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DAIRY CATTLE AT THE FAIR

ARE YOU PLANNING ON SHOWING DAIRY CATTLE AT THE FAIR?

Attention 4-H Dairy Cattle Exhibitors Please take notice of these important announcements.

1. All 4-H dairy cattle must be owned and completely registered by June 1. No pending registrations or transfers will be permitted.

2. All 4-H dairy cattle will have their registration papers check by the Dairy Advisory Committee on Monday of fair week.

3. All cattle must have a BVD/PI ear notch test prior to fair.

4. Official breed tags must be visible and unaltered. 5. No coaching of exhibitors will be allowed from outside of the show ring.

 

DAIRY QUIZ BOWL

 Dairy Quiz Bowl is a team event that uses a question and answer format with game show style buzzers to learn information about dairy cows. Our youth practice once a week during the winter months to get ready for competition. You do not need any previous experience to join our group. Bill Walley (865-5665) will be the coach for this year’s team. Please call the 4-H office and speak with John Hannum if you have any questions about this event.

 

DAIRY JUDGING

Dairy Judging takes place in late winter and early spring and consists of three barn meetings where 4-H youth judge various breeds and classes of dairy cows. The barn meetings take place at various dairy farms in Delaware County that agree to host our kids for an afternoon. The cows are grouped according to their breed and age and the 4-H’ers rotate from one class to another with their score cards and rank the animals according to their dairy characteristics. Barb Hanselman (538-9633) will be our coach again this year You do not need any previous experience or own cows to participate. Beginners are welcome to attend. Please contact John Hannum for more information about the program and how you can participate. SPECIAL NOTE: for those hoping to represent Delaware County at the State Contest. To be eligible you must attend: 2 of the 3 barn meetings, and  2 of the 4 spring and summer events (Susquehanna, Eastern, Central, Finger Lake).