Competitions Rules Regulations - Full

Section Rules & Regulations

Dairy Cattle

Department of Agriculture personnel will be checking Certificates of Compliance before entry is allowed to show grounds.

Online entries available on www.tullamoreshow.com

Entry Fee: €15 (unless otherwise stated)

Rules & Conditions for Dairy Section

  1. Tullamore Show Society are adopting the IHFA Showing Rules in all Friesian classes. Please note updated IHFA rules relating to milking animals.
    see this link on website:
    http://ihfa.ie/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/IHFA-Extract-for-Showing.pdf
  2. A Certificate of registration is required for all Pedigree Cattle and it should be available, if required, on Show Day, 11th August 2019.
  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 Gold Medal, Rosette and Sash . The Reserve of each Breed will receive a Silver Medal and a Rosette .
  6. Overnight accommodation is only accessible from 12.00 pm on Friday, 9th August 2019
  7. . Washing facilities are available on site. Showgrounds open from 6.30am on Show morning 11th August 2019.
  8. On Show Day, livestock must be stalled-up in the designated areas and not left in trailers or in the overnight shed.
  9. Exhibitors erecting gazebos are responsible for their secure erection and stability at all times.
  10. Exhibitors whose animals remain in the Overnight Shed after 9.00 am on Show Day will forfeit their prize money (if applicable).
  11. Animals must be halter trained.
  12. 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. Medals and prize money may be forfeited if exhibits are not presented.

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.)

Closing date for all hardcopy entries is: Friday 3rd July 2019.
Closing date for all online entries is: Wednesday 10th July 2019.

NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED ON SHOW DAY.

Pedigree Cattle

Department of Agriculture personnel will be checking Certificates of Compliance before entry is allowed to show grounds.

Online entries available on www.tullamoreshow.com

Entry Fee: €15 unless otherwise stated

N.B. NO LIVESTOCK ALLOWED OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION IN TIE UP LINES.

Rules & Conditions for the Pedigree Cattle Section

  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 Showgrounds. Site open from 6.30am.
  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. Medals and prize money may be forfeited if exhibits are not presented.
  11. Please note Livestock Issues inside the Back Cover ,Overnight Accommodation and General Rules at the end of the Schedule.
  12. Animals must be halter trained and lead by a competent handler.

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.

Closing date for all hardcopy entries is: Friday 3rd July 2019
Closing date for all online entries is: Wednesday 10th July 2019

No entries accepted on Show Day.

Commercial Cattle

Department of Agriculture personnel will be checking Certificates of Compliance before entry is allowed to show grounds.

Online entries available on www.tullamoreshow.com until 10th July.

Entry Fee: €15 unless otherwise stated

Rules & Conditions for the Commercial Cattle Section
1. Complete animal tag number with correct date of birth and herd number must be entered on the entry form for all commercial classes.
2. All animals must be led by a competent handler and must be halter trained.
3.Judging will not be delayed for competitors who delay bringing their animals to the ring.
4. Specially commissioned Gold Medals are being awarded to the Section Champions and Silver Medals to the Reserve Champions. Calf and senior commercial champions and reserve must take part in the parade of champions ( approx 4.30pm)
5. 1st prize winners in each National Livestock class receive a Special Medallion plus prize money.
6. 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 except class 278 & 296
7. Exhibitors erecting gazebos are responsible for their secure erection and stability at all times.
8. Animals registered with Breed Societies cannot be exhibited in the Commercial Cattle Section.
9. Animal passport may be checked for breed X Classes

Weighing scales provided by O'Donovan Engineering, Coachford, Co.Cork

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)

Closing date for all hardcopy entries is: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Closing date for all online entries is: Wednesday 10th July 2019

No entries accepted on Show Day.

Sheep

Department of Agriculture personnel will be checking Certificates of Compliance before entry is allowed to show grounds.

Online entries available on www.tullamoreshow.com until 10th July.

Entry Fee: €15 unless otherwise stated

Rules & Conditions for the Commercial Cattle Section
1. Complete animal tag number with correct date of birth and herd number must be entered on the entry form for all commercial classes.
2. All animals must be led by a competent handler and must be halter trained.
3.Judging will not be delayed for competitors who delay bringing their animals to the ring.
4. Specially commissioned Gold Medals are being awarded to the Section Champions and Silver Medals to the Reserve Champions. Calf and senior commercial champions and reserve must take part in the parade of champions ( approx 4.30pm)
5. 1st prize winners in each National Livestock class receive a Special Medallion plus prize money.
6. 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 except class 278 & 296
7. Exhibitors erecting gazebos are responsible for their secure erection and stability at all times.
8. Animals registered with Breed Societies cannot be exhibited in the Commercial Cattle Section.
9. Animal passport may be checked for breed X Classes

Weighing scales provided by O'Donovan Engineering, Coachford, Co.Cork

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)

Closing date for all hardcopy entries is: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Closing date for all online entries is: Wednesday 10th July 2019

No entries accepted on Show Day.

