Tennessee Cattlemen’s Announces New Show Point Program for Youth

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The Tennessee Cattlemen’s recently announced the creation of a new show point circuit at select cattle shows across the state. The show point program was made to encourage youth involvement at cattle shows and other agricultural events, and provide a recruitment opportunity for state universities.

The program is called “Tennessee’s Top Tier—TCA Show Point Challenge” and began with the MTSU Block & Bridle Preview Show on Sat. Feb. 17. The circuit will run through Dec. 31, 2019, with awards being presented at the 2019 TCA Convention and Trade Show.

“The TCA Show Points Challenge is just another avenue for us to encourage and reward young people that are involved in our industry,” said Charles Hord, executive vice president of TCA. “We have made a commitment to the future of the cattle business and we want to encourage youth participation in our industry.”

Shows on the 2018 circuit will include: MTSU Block & Bridle Preview Show; Tennessee Beef Agribition, March 11th; TN Tech Purple and Gold Showdown, tentatively 1st weekend in June; Tennessee Beef Expo, July 12-13th; Tennessee State Fair, tentatively 1st weekend in September; UTK Rocky Top Classic, December 1st; UTM Student Cattlemen’s, TBD.

Youth that are eligible to participate must be under 21 years of age and a TCA youth member.

More information including point values, awards, and rules can be found at HERE or in the March issue of the Tennessee Cattle Business magazine. Please direct any questions to tncattlecommunications@gmail.com.

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