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Plans are underway for the 22nd Annual Wisconsin Jersey Spring Spectacular May 1-2, in Viroqua, Wis.

Registered Jersey cattle from across the Midwest will circle the ring as breeders distinguish themselves in the industry. The annual event at the Vernon County Fairgrounds draws up to 500 attendees with cattle from Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and beyond. Showmanship begins on Friday, May 1. The cattle show will start with winter heifers at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 4 and milking classes starting at 12:30 p.m.

Entries forms will be released shortly. The cost is $10 per animal until April 15. Entries submitted April 16-24 will be $25. Following that deadline, the price will rise to $100.

The event will include a silent auction that raises money to help fund scholarships and educational opportunities for the Wisconsin Junior Jersey Breeders Association. Additionally, the committee is accepting sponsors to help cover the cost of the show and fund improvements to the Vernon County Fairgrounds.

The Wisconsin Jersey Spring Spectacular is organized solely by volunteers. For more information about donations or entries, contact Karla Peterson by phone/text at 608-606-1818, or email at