State Fair Youth Show Rules

New York State 4-H youth have many opportunities to participate at the New York State Fair! Showing project animals, participating in educational contests, and hands-on demonstrations.

The rules governing youth activities at the State Fair and the activities offered are subject to change each year. This website should be used as a guide to help plan and prepare but may not always include the most recent changes. Each yeah before the Fair, a final schedule and premium book will be published and should be consulted for the most up to date information for that years' State Fair.

Contact your local CCE educator or the contacts listed below with any questions.

Purpose of 4-H involvement at State Fair

4-H is the youth education component of Cornell Cooperative Extension representing a partnership between the Cornell Colleges of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Human Ecology and County Cornell Cooperative Extension Associations.

Youth Animal Show Rules

Youth Beef Show

Participants in the Youth Beef Program shall be members of organized youth programs in New York State.  This includes members of recognized Breed Organizations as well as 4-H and FFA members.  Youth participants must be at least eight years of age by January 1st of current club year and in the third grade or higher and not have reached their nineteenth birthday prior to January 1 of the current year.

  1. Crossbred cattle can be shown each rotation in the Youth Show only.  Crossbred cattle are hybrid varieties that are not eligible for registry in any purebred breed association.  Crossbred cattle can only be shown in one rotation per New York State Fair year. 
  2. The project record requirement is no longer in effect for breeding cattle.  Records must still be completed on any cattle being shown in Classes 15 – 23. 
  3. No deviation will be permitted from the printed rules and regulations or in the numbers or descriptions of classes unless initiated by the superintendent or requested by the judge.
  4. All Youth Beef entries must be quality endorsed by a 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension Youth Educator, FFA Advisor or authorized representative of a qualified breed organization (New York resident) before the NYS Fair will accept them.  Animals are not required to show at a county or regional fair to qualify for NYS entry.  Endorsement by an above-mentioned youth representative is necessary, however, for entries to be made.Entry forms can be obtained from Cornell Cooperative Extension Youth Educators, FFA Advisors, and the Youth Beef Superintendent. 
  5. All Youth steers must have been under the care and supervision of the exhibitor since February 1 of the current year.  All breeding animals must have been owned by and under the care and supervision of the exhibitor since June 15 of the current year.  This should be verified by the Youth representative when quality endorsing entries.
  6. All animals must be owned individually.  Joint, syndicate, family, or farm ownership is not considered individual ownership.  This means that the name on the animal’s registration must be the youth showing the animal.
  7.  Any animal exhibited by a youth member may be subject to drug testing as deemed  necessary by the Superintendent.  In the event that a positive result is obtained, the youth will be barred from showing animals at the State Fair, forfeit all premium money and prizes, and will be referred to their Youth Organization representative. 
  8. Exhibitors with registered breeding cattle:  All animals must have original registration papers accompanying them.  No copies will be accepted.  Registration must be solely in the name of the exhibitor or be accompanied by an accepted lease agreement dated and signed by a Cooperative Extension Youth Educator.  If an exhibitor leases an animal, only one animal per exhibitor can be leased and the verification paper work needs to be completed by a 4-H, FFA or Junior Association representative.  A leased cow/calf pair is considered to be one animal.  No animals in Classes 15 – 23 may be leased.
  9.  Requests for late arrivals or early departures MUST be made in writing to the superintendent by closing date for entries to the Fair.  Requests will only be accepted if exhibitor is coming from or going to another show.  No telephone requests or last minute arrangements will be accepted. 
  10. Each exhibitor may show any number of animals owned solely by him or her (as indicated on registration certificates), with no more than two entries in any one class. Additionally, all youth must show their own animals unless they have more than one animal in the same class, in which event only another youth exhibitor may assist them. All Youth Exhibitors are required to show in showmanship classes.  Indicate class on entry form when entering projects. 
  11. All Youth Beef entries must conform to the Animal Health Requirements of the Department of Agriculture and Markets.  It is highly recommended that all cattle be identified by an official USDA radio frequency identification (RFID) eartag, commonly referred to as an “840 RFID tag,” or an equivalent official RFID tag if the animal was tagged in another country.  Cattle which are already identified by 840 visual eartags will be exempt from the 840 RFID tag requirement. The Superintendent is authorized and empowered to cause the removal from the buildings and grounds of all animals failing to meet the health conditions herein specified.
  12. Special Activities:  All Youth Beef exhibitors are required to participate in a series of educational activities.  Consideration will be made in certain instances involving conflicts of these events.
  13. Herdsmanship:  Exhibitors whose cattle are housed with Open class animals will be eligible for the Open herdsmanship awards, not the Youth beef herdsmanship award.  Herdsmanship is judged based on neatness and cleanliness of the exhibit, maintenance of courteous behavior at all times and cooperative attitude of the exhibitor.
  14. The show ring is open in the evenings for working with animals unless the ring is prepared for a show the following morning.  Permission must be obtained from the Open Class Superintendent.
  15. Tie-out times are 7 p.m. and 6 p.m. on open show days.  Animals must be tied in by 8 a.m. every day.
  16. Cow/calf class:  Cow can be any age.  Birthdate of the calf must be January 1 or later of the current year.  Calf must be the natural calf of the cow, not an embryo transplant.  Owner of the cow must be recorded owner of the calf.  Calf may be shown in individual class.
  17. Prospect calf:  Eligibility for this class is limited to a bull or steer calf currently being shown with his dam, provided calf’s birthdate is January 1 or later of the current year.
  18. All Youth Department Beef participants staying overnight on the New York State Fairgrounds are to sleep in the Youth Dormitories.  No Beef Youth Department participants may sleep in the Youth Department animal exhibit areas. The only exception for these overnight rules is for parents or legal guardians to stay in area hotels or campers on the State Fairgrounds.  Parents and legal guardians who choose this option must turn in the Housing Exception Form available from their local Cornell Cooperative Extension Office.  This exception does not include lodging or staying in an animal barn.  Parents or legal guardians will assume full responsibility for the action and well-being of each of their children for whom an exception is requested and approved. Exhibitors showing under other Youth Organizations must contact the Youth Superintendent to obtain a permission form.  Individual county rules will prevail where more restrictive.
  19. The drinking age in New York is 21.  Alcohol consumption by Youth will not be tolerated.  Any Youth found drinking will be disqualified from the show and forfeit all premiums.  Purchasing alcohol for an underage person and possession by a minor are both illegal in New York. 
  20.  On Youth Breed Show Day, adults are to be hands off; no fitting, washing, drying or feeding.
  21.  No scooters, skates, bikes, skateboards or anything the Staff see as a safety issue to people and cattle.

 

           

     

     

     

     

        Section             Breed

     

                    AA                   Polled/Horned Hereford

     

                    AB                   Shorthorn

                    AC                   Charolais

                    AD                   Red Angus

                    AE                   Shorthorn Plus

                    AF                   Angus

                    AG                   Highland

                    AH                   American-British White Park

                    AI                    Simmental

                    AJ                    Belted Galloway

                    AK                   Sim/Angus – Sim/Solution

                    AL                   Other Breeds

                    AM                  Crossbred – 4th Rotation

                    AN                   Market Classes

                    AO                   Fitting & Showmanship – 1st Rotation

                    AP                   Fitting & Showmanship – 2nd Rotation

                    AQ                   Fitting & Showmanship – 3rd Rotation

                    AR                   Fitting & Showmanship – 4th Rotation

                    AS                   Empire Market Steer Program

                    AT                   Beef Promotion/Educational Poster

    Breeding Classes

    1. Cow and Calf:  Cow, any age, with natural calf born after Jan. 1 of current year.
    2. Champion Cow and Calf
    3. Reserve Champion Cow and Calf
    4. Spring Heifer:  Calves born May 1 and after of the current year.
    5. Spring Heifer:  Calves born between March 1 and April 30 of the current year.
    6. Junior Heifer:  Calves born between January 1 and February 29 of the current year.
    7. Winter Heifer:  Calves born between November 1 and December 31 of preceding year.
    8. Senior Heifer:  Calves born between August 1 and October 31 of the preceding year.
    9. Late Summer Yearling:  Heifers born between June 16 and July 31 of the preceding year.
    10. Early Summer Yearling:  Heifers born between May 1 and June 15 of the preceding year.
    11. April Yearling:  Heifers born between April 1 and April 30 of the preceding year.
    12. March Yearling:  Heifers born between March 1 and March 30 of the preceding year.
    13. Yearling:  Heifers born between February 1 and February 29 of the preceding year.
    14. Yearling:  Heifers born between January 1 and January 31 of the preceding year.
    15. Senior Yearling:  Heifers born between September 1 and December 31 of the second preceding year.
    16. Highland only – Two-Year-Old Heifers born between May 1 – August 31 of the second preceding year.
    17. Highland only – Two-Year-Old Heifers born between January 1 – April 30 of the second preceding year.
    18.  Champion Heifer
    19. Reserve Champion Heifer
    20. Junior Prospect Calf:  Male calves born between Jan. 1 and June 1 of the current year, still nursing on cow.
    21. Champion Prospect Calf
    22. Reserve Champion Prospect Calf
    23. Supreme Champion Overall (Includes Classes 6, 9 and 12)

    Market Classes

    Classes 24 – 32 are held only during third rotation

    Steer classes will be determined based on weights at show so make all entries under Class 22 and we will make class splits after weights.

    1. Feeder Calf:  All steers not nursing dam, under 1000 pounds
    2. Champion Feeder Calf
    3. Reserve Champion Feeder Calf
    4. Light Weight Market Steer
    5. Medium Weight Market Steer
    6. Intermediate Weight Market Steer
    7. Heavy Weight Market Steer
    8. Champion Steer
    9. Reserve Champion Steer

    Fitting and Showmanship Classes

    All exhibitors are required to show in showmanship classes.  Indicate on the entry form which class you will be entering.

    1. Novice Showmanship:  A novice showman is a youth who, regardless of age, is competing in their first season of showing.
    2. Junior Showmanship:  13 years of age or younger as of Jan. 1 of current year.
    3. Senior Showmanship:  14 years and under 19 as of Jan. 1 of current year.
    4. Master Showman:  The first and second place showman from the above classes will compete for Master Showman.

    The Empire Market Steer Program will take place during the third rotation.  The program is an opportunity for youth to have their meat animal project evaluated on several levels.  The program will evaluate a) live animal conformation; b) showmanship; and c) project records. These opportunities will be in addition to the regular youth beef program within the New York State Fair Youth Beef Cattle Division.  This program is coordinated by the Youth Beef Program Staff with assistance from NYS Beef Producers.  Any questions regarding this program can be addressed by the Youth Beef Superintendent.

    Points will be awarded for evaluation with the lowest score taking top honors.  For example, a first place in the conformation class will give participant one point.  A second showmanship placing would give the participant two points.  All three areas of participation will be added to get the final tally.  All three areas must be completed to be eligible for the program.

    Poster may be any creative project that promotes some area of the beef industry.  They will be displayed in the beef barn for each rotation.

    840 RFID tag

    • It is highly recommended that all cattle and swine be identified by an official USDA radio frequency identification (RFID) eartag, commonly referred to as an “840 RFID tag,” or an equivalent official RFID tag if the animal was tagged in another country. Cattle and swine which are already identified by 840 visual eartags will be exempt from the 840 RFID tag requirement.

    BVD-PI Testing

    • All cattle, llamas and alpacas exhibited at NY county fairs or the State Fair must be negative to an approved test appropriate to detect Bovine Viral Diarrhea persistent infection (BVD-PI).  The testing veterinarian is responsible to make sure the proper test is conducted.  This is a once in a lifetime test that must be reported on the required certificate of veterinary inspection.  The issuing veterinarian is responsible for verifying the validity of the test, the identification of the animal and recording the test date on the CVI.  If a previous test is not verifiable the test must be repeated. 

    For all Cattle

    • Certificate of Veterinary Inspection with animals properly identified.
    • Rabies vaccination is required for all cattle 4 months of age or older.
    • All cattle must be negative to an approved test appropriate to detect Bovine Viral Diarrhea persistent infection (BVD-PI).  The date and results of the testing must be noted on the certificate of veterinary inspection. 
    • All cattle must be vaccinated against bovine respiratory disease complex including bovine respiratory syncytial virus, bovine virus diarrhea, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis and parainfluenza with a product administered in a manner and time frame adequate to confer protective immunity for these diseases for the duration of the fair.

