Nebraska Cattlemen Foundation Recognizes 2018 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 Grand Island.
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 19th annual Retail Value Steer Challenge. First place in the Average Daily Gain category was awarded to the steer owned by Jim Ramm of Atkinson, Don Schmaderer of Stuart and Paul Sedlacek of Pierce. Second place went to a steer owned by the University of Nebraska Animal Science Faculty and third place was awarded to Loseke Feedlot of Columbus and Folken Feedyard of Leigh. Graff Cattle of Ogallala owned the steer that won the Carcass Value category with John Schroeder of Cozad and Kelly Bruns of North Platte receiving second with their steer. A steer owned by Miles Cattle Company of McCool Junction and Trampe Cattle Company of Amherst received the third place honors. First place in the Total Value Category was a steer owned by the Northeast Nebraska Cattlemen Association. Second place went to the steer owned by Bergers’s Herdmasters of Stapleton and third place went to Wayne & Roxanne Eatinger of Thedford.
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.