A 1,462 lb. Charolais-Angus cross steer won the Earl C. Brookover Memorial Award for the best combined finish at the Beef Empire Days fed cattle show. Fed at Midwest Feeders of Ingalls by JCS GP/Frank Harper, the entry placed eighth live and fifth in the carcass contest. The steer graded middle Choice and was a Yield Grade 1.56.
The grand champion overall heifer was fed at Irsik & Doll Feed Yard of Garden City by Cimarron Cattle Company. This heifer weighed 1,330 lbs. live, was eighth in the live show, sixth in the carcass contest, graded middle Choice and was a Yield Grade 2.38.
Alan Jett fed the steer hanging the grand champion carcass at Triangle H of Garden City. The 1,540 lb. black steer graded low Prime and was a Yield Grade 1.98.
Kinsley Feeders fed and co-owned the champion carcass heifer along with McLaughlin Farms. The black heifer weighed 1,558 lbs. live, graded low Prime and was a Yield Grade 2.04.
A total of 64 steers and 46 heifers from feedyards across the High Plains competed in the show. Further results from the fed cattle show and other competitions at Beef Empire Days will appear in the July issue of the Kansas Stockman.