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Champions Named at Gelbvieh and Balancer Junior National Show

The American Gelbvieh Junior Association Big Red Classic Junior National Gelbvieh and Balancer® show took place on Thursday, June 29 and Friday, June 30, 2017, in Grand Island, Nebraska. Alan Miller, along with associate judge Will Coor, both of Gridley, Ilinois, evaluated 135 Balancer cattle, and Jason Elmore of Waukomis, Oklahoma, evaluated 101 Gelbvieh cattle.

The grand champion Gelbvieh bull was GDV T Bar S Ace’s High 209D, owned by Grace Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Missouri. This December 22, 2016, bull calf is a son of DMF Mississippi Red 1918J, and first claimed the senior bull calf division.

Hunter Sheeley, Hillsboro, Ohio, owned the reserve grand champion Gelbvieh bull, OHMV Double Time D411. This GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET son was born March 9, 2016, and came out of the spring yearling division.

The supreme grand champion Gelbvieh female was BCFG-SKYS Kali 282C, owned by Casey Martin, Oregon, Illinois. This September 17, 2015, daughter of BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W first claimed grand champion Gelbvieh heifer and the senior female division.

Jaycie Forbes, DeSmet, South Dakota, owned the reserve grand champion Gelbvieh heifer. VLK D649 Harper ET is the March 21, 2016, daughter of VLK A301 Highmore and was out of the spring yearling division.

Grand champion bred and owned Gelbvieh heifer was POST Post Rock Twila 334D8 ET, owned by Meredith Clark, Barnard, Kansas. This October 7, 2016, heifer was sired by DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8. This heifer came out of the senior heifer calf division.

HTFK Ms Dolly D6 was named the reserve champion bred and owned Gelbvieh heifer. Owned by Kyler Camerer, Asbury, Missouri, and out of the senior heifer calf division, this September 8, 2016, heifer is a daughter of BABR Influencial 4241B ET.

The grand champion Gelbvieh cow-calf pair was owned by Emily Cameron, Danville, Iowa. BNC Miss Hojer C524 is a January 1, 2015, JDPD Astro 407S daughter. This pair first claimed the young cow-calf pair division.

Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, Oklahoma, owned the reserve grand champion Gelbvieh cow-calf pair. MDR Clara Allen 520C is out of the young cow-calf division, sired by JRI Next Step 285X72 and was born March 15, 2015.

Logan Zemlicka, Wolsey, South Dakota, swept the Balancer bull show owning the grand champion Balancer bull and reserve grand champion Balancer bull. The grand champion Balancer bull, LGNZ Alpha 111D ET is the March 10, 2016, son of PVF Insight 0129 and first claimed the spring yearling bull division.

The reserve champion Balancer bull was LGNZ Bravo 734D ET. This March 16, 2016, son of PVF Insight 0129 came out of the spring yearling bull division.

EGL Vivian C1083, owned by J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, South Dakota, claimed supreme grand champion Balancer female and grand champion Balancer cow-calf pair. This female first claimed the young cow-calf division. She is the March 25, 2015, daughter of Eagle Pass Final Answer 1047.

The grand champion Balancer heifer was VLK D609 Ellie, owned by Kyla Struck, Hartford, South Dakota. This heifer was first named champion spring yearling heifer and is the March 3, 2016, daughter of VLK A301 Highmore.

Jady LeDoux, Ree Heights, South Dakota, owned the reserve grand champion Balancer heifer. EGL Tessa C1510 is the August 10, 2015, daughter of EGL Lock and Load X415 and came out of the senior female division.

KDV T Bar S Jasmine 125E was named grand champion bred and owned Balancer heifer, owned by Kyle Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Missouri. She is the January 12, 2017, daughter of LONK Friar 544R, and came out of the junior heifer calf division.

The reserve grand champion bred and owned Balancer heifer came out of the winter yearling division. This February 12, 2016, female is owned by Braxton Murray, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, is sired by BAG Mr Quick Sand 135A.

The reserve grand champion Balancer cow-calf pair was RAAB BCFG Ms. Star 13C, owned by Karen Eby, Duncan, South Carolina. This January 3, 2015, daughter of S A V Brilliance 8077 came out of the young cow-calf division.

