|Posted by Larry Rishel on August 23, 2013 at 8:25 PM||comments (0)|
OFFICIAL ARBA SANCTIONED SHOW
Eric Stewart, Executive Director
P. O. Box 5667
Sanction Fee: $15.00
Membership Dues: Adult $15.00 per yr., 3 yrs. $40.00
Combination H &W: $20.00 per yr., 3 yrs. $50,00
Youth: $8.00 per yr., 3 yrs. $20.00
Family: $20.00 Plus $2.00 per youth or $50.00 Plus$6.00 per youth for 3 yrs.
Official Flemish Giant Sweepstakes
Sanction Request to
117 Hollow Rd.
Lock Haven, PA 17745
(Open) $10.00 (Youth) $10.00 (Open and Youth)$18.00
JUDGING BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 9:00 A.M.
This show will be governed by the latest Show Rules and Standards ofPerfection of the American Rabbit Breeders Association. Your entry indicates the acceptance of theserules and any other rule set by this club.
Entry Fee $4.00 per animal/show.
Show Building will be open until 10 PMFriday. Building will be locked from 10PM Friday until 7:00 AM Saturday, for the safety of the rabbits.
Pre-Entry to Secretary by 12:00 noon,Wednesday, September 4, 2013. Entriesaccepted by E-mail or US Postal Mail. Day of Show entries accepted and must be submitted and paid by 8:00 AM.Saturday and Sunday.
Judging to beginpromptly at 9:00 AM
All animals to be cooped to the best ofour ability. Coop numbers will not be used. Private Ear numbers must be legible andpermanent, per ARBA rules.
NeitherEastern States Flemish Giant RBA nor the owners of the property will beresponsible in the event of fire, theft or accident to persons or theirproperties while attending these functions.
Coffeeand Tea available both mornings. Therewill be a lunch to purchase at noon when the Judges break.
TROPHIES FOR BOB, BOS, BOV, BOSV and BEST DISPLAY!
ASSISTANT SHOW SUPERINTENDENT:
Mail in entries may be sent to:
2812 Dinnerbell Rd.
Farmington, PA 15437
Or E-mailed to:
(All E-mailed entries must be paid prior to the start of each day’s judging)
Paul Kyle – PA
John Graybeal - PA
Lodging: Comfort Inn – (607-753-7721) Exit 11, Route 81 (1.1 miles from Fairgrounds). 15-20 rooms have been set aside atthe rate of 89.95 plus tax. The hotel is pet friendly and breakfast is included.
EconoLodge – (607- 756-2856) Fifteen (15) rooms have been setaside @ $80.76 plus tax. Rate is basedon 2 adults per room. Each additionalperson is $10 per night, maximum 4 people per room, children are free.
Ramada Conference Center – (607-756-4431) Rooms have been offered at the rateof $99 plus tax. Breakfast is $7.95 and $6 if you add it to the room at checkin. There’s a pool and a steakhouse onthe premises.
Country Inn and Suites - (607-753-8300). Nice hotel, very courteous staff, quiet. 10 rooms offered at $125-$129 per night.
Quality Inn – (607-756-5622). Exit 11, Route 81 (1.1 miles from Fairgrounds ).
Holiday Inn – (607-299-0099). 2 River St (Exit 11 off 81 - 1.1miles from Fairgrounds). Their rate is $119 plus tax, breakfastincluded.
Best Western – Tully, NY- 5779 State Route 80, Tully, New York, 13159-2414, (14.77miles from Fairgrounds) Phone: 315/696-6061 Starting at $89.99/night,breakfast included and Wi-Fi.
Cortland Motel – not recommended Budget Inn - not recommended
Campers/Trailers welcome at the Fairgrounds – No Hook-ups – Bathroomswith showers available.
The Fairgrounds can accommodate up to 5 campers, first come, first served basis. Please be aware that there is no sewerhookup.
There is a Camping ground in the area, Yellow Lantern Kampground - 1770Route 13 North Cortland, New York 13045 - (607) 756-2959 (3 miles fromFairgrounds)
Directions:Route 81 to Exit 12, bearright onto exit ramp and keep right (0.1 mile) towards Route 11(South-West). Bear Right onto Route 11and proceed 1.1 miles to Carroll Street. Right on Carroll Street to end (Fairground Drive). Show Building immediately ahead to the left. Easy unloading for cooping.
