Champions Selected at the 2024 National Western Stock Show Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer and Bull Pen Show

LINCOLN, Neb. – The 2024 National Western Stock Show Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer and Bull Pen Show was held on Tuesday, January 9, 2024, in Denver, Colorado. Exhibitors welcomed judge Jared Murnin, Pompeys Pillar, Montana, to evaluate and sort through three pens of heifers and nine pens of bulls.

Champion Pen of Three Balancer Females was owned by Warner Beef Genetics of Arapahoe, Nebraska, with an average pen weight of 850 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 2.68 pounds. Ranging in age from February 24, 2023, to March 1, 2023, heifers in this pen were sired by GDV T Bar S Casino 115G ET and BTBR Durant 6296D.

Reserve Champion Pen of Three Balancer Females was owned by Raile Cattle Company of St. Francis, Kansas, with an average pen weight of 942 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 2.97 pounds. Ranging in age from February 24, 2023, to February 27, 2023, heifers in this pen were sired by RAIL Mr Weight Up 156J, RAIL Record Year 9190G, and EGL Enterprise E080.

Champion Pen of Three Balancer Bulls was owned by Black Gold Genetics of Pritchett, Colorado, with an average pen weight of 1157 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 2.89 pounds. Ranging in age from December 1, 2022, to December 7, 2022, bulls in this pen were sired by CTR Ringgold 9700G ET, BGGR BGGR Blk Gold Payload 6152, and CTR Capitol Asset 9756G.

Reserve Champion Pen of Three Balancer Bulls was owned by Warner Beef Genetics of Arapahoe, Nebraska, with an average weight of 1172 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.44 pounds. Ranging in age from January 24, 2023, to February 16, 2023, bulls in this pen were sired by DLW TPG Headline 1018H ET, DLW TPG Frontrunner 2510F, and TMGC Arizona 21H.

Champion Pen of Five Balancer Bulls was owned by Black Gold Genetics of Pritchett, Colorado, with an average pen weight of 1167 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 2.92 pounds. Ranging in age from November 24, 2022, to December 14, 2022, bulls in this pen were sired by BTBR Durant 6296D and S A V Rainfall 6846.

Champion Pen of Three Gelbvieh Bulls was owned by Warner Beef Genetics of Arapahoe, Nebraska, with an average pen weight of 1103 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.26 pounds. Ranging in age from February 2, 2023, to February 9, 2023, bulls in this pen were sired by GRU Grand Plan 744G and DLW Sand Trap ET.

Reserve Champion Pen of Three Gelbvieh Bulls was owned by Judd Ranch Inc. of Pomona, Kansas, with an average pen weight of 1278 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.59 pounds. Ranging in age from January 9, 2023, to January 24, 2023, bulls in this pen were sired by JRI General Patton 213B97 ET, JRI Alan 68G3, and JRI Relentless 170H281.

Champion Pen of Five Gelbvieh Bulls was owned by Judd Ranch Inc. of Pomona, Kansas, with an average pen weight of 1172 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.43 pounds. Ranging in age from January 9, 2023, to March 4, 2023, bulls in this pen were sired by JRI General Patton 213B97 ET and JRI Relentless 170H281.

 

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.

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