Cowboy Joe Club Presents Annual Steer-A-Year Program Awards

Oct. 24, 2008

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

The Cowboy Joe Club presented its annual Steer-A-Year Program awards at halftime of the UW vs. Bowling Green football game in Laramie on September 27, 2008. In November 2007, over 130 steers were donated to the program. After the donated steers were finished and sold in May and June of 2008, an evaluation of the program followed and the award winners were named as follows:

Volunteer of the Year - Kevin Behunin from Ft. Bridger.

The greatest overall carcass value ($1,497), the best rate of gain (4.73lbs), and net increase in value ($301.74) for those steers entering the program at 700 lbs and over - the Monaghan Ranch in Laramie, WY - Robert Deline and Chip Adamson.

Greatest net increase in value ($229.25) for those steers entering the program from 500 - 599 lbs - Washakie Research in Worland - Steve Tharp.

The best rate of gain (3.88) for those steers entering the program from 500 - 599 lbs - Doug Booth Family Angus of Torrington - Dr. Douglas Booth and Dudley Booth.

The greatest initial value ($1,006.04) - Dow Ranch in Sheridan - Bert and Susan Dow.

The best rate of gain (4.19 lbs) and net increase in value ($171.35) for those steers entering the program from 600 to 699 lbs - Vickrey Ranch in Daniel, Doug and Lynda Vickrey.

Each year UW students from Wyoming who participate in Intercollegiate Athletics, on the Animal Science Judging Teams, and on the Rodeo teams benefit directly from the funds raised from the Steer-A-Year program. A special thank you is extended to the 285 Steer-A-Year members and several volunteers for their support of the Steer-A-Year program and UW Athletics.

To learn more about participating in the Steer-A-Year program, you may contact Keener Fry, Assistant Athletics Director in the Cowboy Joe Club at (307)766-2994 or at hfry1@uwyo.edu.

(L to R): Keener Fry - Asst. AD CJC, Kevin Behunin, Carla Behunin, Chip Adamson, Steve Tharp, Dr. Douglas Booth, Dudley Booth, Carolyn Booth, Kevin Dow, Doug Hixon - Dept. Head UW Animal Science, James Winter, Josh Rebholz - Executive Director CJC