Holstein futurity committee plans for big show at Dodge County Fair
The annual Dodge County Holstein Futurity will be held during the Dodge County Fair, on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at 12:30 p.m., in the farm progress arena. The judge will be Chad Ryan or Fond du Lac “Entries have been submitted, and we’re preparing for a large, star-studded show,” commented Karoline Twardokus, futurity planning committee member.
The futurity is a unique event for Holstein breeders in the Dodge-County area to introduce the dairy industry to the general public. Exhibitors enter animals as calves and show the same animals as two-year olds, after they’ve had their first calf. During the 16th annual show, exhibitors parade their cows wearing formal attire.
Fair goers are invited and encouraged to attend and watch the show. “There are many things going on at the fair on Saturday, from the horse pulls in the morning, to half-price ride tickets in the afternoon, to 38 Special on the grandstand at night; the futurity will blend right in with your Saturday schedule of fair events,” noted Twardokus.
Numerous businesses in the Dodge-County area provide monetary donations to sponsor the futurity every year; Brian Greenman; Rural Mutual Insurance, and Cliff’s Inc., Friesland, are champion-level sponsors for 2017.
A detailed county-fair schedule can be found in the Dodge County Fair calendar of events.