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2017 WI Dairy Showcase set for April 27-29 in Madison

Wisconsin State Farmer
WI Dairy Showcase will feature Ayrshire, Milking Shorthorn, Jersey, Red and White, and Black and White Holstein breeds.

MADISON - The Wisconsin Holstein Association will host the second year of the Wisconsin Dairy Showcase, to be held in conjunction with the Midwest National Spring Holstein Show at the New Holland Pavilions in Madison, April 27-29, 2017.

This year's Showcase will feature Ayrshire, Milking Shorthorn, Jersey, Red and White, and Black and White Holstein breeds.

"Wisconsin Holstein is providing a top-tier venue as we invite dairy breeders to join us for this national show," said Darin Johnson, WHA Executive Director. "The Pavilions have enough space for all exhibitors and the show to be held under one roof, and we look forward to utilizing this facility for multiple breed shows."

This year's Midwest National Spring Holstein Show will be one of four breed shows that encompass the Wisconsin Dairy Showcase. New to this year's event are the Ayrshire and Milking Shorthorn breeds, which will show Thursday afternoon starting at 4 p.m.

The Midwest National Spring Jersey Show is in its second year, and will be held the same day and time as the Midwest National Red and White Show on Friday, April 28 at 10 a.m. The Midwest National Black and White Holstein Show will follow in its normal day and time slot, on Saturday, April 29 starting at 8:30 a.m. This event will showcase elite animals from numerous states around the United States.

The Wisconsin Holstein Association and its board of directors are excited to take advantage of these outstanding facilities and the opportunity to bring multiple breed shows to one location in Madison.

Chad Ryan will judge this year's Holstein and Jersey shows, while Paul Trapp will judge the Red and White show, and Joe Gibbs will serve as judge for the Ayrshire/MilkingShorthorn show.

Wisconsin Holstein invites all breeders and spectators to attend this year's show. Exhibitors can enter online for all three shows, or print a form from the WHA website. The initial entry deadline for all the shows is April 1, 2017. Information for ordering supplies is also available on the web, and orders must be in by April 15, 2017.