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Dairy Section

Department of Agriculture personnel will be checking Certificates of Compliance before entry is allowed to show grounds.
1. Tullamore Show Society are adopting the IHFA Showing Rules in all Friesian classes.
2. A Certificate of registration is required for all Pedigree Cattle and it should be available, if required, on Show Day, 13th August 2017.
3. All classes except the confined classes will be National Livestock Classes.
4. First prize winners in National Classes will receive a Rosette and specially commissioned National Livestock Show Medallion in addition to a cash prize.
5. The Champion of each Breed will receive a Sash, Rosette and the Gold Medal. The Reserve of each Breed will receive a Rosette and the Silver Medal.
6. Overnight accommodation is only accessible from 12.00 pm on Friday, 11th August 2017. Washing facilities are available on site. Show ground’s open from 06.45am on Show morning 13th August.
7. On Show Day, livestock must be stalled-up in the designated areas and not left in trailers nor the overnight shed.
8. Exhibitors erecting gazebos are responsible for their secure erection and stability at all times. 9. Exhibitors whose animals remain in the Overnight Shed after 10.00 am on Show Day will forfeit their prize money (if applicable).
10. Animals must be halter trained.
11. All Champions and Reserve Champions must take part in the Parade of Champions (at 4.30 pm approx.) when the Presentation of the Gold & Silver medals takes place. Prize money may be forfeited if exhibits are not presented.
12. Please note that livestock issues are on the inside of the back cover of this schedule and the general rules are at the end of the schedule.
Important Notice to Animal Owners involved in Showing Animals.
The Irish Shows Association would advise all animal owners to have their animals insured and to have the insurance cover extended to cover them while showing animals at Shows. We understand that it costs very little or nothing at all, depending on whom you have insurance with.

N.B. Please Note Livestock Issues inside the Back Cover and General Rules at the end of the Schedule.

Please note that, due to our restricted facilities in the livestock area, at this stage we are unfortunately unable to accommodate livestock to which the Export Health Regulations apply. (See back of Schedule.)

Pedigree Section

Department of Agriculture personnel will be checking Certificates of Compliance before entry is allowed to show grounds.
1. All pedigree animals entered in this section must be registered with the relevant Breed Society.
2. All pedigree certificates must be produced on Show day.
3. Any animal not presented properly may be refused entry to their class(es).
4. All classes, except those confined, are National Livestock Show Classes.
5. The qualifying criteria for classes confined to Laois/ Offaly/ Westmeath will be the address appearing on the Pedigree Certificate.
6. Exhibitors entering in classes confined to Laois/ Offaly/ Westmeath must have entered in at least one other class in the Section.
7. Washing facilities are available on the Show ground. Site open from 06.30am.
8. Exhibitors erecting gazebos are responsible for their secure erection and stability at all times. 9. 1st Prize winners in the National Classes will receive a specially commissioned National Livestock Show Medallion plus prize money.
10. All Champions and Reserve Champions must take part in the Parade of Champions (at 4.30 pm approx.) when the Presentation of Gold and Silver medals and Rosettes takes place. Prize money may be forfeited if exhibits are not presented.
11. Please note Livestock Issues inside the Back Cover and Overnight Accommodation and General Rules at the end of the Schedule.

The Irish Shows Association would advise all animal owners to have their animals insured and to have the insurance cover extended to cover them while showing animals at Shows. We understand that it costs very little or nothing at all, depending on whom you have insurance with.
The reason for this advice is that if your animal lashed out and injured someone or damaged someone’s property and it was established that your animal was out of your control at that time, you may be held responsible or partly responsible for any injury or damage caused and you may end up paying all or part of any settlement reached.

Please note that, due to our restricted facilities in the livestock area, at this stage we are unfortunately unable to accommodate livestock to which the Export Health Regulations apply. (see back of Schedule)

N.B. Please Note - Livestock Issues inside the Back Cover and General Rules.
N.B. No livestock allowed overnight accommodation in tie up lines.

