Rules & Classes

NANA NATIONAL NORMANDE SHOW

Over the years breeders of registered Normandes have participated in a number of significant cattle shows as we have promoted the breed. In the past those shows have included the Iowa Beef Expo, the Minnesota State Fair, the Iowa State Fair, the Wisconsin State Fair, and the World Beef Expo. After a pause by breeders of exhibiting their Normandes at a NANA designated show, a show was held in 2007 at Manchester, IA. The following year NANA hosted the international 2008 Cinor. Part of the 2008 Cinor events included the World Dairy Expo and a National Normande Show in Mineral Point, WI. Since then NANA has continued hosting a national show in the early fall. It is held at the Iowa County Fair Grounds in Mineral Point, WI in the early fall, after Labor Day and before the World Dairy Expo. Mineral Point, WI has been the most central location for those breeders who have exhibited at the show.

The general rules of the show and the classes offered are below. Classes and rules are subject to change as the need arises. Each year the summer issue of the NANA Newsletter contains information about the upcoming show for that year, including the date of the show, date entries are due, and the classes offered. And you can contact the NANA office for information as well. We invite all breeders of registered Normandes to participate and any spectators are welcome to watch Normande breeders exhibit their animals in a friendly, family setting.

NORTH AMERICAN NORMANDE SHOW

Iowa County Fairgrounds, Mineral Point, Wisconsin | 11:00 am

GENERAL RULES
  • Any Normande breeder or owner is eligible to exhibit at the show.
  • Cattle exhibited must be registered or eligible for registration in the North American Normande Association herd book.
  • Cattle can arrive no earlier than 8 am on the Friday before the show .
  • Cattle will be released as soon as the show is over.
  • Exhibitors are expected assist with cleaning the barns immediately
  • Exhibitors are expected to assist with the cleaning of the barns immediately after the show. (A skid steer and spreaders will be there to make it easier and quicker.)
  • Animals exhibited must be sired by a Registered Normande bull and be at least 50% Normande genetics.
  • IF ANIMALS ARE NOT YET REGISTERED THERE WILL BE REGISTRATION APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE AT THE SHOW AND CAN BE SUBMITTED TO THE NANA REGISTRY SECRETARY BEFORE 11:00 AM THE DAY OF THE SHOW.
ENTRY FORMS (See below.)

Entry deadline 10 days before the date of the show and there is no entry fee. Entries will be accepted up until time of show for a late fee of $5.00/animal. Submit your entries electronically using the website form or snail mail your entries to:

  • Barbara Wogsland
  • 11006 Bestul Road
  • Scandinavia, WI 54977
ANIMAL HEALTH REQUIREMENTS (See Wisconsin regulations below.)
JUDGING
  • Beef showmanship classes will be judged before the start of the beef show. And dairy showmanship classes will be judged before the start of the dairy show.
  • Separate classes will be held for dairy and beef Normandes.
  • See entry form for class selections. If a class has less than 2 entries, it may be combined with another class. If a class has a large number of entries it may be split into two or three classes.
  • Class order will be Bulls, Heifers and Cows. All beef classes will show before the dairy classes are shown.
  • Qualified judges will be hired to place each class.
  • Ribbons will be awarded to the first four places in every class and trophies/platters will be awarded to the Champion and Reserve Champion is each division.
FACILITIES
  • The Iowa County Fairground is located on Fair Street in Mineral Point, WI.
  • No bedding or feed will be provided; all exhibitors must bring their own.
  • RV or camper parking is available at the fairgrounds and motels are located in or near Mineral Point.
WISCONSIN HEALTH REQUIREMENTS FOR CATTLE

Cattle originating from within Wisconsin: There are no test or health document requirements for cattle from within Wisconsin.

Cattle originating from outside of Wisconsin:

