4-H DAIRY CATTLE EXHIBIT
DIRECTOR: Diane Norris • SUPERINTENDENT: Robin Severy
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 — 9:00 a.m. — Conformation
Thursday, August 11, 2016 — 9:00 a.m. — Fitting & Showmanship
CLASS FEE: $2.00 per class for the following (*) classes, Conformation *1 thru *12, and Showmanship and Fitting Classes *1 thru *4.
1. 4-H Dairy Entries are due July 18, 2016.
Mail entries and fees to: Robin Severy
142 Hemenway Hill Rd
Shoreham, VT 05770
2. All 4-H members need to turn in one (1) Dairy Animal Record Book, which includes all of the animals they will be exhibiting.
3. Cattle must be on the grounds no later than 2:00p.m., Monday. Cattle may leave no earlier than 9:00 p.m. on Saturday. Any milking cow may be dismissed Wed. eve, except those who will be showing for either Showmanship or Open Colored Breeds show. One animal must remain for each 4-H member all week.
4. Animals to be exhibited must have been cared for by the exhibitor since May 1, and listed on their current approval forms and/or lease contracts and signed by the Extension representative by April 30th. Exceptions are accepted on agreement of the Dairy Superintendents. State 4-H Dairy Project Rules apply. Past Approval forms must be included for animals over 2 years old.
5. Each animal must be positively identified by an ear tag, registration paper, tattoo or photos as per approval form.
6. All exhibitors and youth showing will be at least 8 years of age as of January 1st of the year of the show and under 19 as of Jan. 1st of the year of the show.
7. All participants must enter both the Fitting & Showing class as well as the Conformation classes. All 4-H members are eligible to participate in all classes. There are Special awards that will be awarded to Addison County 4-H members only.
8. Each 4-H club will be responsible for providing adult supervision at night and reporting to the Superintendents.
9. 4-H members staying overnight must sign in each night and name a chaperone responsible. Under NO circumstances shall a non-chaperoned non 4-H member be allowed to stay overnight in the 4-H area. Camper sites ($150.00) and tent sites are $5 a night or $35 per week will be assigned only after camping registration forms and fees are paid to ACFFD.
10. Judging will also be done on: Herdsmanship and Sportsmanship, which will be judged continually throughout the week. Appearance of exhibitor, neatness of club exhibit area, attitude of exhibitor, cooperation for individual members and clubs, exhibit equipment and public safety. A Club Exhibit Display rosette will be awarded to the club with the best presentation arrangements (decorations, name cards, information).
11. All “Open Dairy Show” entries need to be made as per rules in “Open Dairy Cattle Shows” section and proper fee paid by entry date. There will be no late entries.
12. The 4-H Dairy Superintendent’s decisions shall rule. Any conflicts with scheduling need to be addressed to the leaders or superintendents.
13. PREMIUMS: $9.00 = Blue, $7.00 = Red, and $4.00 = White, for the following (*) classes, Conformation *1 thru *12, Showmanship and Fitting Classes *1 thru *4.
HEALTH MANAGEMENT and SAFETY
14. A Universal Dairy Health Form for 4-H Animals must be available for inspection at any time during the show. Animals and their Health papers will be checked before unloading is allowed. ACFFD or 4-H reserves the privilege to amend health requirements as the need arises or VT State Health regulations change.
15. HEALTH REGULATIONS:
• Rabies vaccination with veterinarian’s certification to verify the vaccination at least 30 days before the fair begins. Rabies vaccinations are good for only one year.
• Vaccination required for shipping fever (respiratory disease).
• Animals showing any signs, symptoms, suspicions or evidence of any infectious disease, sickness or disorder (including, but not limited to, mange, warts, pinkeye, ringworm, scabies, foot rot) shall be barred from the grounds upon arrival and/or at any time during the show when such is detected.
• All animals over 6 months of age must have no horns, horn stubs 1” only.
16. Dairy Leaders and Superintendents will inspect animals for diseases and horns.
17. Dairy animals will be located and tied in the 4-H Dairy Building according to instruction of the superintendents and/or the 4-H leader. No animal is allowed out of the stall area without being haltered and under control.
18. 4-H Dairy Barn bedding is furnished. Exhibitors must bring their own hay, grain, and water pails. Wash hoses must be nozzled during use. There will be no water tub.
SHOW PARTICIPATION EXPECTATIONS:
19. Each 4-H club member should be present to show his/her animal and should not receive help from any person outside the show ring. No one is allowed in the show ring except exhibitors, judge and necessary attendants for safety reasons unless pre-approved by superintendents.
20. In group classes, all animals must be held by 4-H members.
21. All 4-H dairy members are to be in the 4-H barn or at ringside during the 4-H show.
22. The 4-H dairy project is a 4-H member activity. Members ONLY should care and prepare the animal for the show.
23. Show Uniform dress code: white or khaki pants, knee length walking shorts or skirt and white shirt with collar that covers the entire midriff (no gaps between shirts and pants). Belts and ties are desirable. Appropriate footwear required. No clothing advertising a
farm name or breed or any other clothing considered inappropriate by superintendents. No short skirts or short shorts.
