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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;

OR

*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;

OR

*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

Youth Poultry Show-Sunday, July 23

Please see additional entry requirements on the EXHIBIT page.

Poultry Class Listings

DIVISION 2

4-H SHOWMANSHIP

POULTRY SHOWMANSHIP RULES

 1. All entries must be made by currently enrolled Lebanon County 4-H or FFA members.

2. Health requirements same as open show.

3. Showmanship contest will begin after judging on Saturday.

4. Exhibitors will be judged on their ability to handle and examine poultry, the exhibitor’s knowledge of poultry, appearance and actions.

Classes:

01. Junior (age 8-10)

02. Intermediate (age 11-14)

03. Senior (age 15-18)

Premiums: 1st-$10.00; 2nd-$8.00; 3rd-$6.00; 4th-$4.00; 5th-$2.00; All Others Worthy-$1.00

DIVISION 3

FFA SHOWMANSHIP

Classes:

01. In School

02. Out of School

Premiums: 1st-$10.00; 2nd-$8.00; 3rd-$6.00; 4th-$4.00; 5th-$2.00; All Others Worthy-$1.00