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2015 All-American Dairy Show to Host New Events and Activities
August 4, 2015

Harrisburg, Pa. – The All-American Ag Academy and a Dairy Girl Network social will join the contests, banquets, shows, and sales that help make the All-American Dairy Show, set this year for September 1217, a well-rounded experience for breeders, commercial dairymen and dairy enthusiasts alike.

“The All-American is known for being a family-focused competition featuring quality awards donated through the generous support of the dairy industry and it’s also been about creating a unique event experience for all who attend,” said Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding. “With the addition of the All-American Ag Academy, the show receives an important educational component, and, with the presence of the Dairy Girl Network, demonstrates the vital support and leadership that women provide to the dairy industry.”

The new academy will provide two educational opportunities: Cowside Diagnostics: Why They are More Important than Ever Today on the Farm, presented by Animal Profiling International (API); and The Importance of Trace Minerals for the Reproduction and Immune Function of Dairy Cattle, presented by Multimin, USA. The two topics will be presented at multiple time slots for the convenience of exhibitors and visitors alike, with a catered meal served during each session compliments of API and Multimin, USA. Times are Sunday from 1-2:30 PM. and 6-7:30 PM. and Tuesday from 8:30-10 AM., 11:30 A.M.-1 PM., and 2:30-4 PM.

Women in the dairy industry can attend a new networking reception hosted by the Dairy Girl Network on Monday, September 14, from 5-7 P.M. to connect with other women who are passionate about the dairy industry.

Returning All-American events include:

  • Dairy Farmer Appreciation Banquet sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and the Pennsylvania Dairy Promotion Program Monday at 7 PM. All are welcome to join in the celebration of the daily work of dairy farmers that provides the world with a fresh supply of safe, wholesome milk.
  • Milkshake Madness – a celebrity milkshake making contest. Teams of four comprised of local media personalities, legislators, dairy industry leaders and dairy youth work against the clock and other teams to impress judges by constructing a milkshake using PA Preferred™ products. The contest, sponsored by New Holland Auto Group, begins Tuesday at 11 AM.
  • Come Snack with the Vendors – a time specially set aside after the day’s shows when producers can meet with vendors in the Dairy Activities Center from 3:30-5:30 PM on Tuesday.
  • The Eastern Elite Sale immediately follows it Tuesday at 5:30 PM, featuring an offering of top females from calves to mature cows across all major dairy breeds. Sale information is online at www.paholsteinsales.com or by calling 717-329-9202.
  • Celebrate with ImmuCell – a wine and cheese reception sponsored by ImmuCell on Wednesday at 4:30 PM in the Dairy Activities Center.
  • 17th Annual All-Dairy Antiques and Collectibles Show and Sale – the nation’s only all-dairy antiques show and a valuable market for buying and selling dairy items. The show is open all week during the All-American, but participants should arrive early for the best selection of milk bottles and other memorabilia.

The All-American Dairy Show features 22 shows in six days in addition to the nation’s only all-dairy antiques show. Last year’s show featured nearly 2,800 animals and more than 1,300 exhibitors from across the nation.


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