Missouri State Fair > Competition Updates
The traditional Missouri State Fair will pivot to a youth livestock show, Aug 13-23. Learn more here >>
NOTE: While these NEW items are listed, they do not replace exhibitor’s requirement for reading ALL of the General Rules & Regulation, Animal Health Requirements, and Department Rules & Regulations.
NEW – Superintendents
Home Economics – Lori Doerhoff, Fulton, MO
4-H Building Co-Superintendents – Dustin Oehl and Maria Calvert
Have been updated. Please find all health requirements in the online premium guide here.
Find information about Vesicular Stomatitis here.
Find new health requirements here.
Find Youth Livestock Show Programs here.
The 2020 State Fair Rabbit Shows have been canceled. Learn more >>
Online bidding will be available for the (12) lots of animals and (1) lot of a commemorative belt buckle offered in the Sale of Champions provided by LiveAuctions.tv
Will not be open in 2020.
NEW – SHOW / CONTEST
August 16, 3:00 p.m. – Sheep Pavilion Arena
Hosted by Lincoln University Extension and University of Missouri Extension
NEW – SHOW / CONTEST RULES
Drug Use Notification Form: For each animal entered in any Junior Livestock competition at the Missouri State Fair, the Exhibitor must complete prior to weigh-in (to be turned in at health check-in), a Drug Use Notification Form showing all illnesses, injuries, medications and injections, including the locations of any injuries and injections, the dates, amounts of medications and injections given the animal and the purpose of each treatment, since exhibitor ownership deadline (withdrawal time must be met at show time). If care is given by a licensed veterinarian, you must show the name and address of the veterinarian.
Class age breaks have changed.
No animal that is shown in the market classes will be eligible to show in the breeding classes.
Market heifers need to present a 30 day non-pregnancy verification signed by an accredited, licensed, non-owner veterinarian at the time of weigh-in. If the verification cannot be produced the exhibitor can produce an accredited, licensed, non-owner veterinarian to examine the market heifer on the grounds of the Missouri State Fair, and verify the non-pregnant status of the Market heifer. Without the signed verification or on site physical verification the market heifer will be disqualified.
BEEF – 4-H/FFA
4-H/FFA exhibitors, except beef cattle, must bring their own bedding during the 2020 Fair. Livestock exhibitors are also expected to bring their own feed – additional feed and bedding will not be available for purchase during the Fair.
As part of the 2020 pilot bedding project, beef cattle exhibitors will be provided Premium Missouri Mulch bedding for $10 per head to be paid along with entries. No other bedding will be allowed for beef cattle including sawdust, pellets, etc. Dairy cattle exhibitors may continue adding straw to the bedding. All exhibitors should practice good environmental stewardship, keeping the bedding clean and free of glass, plastics, cans and other trash for the purposes of the Fair’s recycling agreement.
SWINE – 4-H/FFA
MUST READ – New healthy requirements for swine.
Pellet bedding and sawdust is prohibited in the pens. No bedding materials are allowed in alleyways.
2 animals will assigned to pens in the east barn, bring dividers if needed. Exception is for Boars.