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Fed Beef Challenge

Every spring, TCFA hosts its Fed Beef Challenge where member feedyards send their best steers or heifers to compete for top carcass honors. Also, live cattle evaluation contests allow feedyard managers, college students and the public to compete.

The Fed Beef Challenge is about more than bragging rights; it’s a learning experience as well as an opportunity to get together for a good time. Activities conclude with a steak dinner for all participants and fundraiser benefiting the TCFA Education Foundation.

 

2019 TCFA Fed Beef Challenge Winners

2019 TCFA Fed Beef Challenge Pen Results


Grand Champion Carcass
Hartley Feeders -  117.15 points

Heifer Division

First Place: Hartley Feeders                                                                          Score: 309.26
Second Place: CanTex Feeders                                                                    Score: 284.53
Third Place: Kirkland Feedyard                                                                      Score: 280.75
Fourth Place: Bovina Cattle Company                                                           Score: 261.00

Mexican Steer Division

First Place: F-Troop Feeders                                                                          Score: 320.07
Second Place: F-Troop Feeders                                                                    Score: 303.63
Third Place: Dawn Custom Cattle Feeders                                                    Score: 289.18
Fourth Place: Friona Feedyard                                                                      Score: 267.69

Steer Division

First Place: F-Troop Feeders                                                                         Score: 298.69
Second Place: Dawn Custom Cattle Feeders                                               Score: 270.22
Third Place: Randall County Feedyard                                                          Score: 261.93
Fourth Place: Dawn Custom Cattle Feeders                                                 Score: 253.37

FEEDYARD EVALUATION CONTEST

Shane Barnett - F-Troop Feeders

MANAGERS "JUDGE YOUR OWN" EVALUATION CONTEST

Dave Link - Friona Feedyard

PUBLIC EVALUATION CONTEST

Jon Declerck - Lubbock, Texas
Johnny Treichel - Clarendon, Texas

COLLEGIATE EVALUATION CONTEST
Maddy Ainsley - Texas Tech University
Austin Walter - Texas Tech University
Collin Cass - Texas Tech University