Common names topped both of those the steer and heifer displays Sunday through the 72nd once-a-year Norfolk Beef Expo.
Brenna Benes of Pierce received the grand winner steer, even though her cousin, Braden Benes of Albion, experienced the reserve champion steer.
Kolton Rasmussen of Newman Grove won the heifer exhibit. It was the third time he showed the champion or reserve champion heifer at the Norfolk demonstrate. Elliott Hansen of Norfolk exhibited the reserve winner heifer.
In recent decades, the exhibit sponsored by the Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce has captivated about 100 to 130 head of cattle. Unofficially, there had been 85 cattle registered for the demonstrate, with 73 exhibited and 12 scratched.
Decide Jefferson Keller of St. Paul stated he was amazed with the quality of cattle, specially in the steer exhibit.
“It sounds like figures have been down from several years in the earlier, but the high-quality definitely confirmed as a result of,” Keller reported. “I was awfully impressed with the depth of the steer present, all the way from the First Division to the last. I consider we experienced great winners lined up.”
Keller claimed he also was impressed with the quality of the grooming, which is “a testomony to the households and the young children who put in the perform.”
Increasing up, Keller mentioned he confirmed “once or twice” at the Norfolk Beef Expo and had pleasurable coming back again on Sunday.
“It’s been an complete satisfaction,” he reported. “I definitely savored the possibility to type by your exhibit and I guess on the weekend that we’re working with (9/11), the way the region is currently, this is what it is all about.
“You have young ones and people getting out below and executing what we enjoy,” he said. “We are lucky to live wherever we do. We have the possibilities that we do and partake in events like this, (exactly where we) get these kids brought up in agriculture and instruct them what’s correct and what’s mistaken.”
Brenna Benes of Pierce stated this is her 3rd yr exhibiting cattle. She brushes and works with her steer, Yogi, just about every day.
The daughter of Kevin and Laura Benes said they held Yogi in cool disorders all calendar year. He weighed 1,406 pounds and was a Simmental-Charolais crossbreed.
“He was my very first steer, so he will be 1 of my specific ones,” Brenna reported. Midwest Lender paid out $3,600 quality for the winner.
This is the 3rd technology of Benes family members exhibiting cattle, relationship back to the 1970s and ’80s when Mike, Melvin and Denise Benes of Valparaiso confirmed Charolais cattle. They usually did well at the Nebraska Point out Fair and Ak-Sar-Ben Livestock demonstrate.
The future era showcased brothers Mark and Kevin Benes, who grew up in the Albion location, displaying crossbred cattle. Now Kevin and his spouse, Laura, have two youngsters, and Mark and his spouse, Aliscia, have 5 little ones. Their son, Braden, had the reserve steer promote for a quality of $1,650, which was purchased by Aschoff Cattle.
The two Benes families raise demonstrate cattle and breeding inventory.
“4-H is a good application,” more mature brother Mark Benes reported. “It taught us a lot of values in life, and we hope that it carries on with functions like this. We truly recognize the assist from the group and every person associated in putting something like this on. It is a good deal of do the job and it choose a lot of time, but we are sure appreciative of the tough do the job they set in to reward us. It’s a quite great celebration.”
Kolton Rasmussen of Newman Grove won the heifer display, with a critter he named Molly. Molly gets the third champion or reserve heifer he’s revealed in Norfolk. Lou’s Thriftyway paid a $900 premium for the winner heifer.
Kolton claimed he enjoys the Norfolk exhibit.
“It’s a great deal of do the job and it will take a large amount of hours in the barn,” Kolton mentioned. “There’s a whole lot of late evenings and early mornings and several hours used on them.”
That features bringing them in the barn wherever the display cattle are held awesome and rinsed off two times everyday. The cattle also have followers blowing on them to assistance mature hair.
Elliott Hansen of Norfolk confirmed the reserve grand champion heifer. Midwest Bank paid out a $1,400 premium for it.
The subsequent have been the champions and reserve champions:
Market heifers, Division I winner — Kolton Rasmussen, Newman Grove reserve, Elliott Hansen, Norfolk.
Division II champion, Claire Sievers, Randolph reserve, Skyler Sudbeck, Wynot.
Market place steers, Division I champion — Brenna Benes, Pierce reserve, Braden Benes, Albion Division II winner, Cole Cooper, Elmwood reserve, Alexis Billeter, Loomis Division III champion, Jace Prinz, Clarkson reserve, Brody Wiese, Lindsay.
Showmanship winners, Junior — 1. Addison Dairymple, Arnold 2. Emma Stallbaumer, Octonto. Intermediate — 1. Josie Ritter, Beemer 2. Brody Wiese, Lindsay. Senior — 1. Jack Ritter, Beemer 2. Zach Anderson, Columbus.