OPEN DAIRY CATTLE SHOW

SUPERINTENDENTS: Stephanie Pope, 481 Windy Valley Road, Bridport, VT 05734, 236-5695; Sue James

ENTRY CLERK: Stephanie Pope (See above)

JUDGE: To be announced with entries

HOLSTEINS, AYRSHIRES & MILKING SHORTHORNS

Wednesday, 9:00 am.

JERSEYS, BROWN SWISS & GUERNSEYS

Saturday, 9:00 am.

Rules

  1. Exhibitors shall be familiar with - and comply with - both these rules and with the general Field Days rules (copies available from the ofce or any member of the Board of Directors).
  2. An entry fee of $3.50 per animal shall accompany the entry form. Make checks payable to Addison County Fair & Field Days. All 4-H and FFA exhibitors are encouraged to enter the Open Dairy Cattle Shows, but must submit entry ahead of time.
  3. Entries must be received by Stephanie Pope not later than July 18th. There will be no entry fee for group classes. BECAUSE SUBSTITUTIONS ARE PERMITTED, NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. In the event you do not receive an entry form in time to meet the deadline, make out an entry form as best you can and mail it, with your entry fee, to the Entry Clerk. Based on the birth date of the animal, your entry will be assigned to the proper class. BE SURE TO INDICATE THE BREED. If a dry cow, so indicate. If eligible for a production award, be sure to include all necessary information.
  4. ALL BREEDS: All animals over six (6) months of age must be dehorned.
  5. There must be a person in charge and present on the grounds for each cattle display.
  6. HOLSTEIN, AYRSHIRES AND MILKING SHORTHORNS MUST BE ON THE GROUNDS NO LATER THAN 10 P.M. ON MONDAY AND WILL BE EXCUSED AFTER THE SHOW ON WEDNESDAY. THE HOLSTEIN, AYRSHIRES AND MILKING SHORTHORNS GRAND CHAMPIONS WILL BE THE ONLY ANIMALS ALLOWED TO STAY ALL WEEK. All other HOLSTEINS, AYRSHIRES and MILKING SHORTHORNS need to be of the grounds and cow beds cleaned by 8:00 P.M. so the barn can be bedded between groups. BROWN SWISS, GUERNSEY AND JERSEY BREEDS MAY START ARRIVING AFTER 8 P.M. WEDNESDAY AND MUST BE ON THE GROUNDS BY THURSDAY 10:00 A.M. AND MUST REMAIN ON THE GROUNDS UNTIL 9:00 P.M. ON SATURDAY. FFA AND 4-H ANIMALS MUST BE HOUSED IN YOUTH BUILDING.
  7. Movement of exhibits and/or vehicles between arrival and departure times shall be in accordance with the instructions and approval of the Dairy Superintendent ONLY.
  8. Milking parlor facilities will be available. There will be no payment for milk produced.
  9. Two exhibitors meetings will be held at 7:00 p.m.-one on Tuesday and one on Saturday. Both will be held in the OPEN DAIRY BARN. It is desirable for each exhibitor to have one representative there.
  10. P.D.C.A. rules apply to the conduct of the show (copies available upon request).
  11. All who are willing to abide by these rules are welcome to participate.
  12. PLEASE review rule #6 so the show, arrival and departure times are frmly in mind.
  13. Holstein, Brown Swiss and Guernsey Grand Champions must remain on the grounds until Saturday night or they will not be eligible for Supreme.
  14. There will be NO kick or curb boards allowed to reduce the amount of bedding used. Dress Code: White Pants or white shirt must be worn in show ring, with appropriate footwear.

RIBBONS

Ribbons will be awarded for 6 places. There will also be ribbons for Junior Champions, Senior Champions, Grand and Reserve Champions.

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS

  1. State Health Regulations in efect at the time of entry shall apply, if they happen to confict with any of these requirements. An update will be sent with entry forms.
  2. A health certifcate prepared by a veterinarian shall be required for all animals BEFORE stabling is permitted. Such certifcate shall be available for inspection at any time during the show. Health papers will be checked before unloading. One certifcate will be sufcient for all shows: Open, 4-H, FFA, etc.
  3. Vaccination for shipping fever is required.
  4. All livestock require Rabies vaccinations a minimum of thirty (30) days before Field Days begins, with a veterinarian’s certifcate to verify the vaccination.
  5. Animals showing any sign, symptom, suspicion or evidence of any infectious disease, sickness or disorder (including, but not limited to, mange, warts, pinkeye, ringworm, scabies) shall be barred from the grounds upon arrival and/or at any time during the show when such is detected.
  6. Animals over six (6) mos. of age must be dehorned.

PASS POLICY

Youth and Adult Exhibitors who participate every day (includes FFA & 4-H Dairy, FFA & 4-H Beef, Open Beef, Open Sheep Shows) may purchase season passes for $15.00 each as follows:

  • 1-5 animals on exhibit: limit 2 passes
  • 6-10 animals on exhibit: limit 3 passes
  • 11 or more animalson exhibit: limit 4 passes

Passes will be mailed to exhibitors. Season passes may be exchanged for 5 one day passes by request only.

BEDDING

Field Days will provide the base bedding pack. Exhibitors may bring their own additional bedding or will be able to buy shavings at the fair.

CLASSES

Limit of one group per exhibitor in each group classes.

  1. Spring Heifer Calf born March-May 1- 2021
  2. Winter Calf born December-February 2022
  3. Fall Heifer Calf born September-November 2021
  4. Summer Yearling Heifer born June-August 2021
  5. Spring Yearling Heifer born March-May 2021
  6. Winter Yearling born December 2020-February 2021
  7. Fall Yearling born September-November 2021
  8. Junior Champion
  9. Reserve Junior Champion
  10. Junior Best Three
  11. Junior Two-Year-Old Cow (must have freshened), born March-August 2020
  12. Senior Two-Year-Old Cow (must have freshened), born September 2019-February 2020
  13. Junior Three-Year-Old Cow, born March-August 2019
  14. Senior Three-Year-Old, born September-February 2019
  15. Four-Year-Old Cow, born September 2017-August 2018
  16. Five-Year-Old Cow, born September 2016-August 2017
  17. Aged Cow born before September 2016
  18. 100,000 Lifetime Merit Production Cow
  19. Produce of Dam
  20. Dam & Daughter
  21. Senior Best Female
  22. Grand Champion
  23. Reserve Grand Champion

Premiums

  • Classes 1-7: $16, $14, $12, $10, $8, $6
  • Classes 8-16: $35, $30, $25, $20, $15, $10
  • Class 17: $40, $35, $25, $20
  • Classes 18: Rosette
  • Classes 19-21: $20, $15, $10, $5

Fitzsimmons Award

The Robert Fitzsimmons Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the highest protein-producing animal in the show. The record is not to exceed 305 days and will be computed on a mature equivalent basis. Record must be verifed by ofcial records from either DHIA or breed testing program. Such record must be available for inspection upon arrival and throughout the duration of the show. A plaque will also be awarded for permanent possession by the winning exhibitor. Any updates must be given to superintendent before Wednesday night.

Herdsmanship Award

Herdsmanship awards will be given in recognition of the best maintained and managed exhibit, one award for Holstein/Brown Swiss/Guernsey and one award for Ayrshire/Jersey/ Milking Shorthorn divisions. Cooperation with Field Days management, along with consideration for optimum public relations with the fairgoing public, are inherent elements for winning a Herdsmanship award.