Thirty-five Fallon County 4-H and FFA youth members weighed in forty-eight market steers on December 28th at the Wang Family Ranch. All of the market steers that were weighed in are ranch raised here in Fallon County and ranged in weight from 498-875 pounds and the average being 664.5 pounds.
Beef weigh-ins is the first stop on the youth’s journey to the Fallon County Fair. The youth use the weighs from this event to calculate the final weight that their market steer will need to be to provide their buyers with a quality finished product.
Following the weigh-ins, Austin Buzanowski, Livestock Production Specialist-AgPro Solutions, provided the youth with basic information on cattle nutrition and how to properly feed their market steer. He demonstrated the different consumable parts of a market beef animal in a fun interactive way and talked about how nutrition plays into making a wholesome, safe end product for the consumer.