Macfarlane takes trophy

This year the Rock Creek Fair Beef Carcass trophy went to Ben Macfarlane.

Since 1971 the Rock Creek Fair has awarded the Malmberg & Son Trophy to the Best Beef Carcass. This year the trophy went to Ben Macfarlane (right)

Chad Maarhuis, a certified meat cutter who owns Magnum Meats, prepped the carcasses for the Rock Creek and Boundary Fair beef carcass class. He told the Times he enjoys volunteering his time to the task each year, saying, “We get to work with the best of the best.”

Judges for the nine entries in the 2014 competition were Maarhuis, Ian Smith and Lincoln Blaine.

Finishing first this year was first-time participant Ben Macfarlane. Macfarlane is a member of Boundary C 4-H with a ranch horse project. He said the grain he bought from the Elliots and Blaines had a lot to do with his steer finishing so well.

Macfarlane’s steer, which went by the name of Squawk, took first place with a score of 97. The competition was very close—coming in second with 96 points was Dean Corbett and the MacDonald’s steer took third with 95 points.

Along with the trophy Macfarlane won a cash prize and a gift certificate for a Carhartt jacket from Freeman’s Country Store.


2014 Rock Creek Fair Barrel Racing Results:


1st Charla Nikkels

2nd Kyla Krisa

3rd Chelsea Saunders

4th Maddi Kempf


1st Angelica Moline

2nd Bonnie Hayes

3rd Danika Caverly

4th Hailey Walker


1st Hunter Wesihaupt

2nd Tarja McLean

3rd Amy Russo

4th Portia Dagg


1st Kim Feist

2nd Amy Russo

3rd Jody McPherson

4th Nevada Dynneson


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