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 at the State Project Bowl Competition held in Foley on April 20th. Meeker County had one Senior and two Junior Dairy teams that competed in this event. All of the Meeker County teams finished within the top three teams.
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.
Dairy Bowl Meeker Senior Team – First in State, members: James Gathje of Richmond, Matt Krumrie of Litchfield, Nicole Krumrie of Litchfield, and Cory Schmidt of Cosmos. Our senior team was coached by Jim Salfer of Dassel.
Dairy Bowl Meeker Junior Team – First in state, members are Gregory Gathje of Richmond, Jonathan Gathje of Richmond, Katherine Gathje of Richmond, Greg Lux of Eden Valley, and Daniel Williamson of Spicer. Dairy Bowl Meeker/Kandiyohi Junior Team – Third in State, members are Wyatt Renne of Grove City, Dillon Gratz from Kandiyohi County, Elliot Gratz from Kandiyohi County, and Morgan Paulson of Kandiyohi County. Both junior teams were coached by Alan Barka of Watkins.
Thank you to all of our coaches for all of your coaching, time, and expertise! Congratulations to all the participants for the 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 Extension Office at (320) 693-5275, or (877) 993-5275.
Meeker 4-H Dairy Bowl Senior and Junior team are pictured together; Alan Barka, Gregory Gathje, James Gathje, Jonathan Gathje, Katherine Gathje, Dillon Gratz, Elliot Gratz, Matt Krumrie, Nicole Krumrie, Greg Lux, Morgan Paulson, Wyatt Renne, Isaac Salfer, Jim Salfer, Cory Schmidt, and Daniel Williamson. Submitted photo.