Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Spring Dairy Carousel April 8 through April 13 just outside Syracuse

The annual Spring Dairy Carousel is set for April 8 through April 13 at the New York State Fairground in Geddes, just west of Syracuse.

New York Spring Dairy Carousel is recognized as the most prestigious and largest spring dairy event in North America. All seven major dairy breeds are represented in eight shows, five sales and several junior activities. 

In 2014, more than 1,000 animals from 20 states and Canada attended the show and sale and several thousand people attended the four-day event. 

The event is open to the public and admission and parking are free. Food is available. Exhibitors and staff are happy to answer questions about cattle and the dairy industry. 

Here is the schedule of events and competition:

8 a.m. April 8, barns open and cattle may move in
7 p.m. April 9, all cattle must be in place
9 a.m. April 10, exhibitors meeting
11 a.m., April 10, junior showmanship
2 p.m., April 10, junior judging contest and Purebred Dairy Cattle Association judging conference
6 p.m., April 10, protein breeds sale
9 a.m. April 11, junior Holstein show
1 p.m. April 11, Ayrshire show
1 p.m., April 11, Guernsey show
4 p.m., April 11, Holstein sale
8 a.m. April 12, Red & White show
9 a.m. April 12, Milking Shorthorn show
12:30 p.m. April 12, Jersey show (ring 1) and Brown Swiss show (ring 2)
 8 a.m. April 13, International Spring Holstein Show

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