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American Gelbvieh Association to Host Commercial Cattlemen Educational Symposium

All cattlemen and women are invited to attend the American Gelbvieh Association’s (AGA) fourth annual commercial cattlemen’s educational symposium titled Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup sponsored by National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and National Corn Growers Association. Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup will be held Thursday, November 29, 2018, beginning at 1:30 p.m. CST at the Nashville Airport Marriott in Nashville, Tennessee. Cattle producers from all segments of the beef industry are invited to attend this free event that will feature industry-leading speakers. A provided beef lunch will be served prior to the event starting at 12:30 p.m.

This year’s Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup features industry-leading speakers who will provide insight on adding value to your cow herd from conception to consumption. Speakers include Darrh Bullock, Ph.D., extension professor, University of Kentucky; Kevin Thompson, director, Middle Tennessee Research and Education Center and; Craig Uden, Darr Feedlot, Inc., NCBA immediate past president.

Darrh Bullock, Ph.D., was raised on his family’s beef cattle and watermelon farm in Williston, Florida. He earned a B.S. in animal and dairy sciences and M.S. degree in animal breeding and genetics from Auburn University he then earned his Ph.D. in beef cattle breeding and genetics from the University of Georgia. Dr. Bullock has been on faculty at the University of Kentucky since 1992 and holds the rank of extension professor, specializing in beef cattle genetics. He is the beef group coordinator and has recently served as the AFS extension coordinator and on the Animal and Food Sciences (AFS) Advisory Council. His national and international activities include membership on the eBEEF.org team, Educational Program Committee for the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium, board member and committee chair of the Beef Improvement Federation. Dr. Bullock will be presenting “Bull Selection and the Importance of Hybrid Vigor” at the Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup.

Kevin Thompson was raised on a large commercial cow-calf operation and received a B.S. in animal science and M.S. in animal science from the University of Tennessee (UT) in Knoxville. He began his career as a research associate over beef cattle projects and UT’s central bull testing facility at the Middle Tennessee Research and Education Center (MTREC) in Spring Hill, Tennessee. Thompson then spent 10 years with the Tennessee Farm Bureau Federation and their livestock marketing company, Tennessee Livestock Producer, INC., developing and managing a genetic improvement program and an alliance marketing group, Tennessee Beef Producer Alliance. In 2010 Thompson returned to UT as director of the MTREC. Thompson will be presenting “Developing Heifers for the Long Haul” at the Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup.

Craig Uden is a fourth-generation cattleman from Elwood, Nebraska. Craig is a partner in Darr Feedlot Inc., a commercial cattle feeding operation in central Nebraska. Craig and his wife, Terri, also own and manage three commercial cow-calf operations. Craig graduated from the University of Nebraska. He has been involved with National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) since the mid-1980s and has served on several committees throughout the organization and is currently serving as NCBA past president. He has previously served as president, president-elect, policy division chairman and federation division chairman. Along with serving on the Nebraska Beef Council, Craig has served on the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Board of Directors as a committee chairman and vice chairman, the Nebraska Cattlemen’s Research & Education Foundation, and involved in Nebraska Feedlot Council. Craig will be presenting “Adding Value to Calves” at the Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup.

The Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup is being held during the 48th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention. For more information about the Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup, please visit www.gelbvieh.org or call 303-465-2333. Registration is not required to attend this free event.

The American Gelbvieh Association is a progressive beef cattle breed association representing 1,100 members and approximately 40,000 cows assessed annually in a performance-oriented total herd reporting system.

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Slater to Serve as Gelbvieh Association Interim Executive Director

BROOMFIELD, CO – American Gelbvieh Association President Scott Starr and the Board of Directors would like to announce Megan Slater as its interim executive director.

Slater has been with the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) since 2014 and has most recently held the position of director of operations and public relations. In her time at the AGA, Slater has played a vital role in maintaining the Gelbvieh message through marketing efforts and membership communication, office operations, and the planning of the AGA National Convention.

“For the past seven months, Megan has done an impressive job of running the AGA by exhibiting organization, knowledge, and ability,” Starr said. “The board feels we have one of the bright upcoming individuals in the beef industry and are honored to have her on the AGA team.”

In her role as interim executive director, Slater will continue to lead the AGA staff in accomplishing the goals of the AGA’s Meeting Modern Industry Demands Strategic Plan.

Slater is a graduate of Colorado State University (CSU) with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and minor in business administration. Through her involvement at CSU and her time at AGA, Slater has gained valuable beef industry and business experience.

“I am excited for this new opportunity with the AGA and look forward to continuing to grow the Association and the Gelbvieh and Balancer® breed’s market share within the beef industry,” Slater said. “It’s an honor to continue to work with AGA members and Gelbvieh and Balancer stakeholders in this new role.”

Slater can be reached at the AGA office at 303-465-2333 or at megans@gelbvieh.org.

The American Gelbvieh Association is a progressive beef cattle breed association representing 1,100 members and approximately 40,000 cows assessed annually in a performance-oriented total herd reporting system.

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Megan Slater

Note to Editors: A high-resolution press quality photo is available by contacting Kelsi Christian, AGA multimedia coordinator, at kelsi@gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333.

Gelbvieh Association, IMI Global Release Balancer® Edge Source and Age Verification Program

BROOMFIELD, CO – The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is pleased to announce a recent partnership with IMI Global and introduce Balancer® Edge, a source and age verification program for feeder cattle sired by Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls.

The Balancer® Edge program requires a minimum of 75% of the sires used to be registered Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls, and these bulls must be a minimum of 25% Gelbvieh genetics. The verification process for this program requires producers to submit first and last calf born date, head count support, and registration papers of the sires to verify Gelbvieh genetics.

The Source and Age Verification (SAV) program has been in practice in the beef industry since 2004, and continues to play an important role in adding value to U.S. beef producers. Balancer® Edge meets the SAV base requirement for cattle to be eligible for marketing into the China Export Verification program, the Non-Hormone Treated Cattle (NHTC) program for the EU, Verified Natural Beef, GAP 5-step Animal Welfare and others. In addition, Balancer® Edge documentation is eligible for establishing age of animals at the processor and is also now an accepted method of determining maturity of animals for grading purposes – ensuring they fall into the A maturity category if they are under 30 months of age at harvest.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Balancer® Edge program to add new market opportunities to their progressive producer base,” said Doug Stanton, VP of Business Development at IMI Global. “Buyers continue to push for more options when it comes to cattle marketing. They are looking to maximize their value opportunity with an animal by having many directions to go with it, and verification programs add that kind of flexibility. The Balancer® Edge program will open new doors for producers to access markets they may not have been eligible for before, bringing more value back home to the ranch.”

IMI Global has been offering verification services to the beef industry since 1996 and is the uncontested leader in those services today. IMI is an accredited, independent verification company who evaluates specific attributes or practices associated with livestock production and provides an unbiased assessment of the ability of any animal or group of animals to meet those specific standards or claims.

“Balancer® Edge provides the opportunity for producers utilizing Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics to participate in a breed identified program and have their production practices verified to be able to add value and gain additional marketing opportunities for their cattle,” said Tom Strahm, AGA commercial marketing director. “In addition, IMI Global’s recent partnership with the IGS Feeder Profit Calculator™ allows producers to quantify the genetic merit of the animal’s they are selling.”

The American Gelbvieh Association is a progressive beef cattle breed association dedicated to the recording, promoting, and improving Gelbvieh-influenced cattle. The Gelbvieh and Balancer breeds are well known throughout the beef industry for their maternal strengths and superior growth. With these attributes, Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle fit well into a crossbreeding system and provide genetics that work for the commercial cattle business.

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Gelbvieh Junior Board of Directors Elected in Waterloo

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Photo caption: The American Gelbvieh Junior Association elected directors and officers for 2018-2019 during its junior national show in Waterloo, Iowa. Front row (left to right): Alexx Starr, Stapleton, Neb.; Kallie Mattison, Lamberton, Minn.; Treasurer Danielle Stock, Waukon, Iowa; President Grace Vehige, Billings, Mo.; Wyatt Forbes, De Smet, S.D. Back row (left to right): Secretary Anna Ring, Oregon, Ill.; Vice President of Leadership Development Colton Ivers, Austin, Minn.; Vice President Grady Hammer, Wallace, Kan.; Jacob Barwick, Orleans, Neb.; Ex-Officio Jesse Henson, Canton, N.C.

Elections for the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) Board of Directors were held at the 2018 Corn Fed Classic in Waterloo, Iowa, on July 4, 2018. AGJA members elected four candidates to serve two-year terms.

The AGJA Board of Directors is comprised of nine AGJA members and one ex-officio member. Directors serve two-year terms and must be 16 years of age as of January 1, and may not have reached his or her 20th birthday as of January 1.

Newly elected board members are Jacob Barwick, Orleans, Nebraska, son of Rodney and Joanne Barwick; Colton Ivers, Austin, Minnesota, son of Steve and Rosalie Ivers; Alexx Starr, Stapleton, Nebraska, daughter of Scott and Raberta Starr; and Danielle Stock, Waukon, Iowa, daughter of Mark and Stacy Stock.

The board also elected individuals to serve in leadership positions on the 2018-2019 AGJA executive committee. Grace Vehige, Billings, Missouri, daughter of Tom and Stacy Vehige, was elected president. Grady Hammer, Wallace, Kansas, son of Lyle and Christy Hammer, was elected vice president. Vice president of leadership and development is Colton Ivers. Anna Ring, Oregon, Illinois, niece of Skyler and Annette Martin, will serve as secretary and Danielle Stock was named treasurer. Jesse Henson, Canton, North Carolina, son of Donnie and Kelly Henson, will serve as ex-officio.

Wyatt Forbes, De Smet, South Dakota, son of Troy and Pam Forbes; and Kallie Mattison, Lamberton, Minnesota, daughter of Scott and Sonia Mattison, remain on the board as directors to complete the second year of their term.

Retiring members of the 2017-2018 AGJA Board of Directors were Aubree Beenken, Buckingham, Iowa, daughter of Marc and Angie Beenken; Caitlin Griffin, Westminster, South Carolina, granddaughter of Ricky and Judy Griffin; Callahan Grund, Wallace, Kansas, son of Jerry and Chrysanne Grund; and Kyle Vehige, Billings, Missouri, son of Tom and Stacy Vehige.

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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Note to Editors: A high-resolution press quality photo is available by contacting Megan Slater, American Gelbvieh Association director of public relations, at megans@gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333.

Gelbvieh and Balancer® Bulls Included in Integrity Beef Alliance Program

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is pleased to announce the acceptance of Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls for use in the Integrity Beef Alliance program. The Integrity Beef Alliance simplifies cow-calf producer management decisions and increases the marketability of calves through the production of high-quality, uniform, preconditioned cattle. The Gelbvieh and Balancer breed is the latest breed to be accepted as a sire choice for calves entering the terminal calf program and joins five approved bull breeds: Angus, Beefmaster, Charolais, Hereford, and Red Angus.

“The Integrity Beef Alliance is looking forward to a successful partnership with the American Gelbvieh Association. It brings progressive genetics that fit well with Alliance goals. The Integrity Beef Alliance will allow Gelbvieh breeders to have a platform where they can be recognized for superior genetics and high quality management,” says Robert Wells, Ph.D., Integrity Beef Alliance executive director and Noble Research Institute livestock consultant.

The AGA is proud to begin this new partnership with such a progressive organization as the Integrity Beef Alliance. “We are very excited about the acceptance of Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics to be used in the Integrity Beef Alliance program. The AGA works to increase the use of Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics in responsible and sustainable global beef systems. This goal of the AGA creates a commonality between the two organizations that makes for a synergistic relationship,” says Tom Strahm, AGA commercial marketing director.

Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls fit well into the Integrity Beef Alliance program because of their ability to sire calves excelling in growth and performance at weaning time. Gelbvieh and Balancer-influenced calves carry that performance advantage into the feedlot with increased feed efficiency along with high percent retail yield on the rail. Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics are also well known throughout the industry for their superior mothering ability, which is advantageous for commercial producers who retain their own replacement females.

Established in 2000 by the Noble Research Institute (formerly the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation) in Ardmore, Oklahoma, Integrity Beef is a comprehensive beef production system that produces the highest quality calves possible for the next supply chain owner and consumer while improving returns for ranchers through value-added traits and continued sustainability. Integrity Beef emphasizes progressive, sustainable management methods, ranch stewardship and humane care of all livestock.

The American Gelbvieh Association is a progressive beef cattle breed association representing 1,000 members and approximately 40,000 cows assessed annually in a performance-oriented total herd reporting system.

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Buckley Joins American Gelbvieh Association Staff

The American Gelbvieh Association is pleased to announce and welcome Taylor Buckley as the new data and member services coordinator.

Buckley will assist AGA members and customers with DNA testing, as well as all aspects of the AGA Online Registry Service. She will also play a role in the AGA’s member education and communications team.

“I am very excited to begin my career at the AGA; my combined passion for the beef industry and background in agricultural communications falls directly in line with the association’s purpose of serving its members and customers,” says Buckley. “I look forward to meeting the members and assisting the association in every aspect that I can.”

Buckley grew up in the beef industry in Franktown, Colorado. Throughout her time in high school she was actively involved in 4-H and FFA at the local and state region. Buckley graduated from West Texas A&M University (WTAMU) in May 2018 where she received her bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications as well as a minor in animal science. During her college career, she expanded her communication skills by working at the Beef Carcass Research Center at WTAMU as office manager. Buckley also completed internships at Friona Industries and Superior Livestock Auction, which helped develop her knowledge of the industry.

“We are fortunate for the opportunity to add Taylor to the AGA staff. She brings a well-suited set of talents to assist our members and commercial customers and will grow to be an integral part of the AGA’s commitment to serving the modern beef industry,” says Megan Slater, AGA director of operations and public relations.

Buckley started at the American Gelbvieh Association headquarters in Broomfield, Colorado, on June 4. She can be reached at the AGA office at 303-465-2333 or via email at taylorb@gelbvieh.org.

The American Gelbvieh Association is a progressive beef cattle breed association representing 1,000 members and approximately 40,000 cows assessed annually in a performance-oriented total herd reporting system.

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Taylor Buckley

Note to Editors: A high-resolution press quality photo is available by contacting Megan Slater, American Gelbvieh Association director of public relations, at megans@gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333.

BIF Annual Meeting and Research Symposium

May 11, 2018

BIF Annual Meeting and Research Symposium Early Registration Due May 31;
BIF Tour Stops Announced

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Save $80 and register by May 31 for the 2018 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Annual Meeting and Research Symposium. This year’s event, themed 50th Anniversary in the Rockies, will be June 20 to June 23 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center Hotel in Loveland, Colorado.

Online registration is available at http://www.beefimprovement.org. Walk-in registration will be available during the event, but register online by May 31 to save $80.

This year’s BIF symposium features two and a half days of educational programming and a full day of tours. The first morning’s general session — “Positioning for the Future of Beef Production” — will feature Mark McCully, Certified Angus Beef vice president; Dr. Sara Place, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association senior director of sustainable beef production research; Dr. Dorian Garrick, Massey University professor and chief scientist; and Dr. John Pollak, Cornell University emeritus professor.

The second day’s general session, “Decision Time: Who will own our industry?” will include presentations by Wade Small, Agri Beef Inc. livestock division president; Marty Ropp, Allied Genetic Resources; Dr, Matt Cleveland, Genus ABS global beef product development director; Dan Moser, Angus Genetics Inc. president; Wade Shafer, American Simmental Association executive vice president; Larry Benyshek, Benyshek and Hough Consulting Services; and John Genho, Livestock Genetic Services LLC.

The afternoon breakout sessions both days will focus on a range of beef-production and genetic-improvement topics. The conference also features a Young Producer Symposium on Wednesday afternoon, designed to network and equip young cattle producers with essential knowledge as they grow their role in the business. Wednesday evening attendees will also enjoy an opening reception.

An industry tour is scheduled for Saturday. Stops will include: Kuner Feedlot, a division of Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, Kersey, Colorado; Cherokee Ranch & Castle- Sedalia, Colorado; and Anheuser-Busch Brewery Experience, Fort Collins, Colorado. The tours will leave from the headquarters hotel at 7 a.m. and return approximately 7 p.m. For more information on the tour stops, registration, complete schedule and lodging information, visit http://www.beefimprovement.org.

Each year the BIF symposium draws a large group of leading seedstock and commercial beef producers, academics and allied industry partners. The attendance list is a “who’s who” of the beef value chain, offering great networking opportunities and conversations about the issues of the day. Program topics focus on how the beef industry can enhance value through genetic improvement across a range of attributes that affect the value chain.

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The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) is an organization dedicated to coordinating all segments of the beef industry — from researchers and producers to retailers — in an effort to improve the efficiency, profitability and sustainability of beef production. The organization was initiated almost 70 years ago to encourage the use of objective measurements to evaluate beef cattle. Continuing the tradition, BIF is now the clearinghouse for developing standardized programs and methodologies for recording of performance data for all traits, from birth weights to carcass traits. Its three-leaf-clover logo symbolizes the link between industry, extension and research.

 

 

Prosser Named Gelbvieh Association Breeder of the Year

Bob and Judy Prosser of Bar T Bar Ranches, Winslow, Arizona, were honored as the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Breeder of the Year for 2017 during the awards banquet held at the 47th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention in Wichita, Kansas.

Bob Prosser was present at the AGA awards banquet to accept the award. John Burbank of Seedstock Plus, St. Catharine, Missouri, presented Prosser with the award.

Bob and Judy Prosser own and operate Bar T Bar Ranches which covers 326,200 acres of private, state and U.S. Forest Service lands between Winslow and Happy Jack, Arizona. The operation consists of about 400 registered Balancer®, Gelbvieh, and Angus females, 1,200 commercial cows and 800 replacement females. Bar T Bar Ranch sells around 200 bulls every April in their annual bull sale. All bulls are DNA tested and proven feed efficient. Bar T Bar utilizes individual feed efficiency testing with their on-the-ranch GrowSafe unit.

Bob and Judy are committed to raising quality seedstock and quality beef for the consumer and they are dedicated to being stewards of the land. In 1993 the Diablo Trust was formed by the Prosser family and the Metzger family of Flying M Ranch to create a collaborative process for developing ideas to help protect open spaces and healthy habitats. The Arizona Section Society of Range Management awarded Bob and Judy the 2016 Range Managers of the Year.

Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc. has been a member of the American Gelbvieh Association since 1984. Bob Prosser is a former AGA Board Member and is an active member of AGA committees, including the breed improvement committee. Bob Prosser was also awarded the 2017 Cattleman of the Year award by the Arizona Cattlemen’s Association.

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Bob and Judy Prosser of Bar T Bar Ranches, Winslow, Arizona, were honored as the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Breeder of the Year for 2017 during the awards banquet held at the 47th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention in Wichita, Kansas.

Bob Prosser was present at the AGA awards banquet to accept the award. John Burbank of Seedstock Plus, St. Catharine, Missouri, presented Prosser with the award.

Bob and Judy Prosser own and operate Bar T Bar Ranches which covers 326,200 acres of private, state and U.S. Forest Service lands between Winslow and Happy Jack, Arizona. The operation consists of about 400 registered Balancer®, Gelbvieh, and Angus females, 1,200 commercial cows and 800 replacement females. Bar T Bar Ranch sells around 200 bulls every April in their annual bull sale. All bulls are DNA tested and proven feed efficient. Bar T Bar utilizes individual feed efficiency testing with their on-the-ranch GrowSafe unit.

Bob and Judy are committed to raising quality seedstock and quality beef for the consumer and they are dedicated to being stewards of the land. In 1993 the Diablo Trust was formed by the Prosser family and the Metzger family of Flying M Ranch to create a collaborative process for developing ideas to help protect open spaces and healthy habitats. The Arizona Section Society of Range Management awarded Bob and Judy the 2016 Range Managers of the Year.

Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc. has been a member of the American Gelbvieh Association since 1984. Bob Prosser is a former AGA Board Member and is an active member of AGA committees, including the breed improvement committee. Bob Prosser was also awarded the 2017 Cattleman of the Year award by the Arizona Cattlemen’s Association.

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Champions Chosen at National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show

The National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show took place at the National Western Stock Show on Monday, January 8, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. Judge Randy Mullinix, Toulon, Illinois, evaluated the 42 Gelbvieh females, 36 Gelbvieh bulls, 78 Balancer females, and 30 Balancer bulls.

Grand champion Gelbvieh female was BCFG Butlers Ms Dixie 283D owned by Clint Main, Seymour, Indiana. This heifer was born March 4, 2016, and is the daughter of BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W. She first claimed the junior heifer division.

GHGF Deanna 77D owned by Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, North Carolina, won reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female. This March 3, 2016, daughter of FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X also came out of the junior heifer division.

Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Indiana owned the grand champion Gelbvieh bull. GGGE 3G Die Cast 637D is the January 27, 2016, son of GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z and was first named Gelbvieh champion junior bull.

Reserve grand champion Gelbvieh bull was GDV T Bar S Ace’s High 209D owned by Grace Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Missouri. This bull was born December 22, 2016, and is the son of GDV T Bar S Reload 27A ET. He first claimed the senior bull calf division.

Grand champion Balancer female was EGL Vivian C1083 owned by J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, South Dakota. This female is the March 25, 2015, daughter of Eagle Pass Final Answer 1047 and was first named Balancer champion cow-calf pair.  Vivian C1083’s calf-at-side was CHIP Exhibition 7283E born May 21, 2017, and is sired by EGL Roundhouse B019.

J W LeDoux also owned the reserve grand champion Balancer female. EGL Lass E3200 is the daughter of EGL Lifeline B101. This February 15, 2017, heifer first claimed the winter heifer calf division.

Grand champion Balancer bull was GGGE 3G Double Agent 602D owned Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Indiana. This bull was born January 6, 2016, and is the son of GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors 639S. He first claimed the junior bull division.

MDR First Step 7549E owned by Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, Oklahoma, won reserve grand champion Balancer bull. This bull is the March 5, 2017, son of JRI Next Step 285X72 and was first named Balancer champion spring bull calf.

