The purpose of the Hellenbrand Lasting Legacy Award (HLLA) is to provide an aspiring and deserving high school dairy youth a chance to own and show a high-end genetic heifer at local, district and state shows including World Dairy Expo.
The winner of the HLLA will receive 50% ownership in a September, December or March calf from a recent breed champion at the World Dairy Expo. The breed of the calf awarded is expected to rotate on an annual basis amongst all the dairy breeds.
The 2024 award will be a Brown Swiss calf from the 2017 World Dairy Expo Brown Swiss Grand Champion, Top Acres Supreme Wizard. The breeder, Top Acres, Wayne and Connie Sliker, will provide the calf to the Hellenbrand Lasting Legacy Award (HLLA) winner in time for the 2024 show season.