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Jr. Dairy - Department H2


Friday, August 11th – All Heifers—Breeds will show by the listing order in the book—Holstein, R&W Holstein, Jersey, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Milking Shorthorn, Ayrshire—Starting with Spring Calves through Jr. Best Three and ending with Grand Champion Heifer Over All Breeds.

Saturday, August 12th – All Cows—Breeds will show by the listing order in the book beginning with Jr. Two Year Olds. This will be followed by Grand Champion Female Over All Breeds and then Group Classes.

Entry Fee $4.00     Premiums Offered $8,978.00


  1. Every exhibit regardless of class, must be entered with the FAIR BOARD SECRETARY, Susan Banks.

  2. No animal will be permitted to compete for more than one class except as one of a herd or pair.

  3. Members of immediate family ONLY may combine entries to show in group class. OPEN SHOW ONLY.

  4. Any yearling that has calved must be shown in JR. Two-Year Old Cow Class.

  5. Any breed with less than 20 head may be combined at the discretion of the superintendents.

  6. EXHIBITOR’S TAGS must be worn in show ring.

  7. PROOF OF EXHIBITOR’S AGE required for JR. Show, i.e., birth certificate, driver’s license.

  8. JR. Show entries must be exhibited by a JR. Exhibitor.

  9. Open Show & JR. Show are shown together.

  10. Proper dairy show attire, white pants and clean shirt, recommended for exhibitor to appropriately represent the dairy industry.

  11. Each exhibitor must check registration and health papers at the Superintendent’s headquarters prior to JR. Show time.


Spring Heifer Calf – March 1, 2023 to May 31, 2023

Winter Heifer Calf – Dec. 1, 2022 to Feb. 28, 2023

Fall Heifer Calf – Sept. 1, 2022 to Nov. 30, 2022

Summer Yearling Heifer – June 1, 2022 to Aug. 31, 2022

Spring Yearling Heifer – March 1, 2022 to May 31, 2022

Winter Yearling Heifer – Dec. 1, 2021 to Feb. 28, 2022

Fall Yearling Heifer – Sept. 1, 2021 to Nov. 30, 2021

Jr. Two-Year Old Cow – March 1, 2021 to Aug. 31, 2021

Sr. Two-Year Old Cow – Sept. 1, 2020 to Feb. 28, 2021

Jr. Three-Year Old Cow – March 1, 2020 to Aug. 31, 2020

Sr. Three-Year Old Cow – Sept. 1, 2019 to Feb. 28, 2020

Four-Year Old Cow – Sept. 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2019

Five-Year Old Cow ­– Sept. 1, 2017 to Aug. 31, 2018

Aged Cow – Before Sept. 1, 2017

Dry Three- and Four-Year Old Cow – Sept. 1, 2018 to Aug. 31, 2020

Dry Aged Cow – Before Sept. 1, 2018

Ownership: Heifer – June 1, Cow – January 1


Show will be on Saturday, August 12th immediately following dairy show

Entry Fee $4.00 Per Entry

Housing will be in the 4-H aisle with your club.

Open dairy steers - open to all 4-H steers.

Dairy steers will be weighed at 4-H time.  These weights will be used to divide the class.

Steers must be castrated and dehorned.

Acceptable dairy breeds (can be crossed dairy x dairy) Holstein, Brown Swiss, Jersey, Ayrshire and Guernsey


Classes will be divided by the Superintendent into lightweight, medium weight,  and heavy weight.

Youth Dairy Judging Contest 

Open to first 20 entries, boy or girl between ages 8 & 21years of age as of Sept. 1, 2022. Contestants will determine placings in two lineups of animals as selected by the Superintendent.

Contest to be held Wednesday, August 9th at 12:30 p.m. prior to the VIP Dairy Show. No entry fee.


In case of ties, premium amounts will be adjusted.

Entry Form

Step 1: Download Application Form file below

Step 2: Save File, Enter Data and Save File. 

Step 3: Print File

Step 4: Mail to address of Form with Checks payable to: Boone County Fair Association 

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