MT. The quality ran deep at this year's Simbrah show held at the Houston Livestock Show, February 28, 2007, in Houston, Texas. This year's event featured many high-quality cattle, but also showcased the successes of Texas breeders.
Dominating the highly competitive female division and going home with the top honor of Grand Champion Female and Junior Champion Heifer, was “Smith Bella Bella”, sired by Smith Nu Wave and exhibited by Kara Elizabeth Finch, Anderson, TX. Finch also exhibited the Reserve Intermediate Champion Heifer, “Smith Isgrig Ava”, sired by Smith Nu Wave.
The Bull division featured exceptional genetics and was led by Grand Champion Bull and the Bull Calf Champion, “Hagans Ante Up 51S”, sired by NF Smith Sargeant and exhibited by Hagan Cattle Company, Yoakum, TX.
Parading before open judge Neely Nelson, Houston, TX, the following animals received top honors in their respective classes at the 2007 Houston Livestock Show.
Grand Champion Female and Junior Champion Heifer
“Smith Bella Bella,” s. by Smith Nu Wave, exh. by Kara Elizabeth Finch, Anderson, TX.
Reserve Grand Champion Female and Reserve Junior Champion Heifer
“RFI Rio Princess,” s. by WSR MR Black Star 55K, exh. by Smith & Reavis, Giddings, TX.
Heifer Calf Champion
“Smith Stella's Lil Glory,” s. by NF Smith Sargeant, exh. by Zachary Krueger, Hooks, TX.
Reserve Heifer Calf Champion
“Hagans Top This 50S,” s. by NF Smith Sargeant, exh. by Hagan Cattle Co, Yoakum, TX.
Intermediate Champion Heifer
“TSC Sweet Dreams,” s. by TSC Powerline, exh. by Triple S Cattle Service, Liberty Hill, TX.
Reserve Intermediate Champion Heifer
“Smith Isgrig Ava,” s. by Smith Nu Wave, exh. by Kara Elizabeth Finch, Anderson, TX.
Senior Champion Female
“LMC Diamond Muneca 5P275,” s. by HR Power House 1, exh. by Richard J Foster III, Wallis, TX.
Reserve Senior Champion Female
“PRR Morning Star 502P,” s. by HR Power House 1, exh. by Michelle Honeycutt, Floresville, TX.
Grand Champion Bull and Bull Calf Champion
“Hagans Ante Up 51S,” s. by NF Smith Sargeant, exh. by Hagan Cattle Company, Yoakum, TX.
Reserve Bull Calf Champion
“Smith McCrary Maverick,” s. by NF Smith Sargeant, exh. by Zachary Kruger, Hooks, TX.
Reserve Grand Champion Bull and Intermediate Champion Bull
“LMC Johnnie Walker 5R179,” s. by LMC EF JW Black 3N/225, exh. by Matthew Killion, Edinburg, TX.
Reserve Intermediate Champion Bull
“LMC Doc 5R/296,” s. by LMC-RFI-Smith Red Bullet, exh. by La Muneca Cattle Co, Linn, TX.
Get of Sire
S. by NF Smith Sargeant, exh. by Reinhard Hagan, Yoakum, TX.
Best Three Head
Exh. by Timothy J Smith, Giddings, TX.
Produce of Dam
Out of Ms 4G N50, exh. by Reinhard Hagan, Yoakum, TX.
JUNIOR MARKET STEERS
Grand Champion Simbrah Steer
Exh. by Ethan Malout Biggs, Plainview, TX.
Reserve Grand Champion Simbrah Steer
Exh. by Seth Kennedy, Baytown, TX.
The ASA is headquartered in Bozeman, Montana and maintains the breed registries for the Simmental and Simbrah breeds of cattle. ASA has an active adult and junior membership of nearly 8,000.