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Iowa Holstein Association Junior & State/District 1 Show

August 3rd and 4th in West Union, Iowa at the Fayette County Fairgrounds. Check back for results.

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Iowa Holstein State Picnic

Join us Saturday, August 28th at New Day Dairy in Clarksville, Iowa. 

New Day Dairy is owned and operated by Dan & Lynn Bolin along with their family. Rita the robot (the first AMS Galaxy in Iowa) has milked their 120 cows since 2015 in a new naturally vented freestall barn with a GuestBarn overlooking it. Guests from across the country come to #sleepwiththecows and experience the grandeur of the Holstein cow. As a quaint private space the GuestBarn will not be open for visiting during the Picnic.

Their exclusively Holstein herd milks 3.0x/day with 4.25%F and 3.05%P. They raise all their own replacements and grow most of their crops on 200+ acres. Although Dan has purchased quality Registered Holstein heifers & cows from others, he is most proud of the homegrown breeding he has done creating great healthy productive dairy cows. Today Dan breeds for health & wellness, calving ease, high components, and robot characteristics. Dan is quick to use the best polled and sometimes red and white bulls (especially for the kids).

Barn Invitational 10:30am-12pm
Lunch Served 11:30am-12:30pm
Committee Meetings at 1pm
Board Meeting to Follow


Picnic Exclusively for Iowa Holstein Breeders. RSVP’s will be requested so watch your mail for details later this summer!

See You There!


20-24 - National Holstein Convention, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
TBA - District 6 Meeting


1 - Entry Deadline for the Iowa State Fair
23-24 - District 8 Open & Junior Shows, Delaware County Fairgrounds, Manchester
24 - Entry Deadline for the District 4 Junior Show
26 - Entry Deadline for the District 1 & Iowa Holstein Junior & Open Show
31 - District 4 Junior Show, 10 a.m., Osceola Co. Fairgrounds, Sibley


3 - District 1 & Iowa Holstein Junior Show, 8:30 a.m., Fayette Co. Fairgrounds, West Union
4 - Iowa Holstein Open Show, 8:30 a.m., Fayette Co. Fairgrounds, West Union
12 - Iowa State Fair Holstein Show, 8:30 a.m., Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines
13 - Iowa State Fair Youth Dairy Showmanship, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines
28 - Iowa Holstein Association Picnic, 10:30 a.m., New Day Dairy, Clarksville


6 - Advertising Deadline for the October Iowa Holstein Herald/Midwest Holsteins

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