2018 Dairy Judging  

Youth who participate in the Green County 4-H Dairy Judging workouts have the opportunity to go on and compete in a regional 4-H Dairy Judging Contest at Area Animal Science Day, on Friday, June 29 at the Lafayette County Fairgrounds. Practices take place PROMPTLY at 7:45 PM on Wednesday nights! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Mike Marean, one of our Dairy Judging coaches, at 862-2699 or marean@tds.net.

Green County Dairy Day Cattle Show ~ June 16, 2018

Hosted by Monticello – The cattle show to be held at the Green County Fairgrounds, Monroe, WI. If you wish to exhibit any dairy animals at this show, please register by June 1, 2018.

We are encouraging participants to register online through the following link: Dairy Day Online Registration .  If you are not able to register online, please return the below form to the UW-Extension office by June 1, 2018. Please note that if submitting the below form, it needs to be received by the UW-Extension office by June 1 at 4:30pm, not just postmarked by June 1.


Wisconsin State Fair Junior Dairy Committee

This is a 4-H committee that takes the lead planning the Green County Junior Dairy delegation, which involves youth from 4-H, FFA, and Junior Holstein Breeders. This committee is a sub-committee of the 4-H Dairy Committee, which is responsible to the Green County 4-H Adult Leaders.  The financial funds of this committee are held within the 4-H Adult Leaders’ account and must be using in accordance with the policies and educational purposes of the 4-H program.

Next Committee Meeting – TBA


***New PDCA Showmanship Scorecard


Green County Fair Updates
  • Exhibitors participating in Showmanship MUST PRE-REGISTER on their fair entry forms to participate in showmanship classes.
  • NO Registered Cattle may be shown as Grade.
  • NO firm or farm name identification shall be carried, worn or displayed on an exhibitor or animal while in the make-up area or the show ring. Failure to comply with this regulation will permit the superintendent(s) to bar the exhibitor from showing until the regulation is complied with.
  • ONE alternate entry animal is allowed to be signed up in the “alternate class” if needed to be shown. This animal will only be shown if it replaces another animal already signed up.
  • All Dairy Cattle will be required to be brought to the fairgrounds and can only be unloaded between 9 AM-3 PM on TUESDAY, July 17, 2018.
  • Pop-up Tents will not be allowed around the dairy and livestock barns during fair week.
  • No Dairy exhibitors will be allowed inside the livestock barns from 11 PM-4 AM without a Milking Pass. Overnight passes will not be allowed.
  • Spring Heifer Calves are no longer required to be at least 4 months of age to exhibit at the county fair.
  • The Junior Fair Dairy Showmanship and Club Herd Judging will be held on Wednesday, of the Fair, starting at Noon. The Junior Dairy show will remain on Thursday of Fair.

Managerial Reminders

  • Exhibitors will be allowed to enter and show TWO managerial animals.
  • All non-managerial dairy cattle exhibited in the Spring Calf lot through the Fall Yearling lot must have been transferred and registered under the exhibitor’s name BY MAY 1st of the exhibit year.

Veterinary Check-In Reminder

  • All dairy animals are required to go through the Veterinary Check-in area IMMEDIATELY after unloading and  PRIOR to tying animals in any of the barns.  Exhibitors need to have their registration papers available when unloading, and also need to have other family; 4-H and/or FFA members present to assist in taking their cattle to the barns after checking them in.  Animals will be given a tail band designating they have been checked in.  These bands must be left on the animals until they are removed by the superintendents after the check-in is completed.

James W. Crowley Award Application

Each year Green County selects ONE dairy youth to represent the county at the Wisconsin State Fair to be recognized for their Dairy Accomplishments.  We encourage you all to consider applying!  Applications are due to me at the Green County UWEX office by March 1st.  The winner will be notified by mail and receive an engraved medallion as the county winner.   If selected to move on to state, youth have the opportunity to receive additional recognition in the form of a plaque and scholarship money toward your education.   If you have any questions, please contact the Green County UW-Extension Office.  Good Luck!

Green County Dairy Youth Recognition Auction
The Dairy Youth Recognition Auction was established as a means of recognizing acccomplishments of outstanding Green County Dairy Youth.  The youth participate in an auction, where a symbol of the sale participant’s achievements is offered for sale.  Each auction participant receives 50% of his/her bid price in the form of a savings bond, while the remaining 50% goes into the Dairy Youth Recognition Auction Fund to cover auction related expenses and educational scholarships for Green County Dairy Project 4-H and FFA youth.