The primary purpose of 4-H is to promote the personal development of youth in rural Ontario.

The 4-H Club Program in Ontario is open to young people between the ages of 9 and 21 (before January 1st of the current year). 4-H Clubs are organized under a partnership of the Ontario 4-H Council and Local 4-H Associations. Under the guidance of volunteer leaders and local 4-H Associations, the members become actively involved in their club program and “Learn To Do By Doing”.

Local club activities are planned to suit the needs of the members in each community. Each member is required to carry out one or more projects related to the club in which they are enrolled. Projects involve such things as livestock, plant science, small animals, food preparation, nutrition and fitness to name only a few.

Parents, older club members and public minded citizens serve in a voluntary way as adult and youth leaders. Local organizations, service clubs and businesses also give valued assistance. Well planned club programs provide effective training and experience in technical knowledge, assuming responsibility, co-operation with others, conducting meetings, constructive recreation and program planning.

Character development, good citizenship and training in leadership, agriculture and life skills are important goals of the program. The 4-H Pledge reads...

"I Pledge...
My HEAD to clearer thinking,
My HEART to greater loyalty,
My HANDS to larger service,
My HEALTH to better living,
for my club,
my community and
my country”

Wednesday September 19, 2018

Chairperson: Tara Bullock, Peterborough County



1. Open to bona fide members of 4-H calf and sheep clubs organized during 2018 in the 4-H Associations of Durham East, Durham West, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton and York.

2. No entry fee will be charged.

3. Each local 4-H Association will distribute the official entry forms to eligible competitors. Each 4-H Association will be responsible for delivering all entries to the 2018 County Host by September 12, 2018.
Peterborough 4-H Association,
[email protected]

*Each 4-H Association is also responsible for entering information into AssistExpo: https://www.assistexpo.ca/lindsayex

Entries must include the participant’s name and address together with the name of the club, the county/region and where necessary, birth dates and sires of calves.

4. ***NLID, CCIA or RFID tags must be in the ears of all animals (cattle and sheep) at the show.

5. Only bona fide 4-H members can prepare calves and lambs on show day. Competitors in violation will be disqualified.

6. Judging will take place on Wednesday September 19, 2018 commencing at 8:30 a.m. Please see schedule of classes printed in this booklet.

7. Admission to the Grounds: Participants in the East Central 4-H Championship Show may use their valid
4-H Membership Card as admission to the grounds (good ONLY on Wednesday before 9:00 am). Participants should make sure that they have this card with them on show day. When participants check in at the show registration desk they will receive a wristband that must be worn throughout the day as proof of valid entrance and will allow them to re-enter the grounds at any time during the day.
Those without a pass will pay regular admission price at the gate.

8. Truck Parking: Immediately following unloading, all trucks MUST be moved to the stipulated parking area. Police will be instructed to ticket trucks and trailers not parked where directed. Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated.

9. Selected 4-H members must show their 2018 4-H Official Project in the Conformation and/or Showmanship classes. NOTE: no substitutions after entry deadline, showmanship or confirmation

10. Committee recommends that show halters not be used by sheep members for their 4-H project.

11. IMPORTANT** Arrival of Exhibits: Competitors, animals and supplies must arrive between 6 AM and 10 AM on show day ~ 4-H’ers and animals are NOT to arrive before 6 AM.
~ Any member who is in the barns before 6 AM will be disqualified from the show for that year.
~ Any County that is not in their assigned stalls will be disqualified from the show for that year.

12. Bedding: No straw will be provided.

13. Removal of Exhibits: Sheep may not be removed from the building until 2 PM. Beef and Dairy calves may not be removed from the building until the conclusion of the final calf class. All calves and lambs must be removed promptly in order that the barn can be properly cleared for the next show.

14. Herdsmanship Competition: Each 4-H Association is encouraged to set up their assigned areas in the barn as a distinct “County” exhibit. Only 4-H Association Banners and Exhibition cards may be used in the exhibit. The main purpose of the competition is to display the calves and lambs in a functional working area with easy access both for participants and visitors, stressing uniformity, neatness and simplicity.

Judging of the competition will take place between 8:30 AM and 2 PM on Wednesday September 19, 2018. Winners of the Herdsmanship Competition will receive recognition. The following criteria will be used to judge the competition:

• General Appearance
• Neatness & Safety
• Uniformity
• County Identification
• 4-H Logo
• Presentation of Animals
• Teamwork
• Promptness
• Knowledge
• Interest

Sponsors for the Herdsmanship Competition are:
Altona Lea Farms - Frank Barkey Family, Blackstock ~ Dairy division
Grandove Farms - Kevin & Terri Corp, Omemee ~ Beef division
Burndale - Muriel Burnett, Cameron ~ Sheep division

15. Blocking chutes will NOT be allowed in the building at any time.

16. Tail rings will not be allowed.

17. Registration will be as follows:

Sheep 7:30 - 800 a.m.
Beef9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Dairy9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

***HARNESS NUMBERS will be supplied at registration. The exhibitor must wear a number on their back in a harness or have it properly pinned.

18. In all classes, the group system of placing will be followed.

19. Champion & Reserve Champion rosettes will be presented in appropriate classes. Trophies and special prizes will be presented at the conclusion of each sponsored class.

