Showmen of Hereford, Angus, Simmental and Limousin cattle came together to exhibit the best of beef breeds Pennsylvania has to offer at the 104th Farm Show.

Mason Guyer, 21, of New Enterprise, showed the grand champion Hereford bull.

Mason showed the bull as well as a heifer at the Farm Show.

Mason’s mother, Traci, explained that he has been showing since age 6 and has attended the Farm Show for about 10 years.

Traci added that what made this year special was that this was the first time the family won with a bull that they had bred themselves.

She said that Mason and his dad, Shawn, have “always” bred their own animals but also purchase animals when showing

“This makes it that much sweeter because this is something that we bred and raised it to this instead of buying it,” Traci said

Hunter Jay, of Artemas, showed the reserve grand champion market steer. Jay’s steer was also the light heavy weight and reserve champion crossbred junior market steer.

Hoss’s Steak and Sea House bought Jay’s reserve grand champion market steer for $7,200. The steer was one of over 400 market animals from across the Keystone State that were sold at the annual junior livestock sale on Tuesday at the Farm Show.

The 2020 show continues through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily except Saturday, when it closes at 5 p.m.

Admission is free, and parking is $15.

For more information about the 2020 Pennsylvania Farm Show, visit farmshow.pa.gov.

Contact Katie Smolen at 623-1151 ext. 110 or ksmolen@bedfordgazette.com.

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