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ENTRY DEADLINE IS AUGUST
LOCATION: DAIRY BARN AND PRAIRIE PAVILION
SUPERINTENDENT: Bill Toews, Burrton, KS
BREED REPRESENTATIVE: Christy Ratliff, (785) 448-8201
DAIRY CATTLE OFFICE: Sept. 7 - 16 (620) 669-3807
SHOW DATE: Monday,
September 10, 9:00 am
OFFERED BY KANSAS STATE
Entries are subject to
the Kansas State Fair General Information and Rules
Dairy exhibitor meeting
will be held both weekends on Sunday at 11:00 am in the Prairie Pavilion
Release Time: Monday, Sept 10 - 1:00 pm for exhibitors that live 150 miles or further and 3:00 pm for all other exhibitors.
- All entries must meet the
Kansas State Fair General Rules and Health Requirements.
- Senior yearlings that have
calved will be shown in two year old classes except when Sr. Yearlings in
milk class is provided.
- Youth, 4-H and FFA exhibitors
wishing to enter in open competition classes will be required to pay open
class stall fees and complete an open class entry form by August 15.
Please indicate with whose cattle you want your animals stalled.
- No exhibitor or farm will win
more than one premium in a group class. There must be more than one
exhibitor showing in a class to pay more than one placing in premiums.
- Where a herd is registered in
the names of different members of a family, residing on one farm, and
where the herd is one unit, all the entries may be considered a single
exhibitor for Premier Exhibitor Award, Dairy Herd, Junior Three Best
Female and Best Three Female classes.
- Firms and Co-partnerships:
Firms and co-partnerships entering animals must be in existence sixty days
prior to the date of closing entries and in all cases must be bona fide
and affidavits of the age of the firms may be required by show management.
Firms and co-partnerships entered into for show purposes will not be
recognized by the exposition, but cattle bred by a member of the firm or
company shall be considered as bred by the company. Should temporary sale
or transfer of a show animal be discovered, the exhibitor and proper owner
may be barred from any or all future shows.
- An exhibitor must be the owner,
or member of a partnership owning the animal. If a herd is registered in
the names of different members of a family and/or employees of the farm
owner, these persons may enter the show as individual exhibitors or they
may combine their entries and be considered one exhibitor referred to as a
Herd Unit. To be eligible to earn credits for Premier Breeder, all animals
in the Herd Unit need only carry the herd owners prefix. A list of names
of all individuals owning animals and desiring to be included in the Herd
Unit must be submitted with the entry form and will be considered as one
exhibitor throughout the show. This decision is final on the closing date
for entries. If the Herd Unit option is elected, an animal owned by any person
in the group may be substituted for one owned by any other person in the
group. The animals in the 68 Herd Unit may be combined to form a Dairy
Herd, the Best Three Females and to earn credits for Premier Breeder and
Premier Exhibitor. When an animal is owned in partnership with two or more
different Herd Units, then the partner or Herd Unit which houses and cares
for the animal will be designated as the exhibitor.
- Group Classes: Registration
certificates for all animals entered in any group class must be brought
into the ring with the animals. Failure to present the registration
certificate for any animal entered in a group, if requested by the
superintendent, will automatically disqualify the group.
- No substitutions or changes of
any kind will be allowed after check in.
- Holstein Dry Cow Rule: That a
cow shown dry must be reported dry on the DHI forms or reported by show
management to the appropriate official for testing within the state or
province in which the cow is tested, as well as the Holstein Association,
and the lactation credits be terminated the day of the show.
- Exhibitor will be required to
use show harnesses on show day, which may be obtained from the Dairy
- No smoking, grain or needles in the miling parlor.
- Premium checks will be mailed
after the Fair closes.
THE PUREBRED DAIRY
CATTLE ASSOCIATION SHOW RING CODE OF ETHICS
The 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 various dairy breed associations to stimulate and sustain
interest in breeding registered dairy cattle. This relates to both spectators
and exhibitors. The Purebred Dairy Cattle Association 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 unacceptable. The following practices or procedures are
considered unacceptable and defined as being fraudulent and/or unethical in the
showing of registered dairy cattle.