2018 Gelbvieh and Balancer National Show
National Western Stock Show
January 8, 2018
Denver, Colorado

Division Champions and Reserves:

Gelbvieh Females

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Heifer Calf: GHGF Zelda 20E; French Farms , Big Clifty, Ky.; Sire: GHGF Young Gun C310

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: SEPT RCO No Tan Lines E273; September Farms/Riddle & Co., Franklin, Neb.; Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72

Gelbvieh Champion Winter Heifer Calf: VOS 909E; Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo.; Sire: FHG Flying H MR Traction 45B

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Winter Heifer Calf: SKYC BCFG-SKYS Eleanor 282E; Casey Martin, Oregon, Ill.; Sire: JRI Pistol Pete 214A44

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer Calf: POST Post Rock Wilma 334D8 ET ; Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, Kan. ; Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: GHGF Bella 58D; Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C./French Farms, Clifty, Ky.; Sire: GHGF Zeus 61Z

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Heifer: PHS ProHart Brandy 634D; Cross Seven Ranch, Las Animas, Colo.; Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET

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

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

Gelbvieh Bulls

 Gelbvieh Champion Spring Bull Calf: VLK E729 War Cloud; Britney Volek, Highmore, S.D.; Sire: BABR 5201C Reload ET

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf: RWG Exact Combination 7409; Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada; Sire: RWG Right Combination 5506

Gelbvieh Champion Winter Bull Calf: JLSL Apollo 759E; Ledgerwood Gelbvieh, Clarkston, Wash.; Sire: JDPD Time Traveler 450X

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Winter Bull Calf: HTFM Mr Equalizer E711; Hilltop Farms Benny McWilliams, Asbury, Mo.; Sire: DCSF Post Rock FI 49B2

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Bull Calf: GDV T Bar S Ace’s High 209D; Grace Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo.; Sire: GDV T Bar S Reload 27A ET

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf: GHGF Whole Lotta Love 53D1 ET; Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, N.C.; Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Bull: GGGE 3G Die Cast 637D; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Junior Bull: GHGF Cow Town D536; Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, N.C.; Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X

Gelbvieh Champion Two-Year-Old Bull: AAD R One Eyed Jack 5009C; Linda Shafer, Strasburg, Colo.; Sire: Rid R Collateral 2R

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Two-Year-Old Bull: RWG Right Combination 5506 ; Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada; Sire: RWG War Admiral 2528

Balancer Females

Balancer Champion Spring Heifer Calf: BCFG Butlers Elize 730E; Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn.; Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: RRAB BCFG Ms. Evangeline 413E ET; Aidan Raab, Markle, Ind.; Sire: S A V Brilliance 8077

Balancer Champion Winter Heifer Calf: EGL Lass E3200; J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, S.D; Sire: EGL Lifeline B101

Balancer Reserve Champion Winter Heifer Calf: MDR Elly Zendt 702E ET; Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, Okla.; Sire: Dameron First Class

Balancer Champion Senior Heifer Calf: GHGF Delilah 655D; Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C.; Sire: Gambles Hot Rod 9620

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: BCFG Butlers MS Daisy 28D3 ET; Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn.; Sire:  AHL Flashback 446B

Balancer Champion Intermediate Heifer: GGGE 3G Cowgirl Dixie 6102D; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; Sire: S S Hoover Dam B115

Balancer Reserve Champion Intermediate Heifer: RID R Ima’s Pride 6117D ET; Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo.; Sire: WPRA Legacy A-314

Balancer Champion Junior Heifer: BCFG Butlers Ms Dolly 1315D; Alexandria Raab, Markle, Ind.; Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z

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

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

Balancer Bulls

Balancer Champion Spring Bull Calf: MDR First Step 7549E; Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, Okla.; Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf: GHGF Terminal Velocity E03; Garrett Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C.; Sire: BGGR Gravity 803A

Balancer Champion Winter Bull Calf: OGSG OVER Enshrined 028E; Overmiller Gelbvieh, Smith Center, Kan.; Sire: OVER Cooperstown 350C

Balancer Reserve Champion Winter Bull Calf; GGGE 3G Extra Money 709E; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; Sire: GGGE 3G EZ Money 209Z

Balancer Champion Senior Bull Calf: DCSF Post Rock Dividend 375D8 ET; Post Rock Cattle Company, Barnard, Kan.; Sire: Basin Payweight 1682

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf: DMS Stuckys Dak ET; Stucky Beef Genetics, Salina, Kan.; Sire: Sandpoint Butkus X797

Balancer Champion Junior Bull: GGGE 3G Double Agent 602D; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors 639S

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Bull: MDR Pistol Pete 6566D; Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, Okla.; Sire: MDR Silver Bandito 3505A ET

Balancer Champion Two-Year-Old Bull: BNW Concho 5131C ET; Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch, Model, Colo.; Sire: SYD Stampede 6122S ET

Genetics on Display at NWSS Gelbvieh and Balancer Pen Show

The Gelbvieh and Balancer® Pen Show took place at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday, January 7, 2018. A total of 16 pens were exhibited at this year’s show. Eldon Krebs, Gordon, Nebraska, judged the pen bull show.

Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, exhibited the grand champion pen of three Gelbvieh bulls. The champion pen consisted of two January 2017 bulls and one February 2017 bull. This pen had an average weight of 1,239 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.6 pounds. All pen bulls are ultrasound scanned at the time of check-in. This pen’s ultrasound scan data averaged a ribeye area of 14.84 square inches, 3.67% IMF, and 0.28 inches of back fat.

The reserve champion pen of three Gelbvieh bulls was exhibited by Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Gladstone, North Dakota. This pen consisted of one February 2017 and two March 2017 bulls and had an average weight of 1,159 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 3.7 pounds. This set of bulls had average ultrasound scan data of 14.09 square inches for ribeye, 3.34% IMF, and 0.26 inches of back fat.

Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, also exhibited the grand champion pen of five Gelbvieh bulls. This pen consisted of three January-born bulls and two February-born bulls. The pen had an average weight of 1,115 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.2 pounds. This set of bulls had average ultrasound scan data of 14.08 square inches of ribeye, 3.77% IMF, and 0.24 inches of back fat.

In the Balancer pen show, Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, struck again and exhibited the grand champion pen of three Balancer bulls. This pen consisted of two January 2017 bulls and one February 2017 bull that averaged 1,288 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 3.8 pounds. The pen’s average ultrasound scan data is as follows: ribeye area of 15.25 square inches, 3.79% IMF and 0.26 inches of back fat.

The reserve champion pen of three Balancer bulls was exhibited by Warner Beef Genetics, Arapahoe, Nebraska. Their pen of February 2017 born bulls averaged a weight of 1,123 pounds and 3.4 pound weight per day of age. This pen averaged 13.85 square inches for ribeye area, 3.9% IMF and 0.21 inches of back fat with their ultrasound scan data.

Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, South Dakota, exhibited the grand champion pen of five Balancer bulls. This pen included one January 2017 and four February 2017 bulls. This champion pen had an average weight of 1,199 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.6 pounds. The pen’s average ultrasound scan data was 15.43 square inches for ribeye area, 3.76% IMF, and 0.35 inches of back fat.

Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, exhibited the reserve champion pen of five Balancer bulls. This pen included three January 2017 and two February 2017 bulls. This pen averaged a weight of 1,146 pounds and had an average weight per day of age of 3.6 pounds. This set of bulls had average ultrasound scan data of 14.41 square inches for ribeye area, 3.72% IMF, and .28 inches of back fat.

Champions Named at NWSS Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer Heifer Show

The Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show at the National Western Stock Show was held on Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. Judge Kyle Conley, Sulphur, Oklahoma, evaluated the 19 Gelbvieh heifers and 40 Balancer heifers.

Grand champion Gelbvieh heifer was BCFG Butlers Ms Dixie 283D owned by Clint Main, Seymour, Indiana. This heifer is the March 4, 2016 daughter of BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W and first claimed the junior yearling heifer division.

GHGF Deanna 77D, owned by Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, North Carolina, won reserve grand champion Gelbvieh heifer. This heifer was sired by FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X and was born March 3, 2016.

Grand champion Balancer heifer was BCFG Butlers Ms Dolly 1315D owned by Alexandria Raab, Markle, Indiana. First claiming the junior yearling heifer division, this heifer is sired by BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z and was born February 9, 2016.

CBLG Six E Firefly 700E, owned by Taylor Goering, McPherson, Kansas, won reserve grand champion Balancer heifer. She is the April 15, 2017 daughter of PZCT PZC TMAS Firestorm 1800 ET. This heifer was first named champion heifer calf.

2018 NWSS Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show
January 6, 2018
Denver, Colorado

Division Champions and Reserves:

Gelbvieh Heifers

Gelbvieh Champion Heifer Calf: SKYC BCFG-SKYS Eleanor 282E; Casey Martin, Oregon, Ill.; Sire: JRI Pistol Pete 214A44

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Heifer Calf: GHGF Priscilla 67E; Karen Eby, Duncan, S.C.; Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer Calf: GHGF Bella 58D; Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C.; Sire: GHGF Zeus 61Z

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: POST Post Rock Wilma 334D8 ET; Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, Kan.; Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8

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

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

Balancer Heifers

Balancer Champion Heifer Calf: CBLG Six E Firefly 700E; Taylor Goering, McPherson, Kan.; Sire: PZCT PZC TMAS Firestorm 1800 ET

Balancer Reserve Champion Heifer Calf: EGL Lass E3200; J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, S.D.; Sire: EGL Lifeline B101

Balancer Champion Senior Heifer: KDV T Bar S Dutchess 121D; Kyle Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo.; Sire: Stevenson Weigh Up 41163

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Heifer: GHGF Delilah 655D; Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C.; Sire: Gambles Hot Rod 9620

Balancer Champion Junior Yearling Heifer: BCFG Butlers MS Dolly 1315D; Alexandria Raab, Markle, Ind.; Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Yearling Heifer: BRAX Delilah D26; Braxton Murray, Kingfisher, Okla.; Sire: BAG MR Quick Sand 135A

 

Christian Joins American Gelbvieh Association Staff

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) would like to welcome Kelsi Christian to its staff where she began her role as multimedia coordinator on January 2, 2018.

Christian is originally from San Antonio, Texas, where she was heavily involved in FFA growing up. Christian graduated from Texas Tech University in December 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications. She has gained experience with social media and communications through internships at National Sorghum Producers and the Pinto Horse Association of America. She has also worked with the Texas Tech Student Union and has experience taking showring photos for Show Champions Livestock Photography.

In her role as multimedia coordinator, Christian will manage and develop AGA social media strategies, contribute to AGA publications and marketing team, as well as assist AGA members and customers with day-to-day registry questions.

“The AGA recognizes the importance of presenting the Gelbvieh and Balancer® message in various media and social media platforms. Kelsi’s skillfulness will be a well-suited addition to the AGA staff marketing team and provide additional member service,” says Myron Edelman, AGA executive director.

“I am thrilled to begin this new chapter working alongside the AGA staff. I am extremely humbled to be among those who advocate for this industry and look forward to honing the knowledge and skills I have been taught throughout my time at Texas Tech University,” says Christian. “AGA does a fantastic job of communicating with the Gelbvieh community, I am excited to build upon those efforts as we move further into a digital age.”

Christian can be reached at the AGA office 303-465-2333 or by email at kelsi@gelbvieh.org.

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Kelsi Christian

Note to Editors: A high-resolution press quality photo is available by contacting Megan Slater, American Gelbvieh Association director of public relations, at megans@gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333.

Breeders Win Big During 2nd Annual Gelbvieh Carcass Contest

Results of the Second Annual American Gelbvieh Foundation (AGF) Steer Challenge and Scale and Rail Sire-Identified Carcass Contest were announced during the 47th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention awards banquet on Saturday, December 9, 2017. Breeders from Iowa and Nebraska took home top honors with prize payouts totaling $6,950.

The AGF continues to help advance the Gelbvieh breed through its support of research and development. For this reason, the AGF launched the Steer Challenge and Scale and Rail Sire-Identified Carcass Contest in 2016. These two projects together provide the information and funds necessary to generate datasets to advance Gelbvieh and Balancer® carcass merit.

The AGF Steer Challenge was a competition amongst individual Gelbvieh and Balancer-influenced steers in which the judging criteria focused on average daily gain in the feedyard, carcass value and overall top value animal, which combined average daily gain and carcass value. The Steer Challenge gives an opportunity for participants to donate a steer to the AGF. All proceeds from the donation go toward research and development within the Gelbvieh breed. The AGF Sire-Identified Carcass Contest judges steers, which were in a group of three or more animals from the same contemporary group, on these same qualities and also awarded a top-performing pen. In its second year, ten ranches participated with a total of 103 head on feed at Roode Feedyard in Fairbury, Nebraska. All steers were harvested and values were calculated in July 2017.

