Cattle Industry Crowns 2022 Beef Queen OSAGE BEACH, MISSOURI (Jan. 9, 2021) - Madeline Payne from Bolivar, Missouri, was crowned the 2021 Missouri Beef Queen during the 54th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show. Payne represented the Polk County Cattlemen's Association and is the daughter of Kenton and Alisha Payne. She received a $1,000 scholarship.
Winning first runner-up was Madison Ridder, representing Franklin County Cattlemen's. She received a $500 scholarship. The second runner-up was Adisyn Allen, representing Linn County Cattlemen's. She received a $250 scholarship. Each of the three contestants presented a speech on a topic relating to the beef industry and interviewed with a panel of three judges. The competition was held January 8, 2022, in Osage Beach. The Missouri Beef Queen will be responsible for representing the Missouri beef industry at livestock shows, conferences and events throughout the year.
The Missouri CattleWomen's Association hosts the contest each year. It is supported by the Missouri Cattlemen's Association and Missouri's Cattlemen Foundation. Carolyn Dieckman, Sue Day, Patty Wood, Darla Haines, Gidget Funk, Jennifer Poor and Donnia Besher are all sponsors.
"The Missouri Beef Queen Contest is a great way to offer our young women an opportunity at ambassadorship for our industry," said Darla Haines, who chairs the contest with the help of Carolyn Dieckman. "We find our best and brightest and empower them to continue their advocacy in the industry."
The annual convention concluded Sunday, January 9.
Click here to watch the coronation.