2017 Dairy Classic Championship Show
Join us for the 2017 Dairy Classic Championship Show!
April 21-22, 2017
Please join us for the 2017 Dairy Classic Championship Show at Stampede Park! The show will be held in the Agriculture Barns and is proud to once again be offering the Youth Judging Clinic in addition to the breed shows. Please join us for our Jersey Show on Friday, April 21, 2017 and our Holstein Show on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Admission for all of the events is complimentary. If you are unable to join us please note our 2017 Dairy Classic Championship Show will once again be webcast!
Designated an All Western Competition
|Event Dates:||April 21–22, 2017|
|Move in Date:||April 18, 2017 8:00 AM|
|Release Date:||April 22, 2016 6:00 PM|
|Entry Closing Date:||April 3, 2016 11:59 PM|
|Location:||Ag Building/ Pavillion|
Entry Fees are $35 per entry and need to be received by Monday, April 3, 2017. Total entry fees must accompany the completed entry form. Faxed entries will be accepted if accompanied by credit card information.
SUBSTITUTION of one animal for another within a class will be allowed up to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The substitution must be submitted in writing to the Agriculture Entries Office.
The Dairy Classic is pleased to offer a block of rooms at the Carriage House Inn for a discounted rate. Booking instructions are below. Please note you have until March 20, 2017 to make your reservation to secure the discounted rates.
Individual reservations can be made via:
- The hotel directly at 403-253-1101
- Toll-free at 1-800-661-9566
- E-mail at email@example.com
Please identify your group name (Dairy Classic) to ensure you receive your preferred rates. Requests for specific rooms, suites or bed types will be accommodated whenever possible.
Hot Buffet Breakfast for up to Two included in room rate.
(as of December 5, 2016-subject to change)
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
8:00am Move In Starts
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
6:00pm Deadline for Animals to be in the Barn
7:00pm Exhibitors Meeting in Main Barn
Thursday, April 20, 2017
12:00pm Showmanship Entry Deadline
1:00pm Paper Checks – Agriculture Barns
Friday, April 21, 2017
7:00am Exhibitor Breakfast – AG Grill
9:30am Jersey Show – Victoria Pavilion
5:30pm Youth Judging Clinic – International Room, 2nd Floor, Agriculture Building
Saturday, April 22, 2017
7:00am Exhibitor Breakfast - Ag Grill
9:30am Holstein Show – Victoria Pavilion
Showmanship Classes to immediately follow Junior Championship
4:00pm Awards Banquet – Main Barn
6:00pm Animals Released
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.
YOUTH JUDGING CLINIC
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Calgary Stampede Dairy Classic Committee is pleased to offer an enhanced youth judging workshop at this year's show. The workshop is open to all youth and is a great chance to improve your judging skills before this years multi-judging competitions begin. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to judge a class of top quality milking cows, a class of dairy heifers and how to give reasons with instruction from some of the best dairy people and judges in the industry. This clinic will start in the International Room at 5:30 pm and then move down to the North Barn; both venues are located in the Agriculture Building at Stampede Park. Click HERE for Registration Form.
2017 DAIRY CLASS LIST
Unlimited overall entries per exhibitor.
2017 HOLSTEIN CLASSES
Class 1 – Winter (Intermediate) Calf Class: born Dec 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
Class 2 - Senior Heifer Calf Class: born September 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Class 3 - Summer Yearling Heifer: born June 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016
Class 4 - Junior Yearling Heifer: born March 1, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Class 5 - Intermediate Yearling Heifer: born December 1, 2015 to February 28, 2016
Class 6 - Senior Yearling Heifer: born September 1, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Class 7 - Holstein Junior Champion and Reserve Junior Champion Female
Class 8 - Junior Two Year Old Female: born March 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015
Class 9 - Senior Two Year Old Female: born September 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015
Class 10 - Junior Three Year Old Female: born March 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014
Class 11 - Senior Three Year Old Female: born September 1, 2013 to February 28, 2014
Class 12 - Holstein Intermediate Champion and Reserve Intermediate Champion Female
Class 13 - Four Year Old Female: born September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013
Class 14 - Five Year Old Female: born Sept ember 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012
Class 15 - Mature Cow: born prior to August 31, 2011
Class 16 - Holstein Bred and Owned Grand and Reserve Grand Champion
Class 17 - Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Holstein
Class 18 - Holstein Breeder’s Herd (Group of 3): a Breeder’s Herd will consist of a group of three animals in which the exhibitor must have bred all three animals and own at least one in the group. The registration certificate for at least one animal must show the exhibitor as both the breeder and the owner-in both cases as an individual or in partnership. In other words, the exhibitor may be a joint owner of an animal. No entry fee. Ribbons only.
