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Top 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 13, 2019. A total of 17 pens entered in this year’s show and included 14 pens of bulls and three pens of heifers. Quinton Smith, Lebanon, Tennessee, judged both the pen bull and pen heifer shows.

Beastrom Ranch, Pierre, South Dakota, exhibited the grand champion pen of three Balancer heifers in the inaugural Gelbvieh and Balancer heifer pen show. The champion pen consisted of three March 2018 calves. The average weight among the pen was 945 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 3 pounds. All heifers entering the pen shows are ultrasound scanned at the time of check-in, which took place on Thursday, January 10, 2019. The champion pen had an average ribeye area of 11.24 square inches, 3.88% IMF, and 0.27 inches of back fat.

The reserve grand champion pen of three Balancer heifers was exhibited by T Bar S Cattle Company, Billings, Missouri. All three females in this pen were November 2017 calves with an average weight of 961 pounds with an average weight per day of age at 2.2 pounds. This pen’s ultrasound data averaged a ribeye area of 12.71 square inches, 4.37% IMF, and 0.32 inches of back fat.

The grand champion pen of five Balancer heifers was exhibited by Warner Beef Genetics, Arapahoe, Nebraska. The pen consisted of five late-January to early-March 2018 heifers. Average weight for this pen was 874 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 2.6 pounds. The ultrasound data revealed an average ribeye area of 12.41 square inches, 4% IMF, and 0.35 inches of back fat.

Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, exhibited the grand champion pen of three Gelbvieh bulls. The champion pen consisted of three January 2018 born bulls. This pen had an average weight of 1,248 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.4 pounds. All pen bulls are ultrasound scanned at the time of check-in. This pen’s ultrasound scan data averaged a ribeye area of 15.63 square inches, 3.5% IMF, and 0.26 inches of back fat.

The reserve champion pen of three Gelbvieh bulls was exhibited by Bar Arrow Cattle Co, Phillipsburg, Kansas. This pen consisted of February 2018 bulls and had an average weight of 993 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 3.4 pounds. This set of bulls had average ultrasound scan data of 13.74 square inches for ribeye, 2.8% IMF, and 0.20 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 2018 bulls and two February 2018 bulls. The pen had an average weight of 1,198 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.4 pounds. This set of bulls had average ultrasound scan data of 14.66 square inches of ribeye, 3.39% IMF, and 0.26 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 one January 2018 born bull and two February 2018 born bulls that averaged 1,180 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 3.5 pounds. The pen’s average ultrasound scan data is as follows: ribeye area of 14.45 square inches, 3.33% IMF and 0.31 inches of back fat.

The reserve champion pen of three Balancer bulls was exhibited by Boehler Gelbvieh, Orleans, Nebraska. Their pen of February 2018 born bulls averaged a weight of 1,016 pounds and 3 pounds weight per day of age. This pen averaged 13.11 square inches for ribeye area, 3.8% IMF and 0.40 inches of back fat with their ultrasound scan data.

Warner Beef Genetics, Arapahoe, Nebraska exhibited the grand champion pen of five Balancer bulls. This pen included four February-born and one March 2018 born bull. This champion pen had an average weight of 1,165 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.5 pounds. The pen’s average ultrasound scan data was 13.69 square inches for ribeye area, 3.55% IMF, and 0.31 inches of back fat.

Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, exhibited the reserve champion pen of five Balancer bulls. This pen included three January and two February 2018 bulls. This pen averaged a weight of 1,148 pounds and had an average weight per day of age of 3.3 pounds. This set of bulls had average ultrasound scan data of 14.55 square inches for ribeye area, 3.37% IMF, and .28 inches of back fat.

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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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 14, 2019, in Denver, Colorado. Judge Donnie Robertson, Yukon, Oklahoma, evaluated the 38 Gelbvieh females, 30 Gelbvieh bulls, 80 Balancer females, and 26 Balancer bulls.

Grand champion Gelbvieh female was GGGE 3G Frankly My Dear 8100F owned by Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Indiana and Karen Eby, Duncan, South Carolina. This heifer was born April 15, 2018, and is the daughter of GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z. She first claimed the spring heifer calf division.

BCFG Butlers Ms Esmeralda 134E owned by Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, Missouri, won reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female. This September 2, 2017, daughter of BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71Z first claimed the senior heifer calf division.

Hilltop Farms Benny McWilliams, Asbury, Missouri, owned the grand champion Gelbvieh bull. HTFM Mr Equalizer E711 is the February 7, 2017, son of CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A and was first named Gelbvieh junior bull champion.

Reserve grand champion Gelbvieh bull was GGGE 3G Fort Apache 835F owned by Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Indiana and Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Crab Orchard, Kentucky. This bull was born February 17, 2018, and is the son of GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z. He first claimed the winter bull calf division.

Grand champion Balancer female was EGL Lass E3200 owned by JW LeDoux, Ree Heights, South Dakota. This female is the February 15, 2017, daughter of EGL Lifeline B101 and was first named Balancer junior heifer champion.

Reserve grand champion Balancer female was MDR Elly Zendt 702E ET owned by Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, Oklahoma. This female was born February 2, 2017, and is the daughter of Dameron First Class 896. She was the Balancer junior heifer division reserve champion.

Grand champion Balancer bull was SKYC SKYS Encore 7086E owned by Casey Martin, Oregon, Illinois. This bull was born March 19, 2017, and is the son of SKYM Foreman 2002Z. He first claimed the junior bull division.

