Spring beef show returns; 150-plus exhibitors participate in spring classic’s return
Published 8:42 am Friday, May 8, 2015
A livestock tradition returned to the Mower County Fairgrounds last weekend.
Austin hosted the seventh annual Minnesota Junior Spring Classic (MJSC) Beef Show, an educational weekend exhibition that provides youth with a fitting demonstration, nutrition clinic, showmanship contest and junior beef show.
“Great show [Sunday],” market show judge Aaron Seik said in a press release. “The club did a great job putting it on. I was happy to hear the prizes were so good.”
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The spring classic is a not-for-profit show that brings together families and cattle from across Minnesota and surrounding states.
The show was put on by head coordinators, Allie Hawkins, Becky Church and Allison VanDerWal, as well as the University of Minnesota Block and Bridle Club. The organizers would like to thank all of the sponsors, volunteers and families for their support of the show.
The 2014 show was canceled due to frozen water pipes at the fairgrounds after the harsh winter.
Minnesota Junior Spring Classic results
196 cattle shown
150 showmanship exhibitors
115 Bootcamp participants
$13,000 was raised by B&B Beef Show Committee from sponsors
$1,000 champion market & heifer
$250 3rd place
$175 4th place
$100 5th place
55 classes: Paid out top three in each class
Champion: Lacey Schmitz (Crossbred)
Reserve: Kade Knapp (Crossbred)
3rd Overall: Katelyn Hartwig (Crossbred)
4th Overall: Shelby Hartwig (Market Heifer)
5th Overall: Cora Boesl (Market Heifer)
Champion: Emily Thorson (Maine)
Reserve: Brandon Gabrielson (Shorthorn)
3rd Overall: Shade Bunker (Charlois)
4th Overall: Thomas Claeys (Foundation Simm.)
5th Overall: Riley Ruble (Maine)