SDSU Jackrabbit Dairy Camp June 20-22

Farm Forum

BROOKINGS – The tenth annual SDSU Jackrabbit Dairy camp will be June 20-22 at South Dakota State University. The South Dakota State University Dairy Club is sponsoring this event for youth between the ages 8-18 who want to enhance their dairy cattle skills and learn about the dairy industry. Participants from all states are welcome to attend.

Dairy Club past President and counselor, April Johnson stated “The Dairy Camp is a great place for the youth to learn about the dairy industry. The participants learn about both sides of the industry; production and manufacturing. They learn about clipping, showmanship, and judging while also learning about proper care for animals. There are also dairy manufacturing activities, including learning to judge dairy products. Dairy Camp is a place where campers can put their showmanship and judging skills to the test.”

Highlights include:

· Dairy Workshops on fitting, showmanship, oral reasons, dairy promotion, and dairy products

· Hands-on fitting demonstration

· Mock heifer auction

· Evening activities: swimming and activity/movie night

· Dairy cattle judging contest

· Dairy products judging contest

· Showmanship contest

Lodging for two evenings in an SDSU dormitory, meals, and materials provided are included in the $50 fee. Registration materials at http://www. or e-mail: Deadline is June 1.