A Brahman Cattle Show for Juniors: the 2014 ‘Heartland Classic’
Moreno Ranches is committed to the future of the cattle industry, in general, and of the Brahman cattle industry, in particular. The future belongs to the young, as they say, and so we are passionate supporters of programs for Juniors and Brahman cattle. Getting young people interested in raising champion Brahman cattle for sale is a passion. Accordingly, we have an annual show for youth, called the ‘Heartland Classic.’ Here’s a round-up of the 2013 event, and a call for participants for the upcoming 2014 event to be held December 5-6, 2014, at Moreno Ranches.
History of the 2013 Heartland Classic
In December of 2013, Moreno Ranches hosted their first Heartland Classic show at their ranch in Venus. Kelvin Moreno said they wanted to create a show that would help provide an opportunity for the youth to practice and have an outlet other than the annual county fair. The Classic was quite a success for the first year with a full barn hosting 51 junior showman and 76 head of Brahman Show Heifers and Bulls. There were several classes of Brahman show cattle including Commercial Heifer, Commercial Steer, Commercial Bull, Brahman Influence Steer and Registered Brahman Heifers and Bulls. “We wanted this to not just be for kids buying and showing our genetics, but a show for everyone,” said Kelvin.
The two-day event hosted showmanship on Friday night including a Pee Wee showmanship class. Eight little ones participated, with help in the ring, and they all ‘won’ a Pee Wee buckle to show off.
The 2014 Heartland Classic: Brahman Show Cattle & Youth
The Heartland Classic will be an annual show on the first weekend in December (December 5-6, 2014) and is a great practice before show season kicks off. If you have a junior showman, it is a must to attend! Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2014 event!
Through these youth programs along with many other ventures on the ranch, Kelvin Moreno, passionate advocate for the American cattle industry, is proud to continue his family’s traditions and carry the family name into a new generation of American agriculturalists and cattlemen and women.
Here’s a schedule of events (all events subject to change):
- 12/5 – 3 pm: Moreno Ranch Tour – Tour the Genetics Center and Donor Herd
- 12/5 – 7 pm: Showmanship Contest
- 12/6 – 7:00 am – Reproduction 101, Al Tips – ABS Global
- 12/6 – 9:00 am – Prospect Steer Show
- 12/6 – 11:00 am – Commercial Heifer Show
- 12/6 – 1 pm – Brahman Female Show and Brahman Bull Show
For more information on Moreno Ranches, including information on the upcoming show, please call us 305-218-1238.
Cattle entries for the show are currently open. Enter your cattle today HERE.