KDDC Milk Matters, March/April2014

Page 1


March-April 2014 w w w. k y d a i r y. o r g

Milk Matters New KDDC President, Richard Sparrow

Supported by

Find out more on pages 5

Spring Into Farm Safety More info on page 10

The 52nd Annual KY National Dairy Show & Sale By Katherine Wheatley, KDA he 52 nd Annual KY National Dairy Show & Sale proved to be successful once again. The time honored event was held April 3-5 at the KY Fair and Exposition Center with over 200 head of cattle from over 12 states. The event was sponsored in part by the KY Department of Agriculture, Commissioner James Comer, KDDC, KY Cattlemen’s Association, Southern States, SUDIA & DFA. The event included six breed shows and sales along with a sale social and silent auction on Friday evening. A new addition to the sales series was the introduction of online bidding for multiple breeds. The Jersey Show and Sale has used this successful and popular marketing tool since 2012 and this year, the Ayrshire/Milking Shorthorn and the Holsteins, achieved the same success and positive feedback. The event kicked off with the Holstein sale on Thursday with a total of 44 lots grossing over $112,000. The sale averaged $2,550 with the Grand Champion cow topping the sale at $8,500. She was Lot #1, Lylehaven Licour-ET, consigned by Bree & Mallory Russell, Knob Lick, KY. She was purchased by Brian Stump & KY Bluegrass Genetics of Eminence, KY.


Cont’d on page 17