Adams County man captures his 3rd Super Bull win

Ag/Outdoor, News

August 15th, 2011 by Ric Hanson

For the third year in a row, an Adams County man has captured a State Fair title for a prize winning bull. Jim Stalcup‘s 2,768 pound bull “Bubba“ won the Super Bull category at the fair. For Stalcup, of Prescott, it was not only his third win in a row, but his sixth overall. Stalcup will celebrate 60-years in the cattle business, in 2012.

“Bubba” the bull was about 1,000 pounds heavier than the average bull, and more than double the size of market-weight cows that go to slaughter. The six-year old beast eats about a bushel of corn each day, but during the recent heat wave, he ate less than half of that, and lost about 300-pounds.

Bubba has sired about 300 calves since he came of age, five-years ago. His reign as a bull among bulls will come to an end after the fair, when he is sent to his demise, and future as hamburger.