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By Marcus Huff
Staff Writer 

Area cattle producer crowned 'Steer a Year' Champion


August 30, 2017

TEN SLEEP – Every year since 2002, some Wyoming cattle producers have donated calves from their herds to the University of Wyoming’s “Steer-a-Year” program, designed to provide scholarships to UW students from the proceeds of the sale of the cattle.

This year, a Ten Sleep donor ranch was named champion when the beef was evaluated after time at a state feedlot.

Hampton Ranch was selected as champion after data showed the donated beef exhibited the fastest rate of weight gain, and quality of meat.

Rice Ranch, also of Ten Sleep, donated a calf which was graded “prime”.

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