  • A Certificate of Veterinary Inspection shall accompany all cattle documenting animal identification and all tests or certificates required.
  • Steers are exempt from any brucellosis test requirement.
  • Cattle from Brucellosis Certified Free herds in Class A states may enter Wisconsin without a prior brucellosis test if the certified herd number and the last test date appear on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection.
  • All cattle originating from Tuberculosis Modified Accredited Advanced states shall have a negative tuberculosis test within 60 days of entering Wisconsin; these states are Minnesota and New Mexico. Call the Wisconsin Division of Animal Health for a current listing of these states. (608-224-4872)
  • Dairy animals from states not recognizing Wisconsin’s Tuberculosis Free status shall be required to have a negative tuberculosis test within 60 days of coming into Wisconsin. These states currently include: Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut (beef also), Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska (beef also), Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (beef also), South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, West Virginia (beef also) and Wyoming. Call the Wisconsin Division of Animal Health (608-224-4872) to check on the current status of your state if you do not know it.
  • Cattle originating from Tuberculosis Accredited Free herds (except MI) may enter Wisconsin without a prior test if the accredited herd number appears on the Certificate of Inspection.
  • Cattle originating from Michigan must have a permit number and require special tuberculosis testing. Call the Wisconsin Division of Animal Health (608-224-4872) to determine testing requirements.
  • If you have any questions about what is needed to bring your cattle into Wisconsin contact your veterinarian or the Wisconsin Division of Animal Health (608-224-4872).

CLASSES FOR 2020 NATIONAL NORMANDE SHOW

DAIRY
Class 1 Dairy Spring Bull Calf born on or after March 1, 2020
Class 2 Dairy Fall Bull Calf born September 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
Class 3 Dairy Spring Yearling Bull born March 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Class 4 Dairy Fall Yearling Bull born September 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019
Class 5 Dairy Spring Heifer Calf born on or after March 1, 2020
Class 6 Dairy Winter Heifer Calf born December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020
Class 7 Dairy Fall Heifer Calf born September 1, 2019 to November 30, 2019
Class 8 Dairy Summer Yearling Heifer born June 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Class 9 Dairy Spring Yearling Heifer born March 1, 2019 to May 31, 2019
Class 10 Dairy Fall Yearling Heifer born September 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019
Class 11 Dairy Non-freshened 2 year old born September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018
Class 31 Junior Best 3 Females 3 females, same farm prefix, under 2 years old
JUNIOR CHAMPION DAIRY HEIFER
RESERVE JUNIOR CHAMPION DAIRY HEIFER
Class 12 Dairy Milking Yearling born September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2019
Class 13 Dairy 2 year old in milk born September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018
Class 14 Dairy 3 year old in milk born September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2017
Class 15 Dairy 4 year old in milk born September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016
Class 16 Dairy 5 year and older in milk born before September 1, 2015
Class 17 Dairy Dry cow any age born before September 1, 2018
GRAND CHAMPION DAIRY COW
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION DAIRY COW
BEEF
Class 18 Beef Junior Bull Calf born on or after January 1, 2020
Class 19 Beef Senior Bull Calf born September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Class 20 Beef Summer Yearling Bull born May 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Class 21 Beef Junior Yearling Bull born January 1, 2019 to April 31, 2019
Class 22 Beef Senior Yearling Bull born September 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
GRAND CHAMPION BEEF BULL
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BEEF BULL
Class 23 Beef Junior Heifer Calf born on or after January 1, 2020
Class 24 Beef Senior Heifer Calf born September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019
Class 25 Beef Summer Yearling Heifer born May 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019
Class 26 Beef Junior Yearling Heifer born January 1, 2019 to April 30, 2019
Class 27 Beef Senior Yearling Heifer born September 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018
Class 28 Beef Cow/Calf Pair
Class 29 Beef Feeder Calf born on or after January 1, 2020
Class 30 Beef Market Steer born on or after January 1, 2019
GRAND CHAMPION BEEF FEMALE
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION BEEF FEMALE
DAIRY GROUP CLASSES
Class 32 Best 3 Females 3 females, same farm prefix, 2 years and older
Class 33 Dam and Offspring 1 cow and her male or female offspring, any age
Class 34 Produce of Dam 2 offspring of same dam, any age, male or female
BEEF GROUP CLASSES
Class 35 Pen of 3 Bulls 3 bulls bred by same breeder, any age
Class 36 Pen of 3 Heifers 3 heifers bred by same breeder, any age

SHOWMANSHIP

Rules:
  • a) There will be 2 divisions: Dairy and Beef.
  • b) There will be 3 age categories in each division:
    • Youth: ages up through 12 as of 10-01-2019
    • Teen: ages 13-19
    • Adult: ages 20 and over.
  • Showmanship classes will be held before the regular placings classes.
  • Ribbons will be given to the top three in each category.
  • You do not need to sign up beforehand.
  • You do not need to own the animal to show in the showmanship class.

FARM DISPLAY EXHIBIT

Rules: This category is for anyone who would like to bring Normandes to the show but feels uncomfortable with leading them in a show ring. No awards will be given, just an opportunity to showcase your cattle tied in the barn.