Poultry testing will take place on August 8, 2020, from 7:30 am until noon. All birds will have to be tested, including poultry chain birds. There is a shortage of Antigen this year and the Fair is unable to get what we need to test. So, Larry Jones has agreed to test our birds. All birds will be charged 50 cents each for testing. You should be prepared to pay Mr. Jones when he tests your birds.
We have cancelled the rabbit show at the Garland County Fair due to concerns over Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease. We are keeping an eye on its progress. If it stays out of Arkansas we will have some type of youth only show and go. Our priority is for the kids and their animals.
ARKANSAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Asa Hutchinson Governor 1 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205 agriculture.arkansas.gov (501)225-1598 Wes Ward Secretary of Agriculture
June 25,2020 SUBJECT: GUIDANCE ON RABBIT HEMORRHAG1C DISEASE VIRUS 2 (RHDV2) The Arkansas Department of Agriculture and the Arkansas State Veterinarian regularly monitor the spread of infectious diseases that may affect livestock, poultry, and other domesticated animals with the goal of communicating to the public any potential risks of infection to such animals. One emerging risk that the Arkansas State Veterinarian has been monitoring is the spread of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus 2 (RHDV2). After review of the available information, the Arkansas State Veterinarian recommends that Arkansas Fair Manager Association members not sponsor or hold rabbit shows during any fair or exhibition in 2020 due to the threat ofRHDV2, Whiie RHDV2 is not infectious to humans, RHDV2 is a highly contagious and almost always fatal disease affecting domestic and wild rabbits. So far in 2020, RHDV2 has been confirmed in Arizona, California, Colorado/ New Mexico, Nevada and Texas. Commonly the oniy indication of this disease is sudden death (blood-stained noses sometimes present). Other signs may be fever/ loss of appetite, lethargy, nervous signs, and difficulty breathing. The incubation period from exposure to signs of the disease can range from one to five days. Disease spread is caused by direct contact with infected rabbits, meat or fur. The virus can be spread through contact with infected urine or feces, cages and bedding, feeders, equipment, etc. People also serve to spread the virus when handling or petting an infected rabbit or contact with infected materials and then touching a susceptible rabbit. Hiking of rabbit owners in infected areas has been associated with disease incidence in pet rabbits. The virus can survive on an object for over 3 MONTHS in a dry area (covered) at room temperatures. Vaccine is not currently available in Arkansas, due to restrictions on usage in states not currently experiencing outbreaks. Commingling live rabbits (shows and fairs) poses a significant risk of spread and can have a considerable impact on rabbit populations in Arkansas. It is strongly recommended to cancel or postpone any public rabbit events for the foreseeable future.
The following links provide addition information about RHDV2 and offer some guidance on best practices. Precautions and References: incyiture,. Dj sea se" Bro ch u re .pdi Iture.arkansas. / Arkansas State Veterinarian Arkansas Department of Agriculture Livestock and Poultry Division 1 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205 (501) 823-1733 | agriculture.arkansas.gov Director/ Livestock and Poultry Arkansas Department of Agriculture Livestock and Poultry Division 1 Natural Resources Dr./ Little Rock, AR 72205 (501) 823-1703 j aericulture.arkansa
RULES HAVE BEEN CHANGED AND ADDED READ CAREFULLY ANY QUESTIONS CONTACT Chris Cherry (870) 623.6288
TRUNK AREA READ CAREFULLY
TOTAL SPACE AT CORE 3" REGARDLESS OF COMBINATION
#9 WASHERS FOR #9 ONLY NO OTHER PURPOSE
BLACK CARS ALLOWED IN 2019 BUT KEEP THEM LOOKING GOOD NUMBERS AND LETTERS MUST CONTRAST WELL!!
UPPER A-ARMS MAY BE WELDED WITH TWO 2×3×1/4 SQUARES PER ARM IF THEY ARE USED FOR ANYTHING BUT THIS THEY WILL BE CUT COMPLETELY OFF AND SUSPENSION WILL FLOAT!
Semi Stock Rules:
DO NOT READ ANYTHING INTO THESE RULES, JUST READ THE RULES!! If it doesn't say you can, YOU CAN'T!
Or you will be loaded, your choice!
DO NOT paint anywhere on suspension, frame, inside the body, or wheel wells.... we will not even inspect your car.
- Body component must be direct bolt up only.Must be factory hardware or equivalent in size
- Remove all glass mirrors and plastic. Remove all decking in wagons
-Vehicles must be swept clean of all debris
- No sedagons, ZERO crease enhancement, ZERO sheet metal or frame shaping, forming or
folding. This means with wire or otherwise all body panels must remain in stock location.
