The Holstein Australia Youth Challenge is back at International Dairy Week at 11am on Sunday 15th January with participation of youth representing all dairy breeds encouraged.
If you are planning to enter a team get in touch with the Holstein Australia Youth Challenge Coordinator, Justin Johnston, as soon as possible. Entries are capped at 16 teams.
Traditionally a highlight of the dairy youth calendar, the Youth Challenge is open to dairy youth groups, breed associations (national teams), Sub-branch areas or state-based teams.
Justin Johnston, Holstein Australia Youth Challenge Coordinator, says: “Last year we had 70 kids in the ring for our first post-Covid lockdown Youth Challenge, and while numbers were down we started back in the right way. The quality of competition was high and all the kids had big smiles on their face at the end of the event.
"This year we're hoping to get back to having 100 kids or more in the ring. We're already getting calls and I know there is a lot of interest out there. I can't wait!”
Entering your team is simple. Just download the entry criteria form and then send an email to email@example.com including your team name, email address and phone number. Team members do not need to be finalised until the day before the competition.
Team members must all be under 22 years of age on the day of competition, with each team including at least three junior members (under 15 years old). Each team is restricted to three working members over the age of 18. Team coordinators do not necessarily need to be part of the working team and can be outside the competitive age limit.
For further information contact Holstein Australia firstname.lastname@example.org or Holstein Australia Youth Challenge Coordinator, Justin Johnston, on 0428 871 828. The deadline for team nominations is 5pm Wednesday 7th December.