Class 19 - Holstein Progeny of Dam: Progeny of Dam will consist of two animals. Dam may be named at the time of entry. No entry fee. Ribbons only.
2017 JERSEY CLASSES
Class 20 – Winter (Intermediate) Calf Class: born Dec 1, 2016 to February 28, 2017
Class 21 - Senior Heifer Calf Class: born September 1, 2016 to November 30, 2016
Class 22 - Summer Yearling Heifer: born June 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016
Class 23 - Junior Yearling Heifer: born March 1, 2016 to May 31, 2016
Class 24 - Intermediate Yearling Heifer: born December 1, 2015 to February 28, 2016
Class 25 - Senior Yearling Heifer: born September 1, 2015 to November 30, 2015
Class 26 - Jersey Junior Champion and Reserve Junior Champion Female
Class 27 - Two Year Old Female: born September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015
Class 28 - Three Year Old Female: born September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014
Class 29 - Four Year Old Female: born September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013
Class 30 - Five Year Old Female: born Sept ember 1, 2011 to August 31, 2012
Class 31 - Mature Cow: born prior to August 31, 2011
Class 32 - Jersey Bred and Owned Grand and Reserve Grand Champion
Class 33 - Jersey Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion
Class 34 - Jersey Breeder’s Herd (Group of 3): a Breeder’s Herd will consist of a group of three animals in which the exhibitor must have bred all three animals and own at least one in the group. The registration certificate for at least one animal must show the exhibitor as both the breeder and the owner-in both cases as an individual or in partnership. In other words, the exhibitor may be a joint owner of an animal. No entry fee. Ribbons only.
Class 35 – Jersey Progeny of Dam: Progeny of Dam will consist of two animals. Dam may be named at the time of entry. No entry fee. Ribbons only.
No entry fee. Showmanship is open to anyone exhibiting or working with dairy cattle. Contestants will be judged according to 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 12:00pm on Thursday, April 20. The exhibitors name and age must be listed on the Entry Form. An animal of any age may be shown.
Class 36 – Pee-Wee Showmanship – Less than 8 years of age as of January 1, 2017
Class 37 – Junior Showmanship – Ages 8 to 12 years as of January 1, 2017
Class 38 – Intermediate Showmanship – Ages 13 to 17 as of January 1, 2017
Class 39 – Senior Showmanship – Ages 18 – 21 years as of January 1, 2017
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 19-21 from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and April 22 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. Announcement and presentation of the Herdsman award will be made at the Exhibitor Awards Banquet on Saturday, April 22.
Prize Money: 1st - $250, 2nd - $150, 3rd - $100
Exhibitors cancelling their entries after Monday, April 3, 2017 shall forfeit their entry fees, except on producing a certificate of disability from a qualified veterinarian.
Holsteins must show with at least 35 head and 5 exhibitors to be eligible for prize money. Jerseys must show with at least 20 head to be eligible for prize money.
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.
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 who exhibits the animal within his/her breeding unit. 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:
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:
CALGARY STAMPEDE GENERAL RULES & REGULATIONS
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.
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.
Conformation Judge: Blair Weeks
Showmanship Judge: TBA
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 April 18 through to April 22. If you are not moving your animals out on Saturday night, please ask at the Show Office for an additional one day pass to allow you access to Stampede Park on Sunday morning.
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. 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.
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.
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:
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
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.
Danielle Lee (Chair), Terry Reimer (Vice Chair), Lexi Wright (Vice Chair), Bob Park (Director), Robyn Kurbel (Agriculture Program Coordinator), Gordon Atkins, Ron Churchill, Adrian Haeni, John Iverson, Debbie Lee (Past Chair), Mikayla Morden, Jill Stevens, Eric Taylor, Agnes Wolstenholme