Blaine County Fair Carcass Show: Defining a Steer of Merit
August 7, 2019
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...