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Tuesday, July 13. 2021 – 11:00 a.m.

Committee: Chairman: Jerry Ellis, Vice Chairman: Jeff Crandall, Secretary: Judy Ellis, Committee: Annette Bonisa, Majorie Harter, Margaret Cunningham

1) Non-milking Dairy cattle must be delivered to Memorial Park on Monday, July 12, between 9-10 am. Dairy cows in milk must be brought to Memorial Park on Tuesday, July 13 from 9 - 10 am and taken home after the dairy show. Dairy Beef & Feeder Calf fair weigh-in will be at 9-10 am that Monday, July 12th.
2) All animals must be registered showing ownership by 4-H member on May 15. ALL dairy animals must have an RFID tag before May 15.
3) A lease agreement is acceptable to allow 4-H member to show another person’s animal so long as all identification and records for the animal meet the standards of the breed association. The lease papers must be filed in the County Extension Office by 5 pm on May 15.
4) Showmanship rules: A junior may win showman only once. However, he or she may compete in the senior showmanship in future years. A senior member may compete and win grand champion showmanship as many times as he or she is selected by the judge.
5) The senior champion dairy heifer showman will be expected to represent dairy members in the Round Robin Showman category.
6) COUNTY PROJECT ONLY - Grade heifers will be allowed to show in a grade class only, but can show for the grade class champion.
7) A Henry County Livestock Record MUST be completed and turned in with green folder.
8) If the Senior Dairy Showman is not going to represent the Dairy in Round Robin, he/she must let the Dairy Superintendent/committee know 1 hour after the Dairy Showmanship Class.

County Rules Only:
A 4-H’er must show or exhibit during the fair a dairy heifer less than 24 months of age and not in milk, before a member may exhibit a milking dairy cow.

1) All dairy members with steers or heifers must comply with the county and State Fair dress code. Members should wear all white, no farm names, no belly shirts, shirts must be tucked in to jeans, no halter tops or spaghetti strap tops, no bra straps showing. They must wear white pants that fit with no underclothes

showing. Boys must wear belts. When members show a Dairy steer, they may wear dark pants with white shirts.
2) Note: First year members are encouraged to show a heifer not in milk. Second year members are encouraged to show a cow no more than 2 years old. Third year members are encouraged to show a 3 year old cow and older.

Mini 4-H
Dairy Junior Heifers
Dairy Senior Heifers
Dairy Heifer Showmanship
Dairy Feeder Calves
Dairy Steers
Dairy Steer Showmanship
No changes to be made in show order without a dairy committee officer in attendance.

• 5 yr. old & over (Holstein, Ayrshire & Jersey ONLY) - born prior to Aug. 31, 2016
• 4 yr. old & over - Brown Swiss, Guernsey and Milking Shorthorn - born prior to Aug. 31, 2017
• 4 year old Ayrshire, Holstein and Jersey born 9/1/15 - 8/31/17
• 3 yr. old Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, and Milking Shorthorn-born 9/1/17-8/31/18
• Senior 3 year old Holstein, Guernsey and Jersey born 9/1/17- 2/29/18
• Junior 3 year old Holstein, Guernsey and Jersey born 3/1/18 - 8/31/18
• 2 yr. old cow-born 9/1/18 - 2/28/19
• Junior 2 yr. old cow- born 3/1/18-8/31/19
• Fall Yearling, born 9/1/17- 11/30/18
• Winter Yearling, born 12/1/19 – 2/28/20
• Spring Yearling, born 3/1/20—5/31/21
• Summer Yearling born 6/1/20-8/31/20
• Fall Calf, born 9/1/18-11/30/20
• Winter Calf, born 12/1/020 – 2/28/21
• Spring Calf, born 3/1/21 or later (at least 4 months old)

Breeds - Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Grade or Milking Shorthorn

