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Department 10 - Junior Dairy Beef

SUPERINTENDENT: Tiffany Cessna, ASST. Thad Wakefield; COMMITTEE: Tanner Walason, Jeff Walason, Kenny Stanton, Bob Stanton & Morgan Knepp

Jr Dairy Beef Forms

Jr Dairy Beef Guidelines

Bedford County Fair Junior Dairy Beef Steer Guidelines - Project Year 2022
Please refer this page for additional updates.

1. Dairy feeder steer calves (no heifers) must be born and tagged between December 1st and March 1st of the current project year. Members can tag and show two animals. Animals cannot be replaced after tagging deadline.
2. Project animal must be tagged by the 4H Leader or FFA Advisor. Animal must have official Bedford County Fair RFID tag. Fair Tags and project enrollment form will be available at the Extension Office. Project enrollment form must be returned to the Extension Office by APRIL 1st. No late submissions will be accepted. $5 will be collected per tagged animal and returned with the project enrollment form. Checks made payable to “Bedford County Dairy Committee.”
3. Project animal can be any breed of dairy, (Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn, or Red & White) but MUST be pure bred dairy blood. No crossbreeding of dairy breeds or beef parentage.
4. All calves should be dehorned in time to be healed by the show. Calves should be castrated by May 1. Calves must be either cut or banded – Crimping will not be allowed. Dairy beef must be completely free of testicular development and healed at the show.
5. Calves should weigh a minimum of 350 lbs. and on a grain fed diet by the Fair in order to show – Calves will be divided in three classes by weight following weigh-in: Light, Medium, and Heavy.
6. Dairy Feeders will be weighed after the Market Steers on Sunday after the Beef weigh-in, at approximately 2:30 pm. Feeders will be shown on Tuesday afternoon, following the Breeding Beef Show. Showmanship will occur following the Dairy steer show.
7. Members must declare at the scale whether to sell or take their project animal home (Each division champion will be sold at the sale, for a total of six calves to be sold on sale day). All others will not be sold through the livestock sale. The dairy beef committee will seek a predetermined bid for all feeders to be sold. Rope halters must be left with your steers for loading after the fair.
8. Members are responsible for their 4H Project Books or proof that the steer is entered in the FFA AET system. Members must bring documentation with them at the time of weigh-in or you will not be permitted to show.
9. All members are responsible for health requirements. To add value of animals for the buyer:
A. Calves are required to be vaccinated against IBR, PI3 and BRSV using one dose of modified live vaccine or two doses of killed vaccine. Examples: Bovishield, Pyramid and Inforce (intra-nasal).
B. It is recommended that calves be given a rabies vaccination.
C. If your steer has symptoms of ringworm within 4 weeks of Fair, you should have your animal treated by a veterinarian and a statement of date/treatment.
D. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection is required within 30 days prior to show.
10. All Dairy Beef calves will be housed together in the Open Show Dairy Barn. You will be responsible for your own bedding, water and feed.
This information shall be modified annually by Fair Committee

Dairy Beef Show - Tuesday after Breeding Beef

Classes - Section A2C

CLASS...$15 $13 $12 $11 $10
1 Dairy Beef - Group 1
2 Dairy Beef - Group 2
3 Dairy Beef- Group 3
4 Dairy Beef - Group 4
5 Dairy Beef - Group 5
6 Dairy Beef - Group 6
7 Dairy Beef - Group 7
8 Dairy Beef - Group 8
9 Dairy Beef - Group 9
Lightweight Champion - Banner
Medium Weight Champion - Banner
Heavyweight Champion - Banner
Grand Champion Dairy Beef - Banner
Reserve Grand Champion Dairy Beef - Banner

Dairy Beef Showmanship - Tuesday Afternoon

1. Each person who participates in the showmanship contest will receive $4.00.
2. Dairy Beef Steers - Tuesday afternoon, for age classes 8 to 10 yrs., 11 to 13 yrs., 14 to 17 yrs. & 18 yrs. and over.
3. Animals in showmanship must be the exhibitor’s animal.

Classes - Section A2D

1. Jr. Showman - Steer (8-10)
2. Jr. Inter. Showman - Steer (11-13)
3. Sr. Inter. Showman - Steer (14-17)
4. Sr. Showman - Steer (18-Over)

Master Dairy Beef Showman will be selected from the winners of each class listed above. The Master Dairy Beef Showman will compete in the Master Showman contest on Friday night.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Dairy Beef Awards
Lightweight Champion - Banner sponsored by West Central Equipment
Medium Weight Champion - Banner sponsored by Stooges Pub & Grill
Heavyweight Champion - Banner sponsored by Hinish Feeds
Grand Champion Dairy Beef - Banner sponsored by Morrals Farm Supply
Reserve Grand Champion Dairy Beef - Banner sponsored by Harry Snyder Insurance
Dairy Beef Showmanship Awards
Jr. Showman (ages 8-10) - Banner sponsored by Battery Boys
Jr. Intermediate Showman (ages 11-13) - Banner sponsored by The Feed Box
Sr. Intermediate Showman (ages 14 -17) - Banner sponsored by Shetter Insurance
Sr. Showman (ages 18 & over) - Banner sponsored by Pyle Well Drilling
Master Showmanship - Lancaster DHIA
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