Cattle Entry Details

THE CATTLE ENTRIES FOR 2017 WILL OPEN SHORTLY – Check back as we add some new classes! 

DAIRY CATTLE

Entry Fee: Non Members £9.00. Members £7.00 each entry    

ENTRIES CLOSE: MONDAY 7TH AUGUST 2017

Including the Supreme Dairy Championship

Champion £150; Reserve Champion £50

In each class, the stock-man of the FIRST PRIZE WINNER will  receive a special award of £5.

Young Handler Awards – In each class, the Show Society will give a prize card for the best exhibit handled by a young person under 21 years of age.

Where there is only one entry in any class, it may be transferred to the Open Dairy Breed or Cross Breed classes at the discretion of the Chief Cattle Steward.

Exhibitors wishing cattle to be considered for the Cattle Champion of Champions Award can only be awarded qualifying points in one ‘section’ of cattle (ie Open Dairy OR Native/Rare Breed, not through both)

 Note: Milking facilities: Vacuum Points will be available in the Cattle Lines, kindly provided by Mr G Newman, Fordingbridge.

 THE JOHN LUNN MEMORIAL SALVER (56), for the best group of any breed in the cattle classes. The cattle from each exhibitor will be judged in the marquee and the salver awarded at the Grand Parade.

HOLSTEIN

Open to full pedigree and ‘B’ Supplementary Registered Holsteins’

Judging commences   9.30 a.m.

All cattle must be penned by 8.00 a.m.

 

Judge:   Mr P Laity (Cornwall)                                                             1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £15

Class 110       MAIDEN HEIFER, under 9 months old on show day

Class 111       MAIDEN HEIFER, 9 months and over, but under 15 months on show day

Class 112       HEIFER, 15 months and over on show day, not yet calved

Class 113      HEIFER, in milk, first lactation, or dry after first lactation.

Class 114       COW in milk, having had at least two calves, or dry after two or more lactations.

Class 115       PAIR OF FEMALES – winners eligible for the Dairy Pairs Championship

The above classes were generously sponsored in 2016 by: Hampshire Cattle Breeders Society, Mrs M Greggains, Williams Shipping, Mr C Henson, Ms S Hill & Mr D Forde. 

HOLSTEIN FEMALE CHAMPIONSHIP Champion: £150    Reserve Champion: £50  from the 1st and 2nd prize winners of Classes 110-114. THE QUEENWOOD PERPETUAL CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE TROPHY (65) to the winner

This Championship generously sponsored by Romsey Extra Parish Council. 

The Champion and Reserve Champion will automatically go forward to the Supreme Dairy Championship.

PHILIPSON SILVER CHALLENGE CUP (23) presented by O. J. Philipson, Esq., for the best exhibit in Classes 111, 112 and 113

HOLSTEIN UK offers a Championship Award rosette to the exhibitor of the Female Champion, the Reserve, Junior Champion, Best Exhibitor Bred and Best Udder in Show.

OPEN DAIRY OR CROSS BREED

Open to Non-pedigree Holsteins, and other Pedigree and Non-pedigree animals including Jerseys (for which there are no specific classes)

Judging commences 9.30 a.m.

All cattle must be penned by 8.00 a.m.

Judge:   Graham Madeley (Shropshire)                                                                              1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £15                                                                                   

Class 116       MAIDEN HEIFER, under 9 months old on show day

Class 117       MAIDEN HEIFER, 9 months and over, but under 15 months on show day

Class 118       HEIFER, 15 months and over on show day, not yet calved

THE GORDON THOMPSON PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY (19), owned and presented by the Southern Jersey Cattle Club, for the best Jersey in Class 118.

Class 119      HEIFER, in milk, first lactation, or dry after first lactation

THE SOUTHERN JERSEY CATTLE CLUB PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY (93), presented to the best Jersey in Class 119.

Class 120       COW in milk, having had at least 2 calves on show day, or dry after two or more lactations.

THE HERVEY-BATHURST SILVER PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (13), presented by Lady Hervey-Bathhurst, for the best Jersey in Class 120.

Class 121       PAIR OF FEMALES – winners eligible for the Dairy Pairs Championship

The above classes were generously sponsored in 2016 by Lyburn Farm, NFU Mutual Insurance Society & Miss K Peake. 

OPEN DIARY OR CROSS BREED CHAMPIONSHIP Champion: £150    Reserve Champion: £50   from the 1st and 2nd prize winners of Classes 116 – 120.

The above championship was generously sponsored in 2016 by Oldmeadow Consulting

The Champion and Reserve Champion will automatically go forward to the Supreme Dairy Championship.

THE HARRISON PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY (101), presented by Mr and Mrs A. R. Harrison in memory of the late S.G. Harrison, Esq., for the best Ayrshire exhibit.

THE OLLIVANT SILVER PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (18), presented by Mrs. J Houston, to the best Jersey Exhibit

Judging of the Supreme Dairy Championship follows

The Dairy Pairs Championship

1st £30,   2nd   £20,   3rd £15

Judge: Graham Madeley (Shropshire)

The winner of the Dairy Pairs Championship will receive the K J Robson Memorial Perpetual Challenge Cup (21). Open to the first prize winners in classes 115 and 121.