Brooke Nowack, Bland, Missouri, owned the grand champion bred and owned Balancer cow-calf pair. BROK Maleficent 401B is the January 1, 2014, daughter of Connealy Final Product.

VLK Rudy D685 was named grand champion steer. This 1,178 pound steer owned by Baxter Lowe, Adrian, Missouri, came out of class 1.

Reserve grand champion steer was AHL Bubby 017D, owned by J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, South Dakota. This 1,412 pound steer came out of class 3.

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Balancer® Show – Thursday, June 29, 2017
Grand Island, Neb.
Judge: Alan Miller, Gridley, Ill.
Associate Judge: Will Coor, Gridley, Ill.
Entries: 135 head

Balancer Champion Junior Bull Calf
BARG Hot Lotto 3E
Jacob Barwick, Orleans, Neb.
Sire: BSF Hot Lotto 1401

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf
SDSC Star’s Hercules 01E
Karen Eby, Duncan, S.C.
Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X

Balancer Champion Intermediate Yearling Bull
SGMF 25D
Sutton Murphy, Arlington, S.D.
Sire: Basin Payweight 1682

Balancer Reserve Champion Intermediate Yearling Bull
BARG Mr. Factor 101D
Jacob Barwick, Orleans, Neb.
Sire: LAMJ X-Factor 673X ET

Balancer Champion Spring Yearling Bull
LGNZ Alpha 111D ET
Logan Zemlicka, Wolsey, S.D.
Sire: PVF Insight 0129

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Yearling Bull
LGNZ Bravo 734D ET
Logan Zemlicka, Wolsey, S.D.
Sire: PVF Insight 0129

Balancer Champion Winter Yearling Bull
JNCC BROK Final Dimension 601D
Brooke Nowack, Bland, Mo.
Sire: EXAR Denver 2002B

Balancer Reserve Champion Yearling Bull
LAMJ 2013D
Jake Lammers, Lexington, Neb.
Sire: High Prime 4037

Grand Champion Balancer Bull
LGNZ Alpha 111D ET
Logan Zemlicka, Wolsey, S.D.
Sire: PVF Insight 0129

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Bull
LGNZ Bravo 734D ET
Logan Zemlicka, Wolsey, S.D.
Sire: PVF Insight 0129

Balancer Champion Junior Heifer Calf
KDV T Bar S Jasmine 125E
Kyle Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo.
Sire: LONK Friar 544R

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf
TAU Ms Gunnison 716E ET
Seth Taubenheim, Amherst, Neb.
Sire: GMCC Rupple Gunnison N31

Balancer Champion Senior Heifer Calf
KDV T Bar S Dutchess 121D
Karly Alexander, Perry, Okla.
Sire: Stevenson Weigh Up 41163

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf
JAGT Sweet Caroline 31D
Karen Eby, Duncan, S.C.
Sire: SCC First-n-Goal GAF 114

Balancer Champion Intermediate Yearling Heifer
JNCC Miss Generation 642D
Cameron Nowack, Bland, Mo.
Sire: V A R Generation 2100

Balancer Reserve Champion Intermediate Yearling Heifer
WYAT 637D
Wyatt Forbes, Arlington, S.D.
Sire: VLK A301 Highmore

Balancer Champion Spring Yearling Heifer
VLK D609 Ellie
Kyla Struck, Hartford, S.D.
Sire: VLK A301 Highmore

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Yearling Heifer
GHGF Deanna 77D
Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C.
Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X

Balancer Champion Winter Yearling Heifer
BRAX Delilah D26
Braxton Murray, Kingfisher, Okla.
Sire: BAG Mr Quick Sand 135A

Balancer Reserve Champion Winter Yearling Heifer
MDR Dallas 616D ET
Karly Alexander, Perry, Okla.
Sire: CCRO Carolina Exclusive 1230Y

Balancer Champion Senior Female
EGL Tessa C1510
Jady LeDoux, Ree Heights, S.D.
Sire: EGL Lock and Load X415

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Female
BCFG Butlers 133C
Alexandria Raab, Markle, Ind.
Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z

Grand Champion Balancer Heifer
VLK D609 Ellie
Kyla Struck, Hartford, S.D.
Sire: VLK A301 Highmore

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Heifer
EGL Tessa C1510
Jady LeDoux, Ree Heights, S.D.
Sire: EGL Lock and Load X415

