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Quality ran deep and numbers were up at the 2008 National Gelbvieh Show during National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. Shane Lindsay of Iowa evaluated the entries and complimented the exhibitors on the cattle shown.

Earning National Champion Gelbvieh Female honors was LBFM Halo's Jewell 34S ET exhibited by Megan Helle of Edinburg, Texas. This May 2006 daughter of SLC Freedom 178F ET first won Champion Intermediate Heifer honors. Halo's Jewell also won Champion Ring of Gold Female for the 2007-08 season. Little Bull Farm of Kentucky was the breeder of the heifer.

Slipping into the Reserve National Champion Female spot was JDPD Sonador 46S. Junior member, Ashley Skeels of Boerne, Texas, exhibited this female. Sonador is an April 2006 daughter of RTRM Headline and Dromgoole's Heaven of Richmond, Texas, was the breeder of this female.

Ridinger Cattle Company of Deer Trail, Colo., took home the National Champion Gelbvieh Bull banner with RID R Collateral 2R. This February 2005 bull is a son of JCGR Bar GT Flashback. He first won Champion Senior Bull honors. Ridinger Cattle Company is the breeder and owner.

Dromgoole's Heaven of Richmond, Texas, earned Reserve National Champion Gelbvieh Bull with JHG Premonition 662S. This February 2006 bull is a son of former Breeder's Choice Bull Futurity Champion, PMG Pegasus 01P. Jim Horton of Iowa bred this bull and Dromgoole's have added him to their herd bull battery.

Dromgoole's Heaven, Jim and Pat Dromgoole, of Richmond, Texas, earned Premier Breeder & Premier Exhibitor honors for the National Gelbvieh & Balancer Show. Brad and Carol Ridinger of Deer Trail, Colo., were selected by their peers as Herdsman of the Year. The Ridingers are herdsmen for Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, as well as their own operation, Ridinger Cattle Company.

In the Ring of Gold Bull competition, GGGE 3G Rio Bravo 564R, bred, owned and shown by Emily Griffiths of Kendallville, Ind., earned top honors for the second year in a row. Rio Bravo is a March 2005 son of SLC Freedom 178F ET.

Steve Patton of Indiana evaluated the entries in the National Western Gelbvieh Junior Heifer Show. Ashley Skeels of Boerne, Texas, earned Champion Gelbvieh Heifer honors with JDPD Sonador 46S. Emily Griffiths of Indiana earned Reserve Gelbvieh Heifer honors with GGGE 3G Cowgirl Star 644S. This March 2006 daughter of JRI Extra Exposure 285L71 already had calf at side on show day.

Following are the division champion and reserve champion listings for the 2008 National Gelbvieh Show. Each listing includes the animal's name, exhibitor, exhibitor's hometown and animal's sire. Complete class results are available on the American Gelbvieh Association website at

Gelbvieh Female Show

Champion Spring Heifer Calf: RTRT Temptress 168T ET, Michael Rea, Berthoud, Colo., BTI Extra 2106K ET.

Reserve Spring Heifer Calf: LBFM Halo's Storm 75T, Travis Farm, West End, N.C., SLC Freedom 178F ET.

Champion Winter Heifer Calf (no picture available): RID R Ms Ima's Pride 711T, Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo., RID R Collateral 2R.

Reserve Winter Heifer Calf: TSGF Ms Daisy 03T3, T-Square Gelbvieh Farm, Mooresville, N.C., KCF Bennett G196.

Champion Senior Heifer Calf: TSGF Southern Charm 03S24, Shelby Rush, Ulman, Mo., DRJ Full Exposure.

Reserve Senior Heifer Calf: JDPD Kamera 95HS, Dromgoole's Heaven, Richmond, Texas, JDPD Rolex 151M.

Champion Intermediate Heifer: LBFM Halo's Jewell 34S ET, Megan Helle, Edinburg, Texas, SLC Freedom 178F ET.

Reserve Intermediate Heifer: GGGE 3G Shez Hot 690S, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., SLC Freedom 178F ET.

Champion Junior Female: JDPD Sonador 46S, Ashley Skeels, Boerne, Texas, RTRM Headline.

Reserve Junior Female: RID R Ms Ima Lady 7S, Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo., JCGR Bar GT Flashback.

Champion Senior Female: ELC Verona 13R, Tahanee Embry, Priddy, Texas, SLC Freedom 178F ET.

Reserve Senior Female: JTKD 539R, Kelsie McEndaffer, New Raymer, Colo., TALS Titan Two.

Gelbvieh Bull Show

Champion Spring Bull Calf: CRAN Benson T718, Cranview Gelbvieh, Minot, N.D., TJB Jagermeister.

Reserve Spring Bull Calf: HFGC HF Black Bart 401T26, Hart Farm, Kansas City, Kansas, RTRM Headline.

Champion Winter Bull Calf: GGGE 3G Talk's Cheap 739T, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., GGGE 3G Rio Bravo564R.

Reserve Winter Bull Calf: ELC McDreamy 1T, Tana Cooper, Burdett, Kansas, BTI Extra 2106K ET.

Champion Senior Bull Calf: HFGC GIP Arrowhead S82, Hart Farm, Kansas City, Kansas/Golden Image Partnership, Ford, Kansas, HFGC HF Roscoe.

Champion Intermediate Bull: TREY Gunslinger 22S1 ET, Dale (Trey) Riley III, Mooresville, N.C., DRJ Full Exposure.

Reserve Intermediate Bull: SYD Stampede 6122S ET, Sydney Wilkinson, Model, Colo., BTI Extra 2106K ET.

Champion Junior Bull: JHG Premonition 662S ET, Dromgoole's Heaven, PMG Pegasus 01P.

Reserve Junior Bull: JDPD Astro 407S, Dromgoole's Heaven, Richmond, Texas/Hojer Gelbvieh, Lake Preston, S.D., JDPD Rolex 151M.

Champion Senior Bull: RID R Collateral 2R, Ridinger Cattle Company, JCGR Bar GT Flashback.

Reserve Senior Bull: GGGE 3G Rio Bravo 564R, Emily Griffiths, SLC Freedom 178F ET.

Group Classes

Produce of Dam

Champion: Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo.

Reserve: Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.

Get of Sire

Champion: Dromgoole's Heaven, Richmond, Texas.

Reserve: Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.

Best Four Head

Champion: Dromgoole's Heaven, Richmond, Texas.

Reserve: Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo.


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