Date: 8/24/2016 12:00:00 AM

Title: Six Iowa Youth receive Iowa Beef Heifer Awards

Six Iowa youth from four Iowa counties were recognized for their achievements with their purebred breeding heifer projects at the 2016 Iowa State Fair.

The Iowa Beef Heifer Award is designed to honor outstanding youth and future leaders of the beef industry. This program evaluates leadership and involvement in breed organizations and community activities as well as responsibilities and growth within their project.

All 4-H, FFA and junior association members who own and exhibit a market beef or breeding heifer at the Iowa State Fair are eligible to enter. Applicants may participate in one of the following breed divisions: Angus, Charolais, Chianina, Gelbvieh, Hereford, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, Red Angus, Salers, Shorthorn or Simmental.

The Iowa Cattlemen's Association coordinates the application process and breed representatives along with an outside judge serving as the selection committee. They review all applications and conduct personal interviews with each of the applicants at the fair.

Winners of each breed division receive a certificate for the purchase of a registered female sponsored by the Iowa State Fair and Beef Breed Associations. Show halters are presented to runner-ups and are sponsored by Kent Feeds, Inc. of Muscatine, Iowa.

2016 Iowa Beef Heifer Award Winners

Kerrigan Glawe, daughter of Rodney & Sandra Glawe of Farmersburg

Ashley Kurt, daughter of Jason & Lisa Kurt of Cascade

Maine Anjou
Jodi Opperman, daughter of Jim & Darci Opperman of Manning

Andrea Glawe, daughter of Rodney & Sandra Glawe of Farmersburg

First Runner Up award goes to: Kolbey Bailey, daughter of Larry & Kelsey Bailey of Creston
The Simmental heifer award goes to: Keegan Bailey, daughter of Larry & Kelsey Bailey of Creston

The Iowa Beef Heifer award is an annual event. For additional information on this event please contact the ICA at 515.296.2266 or email 



About the Iowa Cattlemen's Association: The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association represents 10,000 beef-producing families and associated companies dedicated to the future of Iowa’s beef cattle industry. ICA’s mission is “Grow Iowa’s beef business through advocacy, leadership and education.”


Beef Heifer Awards