Department C – Dairy
Junior Dairy Showmanship & Confirmation Show
August 18, 2022 at 9 am in Show Barn
- All dairy animals for exhibit must be in place not later than 1:00 p.m., Fair Monday.
- The Junior Dairy Show is open only to Clarke and Frederick County 4-H or FFA members enrolled in the dairy project by January 1 of the year of the show. All 4-H’ers and FFA’ers planning to exhibit dairy animals at the Clarke County Fair must have their updated project checked no later than the first day of the current year’s fair.
- All 4-H and FFA entries must have been personally managed, cared for, and owned or leased by the exhibitor making the entry by June 30 of the current project year.
- For the 2022 year, no open entries will be permitted. It is limited to a show for 4-H and FFA members only.
- All dairy cattle exhibited must meet the cattle health requirements as listed in the Animal Health Regulations section of the fair catalog. Health papers must accompany each animal entered at the fair. They must be shown to a designated committee member before being unloaded at fair.
- 4-H and FFA members may compete in all open classes.
- No entry fee will be charged for cattle exhibited in open competition.
- The following premiums will be paid in the Open Show: 1st- $12.00, 2nd- $8.00, 3rd- $6.00, 4th- $4.00.
- Each breed will be shown separately, and the winner of each breed will compete for Supreme Champion.
- No milk cows will be shown for the 2022 show, only a heifer show will be held.
- All 4-H and FFA members must participate in the dairy showmanship classes in order to receive Junior Show premiums.
- All dairy cattle exhibited must be registered.
- Showmanship classes will be divided into Novice, Junior, Intermediate and Senior. Novice Showmen will be those youth who have not shown dairy as a 4-H or FFA project previously at the Clarke County Fair. Junior Showman will be those exhibitors who will be 9, 10 and 11 years of age as of September 30, 2022. Intermediate showmen will be those exhibitors who will be 12 and 13 years of age as of September 30, 2022 and Senior Showmen are those exhibitors who will be 14 years of age and older as of September 30, 2022.
|Novice Showmanship||Ribbons 1-5, Banner for Grand & Reserve|
|Junior Showmanship||Ribbons 1-5, Banner for Grand & Reserve|
|Intermediate Showmanship||Ribbons 1-5, Banner for Grand & Reserve|
|Senior Showmanship||Ribbons 1-5, Banner for Grand & Reserve|
|Overall Grand Champion||Banner|
|Overall Reserve Champion||Banner|
- SPRING HEIFER CALF born after March 1, year of show – 15.00, 12.00, 10.00, 8.00, 5.00
- WINTER HEIFER CALF born Dec. 1, 2021-Feb. 28, 2022 – 15.00, 12.00, 10.00, 8.00, 5.00
- FALL HEIFER CALF born Sept. 1, 2021-Nov. 30, 2021 – 15.00, 12.00, 10.00, 8.00, 5.00
- SUMMER YRLG. HEIFER born June 1, 2021 Aug. 31, 2021- 15.00, 12.00, 10.00, 8.00, 5.00
- SPRING YRLG. HEIFER born Mar. 1, 2021-May 31, 2021 – 15.00, 12.00, 10.00, 8.00, 5.00
- WINTER YRLG. HEIFER born Dec. 1, 2020-Feb. 28, 2021- 15.00, 12.00, 10.00, 8.00, 5.00
- FALL YRLG. HEIFER born Sept. 1, 2020 Nov. 30, 2020 – 15.00, 12.00, 10.00, 8.00, 5.00
- JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE – Banner
- JUNIOR RESERVE CHAMPION FEMALE – Banner
(Winners of classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 will compete)
- Junior Champion of each breed Rosette
- Reserve Junior Champion of each breed Rosette
- Junior Champion Holstein Rosette
- Reserve Junior Champion Holstein Rosette
- Junior Champion Jersey Rosette
- Reserve Junior Champion Jersey Rosette
- SUPREME JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE (All breeds champion) – Banner
- RESERVE SUPREME JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE (All breeds champion) –Banner
The first place winners in the novice, junior, intermediate, and senior divisions of the showmanship classes will receive a banner presented by the Clarke County Ruritan Club. The engraved brushes are donated by Kevin and Laura Jackson.
This award, in memory of John O. Hardesty, has been established by Harvue Farm to recognize the 4-H or FFA member who displayed the most sportsmanship, helping hand, and genuine care toward his/her fellow exhibitors. The award is to be voted on by junior dairy exhibitors on Friday of Fair week.
