Dairy Classic Championship Show 2016

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The 2016 Dairy Classic Championship Welcomes the National Holstein Show!

The 2016 Dairy Classic Championship Show will be webcast!

 

 

New for 2016 - The show will be held in the Agrium Western Events Centre and is proud to Welcome the National Holstein Show.  Admission for the show and sale is complimentary. The 2016 Dairy Classic will include a separate Jersey Show if there are twenty or more entered. 

Attention Holstein Exhibitors

This year, the Calgary Dairy Classic Holstein show is a National Show held in conjunction with Holstein Canada’s National Conference.  As a result, Exhibitors must comply with the rules and regulations governed by Holstein Canada’s National Show Ethics Program.  Several of the rules and regulations are currently in the process of revision and a final copy is not available at this time.  However, all exhibitors will be provided with a copy of the updated rules well in advance of arriving at the show.  Please be aware that random ultrasounding of udders as well as 24 hour barn surveillance and inspection of animals prior to entering the ring will all be part of the ethics program that will be implemented at this year’s Calgary Dairy Classic. 

Designated an All Western Competition

NOTE: The deadline to purchase tickets for the Welcome BBQ Dinner and the Exhibitor Banquet Dinner is April 14, 2016.  There will not be any tickets available for purchase after this date.

Event Dates and Location

Event Dates: April 20–21, 2016
Move in Date: April 16, 2016 12:00 PM
Release Date: April 21, 2016 5:00 PM
Early Entry Date: April 1, 2016 4:00 PM
Substitution Date: April 18, 2016 4:00 PM
Entry Closing Date: April 1, 2016 4:00 PM
Location: Agrium Western Event Centre

Entry Fees are $35 per entry and need to be received by April 1, 2016 (unless specified otherwise). Total entry fees must accompany the completed entry form. Faxed entries will be accepted if accompanied by credit card information.

Please note that after April 1, 2016 there will be a late entry fee of $100 per entry.  Late entries will be accepted up until 10:00am on Monday April 18 at the Agriculture Entries Office.

SUBSTITUTION of one animal for another within a class will be allowed up to 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016. The substitution must be submitted in writing to the Agriculture Entries Office.

HOTEL INFORMATION

Our host hotel is Best Western Plus City Centre

Please call 1-877-287-3900 and mention the Dairy Classic room block. Rates start at $127.

http://www.bwcalgarycentre.com

 

NOTE: The North Gate is down to one lane so please ensure to proceed to the South gate.  Each set of directions provided will guide you to the South Gate.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Directions from north of the city

Continue Southbound on Hwy 2 (Deerfoot Trail)
Turn right onto Blackfoot Trail / 17th Ave West
Turn right onto 26th Ave (Ogden Road)
Continue to roundabout and take Dartmouth Road exit out of roundabout
Turn right onto 25th Ave
Turn right onto 3rd Street and proceed into Stampede Park

Directions from south of the city 

Head north on Deerfoot Trail (Hwy 2)
Take exit 254 towards Blackfoot Trail
Merge onto 17th Avenue SE
Turn right onto 26th Ave (Ogden Road)
Continue to roundabout and take Dartmouth Road exit out of roundabout
Turn right onto 25th Ave
Turn right onto 3rd Street and proceed into Stampede Park

Directions from east of the city

Head west on 16th Avenue NE (Hwy 1)
Exit onto Southbound Deerfoot Trail
Turn right onto Blackfoot Trail / 17th Ave West
Turn right onto 26th Ave (Ogden Road)
Continue to roundabout and take Dartmouth Road exit out of roundabout
Turn right onto 25th Ave
Turn right onto 3rd Street and proceed into Stampede Park

Directions from west of the city

Head east on Highway 1
Exit onto Stoney Trail SW
Turn right onto Deerfoot (Hwy 2) South
Turn right onto Blackfoot Trail / 17th Ave West
Turn right onto 26th Ave (Ogden Road)
Continue to roundabout and take Dartmouth Road exit out of roundabout
Turn right onto 25th Ave
Turn right onto 3rd Street and proceed into Stampede Park

 

Schedule

Show schedule (as of March 15, 2016) - Subject to Change:

