Nebraska Cattlemen News

Date: 6/9/2017 12:00:00 AM

Title: Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Recognizes Retail Value Steer Challenge Winners


For Immediate Release

Lee Weide

June 9, 2017 



Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Recognizes Retail Value Steer Challenge Winners  


The annual Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation (NCF) Retail Value Steer Challenge (RVSC) winners were honored at the NC Foundation lunch on June 7 during the Nebraska Cattlemen (NC) Midyear Meeting in West Point.  


The RVSC is the primary fundraiser for NC Foundation with money raised supporting youth & adult educational programs, scholarships, research & infrastructure projects, history preservation and judging teams at colleges in Nebraska.  


Three winners of each of the three categories were awarded for their steer's performance in the 18th annual Retail Value Steer Challenge. First place in the Average Daily Gain category was awarded to the steer owned by TC Ranch of Franklin. Second place went to Briggs Feedyard of Seward and third place was awarded to Ron & Nancy Kvols of Wisner. Herb Albers Feedlot of Wisner owned the steer that won the Carcass Value category with Nutrient Advisors of West Point receiving second with their steer. A steer owned by Homer & Darla Buell of Bassett and Dave & Carol McCracken of Friend received the third place honors. First place in the Total Value Category was a steer owned by Todd & Holly Schroeder of Wisner. Second place went to the steer owned by Loseke Feedlot of Columbus and Folken Feedyard of Leigh and third place went to High Plains Feed Yard of Mitchell. 


The NC Foundation would like to recognize the support of Darr Feedlot, Cozad, for administration and feeding of the steers that were entered into this year's challenge. In addition, the Foundation appreciates the following sponsors for their support of the Retail Value Steer Challenge:Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Bill's Volume Sales, Inc., Elanco Animal Health and Zinpro Performance Minerals. 



Established in 1968, the NC Foundation mission is to advance the future of Nebraska's Beef industry by investing in research and education programs. As the NC Foundation grows, expands and moves forward in its mission to raise funds for educational and scientific activities that benefit the state's beef producers - the board asks you to consider investing in your industry through the Foundation. To donate or for more information concerning the NC Foundation, contact Lee Weide, Nebraska Cattlemen Vice President of Operations at 402.475.2333 or Jana Jensen, NC Foundation Fundraising Coordinator at 308.588.6299. 


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