Virtual Spring Shows 2020

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New competitions have been added to our Virtual Spring Show from the Canadian Guernsey Association and the US Ayrshire Association! 
While the corona-virus and its many complications have thrown a wrench into our 2020 Spring Show season, we here at Cowsmo are delighted to see the ‘adapt and improvise’ character of our industry come to the forefront! We’re loving all of the ideas and formats for virtual shows being presented by people that are passionate about their dairy breed, and passionate about showing!

Below we will be posting links and information for the virtual show’s taking place!

We want to promote these great initiatives so send us the social media links to your virtual show whether it’s on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram – whatever! We’ll post it on this page and promote your show, the entries and winners free of charge.

We wish we were meeting in person and saying hello at the various spring shows and sales – and we’re counting the days until we see all of you again. Until then, let’s keep connecting and keep promoting our cattle!

2020 Canadian National Guernsey Breeder's Cup

Activity is going on at all kinds of different levels across Canada as Guernsey owners prepare for Friday’s May 1st deadline for the 2020 Canadian National Guernsey Breeder’s Cup, the online version!

Entries started flowing in late last week and we now have entries from one Ontario herd and one Nova Scotian herd.

We have indications of entries being prepped for three other Ontario herds and at least one herd in New Brunswick. Hoping for at least 50 entries over the five classes! And maybe, entries from Quebec and BC too!

Let’s make our rockstar level panel of three International judges have a great job ahead of them!

Entries close FRIDAY, MAY 1ST and then the first phase of judging begins!

Visit their Facebook page or website for more details!

Open Ayrshire Virtual Spring Show

Introducing the OPEN version of the US Ayrshire Breeder Association & National Ayrshire Youth Virtual Spring Show!

We want to see what’s in your barn! We have broken it down in to 4 age categories! Calves, yearlings, 2 and 3 yr olds and 4 and over. If we are blessed to have more than 10 per class we will break it down farther.

We are asking $5.00 per entry and you can enter as many as you like! We will have a panel of 4 judges. As well as a ‘likes’ winner.

Due to convention being canceled and our largest fundraiser losing some momentum, we are needing to get creative with our fundraising! Help us out! We are still securing a few big ticket prizes for winners! If you are interested in helping with that give us a shout! Kids, if you entered the youth show we would love to see them in the open portion as well!

1. Post a side shot and rear shot photo in the comments with the animals Name, DOB, and Owner.
2. Photo must be a CURRENT one, and not a professional shot.
3. Pay your fee at paypal to [email protected] or contact us for help.
4. Entries must be posted by Monday, May 4th at 1pm EST and results will be announced on our live that night! The earlier you can get them up the more chance for likes!

Kids week activity spinoff included in this contest ! As soon as we get enough for a class, we will take 4 of the animals posted and make a class for you to judge. You will private message your placings to us! For an extra drawing, video a set of reasons for the class and include with your placings!

We have made it super simple so that it is fun and do-able for everyone! Remember the more you enter, the more chance to win so don’t be shy help these kids out and win some recognition for your girls that you have been working with!

Ayrshire Canada Virtual Heifer Show

Ayrshire Canada, in partnership with its provincial branches, is innovating by offering its breeders the chance to participate in a national calf show. There’s no need to travel: this competition will be held by video right on your farm.

They have provided example videos on their Facebook page to help assist the members in making their own video.

You have until May 1st to register for the virtual judgement and May 20th to send Ayrshire Canada your video!

Visit their Facebook page or website for more information!

Holstein Ontario Judging Competition

Holstein Ontario is proud to be hosting an online Judging Competition!

We invite you to participate by watching the video below and by posting your results in the link at the bottom of the page.

The competition is open to everyone and official reasons and official results will be presented on Facebook by an Official Judge on Friday, April 17th. All competitors who get their placings correct and submit reasons will be entered in a draw for a $25 Apple e-giftcard!

Holstein Ontario would like to thank all participants and give a huge thank you to Brookturn Holsteins and Amanda Comfort for all their hard work in preparing and presenting their animals.

English placings and reasons HERE
French placings and reasons HERE

Visit the Holstein Ontario Facebook page HERE

NY Spring Show Junior Champion Contest

The Grand Champion contest was a fun way to remember our favorite show, so we thought we’d add the Junior Champions from the last 10 years too!

Vote for your favorite heifer of the bunch and then we’ll vote on all of the group winners.

Starting off with Group 1-2019-2016 on the New York Association Facebook page.

New York Spring Dairy Carousel Grand Champion Contest

The New York Holstein Association knew some people might be missing Spring Dairy Carousel this week so they thought they would share some champions from the past! They saw some other organizations doing this and thought it would be fun to do too!

They are starting with the past 4 Grand Champions.

Simply vote for your favorite champion from the group by “liking” the picture on their Facebook page. The cow with the most “likes” by the end of the day on Monday will then move on. They will post winners in 4 year increments with the 2015-2012 winners coming up next!

2020 Midwest Spring Show Tournament of Champions

With the cancellation of the Midwest National Spring Show, they Wisconsin Holstein Association is hosting a tournament of champions! Reminisce on past winners and see how they stack up against today’s cows. Rules and voting can be found on the Wisconsin Holstein Association Facebook page!

National Ayrshire Youth Virtual Spring Show

The National Ayrshire Youth Show is hosting a virtual Spring show to have some fun while stuck at home and a great chance to win some Ayrshire gear!

Get in on the Virtual Spring Show before Sunday March 29th at 10am EST on the National Youth Ayrshire Facebook page!


1. Post a picture in the comments of an Ayrshire you are currently working with! (Put time into making sure it’s a great picture taken by you or yours, our goal is to give you a reason to get a halter on an calf this week! )
2. Tell the animals full name, age and owner.
3. Share the post and have your friends come like your pic!

  • There will be 3 winners! A Champion a Reserve and an Honorable Mention!
  • 1 selected by an anonymous judge, 1 by most likes and 1 from a random drawing of all entries.
  • Moms and dads feel free to help your younger guys out and share from your page!
  • Winner will receive some awesome Ayrshire swag! So share it up and make your pictures count!

New York Junior Holstein in Quarantine Contest

Attention Juniors and Parents!

Thanks to the idea of Sheila Marshman, the New York Holstein Association is hosting some fun junior contests this spring!

They will announce the contests on Wednesday this week. They are hoping this gives our juniors some activities to do and get them working with their show calves!

Prizes will be given for contest winners.

WHAT: A series of virtual contest varying from dairy showing themed to Holstein knowledge to dairy promotion.

WHEN: Every 2 weeks starting 3/27. Each contest will start on a Friday and end on a Thursday. Ex. Start 3/27 end 4-19.

WHO: Open to NY Junior Holstein members. If you are not a member you can join now! Parents can help younger members. There will be a senior & junior division. Juniors 13 & younger/Seniors 14 & up.

WHERE: Submit your entries to the NY Holstein Facebook page or email to [email protected]

HOW: Stay tuned to the Facebook page and website for details on the contest. Contests will be judged by volunteers each week.