SWIFT HEIFERS, ARNDT STEERS WIN BEEF FEST GRAND AWARDS

     Heifers owned by Swift Farms of Matfield Green and steers entered by Mike and Steven Arndt from Emporia earned grand awards at Flint Hills Beef Fest in Emporia. The awards are based on the best combined finish in the grass futurity and live stocker show. A total of 114 steers and 99 heifers were entered in the contest.
     The grand award-winning pen of three from Swift Farms won the live show in the heifer division, while cattle owned by Don Haun of Fall River won the heifer grass futurity. In the steer division, D & H Cattle of Strong City exhibited the champion pen in the live stocker show, while an entry from Anderson Ranch of Alma won the grass futurity.
     Additional coverage from Beef Fest will appear in the October Kansas Stockman.

 

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