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GJCA taking applications for Heifer Allotment Youth Program

The Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association is accepting applications until Dec. 1 for its Heifer Allotment Youth (HAY) program, which provides youth involved in the cattle industry an opportunity to exhibit and/or develop a high-quality female bovine while learning skills associated with a livestock project.

To apply, interested youth are required to complete a 2-3 minute video on the following topics:

• Division I (Ages 9-13) What is your plan for this heifer, should you be awarded?

• Division II (Ages 14-17) How can you make a difference in the cattle industry?

• Division III (Ages 18-21) Should you be awarded, what are you selecting for in a heifer?

Applicants should consult with their 4-H agent, FFA advisor, or parents with questions about these topics. Age divisions are determined based on applicant’s age when applying.

Each applicant must be a current Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association member. The deadline to submit the application is Dec. 1. Applications may be emailed to Charlsy Godowns at (use the subject “HAY program”). Applications may also be mailed to Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association, ATTN: Director of Association Services, P.O. BOX 27990, Macon, GA 31221.

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Other program details:

• The heifer must be purchased from a Georgia farm.

• The seller must be a member of Georgia Cattlemen’s Association (GCA).

• Recipient must consult GCA staff before a seller is chosen.

• Students will have one year to purchase heifer.

• Funds will be distributed directly to farm/seller.

• The heifer may be used as show and/or production animal.

• Students may only be awarded once in each age division and must be a current GJCA member.

• Recipients are responsible to contact GCA to provide sale information to allow monies to be dispersed.

• Care for the animal is the responsibility of the recipient after purchase.

• Heifer recipient should commit to keeping the heifer for a minimum of one year.

• Recipients will be selected and informed by Feb. 15, 2020.

• Recipients will be recognized at the GCA Annual Convention in April.