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Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 7, Issue 25
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Hereford Highlights

1,161 Entries at 2010 VitaFerm JNHE

July 3-10 more than 650 exhibitors from 40 states and Canada along with their families converged in Indianapolis for the 11th annual VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE).  Below are some highlights. Watch for more coverage in the next eNews and complete results in the September Hereford World.

Keffer, Gebhart Top Senior Showmanship Contest

Colt Keffer, Crawfordsville, Ind., was chosen champion of the senior showmanship competition July 9 at the JNHE in Indianapolis. Reserve champion was Roxane Gebhart, Claremore, Okla.

The other finalists were: third place – Emilee Kottkamp, Clayton, Ind.; fourth place – Cameron Curry, McAlester, Okla.; fifth place – Drew Schmidt, Taneytown, Md.; sixth place – Kandi Knippa, Seguin, Texas; seventh place – Garrett Knebel, Winamac, Ind.; eighth place – Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas; ninth place – Gabrielle Glenister, Pulaski, N.Y.; and 10th place – Tamar Adcock, Assumption, Ill.

In the intermediate division, Bailey Buck, Madill, Okla., was named champion and Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Kan., was reserve. A total of 182 participated in the intermediate division.

Junior division champion was Dean Adcock, Assumption, Ill., and reserve was Houston Hutton, Pickens, S.C. They topped the field of 158 competitors.

A total of 78 peewees vied for top showman honors. Tyler Allan, Schulenburg, Texas, was named champion peewee showman and John Hampton Cornelius, Kersey, Colo., was reserve champion peewee.

More results are available at

JNHE Show Results

  • Champion Owned Polled Female: Bailey Buck, Madill, Okla., with NJW 78P 63N Ladysport 51W ET by TH JWR SOP 18G 57G Tundra 63N.
  • Reserve Champion Owned Polled Female: Mark Sims, Elgin, Okla., with MCS 533P Lady 62R 801 ET by STAR Bright Future 533P ET.
  • Champion Owned Horned Female: Lauren McMillan, Ohio, Ill., with RRR L18 Penelope 0509 ET by GO Excel L18.
  • Reserve Champion Owned Horned Female: Matthew Compton, Greenfield, Ind., with MSC Ramseys Sylvia Powerload by AA Powerload.
  • Champion Bred-and-Owned Female: Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas, with KLD 3060 Penny D95 ET by BR Lansing 3060.
  • Reserve Champion Bred-and-Owned Female: Cody Beck, Bainbridge, Ind., with BP CB Patsy Enuff 54W ET by CH Enuff Prophet 3913.
  • Champion Bred-and-Owned Bull: Mark Sims with MCS 533P Ozzman 802 ET by STAR Bright Future 533P ET.
  • Reserve Champion Bred-and-Owned Bull: Randa Owen, Ft. Payne, Ala., with RRO Man of Romance 9104 ET by BR DM CSF Wallace ET.
  • Champion Prospect Steer: Tyler Allan, Schulenburg, Texas, with a 666-lb. steer by H-LR Members Only 607 ET.
  • Reserve Champion Prospect Steer: Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas, with an 864-lb. son of BR DM Bodacious ET.
  • Champion Progress Steer: Kristine Apel, Beason, Ill., with 1,255-lb. son of LaGrand Reload 80P ET.
  • Reserve Champion Progress Steer: Brooke Brumley, Orovada, Nev., with a 1,230-lb. son of KJ 068J Manhattan 262S.
  • Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair and Champion Bred-and-Owned Cow-Calf Pair: Clayton, Hayley and Jody Miller, Thorntown, Ind., with MH 29F Miss Online 8367 ET by Remitall Online 122L with March bull calf at side by NJW 137 Duster 47P.
  • Reserve Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair and Champion Standard Cow-Calf Pair: Morgan Wiedenhoeft, Huntington, Ind., with BHR RH 428R Dominique 835 by Mohican Roughout 428R ET, with February bull calf at side by STAR Battle Ground 2013.
  • Reserve Champion Standard Cow-Calf Pair: Nicole, Curtis, Alison and Austin Folkman, Ixonia, Wis., with STAR P28 Libbey 195ET by Spearhead Magnum P28 with a February heifer calf at side by THM Durango 4037.
  • Reserve Champion Bred-and-Owned Cow-Calf Pair: Keysto Stotz, Skiatook, Okla., with STAR MKS Shiny Pennie 144U by STAR Bright Future 533P ET with a March bull calf at side by Spearhead Magnum P28.
  • Champion Junior AI Heifer: Emily Sugg, Berryville, Ark., with Sugg Kilo 92 by NS Lakes Kilo 002.
  • Reserve Champion Junior AI Heifer: Karly Biddle, Walcott, Iowa, with Double K Lucky Lady by NS Lakes Kilo 002.
  • Champion Junior AI Bull: Karly Biddle with Double K Marley DK75 by THR TRM Thor 7088.
  • Reserve Champion Junior AI Bull: Justin Hurst, Nevada, Mo., with H2 Kace of Gold by Golden Achiever 2072.

Complete results including class placings and division winners are available on

New NJHA Board, Officers Elected

Tamar Adcock, Assumption, Ill., Austin Buzanowski, Pompeys Pillar, Mont., Jaime Hanson, Comfrey, Minn., and Matt Woolfolk, Columbia, Tenn., are the new National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) board members elected Friday night during the JNHE awards ceremony in Indianapolis.

The officer team for 2009-2010 is:

  • President - Rossie Blinson, Buies Creek, N.C.
  • Vice President - Danielle Starr, Manawa, Wis.
  • Communications chair - Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas
  • Membership chair - Jake Metch, Bainbridge, N.Y.
  • Leadership chair - Andrew Albin, Newman, Ill.
  • Foundation chair - Justin Bacon, Prairie Grove, Ark.

The Little Things at JNHE

The completion of the 2010 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) will go in the record books as one of, if not the largest, ever. Thanks to the Indiana Hereford Association for such a great job.

Many times with a show of this magnitude we lose sight of some of the little things that happen during the week. After the years have passed and the champions have left our memories often times these little things will stick with us. Following are a couple of little things that struck home with me during the JNHE.

Walking through the barn early in the week I passed by the Indiana stalls and they were shucking sweet corn and boiling it in several turkey cookers. They had a table set up with butter, salt, pepper and paper towels. As people walked by they were welcome to jump in line and get an ear of fresh sweet corn. What a treat!

The other was of a young lady who did really well with her heifer. She won a huge division in the show.  Throughout the picture process she insisted on getting her buddies together for a picture. After the parents and relatives exited the backdrop area we took one of the best pictures at the junior show.  There were somewhere from eight to ten of her buddies, all smiling ear to ear in the picture. All in the picture were 12 years of age or younger.

Hopefully many who attended the JNHE had many little things such as these happen during the week. It was a great show.

Joe Rickabaugh

JNHE Photos Available for Purchase

All pictures taken by American Hereford Association (AHA) staff at the JNHE may be viewed and ordered at

If you have any questions, contact Angie Stump Denton at or 785-363-7263.


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