4-H DAIRY CATTLE EXHIBIT

DIRECTOR: Cindy Kayhart SUPERINTENDENT: Robin Severy

  • Tuesday — 9:00 a.m. — Conformation
  • Thursday — 9:00 a.m. — Fitting & Showmanship

Entry Form

ENTRY RULES

  1. CLASS FEE: $2.00 per class for the following (*) classes,

    • Conformation *1 thru *11
    • Showmanship and Fitting Classes *1 thru *6.
  2. 4-H Dairy Entries are due July 21 Mail entries and fees to:

    Robin Severy
    142 Hemenway Hill Rd
    Shoreham, VT 05770

  3. All 4-H members need to turn in one(1) Dairy Animal Record Book, which includes all of the animals they will be exhibiting.

  4. Cattle must be on the grounds no later than 2:00 p.m., Monday. Cattle may leave no earlier than 9:00 p.m. on Saturday.

  5. Animals to be exhibited must have been cared for by the exhibitor since May 1st, 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 Superintendent. Past approval forms must be included for animals over 2 years old.

  6. Each animal must be positively identified by either a state metal ear tag, AIN tag(840), or registration papers to match approval forms.

  7. 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.

  8. All participants must enter both the Fitting & Showing class as well as the Conformation classes. All 4-H members are eligible to particapate in all classes. There are Special awards that will be awarded to Addison County 4-H members only.

  9. Each 4-H club will be responsible for providing adult supervision at night.

  10. Non-chaperoned, non 4-H members will not 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.

  11. 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).

  12. 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.

  13. The 4-H Dairy Superintendent’s decisions shall rule. Any conflicts with scheduling need to be addressed to the leaders or superintendents.

  14. PREMIUMS:

    • $9.00 = Blue
    • $7.00 = Red
    • $4.00 = White,
      for the following (*) classes:
    • Conformation *1 thru *12
    • Showmanship & Fitting Classes *1 thru *6.

HEALTH REGULATIONS

All livestock must comply with the following health requirements. Livestock include dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and camelids.

  1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) - All livestock must be listed on a valid CVI signed and dated within 30 days of arrival. - Official identification and vaccination information must be listed on the CVI.
  2. Rabies Vaccination - All animals over 4 months of age must be vaccinated for rabies a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 365 days prior to arrival. Vaccination for animals less than 4 months of age is recommended. - Vaccination less than 30 days prior to arrival is only acceptable for animals less than 4 months of age. - There is no approved rabies vaccine for goats, camelids, and swine. Extra-label use of rabies vaccine in these species is acceptable and should be considered in consultation with your veterinarian.
  3. All animals should be in good physical condition and be free of open or draining wounds.
  4. All animals should be free of visual evidence of infectious, contagious, or parasitic diseases at time of arrival.
  5. Animals arriving from outside the State of Vermont must have an import permit.
  6. Check-in Procedures - All animals and their accompanying documentation will be examined prior to entering the facilities by the superintendent or their designee. - Any animals which do not meet the health requirements will not be permitted in the facilities until examined by a veterinarian at which time a determination will be made. Additional Species Specific Health Requirements Cattle
  7. Official Individual Identification - All cattle must have a USDA approved official ear tag. These include metal NUES tags, visual 840 tags, and 840 RFID tags.
  8. Shipping Fever Vaccination - All cattle must be vaccinated for shipping fever a minimum of 14 days and a maximum of 6 months prior to arrival with a product which includes IBR, BVD, PI3 and BRSV.
  9. Horns - All cattle over one month of age with the exception of working steers must be dehorned. Dehorning sites must be healed (no open or draining wounds are permitted). - Horn stubs/scurs must be less than 1”.

Show Participation Expectations

  1. 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.
  2. In group classes, all animals must be held by 4-H members.
  3. All 4-H dairy members are to be in the 4-H barn or at ringside during the 4-H show.
  4. The 4-H dairy project is a 4-H member activity. Members ONLY should care and prepare the animal for the show.
  5. 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 afarm name or breed or any other clothing considered inappropriate by superintendents. No short skirts or short shorts.
  6. 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.
  7. There will be mandatory exhibitors meeting on Monday evening, at 3:30 p.m. in the 4-H Dairy show arena.
  8. Club awards will be presented on Saturday at lunch break, at the Dairy Ring. All members and clubs should be represented.
  9. Barn lights will be turned out 11:00 p.m. – 4:00 a.m. (only milkers allowed). Doorways will be chained to contain loose animals at night & water turned off.

