Commercial Heifer Show and Sale
The Calhoun County Youth Commercial Heifer Show and Sale is a hands-on, learning program that mirrors real-world beef cattle ranching and agribusiness. The program teaches young people the details of commercial cattle production, including the purchasing, development, dehorning, vaccination, breeding, exhibition, and marketing of replacement females.
The heifers are evaluated as a pen of two, based on a variety of factors, including: condition, confirmation, frame size, reproductive soundness, uniformity, temperament, and area adaptability. Commercial cattle are not shown on halter; they are developed for breeding.
The Calhoun County Youth Commercial Heifer Show supports three divisions – Opens, Breds and Pairs. An annual auction gives exhibitors the opportunity to market their pens of heifers to area ranchers.
The program was founded in the early 2000s by the Malaer and Behrens families.