The above Pairs Championship was generously sponsored in 2016 by David Bright Ltd

SUPREME DAIRY CHAMPIONSHIP

Champion: £150; Reserve Champion £50

Judge: Graham Madeley (Shropshire)

The Supreme Championship Premiums was generously sponsored in 2016 by Michael Rhodes Estate Agents

THE BCM JAMES HARRIS PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (13) kindly presented by James Harris and Son and BCM Bays Curry McCowen for the Supreme Dairy Champion of the Show, to be judged from the champions and reserve champions of the Dairy Sections.

The Hampshire Cattle Breeders Society Ltd has generously donated an additional premium of £50 and a Sash of Honour to the Supreme Champion.

 

BEEF CATTLE

 

Entry Fee: Non Members £9.00. Members £7.00 each entry

ENTRIES CLOSE: MONDAY 7TH AUGUST 2017

Including the Supreme Beef Championship

Champion £150; Reserve Champion £50

In each class, the Stock-man of the FIRST PRIZE WINNER will receive a special award of £5.

Young Handler Awards. In each class, the Show Society will give a prize card for the best exhibit handled by a young person under 21 years of age.

Where there is only one entry in any class it may be transferred to another appropriate class at the discretion of the Chief Cattle Steward.

Exhibitors wishing cattle to be considered for the Cattle Champion of Champions Award can only be awarded qualifying points in one ‘section’ of cattle (ie Breed-type OR Open Beef OR Native/Rare Breed, not through more than one)

HEREFORDS

Judging commences at 9.30 a.m., alternating with Rare Breed & British & Native Breeds classes

All cattle must be penned by 8.00 a.m.

Judge: Tom Davis (Herefordshire)                                                                            1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £15                                               

Class 122       HEIFER, born on or after 1st January 2016

Class 123         HEIFER, born on or before 31st December 2015, and having not yet calved

Class 124       COW, Any age, having had a minimum of 1 calf

THE JOHN ROBINSON PERPETUAL CHALLENGE TROPHY (61) kindly presented by John Robinson Esq., to the winner of this class

Class 125       BULL, Any age     

Class 126       PAIRS, both the property of the exhibitor                  

THE THORNTON PERPETUAL CUP (136) for the best pair of Hereford cattle bred by the exhibitor in this class.

The above classes were generously sponsored in 2016 by The Annuity Advice Company, Hampshire Field Fencing, Hampshire Mobility Services, HPW Architecture and Butler & Co Accountants. 

HEREFORD CHAMPIONSHIP Champion: £150; Reserve Champion: £50

THE OWEN PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (24) kindly presented by Mrs. Michael Grieve and the late Mrs. John Hoddinot for the best exhibit in the Hereford classes.

This Championship was generously sponsored in 2016 by P D M Farming Ltd

THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND HEREFORD BREEDERS’ ASSOCIATION offers: Championship rosette and sash for the Champion Hereford. Special award certificates for the herdsman exhibiting the best Male and best Female Herefords. Championship rosettes will be awarded to the Male and Female Champions.

ABERDEEN ANGUS

Judging commences at 9.30 a.m., alternating with Open Beef classes

All cattle must be penned by 8.00 a.m.

Judge:   TBC                                                                                1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £15

Class 127       HEIFER, born on or after 1st January 2016

Class 128     HEIFER, born on or before 31st December 2015 and having not yet calved

Class 129     COW, Any age, having had a minimum of 1 calf

Class 130     BULL, Any age

Class 131     PAIRS, both the property of the exhibitor                  

The above classes were generously sponsored in 2016 y Dr & Mrs A D S Johnson, La Parisienne and Servicecare Ltd

ABERDEEN ANGUS CHAMPIONSHIP Champion: £150; Reserve Champion: £50

THE TALBOT CHALLENGE CUP (41) to the Champion.

This Championship was generously sponsored in 2016 by Sir Antony and Lady Salz

THE ABERDEEN ANGUS SOCIETY offers a Tartan Sash for the Champion in the Aberdeen Angus classes and a Rosette for the best animal bred by an exhibitor. In the event of 15 or more entries forward, the Aberdeen Angus Society will award a Special Commemorative Medal to the Champion.          

     

DEXTERS

All cattle must be fully registered with the Dexter Society.

Grading-up or Appendix registered cattle are not eligible.

Judging commences at 9.30 a.m

All cattle must be penned by 8.00 a.m.

Judge:   TBC                                                                       1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £15

Class 132      COW in milk, having had a least two calves

Class 133      HEIFER, in milk, first lactation.                                                                                                                   

Class 134       MAIDEN HEIFER, under 18 months old on show day

Class 135      HEIFER, 18 months and over on show day, not yet calved.

Class 136    DRY COW in calf, to have had at least one calf       

Class 137      PAIR OF FEMALES, to be owned by the same exhibitor

Class 138     JUNIOR BULL, born on or after 1st January 2016

Class 139       SENIOR BULL, born before 31st December 2015

The above classes were generously sponsored in 2016 by Pittleworth Manor Farm, Tithebarn Ltd, Stroud School, Fiander Tovell LLP, Sparsholt College, BCM Bays Currey McCowen, Romsey Restorations and Martin & Company. 

