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


 

Youth Scholarship
Colorado Simmental believes in the importance of developing the next generation. CSA offers a scholarship, called the Youth Grant, that has an annual deadline of Oct. 1st. 
Click here for 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.

2018/2019 COLORADO JUNIOR SIMMENTAL
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 
Carlson, Jaxon
Hill, Brandyn
Hill, Bryce
Kraft, Kyli
Kraft, Mataya
Kraft, Ty 
Midcap, Bradie
Midcap, Casey
Midcap, Kolby 
Rains, Mckellen
Smith, Keanna 
Temple, Birdee
Temple, Lindsay
Temple, Shelby 
Vaad, Kaycee
Vaad, Mitchell
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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