August 18, 19, 20 2017
Fourtown Fairgrounds
Herdsmanship Contest

Purpose: The purpose of the contest is to provide an incentive for clubs to maintain their exhibit space and educate the public through cooperation by species. A well maintained and safe area presents a better image for the public.


  1. Judging will be on a species basis and by the Danish System
  2. Judging will occur ten times throughout the weekend and will include all animals staying on the fairgrounds (dairy, beef, goat, sheep, swine, working steer, rabbits, poultry, equine & llamas/alpacas).
  3. The Department Stewards will choose a species representative to judge.
  4. Official score cards will be on file in the fair office
  5. Heardsmanship ribbons will be awarded to each exhibitor according to their species scores.



900 - 1000 points = blue

800 – 899 points = red

700 – 799 points = white

699 & under = no award


Judges will take into consideration for scoring:

25 points – Animals clean and properly displayed with stall cards and clean bedding

25 points – Educational exhibit & arrangement of exhibit and decorations

20 points – Tack area, storage of feed and equipment (neat and clean with proper disposal of trash)

15 points – Attendance of members. Adequate exhibitor supervision of display to be present at the exhibits at all times                        when animals are present

15 points – Aisles neat & clean