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State Fair Junior Dairymen's Contest

Contest Objective:

To provide an educational program for Virginia youth who are interested in improving and testing their knowledge of the dairy industry.

Event Date:

Friday, September 24, 2021

Entry Deadline:

Friday, September 17, 2021

How to enter:

Step 1: 4-H Leader or FFA Advisor will complete the group entry form. [http://tinyurl.com/2021SFJDC]

Step 2: The superintendent will email the leader/advisor an Excel spreadsheet to enter names and other information for each contest and to make preliminary team assignments.

Step 3: Leader/advisor will return the completed spreadsheet to the superintendent via email.

Step 4: The superintendent will email the leader/advisor information needed to purchase tickets online at the $5.00 discounted rate.

Step 5: Leader/advisor will purchase tickets for all attending, students and chaperones.

Participants and coaches must have a $5 Student/Competition Ticket to enter the fairgrounds unless they are already at the Fair for another competition.

 

Classes

Class Description Points
1.   Written test of 50 questions 250
2.   Identification of 10 pieces of dairy equipment 
50
3.   Identification of 10 pieces of cattle equipment 
50
4.   Identification of 10 grains, forages, silage or supplements commonly fed to dairy cows
50
5.   Identification of 10 dairy products 
50
6.   Answer 10 questions on DHIA records 
50
7.   Judge a class of cows 
50
8.   Judge a class of heifers 
50
Total Possible Points
600

Resources

The information below is provided to help participants prepare for the contest.

State Fair of Virginia logo. Ferris wheel, tent, tree, barn, horse, guitar, crop field.

Important

Entry deadline: September 17, 2021




Participants must have a  $5 Student Competition Ticket to enter the Fair grounds unless they are already at the Fair for another competition.