Given in memory of Carter Hardesty, the recipient of this award is a senior 4-Her who, like Carter, displays the characteristics of kindness, fair play, and willingness to include everyone around them. To be decided by the 4-H leaders.
In memory of Frank C. Sowers, who supported and promoted youth, a special award sponsored by the Sowers family is presented to a Clarke County 4-H/FFA dairy exhibitor who does the best job caring for and preparing his/her animal throughout the week. To be decided by the 4-H leaders.
The Dickey Family will sponsor an award to recognize a first or second year 4-H or FFA member who shows the attitude, energy, and initiative to constantly progress in their knowledge and ability by caring for and learning from their 4-H project. To be judged by 4-H Leaders.
Demonstrates outgoing attitude while displaying and caring for his/her animal. Shows enthusiasm when talking with the public as they visit the barn. To be decided by the 4-H leaders. Sponsored by the Roberts Family.
Pre 4-Her who works the hardest throughout the week taking care of his or her animal. Sponsored by Agri-Labs. To be decided by the 4-H leaders.
This award, in memory of Charles Ward, is given to the dairy club member who, like Mr. Ward, displays the true spirit of friendship. This person is eager to help others, is friendly, and makes everyone feel included. Mr. Ward was a quiet, kind presence in the dairy barn for over 40 years. He is missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.
This award will be given to the 4-H member with the best homemade animal (pen) sign. This will be decided on by the 4-H members (exhibiting project animals in the dairy barn) and is based on creativity, neatness, and completion of animal information. Sponsored by the Ricker Family. To be decided on by the public.
Jack Hardesty’s Dedicated to Dairy award is sponsored by the Pine family and decided on by the leaders. Those who had the pleasure of knowing Jack can attest to his dedication to the dairy industry and its continuation and growth. He knew that would happen through programs like 4H with children like this award winner who displays the love of Dairy like Jack. The recipient of this award displays Jack’s characteristics of love and joy when sharing his/her dairy calf.
This award is sponsored by The Marasco Family and is awarded to the 4Her who puts the most time in fair week. This individual is one of the first to show up each day and one of the last to leave each day. This person is always lending a helping hand and is eager to see that all of the work is done. This award will be decided on by the 4H leaders.
The Clarke/Frederick 4-H Dairy Club will sponsor an award given in honor of James L. Ramey, Sr. who was actively involved with 4-H for over 30 years. Presented to the 4-H member who is self-motivated, helpful, and sensitive toward the needs of others. To be decided by 4-H Leaders.
Given to the 4-Her who does the best job of promoting the dairy industry during the week. This award is sponsored by the Northcraft Family. To be decided by the 4-H leaders.
This award is sponsored by Braithwaite Family Donnell Family and will be awarded to the Big and little pair that meshed the best. This pair was inseparable during fair week and really demonstrated how team work should and can be effective. This award will be decided on by the 4H leaders.
This award is sponsored by The Moyer Family and determined by the leaders. This award is presented to the pre 4her who shows his/her calf completely independently on show day. This pre 4her is so confident in his/her relationship with the calf and certain that no big kid help is needed to hold onto the calf or help in any way.
This award is to honor that special parent who went above and beyond all fair week. The one that kicks in when needed
All Breeds Champion
Supreme Showmanship Winner
All Breed Champion
Adult Dairy Showmanship
** Sign-up for the adult showmanship contestants will go on the day of each species show. For example, Thursday is the dairy show, all that morning and during the show, a VLA member will be available with a sign-up sheet and collect money and names for the dairy adult showmanship.
** At the conclusion of each species show, we will hold the adult showmanship contest.
** Each announcer will then call on all adults nominated to report to the ring. They will then be given an animal to show.
** Judges for the adult showmanship will be the paid judge and each division’s overall showmanship winner
** Adults will pay to enter the showmanship class or others may nominate them and pay. If a person is nominated and does not want to compete, they must then pay to get removed from the class. (Cost to enter $10 and the cost to be removed is $10)
** Example: John wants to compete in the adult showmanship class, so he signs up and pays for himself. John would like his wife, Sue, to also participate in the adult showmanship class and he signs her up and pays her $10. Sue does not want to do this and pays the $10 removal fee.
** This event is sure to be a crowd pleaser, especially by the 4-H kids!
**Funds will go towards the general VLA fund this year.
If you have any questions regarding either of the events, please reach out: Scott Donnelly 540-671-6087 email@example.com OR Laura Jackson 540-272-0140 Ljackson@mdvamilk.com