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Released: January 23, 2003

Cattle ‘Kick-Off’ Show Slated Feb. 14-15 in Topeka

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Members of Kansas State University’s Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and Block and Bridle club are starting a tradition for youth who show cattle.

The first-ever ‘Kick-Off Show’ will be held Feb. 14-15 at the Kansas Expocentre in Topeka. The event is an opportunity for youth in FFA, 4-H and cattle breed associations to show cattle and compete for prizes up to $1,000.

Entries are due Feb. 1, and cost $35 per head ( late entries will cost $45).

According to organizers, prize money will be awarded to class winners and breed champions. Youth who show the champion steer and supreme champion heifer each will receive a $1,000 savings bond, while the reserve champions will win $500.

Bobby May, Mineral Point, Wisc., will judge steers and Kevin Jensen of Courtland, Kan. will judge heifers.

Organizers say one advantage of holding the event at the Expocentre is that it is a heated building with indoor wash racks. The Expocentre is located on U.S. Hwy. 75 (Topeka Boulevard) between 17th and 21st streets.

For more information, interested persons may visit the Website at http://www.ksu.edu/kickoff; send email to kickoff@ksu.edu; or call 785-532-5428.

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Story by:
Brandon New, Communications Assistant

K-State Research& Extension News

Additional Information:
Twig Marston is at 785-532-5428