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About

Buckeye Show Circuit

Membership Details

Exhibitor Eligibility:

  • 3 - 21 years of age

  • Age is as of Jan. 1st of the current year.

  • Open to residents from all states!

  • Divisions will be created from the exhibitors that have entered into the circuit. Each division will be as even in numbers as possible and will take into consideration the age spread within the division as well.

The circuit membership is a $20 fee. Each member will receive: 

  • T-shirt

  • Additional Prize

 

Throughout the 4 shows, members will participate in the various competitions where points (based on how the exhibitor does) are collected. Points are added up for their overall score. Exhibitors can/will be recognized for how they do in each area of competition. Other awards given: 

  • Age division placings

  • Overall circuit winners

Areas of competition:

  • Market/Breeding Classes (not including breed/division/overall champion drives)

  • Showmanship Classes (not including division or overall showmanship drive)

  • Skill-a-thon

    • This is an age-based test that asks questions for overall knowledge that the exhibitor has about their swine project. Questions can include, but are not limited to, breeds, feeds, quality assurance, ear notching, breeding and pedigree information, and meats. ​

  • Judging Contest

    • This is an opportunity for exhibitors to try their hand at judging. There are typically two classes exhibitors will judge, one breeding, one market. Exhibitors may be required to answer a few questions about a class and will need to place each class as well. ​

Points from all categories will add up for the exhibitor's overall score. 

Example of overall points by exhibitor:

Category
Placing/Score
Points Received
Weighted Score
Judging Contest
126
126
21
Mkt/Breeding Class 1
1
10
Mkt/Breeding Class 2
2
9
Mkt/Breeding Class 3
2
9
Mkt/Breeding Class 4
3
8
Mkt/Breeding Class Total
22.5
Showmanship 1
2
9
Showmanship 2
2
9
Showmanship 3
1
10
Showmanship 4
1
10
Showmanship Total
23.75
Skill-a-thon
28
28
23.33
Total Exhibitor Score
90.58
90.58
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Show Rules

Registration will be ONLINE for each show. 

  • $30/head pre-entry. 

  • $40/head entry on day of show. 

  • **NEW FOR 2023** After registration, exhibitors will reserve their own pens. 

 

Check-in for each show: 

  • Exhibitors will need to check-in each pig for each show. 

  • All market pigs will be weighed. Regardless of barrow/gilt.

  • Pure breeding gilts will be shown by DOB and cross breeding gilts will be shown by weight.

  • At the time of check-in, exhibitors will classify hogs into breeding or market categories. Gilts will be able to be shown as both breeding and market but entries for both must be made. 

  • Registration papers are REQUIRED. Breed characteristics and papers will be checked at weigh-in. 

 

Showmanship

  • Any exhibitor can sign-up for showmanship whose age is 3-21 as off the current year.

  • Showmanship will be offered at each show. 

  • Shows will start with showmanship followed by the market/breeding shows. 

 

Market Show: 

  • The market division will be split between barrows and gilts. 

  • No bottom weight limit.

  • Top weight limit for market hogs is 300 pounds. 

  • Breeds will show separate from crosses - A minimum of 8 head per breed required in order to show as a separate class. If less than 8 per breed, they will show in AOB class.

  • Class premiums to be determined based on number of head shown.

  • Breed champions will be awarded.

  • Breed champion barrows and gilts will come together to show for Top 5 Market Hog of the show. ​

Breeding Show: 

  • No bottom weight limit.

  • No top weight limit. 

  • Breeds will show separate from crosses - A minimum of 8 head per breed required in order to show as a separate class. If less than 8 per breed, they will show in AOB class.

  • Class premiums to be determined based on number of head shown.

  • Breed champions will be awarded. 

  • Will show for Top 5 Breeding Gilt of the show with the breed and cross winners. ​

General Information: 

  • Health papers are REQUIRED for all out of state exhibitors

  • Families must pen together 

  • 2 pigs/pen

  • No tack pens allowed 

  • No tables set up in main isles of barns for safety reasons

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