Commercial Cattle Section

Department of Agriculture personnel will be checking Certificates of Compliance before entry is allowed to show grounds.
1. Complete animal tag number and date of birth must be entered on the entry form for all commercial cattle classes together with herd number.
2. All animals must be led by a competent handler and must be halter trained.
3. Specially commissioned Gold Medals are being awarded to the Section Champions and Silver Medals to the Reserve Champions.
4. All Champions and Reserve Champions must take part in the Parade of Champions (4.30 pm approx.) when the Presentation of the Gold & Silver Medals takes place. Prize money may be forfeited if exhibits are not presented.
5. All classes in this section are National Livestock Classes, except Qualifiers.
6. 1st prize winners in each National Livestock class receive a Special Medallion.
7. Animals in the Commercial Cattle Section can enter all relevant classes. However, when an animal wins 2 x 1st Prizes, this animal is then excluded from all other relevant classes on the day
8. In relation to rule (7) above, this does not apply to classes 269/270.
9. Animal passports may be checked for breed X classes.
10. Exhibitors erecting gazebos are responsible for their secure erection and stability at all times. 11. No branding/advertising allowed on animals being exhibited.
12. Animals registered with Breed Societies cannot be exhibited in the Commercial Cattle Section.
13. No late entries accepted.
Notes – Special Interests
• Two rings will operate most of the day.
• For factory beef competitions an alternative judge will judge these classes.
• All animals exhibited in 286 & 295 classes must be from producers certified under the Bord Bia
Quality Assurance Scheme.
• The maximum weight for calves in breed X classes is 360kg, except class 270. We have two Limousin X Calf classes. These classes offer a Limousin Male X Calf weighing up to 400kg and a Limousin Female X Calf weighing up to 360kg.
This year have two new Beef Shorthorn Classes which offer a Best Beef Shorthorn X Bullock with not more than 2 Permanent teeth and Best Beef Shorthorn X Heifer with not more than 2 Permanent teeth.
• Class for the Best Beef Animal of the Future, for all heifer calves up to 385kg and male calves up to 425kg.
• We also have two young stock person of the year classes for 12 to 16 years and 17 to 26 years on show day.
• National Livestock Show Calf Champion and Reserve from 1st prize winners in the calf classes.
• National Livestock Show Senior Champion and Reserve from 1st prize winners in the senior classes.
Please show courtesy to stewards, judges and fellow competitors.

N.B. Please Note - Livestock Issues and General Rules at the Back of the schedule.

The Irish Shows Association would advise all animal owners to have their animals insured and to have the insurance cover extended to cover them while showing animals at Shows. We understand that it costs very little or nothing at all, depending on whom you have insurance with.

The reason for this advice is that if your animal lashed out and injured someone or damaged someone’s property and it was established that your animal was out of your control at that time, you may be held responsible or partly responsible for any injury or damage caused and you may end up paying all or part of any settlement reached.

Please note that, due to our restricted facilities in the livestock area, at this stage we are unfortunately unable to accommodate livestock to which the Export Health Regulations apply. (see back of Schedule)
Judging starts at 10.00 am in Rings 3 & 4.
All calf classes in Ring 3.
Weighing scales provided by O'Donovan Engineering, Coachford, Co.Cork
Weighing of Animals for Calf Classes and relevant Beef Championship
• Only one weighing per animal will be allowed
• Animal to be handed over to the Show Steward for weighing and then collected outside barrier
• Calves in incorrect class will be re-entered into the correct class
• Weighing starts at 7.30 am and finishes at 9.30 am

Sheep Section

Dispatch documents will be required and will be inspected by the Department of Agriculture officials.
1. All pedigree animals entered in the Sheep Section must be registered with the relevant breed society or association.
2. All sheep must be tagged and have a completed dispatch docket.
3. Record of Movement must be recorded on owners' dispatch dockets.
4. Sheep from both scrapie and non-scrapie monitored flocks are permitted to attend.
5. Animals being exhibited in the Commercial Sheep Section cannot be exhibited in the Pedigree classes on Show Day.
6. Only catalogued entries can be exhibited on Show Day.
7. All animals must be correctly tagged. (Note Department Rules at the end of the Schedule.)

