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IMPORTANT STUFF (as of July 17th)


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

  • 10am until noon is check in for ALL dairy cattle. Please be as close to 10am as possible! DO NOT BE LATE OR YOU WILL BE TURNED AWAY! YOU MUST HAVE YOUR RECORD BOOK UP TO DATE at check in! RECORD BOOK must be reviewed at time of check in at the gate BEFORE VET CHECK! That is where you will receive your very important packet that has forms, back numbers need to show. You can check in your record books before your cattle arrive on Saturday. IF YOU HAVE OTHER SPECIES IN SAME RECORD BOOK, YOU MUST BRING BOOK BACK FOR YOUR DAIRY CATTLE. NOTE - IT IS EASIER TO HAVE DIFFERENT SPIECES IN DIFFERENT BOOKS. PARENT AND CHILD Signatures are needed at that time in the front page for the BEGINNING of the project. This is the most missed item. Other signatures are required at the end of the project. If needed you can call me and I can review your record books more thoroughly with you individually as time allows so corrections could be made and questions answered ahead of time.

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.


  • 12:30ish - Crowning of our new Dairy Royalty - if you applied (applications are open until July 25th) please email me so I can make sure we have your application. Applicants will have a phone interview by a royalty judge (not Shari or Amanda). The Winner will be announced prior to the fair .
  • 2PM – COSTUME CLASS - Funest class at fair! Great Prizes and points for Mike Dickinson Award! No prior entry required. Since it is so close to when you checked in cattle, try to get your cattle as clean as possible if unable to get in wash racks right away when you arrive, The judge will be informed
  • 8pm – Written or given Orally dairy tests due (sample test)

FLY SPRAY!!! OH MY - DON'T FORGET THE FLY SPRAY!!!!!


  • 8:45PM - Care for cattle, gather needed stuff to be out of barn by 9PM

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.


  • Noon – time to prepare your cattle for show. Dairy cattle have exclusive access to wash rack until 3pm
  • 3:35pm - Try to be changed into your show clothes no later than 3:35!
  • 3:45pm - ALL SHOWMANSHIP CATTLE ARE TO BE IN THE ARENA by 3:45 AND TIED TO THE FENCE UNTIL TIME FOR THEM TO BE SHOWN! Bring them in with rope halters then have a show halter over the rope hater or if your animal is calm enough you can put it on when it is time for you to show. After you have cattle tied, go to the announcers/ awards table for a group picture and some awards.
  • SENIOR CLASS SHOWMANSHIP SHOW STARTS PROMPTLY FOLLOWING AWARDS! Younger ages watch and learn until you show. Bring in and tie up all your heifer show animals in the arena after showmanship. Breed show is done in alphabetical order Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Novelty, Other Breeds. Some classes will go very quickly! MOST BREEDS (EXCEPT PERHAPS HOLSTEIN) WILL HAVE ALL AGES OF SAME BREED (HEIFERS OR COWS) IN RING AT SAME TIME. This will help speed up show. Cattle will be judged and placed at their individual age entered, then go directly to the Breed Championship. If you have several of same breed in Heifer or Cow classes please have some other 4-H members ready to help you show them.
  • Champion and Reserve Champion in each heifer class needs to stay in the ready arena for the Over All championship round. After championship rounds, you may take them back to their stalls until closer for Group classes ( if participating ) WE NEED you as soon as possible to come back to the arena and help show a cattle in the Champion and Supreme Champion rounds . We will also need extra handlers for group classes. Please help!
  • For the group of three it doesn't have to be owned by one exhibitor or club . Prior entry not required. Create your own group! For group classes you must notify show secretary by written note no later than the start of cow classes. The note needs to state what class it is, who is showing in the group and have animals out in arena by the close of heifer classes. Same with Dam with Daughter class. We will have cow classes immediately following heifer championship round so have someone help bring them into the arena and tie them up on the rail if you are showing your cattle in the championship round.

FLY SPRAY!!! DON’T FORGET THE FLY SPRAY!!!!!

ORDER OF SHOW WILL BE AS FOLLOWS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):
GROUP PICTURE
PRESENTATION OF ROYALTY
DEDICATION OF DAIRY SHOW
HOARD'S DAIRYMAN JUDGING AWARDS
POSTER AWARDS
HERDSMANSHIP 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
GROUP/HERD CLASSES
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

  • caring of animals staying until after Round Robin.
  • ROUND ROBIN! 2 PM - 2 FROM EACH AGE GROUP WILL BE PARTICIPATING. THE ONES PARTICIPATING IN THIS CLASS WILL BE DETERMINED AT SHOWMANSHIP AT THE DAIRY SHOW. CONTESTANTS MUST HAVE THEIR ANIMALS IN SHOW CONDITION FOR THIS CLASS AND WEARING CLEAN, DAIRY SHOW ATTIRE. All age divisions will be showing at the same time but only handling and competing at the same age. We will be needing handlers for the event. If you didn't make it to the round robin, please volunteer to be a handler or a runner. Runners do not need to be a 4-H member, just need to be over 5 years old. Sorry, Parents of Round Robin participants are not allowed to assist.
  • CHECK OUT! YOU MUST TOTALLY CLEAN YOUR STALL AREA BEFORE ALLOWED TO LEAVE! Bred heifers and cows will be allowed to leave following the dairy show IF they are not in round robin (except producing cows which can be substituted with a older heifer). You must have a signed release card to leave the grounds.
  • The public, other 4H members, leaders and parents are watching how you are with your animals and with each other. Try to always be at your best, cooperative and be helpful to everyone. MOST OF ALL I WANT EVERYONE TO HAVE AS MUCH FUN AS POSSIBLE! ANY QUESTIONS CALL ME OR AMANDA!

HAVE A MOOEY GREAT FAIR! SHARI
970-218-9581

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