2023 Ring of Gold Champions Named

LINCOLN, Neb. — The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) is excited to announce the 2023 Ring of Gold champions. The 2023 results were tabulated following the conclusion of the Gelbvieh and Balancer® National Show at the Cattlemen’s Congress in January.

The AGA established the Ring of Gold program to honor the top animals shown at the conclusion of 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 show 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 2023-2024 Ring of Gold qualified shows in either the Gelbvieh, Balancer or both divisions were: Mississippi State Fair, Missouri State Fair, American Royal, 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. CRLL Emeryn 2757K ET, Jacie Diane Carroll, Raymore, Mo.
Ring of Gold Balancer Female
  1. MDR Knock Out 203K, Corbin Lowe, Winfield, Kan.
  2. MDR Freedom 202K, Corbin Lowe, Winfield, Kan.
Ring of Gold Balancer Bull
  1. JGPG Pit Boss 205K ET, T Bar S Cattle Company, Billings, Mo.; and JGP Gelbvieh, Lathrop, Mo.
  2. XXB Big Shooter 604J ET, Cody Brown, Dwight, Kan.; D Bar L Land and Livestock, Chadron, Neb.; Kaycee Brown, Dwight, Kan.; and Seuferer Farms, Milo, Iowa

There were no animals to earn points as a division champion or reserve division champion at two or more shows in the Gelbvieh Bull division within the year. We encourage all exhibitors at the state, regional, and national levels to 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.

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.