The COBA/Select Sires donation of an ET calf has raised more than $19,000 in funds for The Ohio State University Dairy Judging Program. The funds, raised during the Buckeye Classic Sale at the Spring Dairy Expo, will be used to help with program travel expenses. The fundraising project, known as the “Clipboard Project”, allowed interested donors to either invest in $100 investment/donor shares or bid on the donated calf during the Buckeye Classic Sale. More than 100 donors came forth to display their support through donor shares and the calf was auctioned for $8500. Additional supporters have come forth to make investments after the auction.
The Program wishes to thank COBA/Select Sires for the donation of the calf, John Ayars and ST Genetics (OSU Dairy Judging alums) for buying the calf, and all buyers of investment/donor shares.
Anyone interested in supporting the Dairy Judging Team can contact Bonnie Ayars (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Left to right: John and Bonnie Ayars (buyers), Julie Ziegler and Ken Janes of COBA/Select, judging team representative Lexie Nunes at the halter, and Paul Detwiler of ST genetics (buyers)