Great Lakes Belted Galloway Association, Inc.
 
 
Beltie Youth Group (BYG) - Region 5
Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan,
Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin


The Beltie Youth Group (BYG)
is a national youth association sponsored by the Belted Galloway Society. Financial support comes from the Belted Galloway Foundation, private donations and local and regional support. Area Five (5) BYG participates and partners heavily with the GLBGA shows and activities.

The goal of the BYG is to solicit, educate, mentor and develop youth interest in the belted galloway cattle. This is accomplished by a separate youth newsletter, special educational training sessions, youth cattle shows, showmanship camps/shows, and a variety of special activities developed strictly for the youth. This is a “fun” group and one that although has a serious side as well, wants to coach and mentor the youth to become interested in belted galloway cattle.

Membership is open to all youth up to age 21 years. Additional information can be obtained by contacting one of the coordinators.

BYG Photos

Liz Dausman, new Area 5 BYG leader and Lillian Ford
Liz Dausman, new Area 5 BYG leader and Lillian Ford

BYG Kids
BYG Kids

A chat with Kathi!
A chat with Kathi!

Noah and Jake



2011 BYG Photos

Malory Dwyer at her first beltie show
Malory Dwyer at her first beltie show

Attendees at the Iowa Fitting camp
Attendees at the Iowa Fitting camp

Jessica Dodge at the Midwest Classic show
Jessica Dodge at the Midwest Classic show

Chris Landeck at the Midwest Classic show
Chris Landeck at the Midwest Classic show

Jacob Ellerbrock - Champion showman
Jacob Ellerbrock - Champion Showman

Emily Lopata -  showing is hard work
Emily Lopata - showing is hard work

Selling t- shirts - Carly Lopata
Selling t- shirts - Carly Lopata
Fake tails are not allowed in the show, but are just fine for Mark Keller's grandson

WBE Beltie Sale
WBE Beltie Sale

Poster winner2011 senior division:  1st place,  Audrey Wagner
Poster winner2011 senior division: 1st place, Audrey Wagner

Meagan Stephans at WBE
Meagan Stephans at WBE

Matt Ellerbrock waiting to show
Matt Ellerbrock waiting to show...

BYG juniors at WBE
BYG juniors at WBE

Girls just want to have fun:  Carly Lopata, Emily Lopata, Emily Wilkerson and Rachel Fogle
Girls just want to have fun:
Carly Lopata, Emily Lopata, Emily Wilkerson and Rachel Fogle

WBE Booth, notice the new look for this year?
WBE Booth, notice the new look for this year?

Pee Wee showman Kyler Simpson, Carly Lopata, Kari Simpson
Pee Wee showman:
Kyler Simpson, Carly Lopata, Kari Simpson

Lane Rahe pink heifer for cancer awareness
Lane Rahe pink heifer for cancer awareness

Pee Wee show with Judges Rachel Fogle, Jessica Dodge, Audrey Wagner
Pee Wee show with Judges:
Rachel Fogle, Jessica Dodge, Audrey Wagner

Katie Bliss and Meagan Stephans at NAILE
Katie Bliss and Meagan Stephans at NAILE

Ellie Landeck and Grandson, Cody Senty at WBE
Ellie Landeck and Grandson, Cody Senty at WBE

Jr Show at WBE
Jr Show at WBE

Great Lakes Field Day
Great Lakes Field Day

Bidders at the silent auction
Bidders at the silent auction

Family Affair - The Ellerbrocks
Family Affair - The Ellerbrocks

Emily Lopata - First Place NASCO Catalog Winner
Emily Lopata - First Place NASCO Catalog Winner

Ellerbrock Boys - Nathan and Jacob
Ellerbrock Boys - Nathan and Jacob

Ellie Landeck
Ellie Landeck

2011 Great Lake Directors
2011 Great Lake Directors

Champion Drive - WBE Open Show
Champion Drive - WBE Open Show

Allie Abney won Supreme Showmanship at this year's WBE
Allie Abney won Supreme Showmanship at this year's WBE

Jessica Dodge, Sherry Abney, Doug Abney
Jessica Dodge, Sherry Abney, Doug Abney

Adam McConnell and Frank Rock County BYG show
Adam McConnell and Frank Rock County BYG show

