University of Wyoming Extension News

Mountain States Beef Expo provides opportunity to showcase livestock

Steer and heifer exhibitors will compete in the 9th annual Mountain States Beef Expo Saturday and Sunday March 13-14 in Riverton.

The event is at the Central Wyoming College Equine Center and is open to all youth ages 8 through 19 the day of the show. The show averages 150 exhibitors, including those from Nebraska, Montana, Colorado and Wyoming.

“The quality of livestock that will be here rivals that of the National Western Stock Show, Rodeo and Horse Show in Denver. You won’t see any better,” said Alex Malcolm, University of Wyoming Cooperative Extension Service 4-H/youth educator in Fremont County. “This is where you will see the champions of this year’s county and state fair beef shows. The show provides an opportunity to work with your cattle, show off your cattle’s genetics and have a good time meeting other people from across the Western states.”

Each day, the grand champion steer will be awarded $1,000, the reserve champion steer $250, the grand champion heifer $500 and the reserve champion heifer $100. There will also be added money awarded to Fremont County Show participants.

Events start with cattle weigh-in and hip height at 8 a.m. the first day and at 7 a.m. the second day. An entry fee of $30 per head will be taken during check-in.

“The heated indoor arena and wash racks have been an added asset to the success of this show,” said Kent Haun, a Mountain States Beef Expo board member. “The facilities and the school have been very good to work with. People are coming to this show to see how they stack up against better competition.”

For more information, contact event organizers Haun at (307) 856-4030, Mike Fabrizius at (307) 857-3081, or Jerry Weliever at (307) 856-0541.

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