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BREEDERS SHOWCASE 630 HEREFORDS IN DENVER

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Hereford breed showcased the largest breed show at the 2007 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. There were more than 630 Herefords competing at the 101st NWSS, including 485 entries on the Hill in the open and junior shows and seven loads and 29 pens in the Yards.

The Hereford activities got underway with the 99 head junior show on Jan. 11 followed by the pen and carload show that same day. Herefords took center stage on the Hill with the open females showing on Jan. 12 and the bulls on Jan. 13. Doug Satree, Montague, Texas, judged the open cattle on the Hill and Walt McKellar, Senatobia, Miss. sorted the junior entries. Doug Gerber, Richmond, Ind., Vance Uden, Franklin, Neb., and Robbie Hamilton, Wharton, Texas, teamed up to evaluate the bulls in the Yard show.

Last year's national champion horned female, BR Gabrielle 5082 by BR Lansing 3060, claimed her spot in NWSS history as she was crowned the two-time national champion horned female for National Junior Hereford Association member, Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas. Gabrielle was also selected supreme champion Hereford. The supreme trophy is sponsored by Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn., and is awarded in memory of Tom Lane Sr. Gabrielle posted an impressive set of expected progeny differences (EPDs) on show day including birth weight (BW) 3.0; weaning weight (WW) 49; yearling weight (YW) 84; milk (MM) 23; and milk and growth (M&G) 48.

In the polled bull show, LaGrand Reload 80P ET by AA PRF Wideload claimed the grand champion bronze bull trophy and purple banners for his owners LaGrand Hereford Ranch, Freeman, S.D.; Heritage Cattle Co., Buhl, Idaho; Perks Ranch, Rockford, Ill.; and Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla. Reload weighed 2,390 lb., scanned a fat thickness (FT) of .48 inches of backfat and had a scrotal circumferance of 39.5 cm. The senior champion bull showed with EPDs of BW 5.0; WW 50; YW 79; MM 19; and M&G 44.

SR CG Hard Rock 5073 followed Reload into the winner's circle and was slapped

yearling champion and reserve grand champion polled bull. The DB Hard Drive ET son is owned by Carl and Charles Gray, Edmond, Okla., and Sellman Ranch, Crawford, Neb. Hard Rock weighed 2,285 lb. on show day and scanned FT .50 inches and measured 41 cm scrotal circumferance. His EPDs read BW 6.5; WW 47; YW 84; MM 19 and M&G 42.

A year after winning the spring calf division, SLDK Poseidon R09 ET topped the horned bull show as he was slapped yearling and grand champion overall. Sladek Farms, Iowa City, Iowa; Bert and Beverly Wall, Plainview, Texas; and Poseidon Syndicate, Iowa City, Iowa, own the Ankonian Midas 72 son. Poseidon weighed 2,140 lb. on show day, scanned FT .46 inches and had a 41.5 cm scrotal measurement. His EPDs read BW 3.8: WW 44; YW 69; MM 19; and M&G 41.

Hoffman Herefords, McArthur, Calif., and Ankony Farms, Clarkesville, Ga., dominated the polled female show by exhibiting both grand and reserve females. The intermediate and grand champion female BC Maid of Gold 2R by C –S Pure Gold 98170 is co-owned with Derel Azevedo, Turlock, Calif., and Shayne Meyers, Colusa, Calif. Her EPDs read BW 4.8; WW 48; YW 77; MM 19; and M&G 44. SB 2013 Lady 90S ET by HB STAR Battleground 2013 won reserve grand champion female honors. The spring heifer calf showed with EPDs of BW 4.1; WW 43; YW 68; MM 25; and M&G 46.

Taking home the reserve grand champion banner in the horned bull show was B&C Cattle Co., Miami, Texas, with B&C Mr Austin Lane. B&C's bull was reserve to Poseidon in the strong yearling division and weighed 2,255 lb., scanned FT .30 inches and had a scrotal measurement of 41 cm. The Remitall Online 122L son posted EPDs of BW 5.4; WW 62; YW 108; MM 16 and M&G 47.

Following Gabrielle in the horned female show and claiming the reserve grand champion banner was Hayley Miller, Thorntown, Ind., with MH Gold Miss Online 5324 ET. The Remitall Online 122L daughter posted EPDs of BW 5.3; WW 58; YW 96; MM 18; and M&G 47.

At the end of the two-day show on the Hill Four L Hereford Farm and Star Lake Cattle Ranch were in the spotlight as they exhibited the best six head in the horned and polled shows respectively. The winning continued for Four L and Star Lake as they claimed both premier breeder and exhibitor awards in the horned and polled shows. Four L also won the Get of Sire Award in the horned show with a group sired by Four L Gold Strike 1127.

Brother and sister duo, Mark and Catie Sims, Elgin, Okla., and Devin Murnin, Ft Collins, Colo., made headlines in the junior shows. The Sims siblings showed the champion polled female, MCS 59N Romance 14R that went on to win the junior yearling division in the open show. STAR KKH Valedictorian 298S ET shown by Kasey Herman, Skiatook, Okla., was reserve in the polled junior show. Murnin showed the champion horned heifer, H SIERRA 6037 ET and Jackson Alexander, Anadarko, Okla., exhibited the reserve horned heifer, TCL Moolah Maker.

To view complete results of the 2007 National Western 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 “Denver” when prompted for a password.

Additional horned division results

Spring calf champion heifer: Lauren Schiermeister-White, Buffalo, Wyo., with H Kathy 668 ET by C –S Pure Gold 98170.

