Dept H - Open Dairy Show
Open Dairy Show
Tuesday, August 8th - 1:00 p.m.
Superintendents - Dale Collette, Lanny Love
Application for entry where the age determines the class or classes to which
the animal is eligible, must give exact date of birth. All application for entry
of cattle in individual lots must be accompanied by the name and registry number
of animal and exact date of birth. Animals composing a competitive herd or group
must have been shown in one of the individual lots.
The pedigrees of all
animals entered must be recorded in the recognized herd book for the breed and
animals shall be recorded in the name of the exhibitor. Certificates of
registration must be available. Animals that cannot be identified by tattoo or
color markings shall not be eligible to be shown.
Exhibitors may not show
more than two entries in one lot.
National Dairy Show rules shall govern, so
far as practical, cases not covered in the rules of this show.
months old or older, to be eligible to show, must have produced a calf carried
to maturity within 18 months preceding the show. Affidavits must be filed at
time entries are made substantiating the above facts and giving date of birth of
last calf produced. Each Superintendent must check the health and registration
papers for each exhibitor.
Premiums - Lots 1-7 - 1st - $25; 2nd - $20; 3rd -
$15; 4th ‑ $10; 5th - $8; $5.00 -- each of the next five creditable placings.
Lots 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25 - 1st - $30; 2nd ‑ $25; 3rd - $20; 4th -
$15; 5th - $10. Best Udder - 1st - $10; 2nd - $5.
sponsored by Dairy Farmers of America.
1. Junior Heifer Calf -
Born Mar. 1, 2017 or at least 4 months old at show time.
Heifer Calf - Born Dec. 1, 2016 - Feb. 28, 2017.
3. Senior Heifer Calf -
Born Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2016.
4. Summer Calf - Born June 1 - Aug. 31, 2016.
5. Junior Yearling Heifers - Born Mar. 1 - May 31, 2016.
Yearling Heifers-Born Dec. 1, 2015 - Feb. 28, 2016.
7. Senior Yearling
Heifers - Born Sept. 1 - Nov. 30, 2015.
8. Junior Champion (Lots 1-7)
Reserve Junior Champion (Lots 1-7)
10. Senior Yearling Heifer in Milk - Born
before Sept. 1, 2015.
11. Best Udder
12. Junior Two Year Old Cows - Born
Mar. 1 - Aug. 31, 2015.
13. Best Udder.
14. Senior Two Year Old Cows -
Born Sept. 1, 2013 - Feb. 28, 2015.
15. Best Udder.
16. Three Year Old
Cows - Born Sept. 1, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2014.
17. Best Udder.
18. Four Old
Cows - Born Sept. 1, 2012 - Aug. 31, 2013.
19. Best Udder.
Year Old Cows - Born Sept. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2012.
21. Best Udder.
Aged Cows (6 Years and Over) - Born before Sept. 1, 2011.
23. Best Udder.
24. Cow -Dry 3 and 4 Year Old - Born Sept. 1, 2010 - Aug. 31, 2014.
Cow - Dry 5 Year Old and Over - Born before Sept. 1, 2012.
Champion (Lots 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 & 25).
27. Reserve Senior
Champion (Lots 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24 & 25)
28. Grand Champion.
29. Reserve Grand Champion.
30. Breeders Herd of Five Females - This group,
all owned by the exhibitor, consists of two (2) females over 2 years of age that
have freshened, two (2) females under 2 years of age and one any age. Three (3)
must be bred by exhibitor. This group replaces all of the former group classes.
Note: 1) Each farm limited to one entry.
2) Registration papers will be
checked in ring before the class is placed.
AWARDS: 1st - $125; 2nd -
$100; 3rd - $75; 4th - $50; 5th - $25
CLASS IV : SPECIAL AWARDS
- Supreme Champion Heifers.
AWARDS: 1st - $50
Lot 2 - Supreme Champion
AWARDS: 1st - $100
Lot 3 - Open Dairy Barn Award (All Breeds)
Based on exhibitors care of barn, 2 animals minimum
AWARDS: 1st - $25; 2nd -
$15; 3rd - $10
SHOW RING CODE OF ETHICS
FOR ALL DAIRY BREEDS
showing of registered dairy cattle is an important part of the promotion,
merchandising and breeding program of many breeders. Additionally, it is an
important part of the program of the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association to
stimulate and sustain interest in breeding registered dairy cattle. This relates
to both spectators and exhibitors. In this connection, the PDCA believes that it
is in the best interest of the breeders of registered dairy cattle to maintain a
reputation of integrity and to present a wholesome and progressive image of
their cattle in the show-ring. It recognizes that there are certain practices in
the proper care and management of dairy cattle, which are necessary in the
course of moving dairy cattle to and between shows that are advisable to keep
them in a sound, healthy condition so that they might be presented in the
show-ring in a natural, normal appearance and condition. Conversely, it
recognizes certain practices in the cataloging, handling and presentation of
cattle in the show-ring which are acceptable.
The following practices or
procedures are considered unacceptable and defined as being unethical in the
showing of registered dairy cattle:
Misrepresenting the age and/or milking
status of the animal for the class in which it is shown. In any female classes,
animals may not be exhibited that are in milk due to unnaturally induced
Balancing the udder by any means other than by leaving naturally
produced milk in any or all quarters.
Setting the teats with a mechanical
contrivance or with the use of a chemical preparation.
Treating or massaging
any part of the animal’s body, particularly the udder, internally or externally
with an irritant, counterirritant, or other substance to temporarily improve
conformation or produce unnatural animation.
Minimizing the effects of
crampiness by feeding or injecting drugs, depressants or applying packs or using
an artificial contrivance or therapeutic treatment except normal exercise.
Blocking the nerves to the foot to prevent limping by injecting drugs.
Striking the animal to cause swelling in a depressed area.
Surgery of any
kind performed to change the natural contour of appearance of the animal’s body,
hide or hair. Not included is the removal of warts, teats and horns, clipping
and dressing of hair and trimming of hooves.
Insertion of foreign material
under the skin.
Changing the color of hair at any point, spot or area on
The use of alcoholic beverage in the feed or administered as a
Administration of drug of any kind or description internally or
externally prior to entering the show ring, except for treating a recognized
disease or injury and for tranquilizing bulls that may otherwise be dangerous or
females in heat. For the purpose of this Code, the term “drug” shall mean any
substance, the sale, possession of use of which is controlled by license under
federal, state of local laws or regulations and any substance commonly used by
the medical or veterinary professions which affect the circulatory, respiratory
or central nervous system of a cow.
Criticizing or interfering with the
judge, show management or other exhibitors while in the show-ring or other
conduct detrimental to the breed or show.
In keeping with the basic
philosophy of The Purebred Dairy Cattle Association, ethics are an individual
responsibility of the owner of each animal shown. Violations of this code are
subject to the disciplinary of the appropriate dairy breed association.