BELOIT, Wis. — The Brown Swiss Cattle Breeders’ Association has selected the district winners in the National Youth Production Contest. Eighteen youth competed in this year’s production contest.
In District I, Tucker True was named the winner with his cow, Trulea Denver Catch Me 6281. True, of Perry. N.Y., is the son of Jeff and Stacia True. Catch Me 6281 is classified very good-88. and produced 17,340 pounds of milk, 767 pounds of fat and 612 pounds of protein in a 305-day lactation.
Madeline Daubert, Pine Grove, Pa., topped District II with Blessing Parker Class “2E91.” Daubert will graduate from Penn State Harrisburg in 2015 and plans to become a secondary math teacher. She enjoys milking and feeding calves on the farm and is also involved in showing Brown Swiss cattle. Daubert was the 2011-2012 Pennsylvania Swiss Miss.
Other winners are as follows.
District III: Shelby Nierman, Brownstown, Ind., with Niermans Nautlis Linn.
District V: Anastasia Dannenberg, Mineral Point, Wis., with We Sell Perfect Wrapper.
District VI and Overall National Production Winner: Grant Voelker with Voelkers Padre Addision.
District VII: Crystal Portner, Sleepy Eye, Minn., with Port-Haven Mission Kimberly.
To participate in the youth production 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 by 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.