Dairy Competitions at The Big E

Mariah Cate of North Woodstock, NH, the Northeastern National Milking Shorthorn Junior Show winner at The Big E.

Mariah Cate, Northeastern National Milking Shorthorn Junior Show winner

The Big E in Springfield, Massachusetts includes a variety of Dairy Breed Shows and other agricultural contests where exhibitors compete against peers, family and friends. Judges choose animals that best conform to breed standards and rank exhibitors on specific behaviors and interaction with their animals. Seven dairy breed associations hold competitions each year at The Big E.

Awards and Premiums

Two Dairy families earned significant awards at the 2013 Northeastern National Milking Shorthorn Junior Show at The Big E. Mariah Cate of Warren, NH won several awards with dairy animals from her uncle’s farm in North Woodstock, NH.  Brooke and Lindsey Clark returned with strong finishes for GMC Farm in Cornish Flat, NH. [Read more here]

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About Sanne Kure-Jensen

Sanne Kure-Jensen is a frequent contributor to Country Folks, Country Folks Grower and Wine & Grape Grower bringing regional and national attention to agriculture in RI and across southern New England. She has also written for newsletters of the Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA), Holistic Management International (HMI), RI Beekeepers Association and RI Tree Council. Read Sanne’s work at her Sustainable Living page at examiner.com. Sanne has written successful grant applications for alternative energy projects, staff and board training, products and services. Clients include agricultural businesses, farm stand/markets and non-profit organizations. Recent successful grant projects include a $90,000 USDA Rural Development‘s Rural Energy For America Program (REAP), $10,000 Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farmer and $20,000 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG). Sanne is the part-time Administrator for NOFA/RI, a Rhode Island Certified Horticulturist and beekeeper. She is a NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professional and has lectured across southern New England on Beekeeping, Native Pollinators and Ecological Landscape Design. Learn more about the NOFA’s Land Care programs or contact Sanne for a garden consultation through the NOFA/RI website.
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