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MILLERTON — Nearly 200 members of the New York State Holstein Association attended the picnic on July 10, many crossing state lines, according to Eastern New York Junior Holstein Club Advisor Deb Phillips. Those in attendance had the opportunity to check out the cows at Willow-Brook Farm, owned by the Beneke family. Phillips said it was a successful day.“People came from all over, there were people from Millerton, North East, Amenia, Pine Plains and Millbrook, locally,” she said. “And from Brattleboro, Vt. further away. Participation in events like these gives people a chance to stay involved. And it was a great day, the grounds were beautiful. I had never been to one of the picnics because they’re usually so far away, so it was nice to have an opportunity to see what they are all about.”There will be more chances to learn about all things bovine. Coming up on July 30 and July 31 there will be a black and white show for Eastern New York Junior Holstein Club at the fairgrounds in Rhinebeck. Last year 90 local juniors participated, with a barbecue afterwards, which Phillips said raised substantial funds for the club.

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