Powered by BioZyme Inc.’s Feed the Future program, the NJHA Fed Steer Shootout is an industry-leading opportunity for NJHA members to gain invaluable industry education and experience. Contestants will collect feed yard performance and carcass data during the contest and are given the opportunity to gain a broad knowledge of the cattle feeding and packing industries through a comprehensive educational contest.
Throughout the contest, participants will receive ultrasound, performance, carcass merit and health data collected at the feedlot for their steers. The Performance Portfolio will serve as a means for contest participants to organize the data received and highlight the educational activities held throughout the contest. Participants that complete and submit a Performance Portfolio, according to the guidelines below, will be eligible to compete for the NJHA Fed Steer Shootout Junior of the Year award, which is separate from the awards based on steer performance.
The Performance Portfolio form will be available as a simple fillable PDF form (link below).
Completed Performance Portfolios must be submitted to the American Hereford Association by September 1, 2020.
Once Performance Portfolios are received, they will be judged and contestants who submit the Top 5 Performance Portfolios selected will be given the opportunity to travel to the 2020 AHA Annual Membership Meeting and Conference to compete for the NJHA Fed Steer Shootout Junior of the Year award. The Top 5 selected will be awarded a $1000 travel scholarship from the Hereford Youth Foundation of America.
The Top 5 participants selected will be required to present a 3-5-minute speech outlining what they have learned throughout the contest how it relates to the industry. The speech will be followed by an interview with a panel of judges regarding the contents of the participant’s Performance Portfolio and speech.
The NJHA Fed Steer Shootout Junior of the Year will then be selected from those top 5 based on the Performance Portfolio, speech and interview scoring, as well as educational quiz completion and scoring. This winner will be recognized during the American Hereford Association Annual Meeting Honorees Reception Friday October 23, 2020.
Highest Average Daily Gain: Mallory and Regan Carlson – Murdock, MN
Largest Ribeye: Lauren McMillan – Tiskilwa, IL
Highest Marbling Score : Trevor and Tate Johnson – Centerville, SD
2017 Fed Steer Shootout Junior of the Year: Molly Biggs – Dixon, IL
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