Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo, May 29-30 |

Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo, May 29-30

The 2010 Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo is scheduled for May 29-30 at Island Grove Park in Greeley, Colo. This Open to the World Steer and Heifer Show is for all young people ages 8 through 20 on the day of the show.

Prizes for the 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. Cash prizes will be awarded in the individual classes.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 29 and closes at noon. All animals must be registered before noon in order to compete.

Sunday’s activities begin with the Heifer Show at 8 a.m., followed by the Steer Show in the afternoon. Registered heifers, born between Sept. 1, 2008 and Dec. 31, 2009, 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 breed heifer classes.

The Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo was organized in 1999 by a group of individuals interested in youth and their beef cattle. The show averages 125 exhibitors from Colorado as well as New Mexico, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota, Utah, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Texas.

The 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 contest. The event is organized and managed by a group of volunteers.

For further information and entry forms, please contact the Rocky Mountain Junior Beef Expo (970) 834-2138 or (970) 506-0817.

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