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Blaine County Fair Carcass Show: Defining a Steer of Merit


August 7, 2019

Steer of Merit Winner. Cody Arnold was the Grand Champion winner at the Blaine County Fair who also earned first place in the carcass results. He exhibited an Angus steer which was bred by Top Notch Angus with a finished weight of 1,405 pounds..

After scrutiny by carcass contest judges, three Blaine County 4-H members-Cody Arnold, Ryley Hofeldt, and Madilyn Gruszie-have earned 2019 Montana Steer of Merit Honors. Earning such an honor takes into consideration many factors-several of which begin with genetics.

The Steer of Merit (SOM) program is a statewide beef carcass contest that is overseen by an SOM Committee consisting of Montana Stockgrowers Association (MSGA) members and Montana State University (MSU) Extension representatives. The purpose of the SOM program is to reward those who produce market animals who meet or exceed i...

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