Flying H Genetics, Arapahoe, Nebraska, placed high in both the AGF Steer Challenge and Balancer division of the Scale and Rail Contest and took home a total of $3,725 in prize payouts. Flying H Genetics’ winning steer, a Red Angus-sired Balancer, in the AGF Steer Challenge swept the division taking home top average daily gain, top carcass value, and top value animal. The same steer also took home top accolades in the Balancer division of the Scale and Rail Contest including highest average daily gain at 5.93 pounds per day, top carcass value at $1,179 with a 1,118 pound hot carcass weight and a 17.10 square inch ribeye. This steer also took home top value Balancer animal with a value of $1,185, USDA Yield Grade 3 and a quality grade of USDA Choice.

Flying H Genetics also owned the champion pen of Balancer steers with an average value of $1,119, average USDA Yield Grade 3 and quality grade of USDA Choice. Flying H Genetics owned the steer that took second place for average daily gain in the Balancer division. This Red Angus-sired Balancer steer had an average daily gain of 5.75 pounds per day.

Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, South Dakota, owned the steer which took second place for top carcass in the Balancer division with a carcass value of $1,124, hot carcass weight of 1,049 pounds, and a 13.5 square inch ribeye. This same steer also placed second for top value animal with a total value of $1,129, USDA Yield Grade 3 and quality grade of USDA Choice. This steer was sired by EGL Barrett B050. Eagle Pass Ranch also owned the reserve champion pen of Balancer steers with an average value of $1,083, average USDA Yield Grade of 3, and average quality grade of USDA Choice.

In the Gelbvieh division, CKS Gelbvieh, Collins, Iowa, was a notable winner owning the steer for top average daily gain, top carcass and top value steer as well as champion pen and taking home $2,175 in prize payouts. CKS Gelbvieh’s top carcass steer had a carcass value of $1,151, a hot carcass weight of 1,089 pounds, and a ribeye area of 14 square inches. This steer also had a USDA Yield Grade 3, and quality grade of USDA Choice. This steer’s total value was the highest in the Gelbvieh division at $1,156 and was sired by BNC At Ease A357. CKS Gelbvieh also owned the champion pen of Gelbvieh steers with the average value of the pen being $1,126, average USDA Yield Grade 4.0 and average quality grade of USDA Choice.

CKS Gelbvieh also owned the steer that took second place for top carcass in the Gelbvieh division with a carcass value of $1,125, hot carcass weight of 1,067 pounds, and a 17 square inch ribeye. This same steer also placed second for top value animal with a total value of $1,130, USDA Yield Grade 3 and quality grade of USDA Choice. This steer was sired by DCH Hille X102.

Blackhawk Cattle Co., Oregon, Illinois, owned the reserve champion pen of Gelbvieh steers with an average value of $1,105, average USDA Yield Grade 3, and average quality grade of USDA Choice+.

To view full results, including all steers close-out data, please visit the projects page under the Foundation section of www.gelbvieh.org.

 

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American Gelbvieh Association Elects Leadership

2018 AGA Board of Directors

Photo caption: The American Gelbvieh Association elected directors and officers for 2018 during its national convention in Wichita, Kansas. Front row (left to right): Dan McCarty, Rifle, Colo.; Secretary Klint Sickler, Gladstone, N.D.; Executive Director Myron Edelman, Broomfield, Colo.; President Scott Starr, Stapleton, Neb.; Vice President John Carrel, Columbus, Mont.; Treasurer Walter Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C.; Lowell Rogers, Seminary, Miss. Back row (left to right): Leland Clark, Barnard, Kan.; Randy Sienknecht, Gladbrook, Iowa; Doug Hughes, Max Meadows, Va.; Jeff Swanson, Oxford, Neb.; Dennis Gustin, Mandan, N.D.; Jeff Loveless, Spanish Fork, Utah; Dustin Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kan.; Derek Martin, Bucklin, Kan.; Andrea Murray, Kingfisher, Okla.

Members of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) elected five candidates to the board of directors at the annual membership meeting held December 9, 2017, during the 47th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention in Wichita, Kansas.

Newly elected board members are Dustin Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kansas; Jeff Loveless, Spanish Fork, Utah; Derek Martin, Bucklin, Kansas; and Dan McCarty, Rifle, Colorado. Re-elected to serve a second term was Lowell Rogers, Seminary, Mississippi.

The AGA Board of Directors also elected individuals to serve in leadership positions on the executive committee for 2018. Scott Starr, Stapleton, Nebraska, was re-elected as AGA president.

Elected as vice president was John Carrel, Columbus, Montana. Klint Sickler, Gladstone, North Dakota, was elected as secretary and Walter Teeter, Mount Ulla, North Carolina, was re-elected as treasurer.

Other members of the AGA Board of Directors are: Leland Clark, Barnard, Kansas; Dennis Gustin, Mandan, North Dakota; Doug Hughes, Max Meadows, Virginia; Andrea Murray, Kingfisher, Oklahoma; Randy Sienknecht, Gladbrook, Iowa; and Jeff Swanson, Oxford, Nebraska.

Retiring members of the 2017 AGA Board of Directors were Andy LeDoux, Ree Heights, South Dakota; Neal Pearson, Lake City, South Dakota; Dustin Rippe, Belleville, Kansas; and Duane Strider, Asheboro, North Carolina. The AGA would like to thank these members for their years of service on the AGA Board of Directors,

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Champions Named at American Royal Gelbvieh and Balancer Junior Heifer Show

The Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show at the American Royal was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri. Judge Jim Bloomberg, Berwick, Illinois, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer heifers.

Grand champion Gelbvieh heifer was RUPP Roxi 623D, owned by Dallan Thomas, Perry, Oklahoma. This heifer is the daughter of JRI Crusader 285Y99 and first claimed the Gelbvieh junior yearling heifer division.

Reserve grand champion Gelbvieh heifer was owned by Jessie Lowe, Adrian, Missouri. LLLJ London Crush 44D1 is the daughter of HIGH Stands Alone 9B73 ET and first claimed the Gelbvieh senior heifer calf division.

Grand champion Balancer heifer was KKAC Emerald 703E. This heifer is owned by Karly Alexander, Perry, Oklahoma, and first claimed the Balancer spring heifer calf division. She is the daughter of JRI Next Step285X72.

Reserve grand champion Balancer heifer was JNCC Grand Finale 672D, owned by Cameron Nowack, Bland, Missouri. This heifer also came out of the Balancer senior heifer calf division and is the daughter of Connealy Final Product 7212.

Champions Named at American Royal Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show

The Gelbvieh and Balancer®  Show at the 2017 American Royal took place on  Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Missouri. Brigham Stewart, Washington, Kansas, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle.

The grand champion Gelbvieh female was RUPP Roxie 623D. She is the daughter of JRI Crusader 285Y99. Owned by Dallan Thomas, Perry, Oklahoma, this heifer first claimed the junior yearling heifer division.

Coming out of the junior heifer calf division is the reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female. CIRS 22YE is the daughter of DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8 and owned by Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kansas.

The grand champion Gelbvieh bull was owned by Grace Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Missouri. GDV T Bar S Ace’s High 209D is the son of GDV T Bar S Reload 27A ET and first claimed the senior bull calf division.

The reserve grand champion Gelbvieh bull was GGGE 3G Die Cast 637D, owned by Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Indiana and Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Crab Orchard, Kentucky. First claiming the junior bull division, Die Cast is the son of GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z.

In the Balancer show, grand champion Balancer female was owned by Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Indiana. GGGE 3G Cowgirl Dixie 6102D is the daughter of S S Hoover Dam B115 and first won the intermediate heifer division.

The reserve grand champion Balancer female was KKAC Emerald 703E owned by Karly Alexander, Perry, Oklahoma. She is the daughter of JRI Next Step 285X72 and first claimed the spring heifer calf division.

Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Indiana, swept the Balancer bull show, owning both the grand champion and reserve grand champion Balancer bulls. The grand champion Balancer bull was GGGE 3G Double Agent 602D and is the son of GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors 639S. He first claimed the junior bull division.

The reserve grand champion Balancer bull was GGGE 3G Extra Money. He is the son of GGGE 3G EZ Money 209Z and was out of the junior bull calf division.

2017 American Royal Gelbvieh and Balancer® Open Show
October 21, 2017
Kansas City, Missouri
Judge: Brigham Stewart, Washington, Kansas

Division Champions and Reserves:

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Heifer Calf: DTKF Destiny’s 211E; DTK Cattle Company, Janesville, Iowa; Sire: JRI Secret Component 285A393

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: PHS Prohart Empress 714E; Pro-Hart Seedstock, Pueblo, Colo.; Sire: BDCG DC401A4 ET

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Heifer Calf: CIRS 22YE; Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan.; Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf: CIRS 381E; Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan.; Sire: GHGF Young Gun C310

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer Calf: HTFK Ms Dolly D6; Kyler Camerer, Asbury, Mo.; Sire: BABR Influential 4241B ET

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: LLLJ London Crush 44D1; Jessie Lowe, Adrian, Mo.; Sire: HIGH Stands Alone 9B73 ET

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

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Intermediate Heifer: PHS Prohart Brandy 634D; Cross Seven Ranch, Las Animas, Colo.; Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Yearling Heifer: RUPP Roxie 623D; Dallan Thomas, Perry, Okla.; Sire: JRI Crusader 285Y99

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Junior Yearling Heifer: BDCG DC 39D4; Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo.; Sire: JRI Next Step 284X72

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Bull Calf: CIBS Let’s Roll 7415E; Cib’s Gelbvieh, Clutier, Iowa; Sire: DCSF Post Rock Astronaut 157A

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf: GGGE 3G El Camino 742E; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Bull Calf: GDV T Bar S Ace’s High 209D; Grace Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo.; Sire: GDV T Bar S Reload 27A ET

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf: BAXL Shot of Jack 33D3; Baxter Lowe, Adrian, Mo.; Sire: HCCG Captain Jack 16Y37

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Bull: GGGE 3G Die Cast 637D; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind./Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Crab Orchard, Ky.; Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Balancer Champion Spring Heifer Calf: KKAC Emerald 703E; Karly Alexander, Perry, Okla.; Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: DTKF Trina’s Twilight 027E; DTK Cattle Company, Janesville, Iowa; Sire: EGL Lifeline B101

Balancer Champion Junior Heifer Calf: DSCF Post Rock Blublood 64E8; RC Pettit Cattle, Olathe, Kan.; Sire: BABR Secret Brand 2100Z ET

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf: KDV T Bar S Jasmine 125E; Kyle Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo.; Sire: R4RA Conquest 254

Balancer Champion Senior Heifer Calf: HIGH Ms Diedra 9D93 ET; Isabel Lowe, Adrian, Mo.; Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: GDV T Bar S Michelle 151D; Grace Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo.; Sire: R4RA Conquest 254

Balancer Champion Intermediate Heifer: GGGE 3G Cowgirl Dixie 6102D; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; Sire: S S Hoover Dam B115

Balancer Reserve Champion Intermediate Heifer: KKKG Triple K Ms Dixie 116D; Nick Doering, Basehor, Kan.; Sire: VRT Lazy TV Watchman W021

Balancer Champion Junior Yearling Heifer: DTKF Tootsie Rolls Lolly Pop 322D; DTK Cattle Company, Janesville, Iowa; Sire: RB World Wide 167-31

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Yearling Heifer: DTKF Paradise’s Wish 228D; Adelyn Sienknecht, Gladbrook, Iowa; Sire: DCSF Post Rock Highly Focused 308Y8

Balancer Champion Cow-Calf Pair: TMGG Cajun Cookie 214C; Tiana Garcia, Las Animas, Colo.; Sire: CSRX Ruxton T 126A

Balancer Champion Spring Bull Calf: KKKG Triple K Easy Haul 313E; Triple K Gelbvieh, Basehor, Kan.; Sire: AHL Lon Haul 5035C

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf: TMGG Ragin’ Cajun 217E; Tiana Garcia, Las Animas, Colo.; Sire: TAU Unanimous 11B ET

Balancer Champion Junior Bull Calf: GGGE 3G Extra Money 709E; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; Sire: GGGE 3G EZ Money 209Z

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf: RCPC Frenchie 10E; RC Pettit Cattle, Olathe, Kan.; Sire: BNC Mr. Hojer C5211

Balancer Champion Junior Bull: GGGE 3G Double Agent 602D; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors 639S

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Bull: HIGH Hero of the Day 9D42 ET; Hightower Cattle Company, LLC, La Cygne, Kan.; Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71

American Gelbvieh Association to Host Commercial Cattlemen Educational Symposium

All cattlemen and women are invited to attend the  American Gelbvieh Association’s (AGA) third annual commercial cattlemen’s educational symposium titled Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup. Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup will be held Friday, December 8, 2017, beginning at 1:30 p.m. CST at the Hyatt Regency Wichita in Wichita, Kansas. Cattle producers from all segments of the beef industry are invited to attend this free event that will feature industry-leading speakers. A provided beef lunch will be served prior to the event starting at 12:00 noon.