- Deck and Hood must be 100% in stock location.
- Anything can be removed, NOTHING can be added
- Fasten trunks sheet metal to sheet meatl only 6 places with #9 wire or chain plus the two 5/8 rods if trunk bolts are changed. Hoods get one hood clip 3 inch long 2×2×3/16 with one 1/2 inch bolt and nut per side 2-5/8 bolts total thru hood in firewall area and 2 core support rods any combination sheet metal to sheet metal only. ~~TRUNKS NEW FOR 2019~~~ YOU MAY USE TWELVE 1×2×1/8 STRAPS PLUS 2 PLACES FOR #9 WIRE AND THE TWO 5/8 THREADED ROD IF YOU CHANGE TRUNK BODY MOUNTS, THESE 12 STRAPS MAY ONLY CONNECT FROM THE LID TO QUARTER TOP 4 PER CAR SIDE PLUS 4 ALONG THE SPEAKER DECK NOTHING BEYOND THE TUCK, INSIDE THE TRUNK, OR IN TAIL LIGHT AREA!!!! FASTEN TRUNKS BEFORE THE SHOW BUT A 10 INCH HOLE MUST BE CUT FOR INSPECTION!!! YOU MAY CHOSE THE WIRE OR WELD METHOD BUT NOT BOTH!! you may weld doors 6 inches total on each vertical seam. Drivers door may be welded 12 inches total on vertical seams only. 2” x 1/8” strap max. Do not weld hood except 4-1/2" tack welds per washer 1"washers max and the two hood clips allowed no pre welding washers for #9 wire use period. IF YOUR WASHERS ARE USED FOR ANYTHING BUT WIRE WASHERS THEY WILL BE CUT OFF!!
you may add a 3" long tube 2 inch outside diameter for core support spacer any larger will be cut out completely this means 3 inches of space TOTAL not 3" of tube plus body pucks or other nuts washers etc.... if we feel the car has been tilted, cold bent, or otherwise you will be loaded!!!
- if you choose to change ur core support mounts with 2 of your threaded rod you get 3 plates1/4 thick 5x5 max OD 7 3/4 nuts 7 3"OD max 1/8 thick washers per threaded rod CORE SUPPORT ONLY
Body mounts and spacers to remain stock and in place.DO NOT EVEN TOUCH THEM, Exception You may change a total of 6 body bolts out, with 5/8" threaded rod with 3 nuts, 3 5/8 store bought washers and 3 5x5 1/4" thick plates per rod. These bolts cannot pass thru any cage material or anything other than the top side of the frame and top of the floor surface no exceptions. They must also be through an existing body mount no chosing holes and removing a body bolt!!! If you chose 3/4 rod may be used for the core support rods but they must be used for two of your hood bolts and the remaining 4 bolts must be 5/8. Must be straight vertical rod only, no bends or angle pieces. Must have 1 inch rubber or metal spacer no larger than stock body pucks and all bottom nuts must be inside frame. If they are broken or rusted out, a single piece #9 wire may be substituted. ZERO welding allowed to mount this rod. Rusted out body bolts may be removed and replaced with a single strand of #9 wire.
- #9 wire or chain required in front windshield.
- You may dimple your rear frame rails in place of trunk notch only no hump creasing
- NO welding on frames allowed.
- you may change coil springs to a stiffer oem passenger car spring. Front springs in the front Rear in the rear no swapping locations.
- All suspension must remain stock. ZERO aftermarket parts. You may change upper A-arms to stamped steel from the cast arms on ford's but ford upper arms and factory hardware must be used from the car being ran. This means cut the bar out of the arm and run individual bolts if the car you are running came that way.
-Rear control arms may be changed but must be stock NO SHORTING %100 stock
- You may use (store bought spring spacers, no homemade spacers on top of the springs)
- You may use a single strand #9 wire to hold coil spring to rear end and leaf sprung cars may use 4 single strands #9 wire as leaf clamps.
- (2) 3/8 threaded rod two 3"wide straps bolted to core support with (2) 3/8 bolts per strap to hold radiator in.
- ANY drivetrain & transmission (manuals allowed no aftermarket bellhousings OEM only ) allowed with the following criteria.
- No pinion brakes
- Only the lower stock engine mounts may be welded to k member only. You may use two 1/2" thick 6x6 spacers to raise engine. If you need more than 1/2 to raise engine to clear steering components, may not exceed rubber mount area. You may extend off back of cradle but nothing excessive, 1/2" flat plate only(example SBC in Caddy, Mopar)
- No tranny protectors, stock mounting only, stock cross members only.
