Massachusetts Blue Ribbon Calf Sale


 

About

Date: Saturday, March 21, 2020
Time: Sale Starts at 11AM, Youth Clinics Friday 6PM
Location: Mallary Complex, Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, Massachusetts
Directions:
Click here to access the Big E's site directly!
Accommodations: Click here for Pioneer Valley Visitors Bureau

Food booth will be available on sale day. Commerical vendors will be set up. 

Youth Programs  

 Futurity Contest for Youth Buyers 


Youth buyers are invited and encouraged to take part in the inaugural MA Blue Ribbon Calf Sale Futurity Contest.  Show your calf and enter your results to win prizes!  Total prize pool of $1000.  You can't win if you don't play.

Full information and point forms are at the below links.

Contest Information & Points Record Form (PDF)  (RTF)


Clinics & Buffet Dinner - Friday PM


Come join us on March 20th for clinics and dinner at 6PM at the Big E Mallary Complex, plus preview the sale cattle.  Dinner is compliments of Eastern States Exposition.

If you plan on attending, please email ccsears@umext.umass.edu with the number of people attending (including parents).



Clinic Topics

Halter Making With Rick Trojanoski
-     Neat Twist of Fate supply trailer
Ultrasounding and Preg Check
-     What are the benefits/importance?
-     When is the best time?
-     Economically friendly options and convenience 
-     Try a look at your own veins through an ultrasound machine
 
Trailer Packing and Safety
-     How to load for a show
-     Things not to forget
-     Trailer check before loading
-     Trailer Check before leaving
-     Tire check/Spare 

Bagging for 4-H and Youth Show
-     How to feed your milking animal when you get to a show
-     How to practice bagging at home
-     How to decide how many hours 
-     Some things to watch for that could go wrong and what to have on hand
-     Healthy ideas on how to bag 
 
Showmanship - Splitting Hairs
-     Suggestions on how to move up a place
-     How to watch the class and know how to answer questions
-     Know your scorecard
-     Know your judge 


  
Consignor Info  

Consignor/Health Instructions





Vendor Information

Last year we had over 600 people attend the sale!!  Don't miss this great opportunity to showcase your products and services to farmers and dairy showmen from all over New England.

Please follow these links for more information:


Blue Ribbon Calf Sale Trade Show Registration Form



Raffle Info

Potential donations, please contact Cheryl Fletcher, 22 Gunn Road, Southampton, MA 01073 or at below email.



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