Gelbvieh Ring of Gold Champions Named

Lincoln, Nebraska – Throughout the 2021-2022 show year, Gelbvieh and Balancer® females and bulls competed at shows across the country to earn points for the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Ring of Gold program.

Each year, the qualifying animals are ranked at the conclusion of the National Gelbvieh and Balancer Show held in January. This year, a total of four shows were included in the Ring of Gold tally.

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 grand 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 2021-2022 Ring of Gold qualified shows were: Iowa State Fair, Missouri State Fair, American Royal and the Cattlemen’s Congress.

The following is a list of the top three animals in each Ring of Gold division. To qualify for recognition, animals must have earned points in at least two Ring of Gold shows throughout the calendar year. Junior shows are not calculated into the total number of entries for the Ring of Gold tabulations.

Ring of Gold Gelbvieh Female:
1. GHGF 052H Lady Cassandra, Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, Mo.
2. LBVF Strawberry H014, Logan Buffo, Lansing, Kan.
3. HTFG Hilltops Ms Heidi H2022, Evelyn Gilbreath, Oronogo, Mo.

Ring of Gold Gelbvieh Bull:
1. CRLL JNCC Empire 0983H ET, Nowack Cattle Company, Owensville, Mo. and Carroll Land & Cattle, Raymore, Mo.
2. JNCC CRLL Sundance Kid 0242H ET, Nowack Cattle Company, Owensville, Mo. and Carroll Land & Cattle, Raymore, Mo.
3. JTCW Outer Banks 07J, Webb Cattle Company, Quenemo, Kan.

Ring of Gold Balancer Female:
1. VLK Drip Drop H027, Jentry Johnson,
2. MGA Di Leading Lady 042H, Ellie Bowman, Lewis, Kan.

Ring of Gold Balancer Bull:
1. KBRO Spiked 4 Life, Kaycee Brown, Dwight, Kan.
2. KKKG E01H Hugo, Triple K Gelbvieh, Basehor, Kan.
3. HTFG Hilltops Headliner H049, Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo.

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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