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  • Dairy Bowl
  • Entry Forms
  • Rules
  • Sample Questions
  • Resources
  • Past Winners
Dairy Bowl

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The Dairy Bowl Program is designed to encourage youth to increase their dairy knowledge through study and preparation for the contest. Youth learn life skills as they prepare for contests - critical thinking, decision-making, problem solving, communication skills, listening skills, speaking skills and independent thinking.

Participants have opportunities to meet other young people from across the U.S. They experience the value of teamwork, character building, and goal setting. Youth gain knowledge in dairy nutrition, milk quality, herd health, breeding and genetics, marketing, dairy foods, calf raising and all cattle breeds. Dairy bowl can be found at many levels of dairy youth programs – from local and state competitions, up to contests held annually at national breed conventions.
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A Fact Sheet is available to serve as a guideline to organizing a dairy bowl program for youth on a variety of levels. Download the Dairy Bowl Fact Sheet


Entry Forms

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Entries may be submitted through the mail or online, and must be received by April 1.

Printed applications must be filled out completely and mailed to:

Holstein Foundation
Attn: Kelli Dunklee
PO Box 816
Brattleboro, VT 05302-0816

If entering online, you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation email, contact Kelli Dunklee at 800.952.5200, ext. 4124.

Junior Division (ages 9-15 as of January 1)
Senior Division (ages 16-21 as of January 1)

* Be sure to specify which division you are entering when you complete the entry



 


Dairy Bowl Rules & Regulations

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A dairy bowl contest is where teams compete against each other in a double-elimination style contest. Competition points are awarded for correctly answering questions about the dairy industry and closely related areas.  
pdf Download a PDF of the
     Dairy Bowl Contest Rules
Sample Questions

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A wide range of sample questions are available for teams to use when practicing. These will give individuals a general idea of the types of questions and sources that will be used at the national contest. New questions are added annually.

Holstein Practice Questions
2020 pdf PDF    
2019 pdf PDF    
2018 pdf PDF    
2017 pdf PDF    
       
Ayrshire Practice Questions
2020 pdf PDF    
2019 pdf PDF    
2018 pdf PDF    
2017 pdf PDF    
2016 pdf PDF    

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Resources

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The following materials will be used as resources for the Holstein Foundation Dairy Bowl contest. Click on the links (when applicable) to be taken to the Web site:
Convention Location Year # Teams Place Division Team
Wisconsin 2019 14


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California
Virginia

New York
Pennsylvania
Michigan 2018 11


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Iowa
Wisconsin

Iowa
Pennsylvania
Washington 2017 13


15
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Illinois
California

Pennsylvania
New York
New York 2016 14


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California
New York

California
Pennsylvania
Illinois 2015 15


13
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Illinois
New York

Illinois
Florida
Iowa 2014 12


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Pennsylvania
California

California
Illinois
Indiana 2013

15


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California
Illinois

Iowa
California
Missouri 2012 13


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California
Iowa

California
Iowa
Virginia 2011 14


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Maryland
Indiana

Pennsylvania
Indiana
Minnesota 2010 17


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Pennsylvania
Washington

California
Minnesota
California 2009 17


15
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Iowa
California

Washington
New York
Wisconsin 2008 18


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Pennsylvania
Iowa

California
Wisconsin
Tennessee 2007 16


15
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Illinois
Washington

Pennsylvania
California
South Dakota 2006 19


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Iowa
Pennsylvania

Iowa
Florida
Maine 2005 19


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Pennsylvania
Illinois

Pennsylvania
New York
Nebraska 2004 18


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New York
Iowa

Iowa
Maryland
North Carolina 2003 15


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Wisconsin
New York

Maryland
Pennsylvania
New Jersey 2002 15


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Wisconsin
New England

Iowa
New England
Iowa 2001 15


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Illinois
Pennsylvania

Iowa
Illinois
Ohio 2000 19


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Iowa
Washington

Maryland
Iowa
Idaho 1999 19


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Florida
New England

Iowa
Illinois
Kentucky 1998 20


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Pennsylvania
Washington

Pennsylvania
New York
Michigan 1997 17


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Illinois
Pennsylvania

Florida
Maryland
Texas 1996 20


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Pennsylvania
Wisconsin

Illinois
New England
Pennsylvania 1995 16


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New England
Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania
Wisconsin
Washington 1994 16


15
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New England
Pennsylvania

New England
Pennsylvania
New York 1993 18


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Pennsylvania
California

Pennsylvania
New York
Utah 1992 10


14
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Illinois
Pennsylvania

Wisconsin
Ohio
South Dakota 1991 18


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New York
Wisconsin

New York
Wisconsin
South Carolina 1990 16


10
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New England
New York

Wisconsin
Florida
Minnesota 1989 12


9
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Pennsylvania
New England

Pennsylvania
Washington
California 1988 15


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Virginia
Pennsylvania

New York
Pennsylvania
Indiana 1987   1st
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Maryland
Washington

Pennsylvania
Illinois
Wisconsin 1986   1st
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New England
Pennsylvania

Illinois
California
Connecticut 1985   1st
2nd
SR Pennsylvania
Missouri
Missouri 1984   1st
2nd
SR New York
Pennsylvania
Virginia 1983   1st
2nd
SR Pennsylvania
Ohio
Kansas 1982   1st
2nd
SR Maryland
Ohio
Maryland 1981 12 1st
2nd
SR Kentucky
Pennsylvania
Tennessee 1980 8 1st
2nd
SR Minnesota
Indiana
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