The Morning News â€” Leslie Mielke
Cattle Kid Justina Campbell poses with her calf last summer. Registration for Cattle Kids is open at the Extension Office in Blackfoot.
Registration for Cattle Kids is open. Contact the Extension office in Blackfoot at 785-8060 to sign up.
"Cattle Kids gives city kids an opportunity to raise cattle," said organizer Neil Anderson. "Kids have an opportunity to be in the cattle business.
"The program builds character and helps develop responsibility," said Anderson. "They make money in the process.
Cattle Kids is for kids ages 8 through 15, inclusive. This is the fourth year for this program.
New this year, the older kids will be helping to manage Cattle Kids. College scholarships may also be available for kids in the program.
"Cattle Kids gives these kids varied experiences, such as relating to their sponsor, having an article published in the paper and showing their calf," Anderson said.
Calves will arrive Memorial Day weekend and will be sold at the end of July.
The calves are housed in the horse barns on Eastern Idaho State fairgrounds. Sponsors help to offset the cost of raising calves.
The cost to participate in Cattle Kids is $50 per person.