Ms. Bonnie Ayars, Dairy Judging Teams Coach and Extension Youth Specialist, The Ohio State University
OHIO STATE FAIR OFFERS NEW LIVESTOCK SHOW
The Ohio State Fair will now offer a Dairy Feeder Calf show from July 28 through July 30 in the Cooper Arena. For more details, here is the link.
FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW DAIRY JUDGING CONTEST
On Sunday, January 19th, three young ladies from OSU competed in the Ft. Worth Stock Show Dairy Judging Contest in Ft. Worth, Texas. The team of Jacquelyn Sherry, Robin Alden, and Lara Staples placed 5th in the largest contest to date for this event. Teams traveled from California, Michigan, and many points between to compete. Robin finished in 3rd place overall, 5th in reasons, and Jacquelyn was 14th overall. We were 5th in two breeds and Robin was the high person for the Brown Swiss breed. Additional activities included tours of the area, stock show activities, and farm workouts.
OHIO AND DAIRY JUDGING
When it comes to being Ohio Proud, it is worth mentioning that 4 of the 2014 World Dairy Expo official judges are from the Buckeye state. Not only were they born and raised here, but their involvement with the dairy industry has led them in many directions of notable interest.
Spring Dairy Expo will also be the host for the Holstein Association USA Judges Conference on March 27. More details about this are available through Holstein USA.
DAIRY 4-H ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS
If you are interested in all of the dairy 4-H activities for 2014, the Ohio 4-H Dairy Calendar of Events is posted online at www.4hansci.osu.edu/dairy. Of notable interest are the dairy judging workshops that are being held in February and March in preparation for the Ohio 4-H Dairy Judging Contest on March 29th. Ohio FFA will once again return and collaborate with this contest as one of their Career Development Events.