    Dairy Youth Show Rules

    Deborah Grusenmeyer

    160 Morrison Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853

    djc27 [at] cornell.edu ()

    840 RFID tag

    • It is highly recommended that all cattle and swine must be identified by an official USDA radio frequency identification (RFID) eartag, commonly referred to as an “840 RFID tag,” or an equivalent official RFID tag if the animal was tagged in another country. Cattle and swine which are already identified by 840 visual eartags will be exempt from the 840 RFID tag requirement.

    BVD-PI Testing

    • All cattle, llamas and alpacas exhibited at NY county fairs or the State Fair must be negative to an approved test appropriate to detect Bovine Viral Diarrhea persistent infection (BVD-PI).  The testing veterinarian is responsible to make sure the proper test is conducted.  This is a once in a lifetime test that must be reported on the required certificate of veterinary inspection.  The issuing veterinarian is responsible for verifying the validity of the test, the identification of the animal and recording the test date on the CVI.  If a previous test is not verifiable the test must be repeated. 

    For all Cattle

    • Certificate of Veterinary Inspection with animals properly identified.
    • Rabies vaccination is required for all cattle 4 months of age or older.
    • All cattle must be negative to an approved test appropriate to detect Bovine Viral Diarrhea persistent infection (BVD-PI).  The date and results of the testing must be noted on the certificate of veterinary inspection. 
    • All cattle must be vaccinated against bovine respiratory disease complex including bovine respiratory syncytial virus, bovine virus diarrhea, infectious bovine rhinotracheitis and parainfluenza with a product administered in a manner and time frame adequate to confer protective immunity for these diseases for the duration of the fair.
    • Grooming and Preparation
    • Violations:  False, Deceptive or Unacceptable Practices
    • Exhibitor Responsibility
    • Show Ethics Committee
    • Violations:  Reporting and Investigation

    The showing of registered dairy cattle stimulates and sustains interest in the breeding of registered dairy cattle.  It is also an important part of the promotion, merchandising and breeding program of many breeders.  For these reasons, the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association (PDCA) believes that it is in the best interest of all breeders of registered dairy cattle to maintain a reputation of integrity in dairy cattle shows and to present a wholesome and progressive image of dairy cattle in the show ring.

    PDCA endorses this Show Ring Code of Ethics for all dairy breed shows and pledges its full cooperative support for its enforcement to show management, show judges and the national breed associations.

    The application of this Code of Ethics provides for absolute responsibility for an animal’s condition by an owner, exhibitor, fitter or participant whether or not he or she was actually instrumental in or had actual knowledge of the treatment of the animal in contravention of this Code of Ethics.  Dairy cattle exhibitors shall at all times deport themselves with honesty and good sportsmanship.

    It is recognized that there are certain practices in the proper care and management of dairy cattle that are necessary in the course of moving dairy cattle to and between shows that are advisable to keep them in a sound, healthy state so they might be presented in the show ring in a natural, normal condition.  At all times, exhibition livestock shall be treated in a humane manner and in accordance with dairy quality assurance practices so as to protect the health, safety and welfare of the livestock and the consuming public.  No person shall present for exhibition or exhibit an animal which he or she knows, or has reason to suspect, is affected with or has been exposed to a dangerously contagious or infectious disease, disease or illegal or non-approved use of drugs, medication and/or prohibited substances or residue.

    The position of the Purebred Dairy Cattle Association is that all animals presented for exhibition shall be in their natural conformation and structure, free of any alteration or modification by injection or internal or external administration of any substance or by any involvement in unethical fitting.

    About PDCA

    The Purebred Dairy Cattle Association, Inc. is a federation of the national dairy breed registry associations serving breeders and owners of Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn and Red and White dairy cattle.  PDCA and its member organizations promote the added value and profitability registered dairy cattle offer all dairy business owners

    The following breed purity standards will be used to designate registered animal status:

    a)  Ayrshire:  At least 87% purity as verified by the US Ayrshire Breeders’ Association and exhibiting typical breed coloring/characteristics.

    b)  Brown Swiss:  A minimum designation of IE as verified by US Brown Swiss Association and exhibiting typical breed coloring/characteristics.

    c)  Guernsey:  At least 87% purity with PR designation as verified by the American Guernsey Association and exhibiting typical breed coloring/characteristics.

    d)  Holstein:  At least 87% RHA or higher as verified by the Holstein Association USA and exhibiting typical breed coloring/characteristics.

    e)  Jersey:  A designation of 4 or higher as verified by US Jersey and exhibiting typical breed coloring/characteristics.

    f)  Milking Shorthorn:  A designation of EXP or full herdbook status as verified by the American Milking Shorthorn Society exhibiting breed coloring/characteristics.

    g)  Red and White:  Red & White animals must carry 87% dairy bloodlines as designated by RWDCA guidelines and be red and white in color.

    Dairy cattle exhibitions are conducted under standards for evaluating conformation established by the PDCA Unified Score Card (2009), with specific breed characteristics taken into consideration by the show judge.  In this connection, animals will be groomed and prepared for the judge’s evaluation in order to display the animal’s natural contour, conformation, performance and mobility.  Specifically:

    1. Changing the natural color of the animal is prohibited effective 6/1/2015.  However, external applications of cosmetics that affect only appearance may be used, including by way of example hoof polishes and false switches.
    2. The maximum allowable length of naturally growing hair anywhere on the topline is not to exceed 1”.  Exhibitors will be required to comply with this rule before the animal is allowed to enter the ring. 
      Exception:  In order to keep uniformity between New York State shows, we will allow a 1 ½” topline.  However, when the animal comes to the show ring, if this limit is exceeded, the animal will not show.
    3. Addition of foreign objects, including but not limited to hair or hair substitutes, cloth or fiber, to change the natural contour or appearance of the animal’s body is prohibited.
    4. Externally sealing the teat end with a preparation that does not harm the animal’s skin is permissible.  Natural teat placement will be given preference over artificially positioned teats.

     

    Violations:  False, Deceptive or Unacceptable Practices

    These practices are violations of the Code of Ethics and will be reported to show management and may be reported to the respective national breed associations:

    1. Misrepresenting the age and/or milking status of the animal for the class in which it is shown.
    2. Treating the animal, particularly the udder, internally or externally:
      a.     with an irritant or counter-irritant,
      b.     using a device to artificially create or enhance the udder crease,
      c.     using other substances as detected by testing that causes changes in the udder to artificially improve the conformation.
      d.     plugging of teat canal with foreign substances.
    3. Surgical or unethical insertion of any matter under the skin or into body cavities, performed to change the natural contour or appearance of the animal’s body (e.g., administration of fluid via a stomach tube or other similar apparatus to fill the rumen), though not to preclude practices required or involved in normal management.
    4. Criticizing or interfering with the judge, show management or other exhibitors while in the show ring or other conduct detrimental to the breed or the show.
    5. Challenging, threatening or interfering with an ethics committee appointed by show management to monitor the animals on exhibit on the show grounds.

    Exhibitor Responsibility:

    The act of entering an animal in a livestock show is the giving of consent by the owner, exhibitor, fitter and/or absolutely responsible person (hereinafter referred to as “Exhibitor”) for show management to obtain any specimens of urine, saliva, blood, milk or other substances from the animal to be used in testing.  Materials may also be collected by ultrasound and photographic methods and by direct examination of the animal.

    The act of entering an animal is the giving of consent by the owner, exhibitor, fitter and/or absolutely responsible person (the “Exhibitor”) to have disciplinary action for violation of this Show

    Ring Code of Ethics taken by show management, the state in which the show occurs, and/or the national dairy breed association without recourse.

    Show Ethics Committee

    Each show should have an Ethics Committee.  The make-up of this committee should include official breed representatives, representative(s) of show management (e.g., dairy cattle show superintendent, General Manager), the official show veterinarian and Extension representative.

    The Ethics Committee will be responsible for monitoring violations of the Show Ring Code of Ethics.  The Ethics Committee will investigate the report of any violation and determine the accuracy of the allegation.  The Ethics Committee will have the authority to inspect animals and related material to determine if violations have occurred.

    Violations:  Reporting and Investigation

    Complaints of alleged violations can be reported to the breed superintendent, the show superintendent, show management and/or the Ethics Committee.

    Before an Animal is Shown

    If the Ethics Committee suspects that a violation of the Show Ring Code of Ethics will occur if the animal is shown, and that violation is reasonably well established before the animal is shown, the Ethics Committee will submit a report to show management.

    Show management will discuss the violation with the Exhibitor:

    1. If, at the Exhibitor’s discretion, the animal in question is not shown, no violation will have occurred.
    2. If the Exhibitor wishes to challenge that a violation occurred, he/she/they will have opportunity to appeal to the Ethics Committee.  If its decision is not changed, the Exhibitor will be denied opportunity to exhibit the animal in question.

    During and After an Animal is Shown

    All animals are subject to examination during judging.  The judge and Ethics Committee are instructed to examine the top five (5) animals in each class closely for violations of the Show Ring Code of Ethics.  When a violation may have occurred, a milkout may be called for.  This call may be

    by breed association rule, or by request of an authorized representative of the national breed association, the judge, the Ethics Committee or show management.

    If an animal is exhibited and a violation of the Show Ring Code of Ethics is subsequently suspected, investigated, and determined to have occurred, the violation will be reported to the Ethics Committee and show management for action.  The Exhibitor will be notified of the violation and the supporting evidence and invited to defend or explain the allegations.

    Violations are subject to the disciplinary provisions of show management, the state in which the show occurs, and the national dairy breed association.  Sanctions may include any one, or combination of the following:

    • Forfeiture or return of awards, prizes, premiums or proceeds;
    • Written letter of reprimand to the owner, exhibitor, fitter and/or absolutely responsible person (the “Exhibitor”);
    • Disqualification of the exhibition livestock from an exhibition;
    • Disqualification of the Exhibitor from the show;
    • Publication of offense.

    Disqualification may include any or all shows and classes and may be for any number of years.

    Violations of these policies are subject to the disciplinary provisions of the appropriate dairy breed association and/or show management.