Saturday April 16, 2016

12:00pm - Move In Starts - Displays Only

Sunday April 17, 2016

Cattle can move in

Monday, April 18, 2016

10:00am - Substitution/Late Entries Close

12:00pm - Exhibitor's Meeting - Location TBD

1:00pm - Paper Checks Agriculture Barns

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

6:30am - Exhibitor Breakfast - AG Grill

5:00pm - Western Welcome BBQ - Agrium Western Events Centre Exhibit Hall

                   Tickets will need to be purchased ahead of time - Deadline April 14, 2016

7:00pm - National Holstein Sale - Agrium Western Events Centre Exhibit Hall

Thursday, April 21, 2016

6:30am - Exhibitor Breakfast - Ag Grill

8:00am - National Holstein Show – Agrium Western Events Centre Arena

Trade Show – Concourse Level

8:00am – Jersey Show – Agrium Western Events Centre Arena

4:00pm - Awards Dinner - Agrium Western Events Centre Exhibit Hall

                   Tickets will need to be purchased ahead of time - Deadline April 14, 2016

 The Calgary Stampede Dairy Classic requires a license to ship milk. The organizing committee would like to remind you that all equipment brought to and used at the show needs to meet the same standards that are maintained on your farms. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

Unlimited overall entries per exhibitor.

2016 HOLSTEIN CLASSES

Class 1 - Intermediate calf (winter calf): born Dec 1, 2015 to Feb 28/16
Class 2 - Senior heifer calf: born Sept 1/15 – Nov 30/15
Class 3 - Summer Yearling: born June 1/15- Aug 31/15
Class 4 - Junior Yearling: born Mar 1/15-May 31/15
Class 5 - Intermediate Yearling: born Dec 1/14-Feb 28/15
Class 6 - Senior Yearling: born Sept 1/14 – Nov 30/14: Y

Champion Genomic Class - See rules section for more detail.

Class 7 - Red & White Junior Champion and Reserve Junior Champion  (Reds show with B&W but top 2 R&W’s  in each class return for championship class)
 
Class 8 - Black & White Junior Champion and Reserve Junior Champion

Class 9 - Junior 2-Yr old: Born Mar 1/14-Aug 31/14
Class 10 - Senior 2-Yr old: born Sept 1/13- Feb 28/14
Class 11 - Junior 3-yr old: born Mar 1/13- Aug 31/13
Class 12 - Senior 3-yr-old: born Sept 1/12-Feb 28/13
 
Class 13 - Red & White Intermediate Champion and reserve Intermediate Champion
 
Class 14 - Black & White Intermediate Champion and Reserve Intermediate Champion
 
Class 15 - Four year old: born Sept 1/11-August 31/12
Class 16 - Five year Old: born Sept 1/10- August 31/11
Class 17 - Mature Cow: born prior to Aug 31/10

Class 18 - Bred and Owned Grand and Reserve Grand Champion

Class 19 - Red & White Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion

Class 20 - Black & White Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion
 
Class 21 - Breeder’s Herd (Group of 3):
 
Class 22 - Progeny of Dam

2016 JERSEY CLASSES

Class 1 - Intermediate calf (winter calf): born Dec 1, 2015 to Feb 28/16
Class 2 - Senior heifer calf: born Sept 1/15 – Nov 30/15
Class 3 - Summer Yearling: born June 1/15- Aug 31/15
Class 4 - Junior Yearling: born Mar 1/15-May 31/15
Class 5 - Intermediate Yearling: born Dec 1/14-Feb 28/15
Class 6 - Senior Yearling: born Sept 1/14 – Nov 30/14: Y

Class 8 - Jersey Junior Champion and Reserve Junior Champion 
 
Class 9 - Junior 2-Yr old: Born Mar 1/14-Aug 31/14
Class 10 - Senior 2-Yr old: born Sept 1/13- Feb 28/14
Class 11 - Junior 3-yr old: born Mar 1/13- Aug 31/13
Class 12 - Senior 3-yr-old: born Sept 1/12-Feb 28/13
 
Class 14 - Jersey Intermediate Champion and Reserve Intermediate Champion
 
Class 15 - Four year old: born Sept 1/11-August 31/12
Class 16 - Five year Old: born Sept 1/10- August 31/11
Class 17 - Mature Cow: born prior to Aug 31/10

Class 20 - Jersey Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion

Class 21 - Breeder’s Herd (Group of 3):
 
Class 22 - Progeny of Dam

SHOWMANSHIP CLASSES No entry fee. Showmanship is open to anyone exhibiting or working with dairy cattle. Contestants will be judged according on the following criteria: Showing of animal - 60 points Condition of animal - 30 points Appearance of exhibitor - 10 points Showmanship entries can be submitted at the time of cattle entry, or at the Show Office by 10:00am on Monday April 18.  The exhibitors name and age must be listed on the Entry Form. Animal of any age may be shown. 

