Beef Cattle Showmanship Clinic

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The Area Beef Cattle Showmanship Clinic was held on Saturday, June 24th at C-Cross Cattle Company in Biscoe. The day started with C-Cross owner, Mr. Duane Strider talking to the group about what to look for when selecting beef cattle. Moore County Livestock Agent, Kelly McCaskill followed that with a talk about nutrition and body condition scoring to keep your animals healthy. Scotland County Extension Director and long time cattle judge, Randy Wood discussed tips from a judge and how to bring you’re “A” game on the day of a show.

After lunch, veterinarian Dr. Jesi Leonard with Scarlet Mobile Large Animal Services spoke about proper show cattle health and management. The group then worked with a haltered heifer as they talked about how to move around the show ring, how to correctly set up their animal, how to tie up a haltered heifer, proper use of a show stick and much more.

Dr. Jesi Leonard talks about show cattle health and management.

Duane Strider teaches the group how to properly tie up a haltered heifer.

According to surveys collected after the clinic, participants indicated that the day’s events were very informative. They felt more prepared for show season and were excited to be more competitive in the show ring this year.

A very special thank you to Carolina and Cape Fear Farm Credits for their sponsorship of the clinic, Tractor Supply Company in Biscoe for sponsoring the breaks and C-Cross Cattle Company for allowing us to use their facilities.