PUEBLO - The Pueblo County Beef Show was held last week at the Colorado State Fairgrounds in Pueblo. The tough competition consisted of junior showmanship, intermediate showmanship, senior showmanship, breeding classes, and market classes. 4-H and FFA youth across the county showcased their animals in hopes of winning the grand championship title, and a championship buckle.

In the junior showmanship division, Cashley Chambers won the grand champion trophy, and Cash Pratt was named the reserve champion.

Intermediate winners were Jay Hanratty, grand champion, and Lacie Laca, reserve champion.

Seasoned showman took the ring for the senior showmanship competition; Sydney Mauro took top senior showman honors, and Ashley Hanratty was crowned reserve champion.

Six breeding animals completed the Breeding Beef Show. The overall grand champion was awarded to Cash Pratt with his Spring Yearling Heifer. Allyson Dionisio won the reserve champion title with her Summer Yearling Heifer.

Twenty-Seven market steers were exhibited during the Market Beef Show. Market steers were divided and assigned to classes based on their weight; lightweight, medium weight, and heavyweight made up the show.

Winners in the lightweight division were Cole Miller with 106, Erin Mauro with 123, and Lacie Laca with 102.

Medium weight champions included Cash Pratt with 121, Ashlee Hanratty with 132, and Dominic Mauro with 126.

There was only one heavyweight market beef class, and Sydney Mauro took the top honors with 124.

The top calves from each class were brought back into the ring for a chance to win the overall grand champion and reserve champion ribbons.  The Beef Show judge Caleb Boardman called the final pen "an outstanding set of market cattle."

In the end, the Mauro kids walked away with top honors. Dominic Mauro was crowned the overall grand champion with 126, and Erin Mauro was granted reserve champion with 123.

Results are courtesy of the Pueblo County Fair committee.