Educational Videos & Manuals
Ontario Holstein Branch in association with Holstein Canada have created instructional manuals(found here) to help standardize and teach new breeders standard showmanship and judging preparation. The Manuals are available in PDF format below.
This manual was revised and released by Holstein Canada in 2016. Combining two previous manuals this new manual includes how to prepare you and your animal for a show and also includes an updated showmanship manual. Together this updated manual enhances the previously published manuals with updated techniques and more descriptive details in one valuable publication. Videos are also available for purchase - please click here.
The Ontario Holstein Branch together with Holstein Canada has completed a third educational video and manual entitled, "You Be The Judge". It is designed for 4-H members, progressive milk producers, official judges, or anyone that will be assessing and comparing one animal to another, either in the barn or at the show.
Subjects covered include: Parts of a True Type Dairy Cow, Structural Defects and Discriminations, Comparing Individual Parts of Cows, Preferred Show Ring Procedures, Description of Heifer parts and Relative Emphasis, Placing a heifer class and Formulating Reasons, And Giving Good Reasons
Another well designed informative guide on assisting the judge for an effective presentation of dairy animals. This manual is entitled "The Dairy Show Ring Steward". It is designed to help beginner & intermediate ring stewards to establish proper ring procedure.
Subjects covered include: Preparation, Dress Code, Ring Procedure, Group Classes, Conclusion of the Show, Showmanship, Conformation, Communication, Catalogues, Fraternizing, Lunch, Touching Animals