Pennsylvania and Lebanon Area Fair Cattle Requirements:

1. A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection issued within the 30 days prior to the opening date of the exhibition is required.

2. Individual official animal identification is required. Official ID includes a USDA issued metal ear tag; a breed registration tattoo if the tattoo is legible and if a registration certificate (copy acceptable) or Certificate of Veterinary Inspection which lists the tattoo and registry accompanies the animal at all times during transport from the premises of birth; or a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag.

3. An Animal Owner or Caretaker’s Verification of Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) statement for the animals be-ing exhibited is included on the Fair registration form. It must be signed by the exhibitor.

4. Vaccinations against the following diseases are required: *Rabies *IBR *PI3 *BRSV *BVD

*All drug and vaccine label directions must be followed, including but not limited to milk and slaughter withdrawal periods. The vaccine may not be given more than 180 days before show, and the final dose of vaccine must be administered at least 15 days prior to entry into the exhibition.

***Hyperimmune serum may not be used as a substitute for the above vaccination requirement. No animals will be admitted to the Fairgrounds unless these requirements have been met.

Dale Maulfair, Chairperson—717-865-6439

Youth Dairy Type Show-Tuesday, July 25

NOTE: See Champion Bred and Owned 4-H Project Class on page 46 of catalog.

Please see additional entry requirements on the EXHIBIT page.

Dairy Rules

1. State show rules apply. Copies available at Fair Office. See General Rules and Dept. 2 for additional rules and health rules.

2. Members must have 100% ownership of entry (part ownership is acceptable if exhibitors name appears on the registration certificate).

3. 4-H or FFA members must be present and have charge of their animals at the time of judging.

4. A flat fee of $5.00 for entries will allow youth to show in the youth show as well as the open show.

5. For birth dates and class specifications, refer to Department 2, DAIRY.

6. All animals must be transferred to the exhibitor’s name by June 1st.

7. Parents cannot lease animals to their children, also an exhibitor that owns an animal cannot lease another animal.

8. While competing in the type class an all-white and/or a white and black uniform is required. A harness with entry number displayed, both front and back, will be considered part of the uniform and must be worn in the show ring. Knee length or longer skirts for females are acceptable. Any exhibitor not meeting these standards will not be allowed to participate in the show.

9. Youth Holstein Show milking classes will start at 11:30 a.m.


1. Ayrshire

2. Brown Swiss

3. Guernsey

4. Holstein

5. Jersey

6. Milking Shorthorn

7. Lineback

8. Red and White


01. Spring Heifer Calf

02. Winter Heifer Calf

03. Fall Heifer Calf

Premiums: 1st-$30; 2nd-$28; 3rd-$26; 4th-$24; 5th-$22; 6th-$20; 7th-$18; 8th-$16; 9th-$14; 10th-$12; 11th-$10; 12th-$8; 13th-$6; 14th-$4; 15th-$2.

ENTRY FEE: $5.00

04. Summer Yearling Heifer

05. Spring Yearling Heifer

06. Winter Yearling Heifer

07. Fall Yearling Heifer

08. Dry Cow, 4 Yrs. & Under

09. Dry Cow, 5 Yrs. & Over

Premiums: 1st-$35; 2nd-$33; 3rd-$31; 4th-$29; 5th-$27; 6th-$25; 7th-$23; 8th-$21; 9th-$19; 10th-$17; 11th-$15; 12th-$13; 13th-$11; 14th-$9; 15th-$7.

ENTRY FEE: $5.00

10. Junior 2-Year-Old

11. Senior 2-Year-Old

12. Junior 3-Year-Old

13. Senior 3-Year Old

14. 4–Year-Old

15. 5-Year-Old

16. 6-Years and Older

Premiums: 1st-$45; 2nd-$43; 3rd-$41; 4th-$39; 5th-$37; 6th-$35; 7th-$33; 8th-$31; 9th-$29; 10th-$27; 11th-$25; 12th-$23; 13th-$21; 14th-$19; 15th-$17.

