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Youth Dairy Cattle

Advisor: Bobby Long

Arrive: Thursday, Sept 26, from 10AM-4PM 

Show: Friday, Sept 27, at 6PM

Release: Sunday, Sept 29, from 1-3PM


  1. All exhibitors of cattle are to be 4H Club, FFA members or students 20 and under. 

  2. All Cattle exhibited must be the property of 4H or FFA member or student 20 and under, and must have been fed and cared for by the exhibitor. Any questionable entry will be ruled on by Fair Manager. 

  3. Exhibitors are limited to one entry in each class.

  4. Each exhibitor will exhibit his own animal in the show ring.

  5. All Dairy Cattle must arrive on Thursday Sept 26 by 4PM. Dairy Cattle show Friday Sept 27 at 6:00 PM. All Dairy Cattle must leave on Sunday Sept 29, between 1-3PM.

  6. Fair Associates will not feed, water, or clean up after Dairy Cattle. It will be the responsibility of the exhibitor. 

  7. If Dairy Cattle are not picked up by the release end time, they becomes the Five County Fair's Property.

  8. Liability for all animals exhibited shall rest with the owners of the animals. 

  9. No animal shall be removed from the fair without the official authorization of the Fair Manager.

  10. All cattle entered shall be halter broke and exercised, shown and paraded as directed by the advisor.

  11. Each class shall be judged in order of their excellence of type, conformation and quality. Judges are requested to give reasons for placings.

  12. Only one attendant’s pass will be allowed to each exhibitor Dairy Cattle.

  13. Animals from quarantined herds will not be permitted to enter the show.

  14. Animals must be in good health and condition to enter the Fair.

  15. ​If Sufficient number of animals are exhibited, it will be up to the Discretion of the advisor to divide registered and grade animals.

  16. Entries of all Dairy must be submitted to appropriate Advisor. (Use Enclosed Form)

  17. Cattle must be fed and watered at appropriate times by the exhibitor. At no time are feed and water containers to be left in stalls with animal.

  18. To encourage exhibitors to display their cattle to the general public in an orderly fashion there will be a herdsman award given for the Youth Dairy Cattle. Your display will be judged on cleanliness of tack area, cattle, equipment, and bedding. A panel of judges will be judging the entire time that your cattle will be there. The winners will be announced one hour before the Dairy Cattle are released.

  19. Prizes will be awarded only if the exhibit is worthy, even though there is only one entry in a class. The degree of the prizes will be determined solely by the judges.

  20. The Fair Association will do all in its power to prevent injury, loss, or damage to all exhibits; but the Fair Association does not assume liability in case of such injury, loss, or damage.

  21. The decision of the judge is final.

  22. Protest of any entry will go to the Protest committee for final decision. Committee members are: Bobby Long, Mary Beth Geesaman and Auburn Estes.

  23. If, in the opinion of the Fair Committee, an exhibitor willfully violates the rules governing the fair, all premiums won will be forfeited.

Youth Groups:  A (5-7 years) - B (8-13 years) - C (14-19 years)


Department A: Registered or Grade Holstein

Department B: Registered or Grade Aryshire

Department C: Registered or Grade Jersey

Department D: Registered Milking Shorthorn

Department E: Showmanship- Group A, B, and C: 40.00, 36.00, 30.00, 24.00, 20.00


Class 13- Junior Heifer Calf (born 3/1/24 - 4/30/24) 30.00 - 23.00 - 19.00 - 15.00

Class 14- Intermediate Heifer Calf (born 12/1/23 – 2/29/24) 30.00 - 23.00 - 19.00 - 15.00

Class 15- Senior Heifer Calf (born 9/1/23 – 11/30/23)  30.00 - 23.00 - 19.00 - 15.00

Class 16- Summer Heifer Calf (born 6/1/23 - 8/31/23) 30.00 - 23.00 - 19.00 - 15.00

Class 17- Junior Yearling (born 3/1/23 - 5/31/23) 30.00 - 23.00 - 19.00 - 15.00

Class 18- Intermediate Yearling (born 12/1/22 -2/28/23) 30.00 - 23.00 - 19.00 - 15.00

Class 19- Senior Yearling (born 9/1/22 – 11/30/22) 30.00 - 23.00 - 19.00 - 15.00

Class 20- 3 year old Cow (dry) 30.00 - 23.00 - 19.00 - 15.00

Class 21- 4 year old Cow (dry) 30.00 - 23.00 - 19.00 - 15.00

Class 22- Aged Cow (dry) 30.00 - 23.00 - 19.00 - 15.00


Grand Champion Trophy, Rosette + $10.00

Reserve Champion Rosette


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