August 7-9, 2019 (Wednesday through Friday)



The sale will be a premium auction.  The buyers will be making a premium donation to the exhibitors rather than buying their animal.  Then the youth can take their animal home or ship and sell it.  The premium auction will be operated on a total dollar amount rather than a price per pound bid.  The LIA feels this will be easier for buyers to budget and spend their money on the young people in the premium auction.


  1. The show is open to bona fide 4-H and FFA members from one of the following counties: Mason, Bracken, Lewis, Robertson, and Fleming Counties. Eligibility ceases at the conclusion of the Germantown Fair of the year the member graduates.  4-H members must be nine years old by January 1, 2019 and complete 6 hour approved livestock training by the tag in dates.
  2. An entry fee of $20 will be charged for each animal eligible for the Germantown show, this fee includes an electronic identification tag and D.N.A. sampling on all animals to show at Germantown Fair. The entry fee will be collected at time of tagging –no refunds.  Maximum number of animals nominated for show:  4 steers, 6 feeder calves, 10 lambs, 10 hogs or 10 market goats can be weighed in and tagged, but only 3 can be shown and offered in the premium auction.  Animals will be logged on the state youth livestock forms that require location of the animal and signature of the exhibitor and guardian.  By signing that form you agree to follow all rules in the state youth livestock program including the National Show Ring Code of Ethics.  One entry fee will be charged per animal even if co-tagged amongst siblings.  Record books will be distributed at tagging.  Up to date record books must be submitted before animals are entered, no exceptions.  Record books will be judged and prizes awarded one top place record book in each species.  All animals must be KUIP tagged, D.N.A. sampled, and nominated at our designated tagging site at the Blue Grass-Maysville Stockyards to be eligible for Germantown Show and Auction.
  3. Animals will have to be on the fairgrounds, Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by 10:00 A.M. or they will not be allowed to show. All animals must have proper ID and Health Papers at the time of weigh-in.  If there is a question or dispute about the weight of an animal; it must be immediately taken off of the scales, scales balanced to 0 and re-weighed.  The second weight is the official weight and only one re-weigh is allowed.  No re-weighs after leaving the scale area.  Weight announced at the fair by the official weigher, is the official weight and is final.  Non – qualifying animals (over weight and underweight) may show in showmanship only.  Weigh order will be hogs, lambs, goats, steers and feeders.  All animals must remain on the fairgrounds until released after the show on Thursday.
  4. The President or their appointed committee hires the Judge.
  5. Show starts at 9:00 A.M. on Thursday, August 8, 2019 with hogs followed by goats, lambs, steers and feeders. Any breaks will be determined by the show committee.
  6. All animals must be castrated or without testicles prior to KUIP tagging and entry. All beef (steers & heifers) animals must be dehorned prior to the show with no visible horns allowed.
  7. Classes will be divided by weight only, with decision on class breaks made by the Show Committee. SHOWMANSHIP classes will be broken by age and IS MANDATORY FOR EVERYONE.
  8. Order of the premium auction will be made by the show committee after the show, on the day of the show. Rules committee will assist2019 order of the premium auction will be Fat Steers, Feeders, Sheep, Swine, and Goats.  The Supreme Champion animal will be the first animal of the auction.
  9. Graduating high school seniors will have the opportunity to help out during the show, assisting in the ring when their species isn’t showing and during the sale. They will be recognized.
  10. Only one animal can be offered for premium auction per youth. If an exhibitor is selected Champion or Reserve in one species, the exhibitor will not be eligible for Ch. or Res. in any other species.  If an exhibitor has class winners in another species, those class winners will be excused from the championship drive.  All Grand and Reserve Champions in each species must be offered in the premium auction.  All animals not in the premium auction and disqualified must be removed from the fairgrounds by noon, Friday, August 9, 2019.
  11. Premium auction commission will be 5.0 % of selling price to cover show expenses and premium awards. The premium auction will start at 7:00 P.M., Friday, August 9, 2019.  Checks will be mailed after all money is collected.  All premium auctions are final that night and the final bid is what is recorded by the bookkeeper.  No add on amounts will be allowed during the premium auction.  Add-ons will be paid to the treasurer at the livestock office immediately after the sale and will not be recognized or listed in the newspaper.
  12. Members must be present and show their own animals in showmanship, market classes, and premium auction or forfeit participation from the Premium Auction. In case of illness or multiple animals in the same class, another 4-H or FFA member can show the animals.
  13. Questions on rules will be referred to the rules committee and their decision is final. A protest must be made prior to show.  Protesters must pay a $100 non-refundable fee.
  14. Showmanship will be on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at 5:00 P.M. Order of showmanship:  Steers including Feeder Calves, Lambs, Goats and Hogs.  The order of showmanship will be oldest to youngest, by the age of the exhibitors.  First Year Best Fitted is for juniors only, 9-13 years old and they will not be eligible for Supreme Showmanship and may only participate and/or win one time as a first-year showman.  An exhibitor may only show one animal per species and may win only in one specie division.  The top 3 showmen (Sr., Int. & Jr.) in each species will be brought back for the Supreme Showman round robin.  The order of round robin will be Senior, followed by Intermediate and then Junior.  This award is given in memory of W.B. “Bert” Collins.


Age determined as of January 1, 2019


Senior (14 years and over) Intermediate (12-13) Junior (9-11)
DOB is Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2004 or earlier DOB is Jan 1, 2005 – Dec 31, 2006 DOB is Jan 1, 2007 – Dec 31, 2009

1st year (Must be 13 and under as of 1/1/19) First year exhibitors can only win in one species.

