Beef Queen Candidates

Two Girls will be vying for the title of Clayton County Beef Queen. The candidates are Brooke Hansel, daughter of Nick and Julie Hansel of rural Guttenberg and Emilie Meyer daughter of Eric and Tina Meyer of Postville.

Clayton County Cattlemen Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 20th at Johnsons Reception Hall in Elkader. Meal to be served at 6 with program to follow at 7 followed by auction.


Brooke Hansel, daughter of Nick and Julie Hansel of rural Guttenberg. Is a candidate for Clayton County Beef Queen. Brooke is a sophomore at Clayton Ridge High School, where she is active in individual and large group speech, show choir, student senate, musicals,volleyball, basketball, track and field, and FFA.

Brooke is employed at Rausch’s Cafe in Guttenberg, where she loves to surround herself in the busy atmosphere of the customers. Brooke is also an active member of the Jefferson Go Hawks 4-H Club, where she has served as social media coordinator, secretary, and president. Brooke enjoys working on her family farm and showing cattle at the Clayton County Fair and different open shows around the Midwest.

One of Brooke’s goals is to continue learning more about livestock judging and the genetics involved creating a successful cow-calf operation. Brooke also has two younger brothers, Reid and Cade, who are also active on the family farm.

Brooke’s plans after high school are to attend a four year college to pursue a nursing degree and eventually become a nurse practitioner. Since agriculture has been a life-long passion, Brooke intends to follow in her parents’ footprints staying active in encouraging youths’ interest in the beef industry through 4H, Clayton County Cattlemen, and the Clayton County Fair.





Name: Emilie Meyer Parents: Eric and Tina Meyer School: Postville Community Schools Activities: FFA (Currently serving as Vice President), Volleyball, Softball, Girls Track Manager, ASAP, Student Ambassadors, 4-H, with the Monona Jr. Feeders (Currently serving as Secretary), County Council, St. Paul Lutheran Church Sr. Youth Group, CNA at The Good Samaritan Society in Postville. Why Do I want to become part of Beef Royalty?: I want to become a part of Beef Royalty because I want to represent an organization that promotes beef. Beef is a part of me and who I am.

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