The Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Futurity Heifer was initiated to increase participation in the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) Gelbvieh show and to identify outstanding female genetics within the breed. The annual futurity is held in November each year, during the NAILE Gelbvieh show in Louisville, Kentucky.
The futurity winners are selected by scored balloting of the futurity members present and not by the show judge. The owners of the top five placing heifers receive cash prizes based upon the futurity membership and entry fees received, less all costs, expenses and administrative fees associated with conducting the futurity. One futurity member is drawn as the recipient of the champion futurity heifer. Each futurity member (except the consignor of the winning heifer) will have one chance in the drawing.
The 2014 Breeder's Choice Gelbvieh Heifer Futurity Champion was Lot 3, Blue Well Lee Ann 231A, exhibited by Blue Well Farms. She is a November 1, 2013 daughter of Reflex X4 ET. Blue Well Farms received $7,737 for their efforts. Pleasant Meadows Farm was drawn as the new owner of the Heifer Futurity Champion.
1st Runner Up – Butler Creek Gelbvieh Farm, Lot 1
2nd Runner Up – Ridinger Cattle Company, Lot 5
3rd Runner Up – Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Lot 8
4th Runner up – C Cross Cattle Company, Lot 6