Chris and Steve Willis Putting the finishing touches on their heifer and their BYG career
Chris and Steve Willis Putting the finishing touches on their heifer and their BYG career

Audrey Wagner
Audrey Wagner

BYG member Lukas Hill of Needmore Acres, in Vincennses, IN.
BYG member Lukas Hill of Needmore Acres, in Vincennses, IN.
at the Hoosier Beef show, his first show

Beltie poster winner 2011 Jr. division - Emily Lopata
Beltie poster winner 2011 Jr. division - Emily Lopata



2010 BYG Results

Jr. 1st Ryan Fogle & 2nd Emily Lopata
Int. 1st Adam McConnell & 2nd Audrey Wagner
Sr. 1st Rachel Fogle

Present at the show:
Ryan Fogle, Sara Lehman, Noah Keller, Emily Lopata, Jake Keller, Audrey Wagner, Jessica Dodge, Adam McConnell, Stephanie Boardman, Sydney Lehman, Cale Lehman, Cameron Lehman and Rachel Fogle.

Show results:

Grand Champion Heifer
Wayside Valley Ima Pepper Too - Ryan Fogle

Res Grand Champion Heifer
Oak Valley Wendy - Jacob & Noah Keller

Grand Champion Cow/calf
Ridgeview Rosanna - Jacob & Noah Keller

Res Grand Champion Cow/calf
Oak Valley Tully - Jessica Dodge

Grand Champion Appendix Heifer
Hav-A-Belt Wynona - Audrey Wagner

Res Grand Champion Appendix Heifer
Wagner Belties Jenna - Audrey Wagner

Grand Champion Steer
Sunnybrook Mac - Adam McConnell & Steve & Chris Willis

Res Grand Champion Steer
Wagner Belties Stiffler - Audrey Wagner

They say a picture is worth a thousand words
Here are some photos of recent events...
Father: Jamie, son, Kyle and Emily
Father: Jamie, son, Kyle and Emily

Cale Lehman at 2010 Belties Unlimited show
Cale Lehman at 2010 Belties Unlimited show

Sara Lehman at 2010 Belties Unlimited show
Sara Lehman at 2010 Belties Unlimited show

Rachel Fogle, IL, Champion Senior Showman
Rachel Fogle, IL, Champion Senior Showman

Stephanie Boardman, Peru, IA., exhibiting at the Beltie
Stephanie Boardman, Peru, IA., exhibiting at the Beltie

Adam McConnell with his Junior show Champion Steer
World Beef
Adam McConnell with his Junior show Champion Steer

Rachel Fogle, Steve Willis, and Chris Willis
Champion Drive at WBE 2010 Juniors:
Rachel Fogle, Steve Willis, and Chris Willis

Adam McConnell found a fast way to wash his cattle
Adam McConnell found a fast way to wash his cattle
at the Boone co Fair

Steve Willis resting after the show in his new chair
Supreme Showman at WBE 2010
Steve Willis resting after the show in his new chair

Ross Fogle in his final BYG show at WBE
Ross Fogle in his final BYG show at WBE. Ross has out grown BYG but we managed to get him involved by becoming a BYG leader. Ross is now putting his BYG ideas to work for your younger junior members. He is writing a quarterly page for our BYG newsletter called, "Barn Talk".
 
Army of Boys
Army of Boys
 
BYG Junors at Field Days
BYG Juniors at Field Days
 
Camp Sweetie Age 9
Shelby Rahe - Bourbon, Indiana
 
Carly and Emily Lopata sisters teaching young calf Lilly to lead
Carly and Emily Lopata sisters teaching young calf Lilly to lead
 
Checking out steaks at Wisconsin River Meats
Checking out steaks at Wisconsin River Meats
 
Dad and Sons working
Dad and Sons working
 
Deana from Missouri
Deena Robertell from Marshfield, MO
came in for the John Romine show
 
Emily Lopata at the Midwest Classic show in Pecatonica, IL
Emily Lopata at the Midwest Classic show in Pecatonica, IL
 
Field Day trip at John Hamm's in Mautson, WI
Field Day trip at John Hamm's in Mautson, WI
 
Great Lakes Field Day at Dr. and Lorna Caldwell's farm
Great Lakes Field Day at Dr. and Lorna Caldwell's farm
 
Hunt Club Farm Display and Elderbrock boy resting on his cow-ch
Hunt Club Farm Display and Nathan Ellerbrock
resting on his cow
 
