BELOIT, Wis. — The Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders’ Association has selected the district winners in the National Youth Cheese Yield Contest. Sixteen youth competed in this year’s cheese yield contest.
In District I, Tucker True was named the winner with Trulea Denver Catch Me 6281. True, Perry. N.Y., is the son of Jeff and Stacia True. Catch Me 6281 produced 17,340 pounds of milk, 767 pounds of fat, and 612 pounds of protein in a 305-day lactation.
Eric Hill, Lebanon, Pa., won District II with Little Hill Ladysman Lauren. He currently has a herd of four Brown Swiss. Hill is very active on the family farm, helping out with mixing feed and milking the cattle. In the future, Hill plans to take over the family farm and become the fourth generation on the farm.
Other winners include the following.
District III: Shelby Nierman, Brownstown, Ind., with Niermans Nautlis Linn.
District V: Tiona Tulachka, Wisconsin, with Lost Elm Vigor Silk.
District VI: Dayne Voelker, Perryville, Mo., with Voelkers Lovery Moe.
District VII and Overall National Winner: Isabella Portner, Sleepy Eye, Minn.
District IX: Cort Rowley, Visalia, Calif., with Willowside Dynasty Winnie.
To participate in the Youth Cheese Yield Contest, a youth must be a Brown Swiss National Junior member as defined by owning or leasing a registered Brown Swiss animal and be 9-21 years of age as of Jan. 1 of the current year.
For more information, contact junior adviser Charlotte Muenzenberger at cmuenzenberger<\@>brownswissusa.com, call the Brown Swiss Association at 608-365-4474 or visit www.brownswissusa.com.