Even as June Dairy Month winds down, you’ll see thousands celebrate all things milk, cheese, and cows in Door County over the next two weeks. On Thursday, Door County takes its turn hosting the Wisconsin Holstein Association District 7 Holstein Show at the fairgrounds, where 200 registered cattle and their owners will be battling for bragging rights ahead of the state fair and county fairs. In recent years, rising costs, lower to non-existent profits, aging populations, and consolidation are all causes that have caused dairy farms across the state to disappear. Jacob Brey of Brey Cycle Farms in Sturgeon Bay hopes events like this weekend’s show inspire today’s youth to continue the state’s dairy tradition.
The Wisconsin Holstein Association District 7 Holstein Show will take place at the Door County Fairgrounds beginning at 10 a.m. One of the competitors will be Southern Door graduate Chloe LaCrosse. LaCrosse will be attending UW-Madison this fall for Dairy Science on a full academic scholarship. She also received the $1,500 Oscar G. & Mary W. Woelfel Memorial Scholarship from the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. June Dairy Month cannot be contained to just June as the Sevastopol FFA hosts their annual dairy breakfast on July 3rd.