DEPARTMENT 150 – 4-H & FFA DAIRY SHOW – North Florida Fair

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Event Starting Month: 2023-11-02 12:00:00

Current Date and Time: 2024-07-19 01:46:26

CHAIRPERSON: Ben Hoffner
CO-CHAIR: April Butler
COORDINATOR FOR RECORD BOOK/ETHICS TRAINING: Evie Hunter
SHOW COMMITTEE: Anne Blount, Robbie Jones
ENTRY DEADLINE: Postmarked by Monday, October 1, 2024
NEW – ENTRY FEE: $10.00 per animal, $20.00 per animal for entries received after Oct. 1st.
ARRIVAL TIME: Friday, November 8, 2024, 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 10, 2024, 12:00 Noon
RELEASE TIME: All cattle are to remain in the barn until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 10th or at the discretion of the Chairperson.
JUDGE: Chad Powers
RULES & REGULATIONS
EXHIBITORS IN ALL SHOWS MUST ABIDE BY THE DEPARTMENT RULES AND HEALTH REGULATIONS.
THIS INCLUDES GENERAL RULES.
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 thirty days of the opening day of the fair.
  1. The following is required for eligibility to participate in the North Florida Fair Livestock Show. Breed Association papers are preferred and highly recommended. Grade animals must have a grade identification certificate. For further information on this program, contact: Chris DeCubellis, UF-IFAS Dairy Extension, at (352)846-4444 or [email protected]. Animals must be in the ownership, possession, and care of the Youth exhibitor as of September 1st . Ownership date will be verified by date on Registration, Grade ID papers and/or Lease Agreement. ALL GRADE IDENTIFICATION CERTICATE APPLICATIONS AND LEASES AGREEMENTS MUST BE POSTMARKED BY SEPTEMBER 1st TO BE VALID FOR THE NORTH FLORIDA FAIR. Registration or Grade Identity papers must show the exhibitor to be the SOLE OWNER of the animal unless an official Lease Agreement or a Showman Clarification statement is on file with Chris DeCubellis’ office (See Ownership Rule #2 in regards to leases). See Lease/Grade ID Information in box in Ownership section. PLEASE NOTE: If any name other than the youth appears on the Registration Papers, lease papers must be filed showing the animal is the project of that single exhibitor. Exhibitors must present the original Registration Paper or Grade ID Paper at the time of Check-in. No animal will be shown without the presentation of these papers. PLEASE NOTE: Papers must reflect the exhibitor to be the owner of the animal as of September 1, 2024. It is the Fair’s intent to allow chapters/clubs.
  2. There will not be any changes made before or during the show under any circumstances. All changes must be made at check-in.
  3. Youth animals must have been owned or leased and in care of the exhibitor not later than September 1, 2024. This show is open to Florida, Georgia and Alabama residents.
  4. VERY IMPORTANTAll entries must be postmarked by October 1st.  Send all entries to the North Florida Fairgrounds.
  5. 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 and in good condition. 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.
  6. North Florida Fair Entry Forms MUST be signed by 4-H Agent or FFA teacher ONLY, 4-H Club Leaders will need to coordinate with agents, advisor or chairperson in advance if signature is requested.
  7. 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.
  8. NEW 4-H ETHICS Class Requirement for 2024, submit certificate of completion with entry form or please contact Evie Hunter (email [email protected]) for training dates and locations.
  9. 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. 4-H and FFA are limited to eight (8) animals and not more than two (2) entries per class.
  10. Registered and grade dairy heifers and cows may be leased.  A copy of the Official Lease Agreement Dairy Grade ID Form 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.
  11. The North Florida Fair Livestock  4-H & FFA Record Book is a required contest. Record Book to be presented at check-in.
  12. 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 may result in forfeiture of premium monies.
  13. Area in front of pens must be kept swept and clean at all times.
  14. NO DOGS allowed in cattle barn, unless they are a certified service dog.
  15. All Cattle that are tied in the Cattle barn or arena area MUST be attended to or double tied at all times . When the Fair closes, all cattle must be secured in the barn. Failure to do so could result in immediate dismissal and forfeiture of premium monies.
  16. Due to health and safety issues no cooking will be allowed in the barn.

