Entries invited for N.Y. Spring Dairy Carousel
SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Entries for the New York Spring Dairy Carousel should be sent ASAP to take advantage of discounted entry fees. The series of shows will be held April 12-15 at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.
In 2012, over 1000 head of dairy cattle from 20 states and two Canadian provinces were on the grounds for the eight different shows. An 88-lot Holstein sale averaged $5440, and 200 youths from the Northeast participated in the judging contest. Thousands of people from across the U.S. and Canada attended and while viewers from 30 countries watched the shows live via Holstein World Productions.
The New York Spring Dairy Carousel kicks off Friday, April 12, with the Youth Showmanship Contest at 11:00 a.m. At 2:00 p.m. the Junior Judging Contest in conjunction with the PDCA Judging Conference, sponsored by the Farm Credit Northeast AgEnchancement, takes place. The PDCA Judging Conference is open to everyone. Wrapping up the day at 6:00 p.m. is the Protein Breeds Sale.
The New York Junior Holstein Show starts at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 13. Juniors will present animals to Judge Steve Wagner from Quarryville, Pa. At 1:00 p.m. Adam Liddle, Argyle, N.Y., will officiate the Guernsey show while Jamie Black, Constable, N.Y., will place the Ayrshires. At 4:00 p.m. the New York Spring Holstein Sale sponsored by the New York Holstein Association and managed by The Cattle Exchange of Delhi, N.Y. gets rolling. The day concludes with the fun-filled Junior Olympics & Pizza Party for the juniors.
Four shows will take place on Sunday, April 14. The Red & White and Milking Shorthorn shows start at 8:00 a.m. These shows will be judged by Jamie Black and Michael Heath from Westminster, Md, respectively. At noon, Liddle places the Jerseys while Wagner lines-up the Brown Swiss.
Rounding out the four days of the New York Spring Dairy Carousel on Monday, April 15, is the prestigious International Spring Holstein Show at 8:00 a.m. with Michael Heath judging.
Cattle will be released at the end of each breed show. A list of classes and the entry form are available online at www.nyholsteins.com or call the New York Holstein Association office 607-273-7591. The early entry deadline is March 11 with entries accepted up to showtime with late fee payment.
Hotels in the area include: Clarion Fairgrounds, 315-457-8700; Comfort Inn Fairgrounds, 315-453-0045; Best Western, 315-484-0044; and Western Ranch Motel, 315-457-9236. Make your reservations as soon as possible as rooms sell out quickly. Mention the New York Spring Dairy Carousel for special rates.
Camper/RV hookups are available at $30 per day. Reservations and pre-payment are required.
Food is available in the Coliseum and admission to the shows is free.
For any other questions, see online entries and information: www.nyholsteins.com, or contact Cattle Superintendent Alan Danforth at 518-231-6597 or New York Holstein Association Executive Manager Patsy Gifford at 607-316-0867.