Final Champion at 2023 Cattlemen’s Congress is Grand Market Steer Shown by Kirtsten Bezner of Dalhart, Texas

Sun, 15 Jan 2023 10:53:47 CST

Final Champion at 2023 Cattlemen's Congress is Grand Market Steer Shown by Kirtsten Bezner of Dalhart, Texas

The final show for the 2023 Cattlemen’s Congress was the Market Steer show on Friday- and a pair of Texas steers topped the contest- with a Charolais cross from Okahoma placing third overall. All three of the top winners were the top of the Exotic Division.

The Grand Champion Market Steer was the Champion Exotic- shown by Kirtsten Bezner of Dalhart, Texas.(pictured above). Beznar won $20,000 for her market steer being selected as Grand Champion.

The Reserve Grand Steer was shown by Mason Grady of Cleburne, Texas. Grady won $10,000 for the Reserve

The Third  third overall Market Steer was shown by Claire Collins of Chattanooga, Oklahoma.  and Collins picks up a $5,000 prize for winning third overall.

With the breed shows now complete- the 2023 Cattlemen’s Congress showcased 28 breeds of Beef Cattle from 42 states and 4 Canadian provinces. Over 2,200 exhibitors came to the 2023 show and competed with over 10,000 cattle since December 31st. The sales of live animals and frozen genetics were tremendous again in 2023, with 24 total sales at the OKC Fairgrounds and at several other venues in the metro area grossing over $10 million, which does not include the many sales that were concluded by private treaty in the barns in the last two weeks.

Earlier this week on Tuesday, the British and European breed Supreme drive was held- click here to jump to our earlier story of those champions selected.

The Fourth Cattlemen’s Congress will be held December 30th through January 12, 2024 at the OKC Fairgrounds.

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