Join in Junior Beef Expo May 25-26 in Greeley
Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo
The 2002 Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo is scheduled for May 25 and 26 at Island Grove Park in Greeley, Colo. This “Open to the World Steer and Heifer Show” is for all youngsters between the ages of 8 and 21. Jerome Settles, a nationally known judge from Hoskins, Neb., will judge the steers. Dan Bush, also a nationally known judge from San Juan Bautista, Calif., will judge the heifers.
Prizes for the Supreme Champion Heifer and Steer will be $1,000, with $500 for second place, $300 for third place, $200 for fourth place, and $100 for fifth place. Breed Champions will receive trophy belt buckles and reserves will receive gear bags.
This two-day event held over the Memorial Day weekend also features a judging contest on Saturday afternoon. Contestants evaluate eight classes of beef cattle. The highest scoring individuals in both the senior and junior divisions will receive either a registered Angus or Limousin heifer. Saturday also is a time for individual breed activities. A complimentary hamburger fry for all the participants and their families will be held Saturday night.
Sunday’s activities begin with the Heifer Show in the morning followed by the Steer Show in the afternoon. The Showmanship Contest is held immediately following the Steer Show. Heifers born between Sept. 1, 2000, and Dec. 31, 2001, will be shown by age and breed. Steers will be shown by weight and breed.
The 2002 show brought 305 entries from nine states. This show and prizes are made possible by breed association sponsorships and donations from interested agribusinesses and individuals. These sponsors have made it possible to give significant awards to the young people who participate in the various contests.
For further information and entry forms, contact the Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo (970) 346-9570.
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