Ohio Holstein Association to convene at Sidney

By BARB LUMLEY Columnist Published:

The Ohio Holstein Association will hold its annual meeting and convention Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9, at Sidney, Ohio. The convention will kick off with the Ohio Convention Sale to be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 8 at the Shelby County Fairgrounds located at 655 S. Highland Ave., Sidney. The sale will feature approximately 80 head of outstanding registered Holsteins from well known herds in Ohio and surrounding states. There will be consignments with high genomics, show prospects of all ages, cows scored Very Good and Excellent, fresh cows, and bred heifers. Animals selling are from outstanding cow families, with many generations of Very Good and Excellent dams with high production, and sired by the top bulls of the breed. There will be black and whites, red and whites, and polled consignments selling.

Activities following the sale include the Queen's Contest and luncheon at 1 p.m., a Holstein USA regional meeting from 5-6 p.m., Queen Contest at 7 p.m., with social gatherings for both juniors and adults to follow.

Saturday's events will begin at 8 a.m. with the opening of the dairy bar, the Show Committee meeting, Ohio Holstein Women's Association annual meeting, Memorial Award interviews, Outstanding Junior Member interviews and the Resolutions Committee meeting. The Ohio Holstein Association annual meeting begins at 9 a.m. and the Ohio Juniors will meet at 9:30 a.m. The Awards Luncheon will be held at noon and the Ohio Holstein Women's fun auction will be held after the award presentations.

Hotel headquarters is the Sidney Inn and Conference Center, 400 Folkerth Ave., which is located off I-75 Exit 92 behind Bob Evans. Mention the Ohio Holstein Association for the discount rate. Phone number is 1-866-905-4410.

Meal reservations for the Saturday luncheon are $20 for adults 21 and older and $15 for under 21. Reservations are due by Monday, Feb. 25 to the Ohio Holstein Association, P. O. Box 479, Wooster, Ohio 44691. For information or sale catalogs phone the Ohio Holstein office at 330-264-9088; Don Alexander, general manager, 304-376-1788; Ken Janes, 330-464-4134; Barb Lumley, 330-739-2038; Jenny Thomas, 614-395-9823; Eric Topp, 419-953-3427; or Chris Lahmers, 614-306-7194.

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