KANSAS CITY, Mo. Mark Sims, Elgin, Okla., and Kari Brumley, Orovada, Nev., showed the grand champion and reserve grand champion cow-calf pairs, respectively, at the 10th annual VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo in Tulsa, Okla., July 9.

Judge Ryan Cotton, Clarkesville, Ga., sorted the 32 pairs and selected Sims' entry as grand champion cow-calf pair and champion standard cow-calf pair. STAR 80P Reanne 55T by LaGrand Reload 80P ET showed with a March 2009 heifer calf at side by CS Boomer 29F. The champion cow had EPDs of birth weight (BW) 6.0, weaning weight (WW) 52, yearling weight (YW) 92, milk (MM) 19 and milk & growth (M&G) 44.

Brumley led BF Flirtatious 713T ET with a February heifer calf at side by BF Domino Affect 70TET to reserve champion overall pair and champion bred-and-owned division honors. Flirtatious showed with EPDs of BW 4.5, WW 53, YW 92, MM 18 and M&G 45.

Reserve champion standard pair was exhibited by Zack Hartzell, Redmond, Ore. He showed C 4006 MS Dom 6160ET by C Hidalgo ET with a March heifer calf at side by C Reno 6142ET. The cow has EPDs of BW 3.3, WW 52, YW 86, MM 18 and M&G 44.

Cameron Curry, McAlester, Okla., showed the reserve champion bred-and-owned cow-calf pair. He led CH MS Reba 7016 ET by BR Moler ET with a May heifer calf by CH L1 Moler 7014ET at her side. The cow has EPDs of BW 4.9, WW 64, YW 95, MM 20 and M&G 47.

Additional results

Standard pairs:

Class 011 - Katie Nolles, Bassett, Neb., with KLD 3060 Daisy D76 ET with an April bull calf by JBN L1 Domino 508.

Bred-and-owned pairs:

Class 015 - Kandi Knippa, Seguin, Texas, with Baer Creek My Oh My16S ET with a March heifer calf by H-LR Members Only 607 ET.

The 2009 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo was sponsored in part by Biozyme Inc., St. Joseph, Mo. 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


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