Cattle

Superintendents:
Dairy: Megan Gluck (860) 377-1552
Asst Dairy: MacKenzie White (207) 432-8396
Beef: Tanner Francis (860) 838-7410
Asst Beef: MacKenzie White (207) 432-8396

Entry Deadline is August 1st or until barn is full.Brown-Cow

Beef and Dairy Showtimes
Beef – Friday, 11am • Showmanship, Females, Steers
Dairy – Saturday, 9am • Showmanship, Breed Classes

Herdsmanship Award
Exhibitors will be judged throughout the Fair on management, appearance of animals, attractiveness of exhibit, safety and cleanliness. Prizes will be awarded in 4 categories – small dairy exhibit, large dairy exhibit, small beef exhibit and large beef exhibit.

Cattle Show Regulations

  1. All animals must be on the grounds by 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 21, in the assigned exhibit space and will remain on the grounds until 5 p.m. Sunday.
  2. All State of Connecticut Department of Agriculture Connecticut Fair and show regulations and requirements will be followed regarding all health testing and vaccinations. Health charts and eartags will be checked before animals are unloaded.
  3. Any animal with horns cannot be entered into the fair.
  4. Any animal which presents a threat to the safety of people or other animals must be removed at the request of the superintendents.
  5. All animals must be in good physical conditions. Any animal showing evidence of warts, ringworm, hoof rot, lice, etc. will be refused entry.
  6. Calves under 3 months old must be separated from the public as stated in the “Emergency Order Concerning the Vaccinations or alternative Confinement of Certain Animals”. No bulls on grounds unless nursing the cow and born in the current year.
  7. The superintendents will designate the space for all entries.
  8. There are no entry fees.
  9. Exhibitors may enter two entries in each class.
  10. Exhibitors must wear their exhibitor number during their shows to ensure correct premiums.
  11. Exhibitors must furnish feed and hay. Bedding will be provided.
  12. An entry form must be completed in order to receive premiums.
  13. Passes will be issued based on number of entries. Additional passes may be purchased from the pass office. There will be NO extra passes once the fair begins.
  14. Anyone 21 years of age or under as of January 1 are required to show in Showmanship and Fitting classes.
  15. Registration Papers will be checked and must be available. Animal must be registered in exhibitor’s name or have proper 4-H lease papers sent with your entries. A copy of your current HEALTH PAPERS should also be sent with your entries.
  16. If vehicles or cattle trailers are parked on the grounds over the weekend, they need to use the designated area. CAMPERS MUST PRE-REGISTER with the appropriate forms and fees.

Department 94 – Open Beef Females
Classes: (Angus – 941); (Hereford – 942); (All Other Breeds – 943); (Crossbreeds – 944) (Simmentals- 945)

Lots:
51. Jr. Calf (3/1/14 – 5/30/14)
52. Intermediate Calf (12/1/13- 2/28/14)
53. Sr. Calf (9/1/13 – 11/30/13)
54. Summer Yearling (6/1/13 – 8/31/13)
55. Spring Yearling (3/1/13 – 5/31/13)
56. Winter Yearling (12/1/12 – 2/28/13)
57. Fall Yearling (9/1/12 – 11/30/12)

Heifer Championship
Open Champion Heifer – Open Reserve Champion Heifer

58. 2 year old w/calf at side
59. 3 year old w/calf at side
60. 4 year old w/calf at side
61. Aged Cow w/calf at side
62. Jr. Bull Calf (3/1/14 – 5/30/14)
63. Intermediate Bull Calf (1/1/14 – 2/28/14)

Bull Calf Championship
Open champion Bull – Open Reserve Champion Bull

Cow/Calf Championship
Open Champion Cow/Calf – Open Reserve Champion Cow/Calf

Supreme Champion Heifer – Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer
70. Best 3 Females (owned by exhibitor)
71. Beef Herd (4 animals any sex owned by exhibitor)
72. Get of Sire (3 animals, 1 sire)
73. Produce of Dam (2 animals, any age, the produce of one cow)
74. Best Bred & Owned Registered Beef Female & Reserve Best Bred & Owned Beef Female

Department 94 – Open Steer
Classes: 949–All Breeds

Premiums:

Open Beef Lots 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 949 $60 $50 $40 $30 $20
70, 71, 72, 73,74 $50 $40 $30 $25 $20

Department 96 – Youth Beef: Class 920 – Showmanship

Lots (Ages as of January 1st):

  1. Super Senior (18-21 yrs old)
  2. Senior (15-17 yrs old)
  3. Intermediate (12-14 yrs old)
  4. Junior (9-11 yrs old)
  5. Novice (1st year showing 7 & 8 yrs old)
  6. Pee Wee (up to 7 years old)

Showmanship Premiums:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th-10th
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 $30  $25  $20  $15  $10

Department 90 – Open Dairy
Classes: Ayrshire – 901; Brown Swiss – 902; Guernsey – 903; Holstein – 904;
Jersey – 905; Milking Shorthorn – 906;

Lots:

  1. Jr. Heifer Calf (3/1/14 – 5/31/14)
  2. Intermediate Calf (12/1/14 – 2/28/14)
  3. Sr. Calf (9/1/13 – 11/30/13)
  4. Summer Yearling (6/1/13 – 8/31/13)
  5. Jr. Yearling (3/1/13 – 5/31/13)
  6. Intermediate Yearling (12/1/12 – 2/28/13)
  7. Senior Yearling (9/1/12 – 11/30/12)
    Junior Champion
  8. 2-yr old (9/1/11 – 8/31/12)
  9. 3-yr old (9/1/10 – 8/31/11)
  10. 4-yr old (9/1/09 – 8/31/10)
  11. Aged Cow (born before 9/1/09)
  12. Dry Cow (may not be entered in 10-13)
    Senior Champion
    Grand Champion
  13. Best 3 Females (owned by exhibitor)
  14. Dairy Herd (3 cows, all calved at least once)
  15. Get of Sire (3 animals, 1 sire)
  16. Produce of Dam (2 females sharing 1 dam)
  17. Daughter/Dam
  18. Best Udder (determined by judge)
  19. Best Bred & Owned Registered Dairy Female & Reserve Best Bred & Owned Dairy Female
    Junior Champion (first place winners classes 1-7)
    Senior Champion (first place winners classes 10-14)
    Grand Champion (Jr. and Sr. champions and reserve champions)

Rules Must have Registration Papers with the Junior Exhibitor as the Breeder & Owner to be eligible, they may not be co-owned or registered in a Farm Name & Must be shown by that Exhibitor

Premiums:

Open Dairy Lots 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 $55 $45 $35 $25 $20 $10
13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 $50 $40 $30 $25 $20 $10

920 – Showmanship
Premiums: 1st – $30;  2nd – $25;  3rd – $20;  4th – $15;  5th–10th – $10
Lots (Ages as of January 1st):
8. Super Senior/18-21 yrs old
9. Senior/15-19 yrs old
10. Intermediate/12-14 yrs old
11. Junior/9-11 yrs old
12. Novice-1st yr, 7&8 yrs old
13. Pee Wee/up to 7 years

Overall Showman in each category (Dairy & Beef) will receive a prize.
BEST EDUCATIONAL DISPLAYS—MUST BE ENTERED ON ENTRY BLANK
MUST BE AN EXHIBITOR IN THIS LIVESTOCK DEPARTMENT

CLASS 929—BEST DAIRY ED. DISPLAY 1ST–$100, 2ND–$50
CLASS 949—BEST BEEF ED. DISPLAY 1ST–$100, 2ND–$50

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