The Irish Shows Association would advise all animal owners to have their animals insured and to have the insurance cover extended to cover them while showing animals at Shows. We understand that it costs very little or nothing at all, depending on whom you have insurance with. The reason for this advice is that if your animal lashed out and injured someone or damaged someone’s property and it was established that your animal was out of your control at that time, you may be held responsible or partly responsible for any injury or damage caused and you may end up paying all or part of any settlement reached.

N.B. If exhibitors require rails to divide pens, we advise that they should bring their own stock.
Judging starts at 11.00 am

Sheep Shearing

A limited number of entries may be taken on show day, but pre show entries are advised. Sheep availability will determine.

Sheep Dog Trials

This competition tests both the speed and skill of the handler and the dog. It takes place in an arena measuring 60 x 120 yards. The handler must complete, without error, a prescribed course against the clock. This course consists of driving the sheep around two barrels, in a figure 8, then twice through a Maltese Cross and finally into a pen.

In the Open Class, the eight fastest runs go through to the final.

Start times: Open Class – 11.00 am
Young Handlers - 2.30 pm
Entry Fee: €5 per dog

Demonstration:
A demonstration of the skills involved in training a farm dog will be given by Eamon Egan, Teagasc, Co. Roscommon. Eamon has travelled widely in the UK, visiting top handlers and studying their techniques.
Demonstration times: 10.30 am & 3.30 pm

Timetable
10.30am Demonstration by Eamon Egan
11.00am Open class commences
2.30pm Young Handlers class commences
3.00pm Open Class Final
3.30pm Demonstration by Eamon Egan

Horse Section

No access to Show ground’s for Equestrian Vehicles after 1.00 pm on Show day.
N.B.:Dept. of Agriculture & Food requirements in relation to horses and other equines.
The registration number of premises from which the horses come, together with the passport number of the animal must be given at time of making entry.
N.B.: The Committee reserves the right to alter or amend the show jumping schedule to facilitate the smooth running of the Show.

Horse Showing

All rings commence at 10.00 am sharp.
The Organisers reserve the right to amalgamate or cancel a class with insufficient entries, in all rings.

N.B.: Dept. of Agriculture & Food requirements in relation to horses and other equines.
The registration number of the premises from which horses come, together with the passport number of the animal must be given on the entry form.

Dog Section

1. Judging Commences at 12.00 Noon sharp.
2. All dogs must be led and remain on a lead in the Showground.
3. Each dog can only enter into a maximum of 3 classes.
4. Entries taken online or through the Show Office - see below for closing dates.
5. A puppy Class - confined to dogs over 6 months and under 1 year old. All Classes - confined to dogs over 6 months.
No Entries accepted on Show Day.

Horticulture Section

Marquee Sponsored by: C A Maye, Bridge Centre, Tullamore
The continuing success of the Horticulture and Farm Produce Section since 1991 is due to the unfailing support of our exhibitors who arrive at our marquee loaded down with numerous entries of a superb standard. We owe them an enormous debt of gratitude.

This year there are 122 classes, as well as the following three All Irelands:
1. All Ireland Quality Potato Championship (No Direct Entry).
Class: 677 - Sponsored by Bord Bia
2. All Ireland Collection of Vegetables Championship (Direct Entry).
Class: 651 - Sponsored by Bridge House Hotel and Leisure Centre, Tullamore
3. Single Hybird Tea Rose All Ireland (Direct Entry).
Class: 702 - Sponsored by Mrs. Bly Hutton Bury, Tullamore
Exhibitors may submit exhibits on Saturday evening, 12th August from 6.00pm to 9.00pm and on Sunday morning 13th August, from 7.00am to 10.00am.
Judging starts at 10:00am
Marquee will be open to the public at 12 noon.
Exhibits returned after 5.00pm.
Number of prizes awarded is at the discretion of the judges.
Exhibits displayed at owner’s risk.
Entry Fee: €3 except where otherwise stated
Late Entry Fee: €4 on Show weekend. No admission credits allowed.
No Late entries accepted after 9.30am on Show Morning.
Prizes: 1st - €25, 2nd - €15, 3rd - €10, 4th - €5 except where otherwise stated.

