Department I - 4-H
Division E - Dairy Cattle

​Superintendent :Kendra Meek, 360-273-9234 kendrameek13@gmail.com

RULES

  1. A 4-H Dairy certificate must be on file in the Extension office on or before June 1 of current year.
  2. No dairy animals with horns will be permitted to exhibit except those entered in the Junior Heifer calf class. Horns, as defined for all other age classes, shall include "scurs", "nubbins", or "stubs" which extend beyond the skin for more than one inch.
  3. Selection of 4-H dairy members to represent Thurston County at the State 4-H Dairy Show shall conform to the State 4-H Fair Rules.
  4. Limitations on entries: two per lot.
  5. Breeds will be shown as announced just prior to show

CLASS 1 - DAIRY FITTING & SHOWING
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 25

LOT

  1. Junior
  2. Intermediate
  3. Senior

DAIRY TYPE
Points: Blue – 75 Red – 55 White – 35

CLASS 2 - JERSEY     
CLASS 3 - HOLSTEIN     
CLASS 4 - BROWN SWISS     
CLASS 5 - AYRSHIRE     
CLASS 6 - MILKING SHORTHORN     
CLASS 7 - GUERNSEY

LOT

  1. Junior Heifer calf - born March 1 through May 30 of current year.
  2. Intermediate Heifer calf - born Dec. 1 last year through Feb. 29 this year.
  3. Senior Heifer calf - born Sept. 1 through Nov. 30 last year.
  4. Summer Yearling Heifer - born June 1 through Aug. 31 last year.
  5. Junior Yearling Heifer - born March 1 through May 31 last year.
  6. Winter Yearling Heifer - born Feb. 28, last year through Dec. 1, two years previous.
  7. Senior Yearling Heifer - born Sept. 1, two years previous through Nov. 30, two years previous.
  8. Junior 2 year (unfreshened) - born between March 1 and Aug. 31, two years previous. (Note: Junior 2 year old heifers that have freshened will show in Lot I - cows, 2 years and under 3.)
  9. Cow - 2 years and under 3 - born Sept. 1, three years previous through Aug. 31, two years previous.
  10. Cow - 3 years and under 4 - born Sept. 1, four years previous through Aug. 31, three years previous.
  11. Cow - 4 years and under 5 - born Sept. 1, five years previous through Aug. 31, four years previous.
  12. Cow - 5 years and over - born before Sept. 1, five years previous.
  13. Dry cow - 3 years old and older.
  14. Club herd one entry per club, five animals with at least three owners represented. 1st and 2nd place rosettes will be awarded.

GRAND CHAMPION OF BREED
JUNIOR CHAMPION OF BREED - Lots A - G
SENIOR CHAMPION OF BREED - Lots H - M