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

HEIFERS (24 months and under)

CLASS 1: Summer Heifer Calf – Born 6/1/24 – 8/31/24
CLASS 2: Spring Heifer Calf – Born 3/1/24 – 5/31/24
CLASS 3: Winter Calf Born – Born 12/1/23 – 2/28/24
CLASS 4: Fall Yearling – Born 9/1/23 – 11/30/23
CLASS 5: Summer Yearling – Born 6/1/23 – 8/31/23
CLASS 6: Spring Yearling – Born 3/1/23 – 5/31/23
CLASS 7:
Jr Champion
CLASS 8: Reserve Jr Champion
CLASS 9: Supreme Jr Champion

COWS

CLASS 10: Jr Two-Year Old Cows – Born 9/1/22 – 2/28/23
CLASS 11: Sr Two Year Old Cows – Born 3/1/22 – 8/31/22 – All animals showing as Sr two-year old’s must have freshened or have proof of pregnancy.
CLASS 12: Three Year Old Cows -6/1/21 – 8/28/22
CLASS 13: Four Year Old Cows and Older – Born 3/1/20-2/28/21

CLASS 14: Sr Champion
CLASS 15: Reserve Sr Champion
CLASS 16: Grand Champion
CLASS 17: Grand Reserve Champion
CLASS 18: Supreme Champion

CLASS 19: Best of 3 females: Any age, all must be bred and owned by the same exhibitor.
CLASS 20: Produce of Dam -(2 daughters from same Dam)
CLASS 21: Dam and Daughter

NEW – Group entry fees of $8 per group. Only two (2) entries per class, per exhibitor for Classes 19 – 21.

Premium Schedule

BLUE RED WHITE
$30 $25 $20

JR. GRAND CHAMPION – Premium ($50), Plaque & Rosette
SR. GRAND CHAMPION – Premium ($50), Plaque & Rosette
RESERVE JR. GRAND CHAMPION – Rosette & Plaque
RESERVE SR. GRAND CHAMPION – Rosette & Plaque
JR. SUPREME CHAMPION – Premium ($100) & Sponsored Belt Buckle
SR. SUPREME CHAMPION – Premium ($100) & Sponsored Belt Buckle
COUNTY GROUPS – 1st Place $20.00, 2nd Place $17.00, 3rd Place $15.00
TOP COUNTY GROUP – Rosette


DIVISION G – 4-H & FFA DAIRY SHOWMANSHIP AND FITTING

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
(Premiums will be paid on the modified Danish System)

BLUE RED WHITE
$30 $25 $20

FIRST PLACE – Plaque & Rosette
SECOND PLACE – Rosette
THIRD PLACE – Rosette


DIVISION I – 4-H & FFA DAIRY RECORD BOOK CONTEST
THIS DIVISION IS REQUIRED
(To be presented at check-in)
4-H FFA North Florida Fair Livestock Record and Ledger (Record Book) is the official North Florida Fair record book for 4-H FFA. Records should be kept and shown for the period of September 1, 2024 through November 1, 2024. If the animal is less than one year of age on November 1, 2024, records should reflect the time period from the date ownership was assumed to November 1, 2024.

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

FIRST PLACE – (in each class) Rosette

DIVISION J – 4-H & FFA DAIRY HERDSMAN CONTEST

THIS DIVISION IS REQUIRED

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.

Optional – Educational Poster, County participation and/or Information Booth (sign up at check-in) will receive bonus points that will go towards your overall total score.

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

DIVISION L – 4-H & FFA DAIRY JUDGING – INDIVIDUAL
WHEN: Saturday, November 9, 2024
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: Ben Hoffner at [email protected]

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, 2024.  The Intermediate Class includes all youth 11-13 as of September 1, 2024.  The Senior Class is for youth 14 and older as of September 1, 2024.
  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

WHEN:
Saturday, November 9, 2024
PLACE: The Leon County Extension Office
REGISTRATION: 1:00 PM
Awards Presentation will be after the Dairy Show
CONTACT PERSON: Dianne Spann [email protected]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.  Youth who have never participated in Quiz Bowl before are encouraged to do so.
  2. There will be a junior, intermediate and senior divisions. The contest coordinators reserve the right to make the age break between juniors, intermediates 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 individuals participating.  Individuals will be asked 15 toss-up questions, each worth 10 points, in each round.  The first individual 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 the individual gives an incorrect answer, the question will be open to another individual to buzz in.  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. Suitable recognition will be made to high contest members during the awards ceremony held immediately after the dairy show.
  6. Please contact Dianne Spann [email protected]  for sample questions and study information.

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

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