For GPS directions, please use the address: 4292Fairgrounds Dr, Cortland, NY 13045
|Posted by Larry Rishel on July 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
Emily Carter has passed away. She and her husband, Herb have been longtime Flemish Giant breeders, known particularly for their outstanding Blacks and Blues. Together, over the years, they have won almost every award for their excellence in in the Flemish world, including the prestigious Master Breeder award. Emily battled cancer long and hard, and didn't allow it to keep her down. Even in the roughest of times, she always managed to come to the shows to see her friends and show their animals. She was a staple at the writers table, and supported the Eastern States Flemish Giant Rabbit Breeders Association 100 percent.
Lynn Waters Bolyard
MY DEAR FRIEND, EMILY CARTER, PASSED AWAY, YESTERDAY. I AM SO GLAD I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND TIME WITH HER AT THE NATIONALS IN APRIL.
I MISS HER, ALREADY. WE SPENT MANY HOURS OVER THE YEARS SHARING CONFIDENCES AND FEELINGS, TALKING ABOUT OUR FAMILIES AND LAUGHING AT THE GOOFY THINGS WE DID. THEY AND TRONES CAME FOR MANY YEARS TO OUR HOME FOR OUR TWO FLEMISH SHOWS. IN LATER YEARS EMILY DID OUR SHOW REPORTS ON HER COMPUTER. BOB AND I MADE TRIPS TO THEIR HOME, AND WE ENJOYED VISITING, LAUGHING UNTIL OUR SIDES HURT AND GETTING TO KNOW THEIR FAMILY. WE ATTENDED MANY SHOWS AND CONVENTIONS TOGETHER AND I HAVE SUCH GOOD MEMORIES OF OUR TIME WITH THEM.
I FEEL AS THOUGH I HAVE LOST A SISTER AS WELL AS A BEST FRIEND. I AM HAPPY SHE IS NO LONGER SUFFERING, BUT DEAR FRIEND I MISS YOU SO MUCH.
Kathy Chapin : I was taken by sadness as soon as I learned the news last night. But then I thought about how long she'd been ill and what a fight she'd gone through. All the pain and suffering has been taken away now, so for that I am glad. BUT without a doubt she'll be solely missed, by so many.
I'll never forget a few years back, at Convention, she and Herb gave me one of their blue bucks. I was so honored and surprised, I asked why would you want to do this? And she said that they'd heard how dedicated to the blues I had become. That they had worked for many years on their blue herd and that soon they wouldn't be here any longer. They wanted to be sure that their line carried on afterward and this was one way of doing that. I promised them, I'd do my best. It just seems like yesterday now.
RIP ~ Ms Emily Carter. We all love you so!!
South Mountain Rabbitry: Lynn, we will miss her dearly, and we're thinking about Herb here in the east. Always loved talking to Em at Cortland, both at Harold's old place and the new venue at the fairgrounds. I was sad all last night.
Ginger Walters: I am so heartbroken to hear this. She sold me my first pairs of flemish when I was 13.
Robert Bomia: A long time Breeder of Flemish Giants from PA., Emily Carter passed away this am.. Emily was a Senior Member of the Eastern States Flemish Club, and National Flemish Federation. She will be missed by all that knew her. Our condolences to Herb her husband, and family.... May God be with them in this time of need.. Barb Trone said there will not be any services.
Regards, Bob Bomia
And many breeders and friends lifted their glass in tribute to this wonderful woman. We wish her well in eternity, and we keep Herb and the family in our thoughts and prayers. As per Emily's wishes, there were no services.
Our Dear Friend, Emily
How do you really say what you feel? What are you thinking? What is in
your heart? Well, here goes! We only hope Emily is looking down on us
and hears what we want to say.
We have known Nick and Emily Carter for twenty to twenty-five years.
We were not always close friends but became close right about the time
Emily was diagnosed with cancer. We have never known anyone who had
a brighter out-look on life than she did. Even through all her hard-ships and
suffering you never heard Emily complain. If there was a show in Cortland,
New York, she always was determined that she and Nick would make the trip.
She also made a point of coming to York for our local show in March each
year. There were always donations of food items for each show. Nick would
make several dishes and no matter how bad Emily felt she would always bake
for these shows. There were also numerous visits from Nick and Emily to our
home. She enjoyed coming to our home for a visit and to go out to lunch.
Emily also enjoyed going out to dinner with a group a rabbit breeders.Although
she could not eat much she always ordered as though nothing was the matter
with her appetite. Emily was alwayswilling to do her part at any show she went to.
