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12/01/2017 - Opportunity For 4-H Members To Catch-A-Calf

A limited number of 4-H members have the opportunity to catch a calf each January during the National Western Stock Show held in Denver. Successful catchers will receive their calf in May 2018 to begin feeding the calf to market finish. Youth must show and sell their calf at the 2019 National Western Stock Show. The calves used for this contest are bought with money donated by business sponsors.
 
4-H members from Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, and Kansas are eligible to submit applications. Any 4-H member who has previously caught a calf in the 4-H Catch-A-Calf Contest is not eligible to apply. Applicants must be between the ages of 12 and 18 as of Dec. 31, 2017 and must be enrolled in 4-H at the time of application. Applicants must have parental as well as Extension Educator consent in order to submit an application. Selected 4-H member applicants will be sent details regarding participation before January 2018. Applications are due to Amy Kelley (Cheyenne County Extension, PO Box 395, CheyenneWells, CO 80810) and postmarked no later than Dec. 1, 2017.
 
4-H members may obtain applications or more information online at http://www.nationalwestern.com/livestock-shows/catch-a-calf-contest/ or check with their local Nebraska Extension Office.