State Preview Show at Michigan Beef Showcase
June 7 - June 9
Entries due May 24
Held in conjunction with the Michigan Beef Showcase at MSU.
CLASSES FOR BOTH JUNIOR & OPEN CATTLE IN MICHIGAN ANGUS PREVIEW SHOW
The Michigan Beef Showcase on June 7-9 at the MSU Pavilion in East Lansing is the site of the Michigan Angus Junior and Open Preview Show. Adult Angus breeders are encouraged to enter cattle in the Open Preview Show. Junior and open entries will show at the same time. Classes include heifers, cow-calf pairs, bulls and steers, as well as youth showmanship.
Exhibitor’s birthdate for the Jr. Angus Preview Show must be from January 1, 1998 through December 31, 2010. Exhibitors in the open show must have reached their 8th birthday by January 1, 2019.
Entries must be POSTMARKED by May 24, 2019. Late entries are accepted but at a significantly higher fee. Early bird cattle arrival is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 7. However, cattle exhibitors may wait to arrive until Saturday. All cattle must be checked in between 10:30 a.m. and Noon on Saturday, June 8. Show¬manship for all youth exhibitors will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, followed by crossbred steer and market heifer classes. All breed shows are on Sunday, June 9 with Angus being the fourth breed to show. The show begins at 9 a.m.
DELEGATES TO NJAA SHOWMANSHIP CONTEST TO BE SELECTED
Members of Michigan Junior Angus Association ages 16 to 20 as of January 1, 2019 can compete for the honor of representing our state at the NJAA Showman¬ship Contest in Louisville, Kentucky this summer. Those who wish to compete must contact Nancy Thelen by May 24 to verify membership in the American Angus Association/National Junior Angus Association, as well as the MJAA. For more information, contact Nancy at 734-944-6262 or 734-216-3617 (cell and text).
YOUTH CAN COMPETE IN EDUCATIONAL BEEF SKILLS CONTEST
Beef skills educational contests for youth will again be held this year, including: Posters, Photography, Team Sales, and Team Fitting. All contests will be held on Saturday afternoon. The contests are designed to help the junior exhibitors prepare for the educational contests at their respective breed’s National Junior Show, and help them learn new skills in various areas. Compete details are in the entry packet.
The Michigan Angus Association will also offer cash awards to all Michigan Junior Angus members who participate in any of the educational contests. Be sure to check these out and encourage your juniors to consider participating in one or more of these opportunities.