Department 2: Dairy

EventDay and Date
JudgingOpen & Youth Shows
Wednesday, August 21 at 10:00 am for Jersey and Ayrshire Cattle
Wednesday, August 21 at 12:00 pm for Brown Swiss, Guernsey and Milking Shorthorn Cattle
Friday, August 23 at 10:00 am for Holstein and Red & White Cattle
Cattle can only exhibit in one (1) breed show.
Deadline for all entriesAugust 1
Drop OffColored Breeds, open and youth entries, and Holstein youth entries, enter fairgrounds on Monday, August 19 from 8:00 am to 4:00pm.
Holstein and Red & White open entries enter fairgrounds, Thursday, August 22 from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
ContactNamePhone
Co-SuperintendentAdam Henning570-575-1891
Co-SuperintendentOwen Bewley570-575-3349

Department Rules

Exhibitors must adhere to the General Rules for the Harford Fair listed here.

Please see entry form below for a complete listing of rules and classes.

  1. To enter: go to www.harfordfair.com and follow the link to enter online or use the Dairy Entry Blank on page 51 of the Harford Fair Premium Book (also available from the secretary’s office at 570-434-4300) and please include entry fee of $3.00 per animal.
  2. ALL ENTRY blanks must be accompanied by the registration name & number of the animal, and the name of the owner, breeder, sire, and dam. LIMIT OF 20 ANIMALS PER FARM OR AS SPACE PERMITS.
  3. Bulls and/or any animal with horns will NOT be accepted in any breed class.
  4. Registration papers (transferred, not pending) and Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) must accompany the animal and must be checked and approved before the animal can be unloaded at the fairgrounds. Animals to be shown in the Red & White Classes must follow eligibility as defined by the RWDCA Show Specifications. Animals to be show in the Black & White Classes must follow eligibility as defined by the PA Holstein Association.
  5. All youth animals showing must be owned (or leased) by exhibitor by June 1st of this year. The date of sale on the registration certificate will be used as the date of ownership or lease in all cases.
  6. Exhibitors are responsible for knowing when their stock will be judged and are expected to display or parade their animals as directed. Failure to present their animals at the
    ring when called will result in disqualification.
  7. Exhibitors are expected to accept stall assignments without controversy and cooperate with the superintendents in every way to preserve the educational value of the show. If requests are made for stall preferences, they must be made to the superintendent(s), no less than one week before the fair. NO STALLS WILL BE PROMISED, but we will do our best.
  8. All animals shown in group classes must also compete in the individual classes.
  9. Only original bedding will be furnished. All exhibitors must furnish their own hay. Straw will be available for sale on the fairgrounds.
  10. MILK DISPOSAL - milk may only be discarded in a container/vessel designated by the Superintendents or removed from the grounds by the exhibitor. Milk cannot be discarded in any other location (i.e. wash rack drainage system).
  11. If an exhibitor is unable to tend his/her animals during the fair, you must contact a Dairy Superintendent IN WRITING, providing the name of person(s) responsible in your absence. Failure to do so will forfeit all or part of the premium and could result in removal of the exhibit from the fairgrounds.
  12. If animals must be withdrawn two or three days before the opening day of the fair, you must contact a Dairy Superintendent(s). The phone numbers are listed under their pictures at the top of the page.
  13. All Open show colored breeds must remain on grounds until the completion of the colored breed shows on Wednesday. All youth and open show Holsteins must remain on the grounds until 10 PM on Saturday, August 24. If animals are brought in before Monday, August 19th, YOU MUST NOTIFY a Dairy Superintendent of the animal's arrival time.
  14. Exhibitors will put up displays large enough to accommodate the number of animals shown, not the number entered.
  15. YOUTH EXHIBITORS – must be 21 years old or younger. Animals can NOT be owned in partnership with another person. Entries MUST BE SHOWN by owner/lessee to be eligible for youth competition. ANY exceptions must be approved by the superintendent prior to show date.
  16. YOUTH EXHIBITORS will be limited to one entry per class.
  17. YOUTH EXHIBITORS MUST be able to lead, control, and handle their own entries to be eligible for Youth Premiums. If youth are unable to handle their own animals, as determined by Dairy Superintendents, they will be eligible for Open Show premiums only.

