Department C – Dairy

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GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. All dairy animals for exhibit must be in place not later than 1:00 p.m., Fair Monday.
  2. 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 turn in an updated project record book to the Extension Office or VoAg Instructor no later than the second last Friday June during the year of the fair.
  3. 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.
  4. All dairy cattle shown in the “Open Classes” (4-H, FFA and adult exhibitors) are to remain in place until 6:00 p.m., Saturday unless being moved to another fair. Permission of the committee must be obtained by those in writing to leave before this time.
  5. All dairy cattle exhibited must meet the cattle health requirements as listed in the Animal Health Regulations section of the fair catalog.
  6. 4-H and FFA member may compete in all open classes.
  7. No entry fee will be charged for cattle exhibited in open competition.
  8. The following premiums will be paid in the Open Show: 1st- $12.00, 2nd- $8.00, 3rd- $6.00, 4th- $4.00.
  9. Each breed will be shown separately.
  10. All 4-H and FFA members must participate in the dairy showmanship classes in order to receive Junior Show premiums.
  11. All dairy cattle exhibited must be registered.

Shows

C-1 Junior Dairy Showmanship & Confirmation Show

Thursday, August 16, 9 A.M.

Show Barn

Brown Swiss- Holstein- Jersey

CLASSES 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Novice Showmanship
- Banner for Grand and Reserve
Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon
Junior Showmanship
- Banner for Grand and Reserve
Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon
Intermediate Showmanship
- Banner for Grand and Reserve
Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon
Senior Showmanship
- Banner for Grand and Reserve
Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon
Overall Grand Champion Banner
Overall Reserve Champion Banner
(The Champion Showmen of classes 1, 2, 3 and 4 will compete)
Classes will be broken at the discretion of the show committee
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, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00
FALL HEIFER CALF born Sept. 1, 2017-Nov. 30, 2017 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00
SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER born June 1, 2017-Aug. 31, 2017 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00
SPRING YEARLING HEIFER born Mar. 1, 2017-May 31, 2017 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00
WINTER YEARLING HEIFER born Dec. 1, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00
FALL YEARLING HEIFER born Sept. 1, 2016-Nov. 30, 2016 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 Brown Swiss Rosette
Reserve Junior Champion Brown Swiss Rosette
Junior Champion Holstein Rosette
Reserve Junior Champion Holstein Rosette
Reserve Junior Champion Jersey Rosette
SUPREME JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE (All breeds champion) Banner
RESERVE SUPREME JUNIOR CHAMPION FEMALE (All breeds champion) Banner
(Winners of classes 10, 12, 14, and 16 will compete)

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, 2018. Intermediate showmen will be those exhibitors who will be 12 and 13 years of age as of September 30, 2018 and Senior Showmen are those exhibitors who will be 14 years of age and older as of September 30, 2018.

C-2 Open Dairy Show

Thursday, August 16, 9:00 A.M.

Show Barn

Brown Swiss- Holstein-Jersey

  1. The Youth Open Showmanship class is open to any youth that will not reach their 9th birthday by September 30 of the year of the show.
  2. PREMIER BREEDER- a rosette is to be awarded to the breeder winning the most points on the 10 highest placing animals bred by him/her. Points will be awarded on the basis of 10 points for first, 9 points for second, 8 for third, 7 for fourth, 6 for fifth, 5 for sixth, 4 for seventh, 3 for eighth, 2 for ninth, and 1 for tenth.
  3. PREMIER EXHIBITOR- a rosette will be made to the exhibitor winning the most points on the highest placing animal exhibited. Points will be calculated by counting the placings for the following classes only: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,12 and 13.
CLASSES 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Open Youth Showmanship
(open to any youth under 9 years of age)
Trophy Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon Ribbon
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, 2017-Feb. 28, 2018 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00
FALL HEIFER CALF born Sept. 1, 2017-Nov. 30, 2017 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00
SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER born June 1, 2017-Aug. 31, 2017 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00
SPRING YEARLING HEIFER born Mar. 1, 2017-May 31, 2017 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00
WINTER YEARLING HEIFER born Dec. 1, 2016-Feb. 28, 2017 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00
FALL YEARLING HEIFER born Sept. 1, 2016-Nov. 30, 2016 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)
2 YEAR OLD COW born Sept. 1, 2015-Aug. 31, 2016 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00
3 YEAR OLD COW(must have calved) born Sept. 1, 2014-Aug. 31, 2015 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00
4 YEAR OLD COW (must have calved) born Sept. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2014 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00
5 YEAR OLD COW (must have calved) born Sept. 1, 2012-Aug. 31, 2013 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00
AGED COW(must have calved) born before Sept. 1, 2012 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00
DRY COW born before March 1, 2014 and must have calved at least 1 calf 15.00 12.00 10.00 8.00 5.00
SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Banner
RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE Banner
(Winners of classes 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 and 17 will compete)
BEST 3 FEMALES (any age, all bred and owned by exhibitor) Rosette
Senior Champion Brown Swiss Rosette
Reserve Senior Champion Brown Swiss Rosette
Senior Champion Holstein Rosette
Reserve Senior Champion Holstein Rosette
Senior Champion Jersey Rosette
Reserve Senior Champion Jersey Rosette
SUPREME SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE (All breeds champion) Banner
RESERVE SUPREME SENIOR CHAMPION FEMALE (All breeds champion) Banner
(Winners of classes 23, 25, 27, and 29 will compete)
OVERALL GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Banner
OVERALL RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION FEMALE Banner

Awards

Junior Dairy Showmanship Awards

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.

John O. Hardesty Memorial Junior Dairy Exhibitor Award

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.

Nana's Award

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.

Herdsman Award

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.

Most Improved Award

The Chauncey 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.

The Unsung Hero Award

The Dickey Family 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.

Best All Around 4-Her

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 Northcraft Family.

Best Young Showman

Pre 4-Her who works the hardest throughout the week taking care of his or her animal. Sponsored by the O’Donnell family. To be decided by the 4-H leaders.

Charles J Ward Memorial Award

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. Sponsored by the Ward Family.

Best Heifer Sign Award

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.

Jack Hardesty's Dedicated to Dairy Award

Jack Hardesty’s Dedicated to Dairy award is sponsored by the Whalen 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.

New - Longevity Award

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.

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