VIROQUA, Wis. — The purpose of this contest is to encourage the growth and development of Guernsey cattle principally through the 4-H and FFA programs in Iowa. The Iowa Guernsey Breeders Association will pay $1,000 to the purchase of a registered Guernsey heifer to the winning individual. Juniors who do not own Guernsey cattle are eligible to compete for a heifer. A contestant can win only one heifer. Previous winners are not eligible to apply. Contest winner be will required to breed their heifer to a registered Guernsey bull. Also, winner is expected to report to Karen Laabs on progress and placings after each show as well as give a yearly summary on their heifer at the Iowa Guernsey Breeders state meeting.
Contestants must not be in their senior year of high school as there is a required two-year period of ownership during which the winner must compete as a junior showman in two shows per year. The winner must show at a local county fair and one of the following shows: Iowa State Fair, Youth Classic in West Union, World Dairy Expo, Madison WI, or National Cattle Congress in Waterloo. We encourage the winner to be active in 4-H or FFA. If during the required two-year period of ownership the contest winner should withdraw from participation in the 4-H/ FFA Program, the Iowa Guernsey Breeders board has the option to repurchase said calf from the youth at an amount not to exceed $500.
Contestant’s essays must be in their own handwriting and accompanied by a completed agreement form. Please mail your essay and agreement form to Karen Laabs no later than February 15, 2017. The winner will be notified by March 6, 2017 and will be posted on the Iowa Guernsey Breeders facebook page.
TITLE OF ESSAY: Why I Want to Own a Registered Guernsey Heifer
LENGTH OF ESSAY: Not to exceed 400 words
WHO MAY ENTER: Any youth from the age of 9 years and not yet in their senior year of high school.
CONTEST DEADLINE: Feb. 15, 2017
MAIL ESSAY AND COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE TO:
716 Rogers Ave.
Viroqua WI 54665
— Iowa Guernsey Breeders Association
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