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RABBIT DIVISION
Superintendent:  Racquel Showers
See General Rules and Junior Livestock Rules.  Absolutely no rabbits will be allowed on grounds except those entered in competition.  ALL Rabbits MUST be checked in on Wednesday between 6:00 and 8:00 PM
1.   Entry Fee:  Market Meat Pen $10.00    Single Rabbit $2.00
2.   Single Rabbits must be owned and records kept as of June 1 of current year.  All Rabbits entered in this division will compete against each other.  Single Rabbits are not eligible to compete in ANY Rabbit Market Meat Class.  Single Rabbit entries are NOT eligible for the Junior Livestock Auction.
3.  Exhibitor categories shall be as follows:
  • A.Junior Rabbit Entries (4-H and FFA ONLY): Single Rabbit, Jr. Market Meat Rabbits.  ONLY Jr. Market Meat Rabbit Entries are eligible for the Junior Livestock Auction  ONLY GRAND CHAMPION MARKET MEAT RABBITS WILL SELL AT THE JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION.
  • B.  Open Division Entries:  Single Rabbit, Market Meat Rabbits.  NO Open Division Entry including Market Meat Rabbits will be eligible or the Junior Livestock Auction.  
4.  Any Rabbit entered in the Junior Division will not be eligible to enter or show in the Open Division.  Any Rabbit entered in the Open Division will not be eligible to enter or show in the Junior Division.
5.Any breed or variety recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association is eligible to be shown.   
6.   Exhibitors must furnish their own cups for water and feed.  Exhibitor MUST keep their pens and surrounding area clean and animals properly fed and watered at all times and by 10:00 am at the latest daily.  Exhibitors must place pen cleanings in the designated area.  Exhibitors are responsible for the Daily Care, Showing, and Selling of their rabbits, unless otherwise approved by the superintendent.
7.   Classes will be determined by Superintendent and follow the NM State Fair Class Rules.
8.  No person will be permitted to handle exhibits during judging without permission of show officials.  Any person interfering with judge or judging in any way will cause his/her exhibit to be disqualified.
9.  Open Division: Everyone of all ages is invited to bring their animal 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 placement.  Open Division entries are NOT eligible for sale in the Junior Livestock Auction.
10.  A cleaning fee of $25.00 will be assessed to exhibitor for unclean pens.
11.  Positively no diseased stock will be admitted to the show.  Any stock arriving sick will be returned to the owner or placed in quarantine.  Rabbits will be inspected daily and any rabbits showing signs of contagious diseases will be removed 0r placed in quarantine.
12.  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.
13.  Rabbit Show and Showmanship will be on Thursday Starting  at 10:30 AM in the show ring.  Contestants must wear long sleeved white shirts. SHOWMANSHIP ENTRY FEE: $2.00 See Herdsman & Showmanship Rules.  Showmanship classes will be as follows:
  • A.  Junior Showmanship:  Ages 9-13, Senior Showmanship:  Ages 14 and above.  Each Junior and Senior winner will receive a belt pin.  See Showmanship Rules. Junior & Senior Showmanship is for 4-H and FFA members only.
  • B. Pee Wee Showmanship:  Ages 5-9 (9 years and not enrolled in 4-H or FFA) years of age.  If there are sufficient entries these participants will be judged.  Pee Wee Showmanship will be held on Thursday, after the Jr. Rabbit and Poultry Shows and Showmanship.  Pee Wee Showmanship fee:  None.  All Pee Wee Showmanship entries must sign in with the superintendent by 9:00 am on Thursday.  Pee Wee Showmanship availability will be determined by the Superintendent.

14.    ONLY GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR MARKET MEAT PEN WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SALE.  ANY GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR MARKET MEAT PEN MAY SELL ANOTHER MARKET ANIMAL.
15. The Catron County Fair Association and/or the Catron County Fair Board Directors will not be responsible for any loss or damage or injury to rabbits exhibited, or for any article of any kind or nature that may be lost or destroyed.  The Catron County Fair and/or the Catron County Fair Board Directors will not be responsible or liable for any injury or loss of or damage to property sustained in any way to exhibitors or spectators.
 
RABBIT PREMIUMS
Premiums will be paid to a maximum of four Places. If there are less than four entries premium will be paid only to first Place.
Grand Champion Single $20.00
Reserve Grand Champion Single  $10.00
These cannot be the same rabbit
1 Place $5.50  2 Place $4.50
3 Place $3.50   4 Place $2.50

If you wish to take your Rabbit exhibit to State Fair, please check with the State Fair Book at the Catron County Extension Office.


MARKET MEAT PEN
RABBIT
See General Rules, Junior Livestock Rules, and Division Rules. 
1.       Entry Fee:  $10.00
2.       Pen shall consist of three (3) rabbits under 70 days old.  Minimum weight 3 pounds and maximum weight 5 pounds, same breed, age, and color.  Breed classification is not required.  Rabbits to be weighed in presence of judge.
3.       ONLY GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR MARKET MEAT PEN WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE JUNIOR LIVESTOCK SALE!  ANY GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR  MARKET MEAT PEN MAY SELL ANOTHER  MARKET ANIMAL.  OPEN DIVISION ENTRIES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR SALE IN THE JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION.

The Catron County Fair Association and/or the Catron County Fair Board Directors will not be responsible for any loss or damage or injury to Poultry or Rabbits exhibited, or for any article of any kind or nature that may be lost or destroyed.  The Catron County Fair and/or the Catron County Fair Board Directors will not be responsible or liable for any injury or loss of or damage to property sustained in any way to exhibitors or spectators.
 
 
PREMIUMS
Premiums will be paid to a maximum of four places.  If there are less than four entries premium will be paid only to first place.
Grand Champion $20.00
Reserve Grand Champion $10.00
1 Place $5.50   2 Place $4.50
3 Place $3.50   4 Place $2.50
 
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