DEXTER CHAMPIONSHIP Champion: £150    Reserve Champion: £50 from the 1st and 2nd prize winners of Classes 132-136 + 138 & 139. THE HAMPTON INERNATIONAL CUP (122) kindly presented by Hamptons International. THE DEXTER CATTLE SOCIETY will award a spoon and rosette for the Overall Dexter Champion.

The above championship was generously sponsored in 2016 by M & P Nokes         

            

CHAROLAIS

All cattle must be registered in the British Charolais Cattle Society Herd Books

Judging commences at 9.30 a.m., alternating with Simmental classes

All cattle must be penned by 8.00 a.m.

Judge: Bridget Borlase (Herts)                                                       1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £15                                                                                 

Class 140       HEIFER, born on or after 1st January 2016

Class 141       HEIFER, born on or before 31st December 2015 and having not yet calved

Class 142       COW, Any age, having had a minimum of 1 calf

Class 143      BULL, Any age

Class 144      PAIRS, both to be the property of the exhibitor

The above classes were generously sponsored in 2016 by Martin & Company, Romsey Dental Care and Servicecare Ltd. 

CHAROLAIS CHAMPIONSHIP Champion: £150; Reserve Champion: £50

THE BROOKLYN PERPETUAL CHALLENGE CUP (87) kindly presented by Brooklyn Engineering (Southern), Southampton, for the best Charolais exhibit. THE LAND-ROVER CENTRE (SOUTHERN) TROPHY (88) kindly presented by Brooklyn Engineering (Southern), Southampton, for the best Charolais exhibit of opposite sex to the winner of the Brooklyn Cup. THE TINA LUFFMAN MEMORIAL CUP (119) for the best Charolais bull

This championship was sponsored in 2016 by Aviation Spares & Repairs. 

THE CHAROLAIS SOCIETY will award a rosette to the Champion Charolais.

                       

BRITISH SIMMENTAL

All cattle must be registered in the British Simmental Cattle Society Herd Books.

Judging commences at 9.30 a.m. alternating with the Charolais Classes.

All cattle must be penned by 8.00a.m

 

Judge: Bridget Borlase (Herts)                                                            1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £15

                                                                                                           

Class 145       HEIFER, born on or after 1st January 2016

Class 146         HEIFER, born on or before 31st December 2015 and having not yet calved

Class 147      COW, Any age, having had a minimum of 1 calf

Class 148      BULL, Any age

Class 149     PAIRS, both to be the property of the exhibitor

The above classes were generously sponsored in 2016 by Stroud School, Mr & Mrs G A Skivington, Mr J Sharman and Mr & Mrs R Rook

BRITISH SIMMENTAL CHAMPIONSHIP Champion: £150; Reserve Champion: £50

THE KNIGHT CUP (97) kindly presented by Mrs Judy Knight for the Champion. THE BRITISH SIMMENTAL CATTLE SOCIETY offer Champion and Reserve Champion and Best Animal rosettes.

This Championship was available for sponsorship 

                  

RARE and TRADITIONAL BRITISH AND NATIVE BREEDS SECTION

Animals entered for this section are not eligible to compete in other sections of the show.

If numbers warrant, the classes will be split into Dual Purpose Breeds and Beef Breeds. Exhibitors will be notified on the Friday before the show if this is to occur.

All cattle must be pure bred and registered in their respective Herd Books (Open to the following breeds of cattle: Beef Shorthorn, Chillingham, Gloucester, Irish Moiled, Kerry, Lincoln Red, Red Poll, Shetland, Traditional Hereford, Devon, Sussex, Vaynol, White Park, Belted Galloway, British White, Longhorn, Dairy Shorthorn, Welsh Black, Highland and Whitebred Shorthorn).

Judging commences at 9.30 a.m., alternating with Hereford Classes

All cattle must be penned by 8.00 a.m.

 

Judge: Ray Bowler (Essex)                                                                               1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £15                                                       

Class 150      HEIFER, born on or after 1st January 2016

Class 151      HEIFER, born in 2015, and having not yet calved

Class 152       Cow, Any age, having had a minimum of 1 calf

Class 153      BULL, Any age

Class 154     PAIRS, both the property of the exhibitor

The above classes were generously sponsored in 2016 by Capital Plans, A H Cheater, Pro Vision, Dr & Mrs A Johnson, Kings Somborne Free Range Eggs, and Miss C Dimmock

Rare Breed Championship Champion: £150; Reserve Champion: £50

THE SHIWA CUP (22) to the winner

This Championship was generously sponsored in 2016 by Rymill Property Development

RED POLL CATTLE SOCIETY rosette for the best Red Poll. THE IRISH MOILED CHALLENGE SHIELD to the best Irish Moiled Exhibit (126)

 

OPEN BEEF BREED

Open to any beef breed, including Murray Grey cattle (other than pedigree Hereford, Dexter, Aberdeen Angus, Charolais, Simmental or Rare Breeds cattle).

