Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
What two ways are amino acids supplied to the small intestine? What are the two purposes of an inflation? How many pounds of milk does it take to make a pound of butter? Name five macro minerals? These are a few of the questions that the Meeker County 4-H Dairy Project Bowl teams had to answer correctly on their way to winning the State Project Bowl Competition. One Meeker County Senior and Junior Dairy team competed at the State Dairy Bowl that was held in Foley Saturday, April 17. The team that can answer the most questions correctly wins the competition.
The project bowl competition is designed to test the participants' knowledge in all facets of the dairy industry. The participants spend many hours studying periodicals and other resources getting ready for the contest. Members of the senior team include Tyler Eblen of Belgrade, Anne Gathje of Richmond, Joe Gathje of Richmond, Jon Frenchick of Paynesville, and Matt Frenchick of Paynesville. This team placed first overall, and won the opportunity to compete in the National 4-H Dairy Project Bowl Competition this fall in Louisville, Ky. The team is coached by Jim Salfer.
Members of the junior team include James Gathje of Richmond, Timothy Lux of Eden Valley, Katherine Gathje of Richmond, and Austin Schmitt from Benton County. The junior team placed second overall. They were coached by Alan Barka and Lucas Salfer.
Thank you to all of the coaches for all of your coaching, time, and expertise! Congratulations to all the participants for their hard work! By the way, the answers to the questions are: microbial protein and rumen undegradable protein, massage the teat and expel the milk; 22 pounds of milk; Magnesium, Calcium, Phosphorus, Sodium, Chloride, and Potassium. For more information on how to join 4-H in Meeker County, please contact the Extension Office at (320) 693-5275 or (877) 993-5275.