2022 Ring of Gold Champions Named

LINCOLN, Neb. – The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is excited to announce the Ring of Gold champions. The 2022 results were tabulated following the conclusion of the Gelbvieh and Balancer® Shows at the National Western Stock Show in January.

The AGA established the Ring of Gold program to honor the top animals shown at the conclusion for the show year. Points are earned for grand and reserve champions, as well as division champions and reserves, and are based on the actual number of animals shown at each show per division.

To honor those animals who have risen to the top during the shoe season, the Ring of Gold awards are presented to the top Gelbvieh female, Gelbvieh bull, Balancer female and Balancer bull based on points awarded throughout the year. Animals must earn points in at least two shows to qualify for Ring of Gold points each year. The 2022-2023 Ring of Gold qualified shows in either the Gelbvieh, Balancer or both divisions were: Iowa State Fair, Missouri State Fair, Northern International Livestock Exposition, National Western Stock Show and Cattlemen’s Congress. The following is a list of the top animals in their Ring of Gold division. Junior shows are not calculated in the total number of entries for the Ring of Gold tabulations.

Ring of Gold Gelbvieh Female:
  1. CDCG 164J, Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Neb.
  2. CRLL Saterrah 1757J ET, Cameron, Nowack, Mo.
  3. JNCC Ashlynn 123J, Cameron Nowack, Bland, Mo.
Ring of Gold Balancer Bull:
  1. JRI Bonus Plan 214K298, Lily Judd, Pomona, Kan.
  2. JNCC Rearview Town 149J, Cameron Nowack, Bland, Mo.

There were no animals to earn points as a division champion or reserve champion at two or more shows within the Balancer Female or Gelbvieh Bull division within the show year. On February 1, 2023, the revised regulations and qualifying standards to earn points at a show for the Ring of Gold will take effect. We encourage all exhibitors at the state, regional and national levels to review the new point standards and encourage the show superintendents to submit the official results following your shows. Ring of gold rules can be found on the Ring of Gold page under the News & Media tab on gelbvieh.org.

Below are this year’s champions in each Ring of Gold division.

Champion Ring of Gold Female – CDCG 164J, Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Neb.


Champion Ring of Gold Balancer Bull – JRI Bonus Plan 214K298, Lily Judd, Pomona, Kan.


The American Gelbvieh Association is a progressive beef cattle breed association representing 1,100 members and approximately 40,000 cows assessed annually in a performance-oriented total herd reporting system.