Juniors

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 12, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. Judge Brad Bennett, Cooksville, Tennessee, evaluated the 11 Gelbvieh heifers and 39 Balancer heifers.

Grand champion Gelbvieh heifer was HIGH MS Emma 9E100 ET owned by Jacie Carroll, Raymore, Missouri. This heifer is the September 13, 2017 daughter of JRI Pop A Top 197T83 and first claimed the senior heifer calf division.

JRI Ms Queen Of Hearts 148E4, owned by Lily Judd, Pomona, Kansas, won reserve grand champion Gelbvieh heifer. This heifer was sired by JRI Pop A Top 197T83 and was born February 4, 2017. She first won the junior yearling heifer division.

Grand champion Balancer heifer was CBLG Six E Firefly 700E owned by Abigail Schrader, Columbia City, Indiana. First claiming the junior yearling heifer division, this heifer is sired by PZCT PZC TMAS Firestorm 1800 ET and was born April 15, 2017.

EGL Lass E3200, owned by JW LeDoux, Ree Heights, South Dakota, won reserve grand champion Balancer heifer. She is the February 15, 2017 daughter of EGL Lifeline B101 and was the reserve champion in the junior yearling heifer division.

2019 NWSS Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show
January 12, 2019
Judge: Brad Bennett, Cooksville, Tennessee
Denver, Colorado

Division Champion and Reserves:

Gelbvieh Heifers

Gelbvieh Champion Heifer Calf: DCSF Post Rock Wilma 93F8 ET; Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, KS; Sire: VLK Young Gun C503

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Heifer Calf: BARG Marley 878F; Jacob Barwick, Orleans, NE; Sire: PLA Big Dog 101Y

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer Calf: HIGH MS Emma 9E100 ET; Jacie Carroll, Raymore, MO; Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: BCFG Butlers MS Esmerelda 134E; Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, MO; Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71

Gelbvieh Champion Summer Yearling Heifer: SEPT RCO No Tan Lines E273; Kaid Sasse, Athol, KS; Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Yearling Heifer: JRI Ms Queen Of Hearts 148E4; Lily Judd, Pomona, KS; Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Yearling Heifer: PHS Prohart Empress 714E; Porsha Binning, McDonald, KS; Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET

Gelbvieh Champion Cow-Calf Pair: JRI MS Petrina 270D45; Lily Grace Judd, Pomona, KS; Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83

Gelbvieh Grand Champion Female: HIGH MS Emma 9E100 ET; Jacie Carroll, Raymore, MO; Sire: JRI Pop A Top ET

Gelbvieh Reserve Grand Champion Female: JRI Ms Queen Of Hearts 148E4; Lily Grace Judd, Pamona, KS; Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83

Balancer Heifers

Balancer Champion Heifer Calf: EGL Mercedes F401; Jady LeDoux, Ree Heights, SD; Sire: EGL Doc Holliday D100 ET

Balancer Reserve Champion Heifer Calf: GDV T BAR S Ciara 503F; Karly Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, MO; Sire: R4RA Conquest 254

Balancer Champion Senior Heifer Calf: XXB Miss Lifeline 802E; Cody Brown, Dwight, KS; Sire: EGL Lifeline B101

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: HTFG Ms Echo E1715 ET; Kyler Camerer, Asbury, MO; Sire: Silveiras Style 9303

Balancer Champion Junior Yearling Heifer: CBLG Six E Firefly 700E; Abigail Schrader, Columbia City, IN; Sire: PZCT PZC TMAS Firestorm 1800 ET

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Yearling Heifer: EGL Lass E3200; J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, SD; Sire: EGL Lifeline B101

Balancer Grand Champion Female: CBLG Six E Firefly 700E; Abigail Schrader, Columbia City, IN; Sire: PZCT PCX TMAS Firestorm 1800 ET

Balancer Reserve Grand Champion Female: EGL Lass E3200; JW LeDoux, Ree Heights, SD; Sire: EGL Lifeline B101

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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Renner Joins American Gelbvieh Association Staff

BROOMFIELD, CO – The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) would like to welcome Jake Renner to the staff as member and youth activities coordinator.

