North American 4-H Invitation Dairy Quiz Bowl
KY Fair and Exposition Center, Louisville, KY
November 7-8, 2014
This year marks the 35th year for the North American Invitational 4-H Dairy Quiz Bowl where 4-H youth compete and demonstrate their knowledge of the dairy industry. This year we have 14 teams registered for the contest.
The rules, schedule, and hotel registration form can be found at this website-- Upper left corner. If you fly into Louisville, you will need to rent a car for transportation to and from the Expo Center. Watch for updates.
We will be emailing additional details to the designated team coaches and state contacts in mid to late October.
Educational programs of Kentucky Cooperative Extension serve all people regardless of race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin. University of Kentucky, Kentucky State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Kentucky Counties, Cooperating. Disabilities accommodated with prior notification.
Items to Note for 2014 – All communication again this year will be via email and the web:
- In addition to written test and matches on Saturday, this youth event includes an interactive pizza party after the written test Friday evening and a banquet on Saturday night. We ask that all teams participate in all of these events. Fees for 4 team members and one coach for the pizza party, Saturday lunch and Saturday banquet are included in the registration fees. If you require extra tickets for these events (other than the pizza party), please order at the time of registration.
- Questions this year will come from the sources used in previous years. 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 2014, the topic area selected is feeding and management of dry and transition dairy cows. The following articles and webinars from DAIReXNET have been selected: (New articles in this nutrition series are published the first day of each month.)
- Management Practices before Calving Help Prevent Fresh Dairy Cows from Becoming “Losers”
- Management of Fresh Dairy Cows Critical for a Dairy’s Profitability
- Subclinical Hypocalcemia, or Milk Fever, in Dairy Cows — Why All the Fuss?
- Minimizing the Risk for Ketosis in Dairy Herds
- Issues Related to Subacute Rumen Acidosis (SARA) in the Dairy Cow
- Displaced Abomasum – Avoiding the Need for a Tummy Tuck in Dairy Cows
- Diagnosing Problems in Nutrition Programs through Records by Dr. Greg Bethard, North Carolina State University
- Far Off to Fresh Cow – Opportunities to Improve Transition Performance by Dr. Mike Overton, Elanco
- Optimizing Facilities for Transition Cow Success by Dr. Ken Nordlund