Grand Champion Bred & Owned Balancer Heifer
KDV T Bar S Jasmine 125E
Kyle Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo.
Sire: LONK Friar 544R

Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned Balancer Heifer
BRAX Delilah D26
Braxton Murray, Kingfisher, Okla.
Sire: BAG Mr Quick Sand 135A

Balancer Champion Young Cow-Calf Pair
EGL Vivian C1083
J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, S.D.
Sire: Eagle Pass Final Answer 1047

Balancer Reserve Young Cow-Calf Pair
RAAB BCFG Ms. Star 13C
Karen Eby, Duncan, S.C.
Sire: S A V Brilliance 8077

Balancer Champion Aged Cow-Calf Pair
BROK Maleficent 401B
Brook Nowack, Bland, Mo.
Sire: Connealy Final Product

Balancer Reserve Aged Cow-Calf Pair
TAU Miss Gridiron 131Y
Sydney Taubenheim, Amherst, Neb.
Sire: TC Gridiron 782

Grand Champion Balancer Cow-Calf Pair
EGL Vivian C1083
J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, S.D.
Sire: Eagle Pass Final Answer 1047

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Cow-Calf Pair
RAAB BCFG Ms. Star 13C
Karen Eby, Duncan, S.C.
Sire: S A V Brilliance 8077

Grand Champion Bred & Owned Balancer Cow-Calf Pair
BROK Maleficent 401B
Brooke Nowack, Bland, Mo.
Sire: Connealy Final Product

Supreme Grand Champion Balancer Female
EGL Vivian C1083
J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, S.D.
Sire: Eagle Pass Final Answer 1047

Gelbvieh and Steer Show
Grand Island, Neb.
Friday, June 30, 2017
Judge: Jason Elmore, Waukomis, Okla.
Entries: 101 head

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Steer
VLK Rudy D685
Baxter Lowe, Adrian, Mo.

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Steer
AHL Bubby 017D
J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, S.D.

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull
GDV T Bar S Ace’s High 209D
Grace Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo.
Sire: DMF Mississippi Red 1918J

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull
OHMV Double Time D411
Hunter Sheeley, Hillsboro, Ohio
Sire: GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Heifer Calf
IFG Ivers Inertia E-58
Colton Ivers, Austin, Minn.
Sire: JRI General Patton 213B97 ET

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf
JRI 213E38
Lily Judd, Pomona, Kan.
Sire: JRI Secret Instinct 254U83

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer Calf
POST Post Rock Twila 334D8 ET
Meredith Clark, Barnard, Kan.
Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf
GAMB Dixie D168
Braxton Murray, Kingfisher, Okla.
Sire: VRT Lazy TV Sam U451

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Yearling Heifer
BDCG DC Darci 401D5
Seth Beying, Leavenworth, Kan.
Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Intermediate Yearling Heifer
JNCC Miss Stardust 639D
Cameron Nowack, Bland, Mo.
Sire: VRT Lazy TV Sam U451

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Yearling Heifer
VLK D649 Harper ET
Jaycie Forbes, DeSmet, S.D.
Sire: VLK A301 Highmore

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Yearling Heifer
BCFG Butlers Ms Dixie 283D
Clint Main, Seymour, Ind.
Sire: BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W

Gelbvieh Champion Winter Yearling Heifer
MDR Dynasty 620D
Kyson Thiel, Kaw City, Okla.
Sire: JRI Top Dog 68T14

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Winter Yearling Heifer
RUPP Roxi 623
Joseph Rupp, Perry, Okla.
Sire: JRI Crusader 285Y99

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Female
BCFG-SKYS Kali 282C
Casey Martin, Oregon, Ill.
Sire: BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Female
TJB Velvet 339Z 504C ET
Lara Rittenhouse, New Carlisle, Ohio
Sire: TAU Gunslinger 19U

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Heifer
BCFG-SKYS Kali 282C
Casey Martin, Oregon, Ill.
Sire: BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Heifer
VLK Harper D649 ET
Jaycie Forbes, DeSmet, S.D.
Sire: VLK A301 Highmore

Grand Champion Bred & Owned Gelbvieh Heifer
POST Post Rock Twila 334D8 ET
Meredith Clark, Barnard, Kan.
Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8

Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned Gelbvieh Heifer
HTFK Ms Dolly D6
Kyler Camerer, Asbury, Mo.
Sire: BABR Influencial 4241B ET

Gelbvieh Champion Young Cow-Calf Pair
BNC Miss Hojer C524
Emily Cameron, Danville, Iowa
Sire: JDPD Astro 407S

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Young Cow-Calf Pair
MDR Clara Allen 520C
Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, Okla.
Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72

Gelbvieh Champion Aged Cow-Calf Pair
SVVG Tanqueray Z202
Reece Riebel, Utica, Minn.
Sire: KCF Bennett Ideal G182

Reserve Champion Aged Cow-Calf Pair
JRI Ms On Cue 214B5
Colton Ivers, Austin, Minn.
Sire: Outback 142X

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Cow-Calf Pair
BNC Miss Hojer C524
Emily Cameron, Danville, Iowa
Sire: JDPD Astro 407S

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Cow-Calf Pair
MDR Clara Allen 520C
Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, Okla.
Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72

Supreme Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female
BCFG-SKYS Kali 282C
Casey Martin, Oregon, Ill.
Sire: BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W

The American Gelbvieh Junior Association is the junior division of the American Gelbvieh Association. The AGJA provides members up to 21 years of age the opportunity to participate in youth activities.

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Champions Named at NWSS Gelbvieh Junior Heifer Show

The Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show at the National Western Stock Show was held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. Judge John Grimes, Piketon, Ohio, evaluated the 27 Gelbvieh and 33 Balancer females.
Grand champion Gelbvieh heifer was BCFG Butlers Bianca 534B owned by Aidan Raab, Markle, Indiana. This heifer first claimed the Gelbvieh junior yearling heifer division and is the April 1, 2014 daughter of BCFG Butlers Impact 549U.
Coming out of the same Gelbvieh junior yearling heifer division was the reserve grand champion Gelbvieh Heifer. EGL B281, owned by J W LeDoux, Agenda, Kansas, was born April 17, 2015 and is sired by EGL Lock and Load X415.
Grand champion Balancer heifer was RAAB BCFG Ms. Valentine 214B. This heifer is owned by Aidan Raab, Markle, Indiana and first claimed the Balancer junior yearling heifer division. She is the February 14, 2014 daughter of S A V Brilliance 8077.
Reserve grand champion Balancer heifer was TAU Ms Fancy 414B ET, owned by Tanner Taubenheim, Amherst, Nebraska. This heifer also came out of the Balancer junior yearling heifer division and is the January 22, 2014 daughter of Connealy Consensus 7229.
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Junior Show Gelbvieh Champions Parade at NWSS

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The Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Female Show at the National Western Stock Show was held on Saturday, January 10, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. Judge Dan Hoge, Galva, Illinois evaluated the 21 Gelbvieh and 36 Balancer females.

Sydney Taubenheim, Amherst, Nebraska, exhibited the grand champion Gelbvieh female. TAU Mia 363A is a February 3, 2013 daughter of TAU Gunnison 106R.

Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, Oklahoma, exhibited the reserve champion Gelbvieh female. STON Miss Jest 13A is a January 23, 2013 daughter of JRI Star Bucks 254Y82.

The grand champion Balancer female was exhibited by Aidan Raab, Markle, Indiana. RAAB BCFG Ms.Valentine 214B is a February 14, 2014 daughter of SAV Brilliance 8077.

Justin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, North Carolina, exhibited the reserve champion Balancer female. GHGF Whitney 25A1 ET is the November 1, 2013 daughter of PVF All Payday 729.

Gelbvieh Juniors Gather at the Barnyard Classic National Show

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The 34th annual American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) classic was held in Sioux Falls, S.D., June 29 through July 4, 2014. The 2014 Barnyard Classic saw 157 AGJA members from 16 states that met and exhibited 251 head of Gelbvieh and Balancer® cattle. 

The event was hosted by the South Dakota Gelbvieh Junior Association and the week was filled with several leadership and skills contests and concluded with two days of cattle shows. 

The national junior Balancer female show was held on Thursday, July 3. Judge Brad Gohr of Madras, Ore., evaluated 114 Balancer heifers and five Balancer cow-calf pairs. Mr. Gohr also judged the showmanship contest earlier in the day. The following day Lydell Meier of Clinton, Tenn. evaluated 98 Gelbvieh heifers, four Gelbvieh cow-calf pairs, nine Gelbvieh bulls, ten Balancer bulls, and 11 market steers. 

