Kentucky National Dairy Show and Sale Returns April 9-11 to Kentucky Exposition CenterPosted on Mar 30, 2015
“This event gives buyers a chance to purchase from some of the best cow families in the business and provides an opportunity for dairy cattle producers from all over the nation to showcase their herd’s genetics,” Agriculture Commissioner James Comer said.
Total sales last year grossed $453,000 with an average of $2,409 per head, said Ethan Berry, the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s dairy coordinator.
The three-day event is free and open to the public. Five breeds will be shown and sold: Ayrshire/Milking Shorthorn, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, and Jersey.
Online bidding is available for all sales except Brown Swiss by logging onto www.jerseyauctionlive.com to register and bid during the sales. “This is the most participation that we have had with it,” Berry said.
The show and sale schedule (all times EDT) is:
- Thursday, April 9: Holstein; show at 10 a.m.; sale at 12:30 p.m.
- Friday, April 10: Brown Swiss: show at 9 a.m.; sale at 11 a.m.
- Friday, April 10: Guernsey: show at 11 a.m.; sale at 2 p.m.
- Friday, April 10: Ayrshire/Milking Shorthorn: show at 1 p.m.; sale at 4 p.m.
- Saturday, April 11: Jersey: show at 10 a.m.; sale at noon
Press release courtesy of the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.
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