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HEREFORD CHAMPIONS SHOWCASED IN RENO

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The quality ran deep and the competition was strong as 205 Herefords competed for champion titles at the Western Nugget National Hereford Show in Reno, Nev., Dec. 5-7. Dale Spencer, Brewster, Neb., judged the horned and polled shows, and Frank Ward, Orland, Calif., judged the junior show. Bruneau Cattle Co., Bruneau, Idaho, was honored during the event by the Western States Hereford Association as the commercial producer of the year.

In the horned show, Taylor Schrick, Sayre, Okla., took champion female honors with C Chanel ET by DM BR L1 Domino 146, and True West Properties LLC, Gresham, Ore., exhibited the reserve champion horned female, H Poetic Justice 8042, by TH JWR SOP 16G 57G Tundra 63N.

The grand champion horned bull was C Reno 6142 ET sired by BR Moler ET and owned by Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, and Aaron Wilbourn, Tulare, Calif. UPS Odyssey 7128 owned by Upstream Ranch and Carlee Meeks, Taylor, Neb., was slapped reserve grand champion horned bull. He is sired by UPS Odyssey 1ET.

GH Neon 17N sired the champion polled female and bull. In the polled female show UPS JT Miss Neon 7811 1ET received the judge's nod. She was exhibited by Carlee Meeks, Taylor, Neb. Her full brother, UPS TCC Nitro 1ET, owned by Upstream Ranch; Adams Hirsche Herefords, High River, Alta.; Colyer Herefords; and South Mountain Ranch, Caldwell, Idaho, was named grand champion polled bull.

C Ms Maui Jim 7230 ET by C Maui Jim ET was the reserve grand champion polled female. She is owned by Taylor Schrick. CRR About Time 743 by THM Durango 4037 took reserve champion honors in the polled bull show. He is owned by Hoffman Herefords, McArthur, Calif.; Topp Herefords, Grace City, N.D.; Pelton Polled Herefords, Halliday, N.D.; and Coyote Ridge Ranch, LaSalle, Colo.

At the end of the two-day show, Colyer Herefords won the horned and polled premier breeder awards. 5B Hereford Ranch, Ferndale, Wash., was the horned premier exhibitor and Little Creek Ranch, Parma, Idaho, secured the polled premier exhibitor award. Steven Schohr, Gridley, Calif., exhibited the first-place horned get-of-sire with progeny by MH Dakota 0230.

Blake Tucker, N. Platte, Neb., exhibited the champion heifer in the junior show. C Ms Absolute 7111 ET is sired by FCC 36N Absolute 7R. Following Tucker and winning reserve in the junior show was Kim Wilson, Wickett, Texas, with C 146 Miss Dom 8028 by DM BR L1 Domino 146. Brice Anderson, Buhl, Idaho, won the junior bull show with Heritage 5014 Serenade 8065 by NWJ 139J Duster 47P. Katy Forester, Redmond, Ore., won the bred-and-owned junior heifer show with KF Scarlet Jane 802U by BR Moler ET.

Additional polled division results

Polled spring calf champion heifer: Cody, Chance and Jessica Simpson, Bend, Ore., with H Philly 8036 by THM Durango 4037.

Reserve polled spring calf champion heifer: Wells Bekins, Buffalo, Wyo., with H Belle 8054 by TH JWR SOP 16G 57G Tundra 63N.

Polled junior calf champion heifer: Kim Wilson, Wickett, Texas, with C 146 Miss Dom 8028 by DM BR L1 Domino 146.

Reserve polled junior calf champion heifer: Montana, Chance, Austin and Nick Deppe, Maquoketa, Iowa, with C 146 Notice Me 8029 ET by DM BR L1 Domino 146.

Reserve polled fall calf champion heifer: Courtney Tribble, Puyallup, Wash., with TTF Mercedes 122T by TTF Under Cover 216R.

Polled intermediate champion heifer: Dale and Abigale Farley, Alcester, S.D., with UPS Miss Odyssey 7867 1ET by UPS Odyssey 1ET.

Reserve polled intermediate champion heifer: Courtney Tribble with TTF Suzie's My Oh My 116T by W Beau Rollo 10.

Reserve polled spring yearling champion heifer: Blanket Creek Polled Herefords, Vallecito, Calif., with BC Golden Girl 2T by C –S Pure Gold 98170.

Polled junior yearling champion heifer: Blake Tucker, N. Platte, Neb., with C Ms Absolute 7111 ET by FCC 36N Absolute 7R.

Reserve polled junior yearling champion heifer: Kari Brumley, Orovada, Nev., with BF Flirtatious 713T ET by BR Moler ET.

Polled champion cow-calf pair: Wooden Shoe Farms, Blackfoot, Idaho, and Little Creek Ranch, Parma, Idaho, with WSF LC Miss Meredith 670 ET by PW Victor Boomer P606 and a May bull calf by WSF MC Dateline 489 ET at her side.

Reserve polled champion cow-calf pair: Weimer Cattle Co., Susanville, Calif., and Little Creek Ranch with LCR Rosey 544R by SB 122L Pride Line 32N ET and an April bull calf by TCW Lane Changer 8E 6055 at her side.

Polled spring calf champion bull: Cache Cattle Co., Wellsville, Utah, with CC 52S 326 Uni Gold ET by CC CX United 52S ET.

Reserve polled spring calf champion bull: Santos Hereford Ranch, Hilmar, Calif., with SHR Chandler 5U by BR DM Channing ET.

