Dept 101 Sec B
1. Review General Rules
2. Exhibitors shall be between 7 - 13 years of age as of Jan. 1 of current year.
3. To be eligible for exhibiting at the fair, 4-H members must have selected calf and started it as
a project no later than May 1, current year and not before October 1, of the previous year.
4. Each 4-Her may exhibit only one bucket calf per year.
5. Calves in this project shall have been calved on or after October 1, of the previous year.
Calves may be male or female; dairy or crossbred.
6. 4-Hers can obtain calves from private herds, feed lots, sale barns, dairies, etc.
7. 4-H Bucket Calves will not be eligible to sell in the 4-H Livestock Sale. 4-H Bucket Calves
may be kept and exhibited in a 4-H Market Beef or 4-H Breeding Beef class the following year.
8. 4-H Bucket Calves will be judged individually in a conference type judging situation. Judging
criteria will include what the 4-Her has learned about caring for and raising the calf, general
health of the calf, and the 4-Hers knowledge in Beef-related areas. The quality of the calf will
NOT be considered. Bucket calves should be clean, washed, brushed and broke to lead.
Trimming and clipping will be allowed but will not be considered during the conference judging.
9. Showmanship: A 4-Her may have help in grooming and fitting the bucket calf. The 4-Her
must be present while the calf is being groomed.
10. Bucket Calves must have official health certificate issued by a veterinarian within 30 days of
the fair. Certificates will be requested during Bucket Calf Check-In.
In order of judging:
1142 - Intermediate B (10-13 yrs. old) Calves born Oct. 1-Dec. 31, previous year
1141 - Intermediate A (10-13 yrs. old) Calves born after Jan. 1, current year
1140 - Junior B (7-9 yrs. old) Calves born Oct. 1-Dec. 31, previous year
1139 - Junior A (7-9 yrs. old) Calves born after Jan. 1, current year
Champion and Reserve Champion Intermediate Bucket Calf
Champion and Reserve Champion Junior Bucket Calf
Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Bucket Calf
1149 - Intermediate 10-13 yrs, Jan. 1, current year
1148 - 9 yrs. and under, Jan. 1, current year
Champion and Reserve Champion Intermediate Bucket Calf Showman
Champion and Reserve Champion Junior Bucket Calf Showman