Purebred Cattle Division Rules & Regulations
- All general rules and regulations of the fair will apply.
- Holstein entries should be sent to Amanda Cowan by
August 14, 2023. Tel. 613-551- 6383.
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries can be done by email or online via Assist Expo at www.assistexpo.ca/vkhfair and use the drop down menu.
- All dairy cattle entries should be made on the entry form provided for livestock. Exhibitors must give (1) name of animal, (2) date of birth, (3) registered number of entry, (4) tattoo or ear tag number, (5) name of sire.
- All exhibitors must sign the declaration of liability insurance form at the bottom of the Livestock Entry Form.
- All dairy exhibitors must sign the exhibitor form regarding compliance to the Rules and Regulations for Showing Dairy Cattle. (These rules and regulations can be found on the next page). Agreement form to be signed can be found on reverse side of Livestock Entry Form.
- All cattle exhibited must be registered on the records of appli- cable breed association, in the name of the exhibitor. No animal will be accepted without an original pedigree or Animal Inquiry Sheet from Holstein Canada.
- Under no circumstances should an animal exhibiting signs of transmittable disease be shown. The show committee and other Fair officials have the right to refuse entry of any animal showing signs of an infectious skin disease (eg., warts, ringworm). If a vet check is required, it will be at the expense of the exhibitor.
- Prize money: 1st – $60, 2nd – $50, 3rd – $45, 4th – $40, 5th – $35, 6th – $30, 7th – $25, 8th – $20, 9th – $15, 10th to 15th – $10. (Subject to change given the circumstances of this year)
- A maximum of 2 substitutions of entries owned by the same exhibitor will be permitted, up to fair time.
- All Holstein cattle must be on the grounds, not later than 9 a.m. Friday, and remain until 4 p.m. that day.
- Stalls are free but cannot be held for an exhibitor. Please be considerate of barn space.
- The number of exhibits from a dairy breeding unit has been increased from 10 to 15 to allow 4-H animals to be shown in Open Classes. There are no restrictions on the number of entries in individual junior or senior classes.
- Premier Exhibitor Award – An award is presented to the ex- hibitor/ owner (individual, partnership or institution) having the highest number of points won in individual female classes by not more than 10 animals owned by the exhibitor. This does not limit the number of animals that may be shown.
In case of jointly-owned animals, joint ownership is considered as one exhibitor. No part of the points awarded, counts toward the individual score of any of the joint owners. In case of any ownership changes during the show, ownership at final placement within the class will be used to calculate points.
Points are awarded on the following basis:
1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Junior 10 9 8 7 6
Senior 20 18 16 14 12
- Premier Breeder Award – An award presented to the breeder by prefix, having the highest number of points won in individual female classes by not more than 10 animals bred, but not necessarily owned, by the winner. Calculation of Premier Breeder is readily determined in all identified cases from Certificates of Registry, by utilization of the animals prefix.
Points are awarded as for Premier Exhibitor.
- Holstein Animals on Transfer – Animals are allowed to show on a signed transfer. The Holstein representative will remit the registration paper and transfer indicating ownership to Holstein Canada after the show.
- Best Uddered Female: The judge declares a best uddered fe- male in each milking class. A separate class is not necessary for Best Udder of the show.
- Drinking of alcoholic beverages is prohibited in all unlicensed areas which includes the barns and surrounding grounds. This rule will be strictly enforced. Sanctions may apply.
- It is the responsibility of the owner and/or exhibitor of any livestock (dairy or beef cattle) to ensure that EVERY animal under their care, have the required approved tag as per CFIA regulations BEFORE entering our Fairgrounds. ANY livestock that does not have the required intact and undamaged CFIA approved tag will not be allowed entry to our fairgrounds and must leave immediately.
Herdsman Special For All Cattle Breeds
Exhibitors are encouraged to promote their farm and their cattle breed. The goal of this project is to enhance the look of the cattle exhibits while in the barns. As well, this is an opportunity to increase agricultural awareness of the general public, when they visit our cattle displays in the barns. With these goals in mind, there will be no prize for the best display.