Shock & Awe Named Supreme Hereford; Champions Selected at 2010 National Western Hereford Show
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Hereford excitement abounded from the Yards to the Hill at the National Western Stock Show Jan. 13-16 in Denver. A total of 647 head were exhibited throughout the four-day event. There were 342 head in the open show, 89 in the junior show, 34 pens of bulls, 18 heifer pens and six carloads.
The Hereford activities got underway with Kurt Thomas, Gold Creek, Mont., judging the junior show Jan. 13. Pen and carload competition followed Jan. 14. Herefords filled the Stadium Arena on the Hill with the open bull show Jan. 15 and the female show Jan. 16.
Gary Buchholz, assisted by his wife, Kathy, Bardwell, Texas, judged the open show and said he was impressed with the quality. “The Hereford breed has never forgotten the beef industry,” he said. “These cattle have been real.”
Kathy added, “The Hereford breed has a tremendous genetic base and a tremendous amount of information available to the beef industry.”
STAR TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET, owned by Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.; Buffalo Bend Farm, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; TCF & Co., Petoskey, Mich.; and Tennessee River Music Inc., Fort Payne, Ala., captured the coveted supreme champion trophy after winning the grand champion polled bull title. The supreme award is sponsored by Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn., and is awarded in memory of Tom Lane Sr.
The Feb. 5, 2009, son of STAR Bright Future 533P ET posted an impressive set of expected progeny differences (EPDs) on show day including birth weight (BW) 2.0; weaning weight (WW) 59; yearling weight (YW) 90; milk (MM) 21; and milk and growth (M&G) 51. Shock & Awe weighed 1,417 lb. and has a calculated weight per day of age (WDA) of 4.12 lb.
Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas, captured the grand champion horned bull title. BR Currency 8144 ET by DM BR Sooner was first named champion fall bull calf. He had EPDs of BW 2.0; WW 54: YW 83; MM 25; and M&G 53. Currency weighed in at 1,653 lb. and had a WDA of 3.34.
Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, and Albin Farms, Newman, Ill., claimed the banner for reserve champion polled bull with C New Era ETby UPS TCC Nitro 1ET. The champion spring bull weighed in at 1,138 lb. with a a WDA of 3.77 lb. His EPDs read BW 4.3; WW 57; YW 92; MM 22; and M&G 50.
Churchill Frontier 9137W ET, owned by Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont., and Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb., captured the reserve champion horned bull title. This son of CRR About Time 743, first named champion junior bull calf, weighed in at 1,266 lb. and had a 3.76 WDA. His EPDs read BW 2.9; WW 48; YW 82; MM 23; and M&G 47.
National Junior Hereford Association members outshined the competition in the polled female show. Blake Tucker, North Platte, Neb., led his polled spring yearling female to win grand champion honors, just six months after being named champion polled heifer at the 2009 Junior National Hereford Expo. TCC Miss Shelby 82 ET is a daughter of Ankonian Midas 72. The heifer showed with EPDs of BW 4.2; WW 53; YW 84; MM 20; and M&G 46. Shelby also took champion polled female honors in the NWSS junior show.
Winning the horned open female show was Karlee Osborne, Sheridan, Ill., with H Poetic Justice 8042 by TH JWR SOP 16G 57G Tundra 63N. The champion spring yearling heifer showed with EPDs of BW 4.3; WW 57; YW 101; MM 19; and M&G 48. Poetic Justice was named champion horned female in the NWSS junior Hereford show on Wednesday.
Standing in the reserve champion polled heifer spotlight – just as at the 2009 Junior National Hereford Expo – was Kasey Herman, Skiatook, Okla., with STAR KKH SSF Olivia 15U ET. Olivia is now co-owned with Star Lake Cattle Ranch and BJ Herman & Sons, Edgerton, Ohio. The Jan. 5, 2008, daughter of Remitall Online 122L was first named champion polled junior yearling female and boasted EPDs of BW 4.4; WW 58; YW 100; MM 19; and M&G 48.
