For the first time in more than a decade the American Gelbvieh Association has more than 300 head entered in the National Gelbvieh Show. The 2007 National Western Stock Show in Denver will host the 35th National Gelbvieh Show on Monday, January 8. Also for the first time, National Western Stock Show will also host the National Balancer Show. The Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic in Kearney, Neb., hosted the first two National Balancer Shows and Sales.
In conjunction with one of the largest shows in recent history, the American Gelbvieh Association will host its annual National Convention in Denver beginning with the unveiling of a Five-Year Long Range Plan the evening of January 5, 2007. The National Convention continues all day on January 6 with committee meetings and the annual meeting. Seven individuals are vying for five director positions on the American Gelbvieh Association Board of Directors. Nominees include: Steve Arp, Arlington, Wis.; Mark Goes, Neb.; Marcus Haney, Oakdale, Calif.; Dave Judd, Pomona, Kan.; David Martin, Judsonia, Ark.; Vaughn Thorstenson, Selby, S.D.; and Nancy Wilkinson, Model, Colo.
The 10th Annual Breeder's Choice Bull Futurity will once again take over the Red Lion Hotel Ballroom on Saturday evening January 6th. “Bulls in the Ballroom” is part of the American Gelbvieh Association/Breeder's Choice Bull Futurity Social. During the evening the American Gelbvieh Association will honor it Hall of Fame Inductee, Alan Albers of Cunningham, Kan., and the Member of the Year, Charles Hull of Vaiden, Miss.
Activities continue on Sunday, January 7 with the National Gelbvieh & Balancer Pen Bull Shows in the Yards at the National Western. The Gelbvieh Junior Heifer Show and 2007 National Gelbvieh & Balancer Sale will wrap up the Sunday activities. The National Gelbvieh & Balancer Shows will complete the Gelbvieh activities at the National Western on January 8. For a complete schedule of events see the Gelbvieh website at www.gelbvieh.org or contact the American Gelbvieh Association office at 303-465-2333.