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4-H Dairy Show Rules and Eligibility

Show season is coming upon us and we want to get started to avoid any potential miscommunication. There are several important items to consider.
 
Exhibitor Eligibility
Exhibitors must be enrolled in the 4th grade on January 1, 2015. Those who are just entering the 4th grade in the fall of 2015 are ineligible.
 
Deadlines for 4-H Dairy Cattle Lease Program and Registration Transfers
Lease agreements must be in the state office by July 1, 2015. Copies of lease agreements should be forwarded to the state dairy Extension office. Registration transfers for non-lease animals that are not currently in exhibitors name must be done by July 1, 2015.
 
Dates for 2015 Region and State Junior Dairy Shows
Western Region: Henry County Fair in Paris, August 3
Central Region: Williamson County Fair in Franklin, August 12
Eastern Region: Tennessee Valley Fair in Knoxville, September 12
State Junior Dairy Show: Murfreesboro, October 16-17
 
Deadlines for All Regional and State Junior Dairy Shows
August 1, 2015 is the registration deadline for all regional and state shows. Check your fair catalogues for entry information.
 
All entries must be made online by the Extension office through the animal science Web site at http://animalscience.ag.utk.edu/Dairy/4-HDairyProject.html.
 
Jeff Mitchell
Extension Assistant
Animal Science