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25,000 Pound Cow

Due February 1

150,000 Pound Cow 

Due February 1

Star & Progressive Breeder

Due February 1

Young Distinguished Junior Member

Ages 9-16
Due January 5

Distinguished Junior Member

Ages 16-21
Due January 5

National Junior Member Awards
Any junior members wishing to apply for National DJM or YDJM should update their books and submit a black and white copy to Jeff Hammerand postmarked by January 5. Members must have won the award on the state level to apply for the national award. Also, all applicants must be state and national members.


State Junior Awards
Award applications are due postmarked January 5, 2025, for Iowa Holstein Young Distinguished Junior Member (for youth 9-15 years old as of January 1, 2024) and Iowa Holstein Distinguished Junior Member (16-20 years of age as of January 1, 2024). These awards will be presented at the Iowa Holstein Convention Banquet.

Please use the applications available from the National Association to apply for the DJM and YDJM awards to apply for the state awards. Please submit a black and white copy of your DJM or Young DJM book.

If you have any questions, please contact Jeff Hammerand. Completed applications should be submitted to Jeff Hammerand, 23920 N Bankston Rd, Epworth, IA 52045; phone: 563-580-3908 or

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