The day for submitting hay samples for the 53rd annual Mineola Hay Show will be Wednesday, Aug. 14.
Exhibitors who want to enter this year’s show should bring samples to the Lester Cole Show Arena between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Aug. 14. Entry to the collection site is located between Mineola Middle School and the football field off Loop 564. Direction signs will be posted.
Exhibitors will be allowed to enter two samples free of charge. Additional samples may be entered for a $10 fee per sample. Each exhibitor will be given two tickets to attend the Hay Show Dinner on Sept. 10 at the Mineola Civic Center. The Hay Show will begin at 6 p.m. on Sept. 10 with dinner, entertainment and the hay auction. This year’s entertainer will be Charles Petty of North Carolina.
The forage lab at Texas A&M will test this year’s samples. It is always important to know the feeding value of your hay so you can know what supplementation – if any – is needed. The Hay Show is an excellent opportunity for those who feed hay to determine that feeding value. Even if you have purchased hay, this is a good opportunity for you to learn its nutritional value.
For additional information concerning hay show entries, please contact Glen Dossett at 903-850-4462, or Rocio Martinez, Mineola High School agriculture teacher, at 903-369-6519.