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Beef Empire Days 2012 industry events

Published 5/29/2012 in Beef Empire Days

Beef Empire Days 2012 industry events schedule

Wednesday, May 30

* Merck Animal Health Live Show: 10 a.m., Live Show judge Dr. Bob Kropp will begin the final judging of the top steers and heifers at the Finney County Fairgrounds. The judge predicts which of the live heifers and steers will produce the highest quality of beef.

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Laurie Sisk/Telegram Rusty Tooley applies the brand as Gene Jett, front, and Jeremy King assist for the Scott City Double C Cattle Co. team at the 2011 Beef Empire Days Ranch Rodeo at the Finney County Fairgrounds.

Laurie Sisk/Telegram Rusty Tooley applies the brand as Gene Jett, front, and Jeremy King assist for the Scott City Double C Cattle Co. team at the 2011 Beef Empire Days Ranch Rodeo at the Finney County Fairgrounds.

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Brad Nading/Telegram Randy Harp sorts through a group of cattle while judging the 2011 Beef Empire Days live show at the Finney County Fairgrounds. Harp is an associate professor of animal science at Tarleton State.

Brad Nading/Telegram Randy Harp sorts through a group of cattle while judging the 2011 Beef Empire Days live show at the Finney County Fairgrounds. Harp is an associate professor of animal science at Tarleton State.

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Brad Nading/Telegram Grady Hammer, 12, Wallace, looks over a set of steers from inside a pen as another pair of participants sit on one of the pen's rails during the 2011 Beef Empire Days livestock judging event at the Finney County Fairgrounds. The event was open to 4-H youth members and adults.

Brad Nading/Telegram Grady Hammer, 12, Wallace, looks over a set of steers from inside a pen as another pair of participants sit on one of the pen's rails during the 2011 Beef Empire Days livestock judging event at the Finney County Fairgrounds. The event was open to 4-H youth members and adults.

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Brad Nading/Telegram Mitchell Gorman runs the chute as he and a youth team from Meade County Feeders compete in the 2011 Beef Empire Days Cattle Working Contest at Finney County Feedyard. The group was the only youth competitors.

Brad Nading/Telegram Mitchell Gorman runs the chute as he and a youth team from Meade County Feeders compete in the 2011 Beef Empire Days Cattle Working Contest at Finney County Feedyard. The group was the only youth competitors.

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Brad Nading/Telegram Mario Aguilar, right, applies a tag to a cow's ear as Noel Escamilla prepares a sample for virus testing while competing in the 2011 Beef Empire Days Cattle Working Contest at Finney County Feedyard. The pair along with Dusty Penick were competing as a team from Reeve Cattle Company.

Brad Nading/Telegram Mario Aguilar, right, applies a tag to a cow's ear as Noel Escamilla prepares a sample for virus testing while competing in the 2011 Beef Empire Days Cattle Working Contest at Finney County Feedyard. The pair along with Dusty Penick were competing as a team from Reeve Cattle Company.

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Brad Nading/Telegram Stewart Gulager, Garland, works on turning a steer to the ground on a run in the 2011 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo at the Finney County Fairgrounds arena.

Brad Nading/Telegram Stewart Gulager, Garland, works on turning a steer to the ground on a run in the 2011 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo at the Finney County Fairgrounds arena.

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Brad Nading/Telegram Competitors watch as Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, lassos a calf on a run in the tie down event during the 2007 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo at the Finney County Fairgrounds. The rodeo has drawn several world champions in various events to compete in through the years.

Brad Nading/Telegram Competitors watch as Trevor Brazile, Decatur, Texas, lassos a calf on a run in the tie down event during the 2007 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo at the Finney County Fairgrounds. The rodeo has drawn several world champions in various events to compete in through the years.

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Brad Nading/Telegram Ryan Swayze, Freedom, Okla., kicks up the dirt as he turns a steer to the ground on a run in the 2011 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo slack steer wrestling in the Finney County Fairgrounds rodeo arena.

Brad Nading/Telegram Ryan Swayze, Freedom, Okla., kicks up the dirt as he turns a steer to the ground on a run in the 2011 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo slack steer wrestling in the Finney County Fairgrounds rodeo arena.

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Brad Nading/Telegram Rochelle Miller, Scott City, turns her horse around the second barrel on a run in the 2011 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo slack barrel racing at the Finney County Fairgrounds Arena.

Brad Nading/Telegram Rochelle Miller, Scott City, turns her horse around the second barrel on a run in the 2011 Beef Empire Days PRCA Rodeo slack barrel racing at the Finney County Fairgrounds Arena.

* Public Pick 5: Open to men, women and youth. Each person will pick five head during the Live Show that they believe will be the top placers in the Beef Empire Days index during the Carcass Show. The total of the Beef Empire Days index of the five head will determine the winner. Cost is $20 per person to enter the day of the show. Winner of the men's and women's divisions win $500 each. The youth division winner will receive a duffel bag.

Thursday, May 31

* Cattle Working Contest: Noon at the Finney County Feedyard. The event is open to all area processing crews, and provides an opportunity for them to compete against each other while learning the newest trends and testing the latest equipment. All participants will receive lunch, have a short educational program, and then the contest will begin. Entry forms are available by contacting the Beef Empire Days office.

* U.S. Premium Beef People's Choice Auction: 6 p.m. dinner, followed by the auction at 7 p.m. at the Clarion Inn. The auction includes photographs of 66 heifers that will be auctioned off. The prize will be paid on the performance of the cattle, which are being fed at Brookover Feedyard, Garden City.

Friday, June 1

* The Carcass Show: 2 p.m. at Tyson Fresh Meats. In the carcass, or post-slaughter show, judges determine the quality of beef, which also helps them determine if judges accurately predicted the quality of the animals during the Live Show. A barbecue will follow the Carcass Show, at 5 p.m., in the meeting room under the grandstand at the Finney County Fairgrounds.

* Ranch Rodeo: 7 p.m. at the Finney County Fairgrounds. The Ranch Rodeo includes events in which traditional working cowboys gather to compete and demonstrate skills used every day in cattle ranching operations. Events are calf branding, team doctoring, double mugging, trailer loading and team penning. As many as 15 teams of four will be competing. Entry forms are available by contacting the Beef Empire Days office.

Saturday, June 2

* The Beef Empire Days Awards Banquet: 6 p.m. at the Clarion Inn Ballroom. Social hour begins at 6 p.m., immediately followed by the awards banquet. Guests will be served western Kansas beef and all the trimmings. Awards for the Live and Carcass shows will be presented at 5:30 p.m. during the awards dinner. Among the other awards that will be given out include the Earl C. Brookover Memorial Award, the Overall Grand Champion Carcass Award, the Grand Champion Heifer Carcass Award and Grand Champion cash awards.

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