    1. All New York State Dept 51 entries must be quality endorsed by a 4-H Cornell Cooperative. Extension Educator or by an Agricultural Education (FFA) Advisor or by an authorized representative of a qualified breed youth organization before they can be accepted by the NYS Fair.  Youth must indicate on the entry the county of 4-H enrollment (not necessarily the home county) where applicable.
    2.  4-H’ers and qualified youth exhibitors may send their entries directly to the Fair as soon as the entry bears the endorsement of the County Cornell Cooperative Extension Youth Educator or other designated party as qualified in number 1 above.  A copy should also be sent directly to Deborah Grusenmeyer and must include a copy of the front and back of the registration paper . . . no registration paper, no show.
    3. Youth participants must be eight on or by January 1 of the current year and not have reached their 19th birthday prior to or on January 1 of the current year.
    4. There is to be no tents of any kind in the Dairy Cattle Barn.
    5. The drinking age in New York is 21.  Alcohol consumption by Youth will not be tolerated.  Any Youth found drinking will be Disqualified from the show and forfeit all premiums.  Purchasing alcohol for an underage person and possession by a minor are both illegal in New York.  All necessary actions will be taken to prevent consumption in the Dairy Barn by minors.
    6. Each exhibitor may show any number of owned cattle provided no exhibitor shows more than two entries in any one class.
    7. No substitutions are allowed.  All animals must be properly entered by the entry deadline.
    8. Animals bred-by-exhibitor should be so designated on entry forms.  A bred-by-exhibitor class will be held and papers will be checked.
    9.  In situations where Cornell Cooperative Extension entries cannot be finalized until after the State Fair entry deadline, ALL potential entries should be sent in by the deadline and the State Fair Entry Dept. should be notified of scratches prior to the start of the fair.
    10. All Youth Dairy Cattle must conform to the rules and regulations of the Livestock Health requirements as determined by the Department of Agriculture and Markets printed at the beginning of the catalog.
    11. Health and registration papers will be required on all cattle.  Please have papers available upon cattle arrival.  Cattle may be either owned or non-owned and must fit under either a. or b.
      1. A- All owned cattle must be personally owned and registered to the youth exhibitor as well as cared for by that exhibitor by no later than June 15 of the current year.  Dual ownership or syndicates are not allowed.
      2. B- All non-owned cattle must be designated in the youth exhibitor’s name and cared for by that exhibitor by no later than June 15 of the current year.  Non-ownership is not available to youth already owning registered dairy cattle.  Youth can either own or lease animals of the same species but not both.  For example a youth cannot own a Jersey and then lease a Holstein.
      3. Non-ownership certificates are available from county 4-H offices and online and must be properly filled out and supplied along with registration papers to prove designation.  Youth are allowed two non-owned dairy animals of which both can be shown at the New York State Fair if they have met all the qualifications. 
      4. Dual designation of one animal is not permitted.  Dual ownership of a youth and a farm name is not allowed.  Dual ownership with another youth or person is not allowed.  Ownership with a syndicate is not allowed.
      5. Dual ownership between siblings will be allowed as long as all of the following criteria are met:
        • They are bona fide sibling (sister, brother, step-sister/brother, half-sister/brother, adopted).
        •  All siblings on registration paper of animal(s) are of 4-H age and regular members as of or on January 1st of the current year.  Cloverbuds are not eligible.  For New York State Fair entries entered through FFA or endorsed by a breed organization representative will need to follow 4-H rules on age for the Dairy Youth Show.
        • One sibling has to designate the animal as their project animal for the project year by June 15th of current year completing and filing the animal identification form.
        • Completed animal identification form(s) need to be filed with appropriate organization (4-H Extension, FFA or Breed organization to state youth designation by June 15th.  A copy of this form also needs to accompany the State Fair Dairy Youth Entry form being mailed to the Dairy Youth Superintendent along with the other required documents stated on entry form.
        •  Designation cannot change during the program year and animal(s) must be shown and exhibited by designated sibling.
        • Bred and owned recognition can be given to designated youth as long as dual ownership is a current and legal partnership filed with breed organization.
      6. No cattle may be entered or shown with papers pending.
      7. All animals shown in the NYS Fair Youth Show must be registered by the Breed Organization of that animal.
      8. All entries will need a copy of the animal’s registration form.
    12. All Youth Dairy Cattle will be housed in the Dairy Cattle barn in a location determined by the Superintendent.  All Youth animals must be identified by a “Youth Exhibitor Dairy Animal” tag (available from your County Cornell Cooperative Extension Association or the Superintendent).
    13. Exhibitors may wear clothing of any color when showing, but should be neat and clean and appropriate for task at hand.  We strongly encourage whites!  Farm names and letters shall not appear on clothing.
      •  Exhibitors must show their own cattle.
      • If an exhibitor has two entries in a class, the second entry must be shown by another youth who is also exhibiting in the show.
      • In emergency situations exceptions can be made, but arrangement must be cleared with the Youth Dairy Superintendent.
      • Youth with college and military commitments at the time of State Fair may apply to the Youth Dairy Superintendent to have another youth show their animal.  Requests to do so must be noted on the entry form and prior to the show.  Sports & work are not acceptable reasons.
      • Exhibitors must prepare their own cattle for show and the Youth exhibit area. Adults should not be doing this work, under any circumstances.
      • Youth violating above rules will forfeit premiums and awards.
    14. All Youth Department participants staying overnight on the New York State Fairgrounds are required to sleep in the Youth Building Dormitories or the Dairy Cattle Building.  Only registered youth dairy cattle exhibitors have the option of staying in the Dairy Cattle Building.  All youth who choose the Dairy Cattle Building must go through the proper overnight registration process and have assigned chaperones cleared through Cornell Cooperative Extension.  Registration for both the youth dormitories and the Dairy Cattle Building must be done through and with the approval of Cornel Cooperative Extension offices.  All youth dairy cattle exhibitors choosing the Dairy Cattle Barn for overnight lodging will be required to complete the Dairy Cattle Barn overnight registration and follow all the overnight dormitory rules and deadlines including those entering with the endorsement of FFA/Ag Advisor or a qualified Breed Organization representative.No other animal exhibit areas are designated for overnight sleeping and therefore Youth Development animal participants will not be permitted to sleep in any other animal exhibit area.The only exception for these overnight rules is for parents or legal guardians to stay in area hotels or campers on the State Fairgrounds.  Parents and legal guardians who choose this option must turn in the Housing Exception Form available from their local Cornell Cooperative Extension Office.  This exception does not include lodging or staying in an animal barn.  Parents or legal guardians will assume full responsibility for the action and well-being of each of their children for whom an exception is requested and approved.

     

    Contestants must own their own animal for showmanship.  Sign up for Showmanship will be indicated on Youth Cattle Entry Form and also at State Fair.  Pre-entry is highly recommended but not necessary.

            Youth First Half of the Fair Showmanship – Section B – Class 200

            Youth Second Half of the Fair Showmanship – Section B – Class 201

            Contestants will be divided into classes based on age.

    Section                                BA         BB         BC         BD         BE         BF

                                                              Brown                                              Milking

                                                Ayr.       Swiss     Guer.     Hol.       Jersey    Shorthorn

    Spring Heifer Calf

    Born after Feb. 29 2019*       1            18          35          52          69          95

     

    Winter Heifer Calf born after

    Nov. 30, 2019 & before

    March 1, 2020                      2            19          36          53          70          96

     

    Fall Heifer Calf born after

    Aug. 31, 2019 & before

    Dec. 1, 2019                         3            20          37          54          71          97

     

    Summer Yearling Heifer born

    after May 31, 2019 & before

    Sept. 1, 2019                        4            21          38          55          72          98

     

    Spring Yearling Heifer

    (not in milk)

    born after February 28, 2019

    & before June 1, 2019           5            22          39          56          73          99

     

    Winter Yearling Heifer

    (not in milk)

    born after Nov. 30, 2018  &

    before March 1, 2019            6            23          40          57          74          100

     

    Fall Yearling Heifer

    (not in milk)

    born after Aug. 31, 2018

    & before Dec. 1, 2018           7            24          41          58          75          101

     

    Fall Yearling Heifer

    (in milk)

    born after Aug. 31, 2018        8            25          42          59          76          102

    & before Dec. 1, 2018

     

    Jr. Two Year Old Cow

    born after Feb. 28, 2018

    & before Sept. 1, 2018           9            26          43          60          77          103

     

    Sr. Two Year Old Cow

    born after Aug. 31, 2017

    & before March 1, 2018         10          27          44          61          78          104

     

    Section                                BA         BB         BC         BD         BE         BF

                                                              Brown                                              Milking

                                                Ayr.       Swiss     Guer.     Hol.       Jersey    Shorthorn

    Jr. Three Year Old Cow

    born after Feb. 29, 2017

    & before Sept. 1, 2017           11          28          45          62          79          105

     

    Sr. Three Year Old Cow

    born after Aug. 31, 2016

    & before Mar. 1, 2017           12          29          46          63          80          106

     

    Four Year Old Cow

    born after Aug. 31, 2015

    & before Sept. 1, 2016           13          30          47          64          81          107

     

    Five Year Old Cow

    born after Aug. 31, 2014

    & before Sept. 1, 2015           14          31          48          65          82          108

     

    Aged Cow

    born before Sept. 1, 2014       15          32          49          66          83          109

     

    Dry Cow, 4 Year Old & Under

    must have freshened at

    least once**                         16          33          50          67          84          110

     

    Dry Cow, 5 Year Old &

    Over**                                17          34          51          68          85          111

    *At least 4 months old at time of show

    ** Cows shown in dry cow classes may not show in milking classes.  Dry cows not shown in these classes may show in milking classes.  Best udder in each milking class – 1st, ribbon.

     

    CLASS 112 – 125,000 lb. Holstein Cow Class

    Entry in Class 111 precludes entry in any age class of the same animal.

    County groups of three females

    Counties may not enter more than one herd per class (e.g., Holstein Junior Herd; Holstein Senior Herd; Ayrshire Junior Herd, etc.).  These are county herds.  No animals may be used in more than one of these classes.  One additional youth may assist in posting the group.  No adults will be permitted in the ring.

    Entry is done in the ring at time of show (since composition of herd is often dependent on how individual animals have placed earlier in show under same judge).

    Holstein Junior Herd – consisting of three calves and/or heifers previously shown in the individual classes.  Must be owned by three different exhibitors from two or three different families.  Registration papers will be checked in ring.

    Holstein Senior Herd – consisting of three females shown in the individual classes, at least one of which has freshened.  Must be owned by three different exhibitors from two or three different families.  Registration papers will be checked in ring.

    Counties may enter both Junior and Senior herds but may not use any one animal twice.

    Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Jersey, Guernsey and Milking Shorthorn Junior Herds – consisting of three calves and/or heifers previously shown in the individual classes.  Animals may be owned by one or more exhibitors.

    Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Jersey, Guernsey and Milking Shorthorn Senior Herds – consisting of three females shown in the individual classes, at least one of which has freshened.  Animals may be owned by one or more exhibitors.

    Counties may enter both Junior and Senior herds but may not use any one animal twice.

     

    Only 1st and 2nd Blue class winners can compete for Junior, Senior or Grand Champion.

    Special Dairy Awards – No advanced entry required by exhibitors.

    1. Harris Wilcox, Inc., offers an award to the State 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Team member (Madison or Harrisburg) who accumulates the most points in dairy cattle judging classes at State Fair and Madison/Harrisburg.
    2. The New York Ayrshire Club, Inc. offers awards to the winners of individual classes.  The NY Ayrshire Club also offers Junior, Senior and Grand Championship awards.
    3. The New York Brown Swiss Breeders Association will present a trophy known as the “Frank Jewett Memorial Award” to the owner of the best Brown Swiss animal owned and bred by a Junior Department exhibitor.
    4. The New York Guernsey Breeders’ Cooperative, Inc., offers a trophy or model cow to the owner of the best bred-by-exhibitor female, and a trophy to the owner of the Grand Champion, and an award to the top Guernsey Showman.
    5. The New York Holstein-Friesian Association offers awards for the following:  1) the best bred-by-exhibitor Holstein female under 2 years of age, and the best bred-by-exhibitor Holstein female over 2 years of age; 2) the Grand Champion Female; 3) the Reserve Grand Champion Female; 4) the Junior Champion Female; 5) the Reserve Junior Champion Female; 6) each class winner; 7) to the owners of the cattle which make up the first place County Junior Holstein herd; 8) to the owners of the cattle which make up the first place County Senior Holstein herd; and 9) the first place winner in each Holstein showmanship class, the Master Holstein Showman, and the Reserve Master Holstein Showman.
    6. New York State Junior Jersey Cattle Club presents an award to the first place animal in each individual class.
    7. New York State Jersey Cattle Club presents a rotating trophy to the exhibitor of “The Best Animal Bred by Exhibitor.”
    8. The Central New York Jersey Club awards the “John Luchsinger Memorial” rotating trophy to the exhibitor of the Grand Champion Jersey.  The New York State Junior Jersey Cattle Club provides a picture of the Grand Champion Jersey.  Also, the New York State Jersey Cattle Club awards a trophy for permanent possession.
    9. The NYS Jersey Cattle Club will award special recognition to each exhibitor in the Youth show.
    10. The NYS Jersey Cattle Club presents an award to the Jersey Champion Showman.
    11. The NYS Milking Shorthorn Association offers awards for 1) Grand Champion Female, 2)  Reserve Grand Champion Female, 3) Jr. Champion Female, 4) Best Bred and Owned Animal Shown by Youth Exhibitor and 5) Grand Champion Milking Shorthorn Youth in Showmanship Class by Henry Staib Family.  Sponsors for Awards:  Grand Champion – Ron & Wendy Hight; Reserve Grand Champion – White’s Milking Shorthorn/Harold & Lolita White; Senior Champion – Henry & Sherri Staib & Family; Reserve Grand Champion – Lake Effect Farm/John & Kirsten Anderson; Junior Champion – Jerbie Farms/Jerry & Deb Merrill & Family; Reserve Junior Champion – Adams/White House/Chuck Adams & Connie White; Best Bred & Owned – Ellie Fleming; and Master Showman – Lake Effect Farm/John & Kirsten Anderson.

    Showmanship

    The Dairy Showmanship Contest is open to all youth.  Sign up will be designated on entry form or can be done at State Fair.  PDCA Fitting & Showing Scorecard is guideline for showmanship.

    Appearance of Animal: 30 pts.

    Appearance of Exhibitor: 10 pts.

    Showing Animal in the Ring:60 pts

    Class 201 Youth First Half of the Fair Showmanship

    Class 202 Youth Second Half of the Fair Showmanship

    1. These classes will be subdivided into groups according to the age of the youth involved and total number of entries for each showmanship class: 201 and 202.
      • Youth participating in showmanship will be subdivided into classes by age as of January 1 and the number of participants.  If a subdivided age class is deemed too large by judge and contest officials, subdivided age classes will be divided again starting with January 1 birthdate.
      • The 1st and 2nd place Blue and Master showman from each class will come back in the ring after the completion of showmanship age level classes to compete for the overall Grand Master Showman and Reserve Master Showman.
      • The classes for the four specific colored breed showmanship champions will follow the overall Youth Second Half of the Fair Showmanship Grand Master and Reserve Showmanship Champion class.  Youth per breed and age class will need to have a blue ribbon to compete for breed showmanship champion.  Breed representatives will need to inform youth show superintendent of breed showmanship awards.
    2. It is not necessary to “bag” cows for the showmanship contest.  The judge will be so instructed.
    3. Recipients of a Master Showman ribbon may participate in future showmanship competitions.  The number of Master Showman ribbons given is at the discretion of the judge.  The recipients of the Grand Champion Showmanship Award are ineligible for any further showmanship competitions within the same breed grouping (i.e., Holstein or Colored Breeds).

