North American 4-H Invitation Dairy Quiz Bowl
KY Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, KY
November 8-9, 2013
The management of the North American Show in Louisville, KY and the contest coordinators look forward to this year's contest - our 34th 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl Contest. We have 19 states registered this year. In the left hand navigation bar, you will find:
- A schedule of the activities with times and location.
- A map of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center to help you find your way around. Remember you will need transportation to get you from the hotel to the Fairgrounds. Passes are not needed for entrance to the fairgrounds Friday, November 8th. Proceed directly to Room 4 in West Hall by 6:30 PM Eastern time.
- Hotel information if you have not reserved rooms.
- Rules for the contest
Items to Note for 2013 – All communication again this year will be via email and the web:
- The final rounds of the contest are held starting at approximately 2 PM. We ask that all teams participating in the contest be present for the final rounds to support and round out this learning experience. Please assemble in the make-up room in the West Hall.
- The Dairy Quiz Bowl Banquet and Awards Program on Saturday evening will be held at the KY Fair and Exposition Center. We ask that all teams please participate in this activity, interact again with youth from other states, and celebrate the achievements of all participants.
- Questions this year will come from the sources used in previous years (see rules for suggested but not limited resources). This year also will include materials on DAIReXNET (www.extension.org/dairy+cattle). Each year a topic area from DAIReXNET is selected for the youth to concentrate their study efforts.
In 2013, the following nutrition articles written for DAIReXNET have been selected: (New articles in this nutrition series are published the first day of each month.)
- Checklist for the Top 5 Priorities for Fall/Winter Dairy Feeding Programs
- Cow Nutrition and Crop Nutrient Management
- Managing Dairy Calves and Heifers During the Winter Months
- Excess Sulfur and Potassium can Cause Mineral Nutrition Problems with Dairy Cows
- Management Practices before Calving Help Prevent Fresh Dairy Cows from Becoming “Losers”
- Checklist for Nutritional Aspects for Improving Reproductive Efficiency
- Real World Vitamin Recommendations
- Dairy Feeding and Management Considerations during Heat Stress
- Managing a Grazing System for a Milking Dairy Herd
- Using Milk Urea Nitrogen to Improve Nitrogen Efficiency and Reduce Environmental Impact of Dairy Cows
- Sugar in Diets for Lactating Dairy Cows
- Proper Use of Forage Composition Data for Formulating Diets for Dairy Cows