Open cattle show for youth set April 20
WASHINGTON, Iowa — Washington County 4-H County Council will be sponsoring an Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association-sanctioned open cattle show April 20 at the Washington County Fairgrounds.
The event is open to youth of all ages up to 21.
To exhibit at the show, there are no requirements be a member of the IJBBA or a member of 4-H, however, members of IJBBA will receive points.
Organizers said this is a great opportunity for youth to compete against youth from other counties, work more with their cattle, gain experience and have fun.
Check-in will be from 8-9:30 a.m., and the show will begin at 11 a.m.
Entry fee is $35. Pre-registration is $30 if registered by April 1. Entry fee includes a T-shirt for the exhibitor. Make checks payable to Washington County Extension Office, 2223 250th St., Washington 52353.
Supreme champion will receive $250, and reserve champion will receive $150, for both market and breeding animals. All first- through third-place in the class will have cash awards.
Health papers are required on all animals. If intending to show in a breed division, registration papers are required.
Generators are recommended, but not required.
In conjunction with the cattle show, a pancake breakfast will be held from 7-10:30 a.m. in the basement at the Washington County ISU Extension Office.
To register, donate to the event or for information, contact Harry Walker, 319-461-1458, Russ Wagler, 319-930-2202 or Amy Green, 319-653-4811.
Registration forms are available at www.extension.iastate.edu/washington/news/ijbba-sanctioned-open-cattle-show-april-20.