DEPARTMENT 2 – 4-H DAIRY SHOW2018-07-30T17:12:35+00:00

DEPARTMENT 2

4-H DAIRY SHOW Sunday, 9:00 AM – Hood Arena

New Insurance Requirements for Exhibiting

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

Entries must be received by August 7th; 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.

Entry Form

CLASS A – FITTING AND SHOWING

Plaques Awarded To Top Individuals

LOT NO.DESCRIPTION1ST2ND3RD
1.SENIOR MEMBER$20$15$10
2.INTERMEDIATE MEMBER$20$15$10
3.JUNIOR MEMBER$20$15$10
4.NOVICE MEMBER$20$15$10

4-H DAIRY BREED SHOW

Requirements for the following dairy classes are:

  1. Spring Heifer Calf,born March 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018.
  2. Winter Heifer Calf,born Dec. 1, 2017 to Feb. 28, 2018.
  3. Fall Heifer Calf, Sept. 1, 2017 to Nov. 30, 2017.
  4. Summer Yearling Heifer, June 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2017.
  5. Spring Yearling Heifer, March 1, 2017 to May 31, 2017.
  6. Winter Yearling Heifer, Dec. 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017.
  7. Fall Yearling Heifer, Sept. 1, 2016 to Nov. 30, 2016 (not in milk).
  8. Junior Champion, Rosette (no premium) Winners of Lots 1-7.
  9. Reserve Junior Champion.
  10. Junior Two-Year Old Cow, born after Feb. 28, 2016 and before Sept. 1, 2016.
  11. Senior Two-Year Old Cow, born after Aug. 31, 2015 and before March 1, 2016.
  12. 3 Year Old Cow, Sept. 1, 2014 to Aug. 31, 2015.
  13. 4 Year Old Cow and Older, born before Sept. 1, 2014.
  14. 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.
  15. Senior Champion, Rosette (no premium), Winners of Lots 10-14.
  16. Reserve Senior Champion.
  17. Grand Champion, Rosette (no premium), Winners of Lots 8 and 15.
  18. Reserve Grand Champion.
  19. Produce of Dam, Two females, any age, the produce of one cow; one owner.
  20. Dam-Daughter, A cow and one daughter, any age; one owner. (A daughter, dam and granddam do not comprise 2 dam-daughter groups.)
  21. Herd, Three females, any age of the same breed owned by exhibitor. One entry per exhibitor.

ANIMALS IN CLASSES 10-14 MUST HAVE HAD A CALF IN ORDER TO EXHIBITED.

CLASS B – AYRSHIRE

LOT NO.DESCRIPTION1ST2ND3RD
1.SPRING HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
2.WINTER HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
3.FALL HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
4.SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
5.SPRING YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
6.WINTER YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
7.FALL YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
8.JUNIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
9.RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
10.JUNIOR TWO-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
11.SENIOR TWO-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
12.THREE-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
13.FOUR-YEAR-OLD COW AND OLDER$18$12$9
14.DRY COW$18$12$9
15.SENIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
16.RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
17.GRAND CHAMPIONROSETTE******
18.RESERVE GRAND CHAMPIONROSETTE******
19.PRODUCE OF DAM$18$12$9
20.DAM-DAUGHTER$18$12$9
21.HERD$18$12$9

CLASS C – BROWN SWISS

LOT NO.DESCRIPTION1ST2ND3RD
1.SPRING HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
2.WINTER HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
3.FALL HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
4.SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
5.SPRING YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
6.WINTER YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
7.FALL YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
8.JUNIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
9.RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
10.JUNIOR TWO-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
11.SENIOR TWO-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
12.THREE-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
13.FOUR-YEAR-OLD COW AND OLDER$18$12$9
14.DRY COW$18$12$9
15.SENIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
16.RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
17.GRAND CHAMPIONROSETTE******
18.RESERVE GRAND CHAMPIONROSETTE******
19.PRODUCE OF DAM$18$12$9
20.DAM-DAUGHTER$18$12$9
21.HERD$18$12$9

CLASS D – GUERNSEY

LOT NO.DESCRIPTION1ST2ND3RD
1.SPRING HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
2.WINTER HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
3.FALL HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
4.SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
5.SPRING YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
6.WINTER YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
7.FALL YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
8.JUNIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
9.RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
10.JUNIOR TWO-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
11.SENIOR TWO-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
12.THREE-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
13.FOUR-YEAR-OLD COW AND OLDER$18$12$9
14.DRY COW$18$12$9
15.SENIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
16.RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
17.GRAND CHAMPIONROSETTE******
18.RESERVE GRAND CHAMPIONROSETTE******
19.PRODUCE OF DAM$18$12$9
20.DAM-DAUGHTER$18$12$9
21.HERD$18$12$9

CLASS E – HOLSTEIN

LOT NO.DESCRIPTION1ST2ND3RD
1.SPRING HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
2.WINTER HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
3.FALL HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
4.SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
5.SPRING YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
6.WINTER YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
7.FALL YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
8.JUNIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
9.RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
10.JUNIOR TWO-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
11.SENIOR TWO-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
12.THREE-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
13.FOUR-YEAR-OLD COW AND OLDER$18$12$9
14.DRY COW$18$12$9
15.SENIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
16.RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
17.GRAND CHAMPIONROSETTE******
18.RESERVE GRAND CHAMPIONROSETTE******
19.PRODUCE OF DAM$18$12$9
20.DAM-DAUGHTER$18$12$9
21.HERD$18$12$9

CLASS F – JERSEY

LOT NO.DESCRIPTION1ST2ND3RD
1.SPRING HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
2.WINTER HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
3.FALL HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
4.SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
5.SPRING YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
6.WINTER YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
7.FALL YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
8.JUNIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
9.RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
10.JUNIOR TWO-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
11.SENIOR TWO-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
12.THREE-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
13.FOUR-YEAR-OLD COW AND OLDER$18$12$9
14.DRY COW$18$12$9
15.SENIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
16.RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
17.GRAND CHAMPIONROSETTE******
18.RESERVE GRAND CHAMPIONROSETTE******
19.PRODUCE OF DAM$18$12$9
20.DAM-DAUGHTER$18$12$9
21.HERD$18$12$9

CLASS G – MILKING SHORTHORN

LOT NO.DESCRIPTION1ST2ND3RD
1.SPRING HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
2.WINTER HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
3.FALL HEIFER CALF$18$12$9
4.SUMMER YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
5.SPRING YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
6.WINTER YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
7.FALL YEARLING HEIFER$18$12$9
8.JUNIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
9.RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
10.JUNIOR TWO-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
11.SENIOR TWO-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
12.THREE-YEAR-OLD COW$18$12$9
13.FOUR-YEAR-OLD COW AND OLDER$18$12$9
14.DRY COW$18$12$9
15.SENIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
16.RESERVE SENIOR CHAMPIONROSETTE******
17.GRAND CHAMPIONROSETTE******
18.RESERVE GRAND CHAMPIONROSETTE******
19.PRODUCE OF DAM$18$12$9
20.DAM-DAUGHTER$18$12$9
21.HERD$18$12$9

CLASS H – 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.

LOT NO.DESCRIPTION1ST2ND3RD
1.BRED BY EXHIBITOR$9$6$5

CLASS I – 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.

LOT NO.DESCRIPTION1ST2ND3RD
1.SENIOR MEMBER$20$15$10
2.INTERMEDIATE MEMBER$20$15$10
3.JUNIOR MEMBER$20$15$10
4.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.