Committee gears up for 30th annual Daffodil Dairy Sale in Carrollton

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CARROLLTON, Ohio – Plans are in the works for the 30th anniversary Daffodil Dairy Sale March 30 at the Carroll County Fairgrounds.

The sale starts at 7:30 p.m.

First time around. The first sale was held on the last Tuesday of March 1974, and was organized to provide a sale where 4-H and FFA members could buy calves and bred and open heifers for projects.

The 51 head sold that year averaged more than $500.

This year. Floyd Casper of Carrollton was part of the committee 30 years ago, and will return as sale chairman this year.

Consignments are being accepted from all breeds. The sale will include cows, bred heifers, open yearlings, show-age calves and service-age bulls.

Check them out. Early consignments include fancy show-age Brown Swiss September calves and a Brown Swiss service-age bull; Red and White show calves and a service-age bull; and a registered Holstein service-age bull from Lyster and an Excellent 94 Stardust dam with top records.

Other lookers include a registered 3-year-old Holstein cow by Counselor that will be fresh by sale time; a fancy show-age December calf by Durham; a Broker 2-year-old due before the sale to Astronomical;

A December calf by Comestar Leader from a Very Good 88 dam with 1,200 fat; and a junior yearling by Lindy from a show winning Red Marker.

The fine print. Sale commission of 10 percent and the consignor is responsible for preparing the animal for the sale.

Purchased animals must be transferred and registered in a young person’s name.

Consignments should be brought to the Carroll County Fairgrounds the morning of the sale.

Special offer. The sale committee will give away three $300 vouchers for use toward the purchase of any animal selling. Youths 8-19 are eligible.

Drawing for the vouchers will be held at the beginning of the sale.

For more information or to consign, call Floyd Casper at 330-863-1591 or Barb Lumley at 330-739-2038 or fax 330-739-2212.

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