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American Hereford | » NJHA Fed Steer Shootout

NJHA Fed Steer Shootout

The NJHA Fed Steer Shootout is an opportunity for NJHA members to gain invaluable cattle feeding industry education and experience. Participants will have the ability to estimate feed yard performance and carcass merit, then compare the information to actual performance data. They will also have the ability to measure and compare the profitability of their animals during the contest.

Cattle Requirements

  1. Pen of 3 or individual animal entries
  2. Steers only
  3. Purebred Hereford or Hereford crossbred
    • Purebred Hereford – Animal(s) must be recorded or registered in AHA database at time of entry.
    • Crossbred – Animal(s) must meet Certified Hereford Beef Live Animal Specifications
  4. Birth date: 1/1/16 or after
  5. Suggested Weight: 600-800#
  6. Weaned 30 days or more, prior to delivery
  7. Vaccination Program: 2 rounds (Modified Live Vaccines suggested)

Contest Guidelines

  1. Steers must be derived to Gregory Feedlots, Inc. from January 2-20, 2017
    • Alternate delivers points may be available based on participation in your area. Please indicate interest in alternate delivery point on the entry form.
  2. Steers will be managed at the discretion of the feed yard.
  3. All costs will be financed by the feed yard through the competition, with total expenses deducted from final payment at the conclusion of the contest.
  4. Reports will be sent out and educational events will be held throughout the contest for participants. A final report will also be returned to participants at the conclusion of the contest.

Winners will be announced at the 2017 AHA Annual Membership Meeting Awards Banquet. Awards will be given in both pen of 3 and individual divisions for purebred and Hereford-influenced categories.

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