Cattaraugus County 4-H District Dairy Bowl results

It has been a few years since Cattaraugus County 4-H has attended District Dairy Bowl. This year, Catt. Co. brought a full novice team consisting of Kendalle Booth, 13, Randolph; Aaron Gross, 10, Cattaraugus; Derek Dechow, 12, Little Valley; and Kayla Dechow, 10, Lawtons. Cameron Gross, 15, from Cattaraugus, competed with the Chautauqua’s Second Team.

Cameron helped the Chautauqua Senior Team place 5th overall.

The novice team placed second overall. Derek and Kayla will be representing the Western District at the State Novice Dairy Bowl Contest this year which will be held during the New York State Fair.

A special thank you to Arissa Hitchcock of Randolph for moderating one of the junior rooms, Lisa Kempisty (CCE Chautauqua Dairy Livestock Educator) for helping work with our youth to prepare for the contest, Wyoming County for hosting this year’s contest, and parents for assisting and transporting kids to all of the practices. For more information about the Cattaraugus County 4-H Dairy Program, contact Katlyn Santangelo by phone at 699-2377 Ext. 120 or email her at