Showmanship Classes

Class 23 – Pee-Wee Showmanship – Less than 8 years of age as of January 1st, 2016
Class 24 – Junior Showmanship – Ages 8 to 12 years as of January 1st, 2016
Class 25 – Intermediate Showmanship – Ages 13 to 17 as of January 1st, 2016
Class 26 – Senior Showmanship – Ages 18 – 21 years as of January 1st, 2016

HERDSMAN COMPETITION No entry fee. The herdsman competition will automatically be entered if five head or more are exhibited. Exhibitors with less than five head may enter if they join with another exhibitor to make up five head or more. (Please indicate on entry form if this is the case.) Presented for the best display, (not including quality of cattle exhibited) on the following basis: General neatness of exhibit area and grooming of animals - 50 points Courtesy of attendants and knowledge of information - 30 points Basic decoration and quality of display (frivolous decorations will not be considered) - 20 points

The displays will be judged April 18-20 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and April 21 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Announcement and presentation of the Herdsman award will be made at the Exhibitor Awards Banquet on Thursday, April 21. Prize Money: 1st - $250, 2nd - $150, 3rd - $100

 

Entry Fees

Exhibitors cancelling their entries after Friday, April 1, 2016 shall forfeit their entry fees, except on producing a certificate of disability from a qualified veterinarian.

 Entry Forms must give all pertinent information requested or the entry form will be returned to the exhibitor as incomplete. Papers must accompany entry form.  Please note that an exhibitor agreement will be required to complete your entry and will be sent to you after you submit your entry form.

Awards

1. Any prize may be withheld when the judges are of the opinion that there is not sufficient merit in the entry exhibited to justify the award.

2. Should a prize be found to have been obtained or awarded by error on the part of the judges, clerk, or director in charge, or by false evidence or misrepresentation, or a violation of any of the rules, the money will be withheld or if paid in error, same must be refunded.

3. More than one prize money may be paid to any one exhibitor in any one class. Please refer to individual classes.

4. Prize money will be paid to 10th place in accordance with the listed scales-ribbons to 3rd.

5. If an exhibitor of a R&W Holstein is either 1st or 2nd in a specific class, that  exhibitor will have the option to show the R&W Holstein in either the appropriate R&W Championship class or the B&W Championship class, but not both.  If a class has a R&W animal in 1st or 2nd place and the exhibitor chooses to show one or both in the R&W Championship class, then the top 2 placing B&W Holsteins would move forward to the B&W Championship class.

New for 2016

There will be a Supreme Champion Award (B&W Holstein, R&W Holstein, and Jersey).  The champion will be presented 2 tickets anywhere WestJet flies courtesy of Custom Travel Solutions

Holstein Milking Classes:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
$300 $250 $200 $175 $150 $100 $75 $75 $75 $75

Holstein Specific Notes

  • 10 placings paid out if 15 head or more in class
  • 8 placings paid out if 10 - 14 in class
  • 6 placings paid out if 9 or less in class

Jersey Milking Classes:

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
>=60 head $150 $125 $100 $75 $50 $35 $35 $35 $35 $35
<=59 head $100 $75 $50 $40 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30

Jerseys must show with at least 20 head to be eligible for prize money.

Holstein Junior Classes:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
$250 $200 $150 $125 $100 $75 $75 $75 $75 $75

Holstein Specific Notes

  • 10 placings paid out if 15 head or more in class
  • 8 placings paid out if 10 - 14 in class
  • 6 placings paid out if 9 or less in class

Jersey Junior Classes:

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
>=60 head $100 $80 $60 $40 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30
<=59 head $60 $50 $40 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30

Jerseys must show with at least 20 head to be eligible for prize money.

Showmanship Classes:

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
$100 $75 $50 $25 $10 $10 $10 $10 $10 $10

A prize will be presented to each participant in the PeeWee division, prize money will not be paid out.

Premier Exhibitor Award:
The Premier Exhibitor Award will be presented to the individual, partnership or institution having the most points won in the individual classes, for which prize money is offered, but not more than ten animals owned by the exhibitor/breeding unit. In the case of jointly owned animals, points will be awarded to the joint owner entity who exhibits the animal.  Each joint ownership entity is considered as a separate exhibitor for the purposes of calculating Premier Exhibitor points and no partial points or reallocation of points among joint owners will be permitted.  4-H entries are not eligible for points if more than 10 head from the farm unit are entered. Points will be awarded as follows:

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Sr. Female 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2
Jr. Female 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

 

