Massachusetts Blue Ribbon Calf Sale


 

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Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018
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  


Clinics & Buffet Dinner - Friday PM


Come join us on March 23th 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).

Halter Making  – Rick Trojanowski, owner of Twist of Fate Show Supplies will be leading this workshop. You pick out your rope and he will help you make a halter. Cost of the rope is $4.00. Rick will have his show supply trailer to sharpen blades plus you can purchase your show supplies and save on the cost of shipping.
 
Showmanship Clinic – Kelly Lee Reynolds from Corfu, NY is the Executive Manager of the New York Holstein Association. She was the 2008 Merle Howard winner at the World Dairy Expo along with many blue ribbon wins in the Expo Showmanship Contest, Harrisburg and Wisconsin State Fair. Kelly judges numerous shows throughout the year and enjoys showing her family’s Reyncrest Holsteins at state and national shows. Kelly is a graduate of Cornell University where she was a member of the Cornell Dairy Cattle Judging Team that won the national contest at World Dairy Expo. She enjoys working with youth and has done showmanship and fitting clinics across the USA. 
Showmanship Contest  to follow the showmanship clinic.  Youth will be divided based on experience/age and will be assigned a sale heifer.
 
Promoting your Cattle - Marjorie Rida is the Sales Executive for Purebred Publishing. She is responsible for selling breeder and commercial advertising and build customer relations to support editorial space in the Holstein World, Guernsey Breeders' Journal, Brown Swiss Bulletin, Ayrshire Digest and Milking Shorthorn Journal. Along with her full-time work in advertising, marketing and client relations she and her husband Ryan own and operate Ridale Genetics; a small herd of elite Ayrshires and Milking Shorthorns. They have exhibited their cattle at Nationally recognized shows across the country including the New York Spring Carousel, the Big E, World Dairy Expo, the All-American Dairy Show, North American International Livestock Expo, and the Royal Winter Fair in Canada. In 2017 alone they had nine All-American Nominations with four of those moving on to win titles in their respective contests. 

  
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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