Novice (ages 2 – 8) Showmanship Show on Friday, August 9, 2019 for lambs, goats & hogs will start with hogs at 9:00 a.m. followed by lambs, goats and then cattle (feeder calves, steers or heifers).  No premium money.  Must be 5 – 8 (1/1/19) to show cattle projects and must be accompanied by an adult.

  1. Exhibitors meeting will follow the novice show. Awards for rate of gain, record books, etc. will be distributed at this meeting.
  2. Any action by participants, guardians or parents not in the best interest of the show and premium auction will result in automatic disqualification from the show and premium auction. No using of ice, no beating, and no injection of fluids in any way to animals.
  3. Exhibitors must follow the new KY 4-H & FFA ownership and possession rule and have a signed form on file with their agent or advisor.
  4.  Two hogs, lambs or goats required per stall. There will be no tack stalls due to limited space.  If pens are needed, the rules committee may ask lambs and goats to combine pens with at least 2 animals per pen.  No pens can be pre-labeled or made before 6:00 P.M. Tuesday.  Due to limited stall space.  All animals on the grounds must be in the market show.  No showmanship only animals.  No novice only animals allowed in stalls until Thursday.  Only non-qualifying animals (not make weight) intended for showmanship are allowed on grounds and in a stall if they have no other qualifying animal to show in showmanship.  Exhibitors are required to clean all pens at the conclusion of their participation and prior to leaving the fairgrounds, failure to do so can result in a loss of premiums awarded.
  5. Any species that wins Grand Champion, if animal is bred and owned by the exhibitor, will be awarded $100 by the Mason County LIA. Any Reserve Champion, bred and owned by the exhibitor will be awarded $50 by the Mason County LIA.  Farm Credit will sponsor awards for champion bred and owned animals in addition to other show recognition.  A Home Grown animal is determined as the exhibitor owns and has possession of the dam (mother of animal exhibited) at time of birth of the animal being exhibited.
  6. Any campers must provide their own generators or power source. They cannot be plugged into fairgrounds electric.
  7.  No tack can be put in stalls or stalling area until all animals are on site and announced by show committee.



  1. Steers must be owned and in possession of members by March 9, 2019.
  2. Steer entry date is March 9, 2019, 8 – 10 A.M. All animals must be KUIP tagged & D.N.A. sampled and nominated at our designated tag in site at the Maysville Bluegrass Stockyards to be eligible for Germantown show & auction.  Each County is responsible for its Rate of Gain Contest. 
  3. Steers are to be on the Fairgrounds on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by 10:00 A.M. or they will be disqualified. Steer weigh-in will follow the lambs.
  4. Steers must be halter broken and must be tied in stalls with neck ropes.
  5. Only steers are eligible.
  6. Steers must weigh 850-1450 lbs. at the time of Germantown Show.


  1. Feeder calves can be steers or heifers.
  2. Feeder calves must be owned by tag in date, May 9, 2019.
  3. Calves may be any beef breed without any dairy influence.
  4. Calves must be born January 1- March 31, 2019.
  5. Calves must weigh a minimum of 300 pounds and a maximum of 700
  6. Feeder calves are to be tagged at the Bluegrass-Maysville Stockyards, on Thursday, May 9, 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
  7. The youth feeder calf show will follow the steer show. Classes will be determined by weight.  Steers and heifers will show together.
  8. Calves will be shown by halter.
  9. Feeder calves must be on the fairgrounds by 10 A.M. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. Weigh-in will follow the finished steers.


  1. Hogs must be owned and in possession of members by May 11, 2019.
  2. Hog weigh-in will be May 11 at the Bluegrass – Maysville Stockyards, 7:30 A.M. until 12 noon for KUIP tagging & DNA testing, identification and official entry.
  3. Hog weigh-in for the Germantown Fair will begin at 8:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.
  4. Hogs must weigh between 200 – 285 lbs.
  5.  Hogs will be shown in weight classes with no designation between purebred and crossbred.


  1. Lambs must be owned and in possession of members by May 11, 2019.
  2. Lamb weigh-in will be May 11 at the Bluegrass – Maysville Stockyards, 7:30 A.M. until 12 noon.
  3. Lambs must be Scrapie Tagged prior to KUIP tagging.
  4. Lambs are to be on the Fairgrounds by 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 7, 2019.  Lamb weigh-in will follow hogs.
  5. Lambs can be shown with or without halters
  6. Lambs must weigh at least 80 pounds and have their lamb teeth at show time.
  7. All lambs must be shorn, docked and fitted.


All 4-H/ FFA entries must be nominated and identified by the KUIP and DNA tested at the tag-in on May 11, 2019 from 7:30 A.M. – 12 noon at the Bluegrass-Maysville Stockyards.

  1. Goats must be Scrapie Tagged prior to KUIP tagging.
  2. Horns are optional, but must be tipped.  Tipped is defined as the end of the horn squared off to ½ inch in diameter or larger.
  3. All goats are required to have a complete unbroken mouth and goat teeth and weigh a minimum of 40 pounds at the fair. Animals are subject to be mouthed to check age.
  4. Goats will be shown by weights. Weigh-in will follow lambs on Wednesday, August 7, 2019.
  5. Market kids must be clean castrated (banded or surgically removed, clamping is not allowed) by tag in date, May 12, and the animal must be clipped slick above the knee and hock joint (5/8 inch or less).  No artificial color may be used.
  6. Exhibitors may enter market wethers or market does.  Induced cryptorchids (short scrotum kids) and buck goats may not be shown.  Any wether kid showing signs of secondary sexual characteristics may not be shown.
  7. Goats will be shown with a humane type training collar.