The supreme champion Gelbvieh female was exhibited by Michael Ring, Oregon, Ill.  BCFG QVS Butlers Kali 282Z ET is a September 12, 2012 daughter of SLC Freedom 178F ET. The heifer was first named champion senior female and grand champion Gelbvieh heifer. 

The supreme champion Balancer female was exhibited by Lane Enyart, Afton, Okla.  WORR Red Jessica 201A is a January 24, 2013 daughter of JDPD Akin 140W. She was also named grand champion Balancer heifer and champion winter yearling heifer.   

Video coverage of the week-long event, including show result videos, is available at www.www.gelbvieh.org. The American Gelbvieh Junior Association serves more than 500 members nationally. The vision of the AGJA is to unify, educate and develop leaders of the beef industry. To learn more about Gelbvieh or the American Gelbvieh Junior Association visit www.www.gelbvieh.org or call 303-465-2333.

The following includes overall results from the Gelbvieh heifer, cow-calf and bred and owned bull shows; the Balancer heifer, cow-calf and bred and owned bull shows; market steer show; and a few highlights from the contest results. 

Gelbvieh show results

In the Gelbvieh female show, the reserve grand champion Gelbvieh heifer was BCFG QVS Butlers Kali 281Z ET exhibited by Justin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C. This heifer was born on September 11, 2012, and was sired by SLC Freedom 178F ET. She stood second in class and division to the supreme champion Gelbvieh female.

The grand champion bred and owned Gelbvieh heifer was TTTT Little Hottie exhibited by Chase Tabor, Stillwater, Okla. This heifer is a March 27, 2013 daughter of TTTT Hott Papa ET, and came out of the summer yearling division.  

Connor Durham, Piedmont, S.C., exhibited the reserve champion bred and owned Gelbvieh heifer. HSCF 268A Miss August is a November 4, 2013 daughter of JRI Pop A Top 197T83. This heifer first claimed senior heifer calf division champion.   

The grand champion Gelbvieh cow-calf was MYFM Saphire exhibited by Brynn Meyers, Oak Ridge, Mo. The cow was born on December 15, 2011 and was sired by HYEK Black Impact 3960N.   

Reserve grand champion Gelbvieh cow-calf was exhibited by Samantha Ivers, Austin, Minn. IFG Ivers Sophia is a February 23, 2012 daughter of JRI Secret Weapon 164T5. 

Tricia Goes, Odell, Neb., exhibited the grand champion in the bred and owned Gelbvieh bull show. PMG 06 A is a March 14, 2013 son of CRAN Final Answer W24 ET. 

Reserve champion in the bred and owned Gelbvieh bull show went to CRMG X Factor exhibited by Carter Mitchell, Appleton City, Mo. The bull is a March 24, 2014 son of JDPD Rolex 151M.  

Balancer show results

The reserve grand champion Balancer heifer was GHGF Ashley 31A, exhibited by Ryan Menius, Mt. Ulla, N.C. This heifer is an April 1, 2013 daughter of FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X and was first named champion spring yearling heifer.

The grand champion bred and owned Balancer heifer was exhibited by Michael Ring, Oregon, Ill. SKYM Lady A 3075A ET is a March 14, 2013 daughter of TAU Gunslinger 19U. This heifer was first named spring yearling heifer division reserve champion and bred and owned division champion.

HSCF Twisters Southern Bell was named reserve grand champion bred and owned Balancer heifer and was exhibited by Connor Durham of Piedmont, S.C. She is a February 24, 2013 daughter of TAU Mr Krugerrand 70M 130P and was first named winter yearling bred and owned division champion. 

In the Balancer cow-calf show, grand champion went to Jacob Barwick, Orleans, Neb., with PMG Yolanda 57Y. The cow was born on May 16, 2011 and was sired by JHG Premonition 662S ET. 

The reserve champion Balancer cow-calf was TAU Miss Gridiron 131Y, exhibited by Sydney Taubenheim, Amherst, Neb. The cow was born on February 15, 2011, and was sired by TC Gridiron 782.

