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Oklahoma Dexter Cattle Association Youth Heifer Program
 
The purpose of this program is to aid youth in getting started in the Dexter Cattle business, by awarding heifer calves to program participants on the basis of merit, future goals and the ability to care for the animal.  Any Oklahoma youth, ages 9-15 as of January 1st of the current year, who is a 4-H or FFA member may apply.  Previous winners of the ODCA youth heifer are ineligible.  All applications will be reviewed by an independent selection committee.  
Each program participant will own their heifer jointly with the ODCA until completion of the program, at which time the participant will receive full ownership of the heifer and her offspring.
Each program participant will be responsible for raising the calf, arranging for her to be bred (AI or naturally) with help from their ODCA mentor, and provide an annual report about their heifer at the fall ODCA meeting in October for two years.


Return completed form to:
Rick Harvey
ODCA Youth Heifer Program
9171 N 68th Ave
Sperry Oklahoma 74073
Rickjharvey73@yahoo.com

 

 

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ODCA Heifer Program Application

 

We would like to thank the following breeders for donating heifers to the ODCA Youth Heifer Program. Without their generosity and support this program wouldn't be possible. 
 
  Wade & Sharon Runnels-Taste of Heaven Farm
 
Norman & Mary Hoover -Hickory Creek Farm 
 
Molly Allen and Circle H Farms  
 
Rick Matthys Windmill Dexter's

Dewey Combs- D & D Red Dexter Ranch

 Joe Reynolds- Moses Meadows Dexter's

  Brody Johnson-5-J Ranch

Don &Sheila Farris-Euchee Creek Farm

Norman & Mary Hoover -Hickory Creek Farm

Adriane & Jim Lippian-Five Springs Ranch

Elmer and Agnes Blackburn-Busy Bee Ranch

Troy Harrold & Don Cheek-Red River Valley Dexter's

Gene Pittman-Mud Valley Farms

Randy & Karen Hall-Rocking H Dexter Ranch

 


 

A big thank you to our newest heifer donor, Wade & Sharon Runnels
Taste of Heaven Farm
16063 Slick Road
Kellyville, OK 74039
 
Because of their generous donation of this heifer some deserving youth will get the oppurtunity to
own and show a Dexter heifer.  Not only does this help our Dexter breeders it also intoduces this wonderful 
breed to a new audience.   More info to follow on this.

 
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Congratulations to Dakota Moorehead! He is the newest member of the ODCA youth heifer program. Dakota's heifer is a product of the program from youth member Cooper Kline, who received a heifer almost 2 years ago from Richard Matthys of Windmill Dexters.
 Dakota is a member of the Sapulpa Route 66 4-H Club. We look forward to seeing Dakota and Maria at this falls Tulsa State Fair. 
 
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Heifer awarded

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Congratulations to Teagan Neal! She is our newest Youth Program heifer recipient! A huge thank you to Norman and Mary Hoover
of Hickory Creek Farm for donating this heifer! They have always been huge supporters of the ODCA! 2017-05-02

 
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Several of our ODCA Youth Board had a nice visit with Teagan Neal and her family on a recent farm visit. She is our newest Youth Program heifer recipient of a heifer donated by Norman and Mary Hoover of Hickory Creek Farm located in Kansas. Her heifer looked great and Teagan has been working hard to get her ready for the county show at the end of August and the Tulsa State Fair.

 
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 Ruston James' cow Moses Meadow's Macy has had a bull calf that will be sold to help buy a heifer for our
heifer program.  Congrats to Ruston for his great care he has given the heifer he received and the new calf.


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Our senior Chris Odom award winner for 2017 is Britni Stewart! Congrats Britini!  Pictured with Britni is

Don Farris, Don Giles, Sheila Farris and our ODCA president Joe Reynolds.


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Congratulations to Miranda Ware! She is the newest recipient of a heifer from the ODCA heifer program. This heifer was donated through the joint effort of former program participant Molly Allen and Circle H Farms.

