The primary purpose of 4-H is to promote the personal development of youth in rural Ontario.

The 4-H Club Program in Ontario is open to young people between the ages of 9 and 21 (before January 1st of the current year). 4-H Clubs are organized under a partnership of the Ontario 4-H Council and Local 4-H Associations. Under the guidance of volunteer leaders and local 4-H Associations, the members become actively involved in their club program and “Learn To Do By Doing”.

Local club activities are planned to suit the needs of the members in each community. Each member is required to carry out one or more projects related to the club in which they are enrolled. Projects involve such things as livestock, plant science, small animals, food preparation, nutrition and fitness to name only a few.

Parents, older club members and public minded citizens serve in a voluntary way as adult and youth leaders. Local organizations, service clubs and businesses also give valued assistance. Well planned club programs provide effective training and experience in technical knowledge, assuming responsibility, co-operation with others, conducting meetings, constructive recreation and program planning.

Character development, good citizenship and training in leadership, agriculture and life skills are important goals of the program. The 4-H Pledge reads...

"I Pledge...My HEAD to clearer thinking
My HEART to greater loyalty,
My HANDS to larger service,
My HEALTH to better living,
for my club,
my community and
my country”

Virtual East Central 4-H Championship Show
September 2020

Any current 4-H member in good standing within their county is welcome to enter in the 2020 ECCS ** with/or without your club currently running **
Members between the ages of 9-21 years of age
The following counties are eligible to participate: Kawartha Lakes Haliburton, York, Peterborough, Durham East, Durham West
**Previous rules from ECCS rule book apply** where relevant

Conformation classes only
- One entry per exhibitor per commodity (A member may enter one lamb, one beef animal and one dairy animal if they choose to)
- Videos are to be a maximum of 1 minute long
- 1 stand still picture per entry
- Picture to be in the following formats: JPEG, JPG, PNG,TIFF
- Video to include - Front view, Side View, Rear View, and animal on the move
- Videos to be in the following formats: MOV, MP4, MPEG
- Entries must include 1 profile picture and 1 video of your animal
- Animals must handled by the exhibitor in picture and video
- Exhibitors must be wearing show ring presentable clothing

- Entries open from September 7th, 2020 to September 23rd, 2020
- No entries are accepted past September 23rd, 2020 as of 11:59 pm
- all entries to be made online to AssistExpo: https://www.assistexpo.ca/lindsayex
View the Virtual Competition Resource page on the LEX website www.lindsayex.com for examples of photo and video livestock entries

- Results to be announced by September 30th, 2020

    September 2020 - will be a virtual show

    ~ some rules will have no relevance to the virtual show
    Chairperson: Elysha Bryans ~ Kawartha Lakes Haliburton



    1. Open to bona fide members of 4-H calf and sheep clubs organized during 2020 in the 4-H Associations of Durham East, Durham West, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes-Haliburton and York.

    2. No entry fee will be charged.

    3. Each local 4-H Association will distribute the official entry forms to eligible competitors. Each 4-H Association will be responsible for delivering all entries to the 2020 County Host by September 11, 2020.
    Kawartha Lakes Haliburton 4-H Association
    *Each 4-H Association is also responsible for entering information into AssistExpo: https://www.assistexpo.ca/lindsayex

    Entries must include the participant’s name and address together with the name of the club, the county/region and where necessary, birth dates and sires of calves.

    4. ***NLID, CCIA or RFID tags must be in the ears of all animals (cattle and sheep) at the show.

    5. Only bona fide 4-H members can prepare calves and lambs on show day. Competitors in violation will be disqualified.

    6. Judging will take place on Wednesday September 23, 2020 commencing at 8:30 a.m. Please see schedule of classes printed in this booklet.

    7. Admission to the Grounds: Participants in the East Central 4-H Championship Show will receive passes to be used for admission to the grounds. Participants should make sure they have this pass with them on show day.
    Make sure you receive a hand stamp BEFORE leaving the grounds if you plan to return.
    Those without a pass will pay regular admission price at the gate.

