JOIN US FOR THE FOURTH ANNUAL BEEF FEEDING CONTEST CALCUTTA
We’re hosting the 4th annual Feeding Contest Calcutta presented by the Morgan County Cattlemen’s Association & the Washington County Livestock Association
The Morgan County Cattlemen’s Association and the Washington County Livestock Association are holding their fourth annual beef feeding contest Calcutta at the High Plains Cattle Supply Brush store. We invite you to join us to support agricultural education opportunities and scholarships for Morgan and Washington County students. HPCS will provide a steak dinner at 5:30pm with the Calcutta auction to start at 6:30pm.
- Location: High Plains Cattle Supply | 29576 US 6 | Brush CO 80723
- Date: April 02, 2016
- Time: 5pm Social | 5:30pm Steak Dinner Donated by HPCS | 6:30pm Calcutta Auction
- Contact: Morgan County | Eric Christensen 970.768.0944 | Matt Kalous 970.768.1129
- Contact: Washington County | Gerald Schriber 970.786.3436
This past fall, 15-25 producers sent calves to be fed out at the Colorado State University Eastern Colorado Research Center (ECRC) at Akron. The calves are weighed individually several times during the feeding period and then harvested in late Spring. The producers retain ownership of their calves throughout the feeding period; upon harvest, they’ll receive carcass data and other feed performance information. Producers also receive proceeds from the sale of their calves, less feeding costs. Following the beef show at the Morgan County Fair, the Morgan County Cattlemen’s Association will present an embroidered jacket to the winning producer.
The fourth annual beef feeding contest Calcutta auction is based on the mid-point weights gathered on the cattle. Calcutta buyers select the feeding contest calf they believe will have the greatest net carcass value when the cattle are harvested. Calcutta buyers consider starting weight, average daily gain, genetics and more when making their buying decision. The proceeds of the Calcutta are used to fund the education programs of the Morgan County Cattlemen’s Association – such as in-classroom programs and transportation for students to the National Western Stock Show- and college scholarships for Washington County students through the Washington County Livestock Association.