Hang out at the Hi-Pro Feeds Show Ring during this year’s Fair and you are sure to learn a thing or two about showing livestock. All-day dairy cattle shows will showcase local farm animal pride and pique your interest!
See our weekend schedule below!
Show Ring 2 & 3
Like the Hi-Pro Feeds Show Ring, Show Ring 2 and 3 are great places to check out your favourite farm animal in action. You will see goats, sheep, llamas and mini horses strut their stuff with their handlers here!
See our schedule below!
The public is encouraged to not only watch livestock in show, but also wander the aisles of pens to see animals as they wait for their opportunity in the rings!
Come view the Sheep Shearing Demonstration on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Typical mass shearing of sheep today follows a well-defined workflow:
-remove the wool
-throw the fleece onto the wool table
-skirt, roll & class the fleece
-place it in the appropriate wool bin
-press and store the wool until it is transported
You will find sheep shearing demos all weekend in Ring 2 & 3!
This year’s Dairy Show will be held in honourable memory of Charlie Thomson who passed away this last year. Charlie was a huge supporter in the Dairy Shows each and every year and we are thankful for the hard work he put into the Chilliwack Dairy Shows.
The Chilliwack Fair has just announced a new Open Herdsmanship Competition in memory of Charlie for Jersey and Holstein competitors. Participants will be judged following 4H Herdsmanship regulations (see below). Judging will take place twice on Friday and once on Saturday with prizes awarded after the Open Show on Saturday. Prizes are as follows: 1st- $300, 2nd- $200 and 3rd- $100.
Marks for Open Herdmanship Competition:
-35% for general neatness of exhibit, grooming of animals & dust control. Tack boxes will be inspected. Floors should be swept or raked clean. Walkways to the show ring and wash racks will be monitored.
-35% for courtesy of attendants, public engagements & accuracy of information provided. Must have stall cards with pertinent information & signage.
-30% for educational content & display.
Sand Ring 1 & 2
Our outdoor sand and dirt rings are home to a majority of our horse shows. We’re excited to have our Light Horse Shows back again this year. Stop by and watch these beautiful horses and their riders show off all of their hard work in elegant ways.
See our schedule below!
A farrier is a specialist in equine hoof care, including the trimming and balancing of horse hooves and the placing of shoes on their hooves if necessary. A farrier combines blacksmith skills with veterinary skills to care for horses’ feet. Come watch the demonstrations all weekend long!
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