Robertson Teen Wins TN’s Cattlemen’s Assoc.’s Steer Of The Year
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Collin Cook of Robertson County received top honors for the 2020 Tennessee’s Top Tier sponsored by Merck Animal Health program year. Cook was awarded show steer of the year and received a one-year lease of a 20-foot, aluminum livestock trailer. Collin was also a winner for the top five overall heifers.
“During the third year of the Tennessee’s Top Tier sponsored by Merck Animal Health program, we continued to focus on increasing youth participation at cattle shows across the state and rewarding youth for their hard work in the cattle industry,” said Melinda Perkins, TCA Director of Youth Programs and Outreach. “Our Top Tier exhibitors continue to exceed our expectation with their commitment and competitiveness in the program.”
The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) and Tennessee Cattlemen’s Youth Association (TCYA) recognized over 30 youth members for their success in the third year of the Tennessee’s Top Tier sponsored by Merck Animal Health points program. The winners were recognized during the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association’s virtual youth awards presentation on January 23 rd.
The 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.
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
The fourth 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 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. TCA is committed to the future of the beef cattle industry in Tennessee.
Avery Rowlett from Wayne County (left) and Collin Cook from Robertson County (right) received the 2020 Show Heifer of the Year and 2020 Show Steer of the Year honors, respectively. With this honor, they were awarded a one-year lease of a 20-foot aluminum cattle trailer through a partnership with Select Trailer Company in Shelbyville, Tennessee.
Collin Cook (center) from Robertson County received the 2020 Tennessee’s Top Tier Show Steer of the Year honor. Collin was presented the one-year lease of a 20-foot cattle trailer from Select Trailer Company owner, Richard Smith (left), and Melinda Perkins (right), TCA Director of Youth Programs and Outreach.