ABA Youth Competition Programs

Exhibiting Ayrshires
The National Ayrshire Youth Committee supports the Kentucky National Junior Show and the Eastern, Western and Central Annual Regional Shows. Ayrshire youth are encouraged to promote and exhibit their cattle at local, state, regional and national levels. Ayrshire youth may show through the year of their 21st birthday. Exhibiting at the regional and national shows qualifies juniors for prestigious awards, including the Arthur Clark Showmanship Award and the Louis Zumbach Grand Champion and Total Performance Awards.

Junior All-American Contest

Youth owned and exhibited registered Ayrshires which have proven an exceptional show history for the year are recognized by the Junior All-American Contest. A Junior All-American and a Junior Reserve All-American are selected from each animal age category. Winners are pictured in the Ayrshire Digest All-American Issue. Forms, fees and pictures must be postmarked by November 30th. Call the ABA office for application forms

Dairy Quiz Bowl

Entertaining and educational, the Dairy Quiz Bowl is held during the National Ayrshire Convention. The competition is divided into junior and senior age divisions and is open to youth who are interested in expanding and challenging their dairy knowledge. Individuals who pre-register through the ABA office will receive sample questions. Individuals may form teams at the time of the National Ayrshire Convention.

Dairy Jeopardy