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Welcome to the first Dexter cattle blog to disseminate information for members of the Purebred Dexter Cattle Association of North America (PDCA) and for those with a curiosity about Irish Dexter cattle, cattle in general, as well as news from the PDCA. Expressions of opinion are to not be regarded as expressing the official opinion of the PDCA unless expressly stated. Hopefully you will find something here of interest and don't overlook browsing through the archives. Comments are welcomed.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Region 4 PDCA Show

The 6th annual show will held in conjunction with the McHenry Highland Festival, at McHenry, Maryland, on Saturday June 2, 2007. Show time 2:00 pm. Dexter talk and Celtic fun all day.

See the festivals website: www.highlandfest.info
McHenry, Md., is in Garrett County, the western most county of Maryland, on top of the Eastern Continental Divide. We usually have cool weather in early June. The Garrett County Fairgrounds are on US 219, South of I-68, between Morgantown, WV and Cumberland, Md.

I encourage Dexter breeders and friends to attend and bring some critters. We are provided with a nice barn near all the other Celtic activity, RV sites and about 5,000 to 6,000 festival visitors who come thought the see the "tidy little cows" (a name given my Dexter cows by a festival visitor 7 years ago). We will have PDCA banners and brochures. Judge Jim Johnson will share his vast experience with the Dexter breed. Region 4 Area Manager John Colhoun will be Ringmaster.

Dexter exhibitors are provided with free passes to the festival, I will need conformation of your bringing cattle and number of passes required by May 18th so I can mail same. When confirming, indicate the number of animals you plan to bring. I can supply advance festival tickets at $10.00 for our friends and PDCA members not bringing cattle.

This show is a lot of fun and a good exposure to a lot of visitors from the mid-Atlantic area. Come and help us show-off our Dexter's. We need a lot of experienced Dexter folks to explain the breeds fine points to the public.

Contact: Tom Donaldson,
Phone: 304-735-3102 or 240-321 -1312
Email: hollifieldfarm@myway.com
Hope to see you all on June 2nd!
Tom Donaldson

PS: Maryland Animal Health requires a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection for both instate and out of state cattle. Your local Vet can supply you with same and just bring the certificates with the cows. A Maryland Dept. of Animal Health Representative will check the animals and certificates on Saturday morning. Cattle can come in on Friday and stay through Sunday.

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