Tricia Goes, Odell, Neb., exhibited the grand champion in the bred and owned Balancer bull show. PMG Aladdin 11A ET was born on May 9, 2013 and was sired by TAU Gunslinger 19U. 

The reserve champion bred and owned Balancer bull was SKSK Jukebox 4A exhibited by Kaeden Schlake, Cortland, Neb. He is an April 8, 2013 son of SKSG the Jazz X1. 

Market steer show results

Finally, the grand champion market steer was exhibited by Justin Ringkob, Lake City, S.D. His steer weighed 1,133 pounds.

The reserve grand champion went to Cater Mitchell, Appleton City, Mo., with a steer weighing 1,230 pounds. 

Contest result highlights

Members of the AGJA competed in the always-competitive showmanship contest. The showmanship results are as follows:  Jessie Lowe, Adrian, Mo., junior champion; Alex Barwick, Orleans, Neb., junior reserve; Connor Durham, Piedmont, S.C., intermediate champion; Grady Hammer, Wallace, Kan., intermediate reserve; Justin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C., senior champion; Micah Mueggenborg, Kingfisher, Okla, senior reserve.  

The winner of this year’s premier breeder award went to Connor Durham, Piedmont, S.C. Past AGJA member and current Gelbvieh breeder Emily Griffiths of Kendallville, Ind., sponsors the award. The award honors an AGJA’s member’s achievements and goals within their own herd.

Junior members earn points all throughout the week through participating in the more than 20 contests. The points are then totaled and the top ten individuals are recognized in the all-around competition. The top ten all-around individuals are: Karysn Youngblood, Columbus, Kan., champion; Tanner Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kan., second; Madalynn Welsh, Franklin, Neb., third; Rachelle Anderson, Jamestown, Kan., fourth; Grady Hammer, Wallace, Kan., fifth; Tyler Beenken, Buckingham, Iowa, sixth; Meredith Clark, Barnard, Kan., seventh; Connor Durham, Piedmont, S.C., eighth; Chisum Grund, Sharon Springs, Kan., ninth; Madison Schafer, Goodhue, Minn., tenth.

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Gelbvieh Juniors Show “Under the Western Skies”

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The American Gelbvieh Junior Association held their Western Regional show June 13-15, 2014. The show was held in Concordia, Kan., and was aptly named “Under the Western Skies.” A total of 41 junior members of Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma exhibited 74 Gelbvieh and Balancer® animals. Chris Mullinix from Manhattan, Kan., evaluated the 25 Gelbvieh females, three Gelbvieh bulls, 37 Balancer females, four Balancer bulls and five steers.

Jordan Gatz, Robinson, Kan., showed the grand champion Gelbvieh female. JRI Ms Butterscotch 176Z41 is an August 8, 2012 daughter of JRI Pop A Top 197T83, and first claimed the senior female division.

Jessie Lowe, Adrian, Mo., showed the reserve champion Gelbvieh female. Also from the senior female division, HIGH Ms Sweetheart 8Z60 is a September 23, 2012 heifer and was sired by TAU Mr Krugerrand 70M 130P.

The grand champion bred and owned Gelbvieh female was exhibited by Chase Tabor, Stillwater, Okla. TTTT Little Hottie is a March 27, 2013 heifer sired by TTTT Hott Papa ET.

Jake Lammers, Lexington, Neb., showed the reserve champion bred and owned Gelbvieh female. LAMJ Get Your Shine On 383A is a January 15, 2013 daughter of XXB Big N’ Rich 911P ET.

The grand champion bred and owned Gelbvieh bull was SYDB Simple Machine exhibited by Syndey Bigger, Media, Ill. He is an April 13, 2013 son of EBIG Ringo.

The reserve champion bred and owned Gelbvieh bull was exhibited by Makenzee Franklin, Helper, Kan. FFGV Mr Bearclaw is a March 12, 2013 son of JEMG Y532Y.

In the Balancer show, the grand champion Balancer female was shown by Seth Beying, Leavenworth, Kan. BDCG DC Darci 401A2 ET is a September 5, 2013 daughter of S A V Bismarck 5682. She first claimed the senior heifer calf division.

Tanner Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kan., showed the reserve champion bred and owned Balancer female. AHL Limestone 372A is an April 5, 2013 daughter of SGRI Cowboy Crome, and was first named spring yearling heifer champion.

