Holstein World field reporter Nate Oleniacz sends even more pictures and information from the National Red & White Convention that was held July 21-24 in Harrisonburg, VA.
As with many conventions, there was a day to get out of the hotel and tour some of the farms and attractions that make the host state unique. This year, visitors took a trip to The Shenandoah National Park, Gloryland Holsteins, and Jennings Gap Dairy for a Red and White Cattle Classification Demonstration.
Oh those “Blue Ridge Mountains!” Tour goers enjoy the scenery of western Virginia.
Nate told us that the mountains pictured farthest out are about 10 miles from the photo site.
Jennings Gap Dairy, home to 150 head of Black & White and Red & White Holsteins, and Brown Swiss too!
Two daughters of Liberty Rae at Gloryland Holsteins. In the back is an EX-90 Starbuck and in the foreground is a max score EX-92 September Storm.
The sale lineup
25-year plus members of the Red & White Dairy Cattle Association
ALBRECHT MEMORIAL Scholarship recipient Kelsey Crull from Poplar Grove, IL, accepts her award from Dana Erway. Seth Elsner of Ft. Atkinson, WI, was another recipient not present during photo time.
J.P. “DOC” OSTRANDER Young Breeder Award presented to Dale & Deanna Bendig, Gettysburg, PA, by Chris Hill.
GARY MAYHEW Keystone Award presented to Dana Erway by Stephanie Stout.
ALL-AMERICAN WINNERS from left: Dana Erway, Shawon Vande Zande, Hunter McCray and Jen Hill.
JUNIOR BREEDER AWARD presented to Ryan Morrill by his sister, Kim (second from right). Joining the New Hampshire brother/sister duo is National Red & White Royalty.