Horses

General Rules & Regulations

1. The same exhibited animal can only receive one first prize (Red Rosette) and must attend championship before prize money will be furnished.

2. The Committee reserve the right to cancel a class or classes or to have some classes amalgamated on the grounds of insufficient entries.

3.Exhibitors will be responsible for having exhibits shown in a proper manner and numbered according to the Show catalogue.

4. Decision of Judges in all matters will be final.

5. No Person will be allowed to enter the judging ring with judges in any class except the stewards of the class and those in charge of the animals. Any exhibitor interfering with judging can be disqualified.

6.No animal shall enter the judging ring wearing a Rosette, except in champion of the show classes.

7. We are affiliated with ISA, IPS and the Clydesdale Horse Society.

8. Horse Riding is a dangerous sport and all competitors in ridden classes are strongly advised, for their own safety, to wear appropriate head gear which complies with up to date safety standards.

9.The use of mobile phones in the judging rings is strictly forbidden.

Dogs

General Rules & Regulations

1. The same exhibited animal can only receive one first prize (Red Rosette) and must attend championship before prize money will be furnished.

2. The Committee reserve the right to cancel a class or classes or to have some classes amalgamated on the grounds of insufficient entries.

3.Exhibitors will be responsible for having exhibits shown in a proper manner and numbered according to the Show catalogue.

4. Decision of Judges in all matters will be final.

5. No Person will be allowed to enter the judging ring with judges in any class except the stewards of the class and those in charge of the animals. Any exhibitor interfering with judging can be disqualified.

6.No animal shall enter the judging ring wearing a Rosette, except in champion of the show classes.

7. We are affiliated with ISA, IPS and the Clydesdale Horse Society.

8. Horse Riding is a dangerous sport and all competitors in ridden classes are strongly advised, for their own safety, to wear appropriate head gear which complies with up to date safety standards.

9.The use of mobile phones in the judging rings is strictly forbidden.

Horticulture & Farm Produce

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. Kitchen Garden All Ireland (No Direct Entry)
Class 678 - Sponsorsed by Bord Bia

4. Single Hybrid Tea Rose All Ireland (Direct Entry).
Class: 702 - In Memory Mrs. Bly Hutton Bury, Tullamore

Exhibitors may submit exhibits on Saturday evening, 10th August from 6.00pm to 9.00pm and on Sunday morning 11th 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 for late entries.

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: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Closing date for all online entries is: Wednesday 10th July 2019

Art & Photography

Rules and Conditions
1. All entries must be exhibitors' own work and recently completed within the past year. Entries from last year will not be accepted.
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 OPEN AT 7.30AM ON SHOW MORNING, MARQUEE CLOSED 10AM-12AM FOR JUDGING.

Closing date for all hardcopy entries is: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Closing date for all online entries is: Wednesday 10th July 2019

Cookery & Food

General Guidelines for the Cookery & Food Section

1.Entries should be made online at www.tullamoreshow.com or by post to the Show Office - see below for closing dates.

2.Exhibits must be received before 9.45am 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.

6.Exhibits can not be sold within the Cookery Marquee after 5pm.

MARQUEE OPEN AT 7.30AM ON SHOW MORNING, MARQUEE CLOSED 10AM-12AM FOR JUDGING.

Entry Fee: €3 per exhibit in all classes except Qualifiers and where otherwise stated.

Late entries will be accepted on show morning up to 9.30a.m but the entry fee will be €4 unless otherwise stated in featured classes. (No admissions credits allowed)

Prizes: 1st - €25, 2nd - €15, 3rd - €10, 4th - €5 except where otherwise stated.

Closing date for all hardcopy entries is: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Closing date for all online entries is: Wednesday 10th July 2019

Craft & Needlework

Prizes: 1st - €25, 2nd - €15, 3rd - €10, 4th - €5 except where otherwise stated

Rules and Conditions

  1. Exhibits previously awarded prizes at Tullamore Show are not eligible. Exhibits awarded 1st prize in class 930 (Patchwork Quilt) for two consecutive years are not eligible to enter for 2 years
  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 11th August 2019 and reclaimed between 5.00pm and 6.00pm.
  5. The Tullamore Show will not be responsible for any exhibits not collected by 6.30pm on show evening.
  6. Exhibitors attention is called to the General Rules at the end of the Schedule.
  7. These rules apply to all Craft & Needlework classes.
  8. Exhibitors leaving items in marquee over night, the Show will not be responsible for loss or damage.