GGGE 3G Frontier Justice 829F owned by Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Indiana, won reserve grand champion Balancer bull. This bull is the January 17, 2018, son of GGGE 3G Agustus 317A and was first named Balancer winter bull calf champion.

2019 Gelbvieh and Balancer® National Show
National Western Stock Show
January 14, 2019
Denver, Colorado

Division Champion and Reserves:

Gelbvieh Females

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Heifer Calf: GGGE 3G Frankly My Dear 8100F; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN and Karen Eby, Duncan, SC; Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: GHGF Lass 261F; Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, NC; Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 011X

Gelbvieh Champion Winter Heifer Calf: HIGH Ms She’s A Pistol 9F15; Hightower Cattle Company LLC., La Cygne, KS; Sire: JRI Pistol Pete 214A44

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

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer Calf: BCFG Butlers Ms Esmeralda 134E; Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, MO; Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71Z

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: AMT Bobbi 98E; Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, NC; Sire: GHGF Shear Force 81A

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Heifer: SEPT RCO No Tans Lines E273; Kaid Sasse, Athol, KS; Sire: JRI Next STEP 285X72

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Heifer: GHGF Zelda 20E; Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, NC; Sire: GHGF Young Gun C310

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

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

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Cow-Calf Pair: RWG Kitty’s Dream 6526; Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, AB; Sire: BEAS 2806Z

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female: GGGE 3G Frankly My Dear 8100F; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN and Karen Eby, Duncan, SC; Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female: BCFG Butlers Ms Esmeralda 134E; Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, MO; Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71Z

Gelbvieh Bulls

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Bull Calf: SEPT Rawhide ET F407; September Farms, Franklin, NE; Sire: RID R Outlaw 1456B

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf: RROG Over Final Line 16F; Overmiller Gelbvieh, Smith Center, KS; Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Gelbvieh Champion Winter Bull Calf: GGGE 3G Fort Apache 835F; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN and Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Crab Orchard, KY; Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Winter Bull Calf: DCSF Post Rock Young Gun 65F8 ET; Post Rock Cattle Co., Barnard, KS; Sire: VLK C503 Young Gun

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Bull Calf: JNCC Ripcord 783E; Jared, Caisie, Gilbert, Debra Nowack, Owensville, MO; Sire: JNCC Crimson Cash 514C

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Bull: PHS Prohart Epitome 739E; Pro-Hart Seedstock, Pueblo, CO; Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Bull: HTFM Mr Equalizer E711; Hilltop Farms Benny McWilliams, Asbury, MO; Sire: CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Junior Bull: EGL Encore E7166; Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, NC; Sire: JOB Danell TD Chico Loco 28Y

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull: HTFM MR Equalizer E711; Hilltop Farms Benny McWilliams, Asbury, MO; Sire: CCRA Caroline Leverage 3214A

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull: GGGE 3G Fort Apache 835F; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN and Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Crab Orchard, KY; Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Balancer Females

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

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: BCFG Butlers Fredia 133F; Butler Creek Farms, Milton, TN; Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z

Balancer Champion Winter Heifer Calf; RAAB BCFG Ms. Farah 24F ET; Aidan Raab, Markle, IN; Sire: SAV Brilliance 8077

Balancer Reserve Champion Winter Heifer Calf: BCFG Butlers Faith 131E; Butler Creek Farms, Milton, TN; Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z

Balancer Champion Senior Heifer Calf: JAGT Mystic 317E; Garrett, Justin and Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, NC; Sire: GHCC Long Range 092C

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

Balancer Champion Intermediate Heifer: JNCC Miss Sky High 748E; Cameron Nowack, Bland, MO; Sire: Musgrave Sky High 1535

Balancer Champion Junior Heifer: EGL Lass E3200; JW LeDoux, Ree Heights, SD; Sire: EGL Lifeline B101

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Heifer: MDR Elly Zendt 702E ET; Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, OK; Sire: Dameron First Class 896

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

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Female: MDR Elly Zendt 702E ET; Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, OK; Sire: Dameron First Class 896

Balancer Bulls

Balancer Champion Spring Bull Calf: BABR Revenant 8308F; Wes & Brittany Spencer, Pierre, SD; Sire BABR Vigilante 2101Z

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf: BNW Fireball 8133F; Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch, Model, CO; Sire: SYD Boondocks Axel 3116A ET

Balancer Champion Winter Bull Calf: GGGE 3G Frontier Justice 829F; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN; Sire: GGGE 3G Agustus 317A

Balancer Reserve Champion Winter Bull Calf: GMT Lazy TV Jump Drive F423; Lazy TV Ranch, Selby, SD; Sire: RAB Bieber Hard Drive Y120

Balancer Champion Senior Bull Calf: GGGE 3G Empire Builder 797E ET; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN; Sire: GGGE 3G Agustus 317A

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf: RID R Buford T Justice 7151E ET; Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, CO; Sire: AAD R Lawman 1467B

Balancer Champion Junior Bull: SKYC SKYS Encore 7086E; Casey Martin, Oregon, IL; Sire: SKYM Foreman 2002Z

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Bull: MDR First Step 7549E; Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, OK; Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72

Balancer Champion Two-Year-Old Bull: GGGE 3G Double Agent 602D; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN; Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors

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

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Bull: GGGE 3G Frontier Justice 829F; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN; Sire: GGGE 3G Agustus 317A

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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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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