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2001 Beef Expo - Youth Program
Virginia Horse Center, Lexington

Livestock Update, March 2001

Mark Wahlberg, Extension Animal Scientist, 4-H Livestock, Virginia Tech

The Virginia Beef Expo will again be conducted at the Virginia Horse Center at Lexington, Virginia. This site offers the opportunity to conduct many events simultaneously. Consequently, the youth cattle shows will be fit into the 2-day schedule of the Expo. In addition to these Youth events there are many other activities, including breeding cattle sales, an excellent trade show, and various educational programs and displays.

Below is the schedule for the youth events to be held at the Expo. Information about entries will be coming from the junior breed associations soon. For information about the cattle sales and trade show, contact the show manager, Forrest Ashby, at the Virginia Cattlemens Association office, 540/992-1009.

Friday, April 13

6:00 pm Youth Cattle must be in place Sign up for Showmanship

5:00 to 6:30 pm Weigh and Hip Height Measurement for Youth Steers

Saturday, April 14 - All Cattle Shows held in Anderson Coliseum

8-10 am Showmanship Competition for Youth Exhibitors - Anderson Coliseum

9-12 am Youth and Adult Stockmans Contest - Main Level of Anderson Coliseum

10:30 am Youth Show of Other Breeds of Registered Heifers - Anderson Coliseum

10:30 am Youth Shorthorn Show - Anderson Coliseum

10 am - 2 pm Forage Knowledge Contest - Main Level of Anderson Coliseum

11:30 am Youth Commercial Replacement Heifer Show - Anderson Coliseum

11:30 am Youth Simmental Show - Anderson Coliseum

12:30 pm Youth Angus Show - Anderson Coliseum

1:00 pm Youth Hereford Show - Anderson Coliseum

1-3 pm Youth Cattle Working Contest - Moore Arena

3:30 pm Contest Awards Presentation - Anderson Coliseum

4:306:30 pm Youth All-Breeds Steer Show

Load up and Head for Home

Commercial Replacement and Other Registered Heifers Beef Expo Entry Form

Virginia Beef Expo Entry Form All-Breed Steer Show

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