Cow Shopping? Check Out The All-American Selection

All-American Dairy Show draws nearly 2,500 of industry's best on-the-hoof genetics, beginning this weekend.

Published on: Sep 4, 2013

The 50th All-American Dairy Show kicks off a six-day run of celebration of excellence on Sept. 7 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg. This golden jubilee event will draw close to 2,500 cows and heifers and nearly 1,000 of their closest human friends for 22 competitive events.

The All-American showcases some of the best dairy cattle in the country, says Pennsylvania Ag Secretary George Greig.  So if you're shopping for top-grade genetics, this is the place to prowl.

Premier National Junior Events run in conjunction with the All-American on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, Sept. 7-9. It includes seven Premier National Junior Shows. A junior events benefit auction is set for Sun., Sept. 8.

HOPEFULS: Heifers and young budding dairy exhibitors will show their skills at the upcoming All-American Dairy Show.
HOPEFULS: Heifers and young budding dairy exhibitors will show their skills at the upcoming All-American Dairy Show.

Junior show competitors will vie for the $2,000 Premier National Junior Supreme Champion prize. Open show cattle aim to claim the $3,000 Supreme Champion honor. And this year, an open show Supreme Champion Bred and Owned animal will selected and awarded during the Supreme Champion pageant on Thurs., Sept. 12.

Only one cattle sale is scheduled. The Eastern Elite Holstein Sale is Tues., Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m.

Here's the judging events schedule:

Saturday, Sept. 7
9 a.m.  
Pa. Junior Dairy Show

Sunday, Sept. 8
9:30 a.m.         
Youth Showmanship contest

2:30 p.m.         
Senior Division Fitting competition

Monday, Sept. 9
7:50 a.m.         
Invitational Youth Cattle Judging Contest

8 a.m.  
Premier National Junior Shows

2:30 p.m.
Junior Show Supreme Champion

Tuesday, Sept. 10
9 a.m.  
Pa. Fall Holstein Championship Show/Holstein Futurity
4-H/FFA Dairy Judging Forum/ Junior Management Contest

1 p.m.  
Ayrshire Show: Calves, heifers, dry cows

1 p.m.  
Brown Swiss Show: Calves, heifers, dry cows
Milking Shorthorn Show: Bulls, calves, heifers, dry cows

Wednesday, Sept. 11
8 a.m.  
Brown Swiss Show: Cows
Red and White Show

9 a.m.  
National Guernsey Show
Milking Shorthorn Show: Cows

1 p.m.  
Holstein Show: Calves, heifers, dry cows
Jersey Show: Calves, heifers, dry cows

1:30 p.m.         
Ayrshire Show: Cows

Thursday, Sept. 12
9 a.m.  
Jersey Show: Cows

9 a.m.  
Holstein Show: Cows
Supreme Champion

The National Dairy Shrine annual meeting and banquet is new to the show. It's slated for Wed., Sept.11, with a 4 p.m. meeting and 6:30 p.m. banquet.

Parking and admission are free. For more All-Am details, visit the Web site: www.allamerican.state.pa.us , email the show office at aads@state.pa.us  or call 717-787-2905.