All entries for the MN Beef Expo Junior Show will be completed online again this year. Please access the online registration system beginning in September at www.mnbeefexpo.com. You will need to complete all required registration information, the W-9, and submit payment online. If you have any questions or are unable to access the online system and would like a hard-copy registration form sent to you, please contact the MN Beef Expo at (651) 643-6476.
The 2013 schedule will continue the Minnesota Youth Beef Experience Program designed to aid youth with their start in the beef cattle business. The program awards heifer calves to FFA and 4-H youth from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Each winner is responsible for raising, breeding and maintaining complete records on care of the animal while providing monthly progress reports to the original owner and the Minnesota Beef Expo. Please visit the Minnesota Youth Beef Experience link for more information.
The Minnesota Youth Beef Experience Program (MYBEP) Seminar will be held on Thursday, October 17 at the University of Minnesota. Any youth who applied to the 2013 MYBEP are eligible to attend this workshop on nutrition, cattle breeding, handling, financial needs, transportation, and breed profiles. These sessions are developed to enhance a junior's ability to begin and prosper with their own herd of cattle and will be presented by industry and educational professionals along with leading cattlemen.
Click here for MYBEP Seminar information.
The Youth Knowledge Bowl will be held on Thursday afternoon in the Warner Coliseum. The Minnesota State Cattlemen will sponsor this event again this year. The top team will win a trip to the National Contest in January.
For more information on the Youth Knowledge Bowl, click here.
The Minnesota Beef Expo is an excellent venue for juniors to show off their judging skills and their knowledge of the cattle industry. The Youth Judging Contest will be held on the morning of Friday, October 18.
For more information on the Youth Judging Contest, click here.
The Beef Ambassador Competition will again be held in conjunction with the Beef Expo. The competition will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 17 at the CHS Miracle of Birth Center. The winner will present at the Supreme Row Selection Dinner on Saturday, Oct. 20.
For Minnesota Beef Ambassador Program Contest Information, click here.
Could You Be the Next Champion?
This competition incorporates several skills into its competition. Each team is given 30 minutes to groom a heifer or steer for the show ring to demonstrate their fitting skills. Afterwards, the animal will be reviewed by a panel of judges and team members will be asked questions. Judging will be based on the following criteria: ability to fit, equipment and supplies organization, participation of each team member, overall effectiveness and knowledge and response to questions. The event is hosted by Sullivan Supply/Stock Show University.
For Sullivan Supply/Stock Show University Fitting Contest Information, click here.