Cattle

  • Exhibitor’s Tickets must be presented to enter. Two Free Exhibitor’s Tickets per herd if entries in by Aug. 10th.
  • Herds consist of six or more animals. If entries are made after Aug. 10th, one exhibitor’s ticket costing $20.00 must be purchased and no free tickets will be issued.
  • Entries may be mailed to Barbara Peaslee Smith, Pleasant Valley Road, Lancaster, NH 03584.
  • Camper lots must be paid for prior to entrance to the fair.

General rules and regulations governing all entries on livestock – The Lancaster Fair requires that all animals be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days prior to fair. A valid certificate must be available for review.

  1. All registration papers will be checked for identity and ages before
  2. Each exhibitor must bring to the ring, for identification purposes, registration papers on all animals to be shown.
  3. No animal may be shown out of its age class.
  4. All animals must be owned and transferred to exhibitor not less than 30 days prior to show date.
  5. Animals registered in the name of one or more members of the same family may be entered in either the name of the individual owner or the farm name. If entered by the individual owners, those individuals will be considered as “exhibitors” in both single and group classes. If entered in the farm name the farm will be considered as the exhibitor in both single and group classes. All registration papers will be checked for identity and ages before showing.
  6. If an individual chooses to show as an individual exhibitor none of his animals may be entered under the farm name. For entries made under the farm name,one entry blank will be used with the owner(s) of each animal being indicated.
  7. Premiums will be limited to two entries per exhibitor in single classes and one entry per exhibitor inall group classes except Get of Sireand Produce of Dam. Exceptions to be approved by director in charge.
  8. Rule 6, 7, and 8 will be applied on a “per breed” basis.
  9. Exhibitors may not combine entries for Get of Sire or Produce of Dam classes.
  10. Any animal shown in a group class must first be entered and shown in its respective single class.
  11. All entries must meet health requirements as prescribed by the State Department of Agriculture. The Lancaster Fair requires all animals to be in good health, have received necessary tests, must not be known or show to be infected with any infectious or contagious
  12. Dual purpose breeds may only be shown in one show.
  13. Combined Herdsman Award Beef & Dairy Cattle. Herdsman Award Banner Sponsored by Poulin Grain, Inc.
    1st – $50.00; 2nd – $45.00; 3rd – $40.00; 4th – $35.00; 5th – $30.00; 6th – $25.00; 7th – $20.00.
    Note: The State law governing the distribution of state aid to Agricultural Fairs provides that the distribution must be made on competitive agricultural premiums

Division 1 – PURE BRED

Section 1. Holstein Class

  1. Spring Heifer Calf – March 1, 2016 to April 30, 2016.
  2. Winter Heifer Calf – December 1, 2015 to February 28, 2016.
  3. Fall Heifer Calf – September 1, 2015 to November 30, 2015.
  4. Summer Yearling Heifer – June 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015.
  5. Spring Yearling Heifer – March 1, 2015 to May 31, 2015.
  6. Winter Yearling Heifer – December 1, 2014 to February 28, 2015
  7. Fall Yearling Heifer – September 1, 2014 to November 30, 2014 (not in milk). Yearling calved to be shown in Class 9.

Classes 1-7
1st – $35.00; 2nd – $30.00; 3rd – $25.00; 4th – $20.00; 5th – $15.00; 6th – $10.00

  1. Junior Champion Female – Winners of Classes 1-7, Ribbon
  2. Junior two-year-old Cow – March 1, 2014 to August 31, 2014
  3. Senior two-year-old Cow – September 1, 2013 to February 28, 2013
  4. Three-year-old Cow – September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013
  5. Four-year-old Cow and older – September 1, 2011
  6. Dry Cow – Any cow that has calved but not in milk. Cows shown in this Class may not be shown in any other Single Cow Class.
  7. Best Uddered Cow—Exhibitor is limited to one entry only.
  8. Best Uddered Cow Grand Champion All Breeds. Trophy. One Prize—$50.00

Classes 9-13
1st – $45.00; 2nd – $40.00; 3rd – $35.00; 4th – $30.00; 5th – $25.00; 6th – $20.00

  1. Senior Champion Female – Winners of Classes 9-13 – Ribbon
  2. Grand Champion Female – Winners of Classes 8 and 16
  3. Grand Champion All Breeds – Ribbon Only.
  4. Produce of Dam – Two females, any age, the produce of one cow. Dam & Daughter any age to have already been shown in age
  5. Get of Sire – Three females, any age, the get of one sire. Each exhibitor limited to one entry sired by the same bull. Animals must be from one farm.
  6. Best Three Females – Three females, any age, bred and owned by exhibitor. Each exhibitor limited to one entry.

Classes 9-21
1st – $45.00; 2nd – $40.00; 3rd – $35.00; 4th – $30.00; 5th – $25.00; 6th – $20.00

  1. Adult Open Dairy Fitting & Showmanship Class—Adults 18 yrs. and older as of Dec. 31, 2015. All Dairy Breeds competing. Animals must have been shown in a previous class. Must be owned, fitted and shown by owner. No bulls allowed. Exhibitors are required to be clean and neatly dressed.

1st—$40.00; 2nd—$30.00; 3rd— $20.00
The following breeds of Cattle will be judged under the same Age Classifications and receive the same

Premiums as Section 1.
Section 2. Jerseys
Section 3. Guernseys
Section 4. Brown Swiss
Section 5. Ayrshires
Section 6. Milking Shorthorns
Section 7. Any Other Recognized Breeds

Division II – PURE BRED

Section 1. Hereford Class

  1. Junior Bull Calf – Calved on or after January 1, 2016 and at least four months old at show day.
  2. Junior Heifer Calf – Calved on or after January 1, 2016 and at least four months old at show day.
  3. Senior Bull Calf – September 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015
  4. Senior Heifer Calf – September 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015
  5. Summer Yearling Heifer – May 1, 2015 to August 31, 2015
  6. Junior Yearling Heifer – January 1, 2015 to April 30, 2015
  7. Senior Yearling Heifer -Sept.1, 2014 to December 30, 2014

Classes 1-7
1st – $35.00; 2nd – $30.00; 3rd – $25.00; 4th – $20.00; 5th – $15.00

  1. Junior Champion Female – Winners in classes 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
  2. Two-year-old Heifer – September 1, 2013 to August 31, 2014
  3. Cow – three years old September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013
  4. Cow – four years old September 1, 2011-August 31, 2014
  5. Cow—five years old and older—September 1, 2011

Classes 9-12
1st – $45.00; 2nd – $40.00; 3rd – $35.00; 4th – $25.00; 5th – $20.00

  1. Senior Champion Female – Winners in Classes 9, 10 and 11
  2. Grand Champion Female – Winners in Classes 8 and 13
  3. Grand Champion – All Breeds Ribbon only.
  4. Best Three Females – Bred and owned by exhibitor. Each exhibitor limited to one entry.
  5. Pair of Calves – One bull and one heifer owned by exhibitor.
  6. Produce – To consist of two animals, any age or sex, produce of one Cow.
  7. Pair of Females.
  8. Cow and Calf – calf to have calved after January 1, 2016.
  9. Junior Yearling Steer – all breeds between 12 and 24 months of age and are “Ready for Market”.

Classes 16-21
1st – $45.00; 2nd – $40.00; 3rd – $35.00; 4th – $30.00; 5th – $25.00

  1. Adult Open Beef Fitting & Showmanship Class—Adults 18 yrs. and older as of Dec. 31, 2015. All Beef Breeds competing. Animals must have been shown in a previous class. Must be owned, fitted and shown by owner. No bulls allowed. Exhibitors are required to be clean and neatly dressed.

1st—$40.00; 2nd—$30.00; 3rd— $20.00
The following breeds of beef cattle will be judged under the same Age Classifications and receive the same

Premiums as Section 1.
Section 2. Aberdeen-Angus
Section 3. Beef Shorthorn
Section 4. Beefalo
Section 5. Any Other Recognized Breed

Department B Cattle Contact
Matthew Smith, Director
304 Pleasant Valley Road
Lancaster, NH 03584
Tel: 603/788-3573