CITY, Mo. — It was a clean sweep for Texas exhibitors as cattle from the “Lone Star State” dominated the champion drives at the 2006 American Royal National Hereford Show, Oct. 22, in Kansas City, Mo. Tyler Cates, Modoc, Ind., evaluated the Hereford entries and paid exhibitors a big compliment at the conclusion of the show when he talked about the attributes of the Hereford breed and how impressed he was with the quality in the show.
Gary and Kathy Buchholz, Bardwell, Texas, topped the bull show by exhibiting two of the six division champions, including the overall grand and reserve grand champion. GKB Uptown B613 ET started his show career off on a high note being slapped grand and junior calf champion bull. He is sired by past national champion bull BR Moler ET and has expected progeny differences (EPDs) of birth weight (BW) 4.5; weaning weight (WW) 47; yearling weight (YW) 79; milk (MM) 14; and milk and growth (M&G) 38.
Intermediate champion GKB MCC 146 Keystone B538 took reserve grand champion bull honors. The DM BR L1 Domino 146 son is co-owned with Mason McClintock, Ft. McKavett, Texas. He posted EPDs of BW 3.5; WW 48; YW 77; MM 22; and M&G 47.
The grand champion Hereford female title was awarded to BR Gabrielle 5082. This powerful intermediate heifer has an undefeated national show record for National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) member, Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas. Prior to winning the 2006 American Royal, Gabrielle won the 2006 National Western Stock Show as a calf and also the Junior National Hereford Expo this summer. BR Gabrielle 5082 is sired by BR Lansing 3060 and showed with EPDs of BW 3.2; WW 48; YW 83; MM 23; and M&G 47.
In the reserve spotlight was BR Carol Channing 5020 ET exhibited by Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas. The champion yearling heifer was bred by Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas, and is out of the popular sire BR DM Channing ET. Earlier in the day she was selected grand champion in the 59-head junior show. The Channing daughter posted EPDs of BW 5.0; WW 56; YW 93; MM 17; and M&G 45.
Reserve to Carol Channing in the junior show was another Texas heifer shown by Shawn Gilmore, Floresville, Texas. DCC 8006 Lady 5267 ET was bred by DeShazer Cattle Co., Hearne, Texas, and sired by H 8E Embracer 8006. She went on to win the fall division in the open show later in the day. Don Boggs, Manhattan, Kansas, evaluated the junior entries.
At the conclusion of the open show Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn., stepped into the American Royal winner's circle and claimed purple banners for premier breeder and exhibitor, as well as best six head and champion get of sire.
To view complete results of the American Royal National Hereford Show visit www.hereford.org. The “Shows” menu on the left includes “National Show Results.”
Additional division results
Spring calf champion heifer: Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas, with BR DM Carmen 6062 by BR DM Channing ET.
Reserve spring calf champion heifer: Erin Fawcett, Ree Heights, S.D., with ECR Cover Girl 607 by GO Excel L18.
Junior calf champion heifer: Purple Reign Cattle Co., Toulon, Ill., with Purple Cruella 14S ET by BR Moler ET.
Reserve junior calf champion heifer: Colt Keffer, Crawfordsville, Ind., with HCC Royal Matron S950 by MM RSM Pacemaker 815.
Fall calf champion heifer: Shawn Gilmore, Floresville, Texas, with DCC 8006 Lady 5267 ET by H 8E Embracer 8006.
Reserve fall calf champion heifer: Shawn Gilmore with DCC 4002 Queen 5340 ET by BR Moler ET.
Reserve intermediate champion heifer: Garrett Knebel, Winamac, Ind., with Kochs Sparkles R19 by Exclusive 7N.
Spring yearling champion heifer: Kristin Fawcett, Ree Heights, S.D., with ECR Hunny Ann 501 by HH Eureka 557M.
Reserve spring yearling champion heifer: Randa Owen, Ft. Payne, Ala., with Purple LaGrand Chandra 18R by BR DM Channing ET.
Reserve yearling champion heifer: Drew Perez, Nara Visa, N.M., with C&M New Mexico Lady 510 by C Pure Gold 0140.
Senior champion heifer: Kade Patton, Frankfort, Ind., with LaGrand Rockette 148P ET by S&S Kodiak 49J.
Reserve senior champion heifer: Joanna and Jamie Bellis, Aurora, Mo., and Jim Carr, Lebanon, Mo., with JDB 242 Lady Legend P098 by Feltons Legend 242.
Champion cow-calf pair: Jamie and Jonathan Bellis, Aurora, Mo., with JDB D65 Lady Boom N045 by SHF Sonic Boom 46B D65 and a March heifer calf by PW Victor Boomer P606.
Reserve champion cow-calf pair: Jocelyn Butler, Republic, Mo., with BPH 19D Paige 063P by NJW 1Y Wrangler 19D and an April bull calf by BPH 188 Nick 831N.
Spring calf champion bull: Fawcett's Elm Creek Ranch, Ree Heights, S.D., with ECR Precision 6246 by KJ BJ Bounty Hunter 741P.
Reserve spring calf champion bull: Rachel Carlson, Royal Center, Ind., with C 202M Domino 6316 by MF 98170 Monument 202M.
Reserve junior calf champion bull: Purple Reign Cattle Co. with Purple Hercules 17S ET by Remitall Olympian ET 262L.
Fall calf champion bull: Barber Ranch and Don Moler, Cheyenne, Okla., with BR DM Fast Forward ET by BR DM Channing ET.
Reserve fall calf champion bull: Four L Hereford Farm with Four L Goldstrike 5185R by Four L Gold Strike 1127.
Reserve intermediate champion bull: Barber Ranch and Don Moler with DM BR Comanche ET by Remitall Online 122L.
Yearling champion bull: Curtis Younts & Son, Belton, Texas, and W4 Ranch, Morgan, Texas, with W4 Game Day R030 by C Game Day 3087.
Reserve yearling champion bull: DeShazer Cattle Co., Hearne, Texas; Tim and Fiona Lockhart, Hearne, Texas; and Utley Cattle Co., Fairfield, Texas, with DBLL DCC 8006 Powerful 5072 ET by H 8E Embracer 8006.
Senior champion bull: Daugherty Cattle Co., Clovis, N.M., and Kyle Perez, Nara Visa, N.M., with KP Real Deal 446 by BP Kahlua 38M.
Reserve champion senior bull: J.D. Schnitker and Sheridan Davis, Memphis, Texas, with F&F Firecracker 410 by K&B Starfire 8415.