By Barb Lumley

Once again the Ohio Holstein Association is providing the opportunity for Ohio Holstein Junior members, 4-H club members and F. F. A members to purchase that registered Holstein calf, heifer or cow that they can parade the show ring with, as they work to achieve that winning blue ribbon or trophy. The Ohio Holstein Spring Sale will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the Wayne County Fairgrounds, Wooster, Ohio.

The sale will feature calves, heifers and cows of all ages, as well as some outstanding embryos, consigned by Ohio’s top Holstein breeders. Many of the consignments are from dams that are classified Very Good or Excellent. Pedigrees include dams that have received All-American awards and nominations, as well as others that are well-known for their winning achievements in the show ring.

There will be fresh young cows and bred heifers due to calve for dairy farmers looking for milk to boost their pounds in the bulk tank. Dams in their pedigrees have production records up to 41, 610 pounds of milk. There are cows selling milking over 100 pounds per day and includes a 3 Year Old classified Excellent and with a record at 2-03 354 days 31,060 3.4 1069 3.7 1151 and working on another good record.

The catalog can be found HERE, on the Ohio Holstein website, or for catalogs and information contact the following: Randall Kiko 330-831-0174; Rudy Kiko 330-540-2416; Ken Janes 330-464-4134; Wyatt Schlauch 330-275-7822; Dallas Rynd 740-207-5005 or the Holstein office at 330-264-9088. Cowbuyer will be there!

The Ohio District 3 Holstein Club will hold a meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at Mr. Lee’s Restaurant in Cambridge, Ohio. Members of District 3 will be discussing the possibility of making the District 3 Holstein Show an All-Breeds Show. The Ohio Holstein District 3 Open Invitational Holstein Show will be held June 17, 2023, at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds, Dover, Ohio. Anyone interested in participating in the show or helping with it is invited to attend the meeting. For more information or to comment on having an All Breeds Show contact Jarod Harding 330-243-2415; Louise Harding 330-432-7430; Neil Deam 330-308-8110; Clay Hershberger 330-407-4461; or Don Simpson 740-391-3301.

The 2023 National Holstein Convention will be held June 23-27, 2023, in Lexington, Kentucky. Headquarters will be the Lexington Griffin Gate Marriot Gold Resort & Spa. Early registration is suggested for the special rate. Numerous activities are planned, as well as the Annual Meeting on Monday, June 26 and Tuesday, June 27, 2023. The National Convention Sale will be held on Monday, June 26. For information contact Scott Yocum 859-583-2945 email Scott@dbl-s.com.

The Mid-East Summer National Holstein Show will be held July 27-30, 2023 at the Ohio State Fairgrounds in Columbus.

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