The Journal Register (Medina, NY)

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May 20, 2010

The cows are coming home

LOCKPORT — The New York Junior Beef Producers Association will hold its annual Spring Preview show June 5 at the Niagara County Fairgrounds, 4487 Lake Ave. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy watching youth from 7 years and older show their beef cattle.

At the start of the show, many local and state elected officials  who have demonstrated their support and taken a strong stand for agriculture in the state will be recognized.

This event is a kick-off for the show season. It is open to any junior ages 7 to 21 who has a desire to show beef cattle. Last year, 62 juniors from across New York state participated in showing more than 100 head of cattle.

The schedule of events will include a media workshop at 7:30 p.m. June 4. The June 5 event will begin at 9 a.m. with a cattle workshop sponsored by the New York Angus Association, which will discuss calving issues/newborn calves and the BQA/VCPR program. This workshop is open to all cattle producers and anyone interested. The speaker for the workshop will be Dr. Allen Fournier of Maplewood Veterinary Associates.

At 10:30 a.m., the juniors will have a mandatory meeting followed by lunch. The show will begin promptly at noon.

The judge for this year’s show is Cari Rincker, who recently opened a national general practice law firm concentrating in agriculture and environmental law. Rincker grew up on a Simmental cow-calf operation in Shelbyville, Ill., and is currently co-owner of Rincker Cattle Co.

For more information about the show or if interested in participating, call Charlie Davis at 315-662-7691 or e-mail; call Jeanne White at 607-423-4888 or e-mail; or call Mike Shanahan at 518-598-8869 or

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