It”s still not too late to purchase tickets for the Wisconsin 4-H Calf Raffle. Raffle tickets cost $5 each with ten tickets per book. 4-H youth who sell the tickets receive one free raffle ticket for every ten they sell. The drawing for the winning ticket will be held at World Dairy Expo, Sunday, Oct. 6.
The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation hopes to raise $20,000 for the 4-H Dairy Endowment Fund, which supports dairy programs for Wisconsin youth, by raffling off a registered Holstein dairy calf this summer.
The calf is Indianhead Eland Pandora, bred at Indianhead Holsteins, Barron, from four generations of outstanding dams and by the top 100 TPI sire Four-Of-A-Kind Eland-ET. Born in September 2001, Pandora will show as a full-aged fall yearling in 2002.
“If the raffle campaign meets its $20,000 goal, the endowment fund will reach $100,000,” said Pat Harrington, director of the foundation. The endowment supports Badger Dairy Camp, Wisconsin 4-H Dairy Bowl, development and purchase of teaching materials, and other activities.
Ted Halbach, youth dairy specialist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison/Extension, indicated that “Ticket sellers are kids who have participated in the National 4-H Dairy Conference, national dairy judging competitions, county judging teams and dairy quiz bowl teams.”
The Wisconsin 4-H Dairy Fund Committee is part of the Wisconsin 4-H Foundation. Corey Geiger, associate editor of Hoard”s Dairyman, and Pete Kappelman, co-owner of Meadow Brook Farm, co-chair the raffle campaign.
For more information, please contact the 4-H Foundation at 608-262-1597.