MCHECK JUNIORS.
THE NEXT GENERATION.

MORENO RANCHES BELIEVES YOUNG PEOPLE ARE THE FUTURE OF THE BRAHMAN BREED AND MAKES IT A PRIORITY TO INVEST IN EDUCATION AND INVALUABLE EXPERIENCES FOR JUNIORS.

SCHOLARSHIP

PROGRAM

BREED BACK

PROGRAM

MCHECK

AMBASSADOR

HEARTLAND

CLASSIC

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The Moreno Ranches Junior Scholarship Program is designed to help America’s youth continue their education by enrolling in undergraduate courses of studies at an accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school.

INTERESTED IN APPLYING?

1. Animals must be purchased from Moreno Ranches at public auction or by private treaty in order to qualify for the program.
2. Qualifying animals must be bought and registered by a Junior exhibitor and be in his/her name from the time of the sale and throughout their show career.
3. Animals participating in the program are not transferable from child to child.
4. The amount of the scholarship is determined by the animal’s placing at a qualifying show and by the number of calendar years in which the Junior has purchased an animal from Moreno Ranches. Please refer to graph below for award amounts.
5. If a Junior qualifies for more than one scholarship award, the single highest award amount will be awarded. Award levels cannot be combined.
6. The ONLY shows eligible are Junior Shows. Please refer to the “Eligible Shows” section below.

*The ONLY shows eligible are Junior Shows:

Gold Level – AJBA All American Junior Show

Silver Level – State Fair Junior Shows (State Fair Shows will be honored for the persons in the state of origin. The state of origin is defined as the state of residence of the owners and/or the state of your 4H or FFA chapter.)

Bronze Level – State Junior Field Day & County Junior Shows (County Shows will be honored for the persons in the county of origin. The county of origin is defined as the county of residence of the owners and/or the county of your 4H or FFA chapter.)

The Moreno Ranches Junior Scholarship will be funded by Moreno Ranches from the Moreno Ranches Scholarship program account to the name of the recipient/accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school. To qualify for a scholarship, the Junior is required to submit the form below. Once the application has been reviewed and granted, the Junior will receive confirmation of the scholarship awarded to them along with a payment schedule.

Payments will be made in semesterly installments based upon the length of the program of study. Checks will be made payable to and sent to the accredited two or four year college, university or vocational/technical school. The Moreno Ranches Junior Scholarship Program will process scholarship awards to the schools in mid-August and mid-December each year.

Qualified expenses include tuition, books, and related fees. Qualifiers must complete their education at the accredited college, university or vocational/technical school of their choice on or before their 30th birthday or the remaining portion of their Moreno Ranches Junior Scholarship fund will be forfeited. There will be a third party advisory board administering all scholarships. The board will be appointed by Moreno Ranches. This scholarship will be non-transferable. Any questions or changes will be decided and/or approved by the advisory board.

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BREED BACK PROGRAM

The Moreno Ranches Breed Back Program assists Juniors who buy Brahman heifers from Moreno Ranches in breeding the heifer when she is of age. Moreno Ranches is committed to helping Juniors continue, and build on the knowledge, of Brahman breeding techniques including wise husbandry of registered Brahman show heifers during their show careers.

HOW IT WORKS

When you purchase a Moreno Ranches Brahman heifer, Moreno Ranches commits to assisting in the first breeding of the heifer when she is of age. After you fill out the Suggested Breeding form below, Moreno Ranches will suggest a breeding and release 2 conventional units of semen at no charge. Semen can only be used on that heifer and for AI purposes only.

From there, you’ll be able to call the semen storage facility provided by Moreno Ranches to arrange shipping. Please note, buyers will be responsible for coordinating the semen shipping at the buyer’s expense.

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MCHECK AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

The Mcheck Ambassador Program provides the opportunity each year for one Junior or Senior high school student to become the official representative and voice of the Brahman breed for Moreno Ranches and travel to national and international shows.

BECOME THE NEXT MCHECK AMBASSADOR

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HEARTLAND CLASSIC SHOW

The Heartland Classic is a show that was created to provide opportunities for youth to work with their cattle and compete with other Juniors on a competitive but social level, as a preparation for bigger national shows, if so desired. This three-day show is a family event and an invaluable educational experience for all, especially Juniors showcasing their cattle. Enjoy a great weekend of family fun and mark your calendar for the 9th Annual Heartland Classic on December 17th-19th, 2021, at the Kissimmee Valley Livestock Expo in Kissimmee, Florida.

Cattle entries for the show are currently open. To enter your cattle and sign up, please click here. We’re eager to grow the show, so if you have any questions, don’t be shy to call or email us.

Friday, December 17th
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Open and Junior Show Check-In
6:00 p.m. Pizza Night provided by Larson Dairy, Inc.
6:45 p.m. Pee Wee Showmanship Contest
7:00 p.m. Showmanship Contest

Saturday, December 18th
7:30 a.m. Breakfast Tacos and Biscuits provided by Rebel Ranch, Inc.
9:00 a.m. Prospect Steer Show
10:00 a.m. Commercial Heifer Show
11:00 a.m. Red/Gray Split Junior Brahman Bull Show
1:00 p.m. Red/Gray Split Junior Brahman Female Show
5:30 p.m. Meet and Greet Cocktail Social and Dinner provided by Ward Cattle Co.

Sunday, December 19th
8:00 a.m. Open ABBA Gray Brahman Show
12:00 p.m. Lunch provided by KVLS Concessions
1:00 p.m. Open ABBA Red Brahman Show

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In December of 2013, Moreno Ranches hosted the first Heartland Classic show at the ranch in Venus, Florida, to provide an opportunity for youth to practice and have an outlet other than the annual county fair. The show was quite a success for the first year with a full barn hosting 51 Juniors and 76 head of Brahman Show Heifers and Bulls. Juniors competed in several classes, including Commercial Heifers, Commercial Steers, Commercial Bulls, Brahman Influence Steers and Registered Brahman Heifers and Bulls. The first Heartland Classic was designed as a show for everyone, and still is to this day.

The two-day event hosted showmanship on Friday night including a Pee Wee showmanship class. Eight little ones participated, with help in the ring, and they all won a Pee Wee buckle to show off.