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Clover Buddy Shows - Pet, Rabbit, Calf, Goat, Sheep, Poultry

Clover Buddies is a series of shows, sponsored by the Plymouth County Fair Board, for the youth of Plymouth County. Those kids who are not yet old enough to be enrolled in 4-H (younger than fourth grade as of Sept. 2022), and are residents of the county are eligible to participate in one or more Clover Buddy Shows.

Preregistration is not required. All paperwork will be completed at check-in.

Ring assistants will be available, but all youth exhibitors must be able to control their animals in the show ring without help.

Direct questions to PlymouthCountyFair@gmail.com or the corresponding superentendent.

Clover Buddies - Bottle Calf

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Superintendent: Michael Beitelspacher

Judges: Benny Vondrak & Scott Thoms

7.00pm - Check-in – Covered Livestock Arena

7:30 - Judging - Covered Livestock Arena

The Clover Buddies Bucket/Bottle Calf show is open to any Plymouth County youth who are not yet old enough to be enrolled in 4-H, or are a first-year junior 4-Her, but are not exhibiting in the 4-H/FFA beef shows.

RULES

Any orphaned or newborn calf born between Jan. 1 and June 1, 2023 may be shown.

Calf must be bottle or bucket fed. No nursing calves permitted.

Only one calf may be shown at the fair.

No pre-registration with the Extension Office is necessary. There will be a short form to fill out when checking in the day of the show. The calf does not need to come to the check-in table, just the exhibitor and a parent/guardian.

Each exhibitor will be judged at the fair grounds on Wednesday, July 26 in regard to care and raising the calf. The judging, 5 to 10 minutes long for each exhibitor and will consist of a couple questions by the judge.

Calves must be shown at halter and broke to lead.

Calves shown in this class are not eligible to be shown in other classes at the fair.

No evidence of warts, ringworm, pinkeye, or infectious conditions.

Participation awards will be given to each exhibitor. There will be no placings determined.

No grooming or clipping. Washing and brushing is the only preparation needed prior to showing.

Calves will be released following the show. Due to tight space issues this year, all bucket/bottle calves will need to go home that night and will NOT be stalled on the fairgrounds.


Trailer parking will be available and calves will be stalled in the trailer.

Clover Buddies - Goat

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Superintendent: Dustin Norberg: (712) 253-9430

Check-in 3:30p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Covered Livestock Arena

Show 4:00 p.m. - Covered Livestock Arena

The Clover Buddies Bottle Goat show is open to any Plymouth County youth who are not yet old enough to be enrolled in 4-H, or are a first-year junior 4-Her, but are not exhibiting in the 4-H/FFA Goat shows.

RULES

Check in is under the Covered Livestock Arena.

Any newborn or orphan goat born between April 1, 2023, and June 30, 2023

Goats may be of any breed or sex.

The goats must have a collar and may be led or carried into the ring.

Goats shown in this class are not eligible to be shown in other classes at the fair.

General health rules will apply to all bottle goats.

Goat must be bottle fed. No nursing goats permitted.

Only one goat may be exhibited at the fair.

No pre-registration with the Extension Office is necessary.

Participation ribbons will be given to each exhibitor. There will be no placings determined.

Exhibitors must take their bottle goats home after the show. Due to space issues this year, no bottle goats are to be stalled at the fairgrounds.


Clover Buddies - Lamb

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Superintendent: Chance Klemme

Assistants: Duane Norberg, Mike Baker, Gregg Junck, Daniel Ahlers, Tyler Meyer

Check-in 8:00 a.m. -- Covered Livestock Arena

Show 8:30 a.m. -- Covered Livestock Arena

The Clover Buddies Bottle Lamb Show is open to any Plymouth County youth who are not yet old enough to be enrolled in 4-H, or are a first-year junior 4-Her, but are not exhibiting in the 4-H/FFA Sheep shows.

RULES

Any newborn or orphan lamb born between April 1 and June 30, 2023.

Lambs may be of any breed or sex.

The lambs may be led or carried into the ring.