Premier Breeder Award:
The Premier Breeder Award will be presented to the individual, partnership or institution with the most points won in the individual classes for which prize money is offered, by not more than 10 animals bred but not necessarily owned by the breeder. In the case of jointly bred animals, the prefix of the animal will be followed in awarding the points. Points will be awarded as follows:

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th
Sr. Female 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2
Jr. Female 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

 

Additional Holstein Payout Information (Excludes Jersey's):

  1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Breeder's Herd $300 $250 $200 $175 $125
Progeny of Dam $300 $250 $200 $175 $125

B&W Grand Champion - Additional $1000

B&W Reserve Grand Champion - Additional $500

R&W Grand Champion - Additional $500

 

Rules

Rules:

RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SHOWING DAIRY CATTLE

The following practices or procedures are unacceptable in the show ring of registered dairy cattle:

1. Misrepresenting the age or ownership of an animal.
2. Filling an animal's rumen unnaturally with liquid (tubing).
3. Balancing the udder by any means other than by leaving naturally produced milk in any or all quarters.
4. Treating the udder internally with an irritant, counter-irritant, or any other substance to temporarily improve confirmation or produce unnatural animation.
5. Treating the udder externally with an irritant, counter-irritant, or any other substance to temporarily improve conformation or produce unnatural animation. (Allowable practices include sealing and setting teats, and the use of external anti-inflammatory substances for the well-being of the animal).
6. Roping udders and the use of objects to physically improve definition of the suspensory center alignment.
7. Administering anaesthesia (blocking tails) and/or applying and irritant either externally or internally to the perineal (rectum and vagina) area.
8. Inserting foreign material/articles under the skin, into the topline (including hair not attached to its own hair follicle) or on the feet. Administration of acceptable medications, and false switches and tails is permitted.
9. Performing surgery of any kind to change the natural contour of appearance of the animals body, hide or hair. Not included is removal of warts, teats and horns, clipping and dressing of the hair and trimming of hooves.
10. Criticizing or interfering with the judge, show management or other exhibitors, or other conduct detrimental to the breed or show.
11. Wrapping hocks or draining fluid from the hocks unless authorized by a veterinarian at the show.

Where special livestock prizes are included in the prize list and no entry fee is charged, animals must have been entered and shown in a regular class if there is such a class for such and entry. Single entry only in the group classes and each animal in the group must have been exhibited in one breeding class. In the Progeny of Dam class, ownership by exhibitor shall not be required unless otherwise stated.
All exhibits must be owned and registered as purebreds in the name of the exhibitor prior to the final deadline date for the registration papers. All animals must be legibly tattooed if applicable. Exhibitors must produce the actual certificate of registration in his or her name to the Calgary Stampede Agriculture Show Office or a representative of the breed association when asked to verify the identification of each animal. NOTE: A facsimile will also be accepted provided it is sent directly from the breed office or Canadian National Livestock Records and is received 24 hours prior to the beginning of the show.

Bulk Tank: In order to prevent antibiotic contamination of the milk, testing will remain in effect. Samples will be taken from each container of milk prior to being put into the bulk tank. The fee charged to exhibitors for contaminated milk will be based on the value of the milk in the tank at the time of the contamination test. The fee for testing the milk will be charged to the exhibitor. The Dairy Committee of the Calgary Stampede will have the final decision on any violations.

Genomic Champion Class

This is an innovative and progressive effort towards advancing some exciting additions to the conformation classes at our National show.
In addition to expanding exhibitors ideas and awareness about breed progression it also serves to potentially expand Holstein Canada’s services.

The initial rules will be as follows:
1)    To be eligible animals must be genomic tested
2)    Also to be eligible animals must have a minimum GLPI of 2600 or greater on the most current genomic proofs (April 2016).
3)    There is no entry fee required but Exhibitor’s must have the official genomic test results available with the registration papers at the time of the animal verification.
4)    The genomic numbers will be recorded to be available if the animal moves forward to the genomic class.
5)    The classes that the genomic animals will qualify from will be Class 1: Intermediate calf (born between Dec.1,2015 to Feb 28/16); Class 2: Senior heifer (born between Sept1/15 and Nov.30/15); Class 3: Summer Yearling (born between June 1/15 and Aug 31/15); Class 4: Junior Yearling (born between Mar.1/15 and May 31/15); Class 5: Intermediate Yearling (born between Dec 1/14 and Feb 28/15).
6)    The 2 highest placing animals that meet the minimum genomic hurdle will qualify for the Genomic championship class.
7)    Potentially 10 heifers will show in the Genomic Championship class and they will be judged for conformation. It is important to note that in order to keep this inaugural class simple for administration the placings of the animals will be determined by the conformation judge and the Genomic value is a minimum standard that allows the particular animal to qualify from their individual show classes. In other words the heifer with the highest genomic value may not necessarily win.
8)    The Grand Champion Genomic heifer will receive $1000.00 to be presented by John Buckley, President of Holstein Canada.Reserve Champion will receive $500.00 and the HM Genomic Champion will receive $250.00.
9)    The Grand Champion Genomic heifer will also receive a certificate for a free IVF collection at Boviteq West, courtesy of WestGen.