Renner grew up in the rural community of Pratt, Kansas, where he was involved in 4-H and spent a large majority of his time focusing on livestock projects. In 2013 Renner graduated from Fort Hays State University where he studied animal science and competed on the livestock judging team. For the past five years he has been a county agent for K-State Research and Extension (KSRE) in Kingman County covering agriculture and natural resources as well as a 4-H and youth development. Renner is currently finishing his final year of graduate school at Kansas State University pursuing a master’s degree in agricultural education and communication.

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

“Through KSRE I have found a passion for informal education and seizing any opportunity to work with the youth of the beef industry to help them find their place. I am excited about the opportunity to mentor and advise the members of the AGJA to find their passion within the beef industry,” says Renner. “I am looking forward to serving as the liaison between the AGJA and the AGA/American Gelbvieh Foundation as we think outside the box and work toward creating strong standing relationships with industry leaders for support on all levels. I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the AGA team moving forward.”

“We are excited to continue to grow the AGA team with talented individuals like Jake. His experience and education in youth development and passion for agriculture makes him a great fit to lead and help develop the youth and ultimately the future of our breed,” says Megan Slater, AGA interim executive director.

Renner began his role on January 2, 2019, and will be based in Lincoln, Nebraska. Renner can be reached at 303-465-2333 or via email at jake@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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Jake Renner

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

American Gelbvieh Junior Association Ambassadors named for the 2018-2019 Year

Congratulations to Addison Starr, Stapleton, Nebraska, and Cameron Nowack, Bland, Missouri, for being selected as the American Gelbvieh Junior Association’s (AGJA) ambassadors for 2018-2019. The two winners were announced on July 6, 2018, at the 2018 Corn Fed Classic, which was held in Waterloo, Iowa.

Addison Starr, daughter of Scott and Raberta Starr, was chosen as the AGJA Intermediate Ambassador. In addition to her new role, she is actively involved in FFA, 4-H, volleyball, basketball and has won public speaking awards at regional speech contests. Addison also serves as sophomore class president at McPherson County High School.

During her time as ambassador, Addison hopes to educate Gelbvieh youth and others in the beef industry of the Gelbvieh and Balancer® breed’s relevance in the commercial industry and the important role acceptance in the commercial sector plays into a breed’s success.

“The strength of any breed is really based on its commercial acceptance… This is something that is very important to know because it affects every juniors’ future.”

Cameron Nowack, daughter of Jared and Caisie Nowack, was chosen as the AGJA Junior Ambassador. Cameron is a sixth grader involved in 4-H, basketball, and of course, AGJA.

As an ambassador, Cameron hopes to be able to encourage other AGJA members to push themselves out of their comfort zones and participate in more educational contests.

“But most importantly, I wanted to become the American Gelbvieh Junior Association 2018-2019 Junior Ambassador because I want to give back to the association that has helped me become who I am today and that inspires me to be better for tomorrow,” Cameron said.

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 the North American International Livestock Exposition and the National Western Stock Show, along with many state fairs and other events.

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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Cameron Nowack

Cameron Nowack, Bland, Missouri, 2018-2019 AGJA Junior Ambassador

Addison Starr

Addison Starr, Stapleton, Nebraska, 2018-2019 AGJA Intermediate Ambassador

Champions Named at Gelbvieh and Balancer® Junior National Show

The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) Corn Fed Classic Junior National Gelbvieh and Balancer® show took pace on Thursday, July 5, and Friday, July 6, 2018, in Waterloo, Iowa. Brent Vieselmeyer, Amherst, Colorado, evaluated the 171 Balancer cattle, and Brad Bennett of Seward, Nebraska, evaluated the 88 Gelbvieh cattle and 20 steers.

The grand champion bred and owned Gelbvieh bull was LGNZ Mayweather 48E ET owned by Logan Zemlicka, Wolsey, South Dakota. This bull born March 28, 2017, is the son of GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z and first claimed the spring yearling bull division.

Colton Ivers, Austin, Minnesota, owned the reserve grand champion bred and owned Gelbvieh bull, IFG Ivers Hannibal F14. This JRI General Patton 213B97 ET son was born February 6, 2018, and first claimed the junior bull calf division.

The supreme grand champion Gelbvieh female was HIGH Ms Emma 9E100 ET, owned by Jacie Carroll, Raymore, Missouri. She is a September 13, 2017, born daughter of JRI Pop A Top 197T83 and first claimed grand champion Gelbvieh heifer and the senior heifer calf division.

