Dairy in good young hands at Farmerbud

Review story and photos by Verla Peichl


THE RESPONSES WERE spontaneous - and often hilarious - as 2018 Sheboygan County Fairest of the Fair Kaylie Shelinske and attendant Karrah Wyckoff interviewed competitors in the Farmerbud Showmanship event at the fair. One contestant (cover) had a good luck kiss for her pet calf, Violet, before they entered their ring for their turn. THE RESPONSES WERE spontaneous - and often hilarious - as 2018 Sheboygan County Fairest of the Fair Kaylie Shelinske and attendant Karrah Wyckoff interviewed competitors in the Farmerbud Showmanship event at the fair. One contestant (cover) had a good luck kiss for her pet calf, Violet, before they entered their ring for their turn. The 2018 Sheboygan County Holstein Association Farmerbud Showmanship event is always at big hit at the Sheboygan County Fair and this year wasn’t a disappointment.

It also reaffirms the fact that dairy will be alive and well for years to come in the county.

The young handlers show up early with their parents and calves and the excitement mounts as time for entering the ring becomes closer. The young calves continue to be pampered and walked with high expectations.

When the time comes to enter the ring, they are ready to answer whatever questions are asked of them by the Sheboygan County Fairest of the Fair, Kaylie Schelinske, and her attendant,

Karrah Wyckoff.

“Is this your first time showing?” asked Schelinske.

“Nope. This is my third time,” was one response.

“Do you think you will be showing cows when you are older?” asked Schelinske.

“Yes I will,” was numerous responses.

“So what’s your calf’s name?” asked Schelinske.

“It’s Heart,” was one response.

“So why did you name your calf Heart?” replied Schelinske.

“Because she has a heart here,” said the handler, as she pointed to a heart shaped spot.

Sometimes the calf would answer Schelinski during the ring interview. The antics in the ring would often generate laughter from the family, friends and interested onlookers.

The Farmerbud event is more than just fun. It’s a way for the youngsters to learn to be responsible and realize that the entire community is supportive of their efforts while having a good time.

As the youth grow and learn about showing dairy cattle there are opportunities for them to develop more skills and participate on a larger scale through the Sheboygan County 4-H program.

There are not only opportunities to show dairy cattle but also to get involved in showing beef, sheep, swine, goats, llamas and more.

The Sheboygan County 4-H Program is dedicated to providing young people with opportunities to gain life skill through the animal projects and more.


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