The Central Valley Jersey Breeders’ Field Day & Merced County Black and White Show

The Central Valley Jersey Breeders’ Field Day

The Central Valley Jersey Breeders’ Field Day
What a cold, rainy day it was in California this past Saturday! In Turlock, California at 9 am, California’s many Jersey and Holstein showing kids started their day by attending The Central Valley Jersey Breeders’ Field Day. The field day had 8 speakers focused on helping the children become better showmen with a local veterinarian to help identify and treats fair time ailments. The CVJB Field Day had an attendance of 86 kids ranging from the age of 7 to 19 years old.

The Central Valley Jersey Breeders’ Field Day

California Jersey Queen, Charley Baptista
California Jersey Queen, Charley Baptista, is a proud shower of Jersey cattle for 9 years.

The Central Valley Jersey Breeders’ Field Day

Dr. Nell taught kids different fair time ailments, such as diseases and fungi, and how to treat them.

Group 3

Group 2

Group 1

Group 4 

 Group 3

Group 6

Group 7

Group 8

Group 9

 After learning about how to show dairy cattle, the kids then got an opportunity to judge the adults that taught them how to show.

The judge for the Merced County Black and White Show was Mandy Brazil. She is a North American Genetic Consultant with ABS Global, currently managing genetics for key accounts in the western United States and Canada, with a Cal Poly degree in Agriculture Communications with minors in Dairy Science and Agribusiness.

Mandy enjoys judging junior and open shows over the past five years in California, Wisconsin and New Mexico at local and district levels. And currently owns registered Holsteins and Red & Whites which she has exhibited at national shows in the US and Canada. Some highlights include Junior Champions at Western Spring National and Midwest Fall National Shows. She has also owned cattle who have earned All-American and All-Canadian nominations. She encourages youth to get involved in many aspects of the dairy industry – whether it is showing and judging or participating in youth leadership and breed associations. The dairy industry has many opportunities for youth to develop a passion and she hopes to be able to support the next generation of dairy enthusiasts however she can.

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Jersey Winter Calves

Jersey Fall Calves

Holstein Fall Calves

All Breeds Spring Yearlings

All Breeds Summer Yearlings

Jersey Fall & Winter Yearlings

Holstein Fall Yearlings

All Breeds Milk Cows

Jersey Grand Champion

All Other Breeds Grand Champion

Holstein Grand Champion

After lunch, young Holstein and Jersey enthusiast put to work all the information they learned from the morning by competing in showmanship by age class.

7 & 8 Year Olds

9 Year Olds

10 Year Olds

11 Year Olds

12 Year Olds

13 Year Olds

14 Year Olds

15 to 19 Year Olds

 

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