Lambs shown in this class are not eligible to be shown in other classes at the fair.

General health rules will apply to all bottle lambs.

Participation ribbons will be given to each exhibitor. There will be no placings determined.

Lambs may have a halter in the ring.

Lambs must be bottle fed. No nursing lambs permitted.

Only one lamb may be exhibited at the fair.

No pre-registration with the Extension Office is necessary.

Exhibitors may leave their bottle lambs at the fair and request a stall space during check-in, or they may arrive during the 4-H and FFA Lamb check-in on Wednesday and request a stall space at that time.

Clover Buddies - Pet Show

Superintendent: Crystal Schroeder

Sunday, July 30, 2023

12:00 p.m. Check-in --vOpen Exhibit Building; South End

Following 4-H/FFA Pet Show- - Open Exhibit Building; South End

RULES

The show is for youth who are not yet old enough to be enrolled in 4-H, or are 4-H age but are not exhibiting his/her pet in the 4-H/FFA shows listed previously in the fair book.

All pets must come on a leash, in a box or cage, or a bowl.

All exhibitors are responsible for their pets.

All pets must be owned by the exhibitors and their families.

The show order will be determined once the check-in is complete.

Participation ribbons will be given to each exhibitor. There will be no placings determined.

Youth need to be old enough to handle and care for their pets during judging, with no assistance from an adult.

The maximum age of the exhibitor would be completion of 12th grade (or that equivalent).

3.Exhibitors are limited to two entries.

No pre-registration with the Extension Office is necessary.

CLASSES

32083 – Cats

32084 - Gerbils, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Mice

32085 – Birds

32086 – Dogs

32087 – Fish

32088 – Exotic Pets

32090 – Rabbit

32090 – Other Pets

32091 – Best Dressed Pet (can be one of the previously listed animals)

Clover Buddies - Rabbit

Wednesday, July 2, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.

Superintendent: Steve Farrer (712) 253-4068

Assistant: Phil Schoenrock

The Clover Buddies Rabbit show is open to any Plymouth County youth who are not yet old enough to be enrolled in 4-H, or are a first-year junior 4-Her, but are not exhibiting in the 4H-FFA Rabbit shows.

RULES

Check-in is with the rabbit superintendent the day of the show.

No pre-registration with the Extension Office is necessary.

Exhibitors will be allowed one rabbit entry.

Rabbits should be identified with a tattoo.

Exhibitors need to bring the rabbit the day of the rabbit show. If the Exhibitor wants to house the rabbit at the fairgrounds, this request needs to be made of the superintendent when checking in.

For the show, exhibitor will be expected to take the rabbit to the judging table and stand by the rabbit. Each exhibitor may be asked simple questions by the judge. This will be good practice for their future 4-H & FFA rabbit show experiences.

Exhibitors will be expected to wear a white long sleeve shirt or fair t-shirt.

Clover Buddy Rabbit project should not also be a 4-H/FFA exhibit.

Clover Buddies - Poultry

Friday, July 28, 2023

Superintendent: Nick Schoenfelder

12.00 pm - Check-in – Poultry Barn

1:30pm - Judging - Covered Livestock Arena

The Clover Buddies Poultry show is open to any Plymouth County youth who are not yet old enough to been enrolled in 4-H, or are a first-year junior 4-Her, but are not exhibiting in the 4-H/FFA Poultry shows.

RULES

Exhibitors will be allowed one poultry entry.

Pullorum Test papers must be included when checking in. Pullorum testing will be done on July 13 at the Fairgrounds from 6:00pm - 8:30pm.

No pre-registration with the Extension Office is necessary.

Exhibitors need to bring their birds the day of the poultry show and take them back home when the show is over.

For the show, an exhibitor will be expected to take the bird to the judging table and stand by the bird. Each exhibitor may be asked simple questions by the judge. This will be good practice for their future 4-H & FFA poultry show experiences.

Exhibitors will be expected to wear a white long sleeve shirt or fair t-shirt.

Clover Buddy Poultry project should not also be a 4-H/FFA exhibit.

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