2019 WNC Dairy Beef Feeder Calf Program

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The WNC Dairy Beef Feeder Calf Program is designed to introduce new youth to livestock showing, feeding, and care. Participants in the program will be provided a dairy calf that they will feed and care for at their home or another approved facility from March through the 2019 Mountain State Fair when the calves are sold. Participants will attend an informational workshop to prepare them for their project and other events/clinics and conclude their project by showing and selling their calves at the Mountain State Fair.

Please click on the link below to download the application form, rules, and program information. The WNC Dairy Beef Feeder Calf Program Committee met recently and revised the application and rules so please refer to the attached documents for the most up-to-date version.

Participants MUST submit a signed application which is due at the orientation meeting at the WNC Regional Livestock Center on February 26, 2019, at 6 p.m. Additionally, all participating youth are required to attend all of the mandatory meetings. These educational meetings are designed to help participants get the most out of their project. All interested participants should fill out their application prior to the orientation meeting. If at the conclusion of the meeting they decide to participate in the program, they should turn in their completed application. The applications will be reviewed by members of the Dairy Beef Feeder Calf Program Committee and successful applicants will be notified.

Please contact Ethan Henderson by email ethan_henderson@ncsu.edu or phone (828) 456-3575 regarding any questions about the 2019 Dairy Beef Feeder Calf Program.

WNC Dairy Beef Feeder Calf Program Rules

WNC Dairy Beef Feeder Calf Program Application and Agreement 2019