Oklahoma Dexter Cattle Association

Youth Heifer Program

The purpose of this program is to aid youth in getting started in the Dexter Cattle business, by awarding heifer calves to program participants on the basis of merit, future goals, and the ability to care for the animal.  

Any Oklahoma youth, ages 9 to 15 years as of January 1st of the current year, who is a 4-H or FFA member may apply.  Previous winners of the ODCA youth heifer program are ineligible.  All applications will be reviewed by an independent selection committee.  

Each program participant will own their heifer jointly with the ODCA until completion of the program, at which time the participant will receive full ownership of the heifer and her offspring.  Each program participant will be responsible for raising the calf, arranging for her to be bred (AI or naturally) with help from their ODCA mentor, show at 4 designated competitions, and provide an annual report about their heifer at the fall ODCA meeting in October for 2 years.  See the Rules and Application for specific requirements.  

Previous Heifer Recipients:

Jorga Baker

Quintin Sisk

Graci Osborn

Teagan Neal

Emberleigh Wikel

Ruston James - Cherokee

Britni Stewart

Miranda Ware

Stormie May Adix - Jennings

Andrew Triplitt - Blanchard

Audrianna Gammel - Sperry

Connor Holman - Jennings

Kayleigh Bleeker - Okemah

Landin Wood - Skiatook

Previous Heifer Donors:

Wade and Sharon Runnels - Taste of Heaven Farm

Norman & Mary Hoover - Hickory Creek Farm

Molly Allen & Circle H Farms

Rick Matthys - Windmill Dexters

Dewey Combs - D&D Red Dexter Ranch

Joe Reynolds - Moses Meadows Dexters

Brody Johnson - 5-J Ranch

Don & Sheila Farris - Euchee Creek Farm

Adriane & Jim Lippian - Five Springs Ranch

Elmer & Agnes Blackburn - Busy Bee Ranch

Troy Harrold & DM Cheek - Red River Valley Dexters

Gene Pittman - Mud Valley Farms

Randy & Karen Hall - Rocking H Dexter Ranch

Photo Credit: Ballard Family Farm

Photo Credit: Ballard Family Farm