    Herdsmanship

    1. Counties are encouraged to decorate their county exhibits in an appropriate manner.  The following will be expected (Youth should do their own work)
      • Manure removal from aisles and bedding and acceptable final appearance of their area at the time of release.
      • Animals clean and blankets acceptable and clean if used.
      • Orderly storage of feed, hay and straw (in front of animals) and avoidance of waste.
      • Tools, buckets, feed boxes and other in place.  Name cards legible and properly hung.  Halters suitable and cattle tied at desirable length.
      • Conduct, cooperation and appearance of exhibitors should be respectable at all times.
    2. Herdsmanship ribbons will be given for Youth Holstein exhibitors and for Youth Colored Breed exhibitors.
       

    A sum of $150 shall be available to encourage county exhibits of an educational nature in the 4-H area of the Dairy Cattle Barn.  Rosettes and a cash award (minimum $10 per county) will be used to recognize these exhibits.  Counties must register their exhibits with the Youth Superintendent by the arrival deadline time for cattle in each division.

    Youth Dairy, Meat, and Pack Goats

    1. All Youth Goats must conform to the rules and regulations of the Livestock Health requirements as determined by the Department of Agriculture and Markets.
      • All New York State Fair Dept 51 entries must be quality endorsed by a 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension Youth Educator, or by an Agricultural Education (FFA) Advisor, or by an authorized representative of a qualified related youth organization before they can be accepted by the NYS Fair.
      • 4-H’ers should submit entries through their 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension office as per their county’s deadlines.
      •  In situations where Cornell Cooperative Extension entries cannot be finalized until after the State Fair entry deadline, ALL potential entries should be sent in by the deadline and the State Fair Entry Dept. should be notified of scratches prior to the start of the fair.
    2. All Youth who wish to enter their animals in the Open Dairy Goat Show must enter through the normal Open Show procedure, and must remain for the full length of the State Fair.
    3. The date of freshening must be indicated on the entry form for all dairy does that are lactating.  All goats entered in lactating dairy doe classes will automatically be entered in the Milk Production Contest.
    4. All does 24 mos & older who have never freshened are ineligible to show in the dairy or meat goat shows.
    5.  Additional premiums based on placings in some of the optional events will be paid from a fund of $500 donated by the NYS Goat Fair Committee and matched by the NY State Fair. 

     

    1. Youth participants must be at least eight years old and not have reached their 19th birthday as of January 1 of the current club year
    2. Each exhibitor may show any number of personally owned goats in the Youth Goat Conformation Breed Shows.  However, no exhibitor may enter more than two goats in any one class.  All goat exhibitors must show their own designated goat in conformation breed classes and must make arrangements to use a youth handler if showing a second goat or if participating in a 4-H contest located in another barn or building.  The superintendent must be notified in advance.  Exhibitors are limited to only one goat (leased or owned by exhibitor) for showmanship classes and must do their own showing.
    3. Exhibitors of dairy goats must wear whites.  Exhibitors of meat goats must wear clean, neat shirts and dark pants.  Exhibitors of pack goats must wear appropriate hiking clothes.  All exhibitors must present a neat and professional appearance in showmanship and conformation classes.  No sandals, open-toed shoes, tank-tops, midriff or cropped shirts or shorts above the knee are allowed.  An exhibitor not following dress code will not be permitted in the show ring.  Farm names and letters must not appear on clothing.  Premiums will be withheld for non-compliance.
    4.  Youth Goat clubs and counties are encouraged to decorate their exhibit in an appropriate manner to present an attractive exhibit and educate the public.  Herd and/or dairy signs are not  permitted during Youth Goat WeekThis includes attire (shirts, caps etc.)
    5. Space is at a premium in the Goat Barn.  Please bring only essential equipment and keep belongings neatly arranged especially during the day and early evening when the public is passing through the barn.  Youth showing combinations of Dairy, Meat and Pack Goats may be asked to pen them together, if space in pen allows.
    6. All Youth Department Goat participants staying overnight on the New York State Fairgrounds are to sleep in the Youth Dorms.  No Goat Youth Department participants may sleep in the Youth Department animal exhibit areas. The only exception for these overnight rules is to stay with parents or legal guardians in area hotels or campers on the State Fairgrounds.  Parents and legal guardians who choose this option must turn in the Housing Exception Form available from their local Cornell Cooperative Extension Office.  This exception does not include lodging or staying in an animal barn.  Parents or legal guardians will assume full responsibility for the action and well-being of each of their children for whom an exception is requested and approved. 
    7.  All youth goat exhibitors are required to clean their pens prior to departure on Tuesday, Sept. 1st, at the direction of the superintendent.
    8. Youth should do their own work.
      • age appropriate
      • consider skill level and/or prior experience
      • adults should only intervene for safety and/or instruction purpose.

     

    1. Health papers will be required and checked on all goats that are brought into the barn.  Registration papers will also be required and checked for all dairy goats and registered meat goats. Tattoos must match registration papers.
    2. Meat and Pack Goats unaccompanied by registration papers must wear official scrapie identification. 
    3.  Dairy, Meat and Pack Goats may be either owned or non-owned, but must fit under either (a) or (b) and (c) below.
      •         a.      All owned goats must be personally owned by the Youth exhibitor as well as cared for by that exhibitor by no later than June 15 of the current year.  Dual ownership or syndicates are not allowed.  Dairy Goats must be registered and transferred by June 15 and transfers must be finalized by August 28.  Meat and Pack Goats do not need to be registered.
      •     b.     All non-owned goats must be designated in the exhibitor’s name and cared for by that exhibitor by no later than June 15 of the current year.  Youth who do not own any goats are permitted two non-owned goats. Dual designation of one animal is not permitted. Non-ownership is also available to youth already owning meat, dairy or pack goats but is limited to one leased animal of another type. E.g. If you own a dairy goat, you may lease one meat goat or pack goat. If you own a meat goat, you may lease one dairy or pack goat.
      •     c.      A non-ownership certificate, properly filled out and available from county 4-H offices, must be supplied along with registration papers to prove designation. A copy of the non-ownership papers must be sent with entries
    4. Dairy Goats with natural horns will not be permitted to show.  No exceptions.  Meat and Pack Goats with natural horns are allowed to show, but aggressive horned goats may be required to be artificially tipped or required to leave the fairgrounds at the discretion of the superintendent.
    5. Pack Goats must be at least 6 months of age to be shown in Fitting and Showmanship and Trail Challenge classes.
    6. Any animal showing an open sore may not be exhibited.  Any animal that produces an open sore while at the State Fair will be sent home immediately.
    7. Youth Goats will be housed in designated area of the Open Goat Barn.
    8. Junior animals are not permitted in the milking parlor. No personal milking stands are allowed in the milking parlor.  A limited number of milk stands are allowed in exhibit area at the discretion of the Superintendent.
    9. All animals under 3 ½ months must be either housed in an animal crate within the pen or the pen must be lined with chicken wire or other material provided by the exhibitor.
    10. No bedding will be provided.  Sawdust will be available at no charge. Bedding can be ordered ahead of time for delivery to the goat barn.
    11. All Exhibitors need to bring their own supply of grain. A limited amount has been donated by Blue Seal/Kent Nutrition for milking does in the parlor.

    Dairy Goat Exhibitors Note:

    ADGA rules shall govern. Only ADGA, AGS and CGS recorded, registered, or *pending animals recognized by ADGA as dairy animals, are accepted. The junior and senior shows are not separately sanctioned. Show order will be Alpine, Lamancha, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, Toggenburg, AOP, & Recorded Grade and is not subject to change.

    *The original registration certificate is required for all animals six months of age or older.  The requirement for animals under six months of age is either the original registration or recordation certificate, a stamped duplicate application, or faxed stamped duplicate application.

    No photocopies or faxed copies of registration papers will be accepted on animals over six months of age.

    1. The Youth Goat shows and activities are run in accordance with the National Code of Show Ring Ethics developed by the Int’l. Assoc. of Fairs and Expositions.  These state that “Direct criticism or interference with the judge, fair or livestock show management, other exhibitors, breed representatives, or show officials before, during or after the competitive event is prohibited.  In the furtherance of their official duty, all judges, fair and livestock show management, or other show officials shall be treated with courtesy, cooperation and respect and no person shall direct abusive or threatening conduct toward them.”  Exhibitors are expected to know the Code.  Violations will be disciplined in a manner appropriate to the infraction and may involve a warning, suspension, dismissal from the fairgrounds and/or full dismissal from the overall youth program.  Any infractions requiring discipline will be subject to review by the superintendent and 4-H staff.
    2. All youth goat exhibitors are required to participate in Fitting and Showmanship and must participate in order to receive premiums.
      • Exception:  College and high school age exhibitors may request permission to be excused due to classes or employment.  Superintendent must receive requests for exclusion along with proof of employment or class conflict.  Decision of Superintendent is final.
      • Premiums will be withheld and no animals will be allowed to be shown in the breed classes for individuals who fail to participate in Fitting and Showmanship without prior permission for exclusion.
    3. The Danish System of Judging will be used for Youth Dairy Goat Fitting and Showmanship
    4. Classes, the Youth Dairy Goat Breed Show, the Youth Meat Goat Show, the Youth Pack Goat Show, and Educational Displays.
    5. To determine the base age for showing youth goats, use August 29th for pack goats, August 30th for dairy goats and August 31st for meat goats.
    6.  There will be no Pre-Show Milkout for the Dairy Goat Show.
    7. Does 24 months and older who have never freshened are ineligible to show in either the dairy goat or meat goat shows. Non-recorded-grade does may not show in the dairy goat show.
    8. At the Dairy Goat Show, the Champions selected will be Junior, Senior, Grand, and Reserve in each breed. Best in Show and Reserve BIS will be selected at the end of the show.
    9. County Day - Each county will sign up for a day in which the parents and/or youth from that county will be responsible to assist the staff for the contests or events for that day.  Responsibilities may include setting up the tent, cleaning the tent after an event, and/or assisting during the contest.

    Section Letters and Classes

          (For registered purebred dairy goats and recorded grades only)

    Fitting and Showmanship

    1. All youth dairy goat exhibitors are automatically entered in this contest and must participate to receive premiums.
    2.  Youth will be divided into three classes (Senior, Junior and Novice) based on age.
    3. Ribbons will be awarded on the Danish System.  Master Showman ribbons will be awarded at the judge’s discretion.
    4. The judge will consider the following score card (100 points total):  Appearance of animal – 40 pts., Appearance of exhibitor – 10 pts.; and Presentation of animal in the ring – 50 pts.
    5. Any exhibitor participating in Fitting and Showmanship must have been pre-entered in the Youth Dairy Goat Show and their animal must be on the Fairgrounds.
    6. Dairy Goat Show Order:  Alpine, Lamancha, Nubian, Oberhasli, Saanen, Toggenburg, AOP & Recorded Grade

     

    Section                                               DA     DB       DC       DD   DE     DF      DG    DH

                                                                                                                                       Rec

                                                                                                                                                                            Alpine                Lamancha               Nubian              Oberhasli          Saanen      Toggenburg              AOP***          Grade

    Doe Kid, 3½ months

    & under 5 mos.                                 1        10        19      28      37      46        55      64

    Doe Kid, 5 mos.

    & under 9 mos.                                 2        11        20      29      38      47        56      65

    Doe Kid, 9 mos.

    & under 16 mos.                               3        12        21      30      39      48        57      66

    Doe Kid, 16 mos.

    & under 24 mos.                               4        13        22      31      40      49        58      67

    Doe, 1 yr. Old

    & under 2, in milk                             5        14        23      32      41      50        59      68

    Doe, 2 yrs.

    & under 3                                         6        15        24      33      42      51        60      69

    Doe, 3 yrs.

    & under 5                                         7        16        25      34      43      52        61      70

    Doe, 5 yrs.