Judging commences at 9.30a.m. alternating with the Aberdeen Angus Classes

All cattle must be penned by 8.00 a.m.

Judge:   TBC                                                             1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £15                                                                                            

Class 155       HEIFER, born on or after 1st January 2016

Class 156        HEIFER, born on or before 31st December 2014, and having not yet calved

Class 157       COW, any breed, any age having had a minimum of 1 calf

Class 158       BULL, any breed, any age

Class 159       PAIRS, both the property of the exhibitor

The above classes were generously sponsored in 2016 by J & J Parsons, La Parisienne and Deondesign

OPEN BEEF CHAMPIONSHIP Champion: £150; Reserve Champion: £50

THE HOWELL PERPETUAL TROPHY (118) FOR THE OPEN BEEF BREED CHAMPIONSHIP

THE PETER PEACE CUP (125) for the best native beef animal

This Championship was generously sponsored in 2016 by Dasic International Ltd

 

COMMERCIAL BEEF

Judging commences at 9am before the judging of the Aberdeen Angus & Open Beef classes

Exhibits must be penned by 8.00 a.m.

Judge:   TBC                                                                              1st £30, 2nd £20, 3rd £15                                                                                                   

Class 160     BUTCHER’S HEIFER, any breed or cross of any age

THE J. R. S. COGGAN MEMORIAL TROPHY (85), kindly presented by J P. Coggan Esq, for the best exhibit in Class 160.

Class 161      BUTCHER’S STEER, of any breed or cross of any age

THE WOODINGTON CHALLENGE BOWL (43), kindly donated by Pilwood Feeds Ltd. Animal Feed Manufacturers, East Wellow, for the best exhibit in Class 161.

The above classes were available for sponsorship

COMMERCIAL BEEF CHAMPIONSHIP Champion: £75; Reserve Champion: £50

THE JOHN EDWARDS CHALLENGE CUP (131) for the Champion

This Championship was sponsored in 2016 by Southern Counties Auctioneers

Judging of the Supreme Beef Championship follows

The Beef Pairs Championship

1st     2nd     3rd     4th

£30   £20   £15   £10

Open to the 1st prize winners from classes 126, 131, 137, 144, 149, 154 and 159

This Championship was available for sponsorship

Judge: TBC

SUPREME BEEF CHAMPIONSHIP

Champion: £150; Reserve Champion: £50

Judge: TBC

THE WOOLLEY PERPETUAL CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE CUP (12) kindly presented by the late Major Richard M. Woolley, CBE, a Championship Rosette and Sash of Honour for the Supreme Beef Champion of the Show, to be judged from the Champion and Reserve Champion of all Beef sections from classes 122– 159. Commercial Beef section (classes 160 & 161) NOT included in the Supreme Championship

THE WOOLLEY AND WALLIS CHALLENGE BOWL (11) kindly presented by Woolley and Wallis for the Reserve Champion.

The above Championship was generously sponsored in 2016 by Mole Valley Farmers Ltd

YOUNG HANDLERS CLASSES

Judging commences 8.30a.m

All cattle must be penned by 8.00 a.m.

Judge: Mr P Laity (Cornwall)                                                                1st £8,   2nd £6, 3rd £4

Entry FREE                                                                                                 

Class 170       CALF, any beef or dairy breed or cross, under 12 months old, to be led by a child under 12 years of age on show day. To be judged on the manner and ability with which the calf is shown

The TOOLEY CUP (124) to the best Young Handler in class 170

Class 171      CALF, any beef or dairy breed or cross, under 18 months old, to be led by a child 12 years or over but 15 years and under on day of show. To be judged on the manner and ability with which the calf is shown.

THE BOVINE CUP (64) to the best Young Handler in Classes 171

Class 172       CALF, any beef or dairy breed or cross, under 2 years old, to be led by a young person 16 years and over but 25 years and under on day of show. To be judged on the manner and ability with which the calf is shown

The HAROLD BARNES MEMORIAL TROPHY (108) to the best Young Handler in class 172

The above classes were generously sponsored in 2016 by Five Star Cleaning. 

THE YOUNG FARMERS CUP (28) To be awarded to the highest placed YFC member who is showing both cattle and / or sheep on the day. Please indicate on the entry form the you are a YFC member and the club that you belong to. The cup will be awarded on a points system.

Rules & Regulations

REGULATIONS – for Exhibitors

The Council will not be responsible for any error, which may appear in the catalogue, or for any entry being made in the wrong class. It is the responsibility of each exhibitor to read these rules and abide by them.

 

The Show Society takes the health and welfare of animals seriously and has signed up to the ASAO Animal Welfare Plan. This Plan relates to animals paraded, exhibited, ridden and/or for display purposes. The Show Society will take whatever appropriate measures it deems necessary to ensure the best welfare conditions exist for all animals. All exhibitors are required to ensure their animals are fit and healthy upon arrival and throughout their time at the Show. More details relating to health and welfare matters can be found elsewhere in these Regulations.

