More than 100 junior Brangus exhibitors traveled up to 1,100 miles one-way to attend this year's 32nd Annual National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS) in Bryan, Texas. In total, exhibitors from nine states brought 186 entries before Judge Reggie Rodriguez of Cat Springs, Texas, for evaluation. Rodriguez is active in the daily operations of Ken Ramsey Brahmans and works as an animal pharmaceutical sales manager for Nelson Wholesale. Additionally, he owns a semen and embryo marketing company and is active in the Texas Animal Health Commission, the Texas Beef Council and serves on the Livestock Committee for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. After breeding and exhibiting numerous National and International Champion Brahman, Hereford and Simbrah cattle as well as judging across the county, Rodriguez brought a wealth of experience as he placed 147 females, five cow-calf pairs and 34 bulls.

Rising to the top to claim Grand Champion Female honors was SK Ms Lambert 37Z, owned and exhibited by Allyson Polston of Lakeland, Fla. The November 2012 female came out of the Junior Heifer Division and is sired by CCC Lambert 75W5. Following from the same Yearling Heifer Division, Laura Zibilski of Burton, Texas, took Reserve Champion Female honors home with her March 2013 female Miss JLS Passion 767A4. Passion is sired by Skyhawks Presidente. In the Red Brangus show, coming from the Summer Yearling Heifer Division, Trio's Balco Alana 175A3 took home the title of Grand Champion Red Brangus Female. The May 2013 female is a daughter of CX Tanque 23/T and is owned and exhibited by Audrey Acord of Madisonville, Texas. Taylor Goerlitz of Brenham, Texas, exhibited Dos XX's Stretch's Dream to claim titles of Red Yearling Heifer Champion and Reserve Champion Red Brangus Female. Dream is a February 2013 daughter of Dos XX's Chief's Mr Stretch.

McKenzie Posey of Wayne, Okla., exhibited Miss TDCC Isabella 926Z to claim the Champion Cow-Calf Pair honor. Isabella is a March 2012 daughter of 5K Mr Beaux Jangles 402U2 and had a March 2014 bull calf at side, TDCC Banjo 926B. SF Miss LTD 430Z and her November 2013 heifer calf, WF LTD's Patriot 430A, claimed the title of Reserve Champion Cow-Calf Pair. The January 2012 cow is a daughter of LTD of Brinks 415T28 and is owned and exhibited by Dakota Williams of Ash Flat, Ark. Blair Tomlinson of Columbus, Texas, took the Grand Champion Red Brangus Cow-Calf Pair honors with TX Ms Chief Advantage 53/Z and her July 2013 heifer calf, Ms Lazy 3 Statesman 53/B. 53/Z is an March 2012 daughter of CX Mr Chief Advantage 49/T. Following closely behind, Miss PB Marie 916/12 and her March 2014 bull calf, Dos XX's Mr Keystone, claimed the honor of Reserve Grand Red Brangus Cow-Calf Pair for Taylor Goerlitz. Marie is a March 2012 daughter of CX Mr Paymaker 1984/W.

Rounding out the day was the crowning of the owned bull champions. RBM King of Hearts, a March 2012 son of DDD Out Cross 1234X, rose to the top to claim Grand Champion Bull honors after first winning the Senior Bull Division. The bull is owned and exhibited by Clint Faul of Rayne, La. The Yearling Bull Champion RG Onstar 99A3 was slapped as Reserve Grand Champion Owned Bull. The March 2013 bull is a son of MC Onstar 924W4 and was exhibited by Reid Janish of Bellville, Texas. In the Red Brangus Bull Show, Trio's Aristotle 175A claimed the titles of Red Bull Calf Champion and Grand Champion Red Brangus Bull. Morgan Maxwell of Springtown, Texas, exhibited the September 2013 son of Trio's Yucatan 175Y. Blair Tomlinson of Columbus, Texas, led the final Champion of the day to claim Reserve Grand Red Bull with TX Chief Advantage 76/A. The March 2013 bull is a son of CX Mr Chief Advantage 49/T and first won the Red Yearling Bull Division.

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