This year’s Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup features industry-leading speakers who will provide insight on how the right genetics and management pay off through the beef supply chain. Speakers include Donnell Brown of R.A. Brown Ranch and current president of the Beef Improvement Federation, Myron Edelman, executive director of the American Gelbvieh Association, and Kevin Unger, resource manager for Lincoln County Feedyard and Leachman Cattle of Colorado.

Donnell Brown and his wife Kelli are the fifth generation to own and manage the R.A. Brown Ranch in Throckmorton, Texas, a family business since 1895. They raise registered Red Angus, Angus and SimAngus cattle and sell 600 bulls each October as well as 250 bulls each March. They use technology such as artificial insemination, embryo transfer, ultrasound and genomic testing to produce superior genetics that fit the needs of the beef industry. Brown was trained to use selection index models in the late 1980s and considers it a major contribution to the strong genetic merit of their herd.

Myron Edelman is a native of Kansas and grew up in the agriculture industry. He has held varied positions within the agriculture industry including livestock manager of Wagonhound Land & Livestock Co. Most recently, he was the director of value added programs at the Red Angus Association of America prior to becoming the executive director of the AGA in 2014. Edelman believes the experience of operating a large commercial ranch that included feedlots combined with providing marketing assistance to ranchers in a breed association setting is the foundation needed to direct the Gelbvieh association in providing accurate genetic tools and marketing services to the beef industry.

Kevin Unger lives in northwest Kansas near where his family homesteaded in the late 1800s. Unger started his career in the seedstock business with Red Angus and Simmental and has since moved to the feedyard sector. He previously worked for Decatur County Feedyard in various positions and served his last 10 years as manager. In 2014, Unger went to work for Lincoln County Feedyard and Leachman Cattle of Colorado where he serves as resource manager. Unger works to engage the rancher, the feedlot and the packer to identify and build a better end product through whatever means necessary. All feedlot and carcass data endpoints are collected and assimilated back to the production level to improve end product and advance best management practices. The system keeps an eye on the industry for new and useful tools to advance these production models and keep family operations profitable.

The Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup is being held during the 47th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention. For more information about the Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup, please visit www.gelbvieh.org or call 303-465-2333. Registration is not required to attend this free event.

 

Gelbvieh Convention to be Held in Wichita

The 47th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention will be held December 7-9, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Wichita in Wichita, Kansas. This year’s event is themed “Meeting Modern Industry Demands: Setting the Standard”. The title sponsor for the event is GeneSeek®, a Neogen Company.

The AGA convention includes events such as AGA committee meetings, the AGA annual membership meeting, kick-off reception, awards banquet, the third annual Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup, and more.

Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup is the largest event of the convention and will be held on Friday, December 8, with a provided lunch at 12:00 noon; the program begins at 1:30 p.m CST. Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup is a free educational symposium open to commercial beef producers, industry professionals and AGA members. This symposium will feature industry leading speakers from all sectors of the beef industry and focus on beef industry profitability. No registration is necessary for the Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup.

Registration for the three-day convention is available online at www.gelbvieh.org. Early registration ends October 31.

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Evans Joins American Gelbvieh Association Staff

BROOMFIELD, CO – The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) would like to welcome Taylor Evans of Denver, Colorado, to the staff as member and youth programs coordinator.

Evans grew up in the agriculture industry where he gained vast knowledge of the beef industry. He graduated from Colorado State University in 2012 with bachelor’s degrees in agriculture business and animal science. Evans has held roles in both the agriculture and construction industries. He has experience in construction management overseeing contracts, budgets, and subcontractors. Evans most recently served as the vocational agriculture teacher for Estes Park, Colorado, where he served as the agricultural and auto shop programs instructor for both high school and middle school levels. Evans also served as the advisor for the Estes Park FFA chapter.

In his role as member and youth programs coordinator, he will guide the American Gelbvieh Junior Association and help to develop the next generation of leaders in the beef industry. Evans will also be tasked with enriching the membership experience for AGA members.

“The AGA is fortunate to have talented and dedicated staff members that work to enhance the AGA experience for both adult and junior members. Taylor fits into this staff very well and I am pleased that we are adding his talents to the team,” says Myron Edelman, AGA executive director.

Outside of the AGA, Evans owns a small commercial cow-calf operation near Castle Rock, Colorado, which he plans to expand in the future.

Evans began his role on August 14, 2017, and will work directly from the AGA headquarters office in Broomfield, Colorado. Evans can be reached via email at taylor@gelbvieh.org.

The American Gelbvieh Association is a progressive beef cattle breed association representing 1,000 members and approximately 40,000 Gelbvieh, Balancer and Gelbvieh-influenced cows assessed annually in a performance-oriented total herd reporting system.

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Ambassadors Chosen to Represent American Gelbvieh Junior Association

AGJA 2017 Ambassadors

American Gelbvieh Junior Association Junior and Intermediate Ambassadors were chosen at the 2017 AGJA Big Red Classic in Grand Island, Nebraska. Braxton Murray of Kingfisher, Oklahoma (left), was selected to be the 2017-2018 Junior Ambassador. Baxter Lowe, Adrian, Missouri (right), was chosen to be the 2017-2018 AGJA Intermediate Ambassador.

 

Two junior members were selected at the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) 2017 Big Red Classic to represent the AGJA as ambassadors. Baxter Lowe of Adrian, Missouri, was selected to be the 2017-2018 AGJA Intermediate Ambassador. Braxton Murray, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, was chosen to be the 2017-2018 AGJA Junior Ambassador.

Baxter is the son of Raymond and Melissa Lowe. In addition to this new role, he is very active in several other junior associations including the Heart of America Gelbvieh Junior Association. Baxter raises Gelbvieh and Balancer® cattle along with his sisters, Isabel and Jessie.

\Braxton is the son of Matt and Andrea Murray. Braxton is also an active member of the Oklahoma Gelbvieh Junior Association. Braxton enjoys working on his family’s Gelbvieh and Balancer operation with his parents and younger brother, Breckon.

The AGJA created the ambassador program to encourage and support youth involvement in the breed’s activities. The ambassadors represent the AGJA at Gelbvieh functions throughout the year including Gelbvieh and Balancer shows held at the American Royal, the North American International Livestock Exposition and the National Western Stock Show, along with many state fairs and other events.

The ambassador candidates are judged on their notebook, an oral interview, a speech given at the AGJA annual meeting and overall conduct during the annual junior national show. The notebook includes information and photographs on activities, awards and organizations as well as an essay on the candidate’s background and experiences with the Gelbvieh breed. A committee is appointed to conduct the interviews and select the AGJA Junior and Intermediate Ambassadors.

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 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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American Gelbvieh Junior Association Elects Leadership

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Photo Caption: The American Gelbvieh Junior Association elected directors and officers for 2017-2018 during the annual meeting in Grand Island, Nebraska. Front row (left to right): Ex-officio Aubree Beenken, Buckingham, Iowa; Treasurer Caitlin Griffin, Westminster, S.C.; Kallie Mattison, Lamberton, Minn.; Secretary Grace Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo. Back row (left to right): Wyatt Forbes, DeSmet, S.D.; Grady Hammer, Wallace, Kan.; President Callahan Grund, Wallace, Kan.; Vice President Kyle Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo.; Vice President of Leadership and Development Jesse Henson, Canton, N.C.; Anna Ring, Oregon, Ill.

Members of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) elected five candidates to serve two-year terms and one candidate to serve a one-year term on the AGJA Board of Directors. The election was held at the 2017 Big Red Classic in Grand Island, Nebraska, on June 28, 2017.
The AGJA Board of Directors consists of nine AGJA members and one ex-officio member. Directors serve two-year terms and must be 16 years of age as of January 1, and many not have reached his or her 20th birthday as of January 1.
Newly elected board members are Wyatt Forbes, DeSmet, South Dakota, son of Troy and Pam Forbes; Grady Hammer, Wallace, Kansas, son of Lyle and Christy Hammer; Kallie Mattison, Lamberton, Minnesota, daughter of Scott and Sonia Mattison; Anna Ring, Oregon, Illinois, niece of Skyler and Annette Martin; Grace Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Missouri, daughter of Tom and Stacy Vehige. Callahan Grund, Wallace, Kansas, son of Jerry and Chrysanne Grund, was re-elected to serve a one-year term.
The Board of Directors also elected individuals to serve in leadership positions on the 2017-2018 AGJA Executive Committee. Callahan Grund was elected president. Kyle Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Missouri, son of Tom and Stacy Vehige, was elected vice president. Vice president of leadership and development is Jesse Henson, Canton, North Carolina, son of Donnie and Kelly Henson. Grace Vehige will serve as secretary. Caitlin Griffin, Westminster, South Carolina, granddaughter of Ricky and Judy Griffin, will serve as treasurer. Aubree Beenken, Buckingham, Iowa, daughter of Marc and Angie Beenken will serve the board as ex-officio.
Retiring members of the 2016-2017 Board of Directors were Tanner Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kansas, son of Dennis and Joyce Aherin; Sydney Bigger, Media, Illinois, daughter of Barry and Jody Bigger; Tiana Garcia, Las Animas, Colorado, daughter of Keith and Teresa Garcia; Carter Mitchell, Appleton City, Missouri, son of Kevin and Debbie Mitchell and Colton Spencer, Aurora, Missouri, son of Jim and Janella Spencer.

Carlson Hired as Gelbvieh Association Summer Intern

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) announces the hiring of Drew Carlson, Atwood, Colorado, as association intern. Carlson will be assisting in all aspects of the AGA operations including facilitating member programs and services, bull customer assistance, and marketing.

Carlson’s interest include communicating the critical importance of a strong agricultural economy to youth, as well as working closely with producers in the cattle industry and striving to narrow the disconnect between production agriculture and the consumer. The AGA has a strong history of sourcing talent that contributes to the AGA in a positive way and we are pleased that Drew has accepted the 2017 internship.

Carlson grew up on her family’s farm and ranch in Atwood where she participated in 4-H and exhibited cattle, hogs, and goats at the local and state level. Through 4-H she found a simple love for agriculture and a passion for showing livestock.

Carlson graduated from Colorado State University (CSU) in May 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a minor in agricultural business. While at CSU, she was a member of the CSU Seedstock Merchandising team, Block and Bridle, and the Collegiate Livestock Association clubs.

“As an intern for the Gelbvieh Association, I am looking forward to networking and making connections with producers,” says Carlson. “I am excited about the opportunity to build on my background knowledge and promote and gain experience within the Gelbvieh and Balancer® breed and association.”

Carlson will begin her internship with the AGA in late May and will work out of the AGA headquarters office in Broomfield, Colorado, throughout the summer months.

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IGS Breeds to Host Youth Leadership Conference

The American Junior Simmental, Shorthorn and Gelbvieh Associations will host a joint leadership conference August 3-6, 2017, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Summit is an all-new youth leadership conference.

