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Bucket Calf Show

  • Open to Burleson County youth ages 4-8 years old, Pre-K to 2nd grade. Participants turning 9 as of August 31, 2023, are ineligible. Participants that will be 8 and, in the 3rd, grade are ineligible to show for the Peewee Bucket Calf Program, because they are eligible for 4-H and can show as a Junior Livestock entry. Participants must be 4 by September 1, 2023.
  • Participant must attend 2 project meetings between May and July at the fairgrounds.
  • Meetings dates are: May 18, 2023, June 15, 2023, and July 20, 2023, @ 6:00 PM at the fairgrounds.
  • Participant must be able to halter break and lead a calf.
  • Participant must attend the mandatory Progress Show on Saturday, August 26, 2023.
Calf Requirements
  • Calf must be born between April 1st and June 1st. Calf MUST be vaccinated/tag-in by August 5th.
  • Calves must be bottle-fed.
  • Calves can be any gender.
  • Calves can be any breed (includes exotics)
  • Participants must feed and care for calves in Burleson County.
  • Each exhibitor may show only one calf.
Project Requirements
  • Participant is required to keep a record log which must be presented to and signed by a committee member prior to the Burleson County Fair Bucket Calf Show.
  • A picture of the participate and his/her calf needs to be sent to the Bucket Calf Co-Chairs.
  • A record book for vaccines, feeding schedules, and training must be kept. Exhibitors will not be allowed to show their calf if their record books are not completed. Parents may assist with record books.
  • Entry Form completed and fee of $40 due and no later than Monday, May 1, 2023, by midnight or participant won't be allowed to show. Payments will be accepted via cash or check payable to Burleson County 4-H.
Show Criteria
  • Calves’ check-in at the fairgrounds on Saturday, September 23, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm and the show will start @ 5:00 pm.
  • Calves will be released after the show on Saturday, September 23, 2023.
  • Interviews will be held during the show. Exhibitors will be asked general questions about the care and management, the general condition of their calf, and where it is housed.
  • No warts or lice (a pour-on should be applied), and a vaccination program implemented. (This should be in your records. (IBR-BVD-Pi3-BRSV) and any other product your vet recommends), or they will be sent home.
  • Calves should we washed, dried, and brushed - Clipping is optional and is not required.
  • Exhibitors will show in classes depending on number of entries and will be judged on the cleanliness of their calf and general handling of the animal and basic knowledge of interview questions asked by the judge.

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