If she was not writing at the judge's table she was preparing the show reports
Every summer Emily would make endless jars of jelly. There was a great varietyof
flavors. She made this for her family and the endless line of people that shewould
see. There was always a nice tote bag full of jars of jelly to be handedout for her
friends and acquaintances.
Many people, including ourselves, knew Emily as an experienced and dedicated
rabbit breeder. We would also like to remember her for her greatpersonality,
kindness, and concern for others.
We love you Emily and will always think of you.
John and Barbara Trone
|Posted by Larry Rishel on June 19, 2013 at 7:25 PM||comments (0)|
Spoke to Barb Trone this evening and she says that Herb Carter is out of the hospital and at home now. He is facing some serious health problems ahead. And as Herb was getting to come home, Emily is now in the hospital fighting some of her health problems If you want to send a card here is their address again: 2327 Broomstick Rd. Green Lane, Pa 18054. John Trone was hospitalized a few weeks ago, but is home now and recovering slowly. Barb said he tires easily and is not able to do a lot. A card of good thoughts can be sent to : 3190 Cardinal Lane, Dover, Pa. 17315. We have some folks now that are in need of prayers, and as we often refer to ourselves as the Eastern States family, please pray for our sick and folks in need. I haven't heard much about Bill Pearsall since Bessie passed away, if anybody has seen or talked to Bill, let us know.
|Posted by Larry Rishel on May 13, 2013 at 12:45 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Larry Rishel on April 9, 2013 at 12:55 AM||comments (1)|
April 8, 2013 Another legend in Eastern States has passed away. Bessie Pearsall, wife of Bill Pearsall passed away after a struggle with cancer. Bessie and Bill were staples at the Flemish Shows, where Bessie always helped wherever she was needed. She cooked her Chicken Corn Chowder for the show's lunches and provided her kind conversation and gentle ways to everyone that knew her. We will post more as information becomes available. In the meantime, we hold Bill and his family in our thoughts and prayers. We bid Bessie a fond farewell, and wish her well in eternity.
A personal message from our President, Wayne Bechdel
Bessie Pearsall will be missed by all that knew her. Bill and Bessie never missed a show in Cortland until their health did not allow them to make the trip any longer. Bessie was in charge of the raffle table for years and did an outstanding job. Bessie always took pictures at each show and then handed them out to everyone at the next show. Bill and the family needs kept in our thoughts and prayers. Bessie always had stories about her family and her church activities, she was very proud of both. So there is no doubt Bessie went home to be with the Lord and is no longer dealing with any health issues. She will be watching over all of us as we participate in the upcoming Cortalnd weekend.
|Posted by Larry Rishel on April 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM||comments (0)|
Sponsored by: Eastern States Flemish Giant Rabbit Breeders Assoc. And Open Flemish Giant Sunday Show April 27 and 28, 2013 At The CORTLAND FAIRGROUNDS CORTLAND, NEW YORK
OFFICIAL ARBA SANCTIONED SHOW Eric Stewart, Executive Director P. O. Box 5667 Bloomington, Illinois 61702 Sanction Fee: $15.00 Membership Dues: Adult $15.00 per yr., 3 yrs. $40.00 Combination H & W: $20.00 per yr., 3 yrs. $50,00 Youth: $8.00 per yr., 3 yrs. $20.00 Family: $20.00 Plus $2.00 per youth or $50.00 Plus $6.00 per youth for 3 yrs.
Official Flemish Giant Sweepstakes Sanction Request to Wayne Bechdel, Secretary 117 Hollow Rd. Lock Haven, PA 17745 Email: email@example.com (Open) $10.00 (Youth) $10.00 (Open and Youth) $18.00
JUDGING BEGINS PROMPTLY AT 9:00 A.M.
SHOW RULES This show will be governed by the latest Show Rules and Standards of Perfection of the American Rabbit Breeders Association. Your entry indicates the acceptance of these rules and any other rule set by this club. Entry Fee $4.00 per animal/show.
Show Building will be open until 10 PM Friday. Building will be locked from 10 PM Friday until 7:00 AM Saturday, for the safety of the rabbits. Pre-Entry to Secretary by 12:00 noon, Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Entries accepted by E-mail or US Postal Mail. Day of Show entries accepted and must be submitted and paid by 8:00 AM. Saturday and Sunday.
Judging to begin promptly at 9:00 AM
All animals to be cooped to the best of our ability. Coop numbers will not be used. Private Ear numbers must be legible and permanent, per ARBA rules.
