General Entry Rules & Regulations: Livestock

All livestock entry sheets must be received or postmarked by August 15, 2019. Please make sure for each animal listed that an eartag number and birth date are also listed. Be sure to indicate the number of pens/stalls requested for your animals. Make special pen/stall requests as clear as possible! (Example: Special request for a stall for a cow and calf.)

Livestock exhibitors must attach a copy of the Health Certificate for Show form when submitting entry.

Health and registration papers must be made available for inspection by authorized Fair personnel at the time of entry into the Fair and at any other time deemed necessary by the Fair.

For 2019 the Prince George's County Fair will be having one-day livestock shows. Animals will not be expected to spend the night at the Fair.

Dairy cattle for both Open Class and 4-H will be accepted on Sunday, September 8, 2018. The dairy cattle show will begin at 300pm. (It is requested that the animals arrive one hour prior to the show, if possible.)

All exhibitors must check in at the Registration Table in their area. Health and Registration papers must be presented to authorized Fair personnel and the State Veterinarian at time of check-in for inspection. No animals may be moved into stalls/pens until the check-in process is complete. All market animals will be weighed at check-in.

All animals must remain in assigned pens except during show preparation and when in competition.

The Fair will NOT furnish bedding for livestock. Sand will be in hog pens and shavings in poultry pens.

No exhibitor or parent may take more than two premiums in any class.

Entries in the division are open to anyone in the 5 Southern Maryland counties.

Breed classes will be determined by number of entries per class.

Market animals (cattle, sheep, swine) may not be shown as breeding stock. A maximum of 3 market goats, 3 market sheep and 3 market swine may be entered by an exhibitor.

Grand Champion and Best in Show will be awarded only if there is competition.

Registration Papers will be checked in Sheep and Dairy Departments.

Registration Papers will be checked on Breeding Animals.

Note: All sections in this division are open to persons limited by physical handicap or mental capacity.



Rules & Regulations for Dairy Cattle

Cattle (In addition to the general requirements) :   All cattle must be individually identified by eartag, tattoo, or registration.



Shipping Fever

Shipping fever prophylaxis is recommended, but not required, for one-day shows. For shows exceeding one day, all cattle must be given at least one dose of vaccine or bacterin not less than fifteen (15) days prior to show. It is strongly recommended that shipping fever prophylaxis include P13 and 1BR. Since vaccines and bacterins vary in amount and duration of immunity produced, the recommendation of your veterinarian should be followed relative to a second dose (booster).

Leptospiros is immunization is recommended. Consult your veterinarian. 


Section 770: Open Class Dairy Cattle, All Breeds

Class Open Class Dairy Cattle 1st 2nd 3th 4th 5th 6th
    $35 $30 $25 $20 $15 $10
77001 Heifer, Spring Calf Born March 1, 2015 through April 30, 2016
77002 Heifer, Winter Calf Born December 1, 2015 through February 28, 2016
77003 Heifer, Fall Calf Born September 1 through November 30, 2015
77004 Heifer, Summer Yearling Born June 1 through August 31, 2015
77005 Heifer, Spring Yearling Born March 1 through May 31, 2015
77006 Heifer, Winter Yearling Born December 1, 2015 through February 28, 2015
77007 Heifer, Fall Yearling (not in milk) Born September 1 through November 30, 2015
77008 Cow, 2 year old Born September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2015
77009 Cow, 3 year old Born September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2013
77010 Cow, 4 year old Born September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2012
77011 Aged Cow, over 4 years old Born before September 1, 2011
77012 Dry Cow, must have calved at least once
77013 Dam & Daughter
77020 Best of Show

Class Open Class Dairy Cattle Awarded
77040 Grand Champion Female Rosette
77041 Reserve Grand Champion Female Rosette