2021 is going to be the biggest year yet!
We are very excited to once again bring the New Zealand dairy industry a world-leading calf club.
Empowering rural kids across the country to care for and compete with their pet calves and ensure the continued growth and development of our young farmers is our fundamental goal. Each year we see hundreds of stories and friendships develop between kiwi kids and their animals.
Together we have established a fantastic format that allows our youth to share their triumphs and compete with a broader range of contestants.
Calf Club NZ consists of two main categories;
+ Formal (On-Farm Judging)
+ Social (Online Judging Only)
These categories are then divided into three age groups;
Each of these divisions is then split into;
Contestants compete in regions for formal judging and our amazing volunteer judges complete a scoring metric which is then assessed at a nationwide level to determine overall champions.
Submissions open on the 1st of September 2021 and close on the 15th of September 2021, judging then takes place during the third term school holidays, from the 2nd of October – 17th of October.
+ Submissions Open: 1st September 2021
+ Submissions Close: 15th September 2021
Make sure you register for this year’s event as soon as possible so we can ensure we have enough helpers to get the job done!
Calf Club NZ is a huge team of dedicated volunteers.
If you do happen to have a judge turn up on your doorstep make sure you say a huge thank you as most often they are there to help the rural community!
We rely on sponsors to run Calf Club NZ, does your business want to be apart of the Calf Club NZ team?
As Calf Club NZ is growing each year we are looking for one or two more key sponsors who would like to get behind Calf Club NZ to create an even better experience for our young farmers.
If you or an agricultural professional you know would love to get behind and support Calf Club NZ make sure you get in touch!