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.

Enter the Contest

Entries must be received by November 1, 2020.

Purebred Individual

Commercial Individual

 

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


CALF PREPARATION PROTOCOL

HEALTH PROGRAM VERIFICATION FORM

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2021 Contest Information

  1. Entry Deadline – November 1, 2020
  2. Delivery to HRC Feed Yards – Scott City, KS December 15, 2020
    • Alternate delivery points may be available based on participation in your area. Please indicate interest in alternate delivery point on the entry form.
    • HRC Feed Yards 6550 KC-96 Scott City, KS 6787
  3. Steers will be managed at the discretion of the feed yard.

2021 Entry Guidelines

  1. Steers only
  2. Pen of 3 or Individual steer divisions
  3. Purebred Hereford or Commercial steer categories
  4. Birth date: 1/1/20 or after
  5. Weight minimum: 600 lbs.
  6. Weaned 45 days or more, prior to delivery
  7. Vaccination Program: 2 rounds (Modified Live Vaccines – Calf Preparation Protocol link below)
    • Health Program Verification Required (veterinarian-signed note or downloadable form below are acceptable)

CONTEST Guidelines

CALF PREPARATION PROTOCOL

HEALTH PROGRAM VERIFICATION FORM

2020 Performance Portfolio

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.

Process Overview

  • 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.

Performance Portfolio Form

Congratulations to the 2019 NJHA Fed Steer Shootout Winners

  • Overall grand champion steer — Jarrett Worrell, Mason, Texas
  • Champion purebred pen of three — Emma Shaw, Caldwell, Idaho
  • Reserve champion purebred pen of three — Lydia Shaw, Caldwell, Idaho
  • Champion purebred individual — Ben Ridder, Marthasville, Mo.
  • Reserve champion purebred individual — Claire Collins, Chattanooga, Okla.
  • Champion commercial pen of three — Elizabeth Shaw, Caldwell, Idaho
  • Reserve champion commercial pen of three — Jarrett Worrell, Mason, Texas
  • Champion commercial individual — Emily Cranwell, Hays, Kan.
  • Reserve champion commercial individual — Emily Cranwell, Hays, Kan.
  • Performance portfolio top five:
    • Molly Biggs, Dixon, Ill.
    • Kade Boatman, Rockford, Ill.
    • Trevor Johnson, Centerville, S.D.
    • Haley Mouser, Tenstrike, Minn.
    • Elizabeth Pribil, Hennessey, Okla.
  • Fed Steer Shootout Junior of the Year — Trevor Johnson, Centerville, S.D.

 

Data Summary

 

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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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
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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