York County 4-H Blast

October 20, 2017

See you at the 4-H Banquet on Sunday! Don't Forget: Champion Sweatshirts will be awarded that night!

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National Western Stock Show Catch A Calf Program

They come from Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska and Wyoming to compete in National Western Stock Show’s longest running program of practical beef cattle management. In just over 80 years, the Catch-A-Calf Contest has awarded nearly 3,000 steers to 4-H members hailing from the western United States.

The program began in 1935 when 10 boys caught 10 sponsored calves. The contest quickly caught on, and the program grew to include 52 calves by 1942. Soon after World War II, the program settled at 40 calves per year, which is where the number continues to stand today.

The program is designed so successful participants catch a calf, feed it, and return with the animal one year later as a market steer. The market animals are judged on rate of gain, quality of fitting, and carcass quality. The exhibitor is judged on showmanship, their record book, and a personal interview.

Catch-A-Calf contests in the Coliseum are held during the rodeo on Friday, January 12, 2018 (matinee performance), Saturday, January 13, 2018 (matinee performance) and Sunday, January 14, 2018 (matinee & evening performances).

To apply for the 2018-2019 Catch-A-Calf program, click here.

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Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium (NYBLS)

Do you have an interest in livestock? Then the Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium might be for you! Open to any high school student, it will be held Nov 17-19 at UNL’s East Campus. Participants will have a broad overview of many aspects of the beef industry, will be able to meet and work side-by-side with UNL faculty and chefs, and be able to network with some of Nebraska’s greatest beef industry leaders. See http://animalscience.unl.edu/nebraska-youth-beef-leadership-symposium for more details or contact the office for the brochure and registration form.


Martha and Don Romeo Scholarship

Nebraska Association of Fair Managers

The Nebraska Association of Fair Managers will award a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H male and a $500 scholarship to one qualifying 4-H female who are graduating seniors in the State of Nebraska and who plan to continue with post high school education. The scholarship will be awarded at the annual NAFM convention in January. Applications are Due December 1.


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