Juniors

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The New York Jersey Cattle Club has a very active junior club. Youth under the age of 20 are eligible for membership, which is free.

They gather for their annual meeting in conjunction with the adult club's annual meeting. This year, the meeting was held during All American festivities in Louisville, KY, in November.

Through membership in the club, juniors can earn laurels in a state-wide production contest and a youth achievement contest and receive scholarships to fund college. A Jersey queen is crowned at the annual meeting or the summer picnic.

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Junior Champion
2019 Junior All American Senior Calf
Robert Nagel, Panama

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Tierneys Andreas Lorina
2019 Junior All American Junior Yearling Heifer
Patrick Bosley, Malone

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2019 Reserve Junior All American Summer Yearling Heifer
Ryan Lawton, Newark Valley

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2019 Reserve Junior All American Senior Two-Year-Old Cow
Kennedy Crothers, Pitcher

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Faigle Farm Tequila Tic
2019 Reserve Junior All American Five-Year-Old Cow
Blake Crothers, Pitcher

Applications for the achievement contest, scholarship and queen contest are available by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page. The deadline each year is early July. Directions for submission are included on each application.

New York juniors also compete for prizes in the show ring at local shows and the New York Spring Carousel, the New York State Fair and The All American Jersey Show.

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Katarina Emerich, Mooers

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Lydia Chittenden, Schodack Landing

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Kylie Margaret Lehr, Canastota

National Level Achievements

New York juniors have represented their state well in competitions at the national level in recent years.

Five young people from the Empire State placed in the 2018 National Jersey Youth Production Contest: Chelsea Fuller, Newark Valley (3rd Division I); Kylie Margaret Lehr, Canastota (9th Division I); Zachary S. Chittenden, Schodack Landing (10th Division I); Elizabeth Hyman, Adams (2nd Division II); and Katarina Lee Emerich (7th Division II).

Lydia Chittenden, Schodack Landing, received the William A. Russell Memorial Scholarship and Kathryn Marie Bosley, Malone, earned the V.L. Peterson Scholarship in 2019.

Katarina Emerich placed third in the 2018 National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest. Kylie Lehr earned ninth in the contest.

Several juniors have also won the National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest. Emily Chittenden, Schodack Landing, topped the contest in 2015. Her cousin, Cassandra Chittenden, earned top laurels in 2011. Rebecca Ferry, Johnstown, won the contest in 2002.

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Kathryn Marie Bosley, Malone

Previous National-Level Achievements
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Ryan Lawton, Newark Valley, won the 2017 National Jersey Youth Production Contest with Lawtons Plus Vanna {6}.

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Emily Chittenden, Schodack Landing, won the 2015 National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest. For winning the contest, she was featured on the cover of the September 2016 issue of the Jersey Journal.

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Cassie Chittenden, Schodack Landing, won the National Jersey Youth Achievement Contest in 2011. She was featured on the cover of the September 2012 issue of the Jersey Journal.

Applications for Junior Club Awards

Jersey Queen Contest
Scholarships
Youth Achievement Contest