The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) teamed up with the Heart of America Gelbvieh Association and Heart of America Junior Gelbvieh Association to host the AGJA Gateway Classic. The week of contests and cattle shows was held at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. Jary Douglas of Athens, Ga., evaluated the Gelbvieh Female Show, while Greg and Brad McCurry of Sedgwick, Kansas, judged the Gelbvieh Bred & Owned Bull Show and the Market Steer Show, as well as the Balancer Female Show and Showmanship.
Dakota Fowler of Albany, Texas, made the most of her first trip to the National Junior Gelbvieh Show by winning Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female with her entry, JDPD Morning Flower 207S. Dakota's heifer is an October 10, 2006 daughter of PMG Pegasus 01P and first earned Champion Senior Heifer Calf honors.
Emily Griffiths of Kendallville, Ind., earned Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh female honors with her Champion Cow-Calf Pair. GGGR 3G Cowgirl Jackie 948J is an 8-year-old cow with a January 2007 heifer calf at side. The heifer calf also earned Champion Bred & Owned Junior Heifer Calf honors on her own.
Griffiths struck again winning Grand Champion Bred & Owned Female honors with GGGE 3G Cowgirl Sierra 605S, a January 15, 2006 daughter of SLC Freedom 178F ET. This is the second year in a row for Emily to win Bred & Owned Champion honors.
Dustin Volek of Highmore, S.D., won Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned Female honors with VLK Remedy S44 ET. This female is a March 12, 2006 daughter of SLC Freedom out of former National Champion Female, ELK CK Jewel 216M.
Emily Griffiths earned top honors in the Bred & Owned Gelbvieh Bull Show. Her entry, GGGE 3G Shakedown 655S ET is a March 2006 son of SLC Freedom 178F ET.
Sydney Wilkinson of Model, Colo., earned Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Bull honors with SYD Stampede 6122S ET. Stampede is a May 2006 son of BTI Extra 2106K ET.
In the Market Steer Show, Rachel Ibach of Sumner, Neb., earned Grand Champion honors with her 1,255-pound steer named Cowboy. Grace Hammer of Wallace, Kan., and her 1,335-pound steer Lightning earned Reserve Champion Market Steer honors.
Following are complete Division Champion and Reserve results from the Gelbvieh Female Show. The listing includes animal name, exhibitor's name, exhibitor's hometown, and animal's sire.
Division I (January 1 to April 30, 2007)
Champion: HFGC Miss Christy 215T11, Colton Spencer, Aurora, Mo., HFGC HF Roscoe 34P59 ET.
Reserve Champion/Champion Bred & Owned: GGGE 3G Tiger Lilly 712T, Emily Griffiths, GGGE 3G Private Eye 449P.
Reserve Bred & Owned: KDV Ice Cream 10T, Kyle Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo., RBFB Rockn B Hemi 510R ET.
Division II (September 1 to December 31, 2006)
Champion: JDPD Morning Flower 207S, Dakota Fowler, Albany, Texas, PMG Pegasus 01P.
Reserve Champion: BAG Miss Kali 262S ET, Jeffrey Dusin, Phillipsburg, Kan., BTI Extra 2106K ET.
Champion Bred & Owned: JTV Noel 2S, Justin Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo., TGV T Bar S Free Style 15L.
Reserve Bred & Owned: WRFG Rosie Red Dream, Sara Roskowske, St. James, Mo., JEB Polled Gizmo 17Z.
Division III (May 1 to August 31, 2006)
Champion/Champion Bred & Owned: GGGE 3G Shez Hot 690S, Emily Griffiths, SLC Freedom 178F ET.
Reserve Champion: TSGF Southern Allure 03S22, Carrie Tilghman, Glasgow, Ky., DRJ Full Exposure.
Reserve Bred & Owned: DMM Cashmere 24S, Dustin Myers, Farmington, Mo., GKT Boo Boo 155E.
Division IV (March 1 to April 30, 2006)
Champion: SKLS Lexi 17S, Menzi Spiller, Fredericksburg, Texas, RTRM Headline.
Reserve Champion/Champion Bred & Owned: Dustin Volek, Highmore, S.D., SLC Freedom 178F ET.
Reserve Bred & Owned: ALFG Sugar Creek Jenny S7, Andy Lindgren, Atlanta, Ill., GRU Good Stuff 710N.
Division V (January 1 to February 28, 2006)
Champion/Champion Bred & Owned: GGGE 3G Cowgirl Sierra 605S, Emily Griffiths, SLC Freedom 178F ET.
Reserve Champion: GGGE 3G Cowgirl Shari 660S, Alison Baker, Bristol, Ind., KIT Urlacher M28 ET.
Reserve Bred & Owned: BCFG Butlers Fame 359S, Zachary Butler, Milton, Tenn., SLC Freedom 178F ET.
Division VI (June 10 to December 31, 2005)
Champion: BNC R5142, Nikki Hojer, Lake Preston, S.D., ACGC American Ideal 309N.
Reserve Champion: WLGF Miss G2 ET, Chris Mackey, Mars Hill, N.C., RUP Rupple Gigolo 991L ET.
Champion Bred & Owned: KAKC Miss Caitlyn 28R, Keaton Kendrick, Palmyra, Mo., RAG Black Hawk 90N ET.
Reserve Bred & Owned: MDAV Ruby R10, Matthew Davidson, Duncan, S.C., KCF Bennett Landmark J377.
Cow-Calf Champion: GGGR Cowgirl Jackie 948J, Emily Griffiths, GGGR 3G Cowboy Luck 718G.
Reserve Champion: CIRS Poinsettia 44P, Kaycie Shearer, Canton, Kan., EGL Fosters L017 ET.
Champion Bred & Owned: DMC Lady Mattie 50R2, Rasha Martin, Judsonia, Ark., SLC Freedom 178F ET.
For information on junior Gelbvieh programs contact the American Gelbvieh Association office at 303-465-2333 or visit the website at www.gelbvieh.org.