Cattle

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

Entries accepted: July 14 – August 8 or until barn is full
Printable Entry Form

Beef and Dairy Showtimes
Beef – Friday, 11am • Showmanship, Steers, Females
Dairy – Saturday, 9am • Showmanship, Heifers, Cows

Cattle Show Regulations

  1. All animals must be on the grounds by 4pm Thursday, in the assigned exhibit space and will remain on the grounds until 5pm 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 must include animals’ EID, tattoo or metal tag #s and will be checked before animals are unloaded.
  3. Any animal with horns cannot be entered in Beef or Dairy Show.
  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 except those classes stated.
  10. Exhibitors must furnish feed and hay. Bedding will be provided.
  11. An entry form must be completed in order to receive premiums.
  12. 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.
  13. Anyone 21 years of age or under as of January 1 are required to show in Showmanship and Fitting classes.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

Beef Show – Friday 11:00am

Department 94 – Open Beef

Class# Angus – 941, Hereford – 942, AOB – 943, Non-Registered – 944, Simmentals – 945, Steers – 949

Lots:
51. Spring Heifer Calves – Born on or after March 1, 2016
52. Winter Heifer Calves – Born December 2015, January 2016, February 2016
53. Senior Heifer Calves – Born September, October, November 2015
54. Summer Yearling Heifers – Born June, July, August 2015
55. Spring Yearling Heifers – Born March, April, May 2015
56. Junior Yearling Heifers – Born December 2014, January 2015, February 2015
57. Senior Yearling Heifers – Born September, October, November 2014

58. Heifer Breed Champion (1st & 2nd place animals from classes 1-7 will compete.)
59. Heifer Breed Reserve Champion

60. Supreme Champion Female (Breed Champion & Reserve will compete.)
61. Reserve Supreme Champion Female

62. 2-year-old Cow – Born September 1, 2013 – August 31, 2014
63. 3-year-old Cow – Born September 1, 2012 – August 31, 2013
64. 4-year-old Cow – Born September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2012
65. Aged Cow – Born before September 1, 2011

66. Cow/Calf Breed Champion
67. Cow/Calf Reserve Breed Champion

68. Spring Bull Calves – Born March, April, May 2016
69. Junior Bull Calves – Born January, February 2016
70. Best 3 Females (Three females, same bred, any age, must be Bred & Owned by the exhibitor)
71. Beef Herd (Four animals at least 1 steer or bull. All must be owned by exhibitor.)
72. Get of Sire (Three animals with the same sire. The sire must be named on Entry Form.)
73. Produce of Dam (Two animals, any age, produce of one cow, Dam must be named on Entry Form.)
74. Best Bred & Owned Registered Beef Female (1 entry one exhibitor)

** All steer will be weighed and classes divided by weights **

Premiums – Open Beef Lots 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 949 $60 $50 $40 $30 $20 $10
70, 71, 72, 73 $50 $40 $30 $25 $20 $10

Department 96 – Beef Youth Show

Class # Showmanship – 920

Lots (Ages as of January 1st):
1. Super Senior: 18-21 years old
2. Senior: 15-17 years old
3. Intermediate: 12-14 years old
4. Junior: 9-11 years old
5. Novice 1st year showman and 7-8 years old
6. Pee Wee: up to 7 years old

Showmanship Premiums: 1st – $30, 2nd – $25, 3rd – $20, 4th – $15, 5th-10th – $10

Beef Herdsmanship Award 1st – $30
Exhibitors will be judged throughout the Fair on management, appearance of animals, attractiveness of exhibit, safety and cleanliness. Prizes will be awarded in 2 categories – small beef exhibit is 4 animals or less and large beef exhibit is 5 or more animals. Premiums will be paid to 1st place winners in each category.

Class 949 – Best Beef Ed. Display 1st – $50, 2nd – $40


Dairy Show Saturday 9:00am

Department 90 – Open Dairy

Class # Ayrshire – 901, Brown Swiss – 902, Guernsey – 903, Holstein – 904, Jersey – 905, Milking Shorthorn – 906

Lots:
1. Spring Heifer Calf – Born on or after March 1, 2016
2. Winter Heifer Calf – Born December 2015, January 2016, February 2016
3. Fall Heifer Calf – Born September, October, November 2015
4. Summer Yearling Heifer – Born June, July, August 2015
5. Spring Yearling Heifer – Born March, April, May 2015
6. Winter Yearling Heifer – Born December 2014, January 2015, February 2015
7. Fall Yearling Heifer – Born September, October, November 2014

8. Junior Breed Champion (1st & 2nd place animals from classes 1-7 will compete)
9. Junior Breed Reserve Champion

10. Junior Supreme Champion (Breed Champion & Reserves will compete)
11. Junior Reserve Supreme Champion

** Time for Classes 12-19 will be announced **

12. Yearling Heifer in Milk (must have freshened) – Born September 1, 2014 or later
13. Junior 2-year-old Cow (must have freshened) – Born March 1 – August 31, 2014
14. Senior 2-year-old Cow (must have freshened) – Born September 1, 2013 – February 28, 2014
15. Junior 3-year-old Cow – Born March 1 – August 31, 2013
16. Senior 3-year-old Cow – Born September 1, 2012 – February 29, 2013
17. 4-year-old Cow – Born September 1, 2011 – August 31, 2012
18. Aged Cow – Born before September 1, 2011
19. Dry Cow – May not be entered in any of the above classes.

20. Senior Breed Champion (1st & 2nd place animals in classes 12-19 will compete)
21. Senior Breed Reserve Champion

22. Senior Supreme Champion (Breed Champion & Reserves will compete)
23. Senior Reserve Supreme Champion

Dairy Group Classes
24. Best 3 Females (Three females at any age, must be Bred & Owned by the exhibitor)
25. Club Herd (3 cows, all calved at least once and owned by at least two exhibitors)
26. Get of Sire (3 animals with the same sire. The sire must be named on entry form.)
27. Produce of Dam (2 animals, any age, the produce of one cow. Dam must be named on entry form.)
28. Daughter/Dam (2 animals, a dam and daughter. Dam must be named on entry form.)
29. Best Uddered Cow (Determined by the judge in classes 12-19. Will compete for Best Udder of Show.)
30. Best Bred & Owned Registered Female (1 entry per exhibitor)

Premiums – Open Dairy Lots 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 $55 $45 $35 $25 $20 $10
24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 $50 $40 $30 $25 $20 $10

Department 92 – Dairy Youth Show

Class # Showmanship – 920

Lots (Ages as of January 1st):
1. Super Senior: 18-21 years old
2. Senior: 15-17 years old
3. Intermediate: 12-14 years old
4. Junior: 9-11 years old
5. Novice 1st year showman and 7-8 years old
6. Pee Wee: up to 7 years old

Showmanship Premiums: 1st – $30, 2nd – $25, 3rd – $20, 4th – $15, 5th-10th – $10

Dairy Herdsmanship Award 1st – $30
Exhibitors will be judged throughout the Fair on management, appearance of animals, attractiveness of exhibit, safety and cleanliness. Prizes will be awarded in 2 categories – small dairy exhibit is 4 animals or less and large dairy exhibit is 5 or more animals. Premiums will be paid to 1st place winners in each category.

Class 929 – Best Dairy Ed. Display 1st – $50, 2nd – $40

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