- May use 2’’x 3’’x 6’’1/4 angle. If relocating (2- ½ bolts per side to mount to frame or weld to the side of frame
- You may weld rear end gears and mount tabs only.
- Rear end swaps allowed, no bracing, no welding, no re-enforcement. Mounting tabs may be added to the rearend only no frame mods to retro fit. Max axle size 31 spline AFTERMARKET AXLES OK 31 SPLINE 5 LUG ONLY, mount tabs will be allowed to retro fit rearends. All welding will be strictly limited to mounting tabs only no bracing, reinforcing, or excessive welding of any kind. Do not push this rule we are being fair and you will be loaded no questions asked.
- All money winners will have to load on trailer, and pull axles before payout.
- You may run 1 spot of #9 wire vertical from rear end to frame per side, nothing thru body. 4 loops, 8 strands together in center twist only.
- Floor shifters allowed, headers allowed, gas pedals and brakes. ALSO SOLID ROD STEERING COLUMNS ARE ALLOWED Clarification: none may strengthen car. 6x 5/8" max bolts and 3" washer max.Clutch pedal may be mounted to dash bar only.
- No engine cradles, skid plates, protectors of any kind, and no aftermarket parts of this nature at all.
-If you run an LS you may use conversion brackets 3/16 max thickness no gussets. to except an old style rubber frame mount. Plz call.
- You may run the chevy to ford engine mounts 3/16 max thickness no gussets. 3 PLATE DESIGN PLZ CALL
- You may have 2-5/16 chains 1- per side attached from block or headers to engine frame mount not to frame or k member nothing excessive only for safety
- You may swap engines, ie.. Chevy in a Ford.
- Slip shafts allowed at all shows.
-DRIVERS COMPARTMENT :
- 4 point square cage only, (1) down tube in the center of each front door welded to sheet metal only nothing to the frame. max 60 inch cage over all measurement. 6 inch max, Must be mounted horizontally and 6 inches off floor. Gussets only in interior of 4 point cage.
- Halo bar allowed (2)1/2 bolts with 1/2 washers to attach to roof, only to the back seat bar or sidebars, not to floor. Gas tank mount may be welded to back bar but must be 6 inches from rear sheet metal no wider than 24". We will not allow rear seat areas or wagons to be filled in the back seat area with a gas tank protector!! This is a mount only!!
- Drivers door must be padded.
- Gas tank and max two batteries must be moved and secured. Tank behind the seat, Batteries centered in the passenger front floor using the box or boxes to strengthen the floor will get you loaded.
- Nothing may be mounted in a way that strengthens the car.
- Trans coolers allowed. Must be mounted inside 4 point cage area. Or on cage must be tight to cage if mounted on back bar.
- you may weld rear bumper strait to frame or follow the rules for the front bumper if using a shock.
- You may weld on any bumper, (must apear automotive and no points beyond factory spec)you may weld bumper bracket(in factory location) to frame 4 inches from the back of bumper, in addition you may put 4 one inch welds on back side of bumper bracket or to weld shock inside frame(example Crown Vics).
You may shorten up to an inch in front of the core support to be hard nosed if you hard nose no shock allowed inside the frame.
---If your car did not come with a shock(example 71 Chevy) you may use a 74-76 BOP bracket mounted in stock location with stock bolts, only welding described above.
- Or you may chain, 2 piece of chain per side BOLTED from the mount to mount to hold on the bumper. YOU MAY HARDNOSE OLD IRON ALSO BUT NO BRACKET OR SHOCK USED AT ALL ONLY WELD A SINGLE PASS TO BUMPER MAX 1/2 INCH WIDE AND THE ONLY FRAME CUTTING YOU CAN DO IS SQUARE THE END FOR BUMPER FIT NO WELDING 4 INCHES BACK IF YOU CHOSE THIS METHOD.
- Any tire wheel combo bead locks must be on inside and no larger than 2" larger total than rim size, bead protectors ok but in bead area only. Brakes MUST work.
Only welding allowed is doors, bumper, engine mount, cage and rear end gears! This build should only take 3 days, if you spend more than that you are probably overbuilt for this class and will not run! JUDEGES DECISION ARE FINAL PLAY IN THE GREY IF YOU ARE BRAVE BUT DON'T BE MAD WHEN LOADED!!!
Garland County Fall Fair and Livestock Show.
September 11 - 19, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 HOT SPRINGS ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR scheduled for October 2,3,4 has been CANCELED. Garland County EHC members, and especially the Arts & Crafts Fair Committee, are looking forward to the show in 2021.