Drew Perez, Nara Visa, N.M., and his reserve champion spring yearling horned female, C&M New Mexico Lady 8040 by KJ BJ Bounty Hunter 741P, were selected reserve champion horned female. Perez’s heifer posted EPDs of BW 3.7; WW 54; YW 77; MM 28; and M&G 55.
The Perez family also exhibited the first-place horned get-of-sire with a group sired by KJ BJ Bounty Hunter 741P. In the horned show Adams Hirsche, High River, Alberta, Canada, was awarded premier exhibitor and Colyer Herefords was premier breeder.
At the conclusion of the polled show, Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla., secured premier breeder, premier exhibitor and best six head titles. Star Lake also exhibited the first-place polled get-of-sire with a group sired by STAR Bright Future 533P.
In the junior show, reserve polled female honors went to STAR KKH SSF Mirror Image 286W, owned by Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas. She is a March 2009 daughter of MSU TCF Titleist 2T ET. Mitchell Tucker, North Platte, Neb., exhibited the reserve champion horned female, TCC Miss Lexus 84 ET. Miss Lexus is a March 2008 daughter of SLDK Poseidon R09 ET.
Additional polled division results
Reserve spring calf champion bull: Adams Hirsche, High River, Alta., with GH Adams Gold Nugget ET 378W by GH-Adams Shadow 144S.
Reserve junior calf champion bull: Ned & Jan Ward, Sheridan, Wyo., with NJW 73S M326 Trust 100W ET by KCF Bennett 3008 M326.
Fall calf champion bull: Thomas Mead Jr., Midville, Ga.; Star Lake Cattle Ranch; Soules Livestock Ent., Sperry, Okla.; and C3 Cattle Co., Collinsville, Okla., with THM Waylon 9334 ET by STAR Bright Future 533P ET.
Reserve fall calf champion bull: Larsons’ Polled Herefords, Clifton, Texas, with KCL 533 Bright Lights 12G 112U by STAR Bright Future 533P ET.
Intermediate champion bull: T-Bone Ranch Co., Antonito, Colo., with TBR Select 8504 by DCC 125L Master Lock 3166 ET.
Reserve intermediate champion bull: Baker Polled Herefords, Elkhorn, Wis., with BPH Ultra Reload 872U by LaGrande Reload 80P ET.
Yearling champion bull: River Valley Polled Herefords, Newburgh, Ont.; Cam Am Group, Newburgh, Ont.; Ridgeview Farm, Alto, Mich.; and Star Lake Cattle Ranch with RVP STAR 533P Can-Am ET 57U by STAR Bright Future 533P ET.
Reserve yearling champion bull: Hoffman Herefords; Ward Ranch, McAlester, Okla.; and Churchill Cattle Co. with Golden Oak Outcross 18U by Golden-Oak Fusion 3S.
Senior champion bull: Star Lake Cattle Ranch; Hat Creek Ranch, Lone Oak, Texas; Kruschke Farms, Chagrin Falls, Ohio; and Rafter J Cattle Co., Abilene, Texas, with STAR NK Platinum 508T ET by Remitall Online 122L.
Reserve senior champion bull: Harvie Ranching, Olds, Alb.; David Johner, Maidstone, Sask.; and Brian Becker, Alder Flats, Alb., with Harvie Traveler 69T by Kairuru Aberdeen 03 0047.
Spring calf champion heifer: Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas, with STAR KKH SSF Mirror Image 286W by MSU TCF Titleist 2T ET.
Reserve spring calf champion heifer: Brett and Bailey Jones, Darlington, Wis., with WRB DeLHawk Millie 1309 ET by Purple Milsap 45S.
Junior calf champion heifer: Star Lake Cattle Ranch; Kasey Herman; and BJ Herman & Sons with STAR KKH SSF Keyshona 25W ET by Remitall Online 122L.
Reserve junior calf champion heifer: Blakelee Hayes, Ada, Okla., with STAR H Southern Reign 39W ET by HCC Legacy S01 ET.
Fall calf champion heifer: Shayne Myers, Colusa, Calif., with EKS S04 Paris U37 by CSF MSU WF Ransom 115R.
Reserve fall calf champion heifer: Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas, with RW MC Krissie 3078 8120 ET by RW KW Hummer K23 3078.
