Dairy Cattle

Rules & Regulations for Showing Dairy Cattle

The following supports good animal husbandry practices at shows, while presenting a positive image to spectators. All exhibitors and their fitters, agents, or other representatives agree to abide by the following rules and regulations.

PART I
The following practices or procedures are unacceptable in the show ring of registered dairy cattle
1. misrepresenting the age, calving date, number of lactations, or ownership of an animal;
2. filling an animal’s rumen unnaturally with liquid [tubing];
3. balancing the udder by any means other than by leaving naturally produced milk in any or all quarters;
4. treating the udder internally with an irritant, counterirritant, or any other substance to temporarily improve conformation or produce unnatural animation;
5. treating the udder externally with an irritant, counterirritant, or any other substance to temporarily improve conformation or produce unnatural animation (Allowable practices/substances include sealing and setting teats, and the use of external anti-inflammatory substances for the well-being of the animal.);
6. roping udders and the use of objects to physically improve definition of the suspensory center ligament;
7. administering epidural anaesthesia [blocking tails] and/or applying any irritant either externally or internally to the perineal [rectum and vagina] area;
8. inserting foreign material/articles under the skin, into the topline [including hair not attached to its own hair follicle];
9. applying foreign material/articles on the feet;
10. performing surgery of any kind to change the natural contour of appearance of the animal’s body, hide or hair. Not included is the removal of warts, teats and horns, clipping and dressing of hair and trimming of hooves;
11. criticizing or interfering with the judge, show management or other exhibitors while in the show ring; as well as any conduct that violates, directly or indirectly, recognized standard show practices, or any other discreditable conduct that could damage the image of the breed or show;
12. wrapping hocks or draining fluid from hocks unless authorized by a veterinarian appointed by the show management.
13. excessive manipulation of hair beyond 1 ½ inches from the skin.
PART II
All exhibitors and their fitters, agents or other representatives agree to abide by the following procedures:
1. Exhibitors, agents, employees or other person acting on behalf of an exhibitor, shall deliver to an inspector upon request any hypodermic syringe, needle or other device, swabs, cloths or other material, or samples or any medicine, preparation or substance, whether in liquid or other form, for the purposes of laboratory analysis.
2. All entries and personal property of the exhibitors, their servants and agents and persons acting on behalf of exhibitors, are subject to inspection by inspectors authorized by a show.
All such persons shall cooperate with the inspectors and shall provide all such information in connection with such inspections and shall provide access to the animal and all information reasonably required by inspectors in connection with such inspections and shall provide, if so requested, samples of urine, milk, blood, or any other body fluids suitable for analysis.
3. Exhibitors shall remove any udder supports, blankets or other objects limiting the ability of the inspector to undertake a thorough inspection.
4. The exhibitor agrees to act at all times in accordance with the Rules and Regulations for Showing and the Standard Procedures, and will accept any final decision made there under.

Violators are subject to the disciplinary provisions of the Standard Procedures and Penalties for Enforcing Rules and Regulations for Showing Dairy Cattle, and/or other show rules and regulations.

Purebred Dairy Cattle Division

SECTION 1 – HOLSTEIN CLASSES
Open only to Holstein Breeders in Prescott County and the former Lochiel Twp. of Glengarry County.
Judged on Friday Aug. 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. by Jamie McOuat, Brownsburg, QC
Entry Deadline: Aug. 11, 2017.
CLASS 1 Female, Junior calf, born after March 1, 2017.
Class sponsored by Belcan

CLASS 2 Female, Intermediate calf, born December 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017.
Class sponsored in part by RBC Royal Bank

CLASS 3 Female, Senior calf, born September 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016.
Class sponsored by Trans-America Genetics (TAG)

CLASS 4 Female, Summer Yearling, born June 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016.
Class sponsored by Major Feed Services, Lancaster.

CLASS 5 Female, Junior Yearling, born March 1, 2016 to May 31, 2016.
Class sponsored by National Bank of Canada

CLASS 6 Female, Senior Yearling, born September 1, 2015 to February 28, 2016.
Class sponsored by Brunet & Wylie Ltd. Masterfeeds.

