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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

JUDGE: Eric Topp; Wapakoneta, OH

OFFERED BY KANSAS STATE FAIR......................................................$3,300.00

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 Conference Room.

Release Time: Monday, Sept 10 - 1:00 pm for exhibitors that live 150 miles or further and 3:00 pm for all other exhibitors.

  1. All entries must meet the Kansas State Fair General Rules and Health Requirements.
  2. Senior yearlings that have calved will be shown in two year old classes except when Sr. Yearlings in milk class is provided.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. No substitutions or changes of any kind will be allowed after check in.
  10. 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.
  11. Exhibitor will be required to use show harnesses on show day, which may be obtained from the Dairy Cattle Office.
  12. No smoking, grain or needles in the miling parlor.
  13. Premium checks will be mailed after the Fair closes.


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.

  1. 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 conformation.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Challenging, threatening, or interfering with an ethics committee appointed by show management to monitor the animals on exhibit on the show grounds.
  5. 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 placing animals:

  • 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 shown.

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 exhibitor.

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 FEMALES: Consist of three un-freshened females less than two years of age, all bred, with at least one owned by exhibitor.

PERFORMANCE RECOGNITION AWARDS: 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 EXHIBITORS AWARD: 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:

  1. Appearance of exhibit.
  2. Personal behavior
  3. Cooperation with officials and other exhibitors.
  4. Promotion of the breed and industry activities.

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 the Fair .


Premium Points

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Jr Females 60 40 20 10
Sr Females 120 90 50 20
Champion & Reserve 100 50
Grand Champion & Reserve 125 100
Herdsman 50 40 30
Best Three and Class 18-21 60 40

Division 1304 - Classes


Jersey - Junior Heifer Calf born Mar. 1 to June 30, current year


Jersey - Int Heifer Calf born Dec. 1, prior yr to Feb. 29, current yr


Jersey - Senior Heifer Calf born Sept. 1, to Nov. 30, prior year


Jersey - Summer Yearling Heifer born June 1 to Aug. 31, prior year


Jersey - Junior Yearling Heifer born Mar. 1 to May 31, prior year


Jersey - Winter Yearling Heifer born Dec. 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2015


Jersey - Senior Yearling Heifer born Sept. 1, 2016 to Nov. 30, 2016

Jersey - Champion and Reserve Champion Junior Female


Jersey - Junior Three Best Females


Jersey – Fall Yearling in Milk


Jersey - Cow Junior 2 years born Mar. 1 to Aug. 31, 2016


Jersey - Cow Senior 2 years born Sept. 2015 to Feb. 28, 2016


Jersey - Cow Junior 3 years born Mar. 1 to Aug. 31, 2015


Jersey - Cow Senior 3 years old born Sept. 1, 2014 to Feb. 28, 2015

Jersey - Champion and Reserve Champion Intermediate Female


Jersey - Four Year Cow born Sept. 1, 2013 to Aug. 31, 2014


Jersey - Five Year Cow born Sept. 1, 2012 to Aug. 31, 2013


Jersey - Aged Cow born before Sept. 1, 2012

Jersey - Champion and Reserve Champion Senior Female

Jersey - Grand and Reserve Champion Cow


Jersey - Best Udder Cow All Milking Classes


Jersey - Produce of Dam


Jersey - Daughter-Dam


Jersey - Best Three Females


Jersey - Dairy Herd

Jersey - Herdsman Award

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