ENTRY FEE: $5.00

17. Dam & Daughter (Dam must be owned by Exhibitor; Daughter must be bred and owned by Exhibitor)

Premiums: 1st-$45; 2nd-$40; 3rd-$35; 4th-$30; 5th-$25



20. Supreme Champion (Grand Champion of 4-H and FFA from each Breed competes)

21. Best Bred and Owned of Youth Show

**Supreme Champion receives the Dale Maulfair Jr. Memorial Trophy 

Showmanship & Fitting Rules


1. 4-H members will compete in the appropriate age group determined by age as of January 1 of the current year.

2. An exhibitor may choose to show separate animals for showmanship and fitting, but contestant must use their own animal for showmanship and must use either a 4-H or FFA animal in their respective shows– any exceptions must come before the Dairy Chairperson.

3. FFA members are considered “in school” if they were enrolled in 9th to 12th grade as of June 1 of the current year.

4. Showmanship & Fitting Classes are mandatory for all 4-H & FFA members. Exhibitors will be automatically entered when entering type class. 4-H animals must be used in 4-H classes and FFA animals in FFA classes except for fit-out classes. Any exception must be approved by Dairy Chairperson. Anyone not participating in both classes will forfeit all premiums for all the Youth Dairy Shows.




01. Ages 17 to 19

02. Age 16

03. Age 15

04. Age 14

05. Age 13

06. Age 12

07. Age 11

08. Age 10

09. Age 9

10. Age 8

Premiums: 1st-$10.00; 2nd-$8.00; 3rd-$6.00; 4th-$4.00; 5th-$2.00; All Others Worthy $1.00




01. Out of School

02. In School

Premiums: 1st-$10.00; 2nd-$8.00; 3rd-$6.00; 4th-$4.00; 5th-$2.00; All Others Worthy $1.00



Showmanship & Fitting Rules

1. Only open to members of a Lebanon County 4-H Dairy Club or FFA members enrolled in a Lebanon County FFA Chapter.

2. Members should use their own animal.  Members who do not have an unclipped animal due to prior show may call Dale Maulfair in order to reserve an animal (717-865-6439).

3. Once the contest begins, the member may not leave the ring.

4. All equipment must be in the ring at starting time.

5. Each person will be responsible for providing the holder(s) necessary to restrain their animal while being fitted. Holders may be rotated to other animals to discourage coaching.  Holders must wear show harness with exhibitor’s number.

6. No outside help will be allowed. Any help to a contestant will result in disqualification.  (help verbally/physically).

7. The only persons allowed in the ring during the contest shall be the fitters, the judge, and the judge’s helper and holders.

8. Heads may be clipped to the edge of the halter and ears.  Legs may be clipped to the knees.

9. All grooming, other than clipping, may be done prior to entering the ring.

10. Members will be allowed 3/4 hour to fit the animal to the best of their ability.

11. Each age division will be judged separately with a Senior and Junior Grand Champion and Reserve chosen over-all.

ROY MILLER FIT-OUT (Jr. 4-H Fit-Out) Sr. 4-H & FFA Fit-Out Classes:

01. 4-H Age 12

02. 4-H Age 13-14

03. 4-H Age 15-16

04. 4-H Ages 17 & Over

Premiums: 1st-$20.00; 2nd-$16.00; 3rd-$12.00; 4th-$8.00; 5th-$4.00; All Others Worthy $2.00


**Roy Miller Memorial will award cash prizes to winner of each class in the Junior 4-H Fit-Out.

**The Lebanon County Holstein Club will award cash prizes to winners of each class in the Senior Fit-Out.




Judges Guidelines for the Cleanliness Contest:

1. Cleanliness class will be judged immediately after each showmanship class.

2. This class will be judged on overall cleanliness of the animal.  There will be no consideration on the clipping of the animal.

3. Exhibitors are encouraged to do their own washing of their animal.


01. Age 11

02. Age 10

03. Age 9

04. Age 8

Premiums: 1st-$10.00; 2nd-$8.00; 3rd-$6.00; 4th-$4.00; 5th-$2.00; All Others Worthy $1.00