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Open Dairy Cattle

jim degroot

jim degroot

Superintendent
(360)201.2057

Department 47

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To place an on-line entry, click here:http://nwwafair.fairwire.com

OPEN CLASS EXHIBITORS

Entry Fees:

$12.00 per entry – Beef, Dairy and Horse (pay online).

No fee for any other classes.


Gate Admission:

1-2 animals entered = 1 complimentary Exhibitor Season Passes

3-4 animals entered = 2 complimentary Exhibitor Season Passes

5-7 animals entered = 3 complimentary Exhibitor Season Passes

8-10 animals entered = 4 complimentary Exhibitor Season Passes

11-15 animals entered = 5 complimentary Exhibitor Season Passes




4H & FFA EXHIBITORS

Entry Fees:

$ 5.00 per animal – Beef and Dairy (pay online).

$15.00 per animal – Horse (pay online).

No fee for any other classes.


Please Note:

4H & FFA Exhibitors entering 5 or more Dairy or Beef animals will need to email nwwfentries@gmail.com to request an appointment make their entry. This is required in order to bypass the calculation done online and only be charged for entering 4 animals ($20 for 4H Dairy / $20 for 4H Beef). We will respond to your email request within 24 hours and take your credit card payment (Visa / MasterCard) at that time.


Gate Admission:

Any quantity of Beef, Dairy and Horse entered = 1 complimentary Season Gate Admission Wristband

All other 4H & FFA exhibitors are entitled to purchase a Season Gate Admission Wristband for $15.00.

All 4H and FFA Youth Helpers are able to purchase a Season Gate Admission Wristband for $15.00.

Parents of 4H & FFA students are able to purchase a Season Exhibitor Pass at the discounted rate of $27.00.

Above purchases will be made at the fair office by the 4H Leader and/or FFA Advisor when they turn in their club lists. The above fair passes cannot be paid online at time of registration.

4H Leaders and FFA Advisors are requested to identify those members on their club list that have entered Dairy, Beef or Horse with an * beside the exhibitors name.


All entries for Open, 4H and FFA will be made using the same ShoWorks entry link.


All entries must be registered online.

If you don’t have access to a computer, the library is an option or the Fair Office has a computer available during business hours.


All entries requiring payment must pay online or at time of entry appointment if entering 5 or more 4H Dairy or 4H Beef.

Exhibits can be entered on-line by July 25th. Late entries will be charged a fee of $25.00 per head through July 31st. After July 31st late entries may not be accepted.

Animal Haul In – Sunday before the Fair 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. via the north door of the Dairy Barn (off Front Street) and exiting via Gate 2.

Vet checks - 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Monday.

*NEW for 2018* ENTRY FEES

Entry Fees: Open Class Exhibitors

$12.00/per animal – Beef, Dairy & Horses
$8.00/per animal – Llamas & Pigs
$5.00/per animal – Goats & Sheep
NO Entry Fee – Cats, Dogs, Poultry & Rabbit

Open Class Season Gate Admission Passes

1-2 animals entered – (1) Complimentary Season Gate Admission Pass
3-4 animals entered – (2) Complimentary Season Gate Admission Passes
5-7 animals entered – (3) Complimentary Season Gate Admission Passes
8-10 animals entered – (4) Complimentary Season Gate Admission Passes
11-15 animals entered – (5) Complimentary Season Gate Admission Passes
Note: Cats, Dogs, Poultry & Rabbits do not pay an entry fee and do not receive Complimentary Season Gate Admission Passes

Animal Release – Released Saturday night of the Fair beginning at 9 p.m.
Parking/staging for the pick-up vehicles is at the old Cost Cutter lot on the corner of 19th and Front Streets. Release of vehicles to the barn will be controlled by the superintendent. Enter the dairy barn through the north gate on Front Street and exit through Gate 2. No tack vehicles allowed until 10 p.m.

JUDGING TIMES

Wednesday

9 a.m.

Guernsey Type

4H, FFA and Open

3 p.m.

Ayrshire Type

4H, FFA and Open

4 p.m.

Brown Swiss Type

4H, FFA and Open

Thursday

9:30 a.m.

Holstein Type, Lots 1-8

4H, FFA and Open

1 p.m.

Holstein Type, Lots 9-19

4H, FFA and Open

Friday

9 a.m.

Jersey Junior Show, Lots 1-8

4H, FFA and Open

1 p.m.

Jersey Senior Show, Lots 9-19

4H, FFA and Open

CALENDAR OF DAIRY BARN EVENTS

Monday

11:30 a.m.

4H NW Start to Finish

2 p.m.

Dairy Barn Exhibitors Meeting

Tuesday

11 a.m.

4H Dairy Fit and Show

7 p.m.

FFA Dairy Fit and Show

Wednesday

9 a.m.

