Show Officials’ Responsibilities

  1. The show chairman and secretary must have a copy of all show rules available for review for the duration of the show.
  2. The show chairman and secretary are responsible for ensuring that MDGA show rules and regulations are carried out.
  3. The show chairman or secretary must check the official registration certificate of each animal to verify that each animal’s registration number and name matches the information listed on the entry form. Prior to the day of the show, the show chairman or secretary should also ensure that each animal is entered in the correct class and breed division.
  4. The show chairman and secretary are responsible for filling out all Report of Awards forms and ensuring that the forms are correct, legible, and have all required signatures. All forms are to be mailed to the MDGA Show Chairman within ten days of the show.
  5. Show officials should ensure that no entries are presented before a judge in which the judge has ownership, partial ownership, or financial interest  or which are owned by a member of the judge’s immediate family.
  6. The sponsoring organization will be responsible for the conduct and actions of the Show Committee.
  7. When a show is dually sanctioned, there must be at least one MDGA member sitting as show secretary. Show officials must
    ensure that MDGA rules govern and that all regulations are followed.
  8. Pre-show milk-outs will be determined by the Show Committee; this information will be posted as part of the show rules.
    The Show Committee will be responsible for enforcing these guidelines.
  9. Complaints concerning show rules, management, and questionable Report of Awards must be made in writing within seven days of the show. Copies must be sent to both the MDGA Office and the MDGA Show Chairperson. The complaint will be taken before the MDGA Committee of Advisors for resolution.