Polled junior calf champion bull: Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, with C 146 Ms Domino 8011 ET by DM BR L1 Domino 146.

Reserve polled junior calf champion bull: Bryan Anderson, Gooding, Idaho, with ALSK Curly 844 by SHF Progress P20.

Polled fall calf champion bull: Colyer Herefords with C Maui Jim JR 7233 ET by C Maui Jim ET.

Reserve polled fall calf champion bull: Laurie Soper, Auburn, Wash., with LSH Cagefighter 7034 by LSH Fully Loaded 8E 501.

Polled intermediate champion bull: Tracie Haight, Sheridan, Ore., with HL 40P Triton 7307 by MSU WSF Pathfinder ET 40P.

Polled senior champion bull: Wooden Shoe Farms, Blackfoot, Idaho, with WSF Wide Stance 673 ET by Remitall Online 122L.

Reserve polled senior champion bull: Santos Hereford Ranch; Arrowstar Hereford Ranch, Coarsegold, Calif.; and Arrowbar Polled Herefords, Catheys Valley, Calif., with SHR Strictly Business 14S by BR Moler ET.

Additional horned division results

Reserve spring calf champion heifer: Clayton Schmitt, Ulysses, Neb., with H Cattle Kate 8045 ET by GO Excel L18.

Junior calf champion heifer: Gary and Kathy Buchholz, Bardwell, Texas, and Williams Ferguson Ranch L.P., Decatur, Texas, with C Miss Platinum 8042 ET by LCI 157K Ribstone 79P.

Reserve junior calf champion heifer: Montana, Chance, Austin and Nick Deppe, Maquoketa, Iowa, with C Miss Platinum 8039 ET by LCI 157K Ribstone 79P.

Fall calf champion heifer: Grant and Mitchell Reeve, Eagle, Idaho, with C Ms Maui Jim 7231 ET by C Maui Jim ET.

Reserve fall calf champion heifer: Kari and Brooke Brumley with DBLL DCC 4002 Red Rose 7265 ET by BR Moler ET.

Intermediate champion heifer: Allyson Spears, Brentwood, Calif., with SS Ms Dakota Calamity 7S41 by MH Dakota 0230.

Reserve spring yearling champion heifer: Opperman Cattle Co., Sandy, Ore., and Hubman Cattle Co., Medford, Ore., with H Evelyn 7011 by BR Wildfire 2153.

Junior yearling champion heifer: Brett Gagnon, Adin, Calif., with K&B Knockout Lady 7043T by UPS Kootenay 3251 1ET.

Reserve junior yearling champion heifer: T&C Beecher Polled Herefords, Oregon City, Ore., with T&C B Krystal by TCW Red Obsidian M326 412R.

Horned champion cow-calf pair: Taylor Mefford, Central Point, Ore., with T Lady Exceed 603 ET by GO Excel L18 and an April heifer calf by SHF Rib Eye M326 R117 at her side.

Spring calf champion bull: Colyer Herefords with C 146 Domino 8172 ET by DM BR L1 Domino 146.

Reserve spring calf champion bull: Phillip Kudlac, Grants Pass, Ore., with H DCC Dunrite 8016 ET by GH Rambo 279R.

Junior calf champion bull: Marvin Feddes and Sons, Manhattan, Mont., and Hoffman Herefords, McArthur, Calif., with H Payback 807 ET by C-S Pure Gold 98170.

Reserve junior calf champion bull: Jae Anderson, Gooding, Idaho, with ALJA Logical Choice 853 by /S Cowboy Logic 4668.

Fall calf champion bull: Langum Cattle Ranch, Woodbridge, Calif., with LCR EL Diablo T11 ET by BR Moler ET.

Reserve fall calf champion bull: Sue Schurman, Vancouver, Wash., with Schurman Chance For Gold 195T by C Pure Gold 4056.

Intermediate champion bull: Cache Cattle Co., Wellsville, Utah, with CC Franchize 39T by SB 122L Git-R-Done 19R ET.

Reserve intermediate champion bull: 5B Hereford Ranch, Ferndale, Wash., with 5B Pure Gold Travis T16 by C –S Pure Gold 98170.

Reserve yearling champion bull: Bill King, Stanley, N.M., and Micheli Hereford Ranch, Fort Bridger, Wyo., with C Cowboy 7039 ET by CJH Cowboy 512.

Reserve senior champion bull: VX Cattle Co., Ridgefield, Wash., with OO Mark Gold X1332 by C Pure Gold 4025.

Additional junior show results:

Champion cow-calf pair: Taylor Mefford, Central Point, Ore., with T Lady Exceed 603 ET by GO Excel L18 and an April heifer calf by SHF Rib Eye M326 R117 at her side.

Reserve champion cow-calf pair: Tracie Haight, Sheridan, Ore., with HL 40P Sara Jane 6256 by MSU WSF Pathfinder ET 40P.

Champion bred-and-owned heifer: Katy Forester, Redmond, Ore., with KF Scarlet Jane 802U by BR Moler ET.

Reserve champion bred-and-owned heifer: Erica Bianchi, Gilroy, Calif., with EB Miss Lulu 99 ET by LaGrand Reload 80P ET.

Champion bred-and-owned bull: Brice Anderson, Buhl, Idaho, with Heritage 5014 Serenade 8065 by NJW 139J Duster 47P.

Reserve champion bred-and-owned bull: Erica Bianchi with EB Fulload 98 ET by LaGrand Reload 80P ET.

To view complete results of the Western Nugget 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 “Hereford08” when prompted for a password.

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