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Junior Fed Beef Challenge

The TCFA Junior Fed Beef Challenge was designed to encourage young people to gain practical experience in feeding commercial beef cattle. This program stresses the importance of proper animal husbandry and financial management. Over the last 25 years, TCFA has introduced hundreds of young people to the cattle feeding industry through the Junior Fed Beef Challenge.

2018 Junior Fed Beef Challenge Brochure

2018 Entry Form
2018 Official Rule Book
BQA Worksheet
Drug Certificate
Official Record Book
Official Record Book - in Excel
Example Record Book
Feed Invoice


2018 TCFA Junior Fed Beef Challenge Winners

(Pictured presenting awards to the winners is Rachel Hernandez with TCFA)

OVERALL CHAMPION
Wilsey Wendler, College StationWilsey Wendler

 

OVERALL RESERVE CHAMPION
Macy Lawrence, CanyonMacy Lawrence


FIRST RUNNER-UP

Leroy Stavinoha, Eagle LakeLeroy Stavinoha


OVERALL JUNIOR DIVISION CHAMPION

Brett Heitschmidt, NazarethBrett Heitschmidt

 

Other Award Winners:

Junior Division:

     Best Written Exam:
        1st Place - Grant Kubala
        2nd Place - Alexis Wilson
        3rd Place - Brett Heitschmidt

     Best Presentation:
        1st Place - Kade Lawrence and Davy Crandall
        2nd Place - Clayton Stevenson, Hope Gleghorn, and Alexis Wilson
        3rd Place - Alexis Whitely and Winston Stevenson

     Best Record Book:
        1st Place - Brett Heitschmidt and Will Hauerland
        2nd Place - Jake Ressler and Kade Lawrence
        3rd Place - Clayton Stevenson, Trace Goodman, and Davy Crandall

     Top Individual Carcass:
        1st Place - Jake Ressler
        2nd Place - Jake Ressler
        3rd Place - Alexis Whitely and Ty Whitely

     Top Carcass Pen:
        1st Place - Jake Ressler
        2nd Place - Kade Lawrence
        3rd Place - Brett Heitschmidt

     Top Rookie Award:
        1st Place - Davey Crandall
        2nd Place- Jake Ressler

Senior Division:

     Best Written Exam:
        1st Place - Emily Heitschmidt
        2nd Place - Wilsey Wendler
        3rd Place - Leroy Stavinoha

     Best Interview:
        1st Place - Wilsey Wendler
        2nd Place - Macy Lawrence
        3rd Place - Leroy Stavinoha

     Best Record Book:
        1st Place - Leroy Stavinoha, Ryan Heitschmidt, and Emily Heitschmidt
        2nd Place - Macy Lawrence, Hannah Bludau, and Luke Bludau
        3rd Place - David Schoenemann and Wilsey Wendler

     Top Individual Carcass:
        1st Place - Hannah Bludau and Luke Bludau
        2nd Place - Ryan Heitschmidt, Emily Heitschmidt, Hannah Bludau, and Luke Bludau
        3rd Place - David Schoenemann, Wilsey Wendler, and Preston Debault