4H, FFA and Open Guernsey Type

3 p.m.

4H, FFA and Open Ayrshire Type

4 p.m.

4H, FFA, and Open Brown Swiss Type

Thursday

9:30 a.m.

4H, FFA and Open Holstein Type, Lots 1-8

1 p.m.

4H, FFA and Open Holstein Type, Lots 9-19

Friday

9 a.m.

4H, FFA and Open Junior Jersey Show, Lots 1-8

1 p.m.

4H, FFA and Open Junior Jersey Show, Lots 9-19

Saturday

9 a.m.

4H and FFA State Dairy Judging

1 p.m.

4H Decorated Cow Contest

2 p.m.

Dairy Barn Exhibitors Meeting

4 p.m.

Cow Hand Milking Contest

ENTRY DEADLINE:
Entries can be placed on-line by July 25th. If July 25th falls on a weekend, entries will be accepted the following Monday without penalty. Late entries will be charged a fee of $25.00 per head through July 31st and will only be accepted if there is room available. After July 31st, entries may not be accepted depending upon space availability. All exhibits must be in place by 9 a.m. Monday of the Fair.

1. All entries in this department must be registered. A photo copy of all registration papers must be received by the Superintendent no later than July 31st or a late fee of $10.00 per paper will be charged. All registration papers and tattoos will be checked. No animal deemed unworthy shall be entered. If you do not provide the registration papers, your animals may not be allowed to show. You may fax papers to the Fair office at 360.354.1315 or mail to 1775 Front Street, Lynden, WA 98264.

2. 4-H and FFA members must write their name on the top of the Registration papers of the animal they are showing.

3. Dairy cattle are not allowed to leave the barn during Fair week for any reason.

4. Each exhibitor will be limited to 14 head, all breeds included. No more than two dry cows per exhibitor. In case of a shortage in stall space, exhibitors with the most entries will be cut first.

5. Each exhibitor will be limited to two premiums in any one class.

6. Any breed with less than 5 head becomes an exhibit not qualified for class premiums. Exhibit premiums will be $30.00 per head.

7. Passes available for purchase at the Fair office issued on the basis of two passes for the first two cattle and one pass for every two cattle thereafter. These passes will be made available after the stalls have been assigned.

8. See the Superintendent for information and equipment use. There will be an exhibitor meeting at 2 p.m. on Monday and 2 p.m. on Saturday in the Dairy Barn lounge for all open class exhibitors and 4-H and FFA leaders.

9. Only blue and red ribbon winners from 4-H and FFA may enter Open Class, provided there is a minimum of 10 open class cattle per breed or two exhibitors.

10. MILKING TIME: 4 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Each exhibitor must inform the milker of their preferred milking time. If the exhibitor is not on time, they drop to the bottom of the list unless there is an opening.

11. All milk must be put into tank and will become the property of the Fair. All medicated animals must be milked last if using parlor. Any violation of antibiotics in the milk will result in forfeit of premiums.

12. A respiratory complex vaccine is strongly recommended four (4) weeks prior to the Fair.

13. Keep the barns neat and clean for the public. Bedding will be furnished by the Fair. Exhibitors must provide attendants for their cattle.

14. On February 9, 2002 the Washington State Holstein Board and membership passed a resolution which states: Second generation identified Holstein Grade cattle (75% RHA-NA) are eligible to compete in all 4-H, FFA and Open class shows at the Northwest Washington Fair.

Bovine Checklist

DIVISION A - BROWN SWISS
DIVISION B - GUERNSEY
DIVISION C - HOLSTEIN
DIVISION D - JERSEY
DIVISION E - AYRSHIRE

PREMIUM SCHEDULE:

100 OR MORE HEAD PER BREED

CLASSES 1 through 7

53.00 /47.00 /41.00 /35.00 /35.00 /35.00 /30.00 /30.00 /30.00 /30.00 /30.00 /30.00 /30.00 /30.00 /30.00 /30.00

CLASSES 8 through 14

165.00 /160.00 /155.00 /150.00 /145.00 /140.00 /135.00 /135.00 /135.00 /135.00 /135.00 /135.00 /135.00 /135.00/135.00 /135.00

CLASSES 15 and 16

25.00 23.00 21.00



CLASSES 17, 18, and 19

40.00 35.00 30.00 25.00 20.00

50 - 99 HEAD PER BREED

CLASSES 1 through 7

53.00 /47.00 /41.00 /35.00 /35.00 /35.00 /30.00 /30.00 /30.00 /30.00 /30.00 /30.00 /30.00 /30.00

CLASSES 8 through 14

140.00 /135.00 /130.00 /125.00 /120.00 /115.00 /110.00 /105.00 /105.00 /105.00 /105.00 /105.00 /105.00 /105.00

