CLASS 22: Dairy Cattle

CLASS 22: Dairy Cattle
Chairperson: Amanda O’Connell (613) 229-0283
Committee: Brad Lowry, Travis Syme,

Tips for Exhibitors:
• Vet on Call: Almonte Veterinary Services
• For animal emergencies, call Almonte Veterinary Services at 613 256-3443.
• Show starts at 11:30 am on Saturday July 15, 2017
• All animals are to be on the grounds by 11:00am
• Policy for Livestock Exhibitors
All entries need to be submitted to Brad Lowry, by July 10.
Gate Admission Regulations: Livestock truck and driver – FREE. All others pay normal admission. Livestock competition exhibitors will be mailed their passes when entry forms are received in the office by July 10. As has been the policy of the fair, Livestock truck and driver will be admitted to the fair FREE. All others must have a pass or pay. If anyone requires more passes, they must contact the committee chair.
Send entries to Brad Lowry by July 10, 2017
Email: lowryb81@live.ca
Mail: 6299 County Road 29, Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0

RULES & REGULATIONS
See “RULES & REGULATIONS OF THE N.L.A.S.”.
The following rules also apply:
1) A fee of 15% will be deducted from any prize money awarded to all registered cattle.
2) The maximum total eligible exhibits from a breeding unit is 10 head plus 2.
NOTE: There is no restriction on entries per class. The best 10 count for points.
3) Each breed must be shown separately and have at least 3 exhibitors and 24 exhibits per breed-otherwise only half the prize money will be paid.
4) All Holstein animals must have a plastic NLID tag (Dairy EZIR Regular or transition) or RFID in order to be exhibited. NO EXCEPTIONS!!
5) All exhibitors must sign the “mandatory exhibitor agreement” form (enclosed and returned with entries regarding compliance to the Code of Ethics prior to exhibiting animal or animals at an Ontario Holstein Branch Sanctioned Show. NO EXCEPTIONS!
6) Animals can be shown on a signed transfer of ownership which will be submitted immediately following the show by the Holstein Canada Fieldman

SPECIAL NOTE: No animal entered in any of the Dairy Show Classes will be permitted on the grounds prior to 6:00 a.m. on the day before the show.

CODE OF ETHICS FOR DAIRY CATTLE EXHIBITORS
PART 1: The following practices and procedures are considered unacceptable and defined as being unethical in the show ring of registered dairy cattle.
1) Misrepresenting the age of an animal for the class in which it is being shown.
2) Balancing the udder by means other than by leaving naturally produced milk in any or all quarters, or roping udders and the use of objects to physically improve definition of the median suspensory ligament.
3) Treating or massaging any part of the animal’s body, particularly the udder, internally or externally, with an irritant, counter-irritant, or other substances to temporarily improve conformation or produce unnatural animation.
4) Minimizing the effects of crampiness or lameness by feeding or injecting drugs.
5) Surgery of any kind performed to change the natural contour or 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.
6) Insertion of foreign material under the skin.
7) Criticizing or interfering with the judge, show management or other exhibitors while in the show ring, or other conduct detrimental to the breed show.
8) Filling an animal’s rumen unnaturally with liquid (tubing).
9) Administering epidural anaesthesia (blocking tails), or applying any irritant, either externally or internally to the perineal area.

