DEPARTMENT 150 – 4-H & FFA DAIRY SHOW

CHAIRPERSON: Dana Gibbs,
MASTER OF CEREMONIES: Dana Gibbs
SHOW COMMITTEE: Mary Sowerby
ENTRY DEADLINE: Postmarked by Saturday, October 1, 2017
ENTRY FEE: None
ARRIVAL TIME: Friday, November 3, 2017, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ONLY!
Prior arrangements must be made for late/early arrivals with the Livestock Director.
SHOWTIME: Sunday, November 5, 2017, 12:00 Noon
RELEASE TIME: Immediately following show or at the discretion of Chairperson
JUDGE: TBD


RULES & REGULATIONS

4-H & FFA DAIRY SHOW EXHIBITORS MUST ABIDE BY ALL GENERAL RULES AND HEALTH REGULATIONS.

All cattle must have certificates of veterinary inspection. Cattle that originate in the State of Florida no longer need to be tested for tuberculosis or brucellosis. Cattle originating from out of state must have been tested for tuberculosis and brucellosis within sixty days of the opening day of the fair.

  1. There will not be any changes made before or during the show under any circumstances.
  2. Youth animals must have be owned or leased and in care of the exhibitor not later than September 1, 2017. This show is open to the world.
  3. VERY IMPORTANTAll entries and record books must be postmarked by October 1st.  Send all entries and record books to the North Florida Fairgrounds.
  4. Any bona fide 4-H & FFA member may enter dairy animals, provided all requirements are complied with and provided the animals are a credit to the breed. All 4-H & FFA members must have reached their 8th birthday and not have passed their 19th birthday or graduated from high school by September 1 of the current 4-H year; they must be enrolled in a dairy project, which is certified by their respective extension agent or FFA advisor.
  5. In order to reduce the chances of bodily harm, all animals must be dehorned to enter the North Florida Fair 4-H & FFA Dairy Show. Animals with horns will be disqualified.
  6. Animals of similar ages, regardless if registered, or grade, will be shown in the same class. No exhibitor will be paid premiums on more than two (2) entries per class.
  7. Registered and grade dairy heifers and cows may be leased.  A copy of the Official Lease Agreement must be submitted with entry by October 1st.  September 1st remains the deadline for possession.  FFA advisors or 4-H agents may be requested to verify the possession period.
  8. The 4-H & FFA Dairy Record Book is an optional contest. This year you may or may not choose to submit a record book. If you choose not to submit a record book, you will not receive premium money in the record book division. If you choose to do a record book and place, premium money will be awarded. You make the choice.
  9. All personal items, trash and other debris must be cleaned from the barn prior to checkout.  Do not empty water buckets in pens.  Failure to comply will result in forfeiture of premium monies.
  10. Area in front of pens must be kept swept and clean at all times.
  11. NEW! NO DOGS allowed in cattle barn.
  12. NEW! All Cattle that are tied in the Cattle barn or arena area MUST be attended to all times. DO NOT leave cattle unattended in barn.
  13. NEW! Due to health and safety issues no cooking will be allowed in the barn: food and drink should not be consumed in animal areas

DIVISION A – AYRSHIRE
DIVISION B – BROWN SWISS
DIVISION C – GUERNSEY
DIVISION D – HOLSTEIN
DIVISION E – JERSEY
DIVISION F – MILKING SHORTHORN

CLASS 1: Junior Calves – Born 3/1/17 – 7/31/17
CLASS 2: Intermediate Calves – Born 12/1/16 – 2/28/17
CLASS 3: Senior Calves – Born 9/1/16 – 11/30/16
CLASS 4: Junior Yearlings – Born 3/1/16 – 8/31/16
CLASS 5: Senior Yearlings* – Born 9/1/15 – 2/28/16
CLASS 6: Cows, two-year old – Born 9/1/14 – 8/31/15
CLASS 7: Cows, three-year and older – Born before 9/1/14
CLASS 8: County Groups – three animals registered or grade or both. The Dairy Club leader shall select three animals owned by three different club members, representing at least two families to enter in the county group competition. Only one group of animals may be entered by each county.*Fresh Senior Yearling Heifers will show as two-year old cows.

