Shock & Awe Named Supreme Hereford; Champions Selected at 2011 National Western Hereford Show
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Hereford excitement abounded from the Yards to the Hill at the National Western Stock Show Jan. 12-15 in Denver. A total of 645 Herefords were exhibited throughout the three-day event. There were 339 head in the open show, 94 in the junior show, 31 pens of bulls, 13 heifer pens and eight carloads.
The Hereford activities got underway with Wes Hudson, Harrison, Ark., evaluating the open bull competition Jan. 13. Shellie Collins, Frederick, Okla., served as judge for the junior show later that day. The pen and carload shows followed in the Yards Jan. 14, for which Greg Shaw, Caldwell, Idaho; Mark Aiken, Iberia, Mo.; and Cody Lowderman, Macomb, Ill., served as judges. Herefords once again filled the Stadium Arena on the Hill with the open female show Jan. 15, once again evaluated by Hudson.
Judge Hudson said he was impressed with the quality of the cattle on the Hill – especially during the championship drives. “The lineups have been phenomenal,” he said. “These are the kind of cattle that will make you money.”
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., Ft. Payne, Ala., captured the coveted supreme champion trophy for the second year in a row, 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) 4.1; weaning weight (WW) 55; yearling weight (YW) 88; milk (MM) 23; and milk and growth (M&G) 50. Shock & Awe weighed 2,270 lb. and has a calculated weight per day of age (WDA) of 3.21 lb.
DeLHawk Cattle, Earlville, Ill.; and Happ Herefords, Mendoda, Ill., captured the grand champion horned bull title. DeLHawk Kahuna 1009 ET by CH Enuff Prophet 2913 was first named junior calf champion bull. He had EPDs of BW 5.1; WW 52: YW 83; MM 17; and M&G 44. Kahuna weighed in at 1,395 lb. and had a WDA of 3.86.
Adams Hirsche, High River, Alberta, and MJT Herefords, Edgerton, Alberta, claimed the banner for reserve champion horned bull GH Adams Nitro Design ET 377X by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET. The champion spring bull calf weighed in at 1,010 lb. with a WDA of 3.85 lb. His EPDs read BW 4.9; WW 64; YW 108; MM 20; and M&G 52.
H Richochet 0314 ET, owned by Cory Wood, Maysville, Mo., and Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb., captured the reserve champion polled bull title. This son of TH 75J 243R Bailout 144U ET, first named spring calf champion bull, weighed in at 1,088 lb. and had a 3.57 WDA. His EPDs read BW 2.9; WW 45; YW 77; MM 20; and M&G 42.
Winning the champion polled Hereford female title was Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas, with her spring yearling champion, STAR KKH SSF Mirror Image 286W by MSU TCF Titleist 2T ET. Her EPDs read BW 5.1; WW 64; YW 102; MM 17; and M&G 49.
Bailey Buck, Madill, Okla., captured the reserve polled female title with Blacktop Vicky 028 ET. This daughter of BR Moler ET, first named junior calf champion, featured EPDs of BW 3.2; WW 42; YW 67; MM 19; and M&G 40. She was also named reserve champion in the junior show.
Winning the horned open female show was Clayton Schmitt, Ulysses, Neb., with H W4 Mariah 0103 ET by Golden Oak Outcross 18U. The champion spring calf showed with EPDs of BW 4.3; WW 55; YW 88; MM 20; and M&G 47.
Standing in the reserve champion horned heifer spotlight was Rope Stewart, Sterling City, Texas, with H GH Belvakay 9014 ET by GO Excel L18. She was first named spring yearling champion and boasted EPDs of BW 4.1; WW 55; YW 91; MM 27; and M&G 54. Belvakay was also named champion horned female in the junior show.
DeLHawk Cattle Co. exhibited the first-place horned get-of-sire with a group sired by CH Enuff Prophet 2913. In the horned show Adams Hirsche and Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn., were both named premier exhibitor and Adams Hirsche was also premier breeder.
