4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl and Management Contest scheduled for Saturday January 18th, 2014

cowContact: Beth Heinze, 608-263-9409 or heinze2@wisc.edu

Entries for the Wisconsin 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl contest on Saturday January 18, 2014 are due on January 6, 2014.  The event will be held at Portage High School in Portage, WI with registration for the event starting at 9:45am.  The cost for the event will be $10 per team.

In the dairy bowl, contestants will answer a variety of questions about dairy cattle.  All questions will come from the sources listed in the official dairy bowl rules which can be found on the Wisconsin Dairy Youth website at http://fyi.uwex.edu/dairyyouth/ Teams compete in a double elimination format by giving oral answers to questions posed by the moderator.  There will be three divisions; Junior, Senior and Mixed which may be composed of both Junior and Senior aged participants.  Junior participants must be 4-H members up to age 13 on January 1, 2014 and Senior participants must be aged 14-18 on January 1, 2014.

The winning Senior dairy bowl team will represent Wisconsin at the Invitational 4-H youth Dairy Bowl Contest at the North American International Livestock Exposition (N.A.I.L.E) in Louisville, KY.

The Dairy Management contest will be held on the same day as the Quiz Bowl Contest and is open to both Junior and Senior aged participants.  The 2014 Junior Dairy Management contest will focus on dairy cattle reproduction while the Senior contest could have questions related to the entire dairy industry.

The winning Senior management team will represent Wisconsin at the All-American Junior Dairy Management Contest in Harrisburg, PA.

More information on the Wisconsin 4-H Dairy Bowl and Management contests may be found at http://fyi.uwex.edu/dairyyouth/ or by contacting Beth Heinze at heinze2@wisc.edu.

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