Mark Keller and crew from Oak Valley Farm in Durand, IL
Mark Keller and crew from Oak Valley Farm in Durand, IL
 
Mark helping the boys
Mark helping the boys
 
Juniors having fun at WBE 2009
Juniors having fun at WBE 2009
 
Juniors having fun at WBE 2009
Juniors having fun at WBE 2009
 
WBE-2009-Seinior Showman
The judge congratulates the senior showmanship winner
Steve Willis
 
South Dakota
Father, Neil Schochenmaier, came in from Perre, SD with his two sons, Luke and Adam for Camp Hope

Alex Abney
Alex Abney, IN
 
Doug Abney
Doug Abney, IN
 
Angela Abney
Angela Abney, IN
 
Andrew Kantak, IA - Grand Champion Steer
Andrew Kantak, IA - Grand Champion Steer
 
New BYG Member - Audrey Wagner, IA
New BYG Member - Audrey Wagner, IA
 
Chris Landeck, MN - Senior Showmanship Winner
Chris Landeck, MN - Senior Showmanship Winner
 
Chris Willis, IL
Chris Willis, IL
 
Jake & Noah Keller with Page & Calf
Jake & Noah Keller with "Page" & Calf
 
Sydney Lehman
Sydney Lehman
 
Julie Willis & Doug Abney
Julie Willis & Doug Abney
 
Nathan & Jacob Ellerbrock
Nathan & Jacob Ellerbrock
 
Jacob Ellerbrock
Jacob Ellerbrock
 
Jon & Neela Andres
Jon & Neela Andres
 
Ross & Rachel Fogle
Ross & Rachel Fogle
 
Father & Son Team: Chuck & Chris Landeck
Father & Son Team: Chuck & Chris Landeck
 
Joseph Ellerbrock & Kaylin Simpson
Joseph Ellerbrock & Kaylin Simpson
PeeWee Showmanship at WBE 2008
 
Doug Abney, Andrew Kantak, Jacob Keller, & Ryan Fogle
(L to R) Beltie Buddies
Doug Abney, Andrew Kantak, Jacob Keller, & Ryan Fogle
WBE 2008
BYG MAP—NEWS—2016 EVENTS—CONTACT INFO



BYG Regional Map


BYG Regional Map


2016 Events Calendar:

May, 2016

ROCK COUNTY BEEF PRODUCERS SHOW
Saturday May 21st.
Janesville, WI at the Rock County Fairgrounds
Show pending upon numbers. For more details, contact Julie Willis

June, 2016
GREAT LAKES FIELD DAYS
June 24, 25, 26 Friday, Saturday Meeting, Elections, and Sunday Board Meeting
Matt & Jill Messmer’s Farm in Rock Springs, WI

July, 2016
MIDWEST CLASSIC BELTED GALLOWAY SHOW
Open and Junior Combined Show and Junior Showmanship
Saturday July 2nd
Winnebago County Fairgrounds in Pecatonica, IL
2016 Midwest Classic Application Form

July 19 -21, 2016
WISCONSIN FARM TECHNOLOGY DAYS
To be held in Walworth County, Snudden Farms in Lake Geneva, WI.
Pen Display with GLBGA Booth
To help or find out more contact Karlyn or Terry Etheridge, Tekcattle@yahoo.com, 715.835.4043

August, 2016
WISCONSIN STATE FAIR
Pen Display with Great Lakes Booth.
To volunteer contact Messmers, messmerizingfarms@gmail.com , 608.393.2402 or Cletus Kirshbaum.

September, 2016

WORLD BEEF EXPO
September 23 – 24th
Open Show Day and show time to be announced. Junior Showmanship Friday night.

November - Mid November, 2016
BGS NATIONAL MEETING, SHOW, SALE AND JUNIOR SHOW
20th Year Celebration of our BGS Junior Association



Belted Galoway Junior Association 20th Anniversary



BYG Contact Information for Region 5:


Kathi Jurkowski - Klover Korners Farm
5418 Yale Bridge Road
Rockton, IL 61072
(815) 629-2306
kkowski@aol.com

Liz Dausman - Countyline Belties
113N 1000E
Pierceton, IN. 46562
Phone: 574-594-5722
Email: jaydausman@hotmail.com

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