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Merck Animal Health Named As Tennessee's Top Tier Program Title Sponsor

Murfreesboro, TN – The Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association is pleased to announce that Merck Animal Health will once again be the Title Sponsor of the Tennessee’s Top Tier program for 2021. Beginning in May 2020, the program was renamed and designated as the TCA Tennessee's Top Tier sponsored by Merck Animal Health program. With the continued support from Merck Animal Health, the program will continue to operate under this name.

TCA Tennessee's Top Tier (TTT) sponsored by Merck Animal Health is a youth program of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association (TCA) and Tennessee Cattlemen’s Youth Association (TCYA) that exclusively recognizes and rewards TCYA members for their participation and placings through a series of sanctioned junior cattle shows. The TTT program is designed to increase youth involvement at junior cattle shows in Tennessee, promote commitment to the cattle industry at a young age, and allow youth the opportunity to network with their peers and industry leaders.

“Merck Animal Health prides itself on family and tradition, and we could not think of a better way than to support Tennessee’s next generation of cattlemen through this partnership,” said Justin Hull, Merck Animal Health Territory Manager.

The TTT program is coordinated by the TCA Board of Directors and its staff. TTT strives to provide an environment for friendly competition and success while serving as an opportunity to create the next generation of leaders by educating juniors on beef industry issues, promoting family membership and participation in TCA, and rewarding the successful accomplishments and hard work of Tennessee’s youth cattlemen.

“We are excited to be working with Justin Hull and Merck Animal Health again this year,” said Melinda Perkins, TCA Director of Youth Programs & Outreach. “TCA feels it is important to educate our youth about caring for their show cattle projects and having Merck Animal Health as the title sponsor of the Top Tier program will create that educational component. We are grateful for their support of this program.”

For more information about the TCA & Merck Animal Health Tennessee’s Top Tier program visit If you are interested in learning more about Merck Animal Health and their products, contact Justin Hull, or (541) 419-3021.

TCA was founded in 1985 and has more than 7,000 members from across the state and the southeast. The organization works to provide the cattlemen of Tennessee with an organization through which they may function collectively to protect their interests and work toward the solution of cattle industry problems and to build the necessary goodwill that will bring both governmental esteem and recognition to the industry.

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