Upcoming Event- North East Meeting
Big E 9/17/2018 to 9/20/2018
Show is on 9/18/2018
Matt Leo, Snelling, CA
All other Breed Show: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 3pm
Sunday, September 16, 2018 7pm–10pm (Tie-Out)
Monday, September 17, 2018 7am–noon
Thursday, September 20, 2018 2pm–4pm
The Northeast Lowline Angus Association will be holding it’s Annual Meeting in conjunction with the Big E in West Springfield MA on the evening of Tuesday, September 18 at 7pm. The venue will be The Storrowton Tavern (upstairs in the Vermont Room) on the grounds of the Big E.
Places to Stay
Hotels we’ve used in the past are:
64 Border Way
West Springfield Ma, 01089
Comfort Inn in West Springfield
1254 Riverdale Street
West Springfield Ma. , 01089
The agenda will include the election of the Board of Directors and usual business matters of an Annual Meeting.
After the business portion of the meeting, a talk about upcoming shows and events will entail. Any folks with an interest in Lowline and/or Aberdeen cattle with have an opportunity to listen and join in on the discussion.
Please tell us if you are planning to attend the meeting so we can get an approximate head count. The event is posted on the NELAA Facebook page as well as New England Lowlines and Lime Kiln’s Facebook page. If you are not able to access either of those, please email Adrienne at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rebecca at email@example.com to let one of them know you plan to attend.
Thank you in advance.
We hope to see you there!
Lowline Angus (American Aberdeen) Show and Open House
Middlesex County 4-H Fairgrounds
55 S Chelmsford Rd
Westford, MA – July 21st 2018
You are invited to come and join us for a special event hosted by New
England Lowlines. Whether you are curious about the breed, would like to get together with other seasoned breeders from the North East, or just love the cows, consider joining us. Come and join us as we celebrate a love of a fabulous and efficient breed of cattle. In the morning we will have the animals fitted and on display. A complimentary lunch will be served by Pike Pits, a local competition barbeque team. The menu and ingredients will be inspired by local farms. Lunch will be followed by an open show, judged by Victoria Oatley* (See Bio below). Entry forms and further information can be found at www.newenglandlowlines.com.
Friday, July 20th 2018
2:00 pm. Cattle may arrive until 7:30 pm.
(If you need to arrive after 7:30 pm please notify us so someone can meet you at the gate and let you in)
**Anticipate showing your health certificate when you arrive at the fairgrounds**
Saturday, July 21st 2018
9:00 am. Cattle must be in their place.
9:30 am Cattle are on display for both questions and answers.
10:00 am Skill-a-thon
10:30 am Showmanship Show
12:00 pm Lunch provided by Pikes Pits
1:00 pm Percentage lowline show
2:00 pm Fullblood lowline show
3:30 pm Selection of Best of Breed Heifer, Bull, and Steer
4:30 pm Pack up and head home
6:30 pm Animals should be in trailers and stalls cleaned up
New England Lowlines is a joint enterprise between the Lewis Family of Vermont and the Card Family of Massachusetts. Glenn Card and Brad Lewis met at college, both descending from multi generations of family farms. After starting families of their own, the Card and Lewis family joined ventures to create New England Lowlines. The efficient breed do well in the rocky terrain of New England, and the herd splits its time between the two states. The kind temperament of the breed has also been invaluable among families with young children. You can learn more about New England Lowlines at www.newenglandlowlines.com. Please come and join us for this fabulous and friendly event in the New England.
During the event, many of us will be hitching tents and camping overnight at the fairgrounds. There are bathroom and shower facilities onsite. You are also welcome to stay at any local hotel. Here are a few recommendations.
Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center
219 Littleton RD
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Hampton Inn & Suites Westford – Chelmsford
9 Nixon Rd
Westford, Ma 01886
For a printable PDF version of the show flyer, please click here.
*Victoria Oatley Bio
She and her family raise 35 head of primarily belted galloways and chi-maine beef cattle on their small farm in Exeter, Rhode Island Her family bred and raised several nationals champions the 2017 Belted Galloway Bull and Heifer or the Year as well as the Reserve 2017 Bull of Year. She attended Black hawk College for her associates degree then continued her bachelors degree at Oklahoma state university for Agribusiness. While in college her experience grew with Aberdeen breed as she worked for several Farms such as Fanning Cattle Company, 7C Aberdeens, Old Homestead Farm, and Big Island lowlines. She’s now a Sales Executive at Rhode Island Dairy Farm Cooperative.