Hereford breeders earn top honors at 2012 National Western Stock Show
Hereford excitement abounded from the Yards to the Hill at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) held Jan. 12-14 in Denver, CO. A total of 738 Herefords were exhibited throughout the three-day event, which is up 100 head from last year. There was 408 head in the open show, 133 in the junior show, 32 pens of bulls, 17 heifer pens and five carloads.
Hereford activities got underway at the Stadium Arena on the Hill with the junior show on Thursday, Jan. 12, judged by Lydell Meier, Clinton, TN.
Following the junior show, Jarold Callahan, Yukon, OK, evaluated the bull show.
Friday, Jan. 13, was the pen and carload show, judged by Cody Lowderman, Macomb, IL, Greg Shaw, Caldwell, ID, and Chris Scharbauer, Amarillo, TX. Completing the day was the Mile High Night National Hereford Sale in the Beef Palace Auction Arena. On Saturday Callahan judged the female show back on the Hill.
Winning Supreme Hereford and Grand Champion Polled Bull honors was Ned and Jan Ward, Sheridan, WY, and River Valley Polled Herefords, Newburg, Ontario, with NJW 73S M326 Trust 100W ET. He is a Feb. 24, 2009, son of KCF Bennett 3008 and showed with EPDs of BW 2.3, WW 58, YW 92, Milk 23 and M&G 52. He weighed 2,609 pounds and had a WDA of 2.48 pounds.
Champion Horned Bull honors went to Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, NE, and OJJ Ranch, Shelley, ID, with H W4 Grizzly 0146 ET. He is a May 2010 son of Golden Oak Outcross 18U and showed with EPDs of BW 4.4, WW 62, YW 109, MM 26 and M&G 57. He weighed 2,005 pounds and had a WDA of 3.27.
Reserve Champion Polled Bull went to Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, OK, DeLHawk Cattle, Earlville, IL, Moss Land & Cattle, Powell Butte, OR, and Shock Wave Group, Skiatook, OK, with STAR Shock Wave 13Y ET. He is a January 2011 son of STAR TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET and showed with EPDs of BW 5.1, WW 49, YW 83, MM 20, and M&G 45. He weighed 1,385 pounds for a WDA of 3.73.
Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, ID, and Curtis & Jackie Castle, Crawford, OK, won the Reserve Champion Horned Bull title with C Chanel’s Nitro 1027 ET. He is a January 2011 son of UPS TCC Nitro 1ET and showed with EPDs of BW 4.4, WW 57, YW 90, MM 20 and M&G 48. He weighed 1,473 pounds and had a 3.97 WDA.
Saturday in the female show junior members dominated. TCC Ms Diana 01 captured Champion Polled Female honors in both the open and junior shows. She is owned by Blake Tucker, North Platte, NE, and is a March 2010 daughter of CRR About Time 743. She showed with EPDs of BW 3.3, WW 55, YW 82, MM 20 and M&G 47.
Champion Horned Female honors went to junior member Haley Hudson, Harrison, AR, with Churchill Lady 0230X ET. She is a September 2010 daughter of Golden Oak Outcross 18U and showed with EPDs of BW 5.3, WW 62, YW 101, MM 21 and M&G 52.
Bailey Buck, Madill, OK, another junior, won the Reserve Champion Polled Female banner in both the open and junior shows with Blacktop Vicky 028 ET. She is a January 2010 daughter of BR Moler ET and showed with EPDs of BW 3.1, WW 44, YW 69, MM 17 and M&G 39.
Junior member Elizabeth Nessler, Sherman, IL, claimed the Reserve Horned Female championship with GKB TMH 158W Breeze B113 ET. She is a January 2011 daughter of STAR TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET and showed with EPDs of BW 5.8, WW 55, YW 91, MM 19 and M&G 47.
In the horned division, Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, TN, was named premier exhibitor, co-premier breeder and exhibited the best six head.
Barber Ranch, Channing, TX, shared the premier breeder title. Four L Hereford Farm also exhibited the best get-of-sire with a group sired by GH Rambo 279R.
On the polled side, Star Lake Cattle Ranch claimed premier breeder, premier exhibitor and best six head banners. Star Lake also won best get-of-sire with a group sired by STAR TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET.
In the junior show, Korbin Collins, Flanagan, IL, captured the Champion Horned Female banner with Purple RRO Ruby 41X by JCS Showtime.
Kari Brumley, Orovada, NV, showed the Reserve Champion Horned female, BF 743 Burlesque 092X ET by CRR About Time 743.
– American Hereford Association
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