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District Dairy Shows

4-H and FFA exhibitors may show at 4 of the 6 District Shows.

 

 

                                        

 

 

 

2014 Show Dates & Locations

June 7 (Saturday) Harrodsburg - Mercer County Fairgrounds 9:30 a.m. (EDT)  Cows show first
June 14 (Saturday) Edmonton - Metcalfe County Fairgrounds 9:00 a.m. (EDT) 
June 18 (Wednesday) Liberty - Casey County Agricultural Expo Center 10:00 a.m.  (EDT)
June 26 (Thursday) Shelbyville - Shelby County Fairgrounds 9:00 a.m. (EDT)  Cows show first
July 12 (Saturday) Horse Cave - *Burley Fields Livestock Center 9:30 a.m. (CDT)
July 23 (Wednesday) Tollesboro - Tollesboro Lyons Club Fairgrounds 11:00 a.m.  (EDT)

  *Burley Fields Livestock Center, 709 Oil Field Rd., Horse Cave, KY 42749

  All entries must be in place on the grounds one hour prior to each show


Committee Chairpersons

SOUTHERN KENTUCKY Amber Huffman

Phone (270) 524-2451

EDMONTON

Amy Branstetter

Brandon Bell

Phone (270) 432-3561

LIBERTY  Will Stallard
 Megan Klee

Phone (606) 787-7384

HARRODSBURG

Linda McClanahan

Phone (859) 734-4378

TOLLESBORO Phillip Konopka Phone (606) 796-2732
SHELBYVILLE

Regina Browning

Corinne Belton

Phone (502) 633-4593

Send all Entries both 4-H and FFA to:
The Division of Show and Fair Promotion
ATTN: Katherine Wheatley
100 Fair Oaks Lane
5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601.

Grand Champion awards for each breed are compliments of:

Kentucky Ayrshire Cattle Club
Kentucky Brown Swiss Breeders' Association
Kentucky Guernsey Breeders' Association
Kentucky Holstein Cattle Club
Kentucky Jersey Cattle Club
Kentucky Milking Shorthorn Breeders' Association
Kentucky Department of Agriculture - Red & White and Crossbred Divisions

Objectives for District Dairy Shows

District 4-H Club and Future Farmers of America Dairy Shows have proven very helpful in stimulating interest in dairying and promoting and advancing of our rural youth. Many boys and girls acquire good livestock skills as part of these educational programs conducted by agricultural extension agents or vocational agriculture instructors.

Careful consideration should be given to selection of dairy animals for 4-H and FFA programs. Frequently they are the foundation for future herds. For that reason, and to provide the best training possible, FFA and 4-H members should be guided in the selection of animals that possess the quality and heritage for profitable dairying.

District Dairy Shows are sponsored by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and cooperating agencies for FFA and 4-H members only.

They are to supplement the regular 4-H and FFA training programs by providing an excellent situation for youth to see good dairy cattle; learn improved dairy practices; gain experience in training, grooming and showing their animals; better evaluate their production practices; and become more inspired to make progress in the dairy business.

General Rules

1. All KY origin animals for exhibition shall be individually identified on a certificate of veterinary inspection written within the current calendar year. January 1 through December 31, 2014. See health requirements for more information.

2.These General Rules and Regulations for District Shows have been adopted by representatives of both 4-H and FFA organizations and approved by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

3. Local Rules and Regulations for District Shows must conform to these General Rules.

4. Entries in these shows are restricted to regularly enrolled 4-H Club members and FFA members who are carrying dairy projects. FFA members must have dairy as a part of their approved supervised programs; 4-H Club members will have their dairy projects supervised by the county extension agent. All entries in the FFA Division will be approved by vocational agriculture teachers. All entries in the 4-H Division will be approved by the county extension agent. All entries are to be made ten (10) days prior to the show, but exhibitors will be allowed to substitute animals on show day if they have pre-entered. Exceptions to this shall be presented to the local rules committee on the day of the show. SEND ALL ENTRIES BOTH 4-H AND FFA TO THE DIVISION OF SHOW AND FAIR PROMOTION, ATTN: KATHERINE WHEATLEY,100 FAIR OAKS LANE, 5TH FLOOR, FRANKFORT, KY 40601.

5. All registered animals must be registered in the names of the 4-H Club members or FFA members exhibiting them and their registration papers shown to the superintendent of the show. The transfer of registration or date of ownership, as prescribed by particular breed associations, must be recorded in breed office prior to June 1 of the current year. If the registration certificates have not been received from the breed association, a statement from the association that the transfer has been recorded prior to June 1 will be acceptable.

6. "Non-ownership" project animals will be permitted to exhibit in these shows. Contact the local 4-H agent or Vo-Ag instructor for more details.

7. All grade animals shown must be the bona fide property of the 4-H Club members or FFA members and part of the member's program. Certificates of ownership of grade animals must be shown on approved forms and presented at the time of checking in animals. These forms are to be completed by June 1st.

