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The American Gelbvieh Junior Association held their Eastern Regional show May 23-25, 2014 in Bardstown, Ky. The show featured 37 Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls and females exhibited by 20 junior members from Georgia, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina and South Carolina. John Chism from Winchester, Ky., evaluated the 19 Gelbvieh females, three Gelbvieh bulls, 14 Balancer females and one Balancer bull.
Robert Reynolds of Crab Orchard, Ky., exhibited the grand champion Gelbvieh female and the grand champion bred and owned Gelbvieh female. RRYN Bee Licks Ms Allison is a November 27, 2012 female sired by RTRT Solution. She first claimed the Gelbvieh senior female division.
Justin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C., showed the reserve champion Gelbvieh female. BCFG QVS Butlers Kali 281Z ET is a September 11, 2012 heifer sired by SLC Freedom 178F ET. This heifer was also from the senior female division and was first name reserve in the division.
The reserve champion bred and owned Gelbvieh female was exhibited by Connor Durham, Piedmont, S.C. HSCF Raeann 229Z is a November 2, 2012 heifer sired by TAU Mr Krugerrand 70M 130P, another heifer from the senior female division.
The grand champion bred and owned Gelbvieh bull was shown by Lexie Lee, Bishop, Ga. LEXL Leroy is an October 9, 2013 bull sired by VER Front & Center 111X ET.
Tyler Bitzer, Shelbyville, Ky., exhibited the reserve champion bred and owned Gelbvieh bull. CTTK Scooby Doo is an October 25, 2013 son of KBIT Bon Jovi.
In the Balancer show, the grand champion Balancer female was GHGF Ashley 31A , exhibited by Ryan Menius, Mt. Ulla, N.C. She is an April 1, 2013 heifer sired by FMGF Blue's Impact 001X, and was first named champion spring yearling heifer.
Anna Ring, Oregon, Ill., exhibited the reserve champion Balancer female. SKYS Eleanor 3008A is a January 5, 2013 heifer sired by Kesslers Frontman R001. She first claimed the winter yearling heifer division.
The grand champion bred and owned Balancer female was exhibited by Cody Moore, Fountain Run, Ky. HILC Ms Lady Bug is a March 14, 2013 daughter of RID R Collateral 2R. This heifer was first named spring yearling heifer champion bred and owned.
The reserve champion bred and owned Balancer female was SKYM Lady A 3075A exhibited by Michael Ring, Oregon, Ill. She is a March 14, 2013 daughter of TAU Gunslinger 19U, who also came out of the spring yearling heifer division.
The lone entry in the bred and owned Balancer bull show was DPFG BAR GP La 519A. Grant Powell, Palmyra, Mo., exhibited this champion bull who is a February 7, 2013 son of PALS A & S King Rob SJ8.
The American Gelbvieh Junior Association consists of 500 members from across the United States. For more information about the AGJA, contact Carrie Tilghman, American Gelbvieh Association junior activities coordinator at email@example.com or simply visit www.www.gelbvieh.org.