SUNY Cobleskill’s 36th Annual Dairy Fashions Sale, the longest-running college-sponsored dairy cattle sale in the country, has 120 superb lots carefully prepped for sale on Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m. at the Cobleskill Fairgrounds.
“Each year, the animals showcased at the SUNY Cobleskill Dairy Fashions Sale represent some of the finest cows and heifers available in the Northeast,” said Timothy Moore, Dean of SUNY Cobleskill’s School of Agriculture and Natural Resources. “The support we receive from the dairy industry provides our students with exceptional opportunities to connect with this valuable segment of agriculture.”
The annual sale is hosted by the College’s Dairy Cattle Club. With the motto, “Where quality cattle are always in style,” the high-quality consignment sale draws buyers from around the state and beyond. The students of the Dairy Cattle Club spend countless hours in the week leading up the event meticulously grooming the cattle for show and sale quality.
This year, the sale will include 100 lots of Holsteins including several fresh heifers and cows milking more than 100 pounds per day, show-age calves and heifers from “Excellent” dams. The sale will also feature 20 lots of color breeds including Jersey, Brown Swiss, Ayrshire, Guernsey, and Milking Shorthorn, all with strong pedigrees and many great show prospects.
The sale will be conducted by auctioneer Dave Rama of The Cattle Exchange in Delhi, New York. Dr. Lynn Geoffroy, Assistant Professor at SUNY Cobleskill, will provide all pre-sale and day-of-sale veterinary documentation.
The Dairy Fashions Sale gives students of the Dairy Cattle Club an opportunity to network with industry professionals and experience the demands of a competitive cattle auction. It’s also the club’s largest fundraiser with proceeds funding trips, community philanthropy, club apparel for members, and sponsorship of the Dairy Cattle Judging Team, which finished its most recent season in first place among two-year agriculture and technology colleges in New York.
This year’s sale also kicks off SUNY Cobleskill’s Ag Week celebration, which brings together the College’s agriculture-related clubs to highlight the industry with special events across campus.