Reserve spring calf champion heifer: Taylor Schrick, Sayre, Okla., with C 146 Ms Dom 6147 ET by DM BR L1 Domino 146.

Junior calf champion heifer: Purple Reign Cattle Co., Toulon, Ill., with Purple CMCC Paris 19S ET by SHF Interstate 20X D03.

Reserve junior calf champion heifer: Taylor Mefford, Central Point, Ore., with T Lady Exceed 603 ET by GO Excel L18.

Fall calf champion heifer: Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb., with UPS Miss Odyssey 5851 by UPS Miss Odyssey 1ET.

Reserve fall calf champion heifer: Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho; Gary and Kathy Bucholz, Bardwell, Texas; and Coyote Creek Land and Cattle Co., Savoy, Texas, with C Notice Me Too ET by DM BR L1 Domino 146.

Reserve intermediate champion heifer: Rachel Wicker, Canadian, Texas, with B&C Miss Blayke Elizabeth by BR 20X Felton 2020 ET.

Reserve spring yearling champion heifer: Kayla Kegley, Burlington, Wis., with GEF Golden Lady 514 by Ankonian Midas 72.

Junior yearling champion heifer: Chance Young, Springville, Tenn., with WCC Dixie R28 ET by DB Grand Slam.

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

Spring calf champion bull: K&B Herefords, Onida, S.D., with K&B Silver Advance 6076S by K&B 927 Advance 2490.

Reserve spring calf champion bull: Jack Copeland and Sons, Nara Visa, N.M., with JCS 1106 Domino 6928 by CJH L1 Domino 1106.

Junior calf champion bull: Staci Curry, McAlester, Okla., with CH Last Chance 6003 ET by KJ BJ Bounty Hunter 741P.

Reserve junior calf champion bull: Able Acres, Wingate, Ind., with AA Repete 629 by LaGrand Reload 80P ET.

Fall calf champion bull: Four L Hereford Farm with Four-L Striker by Four L Gold Strike 1127.

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

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

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

Senior champion bull: Gene Boner, Red Cloud, Neb., and Upstream Ranch with UPS Knight 4197 by BCD 721G Knight 4K.

Reserve senior champion bull: Daugherty Cattle Co., Clovis, N.M., and Kyle Perez, Nara Visa, N.M., with KP Real Deal 446 by BP Kahlua 38M.

Additional polled division results

Reserve spring calf champion heifer: Kasey Herman with STAR KKH Valedictorian 298S ET by STAR Bright Future 533P ET.

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

Reserve junior calf champion heifer: Keysto and Miranda Stotz, Skiatook, Okla., with STAR MKS 115N Starleena 8S ET by STAR 12G Palliadin 115N.

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

Reserve fall calf champion heifer: Wooden Shoe Farms, Blackfoot, Idaho and Little Creek Ranch, Parma, Idaho, with WSF Online Lady 579 ET by Remitall Online 122L.

Reserve intermediate champion heifer: Mason McClinktock, Ft McKavett, Texas, with BR Marie Lavoe 5089 by BR DM Channing ET.

Spring yearling champion heifer: Karlee Osborne, Sheridan, Ill.; Werthein Ranch, Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Hawk Herefords, Earlville, Ill., with HAWK KO Enuff Faith 0506 by CH Enuff Prophet 2913.

Reserve spring yearling champion heifer: Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Mich., with MSU TCR Racheal 35R by Boyd Aristocrat 2109.

Junior yearling champion heifer: Mark and Catie Sims, Elgin, Okla., with MCS 59N Romance 14R by STAR Red Hills MCS Sooner 59N.

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

Champion cow-calf pair: Ashley Berkram, Park City, Mont., with ASH Lil Peanut 203P by Mohican Mint 19M and a Sept. heifer calf by Remitall Patriot ET 13P.

Reserve champion cow-calf pair: Cody Beck, Bainbridge, Ind., with BP Ernst Patsy 8K 113P by GHC Premier 65M and a Sept. heifer calf by CS Boomer 29F.

Spring calf champion bull: Trausch Farms, Carroll, Iowa, and Jake Baumgarten, Belfield, N.D., with TFR High Cotton 328 ET by LaGrand Reload 80P ET.

Reserve spring calf champion bull: Able Acres, Wingate, Ind., with AA Powerload by AA PFR Wideload.

Junior calf champion bull: K&B Herefords with K&B Headline 6010S by BR DM Channing ET.

Reserve junior calf champion bull: Joe Detweiler, Salesville, Ohio and David Spiker, Jane Lew, W.V., with JJD Red Mile ET by CS Boomer 29F.

Fall calf champion bull: Star Lake Cattle Ranch and Pro Cleb Breeders, Skiatook, Okla., with STAR 115N Charlie 418R ET by STAR 12G Palliadin 115N.

Reserve fall calf champion bull: Colyer Herefords with C Maui Jim ET by DM BR L1 Domino 146.

Intermediate champion bull: Sonora Breeders Group, Senatobia, Miss., Seven Oaks Plantation, Senoia, Ga., and Grandview Plantation, Como, Miss., with Grandview 7Oaks Sonora 145R by Remitall Online 122L.

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

Reserve yearling champion bull: Don Moler, Cheyenne, Okla.; and Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas, with BR DM Scrutinizer ET by Remitall Online 122L.

Reserve champion senior bull: Star Lake Cattle Ranch; Selca Farms, Kansas City, Mo.; and CMR/Grandview, Senatobia, Miss., with STAR Bright Future 533P ET by Remitall Online 122L.

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