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As the song says, June is bustin' out all over

By BARB LUMLEY Columnist Published: June 17, 2017 5:00 AM

That is the name of a song written by Rodgers and Hammerstein and from the musical "Carousel." The words of the song tell of the many things that happen in the month of June. June is one of the busiest times of the year for just about everyone. There are graduations and graduation parties still taking place. Weddings are happening everywhere. Farmers are still planting soybeans and corn, with some still having problems with wet fields.

Hay is being mowed, raked, wrapped and baled. Silos and silage bags are being filled. Gardens are being planted. Youth have ball games to be played, 4-H meetings to attend, Bible school, as well as breaking show calves to lead and helping with all the chores at home. There are numerous festivals, homecomings and other activities. Everyone is hoping for sunshine and good weather.

For Holstein breeders, June means the beginning of numerous activities. The officers and board of directors of the Ohio Holstein Association met on June 16, 2017, at the office in Wooster.

There were numerous items on the agenda, including the upcoming Ohio Holstein Summer Sensation Sale on Friday evening, Aug. 11, 2017, at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Wooster. Several outstanding registered Holsteins are already consigned. Outstanding individuals with high genomics, fancy type and great production are being catalogued and made available. Dave Gunkelman, director of marketing and member services, is in charge of the sale. Members of the Ohio Holstein News committee also met on June 16, 2017, with editor Melissa Hart to conduct the business of the Ohio Holstein News magazine and make plans for upcoming issues.

June means the beginning of show season. Saturday, June 17, the District 3 Open Invitational Holstein Show is being held at the Tuscarawas County Fairgrounds, Dover.

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Registered Holsteins will be there not only from the counties of District 3, but also from surrounding areas, to compete for the ribbons and trophies. The show will begin with Ohio Holstein Junior members competing in the showmanship classes at 10 a.m. The Junior and Open Shows will follow with Phillip Topp of Topp-View Holsteins placing the ribbons. Kathy DeBruin of Agri-Graphics will be on hand to take pictures of the winners. Late entries will be accepted at $10 per entry. Contact Louise Harding at 330-432-7430 for information.

Saturday, June 24, the Northeast Ohio (districts 1 and 2) Holstein Show will be held at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds, Lisbon. (This is a change in location from previous years). Holstein breeders from the counties in districts 1 and 2 will participate, as well as breeders from surrounding counties and Pennsylvania. The show will begin with showmanship at 9 a.m. Judge will be Jeff Brown, Jackson Center. Entries are due on June 17; however, late entries will be accepted at a cost of $15 per entry. Entries can be made on line at the Ohio Holstein Association website. For information, contact Bob Hippley at 330-823-2123.

The District 7 Holstein Club will hold their district show on Monday evening, July 10, at the Wayne County Fairgrounds. The show will begin at 5:30 with showmanship classes. Numerous monetary awards are available for winning exhibitors in both the junior and open shows. Entries can be made online on the Ohio Holstein Association website. Judge will be Jeff Brown. For information, contact Chelsi Lingle, 330-304-6290; or Allison Janes, 330-749-5114.

The Harrison County Fair will be July 3-8 at the fairgrounds in Cadiz. The dairy show will be held on Thursday, July 6. The Junior Dairy Show will be held in the morning with the Open Class Dairy Show to begin at 1 p.m. Entries do not have to stay at the fairgrounds for the entire fair -- just be there on show day. The Overall Champion of all breeds will be awarded $200 and the Reserve $100. The Overall Junior Champion will be awarded $100, the Reserve $50. Entries are due July 3 and are $3 per entry. Late entries can be made at $10 per animal per class. Entries should be sent to Sandi Thompson, 42225 Jewett-Scio Road, Jewett, Ohio 43986. For information, contact Doug Caldwell 740-946-1883 or Jay Bardall 740-658-4300.

Take time to get out and be involved in the many activities that are taking place throughout the summer. So many of them involve our youth, and showing your support for them is very important. It is a time to get together with friends and neighbors and enjoy!


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