DAIRY CATTLE DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT 231 -
CLASS A - JERSEY
DEPARTMENT 232 - CLASS B - GUERNSEY
DEPARTMENT 233 - CLASS C - HOLSTEIN
ENTRY DEADLINE AUGUST 5
Entry and Exhibitor Ticket Fees must accompany
the Entry Form.
NO ANIMALS WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE
WITHOUT HEALTH PAPERS
Gayle Carson - 753-5692
Kevin Collette - 257-2919
Pam Cunningham - 865-599-4223
Thursday, Aug. 23rd 7:00 p.m.
OPEN COWS - (Lots 10-30 & Class D)
Friday, August 24th, 10:00 A.M.
OPEN HEIFERS - (Lots 1-9)
Judging will follow Championship Breeder's Herd
SUPREME COW CHAMPION WILL BE CHOSEN AND A BANNER
EXHIBITORS MUST PROVIDE THEIR OWN BEDDING
Livestock must be washed in the designated wash
1. Application for entry must be made to the
Fair Office on regulation entry blanks furnished
by the Appalachian Fair or on line at
www.appalachianfair.com. Application for
reservations will be accepted through August 5.
Absolutely no Dairy Cattle or tack will be
admitted to the fairgrounds until after 2:00
A.M. Thursday morning. Barns must be cleaned
before admitting any cattle. Cattle must be in
place by 1 :00 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23rd.
Vehicles must be moved away from barn area into
designated parking area.
Dairy exhibitor trucks will be admitted at Gate
3 Thursday morning before 1 :00 p.m. without an
exhibitor sticker. After I :00 p.m., all
have an exhibitor ticket and a vehicle pass.
2. Fees: All entries are $7 per head. If space
is available, additional tie space can be
purchased at $7 per space. All exhibitors and
herdsmen must purchase exhibitor's tickets.
These tickets are limited to one exhibitor's
ticket per exhibitor, except exhibitor may
purchase one ticket for each three additional
head of cattle entered. These exhibitor tickets
are $8 each. If more than the allotted amount
of tickets are needed, three day season passes
will be available at a charge of $18 each.
Fees may be paid by check, cash or credit card
and must accompany entry form. Checks should be
made out to the Appalachian Fair. Only one
vehicle pass per trailer. Exhibitor must park
vehicles in designated area across from Gate 3.
Fees are non-refundable.
3. Same lot substitutions will be accepted for
an additional entry fee at time of check in.
4. Dairy cattle will be released after 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 25th. If possible, premium checks
will be handed out on Saturday evening, or
5. No animal can be entered or exhibited unless
purebred and the same recorded in the
recognized books of record for their respective
breeds. Exhibitors must produce certificate of
registry at the request of the department
chairperson. Animals that cannot be identified
by tattoo or color markings shall not be
eligible to be shown.
6. In the best udder classes, where there are
less than three animals shown, premium awards
will not be automatic, but are at the discretion
of the judge.
7. In order to qualify for Production Premiums
all animals must have production records equal
or exceeding the age requirements as listed and
must have placed in her age class.
8. The Production records shall have been made
under the official breed rules or DHIA rules of
the State Dairy Herd Improvement Association,
the same to be certified by the said Breed
Association or State Dairy Extension Specialist.
9. In addition to premiums awarded in each
class, production awards will be made as
|Official 305 day records
|500 lbs. to 549 lbs.
|550 lbs. to 599 lbs.
|600 lbs. to 649 lbs.
|650 lbs. to 699 lbs
|Over 700 lbs. of
Projected records will not be used. Two year
olds can qualify on actual fat output.
10. Exhibitors is defined as the owner recorded
on the registration certificate. For the
Breeder's Herd Class and for the Premier
Exhibitors Class the definition will be
interpreted to include the exhibitor and active
4-H or FFA projects that are maintained on the
11. The breeder is defined as the breeder
recorded on the registration certificate. For
the "Breeder's Herd" and the "Premier Breeder"
classes the interpretation will be that "bred
by" animals must possess the same prefix or
have the same individual(s) listed as the
12. Exhibitors must comply with Rules and
Regulations of the Tennessee Department of
Agriculture and to our General Rules.
13. The Exhibitor shall present to the
Chairperson of the Dairy Dept. the certificate
or DHIA herdbook, showing that the animal has
met the production requirement for its class not
later than 12 noon, Friday, Aug. 24th.
14. Any livestock breed falling below 15 head
with 3 exhibitors over a three year period
of time, will be put on probation and the show
evaluated by the livestock superintendent and
15. VEHICLES MUST BE MOVED AWAY FROM THE BARN
AREA INTO DESIGNATED PARKING AREA ACROSS FROM
GATE 3. VEHICLES LEFT UNATTENDED WILL BE TOWED
AT THE OWNERS EXPENSE.
SHOW RING CODE OF ETHICS FOR ALL BREEDS
showing of registered dairy cattle is an
important part of the promotion, merchandising
and breeding program of many breeders.
Additionally, it is an important part of the
program of The Purebred Dairy Cattle Association
to stimulate and sustain interest in breeding
registered dairy cattle. This relates to both
spectators and exhibitors. In this connection,
the PDCA believes that it is in the best
interest of the breeders of registered dairy
cattle to maintain a reputation of integrity and
to present a wholesome and progressive image of
their cattle in the show-ring. It recognizes
that there are certain practices in the proper
care and management of dairy cattle, which are
necessary in the course of moving dairy cattle
to and between shows that are advisable to keep
them in a sound, healthy condition so that they
might be presented in the show-ring in a
natural, normal appearance and condition.
