Friday, June 24, 2022 at 9:00 am

General Rules:

  1. Calf must be born between Jan. 1-May 1, 2022.
  2. Calf should be owned and hand-fed by project member since it was 2 weeks old.
  3. Calf may be any breed or sex (heifer, steer, or bull)
  4. Calf should be broke to lead and be shown by proper method.
  5. Exhibitor must be SMQA Certified.
  6. All bucket calves must be pre-registered. Registration Forms must be returned to the Howard County Extension Center by MAY 12, 2022. Forms are located at hocomofair.com
  7. All calves must be in place by 8:00 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2022.
  8. Criteria for judging:
    • 25% Presentation of the calf in the ring
    • 25% Condition and health of the calf
    • 50% Members knowledge of calf (age, breed, feed used, % protein, amount fed, how to mix feed or bottles, parts of the calf, cost, veterinary practices, etc.
  9. Calves cannot be sold at the 4-H Livestock Sale.
  10. Exhibitor can exhibit only 1 bucket calf.


Class 110 Youth age 8-10
Class 111 Youth ages 11-12
Class 112 Champion Bucket Calf Class 113 Res. Champion Bucket Calf