MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Brad Rugg, Superintendent, 612-624-8443 2012 MINNESOTA 4-H BREEDING BEEF HEIFER SHOW St. Paul, MN (8/23/12) - There was a total of 568 beef cattle shown at the 2012 Minnesota 4-H Beef Show. The Breeding Heifer show was held on the first day of the Minnesota State Fair Thursday, August 23rd. Judging this year’s Breeding Beef Show was Tom Farrer of Royal Center, Indiana. Farrer and his family own and operate Farrer Stock Farms, which was established in 1947, and raises Shorthorn, Angus, and crossbred cattle. Farrer is a veteran livestock judge, judging in over 27 states and Canada, and has been fortunate to evaluate the national shows of three breeds of cattle in recent years. The Supreme Champion Breeding Heifer was shown by Sydney Zehnder of Isanti County and was a Charolais. William O’Sullivan of Wright County took overall Reserve Champion with his Shorthorn. Exhibitor Patrick O’Sullivan Maggie Post County Wright Jackson Award and Breed Champion Shorthorn Plus Heifer Reserve Champion Shorthorn Plus Heifer Sydney Zehnder Mandy Marthaler Isanti Dakota Champion Charolais Heifer Reserve Champion Charolais Heifer Tyler Johnson Michael Brual, Jr. Fillmore Dodge Champion Foundation Simmental Heifer Reserve Champion Foundation Simmental Heifer Mason Kitchell Jordan Bergan Norman Fillmore Champion Hereford Heifer Reserve Champion Hereford Heifer Jayma Benda Erin Radke Jackson Nicollet Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer Kjersta Lind Spencer Wangen Fillmore Freeborn Champion Red Angus Heifer Reserve Champion Red Angus Heifer William O’Sullivan Riley Ruble Wright Freeborn Champion Shorthorn Heifer Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer Lane Giess Leah Giess Morrison Morrison Champion South Devon Heifer Reserve Champion South Devon Heifer Lucas Nord Caroline Mayer Clay Fillmore Champion Black Angus Heifer Reserve Champion Black Angus Heifer Thomas Duff Austin Yonker Dakota Jackson Champion Limousin Heifer Reserve Champion Limousin Heifer Goodhue Goodhue Champion Other Breeds Heifer Reserve Champion Other Breeds Heifer Kendrah Schafer Madison Schafer Fred Mansfield Abe Hauge Swift Winona Champion Simmental Heifer Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer Blake Heideman Dylan Mente Freeborn Rock Champion Chianina Heifer Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer Andrea Thate Elizabeth Donnelly Martin Dakota Champion Commercial Heifer Reserve Champion Commercial Heifer Ryan Kurth Benton Champion Saler Heifer © 2011 Regents of the University of Minnesota. All rights reserved. University of Minnesota Extension is an equal opportunity educator and employer. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this material is available in alternative formats upon request. Direct requests to the Extension Store at 800-876-8636. Printed on recycled and recyclable paper with at least 10 percent postconsumer waste material.