4-H & Youth Dairy Goat Show

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4-H & Youth Dairy Goat Show

Show Chairman: Linda Fox Milliken

Show Secretary: Jennifer Miles and Hannah Miles
110 Middleton Rd., Boxford
Telephone: (978) 887-5884

Judge: Rachel Miles
Address: 2263 Catawba Valley Drive
Salem, VA 24153

Committee Members are:
Robert Thompson
Dave Miles
Evangeline Adelman
Ben Adelman

Rules and Regulations

  1. All exhibitors must be between the ages of 7-18 as of January 1, 2018. (7 year olds are considered Clover Buds.)
  2. Only hornless animals may be shown.
  3. They may arrive on the fairgrounds between 6:00-9:00pm, Friday October 5th, but must arrive before 9:00am, Saturday October 6th. Animals must remain in place until 5:00pm or until the end of the show, whichever comes later by penalty of premium loss.
  4. Entry fees MUST accompany entry forms. Checks made payable to Topsfield Fair, and mailed to: Topsfield Fair, P.O. Box 134, Topsfield, MA 01983, to be received by October 1st. No late entries will be accepted.
  5. ABSOLUTELY NO DAY OF SHOW ENTRIES ACCEPTED.
  6. All animals shown must be owned or leased by exhibitor. Each exhibitor may show no more than 2 animals per class and no more than 8 total. If animals are leased we must have contract copy included with entry forms.
  7. Classes XYZ are open only to currently enrolled 4-H members and all 3 must be entered.
  8. Type classes will include purebreds, recorded grades and non-recorded grades that are true to type.
  9. Health papers must be included with entry form and entry fees or mailed/faxed to the fairgrounds on or before October 2nd, 2017.
  10. Any animal suspect of disease will be removed from the area immediately and other animals with it as well and entries forfeited.
  11. The management will use care and diligence for the safety and health of the animals. The committee is not liable for loss, injury or damage.
  12. Pens will be supplied for each exhibitor.
  13. The decision of the judge will be final.
  14. Classes XYZ will be judged and awarded premiums through 6th place, and/or awarded rosettes, prizes and/or ribbons.
  15. Herdsmanship - will be awarded to the farm or family or exhibitor as described on ADGA Herdsman score card - $50 first place, $25 runner-up. The animals must be cared for entirely by the youth or 4-H'er to qualify for herdmanship.
  16. All milk must be removed from grounds by exhibitor or dumped in marked barrels provided only for milk removal.

* Any questions, feel free to call Jennifer Miles or Hannah Miles at 978-887-5884.

** Fitting Classes -- animals are to be fit solely by exhibitor (except with clover buds where minimal help is understood) any evidence of foul play will result in disqualification.

Please enclose an entry of $5.00 per animal to be shown. An exhibitor may enter each specialty division only once. All specialty classes must be pre-entered.

Please use a separate entry form for each exhibitor. Mail to: Topsfield Fair, P.O. Box 134, Topsfield, MA 01983

Camping And Overnight

Please call fair office for details: 978-887-5000.

ABSOLUTELY NO UNSUPERVISED CHILDREN OR YOUNG ADULTS UNDER AGE 21 YEARS.

Poster Contest

Class: P1 Poster
The theme is "I Love My Goat or Goat Products"

Awards: FIRST $10.00 - SECOND $7.00 - THIRD $5.00 - FOURTH $4.00 - FIFTH $3.00 - SIXTH $3.00

  1. Each exhibitor may enter only one poster.
  2. Goat oriented, poster board size picture, so that it may be seen when hung in the building.
  3. Premiums will be awarded as for the other classes.

4-H Classes

All first place winners in Classes X,Y, and Z are automatically entered into the Championship of that class, for which a trophy is awarded.

Awards: FIRST $24.00 SECOND $22.00 THIRD $18.00 FOURTH $16.00 FIFTH $12.00 SIXTH $10.00

Class X:

  1. Dairy Goat Fitting - Senior
  2. Dairy Goat Fitting - Junior
  3. Dairy Goat Fitting - Novice
  4. Dairy Goat Fitting - Cloverbud

FITTING CHAMPION

Class Y:

  1. Dairy Goat Showmanship - Senior
  2. Dairy Goat Showmanship - Junior
  3. Dairy Goat Showmanship - Novice
  4. Dairy Goat Showmanship - Cloverbud

SHOWMANSHIP CHAMPION

Class Z:

  1. Dairy Goat Judging - Senior
  2. Dairy Goat Judging - Junior
  3. Dairy Goat Judging - Novice
  4. Dairy Goat Judging - Cloverbud

JUDGING CHAMPION

General Classes

Awards: FIRST $24.00 SECOND $22.00 THIRD $18.00 FOURTH $16.00 FIFTH $12.00 SIXTH $10.00

Breeds:

Class A: Alpine

  1. Kids 1 - 6 months
  2. Kids 6 - 12 months
  3. Yearlings
  4. Milkers 1 - 3 years
  5. Milkers 3 years and over

Class B: Lamancha

  1. Kids 1 - 6 months
  2. Kids 6 - 12 months
  3. Yearlings
  4. Milkers 1 - 3 years
  5. Milkers 3 years and over

Class C: Nigerian Dwarf

  1. Kids 1 - 6 months
  2. Kids 6 - 12 months
  3. Yearlings
  4. Milkers 1 - 3 years
  5. Milkers 3 years and over

Class D: Nubian

  1. Kids 1 - 6 months
  2. Kids 6 - 12 months
  3. Yearlings
  4. Milkers 1 - 3 years
  5. Milkers 3 years and over

Class E: Oberhasli

  1. Kids 1 - 6 months
  2. Kids 6 - 12 months
  3. Yearlings
  4. Milkers 1 - 3 years
  5. Milkers 3 years and over

Class F: Saanen

  1. Kids 1 - 6 months
  2. Kids 6 - 12 months
  3. Yearlings
  4. Milkers 1 - 3 years
  5. Milkers 3 years and over

Class G: Toggenburg

  1. Kids 1 - 6 months
  2. Kids 6 - 12 months
  3. Yearlings
  4. Milkers 1 - 3 years
  5. Milkers 3 years and over

Class M: Herdsman

  1. Herdsman

BEST OF BREED- AWARD: $25.00

SPONSORED BY THE ESSEX COUNTY DAIRY GOAT CLUB

Specialty Classes (All Breeds):
GG Sprouts - for children under 7 years old. Rosettes awarded only.
H Costume Class - animal and exhibitor must be in costume. The theme is "I Love my Goat or Goat Products" and it is important to include a milk aspect into your theme.
I Pet Wether
J Dam + Daughter
K Herd - 3 animals same breed owned by 1 exhibitor

HERDSMANSHIP AWARD
All Exhibitors Are Entered

BEST IN SHOW
Champion Alpine
Champion Lamancha
Champion Nigerian Dwarf
Champion Nubian
Champion Oberhasli
Champion Saanen
Champion Toggenburg
Best Doe In The Show

Official Rules

Topsfield Fair General Rules & Information

Topsfield Fair General Livestock Rules & Information

Commonwealth of Massachusetts 2015 Fairs Animal Health Rules

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