Pennsylvania and Lebanon Area Fair Poultry Requirements:
1. All Pennsylvania poultry, waterfowl, upland game birds, and pigeons entering an exhibition must bear a unique individual identification leg band (official state-issued leg bands are not required). Ratites must be identified with a neck band or an electronic implant device (the exhibitor must supply a reader).
2. An owner-endorsed health certificate must accompany all Pennsylvania poultry, waterfowl, upland game birds, and must include the follow-ing: *Name and location of exhibition *Name, address, and telephone number of the owner *A statement that their entries and their flock of origin are free of evidence of contagious diseases; *Owner signature and date of that signature; and *Verification of testing for Al and Pullorum.
3. An Animal Owner or Caretaker’s Verification of Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) statement for the animals be-ing exhibited is included on the Fair registration form. It must be signed by the exhibitor.
4. All animals must be free of infectious and contagious diseases. Animals appearing unhealthy upon arrival may not enter the exhibition grounds.
5. Avian Influenza Clean Testing and Verification (all samples must be collected by a Certified Poultry Technician or an Accredited Veterinarian):
*All poultry, waterfowl, upland game birds, and ratites, for exhibition must originate from a flock in good standing in the Pennsylvania Avian Influenza Monitored Flock program, or from a flock in good standing in the NPIP Avian Influenza Clean program;
*The birds must originate from a flock in which a minimum of 30 birds, 3 weeks of age or older, were tested negative for avian influ-enza within the 6 months prior to opening date of the exhibition and the birds are accompanied by the test report. If there are fewer than 30 birds in the flock, test all birds. For waterfowl, cloacal swab samples must be collected for testing, and the swabs must be tested using virus isolation techniques.
6. Pullorum-Typhoid Clean Testing and Verification (waterfowl excluded). (All samples must be collected by a Certified Poultry Technician or an Accredited Veterinarian):
*All poultry, upland game birds (waterfowl excluded) must originate from a flock in good standing in the NPIP Pullorum-Typhoid Clean Program or from a flock in good standing in the PA Pullorum Equivalent Program;
*Individual birds (waterfowl excluded) for exhibition must have had a negative pullorum-typhoid test within the 90 days prior to the opening date of the exhibition. The following age restrictions apply to comply with NPIP standards:
*Chickens shall be tested at 4 months of age or older.
*Turkeys shall be tested at 12 weeks of age or older.
*Game birds shall be tested at 4 months of age or older, or upon sexual maturity, which ever comes first.
*All birds not meeting these age restrictions are exempt from pullorum testing requirements.
Dana Lape, Chairperson—717-273-1592
Open Poultry Show-Saturday, July 22
Charlie Peters Memorial Poultry Show
APA and ABA Sanctioned
1. All poultry must meet the PA Dept. of Agriculture health requirements.
2. Entered specimens must be bona fide property of the exhibitor 30 days or longer before the opening day of the Fair.
3. All birds entered for exhibition shall be free of external parasites.
4. Entries will be received until such time as cooping capacity is reached. Limit– 50 birds per immediate family and 25 water fowl per immediate family.
5. If entries exceed cooping capacity, preference will be given to exhibitors who are members of Lebanon County 4-H clubs, Lebanon County FFA Chapters or residents of Lebanon County.
6. Fair will supply coops. Chairperson will be in charge of all feedings. Pens that are dirty must be cleaned. Shavings will be available.
7. The management reserves the right to reduce the number of entries from one party, if cooping facilities are exhausted.
8. Exhibitors are limited to three birds and three premiums per class.
9. It is to be understood that there will be classes for young and adult males and females in all breeds and varieties as listed in the Standard of Perfection. The breed list and class numbers will be available at the Fair Office or online at www.lebanonareafair.com.
10. The Best Poultry Display will be awarded on the judge’s decision rather than on points.
11. A display is a cock, hen, cockerel, and pullet, and three other birds of the same variety.
12. Exhibitors must be present to assist with setting up on Thursday, July 13, 6:30 p.m. and to clean up on Saturday, July 29 at 8:00 a.m. Failure to attend setup or tear down may result in forfeiture of premiums.
13. Coop in will be Friday, July 21 from 6:00-10:00 p.m. Judging will start at 10:00 a.m. Release time is Friday, July 28, non-Lebanon County exhibitors may leave from 2-4 p.m., all others may leave after 9:00 p.m. or Saturday, July 30 before 8:00 a.m.
14. Only properly entered specimens listed under the conditions of the Fair’s premiums book will be accepted.
15. Efforts will be made to coop singly. Right is reserved to place in one coop more than one bird of the same variety if owned by the same exhibitor.
16. The “American Standard of Perfections” of the American Poultry Association and the “Bantam Standard” of the American Bantam Association will govern poultry judging.
17. A bird can only compete for one prize, except as provided for in special awards.
18. During the continuance of the show, all birds will be examined carefully each day. Birds showing signs of disease will be immediately removed from Fairgrounds.
19. Substitutions will be permitted before entry deadline. No substitutions will be permitted after entry deadline unless of same breed variety and sex.
20. The management reserves the right to make any alterations which may seem necessary for the success of the exhibition. Furthermore, the management reserves the privilege of refusing any entries which are not deemed desirable for the best interest of the show or those not entered on any entry blank.
21. No specimen is to be handled by anyone other than the owner, judge, and department chairperson unless permission is given by owner.
22. No person shall interfere with the judge in any manner while in the performance of his duties as a judge.
23. All rules apply to Open and Youth Shows.
Premiums: 1st- $5.00; 2nd- $4.00; 3rd- $3.00; 4th- $2.00; 5th- $1.00 ENTRY FEE: $1.00
*OPEN TO EGG PRODUCERS HAVING LESS THAN 3,000 LAYING BIRDS.
1. Exhibitor may enter only one entry per class.
2. Entries will be judged on:
a. Exterior quality-uniformity of size, shape, color, shell texture and condition
b. Interior quality
c. Ideal total weight is 24-30 ounces per dozen.
3. Entries will be disqualified for:
a. Showings signs of incubation or germ development
c. Adhering dirt or manure, eggs must be clean
01. One Dozen Brown Eggs
02. One Dozen White Eggs
03. One Dozen Any Other Eggs
05. One Dozen Bantam Eggs (White or Colored under 24 oz/doz)
06. One Dozen Jumbo Eggs (White or Colored over 30 oz/doz)
Premiums: 1st- $3.00; 2nd- $2.50; 3rd-$2.00; 4th- $1.50; 5th- $1.00 ENTRY FEE: $.30