20. In the 4-H Calf Conformation Classes (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32) up to three calves may be entered in each section from any one calf club. Exceptions at the discretion of 4-H club leaders. In the 4-H Lamb Conformation Classes, the following ratios apply for each class:
~ 6-10 members/club - 4 participants
~ 11-20 members/club - 6 participants
~ 21+ members/club - 9 participants
A 4-H member may show a market lamb and a ewe lamb provided both animals have been shown at the local achievement program.

21. Any conformation class may be split into heats at the discretion of the show committee.

22. In the group of 3 classes, each 4-H Association will be permitted to enter 2 groups of 3 in each section. Each group of 3 shall consist of 3 calves to be selected by the 4-H leaders and members of the 4-H Association. These calves must have been previously shown in the appropriate conformation class.
Only 4-H’ers will be permitted in the ring. Only ONE 4-H member per group of 3 will be allowed in the show ring to assist the group in lining up.

23. In the 4-H Showmanship Competition, each 4-H Association will be permitted to enter 4 show persons in each section. Selection of entries from each 4-H Association will be made by the 4-H leaders in that 4-H Association. Show persons must bring their own 4-H project or animal to compete in the Showmanship classes.

BEEF & DAIRY SHOWMANSHIP - 4-H member ages
Novice Showmanship ~ 9 -11 before January 1st of current year
Junior Showmanship ~ 12-14 before January 1st of current year
Intermediate Showmanship ~ 15-17 before January 1st of current year
Senior Showmanship ~ 18-21 before January 1st of current year

LAMB SHOWMANSHIP - 4-H member ages
Junior Showmanship ~ 9-14 before January 1st of current year
Senior Showmanship ~ 15-21 before January 1st of current year

24. Calf Ages - BEEF
Junior Calf - born January 1st, 2018 to March 31st, 2018
Junior Yearling - born April 1st, 2017 to December 31st, 2017
Senior Yearling - born January 1st, 2017 to March 31st, 2017
Market Animal - to be judged as a finished market animal class

Calf Ages - DAIRY
Junior Calf - born March 1st, 2018 to May 31st, 2018
Intermediate Calf - born December 1st, 2017 to February 28th, 2018
Senior Calf - born September 1st, 2017 to November 30th, 2017
Summer Yearling - born June 1st, 2017 to August 31st, 2017
Junior Yearling - born March 1st, 2017 to May 31st, 2017

Fall Lamb - born on December 31st, 2017 or earlier
Winter Lamb - born on January 1st, 2018 or later
Market Lamb

25. General rules of the Lindsay Exhibition, which are applicable, will apply.

26. Under no circumstances will an animal exhibiting signs of a transmittable disease (ringworm, pinkeye, sore mouth, orf/warts etc.) be permitted on the grounds. 4-H members should contact their leader immediately if such a condition should occur.

27. All participants are to follow 4-H Ontario rules and guidelines for transmittable diseases as per 4-H Ontario Livestock Project Animal Health & Safety Best Practices - document 5.7.2.
This document can be found on the website:

28. All shows will run on schedule. If a 4-H member is registered in more than one show during the day, he/she will have to make a decision as to which class to participate in if they should overlap.

Lamb Conformation


4. Ewe Lamb Conformation - Fall Lamb

- born on or before December 31st, 2017

5. Ewe Lamb Conformation - Winter Lamb

- born on or after January 1st, 2018

7. Market Lamb Class

Beef Conformation


13. Junior Beef Heifer - British Breeds

Born between January 1st, 2018 and May 31st, 2018

14. Junior Beef Heifer - Continental or Crossbred

Born between January 1st, 2018 and March 31st, 2018

15. Junior Yearling Heifer - British Breeds

Born between April 1st, 2017 and December 31st, 2017

16. Junior Yearling Heifer - Continental or Crossbred

Born between April 1st, 2017 and December 31st, 2017

17. Senior Yearling Heifer - British Breeds

Born between January 1st, 2017 and March 31st, 2017

18. Senior Yearling Heifer - Continental or Crossbred

Born between January 1st, 2017 and March 31st, 2017

20. Market Beef Animal - to be judged as a finished market animal

21. Group of 3 Beef Animals - ALL BREEDS - 2 groups per association

Dairy Conformation


27. Dairy Calf - Coloured Breeds

Born between September 1st, 2017 and May 31st, 2018

28. Dairy Yearling - Coloured Breeds

Born between March 1st, 2017 and August 31st, 2017

29. Junior Calf - Holstein

Born between March 1st, 2018 and May 31st, 2018

30. Intermediate Calf - Holstein

Born between December 1st, 2017 and February 28th, 2018

31. Senior Calf - Holstein

Born between September 1st, 2017 and November 30th, 2017

32. Summer Yearling - Holstein

Born between June 1st, 2017 and August 31st, 2017

33. Junior Yearling - Holstein

Born between March 1st, 2017 and May 31st, 2017

35. Group of 3 Dairy Calves - 2 groups per Association

99. Showmanship


1. Junior Lamb Showmanship

9-14 before January 1, 2018

2. Senior Lamb Showmanship

15-21 before January 1, 2018

8. Novice Beef Showmanship

9-11 before January 1, 2018

9. Junior Beef Showmanship

12-14 before January 1, 2018

10. Intermediate Beef Showmanship

15-17 before January 1, 2018

11. Senior Beef Showmanship

18-21 before January 1, 2018

22. Novice Dairy Showmanship

9-11 before January 1, 2018

23. Junior Dairy Showmanship

12-14 before January 1, 2018

24. Intermediate Dairy Showmanship

15-17 before January 1, 2018

25. Senior Dairy Showmanship

18-21 before January 1, 2018

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