Heifers owned by Loomis Ranch of Council Grove and steers entered by Gary and Judy Meats of LeRoy earned grand awards at Flint Hills Beef Fest in Emporia. The awards were based on the best combined finish in the grass futurity and live stocker show. A total of 99 heifers and 111 steers were entered in the contest.
Tim and Kristie Arndt of Emporia had the top pen in the heifer grass futurity, with a gain of 2.4 lbs. per day. The grand award-winning pen of three from Loomis Ranch won the live stocker show.
The Meats’ winning steers won the grass futurity, with an average daily gain of 2.5 lbs. That same pen of three also won the live stocker show.