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The Noble Research Institute announced the winners of the 2017-2018 Junior Beef Excellence Program during a special awards program on April 9, 2018, at Southern Tech in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Alli Willis, Turner FFA, entered this year’s champion steer.
Most cattle producers in the Southern Great Plains follow a spring calving season rather than a fall calving season. There are economic trade-offs in both scenarios.
The Noble Research Institute announced the winners of the 2018-2019 Junior Beef Excellence Program during a special awards program earlier this month at Southern Tech in Ardmore, Oklahoma.
The Junior Beef Excellence Program is available to Oklahoma residents of Atoka, Bryan, Carter, Coal, Garvin, Grady, Jefferson, Johnston, Love, Marshall, McClain, Murray, Pontotoc and Stephens counties.
The story of beef is complex. It begins with a calf born on a ranch and continues two years. Dozens of people are involved from start to finish before the story ends at dinner. Though each person depends on the others, rarely does one see the full story. Together, they seek improved sustainability. First, they must connect.
Noble Research Institute Junior Beef Excellence Program recognizes the carcass merit of steers exhibited at the junior livestock shows by 4-H and FFA members in 14 south-central Oklahoma counties.