 

  1. The printed entry forms and certificates to be filled in by candidates for prizes at the Annual Show shall be kept by the Secretary and every person intending to exhibit shall obtain the forms and send them duly filled in to the Secretary together with the appropriate entry fee and by the date advertised in the Schedule. No prize shall be awarded unless the exhibitor shall have first complied with this rule. Any entry received after the date above referred to shall be accepted only at the discretion of the Secretary and any such late entry that may be so accepted shall be liable to an entry double the normal entry fee [no exceptions].
  2. Any exhibitor or other person deceiving or attempting to deceive the Council by entering animals in the wrong classes, ownership or name contrary to these Rules, Classes and Regulations will forfeit the whole of the entrance fee, or any other prizes won by him at the Show except prizes won by exhibits correctly entered by him and will not be allowed in future to exhibit at the Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show Society’s exhibitions. The responsibility for correctness of all entries will rest with the owner or his agent and not with the Secretary of the Society for accepting such entry.
  3. Any exhibitor, or other person, deceiving the Council by entering animals which have been administered any medicament or drug thereby hiding their true mental or physical condition, will forfeit their entrance fees and any prizes won and will not be allowed to exhibit in the future. The Society reserves the right to test any horse or livestock exhibits for the presence of hormones or illegal substances, which may affect the behaviour, or performance of the animal in the ring. Refusal to submit a sample will be dealt with by the Society at their discretion.
  4. The Society vet will have the right to treat an animal if urgent attention is required and the owner cannot be found.
  5. Unless otherwise stated, exhibitors may enter an unlimited number of animals in each class, subject to the special conditions of the respective classes. However, cattle wishing to be considered for the Cattle Champion of Champions Award can only be awarded qualifying points in one ‘section’ of cattle (ie Open Dairy OR Native/Rare Breed, not through both)
  6. Every exhibitor of livestock who shall send for exhibition any animal which, to his knowledge is not safe to handle, or is suffering from, or has been in contact with any animal suffering from any contagious or infectious disease, shall forfeit and pay to the Secretary the sum of £1000 as and for liquidated damages for each and every animal sent, and in the event of the Society’s Veterinary Inspector certifying that any animal sent for exhibition is, in his opinion, a source of danger, such animal shall be removed with due speed by the exhibitor or his servant from the Showground, or be otherwise dealt with as the Veterinary Inspector may direct with a view to averting danger or the spread of contagion.
  7. ALL prize-winning cattle and sheep must take part in the Grand Parade, held at 3pm in the Presidents (main) Ring or risk forfeiture of prizes. The committee would appreciate it if exhibitors would also parade non prize winners. Stewards reserve the right to remove any animal deemed unsafe from the Grand Parade. Cattle must not be loaded for removal until 4pm or prizes will be forfeited. Cattle will parade in order of breeds and classes as shown in the schedule.

No cattle exhibits are to be removed before 4.00pm. The Secretary has no authority to give any written or verbal permission for an exhibit to be removed. The Council reserves the right to reject any exhibit or exhibits not complying with this regulation.

