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Grooming and Fitting Policy

Beltrami County Grooming and Fitting Policy:

All grooming of livestock at the county fair, including clipping, trimming and manipulation of the hair/wool (such as blocking on sheep, pulling up hair on beef and working up top lines on dairy) must be clearly done by the exhibitor/members of the immediate family.

A livestock resource person could be used by 4-H'ers that are not yet State Fair age eligible (under 6th grade). Those youth in grades 6 - 8 may use a livestock resource person for their first year in a livestock project.

Immediate family members are defined as being parents, step-parents, legal guardians, grandparents, brothers and sisters. A livestock resource is defined as someone who is working with the 4-H'er/4-H family to help them learn management and fitting and grooming skills in their project area. A livestock resource identified person would be allowed to work with the 4-H'er and their family during the fitting and grooming process to guide and teach these skills. 

The 4-H'er exhibiting the animal should be present and involved in the fitting process at the county fair.

Last edit - April 2016, Beltrami Livestock PDC

 

Minnesota State Fair Grooming and Fitting Policy:

All grooming of livestock at the fair, including clipping, trimming and manipulation of hair/wool (such as blocking on sheep, pulling up hair on beef and working up top lines on dairy) must be clearly done by the exhibitor/members of the immediate family.

Immediate family members are defined as being parents, step-parents, legal guardians, grandparents, brothers and sisters.

The 4-H'er exhibiting the animal should be present and involved in the fitting process at the State Fair. 

Contacts

Ann Marie Ward
County 4-H Program Coordinator
(218) 444-5722
wardt001@umn.edu
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