We are one month away from JBE!

Completed Entries – Are you registered? Find your entries here for Breeding Heifers, The Market Show or Perfomance Docemented events. If you have any questions, please contact Shelby Marsh, JBE Intern, at smarsh@alfafarmers.org.

Ultrasound Challenge – Free to enter! Exhibitors should plan to compete in the Ultrasound Challenge held on Wednesday, March 17 from 3-5 p.m. This challenge is great way to familiarize exhibitors and their families with ultrasound technology, receive carcass data on their projects, and award top ranking animals. Note – no hair will be clipped, but oil will be used for ultrasounding purposes

Pee Wee Showmanship – Held immediately after the Junior Showmanship Division selection, a Pee Wee showmanship division will be held for all aspiring young showman who are younger than the minimum age required to enter the JBE. Young exhibitors can exhibit any animal they wish and are encouraged to bring an experienced showman (parent, sibling, role model, etc.) into the ring with them. Entry is free and sign-up will be available during Check-In.

1st Annual JBE Cornhole Tournament – Join us on Friday, March 19 after the Junior Market Show for the 1st Annual JBE Cornhole Tournament in the Teague Arena. Practice up at home, find a partner, and come prepared for a good time!

“Remind” Reminder – Text “@jrbeef” to 81010 for the latest updates directly to your smartphone. We will, once again, be utilizing this feature throughout the 2021 Junior Beef Expo.

Stalling Assignments – Stalling assignments (including Tie-Out Stalls) are currently being made. Once those lists have been finalized, they will be sent to exhibitors.

Judges –

Showmanship and Market - Scott Werning, Emery, SD

Scott and his family operate Werning Cattle Company-W/C in the hills of the James River Valley near Emery, South Dakota. Scott is a 2006 graduate of South Dakota State University where he was a member of the 2005 Livestock Judging Team and the 2005 National Meat Animal Evaluation Team. At the National Contest, Scott placed 2nd in Cattle and 1st in Cattle Reasons. He was also High Point Individual at the 2005 National Meat Animal Evaluation Contest. After college, Scott worked for Cargill Animal Nutrition before returning to the ranch in 2009.

The Werning family runs 500 Simmental, Angus, and SimAngus cows along with two embryo transplant cooperator herds. In 2019, W/C marketed approximately 225 bulls, 100 bred heifers and a handful of select show heifers. Recently, they completed their 40th Annual Production Sale. Scott and his wife Ashley have two children, son Creighten (10), and daughter Thatcher (6).

Breeding Heifers – Jim Bloomberg, Berwick, IL

Jim is returning from our 2019 show. He is an Illinois native and his family raises primarily Simmentals, Herefords and Angus. Jim has judged cattle shows in several states at the local, state, and national level serving as an official for shows in Louisville, Kansas City, Denver, Fort Worth and Houston. Jim as his wife, Mary, have been married for 36 years. They have three children, Blake, Jamie and Jake who all exhibited numerous breed champions at junior shows across the country.


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