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Hands-on Cattle Fitting Demonstration for Youth Is May 14

Beef and dairy cattle fitting and showmanship demonstration will be in Beaver Dam, Wisc.

ANIMART, Inc. will host a beef and dairy cattle fitting and showmanship demonstration for area 4-H and FFA youth at ANIMART in Beaver Dam, Wis., on Thursday, May 14 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. All youth are invited to this complimentary hands-on workshop intended to help learn more about the art and techniques that will help them achieve high placings of their 4-H and FFA livestock at summer shows.

New this year the demonstration will feature a hands-on small group component for youth to get up close with cattle in picking up a clippers and learning the techniques of grooming animals in preparation for the show ring.

Beginning at 6 p.m., Wayne Keil and Casey Jentz of the ANIMART sales staff will be conducting a beef cattle fitting and showmanship demonstration.

At 8 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.

In addition, ANIMART will feature specials on show equipment and a full line of grooming supplies. 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. "We are proud to be a strong partner with Wisconsin's dairy and livestock industries and we feel this hands-on workshop can be both educational and fun. We encourage all interested students and parents to attend."

The workshops will be held at the ANIMART warehouse and large animal retail store, located at 900 Green Valley Road in Beaver Dam, Wis. For additional information on the demonstration, contact ANIMART staff at 1.800.255.1181. For beef-specific questions, contact staff member Wayne Keil at x2235 and for dairy questions, contact Christine Lepple at x2253.

Established in 1982 and headquartered in Beaver Dam, Wis., ANIMART, Inc. provides animal health products and veterinary supplies, and show equipment and supplies to dairy and livestock producers. ANIMART is committed to offering a full-line of products supported by outstanding service. For more information, visit www.animart.com.

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