"Exhibition" means bringing livestock or poultry owned by two or more persons to one location in Minnesota for judging or for display to the public. Minnesota rules require that all exhibitions are permitted by the Minnesota Board of Animal Health (BAH) and retain the services of an official veterinarian.
Persons who wish to operate or conduct a public exhibition of livestock must obtain a permit prior to the start of the exhibition.
All animals must be examined by the official veterinarian on the day they are admitted to the exhibition and at least once daily during the exhibition. All out-of-state animals must meet Minnesota importation requirements. No animal may enter or be at a public exhibition that is showing clinical signs of any infectious, contagious or communicable disease, including ringworm and warts.