Announcing the BWCAA Youth Heifer Program.
This program is designed to help youth get started in raising British White cattle while also spreading awareness and promoting our breed. Each year at the BWCAA National Show and Sale, a heifer calf will be awarded to one applicant based upon merit, future goals and the ability to care for the animal.
Applications will be accepted from youth across America within the age group of 9 to 15 years as of January 1st of that current year. They must also be a 4-H or FFA member who is in good standing with their club/chapter. Previous winners of the BWCAA Youth Heifer Program are ineligible. All applications must be received by the BWCAA office by July 15 of the current year and will be viewed by an independent selection committee.
The heifer will be owned jointly with the BWCAA until program completion. Completion of the program occurs when the heifer’s first calf is reinvested into the Youth Heifer Program. At that time the participant will receive full ownership of the heifer. Each recipient will be assigned a mentor from the BWCAA active member list in their area or region. The mentor will assist with any questions regarding the breed or BWCAA and help in getting the heifer bred (either AI or naturally to a BWCAA -registered British White bull). They will also do checks to make sure all the guidelines are being met and help support the youth. Each recipient will need to give an annual report on the heifer at the National Show/Sale for three years.