Camblin wins 2014 NILE Top Herdsman
The Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE) Stock Show is proud to announce Mackenzie Camblin, of Maybell, Colorado as the 2014 Top Herdsman in the NILE Merit Heifer Program. Mackenzie also took top honors in Merit Heifer Showmanship. Twenty-five individuals were awarded donated heifers to compete in this year’s program. The Top Herdsman award was determined based on an interview during the NILE, and a jackpot show held Friday, October 17.
CHAMPION MERIT HEIFER
Donated by: KG Ranch, Three Forks, Montana
RESERVE CHAMPION MERIT HEIFER
Donated By: Boyd Angus, Alder, Montana
1. Mackenzie Camblin, Maybell, Colorado
Donor – Powder River Angus, Arvada, WY
2. Kristen Vincent, Moccasin, Montana
Donor – Currant Creek Angus, Roundup, MT
3. Ryan Green, Hardin, Montana
Donor – Boyd Angus, Alder, Montana
4. Nicole Stevenson, Joliet, Montana
Donor – KG Ranch, Three Forks, Montana
1st – Basin Angus
2nd – Brockels Chocolates
3rd – Dave Klompein
4th – Nathan Shackleford
The purpose of the NILE Merit Heifer Program is to help youth get a start in the beef cattle business by awarding heifer calves to participants chosen on the basis of merit, need, future goals and ability to care for the animal. Any youth ages 13-17, who is a 4-H or FFA member may apply. During the program duration, participants are responsible for raising the heifer, arranging for her to be bred, completing the record keeping procedure and bringing the animal back one year later as a bred replacement heifer for exhibit at the NILE Stock Show.
This year, all heifers were donated by generous ranches from Montana and Wyoming. Donors included Beery Land & Livestock, Angelo Cattle Co., Klompien Red Angus, Sidwell Land & Cattle, Walborn Angus, Currant Creek Angus Ranch, Redland Red Angus Ranch, KG Ranch, Oedekoven Angus, Kicking Horse Gelbvieh, Knaub Cattle Co., Wiley Gelbvieh, Jacobs Ranch, Shipwheel Cattle Co., Gateway Simmental, Bank of Baker, Muddy Creek Ranch, Powder River Angus, Paint Rock Angus, Milk Creek Angus, Idland Cattle Co, Green Mountain Angus, Redland Red Bank Angus, Christensen Red Angus and Boyd Angus.