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Rabbit Show

Rules - Show is governed by the latest ARBA rules

Market Rabbit Committee

CHAIRMAN: Jeffery Lopez

DIRECTOR: Brandon Telschow

COMMITTEE: Chris & Lindy Beasley,

Lewis Duesterhoft, Kadie Barnes. Jennifer Miller and Ashlee Telschow

MARKET RABBITS:The show is governed by the latest ARBA rules.

1. All rabbit exhibitors must attend one of the mandatory meetings scheduled for Wednesday April 10, 2024, and Monday May 6, 2024, at the Expo Center. Meetings start at 7 p.m.

2. Each exhibitor may show two pens of 3 fryer rabbits each weighing between 3.5 and 5.5 pounds. Rabbits cannot be over 70 days of age.

3. Fryer rabbits may be purchased must be owned by August 24, 2024.

4. Rabbits must all be of the same breed or will be disqualified at weigh in.

5. All entries must be entered online by 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 17, 2024, at All rabbits must be tattooed on August 24, 2024, at the Burleson County Fairgrounds from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Exhibitors with last name ending A – K will begin tattoo at 7:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Exhibitors with last name ending L – Z will begin tattoo at 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.


Entry fees will be paid at tag in.

6. A maximum of 18 rabbits per exhibitor can be tattooed.

7. Exhibitor must bring a towel or carpet to place your rabbits on during tattooing.

8. All rabbits will be tattooed in the right ear.

9. Rabbit check-in is on Wednesday, September 25, 2024. Exhibitors may start arriving at 7:00 A.M. to place your rabbits in their assigned pens. Sifting will begin at 8:00 a.m. Random rows will be called beginning at 8:00 a.m. All rabbits must be in assigned pens by 12:00 p.m.

10. One alternate rabbit is allowed per pen. You must have a separate alternated rabbit for each pen, (you will not be allowed to use one alternate for two pens) It must be declared which pen the alternate is assigned to. Any additional rabbits brought to the fairgrounds will be inked before your pens are weighed.

11. All rabbits will be sifted by a qualified sifter.

12. Buck teeth, ear cankers, sore hocks, ruptures, broken tails, etc. are examples for sifting. The Judge will have the authority to disqualify any rabbit under his discretion.

13. Diseased rabbits will be disqualified.

14. Rabbits will be weighed by the rabbit committee. If weighed out, the rabbit will be allowed one (1) more immediate weigh by the rabbit committee on Wednesday, September 25, 2024

15. No substitutions allowed after sifting. Sifted rabbits will be inked. (Unless approved by committee)

16. All sifted rabbits will need to be removed from the rabbit area by conclusion of sift.

17. Exhibitor agrees to allow Extension Agents, Ag Teachers or Committee member to check rabbits at any time without prior notice.

18. Judging will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2024, beginning at 7 a.m.

19. After the Rabbit Show, all rabbits must remain in each pen. Unless determined by the committee that this would be detrimental to the animal’s health (heat, inclimate weather etc.).

20. Exhibitor is only allowed to show their assigned ear tattoo.

21. Premium money will be awarded for 1st through 20th place. Exhibitor is required to provide a thank you letter in addition to the buyers Thank you letter


22. Exhibitors selling pens of fryer rabbits in the auction will be responsible for processing and delivering them to the buyer within two weeks, if applicable or required by the auction buyer.

23. Rabbit check out will be on Sunday, September 29. 2024, 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Taking rabbits prior to checking out on Sunday, September 29, 2024 at 7:00 a.m. will result in a fine of $100.

24. If a buyer reports to BCFA that they have not been contacted by the exhibitor on the processing of the project, sale proceeds may be withheld from exhibitor and donated to scholarship fund.

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