BEEF PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION

Maine

Mackezie Ramsdell

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Dawson Ramsdell

Madelyn Ramsdell


Past Calves for Kids Program Recipients:

2018: Clinton Goheem - Simmental/angus heifer donated back by Colby Waters

2017: Alexis Meisner-hereford heifer bought out of the feeder calf sale from Dayton Place Farm; Dawson Ramsdell- heifer bought from Ed Carter )Mini Acres Farm; Mackenzie Ramsdell- lowline donated back by Matthew Carroll, Madelyn Ramsdell- Angus heifer donated by Tom McKenney (Homestead Farm).

2016: Bethany Devoe - Hereford heifer bought by MBPA (with money from Shelby Walker) from Darcie Campbell McCarthy; Brooke Bickford - Chimaine heifer bought by MBPA (with money from Kristen Salley) from Norris Smith and Cindy Kilgore.

2015: Colby Waters - Angus heifer from Cierra Waters; Elizabeth Phinney - percentage lowline bought by MBPA from William Fischer.

2014: Shelby Walker - Charolais heifer from Roger Flannery; Ashton Caron - Belted Galloway heifer from Morgan Allen; and Jared Kimball - Shorthorn heifer bought from Rupert Pratt with money from the sale of Alexander Clark's animal.

2013: Cierra Waters - Angus heifer from Adam Pride; and Kristen Salley - Chi-Angus heifer bought from McGee Farm with money given back by Katherine Newcombe.

2012: Matthew Carroll – Angus heifer from Tyler Stevenson


2011: Morgan Allen – Belted Galloway from Sam Newcombe; and Adam Pride – Angus heifer from Samantha Grant


2010: Alexander Clark – Hereford heifer from Sage LeBlanc; Wesley Turner – Angus heifer from Tom McKenney; and Roger Flannery – Charolais heifer from George Miller


2009: Sage LeBlanc – Angus heifer from Ben Pride; Sam Newcombe – Belted Galloway from Kayla Scheimreif; and Katherine Newcombe – Angus heifer from Mary Street and MBPA


2008: Tyler Stevenson – Angus heifer from Pineland Farms; Ronnie Sue Clark – Simmental heifer from McGee Farm; and Carrie Butterfield – Hereford heifer from Paul and Wendy Gallagher


2007: Ben Pride – Angus heifer from McGee Farm; Samantha Grant – Angus heifer from Pete Wayne; and Kayla Scheimreif  - Belted Galloway from Aldemere Farm

Calves for Kids




The Maine Beef Producers Association is once again accepting applications for the Calves for Kids program. The deadline is April 1st, 2019.


Youth applying will be asked to come for an interview before the Calves for Kids committee at a later date. This program, started in 2007, has given 22 youth in the State of Maine a heifer calf. The program gives a youth an opportunity to have a registered beef heifer to show and start a herd. The youth's obligation is to breed the heifer to a registered bull and give back to the program the first heifer calf. If they do not get a heifer calf born after a few years they are obligated to pay the MBPA $1000. Of the 29 heifers that have gone to youth so far, 13 were either donated or bought by MBPA and the other 16 have come back from the youth. 


In 2018, Colby Waters gave a calf back to the program.  That calf went to Clinton Goheen from Aroostook County.