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.

2020 Contest Information

  1. Entry Deadline – November 1, 2019
  2. Steers must be delivered to Gregory Feedlots, Inc. from December 1-7, 2019
    • Alternate delivery points may be available based on participation in your area. Please indicate interest in alternate delivery point on the entry form.
    • Gregory Feedlots, Inc., 1164 305 Ave. Tabor, IA 51653
  3. Steers will be managed at the discretion of the feed yard.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 AHA Annual Meeting and Conference Honorees Reception. Awards will be given in both pen of 3 and individual divisions for purebred and commercial categories.

2020 Entry Guidelines

  1. Steers only
  2. Pen of 3 or individual steer divisions
  3. Purebred Hereford or Commercial steers
    • Purebred Hereford
      • All steers must be registered or recorded by the American Hereford Association and out of a registered sire and dam.
      • A DNA sample will be taken on all steers, and parent verification will be completed when possible.
  4. Commercial
    • Steer(s) must meet Certified Hereford Beef® Live Animal Specifications
    • If steer does not meet visual CHB requirements, verification to a Hereford sire or dam is acceptable
  5. Birth date: 1/1/19 or after
  6. Weight: 500-850# (steers outside of this range will be fed at Gregory Feedlots, but will not be in the contest)
  7. Weaned 45 days or more, prior to delivery
  8. Vaccination Program: 2 rounds (Modified Live Vaccines suggested – Pre-Feedlot Recommendations link below)
    • Health Program Verification Required (veterinarian-signed note or downloadable form below are acceptable)

Contest Guidelines

Pre-Feedlot Protocol

health program verification form

2020 Performance Portfolio

Please check back soon for updated guidelines and information!!

Enter the Contest

Entries must be received before delivery to Gregory Feedlots.

Purebred Individual

Commercial Individual

 

***Health Program Verification Required (downloadable form below or veterinarian-signed note or are acceptable)

health program verification form

THANK YOU NJHA FED STEER SHOOTOUT SPONSORS

Premier Partner
    • BioZyme, Inc.

 

Industry Partners
    • Gregory Feedlots, Inc.
    • UltraInsights Processing Lab Inc.
    • Allflex USA
    • GeneSeek
    • Zoetis Animal Health
    • Endovac Animal Health
    • Hereford Research Foundation

Congratulations to the 2017 NJHA Fed Steer Shootout Winners

  • Overall Grand Champion Highest Retail Value Steer: Tava Gustafson – Junction City, KS
  • Champion Pen of 3 Purebred Hereford: MacKenzie Trowbridge – Tabor, IA
  • Reserve Champion Pen of 3 Purebred Hereford: Mallory and Regan Carlson – Murdock, MN
  • Champion Individual Purebred Hereford: Joshua Shaw – Caldwell, ID
  • Reserve Champion Individual Purebred Hereford: Katherine Krauss – Russell, KS
  • Champion Pen of 3 Commercial: Madi Ridder – Marthasville, MO
  • Reserve Champion Pen of 3 Commercial: Ben Ridder – Marthasville, MO
  • Champion Individual Commercial: Hanna Gregory – Houstonia, MO
  • Reserve Champion Individual Commercial: Colton Stiefvater – Salem, SD
  • 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

Congratulations to the 2018 NJHA Fed Steer Shootout Winners

  • Champion Purebred Pen of Three, Group One — Molly Biggs, Dixon, Ill.
  • Reserve Champion Purebred Pen of Three, Group One — Austin Folkman,  Ixonia, Wis.
  • Champion Purebred Pen of Three, Group Two — Wyatt Johnson, Milford, Iowa
  • Reserve Champion Purebred Pen of Three, Group Two — Lydia Shaw, Caldwell, Idaho
  • Champion Purebred Individual, Group One — Macy Reed, Green Ridge, Mo.
  • Reserve Champion Purebred Individual, Group One — Macy Reed, Green Ridge, Mo.
  • Champion Purebred Individual, Group Two — Cierra Collins, Chattanooga, Okla.
  • Reserve Champion Purebred Individual, Group Two — Tava Gustafson, Junction City, Kan.
  • Champion Commercial Pen of Three, Group One — MacKenzie Trowbridge, Tabor, Iowa
  • Reserve Champion Commercial Pen of Three, Group One — Trevor Johnson, Centerville, S.D.
  • Champ Commercial Pen of Three, Group Two — Hannah Williams, Kearney, Neb.
  • Reserve Champion Commercial Pen of Three, Group Two — Ben Ridder, Marthasville, Mo.
  • Champion Commercial Individual, Group One — Emily Cranwell, Hays, Kan.
  • Reserve Champ Commercial Individual, Group One — Hannah Williams, Kearney, Neb
  • Champion Commercial Individual, Group Two — Mark Haygood, Canadian, Texas
  • Reserve Champion Commercial Individual, Group Two — Hannah Williams, Kearney, Neb.
  • Overall Champion, Group One — Regan Carlson, Murdock, Minn.
  • Overall Champion, Group Two — Hannah Williams, Kearney, Neb.
  • Junior of the Year — Tate Johnson, Centerville, S.D.

 

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