Today is the official start of activities at the Big E (Eastern States Exposition) in Springfield, MA. Red & White cattle will show at 9am this morning, followed by the Big E Extravaganza Sale at 1pm. The day will conclude with the showmanship competition starting at 5pm. Officiating today is Rick Allyn of Canaan, CT. Stay tuned to www.allbreedsblog.com today for continual updates, and be sure to tune in tomorrow to www.dairyshowsonline.com for complete coverage of the Northeast Fall National, beginning at 9am.
For now, enjoy a “walk around the barns!”
The calm before the storm….packs are ready and waiting for the 4-H cattle to roll in.
Look at those guns! Kevin Hill makes the trek to the milking parlor with full cans.
We were very impressed with Britney Hill’s creativity in designing barn signs!
The designer herself!
Cedar Lane is in the house!
The Allyndale heifer lineup
Joyce Thomas taking it easy for now…
Yup – cattle share the barn with some very good sheep!
Doug & Joan Seidel are back and keeping the St. Jacobs lineup in order!
Part of the Big E Extravaganza Sale lineup
Kyle Demmer puts the finishing touches on a sale heifer!
Just after washing and choring, the Lylehaven ladies get ready to settle in for the night…
…while the boys clean up!
Cooner and Barrie
Doug, Joan, Sue….and where’s Sabastien?
Arnie and Ed work some late hours checking animals in!
Tyler Patenaude gets his exercise back and forth to the washrack!
Anthony Liddle and Pat Lundy work on a sale animal.
Belted Galloways are also in the barn – and you can watch coverage of their show live on www.dairyshowsonline.com this Saturday!