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LIVESTOCK EXHIBITOR CODE OF CONDUCT

The Lindsay Exhibition is committed to responsible animal care and treatment. This Code of Conduct outlines what is expected of livestock exhibitors in the handling and exhibiting of all animals involved with the LEX.

This Code has been developed to meet the following objectives:

  • To ensure the health and well being of all animals at the fair.
  • To demonstrate an accurate and responsible animal care message to the public.
  • To maintain the integrity of all livestock competitions, displays, and sales.
  • Livestock and poultry must be transported to and from the LEX in accordance with all humane transport regulations and standards.
  • Loading and unloading must be undertaken using proper equipment and procedures.
  • All animals must be treated and handled in a responsible manner. The well being of the animals shall take precedence over the demands of owners, sellers, buyers, organizers, sponsors, and officials.
  • The care of all animals must be as consistent as possible with their normal schedules and standards. High standards of nutrition, health, sanitation, environment and safety must be met at all times. All handling, housing and veterinary treatment must ensure adequate animal care.
  • Livestock should be prepared with proper training, fitting and grooming prior to the LEX. Excessive disciplining of animals at the LEX is unacceptable.
  • Exhibitors are expected to provide adequate training for anyone handling their livestock. Untrained individuals, including LEX personnel and visitors, should not be permitted to handle animals or equipment.
  • Exhibitors should take every opportunity to enhance public awareness, education and appreciation of proper livestock management and handling practices.

There will be no tolerance for any mistreatment of animals. Any unacceptable exhibitor conduct will be subject to action including possible elimination from the competition(s) and/or exhibit, at the discretion of the Board of Directors of the Lindsay Agricultural Society.


