Show team Group photo 2018

The Show Team is made up of current and past CREAM students interested in learning how to show dairy cows. The team brings a string of CREAM heifers, bred specifically for their great show genetics, to local shows as a way to get the CREAM herd out into the community, and promote UVM and the Animal Science Department.

Shows that we attend: Addison County Fair and Field Days, Champlain Valley Expo, and the Tunbridge World’s Fair

Team members 2018: Sam Beck, Charlotte Callon, River Gheen-Regouski, Katlyn Guerin, Sam Keum, Charisse Lapointe, Leslie Rivers, Lauren Spendley, and Maureen Whitney

DAIRY COW UNIFIED SCORECARD

Cow body parts

[Parts of the dairy cow explained.]

PDCA Dairy Cow Unified Scorecard
When exhibiting at a show our cows are placed based on their body composition. Learn more about how dairy cattle are judged.

PDF iconDairy Cow Unified Scorecard (PDF)

What it takes to have your animal ready to show

Showring Ready: Appearance of your animal and proper equipment

Showring ready Holstein Foundation video:

Fitting and showmanship are two of the most important aspects of showing dairy cattle. The show team works together to learn how to best present our heifers at the shows we attend. Follow the link to learn more

Showring Ready: Appearance of Your Animal and Proper Equipment - YouTube

All about that Showmanship

Working with your dairy animal to prepare them for the showring can be very rewarding, and any time spent with your animal can be important to teaching them to present themselves nicely while in the show ring. Check out these sources to learn more about training you and your animal to be a team and have proper showmanship while in the ring.

Judging...the good kind

Dairy judging helps to recognize the beauty and the faults of individual cows to find ways to improve their genetics (and sometimes nutrition) from generation to generation. To learn more about dairy judging check out the following links:

Cow nose Cow hugs  Student and cow on a sunny day

Student and cow close up at T Fair

Addison County Fair and Field Days Holstein Show Results 2018:

Students with calves at fair

Spring Calf:
UVM CREAM Bailey Austin
2nd Place

Winter Calf:
UVM CREAM Kingboy Gabriella
Participant

Fall Calf:
UVM CREAM Mccutchen Gala
5th Place
UVM CREAM Beemer Giselle
10th Place

Summer Yearling:
UVM CREAM Mogul Greta
6th Place

Spring Yearling:
UVM CREAM Mogul Saffron
3rd Place

Winter Yearling:
UVM CREAM Kingboy Becky
3rd Place

Fall Yearling:
UVM CREAM Mccutchen Gates
4th Place

Tunbridge World’s Fair Holstein Show Results 2018:

Student with cow at fair

Spring Calf:
UVM CREAM Bailey Austin
3rd Place

Winter Calf:
UVM CREAM Kingboy Gabriella
5th Place

Fall Calf:
UVM CREAM Mccutchen Gala
2nd Place
UVM CREAM Beemer Giselle
3rd Place

Summer Yearling:
UVM CREAM Mogul Greta
3rd Place

Spring Yearling:
UVM CREAM Mogul Saffron
3rd Place

Winter Yearling:
UVM CREAM Kingboy Becky
2nd Place

DAIRY COW UNIFIED SCORECARD

Diagram showing the parts of a dairy cow

[Parts of the dairy cow explained.]

PDCA Dairy Cow Unified Scorecard

When exhibiting at a show our cows are placed based on their body composition. Learn more about how dairy cattle are judged.

Dairy Cow Unified Scorecard (PDF)

New England States Holstein Association, Inc.

Go to their website to learn more about Holstein cattle breeders in New England, local shows, as well as other events.

New England States Holstein Association, Inc.

Holstein Association USA

Holstein Assoc Logo

Since its formation, the Holstein Association has been dedicated to the development of the Holstein breed. Check out the association’s website to learn more about the breed, and what it has to offer.

Holstein Association USA

Leslie Rivers and Saffron in show ring