REGINA — Cody LaFrentz finished off his junior showing career with a bang when he won the junior beef extreme competition at Canadian Western Agribition.
The 21-year-old is finishing a long junior run that started when he showed Simmental and Angus cattle at age seven with his parents, Vern and Denise LaFrentz of Bienfait, Sask.
A University of Kansas student, he pocketed a $3,000 scholarship that will come in handy as he completes his third year of study in animal science and business.
He is also a part of the university’s 10 person judging team.
He plans to return to the ranch and join the family cattle operation.
Studying at Kansas has been an eye opener.
“It is one of the best agriculture schools in the nation,” he said.
Not only is he learning business skills, but he is focusing on beef science and ruminant nutrition.
Also at the show, reserve honours went to Jacey Massey of Strathmore, Alta., who received a $2,000 award.
The best bred and own award went to Brianna Kimmel of Twisted Sisters Livestock at Lloydminster, Sask.