Entries for 2018 up vs. 2017!
The initial deadline for entries has come and gone and we have some preliminary numbers that we think will get you excited for the 2018 Junior Beef Expo!
We have over 20 head and 30 additional exhibitors compared to 2017.
Of the 346 head entered by the 179 exhibitors from 39 counties, 255 are breeding heifers and 91 are market animals.
All are competing for the $5,000 prize awarded to the Champion Market Animal and *NEW for 2018* Champion Breeding Heifer!
We have an almost even split between registered girls (92) and boys (87).
Over 98 percent entered for the showmanship contest (which, pays $600 & $400 for Division and Reserve Division Champions, respectively).
We are currently working to verify entry information while waiting for the late entry deadline of Dec. 1st before we release any information about class breaks and breed specific divisions. After Dec. 1st we will release the preliminary division numbers so breeds that did not make will have ample time to decide if they want to sponsor their own division. Information about those requirements can be found in the rules.
We hope you are having a great fall and that you are excited about these numbers as we are!