Guadalupe County Hay Show - 2nd weekend in October.

Guadalupe County Hay Show • FFA Group

Guadalupe County Fair & Rodeo Association

Chairmen/Advisors: Kristie Weller, Michael Woerndel

Officer Team:

  • TBA - Kailey Kuntschik - President
  • TBA - Auburn Frost - Vice President
  • TBA - Grace Volgel - Secretary
  • TBA - Haley Blades - Treasurer
  • TBA - Lucas Gueldner - Sentinel

..............................Judge to be announced

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. Entries for the Hay Show will be taken Wednesday, September 15th, from 5 PM to 7:30 PM at the Women’s Building, at the Guadalupe County Fairgrounds in Seguin and at Navarro High School prior to September 15th..Samples will be sent to the Texas A&M Forage Testing Lab for chemical analysis. This is the reason samples are due ahead of the Fair. (All samples will become property of the Show).
  2. This year all entry fees to cover the cost of chemical analysis testing will be paid by HAY SHOW SPONSOR.
  3. Judging will be at 10 a.m., Thursdday Oct. 7 , at the Fairgrounds.
  4. Entries will consist of the equivalent of two flakes/locks of hay, to be brought to the fairgrounds for sampling in a box, and will be kept for display until Sunday, Oct. 10 . No full bales need to be brought to the fairgrounds. Let us know if y'all need anything else from us..
  5. Exhibitors will be limited to one entry of the same variety or kind in each class, but may enter any number of classes.
  6. An entry will be disqualified if it contains an excessive amount of foreign material. This includes, but is not limited to, abusive plants. Presence of mold, rot, excessive mustiness, hardware such as wire, nails or other material dangerous to livestock, also may disqualify any entry. Judges decisions will be final.
  7. Label each entry with the name of the exhibitor, address, type of hay and hay show class to be entered. An entry registered in the wrong class will be considered the exhibitor’s error.
  8. Ribbons will be awarded to the following classification groupings:
    • Blue - 85 pts. or above;
    • Red - 70-84 pts.;
    • White - 50-69 pts.;
    • None - Below 50 pts.;
    • Tri-color rosette for top of each class: Grand and Reserve Champions as overall of show.
  9. Written analysis results are given on each hay sample. No trophies or cash awards.

Official Classification Scoreboard

Factor
Maturity
Texture (Size of stem & pliability)
Leafiness
Freedom from non-injurious foreign material
Color
Total
Grass Hay
  40
  20
  10
  20
  10
100
Legume Hay
  20
  10
  35
  20
  15
100
 

A complete chemical analysis will be run on each sample and the results of the analysis will determine 50 percent of the total score. The other 50 percent of the total score will be determined by the visual appearance of the sample. Overall scores will be calculated by Standard Hay Show Rules.

Classes:

  • Coastal Bermudagrass
  • Other Bermudagrass
  • Other Perennial Grasses
  • Mixed Grasses
  • Summer Annual Grasses
  • Winter Annual Grasses
  • Legumes and Legume-Grass Mixtures

Sponsors: TBA

Fair & Rodeo Tickets

Presale locations include Yaklin Dodge in Seguin, Texas Built Mobile Homes in Seguin and Guadalupe Print Solutions in Seguin.

Pre-sale Tickets: October 6, 2021

ONLINE/LOCAL PRESALE RODEO TICKETS: $20.00 including the grounds (before Oct. 6)

Tickets at the Fair:

At the gate - $10 grounds plus $20 Rodeo ticket
Children under 10 are FREE

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