This year we will need to be sharing tie stalls ,with the beef cattle on the other side of stalls. The beef department is going to try their best to assign stalls that has participants that might not wet their bedding down but cannot guarantee it. We will be needing to be closer together and may not have as much room as in the past for tack areas.
We will have stalls assigned by August 4th in the afternoon. Do not plan on setting your stall up on cattle check in day. DO IT AT THE EARLIER ASSIGNED TIME! You can deliver stuff on Thursday and walk back in on Friday to finish setting up stalls. The barn will be secured at night by 9pm.
We will have the signs up with blue tape and when you know where you want which animal tied at, please place an appropriate stall assignment card where you want it so we can fix it with a tie wrap if you want .If you don’t fix a stall tag you need to maintain it so we know for herdsmanship. Coordinate with your group and help each other out. IT IS NOT YOUR SPONSORS RESPONSIBILITY TO SET UP YOUR STALLS! You may use new style bedding pellets, straw or shavings for bedding. You may decorate your stall area if you like. The public really enjoys it and is more welcoming to them.
Bring some of your past informational posters to display in our extra spaces to help inform the public and help decorate our dairy area. You will need to bring enough bedding to refresh it for your animal to keep clean and padded throughout the fair. If you have any questions please call ,text or email me. Try to bring in your animals as clean as possible (at least most of poop curried and brushed off if you don't have time to wash). They always get dirty in the trailer. Plan on washing them ASAP after you get checked in! All must be clipped prior to coming to the fair except for final touch up clipping! If assistance for clipping is needed, or need to borrow clippers is needed, contact Shari asap to arrange a time. First asked, first right to use. DO NOT ASK RIGHT BEFORE FAIR!
We will have a Dairy Herdsmanship award. The dairy department has a reputation of having the cleanest animals and stalls at the fair! Let's keep it that way (even if it is another specie or someone else s cattle that dropped the messes) The side aisles will also need swept from time to time, we will be sharing this duty with the beef kids. If you see it needs done please help out and do it. This will count toward herdsmanship. We have several leaders watching and will report to me and select the top herdsman that will be announced at the dairy show and awarded at Round Robin. Keeping a positive attitude will also be part of the scoring.
There also will be "caught doing good" award coupons handed out throughout the fair. These are awarded by different people if they see you doing a good deed in any area and you may be awarded a coupon for a treat at the 4H Dairy Bar! Bottle Water will be available for participants and families everyday. Wear any county dairy shirt you have or dairy extravaganza to promote our dairy
projects as much as possible when you're not showing another specie.
SAT., AUGUST 6th
IF YOUR SPONSOR OR SOMEONE ELSE IS BRINGING IN YOUR ANIMALS, YOU MUST BE THERE TO LEAD THEM IN WHEN THEY ARRIVE! Please call me when you come to the fairgrounds (970-218-9581) so I can meet you for your vet check and help you. After unloading (on gravel area to prevent cattle from slipping)and vet check you must have someone to immediately leave
the area with the trailer. That is why you need to have the stalls made up before and as much feed as possible unloaded on Thursday .
All informational posters need to be turned in by no later than 1pm on Saturday. (turn into Shari in the dairy barn) NOTE: place your name on BACK of the poster. Place your age group on the front corner of the poster. Remember, Lease - A - Dairy participants MUST have a Thank You poster with your sponsor's name and a picture of you and your animal(s) (this can be group or individual.) Your FIRST name(s) must be on the poster as well. These will be placed in the barn. Informational posters will be in the barn. We will need help hanging the posters. You can bring in past informational posters to help inform the public.
FLY SPRAY!!! OH MY - DON'T FORGET THE FLY SPRAY!!!!!
SUN., AUGUST 7th OUR BIG SHOW DAY!
All cattle must be fed by 8am! Clean stalls by 9am. FREE Breakfast sponsored by Larimer County Fair . Unsure of serving time at this writing. Usually served outside of the indoor arena.
FLY SPRAY!!! DON’T FORGET THE FLY SPRAY!!!!!
ORDER OF SHOW WILL BE AS FOLLOWS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
PRESENTATION OF ROYALTY
DEDICATION OF DAIRY SHOW
HOARD'S DAIRYMAN JUDGING AWARDS
(ALL THE ABOVE WILL TAKE ONLY VERY FEW MINUTES, EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE THERE BY THE ANNOUNCERS STAND!)
SHOWMANSHIP & ROUND ROBIN SELECTION
HEIFER CLASSES/ CHAMPIONSHIP
COW CLASSES/ CHAMPIONSHIP
SUPREME OVERALL DAIRY SELECTION
COLORADO YOUTH FOUNDATION AWARD
MIKE DICKINSON MEMORIAL AWARD - WE NEED EVERYONE OUT IN THE ARENA FOR THIS PRESENTATION!
THE THANK YOU CARDS FOR AWARDS MUST BE FILLED OUT FOLLOWING THE SHOW. THERE WILL BE GROUP THANK YOU CARDS THAT WILL BE NEEDED TO BE SIGNED BY ALL EARLIER, PRIOR TO SHOW.
Following the show, it is your option to take your cattle home if you are not in Round Robin on Tuesday. You can also chose to keep cattle there until Tuesday after Round Robin. The cattle leaving must be out before 8:45pm. You must have SPECIAL CHECK OUT card to leave grounds. Stall area cleaned and cards signed. If not milking cows, you must have your cattle cared for and be out of barn by 9pm.
Milking cattle need to be milked out immediately after show, trying to be done and cleaned up before 9pm. If the show runs longer or more time is needed to milk out the cows, Shari will inform the Ranch Show committee for an extension of time to give the cows time to be milked out properly.
MON., AUGUST 8TH
Although we don't have much going on Monday, all animals staying must be feed by 8am! Clean stalls by 9am Monday morning the beef kids have the wash racks till their show starts DO NOT GO INTO WASH AREA UNTIL AFTER 9 am except for water buckets. After their show starts and it settles down in the wash area, please wash your animals as soon as possible. Although you can help each other, YOU must be there to feed them and if they get messy throughout the day they need to be washed again! Bedding needs to be kept cleaned up throughout the day. If you are showing other animals, arrange with someone to help you tend to the needs of your dairy animal. They need to have water at all times.(except for milk babies) Don't forget to exercise your animals as well.
There will be the Round Robin Clinic that is required if you will be representing the dairy department the following day in Round Robin. It is open to anyone wanting to learn about showing other species. Some of you will be asked to demonstrate the showing of dairy animals.
TUES., AUGUST 9th
See same as Aug., 8th
HAVE A MOOEY GREAT FAIR! SHARI