  1. In cases where the prizes are offered or awarded conditionally, and in the classes for novices, they will be withheld until the exhibitor shall have proved to the satisfaction of the Council that the conditions have been complied with, and it is incumbent that the exhibitors prove the correctness of their certificates if required to do so. Should any exhibitor fail to do so to the satisfaction of the Council, the entry in question will be disqualified and awards made to it will be cancelled.
  2. In cases of any prize animals being disqualified, the winner of the next succeeding prize in that class shall take the prize that has been awarded to such disqualified animal. The lowest prize in the class shall go to the reserve number provided a reserve ticket has been awarded.
  3. Any exhibitor or his servant who shall refuse to obey an order from the stewards or who shall be guilty of improper behaviour shall not be allowed to compete, and the Council shall have the power to order the offender to leave the Show and to refuse that person’s entry for future Shows. The Council reserve the right to reject or cancel the entry or entries made by any person, if they deem it fit to do so.
  4. Numbers will be supplied by the Secretary, and must be properly attached to each exhibit by the exhibitor before being admitted to the Show ring. No exhibit will be allowed to wear rosettes or ribbons other than those issued by the Society.
  5. All stock and servants in charge of same will be subject to the Orders, Rules and Regulations of the Society. Servants only will be allowed to enter the Showground with stock.
  6. No animal may be permitted to be removed from its place without the permission of the Stewards of the department.
  7. No person shall be allowed to fix any placard on the Showground without the written permission of the Secretary, and no exhibitor shall be allowed to distribute handbills on the Showground.
  8. A free admission badge will be sent to each exhibitor, and badges for use of bona fide servants in charge of stock. In case of the transfer or the improper use of a badge, it will immediately be cancelled and the full price of admission charged.
  9. No person but the ring stewards and any authorised official shall be in any of the rings, or shall have any communication with the judges during the time judging is taking place. Any exhibitor or their agents acting in opposition to this rule shall forfeit such premiums as may be awarded to their exhibit. No exhibits to enter the rings with any distinguishing mark save as allowed by the Regulations.
  10. In cattle classes, second and third prizes will always be awarded unless the judge considers the entries of insufficient merit. Should there be any recommendations not recorded in the schedule such recommendations will be decided upon at Council subsequent to the Show, but the recommendation shall not in any way bind the Council to award the prize.
  11. No prize shall be awarded when, in the opinion of the judges, there is not sufficient merit, and neither shall any premium be given to the exhibitor who shall not have complied with the Regulations of the Society.
  12. Every animal must be paraded (including in the Grand Parade), or ridden or driven as and when required by the Council; any exhibitor failing to comply with this Regulation shall pay a forfeit of £10 or their prize money.
  13. All animals must be brought properly secure to the satisfaction of the stewards of the department, or they will not be admitted to the ground. The animals will be paraded in the ring at the discretion of the steward and exhibitors are requested to see that sufficient men are in attendance for this purpose at the hours appointed by the stewards.
  14. BULLS MUST BE SHOWN IN ACCORDANCE WITH GUIDANCE NOTE GS36 ISSUED BY THE HEALTH AND SAFETY EXECUTIVE.
  15. Every animal will be considered and treated as being in the sole custody of the exhibitor during the whole period of the Show, and until removed every exhibitor must have at least one servant in charge of the animals exhibited by him, and the Romsey Agricultural and Horse Show Society will not be responsible in respect of any loss, damage or injury arising from accident or any other cause whatsoever. The servant in charge must have the admission or delivery order in his possession.
  16. Any exhibitor lodging any objection must deposit £30, which will be forfeited if the objection is disallowed; all objections must be delivered in writing at the Secretary’s office on the Showground within 30 minutes of the incident, which has caused the objection to be raised. The Council whose decision shall be final will decide upon the objection.
  17. All disputes respecting the Rules and Regulations of the Society together with all questions, the consideration of which is not otherwise provided for, shall be referred to the Council, whose decision shall be final.
  18. All exhibits must be ready 10 minutes prior to the start of the class and must be present in the ring to be judged.
  19. ALL PRIZE MONEY (unless otherwise stated) MUST BE COLLECTED, WITH THE PRIZE CARD AS IDENTIFICATION, FROM THE I.C.E. STAND. NO PRIZE MONEY WILL BE SENT OUT AFTER THE SHOW. Cattle exhibitors not entering the Grand Parade at 3pm, or loading their animals before 4.00pm, risk forfeiting their prize money.
  20. All cups and trophies must be returned to the Secretary clean and undamaged, by hand or registered post, by the 1st August. Exhibitors who fail to do this may have their entries refused.
  21. Entries may be substituted provided the Secretary is notified in writing, such notification to reach her three clear days before the Show, except in classes held under B.S.J.A. Rules where those apply.
  22. Entrance fees for livestock exhibits, which have to be withdrawn before the Annual Show due to illness or accident will be refunded, provided a Veterinary Officer’s Certificate is produced, within one month of the show.
  23. Every exhibit must be the bona fide property or leasee of the exhibitor at the time of entry except in the case of the Heavy Horse Turnout where the owner of the vehicle shall be considered as the exhibitor. If the animal is sold after the date of entry the change of ownership must be noted to the Show Secretary. Stallions leased for the season will be considered the property of the lessor.
  24. The term exhibitor will include persons taking part in any competition or display arranged by the Society, and the owner of any animal, plant, machinery, or other thing involved in such competition or displayer otherwise exhibited in the Showground. Save for death or personal injury caused by negligence of the Society, its servants or agents, the Society will not be responsible for death, injury, disease, damage or loss caused to an exhibit or to their servant or agent or to any animal, article, plant, machinery, or thing of whatever nature brought to the Showground by said exhibitor from whatever cause such as death, injury, disease damage or loss arises.
  25. The Society shall not be responsible to any person whosoever whilst upon the Society Showground for any form of economic loss whether direct or indirect how so ever caused.
  26. The Society requires all Entrants and Exhibitors to insure themselves and their exhibits against all liabilities both to the Society and to all other persons using the Society Showground unless the Secretary has given written dispensation. The right is reserved to require an appropriate certificate of insurance to be produced for inspection by the Society at the Show Office or upon the Showground.
  27. All entrants shall indemnify and hold harmless the Society from and against all actions, suits, expenses and claims made against the Society on account of or in respect of the negligence or breach of contract of the entrant.
  28. The Society reserves the right to print exhibitor details in the Show Catalogue and the results. Completion of the entry form indicates that the exhibitor has agreed to these arrangements.
  29. The use of mobile phones is NOT permitted if a competitor, exhibitor and/or their associates are responsible for an animal (ie holding, leading, or riding) in the cattle or horse walks, exercise area, warm up areas, and collecting rings. The use of mobile phones in the judging rings is forbidden. Mobile phones must NOT be used when handling animals in the Grand Parades. Any person found using a mobile phone when handling an animal or supervising a young person handling an animal will be excluded from the ring or parade.
  30. POSTPONEMENT/CANCELLATION OR ABANDONMENT. Exhibitors shall not have any claim against the Society or any member of the Society in respect of any loss or damage whatsoever consequent upon the show or any part of it failing to be held or having to be abandoned (for whatever reason eg extreme weather, security alerts, etc). No entry monies will be repaid and the Show Society will have no liability for expenses, consequential loss or damage suffered by exhibitors or their representatives as a result of this action.
  31. Any artificial contrivance or device of any description found on or proved to have been used on an animal at any time whilst that animal is in the Showground, either for preventing the flow of milk or for any other improper purpose, will disqualify that animal from being awarded a prize, and any prize awarded prior to discovery will be forfeited. The Instigator or The Owner of the said animal may be prohibited from again entering Stock for any of the Society’s Shows, for such period as the Committee may see fit. For the purpose of this Regulation, the term ‘improper practice’ shall be held to include setting of teats, and generally any other practice including tampering or of their own or any other animal by the exhibitor or any other person which results in the animals being shown other than in a natural state, and the Society reserves the right to have all animals inspected by the Society’s Veterinary Officers, either prior to, during, or after judging.