 

 
 

OUR YOUTH AT WORK

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 Photos from ODCA Facebook Page
2017-02-28

Passwater-Hudson Cyndi > ‎Oklahoma Dexter Cattle Association
Ruston may have been the only one in his class, the only Dexter in the show but was a huge moment for all members and supporters of the Dexter breed.

We got our own class and got recognized. We didn't get put in AOB class. Made it into the grand drive.

Had to share because they made room for us. Had to share because I know how important this is to the Dexter association and its members.

Thanks to everyone that made it happen. Thank you Alfalfa county fair board members. Thank you to his ag teacher, thanks to the other kids and families that help him and teach him. Thanks to each of you that have helped him learn the ropes along the way, helped him at every show. And thanks to the Dexter association members that are forwarding the program.

 


OUR YOUTH AT WORK

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 Photos from ODCA Facebook Page
2017-02-02

  Ruston James and his new heifer Moses Meadow's Macy

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How exciting..the latest heifer to be given away is one happy Ruston James from

Cherokee, Oklahoma.  Look forward to seeing Ruston and his new heifer. Moses Meadow's Macy.  Macy is a product of our

Oklahoma Dexter Heifer Program,  she was born to a heifer given to Kaylee Harvey.  As per the rules of the program

the first heifers calf goes back into the program to be given to another youth.   

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 Kaylee Harvey and Moses Meadow's Jazzy

 

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 Kaylee Harvey for winning OYE Sr. Showmanship Mar 2015
 

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The day Kaylee and heifer met.

Another heifer was awarded at this years ODCA Fall meeting held after the

Tulsa State Fair Dexter Show to Kaylee Harvey.  

Thanks to Joe Reynolds for his generous donation of this nice heifer.
 
 This heifer is Moses Meadow's Jazzy, ADCA # 34801, born 03/04/2014 

Kaylee Harvey with Parents Rick & Kim Harvey of Sperry, Oklahoma
 

 Britni Stewart and Pansy

 

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Congrats to Britni Stewart for winning Grand with her dun heifer loaned to her by Joe Reynolds. She won a $500 college scholarship. That money is sponsored by the ADCA. Reserve Grand went to Asher Corter. Delaney Corter won Jr Showmanship and Kaylee Harvey won Sr. Showmanship. Mar 2015
 
 
 
 
 

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Britni Stewart at OYE 2015, taking care of her girls. Notice the signs her dad Scott Stewart made more the youth program kids. Thank you Scott! Good work Britni!

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Britni Stewart took first with her Pansy at the Lincoln County Spring Show on
Mar 6, 2014 at Chandler, Ok.  We are very proud of our most recent youth recipient.

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Britni Stewart on the left and Danielle Hawkins on the right  at the
 Lincoln  County Spring Show on Mar 6, 2014 at Chandler, Ok.  Danielle is not one
 of our youth recipients  but she has shown for several years now with her own livestock
 and has been an inspiration to all of our youth. 
A great big THANK YOU to you and your family for leading the way, we applaud you.

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The newest to receive a heifer from our heifer program
is Britni Stewart. They live south west of chandler.
They picked up the heifer, Pansy, on Sept 29, 2013 at
Euchee Creek Farm
This heifer was purchased from Euchee Creek Farm for
Britni with the proceeds of the sale of the first calf born
 into our Youth Heifer Program for $400.00.
The heifer, Euchee Creek's Red Pansy,  and Britni
seemed to be a great match. I don't
know who was more thrilled Britni or myself. 
So happy to see a deserving young lady
receive a heifer that I raised.  I wish Birini and
Pansy some wonderful times together.
So enjoyed meeting her family and visiting with
 them.  I believe their mentor is Deb
Hawkins so I am sure they are in good hands
and we will all look forward to seeing
them at the shows in the spring.
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Skyler Gann and Sunbeam

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Not only did Skylar get involved with showing Dexters the whole family has including two brothers.  All shown here

in the Cow Bingo at the 2014 AGM held in Texas 

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All proud of Skylar and her family here at the AGM in Texas 2014

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Skylar Gann received Sunbeam a heifer donated by Mary and Norman Hoover
2012 




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