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NATIONAL HEREFORD SHOW BOASTS RECORD NUMBERS

Kansas City, Mo. — The National Hereford Show at the 2007 Southwestern Livestock Expostion in Fort Worth was the largest Hereford show in recent years with 252 Hereford cattle on display. Bill Conley, Clarksdale, Mo., sorted the horned and polled entries on Jan. 29. Each year the Texas Hereford and Texas Polled Hereford associations honor individuals who have devoted their lives to raising Herefords and promoting the breed. The horned show was dedicated to Curtis Younts, Belton, and the polled show honorees were Don and Ann Metch, Canton, who also celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary during the festivities in Fort Worth.

Hoffman Herefords, McArthur, Calif., kept their winning streak alive from Denver to Fort Worth as they won the horned female show and took reserve honors in the horned bull show. H Lady Wildfire 5080 by BR Wildfire 2153 was slapped grand and spring yearling female and is co-owned with Scott and Tracy Downing Cattle Co., Madras, Ore., and Hi View Ranch, Cleburne.

BR Gabrielle 5082 by BR Lansing 3060 followed Lady Wildfire to secure the reserve champion horned female award for junior exhibitor, Rylee Barber, Channing. Gabrielle has a long list of show ring accolades, including being named the two-time Denver National Champion Horned Female and Supreme Hereford at the 2007 National Western.

In the polled heifer show, National Junior Hereford Association members, Mark and Catie Sims, Elgin, Okla., outshined the competition with their grand and junior yearling champion heifer, MCS 59N Romance 14R by STAR Red Hills MCS Sooner 59N. Romance's winning resume also includes the grand champion title of the junior show in Denver as well as winning her division in the open show. C Miss Moler 6090 by BR Moler ET was slapped polled reserve grand and champion junior heifer calf for Michelle Malson, Parma, Idaho.

STAR Bright Future 533P ET claimed the grand and senior champion polled bull title for his host of owners: Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.; CMR/Grandview, Senatobia, Miss.; and Selca Farms, Kansas City, Mo. SR CG Hard Rock 5073 followed Bright Future 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 Drive has also had a very successful show career and is the reigning Denver reserve national champion bull.

After winning Fort Worth as a calf in 2006, 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; and the Poseidon Syndicate, Iowa City, Iowa; own the Ankonian Midas 72 son. Leading out the reserve champion horned bull was Hoffman Herefords and Rocking Chair Ranch, Ft McKavett. H Top Hat by BR DM Channing ET won the junior calf division prior to winning the overall title.

BR DM Channing ET is leaving a mark with his progeny in the Hereford show ring and Fort Worth was no exception. The champion get of sire in both horned and polled shows was sired by the popular bull who was reserve grand champion a year ago. The groups were exhibited by Hoffman Herefords and Barber Ranch, Channing.

At the show's end, purple banners were abundant for Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn., and Star Lake Cattle Ranch as they claimed best six head, premier breeder and premier exhibitor awards in the horned and polled shows respectively.

To view complete results of the 2007 Fort Worth National Hereford Show visit www .hereford.org. The “Shows” menu on the left includes “National Show Results.” Champion and division winner photos of all the national Hereford shows may be downloaded at www.hereford photoshop.com/media. Enter “Denver” when prompted for a password.

Additional division results

Horned spring calf champion heifer: Erik Schmidt, Gonzales, with GKB S&S 4002 Mary B622 by BR Moler ET.

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

Polled spring calf champion heifer: Barber Ranch and Don Moler, Cheyenne, Okla., with BR DM Carmen 6062 by BR DM Channing ET.

Polled reserve spring calf champion heifer: Sellman Ranch with SR Mary 6090 by BR Moler ET.

Horned junior calf champion heifer: Hoffman Herefords with H Paula 625 ET by BR DM Channing ET.

Horned reserve junior calf champion heifer: Hi View Ranch, Cleburne; Austin and Danyelle Callison, Meridian, Idaho, with H Victory 600 ET by BR DM Channing ET.

Polled reserve junior calf champion heifer: Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Mich., with MSU Queen 18S by BR Moler ET.

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

Horned reserve fall calf champion heifer: Jordan, Kelly and Mark Largent, Kaycee, Wyo., with L3 Lady Premier 618 by Golden Achiever 2072.

