer, swine, lamb, or goat exhibitor is allowed to sell one animal.
23. Grand Champion exhibitors of Steer, Lamb, Goat, Swine, including
market pens of Poultry and Rabbit, will be allowed to sell another market animal.
Grand Champion Market animals must sell in order to receive a
second sale slot.
24.  There will be a 4% commission fee withheld from each sale item.  This is used to pay for announcers, auctioneers, judges, ribbons, premiums, and other awards.  All superintendents, fair board members, set-up and tear down personnel, BBQ and pancake breakfast personnel, exhibit hall attendants, ring stewards, and many more are all volunteers.
25. All exhibitors must complete a "Disposition Form" for ALL
animals entered in the fair. Forms must be filled out and signed by
exhibitor, parent, and division superintendent. All forms must then be turned
in to the livestock office NO LATER than thirty minutes after the completion of lamb showmanship. Failure to turn in a signed disposition form may result
in the exhibitor being pulled from the sale.
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