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Colorado Simmental Association
 C/O Sec. Susan Russell
 24614 Road G
 Sugar City, Co 81076-9514
 Phone: 719-469-0020

June 1 & 2 - Junior Extravaganza and Stock Show U

TWO events for beef youth exhibitors
These are GREAT opportunities for both you and your steer or heifer.
Click here for rules and further details

Stock Show U
Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Arkansas Valley Fairgrounds, Rocky Ford, CO
Host: WW Feed & Supply
Cost: Free

  • Sullivan Supply’s professors will again offer a “Stock Show University” to include showmanship, daily hair care, clipping, show day grooming, and how to achieve that championship look.
  • Bring your animal and your equipment, as we have lots of hands-on lessons!
  • Tentative start time 9 a.m. (Barn opens at 7:30, so you can move in and set up.)
  • Sullivan Supply trailer on site. Shavings also sold for those wanting bedding.
  • RSVP appreciated: 719-384-4463 or

    Free stalling overnight.

    Junior Extravaganza
    Sunday, June 2, 2019 – Arkansas Valley Fairgrounds, Rocky Ford, CO
    Hosts: Red Angus Association of Colorado, Rocky Mountain Shorthorn Assoc, & Colo. Simmental Assoc.  
    n Tentative start time 9 a.m. (Barn opens at 7, so overnight animals may be fed and new arrivals can move in.)
    n RSVP appreciated: or

    Field day
    Cost: Free
    n Contests: Beef quiz bowl, showmanship, salesmanship, judging contest, and beef breeding classes. Open to all youth.
    n Breeding beef show for Red Angus, Shorthorn and Simmental females.

    Lunch: Courtesy of Neogen.

    Open Jackpot
    Cost: $10 per animal
    n This is a blow-n-go jackpot. Half the pot in payout of cash prizes. Steer and female divisions offered.


    Youth of Year and Scholarships announced

    CSA selected Bryce Hill as CSA’s Youth of the Year, the state’s equivalent of ASA’s Bronze Merit, plus Hill was one of three CSA scholarship recipients. Hill, of Sterling, is heading to Northwest College at Powell, Wyo., on a livestock judging scholarship. He is in his second term as Colorado Junior Simmental’s president, and was thanked for his assistance at both the Junior Extravaganza multi-breed field day and Colorado State Fair.

    CSA gave three grants. In addition to Hill, $500 CSA scholarship recipients were Bradie Midcap of Wray and Riley Maranville of Ramah.

    CSA youth grant applications, which include referenced and resume, are due each Oct. 1 before they are forwarded to a selection committee. Watch for application details.


    Simmental-Shorthorn create Junior Extravaganza

    Colorado Simmental and Shorthorn youth enjoyed a fun-filled day when the breed associations joined forces to create a “Junior Extravaganza” on June 9, 2018 at Rocky Ford.

    Saturday kicked off with fun, educational contests. In the Quiz Bowl, teammates were drawn from a bucket. Youth were asked beef industry questions, ranging from bunk space requirements and body temperature queries, to pedigree and gestation-related questions. The team of Gabri Leone of Fowler and Bryce Hill of Sterling were victorious in the final round of the round-robin contest.

    Two additional contests help prepare youth for Junior Nationals. A salesmanship contest allowed contestants to attempt to merchandise their heifer to Justin Mosher and Clay Kimberlin, judges from Olathe who posed as buyers. Leone took the top prize for the salesmanship. In a beef judging contest, where youth evaluated strengths & weaknesses of a class, plus written questions, the top award was earned by McKellen Rains of Oakley, KS.

    Following a lunch, generously sponsored by GeneSeek, a genomics division of Neogen, the attention shifted to the registered cattle shows. Purebred and percentage divisions all were judged by Mosher, a livestock judging team standout from Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, KS. He selected Hill’s March-born heifer as Overall Simmental Champion Female, and named an April-born heifer shown by Molly Cooksey of Roggen as the Overall Shorthorn Champion Female. Both received cowhide banners.

    As calves and participants continued to fill the barn at the Arkansas Valley Fairgrounds, the Junior Extravaganza showmanship contest was open to any breed association, 4-H or FFA youth attending on Saturday. Custom memory box prizes were offered in two age divisions. Cash Pruett of Pueblo was the junior division showmanship champion and Cooksey was the senior division winner.

    Mosher also judged the All-breeds Open Jackpot, which was held to give both cattle and youth a good practice opportunity for showing. In the market division, steer classes were broken by animal weight and in the female division, class breaks were based on animal age. Pruett won with his 1140-pound Charolais-cross steer; and Cooksey won with her Shorthorn heifer. Cash and prizes both were awarded.

    Saturday’s Junior Extravaganza was hosted by the Colorado Junior Simmental Association and Rocky Mountain Junior Shorthorn Association, and coordinated by Dr. Rick Leone of Fowler and Susan Russell of Sugar City.

    Gabri Leone and Bryce Hill confer before answering
    a Quiz Bowl question.

    Bryce Hill’s heifer was named Overall Simmental
    Champion Female at the 2018 Junior Extravaganza.

    McKellen Rains, who won the judging contest, is
    shown during sales talk with judges Justin Mosher
    and Clay Kimberlin.

    During its annual meeting held at the Junior Extravaganza, CJSA members elected officers. They are:

    Bryce Hill, President
    McKellen Rains,Vice President
    Ellie Woodward, Secretary


    Paid Members:

    Baty, Sydney 
    Brisendine, Chelsea
    Brisendine, Trace
    Hill, Brandyn
    Hill, Bryce
    King, Jake
    Midcap, Bradie
    Midcap, Casey
    Midcap, Kolby 
    Pargin, Kandace
    Pargin, Kimberly
    Rains, Mckellen
    Temple, Birdee
    Temple, Lindsay
    Temple, Shelby 
    Woodward, Ellie
    Woodward, Robbie

    Jay Hill and Susan Russell, Advisors

    County Fair Winners
    CSA offers a special award to winners of the overall grand champion honors earned in market, breeding or open show divisions at your county fair in Colorado. Winners must exhibit an animal that is registered Simmental ½ blood or higher to qualify. Click here for application form.


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