Reminders for Paper Entry-
ALL FEES MUST ACCOMPANY ENTRY FORM
Entries Close July 8th 4:00 pm
Mail-in Entries must be postmarked NO later than July 5, 2022
Entry fees are non-refundable unless approved by the Fair Board and a signed medical release is provided.
Wednesday AUGUST 3rd 2022 6:00 PM
If you have any questions please call the Fair Office at 307-684-7357
RANCH SORTING RULES
- Roughing of cattle will not be permitted. Roughing is defined as behaviors such as clipping cattle, stepping on cattle, knocking cattle off their feet, “crashing” cattle into the fence/panels/gates, a horse biting cattle or using whips, ropes, reins, hands, feet or any other apparel /equipment used in order to get cattle to move faster. Roughing cattle will result in a no-time; the judge and producers will have the final say in roughing calls. Any kind of inhumane treatment of cattle or horses will result in a disqualification.
- 60 second time limit in each division per run. The time will begin when the first horse’s nose crosses the plane of the “foul line.” Lap times will be kept. In order for the cow to be counted, the entire body of the cow must be over the foul line.
- There will be 12 head of cows in the pen, 10 of which will be numbered 0-9 (there will be two blank cows in each set). In the youth division, only 5 numbered cattle will be in the pen (numbers one through five).
- No one outside of the sorting pen can spot cattle for contestants competing. The two sorters competing can spot cattle for their teammate.
- In the event that a cow escapes the sorting pen (jumps the panels, goes out of an open gate, etc.) the clock will be stopped, and the team will be given another chance to sort “lap and tap.” However, if a cow escapes the sorting pens due to roughing, the team will receive a no time.
- Blank cattle must “stand alone” in the sorting pen after the time is called, or when the tenth cow is entirely across the foul line, or the 60 second time limit has expired. A blank cow must be stopped in the sorting pen for time to be called. For example, a blank cow cannot be immediately following a numbered cow through the foul line.)
- Disqualifications include but are not limited to:
- Sorting cattle out of order
- The entire cow crosses the foul line, including blank cattle, i.e., if the team can stop the cow before its entire body crosses the foul line, they may continue to sort.
- Attempting to or sorting cattle on foot.
- Blank cattle crossing the foul line at any time during the 60 seconds.
- If a team observes an unfit, injured, or unidentifiable cow before crossing the plane of the foul line, the team must notify the judge. Once the team crosses the plane of the foul line, and commits to the cattle in the pen, no rerun will be given.
- If a team has a dispute about a run, a protest must be lodged with the judge before the team leaves the sorting pen.
- The judge’s decision is final.
- In the event of a tie, a sort-off will be held to determine the winner.