    & over                                             8        17        26      35      44      53        62      71

     

    Dam-daughter                                  9        18        27      36      45      54        63      72

    (Each must have been shown in individual classes.  Both need not be owned by same exhibitor, but must have been shown in same breed.)

     

    ***AOP (All Other Purebred) to include Sable & Nigerian Dwarf.

     

    Youth Dairy Goat Milk Production

    Gratitude is expressed to the Northeast Dairy One Association for testing milk samples for this contest.

    1. All goats entered in lactating dairy doe classes will AUTOMATICALLY be entered in this Milk Production Contest.  The only dairy goats which will not be required to participate will be those does who have earned (proof required) the STAR milker designation or are currently on DHIA test.  However, these goats are welcome to participate if their youth owners so desire.
    2. Milk production of each doe will be measured in a 24-hour period.
    3. An award will be presented to the doe with the highest point score based on stage of lactation, pounds of milk and butterfat content.
    4. Freshening date of each doe must be included on the entry blank.
    5. Premiums will be withheld from individuals not participating as required in this contest.
    6. Only youth goat exhibitors and authorized personnel are allowed in milking parlor during competition.

     

    Youth Meat Goat

    All goats must have official scrapie identification, either registration tattoo or scrapie eartag or tattoo.

    Fitting and Showmanship

    All exhibitors are automatically entered in this contest and must participate to receive premiums.

    1.     Youth will be divided into three classes (Senior, Junior and Novice) based on their age and experience at State Fair.  (Youth that have never shown in any goat showmanship contest at State Fair may enter the Novice class or may choose to enter the showmanship class that corresponds with their age, but may not enter more than one showmanship class per type of goat).

    2.     Ribbons will be awarded on the Danish System.  Master Showman ribbons will be awarded at the judge’s discretion.

    3.     The judge will consider the following:  Fitting and Appearance of animal and exhibitor; Knowledge; and Exhibition in the ring.

    Any exhibitor participating in Fitting and Showmanship must have been pre-entered in the Youth Meat Goat Show and their animal must be on the Fairgrounds.

                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                  Percentages      Full Bloods/Purebreds       Market Kid              Special

    Doe Kid, 3½ months

    & under 6 mos.                                 76                  85     

    Doe Kid, 6 mos.

    & under 9 mos.                                 77                  86     

    Doe Kid, 9 mos.

    & under 12 mos.                               78                  87     

    Doe 12 mo. & under 16 mo. –

    never kidded                                     79                  88

    Doe 16 mo. & under 20 mo. –

    never kidded                                     80                  89

    Doe 20 mo. & under 24 mo. –

    never kidded                                     81                  90

    Doe, 1 yr. old

    & under 2,--kidded                            82                  91     

    Doe, 2 yrs.

    & under 4--kidded                             83                  92     

    Doe, 4 yrs.

    & older--kidded                                84                  93     

     

    Lightweight Market Kid                                                                    94                     

    Heavyweight Market Kid                                                                   95                     

     

    Produce of Dam (Percentage and Full bloods)                                                       96

    Dam & Daughter (each shown in individual classes)                                             97

    Boers and All Other Breeds – all meat goat breeds in addition to Boers are encouraged to enter the Youth Meat Goat Show.  All meat goats should be entered in the appropriate age classes and grouping (Fullblood/purebred or Percentage) and will show together.  However, line up and scoring will be divided into Boers and “All other breeds”.  All other breeds will be judged according to the standards of their respective breeds and or characteristics of ideal meat goat breeding or market stock, and placings and ribbons awarded within AOB.
     

    1. Conformation Classes Champion and Reserve Champion awards
      • Junior Champion and Reserve Junior Champion Percentage Boer Doe and AOB Doe will be selected from the 1st and 2nd place entries in their category in Classes #76 – 78.
      • Yearling Champion and Reserve Yearling Champion Percentage Boer Doe and AOB Doe will be selected from the 1st and 2nd place entries in their category in Classes #79-82.
      • Senior Champion and Reserve Senior Champion Percentage Boer Doe and AOB Doe will be selected from the 1st and 2nd place entries in their category in Classes #83 – 84.
      • Grand and Reserve Champion Percentage Boer Doe and AOB Doe will be selected from the Champion and Reserve Junior, Yearling and Senior Percentage Does in their categories.
      • Junior Champion and Reserve Junior Champion FB/PB Boer Doe and AOB Doe will be selected from the 1st and 2nd place entries in their category in Classes #85 – 87.
      • Yearling Champion and Reserve Yearling Champion FB/PB Boer Doe and AOB Doe will be selected from the 1st and 2nd place entries in their category in  Classes #88-91.
      • Senior Champion and Reserve Senior Champion FB/PB Boer Doe and AOB Doe will be selected from the 1st and 2nd place entries in their category Classes #92 – 93.
      • Grand and Reserve Champion FB/PB Boer Doe and AOB Doe will be selected from the Champion and Reserve Junior, Yearling and Senior FB/PB Does in their category.
      • Champion and Reserve Market Kid will be selected from the 1st and 2nd place entries in their category in Classes 94 – 95.  Overall Grand/Reserve Champion Market Kid will be selected from Champion/Reserve Boer and AOB Market Kids.
      • Overall Breed Champion/Reserve Boer Doe will be selected from the Boer Grand/Reserve Champion Percentage Does, and Grand/Reserve Champion FB/PB Does.
      • Overall Breed Champion/Reserve AOB will be selected from the AOB Grand/Reserve Percentage Does and Grand/Reserve Champion FB/PB Does.
      • Best of Show will be selected from Overall Breed Champion/Reserve for Boers, Overall Breed Champion/Reserve All Other Breeds and Champion/Reserve Market Kids.

    Youth Meat Goats General Rules and Guidelines:

    1. Fullbloods and purebreds are does and doelings registered or eligible for registration as either purebreds or fullbloods with a recognized meat goat breed association.
    2. Doe kids and does must be either 1) tattooed and accompanied by matching registration papers indicating their age, or 2) must be judged on age by their teeth (no adult teeth < 1 yr.; 1 set adult teeth = 1 year old and under 2; 2 to 3 sets of adult teeth -= 2 yrs old and under 4; > 3 sets of adult teeth = 4 yrs. and older.
    3. Meat goat breeding stock does not need to be registered with any breed organization.
      1. Market kids can be either castrated male or female kids (no adult teeth) that have competed in a meat goat class at a county level or been quality endorsed by a 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension Youth Educator or other authorized representative of a qualified related youth organization.
      2. Any doe kid showing in classes 94 - 95 may not show in Classes #76 - 93 and will be judged as a market animal.
      3. Market kid classes will be assigned based on weigh-ins on Saturday at noon.  No more than a total of three  market kids per exhibitor will be allowed.
      4. Produce of Dam Class (96) must consist of two offspring of any age, produced by the same dam.  Each offspring must have competed in one of Classes 76 to 95.  Both need not be owned by same exhibitor.
      5. Dam & Daughter Class (97).  Each doe must have competed in one of Classes 76 – 95.  Both need not be owned by same exhibitor.
    4.  Kimber Hamm Conformation Classes
      1. Class # 98– Kimber Hamm Conformation Class – Junior Exhibitor
      2. Class # 99– Kimber Hamm Conformation Class – Senior Exhibitor
      3.  Must be owned or leased by the exhibitor competing for the Kimber Hamm Goat Rancher Award.
        1. Youth are limited to one entry in classes 98-99.  Exhibitor is  notify the Youth Meat
        2.  The entry may be a doe kid, market kid or doe and must have competed in one of Classes 76- 95.  Youth will receive an individual scorecard evaluating their goat’s conformation.

    All goats must have official scrapie identification, either registration/recordation tattoo or scrapie eartag or tattoo.  Goats must be identified as the youth’s pack goat project at the county level.

    Fitting and Showmanship

    1. All youth meat goat exhibitors are automatically entered in this class must participate to receive premiums.
    2. Youth will be divided into three classes (Senior, Junior and Novice) based on their age and experience at State Fair.  (Youth that have never shown in any goat showmanship contest at State Fair may enter the Novice Class or may choose to enter the showmanship class that corresponds with their age, but may not enter more than one showmanship class per type of goat.)
    3. Ribbons will be awarded on the Danish system.  Master Showman ribbons will be awarded at the judge’s discretion.
    4. The Judge will consider the following:  Appearance & Fitting (animal, exhibitor and equipment); Knowledge; and Performance in Ring.
    5. Any exhibitor participating in Fitting and Showmanship must have been pre-entered in the Youth Pack Goat Show, and their animal must be on the Fairgrounds.
    6. No animals under 6 months.
    7. Exhibitor must wear their pack when entering the ring.  Goat packs must be ringside (cross buck not recommended for miniatures).  During the class the judge will provide opportunity for the exhibitor to fit the animal with the goat pack to complete the class.  The goat must be tied with a quick release knot while putting on the pack.
    8. Youth must wear appropriate hiking attire including long pants, sleeved-shirt (t-shirts ok), hiking sneakers/boots and back, knap or fanny pack.  The exhibitor should carry in their own pack, or on their person, the following survival essentials including, but not limited to:  filled one liter water bottle, no-cook snacks, map, compass, sunscreen, insect repellent, first-aid kit, fire-starter kit in waterproof container, flashlight/headlamp with extra batteries, whistle, signaling mirror, strong twine or rope, and an emergency space blanket.  Fire starter kit should not include real matches, instead, please use an empty match box or match book.  Additional essentials/supplies such as but not limited to:  toilet paper, trowel, cooking utensils, fishing gear, poncho may be carried in the goat’s pack.

    Trail Challenge

            Class #104 – Trail Challenge Senior Division – Youth 14 to 18 years old as of Jan.1 of the current year.

            Class #105 – Trail Challenge Junior Division – Youth 8 to 13 years old as of Jan. 1 of the current year.

    1. These classes consist of a judged course testing the youth exhibitor and their goat’s ability to work as a partnership to navigate challenges similar to those they might encounter when hiking.  Challenges will be suitable for both miniature and larger breed goats and for goats ≥6 months old.  The pair should maintain an efficient hiking pace when not navigating challenges.
    2. Youth may show a maximum of two project goats in their division. After 3 attempts to complete a trail challenge, the exhibitor will be asked to continue on to the next trail challenge.  The judge may also ask the exhibitor to continue past the challenge if he/she feels it is counterproductive to continue confronting that challenge.Trail Challenge Senior and Junior Division Champions will be the top ranking youth/goat pair in each division.  Trail Challenge Senior and Junior Division Reserve Champions will be the second ranking youth/goat pair in each division.

     

    1. Herdsmanship Awards will be presented.  Method of determining these awards will include the following:
    2. Manure removal from aisles and bedding.
    3. Animals, water buckets, and pens clean and blankets (if used) acceptable and clean.
      • Orderly storage of feed, hay and straw and avoidance of unnecessary waste.
      • Tools, buckets, feed boxes and other equipment in place.
      • Name cards legible and properly hung and appropriate County decorations in place.
      •  Conduct, cooperation and appearance of exhibitors.
      • Educational displays and county participation on County Day will be given consideration in overall scoring.
    4. Youth should do their own work.  Adults should only help when assistance is needed (e.g., teaching youth how to do an item).

    All youth goat exhibitors are welcome to compete.  Any county wishing to enter a junior and/or senior team may do so.  If there are not enough youth for a team, they will be assigned to a combined county team.

    1. Dairy Goats will be provided for dairy goat teams and meat goats can be provided for meat goat teams.  However, please contact a superintendent by August 1st if desiring to use a meat goat.
    2. Teams are required to provide their own supplies.
    3. Teams will be scored as follows:
      1. Clipping-40 pts.-based on ADGA prescribed standards or ABGA recommendations.
      2. “Cleanliness 25 pts.-based on ADGA standards and ABGA recommendations for fitting.
      3. Handling the Animal as a Team-5 pts.-handling the animal in a kind manner, not causing present or future harm.
      4. Team Work-15 pts.-an emphasis at the Fair, youth are encouraged to work as a team to get the job done.
      5. Showing the Animal in the Ring-15 pts.-show the animal for showmanship following the ADGA showmanship scorecard for dairy goats and ABGA recommendations and the USBGA showmanship scorecard for meat goats.
      6. Bonus Points-Team Appearance-5 pts.
      7. Total possible points-105

    The following activities are optional and open to all youth goat exhibitors.  However, youth competing for the Kimber Hamm Goat Rancher Award must compete in all of them as well as in Class 96 or 97, and Fitting and Showmanship.

