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JOHN ASCUAGA HONORED AT WESTERN NUGGET NATIONAL HEREFORD SHOW

Kansas City, Mo. — Hereford competition heats up in Nevada the first weekend in December. While professional rodeo cowboys are vying for saddles at the National Finals Rodeo in Vegas, top Hereford herds are competing for bronze bulls and champion titles in Reno at the Western Nugget National Hereford Show and Sale. This annual Hereford tradition draws a crowd at the Reno Livestock Events Center and at John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino as Hereford enthusiasts and exhibitors travel to participate in the weekend activities.

For 38 years Ascuaga has hosted the Hereford event, and this year he was honored as the Lifetime Cattleman by the Western States Hereford Association at the social the evening prior to the show.

On Dec. 1-2, 276 head of Hereford cattle were evaluated by judge Jim McDougal, Friant, Calif. Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, dominated the bull shows and claimed champion trophies in both horned and polled events. The fall calf, C Maui Jim ET by DM BR L1 Domino 146 won the polled show and senior champion, C Hidalgo ET by CL 1 Domino 212M was slapped the horned champion overall. Hidalgo is co-owned by Hidalgo Hereford Ranch, Plano, Texas.

Hoffman Herefords, McArthur, Calif., and the Lee Hutchens Jr. Family, Fallon, Nev., led their junior calf champion, H Easy Deal 609 ET, by BR DM Channing, to claim the reserve overall title in the polled bull show. Hoffman Herefords' success continued in the horned show with numerous division and class winners and the horned premier breeder and premier exhibitor titles of the 2007 Western Nugget. Mrnak Hereford West, Gardnerville, Nev., won the horned best six head award and Frisbie Herefords won the get of sire award with a group by C Fantastic 2165.

      Colyer Herefords not only had the two grand champion bulls in their string, but also the grand champion horned heifer, C Notice Me Too ET by DM BR L1 Domino 146. This fall heifer calf is co-owned with Coyote Creek Land and Cattle Co., Savoy, Texas, and Gary and Kathy

Buchholz, Bardwell, Texas. Shayne Myers, Colusa, Calif., led the grand champion polled heifer to the back drop. BC Maid of Gold 2R is sired by C –S Pure Gold.

The reserve champion polled heifer traveled from Texas to capture the purple banner for her owners, Don Moler, Cheyenne, Okla., and Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas. DM BR Terri 646 ET is sired by BR Moler ET. The reserve champion horned heifer was exhibited by Lauren Schiermiester-White, Buffalo, Wyo. H Kathy 668 ET is a March heifer calf by C –S Pure Gold 98170. Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb., and Gene Boner, Red Cloud, Neb., exhibited the reserve champion senior and reserve champion horned bull, UPS Knight 4197 by BCD 721G Knight 4K.

At the conclusion of the polled show a lot of hard work and dedication paid off for Tom and Cindy Weimer of Weimer Cattle Company, Susanville, Calif., as they walked out of the show ring with four purple banners and the prestigious titles of premier breeder, premier exhibitor, best six head and champion get of sire with a group by TCW Full Throttle 8E 204N.

To view complete results of the Western Nugget National Hereford Show visit www.hereford.org. The “Shows” menu on the left includes “National Show Results.” Champion and division winner photos may be downloaded at www.herefordphotoshop.com/media. Enter “media” when prompted for a password.

Additional horned division results

Reserve spring calf champion heifer: Mrnak Herefords West with MHW Sierras Lola 658 by RS Dak 658.

Junior calf champion heifer: Tyler Heitman, Edgewood, Texas, with C 146 Ms Dom 6084 by DM BR L1 Domino 146.

Reserve junior calf champion heifer: Brooke Brumley, Orovada, Nev., with BF Pure Poison 610S ET by C-S Pure Gold 98170.

Reserve fall calf champion heifer: Upstream Ranch with UPS Miss Odyssey 5851 by UPS Miss Odyssey 1ET.

Intermediate champion heifer: Jacqueline Rosson, Milford, Texas, with GKB 146 Breeze B533 by DM BR L1 Domino146.

Reserve intermediate champion heifer: Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas, with BR Gabrielle 5082 by BR Lansing 3060.

Spring yearling champion heifer: Upstream Ranch and Loehr Hereford Farms, Peoria, Ill., with UPS Miss Domino 5696 1ET by UPS Domino 2110.

Reserve spring yearling champion heifer: Hi View Ranch, Cleburne, Texas, with H Lady Wildfire 5080 by BR Wildfire 2153.

Junior yearling champion heifer: Drew Perez, Nara Visa, N.M., with C&M New Mexico Lady 510 by C Pure Gold 0140.

Reserve junior yearling champion heifer: Kelsey Stimpson, Melba, Idaho, with FH Fantasy 511 by C Fantastic 2165.

Champion cow-calf pair: Bobbie Kerslake, Bend, Ore., with K Lady Advancer 488 by CL 1 Domino 9126J ET and a May heifer calf by HH Advance 183L.

Reserve champion cow-calf pair: Jordan, Kelley, and Mark Largent, Kaycee, Wyo., with L3 Lady Donna 461 by BB 4209 Mark Don 0017 and an April bull calf by KCF Bennett 3008 M326.