MARQUEE OPEN AT 7.30AM ON SHOW MORNING, MARQUEE CLOSED 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 admission credits allowed).

No Late entries accepted after 9.30am on Show Morning.

Closing date for all hardcopy entries is: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Closing date for all online entries is: Wednesday 10th July 2019

National Inventions Competitions

Entry Fee: €20

N.B.: Inventions and modifications to existing inventions are eligible and welcome to enter.

All exhibits will be judged on the showground on Saturday 10th August, from 10.00am.

An exhibit can only be entered in one class. The exhibitor shall decide on which class is the most appropriate for the exhibit.

Closing date for all hardcopy entries is: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Closing date for all online entries is: Wednesday 10th July 2019

Poultry

  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.

Sponsors:
Milbrook Foods, Oldcastle
John Dolan, Banagher
Connolly Redmills, Goresbridge, Co Kilkenny

Moydrum Castle Poultry Farm, Moydrum, Athlone, Co Westmeath

Entry Fee: €3 in all classes except where otherwise stated.

Prizes: 1st - €15, 2nd - €10, 3rd - €8, 4th - €5

Closing date for all hardcopy entries is: Friday 3rd July 2019
Closing date for all online entries is: Wednesday 10th July 2019

No Entries accepted on Show Day.

Alpacas

All Ireland Alpaca Fleece Championship

Entry Fee: €10 per animal per class

Sponsors: Alpaca Association of Ireland and NIAG

Rules & Conditions for Alpacas

1. All Fleeces to be presented to Hushabye Farm Alpacas by the 5th August.

2. They are to be in clear plastic bags, available from AAI committee members.

3. Skirting instructions available on AAI Website.

4. Exhibitors to take their fleeces home after the Show.



Direct postal entry to Secretary, Tullamore Show, Church St. Tullamore or Online Entries through.www.tullamoreshow.com


 

Department Rules & Regulations

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ORGANIZERS OF AND EXHIBITORS AT LIVESTOCK SHOWS, 2019

GENERAL

Show organizers should notify the SVI at their local DVO of the intention to hold a show and provide the location and proposed dates of the show. Keeper herd numbers for Agricultural Shows must be obtained in advance from NBAS Division, Administration Building, Backweston Laboratory Campus, Backweston, Celbridge, Co Kildare - Telephone (01) 5058600.

Exhibitors should apply in good time to the Show Secretary to check any requirements specific to that show.


CODE OF PRACTICE – BIOSECURITY

Livestock Marts, Meat Plants, Showgrounds, Co-operatives, Agricultural Premises
In general movement and mixing of animals presents the greatest risk of the spread of most animal diseases. For that reason the operators of marts, meat plants, livestock shows etc., have a key role to play in ensuring that the disease risks associated with their premises and operations are kept to a minimum. Specific legal requirements apply in relation to bio-security arrangements. Adherence to these bio-security arrangements and the guidelines outlined below can have a significant impact on reducing the opportunities for disease transmission.

Acceptance of animals

• All keepers must be registered appropriately if presenting animals (cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry).

• Under no circumstances should animals that are identified improperly or documented improperly be accepted.
Cleaning / disinfection

• All areas where animals will be located should be clean and contamination free prior to introducing animals for show purposes.

• All areas where show animals are congregated, held or have been in contact should be washed down thoroughly and disinfected with an approved disinfectant at the end of each day at a minimum.

• Keep drinking/feeding troughs clean and free of animal waste or other contaminants.

• Cleaning and disinfection facilities should be available on site for all transport vehicles delivering/collecting animals. Shows should enforce the use of these cleaning and disinfection facilities at all times.

• Ensure that clients, when visiting the premises, wear waterproof footwear (e.g. wellington boots) that can be cleaned and disinfected easily.

• Provide foot-baths with suitable approved disinfectant at appropriate locations on the premises.

• Provide facilities for hand washing with liquid soap and for washing down footwear.

• Provide signs on premises reminding people of the need to minimize the risks of disease transmission and the availability on-site of washing facilities for vehicles and persons.

Identification, documentation and record keeping

• Retain a record of the registration number of each vehicle delivering/collecting each consignment of animals.

• Maintain a register, in readily accessible form, of all vendors/buyers, including numbers and types of animals involved in each transaction.

• Ensure compliance with all requirements in relation to record keeping and retention of records.

• Forward completed Certificates of Compliance in respect of bovines and Sheep or Goat Dispatch Documents to the local District Veterinary Office to ensure that the cattle, sheep and goat movement details are recorded on the Animal Identification and Movement (AIM) database within 7 days of the show.
Suspicious/unusual transactions or movements

• Report any suspicious or unusual transactions or movements involving livestock to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine or the Garda&