    Kimber Hamm Goat Rancher Award

    1. This award is given to the junior and senior meat goat exhibitor who best demonstrates the diverse qualities of a good meat goat herdsperson.  These qualities include but are not limited to 1) a working knowledge of goat health, nutrition, marketing and management, and 2) the ability to skillfully evaluate, handle and raise meat goats, and make financial decisions.  There will be awards for the highest scoring senior and junior exhibitor.
    2.  Youth must compete in all meat goat competitions including the Project Record Book Review, Fitting & Showmanship and Class 98 or 99. Youth must also compete in the Youth Goat Knowledge Olympics and the meat goat portion of the Youth Goat Judging Competition. Please contact the Youth Meat Goat Assistant Superintendent in advance if you have a conflict with the timing for either the project record book interviews or Youth Goat Knowledge Olympics as re-scheduling may be possible.
    3. All exhibitors who compete in all five activities and thus are eligible for the Kimber Hamm Goat Rancher Award will receive awards.

    Carolyn E. Funk Achievement Award

    This award is given to the 4-H Dairy Goat exhibitor who best embodies the 4-H Motto “To Make The Best Better”.  In order for a dairy goat exhibitor to be eligible, he/she must participate in all the following contests (Goat Bowl, Knowledge Olympics, Product ID, Team Fitting, and Goat Judging Contest) during the week.  The top 5 (five) place winners of each contest will receive 1 – 5 points with 5 being 1st place, 4 being 2nd place, etc.  At the end of the week the 3 top point scorers are then in contention for the Award.  A Committee will pick the winner based on attitude, helpfulness & sportsmanship. Awards to contestants include plaques. 

    Contests

    1. Youth Goat Contests are open to all youth goat exhibitors and any youth currently enrolled in a 4-H goat project.
    2. Contests may be individual or teams.  Contests noted as teams require that youth must sign up as county teams.  The only time there will be “combo” teams is with the permission of the superintendent in the event that there are not enough youth from the county to make a team.  (Selection of “Combo” Teams will be by the draw from a hat with county youth remaining together).
    3. Fitting and Showmanship, Youth Dairy Goat Milk Production and Herdsmanship are all mandatory events.
    4. Pre-entries are not required, however exhibitors must use provided sign-up sheets with the exception of the Obstacle Course.

    Project Record Book Review

    Youth will submit a record on a market kid, doe kid or doe that he or she raised during the current project year.  The record used must be the appropriate NY State 4-H meat goat project notebook available on the web at or through your local Cooperative Extension Office.  The First Year notebook is to be used at the 4-H leader’s discretion for 4-Hers in their first year of a meat goat project. Junior youth are strongly encouraged to use the Junior record notebook. Project  record book must be submitted to the Youth Meat Goat Assistant Superintendent. Entry is limited to one project record book per youth. The goat recorded in the record book does not need to be present at the fair.

    Ribbons will be available for the top 10 places in the project record review. Youth do not have to bring their project goats to the NY State Fair in order to participate in this activity.  However, the exhibitor must be present for the competition.  Juniors and seniors will be scored separately.

    State Youth Goat Judging Clinic

    1. The clinic will be presented by the Judging Contest Judge(s) or other qualified person.
    2. No sign up is required. All youth goat exhibitors are encouraged to participate.
    3. The clinic will be held immediately prior to the Judging Contest to allow youth to fine-tune their judging skills and address their questions about judging.

    State Youth Goat Judging Team Contest

    1. The Goat Judging Contest is open to all youth goat exhibitors and any youth currently enrolled in a 4-H goat project. 
    2. The number of classes judged will be at the discretion of the judge.
    3. The contest will be conducted much in the same way as other livestock judging contests.
    4. There will be four divisions (A = Over Microphone; B = 14 yrs. old or older; C = 13 yrs. old or younger and D = Novice) in which contestants may participate.

    Youth Goat Educational Display

    1. Intended to generate interest for the goat and educate the public on dairy and/or meat goats.
    2. All entries must be accompanied by an Exhibitor Information Statement Card available from your county Cornell Cooperative Extension Office.
    3. Display can be a poster (at least 14” x 22”), poster series or 3-dimensional exhibit related to goats or the goat industry that can either be hung on a wall or fit on a 2’ x 3’ counter space.  Display table caution:  the public will have access; therefore do not use valuables as part of your display.
    4. Exhibitors are strongly encouraged to first enter displays at the county level.  Exhibits should be self-explanatory through the use of appropriate captions, signs or labels.
    5. Entries may include scientific posters.  Scientific posters should be on either an experiment or descriptive science conducted by the youth that involved goats. For example, observations on how long it takes to milk a goat by hand versus with a specific machine system, summaries of data you have collected comparing the growth of male and female goat kids, etc.  Poster should be on a display board or poster board and include Title/Author, Introduction, Hypothesis (what question you are trying to answer) or Objectives, Methods, Results and Conclusions. Photos, drawings, charts, tables, acknowledgements and/or references may also be included.   
    6.  Entries will be evaluated on content, illustration, organization, clarity, visual appeal and readability.  Juniors and seniors will be judged separately.
    7. Two divisions are available:  one for 4-H groups and one for individuals.  Limited to one entry per exhibitor in each division.  Ribbons and premiums will be awarded.

    Youth Goat Obstacle Course

    1. No pre-entry required.  Limited to one entry per youth goat exhibitor.
    2. All entries will use their own owned or leased goat to navigate an obstacle course.
    3. The course will be scored based on best time, with time added for penalties.

    Youth Goat Knowledge Olympics

    Youth Goat Products Identification Contest

    State Youth Goat Bowl Team Contest

    1. Any county wishing to enter a junior and/or a senior team may do so.  If there are not enough teams, teams will be formed at the time of the contest.
    2. Rules for participation are available from the superintendent.

     

     

    Youth Rabbit and Cavy Rules

    1. All New York State Dept. 51 entries must be quality endorsed by a 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator or by an Agricultural Education (FFA) Advisor or by an authorized representative of a qualified related youth organization before they can be accepted by the NYS Fair. 4-H’ers may send their entries directly to the Fair as soon as the entry bears the endorsement of a county Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator or other party designated by Cornell Cooperative Extension to endorse its entries. In no case will an entry be accepted after the deadline. 
    2. is no limit on the number of animals that can be exhibited.  However, each is allowed to enter only 1 animal in each class in each breed– rabbits and cavies.
    3.  In situations where Cornell Cooperative Extension entries cannot be finalized until after the State Fair entry deadline, ALL potential entries should be entered by the deadline and the State Fair Entry Dept. should be notified of scratches prior to the start of the Fair.
    4. All Youth Rabbits and Cavies must conform to the rules and regulations of the Livestock Health Requirements as determined by the Department of Agriculture and Markets printed at the beginning of the catalog.  All Youth Rabbits and Cavies must go through a compulsory health check at registration before they will be allowed to show.
      • Each animal only needs to be health checked once, upon arrival (unless the animal travels home and back for each day).
      • All rabbits and cavies must be health checked.  4-H standards of health may be stricter than American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) requirements.
      • Under adult supervision, youth may be health checking animals.  These youth will be experienced rabbit raisers and have had prior training.
      • Animals not passing the health check will need to be housed in a specially designated area until it is possible to bring them home.
    5. ​​​​​Rabbits and cavies must be brought to the fair in a suitable carrying case/cage.  Each exhibitor must assume complete responsibility for his or her animal(s) while at the show.  The State Fair or designated superintendent assumes no responsibility for animals brought to the show or exhibited.
    6. Total State Fair Youth Rabbit and Cavy Events last two days.  Exhibitors who wish to participate in events on both Saturday and Sunday may wish to house their rabbits and/or cavies overnight (Friday and Saturday night).  Space is available in the Youth Arena and, permission from the superintendent, rabbits and cavies may be housed there. Animal cages, feed, etc. are to be supplied by the exhibitors. 
    7.      All Youth Rabbit and Cavy Events will be held in the Youth Arena.  (This is not the Poultry Building where the Open Show Rabbits are housed.)
    8. Only exhibitors will be allowed in the show arena during any event.  Youth are expected to bring their own rabbits and cavies to the table for any contest/breed class.  If they are already at one table during the breed show when a second animal of theirs is needed at another table, another youth should be asked to bring the second animal to the appropriate table.
    9. Show coats are not required.  Expected attire will include either a long sleeve show coat of any color OR a long sleeve collared white button shirt.
    10. Breed Show
      • Rabbits and Cavies will be judged on the Danish System in each class, but American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) standards will be followed.
      • The Best of Breed and Reserve Best of Breed will be selected from the class winners.  The owners of the Best of Breed winners are expected to bring their animal back to the show table at the completion of the judging for the selection of Best Reserve in Show and Best in Show.
      • Cavy exhibitors will be awarded ribbons on the Danish System (Blue, Red, White).
      •  All exhibitors must register on the day of the show at the Youth Arena.  Tattoos in the left ear will be required.
      • The rabbit/cavy show will begin at 10 a.m.  There will be NO “break” during the show.  Breeds will be judged beginning with the most populous breed exhibited.
      • Rabbits housed and shown in Open classes may be shown in Youth classes, but must comply with entry and registration procedures as stated above, and with Open Class rules.

     

    This show will be a day of entry showing.  In order for a youth to participate in breed show classes, he/she must be entered by the deadline.  The actual rabbits to be shown do not need to be entered until the day of the show.  This will allow the youth to evaluate his/her rabbits and cavies closer to show day and decide which animals are in the best condition to bring to the fair.  County requirements must be met where applicable. 

    Section FA – Cavy Classes:

    • Senior – more than 2 lbs.
    • Intermediate – less than 6 mos; 1 lb. 6 oz. to 2 lbs.
    • Junior – less than 4 mos; less than 1 lb. 6 oz.

    Section FB – 4-H Pet Care Project Rabbit

    • Class No. 650 (Bucks) 
    • Class No. 651 (Does)

    This class is for 4-H project rabbits that are of unknown or mixed breed origin and which, therefore, cannot be shown in any of the purebred classes.  Also open to pet rabbits with one or more disqualifications.

     

    Section FC – Wool Breed Classes

    • Senior Bucks – over 6 mos.
    • Senior Does – over 6 mos.
    • Junior Bucks – under 6 mos., but at least 3 mos.
    • Junior Does – under 6 mos., but at least 3 mos.

     

    Section FD  - Commercial Breed Classes

    • Senior Bucks – over 8 mos.
    • Senior Does – over 8 mos.
    • Intermediate Bucks – 6-8 mos.
    • Intermediate Does – 6-8 mos.
    • Junior Bucks – under 6 mos., but at least 3 mos.
    • Junior Does – under 6 mos., but at least 3 mos.

    Rabbit Exhibits

    • Counties bringing educational posters, county banner, or other display items will be encouraged.
    • Additional tables and space will be available on a first come, first served basis.

    Rabbit and Cavy Science Decathalon

    This contest will be conducted at ten stations.  Station topics may include:  Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition, Housing & Equipment, Health & Diseases, Terminology, Reproduction & Genetics, Breeds, Records & Management, Handling & Evaluation, Body Type using the American Rabbit Breeder’s Association (ARBA) standards.

    The NYS 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Project Records are required for the Records station. 

    The contest is open to all 4-Hers having any knowledge and/or interest of and cavies.  Entry will be in Novice, Junior or Senior divisions. 

    Novice participants must be participating in the contest for the very first time.  The novice division is designed for exhibitors who are in their first year in the 4-H rabbit project regardless of age.  The novice division is available for any youth who meets NYS Fair 4-H age eligibility criteria.  Junior division includes all eligible youth 14 and under as of January 1 of the current year. Senior division includes all eligible youth who are at least 15 and less than 19 as of January 1 of the current year.
     

    All participants will be considered as “individuals” (they do not have to belong to a “team” to participate).For these contests, a “team” is defined as a group of either three or four individuals whose contest scores will be considered as a “team score”.  The three highest scores will be used.

    More information on the contest page

    Youth Sheep Rules

    • All sheep must have official scrapie ID ear tags (or tattoo) with ID number. 
    • All sheep must be inspected by a vet at the Vet Check Station behind the tent.
    • Original health papers must accompany the animal for inspection upon arrival on the Fairgrounds.  Health papers must be presented to the superintendent before sheep may be unloaded.
    • 4-H Sheep exhibitors who desire to enter open class must pre-enter by the date for Open Class entries 
    • Registration papers will be checked. 

