Ohio Holstein winter barn meeting scheduled

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BIG PRAIRIES, Ohio — The Ohio Holstein Association Winter Barn Meeting and Springhill Tag Sale will be held Dec. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and the Tag Sale will continue Dec. 16 from 1-5 p.m.

A ham loaf lunch will be held Dec. 15 at noon at the Nashville United Church, 302 Millersburg St., Nashville, Ohio, on state Route 39 at the west edge of Nashville. Lunch reservations should be reported to the Ohio Holstein Association at 330-264-9088 or e-mail oholstein@embarqmail.com by Dec. 7.

Speaker

Don Bennink of North Florida Holsteins will be the featured speaker following the luncheon. Bennink is a former New York attorney who became a dairy farmer.

He has established himself as an industry leader around the world for his expertise on farming efficiency techniques and livestock genetics. He has been an early adapter of monitoring technology and environmental protection practices, including research trials of drugs and additives with the University of Florida.

He has received numerous awards including the International Dairy Foods Association Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year Award in 2005 and World Dairy Expo Dairyman of the Year in 2010.

Tag sale

The Springhill Tag Sale will be held in conjunction with the luncheon and barn meeting. Springhill is owned by Chris Lang and Tom, Karen, and Kendra Lang and is at 7109 state Route 514, Big Prairie, Ohio.

For information contact Springhill at 330-378-4515; e-mail springhill@embarqmail.com; or visit www.holsteinworld.com/springhill.

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