Fair planning continues amid coronavirus concerns
The Hardin County Agricultural Society board of directors has elected to continue planning the 2020 Hardin County Fair. The board is keeping health and safety front-of-mind.
All deadlines, including livestock ownership and weigh-ins, remain intact. These decisions will be re-evaluated as the deadlines approach.
Exhibitors and families are encouraged to take into consideration that the board may be left with no choice but to cancel the fair, and make decisions that best suit their families.
Feeder Weigh-In, Tagging Cancelled
The Hardin County Fair beef and dairy beef committees have cancelled their weigh in and tagging event originally scheduled for May 30th, 2020. In collaboration with the fair veterinarian’s office, it was determined that social distancing guidelines could not be followed. To protect the exhibitors, volunteers, and staff of the fair veterinarian’s office, the event will not be held.
Exhibitors will need to make the necessary arrangements with a veterinarian to have their animals surgically castrated, dehorned, tagged (beef feeders only) and given the appropriate vaccinations. Exhibitors will have to provide proof of vaccination by their respective project’s due date. Exhibitors received a letter via email containing more detailed information.
Sheep, Goat Weigh In Cancelled
The Hardin County Fair Sheep Committee and Goat Committee have made the decision to cancel the sheep & goat weigh in and tagging event originally slated for June 13th. It was determined social distancing guidelines could not be followed. The event was cancelled to protect volunteers and exhibitors To supplement, exhibitors will need to submit two photographs of their animal. One will be of the premise ID on the scrapie tag and one of the individual animal ID from the scrapie tag in the ear of the animal. The numbers should be clear and legible in both photographs.
All lambs must make the minimum weight of 95 pounds by the weigh in at the fair. Light weight lambs will be sent home. All goats must make the minimum weight of 65 pounds by the weigh in at the fair. Light weight goats will be sent home.
Exhibitors received a letter via email containing more detailed information.
- Fairgrounds rentals, fair related activities suspended through mid-June
- Sheep, Goat Weigh In Cancelled
- Goat horn length rule suspended
- Poultry Orders Being Facilitated Privately
- Feeder Weigh-In, Tagging Cancelled