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.
Steers must be delivered to Gregory Feedlots, Inc. from November 17-25, 2018
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
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 AHA Annual Meeting and Conference Honorees Reception. Awards will be given in both pen of 3 and individual divisions for purebred and commercial categories.
New this Year:
Additional awards will be presented to those participants who go above and beyond with participation in the educational activities held during the contest. Participants will be evaluated based on the criteria listed below and the top 5 participants will be selected to travel to the 2019 JNHE in Denver, CO for a final interview process to determine the educational award winners.
Online quizzes based on educational videos sent to participants
Performance Portfolio outlining cattle performance and contest activities
2019 Entry Guidelines
Pen of 3 or individual steer divisions
Purebred Hereford or Commercial steers
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.
Steer(s) must meet Certified Hereford Beef® Live Animal Specifications
If steer does not meet phenotypic CHB requirements, verification to a Hereford sire or dam is acceptable
Birth date: 1/1/18 or after
Weight: 500-850# (steers outside of this range can be fed at Gregory Feedlots, but will not be in the contest)
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