This Summit is open to any youth ages 14-22 interested in expanding their knowledge about the beef industry. Registration closes July 1, 2017 and can be found by visiting the hosting breeds websites or Facebook pages.

Participants will get the chance to tour the United States Meat Animal Research Center and GeneSeek Laboratories as well as learn about different aspects of the beef industry. They will also learn about professional development and leadership skills. The participants will also visit the University of Nebraska-Lincoln meats lab and have the chance to see a college campus that may help with their future.

This conference will help grow the unprecedented collaboration between progressive breed associations to enhance beef industry profitability through a youth leadership conference. The youth of this industry are the future of agriculture.

For more information about this conference, contact Shelby Rogers at the American Shorthorn Association office at shelby@shorthorn.org, Emily Lochner at the American Simmental Association office at elochner@simmgene.com, and Mary Bea Martin at the American Gelbvieh Association at marybea@gelbvieh.org.

Gelbvieh Association Welcomes Tom Strahm as Commercial Marketing Director

The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) would like to welcome Tom Strahm to the staff as commercial marketing director.

Strahm is from Sabetha, Kansas, where he lives with his wife, Carrie, and three children, Payton, Elliott, and Vivian.

Strahm has a wealth of beef industry experience, having spent time in several sectors of the industry including cattle procurement and cattle sales as well as in the cow-calf sector. In addition, Strahm also has experience in lending and finance after working as a loan officer for many years.

“I’m looking forward to meeting and supporting the members of the AGA,” says Strahm.

The principle goals of the  AGA’s new Meeting Modern Industry Demands long-range strategic plan, has principle goals directly focusing on building demand for Gelbvieh and Balancer® cattle. Strahm’s responsibilities will include those principles goals of feeder and commercial female marketing avenues, as well as serving cow-calf producers and the entire beef industry. Tom will also work with AGA members to assist them in building demand for Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics.

“The Meeting Modern Industry Demands strategic plan is focused on the success of the commercial beef industry.  We will need just the right team members to meet the goals of the strategic plan. Tom brings that industry experience we were looking for, with experience in purchasing both feeder and market-ready cattle, that he can put to work for our cow-calf producers as well as the feedyards that are feeding Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle,” says Myron Edelman, AGA executive director.

Strahm will be based out of his home in Kansas and began his role on March 1, 2017. He can be reached by calling the AGA office at 303-465-2333 or by email at tom@gelbvieh.org.

 

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Breed-Leading Genetics Sell at National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale

Reported by KK Seedstock

January 8, 2017
Denver, Colorado
Sale Manger: KK Seedstock
Auctioneer: Ronn Cunningham

Sale Averages

1 Half Interest Donor Dam              $18,000
2.5 Bulls                                             $17,400
3.5 Bred Females                              $9,643
7 Pick of Herd Lots                           $7,821
10 Open Heifers                                $6,390
4 Embryo Flushes                             $5,625
Total: 27.5 Lots                                 $8,270

 

Progressive Gelbvieh and Balancer breeders from across the United States and Canada converged on Denver, Colorado, for the Gelbvieh events held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show January 5-9. In addition to the outstanding displays of Gelbvieh breeding cattle on the Hill and in the Yards, 25 Gelbvieh and Balancer® breeders from 12 states and Alberta pooled their resources to offer an outstanding set of cattle in the National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale. The seats of the Beef Palace Auction Arena were filled with buyers interested in adding these exciting genetics to their respective breeding programs. At the final drop of the gavel a total of 27.5 lots passed through the ring for an average of $8,270.

$18,750—Top-selling lot—One of the most anticipated lots and the eventual top seller was full possession and half semen interest in the 2017 Breeder’s Choice Champion Futurity Bull. GHGF Trump Train C521 is a September 15, 2015, double homozygous purebred son of FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X out of GHGF 2Z1 ET. Possession sold to Jumping Cow Gelbvieh of Ramah, Colorado, with semen packages selling to: Rippe Gelbvieh, Hubbell, Nebraska; Gustin Diamond D, Mandan, North Dakota; Dykstra Family Livestock, Morrison, Illinois; CJ&L Livestock, Hermosa, South Dakota; Butler Creek Farm, Milton, Tennessee; Lazy TV Ranch, Selby, South Dakota; and J&K Gelbvieh Farm, Ava, Illinois. Furthermore, consignor, Karlebo Gelbvieh Farm of Cleveland, North Carolina, who won the proceeds from the sale of Trump Train through the Gelbvieh futurity’s drawing, was generous enough to donate 10 percent of the purchase price to the American Gelbvieh Foundation.

$18,000—Next up was half embryo interest in BABR Maria 5256C. The March 8, 2015 50 percent Balancer double homozygous daughter of BABR Secret Brand 2100Z out of BABR 7062T was offered by Wes and Brittney Spencer of Pierre, South Dakota. The buyer was the Maria Syndicate of Minot, North Dakota.

$11,000—Hilltop Farms of Asbury, Missouri, had the final bid on the 2016 pick of the fall-born calves of Butler Creek Farms of Milton, Tennessee.

$11,000—Another popular pick was the opportunity to choose from the right to flush any Gelbvieh cow in the Eagle Pass Ranch herd of Highmore, South Dakota. The winning bidder was Leachman Cattle of Ft. Collins, Colorado.

$10,500—LWHF Lass 801C is a September 4, 2015 born, 50 percent Balancer double homozygous daughter of Post Rock Granite 200P2 out of PCC Miss Lass 319A. She was consigned by Little Windy Hill Farms of Max Meadows, Virginia, and was purchased by McIntosh Brothers, Georgetown, Kentucky; Coles Bend Cattle, Smiths Grove, Kentucky; and Cross Cattle Co. of Asheboro, North Carolina.

$10,000—A consignment from Little Windy Hill Farms of Max Meadows, Virginia, was highly sought after. LWHF Black Diamond 814C, a September 17, 2015, 50 percent Balancer, double homozygous son of PCC Witten 111A out of PAWS 931W, sold to Rippey Farms of Galax, Virginia.

$10,000—Sunberry Valley Ranch of Sundre, Alberta, purchased the pick of the 2017 heifer calves from Severtson Land & Cattle Co. of Innisfail, Alberta.

$9,000—Butler Creek Farms of Milton, Tennessee, sold half embryo interest in Clinch Mt. Ms. Impact 1339A, a September 22, 2013, 75 percent Balancer, black, polled daughter of Butlers Impact 549U out of JBOB 3530K. The buyer was LeDoux Ranch of Agenda, Kansas.

 

 

Champions Named at the National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show

The 2017 National Gelbvieh and Balancer® show was held at the National Western Stock Show on Monday, January 9, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. A total of 203 animals were exhibited. Judge Shane Lindsey, Prairie City, Iowa, evaluated the 62 Gelbvieh females, 34 Gelbvieh bulls, 80 Balancer females, and 27 Balancer bulls.

The grand champion Gelbvieh female was HIGH Ms Miranda 9C17 ET owned by Grady Hammer, Wallace, Kansas. This February 18, 2015, daughter of JRI Pop a Top 197T83 first claimed the junior heifer division.

The reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female came out of the winter heifer calf division. RUPP Roxi 623D is owned by Karly Alexander, Perry, Oklahoma, and is the February 19, 2016, daughter of JRI Crusader 285Y99.

Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada, owns the grand champion Gelbvieh bull. RWG Right Combination 5506 is the May 4, 2015 son of RWG War Admiral 2528 and first claimed the intermediate bull division.

JRI Prowler 125B3 was named the reserve grand champion Gelbvieh bull. Owned by Eagle Pass Mansfield, South Dakota, and LeDoux Ranch, Agenda, Kansas, this bull is the September 2, 2014, son of JRI Pop a Top 197T83 and first won the senior bull division.

In the Balancer show, the grand champion Balancer female was BCFG Butlers 133C, owned by Alexandria Raab, Markle, Indiana. She is the November 2, 2015, daughter of BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z and first claimed the senior heifer calf division.

KDV T Bar S A La Mode was named the reserve grand champion Balancer female. She is owned by Grace Vehige and Kyle Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Missouri, and is the November 24, 2014 daughter of JBOB Carolina 5423P ET. She first won the senior heifer division.

McCarty Cattle Company of Rifle, Colorado owns the grand champion Balancer bull. MCCA Capitol Hill 516C first won the junior bull division and is the January 25, 2015 son of SAV Brilliance 8077.

The reserve grand champion Balancer bull came out of the same division. VLK C503 Young Gun is owned by Post Rock Cattle Company, Barnard, Kansas, and is the March 19, 2015 son of BGGR Gravity 803A.

Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tennessee, took home both the premier breeder and premier exhibitor awards.

 

2017 National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show
January 9, 2017
Denver, Colorado
Judge: Shane Lindsey, Prairie City, Iowa
Entries: 203 head

Divisions and Reserves:

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Heifer Calf: BCFG Butlers MS Dixie 283D; Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn.; Sire: BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: VLK D649 Harper ET; Volek Gelbvieh, Highmore, S.D.; Sire: VLK A301 Highmore

Gelbvieh Champion Winter Heifer Calf: RUPP Roxi 623D; Karly Alexander, Perry, Okla.; Sire: JRI Crusader 285Y99

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Winter Heifer Calf: RID R Halle 6013D; Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo.; Sire: AAD R Lawman 1467B

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

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: HIGH Ms Cora 9C79 ET; RLB Genetics, Fordland, Mo.; Sire: JRI Pop a Top 197T83

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Heifer: ELC Ms. Charlotte 2C; Brooke Cooper, Burdett, Kan.; Sire: GRU Impact 850X

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Intermediate Heifer: GHGF Ms Oakie 534C; Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C.; Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Heifer: HIGH Ms Miranda 9C17 ET; Grady Hammer, Wallace, Kan.; Sire: JRI Pop a Top 197T83

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Junior Heifer: MDR Clara Allen 520C; Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, Okla.; Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer: KDV T Bar S Ya Meek; Grace, Vehige and Kyle Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo.; Sire: JBOB Carolina 5423P ET

Gelbvieh Champion Cow/Calf Pair: STON Miss Jest 13A; Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, Okla.; Sire: JRI Star Bucks 254Y82

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair: RWG Kitty 4512; Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada; Sire: COLB Mr Xavier X812

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Bull Calf: OGSG Over Drive Train 43D ET; Overmiller Gelbvieh, Smith Center, Kan.; Sire: GGGE 3G Bootlegger 439B

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf: HIGH Hard to Find 26D36; Hightower Cattle Company LLC, La Cygne, Kan.; Sire: HIGH Mr Gold Rush 9A38

Gelbvieh Champion Winter Bull Calf: PHS Prohadrt Denalli 613D; Pro-Hart Seedstock, Pueblo, Colo.; Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Winter Bull Calf: TAU Full Force 8D ET; Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Neb.; Sire: HYEK Black Impact 3960N

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Bull Calf: OGSG Courageous 131C; R & N Overmiller Gelbvieh, Smith Center, Kan.; Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf: TTTT Rock Solid 1558C ET; Chase Tabor, Stillwater, Okla.; Sire: DBRG Foundation 2310Z

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Bull: RWG Right Combination 5506; Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada; Sire: RWG War Admiral 2528

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Intermediate Bull: RWG Captain 5701; Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada; Sire: BEAS 2806Z

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Bull: MCCA Cornhusker Red 524C; McCarty Cattle Company and Grand Valley Gelbvieh/Balancer, Rifle, Colo.; Sire: RWG Traction 7412

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Junior Bull: GHGF Hired Gun C56; Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C.; Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Bull: JRI Prowler 125B3; Eagle Pass Ranch and LeDoux Ranch, Mansfield, S.D.; Sire: JRI Pop a Top 197T83

Gelbvieh Champion Two-Year-Old Bull: SLC Road Trip 103B; Severtson Land and Cattle, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada; Sire: CES Decka Roadie 81T