4-H DAIRY CLASSES

CONFORMATION CLASSES (Tuesday) $2.00/class

  1. Spring Calf — born between March 1 , 2022, and April 30 , 2022

  2. Winter Calf — born between December 1, 2021 and February 28, 2022.

  3. Fall Calf — born between September 1, 2021 and November 30, 2021.

  4. Summer Yearling Heifer— born between June 1, 2021 and August 31, 2021.

  5. Spring Yearling Heifer — born between March 1, 2021 and May 31, 2021.

  6. Winter Yearling Heifer — born between December 1, 2020 and February 29, 2021.

  7. Fall Yearling Heifer— born between September 1, 2020 and November 30, 2020.

  8. Two Year Old Cow — milking — born between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020.

  9. Three Year Old Cow — born between September 1, 2018 and August 31, 2019.

  10. Four Year Old and Over — born before September 1, 2018.

  11. Best animal bred by exhibitor — Reginald Morse Award. Proof required by either registration paper or past approval forms listing ownership.

  12. Dam and Daughter — One cow & her daughter. May be from 2 members.

  13. Produce of Dam — Two offspring of one cow. May be from 2 members.

  14. Members Herd Exhibited by 1 member — Arthur Williams Award — 3 animals, any age, same breed, any breeds.

  15. Club Herd — 5 animals — of which at least two must be from classes 1-7. Opento all clubs.

SHOWMANSHIP & FITTING CLASSES (Thursday)

$2.00/class

  • Novice Class Division A: Member 8 years of age (as of January 1, 2022) who has never shown before.

  • Novice Class Division B: Member 9-12 years of age (as of January 1, 2022) and under who have not shown an animal before. NOTE: Superintendents reserve the right to divide classes according to size.

  • Junior Division : 11 years of age and under as of January 1, 2022 Junior Champion Showman-All First Place showmen compete from Junior Division Showmanship classes.

  • Intermediate Division: 12 to 14 years of age as of Jan 1, 2022.

  • Intermediate Champion Showman & All First Place Winners from Intermediate classes.

  • Senior Division: Age 15 to 18 years as of January 1, 2022.

  • 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}.

  • Novice Seniors: 12 years and older, never shown before.

Awards

Awards will be given away on Saturday (during lunchbreak of open show in Animal Show Arena).

SHOWMANSHIP

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 Blue Spruce Farm in memory of Mary Rose and 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 Seth & Stephanie Pope, 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

MUNGER AWARD

The Shoreham Early Birds donated this award for the Best Spring Calf in conformation.

PLOUFFE AWARD

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 and family donated this award to the Best Summer Yearling shown.

BRISSON’S DAONA FARM AWARD

The Family of Harris and Lauretta Brisson 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

Audet’s Blue Spruce Farm donated this award for the Best Fall Yearling shown.

ARBUTUSLAND FARM AWARD

Donated by Martha Seifert for Best Two Year Old of Show.

NORRIS AWARD

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.

CARGILL AWARD

Cargill Award is awarded to all of the Senior Champions.

POULIN FEEDS AWARD

This award is donated each year to the Grand 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.

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.

ALICE QUESNEL MEMORIAL AWARD

Sponsored by Victor Quesnel family for the Best Dam & Daughter of the Show.

SEVERY FAMILY AWARD

Sponsored for Best Produce of Dam of Show.

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.

4H 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:

A. General Appearance of Club Area.

B. Cleanliness of Stalls and Storage Area.

C. Animals.

D. 4-Hers/Exhibitors/Sportsmanship.

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 MEMORIAL HERDSMANSHIP AWARD

A 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. Sponsored by Elaine & Brian Desforges.

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 4 p.m. to the 4-H Dairy Superintendent. This will be awarded on Saturday.