The NJHA Fed Steer Shootout is an opportunity for NJHA members to gain invaluable cattle feeding industry education and experience. Participants will have the ability to estimate feed yard performance and carcass merit, then compare the information to actual performance data. They will also have the ability to measure and compare the profitability of their animals during the contest.
Thank You NJHA Fed Steer Shootout Sponsors
Gregory Feedlots, Inc., Tabor, Iowa UltraInsights Processing Lab, Inc., Maryville, Mo. Geneseek, Lincoln, Neb. Allflex USA Zoetis Animal Health
NJHA Plans Upcoming Webinar Series for Shootout Participants
May 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. central – Marketing and Management at the Feedlot Level May 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. central – What we Learn from Ultrasound May 25, 2017 at 7 p.m. central – The Role Genetics Play in the Feed Yard June 1, 2017 at 7 p.m. central – Focus on Feedlot Animal Health Programs
2017 NJHA Fed Steer Shootout Open House
With an end of June harvest date predicted, Gregory Feedlots, Inc., invites NJHA Fed Steer Shootout participants to an open house to see the progress their individual and pens of cattle have made since arriving at the yard the first of the year. David Trowbridge and his staff invite 2017 participants and their families to Gregory Feedlots, Inc., in Tabor, Iowa, on the dates of June 13 or June 20. Please RSVP to Amy Cowan at email@example.com with what dates works best and AHA will coordinate individual tour reservations with feedlot staff. We look forward to seeing all program participants in June. Gregory Feedlots, Inc. 1164 305 Ave. Tabor, IA 51653
Pen of 3 or individual animal entries
Purebred Hereford or Hereford crossbred
Purebred Hereford – Animal(s) must be recorded or registered in AHA database at time of entry.
Crossbred – Animal(s) must meet Certified Hereford Beef Live Animal Specifications
Birth date: 1/1/16 or after
Suggested Weight: 600-800#
Weaned 30 days or more, prior to delivery
Vaccination Program: 2 rounds (Modified Live Vaccines suggested)
Steers must be derived to Gregory Feedlots, Inc. from January 2-20, 2017
Alternate delivers points may be available based on participation in your area. Please indicate interest in alternate delivery point on the entry form.
Steers will be managed at the discretion of the feed yard.
All costs will be financed by the feed yard through the competition, with total expenses deducted from final payment at the conclusion of the contest.
Reports will be sent out and educational events will be held throughout the contest for participants. A final report will also be returned to participants at the conclusion of the contest.
Winners will be announced at the 2017 AHA Annual Membership Meeting Awards Banquet. Awards will be given in both pen of 3 and individual divisions for purebred and Hereford-influenced categories.