Balancer Champion Spring Heifer Calf: BCFG Ms. Danica 534D; Aidan Raab, Markle, Ind.; Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: VLK D609 Ellie; Britney Volek, Highmore, S.D.; Sire: VLK A301 Highmore

Balancer Champion Winter Heifer Calf: BCFG Butlers Ms Daphanie 512D; Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn.; Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71

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

Balancer Champion Senior Heifer Calf: BCFG Butlers 133C; Alexandria Raab, Markle, Ind.; Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: CCRO CCross Carolina 5320C; Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo.; Sire: VER Eagle Eye 224Y ET

Balancer Champion Intermediate Heifer: EGL Tessa C1510; Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, S.D.; Sire: EGL Lock and Load X415

Balancer Champion Junior Heifer: EGL Vivian C1083; J W LeDoux, Agenda, Kan.; Sire: Eagle Pass Final Answer 1047

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Heifer: DJS 510C ET; Jady LeDoux, Agenda, Kan.; Sire: TAU Mr In Focus 22Z

Balancer Champion Senior Heifer: KDV T Bar S A La Mode; Grace Vehige and Kyle Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo.; Sire: JBOB Carolina 5423P ET

Balancer Champion Spring Bull Calf: PCCI Mr Roy 6131D; Pearson Cattle Co. Inc., Lake City, S.D.; Sire: HTFG Mr Roy A664

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf: CRAN D47 ET; Cranview Gelbvieh, Minot, N.D.; Sire: CTR Sandhills 0065X

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

Balancer Reserve Champion Winter Bull Calf: JCGR BAR GT Republican 170D ET; Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo.; Sire: CCRO Carolina Exclusive 1230Y

Balancer Champion Senior Bull Calf: LWHF Black Diamond 814C; Little Windy Hill Farms, Max Meadows, Va.; Sire: PCC Witten 111A

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf: RID R Big Whiskey 5092C; Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo.; Sire: CCRO Carolina Exclusive 1230Y

Balancer Champion Junior Bull: MCCA Capitol Hill 516C; McCarty Cattle Company, Rifle, Colo.; Sire: SAV Brilliance 8077

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Bull: VLK C503 Young Gun; Post Rock Cattle Company, Barnard, Kan.; Sire: BGGR Gravity 803A

Balancer Champion Senior Bull: GWBR BOBO 106B; George Weber, Lamar, Mo.; Sire: OGSG X-Factor 608X

Balancer Champion Two-Year-Old Bull: EGL Roundhouse B019; Roundhouse Group, Agenda, Kan.; Sire: EGL Roundup X777

Balancer Reserve Champion Two-Year-Old Bull: SUN Old School 77B; Severtson Land and Cattle, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada; Sire: SLC Old School 120W

Charriere Named Gelbvieh Association Breeder of the Year

Samee Charriere, of Ledgerwood Gelbvieh, Clarkston, Washington, was honored as the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Breeder of the Year for 2016 during the awards banquet held at the 46th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention on December 2, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Charriere was joined by her husband, Pete, at the banquet. Mark Hopfer, Days Creek, Oregon, and president of the Pacific Northwest Gelbvieh Association, presented Charriere with the award.

Samee and Pete Charriere own and operate Ledgerwood Gelbvieh in conjunction with Rafter C Reds. The operation consists of about 130 registered Gelbvieh females, 20 Red Angus females, as well as an extensive commercial operation of 500 cows. Their vested interest in both registered seedstock genetics and commercial cow-calf production provides them with an understanding of what cattlemen and women in the area desire. It’s Ledgerwood Gelbvieh’s goal to produce bulls that will work for the commercial cattle producer. This coming March, Ledgerwood Gelbvieh will host their opening day bull sale where they will sell 40 yearling Gelbvieh and Red Angus bulls and 15 coming two-year-old Gelbvieh bulls.

Ledgerwood Gelbvieh has been a member of the AGA since 2005. Charriere is active within the association and participates in several shows throughout the West, such as the Northern International Livestock Exposition, National Western Stock Show as well as the Oregon State Fair. Charriere currently serves as the secretary/treasurer of the Pacific Northwest Gelbvieh Association and is a member of the Montana Gelbvieh Association. She is also active in her state cattlemen’s association.

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Photo caption: Mark Hopfer, Days Creek, Ore., presented the AGA Breeder of the Year Award to Samee Charriere, Clarkston, Wash. Left to Right: Mark Hopfer, Samee Charriere, Pete Charriere

Champions Named at NWSS Gelbvieh and Balancer Junior Heifer Show

The Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show at the National Western Stock Show was held on Saturday, January 7, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. Judge Brian Barragree, Absarokee, Montana, evaluated the 20 Gelbvieh and 37 Balancer females.

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Heifer was HIGH Ms Miranda 9C17 ET owned by Grady Hammer, Wallace, Kansas. This heifer first claimed the Gelbvieh junior yearling heifer division and is the February 18, 2015 daughter of JRI Pop A Top 197T83.

RUPP Roxi 623D, owned by Karly Alexander, Perry, Oklahoma claimed reserve champion Gelbvieh heifer. This February 19, 2016 heifer is sired by JRI Crusader 285Y99 and first claimed the Gelbvieh heifer calf division.

Grand Champion Balancer Heifer was EGL Vivian C1083. This heifer is owned by J W LeDoux, Agenda, Kansas, and first claimed the Balancer junior yearling heifer division. She is the March 25, 2015 daughter of Eagle Pass Final Answer 1047.

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Heifer was BCFG Butlers 133C, owned by Alexandria Raab, Markle, Indiana. This heifer also came out of the Balancer senior heifer calf division and is the November 2, 2015 daughter of BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z.

Higgins Named Gelbvieh Association Commercial Producer of the Year

Barry Higgins of Russellville, Kentucky, was honored as the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Commercial Producer of the Year during the awards banquet held at the 46th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska on Friday, December 2, 2016.

Higgins was joined by his wife, Kim; son, Cody, and daughter Kameron at the banquet. Myron Edelman, AGA executive director, presented Higgins with the award.

The AGA Commercial Producer of the Year Award honors individuals who use Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics in progressive commercial cattle operations and are proactive in their promotion of the Gelbvieh and Balancer breed.

Higgins has worked hard to promote Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle for the past 10 years. He and his family own and operate H and H Farms, a 500 head cow-calf operation, and the Russellville Livestock Market located in Russellville, Kentucky.

Higgins bought his first Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls in 2004. Higgins mentioned he started using Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls for the added muscle and growth along with improved disposition. As a result, Higgins’ weaning weights have increased 75 to 100 pounds since he has been using high-quality Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls.

In 2011, Higgins organized a group of commercial cattle producers in southwestern Kentucky that utilize Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls and started a special Gelbvieh and Balancer-influenced feeder calf sale, which is held each July at Russellville Livestock Market. The sale has been very beneficial for the group and they usually sell between 600 to 800 head of feeder calves consigned by eight consigners. The sale has consistently averaged $10 to $12 a hundred over the local market.

 

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Photo Caption: American Gelbvieh Association Executive Director Myron Edelman presented the AGA Commercial Producer of the Year Award to Barry Higgins, Russellville, Ky. Left to Right: Myron Edelman, Barry Higgins, Kim Higgins, Kameron Higgins, Cody Higgins

Breeders Win Big during Inaugural Gelbvieh Carcass Contest

Results of the inaugural American Gelbvieh Foundation (AGF) Steer Challenge and Scale and Rail Sire-Identified Carcass Contest were announced during the 46th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention awards banquet on Friday, December 3. Breeders from Kansas, Nebraska, and Illinois took home top honors with prize payouts totaling $7,900.

The AGF continues to help advance the Gelbvieh breed through its support of research and development. For this reason, the AGF launched its first ever Steer Challenge and Scale and Rail Sire-Identified Carcass Testing Contest. These two projects together provide the information and funds necessary to generate datasets to advance Gelbvieh and Balancer® carcass merit.

The AGF Steer Challenge was a competition amongst individual Gelbvieh and Balancer-influenced steers in which the criteria focused on average daily gain in the feedyard, carcass value and overall top value animal, which combined average daily gain and carcass value. The Steer Challenge gives an opportunity for participants to donate a steer to the AGF. All proceeds from the donation go toward research and development within the Gelbvieh breed. The AGF Sire-Identified Carcass Testing Contest awarded steers, which were in a group of three or more animals from the same contemporary group, on these same qualities and also awarded a top-performing pen. In its first year, nine ranches participated with a total of 35 animals on feed at Roode Feedyard in Fairbury, Nebraska. All steers were harvested and values were calculated in July 2016.

LeDoux Ranch, Agenda, Kansas, placed high in both the AGF Steer Challenge and Balancer division of the Scale and Rail Contest and took home a total of $3,800 in prize payouts. LeDoux’s winning steer in the AGF Steer Challenge took home top carcass value and top value animal; this steer was sired by SGRI Jacked Up Z704. The same steer also took home top accolades in the Balancer division of the Scale and Rail Contest including second highest average daily gain at 4.27 pounds per day, top carcass value at $1,116 with a 1,060 pound hot carcass weight and a 15.3 square inch ribeye. This steer also took home top value Balancer animal with a value of $1,120, USDA Yield Grade 3.8 and a quality grade of USDA Choice-.

Flying H Genetics, Arapahoe, Nebraska, owned the Balancer steer with the highest average daily gain, gaining 4.56 pounds per day. This steer was sired by FHG Flying H Professor 22W.

Warner Beef Genetics, Arapahoe, Nebraska, owned the steer which took second place for top carcass in the Balancer division with a carcass value of $1,114, hot carcass weight of 1,055 pounds, and a 12.5 square inch ribeye. This same steer also placed second for top value animal with a total value of $1,117, USDA Yield Grade 3.8 and quality grade of USDA Choice-. This steer was sired by DCSF Post Rock Highly Focused 308Y8. Warner Beef Genetics also owned the champion pen of Balancer steers with an average top value of $1,374, average USDA Yield Grade of 3.5, and average quality grade of USDA Choice-. They took home $1,400 in prize payouts for their steers’ performance in the contests.

In the Gelbvieh division, Blackhawk Cattle Company, Oregon, Illinois, was a notable winner owning the top carcass and top value steer as well as champion pen and taking home $1,600 in prize payouts. Blackhawk Cattle Company’s top carcass steer had a carcass value of $1,057, a hot carcass weight of 994 pounds, and a ribeye area of 13.5 square inches. This steer also had a USDA Yield Grade 3.1, and quality grade of USDA Choice-. This steer’s total value was the highest in the Gelbvieh division at $1,061 and was sired by VRT Lazy TV Sam U451. Blackhawk Cattle Company also owned the champion pen of Gelbvieh steers with the average value of the pen being $1,355, average USDA Yield Grade 3.0 and average quality grade of USDA Choice-.

CKS Gelbvieh, Collins, Iowa, owned the Gelbvieh steer that placed first for average daily gain, gaining 3.99 pounds per day. This steer was sired by TAU Mr Gunnison 230U 110Z.

To view full results, including all steers close-out data, please visit the Projects page under the Foundation section of www.gelbvieh.org.

American Gelbvieh Association Elects Board of Directors

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Photo caption: The American Gelbvieh Association elected directors and officers for 2017 during its national convention in Lincoln, Nebraska. Front row (left to right): Jeff Swanson, Oxford, Neb.; Vice President Andy LeDoux, Agenda, Kan.; Executive Director Myron Edelman, Broomfield, Colo.; President Scott Starr, Stapleton, Neb.; Secretary Duane Strider, Asheboro, N.C.; Treasurer Walter Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C.; Neal Pearson, Lake City, S.D. Back row (left to right) Randy Sienknecht, Gladbrook, Iowa; Leland Clark, Barnard, Kan.; Dustin Rippe, Belleville, Kan.; Andrea Murray, Kingfisher, Okla.; John Carrel, Columbus, Mont.; Lowell Rogers, Seminary, Miss.; Dough Hughes, Max Meadows, Va. Not pictured: Dennis Gustin, Mandan, N.D. and Klint Sickler, Gladstone, N.D.

