Livestock Building – 2017 plans are coming but here is what we did last year…
Hang out at the Hi-Pro Feeds Show Ring and you are sure to learn a thing or two about showing livestock. All-day dairy cattle shows will showcase local farm animal pride and pique your interest!
Show Ring 2 & 3
Like the Hi-Pro Feeds Show Ring, Show Ring 2 and 3 are great places to check out your favourite farm animal in action. You will see goats, sheep, llamas and mini horses strut their stuff with their handlers here!
The public is encouraged to not only watch livestock in show, but also wander the aisles of pens to see animals as they wait for their opportunity in the rings!
Ever wanted to learn how to milk a cow?! Not only will the knowledgeable staff from the BC Dairy Foundation teach you how, you can also give it a try on their fibreglass cow! They will have daily presentations with live cows and be there all day to answer any questions you have (all questions must be moo-ed!)
Come view the Sheep Shearing Demonstration on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Typical mass shearing of sheep today follows a well-defined workflow:
remove the wool
throw the fleece onto the wool table
skirt, roll and class the fleece
place it in the appropriate wool bin
press and store the wool until it is transported.
BC Dairy Classroom
A Farrier is a specialist in equine hoof care, including the trimming and balancing of horse hooves and the placing of shoes on their hooves, if necessary. A farrier combines some blacksmith skills with some veterinarians skills to care for horses’ feet. Come watch the demonstrations all weekend long!
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