Cattle Contest

The 2021 Flint Hills Beef Fest grass competition is complete. Placings were announced at the Awards Banquet on August 21, 2021 for the Grass Futurity and Grandstand (Summer) awards and February 26, 2022 for the Feedlot and Carcass (Winter) awards. You can check out the summary of results for the summer and winter events below.

2022 Event Results

Steers

Grass Futurity

Name Gain (lbs/day)
1st – Anderson Ranch – Matt and Julia Anderson (Alma)2.621
2nd – Jim and Donna Bates (Galesburg)2.510
3rd – Meats Land and Cattle Co. – Parker Meats (Leroy)2.502
4th – Willow Creek Angus – Derek and Kerri Jackson (Council Grove)2.470
5th – B & L Cattle – Brody Lutz & Levi Lutz (Madison)2.397

Grandstand

Name
1st – Meats Farms, Inc. – Mike and LeAnna Meats (Leroy)
2nd – Arndt Farms – Michael and Steven Arndt (Emporia)
3rd – Meats Land and Cattle Co. – Parker Meats (Leroy)
4th – Dennis and Connie Darbyshire (Hartford)
5th – Jim and Donna Bates (Galesburg)

Best of Grass and Show

Meats Land & Cattle Co – Parker Meats (Leroy)

Heifers

Grass Futurity

Name Gain (lbs/day)
1st – Fredonia Livestock Auction – Don & Carole Haun (Fall River)2.647
2nd – Arndt Farms – Michael and Steven Arndt (Emporia)2.621
3rd – Spring Creek Ranch – Joe & Debbie Reinert (Cassoday)2.580
4th – Wesley Cahoone & Lee Glanville (Cottonwood Falls)2.500
5th – Woodbury-Lusk Cattle – James Lusk, John & Howard Woodbury (Quenemo)2.478

Grandstand

Name
1st – Anderson Ranch – Mark and Hanna Anderson
2nd – Woodbury-Lusk Cattle – James Lusk, John & Howard Woodbury (Quenemo)
3rd – Devin and Karlie Arndt (Emporia)
4th – Arndt Farms – Michael and Steven Arndt (Emporia)
5th – Wesley Cahoone & Lee Glanville (Cottonwood Falls)

Best of Grass and Show

Arndt Farms – Michael and Steven Arndt (Emporia)


2021 Event Results

Steers

Feedlot

The average daily gain at the feedlot for the Steers was 4.507 pounds per day. The Top 5 placings in the rate of gain and carcass merit competitions are,

NameGain (lbs./day)
1st – Leffler Prime Performance Jacquelyne Leffler, Americus
2nd – P D L Cattle Phil, Donna, and Lane Jeanneret, Olpe
3rd – Spring Creek Ranch Joe and Debbie Reinert, Cassoday
4th – Brandon Litch, Melvern
5th – B & L Cattle Brody and Levi Lutz

Carcass

Name
1st – Plum Creek Ranch, Kevin and Gwen Wellnitz, Neosho Rapids
2nd – Jeff & Tonya Fowler, Chanute
3rd – Leffler Farms Bill and Cindy Leffler, Americus
4th – Woodbury Farms John and Howard Woodbury, Quenemo
5th – Devin & Karrlie Arndt, Emporia

Grass Futurity

The Top 5 placings in the grass futurity and grandstand competitions are,

Name Gain (lbs/day)
1st – DJ Edwards (Hamilton)2.777
2nd – Anderson Ranch – Matt and Julia Anderson (Alma)2.735
3rd – Wes Cahoone and Lee Glanville (Cottonwood Falls)2.658
4th – Jim and Donna Bates (Galesburg)2.646
5th – Arndt Farms – Michael and Steven Arndt (Emporia)2.610

Grandstand

Name
1st – RNL Farms – Ryan Louie/Parker Meats (Leroy)
2nd – B&L Cattle – Brody Lutz and Levis Lutz (Madison)
3rd – Jim and Donna Bates (Galesburg)
4th – Burton and Potter – Bill Burton and Roger Potter (Emporia)
5th – Mike and Tammy Darbyshire (Hartford)

Best of Grass and Show

Jim and Donna Bates (Galesburg)

Heifers

Feedlot

The average daily gain at the feedlot for the Steers was 4.507 pounds per day. The Top 5 placings in the rate of gain and carcass merit competitions are,

NameGain (lbs./day)
1st – Spring Creek Ranch Joe & Debbie Reinert, Cassoday
2nd – Anderson Ranch Mark & Hanna Anderson, Alma
3rd – Loomis Ranch Jason and Justin, Council Grove
4th – Fredonia Livestock Auction Don & Carole Haun, Fall River
5th – Swift Farms Donnie Swift and Brad Talkington, Matfield Green

Carcass

Name
1st – John, Heather, and Andrew Sigle, Wisley
2nd – Kara and Coy Horton, Council Grove
3rd – Dillian and Morgan Horton, Americus
4th – Brandon Litch, Melvern
5th – DJ Edwards, Hamilton

Grass Futurity

The average daily gain on grass for the Heifers was 1.979 pounds per day. The Top 5 placings in the grass futurity and grandstand competitions are,

Name Gain (lbs./day)
1st – Loomis Ranch – Jason and Justin Loomis (Council Grove)2.335
2nd – Lazy S Ranch – Elmyra Swift, Anita Cahoone and Taresa Talkington2.140
3rd – Harry Fowler, Jr. (Emporia)2.111
4th – Fredonia Livestock Auction – Don and Carole Haun (Fall River)2.072
5th – Emporia Livestock Sales – Chrysanne Haselhorst and Brody Peak2.067

Grandstand

Name
1st – Loomis Ranch – Jason and Justin Loomis (Council Grove)
2nd – Spring Creek Ranch – Joe and Debbie Reinert (Cassoday)
3rd – Haun Ranch – Brad and Michelle Haun (Fall River)
4th – Harry Fowler, Jr. (Emporia)
5th – Lazy S Ranch – Elmyra Swift, Anita Cahoone and Taresa Talkington (Fall River)

Best of Grass and Show

Loomis Ranch – Jason and Justin Loomis (Council Grove)

Complete Results for both the steer and heifer divisions for grass futurity and the feedlot events are available at the following links: