Department 5: Swine

EventDay and Date
JudgingTuesday, August 20 at 8:00 am – Market Classes
Thursday, August 22 at 9:00 am – 4-H Master Exhibitor Show
Deadline for all entriesAugust 1
Drop Off4-H entries must enter fairgrounds on Sunday, August 18 from 8:00 am – 11:00 am.
ContactNamePhoneEmail
SuperintendentKevin Borove570-510-1312[email protected]
SuperintendentAbby Cook570-533-3548[email protected]

Department Rules

Exhibitors must adhere to the General Rules for the Harford Fair listed here.

Please see entry form below for a complete listing of rules and classes.

Department is sponsored by The Honesdale National Bank! Thank you!

Exhibitors must adhere to the IAFE Code of Ethics as listed on page 29.

  1. To enter: go to www.harfordfair.com and click on the link and follow the directions to enter online or use the Swine Entry Blank on page 64 of the Harford Fair Premium Book (also available from the Secretary’s Office at 570-434-4300) and please include the entry fee of $2.00 per animal.
  2. Read and understand the General Rules on page 25 in the Harford Fair Premium Book.
  3. Pens must be kept clean and presentable at all times. Aisles must be kept clean by exhibitors. After the third violation, animals will be removed from the fairgrounds. Violators will be prohibited from exhibiting animals the following year.
  4. Shavings may be used for bedding pens. Shavings will be provided.
  5. Pens must be completely cleaned at the end of the fair, but no later than 12:00 Noon Sunday, August 25, 2019. Violators will not be allowed to exhibit the following year.
  6. Water nipples must be functional at all times; they must not be plugged or covered.
  7. Barn feeding times will be 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM. Exceptions: open feeding Monday night after 5:00 pm, Wednesday night after 9:00 pm. Feeding time is 6:00 am on Tuesday.
  8. Based on superintendents decision, under and overweight hogs (under 220 and over 290 lbs.), as per Susquehanna County 4-H Livestock Handbook, may remain in the Swine Barn and be shown in the Market Class Show on Tuesday, August 20th.
  9. The Swine Barn Superintendents will have the final judgment on all rules and regulations.
  10. Entry deadline is August 1. All weight classes will be determined by the Swine Department Superintendents. Purebreds and crossbreds are eligible in all classes.
  11. Do not combine swine entries with other entries.

Department 1 - Swine - 2019 Health Rules

Requirements for Pennsylvania Swine Entering the Fairgrounds:

  1. All animals must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) issued after May 1, 2019. The CVI will remain with the Superintendent after check-in.
  2. All animals must be free of infectious, contagious, and parasitic diseases and a statement of this is required on the CVI (the statement is preprinted on the CVI).
  3. All animals must have individual ID.

Requirements for Out of State Swine Entering the Fairgrounds

  1. All animals must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) issued within 30 days of fair. The CVI shall include a statement that the swine have not been fed raw garbage.
  2. If an animal comes from a state in which Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) has been identified, or a bordering state, the CVI shall include a statement verifying that “all animals identified on this CVI have been examined and found to be free from VS. During the past 90 days, these animals have neither been exposed to VS nor located within 10 miles of a site where VS has been diagnosed.”
  3. All animals must be free of infectious, contagious, or parasitic diseases and a statement of this is required on the CVI.
  4. All animals must have an individual ID.
  5. Brucellosis: a) No brucellosis test is required if the animal originates from a Validated Brucellosis-free Herd (the herd number and date of the last test must be included on the CVI); b) If the animal does not originate from a Validated Herd, out of state swine must be negative to an official brucellosis test within 30 days prior to the start of the Harford Fair, and the negative results and date of test must be included on the CVI or the animal must be accompanied by a negative laboratory test report (or copy of).
  6. Pseudorabies: a) No pseudorabies test is required if the animal originates from a Qualified Pseudorabies-negative Herd. A Qualified Pseudorabies-negative Herd shall not be construed to mean every swine herd from a Stage V state, but only those herds in compliance with individual herd testing plans. If from a Qualified Herd, the herd number and date of last test must be included on the CVI; b) If the animal does not originate from a Qualified Herd, out of state swine must be negative to an official pseudorabies test within 30 days prior to the start of the Harford Fair, and the negative results and date of test must be included on the CVI or the animal must be accompanied by a negative laboratory test report (or copy of).