Two Albany County 4-H’ers corralled top honors at the catch-a-calf show last weekend at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver.
Hailey Anderson won the show, and Joanna (Joey) Harris was grand champion. Harris’ calf is only one of two catch-a-calf steers eligible for the NWSS junior livestock auction.
Other Wyoming 4-H’ers participating were Clayton and Wyatt Atkinson of Casper.
4-H’ers from Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska catch a calf during a rodeo performance at the NWSS. They receive a calf in May to raise the next eight months. 4-H’ers must maintain a record book, write monthly letters to their sponsors (who provide NWSS money to purchase the calves) and raise the animal. They return to Denver with their finished market steer to exhibit at the NWSS.
By winning the overall production phase, Anderson won the show. By being the junior livestock show qualifier, Harris was named grand champion.
Wyoming 4-H’er placings were: