Holstein breeders enter animals as calves and show the same animals as two-year-old cows after they've had their first calf. During the show, exhibitors parade their cows wearing formal attire. Every year, the show arena is filled to standing-room-only with spectators.
Youth showcase their knowledge of swine education and compete for a variety of showmanship awards.
Youth entering grades 3-4 this school year show calves in the Junior Showmanship Contest. Judging will be based on proper showmanship techniques as demonstrated by the participant and how well the calf is trained. Organized by the Dodge County Dairy Youth Advisory Committee, the event was created to help promote interest in the Dairy Project.
Poultry - Chickens (Large Fowl) - Amer Breed-cockerel chicken 1st - Owen Hemling, Leipsic 1st - Adalynn M Reed, County Line 2nd - Cole Hemling, Leipsic 2nd - Oliver Small, Watertown FFA 3rd - Joshua A Roberts, Lakeside Poultry - Chickens (Large Fowl) - Amer Breed-pullet [...]
Beef - All Market Beef Steers - Beef Bred Market Steers 1st 1st - Alex J Lewke, Cornerstone of Elba 1st - Brody W Lewke, Cornerstone of Elba 1st - Caleb J Wiechmann, Tri-County Twisters 1st - Faith M Wiechmann, Tri-County Twisters 1st - Caden L [...]
The Little Shepherds Showmanship Contest challenges youth to demonstrate their sheep showmanship abilities while practicing for future participation in the sheep project or just having some fun.
The crowd will roar with laughter during the Little Britches Showmanship Contest on Sunday afternoon of the Dodge County Fair. The wild and fun-filled event is held in the Farm Progress Arena just North of the Open Class Exhibit building.
Take time to attend the Little Bunny Huddle Showmanship Contest in the Small Animal Building during the Dodge County Fair. Contestants demonstrate their showmanship abilities with face-to-face judging followed by distribution of participation ribbons.
An event for youth in 7th to 12th grade with intellectual disabilities like autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or other sensory-processing disorder. A pig show for youth with disabilities, at the Dodge County Fair swine and sheep barn arena on Sunday of the Fair at 10:30 AM.
The Poultry Project is pleased to sponsor the Little Flock Showmanship Contest on Sunday in the Small Animal Building. To promote the interest and education of poultry, contestants will demonstrate their knowledge of proper showmanship information and handling techniques.