PART II:
1) The provisions of this part apply to entries of a breed regulated by a breed association which has adopted this part.
2) No exhibitor and no agent, employee or other person acting on behalf of an exhibitor, shall have in his or her possession or control:
(a) any hypodermic syringe, needle or other device;
(b) swabs, cloths or other material, or
(c) any medicine, preparation or substances; whether in liquid or any other form intended for use in contravention of the Code of Ethics.
3) In addition to the requirements of the General Rules & Regulations, all entries and the personal property of all exhibitors, their servants and agents and persons acting on behalf of the exhibitors, are subject to inspection at all times by inspectors authorized by the General Manager. All such persons shall co-operate with the inspectors and shall provide all such information in connection with inspections, and shall provide, if so requested, samples of urine and blood suitable for analysis. They shall also remove any udder supports, blankets or other objects limiting the ability of the inspector to undertake a thorough inspection of the animals. In particular, the inspectors shall be informed of the nature of any medicine, treatment or substance administered to any entry and the reasons therefore. Inspections under this paragraph may be carried out at any time while the animal is at the show and elsewhere in the period ending 30 days after the termination of the show between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
4) Any inspector may at any time require the delivery to him of any hypodermic syringe, needle or other device, swabs, cloths or other material; or samples of any medicine, preparation or substance whether in liquid or other form in the possession or control of the exhibitor, his servants, agents, or persons acting on behalf of the exhibitor, for the purposes of laboratory analysis.
5) (a) Subject to the provisions of sub-paragraph (b), the following entries are disqualified and shall not participate further in the Fair in which an entry is disqualified:
(1) Any animal determined by an inspector (who is also a veterinarian) to have any udder manifesting any of the following: localized swelling, oedema, erythema, sensitivity, reddening, firmness, warmth or exfoliation of the skin, but excluding general oedema associated with parturition or mastitis, or a sore in the area where the large blood vessels enter the udder.
(2) Any animal entered by an exhibitor who, or whose servants, agents or servants, persons acting on behalf of the exhibitor, fails to co-operate in the inspections provided for under paragraphs 3 or 4.
(b) The inspector’s determination pursuant to sub- paragraph (a) (1) is subject to an appeal by the exhibitor to the appeal committee appointed by the show for the purpose. Any such appeal must be made by notice in writing delivered to the show management within one hour of notification of the inspector’s determination.
6) No entry shall be removed from the Fair buildings prior to being exhibited, for any purpose, except upon the express permission of the General Manager and under supervision while absent from permission shall be disqualified.

PART III:
All exhibitors and their filters, 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 of 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 co-operate 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 thereunder. In keeping with the basic philosophy of the Canadian Dairy Breeds, ethics are an individual responsibility. However it should be understood that violators are subject to the disciplinary provisions of their Breed Association’s Rules & Regulations.
NOVICE CLASS
1. No entry fee.
2. Open to all children 8 and under inclusive as of January 1, 2016 and not enrolled in 4-H Program. The calf must not be a 4-H Member’s project, but must be a Holstein calf, and may be shown in the open show.
3. Calf must be born after March 1, 2017
4. Calf to be judged 50% for calf and 50% for enthusiasm.
5. Entries to be sent to
Brad Lowry, 6299 County Road 29, Almonte, Ontario, K0A 1A0
or email lowryb81@live.ca before July 10, 2017.
6. Time of class approximately 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, 2017.

JUNIOR HOLSTEIN SHOW
PRIZE MONEY POINTS:
1st $50; 10
2nd $40; 9
3rd $30; 8
4th $25; 7
5th $20; 6
6th $15
7th – 10th $10
Class 1: FEMALE Junior Calf born March 1/17 – May 31/17
Class 2: FEMALE Intermediate Calf born Dec. 1/16 – Feb. 28/17
Class 3: FEMALE Senior Calf born Sept. 1/16 – Nov. 30/16
Class 4: FEMALE Summer Yearling born June 1/16– Aug. 31/16
Class 5: FEMALE Junior Yearling born March 1/16 – May 31/16
Class 6: FEMALE Intermediate Yearling born Dec. 1/15 – Feb. 29/16
Class 7: FEMALE Senior Yearling born Sept. 1/15 – Nov. 30/15
CHAMPION & RESERVE JUNIOR FEMALE –RIBBONS.

Class 8: BREEDER’S HERD:
Bred by exhibitor; group of 3 animals – 1 exhibit per exhibitor. Exhibitor must have bred all 3 animals and own at least 2. The registration certificate for each respective animal must show the exhibitor as “breeder” and as “owner” in both cases either as an individual or in partnership. Exhibitor may be a “joint owner” of an animal and/or the “joint breeder” of an animal. Note the exception where one animal is owned by another exhibitor.

The Dairy Show is sponsored by:
Almonte Vet Services, Ace Country & Garden,
Mississippi Mills Animal Hospital, Don Stewart,
and Mycogen Seeds-Amanda O’Connell

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