- Misrepresenting the age and/or
milk status of the animal for the class in which it is shown. Treating the
animal, particularly the udder, internally or externally, with an irritant
or counter-irritant, or other substance to artificially improve the
- Surgery or insertion of foreign
matter under the skin or into body cavities, performed to change the
natural contour or appearance of the animals body, though not to preclude
practices required or involved in normal management.
- Criticizing or interfering with
the judge, show management or other exhibitors while in the show ring, or
other conduct detrimental to the breed or the show.
- Challenging, threatening, or
interfering with an ethics committee appointed by show management to
monitor the animals on exhibit on the show grounds.
- Excessive manipulation of hair.
The following violation
is defined as unethical practices that detract from the show ring and will be
given slight to serious discrimination. Exhibitors will be asked to undo or
remove the manipulation before they enter the ring or the judge will give the
animal discrimination in class by lowering the animal’s class rank.
- Setting teats or manipulating a
teat to alter its normal position such as to unnaturally hold it plumb or
to alter its length is an unacceptable practice.
The following minor
violations are considered to detract from the image of the show when carried to
excess and will be given slight to moderate discrimination by the judge when
- Improper fitting practices,
such as overfilling and over bagging.
- Use of artificial hair except
for false switches.
- Mistreatment of an animal.
- Unsportsmanlike conduct on the
part of showmen.
Practices which should
be encouraged to enhance the image of the show:
- Establish uniform dress code
for exhibitors in the show ring.
- Recognize good herdsman ship
and exhibits in the barn. In keeping with the basic philosophy of the
PDCA, ethics are an individual responsibility of the owner of each animal
Violations of these
policies are subject to the disciplinary provisions of the appropriate dairy
breed association and/or show management.
DAIRY HERD: Consists of four cows that have freshened, all owned by
GET OF SIRE: Consists of four animals, either sex, but not more
than two bulls, the get of one sire. At least two animals must be two years old
or over. Not more than one animal need be owned by exhibitor.
JUNIOR GET OF SIRE: Will consist of four animals, all less than two years
of age, either sex, but not more than two bulls, the get of one sire. Not more
than one animal need be owned by Exhibitor.
PRODUCE OF DAM: Consist of two animals, any age, either sex, the produce of one
cow. Not more than one animal needs be owned by Exhibitor.
BEST THREE FEMALES: Consist of three females all to be bred and owned by the
exhibitor and at least one must have calved. Holstein and Brown Swiss only need
to own one of the females.
JUNIOR BEST THREE
Consist of three un-freshened females less
than two years of age, all bred, with at least one owned by exhibitor.
The two cows having the highest
actual milk production in 305 days on two time milking as evidenced by a copy
of DHI. Record in each of the following classes: Three, Four, Aged and Dry Cow
classes will be awarded 1st and 2nd place ribbons in each of the above classes.
Include five year old cow class in Holstein, Ayrshire and Brown Swiss. Milk
records made by 3 x milking will be reduced 15%.
PREMIER BREEDER AND
The Kansas State Fair
will award a Rosette to the Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor in each of
the Dairy Breeds.
PREMIER EXHIBITOR AWARD: The Exhibitor winning the most points on actual placing, not
to exceed eight animals and not more than one bull, owned and exhibited in the
open single classes, shall be designated the Premier Exhibitor. Except the
Holstein and Ayrshire awards will be based on not more than six animals.
PREMIER BREEDER AWARD: The breeder winning the most points on actual placing, not
to exceed eight animals and not more than one bull, in the open single classes,
exhibited by the exhibitor and/or other exhibitors, shall be designated the
Premier Breeder. Except the Holstein and Ayrshire, awards will be based on not
more than six animals and not more than one bull.
Points Senior Females
Points Bulls & Junior Females
HERDSMAN AWARDS: Recognition rosettes will be presented daily to an exhibitor
within the breed.
Exhibitors will be
judged on the following:
- Appearance of exhibit.
- Personal behavior
- Cooperation with officials
and other exhibitors.
- Promotion of the breed and
At the close of the
fair, prizes will be awarded to the overall best exhibitors among the breeds
exhibiting: $100.00 first four days of the Fair and $100.00 last four days of