Conversely, it recognizes certain practices in
the cataloging, handling and presentation of
cattle in the show-ring which are acceptable.
The following practices or procedures are
considered unacceptable and defined as being
unethical in the showing of registered dairy
1. Misrepresenting the age and/or milking status
of the animal for the class in which it is
shown. In any female classes, animals may not be
exhibited that are in milk due to unnaturally
2. Balancing the udder by any means other than
by leaving naturally produced milk in any or all
3. Setting the teats with a mechanical
contrivance or with the use of a chemical
4. Treating or massaging any part of the
animal's body, particularly the udder,
internally or externally with an irritant,
counter-irritant, or other substance to
temporarily improve conformation or produce
5. Minimizing the effects of crampiness by
feeding or injecting drugs, depressants or
applying packs or using any artificial
contrivance or therapeutic treatment excepting
6. Blocking the nerves to the foot to prevent
limping by injecting drugs.
7. Striking the animal to cause swelling in a
8. 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.
9. Insertion of foreign material under the skin.
10. Changing the color of hair at any point,
spot or area
on animal's body.
11. The use of alcoholic beverages in the feed
or administered as a drench.
12.Administration of a drug of any kind or
description internally or externally prior to
entering the showring, except for treating a
recognized disease or injury and for
tranquilizing bulls that may otherwise be
dangerous or females in heat. For the purpose of
this Code, the term "drug" shall mean any
substance, the sale, possession or use of which
is controlled by license under federal, state or
local laws or regulations and any substance
commonly used by the medical or veterinary
professions which affect the circulatory,
respiratory or central nervous system of a cow.
13. Criticizing or interfering with the judge,
show management or other exhibitors while in the showring or other conduct
detrimental to the
breed or show.
In keeping with the basic philosophy of The
Purebred Dairy Cattle Association, ethics are an
individual responsibility of the owner of each
animal shown. Violations of this code are
subject to the disciplinary provisions of the
appropriate dairy breed association.
EXHIBITORS ARE TO PROVIDE THEIR OWN BEDDING.
LOT (PREMIUM SCALE)
1. Junior Heifer Calf Born on or after Mar.
1, 2012 (A)
2. Intermediate Heifer Calves Dec. 1, 2010 -
Feb 29, 2012 (A)
3. Senior Heifer Calves - Sept. 1 - Nov. 30,
2011 Inclusive (A)
4. Summer calf - June 1 - Aug. 31, 2011
5. Junior Yearling Heifer - Mar. 1 - May 31,
6. Intermediate Yearling Heifers - Dec. 1,
2010 - Feb.28, 2011 (A)
7. Senior Yearling Heifers - Sept. 1 - Nov.
30, 2010 (A)
8. Junior Champion Female ROSETTE
9. Reserve Junior Champion Female ROSETTE
10. Junior 2 yr. old - Mar. 1 - Aug. 31,
11. Production Record for 2 yr. olds (See
12. Best Udder (C)
13. Senior 2 yr. old - Sept. 1, 2009 - Feb.
28, 2010 (B)
14. Production Record - (See Rule #9)
15. Best Udder (C)
16. Junior Three Year Old calved March 1,
2009 - August 31, 2009 (B)
Senior Three Year Old calved Sept. 1, 2009 -
Feb. 28, 2009 (B)
18. Production Record (See Rule #9)
19. Best Udder (C)
20. Cow 4 yrs. old - Sept. 1, 2007 - Aug.
31, 2008 (B)
21. Production Record (See Rule #9)
22. Best Udder (C)
23. Cow 5 yrs. old - Sept 1, 2006 - Aug 31,
24. Production Record (See Rule #9)
25. Best Udder (C)
26. Cow 6 yrs. old and over - born before
Sept. 1, 2006 (B)
27. Production Record (See Rule #9)
28. Best Udder (C)
29. Cow - Dry 3 & 4 yr. old - Sept. 1, 2008
- Aug. 31, 2009 (B)
30. Production Record (See Rule #9)
31. Cow - Dry 5 yrs. or older - born before
Sept. 1, 2007 (C)
32. Production Record (See Rule #9)
The judge will name the first and second best
udder in each milking class.
First and second place ribbons will be presented.
33. Senior Champion Female ROSETTE
34. Reserve Senior Champion Female ROSETTE
35. Grand Champion Female BANNER
36. Reserve Grand Champion Female BANNER
PARTNERSHIP ANIMALS WILL BE INCLUDED AS LONG
AS THEY ARE
HOUSED AT THE BREEDERS' FARM.
36. Breeders' Herd of Five Females
This group all owned by the exhibitor, consists
of two (2) females over 2
years of age that have freshened, two (2) females under
2 years of age, and
one any age. Three must be bred by the exhibitor. This
group replaces all of
the former group classes.
NOTE: 1) Each farm limited to one entry.
2) Registration papers will be checked in
ring before the class is
placed (See Rule #11) (D) & ROSETTE
37. Premier Exhibitor's Award
The Exhibitor winning the most points on, not to
exceed, six animals owned
and exhibited by himself in the open singles
classes shall be designated the
Premier Exhibitor BANNER
38. Premier Breeder's Award
The breeder winning the most points on, not to
exceed, six animals in the
open single classes, exhibited by himself and/or
other exhibitors shall be
designated the Premier Breeder BANNER
The point system for determining Premier
Breeder & Exhibitor Awards are as follows:
1. Supreme Cow Champion
Jersey, Guernsey & Holstein Grand Champions competing BANNER
Special thanks to
Jenkins Milking Service for sponsoring the