    8. Truck Parking: Immediately following unloading, all trucks MUST be moved to the stipulated parking area. Police will be instructed to ticket trucks and trailers not parked where directed. Your understanding and cooperation is appreciated.

    9. Selected 4-H members must show their 2020 4-H Official Project in the Conformation and/or Showmanship classes. NOTE: no substitutions after entry deadline, showmanship or confirmation

    10. Committee recommends that show halters not be used by sheep members for their 4-H project.

    11. IMPORTANT** Arrival of Exhibits: Competitors, animals and supplies must arrive between 6 AM and 10 AM on show day ~ 4-H’ers and animals are NOT to arrive before 6 AM.
    ~ Any member who is in the barns before 6 AM will be disqualified from the show for that year.
    ~ Any County that is not in their assigned stalls will be disqualified from the show for that year.

    12. Bedding: No straw will be provided.

    13. Removal of Exhibits: Sheep may not be removed from the building until 2 PM. Beef and Dairy calves may not be removed from the building until the conclusion of the final calf class. All calves and lambs must be removed promptly in order that the barn can be properly cleared for the next show.

    14. Herdsmanship Competition: Each 4-H Association is encouraged to set up their assigned areas in the barn as a distinct “County” exhibit. Only 4-H Association Banners and Exhibition cards may be used in the exhibit. The main purpose of the competition is to display the calves and lambs in a functional working area with easy access both for participants and visitors, stressing uniformity, neatness and simplicity.

    Judging of the competition will take place between 8:30 AM and 2 PM on Wednesday September 23, 2020. Winners of the Herdsmanship Competition will receive recognition. The following criteria will be used to judge the competition:

    • General Appearance
    • Neatness & Safety
    • Uniformity
    • County Identification
    • 4-H Logo
    • Presentation of Animals
    • Teamwork
    • Promptness
    • Knowledge
    • Interest

    Sponsors for the Herdsmanship Competition are:
    Altona Lea Farms - Frank Barkey Family, Blackstock ~ Dairy division
    Grandove Farms - Kevin & Terri Corp, Omemee ~ Beef division
    Burndale - Muriel Burnett, Cameron ~ Sheep division

    15. Blocking chutes will NOT be allowed in the building at any time.

    16. Tail rings will not be allowed.

    17. Registration will be as follows:

    Sheep7:30 - 800 a.m.
    Beef9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
    Dairy9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

    ***HARNESS NUMBERS will be supplied at registration. The exhibitor must wear a number on their back in a harness or have it properly pinned.

    18. In all classes, the group system of placing will be followed.

    19. Champion & Reserve Champion rosettes will be presented in appropriate classes. Trophies and special prizes will be presented at the conclusion of each sponsored class.

    20. In the 4-H Calf Conformation Classes (beef: 15 - 20 & 22 & dairy: 29 - 35) up to three calves may be entered in each section from any one calf club. Exceptions at the discretion of 4-H club leaders.
    In the 4-H Lamb Conformation Classes, the following ratios apply for each class:
    ~ 6-10 members/club - 4 participants
    ~ 11-20 members/club - 6 participants
    ~ 21+ members/club - 9 participants
    A 4-H member may show a market lamb and a ewe lamb provided both animals have been shown at the local achievement program.

    21. Any conformation class may be split into heats at the discretion of the show committee.

    22. In the group of 3 classes, each 4-H Association will be permitted to enter 2 groups of 3 in each section. Each group of 3 shall consist of 3 calves to be selected by the 4-H leaders and members of the 4-H Association. These calves must have been previously shown in the appropriate conformation class.
    Only 4-H’ers will be permitted in the ring. Only ONE 4-H member per group of 3 will be allowed in the show ring to assist the group in lining up.

    23. In the 4-H Showmanship Competition, each 4-H Association will be permitted to enter 4 show persons in each section. Selection of entries from each 4-H Association will be made by the 4-H leaders in that 4-H Association. Show persons must bring their own 4-H project or animal to compete in the Showmanship classes.