Premium Schedule

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

11th

12th

$50

$45

$40

$35

$30

$25

$20

$15

$10

$10

$10

$10

JR. GRAND CHAMPION – Trophy & Rosette
SR. GRAND CHAMPION – Trophy & Rosette
RESERVE JR. GRAND CHAMPION – Rosette
RESERVE SR. GRAND CHAMPION – Rosette
JR. BEST IN SHOW – Premium & Plaque
SR. BEST IN SHOW – Premium & Plaque
COUNTY GROUPS – $20.00 Each Group
TOP COUNTY GROUP – Trophy & Rosette


DIVISION G – 4-H & FFA DAIRY SHOWMANSHIP

CLASS 1 – JUNIOR DIVISION
Any 4-H or FFA member who reaches his/her 8th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 11th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year.

CLASS 2 – INTERMEDIATE DIVISION
Any 4-H or FFA member who reaches his/her 11th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 13th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year.

CLASS 3 – SENIOR DIVISION
Any 4-H or FFA member who reaches his/her 13th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 19th birthday or graduated from high school prior to September 1st of the current 4-H year.

Premium Schedule

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

$25

$20

$15

$10

$5

FIRST PLACE – Award & Rosette
SECOND PLACE – Rosette
THIRD PLACE – Rosette
FOURTH PLACE – Rosette
FIFTH PLACE – Rosette

All other placings receive NFF participation ribbons.


 DIVISION H – 4-H & FFA DAIRY FITTING CONTEST

In the spirit of helping exhibitors learn by doing to make their best better, please observe the guidelines for adult assistance with fitting noted in each of the following divisions.

CLASS 1 – JUNIOR DIVISION
Any 4-H or FFA member who reaches his/her 8th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 11th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year.  Parents and leaders may help junior exhibitors.

CLASS 2 – INTERMEDIATE DIVISION
Any 4-H or FFA member who reaches his/her 11th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 13th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year.  Leaders and parents may assist, but not do the fitting for intermediate exhibitors.

CLASS 3 – SENIOR DIVISION
Any 4-H or FFA member who reaches his/her 13th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 19th birthday or graduated from high school prior to September 1st of the current 4-H year.  Fitting to be done by the exhibitor only.

Premium Schedule

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

$25

$20

$15

$10

$5

FIRST PLACE – Rosette
SECOND PLACE – Rosette
THIRD PLACE – Rosette
FOURTH PLACE – Rosette
FIFTH PLACE – Rosette

All other placings receive NFF participation ribbons.


DIVISION I – 4-H & FFA DAIRY RECORD BOOK CONTEST

THIS DIVISION IS OPTIONAL

4-H Dairy Record and Ledger (Publication #4-H232) is the official record book for 4-H’ers. Records should be kept and shown for the period of September 4, 2016 through October 1, 2017. If the animal is less than one year of age on October 1, 2017, records should reflect the time period from the date ownership was assumed to October 1, 2017. FFA participants may use the same publication.

CLASS 1: Junior
CLASS 2: Intermediate
CLASS 3: Senior

Premium Schedule

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

$25

$20

$15

$10

$5

 

FIRST PLACE – Rosette
SECOND PLACE – Rosette
THIRD PLACE – Rosette
FOURTH PLACE – Rosette
FIFTH PLACE – Rosette

All other placings receive NFF participation ribbons


DIVISION J – 4-H & FFA DAIRY HERDSMAN CONTEST

Will be awarded to youth who keep their areas, cows, and alleyways neat and clean while being courteous and informative to other exhibitors and the fair-going public. Exhibitors are encouraged to decorate their areas tastefully, but this will not be included in the judging for herdsman.

CLASS 1 – JUNIOR DIVISION
Any 4-H or FFA member who reaches his/her 8th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 11th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year.

CLASS 2 – INTERMEDIATE DIVISION
Any 4-H or FFA member who reaches his/her 11th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 13th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year.

CLASS 3 – SENIOR DIVISION
Any 4-H or FFA member who reaches his/her 13th birthday by September 1st of the current 4-H year and has not passed his/her 19th birthday or graduated from high school prior to September 1st of the current 4-H year.

Premium Schedule

1st

2nd

$25 & Plaque

$20 & Rosette



DIVISION K – COUNTY PARTICIPATION

County Groups – three animals registered or grade or both.  The Dairy Cattle Club leader shall select three animals owned by three different club members, representing at least two families to enter in the county group competition.  Only one group of animals may be entered by each county.  Must be on separate entry form with county extension address.

