Pa. Junior Holstein Association

6/21/2014 7:00 AM

Hosts Junior Judging School

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Junior Holstein Association Judging School will be held July 8 and 9. It is hosted by the Bradford County Holstein Association.

The school is open to all youth interested in learning about dairy cattle judging. The school will cover the basics of animal evaluation and reason giving. Individuals that attend have the opportunity to learn terminology, animal and class breakdowns, and how to effectively give reasons.

The school will be in Northeast Pennsylvania, around the Troy and Towanda areas in Bradford County. Students will be visiting three herds during the school including: Mt. Glen Holsteins with the Jackson family, Allenmead Holsteins with Carl Allen, and D-Andrews Holsteins with the Andrews family. Nobledale Jerseys will also be supplying Jersey classes for the school. These four herds will offer excellent classes to judge. The teacher will be David Castrogiovanni, an accomplished judge and teacher who farms with his family in Susquehanna County. Additionally, there will be a pig roast and dance hosted by the Scott and Karen Nolt family.

The cost of the school is $30 for those staying overnight; this includes school costs, hotel room and evening meal. For those that commute, the cost is $20, which covers school costs and the evening meal.

Entry deadline is June 25.

For more information, contact the Pennsylvania Holstein Association, 839 Benner Pike, State College, PA 16801; 814-234-0364; or

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