MEDIA RELEASE Contact: Brad Rugg, Superintendent, 612-624-8443 2013 MINNESOTA 4-H BREEDING BEEF HEIFER SHOW St. Paul, MN (08/23/13) - There was a total of 605 beef cattle shown at the 2013 Minnesota 4H Beef Show. The Breeding Heifer show was held on the first day of the Minnesota State Fair, Aug. 22nd. Judging this year’s Beef Show was Neil Branscum of Nancy, Kentucky. Neal graduated from the University of Kentucy in 2000, and currently works as a territory representative for the Elanco Animal Health Division in Kentucky and Ohio. Neal has recently judged the Junior Beef Cattle Show at the North American Livestock exposition in Louisville, and has judged many State Fairs and breed shows across the country. His wife Rebekah, along with his two children, Ryder and Kat, own Ard Ridge Cattle Company. The Supreme Champion Breeding Heifer was shown by Patrick O’Sullivan of Wright County and was a Shorthorn. Dylan Celander of Martin County took overall Reserve Champion with his registered Foundation Simmental. Third Overall is William O’Sullivan of Wright County with a Charolais heifer, Fourth Overall is Grady Ruble of Freeborn County with a Maine-Anjou heifer, and Fifth Overall is Rebecca Church of Washington County with a Limousin heifer. County Award and Breed Jorli Hauge Wesly Johnson Exhibitor Winona Pipestone Champion Black Angus Heifer Reserve Champion Black Angus Heifer William O’Sullivan Kaylee Kathrein Wright Morrison Champion Charolais Heifer Reserve Champion Charolais Heifer Shelby Hartwig Ryleigh Beers Stearns Rocks Champion Chianina Heifer Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer Blake Heideman Abe Hauge Freeborn Winona Champion Commercial Heifer Reserve Champion Commercial Heifer Dylan Celander Hunter Aggen Martin Fillmore Champion Foundation Simmental Heifer Reserve Champion Foundation Simmental Heifer Samantha Ivers Nicholas Hollerman Mower Todd Champion Gelbvich Heifer Reserve Champion Gelbvich Heifer David Donnelly Bennett Stadheim Dakota Freeborn Champion Hereford Heifer Reserve Champion Hereford Heifer Rebecca Church Joanna Moser Washington Stevens Champion Limousin Heifer Reserve Champion Limousin Heifer © 2013 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. Grady Ruble Erin Radke Freeborn Nicollet Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer Morgan Monio Ben Finholdt Washington Steele Champion Other Breeds Heifer Reserve Champion Other Breeds Heifer Jackson Bjorklund Sydney Zehnder West Otter Tail Isanti Champion Red Angus Heifer Reserve Champion Red Angus Heifer Ryan Kurth Isaac Christensen Benton Douglas Champion Salers Heifer Reserve Champion Salers Heifer Patrick O’Sullivan Colin Lyndorff Wright Wright Champion Shorthorn Heifer Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer James Knudsen Riley Johnson Fillmore Jackson Champion Shorthorn Plus Heifer Reserve Champion Shorthorn Plus Heifer Shantel Raatz Beau Peine Pipestone Dakota Champion Simmental Heifer Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer Leah Giess Kyle Stranberg Morrison Chippewa Champion South Devon Heifer Reserve Champion South Devon Heifer © 2013 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.