The Richmond Black & White Committee invites you to the 2020 Western Spring National Holstein Show. This year marks the 105th annual Richmond Black & White Days. This is the time to showcase your breeding programs to an expansive audience. Every year it seems that the quality of cattle exhibited just keeps getting better. This is a big step for the recognition of cattle shown in the western states. We will have a national audience again this year as the show will unfold online. Cowsmo is excited to be part of this fantastic show once again, bringing you live coverage!
Please submit entries online HERE. They are due TODAY!
Show management, assisted by Holstein USA, will conduct check-in on Tuesday, September 1. Substitutions can be made at no additional cost, late entries can be made at check-in they will cost $25/head. Substitutions and late entries will not be included in the ringside show book. Animals purchased at Heritage Showcase Sale can be exhibited by the new owner at no charge.
Wednesday, September 2
10:00am … Richmond B & W Days 4-H/FFA Show
4:00pm … Exhibitor/Sale Dinner
6:00pm … Heritage Showcase Sale
Thursday, September 3
12noon … Western Spring National Heifer Show(Jr and Open)
Heifers, Jr Champions
Friday, September 4
9:30am … Western Spring National Cow Show(Jr and Open)
- Western National Futurity after Sr. Two Year Old Class
- Intermediate Champion Jr. & Sr. Division
- Senior Champion Jr. & Sr. Division
- Grand Champion Jr. & Sr. Division
- Group Classes
Download the schedule and prize sheet HERE.
Due to Covid-19, we hope the show will proceed as outlined below. We know that all participants must practice “social distancing” and/or wear face covering (mask, etc.), when staying 6 feet apart is not possible. When cattle are lined up, in the show ring, we will try to ensure enough space between exhibitors. We encourage your cheerful participation in whatever is required so that governing officials will be satisfied with our efforts to protect exhibitors and spectators.
Richmond is an approved RWDCA show. Red and Whites will show before Black and Whites one class at a time. Red and Whites must: 1) be red in color, 2) have a RWDCA or a Holstein USA paper indicating Red coat color, 3) exhibitors must be current national RWDCA members. All official rules of RWDCA will be followed. There will be no premiums paid for RWDCA classes but RWDCA will provide champion awards. Eligible Red and Whites are required to show with the Black and Whites.
We follow Holstein’s mandated ultrasound and topline hair guidelines in order to maintain National Show status (see item #35 in premium/schedule booklet). Animals not passing ultrasound exam will forfeit all premiums. Feed and the initial bedding will be provided to exhibitors. Straw needed for subsequent beddings will be available at $3/bale. Sawdust will also be available at $7/bag (refer to item #20 in premium/schedule booklet). Beet pulp shreds will be available for $8.
We will recognize Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor of the heifer show. We sincerely hope you can come and be a part of this spectacular event.