Congratulations to Julie Thelen of St. John’s, MI for exhibiting the Champion Hereford Steer at the MI Livestock Expo! This steer also won the honor of being the first ever MI Hereford Steer of the Year (MHSY), a $1000 cash award sponsored by the MI Hereford Association and the MHSY breeder group.

2017 MLE champion hereford steer

The 2017 Michigan Beef Expo was held, March 31-April 2 at the MSU Livestock Pavilion in East Lansing. The Expo consists of eight purebred cattle breed shows and sales, displays and an industry trade show. Over 3,000 participants and visitors attended the show to invest in premier breeding stock and visit with vendors and suppliers. Youth had the opportunity to participate in educational contests and on the final day of the show the MSU’s Block and Bridle student club hosted the Junior Steer and Heifer Show.