Polled fall calf champion heifer: Shawn Gilmore, Floresville, Texas, with DCC 4002 Queen 5340 ET by BR Moler ET.

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

Horned reserve intermediate champion heifer: Gary and Kathy Buchholz with GKB 146 Promise Me B539 by DM BR L1 Domino 146.

Polled intermediate champion heifer: Roxane Gebhart, Claremore, Okla., with Beacon Hill Syrah 530R by ROX Cowboy 22M.

Polled reserve intermediate champion heifer: Mason McClintock, Ft McKavett, with BR Marie Lavoe 5089 by BR DM Channing ET.

Horned reserve spring yearling champion heifer: Jack Copeland and Sons, Nara Visa, N.M., and Chelsea Frost, Tallula, Ill., with JCS Miss Royalty 5786 by Churchill Royal 112.

Polled spring yearling champion heifer: Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan., with KJ BJ 380L Peppermint 040R ET by PW Victor Boomer P606.

Polled reserve spring yearling champion heifer: Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, with F&F MS Star Mark 518 by F&F Star Mark 800.

Horned junior yearling champion heifer: Amanda and Kara Eschbach, Skiatook, Okla., with RMP P606 BB 501 by PW Victor Boomer P606.

Horned reserve junior yearling champion heifer: Brock Wall, Plainview, with K&B Miss Excel 5012 by GO Excel L18.

Polled reserve junior yearling champion heifer: Deshazer Cattle Co., and Tim and Fiona Lockhart, Hearne; and Utley Cattle Co., Fairfield with DBLL DCC 8006 Pearl 5049 ET by H 8E Embracer 8006.

Horned champion cow-calf pair: Klee Walker, Terrell, with DCC 3008 Queen 4284 ET by RRH MR Felt 3008 and a fall calf.

Polled champion cow-calf pair: Lucas Stumpf, Columbia, Ill., with Gen-Lor Lyndsey Gold 303 by C –S Pure Gold 98170 and fall bull calf.

Polled reserve champion cow-calf pair: Eva Hamman, Jacksboro, with EJH Samantha 607P by STAR 62J Teetonka MHPH 129M ET and a fall heifer calf.

Horned spring calf champion bull: Gary and Kathy Buchholz with GKB Downtown B627 ET by BR Moler ET.

Horned reserve spring calf champion bull: Colyer Herefords with C Moler 6154 ET by BR Moler ET.

Polled spring calf champion bull: Kirk Jensen, Courtland, Kan., with KJ 068J Manhattan 262S by BR Moler ET.

Polled reserve spring calf champion bull: Star Lake Cattle Ranch; Massey Hereford Ranch, Wickett; Jonathan Blin, Skiatook, Okla.; and La Mojarrita, Buenos Aires with STAR JJB Back to the Future by STAR Bright Future 533P ET.

Horned reserve junior calf champion bull: K7 Herefords, Hollandale, Wis., and Rotello Cattle Co., Navasota, with K7 2072 Lad 618 by Golden Achiever 2072.

Polled junior calf champion bull: Brady Jensen with KJ BJ M530 Warden 199S ET by Allendale Robin Hood.

Polled reserve junior calf champion bull: Sellman Ranch with SR Morgan 6019 by DPH Master Boomer 29F 293N.

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

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

Polled 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.

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

Horned 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.

Horned reserve intermediate champion bull: Cody Byars, Lakeview, with F&F 220 Starfire 557 by F&F Starfire 220.

Polled intermediate champion bull: Barber Ranch and Don Moler with DM BR Comanche ET by Remitall Online 122L.

Polled reserve intermediate champion bull: Gary and Kathy Buchholz; Mason McClintock; and Gilmore Ranch, Floresville with GKB MCC 146 Keystone B538 by DM BR L1 Domino 146.

Horned reserve yearling champion bull: B&C Cattle Co., Miami, with B&C Mr Austin Lane by Remitall Online 122L.

Polled reserve yearling champion bull: B&C Cattle Co. with B&C Outlook Express 25085 by Remitall Online 122L.

Horned 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.

Horned reserve senior champion bull: Colyer Herefords and Hidalgo Ranch, Plano, with C Hidalgo ET by CL 1 Domino 212M.

Polled reserve senior champion bull: Rockin W Polled Herefords, Schulenburg, with RW Ballistic 552 4080 ET by CJH L1 Domino 552.

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