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Beef Cattle

Beef Cattle

Open and Junior Beef Cattle Shows are comprised of the following breeds: Angus, Charolais, Crossbred, Hereford, Gelbvieh/Balancer, Mini- Zebu, Red Angus, Santa Gertrudis, Shorthorn, Sim Angus, Simmental, and Zebu-Based breeds. The beef cattle are housed in three barns and the shows are held in the Nutt Cattle Arena.

The SC Farm Bureau Federation awards two $2,500 scholarships annually.

Open Entry Registration dates for 2021 SC State Fair are Aug 1-Sept 1, 2021.

Dairy Cattle

Dairy Cattle

Open and Junior Dairy Cattle Shows are comprised of the following breeds: Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, and Jersey. The dairy cattle are housed in three barns and the shows are held in the Nutt Cattle Arena.

The SC Farm Bureau Federation awards one $2,000 scholarship annually.

Open Entry Registration dates for 2021 SC State Fair are Aug 1-Sept 1, 2021.

Sow & Piglets

Swine & Meat Goats

Open and Junior Swine Shows are comprised of the following breeds: Commercial Gilt, Duroc, Hampshire, Spots, and Yorkshire. Jr Market Hogs are judged on On Foot, Average Daily Gain, Showmanship, Education, and Final Placing. The SC Farm Bureau Federation awards one $1,500 scholarship annually. The SC Pork Board and SC Pork Producers Association awards one $1,000 scholarship annually.

The Youth Meat Goat Shows are judged by the following divisions: Wether Does, Wethers, and Showmanship. The SC Farm Bureau Federation awards one $1,000 scholarship annually.

Junior Doe and Senior Doe Dairy Goat Shows are comprised of the following breeds: Alpine, LaMancha, Nigerian Dwarf, Nubian, Oberhasli, Recorded Grade, Saanen, Toggenburg.

Open Entry Registration dates for 2021 SC State Fair are Aug 1-Sept 1, 2021.

Cowlina

Milking Parlor

Cowlina, the SC State Fair Dairy Cow is in the milking parlor which is part of a building where dairy cows are milked. Cows are brought to the milking parlor to be milked and are then returned to a feeding and/or resting area. Cows are usually milked once or twice a day.

The Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) was founded in 1926 to bring family owned, local grocery stores together under the IGA brand.

Poultry

Poultry Exhibit

During the fair, chickens are housed in the Smallstock Building along with bantams, rabbits, cavies, pigeons, turkeys, waterfowl, and wildlife.

4-H Poultry Showmanship and 4-H Rabbit Showmanship competitions are also held during the fair.

Our thanks to Chris Price of Lexington for his display of bantams.

Open Entry Registration dates for 2021 SC State Fair are Aug 1-Sept 1, 2021.

4-H/Clemson Exhibit

4-H’ers across the nation are responding to challenges every day in their communities and their world.

Through America’s 110 land-grant universities and the youth development program of the Cooperative Extension System, 4-H is the nation's largest youth development organization, reaching every corner of our nation—from urban neighborhoods to suburban schoolyards to rural farming communities.

Clemson University Cooperative Extension 4-H Youth Development will enhance the lives of youth in South Carolina by providing positive youth development programs relating to the areas of agriculture, community engagement and leadership, healthy living, and science.

FFA - Future Farmers of America

The official name of the organization is the National FFA Organization.

The letters “FFA” stand for Future Farmers of America. These letters are a part of our history and our heritage that will never change. But FFA is not just for students who want to be production farmers; FFA also welcomes members who aspire to careers as teachers, doctors, scientists, business owners and more. For this reason, the name of the organization was updated in 1988 after a vote of national convention delegates to reflect the growing diversity and new opportunities in the industry of agriculture.

Today, the National FFA Organization remains committed to the individual student, providing a path to achievement in premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

FFA continues to help the next generation rise up to meet those challenges by helping its members to develop their own unique talents and explore their interests in a broad range of agricultural career pathways. So today, we are still the Future Farmers of America. But we are the Future Biologists, Future Chemists, Future Veterinarians, Future Engineers and Future Entrepreneurs of America, too.