Animart, Inc. will host a beef and dairy cattle fitting and showmanship demonstration for area 4-H and FFA youth at its facility in Beaver Dam, Wis., on Thursday, May 1 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
All youth are invited to this complimentary hands-on workshop intended to help learn more about the fitting and showing techniques that will help them achieve high placings of their 4-H and FFA livestock at summer shows.
The demonstration will feature hands-on small groups that will allow participating youth to get up-close with cattle -- including picking up a clippers and learning the techniques of grooming animals in preparation for the show ring.
At 6 p.m., Wayne Keil of the Animart sales staff will conduct a beef cattle fitting and showmanship demonstration.
At 7:30 p.m., a dairy cattle fitting and showmanship demonstration will be led by successful local Holstein breeders and exhibitors.
Both demonstrations will be given on-site, using live animals.
Complimentary refreshments and snacks will be served for all attendees as well as prizes will be given away. The Animart cattle fitting demonstration is also an authorized event for youth to earn points toward their educational component to be eligible to show or sell their animals at county fairs.
"This workshop is planned to help our customers and their junior exhibitors be more competitive for blue ribbon awards," says Ruth Metz, co-owner and founder of Animart.
The workshops will be held at the Animart warehouse and large animal retail store at 900 Green Valley Road in Beaver Dam, Wis.
For additional information on the demonstration, contact Animart at (800) 255-1181. For beef-specific questions, contact staff member Wayne Keil at extension 2235 and for dairy questions, contact Stephany White at extension 2241.
For more information, go to: www.animart.com