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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Kari Brumley, Orovada, Nev., claimed the grand champion polled female title during the ninth Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Kansas City on July 19. Joining in the excitement was Tamar Adcock, Assumption, Ill., who won reserve grand polled female.
Tyler Cates, Modoc, Ind., judged the 584 polled heifer show. “I have nothing but positive remarks to say about my experience these last few days – not just about the cattle, but the young people as well, Cates commented.
The grand champion polled heifer, BF Flirtatious 713T ET, is a February daughter of BR Moler ET and was also the division ten winner. She showed with EPDs of birth weight (BW) 4.6; weaning weight (WW) 57; yearling weight (YW) 98; milk (MM) 21; and milk and growth (M&G) 50. The grand champion polled heifer was sponsored by UMB Bank and the R.C. Kemper Charitable Trust, Kansas City, Mo., and Tom and Tammy Boatman, Rockmart, Ga., in memory of Wesley Rakestraw.
The reserve champion polled heifer, BH L7 Connor 723, is the daughter of MSU Lawyer L7 and showed with EPDs of BW 3.3; WW 38; YW 62; MM 11; and M&G 30.
The premier breeder and exhibitor awards stayed in the Lone Star State with Kandi Knippa, Sequin, Texas, winning the junior premier breeder and exhibitor award and Texas junior members captured the State Group of 5. DeShazer Cattle Co., Hearne, Texas, claimed the adult premier breeder title and Star Lake Ranch, Skiatook, Okla., claimed breeder group of three.
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Division I champion: Miranda Stotz, Skiatook, Okla., with STAR MKS Barataria 27U by HB STAR Battle Ground 2013.
Division I reserve champion: Mark Sims, Elgin, Okla., with MCS STAR PF 80P Rachael 801U by LaGrand Reload 80P ET.
Division II champion: Kandi Knippa, Seguin, Texas with Baer Creek Neon Moon STM 127T by GH Neon 17N.
Division II reserve champion: Locke St. John, Pell City, Ala., with JWR LPH 155P Krissi Kay 162T by LaGrand Reload 80P ET.
Division III champion: Randa Owen, Ft. Payne, Ala., with RRO TRM Antebellum 7165 ET by C-S Pure Gold 98170.
Division III reserve champion: Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas with BR KLD Rose Marie D79 ET by BR Moler ET.
Division IV champion: Haley Hartley, Madisonville, Texas, with Redden 5001 Lassie 10T by AB Giacomo 6008 5001 ET.
Division IV reserve champion: Shayne Myers, Colusa, Calif., with NLC 146 Ms Equity 744 by DM BR L1 Domino 146.
Division V champion: Drew Schmidt, Taneytown, Md., with MB Cattail Tyra 019T by DJR LF Red Hot 913.
Division V reserve champion: Grady, Harrison and Mattie McMahon, Ayr, Neb., with MCM Vickys Delight B755T by LaGrand Reload 80P ET.
Divison VI champion: Kelsey Hirsche, High River, Alta, with UPS TCC Miss Neon 7783 1ET by GH Neon 17N.
Division VI reserve champion: Chandis and Emilee Kottkamp, Clayton, Ind., with EKS Morgan CSK T27 by CSF MSU WF Ransom 115R.
Division VII reserve champion: Chandis and Emilee Kottkamp, with EKS Rachael Ray T20 by EKS Spiridge Gator 420P.
Division VIII champion: Mark and Catie Sims, Elgin, Okla., with MCS 122L Tessa T42 by Remitall Online 122L.
Division VIII reserve champion: Caitlin Decker, Waterford, Ohio, with LCC 16N Tracy 7126 by Purple Inferno 16N.
Division IX champion: Geoffrey and Whitney Andras, Connerville, Okla., with Sparks Lady 401T ET by BR Moler ET.
Division IX reserve champion: Bradi Branyan, Assumption, Ill., with TBH 80P Carmen 703 ET by LaGrand Reload 80P ET.
Division X reserve champion: Andrew Albin, Newman, Ill., with AF MS 65K Molie 22T ET by BR Moler ET.
Division XI champion: Blake Tucker, North Platte, Neb., with C MS Absolute 7111 ET by FCC 36N Absolute 7R.
Division XI reserve champion: Teyler Heitman, Edgewood, Texas, with GKB 146 Breeze B73 ET by DM BR L1 Domino 146.
Division XII champion: Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas, with BR DM Hannah 6103 ET by Remitall Online 122L.
Division XII reserve champion: Grace Keilty, Cedar, Mich., with DM BR CSF Maxine 660 ET by DM BR Sooner.
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.
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.