2008 International Dairy Showcase:
the fifth edition is underway!
Saint-Hyacinthe, February 15th, 2008 - The Comité promotionnel des races laitières is proud to announce the fifth edition of the International Dairy Showcase that will take place on April 16, 17 and 18, 2008 on the St-Hyacinthe fairgrounds. The members of the Organizing Committee are enthusiastic about this fifth edition and are inviting breeders, partners and all those involved in the dairy and genetic industries to take part in this event.
The International Dairy Showcase is a unique event in this province, spotlighting the genetics of Quebec’s top farms. This event will include a multi-breed programme of activities that will give you the opportunity to assess the value of more than 400 high-quality animals. Four elite sales are planned for April 17 where high-calibre Ayrshire, Jersey, Brown Swiss and Canadienne animals will be put up for sale. On April 18, three judgings involving over 300 animals from the 3 major breeds will be presented and there will be a display of Canadienne animals. In addition to these two key events, the International Dairy Showcase will also highlight a youth programme and a Semex display of young sire daughters. The L’International Banquet will also attract a multitude of visitors and give you an opportunity to discover Quebec’s cheeses - an occasion you don’t want to miss!
Ayrshire Quebec is proud to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the International Ayrshire Spring Show during the 2008 IDS. The Ayrshire Breeders Association of Canada invites you its Annual General meeting that will be held on Wednesday, April 16th.
Join in the success of the International Dairy Showcase, the first color breed show in Eastern Canada, as a breeder or as an industry partner. Discover and contribute to the development of the genetic potential of the dairy breeds present in Quebec and in Canada!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS FOR THE INTERNATIONAL DAIRY SHOWCASE
Pavillon des Pionniers in Saint-Hyacinthe
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16TH
12:30 pm: Ayrshire Canada Annual General meeting
(Hôtel des Seigneurs)
18:30 pm: Banquet and presentation of Awards
THURSDAY, APRIL 17TH
8:00 am: Youth programme
9:00 am: Show preparation workshop
11:30 pm: Elite Spring Sale
Jersey – Brown Swiss and Ayrshire
6:30 pm: L’International Banquet
FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH
8:30 am: Jersey and Brown Swiss Judgings
9:00 am: Ayrshire Judging
Mark these dates on your calendar!
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Hugues Denis, 2007 IDS Chair IDS Coordinator
(418) 277-2371 Caroline Labrie
Tel.: (450) 774-2775
Fax: (450) 774-9775