KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Reserve champion peewee showman, Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas, could barely see over the top of her senior yearling heifer as she captured the grand champion title in the 198-head bred-and-owned heifer show during the ninth Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Kansas City on July 17.
Jirl Buck, Madill, Okla., sorted the bred-and-owned females to determine Barber’s heifer as the winner. “This is the major league – great kids, great cattle,” Buck commented.
Barber exhibited the grand and division six champion female, BR DM Hannah 6103, a September 2006 daughter of Remitall Online 122L. The female showed with EPDs of birth weight (BW) 3.2; weaning weight (WW) 58; yearling weight (YW) 96; milk (MM) 24; and milk and growth (M&G) 53.
Reserve grand and division one champion bred-and-owned heifer went to Kasey Herman, Skiatook, Okla., with STAR KKH SSF Onakee 6U ET. The daughter of Remitall Online 122L showed with EPDs of BW 4.5; WW 57; YW 97; MM 21 and M&G 49.
Twelve National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members exhibited females in the AI heifer show. This division is for heifers that are a result of participating in the NJHA Junior AI program and allows youth to receive free semen and certificates. Winning champion AI heifer was Marija Crockett, Atchison, Kan., with CRFPH Daisy 7T by Huth Prospector K085.
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The 2008 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo was sponsored in part by Biozyme Inc., St. Joseph, Mo.; Fort Dodge Animal Health, Overland Park, Kan.; and UMB Bank and the RC Kemper Charitable Trust, Kansas City, Mo.
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Division I reserve champion: Miranda Stotz, Skiatook, Okla., with STAR MKS Barataria 27U by HB STAR Battle Ground 2013.
Division II champion: Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas, with BR KLD Rose Marie D79 ET by BR Moler ET.
Division II reserve champion: Grace Keilty, Cedar, Mich., with CSF BR 3060 Abby 7106 ET by BR Lansing 3060.
Division III champion: Sarah Stream, Chariton, Iowa, with STRM Kasa 7323 ET by LaGrand Reload 80P ET.
Division III reserve champion: Korbin Collins, Flanagan, Ill., with KORB Miss Penelope 88T by SR CG Hard Rock 5073.
Division IV champion: Mark Sims, Elgin, Okla., with MCS 122L Tessa T42 by Remitall Online 122L.
Division IV reserve champion: Luke Schroder and Kaden Wilson, Anita, Iowa, with Paris 415 ET by LaGrand Reload 80P ET.
Division V champion: Kari Brumley, Orovada, Nev., with BF Flirtatious 713T by BR Moler ET.
Division V reserve champion: Mariah Behrends, San Jose, Ill., with WRB Elizabeth 3T by CH Enuff Prophet 2913.
Division VII reserve champion: Erick Schmidt, Gonzales, Texas, with GKB S&S 146 Marilyn B652.
The NJHA is one of the most active junior programs in the country with approximately 3,000 members. The NJHA’s mission is to create and promote enthusiasm for the breed while providing opportunities through leadership, education and teamwork. For more information about the NJHA, visit www.jrhereford.org.