     

     

    1. New York State Dept. 51 entries must be quality endorsed by a 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension Youth Educator or by an Agricultural Education (FFA) Advisor or by an authorized representative of a qualified related youth organization before they can be accepted by the NYS Fair. 4-H’ers may send their entries directly to the Fair as soon as the entry bears the endorsement of a county Cornell Cooperative Extension Youth Educator or other party designated above to endorse its entries. Youth are encouraged to submit their animal entries within ten days after the member’s County Fair closes.  
    2. All Youth Sheep entries must conform to the Animal Health Regulations of the Department of Agriculture and Markets.  The entire scrapie ID must be recorded on the CVI.  For example:  NYKCM/B1A0 or NY75003/1333.

    3. All Youth Sheep will be housed in the Open Class Sheep Tent.  All Youth Sheep will be shown in the Open Class Sheep show ring.

    4. All Youth Sheep must have been owned by the exhibitor by no later than June 15 of the current year.  The owner must show their own animals, except if they have more than one animal in a class, in which case they may have another Youth show their second animal.  A Youth is limited to exhibiting two animals per class.  See Department 51, General Information, item F. For non-ownership rule.  Youth showing larger breeds may be allowed to have another youth assist in showing their sheep.  This will not apply to market lambs.

    5.  

      Out of respect for the exhibitors and the spectators in the Sheep Barn, five head show stands should not be used in the aisle ways near or around the Show Ring.

    6. Any exception to the above rules must be approved by the Superintendent prior to Show Day.

    7. All Youth Sheep entered in breeding classes must be properly identified.  Registration papers must be in the exhibitor’s name except as noted in Department 51, General Information, Item F. Ownership Rule.  Registration papers must be presented for all sheep entered in those classes limited to registered sheep.  All sheep must have official scrapie ID tags or tattoos in ears with ID number. 

    8. Lambs entered in breeding classes may not be shown in market classes, nor may lambs entered in market classes be shown in breeding classes.  Only wether and ewe lambs may be shown in market classes.  Market lambs must be sheared after August 1.  It is recommended the shearing of wool be done during the week of the Fair.  Market lambs must be penned and shown under proper show rules.  No artificial stimulants, stretching, etc. will be allowed.  See the Superintendent for more details.

    9.  

      All Youth Sheep exhibitors must enter one of the regular showmanship classes.  Youth are encouraged to participate in activities at the Wool Center .

    10. Youth Sheep may be entered in open classes by pre-entering in accordance with Open Class rules and regulations and must be pre-entered by Open Class Deadline.

    11. All Youth Department Sheep participants staying overnight on the New York State Fairgrounds are to sleep in the Youth Dormitories.  No Sheep Youth Department participants may sleep in the Youth Department animal exhibit areas. The only exception for these overnight rules is for parents or legal guardians to stay in area hotels or campers on the State Fairgrounds.  Parents and legal guardians who choose this option must turn in the Housing Exception Form available from their local Cornell Cooperative Extension Office.  This exception does not include lodging or staying in an animal barn.  Parents or legal guardians will assume full responsibility for the action and well-being of each of their children for whom an exception is requested and approved. 

    12. Youth Sheep exhibitors will be required to clean their own pens at departure time.

    13. Additional premiums based on placings and the number exhibited in each class will be paid from a fund of $500 donated by the New York Sheep Improvement Project and matched by the NY State Fair.  The exact schedule of premiums will be available at the time of the Fair.

                

     

    Showmanship

     

    All exhibitors are urged to dress in long pants/slacks, wear socks, and lace shoes/sneakers.  T-shirts will be provided for Showmanship and should also be worn for the Breed classes.  Anyone interested in making donations as a sponsor for the t-shirts should contact theYouth Sheep Show Superintendent for information.

    Regular Fitting and Showmanship Classes

    All exhibitors must enter one of these classes and may show a “breed sheep” or a market lamb.

    • Class 300 – Novice Showmanship – Never been in Showmanship Contest at State Fair.  Halters permitted, but not recommended.
    • Class 301 – Junior Showmanship – not yet 14 years of age as of January 1 of the current year.  No halters permitted.
    • Class 302 – Senior Showmanship – at least 14 years of age as of January 1 of the current year.  No halters permitted.

    Note:  All sheep shown in the Junior and Senior Showmanship class must be fitted by the exhibitor.  No assistance from other fitters will be allowed.

     

    Team Showmanship (Optional)

    This event will be a showmanship contest with two exhibitors showing an animal.  The sheep must be owned and fitted by at least one of the exhibitors.  There will be two classes, a junior class and a senior class.  There will be no novice class.  However, first time exhibitors at the New York State Fair are encouraged to enter in their age groups.

    If you do not have a partner at the time entries are due, you may create a team after arriving at the Fair and enter at that time.

    • Class 401 – Junior – Both team members are not yet 14 years of age as of January 1 of current year.
    • Class 402 – Senior – One or both members of the team are at least 14 years of age as of January 1 of current year.

    Breeding Classes

    Base dates are September 1 and January 1

    Youth Exhibitor’s Flock.  The flock will contain from one breed a ram and two ewes.  The three sheep may come from the same age class or from different age classes.

    Market Class

     

    • Class 500  - Market Classes – Single wether or ewe market  lamb.  Should be shown slick sheared.  Market Lambs should be shown solo, one exhibitor per lamb.
    • Class 505 – Pair of Market Lambs
      • Groups will be determined by a sort of the weights of the entered animals.  Based on this sort, entries will be divided into approximately four equal weight groups (light, medium, intermediate and heavy).

    Specials 

    Fleece Classes

    • Class 149 – Fine Wool (64’s and finer – 22 micron)
    • Class 150 – Medium Wool (50’s thru 62’s –22-30 micron)
    • Class 151 – Long Wool (48’s and coarser – 31 micron)
    • Class 152 – Colored Wool
    • Premiums:       
      • Blue Ribbons - $4.50
      • Red Ribbons -  $3.00
      • White Ribbons - $1.50

    Awards include Champion and Reserve Champion ribbon.

    Fitting Contest

     

    Class 600 – Sheep Fitting

    • Contestants can be in any age group and will be able to have a “helper."  The helper must be a Junior and the helper will not be allowed to do any shearing either electric or hand shearing.  They will be allowed to card, trim hooves, clean ears, etc.
    • Sheep must have at least 1” of wool before the contest and meat breeds should be washed beforehand.  (Allow 6 – 7 weeks of regrowth for 1” of wool on most breeds.
    • Sheep must be supplied by the exhibitor and may be of any wool or meat breed.
    • Judging of the fitting job will occur at the conclusion of 90 minutes of fitting.  Prizes will be awarded to the Champion Fitter at the exhibitors’ meeting on Sunday.

    Sheep Herdsmanship

    All youth exhibitors will be responsible for the herdsmanship of their animals, pens, aisle area in front of their pens and display area above the exhibitor pens.  Expectations will be discussed at the exhibitors’ meeting.  Be sure to show off your farm  in your display.

    A Halter Showmanship Event for Little Shepherds (ages 5 – 8) will be held following the 4-H Showmanship classes.  This is a non 4-H event so contestants do not enter on regular 4-H entry forms.  If you wish to enter, please notify Superintendent during the regular showmanship contest.

     

    Decorate a Sheep Contest: 

    • You may enter as an individual contestant or as a team.
    • Sheep may be sheared, trimmed, colored, dressed, etc.  Nothing harmful to the sheep.
    • Rosettes will be awarded.

    We would like to encourage all youth exhibitors to create a display near or above their pens.  Be sure and take lots of pictures and display them along with your ribbons, rosettes and awards from your County Fair.  Rosettes will be awarded for 1st – 10th place Displays.

    Youth Swine Rules

    All cattle and swine must be identified by an official USDA radio frequency identification (RFID) eartag, commonly referred to as an “840 RFID tag,” or an equivalent official RFID tag if the animal was tagged in another country. Cattle and swine which are already identified by 840 visual eartags will be exempt from the 840 RFID tag requirement.

    The Department will supply a limited number of 840 RFID tags to producers for cattle and swine going to fairs. To order 840 RFID tags, please use the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Order Form for Free Producer Ear Tags.

     

    1. All New York State Dept 51 entries must be quality endorsed by a 4-H Cornell Cooperative Extension Educator or by an Agricultural Education (FFA) Advisor or by an authorized representative of a qualified related youth organization before they can be accepted by the NYS Fair.  Youth may send their entries directly to the Fair as soon as the entry bears the endorsement of a county Cornell Cooperative Extension Youth Educator or other party designated by Cornell Cooperative Extension to endorse its entries. Youth are encouraged to submit their animal entries within ten days after the member’s County Fair closes. 
    2. All Youth Swine must conform to the rules and regulations of the Animal Health Regulations of the Department of Agriculture and Markets.
    3. All youth participating in the ESYS Contest must be Youth Pork Quality Assurance OR Youth for the Quality Care of Animals Certified.
    4. All swine over 3 months of age must be “off label” vaccinated for rabies.  
    5. All Youth Swine must be housed in the Open Class Swine barn in the area specifically for Youth, and will be shown in the Open Class Swine barn show ring.
    6. Each exhibitor is limited to showing not more than eight hogs in the show, but no more than four may be market hogs.
    7. Each exhibitor must show in the appropriate fitting and showmanship class.
    8. No more than two entries per class will be permitted.  Only one entry of market hogs may be made in the pen class and in classes 44 and 45. 
    9. To enter the Empire Swine Youth Scholarship Contest, one hog, used in compiling records, must be entered in the market class.  The exhibitor must show in the appropriate fitting and showmanship class (32, 33, 34 or 35).  For showmanship, youth must use their declared ESYS market hog, not a breeding animal unless the exhibitor has only breeding animals at the Fair or is not participating in the ESYS contest.  If the exhibitor/contestant enters more than one Empire Swine Youth Scholarship Project hog in the fair, the one hog to be used in the contest must be designated at the time of ESYS program check in. 
    10. Gilts entered in breeding classes may not be shown in market classes.  Gilts entered in classes may not be shown in breeding classes.  Hogs may be purebred, grade or crossbred, but papers on registered breeding class gilts will be checked as they are unloaded or prior to showing.
    11.  All hogs must have been personally owned and cared for by the exhibitor by no later than June 15 of the current year and breeding class gilts must be appropriately identified. 
    12. Additionally, if the market animal has been through a sale after June 15 of the current they will be considered ineligible for this program. 
    13. Exhibitors are responsible for helping to weigh their hogs. Exhibitors unable to help weigh their hogs must make arrangements with someone else to help during the weighing of their hogs.  No hogs will be weighed unless the exhibitor or an appointed replacement contacts the supervisor during these times.  Any hogs not weighed cannot be shown in the market classes.  Hogs will be weighed only once.
    14. All swine exhibitors must show their own animals.
    15. If an exhibitor has two entries in a class, the second entry must be shown by another who is also exhibiting in the 4-H Swine Show
    16. In the ESYS, entries must show their declared market hog.  If exhibitors have two hogs in one class and show the hog not declared having another exhibitor show the declared market hog, they will forfeit their confirmation points.
    17. In emergency situations, exceptions can be made.  Reasons for exceptions and must be cleared with the Youth Swine Show Superintendent.
    18. Included with showing hogs comes the responsibility for keeping pens and alleys
    19. Exhibitors will receive only one warning from the show supervisor or appointed assistant concerning the appearance of their pens and alleys.  If the problem persists, exhibitors will lose the right to show their animals and their premiums will be withheld.
    20. All Youth Swine exhibitors must show in the Swine Fitting and Showmanship class (Class 32, 33, 34 or 35).
    21.  All Youth Department Swine participants staying overnight on the New York State Fairgrounds are to sleep in the Youth Dormitories.  No Swine Youth Department participants may sleep in the Youth Department animal exhibit areas. The only exception for these overnight rules is for parents or legal guardians to stay in area hotels or campers on the State Fairgrounds.  Parents and legal guardians who choose this option must turn in the Housing Exception Form available from their local Cornell Cooperative Extension Office.  This exception does not include lodging or staying in an animal barn.  Parents or legal guardians will assume full responsibility for the action and well-being of each of their children for whom an exception is requested and approved.
    22. Making Open Class entries:  Youth Swine exhibitors may use either of the following to enter Open Classes:
      • By entering their swine in accordance with the Open Class rules and regulations to the closing of Open Class entries.
      • By receiving a first, second, or third blue (excellent) award in an appropriate Youth and submitting the proper entry including fee to the Open Class Superintendent.
      • Youths whose animals are entered in Open Classes must report to the Open Class office to confirm their Open Class entries.
    23. All work on Youth animals at State Fair should be done only by Youth exhibitors.
    24. Any unsportsmanlike behavior or actions by an exhibitor or their parent or guardian will be grounds for dismissal of that exhibitor.  Exhibitor will forfeit Premiums/ Scholarship Monies/Prizes if dismissed from the show.
    25. Your pig(s) may be chosen to be used for the Livestock Judging Contest.
    26. Leave enough room by your equipment and feed for the public and exhibitors to walk through.

