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Wisconsin Holstein to Host 27th Annual Futurity Show

Baraboo, Wis. - July 25, 2013 - The Wisconsin Holstein Association would like to invite everyone to attend the 27th annual Futurity show on August 10th at 5:00 p.m. in the Case IH Coliseum at the Wisconsin State Fair, in West Allis, Wis.

The Wisconsin Holstein Futurity is a non-traditional cattle show, where exhibitors enter their animals three years prior to the show in hopes of raising a high-quality show cow. It is a very prestigious show where only the best of the best Registered Holsteins compete. Of the 162 animals originally entered, less than 25 will compete to become the next WHA Futurity champion.

Though the cows are the stars of the show, the WHA Futurity is a time for our exhibitors to brush off the farm dust and dress to impress. All of our exhibitors wear formal attire, which may mean a tux or ball gown, and compete for Best Dressed awards.

"The Futurity is a long-standing tradition for the Wisconsin Holstein Association and we are very proud of the quality animals this show brings out," said Todd Borgwardt, Wisconsin Holstein Association Board member and Futurity Committee Chair. "We look forward to hosting the show again this year and in many years to come."

Three major sponsors help to make the show a success. The exhibitors of this high-stakes show compete for the grand prize of $1,500, sponsored by Badgerland Financial. Second place is rewarded with $750, sponsored by International Protein Sires, and third place receives $500, sponsored by Agropur.

The WHA Futurity is not only a fun event for exhibitors, it is also a great way to promote the dairy industry. The purpose of the show is to help promote the dairy industry to the general public and display the care and dedication that we have for our animals and the products they produce. The WHA Futurity was initiated to inform people that are not from an agriculture background about the Registered Holstein and the dairy industry. We hope to see everyone at this year's WHA Futurity show for "A Procession of Bovine Beauties."