8. Registered and grade animals will be shown in competition with each other within their respective breed classes.

9. No 4-H Club or FFA member will be permitted to show more than six animals.

10. 4-H Club member or FFA member is eligible to show in four of the six the district shows.

11. All animals must be shown by the 4-H or FFA exhibitor unless the exhibitor is incapacitated (to deprive of strength or ability: Disabled) or has more than one entry in a class, then the exhibitor may have another youth of 4-H or FFA age exhibit his animal.

12. Only female animals will be eligible to show.

13. Each show shall have a showmanship contest.

14. Each exhibitor in the showmanship contest will show his own animal. In case of partnership animals, the exhibitor who shows or will show in regular breed classes is the only person eligible to show that animal in the showmanship classes.

15. Judges for the shows will be suggested by each show committee.

16. The Kentucky Department of Treasury will mail checks directly to exhibitors.

17. Any exhibitor violating any of the above regulations will forfeit all premiums won.

18. Crossbred Division has been added to the District and Expo shows. Any animal not 100% pure blood will fall into the Crossbred Division (Ex. Holstein X Jersey ) Please not that this does NOT pertain to Grade animals (as they are 100% pure blood, just not recognized by a breed association, and will show within their respective breed). The Crossbred Division will be their own division and participate as the other breeds do.

19.Animals wanting to show in the Red & White breed must have Red & White Registration Papers to show in the Red & White Division.

Premium Scale For Dairy Animals

For 2014 Dairy animals will be paid based on the Danish System.
KENTUCKY PROUD
NON-KENTUCKY PROUD
BLUE 25 15
RED 20 10
WHITE 15 5

 

Show Order & Classification of Entries

BREEDS: Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn, Red & White, and Crossbreds.

CLASS NO.
1. Junior Calf Born March 1, 2014 - April 30, 2014
2. Intermediate Calf Born December 1, 2013 - February 28, 2014
3. Senior Calf Born September 1, 2013 - November 30, 2013
4. Summer Yearling Born June 1, 2013 - August 31, 2013
5. Junior Yearling Born March 1, 2013 - May 31, 2013
6. Intermediate Yearling Born December 1, 2012 - February 28, 2013
7. Senior Yearling Born September 1, 2012 - November 30, 2012
8. Cow - 2 Years Old Born September 1, 2011 - August 31, 2012
9. Cow - 3 Years Old Born September 1, 2010- August 31, 2011
10. Cow - 4 Years Old Born September 1, 2009 - August 31, 2010
11. Aged Cow Born before September 1, 2009

 

Health Requirements for all Dairy Shows

1. Brucellosis - No test required.
2. Tuberculosis - No test required.
3. Other Disease Requirements. Cattle infected with warts, ringworm, pink eye or any infectious, contagious, or communicable diseases are not eligible for entry or show. All KY origin animals for exhibition shall be individually identified on a certificate of veterinary inspection written within the current calendar year.  January 1 through December 31, 2014. For More information click here.

Rules Governing Showmanship Awards

All District Dairy Shows must have division (by youth's age) showmanship classes with a maximum of four divisions and a minimum of two divisions; division breaks will be determined by each local committee. Awards will be provided by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Each show will have a Supreme Showmanship Contest and the participants will be the Division Winners. An award for the Supreme Showman will be furnished by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. Each exhibitor in the showmanship contest will show his or her own animal. In case of partnership animals, the exhibitor who shows or will show in regular breed classes is the only person eligible to show that animal in the showmanship class.

Uniform Scorecard for judging Fitting and Showmanship Contests

click here for the PDCA Showmanship Scorecard


Additional Events  For 2014

March State 4-H Dairy Jeopardy Contest      
April 4-5 Kentucky National Dairy Shows & Sales Pavilion/New Market Hall Kentucky Exposition Center Louisville, Ky
April 26 4-H Cow Camp   Metcalfe County

Edmonton, Ky

 

May 17 "Show Like a Pro" Dairy Clinic & Contest   Burley Fields Livestock Center

Horse Cave, Ky

June 9-10 Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo - East Derrickson Agricultural Complex Morehead State University Morehead, Ky
June 9-12 State FFA Convention   Lexington Convention Center

Lexington, Ky

 

June State 4-H Dairy Judging Contest University of Kentucky Dairy Unit University of Kentucky Lexington, Ky
June 20-21 Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo - Western Rivers William "Bill" Cherry Agricultural Expo Center Murray State University Murray, Ky

July

24-26

Kentucky Junior Livestock Expo L.D. Brown Exposition Center Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, Ky
August Kentucky State Fair All of Fairgrounds Kentucky Exposition Center Louisville, Ky
October 11 Ky Youth Livestock Points Program Banquet Banquet Room Capital Plaza Hotel Frankfort, Ky
November North American International Livestock Exposition All of Fairgrounds Kentucky Exposition Center Louisville, Ky