Missouri Dairy Business Update

Volume 18,

Special January Issue

Missouri FFA Places 3rd Overall - Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management 2017

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Winners of the National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management Career
Development Event (CDE) were announced at the annual awards luncheon. The event was held in conjunction with the 90th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis. Mr. Ron Tilford from Ohio served as superintendent of the event.

The top ten individuals and the national winning team members received cash awards to recognize their success in the event. The cash awards and the dairy cattle evaluation and management event were sponsored by Allflex USA Inc.

The National FFA Dairy Cattle Evaluation and Management CDE is a competitive event that tests the student's ability to select and manage quality dairy cattle. Event components include six classes of dairy cattle, herd record evaluation and dairy management team activity.  Missouri’s Monett FFA team won the dairy management team activity.

The event, held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, is one of many educational activities at the National FFA Convention & Expo in which FFA members demonstrate their ability to apply classroom knowledge to real-life situations.

Missouri FFA Achievements
Third Place Overall Team:  Sam Masri, Lilly Schmidt, Lora Wright, and Blake Wright, all of Monett FFA
Gold Individual Team Members: Sam Masri and Lora Wright
4th Place Individual Overall: Lora Wright
1st Place Dairy Management Team Activity: Monett FFA

Team Qualifies for International Competition
The team from Missouri qualifies to participate in the International Youth Dairy Judging Tour. The team will compete at the Royal Highland Show in Scotland. The team will then travel to Luxembourg for the National Dairy Show where they will participate in judging and take part in the cattle sale and showmanship competition!  They will also experience a current dairy operation in Staffordshire, England and in Luxembourg.  The team is seeking sponsorships to attend this once in a lifetime opportunity. Please contact Kristy Sivils of Monett FFA to make a tax deductable donation ksivils@g-apps.monett.k12.mo.us