CITY, Mo. – Junior Hereford exhibitors from Ohio, Maryland, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Indiana, Vermont and New York traveled to W. Springfield, Mass., on May 4-6 for the inaugural Big East Regional Livestock Show. The event, hosted by the New England Hereford Association, was held in conjunction with the 67th New England Hereford Sale. Clint Rusk, W. Lafayette, Ind. and John Hausner, Thomasville, Pa., evaluated 47 head of Hereford cattle. The Big East show was held in honor of Burt-Dell Farms, Pepperell, Mass., a long time Hereford breeder.
Grand champion heifer: Skye and Elliot Budney, Lebanon, Conn., with 4WF Mist 36S ET by BR Moler ET.
Reserve grand champion heifer: Elliot Davis, Lebanon, Conn., with LaGrand Missy O4S by GH Neon 17N.
Grand champion bred-and-owned bull: Sadie Pay, Berlin Center, Ohio., with TLR 122L Flurry 301L 638S ET by Remitall Online 122L.
Reserve grand champion bred-and-owned bull: Marissa Pay, Berlin Center, Ohio., with TLR Hot Shot 301L 179N 647S by CMR Hot Sync 122L 179N ET.
Grand champion cow-calf pair: Skye and Elliot Budney with MSU TCF Apollonia 3R by Remitall Online 122L and a February heifer calf by KCF 3008 M326.
Reserve grand champion cow: Dillon Gutshall, Three Springs, Pa., with CKY 105K Snowflake 602N by SKY 8403 A Plus with an October bull calf by SKY 208K Longtrail 211N.
Grand champion steer: Andre Howe, Wagontown, Pa., with DS GPR Rock 102S by Blair-Athol 20 The Rock ET 19M.
The NJHA is one of the most active junior programs in the country with approximately 3,000 members. The NJHA's mission is to create and promote enthusiasm for the breed while providing opportunities through leadership, education and teamwork. For more information about the NJHA, visit www.jrhereford.org.