Members of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) elected five candidates to the board of directors at the annual membership meeting held December 2, 2016, during the 46th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Newly elected board members are John Carrel, Columbus, Montana; Leland Clark, Barnard, Kansas; Doug Hughes, Max Meadows, Virginia, and Klint Sickler, Gladstone, North Dakota. Re-elected to serve a second term was Walter Teeter, Mount Ulla, North Carolina.

The Board of Directors also elected individuals to serve in leadership positions on the 2017 AGA Executive Committee. Scott Starr, Stapleton, Nebraska, was elected as the president of the American Gelbvieh Association.

Elected as vice president was Andy LeDoux, Agenda, Kansas. Duane Strider, Asheboro, North Carolina, was elected as secretary and Walter Teeter was elected as treasurer.

Other members of the AGA Board of Directors are: Dennis Gustin, Mandan, North Dakota; Andrea Murray, Kingfisher, Oklahoma; Neal Pearson, Lake City, South Dakota; Dustin Rippe, Belleville, Kansas; Lowell Rogers, Seminary, Mississippi; Randy Sienknecht, Gladbrook, Iowa; and Jeff Swanson, Oxford, Nebraska.

Retiring members of the 2016 AGA Board of Directors were Bob Hart, Kansas City, Kansas; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Indiana; David Martin, Judsonia, Arkansas and Grant Thayer, Ramah, Colorado. The AGA would like to thank these members for their years of service on the AGA Board of Directors.

Champions Named at North American International Livestock Exposition

The NAILE Gelbvieh and Balancer® show took place at the 2016 North American International Livestock Exposition on Tuesday, November 15 in Louisville, Kentucky. Charlie Boyd of Maysville, Kentucky, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle.

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

SBSF Bee Lick Brooke ET was named reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female. Owned by Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Kentucky. This heifer was first named champion senior heifer and is the September 10, 2014 daughter of BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W.

Grand champion Gelbvieh bull went to GGGE 3G Blood Brother 454B ET, owned by Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Indiana. This February 24, 2015 son of GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET first claimed the two-year old bull division.

Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Kentucky, also owned the reserve grand champion Gelbvieh bull. SSMK Delorean 221C ET is the February 21, 2015 son of GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET and came out of the junior bull division.

Grand champion Balancer female was BCFG Butlers 133C, owned by Alexandria Raab, Markle, Indiana. Sired by BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z, this heifer was born November 2, 2015 and first claimed the senior heifer calf division.

GHGF Calista 53B was named reserve grand champion Balancer female. Owned by Austin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, North Carolina, this heifer came out of the senior heifer division. She is the November 14, 2014 daughter GHGF Zeus 61Z.

Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Indiana, swept the Balancer bull division owning the grand champion Balancer bull and reserve grand champion Balancer bull.

Grand champion Balancer bull was GGGE 3G Double Agent 602D, who is the January 6, 2016 son of GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors. He first came out of junior bull calf division.

The reserve grand champion Balancer bull, GGGE 3G Diamond Mine 680D. He is the March 2, 2016 son of S S Hoover Dam 115B and first claimed the junior yearling bull division.

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2016 NAILE Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show
November 15, 2016
Louisville, KY
Judge: Charlie Boyd, Maysville, Kentucky

Division Champions and Reserves:

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Heifer Calf
CBX Ms Reflex’s Reflections
Coles Bend Cattle Company, Smiths Grove, Ky.
Sire: JKGF Reflex X4 ET

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf
BCFG Butlers Ms Dixie 283D
Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn.
Sire: BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Heifer Calf
Miss Jenj 605D ET
JenJoe Farms, Clinton, Ky.
Sire: ALS Maverick 70T

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf
CIRS Daiquiri 81YD
Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan.
Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8

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

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf
GHGF Zelda’s Coreen 20C4 ET
Justin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C.
Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Heifer Champion
MMGG Gentle G Ms Fancy Oak 78C
Brandon Fawbush, London, Ky.
Sire: BCFG Butlers Black Oak 534Z

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Heifer
JTPF Blue Well Addie 193C
Blue Well Farms, Lebanon, Tenn.
Sire: JKGF Reflex 4X ET

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer
SBSF Bee Lick Brooke ET
Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Ky.
Sire: BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W

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

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female
SBSF Bee Lick Brooke ET
Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Ky.
Sire: BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Bull Calf
GGGE 3G Day Money 673D
Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.
Sire: GGGE 3G Bootlegger 439B

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

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Bull Calf
GGGE 3G Die Cast 637D
Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.
Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Bull Calf
PMFG Challenger 556C
Pleasant Meadows Farm, Glasgow, Ky.
Sire: RWG Traction 7412

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf
JTPF Blue Well Duke 331C
Blue Well Farms, Lebanon, Tenn.
Sire: JDPD Astro 407S

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Bull
SDSC Mr. Handy Man 01C
Karen Eby, Duncan, S.C.
Sire: CRAN Buddy Boy T729

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Bull
SSMK Delorean 221C ET
Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Ky.
Sire: GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Junior Bull
GHGF Hired Gun C56
Austin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C.
Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X

Gelbvieh Champion Two-Year Old Bull
GGGE 3G Blood Brother 454B ET
Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.
Sire: GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull
GGGE 3G Blood Brother 454B ET
Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.
Sire: GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull
SSMK Delorean 221C ET
Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Ky.
Sire: GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET

Balancer Champion Spring Heifer Calf
CPSX Schilling’s Dreams of Cogan ET
Cogan Schilling, Edson, Kan.
Sire: Dameron C-5 American Classic

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf
GGGE 3G Cowgirl Dixie 6102D
Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.
Sire: S S Hover Dam B115

Balancer Champion Junior Heifer Calf
KJSG MV Miss Delilah 401D
Maple Valley Gelbvieh, Hillsboro, Ohio
Sire: C-Bar Evolution 107Y

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf
JTPF Blue Well Daisy 337D
Blue Well Farms, Lebanon, Tenn.
Sire: Red Lazy MC CC Detour 2W

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

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf
BCFG Butlers 132C
Alexandria Raab, Markle, Ind.
Sire: BCFG Butlers Cherokee 504T ET

Balancer Champion Intermediate Heifer
HYBD Scharpe Forever Lady Cecilia
Scharpe Angus, Arlington, Minn.
Sire: CCRO Carolina Exclusive 1230Y

Balancer Champion Junior Heifer
RAAB BCFG Ms. Star 13C
Karen Eby, Duncan, S.C.
Sire: SAV Brilliance 8077

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Heifer
SSMK Benita 13C
Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Ky.
Sire: SAV Bismarck 5682

Balancer Champion Senior Heifer
GHGF Calista 53B
Austin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C.
Sire: GHGF Zeus 61Z

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

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Female
GHGF Calista 53B
Austin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C.
Sire: GHGF Zeus 61Z

Balancer Champion Spring Bull Calf
GGGE 3G Diamond Mine 680D
Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.
Sire: SS Hover Dam 115B

Balancer Champion Junior Bull Calf
GGGE 3G Double Agent 602D
Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.
Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke ‘N Mirrors

Balancer Champion Senior Bull Calf
SDSC Mr. Charming 02C
Karen Eby, Duncan, S.C.
Sire: SAV Bismarck 5682

Balancer Champion Junior Bull
GGGE 3G Centurion E527C
Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.
Sire: Schiefelbein Effective 61

Grand Champion Balancer Bull
GGGE 3G Double Agent 602D
Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.
Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke ‘N Mirrors

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Bull
GGGE 3G Diamond Mine 680D
Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.
Sire: SS Hoover Dam 115B

Dave and Cindy Judd Inducted into Gelbvieh Hall of Fame

Dave and Cindy Judd of Pomona, Kansas were inducted into the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Hall of Fame for 2017. The induction took place on Thursday, December 1, 2016, during the Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup lunch at the 46th Annual AGA National Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Dave and Cindy were joined by their son, Nick; daughter-in-law, Ginger; and grandchildren, Lily, Levi, and Lacy at the awards ceremony. Roger Gatz, Hiawatha, Kansas, and past AGA Hall of Fame inductee, presented Dave and Cindy with the award.

The AGA Hall of Fame recognizes individuals for their lasting contribution to the growth and development of the Gelbvieh breed. That contribution is through the influence of cattle they have bred, breed promotion efforts, and leadership provided to the association.

Dave and Cindy Judd started Judd Ranch in 1981 with the goal of producing profitable and functional genetics for commercial cattlemen. Judd Ranch raises Gelbvieh, Red Angus and Balancer® cattle. Today, the operation is ran by Dave and Cindy, along with their two sons and their families, Nick and Ginger and Brent and Ashley. This past October they held their 26th Annual Cow Power Female sale and they will hold their 39th annual bull sale this March.

Dave and Cindy Judd have been members of the American Gelbvieh Association since 1983.They have been very active throughout their time as AGA members, including Dave Judd serving on the AGA Board of Directors from 2004-2009.

In 2016, Judd Ranch was listed in Beef Magazine’s Seedstock 100 list, which is a listing of the top seedstock producers in the beef industry.

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Photo Caption: Dave and Cindy Judd were inducted to American Gelbvieh Association Hall of Fame at the AGA National Convention in Lincoln, Nebraska. Top row (left to right) Ginger, Lily, Nick, Dave, Bottom row (left to right) Lacy, Levi, and Cindy Judd

Click here to watch a video recognizing Judd Ranch

Gelbvieh Convention to be Held in Lincoln, Nebraska

The 46th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention will be held November 30 through December 2, 2016 in Lincoln, Nebraska. The event themed “Meeting Modern Industry Demands” is focused on improving profitability in all sectors of the beef industry. This year’s convention will be held at the Lincoln Marriott Cornhusker Hotel in the heart of Lincoln. The title sponsor for the event is GeneSeek®, a Neogen company.

The AGA convention will include events such as AGA committee meetings, the AGA annual membership meeting, kick-off reception, awards banquet, the second annual Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup and much more.

Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup is an educational symposium focused on beef industry profitability. The symposium is free to attend and is open to all producers and beef industry professionals. Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup will feature industry leading speakers from CattleFax, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Oklahoma State University. The event is being held on Thursday, December 1, starting with a free lunch at noon with the program beginning at 1:00 p.m. All are also invited to join in the Bull Pen session starting at 6:00 p.m. at Blue Blood Brewing Company in Lincoln. The Bull Pen session will allow for attendees to have casual interaction with the symposium speakers. No registration is necessary for the Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup.

Online registration for the three day convention is available by visiting  www.gelbvieh.org.

 

American Gelbvieh Association Relocates

BROOMFIELD, CO – The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is pleased to announce the relocation of its headquarters office to Broomfield, Colorado. This relocation took place the first week in August.

The AGA’s new and current physical and mailing address is 350 Interlocken Blvd., Suite 200, Broomfield, Colorado 80021. The new location is just two miles from the old location on Dover Street in Westminster, Colorado. The relocation was made possible by a strategically planned sale of the Westminster office building.

“Leadership at the American Gelbvieh Association continues to make sound financial and business decisions. The relocation of the AGA headquarters reduces overhead costs and allows the AGA to capitalize on a smart investment made when the building at 10900 Dover Street was purchased back in 1991. A strong financial position for the AGA is key to flourishing in a rapidly changing, competitive environment,” said Myron Edelman, AGA executive director. “Together with the American Gelbvieh Foundation, the AGA will be able to strictly manage the financial asset of the building sale principle to ensure the long-term financial security for a bright future at the AGA,” he continued.

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