The Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show at the American Royal was held on Saturday, October 21, 2017, in Kansas City, Missouri. Judge Jim Bloomberg, Berwick, Illinois, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer heifers.
Grand champion Gelbvieh heifer was RUPP Roxi 623D, owned by Dallan Thomas, Perry, Oklahoma. This heifer is the daughter of JRI Crusader 285Y99 and first claimed the Gelbvieh junior yearling heifer division.
Reserve grand champion Gelbvieh heifer was owned by Jessie Lowe, Adrian, Missouri. LLLJ London Crush 44D1 is the daughter of HIGH Stands Alone 9B73 ET and first claimed the Gelbvieh senior heifer calf division.
Grand champion Balancer heifer was KKAC Emerald 703E. This heifer is owned by Karly Alexander, Perry, Oklahoma, and first claimed the Balancer spring heifer calf division. She is the daughter of JRI Next Step285X72.
Reserve grand champion Balancer heifer was JNCC Grand Finale 672D, owned by Cameron Nowack, Bland, Missouri. This heifer also came out of the Balancer senior heifer calf division and is the daughter of Connealy Final Product 7212.