OPEN DAIRY CATTLE SHOWS
SUPERINTENDENTS: Stephanie Pope, 88 North Wind Lane, Shoreham, VT 05770, 236-5695; Sue James
ENTRY CLERK: Stephanie Pope (See above)
JUDGE: To be announced with entries
HOLSTEINS, BROWN SWISS & GUERNSEYS
Wednesday, August 10, 2016 — 9:00 a.m.
AYRSHIRES, JERSEYS & MILKING SHORTHORNS
Saturday, August 13, 2016 — 9:00 a.m.
1. Exhibitors shall be familiar with - and comply with - both these rules and with the general Field Days rules (copies available from the office 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 19th. 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, BROWN SWISS AND GUERNSEY BREEDS MUST BE ON THE GROUNDS NO LATER THAN 10 PM ON MONDAY AND WILL BE EXCUSED AFTER THE SHOW ON WEDNESDAY. THE HOLSTEIN, BROWN SWISS AND GUERNSEY GRAND CHAMPIONS WILL BE THE ONLY ANIMALS ALLOWED TO STAY ALL WEEK. All other Holsteins, Brown Swiss and Guernseys need to be off the grounds and cow beds cleaned by 8:00 p.m. so the barn can be bedded between groups. AYRSHIRE, MILKING SHORTHORNS AND JERSEY BREEDS MAY START ARRIVING AFTER 8 PM 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 7:00p.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 firmly 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 will be awarded for 6 places. There will also be ribbons for Junior Champions, Senior Champions, Grand and Reserve Champions.
1. State Health Regulations in effect at the time of entry shall apply, if they happen to conflict with any of these requirements. An update will be sent with entry forms.
2. A health certificate prepared by a veterinarian shall be required for all animals BEFORE stabling is permitted. Such certificate shall be available for inspection at any time during the show. Health papers will be checked before unloading. One certificate will be sufficient 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 certificate 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.
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 animals on exhibit: limit 4 passes
Passes will be mailed to exhibitors. Season passes may be exchanged for 5 one day passes by request only.
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
. OPEN DAIRY CATTLE SHOW
1. Spring Heifer Calf born Feb 28, 2016-May 15, 2016
2. Winter Heifer Calf born Dec. 1, 2015-Feb. 28, 2016
3. Fall Heifer Calf born Sept. 1, 2015-Nov. 30, 2015
4. Summer Yearling Heifer born June 1, 2015-Aug. 1, 2015
5. Spring Yearling Heifer born Mar. 1, 2015-May 31, 2015
6. Winter Yearling born Dec. 1, 2014-Feb. 28, 2015
7. Fall Yearling born Sept. 1, 2014-Nov. 30, 2014
8. Junior Champion
9. Reserve Junior Champion
10. Junior Best Three
11. Junior Two-Year-Old Cow (must have freshened), born Mar. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2014
12. Senior Two-Year-Old Cow (must have freshened), born Sept. 1, 2012-Feb. 29, 2014
13. Junior Three-Year-Old Cow, born Mar. 1, 2013-Aug. 31, 2013
14. Senior Three-Year-Old, born Sept. 1, 2012-Feb. 28, 2013
15. Four-Year-Old Cow, born Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2012
16. Five-Year-Old Cow, born Sept. 1, 2010-Aug. 31, 2011
17. Six-Year-Old and Older Cow born before Sept. 1, 2010
18. Three & Four Year Old Dry Cow born Sept. 1, 2011-Aug. 31, 2013
19. *Five-Year-Old & Older Dry Cow born before Sept. 1, 2011
20. Senior Champion Female
21. Reserve Senior Champion Female
22. Grand Champion Female
23. Reserve Grand Champion Female
24. Best Three Females
25. Produce of Dam
Limit of one group per exhibitor in each group classes.
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
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 verified by official 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 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.
Addison County Dairyman of the Year • Lucien D. Paquette Award
Awarded to the Addison County dairy farmer who has exhibited excellence in the area of herd production/management, feeding program, crop program and soil conservation, marketing, farm family leadership, and farm appearance. The award is sponsored by the Addison County Extension Service Advisory Board and the Vermont Dairyman of the Year selection committee.