The Canadian Angus Association on behalf of the Canadian Angus Foundation has announced the youth chosen to represent Canadian Angus in New Zealand for the 2013 PGG Wrightson World Angus Forum.
Team members will travel Oct. 2-18, 2013, to Palmerston North, North Island, New Zealand, for a five-section contest including general knowledge, parading (presentation, showmanship and sportsmanship with an Angus animal), stock judging, animal preparation (clip an animal for show) and agri-sports (hands-on team challenge involving day-to-day tasks). Team members will also have the chance to visit Angus studs in the area and prepare animals for the World Angus Forum.
Members include Stacey Domolewski, Taber, Alta.; Sean Enright, Renfrew, Ont.; Ty Dietrich, Forestburg, Alta.; Erika Easton, Wawota, Sask.; Kaitlynn Bolduc, Stavely, Alta.; Matthew Bates, Cameron, Ont.; Chad Lorenz, Markerville, Alta.; Patrick Holland, Montague, Prince Edward Island; Melissa McRae, Brandon, Man.; Austen Anderson, Swan River, Man.; Michael Hargrave, Maxwell, Ont.; and Jared Hunter, Didsbury, Alta.
Initially, the Angus Foundation had committed to sending up to eight individuals for two Canadian teams to the competition. After reviewing applications, the additional four students were made possible by an additional contribution from the CAA board of directors to financially support this program to include funding for three teams of four.