    BEEF & DAIRY SHOWMANSHIP - 4-H member ages
    Novice Showmanship ~ 9 -11 before January 1st of current year
    Junior Showmanship ~ 12-14 before January 1st of current year
    Intermediate Showmanship ~ 15-17 before January 1st of current year
    Senior Showmanship ~ 18-21 before January 1st of current year

    LAMB SHOWMANSHIP - 4-H member ages
    Junior Showmanship ~ 9-14 before January 1st of current year
    Senior Showmanship ~ 15-21 before January 1st of current year

    24. Calf Ages - BEEF
    Junior Calf - born January 1st, 2020 to May 31st, 2020
    Junior Yearling - born April 1st, 2019 to December 31st, 2019
    Senior Yearling - born January 1st, 2019 to March 31st, 2019
    Market Animal - to be judged as a finished market animal class

    Calf Ages - DAIRY
    Junior Calf - born March 1st, 2020 to May 31st, 2020
    Intermediate Calf - born December 1st, 2019 to February 29th, 2020
    Senior Calf - born September 1st, 2019 to November 30th, 2019
    Summer Yearling - born June 1st, 2019 to August 31st, 2019
    Junior Yearling - born March 1st, 2019 to May 31st, 2019

    Fall Lamb - born on December 31st, 2019 or earlier
    Winter Lamb - born on January 1st, 2020 or later
    Market Lamb

    25. General rules of the Lindsay Exhibition, which are applicable, will apply.

    26. Under no circumstances will an animal exhibiting signs of a transmittable disease (ringworm, pinkeye, sore mouth, orf/warts etc.) be permitted on the grounds. 4-H members should contact their leader immediately if such a condition should occur.
    All animals will be inspected, upon arrival, by the Show Committee appointed veterinarian. Any animal that fail this inspection will be asked to leave the grounds.

    27. All participants are to follow 4-H Ontario rules and guidelines for transmittable diseases as per 4-H Ontario Livestock Project Animal Health & Safety Best Practices - document 5.7.2.
    This document can be found on the website:

    28. All shows will run on schedule. If a 4-H member is registered in more than one show during the day, he/she will have to make a decision as to which class to participate in if they should overlap.

    Virtual East Central 4-H Championship Show
    September 2020

    Sheep Division

    Purebred & Commercial
    ~ all lambs must be 100% slick shorn
    ~ washed and ring presentable



    Fall Born Ewe lamb

    - born September 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020


    Winter Born Ewe Lamb

    - born January 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021


    Market Lamb

    - born January 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021

    Overall Grand Champion Ewe Lamb

    Overall Grand Champion Ewe Lamb - Reserve

    Overall Grand Champion Market Lamb

    Overall Grand Champion Market Lamb - Reserve

    Beef Division

    ~ blow and go (NO FITTING)



    Angus Heifer Calf

    - born January 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021


    Angus Yearling Heifer

    - born January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020


    Charolais Heifer Calf

    - born January 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021


    Charolais Yearling Heifer

    - born January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020


    Commercial Heifer Calf

    - born January 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021


    Commercial Yearling Heifer

    - born January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020


    Hereford Heifer Calf

    - born January 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021


    Hereford Yearling Heifer

    - born January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020


    Simmental Heifer Calf

    - born January 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021


    Simmental Yearling Heifer

    - born January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020


    AOB Heifer Calf

    - born January 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021


    AOB Yearling Heifer

    - born January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020


    Market Animal

    Dairy Division

    ~ washed and presentable



    Dairy Calf - Coloured Breeds

    ~ born September 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021


    Dairy Yearling - Coloured Breeds

    ~ born March 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020


    Junior Calf - Holstein

    ~ born March 1, 2021 to May 31, 2021


    Intermediate Calf - Holstein

    ~ born December 1, 2020 to February 29, 2021


    Senior Calf - Holstein

    ~ born September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020


    Summer Yearling - Holstein

    ~ borm June 1, 2020 to August 31,2020


    Junior Yearling - Holstein

    ~ born March 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020

    2020 Sponsors

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