LINDSAY EXHIBITION RULES & REGULATIONS

  1. All exhibitors must obey the general rules of the Lindsay Exhibition as well as the individual regulations of each division. An exhibitor violating any rule or regulation of this Society, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, may be required to forfeit all prizes won, and may be subject to other penalties as the Board may see fit.
  2. THE LINDSAY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY reserves all rights to its grounds and may restrict or prohibit admittance to the grounds to any person or group of persons without giving reason for such action. Further, the Society may refuse the privilege of exhibiting to any individual without disclosing the reasons for such refusal. All members, exhibitors and others must place animals, cars, trucks and exhibits as instructed by the officials or remove same from the grounds.
  3. MEMBERSHIP: Any persons, on the payment of the annual membership fee of $15.00, shall be enrolled as a member of the Society for the current year and as such shall be entitled to the advantages and privileges conferred on members under the rules of the Exhibition. No membership fee will be retained from winners for their membership for the following year.
  4. OWNERSHIP: Animals or articles entered for competition must be the bona fide property of the person entering them, and with the exception of animals, must have been grown, produced, manufactured or made in the present year by the person or persons entering them. If any doubt arises on the subject, proof will be required. The President, Vice-President or Manager shall be obliged to cause any exhibitor with reference to whom such doubt exists, to make satisfactory declaration of compliance with the terms of the said Rule. If any person shall enter an article for exhibition as produced or manufactured by himself or herself when it has not really been so, he or she shall forfeit all prizes, which may be awarded to him, and shall be precluded from exhibiting in the future.
  5. *NEW 2022* Exhibitors will receive Admission Passes to the email that is listed on the entry form. Exhibitor admission passes will be allocated based on the number of livestock entered.
  6. PRIZES: Should there be only one exhibitor in a class or section, the Judges may use their discretion as to awarding any premium. The Judges shall in no case award any prize unless they consider the exhibit actually worthy of such prize. No person shall be a Judge of any article or any class that they are interested in as an exhibitor, agent, employee or otherwise.
  7. ALCOHOL: Consumption of alcohol in the Livestock Buildings is prohibited. Following one warning the exhibitor will forfeit their prize money. This rule will be strictly enforced.
  8. GLASS CONTAINERS: Absolutely no glass containers will be allowed in the Livestock Buildings or wash racks. Following one warning the exhibitor will forfeit their prize money. This rule will be strictly enforced.
  9. SMOKING: Absolutely no smoking in the Livestock Buildings, or any other buildings. Following one warning the exhibitor will forfeit their prize money. This Rule will be strictly enforced.
  10. ENTRIES: All entries must be made on entry forms supplied with prize list, including all requested information. PLEASE NOTE: Insurance information is required on entry forms. All entry forms must be in the Lindsay Exhibition Office on or before the closing date of entries as listed in the prize list. Entry fees and administration fees must accompany entry forms. Entries can be made online at https://www.assistexpo.ca/lindsayex
  11. TRUCK PARKING: Immediately following unloading, all trucks MUST be moved to the stipulated truck parking area. Trucks and trailers not parked where directed may be towed at owner’s expense. Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated.
  12. FIRE RESTRICTIONS: No one is allowed to leave a vehicle in front of any building by order of the Fire Chief.
  13. DISTURBANCES: An exhibitor who is guilty of creating a disturbance, whether by openly criticizing the Judge or using obscene language to any Judge or Official, shall forfeit the right to any premium and may be suspended by the Society from exhibiting.
  14. FRAUD: Upon the discovery of fraud, deception, or dishonest practice, either in preparation, ownership, or of any misrepresentation concerning any article exhibited which may be affected, or may have been intended to affect the decision of the Judges, the Board of Directors shall have the power to withhold the payment of any prize awarded, and may prohibit any such party or parties from exhibition in any class for one or more years, and may publish the names of such persons or not as deemed most expedient.
  15. COMPLAINTS: Complaints as to errors in premiums must be made known to the Manager before the close of the Exhibition in order to be considered. No protest will be considered unless a deposit of $25.00 accompanies it. The deposit to become the property of the Exhibition if protest is not sustained, but if sustained, the full amount will be returned to the party who entered the protest.
  16. PREMIUMS: Premiums won in all classes of livestock will be paid by cheque as soon as possible following the Exhibition. Exhibitors who do not receive prize money by November 14th, 2022, are asked to contact the Exhibition Office at once, submitting an itemized statement of prizes claimed.
    **NOTE: Prize cheques must be cashed by MARCH 1st, 2023.
  17. STRAW: Absolutely NO STRAW will be provided by the Lindsay Exhibition.
  18. SAFETY: While the Directors will take every possible precaution under the circumstances to secure the safety of articles sent to the Exhibition, the owners themselves must take the risk of exhibiting, and should any articles be accidentally injured, lost or stolen, the Directors will give all assistance in their power towards its recovery, but will not make any payments for the value.
  19. LIABILITY INSURANCE: All Exhibitors and participants must carry a Public Liability Insurance (minimum $2 million). The Society will not be responsible for any accidents. Insurance information is required on entry forms.
  20. UNMANAGEABLE ANIMALS: Animals not under sufficient control shall not be allowed to compete.
  21. ATTIRE: Neatness of dress in the ring is required in all divisions.
  22. HUCKSTERING: The Society, under the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act has the power to enforce all its rules and regulations, and the right to prohibit and prevent theatrical, circus, or acrobatic performances, exhibitions or shows, all kinds of gambling, soliciting for funds, the huckstering or trafficking in fruits, goods, wares or merchandise on the Exhibition grounds, or within three hundred yards thereof; and any person who, after due notice of such rules, violates same, will be removed by police officers or officers of the said society, and will be liable to penalty prescribed.
  23. PENALTIES: Every person who contravenes any of the provisions of the Agricultural and Horticultural Organizations Act, or the regulations or any rule or regulation of a Society under subsection 2 of section 19 or who gains admission to the grounds contrary to the rules of the society is guilty of an offence, and on summary conviction is liable to a fine of not more than $100.00.
  24. The Society reserves the right to interpret its own rules and regulations, and should any dispute or question arise not provided for in the rules and regulations, the decision of the Board of Directors shall be final.
  25. In the event admissions to the exhibition are reduced due to weather conditions, the Board of Directors reserves the right to reduce the amount of premiums to be paid.
  26. PETS: No pets, except certified service animals are allowed on the Exhibition grounds. No dogs, including Exhibitor’s dogs, are allowed in the barns during the Exhibition.
  27. A $25.00 service charge will be applied to NSF cheques.
  28. The LEX competitions will be held according to the latest COVID-19 Event Protocol approved by the HKPR Health Unit. All then-current COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in place and all participants, including but not limited to exhibitors, officials, and volunteers, will be expected to adhere to the restrictions at all times. Anyone who fails to adhere to the restrictions will be asked to leave the LEX Grounds and will forfeit any prize money earned.

