Holstein Canada

Show Rules & Regulations


Consistent rules for showing are required to ensure the best interests of all involved in the exhibiting of dairy cattle. It is important that Canadian dairy shows are seen to endorse good animal husbandry practices, and promote Canadian dairy breeds in a spirit of fair play. Members of Canadian dairy breeds, the general public, and animal welfare supporters--both domestically and internationally--expect fair and equitable business relations in showing.

Documents are prepared by Holstein Canada to offer direction and protection for show committees and/or fair boards in the administration of a dairy show. These PDF and RTF formats are available for downloading by clicking on the following forms:

Holstein Canada encourages show organizers to implement these practices for all shows at the earliest possible opportunity.

Additionally, please note:

  • Upon recommendation of the show-appointed veterinarian, any animal posing a biosecurity threat should be removed from the premises immediately
  • Show organizers should discourage transfers of ownership for the purpose of gaining unfair advantage for exhibitor points