           

     

    Section HA - Fitting and Showmanship – All exhibitors are required to show in one of these classes (Youth must use a market hog if he or she has one.)

    • Class No. 32 – Senior Showmanship – at least 14 years of age as of Jan. 1 of the current year.
    • Class No. 33 – Junior Showmanship – not yet 14 years of age as of Jan. 1 of the current year.
    • Class No. 34 – Novice Senior Showmanship – at least 14 years of age as of Jan. 1 of the current year, and first year showing at State Fair.
    • Class No. 35 – Novice Junior Showmanship – not yet 14 years of age as of Jan. 1 of the current year, and first year showing at State Fair.

    Showmanship classes may be subdivided into smaller groups to facilitate judging.  The top showman in each subdivision will compete for Champions of their class.  All Champions from their divisions will compete in a Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Showmanship Drive.

     

    Breeding Classes (Breed classes may be combined if there are inadequate entries in given classes.)

    • Senior Fall Gilt (farrowed on or after July 1 of the preceding year)                    
    • January Spring Gilt (farrowed on or after Jan. 1 of  the current year but before Feb. 1 of the current year)         
    • February Spring Gilt (farrowed on or after Feb. 1 of the current year but before March 1 of the current year)      
    • Junior Spring Gilt (farrowed on or after March 1 of the current year)                   
    • Champion & Reserve Champion of Breeds.

     

    Section HK – Market Hogs. (Empire Swine Youth Scholarship Contest hogs must be entered in an appropriate market class.)  All hogs entered in a market class will be tagged.  

    • Class No. 37 Underweight market hog – barrow or gilt, any breed.  Under 220 pounds.
    • Class No. 38 Lightweight market hog – barrow or gilt, any breed.  *Minimum 220 pounds*.
    • Class No. 39 Medium weight market hog – barrow or gilt, any breed.*
    • Class No. 40  Intermediate weight market  hog – barrow or gilt, any breed.*
    • Class No.41 Heavyweight market hog – barrow or gilt, any breed.  *Maximum 300 pounds.*
    • Class No. 42 Overweight market hog – barrow or gilt, any breed. Over 300 pounds.
    • Groups will be determined by a sort of the weights of the entered animals.  Based on this sort, entries will be divided into approximately four equal weight groups (light, medium, intermediate and heavy).Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog will be awarded.
    • Class No. 43 Best Bred and Owned Market Hog.  Sow must have been owned by exhibitor at the time it was  bred.  Registration papers must be available at the Fair for pigs in this class.  Rosette for top winner.  Exhibitor may enter only 1.
    • Class No. 44 Best Bred and Owned Registered Female.  Sow must have been owned by exhibitor at the time it was bred.  Registration papers must be available at the Fair for pigs in this class. Rosette for top winner.  Exhibitor may enter only 1
    • Class No. 45 Pen of market hogs.  A pen shall consist of three barrows and/or gilts and can be owned by 4-H members in the same family.  Each hog must have been entered as a market hog. 

    This contest is hosted in conjunction with the Great New York State Fair Swine Show by the New York Pork Producers.  This contest is open to all youth market hog exhibitors. There are two; Division A and Division B.  Points are awarded through participation in an array of activities.  Each event is worth a designated points value and points contribute to an overall contest placing.  See the complete list of points and additional division information below:

    A Division:

    Youth completes all components of the contest with a market hog.  Market hog must weight between 220 – 300 lbs.  If your market hog does not make weight, you forfeit the confirmation points.  Prizes awarded in Junior and Senior Divisions.
     

    • Interviews:  60 Points Total, 20 Points Per Station.
    • Showmanship:  TBD
      -   2 Additional Points for Grand Champion Overall
      -   1 Additional Point for Reserve Grand Champion Overall
    • Confirmation:  TBD
      -   2 Additional Points for Grand Champion Overall
      -   1 Additional Point for Reserve Grand Champion Overall
    • Knowledge Review:  50 Points
    • Current Events Review:  10 Points
    • Skillathon Contest:  40 Points, 10 Points Per Station
    • Swine Judging:  15 Points
    • Contest Records:  30 Points

    B Division:

    Youth completes all components of the contest with a market hog, could use a breeding gilt.  Youth will be paid 50% of point value earned.  Prizes awarded in Junior and Senior Divisions.
     

    • Interviews:  60 Points Total, 20 Points Per Station.
    • Knowledge Review:  50 Points
    • Current Events Review:  10 Points
    • Skillathon Contest:  40 Points, 10 Points Per Station
    • Swine Judging:  15 Points
    • Contest Records:  30 Points

    Records to be completed on a market hog raised for exhibitor county fair or off farm sale of market hog.

    Additional Points Available:

    • New York Pork Producers Annual Meeting Attendance:  2 Points
      -   Attend NYPP Annual Meeting, complete necessary paperwork, submit with  records.
    • New York Pork Producers Annual Meeting Silence Auction Item Donation:  1 Point
      -   Turn in Silent Auction Donation Receipt with records.
    • New York Pork Producers Event Support:  2 Points
      -   Attend and assist at a NYPP function, complete necessary paperwork, submit with records.
    • Obtain ESYS Sponsors:  1 Point / $10 Raised (Maximum 10 Points)
    • Public Presentation:  5 Points (Score of 85 – 100) / 2 Points (Score of 70 – 84) / 1 Point (Score of 69 – 0)
    • Poster or Educational Display:  2 Points

    Interested participants can contact info [at] newyorkpork.org () or Alicia Keller at aliciamkeller [at] outlook.com () / 585-813-4583 for more details.  The event theme changes every year and youth participants are encouraged to decorate and celebrate the theme as they prepare for and attend the contest.

    Youth Poultry Science

    The 4-H Poultry Science Program at the State Fair is a part of the total New York State Fair 4-H educational program.  Teen leaders are selected by the county agent and the state specialist according to outstanding attitude and knowledge in the poultry area.  Teen Leaders will be required to work both a.m. and p.m. chores.  All youth accepted for Teen Leader positions will be notified of acceptance by e-mail ONLY.  If no e-mail is provided on application, no acceptance notification will be sent out.  The only youth that will be personally called will be the teens that are applying for a Teen Assistant position in Poultry Science.

    The Poultry Science activities are designed to complement, supplement and stimulate county and regional programs.  The activities at the State Fair are cooperative efforts of youth, volunteer leaders, and of county and state extension personnel to provide opportunities for people to grow and develop.

    In addition to the specific rules and regulations for this section, all participants are subject to the general and dormitory regulations for youth.

    County master list of exhibits to be judged is required for this division.

    1. Animal health regulations must be complied with.
    2. Poultry entries will not be accepted for exhibition from any state where avian influenza, a serious transmissible disease of poultry, has been diagnosed.  Should this disease appear in a New York flock, as a disease control measure, the New York State Fair Poultry Show may be cancelled. Your NPIP Pullorum-Typhoid Clean Flock form must be submitted with your entry and a copy must be brought and given to the Poultry Superintendent upon arrival. Any interpretation of regulations will be made by the Agricultural Staff of the Fair in consultation with the Director of Animal Industry and the Superintendent of the New York State Fair Poultry Show. Failure to follow animal health regulations may result in forfeiture of premiums and/or suspension from being able to show animals in future years at the NYS Fair.   
    3. All entries will be inspected prior to caging to ensure only healthy, disease free birds are accepted.
    4. A bird that is sold may not be removed from its cage until the close of the show or the end of the Fair.  Poultry entered in the show may be sold only if the poultry are judged, but cannot leave the building until exhibits are released if entered in the Open Show also.  
    5.  Each exhibitor is limited to 10 birds.  
    6. No entries will be accepted unless listed in the premium book.
    7. No one other than owner or show official will be permitted to open any coop or to handle any specimen without express permission of the Superintendent.
    8. Unworthy birds shall not receive any placing, ribbon or premium award.
    9. 4-H/Youth exhibitors are eligible to show the same birds in Open Class.  For information on Open Class, contact the Entry Department.
    10. The Danish System will be also used in judging.  Also ribbons will be awarded in each class for 1 – 6 place.  A rosette will be awarded for Best and Reserve in the following major classes:  Large Fowl, Guinea, Duck, Goose, Turkey Bantam Chicken and Pigeon.  Poultry will be judged using the American Standard of Perfection and the American Bantam Association Standard.
    11. One day premium will be awarded to each exhibitor. 
    12. Birds will be inspected daily by a veterinarian from the Bureau of Animal Industry, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets.  Birds affected with any contagious disease(s) will be returned to the owner or isolated from the Poultry Building.  Birds removed by the veterinarian or birds substituted for birds removed, must be examined by the veterinarian before they are returned to the show.
    13. A specimen one year or more in age shall be considered a cock or hen.  A specimen under one year of age shall be considered a cockerel or pullet.
    14. The greatest possible care will be taken of all exhibits, but the Management is not responsible for any accident, mistake, loss or damage that occurs, the specimens being entered at the sole risk of owner.  Competent personnel will be in charge of the exhibition night and day, and the Management will do all in its power for the safety and protection of all exhibits.
    15. All specimens are to be exhibited in their natural condition except Game and Game Bantams.
    16. The Management reserves the right to change and revise the assignment of judges when the same is deemed advisable for the best interest of the Department.

    Large Breed Chicken Classes

    American Class

    Plymouth Rocks, Dominiques, Wyandottes, Javas, Rhode Island Reds, Rhode Island Whites, Buckeyes, Chanteclars, Jersey Giants, Lamonas, New Hampshires, Hollands and Delawares

    Asiatic Class

    Cochins, Langshans, Brahmas

    English Class

    Dorkings, Redcaps, Cornish, Orpintons, Sussex, Australoprs

    Mediterranean Class 

    Leghorns, Minorcas, Spanish, Andalusians, Anconas, Sicilian Buttercups, Catalanas

    Continental Class

    Hamburgs, Campines, Lakenvelders, Polish, Houdans, Crevecoers, LaFleche, Faverolles, Welsumers and Barnevelders

    All other standard breeds

    Modern Games, Old English Games, Sumatras, Malays, Cubalayas, Phoenix, Yokohamas, Aseels, Shamos, Sultans, Naked Necks, Araucanas, Ameraucanas

     

    Bantam Breed Classes

    Modern Game Bantams

    Modern Game

    Game Bantams

    American Game, Old English Game

    Single Comb Clean Legged Bantams

    Anconas, Andalusians, Australoprs, Campines, Catalanas, Delawares, Dorkings, Dutch, Hollands, Japanese, Javas, Jersey Giants, Lakenvelders, Lamonas, Leghorns, Minorcas, Naked Necks, New Hampshires, Orpingtons, Phoenix, Plymouth Rocks, Rhode Island Reds, Spanish and Sussex

    Rosecomb Clan Legged Bantams

    Anconas, Antwerps Belgians (D’Anvers), Dominiques, Dorkings, Hamburgs, Leghorns, Minorcas, Recaps, Rhode Island Reds, Rhode Island Whites, Rosecombs, Sebrights, Wyandottes

    All Other Clean Legged Bantams

    Ameracanas, Araucanas, Buckeyes, Chanteclers, Cornish, Crevecoeurs, Cubalayas, Houdans, LaFleche, Malays, Polish, Shamos, Sicilian Buttercups, Sumatras, Yokohamas

    Feather Legged Bantams

    Booted, Brahmas, Cochins, Belgian d’Uccle, Faverolles, Langshans, Silkies, Sultans

     

    Duck Classes

    Heavy Weight Class
    Pekin, Aylesbury, Rouen, Muscovy, Appleyard, Saxony

    Medium Weight Class

    Cayuga, Crested, Swedish, Buff

    Light Weight Class

    Runner, Campbell, Magpie, Welsh Harlequin

    Bantam Duck Class

    Call, East Indies, Mallards

     

     

    Goose Classes

    Heavy Class

    Toulouse, Embden, African

    Medium Class

    Sebastopol, Pilgrim, American Buff, Pomeranian

    Light CLass

    Chinese, Tufted Roman, Canada, Egyptian

     

     

    Turkey Class

    (all turkeys compete in one class)

    Bronze, Narragansett, White Holland, Black, Slate, Bourbon Red, Beltsville Small White, Royal Palm

     

    Guinea Fowl Class

    (all Guinea Fowl compete in one class)

    Lavender, Pearl and White