Superintendents: Glen Grooters
Judge: Harold Stamer, Granville
1. Members may have an unlimited number of project animals in their Dairy Record Book. However, a total of SIX head in 4-H or FFA may be entered at the fair. A member may not have more than one purchased heifer or cow per age group with a maximum of two per breed. Exhibitor may have as many daughters of former projects as are eligible.
2. Any animal is considered to be purchased the first year she is a project except daughters of present or former 4-H/FFA project animals. Any animal given to a member by family or anyone else is considered to be purchased. If an animal is dropped as a project for any reason, that animal and her calves that are not already projects, will be treated as newly purchased project animals.
3. Registered Animals: All registered animals must have registration papers. Purebred animals with pending registrations must follow rules for grade animals. All registration papers need to be made available upon request at the O'Brien County Fair.
4. Grade Animals: A tattoo is required of any grade animal of the colored breeds. An animal sketch is required of ALL HOLSTEINS. These tattoo numbers or animal sketches are required on with the livestock identification papers, which are due in extension office May 16, 2005.
5. If proper identification is not available, the animal in question may not be allowed to show.
6. Show attendants will check in the animals by 11:00 a.m. Monday, with the exception of lactating cows. All required papers are needed at this
time. This party will also check general health of animals and will report any general health violations.
7. Lactating cows need to be in placed 4:00 p.m. on Monday and must be checked in by 5:00 p.m. to show attendants. All lactating Dairy animals may be released following the Dairy Show on Monday. Breed Champions are NOT required to stay.
8. Suggested clothing for dairy exhibitors should include white shirt, white pants, and hard-soled shoes.
9. Showmanship: All dairy exhibitors are expected to enter showmanship in their respective class.
* Jr. (4-6th grade as of Sept. 15, 2004)
* Int. (7-9th grade as of Sept. 15, 2004)
* Sr. (10-12th grade as of Sept. 15, 2004)
Top showman will be selected from the three class winners.
10. To be eligible to exhibit in the Daughter-Dam class the following requirements must be met:
* Dam must be a 4-H project and exhibited at the fair.
* Daughter may be any age but must be at least 3 months old.
11. To be eligible to exhibit in the Produce of Dam class the following requirements must be met:
* Two animals from the same Dam.
* Dam must be a former or current 4-H/FFA project.
12. To be eligible to show in the Dairy Herd class:
* Enter and show three females. At least one of the three must be a cow. At least one must qualify as "bred by exhibitor," and all three must be of the same breed. All three animals must have qualified for individual classes to be a part of the herd.
13. Premiums: Blue $15.00; Red $12.00; White $9.00. An animal must receive a blue ribbon to be eligible for breed champion. Premium donations awarded from the following businesses: Sheldon Veterinary Clinic; Dairy Health Services, Sanborn; Sioux Accelerated Genetics, Brookings, SD.: Select Sires.
14. Production Recognition a special rosette will be awarded to each cow meeting the following requirements:
305 2x ME
Milk or Fat
Aryshire 13,000 500
Brown Swiss 16,200 600
Guernsey 13,000 575
Holstein 18,500 700
Jersey 12,000 575
Milking Shorthorn 11,000 475
a. Rosettes will be awarded to all animals that meet the above requirements based on 305-day 2x ME records completed between July 1, 2004 to July 1, 2005.
b. All records must be official DHIA or DHIR.
c. To be eligible for this recognition, the animal must be a 4-H project or the daughter of a previous or current 4-H project.
d. The herd owner must furnish the Extension Office with the production information (either DHIA 200 or DHIA 203) at the time entries are due (July 1, 2005).
e. Animals will be awarded their rosettes in their respective classes.