The grand champion bred and owned Balancer female was AHL Forever Lady 289Z, shown by J W LeDoux, Agenda, Kan. She is a December 31, 2012 daughter of GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors.

The reserve champion bred and owned Balancer female was shown by Chase Tabor, Stillwater, Okla. TTTT Hott Lips is a September 10, 2013 heifer sired by TTTT Hott Papa ET.

Kyle Bauer, Fairbury, Neb., had the grand champion bred and owned Balancer bull with KOBG Top Gun 140A. This May 3, 2013 son was sired by DJS 261Y.

Jacob Barwick, Orleans, Neb., exhibited the reserve champion bred and owned Balancer bull. BARG Sampson 57B is a March 13, 2014 son of LAMJ X-Factor 673X ET.

In the steer show, grand champion went to Samantha Tucker, Portis, Kan. Tanner Taubenheim, Amherst, Neb., had the reserve champion steer.

The American Gelbvieh Junior Association serves more than 500 members nationally. The vision of the AGJA is to unify, educate, and develop leaders of the beef industry. To learn more about Gelbvieh or the American Gelbvieh Junior Association visit www.www.gelbvieh.org.

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Gelbvieh Juniors Show in Eastern Regional

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The American Gelbvieh Junior Association held their Eastern Regional show May 23-25, 2014 in Bardstown, Ky. The show featured 37 Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls and females exhibited by 20 junior members from Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina and South Carolina. John Chism from Winchester, Ky., evaluated the 19 Gelbvieh females, three Gelbvieh bulls, 14 Balancer females and one Balancer bull.

Robert Reynolds of Crab Orchard, Ky., exhibited the grand champion Gelbvieh female and the grand champion bred and owned Gelbvieh female. RRYN Bee Licks Ms Allison is a November 27, 2012 female sired by RTRT Solution. She first claimed the Gelbvieh senior female division.

Justin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C., showed the reserve champion Gelbvieh female. BCFG QVS Butlers Kali 281Z ET is a September 11, 2012 heifer sired by SLC Freedom 178F ET. This heifer was also from the senior female division and was first name reserve in the division.

The reserve champion bred and owned Gelbvieh female was exhibited by Connor Durham, Piedmont, S.C. HSCF Raeann 229Z is a November 2, 2012 heifer sired by TAU Mr Krugerrand 70M 130P, another heifer from the senior female division.

The grand champion bred and owned Gelbvieh bull was shown by Lexie Lee, Bishop, Ga. LEXL Leroy is an October 9, 2013 bull sired by VER Front & Center 111X ET.

Tyler Bitzer, Shelbyville, Ky., exhibited the reserve champion bred and owned Gelbvieh bull. CTTK Scooby Doo is an October 25, 2013 son of KBIT Bon Jovi.

In the Balancer show, the grand champion Balancer female was GHGF Ashley 31A , exhibited by Ryan Menius, Mt. Ulla, N.C. She is an April 1, 2013 heifer sired by FMGF Blue's Impact 001X, and was first named champion spring yearling heifer.

Anna Ring, Oregon, Ill., exhibited the reserve champion Balancer female. SKYS Eleanor 3008A is a January 5, 2013 heifer sired by Kesslers Frontman R001. She first claimed the winter yearling heifer division.

The grand champion bred and owned Balancer female was exhibited by Cody Moore, Fountain Run, Ky. HILC Ms Lady Bug is a March 14, 2013 daughter of RID R Collateral 2R. This heifer was first named spring yearling heifer champion bred and owned.

The reserve champion bred and owned Balancer female was SKYM Lady A 3075A exhibited by Michael Ring, Oregon, Ill. She is a March 14, 2013 daughter of TAU Gunslinger 19U, who also came out of the spring yearling heifer division.

The lone entry in the bred and owned Balancer bull show was DPFG BAR GP La 519A. Grant Powell, Palmyra, Mo., exhibited this champion bull who is a February 7, 2013 son of PALS A & S King Rob SJ8.

The American Gelbvieh Junior Association consists of 500 members from across the United States. For more information about the AGJA, contact Carrie Tilghman, American Gelbvieh Association junior activities coordinator at carriet@gelbvieh.or or simply visit www.www.gelbvieh.org.