CLASS 7 Junior Breeder’s Herd, Group of 3 junior animals from the same breeding unit or animals carrying the same prefix. The exhibitor must solely or jointly own at least one animal in the group. All three animals must have been shown in their individual classes. (Prize money the same as previous classes).
Class sponsored by TD Canada Trust
Perpetual Trophy donated by the Nixon Family in memory of Kurt Barton.

CLASS 8 Female, Junior 2 year old, born March 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015. In milk, dry or not yet calved for the first time.
Class sponsored by David Vanseader Farm Accounting.

CLASS 9 Female, Senior 2 year old, born September 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015. In milk, dry or not yet calved for the first time.
Class sponsored by Glengarry Mutual Insurance.

CLASS 10 Female, Junior 3 year old, born March 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014. In milk or dry. If dry, must be within approximately 8 weeks of calving.
Class sponsored by DMD Picard Enterprises Inc. (De Laval).

CLASS 11 Female, Senior 3 year old, born September 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014. In milk or dry. If dry, must be within approximately 8 weeks of calving.
Class sponsored in part by MacEwen AgriCentre Inc.& Shurgain.

CLASS 12 Female, 4 year old, born September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013. In milk or dry. If dry, must be within approximately 8 weeks of calving.
Class sponsored by Agrocentre Belcan Inc.

CLASS 13 Female, 5 year old, born September 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012. In milk or dry. If dry, must be within approximately 8 weeks of calving.
Class sponsored by Agriculture & Agri-Food –  Eastern Ontario – Desjardins

CLASS 14 Female, mature cow, born prior to September 2011. In milk or dry. If dry, must be within approximately 8 weeks of calving.  Class sponsored Agriest Centre Agricole Co-op St-Isidore.

CLASS 15 Breeder’s Herd. Group of 3 senior animals, from the same breeding unit or animals carrying the same prefix. The exhibitor must solely or jointly own at least one animal in the group. The other animals in the group may be owned by other exhibitors. All 3 animals must have been shown in their individual classes. (Prize money the same as previous classes). Class sponsored by Masterfeeds / Munro Agromart, Lancaster.

SPECIAL RECOGNITION
1. Best Bred and Owned – In each class, the best bred and owned animal will be recognized, whose breeder is the owner or co-owner of that animal. The breeder must be eligible to exhibit either as owner or co-owner at this show.
2. Best Uddered Female – The judge declares a best uddered female in each milking class.
3. Junior Champion & Reserve Junior Champion Females will be chosen from the top two placings of classes 1 to 6.

Junior Champion sponsored by AgTrek Nutrition

Reserve Junior Champion sponsored by Country Depot, Vankleek Hill.

Junior Premier Breeder sponsored by Select Sires GenerVations Inc.

Junior Premier Exhibitor sponsored by Select Sires GenerVations Inc.

  1. Grand Champion & Reserve Champion Females will be chosen from the top two placings of classes 8 to 14.

Grand Champion sponsored by Scotiabank, Vankleek Hill

Reserve Grand Champion sponsored by Theoret & Martel Insurance

Premier Breeder sponsored by Dr. Luc Besner, Embryo Transfer Services

Reserve Premier Breeder sponsored by Luc Besner, Embryo Transfer Services

  1. Beauty and Utility – The cow with the highest BCA,that placed in the top three of one of the senior classes. The exhibitor must show proof of the animal’s BCA by presenting a DHI record of production of a completed record for the cow. Sponsored by Wylie Building Supply

Pee-Wee Showmanship Class

Boys and girls not yet 9 years old on January 1, 2017 are invited to compete in a showmanship class to be held at noon, during the break in the Holstein show, on Friday, August 18th, 2017.  Calves shown may be from either Dairy or Beef breeding. All participants will receive a ribbon and a prize. Entries made on day of show.

 

Holstein Cattle & 4-H Entries:  
This year the Vankleek Hill Fair will be using AssistExpo for on-line entries. The AssistExpo software is used by agricultural shows to manage their entries. Use this site to make your entries; it’s simple, secure and quick to complete.  To make your entries for this year’s fair, go to the following links:

HOLSTEIN SHOW: www.assistexpo.ca/prescottholsteinshow

4H SHOW: www.assistexpo.ca/vkh4hshow