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Dane County youth wins state fair performance beef competition

Dane County youth wins state fair performance beef competition

Girsh Russell received a banner and $300

Girsh Russell, Dane County, exhibited the overall champion in this year's Wisconsin State Fair Performance Beef Contest. The Performance Beef Division is a comprehensive contest incorporating rate of gain, live show and carcass evaluation.  The overall top 10 winners, as well as the top two exhibitors in the individual components of the contest, receive prize monies and awards from the Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association and Wisconsin State Fair.

The Performance Beef Division is a comprehensive contest incorporating rate of gain, live show and carcass evaluation.

Girsh's crossbred steer was 3rd in carcass, reserve champion in the live show and 3rd in rate of gain to finish with an overall score of 74.9 points.  The overall reserve champion performance steer exhibited by Patrick Hilleman, Richland County, was an Angus steer which placed 1st in carcass, 8th in rate of gain (2.57), and 3rd in its class in the live show resulting in an overall score of 72.8 points. Girish and Patrick received a banner and $300 and $250 respectively.

Top 10 overall winners are:
3rd & $200        James Griswold, Dane County (67)
4th & $150        Sarah Bukhaus, Iowa County (66)
5th & $100        Rylee Black, Polk County (65.4)
6th & $50          Ty Struble, Richland County (61.3)
7th & $50          Savannah Lawinger, Iowa County (60)
8th & $50          Cole Chapman, Green Lake County (59.3)
9th & $50          Leona Meyer, Sheboygan County (58.4)
10th & $50        Hannah Olsen, Waushara County (55.2)             

Rate of Gain Contest Winners: sponsored by the Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association:
Champion & $200                      James Griswold County (5.46 lbs. gain/day)
Reserve Champion & $100        Leona Meyer, Sheboygan County (3.74 lbs. gain/day)

Live Show Contest Winners: sponsored by the Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association:
Champion & $200                      Rylee Black, Polk County (1383#)
Reserve Champion & $100        Girsh Russell, Dane County (1367#)

Carcass Contest Winners: sponsored by the Wisconsin Cattlemen's Association:
Champion & $200                      Patrick Hilleman, Richland County
Reserve Champion & $100        Savannah Lawinger, Iowa County                       

For complete results of the Performance Beef Division visit www.wistatefair.com.          

Source: Wisconsin State Fair

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