Educational Videos & Manuals
This showmanship reference material was designed in 1995 in conjunction with Holstein Canada, as an attempt to teach and standardize proper dairy showmanship to breeders,
4-H members and judges
The Ontario Holstein Branch together with Holstein Canada completed a second educational video and manual entitled, “Preparing to Lead”.
Intended for those who are interested in learning more about show preparation, this new video details the many steps involved beginning with selecting a calf to last minute showring grooming.
Subjects covered include “Training your calf; Caring for Feet, Transporting your Calf; Washing your Calf’; Clipping at home and at the Show; Filling your Calf and Organizing your Show Equipment.”
The Ontario Holstein Branch together with Holstein Canada has completed a third educational video and manual entitled, “You be the Judge”.
It is designed for 4-H members, progressive milk producers, official judges, or anyone that will be assessing and comparing one animal to another, either in the barn or at the show.
Subjects covered include “Parts of a True Type Dairy Cow, Structural Defects and Discriminations, Comparing Individual Parts of Cows, Preferred Show Ring Procedures’; Description of Heifer parts and Relative emphasis, Placing a heifer class and Formulating Reasons, and Giving Good Reasons”
*Videos are available for purchase by visiting www.holstein.ca