PaPERWORK/ Important  LIvestock Information

For any information on dates and times of weigh-ins please hit the red button below. For other forms, scroll down.  The Memorandum of Understanding and Health Form must be filled out by all livestock exhibitors in order to show and sale at the Malheur County Fair. For Beef Exhibitors ONLY there is the Packer Form. 

2023 Steer Carcass Contest Data


Swine, Sheep, Goats, Rabbits and Chickens- 2024 Malheur County Animal Exhibitor Info, Updated MOU, and Health Form

Dairy- 2024 Malheur County Animal Exhibitor Info, Brand Inspection in exhibitors name or a filled out e-slip, updated MOU, and Health Form

Beef- 2024 Malheur County Animal Exhibitor Info, Brand Inspection in exhibitors name or a filled out e-slip, updated MOU, Health Form, and cattle supplier affidavit

Please go to the link below to fill out the 2024 Malheur County Animal Exhibitor Info. (https://kpnDTucD5uWN95ex9)



health Form(s)

Fair Board Market Health Record 2022.pdf
MCJLS Cattle Supplier Affidavit 2023.docx
Cattle Brand Inspection Requirements.pdf

Below is an example of what your proof of ownership submission paperwork should resemble.  This is to be turned into Nichols Accounting.  In their front entrance will be a box for drop off.  This paperwork pertains to hogs, sheep, goats, chickens, and rabbits. If you have any questions, please contact your advisor or leader.

mcjls proof of possession.pdf

Livestock Health Requirements

All Livestock Exhibitor: 4-H, FFA, Open

All animals and poultry may be given a clinical examination by a Fair veterinarian. No animal from a quarantined herd will be admitted to the Fairgrounds. 

All animals are subject to inspection by the veterinarian in attendance upon admission to the exhibition grounds. No animal shall be admitted to or allowed to remain on the grounds that shows evidence of any infectious or contagious disease or any unsightly condition, such as ringworm, pink eye or with obvious malnutrition. The management reserves the right to require health inspections, diagnostic tests, treatments and/or other animal health measures or procedures which might become necessary in emergencies. 

Medication and Chemical Residue Avoidance

The Malheur County Fair Board is concerned that all meat and milk products marketed from fair animals be free from illegal and unethical drugs and chemicals. The following rules are adopted to prevent drug residues and pertain to all livestock, horses and small animals exhibited at the Fair. 


A permit must be obtained from an accredited veterinarian for any and all livestock entering the State of Oregon for exhibition or other reasons. 

A copy of the health certification must accompany the animals and be presented to the veterinarian in attendance upon admission to the exhibition grounds. 


Brucellosis Vaccination. In addition to the permit requirements for importation of livestock into the State of Oregon, official vaccination for brucellosis is required for the importation of all female cattle born after January 1, 1986, which will be sold or offered for sale in Oregon for breeding purposes when more than 12 months of age. Evidence of such vaccination shall be by an official tattoo in the right ear of the animal. 

Brucellosis testing. All beef females over 24 months, dairy females and bulls over 6 months must have negative brucellosis test done within 30 days prior to entry into Oregon. 


Proof of vaccination for leptopirosis and erysipelas must be listed on the Certification of Veterinary Inspection. A statement is also required that pseeudorabies vaccine has been performed. 


All sheep will be inspected for any indications of Blue Tongue, Contagious Ecthyma (sore mouth), foot rot, sore sheath or any other contagious or infectious disease. All sheep exhibited will have USDA scrapie ear tag. 


All dairy goats over six (6) months of age must be brucellosis tested negative within thirty (30) days prior to entry into Oregon. All goats will have a USDA flock # and scrapie ear tag or registration tattoo. 

Poultry - Pigeons - Rabbits - Cavies

No animal shall be admitted or allowed to remain on the grounds that shows evidence of any infectious or contagious disease or any unsightly condition. Birds or animals should not be vaccinated with live Newcastle disease (Pneumoencephalitis) virus vaccine or any other live virus vaccine within 45 days prior to entry to Fairgrounds. Rabbits will be checked for ear mites before entering. 

All poultry, including turkeys, must originate from flocks under supervision of the National Poultry Improvement Plan or the entire flock of origin must be tested and found free of Pullorum-Typhoid disease within the past thirty (30) days preceding entry to Oregon. 


All horses and other equidae entering Oregon must have been tested negative by the agar gel immunodiffusion (Coggins) test for Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) within the previous six months.


Oregon Fairs Association

The fitting and showing of livestock are traditional hallmarks of Oregon's fair industry as are rodeos and horse racing. Each year, tens of thousands of 4-H and FFA members, as well as adults, actively participate in competitions involving cattle, horses, hogs, sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, geese, llamas, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, dogs, and other animals. 

Considering the importance of animals to Oregon fairs, it shall be the policy of members of the Oregon Fairs Association to treat all animals at the fair in a humane manner. Animals shall be provided clean bedding, adequate food and water, and fair exhibitors shall keep their animals from harm. It shall further be the policy of OFA members to protect animals from mistreatment by the general public and to assure the safety of fair patrons. Persons in charge of fair activities involving animals shall be made aware of this policy. (OFA 10/88)


Dr. Angie lives in Vale where she practices and operates Vale Veterinary Clinic. She has a small herd of cattle and rope in her free time. Dr. Angie has many fond memories of 4-H during her youth where she participated in market beef and many other projects. Fair week is a special event for Dr. Allum during the year. 

