Animal Ownership

Livestock Management and Ownership Policy

  1. 4-H and FFA exhibits must be from the current year’s project.
  2. Exhibitor must be enrolled in the project unit or phase in which participating.
  3. 4-H and FFA members must be enrolled in a 4-H Club or FFA Chapter.
  4. Enrollment will be verified through each FFA Chapter and Extension Offices.
  5. 4-H and FFA members in the State of Washington need not own their project animal, but must be under the care and project at the same time.
  6. All non 4-H or FFA members will be entered in the Open Class Division.
  7. Exhibitor ownership, if not from birth or hatching, then animals must be under the exhibitors’ care and management as follows:
    a. Equine: 90 days
    b. Market Beef: 120 days
    c. Breeding Beef: 90 days
    d. Dairy: 90 days
    e. Dairy Replacement Heifers: 60 days
    f. Market Sheep, Swine and Goats: 60 days
    g. Breeding Sheep, Swine and Goats: 60 days
    h. Poultry and Rabbits: 45 days

Lincoln County Fair & Rodeo Animal Health Policy

  1. The use of illegal drugs and/or the improper use of animal health products or foreign substances will not be tolerated in the Washington State 4-H Youth Development Program.
  2. Extension personnel, 4-H volunteers, families, youth and fair/show officials have a legal and moral obligation not to misuse these products.
  3. We have the responsibility to tell others not to use these substances and to report those who do use any illegal substances.
  4. The administration of any drug or medication which could affect an animal’s disposition or performance, resulting in an unfair advantage or the disposition of the animal, is unacceptable.
  5. Additionally, there are federal penalties for using illegal substances in animals going into the nation’s food supply.