CLASSES 15 and 16

25.00 23.00 21.00

CLASSES 17, 18, and 19

40.00 35.00 30.00 25.00 20.00



LESS THAN 50 HEAD PER BREED

CLASSES 1 through 7

53.00 /47.00 /41.00 /35.00 /35.00 /35.00 /30.00 /30.00

CLASSES 8 through 14

140.00 / 135.00 / 120.00 / 110.00 / 100.00 / 90.00 / 80.00 / 70.00

CLASSES 15 and 16

25.00 / 23.00 / 21.00

CLASSES 17, 18, and 19

40.00 / 35.00 / 30.00 / 25.00 / 20.00

Present year – 2019
Previous year – 2018
2 years previous years – 2017
3 years previous years – 2016
4 years previous years – 2015
5 years previous years – 2014
6 years previous years - 2013

CLASS NUMBERS

1. Junior heifer calf, born after March 1, of the present year, over 4 months of age

2. Intermediate heifer calf, born December 1, of the previous year through February 29, of the present year

3. Senior heifer calf, born September 1 through November 30, of the previous year

4. Summer yearling heifer, born June 1 through August 31, of the previous year

5. Junior yearling heifer, born March 1 through May 31, of the previous year

6. Winter yearling heifer, born December 1, through February 28, of the previous year

7. Senior yearling heifer, born September 1 through November 30, of 3 years previous

Junior Champion & Reserve Junior Champion, followed by Junior Best Three Females, Rosette

8. Junior 2 year old cow, born March 1, 2013 through August 31, of 2 years previous

9. Senior 2 year old cow, born September 1, 2013 through February 29, of 2 years previous

10. Junior 3 year old cow, born March 1, 2012 through August 31, of 3 years previous

11. Senior 3 year old cow, born September 1, 2011 through February 28, of 3 years previous

12. 4 year old cow, born September 1, 2010 through August 31, of 4 years previous

13. 5 year old cow, born September 1, 2009 through August 31, of 5 years previous

14. Aged cow, 5 years and over, born before September 1, of years previous

*Senior Champion and Reserve Senior Champion, Rosette

*Grand and Reserve Grand Champion, Rosette

*Best Udder and Reserve Best Udder of each respective breed, Rosette


*Open Class, All Around Junior Champion Heifer - 1st place $250, 2nd place $100.

15. Produce of Dam -Two animals, any age, from the same dam. Dam must be named.

16. Dam and Daughter, one exhibitor.

17. Junior best 3 females. Group to consist of 3 junior females from senior yearling heifers or younger, none of which has freshened, all bred and owned by exhibitor.

18. Senior best 3 females, group to consist of 3 females over 2 years of age which have freshened, all bred and owned by exhibitor

19. Exhibitor's Herd

Do not enter on livestock entry form, Superintendent will enter these.

All entries must be two years or older. This class immediately follows the breed championship class.

DIVISION G - BEST UDDER, PREMIUM PER CLASS FOR EACH RESPECTIVE BREED

PREMIUMS: 10.00 5.00
CLASS NUMBER

1. Best Udder of class

PREMIER BREEDER AND EXHIBITOR AWARDS

The Northwest Washington Fair will award banners for Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor. To qualify for banners there must be competition of two or more herds in each breed and a minimum of three head per herd.

Premier Breeder - The breeder winning the most money for no more than six animals in the open single classes exhibited by themselves and/or other exhibitors shall be designated the Premier Breeder.

Premier Exhibitor - The exhibitor winning the most money for no more than six animals owned and exhibited by themselves shall be designated the Premier Exhibitor. An exhibitor's qualifying animals shall be defined as follows: Any animal within the family unit housed on exhibitor's farm may be used for this award.

DAIRY HERDSMANSHIP

DO NOT ENTER - Superintendent will enter these.

Educational Features and Decorations

40 points

Cleanliness of aisle and stalls

30 points

Care and condition of cattle

20 points

Appearance of exhibit area and equipment

10 points

DIVISION H – HERDSMANSHIP

PREMIUMS: 45.00 35.00 30.00 25.00 20.00
CLASS NUMBERS

1. Dairy Herdsmanship – large herd, 5 places
2. Dairy Herdsmanship - small herd, 5 places
Large and small divisions will be determined by the Superintendent on Monday when the animals are in place. Premiums as listed for all classes. Highest point total receives trophy.

COW HAND MILKING CONTEST
Open to experienced milkers - all ages. Please sign up in the office of the Dairy Barn.

DIVISION J - COW HAND MILKING CONTEST

PREMIUMS: 60.00 40.00 30.00 20.00
CLASS NUMBERS
1. Milking Contest
2. Premium of $15.00 for each cow used in contest. Maximum of 11 cows.

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