UWP hosts livestock "showdown"

April 17, 2003

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PLATTEVILLE-The University of Wisconsin-Platteville Block and Bridle Club will be hosting its third annual open steer and heifer show, as well as the fourth annual open lamb jackpot show. The "Pioneer Showdown" will be held at the Grant County Fairgrounds in Lancaster.

The open lamb show will be held on Saturday, April 26. Awards will be given to grand champion lamb ($400) and reserve grand champion lamb ($300). There is a $20 entry fee per animal. This is a fundraiser for the UWP Block and Bridle Club.

The open steer and heifer show will be held on Sunday, April 27. The entry fee is $25 for pre-entry and $35 for a late entry. Awards will also be given to grand champion steer and heifer ($500 a piece) and reserve grand champion steer and heifer ($250 a piece).

Sheep come from as far away as Eastern Indiana and Nebraska, and cattle from Ohio will be shown at the event.

"The event has always been well-received and the shows continue to grow year after year. It is a great networking tool for students, plus it gives them the opportunity to work on their leadership and organizational skills. The students do most of the work and planning associated with the event," said Alicia Prill-Adams, Block and Bridle Club advisor.

"The entire Block and Bridle Club is involved. While there are chairs for different areas, it is truly a team effort. It has to be or it couldn't be pulled off," stated Prill-Adams.

There is also a $200 scholarship awarded to a high school student participating in the show.

For further information email pioneershowdown@hotmail.com or Alicia Prill-Adams at (608) 342-1326.

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