CLASS 1: Participation

PREMIUM SCHEDULE
(Premiums will be paid on the modified Danish System)

BLUE – $20.00        RED – $17.00        WHITE – $15.00


DIVISION L – 4-H & FFA DAIRY JUDGING – INDIVIDUAL

WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2017
PLACE: Dairy Barn
REGISTRATION: 10:00 AM
4-H/FFA LIVESTOCK JUDGING CONTEST: 10:30 AM
Awards Presentation will be after the Dairy Show

CONTACT PERSON: Mary Sowerby, Extension Dairy Specialist

RULES

  1. Participation in the NFF Dairy Judging Contest shall be restricted to bona fide 4-H and FFA members.  It is not necessary for a youth to enter cattle in order to enter the judging contest.  This contest is an individual not a team event.
  2. The Junior Class includes all youth 10 or younger as of September 1, 2017.  The Intermediate Class includes all youth 11-13 as of September 1, 2017.  The Senior Class is for youth 14 and older as of September 1, 2017
  3. All contestants will be required to judge a class of dairy heifers and dairy cows.
  4. All Intermediate and Senior contestants will be required to write one set of reasons.
  5. Recognition will be made to high individuals in the contest during the awards ceremony held immediately after the dairy show.

CLASS 1: Junior
CLASS 2: Intermediate
CLASS 3: Senior

FIRST HIGH SCORE INDIVIDUAL – Rosette
SECOND HIGH SCORE INDIVIDUAL – Rosette
THIRD HIGH SCORE INDIVIDUAL – Rosette
4th & 5th HIGH SCORE INDIVIDUAL – Participation ribbon


DIVISION M
– 4-H & FFA DAIRY QUIZ BOWL CONTEST – TEAM EVENT
DIVISION N – 4-H & FFA DAIRY QUIZ BOWL CONTEST WRITTEN TEST – INDIVIDUAL
WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 2017
PLACE: The Leon County Extension Office
REGISTRATION: 1:00 PM
4-H/FFA DAIRY QUIZ CONTEST: 1:05 PM (written test will begin)
Awards Presentation will be after the Dairy Show 

CONTACT PERSON: Mary Sowerby, Extension Dairy Specialist

RULES

  1. The NFF Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest gives youth a chance to learn and develop their thinking and public speaking skills.  Participation shall be restricted to bona fide 4-H and FFA members.  It is not necessary for a youth to enter cattle to participate in the Quiz Bowl.  Youth will register as individuals to be assigned to a two to four person team, depending on the number of participants.  Youth who have never participated in Quiz Bowl before are encouraged to do so.
  2. There will be a junior and senior division. The contest coordinators reserve the right to make the age break between juniors and seniors flexible based on the number, experience and ages of participating youth.
  3. Given time constraints, the Quiz Bowl will be single or double elimination, depending on the number of teams participating.  Teams will be asked 15 toss-up questions, each worth 10 points, in each round.  The first team member to buzz in with an answer will be asked to wait until their name is called, then given the opportunity to answer.  There will be no deductions for wrong answers.  If one team gives an incorrect answer, the opposing team will be given the opportunity to give an answer to the same question.  If a contestant feels their answer was correct after the judge had deemed it incorrect, the contestant must bring up their objection before the next question is asked. The judge’s ruling on answers is final.
  4. Questions for the Quiz Bowl Contest will relate to all aspects of dairy cattle (nutrition, reproduction, health, genetics, calf care, physiology, history, etc.)
  5. Youth are encouraged to register early to take a written test of 20 questions prior to the contest. There will be individual awards given for the written test and it will be used to help determine team membership.
  6. Suitable recognition will be made to high contest team members during the awards ceremony held immediately after the dairy show.
  7. Please contact Mary Sowerby (386-362-2771) or meso@ufl.edu) for sample questions and study information.

CLASS 1: Junior
CLASS 2: Senior

DIVISION M
FIRST PLACE TEAM – Rosette
SECOND PLACE TEAM – Rosette
THIRD PLACE TEAM – Rosette
4th & 5th PLACE TEAM – Participation ribbon

DIVISION N
FIRST HIGH WRITTEN TEST SCORE INDIVIDUAL – Rosette
SECOND HIGH WRITTEN TEST SCORE INDIVIDUAL – Rosette
THIRD HIGH WRITTEN TEST SCORE INDIVIDUAL – Rosette
4th & 5th HIGH SCORE INDIVIDUAL – Participation ribbon