Collin Cook Of Robertson Co Recognized In TN Cattlemen’s Assoc. Top Tier Program
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) —The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) and Tennessee Cattlemen’s Youth Association (TCYA) recognized over 30 youth members for their success in the fourth year of the Tennessee’s Top Tier sponsored by Merck Animal Health points program. The winners were recognized at the TCA Alltech/Kubota Youth Awards Banquet during the annual Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association’s Convention & Trade Show, held Jan. 28-29 in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
The Tennessee’s Top Tier sponsored by Merck Animal Health program was created by TCA to increase youth involvement at cattle shows across the state and to create more opportunities for agriculture youth to be recognized. The program has continued to grow and draw interest from youth cattle enthusiasts across the state.
“The fourth year of the Tennessee’s Top Tier sponsored by Merck Animal Health program was the most exciting year to date,” said Melinda Perkins, TCA Director of Youth Programs & Outreach. “There were several new participants in the program this year, and we were able to recognize more youth for their hard work with their show cattle projects.”
Participants can receive points in three divisions: heifers, steers, and showmanship. To receive points, exhibitors must be youth members of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association.
Collin Cook from Robertson County received top honors for the 2021 Tennessee’s Top Tier sponsored by Merck Animal Health program year. Cook was also awarded show steer of the year and received a one-year lease of a 20-foot, aluminum livestock trailer.
There are two additional divisions to showcase the heifer exhibitors. The Tennessee bred heifer division recognizes cattle that were raised by Tennessee cattle producers. Collin Cook of Robertson County was one of the top five Tennessee bred heifers.
The fifth year of the Tennessee’s Top Tier program is now underway. Rules and a full list of shows on the points circuit can be found online at, tncattle.org/youth.
TCA is committed to the future of the beef cattle industry in Tennessee.
TCA was founded in 1985 and has more than 7,000 members from across the state and the southeast. The organization works to provide the cattlemen of Tennessee with an organization through which they may function collectively to protect their interests and work toward the solution of cattle industry problems and to build the necessary goodwill that will bring both governmental esteem and recognition to the industry.
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