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HEREFORD IS LARGEST BREED SHOW AT 50TH KEYSTONE INTERNATIONAL

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The National Hereford Show was the largest breed show at the 2006 Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE) in Harrisburg, Pa., Oct. 6. The 50th anniversary of KILE started the 2006 national Hereford show season in a big way with 169 head from 21 states, up 33 head from 2005. Gene Steiner, Mason, Ohio, judged the event.

Prior to the show on the evening of Oct. 5 was a social, dinner and marketing discussion at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. “Marketing Hereford Cattle in the 21st Century” was the topic of the panel discussion, which was attended by more than 160 breeders. Steiner; Jerry Huth, Oakfield, Wis.; and Paul Bennett, Red House, Va., shared information about their marketing and breeding programs. Jack Ward, AHA chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, served as the moderator.

Stockdale Hereford Farm, Dayton, Pa.; CSR Polled Hereford Farm, Alapaha, Ga.; and Grandview Plantation, Como, Miss., teamed up to claim the bronze bull trophy with their grand and senior champion bull, CS GV Rock 22P ET. The Blair-Athol 20 The Rock ET 19M son has EPDs of birth weight (BW) 5.8; weaning weight (WW) 56; yearling weight (YW) 89; milk (MM) 17; and milk and growth (M&G) 46.

Purple Reign Cattle Co., Toulon, Ill., exhibited the grand and junior calf champion heifer. Purple Cruella 14S ET by BR Moler ET posted EPDs of BW 4.7; WW 47; YW 80; MM 19; and M&G 43.

Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn., is no stranger to the winner's circle. Four L took home purple banners for premier breeder and exhibitor as well as best six head and champion get of sire. In addition, Four L Goldstrike 5185R was slapped reserve grand champion bull. The fall bull calf is sired by Four L Gold Strike 1127 and has EPDs of BW 5.7; WW 64; YW 99; MM 21; and M&G 53.

National Junior Hereford Association member Karey Howes, Taneytown, Md., exhibited the reserve grand champion female. BL Velvet Rose won the intermediate division before claiming the reserve overall honors. She is a BR DM Channing ET daughter and showed with EPDs of BW 5.2; WW 47; YW 81; MM 15; and M&G 39. The heifer was bred by Begalka and Sons Hereford Ranch, Castlewood, S.D.

To view complete results of the KILE 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 “hereford” when prompted for a password.

Additional division results

Spring calf champion heifer: Oak Ledge Farm, Belmont, N.H., with KEB Kira Kilo 002S by NS Lakes Kilo 002.

Reserve spring calf champion heifer: Four L Hereford Farm with Four L Miss Goldstrike 6040S by Four L Gold Strike 1127.

Reserve junior calf champion heifer: Kyle Lemmon, Manchester, Md., with KLL Bea 01S by Boyd Blue Blood 1142.

Fall calf champion heifer: Kendall Singleton, Atwood, Tenn., and Four L Hereford Farm with Four L Miss Goldstrike 5194R by Four L Gold Strike 1127.

Reserve fall calf champion heifer: Randa Owen, Fort Payne, Ala., with JWR M8 Marlene 062R by JWR P416 Marshall L57.

Reserve intermediate champion heifer: Garrett Knebel, Winamac, Ind., with Kochs Sparkles R19 by Exclusive 7N.

Spring yearling champion heifer: Oak Ledge Farm with KEB Laura Legend 242R by KEB Laura Legend 242R.

Reserve spring yearling champion heifer: Randa Owen with Purple LaGrand Chandra 18R by BR DM Channing ET.

Yearling champion heifer: Cody Duhamel, Northford, Conn., with DS GPR Queen 1R ET by Blair-Athol 20 The Rocket ET 19M.

Reserve yearling champion heifer: Andre Howe, Wagontown, Pa., with HHF N330 R2 Riley by HA Navigator N330.

Senior champion heifer: Morgan Firestine, Womelsdorf, Pa., with UPS Lady Boomer 4871 1ET by PW Victor Boomer P606.

Reserve senior champion heifer: Skye and Elliot Budney, Lebanon, Conn., with 4WF Chianti ET 38P by Haroldson's Pringle 20X 12G.

Champion cow-calf pair: Oak Ledge Farm with KEB Olivia Online 122LP by Remitall Online 122L and a January heifer calf by NS Lakes Kilo 002.

Reserve champion cow-calf pair: Heather Bradford, Saint Marys, Ohio, with AA NBD Bizzy by S&S Kodiak 72G and an April heifer calf by RB Rocky B12.

Spring calf champion bull: Desiree Davee, Mooresville, Ind., with DAD Elvis 63S by LaGrand Reload 80P ET.

Reserve spring calf champion bull: Four L Hereford Farm with Four L 157 Goldeneye 6045S by Four L Golden Eye 157.

Junior calf champion bull: Purple Reign Cattle Company with Purple Hercules 17S ET by Remitall Olympian ET 262L.

Reserve junior calf champion bull: Zane Hausner, Thomasville, Pa., with HCC Legacy S01 ET by Remitall Online 122L.

Fall calf champion bull: Four L Hereford Farm with Four L Goldstrike 5185R by Four L Gold Strike 1127.

Reserve fall calf champion bull: Mairen Fitzpatrick, West Granby, Conn., with OBF Grant 10R by STAR OBF Bogart 5L.

Intermediate champion bull: Graceland Hereford Farm, Amite, La.; Dean Thompson, Nashville, Tenn.; and Four L Hereford Farm with Four L TF 285M Domino 5103R ET by CL 1 Domino 285M.

Reserve intermediate champion bull: Thomas Smith, Hamlin, N.Y., with TP MR B IKKI Jules by DOR Jules Pzazz SS.

Yearling champion bull: Four L Hereford Farm with Four L Goldstar 5022R by Four L Gold Star 342.

Reserve yearling champion bull: Deana Jak Farm, Wagontown, Pa., with SHF Reliant M33 R23 by SHF Marshall 236G M33.

Reserve champion senior bull: Rocking M Farm, Willington, Conn., with Rocking M 8E Davori by Remitall Embracer 8E.

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