Osage County 4-H holds ‘Carcass Show’

BY JESSICA JANTZENSPECIAL TO THE J-C

On March 27, Osage County 4-H held its annual Carcass Show.

The carcass show awards steer exhibitors based on the quality of their beef carcass. Steers shown at the Osage County 4-H Jr. Livestock Show were later processed and judged based on the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Quality and Yield Grades. This year there were 28 steers in the contest.

Rhian Chambers from took home the “Overall Steer” award. This award combined points earned during the Spring Livestock Show and the carcass data. She was followed by Trenton Barnett in second and Kailee Hambright in third. All three exhibitors were from Bowring 4-H club. The “Overall Champion Steer” trophy was donated by Osage County Cattlemen’s Association and the belt buckle was donated by Deryl and Patty Wyrick of Barnsdall.

The “Overall Reserve Champion Steer” trophy and buckle were donated by Fryin’ Pan Ranch.

Osage County 4-H also awards exhibitors for the “Average Daily Gain” of their steer. Their steers were initially weighed in October 2012 and then weighed during the Spring Livestock Show in March. The top three winners were from Bowring 4-H. Mya Hambright took first, Corbin Lockman took second, and Trenton Barnett took third place for “Average Daily Gain”. The trophy was donated by Ed and Joyce Ward of Pawhuska

The final award that was given was based only on carcass data. Candace Spears from Barnsdall 4-H took first place, followed by Rhian Chambers (Bowring 4-H) in second and Kailee Hambright (Bowring 4-H) in third.

The “Carcass Contest” trophy was donated by Barnsdall Meat Processors.