1. Up to two approved exhibits from each county will be accepted.

2. Only one entry per exhibitor/farm entity per class is permitted with exception of grain corn, shelled corn, and potatoes (Classes 37, 38 and 39) where an exhibitor/farm entity may show up to 2 entries per class providing each entry is a separate and distinct variety and named. Variety names are not permitted in other classes.

3. A hay or straw exhibit must consist of one 4″ flake, machine baled, undisturbed, in a polyethylene bag, identified with two entry tags, one on the inside of the bag and one tied securely on the outside of the bag. Samples must be cut to fit in plastic hay bags supplied by Ottawa Valley Seed Growers. Large bale samples must be cut to a similar size

4. Approved hay and silage exhibitors for the championship show may use new samples to assure freshness.

5. All entries must be untreated in order to display their natural colour. This rule does not apply to hay and silage Classes 22 to 36, 42, 43, 108 and 109.

Prize money in Class 1-41 – $30, $28, $26, $24, $22, $21, $20, $19, $18, $17 (10 prizes)

Class 1            Oats      –           6 lbs

Class 2            Hulless Oats     –           6 lbs

Class 3            Barley     –           2 row, 6 lbs

Class 4            Barley     –           6 row, 6 lbs

Class 5            Malt Barley – variety named      –           6 lbs

Class 6            Spring Wheat      –           6 lbs

Class 7            Soft Winter Wheat     –           6 lbs

Class 8            Hard Winter Wheat    –           6 lbs

Class 9            Sunflowers    –           6 lbs

Class 10          Rye     –           6 lbs

Class 11          Buckwheat   –           6 lbs

Class 12          Field  Peas     –           6 lbs

Class 13          Forage Peas     –           6 lbs

Class 14          Soybeans     –           6 lbs

Class 15          White Field Beans     –           6 lbs

Class 16          Coloured Field Beans      –           6 lbs

Class 17          Canola    –           4 lbs

Class 18          Red Clover    –           4 lbs

Class 19          Birdsfoot Trefoil     –           4 lbs

Class 20          Timothy    –           4 lbs

Class 21          Alfalfa     –           4 lbs

Class 22          First Cut Alfalfa      –           85% or more alfalfa

Class 23          First Cut Legume other than alfalfa 85% or more legume

Class 24          First Cut Legume and Grass 70% and 30% either way.

Class 25          First Cut Grass 85% or more grass

Class 26          Second Cut Alfalfa or other Legume 85% or more legume

Class 27          Second Cut Mixed Legume and Grass 80% and 20% either way.

Class 28          Large Square or Round Bale Hay 1st Cut

Class 29          Large Square or Round Bale Hay 2nd Cut

Class 30          Flake of Straw

Class 31          Haylage     –           5 lbs

Class 32          Baled Haylage 1st cut     –           5 lbs

Class 33          Baled Haylage 2nd or 3rd cut     –           5 lbs (Cut to be indicated on tag)

Class 34          Oat and/or Barley Silage      –           5 lbs

Class 35          Corn Silage, Processed       –           5 lbs

Class 36          Corn Silage, Not Processed       –           5 lbs

Class 37          Grain Corn    –           10 ears, variety named

Class 38          Shelled Corn      –           6 lbs, variety named

Class 39          Potatoes     –           10 tubers, table stock, variety named

Class 40          Special Shelled Corn Bin Class     –         6 lbs randomly sampled by your county SCIA

appointed Director. To be displayed as a complete sample in OVSGA polyethylene bags.

Class 41          Best Sheaf of Cereal Grain

  • Sheaf may be constructed of Oat or Barley or Wheat plants.
  • Sheaf must be mounted to be self-standing.
  • No exhibitor may make more than one entry per kind, ie. one sheaf of Oats and one sheaf of Barley, but not two sheaves of Oats.

Prize money in Class 42, 43A and 43B – 1st-$80, 2nd-$55, 3rd-$30, 4th-$25, 5th-$20, 6th-$15, any other worthy exhibit $10.


  • Competition open to two exhibits maximum, one exhibit per exhibitor/farm entity, per county, in the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Association region.
  • An exhibit for competition consists of one complete square bale of hay, indicating the cut – 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.
  • All entries must be made only by your county SCIA appointed Director.
  • The bale of hay will be core sampled at your County Show by our designated OVSGA representative. Your County assistance will be appreciated.
  • The sample will be tested by an independent testing laboratory and ready for display on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Testing costs sponsored by New-Life Mills.
  • Prize money will be awarded according to points on an official score card.


  • Two classes

› 43A – 1st cut square bale
› 43B – 2nd cut square bale

  • Competition open to maximum 4 bales per county in the Ottawa Valley Seed Growers Region, ie. maximum of two exhibits in 43A-1st cut and two exhibits in 43B-2nd cut per county.
  • Samples will be judged for export by weight and quality.
  • An exhibit for competition consists of one complete square bale of hay.


Any changes to this prize list will be updated by March 1, 2017, and posted on our web site at and will take precedence over this prize list.

If you have questions, or require more information, contact your county SCIA appointed Director.

Or contact Arlene Ross, OVSGA Secretary-Treasurer