Dec. 8 2016 09:38 AM

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Campers learn to fit dairy heifers.

The 2017 Gopher Dairy Camp will be held June 11 to 13 at the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota. The Gopher Dairy Camp is open to youth that have completed grades 6 through 9, but haven’t yet started grade 10. It is hosted by the Gopher Dairy Club at the University of Minnesota in cooperation with the Minnesota 4-H Dairy Project Committee.

Campers compete in the showmanship contest.

Held Sunday through Tuesday, the camp offers unique workshops, which will allow attendees to improve their cattle grooming skills for the show ring and to improve their knowledge of the production and processing of dairy products. Registration will open in March of 2017 and attendance is limited to the first 100 youth that register for the event. For further information about the Gopher Dairy Camp, please visit