At the conclusion of the polled show, Star Lake Cattle Ranch secured premier breeder, premier exhibitor and best six head titles.
In the junior show, Amelia Stallings, Eugene, Ore., exhibited the reserve champion horned female, C Notice Me Nitro 9161 ET, which is a February 2009 daughter of UPS TCC Nitro 1ET. Champion polled Hereford female honors went to TCC MS Diana 01, owned by Blake Tucker, N. Platte, Neb. She is a March 2010 daughter of CRR About Time 743.
Additional polled division results
Reserve spring calf champion bull: Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla., with STAR Legendary Details 319X by HCC Legacy S01 ET.
Junior calf champion bull: Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.; Tennessee River Music Inc., Ft. Payne, Ala.; and Moss Land & Cattle LLC, Bow, Wash., with STAR Market Index 70X ET by RVP STAR 533P Can-Am ET 57U.
Reserve junior calf champion bull: Harvie Ranching, Olds, Alberta; and Chittick Family Hereford Ranch, Meyerthorpe, Alberta, with Harvie High Roller ET 66X by Harvie Traveler 69T.
Fall calf champion bull: Mill Creek Ranch, Alma, Kan.; and Ryan & Sharon Breiner, Manhattan, Kan., with MCR B Pure Prophet 9148ET by CH Enuff Prophet 2913.
Reserve fall calf champion bull: Edwin Kottkamp & Son, Clayton, Ind.; and Fraley Farms, Martinsville, Ind., with EKS 172R Sir William W51 by TH JWR SOP 16G 57G Tundra 63N.
Intermediate champion bull: Levon Nichols, Ringwood, Okla., with NCC Spider Golden News 113W by SHF REM Newscaster 122L N34.
Reserve intermediate champion bull: Iron Lake Ranch, Athens, Texas; and Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont., with CCC ILR GG Wallace 9177W ET by BR DM CSF Wallace ET.
Reserve yearling champion bull: Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.; TCF & Co., Petoskey, Mich.; and Turkey Feather Ranch, Ada, Okla., with STAR TCF Lock-N-Load 300W ET by Lagrand Reload 80P ET.
Senior champion bull: Crittenden Bros., Imperial, Sask.; Gary & Norma Jean Boose, Nobleton, Ontario; and Brost Land & Cattle Co. Ltd., Irvine, Alberta, with GHC-Taboo Coalition 52U by GHC Volume III ET 139S.
Reserve senior champion bull: Daniel & Robin Riker, Ionia, Mich.; and BJ Herman & Sons, Edgerton, Ohio, with SSF RLB Onkey 122L 949 805ET by Remitall Online 122L.
Spring calf champion heifer: Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas, with Purple Vintage 25X ET by SG CG Hard Rock 5073.
Reserve spring calf champion heifer: Landgren Ranch, Bartlett, Neb.; and Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb., with UPS Miss Nitro 0364 ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.
Reserve junior calf champion heifer: Michigan State University, E. Lansing, Mich., with MSU Keepsake 25X ET by Remitall Online 122L.
Fall calf champion heifer: Larsons’ Polled Herefords, Clifton, Texas, with KCL 533 Flying Expectation ET by STAR Bright Future 533P ET.
Reserve fall calf champion heifer: Ben & Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Kan., with KJ BJ 544T Mistress 083W ET by CRR About Time 743.
Intermediate champion heifer: Tyler Allan, Schulenburg, Texas, with C TMS CJC Raquel 906 by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.
Reserve intermediate champion heifer: Abigale Farley, Alcester, S.D., with UPS Miss Nitro 9328 1ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.
Reserve spring yearling champion heifer: Montana, Chance, Austin and Nick Deppe, Maquoketa, Iowa, with H Venus 9070 ET by CRR About Time 743.
Junior yearling champion heifer: Karey Howes, Taneytown, Md., with JB Remetee 213 by Purple Milsap 45S.
