The Cal Poly Dairy is hosting their first annual Cal Poly Showcase Sale! This tag sale will be held on February 12, 2021 at 11:00 AM via Cowbuyer.com and will exhibit Cal Poly’s finest with both show and genomic animals. Special lot highlights featuring impressive Select Sires progeny can be viewed on the Cal Poly Showcase Sale Facebook Page.
Lantz Adams (pictured middle in the photo above) is a third year Dairy Science student serving as head Co-Chair of the sale. His responsibilities for the sale include organizing details for the sale and overseeing other chairs ensuring they are up to date. He was born and raised on Adamscows Dairy, his family-owned operation where he plans to return and become a 4th generation dairy farmer. Currently, Lantz is Vice President of the Los Lecheros Dairy Club at Cal Poly and works as the dairy’s Student General Manager and breeder.
Robin Smithling (pictured left in the photo above) is a senior Dairy Science student serving as head Co-Chair for the Tag Sale. As head Co-Chair, Robin assists other chairs with their responsibilities, makes animal lot decisions for the sale, and coordinates donations and sponsorships. She was raised on a Brown Swiss Dairy in Western New York and was involved in 4-H and FFA throughout her youth, showing registered Brown Swiss. She has been working at the Cal Poly Dairy for four years in many positions including Herdsman Manager and now, Husbandry Manager. After graduation, Robin plans to work on a dairy in genomic programs including show animals and embryo transfers.
Robin recently shared exciting news with us regarding the success of the Cal Poly Dairy. The dairy’s Holstein herd currently has 12 Excellent cows, ten of them are sired by Select Sires bulls, and all of them are bred and owned by Cal Poly! Ten percent of their milking Holstein herd is composed of the following Excellent cows:
92-Point Cow: Poly McCutchen Leslie
91-Point Cow: Poly Gold Chip Rain
Poly Sabathia Rachel
Poly McCutchen Biggie
Poly Corvette Cherry
Poly Bradnick Ms Joyce
Poly Kingboy Judy
Poly Mogul Alexa
Poly Diamndback Kassidy-Red (Scored Excellent during her 2nd lactation)
Poly Gamma Ellie (Scored Excellent during her 2nd lactation)
Don’t miss out on your chance to bid last on heifers from these amazing cows selling in the upcoming sale! On behalf of All West/Select Sires, we wish the Cal Poly Dairy student volunteers, their consignors, and their buyers a very successful tag sale!