Clay Morris of Van Zandt County in East Texas was awarded a Junior Stipend award this year. He showed his Blonde influence steer Ace in county and regional shows from September 2011 through April 2012. At the last show, the Van Zandt County Fair, Clay and Ace took third overall in the steer competition, and then Ace and his docility helped Clay pick up the Showmanship Award for all the competitors in the steer show.
Ace also won the prize for best rate of gain. Congratulations to both Clay and Ace!
Jeremiah Molden of Louisiana again qualified for Junior Stipends for 2011. He showed two Blonde animals in south Louisiana shows and won many times, receiving trophies, ribbons, blankets and prize money. He attends White Castle High School in Louisiana and shows animals purchased from Livaudais Farms in Louisiana. Congratulations, Jeremiah!
The ABAA has established a stipend program for juniors who show Blonde or Blonde-influence cattle. The animal must be shown for an entire show season under the auspices of 4H or FFA, and the teacher must verify the junior's showing activity. In addition, a member of the American Blonde d'Aquitaine Association must verify the junior's showing for the year. The ABAA awards $200 per year per animal to the junior for as many years as he or she shows and qualifies. For information, please contact a director or member of the ABAA or email the ABAA at firstname.lastname@example.org.