Neither Eastern States Flemish Giant RBA nor the owners of the property will be responsible in the event of fire, theft or accident to persons or their properties while attending these functions. Coffee and Tea available both mornings.
There will be a lunch to purchase at noon when the Judges break. TROPHIES FOR BOB, BOS, BOV, BOSV and BEST DISPLAY both shows!
OFFICIALS SHOW SUPERINTENDENT: Wayne Bechdel ASSISTANT SHOW SUPERINTENDENT Chris Stover
Mail in entries may be sent to:
SHOW SECRETARY: Ginger Walters 3608 Churchville Rd Aberdeen, MD 21001 Or e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org (All e-mailed entries must be paid prior to the start of each day's judging)
National Show Judges:
Josh Humphries – TN Eric Stewart – PA
Sunday Eastern States Open Judges:
Josh Humphries – TN Bonnie Burdick – NY
Lodging: Comfort Inn ? (607-753-7721) Exit 11, Route 81 (1.1 miles from Fairgrounds). 15-20 rooms have been set aside at the rate of 89.95 plus tax. The hotel is pet friendly and breakfast is included.
EconoLodge (607- 756-2856) Fifteen (15) rooms have been set aside @ $80.76 plus tax. Rate is based on 2 adults per room. Each additional person is $10 per night, maximum 4 people per room, children are free.
Ramada Conference Center (607-756-4431) Rooms have been offered at the rate of $99 plus tax. Breakfast is $7.95 and $6 if you add it to the room at check in. There?s a pool and a steakhouse on the premises.
Country Inn and Suites - (607-753-8300). Nice hotel, very courteous staff, quiet. 10 rooms offered at $125-$129 per night.
Quality Inn (607-756-5622). Exit 11, Route 81 (1.1 miles from Fairgrounds ). Fifteen (15) rooms have been set aside @ $80.95 plus tax.
Holiday Inn (607-299-0099). 2 River St (Exit 11 off 81 - 1.1 miles from Fairgrounds). Their rate is $119 plus tax, breakfast included.
Best Western Tully, NY - 5779 State Route 80, Tully, New York, 13159-2414, (14.77 miles from Fairgrounds) Phone: 315/696-6061?Starting at $89.99/night, breakfast included and Wi-Fi.
Cortland Motel - not recommended Budget Inn - not recommended
Campers/Trailers welcome at the Fairgrounds No Hook-ups. Bathrooms with showers available. The Fairgrounds can accommodate up to 5 campers, first come, first served basis. Please be aware that there is no sewer hookup.
There is a Camping ground in the area, Yellow Lantern Kampground - 1770 Route 13 North Cortland, New York13045(607) 756-2959 (3 miles from Fairgrounds) http/www.yellowlanternkampground.com
Fairgrounds Location: Directions: Route 81 to Exit 12, bear right onto exit ramp and keep right (0.1 mile) towards Route 11 (South-West). Bear Right onto Route 11 and proceed 1.1 miles to Carroll Street. Right on Carroll Street to end (Fairground Drive). Show Building immediately ahead to the left. Easy unloading for cooping. For GPS directions, please use the address: 4292 Fairgrounds Dr, Cortland, NY 13045?
Banquet: The Banquet will be held at the Elks Lodge, Cortland, NY on Saturday, April 27, 2013.
|Posted by Larry Rishel on February 6, 2013 at 10:15 AM||comments (0)|
The following is a reprint of an article received by Dr.
Wendy Feaga, with her permission.
Wendy is a member
of the AFNZRB.
ARBA Rabbit & Cavy Health Committee
I am seeing an unusual number of young rabbits dying with a jelly diarrhea. In some cases I am loosing adults and nursing does. What is going on?
A number of rabbitries are reporting losses of 4-8 week old rabbits, some with no signs of illness, some with just a hint of diarrhea, but many with full blown mucoid enteritis with rapid weight loss (wasting), diarrhea and jelly stools. You may be lucky to lose one or two in the litter or, the entire litter may die over a period of a week.
Generally the adult rabbits are unaffected, but this time we are seeing some adults dying especially nursing does.
The first reports of unusual deaths due to diarrhea surfaced after the 2008 ARBA Convention in Michigan. One exhibitor thought that the floor boards were to blame, but I saw convention rabbits on risers which came down with the jelly diarrhea at the end of the convention, or very soon afterwards. So there was not a good correlation between the ARBA boards and disease.
Often there are complaints of illness after the ARBA convention – the convention rabbits are exposed to other rabbits, new water supplies and general stress, so illness is expected.
