Junior beef show returns to fairgrounds

Young cattle exhibitors from the four corners of Iowa will descend on the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Webster City on Sunday for an Iowa Junior Beef Breeds Association (IJBBA) sanctioned show.

The show, sponsored each year by the Hamilton County Cattlemen’s Association, offers classes for breeding heifers and market steers and heifers for all breeds, including full-size and lowlines. Exhibitors receive points on their placings which accumulate toward year-end awards and scholarships.

It will be the show’s first use of the newly completed Hamilton County Arena-Conference Center on the fairgrounds. Show spectators and exhibitors will be the first group to enjoy the building’s recently installed heating plant.

Roger Vorthmann, of Treynor, will judge the show. Vorthmann and his family raise purebred Limousins at their Pottawattamie County farm and he has raised and exhibited livestock across the United States.

The cattlemen’s chuckwagon will be on the grounds serving hamburger and ribeye sandwiches. Assisting them will be the Dance Connection Mothers who will also be hosting a bake sale in their fundraising efoorts to support dance activities.

The show starts at 11 a.m. on Sunday. There is no admission charge to the fairgrounds or the arena.