Spring calf champion bull: 5B Hereford Ranch, Ferndale, Wash., with 5B Pure Gold Sam-I-Am- S16 by C –S Pure Gold 98170.

Reserve spring calf champion bull: Upstream Ranch with UPS Domino 6044 by UPS Domino 2110.

Junior calf champion bull: Hoffman Herefords with H Top Hat 604 ET by BR DM Channing ET.

Reserve junior calf champion bull: Mrnak Herefords West with MHW Monument 629 by MH Monument 3147.

Fall calf champion bull: Amy Stillahn, Cheyenne, Wyo., with ARS Mo Betta by CRS Promise Keeper 306.

Reserve fall calf champion bull: Scott and Tracy Downing Cattle Co., Madras, Ore., with DCC PGOLD Domino 506 by C-S Pure Gold 98170.

Intermediate champion bull: Marshall Meeks, Taylor, Neb., and Upstream Ranch with UPS Domino 5216 by UPS Domino 3027.

Yearling champion bull: 5B Hereford Ranch with 5B Pure Gold Rahrah R4 by C –S Pure Gold 98170.

Reserve yearling champion bull: Cache Cattle Co., Wellsville, Utah, Thain Family Partnership, Carson City, Nev., and Curry Land and Cattle Co., Spokane, Wash., with CC Harley 1R by MH Fort Knox 217.

Additional polled division results

Reserve spring calf champion heifer: Hoffman Herefords with SB 2013 Lady 90S ET by HB STAR Battle Ground 2013.

Junior calf champion heifer: Loehr Hereford Farms, Upstream Ranch, Bekins Quarter Circle 41 LLC, Buffalo, Wyo., and White Cattle Company, Buffalo, Wyo., with NJW 47P 8D Lariat 2S by NJW 139J Duster 47P.

Reserve junior calf champion heifer: Michelle Malson, Parma, Idaho, with C Miss Moler 6090 by BR Moler ET.

Fall calf champion heifer: Sheridan Davis, Memphis, Texas, with F&F 183J Ms Carter 574 by KJ SPH 520E Carter 183J.

Reserve fall calf champion heifer: Kari Brumley, Orovada, Nev., with BF She Scored 53R ET by C Game Day 3087.

Reserve intermediate champion heifer: Little Creek Ranch, Parma, Idaho, with LCR Rosey 544R by SB 122L Pride Line 32N ET.

Spring yearling champion heifer: Upstream Ranch, with UPS Miss Online 5634 by SR Liner 363.

Reserve spring yearling champion heifer: R G Paulson Valley Ranch, Newport, Ore., with RP 115N Carla Fox R10 by STAR 12G Palliadin 115N.

Junior yearling champion heifer: Kari Brumley with RW Jewel 5035 ET by BR DM Channing ET.

Reserve junior yearling champion heifer: Vollstedt Farms, Albany, Ore., with VF Pacer's Beauty 512R by LLL Pacer 123H.

Senior champion heifer: Brice, Sallie and Bailey Anderson, Buhl, Idaho, with LaGrand Hannah 13R by NS Keno 005.

Reserve senior champion heifer: Rex Daniels & Sons, Malad City, Idaho, with RD Lady Boomer 461 by RD Boomer 007.

Champion cow-calf pair: Bell Ranch, Paradise Valley, Nev., with BRL LJR Calista 85P and a March bull calf by TCW Full Throttle 8E 204N.

Reserve champion cow-calf pair: Bryan Heath Anderson, Gooding, Idaho, with RPH Lady Victoria 10N by KJ SPH Revolution 872G and an April heifer by GQ.

Spring calf champion bull: Little Creek Ranch and Wooden Shoe Farms, Blackfoot, Idaho, with LCR WSF Ranger 634 ET by MC Ranger 9615.

Reserve spring calf champion bull: Brumley Farms, Orovada, Nev., and Colyer Herefords with C Lucchese 6158 ET by DM BR L1 Domino 146.

Reserve junior calf champion bull: Gary and Kathy Buchholz, Bardwell, Texas, with GKB Uptown B613 ET by BR Moler ET.

Reserve fall calf champion bull: Lambert Ranch, Oroville, Calif., with Lambert Remedy 2030 75R by C LR Diesel 2030 ET.

Intermediate champion bull: Gary and Kathy Buchholz and Mason McClintock, Ft. McKavett, Texas, with GKB MCC 146 Keystone B538 by DM BR L1 Domino 146.

Reserve intermediate champion bull: Weimer Cattle Company, Susanville, Texas, with TCW Claim Jumper 8E 414R by Remitall Embracer 8E.

Yearling champion bull: Split Butte Cattle Co., Minidoka, Idaho, Little Creek Ranch and Heritage Cattle Co., Twin Falls, Idaho, with SB 122L Ariat 61R ET by Remitall Online 122L.

Reserve yearling champion bull: Jacie Valentine, Hanford, Calif., with V Gold Line Express 1079 by Remitall Online 122L.

Senior champion bull: Cache Cattle Co., Wellsville, Utah, and Micheli Hereford Ranch, Fort Bridger, Wyo., with CC Forts Revenge 71P by MH Fort Knox 217.

Reserve champion senior bull: MR-Klip Herefords, Bend, Ore., with MR Herdmaker PJ40 by BRL Call 100L.

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