Malheur County Jr. LIvestock Sale Committee (MCJSC)


The following practices or procedures are unacceptable and are defined as being deceptive, fraudulent, unethical and inhumane in the care, fitting, preparation and showing of all classes of livestock. the use of any illegal drugs is prohibited. 

Use of illegal drugs is considered a premeditated act. THIS-IS-A-ONE-STRIKE-AND-YOU-ARE-OUT-POLICY! Exhibitors will forfeit any premiums, awards or auction proceeds and will be prohibited from further exhibiting at the Malheur County Fair for not less than one year. Treating an internally or externally with any irritant, counterirritant or other substance used to artificially change the conformation or appearance of an animal for show is considered to be unethical and inhumane and is prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of ice, graphite, air, powders, hemp, artificial hair coloring, common products such as fly spray, ointment or liniment used to the point that it is irritating, (unless required to reduce edema at time of calving) or similar products. The use of dyes, spray paints or other artificial colorings which result in altering an animal's true and natural appearance and/or color is prohibited if done for deceptive reasons. Adding false hair or hair like material, fleece, or skin at any point, spot or area of the animal's body is prohibited and will result in immediate disqualification. Utilization of any liquid or substance not generally considered as part of an accepted and normal diet for livestock, according to their digestive system, is deemed to be illegal and inhumane. The use of tranquilizers, sedatives or depressants or any action which might alter the natural physical or physiological state of an animal is prohibited. Exceptions to this rule will be permitted only with the approval and under the direct supervision of the 4-H Superintendent for recognized disease or injury. All drugs must be approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for use in meat-producing animals. All exhibitors must advise the 4-H Superintendent is signed Market Health Record (white health form) concerning any drugs and/or medications administered to an animal. The name of the drug, its purpose, the person who administered the drug, time and date of administration must be presented to the 4-H Superintendent prior to the time of showing and sale of the animal. Failure to report this information to the 4-H Superintendent may result in severe penalty and/or disqualification. Such penalty may include revoking of premiums, fines, repayment of value of animal and the inability to sell an animal in the future. Any use of drugs or substances not approved by the Food and Drug Administration is strictly prohibited. All animals entered into livestock competition may be subject to testing for foreign substances that exceed levels established by the FDA, FSIS, USDA, or EPA. Surgery and injection or insertion of foreign materials under the skin and/or into the flesh of an animal to change the natural contour, conformation or appearance of the animal's body is illegal. The prohibition includes vegetable oil, air, silicone or any other substance used to alter the shape of the animal. Acceptable practices of physical preparation which are permitted include clipping of hair, trimming of hooves, dehorning and docking of tails. The use of inhumane fitting, showing and/or handling practices or devices will not be tolerated. For example, breaking of tails, striking animals to cause swelling or for bracing purposes, use of electrical contrivances are not acceptable and are prohibited. At the time an animal is sold at auction at the livestock show, the exhibitor will be held directly responsible for animals that are rejected at a processing center due to the presence of foreign residues. The seller may be liable to the buyer for an amount equal to the purchase price received at the Jr. Livestock Auction. MCJSC directors may share intelligence and evidence and/or information with the FDA and USDA. If, for any reason, any part of a meat animal carcass must be removed by the FDA or USDA, the market price will be discounted. The MCJSC reserves the right to require market health records. Health inspections and diagnostic tests may be made before or after animals are on the livestock-show premises for exhibitor and animal safety, or to inaugurate disease-control procedures which may become necessary in emergencies as determined by animal-health officials. The class of any market animals that may be tested for zero tolerance for any undisclosed drug, chemical or feed additive immediately following the judging phase. Exhibitor, parent or legal guardian, specie superintendent and MCJSC member must be in attendance during testing. The County Fair Veterinarian will collect all samples in a manner deemed appropriate by him or her and witnesses will initial the seal. The MCJSC reserves the right to collect tissue samples from any harvested animal sold in the sale for the purpose of testing. All test results are final. Any entry violating the Malheur County Livestock Health Requirements or the MCJSC Market Auction Sale Rules will be disqualified. 

No reordering of the judged ranking of the animals will take place (i.e. the Reserve Champion will not be elevated to the Grand Champion position following the disqualification of the Grand Champion). The cost of a failed drug test will be the financial responsibility of the exhibitor presenting the animal failing the test. All other drug-testing costs will be borne by the MCJSC. A statement of disclosure and drug-testing agreement will be signed by the exhibitor, parent, parent or guardian. This document is titled "Oregon 4-H or FFA Livestock Exhibitor Agreement". Any violation of the Malheur County Livestock Health Requirements or the MCJSC Market Auction Sale Rules may result in forfeiture of premiums and awards, disqualification and placement on probationary status and/or loss of eligibility for future participation in the fair and organized livestock competition for a period determined by the MCJSC. Last Updated 5-9-11