The 2019 Fed Beef Challenge was a big success, with 43 pens of cattle represented by TCFA member feedyards at the Amarillo Livestock Auction. Individuals traveled from all over to view the best fed cattle around and to participate in the live evaluation contest and the TCFA Education Foundation Calcutta.
With the generous support from Feedyard Members, sponsors and TCFA supporters, $2,000 was raised in the Calcutta to go toward the TCFA Education Foundation, which is used to award scholarships to graduate students with a future in the fed beef industry. Additionally, participating feedyards graciously donated 7 head to the High Plains Food Bank’s beef fund. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s event. TCFA will announce the winners of the Fed Beef Challenge in the coming weeks.
The 2019 TCFA Fed Beef Challenge results are as follows:
Grand Champion Carcass
Hartley Feeders Score: 117.15
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
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
Shane Barnett with F-Troop Feeders won a custom handmade saddle in the Feedyard Evaluation Contest. The trophy saddle will be presented at the 2019 TCFA Convention in Fort Worth. Dave Link of Friona Feedyard won a Kenneth Wyatt painting in the Managers “Judge Your Own” Contest.
Jon DeClerck of Lubbock won first place in the Public Evaluation Contest followed by Johnny Treichel of Clarendon in second. Maddy Ainsley of Texas Tech University won first in the Collegiate Evaluation Contest followed by Austin Walter in second and Collin Cass in third — also of Texas Tech University.
Thank you to all who were able to participate in the contest and congratulations to the winners. Also, a big thanks to all the TCFA sponsors who help make this event possible, especially to those sponsors who provided the meal and helped at the event. TCFA would not be successful without you. For more on contest results, please contact Brady Miller at (806) 358-3681 or firstname.lastname@example.org.