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Jr. Heifer Calf (Mar 1, 05 - May 15, 05) Int. Heifer Calf (Dec 1, 04 - Feb 29, 05) 8106 - Ayrshire 8112 - Ayrshire 8107 - Brown Swiss 8113 - Brown Swiss 8108 - Guernsey 8114 - Guernsey 8109 - Holstein 8115 - Holstein 8110 - Jersey 8116 - Jersey 8111 - Milking Shorthorn 8117 - Milking Shorthorn Sr. Heifer Calf (Sept 1,04 - Nov 30, 04) Summer Yearling (June 1,04 - Aug 31, 04) 8118 - Ayrshire 8124 - Ayrshire 8119 - Brown Swiss 8125 - Brown Swiss 8120 - Guernsey 8126 - Guernsey 8121 - Holstein 8127 - Holstein 8122 - Jersey 8128 - Jersey 8123 - Milking Shorthorn 8129 - Milking Shorthorn Jr. Yearling - (Mar 1, 04 - May 31, 04) Winter Yearling (Dec 1, '03 - Feb 21, 04) 8130 - Ayrshire 8136 - Ayrshire 8131 - Brown Swiss 8137 - Brown Swiss 8132 - Guernsey 8138 - Guernsey 8133 - Holstein 8139 - Holstein 8134 - Jersey 8140 - Jersey 8135 - Milking Shorthorn 8141 - Milking Shorthorn Sr. Yearling - (Sept 1,03 - Nov. 30,04) 2 yr Old Cow (Sept 1, 02 - Aug. 31, 03) 8142 - Ayrshire 8148 - Ayrshire 8143 - Brown Swiss 8149 - Brown Swiss 8144 - Guernsey 8150 - Guernsey 8145 - Holstein 8151 - Holstein 8146 - Jersey 8152 - Jersey 8147 - Milking Shorthorn 8153 - Milking Shorthorn 3 & 4 Yr Old Cow (Sept 1, 00 - Aug 31, 02) Mature Cow - born before Sept 1, '00 8154 - Ayrshire 8160 - Ayrshire 8155 - Brown Swiss 8161 - Brown Swiss 8156 - Guernsey 8162 - Guernsey 8157 - Holstein 8163 - Holstein 8158 - Jersey 8164 - Jersey 8159 - Milking Shorthorn 8165 - Milking Shorthorn Daughter-Dam Produce of Dam 8166 - Ayrshire 8172 - Ayrshire 8167 - Brown Swiss 8173 - Brown Swiss 8168 - Guernsey 8174 - Guernsey 8169 - Holstein 8175 - Holstein 8170 - Jersey 8176 - Jersey 8171 - Milking Shorthorn 8177 - Milking Shorthorn Dairy Herd Showmanship 8178 - Ayrshire 8184 - Jr. Showmanship 8179 - Brown Swiss 8185 - Int. Showmanship 8180 - Guernsey 8186 - Sr. Showmanship 8181 - Holstein 8182 - Jersey 8183 - Milking Shorthorn
Special Dairy Awards
AMPI will award the Senior Dairy Showmanship plaque.
Melvin Savings Bank will award the Junior and Intermediate Showmanship plaques.
Farm Credit Services, Sheldon will award trophies to other breed champions.
O'Brien County Fair Board will award rosettes for qualifying production records.
IA Holstein Association will sponsor the Champion Holstein trophy.
The Robert Gable family will present a traveling trophy to the Overall Champion Dairy Showman. This trophy must be won three years before the winner may retain permanent possession.
1. Entries are open to goats regularly enrolled and identified as 4-H projects. All animals must be tattooed or ear-tagged and identified on the 4-H Livestock Identification form by May 16, 2005.
2. Each 4-H'er can show 2 animals per class, but no more than 6 animals in the entire show.
3. Does 24 months of age or over which have never freshened shall NOT be shown.
4. All breeds show together.
5. Premiums - Blue $6.00; Red $5.00; White $4.00.
DAIRY GOAT CLASSES
8187 Under 4 months
8188 4 months and under 8 months
8189 8 months and under 12 months
8191 12 months and under 24 months
8192 2 years and under 3 years
8193 3 years and over
8194 Senior Dairy Goat Showmanship
8195 Junior Dairy Goat Showmanship