Reserve junior yearling champion heifer: Nicole and Danielle Starr, Manawa, Wis., with MSU Keepsake 24W ET by BR Moler ET.
Additional horned division results
Reserve spring calf champion bull: Austin Breeding, Miami, Texas, with B&C Top Gun 0154 1ET by GH Adams Top Gun ET 516T.
Reserve junior calf champion bull: Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.; Turkey Feather Ranch, Ada, Okla.; Kasey Herman, Skiatook, Okla.; and BJ Herman & Sons, Edgerton, Ohio, with STAR KKH SSF Kemosabe 47X ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.
Fall calf champion bull: Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn.; and Rogan Hereford Farms, Rogersville, Tenn., with Four L RF 3126 Domino 9035 by Four L 767G Domino 3126 ET.
Reserve fall calf champion bull: Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn., with Four L Dakota Dandy 9126W 35 by MH Dakota 0230.
Yearling champion bull: Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont.; Mark Cooper, Willow Creek, Mont.; and Hoffman-W4 LLC, Thedford, Neb., with CL 1 Domino 955W by CL 1 Domino 637S 1ET.
Reserve yearling bull: Kevin Jensen, Courtland, Kan.; and Dylan Evans, Lebo, Kan., with KJ DWE 968R Revise 051W by KJ C&L Pure Frost 645N ET.
Champion senior bull: Sladek Farms, Iowa City, Iowa; and Sunset Ridge Herefords, Cumming, Ga., with SLDK Vendetta V-9 ET by Ankonian Midas 72.
Reserve champion senior bull: Largent & Sons, Kaycee, Wyo.; and Langford Herefords, Okmulgee, Okla., with L3 Winn Rambo 851 by GH Rambo 279R.
Reserve spring calf champion heifer: Mitchell Tucker, North Platte, Neb., with TCC MS Natalie 06 ET by TCC Orange County Chopper 70ET.
Junior calf champion heifer: Drew Perez, Nara Visa, N.M., with C&M New Mexico Lady 0011 by H5 9126 Domino 752.
Reserve junior calf champion heifer: Rope Stewart, Sterling City, Texas, with Churchill Lady 032X by Golden Oak Outcross 18U.
Fall calf champion heifer: Jess Hawk, Earlville, Ill., with DeLHawk WRB JTH Ida 0967 ET by CH Enuff Prophet 2913.
Reserve fall calf champion heifer: Tyler Allan, Schulenburg, Texas, with GKB EJE Breeze 9106 ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.
Intermediate champion heifer: Elizabeth Nessler, Sherman, Ill., with PRCC GKB 6170 Miss Excel 150W by C Moler 6170 ET.
Reserve intermediate champion heifer: Mariah Behrends, San Jose, Ill., with JBC Crane Victory 954 ET by CH Enuff Prophet 2913.
Reserve spring yearling champion heifer: Upstream Ranch and Carlee Meeks, Taylor Neb.; and Kelsey Hirsche, High River, Alberta, with UPS Miss Saga 9282 1ET by SR Saga 1137.
Junior yearling champion heifer: Blake Ochsner, Torrington, Wyo., with GO MS 7195 Advance W39 by HH Advance 7195T.
Reserve junior yearling champion heifer: Amelia Stallings, Eugene, Ore., with C Notice Me Nitro 9161 ET by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET.
Champion cow-calf pair: Jordan, Kelley, Mark and Nathan, Kaycee, Wyo., with L3 Rambo Lady Panda 843 by GH Rambo 279R, and her April bull calf by Star L3 Gerber Vision 053.
Reserve champion cow-calf pair: Katie Nolles, Bassett, Neb., with KLD 3060 Daisy D76 ET by BR Lansing 3060, and her May heifer calf by TCC Mr Davidson 81 ET.
To view complete results of the 2011 National Western National Hereford Show visit Hereford.org.