On Aug. 1 and 2 Neepawa hosted 65 Junior Cattle Producers from Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta for the seventh annual Manitoba Youth Beef Roundup along with the Canadian Junior Shorthorn Weekend.
Events included the Ag Challenge, a timed competition with some hands-on knowledge of the livestock industry. The Juniors enjoyed the challenges and tasks they were given like halter making and tattooing an animal. The winning team was Braden Calvert, Brad Height, Clayton Sprung, Brooklyn Hedley and Ty Nykoliation.
Another highlight was the Saturday Cook-off, where up to six members on a team prepare a steak and create a theme. Judges Melinda German of Manitoba Beef Producers and Darell Gerrard of Enns Brothers evaluated the competition and selected the winning team of Kolton McIntosh, Keegan Blehm, Cora Baker, Tristin Bjarnarson, Wyatt Inglis and Sarah Height.
Best Costumes and second place went to Naomi Best, Hannah Boyko, Royce Mollenbeck, Kaitlyn Davey and Gavin Reid.