Intermediate champion heifer: Matthew Compton, Greenfield, Ind., with Ramsey’s Lady Sylvia by Ramsey’s Lady’s Man.
Reserve intermediate champion heifer: Marben Farm, Sharon, Conn., with Marben’s Barbaro by HCC Legacy S01 ET.
Reserve spring yearling champion heifer: Cache Cattle Co., Wellsville, Utah, with CC 52S 28R Priscilla 22U by CC CX United 52S ET.
Reserve junior yearling champion heifer: Purple Reign Cattle Co., Toulon, Ill.; and Carlson Cattle, Royal Center, Ind., with Purple CMCC Nastia 9U by LaGrand Reload 80P ET.
Champion cow–calf pair: Jordan, Kelley and Mark Largent, Kaycee, Wyo., with L3 Lady Line-up 717 by BR Moler ET.
Additional horned division results
Spring calf champion bull: Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, with C Notice Me Now Nitro 9178 ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.
Reserve spring calf champion bull: Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas, with BR Ribstone 9034 ET by K 64H Ribstone Lad 157K.
Reserve junior calf champion bull: Hoffman Ranch and DeLHawk Cattle Co. with JAC Garrett 7W by SR CG Hard Rock 5073.
Reserve fall calf champion bull: Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn., with Four L RF 6203 Advance 8027 by RF 4140 Advance 6203.
Intermediate champion bull: B&C Cattle Co., Miami, Texas, with B&C L1 Rambo 28076 by GH Rambo 279R.
Reserve intermediate champion bull: Niemeyer Cattle Co., Peyton, Colo., with N Mr. Neon Flash 812 by GH Neon 17N.
Yearling champion bull: Williams/Ferguson Ranch L.P., Decatur, Texas; Dennis Schock, Sherman, Texas; and Colyer Herefords with C-S Gran Torino 8172 ET by DM BR L1 Domino 146.
Reserve yearling bull: Adams Hirsche with Churchill Rambo 8116U ET by GH Rambo 279R.
Reserve champion senior bull: Mike Fuston, Turkey, Texas; and TJ Cattle Co., Park City, Mont., with TJ Gunsmoke 7002 ET by UPS Odyssey 1ET.
Spring calf champion heifer: Drew Perez with C&M New Mexico Lady 9032 by KJ BJ Bounty Hunter 741P.
Reserve spring calf champion heifer: Jessica Middleswarth, Torrington, Wyo., with C&M New Mexico Lady 9057 by KJ BJ Bounty Hunter 741P .
Junior calf champion heifer: Amelia Stallings, Eugene, Ore., with C Notice Me Nitro 9161 ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.
Reserve junior calf champion heifer: Kim Wilson, Stephenville, Texas, with C Ms. Ribstone 9008 by K 64H Ribstone Lad 157K.
Fall calf champion heifer: Brooke Brumley, Orovada, Nev., with BF Your All Mine 8002 ET by STAR Bright Future 533P ET.
Reserve fall calf champion heifer: Rachel Adkins, Canadian, Texas, with BR Zoey 8143 ET by DM BR Sooner.
Intermediate champion heifer: Clayton Schmitt, Ulysses, Neb., with H Cattle Kate 8045 ET by GO Excel L18.
Reserve intermediate champion heifer: Carlee Meeks with UPS Miss Shadow 8652 by GH-Adams Shadow 144S.
Junior yearling champion heifer: Montana, Chance, Nick and Austin Deppe, Maquoketa, Iowa, with C Miss Platinum 8039 ET by LCI 157K Ribstone 79P.
Reserve junior yearling champion heifer: Kelsey Hirsche and Rocking G Land & Cattle, High River, Alb., with GH Adams Kyjsa 222U by GH-Adams Shadow 144S.
Champion cow-calf pair: Katie Fehlman, Junction City, Kan., with BR Marie Lavoe 7159 by BR Lansing 3060.
Reserve champion cow-calf pair: Cameron Curry, McAlester, Okla., with CH Ms. Reba 7016 ET by BR Moler ET.
To view complete results of the 2010 National Western National Hereford Show visit Hereford.org.