The Dodge County Holstein Futurity, well known for its quality Holstein cattle and formal atmosphere, will be held Saturday, Aug. 16, during the Dodge County Fair, in Beaver Dam at 12:30 p.m.
"Holstein breeders enter animals as calves and show the same animals as two-year-old cows, after they've had their first calf," said Dori Lichty, futurity planning committee member. "During the show, exhibitors parade their cows wearing formal attire; and every year, the show arena is filled to standing-room only with spectators."
To enter in the Dodge County Holstein Futurity, owners must nominate their Holsteins by submitting a fee, per animal, when they're only calves.
"Monies received from the nominations make up the purse of any one year and is divided as prize money among participating exhibitors," Lichty added. "Sponsorships from area businesses help purchase awards, decorations, etc., too."
For more information on the Dodge County Holstein Futurity, search for Dodge County Holstein Futurity on Facebook.
Entertaining more than 52,000 fans a year, the Dodge County Fair, set for Aug. 13-17, is the area's main event. With an outdoor main stage, many animals, numerous exhibits and great food, it provides an abundance of activity for the entire family.