4-H DAIRY CATTLE SHOW

Sunday, 9:00 AM – Hood Arena

Insurance Requirements for Exhibiting

At the discretion of the Superintendent, classes may be combined.

Entries must be received by August 6th; no late entries will be accepted.

The Superintendent will refuse to coop, pen or have judged any ailing, unthrifty or inferior specimen.

Registered purebred dairy animals only.

If animals are bred by exhibitor be sure to enter in the bred by exhibitor class. If the animals are not entered in this class they will not be allowed to be added later.

All Animals shown in Fitting and Showing must be shown in their respective breed classes.  Members must use a calf or yearling in Fitting and Showing unless the exhibitor does not have an entry in either age group.  Then they must use the next youngest animal regardless of breed.  Only one entry per class, per breed will be allowed.  All animals used in group classes must have been shown in their respective age class.  Animals shall be shown by the owner/lessor, unless otherwise approved by the superintendent.  If the superintendent observes a Fitting and Show animal being clipped or fitted by anyone other than the 4H member, that animal will be disqualified from the Fitting and Showing class.

CLASS REFERENCE :

  • Spring Heifer Calf, born March 1, 2021 to April 30, 2021.
  • Winter Heifer Calf, born Dec. 1, 2020 to Feb. 28, 2021.
  • Fall Heifer Calf, Sept. 1, 2020 to Nov. 30, 2020.
  • Summer Yearling Heifer, June 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2020.
  • Spring Yearling Heifer,
  • March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020.
  • Winter Yearling Heifer, Dec. 1, 2019 to Feb. 28, 2020.
  • Fall Yearling Heifer, Sept. 1, 2019 to Nov. 30, 2019 (not in milk).
  • Junior Two Year Old Cow, born after Feb. 28, 2019 and before Sept. 1, 2019 (Must have had a Calf).
  • Senior Two Year Old Cow, born after Aug. 31, 2018 and before March 1, 2019 (Must have had a Calf).
  • 3 Year Old Cow, Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018 (Must have had a Calf).
  • 4 Year Old Cow and Older, born before Sept. 1, 2017 (Must have had a Calf).
  • Dry Cow, Any cow that has calved, but is not in milk. Cows shown in this lot may not be shown in any other single cow lot.
  • Produce of Dam, Two females, any age, the produce of one cow; one owner.
  • Dam Daughter, A cow and one daughter, any age; one owner. (A daughter, dam and granddam do not comprise 2 dam-daughter groups.)
  • Herd, Three females, any age of the same breed owned by exhibitor. One entry per exhibitor.
Submit Entry

FITTING AND SHOWING

Plaques Awarded To Top Individuals

CLASS 1ST 2ND 3RD
SENIOR MEMBER $20 $15 $10
INTERMEDIATE MEMBER $20 $15 $10
JUNIOR MEMBER $20 $15 $10
NOVICE MEMBER $20 $15 $10

AYRSHIRE

CLASS 1ST 2ND 3RD
SPRING HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
WINTER HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
FALL HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
SPRING YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
WINTER YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
FALL YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
JUNIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
JUNIOR TWO YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
SENIOR TWO YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
THREE YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
FOUR YEAR OLD COW AND OLDER $18 $12 $9
DRY COW $18 $12 $9
SENIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
GRAND CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
PRODUCE OF DAM $18 $12 $9
DAM DAUGHTER $18 $12 $9
HERD $18 $12 $9

BROWN SWISS

CLASS 1ST 2ND 3RD
SPRING HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
WINTER HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
FALL HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
SPRING YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
WINTER YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
FALL YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
JUNIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
JUNIOR TWO YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
SENIOR TWO YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
THREE YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
FOUR YEAR OLD COW AND OLDER $18 $12 $9
DRY COW $18 $12 $9
SENIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
GRAND CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
PRODUCE OF DAM $18 $12 $9
DAM DAUGHTER $18 $12 $9
HERD $18 $12 $9

