NJHA Fed Steer Shootout

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.

2019 Contest Information

  1. 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
  2. Steers will be managed at the discretion of the feed yard.
  3. 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.
  4. 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:

  • The Performance Portfolio form will be available as a simple fillable PDF form that participants can enter information into via computer.
    • Completed Performance Portfolios must be submitted to the American Hereford Association by September 1, 2019.
    • Email completed Performance Portfolios to Trey Befort at tbefort@herefordbeef.org
  • Contestants who submit the top 5 Performance Portfolios selected will be given the opportunity to travel to the 2019 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 October 25, 2019.

2019 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 phenotypic CHB requirements, verification to a Hereford sire or dam is acceptable
  5. Birth date: 1/1/18 or after
  6. Weight: 500-850# (steers outside of this range can 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) *see Pre-Feedlot Recommendations

Contest Guidelines

Pre-Feedlot Recommendations

2019 Performance Portfolio

  • The Performance Portfolio form will be available as a simple fillable PDF form that participants can enter information into via computer.
    • Completed Performance Portfolios must be submitted to the American Hereford Association by September 1, 2019.
    • Email completed Performance Portfolios to Trey Befort at tbefort@herefordbeef.org
  • Contestants who submit the top 5 Performance Portfolios selected will be given the opportunity to travel to the 2019 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 October 25, 2019.

Performance Portfolio

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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Entries must be received before delivery to Gregory Feedlots.

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