Monday, September 17, 2012

PA All American Dairy Show

This week we are at the Pennsylvania All American Dairy Show in Harrisburg at the farm show complex.  In its 49th year the All-American is the worlds largest dairy show with over 2,400 of the best dairy cattle shown by nearly 1,000 of the best exhibitors on the nation.  Over the course of 6 days these animals will be shown in 23 different shows.The picture above shows the winners of each of their breed shows from the 2011 show.

This year we decided to take 3 animals to the show. From left to right is Salty Talk (summer yearling), Mayhem (fall yearling), and Midge ( 5 yr old).  It has been 12 years since be were last here.   A lot has changed since then but many of the same faces are still here that have been coming year after year.

We moved in on Saturday and will be here until Thursday morning.  Yesterday (Sunday) was the showmanship contest where youth ages 10-21 are judged on how well the animal leads for them and how well they show off their animal.  Over 400 youth participated in the contest.  Today is the youth show and kids and parents both are busy putting final touches on their animals to make them look their best before going into the ring.

The Guernseys will show on Wednesday but until then they are just hanging out, relaxing and laughing at the us trying to catch their cow pies before they hit the ground.

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