The American Gelbvieh
Association Board of Directors voted to add Balancer open shows to the 2006 American
Royal in Kansas City, Mo., and the 2007 National Western Stock Show. A Balancer
is hybrid seedstock combining Gelbvieh with Angus or Red Angus genetics. The
American Gelbvieh Association documents the pedigrees, issues a registration
certificate and provides performance data as well as EPDs for Balancer cattle.
“The American Gelbvieh Association was one of the first continental breeds to
formally recognize hybrid seedstock and promote Balancers in an organized crossbreeding
system,” says Wayne Vanderwert, AGA Executive Director. “We feel it is an excellent
way to promote Balancers by adding separate shows at key events like the American
Royal and National Western.”
The American Royal Show will feature a Gelbvieh bull and female show, in addition
to the Balancer bull and female show. The American Royal Show will also highlight
the Kansas Gelbvieh Association Spring Heifer Futurity in a special class.
The American Royal Show is set for October 18 beginning at 9 a.m. at the American
Royal Complex in Kansas City.
The 2007 National Western Stock Show will host the National Gelbvieh Show, as
well as the 3rd Annual National Balancer Show. Previously the Nebraska Cattlemen's
Classic in Kearney hosted the first two National Balancer Shows and Sales.
The National Gelbvieh and Balancer Shows will be held on January 8, 2007 at
the National Western Stock Show grounds in Denver, Colo.
For more information on Balancer seedstock contact the American Gelbvieh Association
at 303-465-2333 or visit the website at www.gelbvieh.org.