FIVE on Friday: top FIVE steers at the Tennessee Junior Beef Expo


The 47th annual Tennessee Junior Beef Expo was held last week, July 11-13, in Murfreesboro. This week’s FIVE on Friday highlights the top FIVE steers that were selected at the show. Stay tuned for next week when we share the top FIVE heifers from the event…


Samantha Roberts from McMinn County with her Grand Champion Market Steer. Samantha is also pictured with Farm Credit Mid America representatives and TCA President, Steve Anderson.


Murray Perkins from Henry County showed the Reserve Champion Market Steer. Pictured with Murray are TCA and United Livestock Commodities representatives.


Parker Saum’s (McNairy Co) 1252 pound steer was selected as the 3rd Overall Steer. This steer purchase was sponsored by TCA and Tri Green Equipment.


Murray Perkins from Henry County also exhibited the 4th Overall Steer with his steer weighing 1341 lbs. This steer was sponsored by My Insurance Cattle Insurance, Marvin Jackson/Custom Blend, Select Sires- Will Mayfield, and TCA. 


Gage Latham from McMinn Co exhibited the 5th Overall Steer. 

The top four steers from this year’s event were purchased by industry sponsors and the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association to be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank. This years sponsors include: Farm Credit Mid America, Athens Stockyard, Tri Green Equipment, My Insurance Cattle Insurance, Marvin Jackson/ Custom Blend, Select Sires- Will Mayfield. The processing of these steers was also donated by Blankenship Processing. We would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to our sponsors! To learn more about the TCA Second Harvest Initiative, click here.


Congratulations to all of the exhibitors at this year Tennessee Junior Beef Expo! To learn more or to become a member of the Tennessee Cattlemen’s Youth Association, click here.


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