To make the Horticulture and Farm Produce Section more interesting for the public, each entry should be named where possible. In the event of a tie, naming will count.
Closing date for all hardcopy entries is: Friday 7th July 2017
Closing date for all online entries is: Wednesday 19th July 2017
Online entries available on www.tullamoreshow.com
Cookery & Food Section
1. Entries should be made online at www.tullamoreshow.com, by post or direct to the Show Office - see below for closing dates.
2. Exhibits must be received before 10.00am on Show Day and will be returned not earlier than 5.00pm and not later than 6.00pm on that day. The Tullamore Show will not be responsible for any exhibits not collected by 6.30pm on show evening.
3. Attention is drawn to the Rules governing exhibits and exhibitors at the end of the Schedule, especially Rule 10.
4. Exhibits may be sampled.
5. No. of Prizes awarded at discretion of judges.

Marquee opens at 7.30am on show morning, and will close between 10am-12am for judging.

Entry Fee: €3 per exhibit in all classes except Qualifiers and where otherwise stated.
Entries will be accepted on show morning up to 9.30 but the entry fee will be €4 or €5 (No admissions credits allowed)
Prizes: 1st - €25, 2nd - €15, 3rd - €10, 4th - €5 except where otherwise stated.

Crafts & Needlework Section

Prizes: 1st - €25, 2nd - €15, 3rd - €10, 4th - €5 (except Patchwork)

Rules & Conditions for Craft & Needlework:
1. Exhibits previously awarded prizes at Tullamore Show are not eligible.
2. All entries must be the exhibitor's own work and be recently completed.
3. Numbers should be attached to exhibits where possible.
4. Exhibits must be received in the Craft Marquee before 10.00am on Show Day Sunday 13th August 2017 and reclaimed between 5.00pm and 6.00pm.
5. Exhibitors may enter up to a maximum of seven entries in this section.
6. The Tullamore Show will not be responsible for any exhibits not collected by 6.30pm on show evening.
7. Exhibitors attention is called to the General Rules at the end of the Schedule.
8. These rules apply to all Craft & Needlework classes.

Marquee opens at 7.30am on show morning, and will close between 10am-12am for judging.

Entry Fee: €3 in all classes except where otherwise stated.
Late entries on show day €4, except Junior late entries are €3.
No Late entries accepted after 9.30am on Show Morning.

Art & Photography Section:

1. All entries must be exhibitors' own work and recently completed within the past year.
2. Name, Address and Class Number must be shown clearly on the back of each piece.
3. Entries must be framed or mounted, with hook and string provided for hanging. Entries that are not framed or mounted or without a suitable means of hanging will only be accepted at the discretion of the Chief Steward of the Art & Photography Section.
4. Exhibits must be brought to the Art/Photography Section before 10.00am on Show Day.
5. Entries will be accepted on Show Morning up to 9.30am but an extra €2 will be added to the entry fee (No admission credits allowed)
6. All classes are open.
7. Exhibits must not exceed 800mm x 600mm.
8. Exhibits which may offend may not be displayed.
9. Entries must be collected between 5.00pm and 6.00pm on the day of the Show.
10. The Tullamore Show will not be responsible for any exhibits not collected by 6.30pm on show evening.

Marquee opens at 7.30am on show morning, and will close between 10am-12am for judging.

Inventions Section

Entry Fee: €20

N.B.: Inventions and modifications to existing inventions are eligible and welcome to enter.
All exhibits will be judged on the show ground on Saturday 12th August, from 10.00am.

Poultry Section

1. Please note that all birds must come from Registered Poultry Premises. Flock no. to be given on entry form. See note at the back of schedule.
2. Cages will be provided for birds, which must be caged before 10:00am when judging commences.
3. Birds cannot be removed before 5:00pm.
4. Marquee opens at 7.30am.

 

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