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BRATTLEBORO, VT - With the newest volume of “Showring Ready” now available online, readers will find the latest PDCA Showmanship Guidelines as well as an updated PDCA Evaluation Scorecard for judges. This resource serves as a guide for youth, parents and dairy project leaders exhibiting at dairy cattle shows, and those who are interested in honing their showmanship skills.  

Along with the basics, such as washing, halter training and clipping, a detailed section covers showmanship. Photos are included to help illustrate recommended techniques. Resources include heifer growth benchmarks and activities to test the readers’ knowledge.  

In addition to the free online download, the “Showring Ready” workbook may be purchased for $5 each, including shipping. If ordering 50 or more copies, the workbooks are $3 each. There is a minimum order of five workbooks, and orders must be placed at least two weeks before delivery is needed. For rush orders, the buyer will be responsible for the full shipping cost.  

With questions or to place an order, contact Kelli Dunklee at 800.952.5200, ext. 4124, or visit www.holsteinfoundation.org/education/workbook_orders.html to order online. Workbooks will be shipped when payment is received.  

The Holstein Foundation provides a series of free, educational workbooks available to download online. “Showring Ready” and “Dairy Judging” are the most popular topics, but resources are also provided on topics ranging from dairy nutrition and reproduction to genetics.

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