24. Proper footwear must be worn at all times in the 4-H Dairy Barn, wash rack and working with animals. No bare feet, flip-flops or open toe shoes.
25. There will be mandatory exhibitors meeting on Monday evening, at 6:00pm in the 4-H Dairy show arena.
26. Club awards will be presented on Saturday at lunch break, at the Dairy Ring. All members and clubs should be represented.
27. There will be a night watchman on duty for the week. Barn lights will be turned out 11:00pm – 4:00am. (only milkers allowed). Doorways will be chained to contain loose animals at night.
Consequences of violations and infractions:
28. Depending upon the severity of the infraction of any of the above rules or other rules posted at fair time, the punishment can include, but is not restricted to the following:
• Send the member and their animal home.
• Withhold premiums to the club.
• Recommend exclusion from participating in the rest of the Vermont Fairs and 4-H events.
• Not allowed back in future years.
4-H DAIRY CLASSES
CONFORMATION CLASSES (Tuesday) $2.00/class
*1. Spring Calf — born between March 1, 2016 and April 30, 2016.
*2. Winter Calf — born between December 1, 2015 and February 29, 2016.
*3. Fall Calf — born between September 1, 2015 and November 30, 2015.
*4. Summer Yearling Heifer— born between June 1, 2015 and August 31, 2015.
*5. Spring Yearling Heifer — born between March 1, 2015 and May 31, 2015.
*6. Winter Yearling Heifer — born between December 1, 2014 and February 29, 2015.
*7. Fall Yearling Heifer— born between September 1, 2014 and November 30, 2014.
*8. Two Year Old Cow — milking — born between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014.
*9. Three Year Old Cow — born between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013.
*10. Four Year Old and Over — born before September 1, 2012.
*11. Young Dry Cow Class — under 5 years born after August 31, 2011.
*12. Aged Dry Cow born before 9/1/2011.
Senior Champions, Grand Champions & Supreme Champion
13. Best animal bred by exhibitor--- Reginald Morse Award. Proof required by either registration paper or past approval forms listing ownership.
14. Dam and Daughter — One cow & her daughter.
15. Produce of Dam — Two offspring of 1 cow.
16. Member’s Herd Exhibited by 1 member — Arthur Williams Award — 3 animals, any age, same breed.
17. Club Herd — 5 animals — of which at least two must be from classes 1-7. Open to all clubs.
SHOWMANSHIP & FITTING CLASSES (Thursday) $2.00/class
*1. Novice Class Division A: Member 8 years of age (as of January 1, 2016) who has never shown before.
*2. Novice Class Division B: Member 9-12 years of age (as of January 1, 2016) and under who have not shown an animal before. NOTE: Superintendents reserve the right to divide classes according to size.
*3. Junior Division : 11 years of age and under as of January 1, 2016.
Junior Champion Showman-All First Place showmen compete from Junior Division Showmanship classes.
*4. Intermediate Division: 12 to 14 years of age as of Jan 1, 2016
Intermediate Champion Showman & All First Place Winners from Intermediate classes.
*5. Senior Division: Age 15 to 18 years as of January 1, 2016.
Senior Champion Showman--All First Place winners from Senior Showmanship division classes. (In the event that the First Place winner in this class is a previous winner, then the first eligible winner will compete).
GEORGE HIGHTER AWARD
Mr. George Highter donated a rotating and permanent trophy to the winner of the Senior Showmanship Division in the 4-H Dairy Show. This trophy may only be won once by an individual. Permanent trophy donated by Mr. & Mrs. Norman Audet.
MILK AND HONEY GENETICS AWARD
Skip and Ruth Maynard donated a permanent and rotating trophy to the 4-H member who is a winner of the Junior Showmanship Division in the 4-H Dairy Show.
DAN HUESTIS AWARD
Huestis Farm Supply donates an award to the winner in the Showmanship Novice B Class.
ERIC POPE AWARD
Donated by Lynn Pope -Hier, awarded to the winner in the Novice A Showmanship Class.
TRISTAN QUINN MEMORIAL SHOWMANSHIP AWARD Rotating plaque & prize given by the Quinn Family to winner of Intermediate Showmanship Division.
SPECIAL CONFORMATION AWARDS
The Shoreham Early Birds donated this award for the Best Spring Calf in conformation.
Jean–Noel and Mary Plouffe and family donated this award to the Best Winter Calf in conformation.
STEVE POPE AWARD
K.Pope and Sons of Shoreham donated this award to the Best Fall Calf in conformation.
PERRY BROOK FARM AND FAMILY AWARD
Lorenzo and Amy Quesnel donated this award to the Best Summer Yearling shown.