    MARKET LIVESTOCK SHOW & SALE

    DIVISION 37


    COMMITTEE: Chairperson: Lois Batty; Leanne Ashton, Allison Brown, Gordon Mark, Kattie Sims, Tricia Staples, Kevin Webster, Jim Whitaker, Candace Buckley, Michael Ormiston, Natalie Mitchell.


    IMPORTANT NOTES

    • ENTRIES CLOSE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2022. MARKET STEER SHOW ENTRIES CLOSES MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 2022
    • LATE ENTRIES CLOSE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2022. N/A FOR MARKET STEER SHOW
    • Completed entry forms may be submitted by fax, phone, email, delivered in-person to the LEX office, or completed online at https://www.assistexpo.ca/lindsayex
    • ADMINISTRATION FEE: $10.00 Administration fee and entry fee must accompany entries
    • LATE FEE: $5.00 per entry
    • When listing entries on entry form be sure to use 4 DIGITS - Division number & Class number

    RULES & REGULATIONS

    1. ALL entries must have Canadian Cattle Identification Agency (CCIA) or RFID tag in their ear at time of inspection and number must be submitted on entry form.
    2. ENTRIES MUST BE OWNED BY THE EXHIBITOR FOR 90 DAYS PRIOR TO THE SHOW. OWNER MUST BE ACTIVELY INVOLVED WITH FEEDING AND HOUSING (MAINTENANCE) THE ANIMAL AND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR ENSURING THE ANIMAL IS SHOWN SAFELY.
    3. *NEW 2022* Exhibitors will receive Admission Passes to the email that is listed on the entry form. Exhibitor admission passes will be allocated based on the number of livestock entered.
    4. Exhibitors are responsible for providing feed and feeding their animals while they are at the LEX except as otherwise noted. Animals that are not fed by their owners/designate will be fed by LEX staff and a fee of $10/animal/day will be deducted from sale proceeds. The LEX takes no responsibility for adverse outcomes due to feeding animals in the owner’s absence.
    5. The Exhibition reserves the right to split the class.
    6. Any animals affected with ringworm or pinkeye will not be admitted.
    7. Any animal suspected of drug tampering will be subject to blood testing and subsequent disqualification if tests are found positive. Anyone disqualified for tampering will be disqualified for 5 years.
    8. The decision of the judge shall be final.
    9. In case of unforeseen discrepancies regarding any of these rules & regulations the Market Livestock Committee’s decision shall be final. The Committee also reserves the right to accept or reject any animal.
    10. A commission of 10% of the selling price will be deducted from the proceeds to the exhibitor to help cover the costs of advertising and operating the Sale.
    11. Arrangement for payment must be made immediately after the sale.
    12. Steers, Lambs, and Kids that are sold will be delivered, within 5 working days, to Len and Patti's Butcher Block. Turkeys that are sold will be delivered, within 5 working days, to Morrison’s Custom Poultry Processing. The Lindsay Exhibition will pay for the trucking to these facilities. If a buyer wishes to have their animal delivered to a different abattoir the buyer must make arrangements themselves and those arrangements must be communicated to LEX office immediately after the sale.
    13. On-farm inspection may be called for all Market Livestock at the discretion of the Market Livestock Committee.
    14. Exception to any rule may be made by the Chairperson.
    15. The LEX competitions will be held according to the latest COVID-19 Event Protocol approved by the HKPR Health Unit. All then-current COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in place and all participants, including but not limited to exhibitors, officials, and volunteers will be expected to adhere to the restrictions at all times. Anyone who fails to adhere to the restrictions will be asked to leave the LEX Grounds and will forfeit any prize money earned.