 

The Society will not tolerate the administration to show exhibits (entered either for competition or sale/demonstration) of tranquillisers or other drugs which may in any way affect the performance of the animal in question to have the effect of making it behave in the show ring in a manner which is not natural. The Society reserves the right to take any necessary samples. Any Person or Exhibitor (or his representative) who is found to have administered or permitted the administration of any such tranquilliser or drugs to any Show exhibit will be reported to the Organising Committee, and dealt with at their discretion. In addition the matter will be referred to the appropriate Breed Society or Organisation.

 

Any Exhibitor wishing to lodge an objection, having reference to Livestock exhibited at this Show, must make the same in accordance with the objection requirements of the Society. If, on investigation, the objection is not sustained to the satisfaction of the Committee, the sum thus deposited shall, at the discretion of the Committee, be forfeited to the funds of the Society. All objections must be lodged on the same day as the alleged incident occurred in accordance with the objection regulations, and no objection will be SUBSEQUENTLY received, unless a reason, satisfactory to the Committee be assigned for the delay.

37A. BOVINE TB and PRE-MOVEMENT TESTING

ALL cattle must be from herds on which no movement restrictions have been served by DEFRA. No animal accepted for entry may be exhibited if, after entry, such movement controls are imposed.

The exemption covering cattle movements to agricultural shows have been revised and new regulations came into force on 1st July 2012 regarding the TB testing of cattle. Please refer to http:www.defra.gov.uk/animal-diseases/a-z/bovine-tb and http:www.defra.gov.uk/animal-diseases/a-z/bovine-tb/publications for further information.   These rules will apply to all cattle, not just ‘High risk’ herds as the housing for cattle at the Show will be within an enclosed marquee; all cattle moving from premises in parishes with a 1 year TB testing interval must have undergone a TB test with a negative result within 60 days of the Show.   Herds where the TB tests are scheduled at an interval 4 years will not require pre-movement testing.

ALL alpacas must be pre-movement tested for Bovine TB and from flocks on which no movement restrictions have been served by DEFRA. No animal accepted for entry may be exhibited if, after entry, such movement controls are imposed.

ALL exhibitors (cattle & alpaca) will be required to provide written confirmation of these test results with their entry, and also have them available for inspection on Showday.

In the event of these regulations changing, exhibitors should be aware and must comply with the current legislation, rules and conditions in force at the time of the Show.

 

 

Guidance Notes

NOTES FOR CATTLE & SHEEP EXHIBITORS – TBC FOR 2017 

Judging starts from 8.30 am in cattle rings

These will run in accordance with DEFRA Guidelines at the time of the Show

(which may be subject to change in the intervening period between the issue of the Schedule and Showday)

 

Entries

Entry fees: Cattle – Non Members £9, RAHSS Members £7 each

Sheep – Non Members £7, RAHSS Members £5 each

Closing Date for cattle and sheep entries is MONDAY 7th AUGUST 2017. 

Late Entries  Late entries will be accepted only at the discretion of the Show Secretary.

Substitution  – Substitution is allowed, as authorised in Show Regulations, but only in the same class as  that in which the original animal was entered.

Health & Safety

Cattle unloading bays will be in operation on Show morning and on Friday afternoon until 9pm.

The attention of all exhibitors is respectfully drawn to the DEFRA Code of Practice “The Welfare of Animals in Livestock markets”, paragraphs 10 and 12.

PLEASE NOTE: ‘Farm’ vehicle passes, for parking in the bio-security area, will ONLY be issued to cattle/sheep lorries or boxes and towing vehicle. Due to Health and Safety and limited parking, cars will be requested to park in the FREE PUBLIC CAR PARK.

Grand Parade

We draw your attention to Paragraphs 7 and 19 of the Rules & Regulations which requires that ALL prize-winning cattle and sheep must take part in the Grand Parade, held at 3pm in the Presidents (main) Ring or risk forfeiture of prizes. The committee would appreciate it if exhibitors would also parade non prize winners. Stewards reserve the right to remove any animal deemed unsafe from the Grand Parade. Cattle must not be loaded for removal until 4pm or prizes will be forfeited.