Department 2 - Dairy Cattle - 2019 Health Rules

Requirements for Pennsylvania Dairy Cattle Animals Entering the Fairgrounds:

  1. All animals must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) issued after May 1, 2019. The CVI will remain with the Superintendent(s) after check-in.
  2. All animals must be free of infectious, contagious, or parasitic diseases and a statement of this is required on the CVI (the statement is preprinted on the CVI).
  3. All animals must have an official ear tag or a breed registration tattoo.
  4. All animals over three (3) months of age (except market cattle) must have a current (within 180 days of show) rabies vaccination and show proof of vaccination with: 1) a valid rabies certificate (or copy of); or 2) the rabies vaccination information must be included on the CVI.
  5. A Tuberculosis test is not required.
  6. A Brucellosis test is not required.
  7. All animals must be immunized against IBR, PI3, BRSV, and BVD. A statement verifying this must be included on the CVI.

***Special Note - Animals that have never been vaccinated against BVD or have not been vaccinated against BVD during the previous 12 months must receive: 1) one dose of modified-live virus vaccine given at least 15 days, and not more than 180 days before the show; or 2) two doses of killed virus vaccine, given two to four weeks apart, with the last dose given at least 15 days, and not more than 180 days, before the show. The date of the last modified-live virus vaccination, or the dates of the last two killed virus vaccinations must be recorded on the CVI. Hyper-immune serum may not be used as a substitute for the above vaccination requirement. Animals without proper vaccinations will not be allowed on the Fairgrounds.

Requirements for Out of State Dairy Cattle Animals Entering the Fairgrounds (in addition to the above listed requirements):

  1. All animals must be accompanied by a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI) issued on or after June 20, 2019. If an animal comes from a state in which Vesicular Stomatitis (VS) has been identified, or a bordering state, the CVI shall include a statement verifying that the animal(s) has been examined and found to be free from VS and during the past 90 days, this animal (s) has neither been exposed to VS nor located within 10 miles of a site where VS has been diagnosed.
  2. All animals must be free of infectious, contagious, or parasitic diseases and a statement of this is required on the CVI.
  3. All animals must have an official ear tag or a breed registration tattoo.
  4. All animals over three (3) months of age (except market cattle) must have a current (within 180 days of show) rabies vaccination and show proof of vaccination with: 1) a valid rabies certificate (or copy of); or 2) the rabies vaccination information must be included on the CVI.
  5. Tuberculosis: No test is required for animals originating from “Accredited Free” states. All animals originating from states designated “Modified Accredited Advanced” must be test negative within 60 days prior to date of importation. The negative test results and the date of the test must be included on the CVI or the animal must be accompanied by a negative test report (or copy of). All animals originating from states designated “Modified Accredited” must originate from herds in which all animals 12 months of age and older are test negative within the 12 months prior to the date of importation; and the individual animals to be imported (all ages) are test negative within the 60 days prior to importation and at least 60 days after the negative whole herd test. The test results and the date of the test must be included on the CVI or the animal must be accompanied by a negative test report (or copy).
  6. Brucellosis: No test is required for animals originating from a Brucellosis-free state or are members of a Certified Brucellosis-free herd. Unvaccinated animals over 8 months of age and all animals over 14 months of age originating from Brucellosis Class A, B and C states shall be Brucellosis test negative within 60 days of the date of the show. The test results and date of the test must be included on the CVI or the animal must be accompanied by a negative laboratory test report (or copy of). An approved laboratory in the state of origin or Canada shall conduct an official blood test for Brucellosis, and the imported test-eligible animals shall be negative on an officially approved Brucellosis test.