The New Hampshire Breed Show for Holstein, Brown Swiss and Milking Shorthorn will be held Wednesday, August 7, at the Lancaster Fairgrounds in Lancaster, N.H. Fitting and showing will start on Tuesday, August 6, at 6 p.m., and the Type Breed Show will start at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, August 7.
Douglas Nifong of Orfordville, Wis., will judge the fitting and showing for 4-H classes on Tuesday. On Wednesday, he will judge the 4-H type qualifying show for Ayrshire, Jersey and Guernsey, plus the adult type show for Holstein, Milking Shorthorn and Brown Swiss.
Some of the best purebred dairy cattle in New Hampshire will be shown in the ring. This is an opportunity to see some great cattle and chat with folks around the ringside.
Granite State Dairy Promotion will have an ice cream booth, and a food trailer will be provided.
The Guernsey and Ayrshire shows will be a part of Cornish Fair on August 17, and the Jersey show will be held during Deerfield Fair on September 27. All these breed shows will be held in conjunction with fairs.
Registration information will be sent out directly to previous N.H. Breed Show participants. However, if you would like some information, please contact the breed secretaries below.
Ayrshire Show Chairperson: Mary Musty, 33 River Rd., Piermont, NH 03779
Brown Swiss Show Chairperson: David Conway, 128 Bailey Rd., Jefferson, NH 03583
Guernsey Chairperson: Sandy Creighton, 163 Battle St., Webster, NH 03303
Holstein Show Chairperson: Cindy Putnam, 7 Route 25, Piermont, NH 03779
Jersey Show Chairperson: Rosella Sawyer, 420 Wentworth Rd., Walpole, NH 03608
Milking Shorthorn Chairperson: Anita Cate, 202 Lake Tarleton Rd., Warren, NH 03279
For more details, call Michal Lunak, UNH Cooperative Extension, Grafton County, at 603-787-6944 or email firstname.lastname@example.org