Veterinary Cover

Although there will be no veterinary cover on the Showground until 7am on Showday, the telephone number of our local large animal practice will be displayed in the cattle lines.

Cattle and Sheep Lines

Free penning for Cattle in large, airy marquees. A Plentiful supply of quality straw is available. The Public will be able to view stock as per DEFRA Guidelines. Exhibitors who prefer their animals to be screened are asked to bring their own-headboards.

Exhibitors bringing calves at foot should show this in the appropriate column on the entry form so that adequate space may be allocated.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL BOVINES (INCLUDING CALVES) THAT ATTEND SHOWS MUST HAVE A SINGLE SHEET PASSPORT (CPP52) OR CHEQUEBOOK-STYLE PASSPORT (CPP13)

Sheep will have separate open air unloading/loading bays, and separate penning for MV accredited and non-accredited stock will be in operation on Showday.

ALL Cattle and Sheep are required to remain on the showground, AND MAY NOT BE LOADED UNTIL AFTER THE GRAND PARADE (4PM), OR PRIZES WILL BE FORFEITED.

Refreshments

Hot and cold snacks and beverages will be available from 6.00am on Showday from around the showground. A Fish & Chip van and pay bar will be available on the Friday evening

Cattle/Sheep Stockpersons

A free breakfast will be available for stockpersons with a ratio of 1 breakfast for up to every 4 animals exhibited. Breakfast tickets will be given out to cattle stockpersons when passports are checked (additional tickets may be purchased from this point). Sheep exhibitors’ tickets will be given out by the Chief Sheep steward (additional tickets may be purchased from this person).

Prize Money

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL PRIZE MONEY (unless otherwise stated) MUST BE COLLECTED, WITH THE PRIZE CARD AS IDENTIFICATION, FROM THE I.C.E. STAND

NO MONEY WILL BE SENT AFTER THE SHOW. Cattle exhibitors not entering the Grand Parade at 3.00pm, or loading their animals before 4.00pm, risk forfeiting their prize money

ENTRY TICKETS: Admission Tickets will be provided on the basis of total entry fees paid. Tickets will be posted before the show.

1 animal entered   – 2 passes

2 animals entered – 3 passes

3 animals entered – 4 passes.

Thereafter 1 pass per animal up to a maximum of 6 passes

Additional entry wristbands may be purchased at the special exhibitors rate of £13.60 each, with your entry

CATTLE

Notes:

  1. All cattle classes are open unless otherwise stated:
  2. All cattle must be halter led.
  3. Bulls must be shown in accordance with Guidance Note GS 36 issued by the Health and    

         Safety Executive.                    

  1. The society reserves the right to restrict the numbers of entries in accordance with the available penning facilities.
  2. Substitutions will accepted on Showday up to 8.00am provided they are notified in writing to the Secretary or Chief Cattle Steward, but only in the same class as that in which the original exhibit was entered.
  1. Exhibitors may only enter one animal in one section.
  2. Facilities are made available for exhibitors to wash and dry their livestock. Fittings to ensure their safe operation will be available to hire through the Livestock Stewards for a deposit of £50.00, which will be refunded upon safe return of fitting(s) after use.

Conditions: BOVINE TB and PRE-MOVEMENT TESTING

ALL CATTLE MUST BE FROM HERDS ON WHICH NO MOVEMENT RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN SERVED BY DEFRA. NO ANIMAL ACCEPTED FOR ENTRY MAY BE EXHIBITED IF, AFTER ENTRY, SUCH MOVEMENT CONTROLS ARE IMPOSED.

The exemption covering cattle movements to agricultural shows have been revised and new regulations came into force on 1st July 2012 regarding the TB testing of cattle. Please refer to http:www.defra.gov.uk/animal-diseases/a-z/bovine-tb and http:www.defra.gov.uk/animal-diseases/a-z/bovine-tb/publications for further information.   These rules will apply to ALL cattle, not just ‘High risk’ herds, as the housing for cattle at the Show will be within an enclosed marquee; all cattle moving from premises in parishes with a 1 year TB testing interval must have undergone a TB test with a negative result within 60 days of the Show. Herds where the TB tests are scheduled at an interval of 4 years will not require pre-movement testing.

Exhibitors will be required to provide written confirmation of these test results with their entry, and MUST also have them available for inspection on Showday.

In the event of these regulations changing, exhibitors should be aware and must comply with the current legislation, rules and conditions in force at the time of the Show.

DEFRA AND CATTLE HEALTH 2001 SCHEME

Legal requirements for the Movement of Animals/Cattle Passports

Exhibitors are reminded to ensure that they, or their haulier, can provide upon request, completed Animal Transport Certificates, for the journey(s) to the Showground.

Any animal that attends the show must be accompanied by a chequebook-style passport or single sheet passport.

Guidance on the necessary completion of Cattle Passports to/from Showgrounds can be obtained from the BCMS Helpline, telephone 0845 050 1234.

Owners of all stock are reminded that the relevant records of the animal(s) movements to the Show must be duly entered into their On Farm Register or movement book within 36 hours.

In each relevant section, the champion and reserve champion will receive championship and reserve rosettes and sashes of honour.

 

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