BEA 7102E ET, owned by Casey Martin, Oregon, Illinois, claimed reserve grand champion Gelbvieh heifer. She is the March 18, 2017, daughter of BEA 301A and was out of the spring yearling heifer division.

Casey Martin also owned the grand champion bred and owned Gelbvieh heifer. SKYC BCFG-SKYS Eleanor 282E is the January 23, 2017 daughter of JRI Pistol Pete 214A44 and was out of the spring yearling division.

AMT 98E was named the reserve champion bred and owned Gelbvieh heifer. Owned by Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, North Carolina, and out of the senior heifer calf division, this September 1, 2017, heifer is a daughter of GHGF Shear Force 81A.

The grand champion Gelbvieh cow-calf pair and grand champion bred and owned Gelbvieh cow-calf pair was owned by Alyssa Beenken, Buckingham, Iowa. BFA Daphne 1D3 is a March 11, 2016, CCRO Carolina Exclusive 1230Y daughter.

Luke Rash, Macon, Missouri, owned the reserve grand champion Gelbvieh cow-calf pair. HIGH Michala 31D31 is sired by BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71 and was born March 5, 2016.

SKYC SKYS Encore 7086E, owned by Casey Martin, Oregon, Illinois, claimed grand champion bred and owned Balancer bull. He is the March 19, 2017, son of SKYM Foreman 2002Z and first claimed the spring yearling bull division.

The reserve champion bred and owned Balancer bull was LARA Grand Slam N020E ET, owned by Lara Rittenhouse, New Carlisle, Ohio. This September 18, 2017, son of S A V Brilliance 8077 came out of the senior bull calf division.

BCFG Butlers Ms Daisy 28D3 ET, owned by Aidan Raab, Markle, Indiana, claimed supreme grand champion Balancer female and grand champion Balancer heifer. This female is out of the senior female division and she is the September 26, 2016, daughter of AHL Flashback 446B.

Kyle Vehige, Billings, Missouri, owned the reserve grand champion Balancer heifer. KDV T Bar S Dutchess 121D is the November 21, 2016, daughter of Stevenson Weigh Up 41163 and came out of the senior female division. This female also claimed grand champion bred and owned Balancer heifer.

The reserve grand champion bred and owned Balancer heifer came out of the junior heifer calf division. GDV T Bar S Ciara 503F is a January 3, 2018, female is owned by Grace Vehige, Billings, Missouri, and is sired by R4RA Conquest 254.

The grand champion Balancer cow-calf pair was BDCL 14D2, owned by Alex Barwick, Orleans, Nebraska. This January 7, 2016, female is the daughter of VRT Lazy TV Watchman W021.

Sarah Carroll, Raymore, Missouri, owned the reserve grand champion Balancer cow-calf pair. GGGE 3G Cowgirl Dixie 6102D is the May 6, 2016, daughter of S S Hoover Dam B115.

BRAX Delilah D26 was named the grand champion bred and owned Balancer cow-calf pair. She is the February 12, 2016, daughter of BAG Mr. Quick Sand 135A owned by Braxton Murray, Kingfisher, Oklahoma.

The reserve grand champion bred and owned Balancer cow-calf pair was BROK Maleficent 401B, owned by Brooke Nowack, Bland, Missouri. She is the January 1, 2014, daughter of Connealy Final Product 7212.

The grand champion steer was BTO owned by Chisum Grund, Wallace, Kansas and weighed 1,265 pounds.

Reserve grand champion steer was Mr Outright 59E, was owned by Kale Taubenheim, Amherst, Nebraska and weighed 1,375 pounds.

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Balancer® Show – Thursday, June 5, 2018
Waterloo, Iowa
Judge: Brent Vieselmeyer, Amherst, Colo.
Entries: 171 Head

Balancer Bulls

Balancer Champion Junior Bull Calf
BARG Outlaw 57F
Jacob Barwick, Orleans, Neb.
Sire: CTR Sandhills 0065X

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf
CBRO Shotgun 1817F
Cody Brown, Dwight, Kan.
Sire: GHGF Young Gun C310

Balancer Champion Senior Bull Calf
LARA Grand Slam N020E ET
Lara Rittenhouse, New Carlisle, Ohio
Sire: S A V Brilliance 8077

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf
JNCC BROK Everest 776E
Brooke Nowack, Bland, Mo.
Sire: J D Pay Dirt 546

