Pella Chronicle

September 13, 2011

Pella's Van Vliet Recognized for Cattle Projects


Iowa Cattlemen's Association

Ames, Iowa — September 8, 2011

Contact:  Dal Grooms, ICA Communications Director, 515-296-2266, ext. 219

Addison Van Vliet of Pella (left) was the Iowa Beef Heifer Award winner in the Maine Anjou division at the 2011 Iowa State Fair. She was one of 12 Iowa youth recognized for achievements with purebred breeding heifer projects. As the winner of a breed division, Van Vliet was presented a certificate for the purchase of a registered female Maine Anjou by Matt Deppe, chief executive officer of the Iowa Cattlemen's Association.

ICA coordinates the Iowa Beef Heifer Award, which is sponsored by the Iowa State Fair and the Iowa Beef Breeds Association. The program evaluates leadership and involvement in breed organizations and community activities as well as responsibilities and growth within their cattle project. All 4-H, FFA and junior association members who own and exhibit a market beef or breeding heifer at the Iowa State Fair are eligible to enter.