NILE Announces Merit Heifer Recipients


BILLINGS, MONT. – The Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) is pleased to release the names of 2013 class of Merit Heifer Recipients. The NILE Merit Heifer program heads into its 11th year and continues to be one of the most unique youth programs in the country.  As a Live-Animal Scholarship, the NILE Merit Heifer Program selects 25 youth each year based upon merit and matches them with 25 heifers donated by ranches across the region.

The purpose of the project is to help youth get a start in the beef cattle business by awarding heifer calves to project participants chosen based on merit, future goals and ability to care for the animal.

Each program participant will own their calf jointly with NILE until the completion of the program, at which time NILE officials will sign off and the participant will take full ownership of the heifer and her offspring. During the program duration, participants are responsible for raising the heifer, arranging for her to be bred, completing the record keeping procedure and bringing the animal back one year later as a bred replacement heifer for exhibit at the Nile Stock Show in October. The program is completed after the heifer is determined bred, all record keeping has been completed and the heifer has been shown at the NILE. Over 250 4-H and FFA members from across the western United States have had the opportunity to participate in this program since its inception in 2002.

A major component of this program is the generosity and support of the ranches that donate a heifer.  Since the program started, a multitude of ranches representing registered, purebred, and commercial breeders have donated a heifer.

2013 Merit Heifer Recipients and *Donors

Joseph Bassett: Lovell, WY

Boyd Angus, Alder, MT*

Jordan Baxter: Sidney, MT

Jacobs Ranch, Inc., Malta, MT*

Bailey Bice: Miles City, MT

Bullis Creek Ranch, Wood Lake, NE*

Garrett Bromenshenk: Billings, MT

Shipwheel Cattle Co, Chinook, MT*

Kate Dickinson: Rock Springs, WY

Beery Land & Livestock, Vida, MT*

Colten Flitner: Shell, WY

Redland Red Bank Angus, Ten Sleep, WY*

Casey Fowler: Lewistown, MT

Gateway Simmentals, Lewistown, MT*

Kade Friede: Chinook, MT

Gartner-Denowh Angus, Sidney, MT*

Shane Giedd: Washburn, ND

Ehlke Herefords, Townsend, MT*

Syndey Greenslade: Lima, MT

Klompien Red Angus, Manhattan, MT*

Celeste  Hagen: Sheridan, MT

Bank of Baker, Baker, MT*

Kate Indreland: Big Timber, MT

KG Ranch, Three Forks, MT*

Kelsey  Kraft: Billings, MT

Timberline Angus, Belgrade, MT*

Shale Krenning: Bridger, MT

Y Lazy Y Shorthorns, Corvallis, MT*

Angus Lund: Wibaux, MT

Oedoekoven Angus, Sheridan, WY*

Paige Moore: Rosebud, MT

Kicking Horse Ranch, Oilmont, MT*

Cotton Moore: Rosebud, MT

Wiley Gelbvieh, Musselshell, MT*

Logan Mydland: Joliet, MT

Currant Creek Angus, Roundup, MT*

Allie Nelson: Great Falls, MT

Angelo Cattle CO., Drummond, MT*

Somer Reidle: Bainville, MT

Sidwell Land & Cattle, Columbus, MT*

Blake Toyne: Melrose, MT

Walborn Cattle CO., Hardin, MT*

Jordyn Wagner: Billings, MT

Birdtail Ranch Angus, Simms, MT*

Lauren Wang: Baker, MT

Redland Red Angus, Hysham, MT*

Becca Weber: Shoshoni, WY

Pingetzer's Six Iron Ranch, Shoshoni, WY*

Carisa Workman: Grass Range, MT

Knaub Cattle CO., Lodge Grass, MT*

Source: NILE

Posted by Northern Ag Network



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