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Saddle & Sirloin club offers up to five $100 awards for beginning 4-H or FFA Swine Project members

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Saddle and Sirloin Club would like to announce the annual Saddle and Sirloin Club Swine Project Awards. Up to five awards of $100 each will be awarded to first- or second-year swine project members.

The Swine Project Awards were introduced to help beginning 4-H or FFA members get started in the swine industry. To be eligible, an applicant must be a first- or second-year swine project member, 9 to 18 years old and a Wisconsin resident. The completed application is due postmarked no later than May 1, 2005.

The awards may be used for any expenses related to the recipient”s swine project including the cost of pigs, feed, supplies, equipment, and facility maintenance. A member of the Saddle and Sirloin Club may contact the winners to monitor the progress of their swine projects.

The Saddle and Sirloin Club is comprised of University of Wisconsin-Madison students interested in the livestock industry. The primary activities of the Saddle and Sirloin Club are the Badger Kick-off Classic Steer and Heifer Show, the Badger Bonanza Lamb Show, and the Little International Horse Show. The group also sponsors a national Meat-Animal Evaluation contest and the Club 101 Livestock Show for college students. Proceeds from Saddle and Sirloin activities are used for members” scholarships and travel expenses and to fund other club events.

For more information on the Swine Project Awards, please contact Saddle and Sirloin Swine Award Chair Jason Russell at (608) 577-1448, or email him at jasonrussell@wisc.edu