Event Contact:

Virginia Mold, Coordinator

phone: (651) 643-6476

email: beef.expo@mnstatefair.org

1265 Snelling Avenue North

St. Paul, Minnesota  55108

Official Livestock Photographer
of the MN Beef Expo:

Linde's Livestock Photos

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Event Hotel:

Ramada Plaza Minneapolis

1330 Industrial Blvd. NE

Minneapolis, MN  55413

(612) 331-1900

*Exclusive $105 MBE rate with $8 going back to Expo expires on 10/5/17!

 

Join us for the 2017 Minnesota Beef Expo Livestock Judging Contest on Friday, October 20 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. This is one of our best-attended contests each year and you can expect to sort through six, high-quality classes of cattle. Use it as practice contest for upcoming college contests or just put your livestock knowledge to the test in this fun, educational event.  All interested youth and adults (yes, there is an adult category too!) are encouraged to join us. You do not need to be a Beef Expo participant to compete.

All registration will be done on the morning of the event in the show arena.

 

RULES & INFORMATION

  1. Contest will feature six classes of beef cattle, consisting of breeding heifers, market steers and prospect calves.
  2. Time limit will be 12 minutes per class.
  3. Classes may include questions that will be asked following the contest.
  4. There will be no oral reasons.
  5. Team entries will be comprised of four individuals. All four scores will be used to calculate the team score.
  6. Individual entries will also be accepted.
  7. Awards will be given to top teams and individuals in each age group.
  8. Age groups for the judging contest will be as follows
    • Junior: Grades 1–5
    • Intermediate: Grades 6–8
    • Senior: Grades 9–post high school (21 years old or younger on first day of MBE)
    • Adult: Anyone older than 21 on the first day of the MBE
  9. There will be team competitions in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior age groups. Adults will only judge as individuals. Awards will be given to top teams in the Junior, Intermediate and Senior divisions and individuals in all four age groups.
  10. Entry fee is $15 per team, or $5 per individual.
  11. Please bring a pencil.

SCHEDULE

 8–9 am - Registration

Warner Coliseum Arena

 

9:15 am - Instructions

Warner Coliseum Section 21

 

9:30 am - Judging Begins

Warner Coliseum Arena

 

1:00 pm - Awards presentation

Warner Coliseum Arena

 

AGE GROUPS

 • Junior: Grades 1–5
 • Intermediate: Grades 6–8
• Senior: Grades 9–post high school (21 years old or younger on first day of MBE)
• Adult: Anyone older than 21 on the first day of the MBE

Questions? Please contact:

Kent Thiesse

(507) 381-7960

 JUDGING CONTEST WHEN: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2017 | 9:15 AM