BRISSON’S DAONA FARM AWARD
The Harris Brisson family donated this award for the Best Spring Yearling shown.
CHAMPLAINSIDE FARM AWARD
Tim & Julie Howlett Family donated this award to the Best Winter Yearling in show.
AUDET’S BLUE SPRUCE FARM AWARD
The Norman Audet family donated this award for the Best Fall Yearling shown.
ARBTUSLAND FARM AWARD
Donated by Martha Seifert for Best Two Year Old of Show.
This award is donated each year by Terry & Diane Norris and awarded to the Junior Champion in each of the dairy breeds for Addison County 4-H members.
POULIN FEEDS AWARD
This award is donated each year to the Breed Champion in each of the dairy breeds for Addison County 4-H members.
JOYCE & FRANCIS HAGGARTY AWARD
An award in memory of Joyce & Francis Haggarty for the Supreme Champion of all breeds for Addison County 4-H members.
ERIK BARNES MEMORIAL-GRAND CHAMPION AYRSHIRE
This is in memory of Erik Barnes of Orwell, a Mt. Independence 4-H member who was an avid Ayrshire 4-H Showman for Addison County 4-H members.
REGINALD MORSE AWARD
A permanent and rotating trophy — donated in memory of Mr. Reginald Morse, Addison County farmer and agriculturist, is awarded to the Best Animal Bred and Owned by a 4-H exhibitor at the 4-H Dairy Show for Addison County 4-H members.
KATHY PECK-TRAVERSE AWARD
For Best Bred and Owned Ayrshire of Show given in memory of 4-H leader and Ayrshire breeder by Shoreham Early Bird 4-H Club.
ARTHUR A. WILLIAMS AWARD
Presented to the “Best Member’s Herd” in the 4-H Youth Dairy Show. In memory of Kenneth and Liz Nimblett for Addison County 4-H members.
MT. INDEPENDENCE 4-H CLUB AWARD
Donated by the Mt. Independence 4-H Club to the Best 4-H Club Herd.
DAIRY CLUB DISPLAY EXHIBIT
Rosette given to club with the best presentation of decorations, name cards and information.
AWARDS TO BE GIVEN ON SATURDAY (during lunchbreak of open show in Animal Show Arena)
4-H CLUB HERDSMANSHIP EXHIBIT
Every 4-H club exhibiting animals must take part in this event. The purpose of the event is to develop a sense of pride in the neatness of the dairy exhibitor and of their area; also to develop good sportsmanship among the youth of the county. Judging of this event will be based on the following points:
A. Neatness of club area (cattle and area).
B. Neatness of club members (dress and appearance).
C. Equipment (in good condition, in proper place).
D. Sportsmanship (in ring, in tent, on Field Days grounds).
Judging includes all days of the Fair. Judging will be done on the Danish system. Clubs will receive either a blue, red or yellow ribbon. Premiums are awarded for this event. Each club exhibiting will receive a certain amount; The ribbon award per animal and premium will be paid to the club treasury.
MARY ROSE AND NORMAN AUDET AWARD
A $25.00 cash award presented each year to the most outstanding club in Addison County 4-H in the Herdsmanship 4-H Club event. To be presented on Saturday, during lunch break, in the Animal Show Arena.
JAMES DUBOIS MEMORIAL SPORTSMANSHIP
Sponsored by Mt. Independence 4-H Club for outstanding sportsmanship.
BOB & MAROLYN BINGHAM AWARD
The Bingham’s donated this award to the Outstanding 4-H Member of the Year. Nominations for this award may be submitted in letter by Thursday at 4pm to the 4-H Dairy Superintendent. This will be awarded on Saturday.
PEEWEE DAIRY SHOWMANSHIP
SUPERINTENDENT: Robin Severy, 897-2680
Friday, August 12, 2016 — 12:30 p.m. — Animal Show Arena
This is a show planned especially for youngsters, at least 3 and under 8 1/2 years of age who are too young to show 4-H with any breed of dairy calf. For safety reasons, exhibitor ages will be enforced. The emphasis is on fun and learning with identical ribbons and t-shirts awarded to all.
A big thank you goes out to the Chalker Farm for donating the t-shirts again this year!
1. MANDATORY PRE-REGISTRATION by August 1, 2016.
Send entries (no cost) to: Robin Severy, 142 Hemenway Hill Road, Shoreham, VT 05770 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call in the information to 897-2680. Please include: Name of Exhibitor, parents names, mailing address, telephone #, child’s birthdate, and calf name and if shared with another peewee. Exhibitors and one parent will be sent passes before the fair.
2. Calves must be vaccinated for shipping fever at least two weeks before the show and rabies vaccinated as per your veterinarian.
3. It is suggested that the calves be young (Spring calves) but not too young (as in milk fed baby calves). PeeWee exhibitors should be able to show in the ring unassisted if they are over 6 years old.