GUERNSEY

CLASS 1ST 2ND 3RD
SPRING HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
WINTER HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
FALL HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
SPRING YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
WINTER YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
FALL YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
JUNIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
JUNIOR TWO YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
SENIOR TWO YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
THREE YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
FOUR YEAR OLD COW AND OLDER $18 $12 $9
DRY COW $18 $12 $9
SENIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
GRAND CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
PRODUCE OF DAM $18 $12 $9
DAM DAUGHTER $18 $12 $9
HERD $18 $12 $9

HOLSTEIN

CLASS 1ST 2ND 3RD
SPRING HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
WINTER HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
FALL HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
SPRING YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
WINTER YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
FALL YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
JUNIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
JUNIOR TWO YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
SENIOR TWO YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
THREE YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
FOUR YEAR OLD COW AND OLDER $18 $12 $9
DRY COW $18 $12 $9
SENIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
GRAND CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
PRODUCE OF DAM $18 $12 $9
DAM DAUGHTER $18 $12 $9
HERD $18 $12 $9

JERSEY

CLASS 1ST 2ND 3RD
SPRING HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
WINTER HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
FALL HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
SPRING YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
WINTER YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
FALL YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
JUNIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
JUNIOR TWO YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
SENIOR TWO YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
THREE YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
FOUR YEAR OLD COW AND OLDER $18 $12 $9
DRY COW $18 $12 $9
SENIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
GRAND CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
PRODUCE OF DAM $18 $12 $9
DAM DAUGHTER $18 $12 $9
HERD $18 $12 $9

MILKING SHORTHORN

CLASS 1ST 2ND 3RD
SPRING HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
WINTER HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
FALL HEIFER CALF $18 $12 $9
SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
SPRING YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
WINTER YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
FALL YEARLING HEIFER $18 $12 $9
JUNIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
JUNIOR TWO YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
SENIOR TWO YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
THREE YEAR OLD COW $18 $12 $9
FOUR YEAR OLD COW AND OLDER $18 $12 $9
DRY COW $18 $12 $9
SENIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
GRAND CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION ROSETTE *** ***
PRODUCE OF DAM $18 $12 $9
DAM DAUGHTER $18 $12 $9
HERD $18 $12 $9

BRED BY EXHIBITOR

Paper Class

Animal must be bred and owned by the exhibitor. This class requires that you have registration papers at the time of initial check-in by the 4H Dairy Superintendent.

CLASS 1ST 2ND 3RD
BRED BY EXHIBITOR $9 $6 $5

HERDSMANSHIP

4-H exhibitors need to choose to sign up for either Open or 4-H Herdsmanship.  4-H Herdsmanship will be based upon the care and exhibition of animals, as well as the attitude and respect shown to Judges, Fair Staff, and other exhibitors.  As well as interaction with the public, knowledge of and appearance of the exhibit.  Herdsmanship will be judged on a daily basis.

CLASS 1ST 2ND 3RD
SENIOR MEMBER $20 $15 $10
INTERMEDIATE MEMBER $20 $15 $10
JUNIOR MEMBER $20 $15 $10
NOVICE MEMBER $20 $15 $10

RUTH KIMBALL AWARD

Sponsored by the Kimball Family This award will be presented to a Senior 4H member of Merrimack County. It will be awarded to the member best meeting the following criteria: showing of dairy cattle at State 4H Breed Show, Hopkinton State Fair, and other fairs; success in Fitting and Showing; co-operation and attitude toward other members, adults and Judges; leadership qualities; involvement in the 4H dairy and breed club, quiz bowl, and dairy judging; helping in other activities or with exhibits promoting the dairy industry and dairy products; neatness and attention to the individual exhibit and animals; attention and politeness to the general public.

S. EMERY FISHER SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

Sponsored by the NH Guernsey Breeders Association This award is presented each year at the Hopkinton State Fair to a NH 4H dairy member who, in the opinion of the Awards Committee, best exemplifies S. Emery Fisher’s sense of sportsmanship and participation in dairy events and whose conduct, attitude, and willingness to help others both inside and outside the show ring would warrant this award. Presented in memory of S. Emery Fisher, whose contribution to the NH dairy program is immeasurable.

Please Note: These dairy awards will only be given out when there are deserving candidates.