The Calgary Stampede and Olds Regional Exhibition partner in a week-long collaboration to showcase youth in agriculture by hosting the International Youth Livestock competition during the final weekend of the Calgary Stampede for youth aged 9 through 21. Under the partnership and with the support of Alberta 4-H and Alberta Junior Beef Breed Associations, an intense and integrated competition takes place at Olds Regional Exhibition’s Summer Synergy the first part of the week during Stampede, with the winners in several categories moving on to a Supreme Championship Final at the Calgary Stampede on the final weekend. Over 250 competitors from across western Canada are expected to participate in this collaborative programming between Calgary Stampede and Olds Regional Exhibition in the shows 45th year of competition.
Young enthusiasts demonstrate their stewardship skills in sheep or beef species classes and will compete this year for scholarships and prizes which are awarded to agriculture’s most promising youth. There are 5 different components to the competition: conformation, showmanship, grooming, multi-species judging and marketing. Youth also participate in a formal interview, providing them a valuable life experience.
*Note: You must be entered for Summer Synergy to be eligible for Calgary Stampede International Youth Livestock Scholarships.
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