Time to plan for the New York Spring Dairy Carousel April 7-10 in Syracuse at the New York State Fairgrounds. The 42nd edition, sponsored by the New York Holstein Association, will include shows for all major dairy breeds along with top-notch Holstein and Protein Breed sales.
In 2016, over 200 youth from the Northeast participated in the judging contest followed by eight different breed shows featuring 800 head of dairy cattle. Many of the animals have won their respective breed’s All-American contests as “The Carousel” has become known as, “the show of the spring.” The Holstein Sale had an exciting line up of high genomic females, potential show winners, Red and Whites, and members of the Breed’s most distinguished cow families. The 76 lots in 2016 averaged $3,955.
The Carousel officially kicks off Friday, April 7, 9:00 a.m., with the Youth Showmanship Contest followed at 12:30 p.m. with the third annual Richard Keene Memorial Youth Judging Contest. This event is sponsored by Farm Credit Northeast AgEnchancement. At 6:00 p.m. will be the Protein Breeds Sale.
New York Junior Holstein members are center stage on Saturday morning, April 8, with the Junior Holstein Show judged by Carl Phoenix, Sunderland, Ontario. Saturday afternoon starting at Noon, Jeff Stephens, Troy, Ontario lines up the Ayrshires. In the other ring, Mike Berry, Albany, OR places the Guernseys. The day concludes with New York Spring Holstein Sale starting at 3:00 p.m. sponsored by the New York Holstein Association and managed by The Cattle Exchange of Delhi, NY. The day concludes with the fun-filled Junior Olympics & Pizza Party for the juniors.
Sunday morning 8:00 a.m. finds the Red & Whites in the Coliseum for Phoenix’s evaluation. At 9:00 a.m. Mike Deaver, Edgerton, WI places the Milking Shorthorns. In the afternoon, Mike Berry has the honor of evaluating the Jerseys while Stephens places the Brown Swiss.
The Carousel culminates on Monday, April 10 with the New York International Spring Holstein Show judged by Mike Deaver.
A complete schedule of events is included below. Cattle will again be released at the end of each breed show. A list of classes and the entry forms are available online at http://nyspringdairycarousel.fairentry.com OR by calling the New York Holstein Association office at 607-273-7591. The early deadline has passed, so next tier of entry fees are in effect until March 24 with entries from March 25 until show time facing the highest entry fees.
If you’re planning to attend, hotels in the area include: Best Western Fairgrounds, 315-484-0044; Clarion Fairgrounds, 315-457-8700; Comfort Inn Fairgrounds, 315-453-0045; Maplewood Inn, 315-451-1511; Red Mill Inn, 315-635-4871; and Western Ranch Motel, 315-457-9236. Make your reservations as soon as possible since rooms sell out quickly. Mention the New York Spring Dairy Carousel for special rates.
Camper/RV hookups are available at $30 per day. Reservations, camper license number, and pre-payment are required.
Food is available in the Coliseum and admission is free, so come one and all to the 2017 New York Spring Dairy Carousel.
For any other questions or for online entries & information go to http://nyspringdairycarousel.fairentry.com or contact Cattle Superintendent Alan Danforth at 518-231-6597 or New York Holstein Association Executive Manager Kelly Reynolds at 920-728-1596.
Schedule of Events
Wednesday, April 5
8:00 a.m. Barns open (note that this year cattle may leave at end of respective breed show)
Thursday, April 6
7:00 p.m. All cattle in place
Friday, April 7
9:00 a.m. Jr. Showmanship
11:30 p.m. Richard Keene Memorial Youth Judging Contest, sponsored by Farm Credit Northeast
6:00 p.m. Protein Breeds Sale
Saturday, April 9
9:00 a.m. NY Jr. Holstein Show
Noon Ayrshire Show (Ring 1) & Guernsey Show (Ring 2)
3:00 p.m. Holstein Sale
Sunday, April 10
8:00 a.m. Red & White Show (Ring 1)
9:00 a.m. Milking Shorthorn Show (Ring 2)
12:30 p.m. Jersey Show (Ring 1) & Brown Swiss Show (Ring 2)
Monday, April 11
8:00 a.m. International Spring Holstein Show
Cattle released at conclusion of EACH breed show
Mike Deaver- Edgerton, Wisconsin……………Open Holstein, Milking Shorthorn
Carl Phoenix- Sunderland, Ontario………………….NY Jr. Holstein, Red & White
Jeff Stephens- Troy, Ontario ……………….Ayrshire, Brown Swiss
Mike Berry- Albany, Oregon ……….………Jersey, Guernsey
Area hotels: (Mention Spring Dairy Carousel for special rates)
Best Western Fairgrounds 315-484-0044
Clarion Fairgrounds 315-457-8700
Comfort Inn Fairgrounds 315-453-0045
Maplewood Inn 315-451-1511
Red Mill Inn 315-635-4871
Western Ranch 315-457-9236
Camper/RV hookups are available at $30/day each.
Reservations, camper license number and prepayment required.
Alan Danforth, Cattle Superintendent: 518-231-6597
Kelly Reynolds, NYHA Executive Manager: 920-728-1596
Online entries & information: http://nyspringdairycarousel.fairentry.com
2016 NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL SPRING HOLSTEIN SHOW CHAMPIONS From left: Stephanie McBath; Emily Ooms; Kayla Windecker; Clark & Lois Woodmansee; Tim & Sharyn Abbott; Tom Cull on the halter of Grand and Sr. Champion Rosiers Blexy Goldwyn; Nathan Thomas with Reserve Grand & Res. Sr. Champion, TK-Plain-View Ripley; Barclay Phioenix with Honorable Mention Sr. and Grand Champion, Hodglynn Dynasty Licorice, and Judge Justin Burdetter. Photo by Mike Walker
2016 CAROUSAL JERSEY CHAMPIONS From left: Barclay Phoenix with the Honorable Mention Grand Champion, Hirds Colton Dream; Matt Senecal with Intermediate & Reserve Grand Champion, Payneside Mac N Cheese; Kelli Cull of Budjon Farms, co-owner of the Senior and Grand Champion, Carly-O Tequila Alley, held by Roger Turner; Peter Vail, co-owner of the Grand Champion; and Judge Dean Dohle. Photo by Mike Walker