September 6th – 11th, 2016


1st, $6.00; 2nd, $5.00; others $4.00

All Junior Fair Dairy Cattle projects must be in place by 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. (See Rule 2 below for exception.)


All exhibitors should compete in showmanship classes according to their age as of January 1 of the current year.

  1. Senior Showmanship-16-19 years (as of 1/1/16). **Senior Showmanship winner will compete for Master Showman.
  2. Intermediate Showmanship – 12-15 years (as of 1/1/16). **Intermediate Showman winner will compete for Master Showman.
  3. Junior Showmanship- 8-11 years (as of 1/1/16). ** Junior Showmanship winner will compete for Master Showman.
  4. Master Showman — All current Dairy Showmanship winners are eligible.



  • Senior Showmanship – Dairy
  • Intermediate Showmanship – Dairy
  • Junior Showmanship – Dairy
  • Master Showmanship – Dairy

Other Awards

  • A rosette sponsored by the District III Holstein Club for the Master Dairy Showman.
  • A bell sponsored by Dairy Farmers of America for the Reserve Champion Master Dairy Showman.

2015 Dairy Showmanship Award Sponsors

  • Belmont County Dairy Products Sale Committee
  • Homan Knob Farm
  • “In Memory of Harold & Mary B. Dunfee”
  • Josh Kemp

Rosettes and ribbons are provided by the Belmont County Agricultural Society.


  1. Junior Heifer Calf, born after 3/1/16 and over 4 months old
  2. Intermediate Heifer Calf (12/1/15 to 2/28/16)
  3. Senior Heifer Calf (9/1/15 to 11/30/15)
  4. Summer Yearling Heifer (6/1/15 to 8/31/15)
  5. Junior Yearling Heifer (3/1/15 to 5/31/15)
  6. Winter Yearling Heifer (12/1/15 to 2/28/15)
  7. Senior Yearling Heifer (9/1/14 to 11/30/14)
  8. Junior 2 Year Cow (3/1/14 to 8/31/14)
  9. Senior 2 Year Cow (9/1/13 to 2/28/14)
  10. 3 Year Cow (9/1/12 to 8/31/13)
  11. 4 Year Old Cow and older born before (9/01/12)
  12. Dry Cow


  1. ALL exhibitors are required to participate in Livestock Skillathon and attend a Quality Assurance Training (see General Livestock Rules). Quality Assurance training is only required if exhibiting a lactating animal.
  2. Junior Fair lactating dairy cows may be brought in Friday, September 9 by 8:30 a.m. and released when finished showing. This must be stated on the livestock entry form to the Extension office at the time of entry or exhibit premium will be forfeited.
  3. All Junior Fair dairy cattle must be owned or leased by exhibitor by June 1, of the current year.
  4. Same classes for all breeds
  5. No BULLS.
  6. If Junior Fair and Open Class Entries are identical for individual classes, judging may be combined into one class with placing and ribbons being awarded for both Junior Fair and Open Class.
  7. Read Department 8 – General Livestock Rules.


Outstanding Project Knowledge Plaques

  • Dairy Calves and Heifers Jr.
  • Dairy Calves and Heifers Sr.
  • Dairy Cows and Management Jr.
  • Dairy Cows and Management Sr.


  • Outstanding Junior Fair Dairy Exhibitor

Trophy and Rosette

  • Grand Champion Dairy Breeding Animal
  • Reserve Grand Champion Dairy Breeding Animal
  • Champion Brown Swiss Female
  • Champion Holstein Female
  • Reserve Champion Holstein Female
  • Junior Champion Holstein
  • Senior Champion Holstein
  • Champion Jersey Female
  • Reserve Champion Jersey Female
  • Junior Champion Jersey
  • Senior Champion Jersey
  • Champion Ayrshire Female
  • Champion Guernsey Female

Other Awards

  • All other Reserve Champion Females will receive a rosette.

2015 Dairy Cattle Award Sponsors

  • 1st Choice Energy Services
  • Barnesville Veterinary Services, LLC
  • Belmont County Dairy Products Sale Committee
  • Dairy Farmers of America
  • District III Holstein Club
  • George & Charlene Kaldor
  • Greg, Melinda, Jared, Josh, Whitney & Paige Kemp
  • James & Helen Hibbs
  • Kimberly Ogilbee
  • Paige Nicole Kemp
  • Trail’s End Jerseys
  • WesBanco Bank, Inc.

Rosettes and ribbons are provided by the Belmont County Agricultural Society.

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