A herd of cattlemen from across the state stampeded into the Four Points Sheraton on Saturday to eat beef and discuss everything that is bovine during the 20th annual Maryland Cattle Industry Convention.
One of the day's events focused on the industry's future.
Nearly 350 people packed the hotel's grand ballroom to honor more than 100 children who competed in a "Livestock Skillathon" earlier Saturday.
The skillathon consisted of several stations that had the contestants identify, among other things, cattle breeds and cuts of meat.
Garrett Hamby, 17, of Williamsport, placed fourth in the Senior Division for ages 14 to 18.
Hamby said he competes in cattle and swine skillathons at the national level throughout the year. He prepares for the events by studying the topics and using his knowledge from "growing up around the livestock."
Hamby pledges time when he isn't competing to teaching youngsters from the city and suburbs about livestock, he said.