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4-H Dairy Female


dairy female

 Revised online 2.5.2021

Barn Superintendent & Project Leader: Andy DeVries Assistant:  Brittnay DeVries


  • Show order for 2021 :  Ayrshire, Crossbred, Holstein, Brown Swiss, Milking Shorthorn, Jersey, and Guernsey
  • See chart on page 14 of this Insight Book for the 2021 4-H Animal ID  Requirements for  County ONLY & State Fair, along with deadlines for 4-H Online Enrollment. 


  • All Check-in and Judging times & dates may be found on the charts on Page 3 of this Insight Book.


Dairy Female Project Rules:

  1. All animal class entries must be entered into by July 8.
  2. All Current Record sheets/manuals are due to your club leader by July 8.
  3. All dairy animals must be owned by regularly enrolled 4-H members of Jasper County. Partnership of parent and club member is acceptable. EXCEPTIONS: Dairy Heifers (under 2 years old by time of show) may be leased subject to the approval of both the  4-H Council and the 4-H Youth Development Educator. 
  4. ALL LEASED Dairy Heifers must submit a copy of completed LEASE FORM to the Extension Office no later than May 15. Only Heifers under 2 years of age at time of show may be leased.  (State Fair Requires Original copy of lease form at check-in.)
  5. In order to exhibit all livestock species at the Jasper County Fair, the animal(s) must be registered on the 4Honline website by required deadline (Dairy Female is May 15).  
  6. Purebreds and grades will show together by breeds. For county fair only, crossbreds of 100% dairy breeds are allowed.  
  7. No registration papers will be required at the county fair, but will be for State Fair Exhibits.
  8. Registration numbers will be needed to complete the 4HOnline Animal Identification.  
  9. A club member may show only one animal in a class.  
  10. See 4-H Completion Rules for information on manual completion requirements.  
  11. Posters must follow 4-H Poster, Notebook & Display Board Rules.  It is REQUIRED that all posters, notebooks, and display boards include a reference list indicating where  information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the      4-H member’s exhibit.  This reference list should/might include website links, people and/professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc.  It is recommended this reference list be attached to the back of a poster or display board, be the last page of a notebook, or included as a part of the display visible to the public.  A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.


REFERENCE MANUAL: Dairy Resource Handbook Ohio State University (4-H 127R). Each grade will have its own record sheet. Each family will have a shared Reference Manual to keep throughout their 4-H Dairy competition years.


Dairy Female Classes & Awards

Heifer Calves

  • Spring heifer calf — born March 1, 2021 to May 15, 2021
  • Winter heifer calf — born December 1, 2020 to February 28, 2021
  • Fall heifer calf — born September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020

Yearling Heifers

  • Summer yearling heifer — born June 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020
  • Spring yearling heifer — born March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020
  • Winter yearling heifer — born December 1, 2019 to February 28, 2020
  • Fall yearling heifer — born September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019

 Overall Junior Champion & Reserve Junior Champion

  • Yearling heifer in milk — born September 1, 2019 or later

2-years old or more Cows

  • Junior 2-year-old cow — born March 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
  • Senior 2-year-old cow — born September 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019
  • Junior 3-year-old cow - born March 1, 2018 to August 31, 2018
  • Senior 3-year-old cow - born September 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018
  • 4-year-old cow - born September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017
  • 5-year-old cow — born September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016
  • Aged cow six years and older, born prior to September 1, 2013
  • Aged cow (dry) - born prior to September 1, 2016

Overall Senior Champion & Reserve Senior Champion Overall


Breed Champions Grand Champion Overall Dairy Female Reserve Grand Champion Overall Dairy Female


  • Senior Showmanship
  • Intermediate Showmanship
  • Junior Showmanship 
  • Beginner Showmanship 
  • Champion of Champions Dairy Showman


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