Balancer Champion Intermediate Yearling Bull
NSBG 9E
Grace Steenbergen, Cheyenne, Wyo.
Sire: HYBD Scharpe Hybrid Vigor 1713Z

Balancer Reserve Champion Intermediate Yearling Bull
SGMF A317E
Sutton Murphy, Arlington, S.D.
Sire: DLW Sand Trap 928C ET

Balancer Champion Spring Yearling Bull
SKYC SKYS Encore 7086E
Casey Martin, Oregon, Ill.
Sire: SKYM Foreman 2002Z

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Yearling Bull
LECC Six E Red Zone 750E ET
Lane Enyart, Vinita, Okla.
Sire: PZCT PZC TMAS Firestorm 1800 ET

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

Balancer Reserve Champion Winter Yearling Bull
CPGG Mr. Grove Exceeds 22E
Cade Cameron, Danville, Iowa
Sire: BGGR Gravity 803A

Grand Champion Balancer Bull
SKYC SKYS Encore 7086E
Casey Martin, Oregon, Ill.
Sire: SKYM Foreman 2002Z

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Bull
LARA Grand Slam N020E ET
Lara Rittenhouse, New Carlisle, Ohio
Sire: S A V Brilliance 8077

Balancer Females

Balancer Champion Junior Heifer Calf
GDV T Bar S Ciara 503F
Grace Vehige, Billings, Mo.
Sire: R4RA Conquest 254

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf
TAU Ms Molly 806F ET
Sydney Taubenheim, Amherst, Neb.
Sire: GGGE 3G EZ Money 209Z

Balancer Champion Senior Heifer Calf
BCFG Butlers Ms Ebony E133 ET
Kaitlin Taylor, Milton, Tenn.
Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf
TJB LARA Velvet 521C 757E
Lara Rittenhouse, New Carlisle, Ohio
Sire: EGL Lifeline B101

Balancer Champion Intermediate Yearling Heifer
FGRG 753E
Jaycie Forbes, De Smet, S.D.
Sire: VLK A301 Highmore

Balancer Reserve Champion Intermediate Yearling Heifer
WORR Rumors Make Ya Famous 407E
Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, Mo.
Sire: PZCT PZC TMAS Firestorm 1800 ET

Balancer Champion Spring Yearling Heifer
BABR 7200E
Trey Struck, Hartford, S.D.
Sire: BABR 5203C

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Yearling Heifer
KKAC Emerald 703E
Kyler Camerer, Asbury, Mo.
Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72

Balancer Champion Winter Yearling Heifer
XXB Miss 23B/709E
Cody Brown, Dwight, Kan.
Sire: XXB Insidious 23B

Balancer Reserve Champion Winter Yearling Heifer
JNCC BROK Miss Dimension 710E
Brooke Nowack, Bland, Mo.
Sire: EXAR Denver 2002B

Balancer Champion Senior Female
BCFG Butlers Ms Daisy 28D3 ET
Aidan Raab, Markle, Ind.
Sire: AHL Flashback 446B

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Female
KDV T Bar S Dutchess 121D
Kyle Vehige, Billings, Mo.
Sire: Stevenson Weigh Up 41163

Grand Champion Balancer Heifer
BCFG Butlers Ms Daisy 28D3 ET
Aidan Raab, Markle, Ind.
Sire: AHL Flashback 446B

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Heifer
KDV T Bar S Dutchess 121D
Kyle Vehige, Billings, Mo.
Sire: Stevenson Weigh Up 41163

Grand Champion Bred & Owned Balancer Heifer
KDV T Bar S Dutchess 121D
Kyle Vehige, Billings, Mo.
Sire: Stevenson Weigh Up 41163

Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned Balancer Heifer
GDV T Bar S Ciara 503F
Grace Vehige, Billings, Mo.
Sire: R4RA Conquest 254

Grand Champion Balancer Cow-Calf Pair
BDCL 14D2
Alex Barwick, Orleans, Neb.
Sire: VRT Lazy TV Watchman W021

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Cow-Calf Pair
GGGE 3G Cowgirl Dixie 6102D
Sarah Carroll, Raymore, Mo.
Sire: S S Hoover Dam B115

Grand Champion Bred & Owned Balancer Cow-Calf Pair
BRAX Delilah D26
Braxton Murray, Kingfisher, Okla.
Sire: BAG Mr. Quick Sand 135A

Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned Balancer Cow-Calf Pair
BROK Maleficent 401B
Brooke Nowack, Bland, Mo.
Sire: Connealy Final Product 7212

Supreme Grand Champion Balancer Female
BCFG Butlers Ms Daisy 28D3 ET
Aidan Raab, Markle, Ind.
Sire: AHL Flashback 446B

Gelbvieh and Steer Show
Waterloo, Iowa
Friday, July 6, 2018
Judge: Brad Bennett, Seward, Neb.
Entries: 108 head

Steers

Grand Champion Steer
BTO, Chisum Grund, Wallace, Kan.

