Texas – Tulsa, Okla. and the Tulsa State Fair was the location for the 2006 National Open Santa Gertrudis Show. Santa Gertrudis breeders enjoyed a great weekend in Tulsa, with SGBI board and committee meetings being held. However, it was not all work, members were treated to a fun evening of artwork and dancing at the Gilcrease Art Museum, which houses the largest collection of western art in the country.
The National Open Show started Sunday, October 1, 2006 with females being first. Mr. Terry Burk, Bowling Green, Ky. did the honors and evaluated over 200 Santa Gertrudis animals. Taking home Grand Champion honors this year was Shana Red 492, a March 2004 female sired by Double E Farms 013. Shana Red 492 is owned and exhibited by Bar M Farms, Lenoir, N.C. and Liberty Ranch, Kiowa, Okla. Shana Red 492 was also named the Senior Champion Female, along with the Best of Polled Female of the show. Reserve Grand Champion Female was owned and exhibited by Fullington Farms, Terry, Miss. Their female, Truffles 23/4, an October 2004 female sired by Impact CT3, was also named the Reserve Senior Champion Female. The bull show saw Senior Champion Bull, Hunt's DHF Hoosier Daddy 74/3, take home the bronze for Grand Champion Bull. This July 2003 bull sired by Hunt's DHF Missile 961, is owned by Hunt's Diamond H Farms, Greenfield, Ind. Hunt's DHF Hoosier Daddy 74/3 also won the Best of Polled Bull award. The bull is exhibited by Pitchford Cattle Service, Athens, Texas. The Reserve Grand Champion Bull went to H&B S Kid 04. This October 2004 bull is sired by JMR Hampy 714/1 and was also named the Reserve Senior Champion bull. H&B S Kid 04 is owned and exhibited by Ron O'Neal, Republic, Mo.
Division champions were as follows: Calf Champion Female – Circle A Nina 95, 9/30/2005, sired by Magnum 357, Circle A Farm, Williamsport, Tenn.; Reserve Calf Champion Female – Miss Double TT 22, 9/4/2005, sired by Mr. TT Intimidator 79, Cammi Selby, Scurry, Texas; Yearling Champion Female – Miss TT 8/5, 2/19/2005, sired by Mr. TT Crookhorn Joe 227, Perry Bass, II, Kingsville, Texas; Reserve Yearling Champion Female – Liberty Ranch 53/032, 3/29/2005, sired by Medicine Man 51/7, Paul Wunderlich, Brenham, Texas; Calf Champion Bull – Dilenger's Cash 10/06, 1/2/2006, sired by Circle A Dillinger 40, Fullington Farms, Terry, Miss.; Reserve Calf Champion Bull – SJ Traveler 603, 3/8/2006, sired by Wendt 5823, San Jose Cattle Co., Kingsville, Texas; Yearling Champion Bull – PS Hildago 064/5, 5/1/2005, sired by Mr. CVF 2022, PS Ranch, Terrell, Texas; Reserve Yearling Champion Bull – LO Baby Boy 12/5, 1/2/2005, sired by Mr. Lucky 48/2, Wayne and Billie Moore, Newnan, Ga.; Produce of Dam – MC Bravo's Baroness B150, Circle A Farm, Williamsport, Tenn. and Get of Sire – Hunt's DHF Missile 961, Hunt's Diamond H Farms, Greenfield, Ind.
For a complete listing of class results please visit our website at www.santagertrudis.com. Santa Gertrudis Breeders International is located in Kingsville, Texas.