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Pennsylvania and Lebanon Area Fair Rabbit Requirements:

1. An Animal Owner or Caretaker’s Verification of Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) statement for the animals being exhibited is included on the Fair registration form.  It must be signed by the exhibitor.

2. All animals must be free of infectious and contagious diseases.

Please see additional entry requirements on the EXHIBIT page.

DIVISION 1

RABBIT MEAT CLASSES

Bob Kolb, Chairperson—717-270-9050

NOTE: See Champion Bred and Owned 4-H Project Class on page 46.

Rabbit Meat Class Rules

1. Meat Classes– open to all recognized breeds.

2. Meat Classes are open to 4-H and FFA members only.

3. Exhibitors who are 4-H and FFA members may show one entry in each category. Separate project books required.

4. The show chairperson reserves the right to divide meat pens into weight categories if needed to reduce class size.

5. Project books must be up to date and shown to show chairperson in order to participate.

6. ARBA rules will be followed.

7. All placed meat pens will be sold at auction.  They will become property of high bidder or packer. There will be no private sales.

Classes:

01.  4-H Single Fryers– not over 10 weeks of age, 3-5 lbs. in weight. No animal will be butchered, judging will only be done on live animals.

02.     FFA Single Fryers– not over 10 weeks of age, 3-5 lbs. in weight. No animal will be butchered, judging will only be done on live animals.

03.   4-H Meat Pen– 3 animals of the same breed and variety, not over 10 weeks of age, 3-5 lbs. in weight. No animal will be butchered, judging will only be done on live animals.

04.     FFA Meat Pen– 3 animals of the same breed and variety, not over 10 weeks of age, 3-5 lbs. in weight. No animal will be butchered, judging will only be done on live animals.

05.   4-H Single Roaster rabbit under 6 months, not less than 5 lbs. or more than 8 lbs.

06.     FFA Single Roaster rabbit under 6 months, not less than 5 lbs. or more than 8 lbs.

07.   4-H Single Stewer rabbit over 6 months, minimum of 8 lbs.

08.     FFA Single Stewer rabbit over 6 months, minimum of 8 lbs.

Premiums: 1st-$5.00; 2nd-$4.00; 3rd-$3.00; 4th-$2.00; 5th-$1.00

ENTRY FEE: $.50

 

DIVISION 2

4-H SHOWMANSHIP

Kristina Kolb, Chairperson– 717-270-9050

Rabbit Showmanship Class Rules

1. Showmanship is open to any Lebanon County 4-H Club member or FFA member who is currently enrolled in a rabbit project.

2. Final placements are at the judge’s discretion.

3. Ages of the exhibitors are based on age as of January 1 of the current year.

4. 4-H/FFA project books must be up to date and shown to show chairperson at set-up in order to participate.

5. The rabbit must be the property of the exhibitor for one month prior to the Fair.

6. Exhibitors may enter both 4-H and FFA Showmanship provided they carry a project in each division and the animal is from that respective project.

7. Any exhibitor or family member displaying unsportsmanlike behavior or showing disrespect to the judge will be eliminated from competition.

8. ARBA/PaSRBA scorecard will be used.

Classes:

01. Age 8

02. Age 9

03. Age 10

04. Age 11

05. Age 12

06. Age 13

07. Age 14

08. Age 15

09. Age 16

10. Age 17-18

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

Chairperson: Kristina Kolb– 717-270-9050

Rabbit Showmanship Class Rules 

**See Section 2**

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