Harrisburg, PA – The Junior Supreme Beef Pageant held at the Keystone International Livestock Expo on Sunday, October 10 brought out the top junior competitors from all across the east coast. 14 heifers competed in the pageant. In the end, it was Braylen Schaeffer of Hagerstown, IN and his junior heifer calf, MDAY MS Valley Apple, that rose to the top. Schaeffer was previously named the Grand Champion Heifer of the Limousin show.
The Reserve Supreme Beef heifer was CF Mona Lisa 148 LL X ET shown by Keegan McGrew of Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA.
The Supreme Beef Pageant was judged by Aaron Arnett of Galian, OH, Ryan Rash of Crockett, TX and Adam Hayes of Kingwood, WV.
Pennsylvania’s animal agriculture industry supports nearly 140,000 jobs and $34.6 billion in economic impact.
The Keystone International Livestock Exposition is one of the nation’s premier cattle shows. The event features more than 800 national competitors showing 3,000 cattle, goats, sheep, swine and horses, as well as high school and college FFA and 4-H teams from across the country demonstrating their breed knowledge in a national judging competition. The show also includes the Keystone Classic Barbecue Competition, a Kansas City Barbecue Society-sanctioned event to select the state's finest culinary competitors. The show is hosted at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center.
Events continue daily through Sunday, October 10, with the last event beginning at 3 p.m. All events are open to the public. Parking and admission are free.