Minnesota Beef Showcase set for March 13-15 in Fergus Falls

Farm Forum

Join beef breeders from across the Midwest this March 13, 14, and 15 at the Minnesota Beef Showcase. Held at the Red Horse Ranch Arena in Fergus Falls, the MN Beef Showcase features females and bulls in all breeds. Come see top producing animals from some of the best breeders in the area.

The industry trade show will be open 9:00 a.m. Friday the 14th. Featuring the latest technologies and products in the beef industry, see how they can fit into your operation before attending the educational seminar at 1:00 p.m. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Featured guest speakers for the education seminar include the Jerry Fike from Certified Angus Beef, the University of Minnesota Beef Team, and feedlot expert Tom Brink. Tom Brink has worked with some of the top cattle feeders in the nation including the Five Rivers Cattle Feeders. He was President & COO of J & F Oklahoman Holdings, Inc from 2008 to 2013. J & F is the cattle ownership arm of JBS Five Rivers, owning a majority of cattle fed in Fiver Rivers Feed yards. Brink recently spoke at the South Dakota Cow Calf Symposium held last December at Rapid City. Brink left J & F in the fall of 2013 to start his own trading and consulting business. Also developing a high end feeder cattle program that will be introduced to the beef industry this summer. He will be explaining ‘The Economic Advantage of Quality Genetics in you Herd and Feedlot’ and ‘The benefit of balancing maternal and carcass traits’. Brink offers the perspective of feedlot owners and can discuss those traits that can earn you premiums in the sales barn and get the buyers coming to you. Learn about the technologies that can improve your herds’ potential for earning and help make sound selection decisions.

The all breed sale starts at noon on Saturday. With over 50 lots of bulls, open heifers, bred heifers and embryos you can be sure you will find that animal that will be a perfect addition to your herd. Can’t make the sale? Join us online via

For more information refer to our website, or contact James Scharpe at 507-380-3431.