Bay State Livestock Classic

 Student members of the UMass Pre-Veterinary and Animal Sciences Club organize the Bay State Livestock Classic each year. “The Classic” occurs in April and is open to the public. Fun, food, and activities are provided for kids of all ages. Student participants spend a good portion of the spring semester training and fitting the animals that they have chosen to show during the Classic. The event culminates with the selection of the “Premier Showperson.”

The 2017 Bay State Livestock Classic will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017 at the UMass Hadley Farm, 111 North Maple Street, Hadley, Massachusetts.

There will be five classes of animal shows to attend: Goats, Sheep, Chicken, Horses and Cows.

The Belted Galloway Management Class will have an interactive display while the Boer Goat and Dorset Sheep Management Classes are hosting a petting zoo with baby kids and lambs.

A special demonstration by the UMass Mounted Police will be presented during the lunch hour.

Activities will be running throughout the day including: face painting, arts and crafts, a butter churning station and a tie-dye tent (shirts will be available for purchase). Raffles tickets (cash or checks accepted) will be sold to win items donated by local businesses and families.

This is a great opportunity for children to learn about livestock and agriculture through our informational booths and hands on activities.

Admission and parking are free. Food will be sold by Baby Berk and will be available throughout the day.

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For more information about the annual Bay State Livestock Classic, contact:

2017 Coordinators

mpoe [at] umass [dot] edu (Matthew Poe)

pmechan [at] umass [dot] edu (Paige Mechan)

Faculty Advisor

jbalise [at] vasci [dot] umass [dot] edu (John Balise)

2017 Bay State Livestock Classic Results

Premiere Showmanship Winner:
Sophia Upton with Coordinators Paige Mechan and Matt Poe

Goats:
Class 1: Sophia Upton
Class 2: Samantha Wallace
Class 3: Zoe Zupko
Best in Show: Sophia Upton



Sheep:
Class 1: Holly Barletta
Class 2: Lily Matthews
Class 3: Jennifer Ross
Class 4: Victoria Trautwein
Best in Show: Jennifer Ross



Cattle:
Class 1: Lexi Henderson
Best in Show: Lexi Henderson


  

Chickens:
Class 1: Samantha Bruha
Class 2: Rachel Tonelli
Class 3: Miranda Senft
Best in Show: Rachel Tonelli

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