Archive for the ‘On the Road’ Category

Down to business at CA Convention

It was all business today as California Holstein Association members met for their annual meeting, and the juniors competed in a number of different contests. Dairy Bowl took up the first half of the day for juniors as there were 3 novice teams competing, 6 junior teams, and 3 senior teams. At the same time, […]

California Convention Host Night

There’s nothing quite like a convention host night being held at an actual home instead of a convention ballroom. California breeders Tim & Deene Souza opened the doors of their beautiful home in Visalia to welcome all those attending the convention this year. A meal “fit for a king” was enjoyed by all. Following are […]

California State Holstein Convention Day 1

Having left single degree temperatures in New York yesterday, it has been a pleasant surprise to land in Visalia for the the 2013 California State Holstein Convention and find sun, warmth and loads of California fun! The convention kicked off today with an open house at Airosa Dairy in Pixley – home to Joey & […]

Tulare College Center in spotlight during CA Convention

California Holstein Breeders are gearing up for their state convention that will be held later this week, Thursday Jan. 24-Saturday Jan. 26 in Visalia. The convention sale (see http://holsteinworld.com/catalogs13/ca-convention/ for complete online catalog) is being held at the brand new College of the Sequoias “Tulare College Center,” showcasing the 100,000+ square foot animal science complex. […]

Cowbell's trek to Louisville

Allen VanGorder left yesterday morning for Louisville with the tack trailer, hoping to get far enough west before Hurricane Sandy hit New York. We’ll be following along with him as he makes his journey south! “As I was cleaning calf pens last night, I watched out the window as the leaves swirled in a fury […]

Even more road crews headed to Madison - Part IV

Who said World Dairy Expo only starts on Tuesday? We know the official dates are October 2-6th, but cows, crews and supplies have already begun the journey to Dane County and HolsteinWorld is along for the ride! Bonnie Bargstedt is reporting in from Copake, New York today as the Elite Dairy group was loading and […]

FINALLY - Day Two of Maine!

Lesson learned – never promise a second day of blogging when a 100+ page issue of HolsteinWorld needs to get to the printer! For those of you following my late July visit to Maine for their New England “Christmas in July Sale” (see http://www.allbreedsblog.com/2012/07/30/touring-in-maine-part-1-of-2/), this is Day 2 of my travels throughout Maine. Sorry for […]

Touring in Maine - Part 1 of 2

As part of the New England Convention meeting & sale festivities July 27-28th, I got the chance to tour just five of the many outstanding herds in the Pinetree State. While the weather ranged from cool and rainy to hot and dry, the underlying constant in the whole trip was great cows and even greater […]

Spicing things up at Penn-Gate Farm

You would think things are hot enough these days in Littlestown, PA, with Penn-Gate Skychief Finesse having her 21st daughter score Excellent this spring! But there’s a little more heat in the ground at Steve, Chrissy & Corbin Wood’s than meets the eye! Garlic. Over 3,000 garlic plants to be exact. And the new horticultural […]

A visit to Elmvue

Elmvue’s website will soon have a new look and some new innovations. A recent visit to gather plans offered a chance to grab a few photos. Elmvue is all decked out for Christmas and wishing you the best of the Holidays. From left Brett; his daughter, Whitney; Debbie and Randy. Views of the office and […]