Youth Dairy Cattle Show

Committee

Jamie Sullivan, Superintendent, (860) 354-6791
      43 Curtis Road, Bridgewater, CT 06752
Brian Sullivan ~ John Schlemmer

Event times

The Youth Dairy Show:   Saturday at 9:00 am.
Dairy Showmanship:     Sunday at 9:00 am Mandatory

Event descriptions

Show Fitting (grooming) 

Showmanship involves a person on the ground leading an animal, wearing a bridle, through a series of maneuvers called a pattern. The animal itself is not judged on its conformation. Rather, the exhibitor is judged on how well he or she exhibits the animal to its best advantage, with additional scoring for the grooming and presentation of both animal and handler.

Exhibitor age classifications (age as of 1/1/2016)

Class         Age range
Toddler Showmanship Children age 6 & under (with an adult at their side)
Novice Showmanship First year showman (7-19 years old)   
Junior Showmanship 7 -12 years old
Intermediate Showmanship     13 -15 years old
Senior Showmanship 16 - 19 years old

Dairy cattle to be shown

AYAHIRES ~ JERSEYS ~ GUERNSEYS ~ HOLSTEINS
BROWN SWISS ~ MILKING ~ SHORT HORN

Class     Designation When born
1 Spring Heifer on/after 3/1/16
2 Intermediate Calves 12/1/15 - 2/28/16
3 Senior Calves 9/1/15 - 11/30/15
4 Summer Yearling Heifer 6/1/15 - 8/31/15
5 Spring Yearling Heifer 3/1/15 - 5/31/15
6 Winter Yearling Heifer 12/1/14 - 2/28/15
7 Fall Yearling Heifer 9/1/14 - 11/30/14
8 Two Year Old Cows 9/1/13 - 8/31/14
9 Three Year Old Cows 9/1/12 - 8/31/13
10 Aged Cows Born before 9/1/12
11 Dry Cows - Must have caved at least once
12 Best Two Females - Owned or leased by one exhibitor
13 Dam and one daughter
14 Best animal bred and owned by Jr. exhibitor
15 Club Herd - 4 animals owned by 3 club members

*($30.00 will be awarded for Best of Breed Champions)

Judging Criterion:

50% for animal fitting - - - - - - - 50% for showmanship

PRIZE MONEY - JUNIOR SHOW

1st - $50.00 - - - - - - - 2nd - $35.00- - - - - - - 3rd - $30.00
4th - $25.00 - - - - - - - 5th - $20.00 - - - - - - - 6th - $15.00

$30.00 Awarded for Best of Breed Champions—must be at least 7 animals of breed shown