It appears we are seeing a new infectious agent to which the rabbits have never been exposed, and this is fairly wide spread. We are seeing deaths in adult rabbits, sometimes losing as many as half the adults, an age generally resistant to diarrhea, or at least an age which usually recovers totally in a few days of pulling them off pellets and just feeding hay.
In the 4-8 week olds, pretty much all that show signs of illness will die regardless of what you try. Rabbits over 3 months of age are more likely to survive. I have tried various medications on the babies with little success.
One that survived was given just hay and water and no medications. Subcutaneous fluids are helpful in the older rabbits, but as I said before, little appears to save the 4-8 week olds.
Fecal exams may show coccidiosis, but treatment for coccidiosis is unsuccessful leading me to believe that there is an additional disease and not simply coccidiosis.
Often I have seen clostridia in fecal samples of rabbits with diarrhea, but have not seen unusual numbers of this normal bacterium in these youngsters.
High protein feeds will aggravate the problem and should be avoided when the rabbitry is experiencing these losses. Although feeding hay is no guarantee of avoiding this current strain of mucoid enteritis, it remains the best recommendation to lessen your losses. Be sure to give fresh hay each day to nest box babies to insure their first meal is hay to establish the correct pH and microbes in their GI tract. In an out-break, I recommend giving fresh hay twice a day to does with litters over 3 weeks of age.
Instead of full feeding these does and litters, feed pellets twice a day and limit the pellets so they are cleaning up each feeding in a couple of hours.
It’s important to provide good sanitation by removing soiled bedding and cleaning the cage floors with a wire brush to remove visible manure, feeding hay on a regular basis, avoid over-crowding, and providing water in a closed water system (impossible in winter when freezing water forces us to use bowls). Before moving a new rabbit into a new cage, especially doe and litter, be sure to thoroughly clean and disinfect that cage and equipment. But the bottom line is that the rabbits need to develop and immunity to what appears to be a new infectious agent.
My hope is as this disease goes through a rabbitry that the stock which are exposed and survive will have immunity so that eventually this disease will run its course in a year. Also the normal evolution of an infectious disease is to become less virulent over time because when it is this virulent it dies with its host. A successful organism does not kill its host so it can continue to spread through populations.
|Posted by Larry Rishel on February 5, 2013 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
Show results for the 2013 Eastern States Flemish Giant RBA PaSRBA Specialty show:
Best Black- Elizabeth Barrett
Best Opp Black- Ginger & Ivan Walters
Best Blue- Gene Gubala
Best Opp Blue- Cheryl Gott
Best Fawn- Stephen Trent & Bill Ferguson
Best Opp Fawn- David Waltz
Best Light Grey- Charles Bryant
Best Opp Light Grey- Larry Rishel
Best Sandy- Chris Stover
Best Opp Sandy- William Lingle
Best Steel- Ginger & Ivan Walters
Best Opp Steel- Jerry & Ana Lempicki
Best White- Ian & Juan Perez
Best Opp White- Ginger & Ivan Walters
Best of Breed- Chris Stover
Best Opp of Breed- David Waltz
|Posted by Larry Rishel on January 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
Hello Flemish Friends:
Due to reasons out of our control, we had to reschedule our show this year. It will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at the Spencer Fairgrounds in Spencer, MA.
We will sanction the Flemish (Open) as we have in the past, but would like to know if there's enough interest out there to host a Specialty, as Eastern States has done since 2007. Two local vets usually donate the money for the awards, and Eastern States pays only for the BOB and BOS awards.
I am fully aware that this date is just before our Cortland Spring Show and National Flemish Show, so I can understand if you decide against it. On the other hand, it gives folks another opportunity to show their animals twice and earn Sweepstakes points.
Please reply only to me so that I can gauge your interest, and I'll work with Eastern States and the National to get the necessary sanctions.
See you all in Lebanon in a few weeks.
Most Sincerely, Juan
|Posted by Larry Rishel on December 31, 2012 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
As the year draws to a close, so does my term as President of Eastern States Flemish Giant Rabbit Breeders Association.
Thank you for your support over the past 3 1/2 years. My heartfelt thanks to the Board and all the elected officials who worked with me during my tenure as President.
Tomorrow a new Board takes over our club. I wish them all the best, and would like to
offer my support and assistance should they need them. I encourage you to do the same as they prepare to lead Eastern States.
Lastly, may the new year bring peace and happiness to you and your loved ones.
Most Sincerely, Juan