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BROWN SWISS DAIRY CATTLE BREEDER’S
ESSAY CONTEST
for 4-H and FFA members
POLICY STATEMENT BY THE OKLAHOMA BROWN SWISS CATTLE
BREEDERS’ ASSOCIATION:
The purpose of this contest is to encourage the growth and development
of Brown Swiss dairy cattle principally through the 4-H and FFA programs in
Oklahoma. One registered Brown Swiss heifer will be awarded. Junior exhibitors
who do not own Brown Swiss are eligible as are those who own Brown Swiss
cattle. Previous winners are not eligible to apply. This is to encourage new 4-H
and FFA members to breed and develop Brown Swiss dairy cattle. Also, contest
winners will be required to breed the heifer to a registered Browns Swiss bull.
Winners are expected to present a report on the progress of their heifer at the
annual winter Oklahoma Brown Swiss Cattle Breeder’s Association meeting. This
report may be given orally, or a written report sent to the breed secretary if the
winner is unable to attend.
Contestants must not be in their senior year of high school as there is a
required two (2) year period of ownership during which the winner must compete
as a junior showman twice each year in two of the major Oklahoma Dairy Shows.
If during the required two (2) year period of ownership the contest winner
should withdraw from participation in the 4-H or FFA program, the Brown Swiss
breeder of the heifer calf has the option to repurchase said calf from the youth at
the amount not to exceed Five Hundred Dollars ($500.00).
Contestants’ essays must be in their own handwriting accompanied by a
completed questionnaire and mailed to the Oklahoma Brown Swiss Breeder’s
Association Youth Program Co-Chairs (addresses below) no later than May 31,
2005. The calf will be awarded to the winner of the essay contest during the
Brown Swiss Field day in June 2005.
ESSAY REQUIREMENTS:
TITLE OF ESSAY: Why I want to own a Registered Brown Swiss Heifer.
LENGTH OF ESSAY: Not to exceed 400 words.
WHO MAY ENTER: Any 4-H or FFA Member in Oklahoma not in their senior
year of high school.
CONTEST DEADLINE: POST MARKED ON OR BEFORE MAY 31, 2005.
MAIL ESSAY AND COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRE TO:
Ann Bottoms
OR
Darlene Lair
Route 1, Box 175 A
7809 2nd St.
Delaware, OK 74027
Cushing, OK 74023
THIS QUESTIONNIARE MUST BE COMPLETED AND RETURNED WITH THE
CONTESTANT’S ESSAY. PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY.
NAME:_______________________________DATE OF BIRTH:_________
MAILING ADDRESS:__________________________________________
PHONE: (___)______________
PARENT OR GUARDIAN NAME: _________________________________
ADDRESS: _________________________________________________
_________________________________________________
WHAT SCHOOL DO YOU ATTEND? ___________________GRADE: _____
SCHOOL ADDRESS: __________________________________________
NAME OF 4-H CLUB OR FFA CHAPTER: ___________________________
NAME OF 4-H OR FFA ADVISER: ________________________________
ADVISOR’S ADDRESS: _______________________________________
________________________________________
A supporting letter from a 4-H leader or FFA instructor is acceptable.
Contestant, please answer the following questions.
PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY.
1. Do you live on a farm? ______. Dairy, beef or other? _______________
Breed(s) of livestock? _________________________________________
2. If you do not live on a farm, how can you provide a place to keep a heifer?
3. How much pasture/grazing space would you have for a calf? __________
4. What type of feeding program will you follow? _____________________
5. Have you ever raised livestock before? _____ What type? ____________
6. What is your future plan concerning dairy cattle?
7. What are your plans for this heifer calf after she has her first calf and
begins production?
OKLAHOMA BROWN SWISS CATTLE BREEDERS’ ASSOCIATION
ESSAY CONTESTANT AGREEMENT
I HEREBY CERTIFY that I fully understand that if I am selected as
winner of this Essay Contest, that over a two-year period of time I will be
required each year to enter the calf in at least two (2) of the three (3)
major Oklahoma Dairy Shows (i.e., Sooner State Dairy Show, State Fair of
Oklahoma, or Tulsa State Fair). I also understand that I may not sell this
calf or otherwise transfer ownership of said calf during this two-year
period of time unless the sale and transfer is back to the original owner.
___________________________________
Signature of Contestant
_______________
Date
APPROVED BY: _____________________________________________
Signature of Contestant’s Parent/Guardian
CERTIFICATION
The above named youth is an active, full-fledged member of the:
Name of 4-H Club or FFA Chapter
City/Town, State
____________________________________________
Signature of Contestant’s 4-H Leader or FFA Advisor
_____________________
Date
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