 

Judges

Holstein Judge:  Gerald Coughlin

Jersey Show Judge: Andrew Vander Meulen

Showmanship Judge: Claire Swale 

Judging Criteria

1. Exhibitors must ascertain at what time judging will take place, and no complaint or appeal based upon the statement that the judge(s) have overlooked exhibits will be considered by the Calgary Stampede.
2. No person shall be permitted in the judging rings during the time of judging, except the Directors in charge, judge(s), livestock superintendents and their assistants, persons in charge of animals and members of the press.
3. Any person who shall attempt to interfere with or influence the judges while in the discharge of their duties, or who shall at any time in Stampede Park, or within his hearing, in consequence of any award made by him/her, shall forfeit his/her right to any prizes to which he/she might otherwise be entitled, and may be excluded from exhibiting from one of more years thereafter. Judges are required to report any breach of this rule.

General

PASSES
Each breeding unit will be provided with one free parking pass after registration papers and completed information are presented at the Show Office. Additional passes can be purchased for $60.00 and are also available at the Show Office. A list of Dairy Classic Exhibitors will be distributed to Stampede Parking attendants at each gate. Providing your name to the attendants when you first arrive will allow you access to the park to unload your animals and register at the Show Office. Your multi-day parking pass is valid from March April 17 through to April 21. If you are not moving your animals out on Thursday night, please ask at the Show Office for an additional one day pass to allow you access to Stampede Park on Friday morning.

STALLING
Stalling will take place in the Agriculture Barn. Space will be assigned to each exhibitor for feed & tack. Please indicate any stalling preferences on the entry form. Shavings will be provided courtesy of Lil Shaver. Straw will be provided for the show.

CLIPPING AND GROOMING
Allotted as part of the exhibit area. This space will be judged as part of the Herdsman Competition.

PARKING
Exhibitors will have access to Lot 2 (Northeast of the Ag Building between the edge of the Grandstand track and the Saddledome) to park their vehicles. Trailers are to be parked in the Grandstand Infield (Agriculture Exhibitor Parking lot).  Trailer parking location subject to change as required.  There will be NO trailer parking permitted in Lot 2.

DEFINITIONS:
a) An exhibit is a dairy animal qualifying for an entry into a class as specified in the class list. All registered animals, 75% or higher in purity, whether owned by one person or by more than one person (individually or jointly), are considered to be the production of the farm or breeding unit on which they are maintained. All exhibits must be registered in the name of the exhibitor in accordance with the by-laws of their respective breed association.
b) An exhibitor is any breeder or firm which presents animals for official placing by a judge at the time specified by the fair/exhibition for judging. Any exhibitor in making entry by so doing, agrees to be governed by the regulations.
c) Progeny is to be used as referring to the direct descendant, as son or daughter.


Special attention is called to the following:

 

 

HEALTH REQUIREMENTS
No tests are required for Canadian entries for show purposes. Entries from the United States must meet certain health requirements. For more information contact: AGRICULTURE CANADA, Official Veterinarian (403) 289-8351.

Premise ID Number #: AA02VQXC3

DISEASED ANIMALS
In the interest of maintaining a high standard of animal health, all livestock is subject to inspection upon arrival and throughout the duration of the show by officers of the Health of Animals Branch and/or veterinarians employed by the Calgary Stampede. If evidence of an infectious or contagious disease is discovered, the owner of the infected animal shall be required to remove the animal from the premises. Animals infected with mange, ringworm, warts, pinkeye, or any other infections will be treated with instructions from the Health of Animals Branch Veterinarians or on order from the management of the Calgary Stampede.

Committee

Debbie Lee (Chair), John Iversen (Vice Chair), Lexi Wright (Vice Chair), Kate Thrasher (Director), Gordon Atkins, Ron Churchill, Terry Flaman, Adrian Haeni, Danielle Lee, Terry Reimer, Jill Stevens, Eric Taylor, Agnes Wolstenholme, Brett Warder (Agriculture Manager), Amy Evelein (Program Coordinator).