Reserve Champion Steer
Mr Outright 59E, Kale Taubenheim, Amherst, Neb.

Gelbvieh Bulls

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Bull Calf
IFG Ivers Hannibal F14
Colton Ivers, Austin, Minn.
Sire: JRI General Patton 213B97 ET

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Bull Calf
SAFE Mr Ruttan 011BE
Savannah Ferguson, Abilene, Kan.
Sire: DVE Davidson Ruttan 145A

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf
LLLJ Cinch 37E17
Jessie Lowe, Adrian, Mo.
Sire: LWHF Reflection 116C ET

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Yearling Bull
ANBG 15E
Andrew Belzer, Mount Ayr, Iowa
Sire: JRI Secret Stash 253W80

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Yearling Bull
LGNZ Mayweather 48E ET
Logan Zemlicka, Wolsey, S.D.
Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Gelbvieh Champion Winter Yearling Bull
JESM 3E
Jessica McCreary, Mount Ayr, Iowa
Sire: DCHD Golden Buckle Gelv 165C

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull
LGNZ Mayweather 48E ET
Logan Zemlicka, Wolsey, S.D.
Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull
IFG Ivers Hannibal F14
Colton Ivers, Austin, Minn.
Sire: JRI General Patton 213B97 ET

Gelbvieh Females

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Heifer Calf|
TRAY Fiona 804F
Taylor Danielle Ray, Glasgow, Ky.
Sire: PMFG Challenger 556C

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf
GCRK 802F
Molly Anderson, Marion, N.C.
Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer Calf
HIGH Ms Emma 9E100 ET
Jacie Carroll, Raymore, Mo.
Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf
AMT 98E
Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C.
Sire: GHGF Shear Force 81A

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Yearling Heifer
MGA Pocahontas 749E
Lincoln Martin, Bucklin, Kan.
Sire: LINC Abraham 442B

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Intermediate Yearling Heifer
SEPT RCO No Tan Lines E273
Kaid Sasse, Athol, Kan.
Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Yearling Heifer
BEA 7102E ET
Casey Martin, Oregon, Ill.
Sire: BEA 301A

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Yearling Heifer
GHGF Zelda 20E
Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C.
Sire: GHGF Young Gun C310

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

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Winter Yearling Heifer
VOS 909E
Kyler Camerer, Asbury, Mo.
Sire: FHG Flying H Mr Traction 45B

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Female
GAMB Dixie D168
Breckon Murray, Kingfisher, Okla.
Sire: VRT Lazy TV Sam U451

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Female
JRI Ms Petrina 270D45
Lily Judd, Pomona, Kan.
Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Heifer
HIGH Ms Emma 9E100 ET
Jacie Carroll, Raymore, Mo.
Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Heifer
BEA 7102E ET
Casey Martin, Oregon, Ill.
Sire: BEA 301A

Grand Champion Bred & Owned Gelbvieh Heifer
SKYC BCFG-SKYS Eleanor 282E
Casey Martin, Oregon, Ill.
Sire: JRI Pistol Pete 214A44

Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned Gelbvieh Heifer
AMT 98E
Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C.
Sire: GHGF Shear Force 81A

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Cow-Calf Pair
BFA Daphne 1D3
Alyssa Beenken, Buckingham, Iowa
Sire: CCRO Carolina Exclusive 1230Y

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Cow-Calf Pair
HIGH Michala 31D31
Luke Rash, Macon, Mo.
Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71

Grand Champion Bred & Owned Gelbvieh Cow-Calf Pair
BFA Daphne 1D3
Alyssa Beenken, Buckingham, Iowa
Sire: CCRO Carolina Exclusive 1230Y

Supreme Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female
HIGH Ms Emma 9E100 ET
Jacie Carroll, Raymore, Mo.
Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83

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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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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