Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo May 26-27
The 2007 Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo is scheduled for May 26 and 27, at Island Grove Park in Greeley, Colorado. This Open to the World Steer and Heifer Show is for all young people ages of eight through 20 on the day of the show.
Prizes for Supreme Champion Heifer and Steer will be $1,000 with $500 for second place, $250 for third place, and $100 for fourth 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, and the seniors will give oral reasons.
Saturday also is a time for individual breed activities. A complimentary hamburger fry for all the participants, their families and the show sponsors will be held Saturday night.
Sunday’s activities begin with the Heifer Show at 8:00 a.m., followed by the Steer Show in the afternoon. Registered heifers, born between September 1, 2005, and December 31, 2006, will be shown by age and breed. Steers will be shown by weight and breed, and crossbred steers will be shown by weight. In addition, there will be a commercial heifer jackpot show following the heifer classes.
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