Northwest Iowa Dairy Fitting And Showmanship Workshop Set For June 10

Dairy youth in the I-29 corridor who are interested in sharpening their fitting and showing skills are invited a workshop on Saturday, June 10 from 9 am to 3 pm, which includes lunch plus a time for one-on-one time for questions and the opportunity to clip. The event will be held at the Dykshorn dairy located at 4149 Elmwood Ave, Ireton, IA 51027.

Local fitters and showmen will share their knowledge. Presenters include: Nathan Johnson, Brian Rozeboom, Adam Hansmann, Kaylea Hansmann, Natalie Hasse plus Paul and Stephanie Dykshorn.

The day will be divided into four stations which will include: washing and show prep basics, clipping the full body, clipping the topline and belly plus showmanship in the ring.

Paul Dykshorn will demonstrate and discuss washing and keeping your animal clean plus getting the right “fill” before walking into the ring.

Adam Hansmann and Brian Rozeboom will demonstrate full body clipping while Nathan Johnson will demonstrate and discuss how to blow up toplines and bellies and clipping them to best enhance your animal.

Finally, Kaylea Hansmann and Natalie Hasse will demonstrate how to break and then show your animal in the ring.

For those who want the extra one-on-one time at the end of the day, the fitters will help guide students through the process as then handle the clipper.

While the program is designed for youth, moms and dads are invited to attend so they can assist their kids when they get home. While there is no fee to attend, registration is required to insure adequate materials and meals. Register online at:

Or you can register by calling the Sioux County Extension at 712.737.4230.

For more information contact Kaylea Hansmann at:

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