South Carolina Junior Beef Round-Up: Learning the trade of stock
A fine blend of art and science go into preparing a 50-pound youngster to lead a 500-pound animal through the show ring.
Teaching both is among the aims of the South Carolina Junior Beef Roundup, held each August for 4-H and FFA members and their families at Clemson’s T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena.
Judges observe and instruct young people in working with beef cattle and in the craft of “showmanship” – one of the building blocks of the trade of raising and selling beef cattle.
In addition to showmanship competition, young people are afforded opportunities to earn awards, savings bonds and even college scholarships in a variety of contests aimed at teaching the skills needed in the business. Breed Shows, the Junior Cattlemen’s Contest, South Carolina Beef Ambassador Contest and even a Sales Talk Contest round out the event.
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