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P.O. Box 707, 601 Fairgrounds Road
Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050
740-397-0484
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Superintendent: Don & Abby Love

Senior Fair Board: Curt Bechtel

Junior Fair Board: J.T. Burke, Rachel Geiger

Arrival Time

Saturday, July 22 from 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Vet will be on gate duty from 6:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. All animals are to be in their pen by 3:00 p.m.

NO EXECEPTIONS.

Check-In  

Saturday, July 22, Dairy Barn

Showmanship & Show

Monday, July 24, 9:00 a.m., Multi-Purpose Building

Showman of Showmen Competition

Wednesday, July 26, 5:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Building

Sale - Dairy Product

Thursday, July 27, 9:30 a.m. – Sale of Champions, Multipurpose Building

Release Times

Monday, July 24, 2:00 p.m. (Cows in Milk Excluding the Supreme Champion)

Thursday, July 27, 7:30 p.m. (Dry Cows, Dairy Calves and Heifers and the Supreme Champion)

Rules and Regulations

Go to General Junior Fair Information for:

  1. Quality Assurance Rules.
  2. Drug Use Notification Form Guidelines.
  3. Check-In and Release Times of animals and projects.
  4. Showman of Showmen Competition Rules.
  5. Premiums to be paid and paying schedule.

Fitting and Grooming

  1. Fitting chutes will not be permitted inside any building.
  2. See 2017 Season/Ohio Livestock Tampering Rules.
  3. See Knox County Fitting and Grooming Regulations.

Barn Meeting – Saturday, July 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Swine Arena Dairy Check in - Saturday, July 22,

  1. All entries will be checked at their pens. Exhibitors should be by their pens with proper and completed papers.  

2017 Junior Dairy Show

Sponsored by: Dairy Service Unit and Velvet Ice Cream

Dairy Showmanship & Show –

Monday, July 24, 9:00 a.m.

  1. The showmanship contest for all dairy exhibitors will be held Monday at 9:00 a.m. with the show immediately following.
  2. You can show up to 6 animals in the show. Only one entry per class.
  3. Dairy animals must be in possession of the exhibitor by May 1 and cared for until release time at the fair.
  4. Junior Champions of all the breeds will show for Supreme Junior Champion after the last breed Junior Champion show.
  5. Senior Champions of all the breeds will show for Supreme Senior Champion after the last breed Senior Champion Show.
  6. See General Junior Fair Information.  

Junior Fair Sale - Dairy Products –

Thursday, July 27 –

Multipurpose Building

  1. Sale of Champions – 9:30 a.m.

(a) Supreme Senior Champion Dairy Cow will represent the species in the Sale of Champions. The Supreme Junior Champion will represent the species in the event a Supreme Senior Champion is not shown.

(b) Exhibitor of the Supreme Senior Champion Dairy cow will receive 15% of the proceeds from the Dairy Product Sale. If the Supreme Junior Champion represents the species, then the exhibitor of the Junior Champion will receive the 15% proceeds from the Dairy Product Sale.

(c) The remaining money will be divided equally between all dairy exhibitors (including the Supreme Senior/or Junior Champion Dairy Cow) who do not otherwise participate in the sale.

(d) The Knox County Dairy Service Unit will determine the actual product/products that will be sold.

(e) Participants in the Dairy Product Sale must be present during the sale and have their picture taken with the buyer(s) to receive their sale proceeds.  

  1. See Junior Fair Sales Information.

Premiums

  1. See General Junior Fair Livestock Information.

Knox County Junior Fair Entry Information

Dairy

Class Description Age Definition

Junior Heifer Calf - Born on or after March 1, 2017  

Senior Yearling Heifer - Born September 1, 2015 through November 30, 2015

Junior Two-Year Old Cow - Born March 1, 2015 through August 31, 2015

Senior Two-Year Old Cow - Born September 1, 2015 through February 28, 2015

Junior Three-Year Old Cow - Born March 1, 2014 through August 31, 2014

Senior Three-Year Old Cow - Born September 1, 2013 through February 28, 2014

Four-Year Old Cow - Born September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013

Five – Year Old Cow - Born before September 2011 through August 31, 2012  

Aged Cow - Born before September 1, 2011  

Dry Cow - Indicate age on Registration Form

Dairy Breeds & Entry Code Abbreviations

Ayrshire - AY

Brown Swiss - BS

Guernsey - GU

Holstein - HO

Jersey – JE

Other - OT

DAIRY MARKET FEEDER

Arrival Time

Saturday, July 22

Saturday, July 22 from 6:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Vet will be on gate duty from 6:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. All animals are to be in their pen by 3:00 p.m.

NO EXECEPTIONS.

Barn Meeting

Saturday, July 22, 3:30 p.m., Swine Arena

Weigh-In

Saturday, July 22, 4:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Building

Showmanship & Show

Tuesday, July 25, 1:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Building

Showman of Showmen Competition

Wednesday, July 26, 5:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Building

Sale

See 2017 Junior Fair Sales Section

Release Time

Wednesday, July 26, 7:00 a.m. (If going to United Producers)

Thursday, July 27, 7:30 p.m. (If going home)

Rules and Regulations

Go to General Junior Fair Information for:

  1. Quality Assurance Rules.
  2. Drug Use Notification Form Guidelines.
  3. Check-In and Release Times of animals and projects.
  4. Showman of Showmen Competition Rules.
  5. Premiums to be paid and paying schedule.

Fitting and Grooming

  1. Fitting chutes will not be permitted inside any building.
  2. See 2017 Season/Ohio Livestock Tampering Rules.
  3. See Knox County Livestock Fitting and Grooming Regulations.

Barn Meeting – Saturday, July 22 at 3:30 p.m. in the Swine Arena

Dairy Market Feeder Weigh-In - Saturday, July 22, 4:00 p.m.

  1. Weight limits: 400-600 pounds.
  2. The animals will be weighed on a one-pound break.
  3. All weights are final at the time of weigh-in. No re-weigh of animals will be permitted.

Dairy Market Feeder Showmanship & Show –

Tuesday, July 25, 1:00 p.m.

  1. The showmanship contest for all dairy market feeder exhibitors will be held Tuesday at 1:00 p.m. with the show immediately following.
  2. Must be 100% dairy breed. The recognized dairy breeds are Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey and Milking Shorthorn.
  3. Verification of parentage must be available if requested by the Junior Fair Coordinator or Senior Fair Board.
  4. Calves must be dehorned and castrated (no viable testicular tissue) by the May tagging.
  5. All dairy market feeders will be vaccinated at the May tagging.
  6. You can tag up to 2 Dairy Market Feeders. You can only show 1 Dairy Market Feeder.
  7. Dairy Market Feeders must be in possession by the tagging date in May and cared for until release time at the fair.
  8. See General Junior Fair Information.

Junior Fair Sale - Thursday, July 27

See Junior Fair Sales Information.

Premiums

See General Junior Fair Information.

 

Dairy Market Feeders

Commodity Group Sponsored Events

Knox County Dairy Service Unit

Bred, Born and Raised on the Farm (BBR)

  1. The exhibitor or immediate family member (mom, dad, brother, sister) must have ownership of the cow prior to birth of the calf.  
  2. There will be one class to recognize Bred, Born and Raised Dairy Market Feeders.  
  3. Rules of junior fair tagging and possession apply to this class.
  4. Entries will be available during junior fair entries in June.
  5. Awards to be determined by the Knox County Dairy Service Unit.