Next generation in cattle industry

Manitoba Youth Beef Round-Up 2019

On August 2-4, 48 enthusiastic Manitoba and Saskatchewan Junior Cattle Producers attended the 12th Annual Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup in Neepawa. Excitement in the cattle industry brought out a top-notch group of interested cattle producers and 58 head of cattle. This year 22 new members attended Roundup for the first time.

Where else can you attend an event with 48 Junior members all working together as teams and in individual competitions, to learn the skills needed in the Livestock Industry? Our show would not happen without our dedicated sponsors, parents, juniors and committee members who have stood behind this Junior All Breeds Show and helped to make it a success.

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The weekend started off Friday afternoon with a presentation on judging techniques, parts of the animal and explanations on judging terms with Bill Biglieni of WLB Livestock. Following the judging workshop, Megan Baron gave an overview on how to give oral reasons for the judging competitions. During supper, Junior Director, Taylor Carlson, made a presentation on her trips to Iowa and Japan for the junior members to see the opportunities that are available for them. That evening all juniors participated in the Photo Bingo Contest – a fun, hands on challenge where teams work together to complete 10 stations related to the cattle industry. It’s a great way for Juniors to work together, make new friendships and learn some new skills.

On Saturday morning the Juniors participated in Public Speaking, how to do an Interview, Individual Judging and attended a workshop on the Verified Beef Program by Coordinator of VBP, Betty Green.

In the afternoon there was Team Judging, Team Fitting, the Stockman’s Knowledge competition and the Pee Wee’s learned how to make rope halters.

New General Manager of the Manitoba Beef Producers, Carson Callum, was in attendance to see what our Junior Beef Producers are involved in. Saturday evening was wrapped up with the Cook-Off competition sponsored by Enns Brothers Equipment and a slip n’ slide to cool off for the day!

Grand Aggregate sponsored by Enns Brothers

Senior winner - Kaitlyn Davey; hon. Mention - Sadie Anwender

Intermediate winner - Levi Best; hon. Mention - Cody Carson

Junior winner - Madisyn Robertson; hon. Mention - Fischer Cavers

PeeWee winner - Declynn Allum; hon. Mention - Aklen Abey

Sunday was show day with judges Robin Hogberg, John Hogberg and Kolton McInstosh. Juniors participated in showmanship classes in the morning and then conformation classes in the afternoon. We rounded the day off with a parade of champions and a parade of 4-H champions then concluded with awards.

Each and every year, Round-Up is a weekend filled with friendships, learning, skills and knowledge. It was once again another successful weekend!

Round-Up 2019 Committee: Lois McRae, Laura Horner and Jake Rawluk (Co-Chairpersons), Rilla & Travis Hunter, Wenda & Naomi Best, Blair McRae, Andrea Bertholet, Samantha Rimke, Albert & Michelle Rimke, Candace Abey, Nanette Glover, Jackie Cavers, Megan Baron, Cody Carson, Trevor and Taylor Carlson, Geoff Paterson and Monty Thomson.

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