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Springtime Youth Calf Sale

The Springtime Youth Calf Sale will be held March 16, 2024.


4-H/FFA Dairy Heifer Sale for youth only.

Quality, registered dairy heifers of all dairy breeds (depending on availability) – Sept (Fall Calf) and Dec. (Winter Calf) ages to be offered.

  • Must be enrolled in 4-H or FFA dairy projects and aged 9-18 yrs old to apply and win a calf grant. Previous grant winners may reapply.
  • The sale to purchase a heifer is open to all youth under 21 years of age.
  • May purchase up to two heifers per youth buyer.
  • Should be present to bid as it is youth-only bidding, If unable to be present, you may contact Chairman Liz Holtcamp.


Grants of $500 are available to 4-H and FFA youth toward the purchase of dairy calves. For more information, please see the SYCS Calf Grant Application

Grant Applications are due February 20, 2024.

Please e-mail grant applications to Liz Holtcamp at


The Springtime Youth Calf Sale provides two $500 scholarships to applicants. To qualify you must have purchased a calf or helped at the Springtime Youth Calf Sale, must be or have been enrolled in 4-H or FFA, and for a senior in high school or currently attending college, must have not reached their 21st birthday before January 1. If interested, for more information see the SYCS Scholarship Application Form.

Scholarship applications are due March 1, 2024.