From SUNY Cobleskill:
SUNY Cobleskill’s 35th Annual Dairy Fashions Sale, the
country’s longest-running collegiate dairy cattle club sale, will kick
off the College’s Inaugural week Saturday, April 2.
annual sale comes during SUNY Cobleskill’s Centennial Year, and will be
followed by a week of events and activities leading up to the
inauguration of Marion A. Terenzio as the college's new president.
The Dairy Fashions Sale, “Where quality cattle are always in style,”
is a high-quality cattle consignment sale organized by more than 50
student members of SUNY Cobleskill’s Dairy Cattle Club.
More than 120
lots, from Holsteins and Jerseys to Shorthorns, will be groomed,
prepped and shown off for buyers all around the state and beyond at the
hangar at the College’s Equestrian Center.
During the week preceding the sale, students meet consigners and
their cattle, house and care for the animals, including hours of washing
and expert clipping to bring the animals to “show and sale quality.”
Says Dairy Cattle Club co-advisor Assistant Professor Kim Tarvis about
clipping: “top-line blending like this is a true art.” Students also
acclimate the animals to walking in a halter and in the show ring.
The sale will be conducted by auctioneer Dave Rama of The Cattle
Exchange. Dr. Lynn Geoffroy, Assistant Professor at SUNY Cobleskill,
will provide all pre-sale and day-of-sale veterinary documentation.
The public is invited to a pre-sale viewing of the animals from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, April 1.