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Dairy Cattle

February 12, 2020

4-H DAIRY CATTLE
ALL 4-H GENERAL LIVESTOCK/ANIMAL RULES SHALL APPLY!
ANIMAL OWNERSHIP FORM IS DUE ONLINE BY MAY 15.

Show: Saturday, July 4, 2020, 8:00 a.m. - 4-H Show

                                             9:00 a.m. - Open Show
Check-In: Entry paperwork must be completed on July 3, 2020 6:00 p.m. - 9:00

Animals must be stalled by 8:00 a.m. on Saturday July 4, 2020. 

PREMIUMS: $6, $5, $4, $3, $2; Participation $1 SHOWMANSHIP PREMIUMS: $2, $1, $1

4-H DAIRY CATTLE ENTRY RULES:
1. Co-enrollment of animals among siblings is allowed. Registration papers may be attached to insure accuracy.
2. 4-H ONLINE -- All dairy animals must be owned or leased by and in possession of the 4-H member by May 15. All non-registered Dairy Animals to be shown at the Shelby County Fair must have a permanent identification on or before May 15 by Extension Office Staff and Superintendents. For any member who leases dairy cattle, lease agreements must be attached to the ownership form. This pertains to ALL 4-H Dairy Exhibitors for County and State Fair. All 4-H Dairy Cattle Exhibitors must complete and submit State Dairy Ownership Forms online by May 15.
3. SHELBY COUNTY FAIR ENTRY -- All County 4-H Exhibitors must enter your Dairy Cattle in their classes in the Fair Entry online program by May 31. There will be NO entries accepted after May 31. All county 4-H Exhibitors must also complete a Shelby County Pen Reservation Form, and return to the Shelby County Extension Office. Forms are due by May 15. There will be NO entries accepted after May 15th.
4. Entry blanks are available at the Shelby County Extension Office.
5. STATE FAIR ENTRIES – Pre-entry is required by June 1 on the State Fair entry website
6. Open Class Dairy Cattle section numbers and an entry form are in the back of this Livestock section.

4-H DAIRY CATTLE HEALTH/SAFETY REGULATIONS:
Refer to 4-H General Livestock/animal rules

4-H DAIRY CATTLE CLASS INFORMATION
1. Dairy Cattle Members may enroll and show no more than twelve (12) head, but cannot enter more than two animals in any one class.
2. All registered Dairy animals must have registration papers available for inspection upon request from the 4-H Superintendent.
3. There will be a 4-H Class offered for all recognized breeds of Dairy Cattle.

ORDER OF SHOW:
Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey and Milking Shorthorn. Grades and Purebred will
show together.

4-H DAIRY CATTLE FEMALE SECTIONS:
Sec #
1. Spring Heifer Calf, March 1, 2020 or later (at least 4 months old)
2. Winter Heifer Calf, December 1, 2019 - February 28, 2020 
3. Fall Heifer Calf, September 1 - November 30, 2019 
4. Summer Yearling Heifer, June 1 - August 31, 2019
5. Spring Yearling Heifer, March 1 - May 31, 2019 
6. Winter Yearling Heifer, December 1, 2018- February 28, 2019 
7. Fall Yearling Heifer, September 1 - November 30, 2018 (If an animal is in milk, they must show as a two (2) year old.)
8. Junior and Reserve Junior Champion (Sections 1, 2, 3. 4. 5. 6. and 7)
9. Cow, two (2) years and under three (3), September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018 
10. Cow, three (3) years and under four (4), September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017 
11. Cow, four (4) years and under five (5), September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016 
12. Cow, five (5) years and over, prior to August 31, 2015 
13. Senior and Reserve Senior Champion (Sections 9, 10, 11 and 12)
14. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion (Sections 8 and 13)
15. Supreme Champion Female
16. Best Bred and Owned in Shelby County (This will be a lead out class open to any 4-H heifer or cow bred in Shelby County. Each 4-Her will be allowed to show one animal in the class. Registration papers must be brought to the ring with the 4-Her to verify breeder.)

4-H DAIRY CATTLE STEER SECTIONS:
All 4-H Dairy Steers are entered and judged as 4-H Beef Cattle. 4-H members should enroll in Beef project. Refer to 4-H BEEF rules.

4-H SHOWMANSHIP RULES:
See SHOWMANSHIP Section of this Handbook for rules.

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