1. Dairy heifers cannot be sold in the auction


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1) Dairy Feeder Calves must be steers, no heifers, they have a show of their own.
2) Dairy Feeder calves will be brought to the fairgrounds on Sunday along with the Dairy steers and heifers to
be shown at the Dairy Show.
3) Calves must be born between January 1 and March 31 of the current year.
4) 4-H members may enroll 6 dairy feeder steers and exhibit only 3 of those enrolled.
5) The Dairy Feeder calves will be weighed and ear tagged and RFID tagged on May 8 at 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. at
the fairgrounds.
6) Any calf enrolled in the dairy feeder calf project must be a 100% dairy animal of one of the six recognize dairy
breeds—Holstein, Guernsey, Jersey, Ayrshire, or Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorn
7) All calves must be in the possession of the 4-H member by weigh-in date of the current year.
8) All general livestock health rules apply. No ruptured calves may be exhibited.
9) We recommend that all calves be vaccinated to prevent respiratory disease complex, the last vaccination
to be given at least 2 weeks before the fair.
10) All calves must weigh between 300 lbs.—700 lbs. at fair time.
11) Classes for show and exhibit rules will be completed after final weigh-in is completed at fair time.
12) All exhibitors are to turn in completed record sheets.
13) Awards will be given to the Grand Champion Feeder Calf and the Reserve Grand Champion Feeder Calf with
appropriate placings and class ribbons being given to each class.
14) The Dairy Feeder Calf Project will be judged as a Market animal for the feedlot and is not to be as a veal calf
15) All calves are eligible to be held over for the following year’s Dairy Beef Steer project. Calves will be weighed
at weigh-in in May and be eligible from May weigh-in to fair weigh-in.
16) Dairy feeder calves may not be groomed for showmanship or conformation classes, however, mineral oil
and other grooming oils are permitted. Clipping of 4-H dairy feeder steers is optional, as is the use of show
17) Dairy Feeder calves being brought in to be weighed on May 8, 2021 must be dehorned and castrated or
banned. They do not have to be healed up to weigh-in, but MUST be healed up by show day.
18) Show sticks may or may not be used during showing.

1. Dairy Feeder calves are not eligible to sell in the Auction.


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Steer Class Rules
1) A steer enrolled in the dairy beef project must be a 100% dairy animal of one of the six recognized dairy breeds—Holstein, Guernsey, Jersey, Ayrshire, or Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorn. A steer must exhibit dairy breed characteristics, of the dairy breeds, in their head, neck, body and muscle structure. A steer must not exhibit any signs of cross breeding within the 6 dairy breeds or beef breeds. Dairy steers and Dairy Feeder Steers sifted by screening committee will be eligible to show in a class by themselves, but not eligible to show for champion. At the County Identification Day, the Dairy Committee will determine if animals are 100% Dairy. Dairy steers not judged to be 100% Dairy will be shifted to Crossbred Beef Steer classes at fair time.
2) Each member may enroll a maximum of 6 steers but may show only 3.
3) All Dairy steers must be RFID tagged and ear tagged at the county steer identification day in March. Ownership of the dairy steer by the 4-H’er must take place by weigh-in, either totally or in a recognized agreement stating partnership of ownership.
4) All steers to be eligible must be calved in the previous year. A suggested weight minimum is 400 lbs. after final enrollment is turned in.
5) Show weight should be a minimum of 750 lbs.
6) Animals will be judged by acceptable slaughter standards. Dairy steers will be judged on a meat basis.
7) Classes for show and exhibit rules will be completed after final weigh-in is completed at fair time.
8) All Dairy Beef Steers must have a neck tie strap on during the Fair exhibit for security reasons.
9) Big Dairy Steers being brought to be weighed in March must be dehorned and castrated before they are weighed, ear tagged and RFID tagged.
10) If a dairy beef steer weighs over 1650 pounds it can receive up to a blue ribbon but cannot come back for the championship contest.
11) All dairy beef steers that are coming in to be weighed in March must have on a rope halter and the handler needs to be able to lead and control the animal or they will not be weighed or tagged.
12) The Champion Dairy Beef Showmanship winner will go on to compete in the Round Robin Contest.


1) If an auction animal is lighter than the packer’s required weight, the animal can still go through the auction. The 4-H member will take the animal home after the auction and only receive the premium money.

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