Show Results

North American International Livestock Exposition Show Results Announced

Note to Editors: High-resolution press quality photos are available by contacting Malerie Strahm, American Gelbvieh Association multimedia coordinator at malerie@gelbvieh.org or 303-465-2333.
The Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show at the 2020 North American International Livestock Exposition took place on November 16 at the Kentucky Exposition Center, Louisville, KY. Randy Daniels of Colbert, GA, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer Cattle.
The grand champion Gelbvieh female was BCFG Butlers Ginger 503G, sired by JRI Pistol Pete 214A44 and was shown by Allie Raab of Markle, IN. BCFG Butlers Ginger 503G first claimed top honors as Senior Heifer Calf Champion.
The reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female was BCFG Butlers Ms Gia 90G ET and was sired by BCFG Butlers Impact 549U. BCFG Butlers Ms Gia 90G ET was shown by Allie Raab of Markle, IN, and first won Junior Heifer Champion.
The grand champion Gelbvieh bull BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Highway 134G was owned by Butler Creek Farms, Milton, TN, and was sired by BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71Z. BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Highway 134G first claimed top honors as the Senior Bull Calf Champion.
The reserve grand champion Gelbvieh bull was JNCC Butch Cassidy 0106H ET, shown by Sarah Carroll, Raymore, MO and is the son of JNCC Red Directive 367A.
In the Balancer show, grand champion Balancer female was BCFG Butlers Ms Greta 730F, shown by Braylen Schaeffer, Hagerstown, IN. BCFG Butlers Ms Greta 730F was sired by BCFG Butler’s Bismarck 512Z, and first won Junior Heifer Champion.
The reserve grand champion Balancer female was CNGW GF Lexi’s Addiction GFG01, owned by Hannah Wooten of Starr, SC. CNGW GF Lexi’s Addiction GFG01 is a daughter of S A V Brilliance 8077 and first claimed Junior Heifer Reserve Champion.
The grand champion Balancer bull GHGF Dodge City G655 is owned by Austin Matthew Teeter of Mount Ulta, NC, and was sired by GHGF Cow Town D536. He first won the Junior Bull Champion.
The reserve grand champion Balancer bull was RAAB Butlers Cherokee 28G3, owned by Butler Creek Farms of Milton, TN. RAAB Butlers Cherokee 28G3 was sired by BCFG Butlers Cherokee 502E ET, and first claimed top honors as the Spring Bull Calf Champion.
2020 North American International Livestock Exposition Gelbvieh and Balancer® Open Show
November 16, 2020
Louisville, Kentucky
Judge: Randy Daniels, Colbert, Georgia
Division Champions and Reserves:
GELBVIEH FEMALES
Spring Heifer Calf Champion
GGGE 3G Hello Trouble 084H
Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN
Sire: GGGE 3G Eleventh Commandment 717E
Spring Heifer Calf Reserve Champion
CRLL Miss Directive 0705H ET
Jacie Carroll, Raymore, MO
Sire: JNCC Red Directive 367A
Junior Heifer Calf Champion
SSMK Starla 16H
Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, KY
Sire: OGSG Catapult 13C
Senior Heifer Calf Champion
BCFG Butlers Ginger 503G
Allie Raab, Markle, IN
Sire: JRI Pistol Pete 214A44
Senior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion
PMFG Great Expectations 953G
Clayton Wyatt Jones, Glasgow, KY
Sire: EGL Lifeline B101
Junior Heifer Champion
BCFG Butlers Ms Gia 90G ET
Allie Raab, Markle, IN
Sire: BCFG Butlers Impact 549U
Junior Heifer Reserve Champion
MDR Gemma Okie 902G
Brooke Nowack, Bland, MO
Sire: JRI Oklahoma 246C4
Cow-Calf Champion
JENJ Miss Jenj 605D ET
The Day Farms, Manitou, KY
Sire: ALS Maverick 70T
Champion Gelbvieh Female
Senior Heifer Calf Champion
BCFG Butlers Ginger 503G
Allie Raab, Markle, IN
Sire: JRI Pistol Pete 214A44
Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Female
Junior Heifer Champion
BCFG Butlers Ms Gia 90G ET
Allie Raab, Markle, IN
Sire: BCFG Butlers Impact 549U
BALANCER FEMALES
Spring Heifer Calf Champion
CRLL Miss Heidi 0102H
Maya Carroll, Raymore, MO
Sire: EGL Lifeline B101
Spring Heifer Calf Reserve Champion
GGGE 3G Hints of Red 080H ET
Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN
Sire: GGGE 3G Space Cowboy
Junior Heifer Calf Champion
PMCJ Honey Dew 025H
Clayton Wyatt Jones, Glasgow, KY
Sire: PVF Insight 0129
Junior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion
GCRK Cora 001H
Molly Anderson, Marion, NC
Sire: SAC Conversation JS02
Senior Heifer Calf Champion
GHGF 201G
Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, MO
Sire: Gambles Hot Rod 9620
Senior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion
SSMK Blackie Girl 01G
Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, KY
Sire: OGSG Catapult 13C
Intermediate Heifer Champion
GCRK Vicki 903G
Molly Anderson, Marion, NC
Sire: SAC Conversation
Intermediate Heifer Reserve Champion
TRAY Gabby 950G
Callie Derossett, Sulphur, KY
Sire: PMFG Challenger 556C
Junior Heifer Champion
BCFG Butlers Ms Greta 730F
Braylen Schaeffer, Hagerstown, IN
Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z
Junior Heifer Reserve Champion
CNGW GF Lexi’s Addiction GFG01
Hannah Wooten, Starr, SC
Sire: S A V Brilliance 8077
Senior Heifer Champion
GHGF Lilah 855F
Colton David Cox, Spruce Pine, NC
Sire: Gambles Hot Rod 9620
Champion Balancer Female
Junior Heifer Champion
BCFG Butlers Ms Greta 730F
Braylen Schaeffer, Hagerstown, IN
Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z
Reserve Champion Balancer Female
Junior Heifer Reserve Champion
CNGW GF Lexi’s Addiction GFG01
Hannah Wooten, Starr, SC
Sire: S A V Brilliance 8077
GELBVIEH BULLS
Spring Bull Calf Champion
JNCC Butch Cassidy 0106H ET
Sarah Carroll, Raymore, MO
Sire: JNCC Red Directive 367A
Senior Bull Calf Champion
BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Highway 134G
Butler Creek Farms, Milton, TN
Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71Z
Senior Bull Calf Reserve Champion
GGGE 3G Granite Ridge 9106G
Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN
Sire: HYEK Black Impact 3960N
Two Year Old Champion
DFGC Lil Ed 620F
The Day Farms, Manitou, KY
Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X
Champion Gelbvieh Bull
Senior Bull Calf Champion
BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Highway 134G
Butler Creek Farms, Milton, TN
Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71Z
Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Bull
Spring Bull Calf Champion
JNCC Butch Cassidy 0106H ET
Sarah Carroll, Raymore, MO
Sire: JNCC Red Directive 367A
BALANCER BULLS
Spring Bull Calf Champion
WAM Stand Up 004H
McIntosh Brothers, Georgetown, KY
Sire: LWHF Thunder 14E ET
Senior Bull Calf Champion
RAAB Butlers Cherokee 28G3
Butler Creek Farms, Milton, TN
Sire: BCFG Butlers Cherokee 502E ET
Senior Bull Calf Reserve Champion
GGGE 3G Guns Blazing 9113G
Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN
Sire: GGGE 3G Draconian 643D ET
Intermediate Bull Champion
WAM Public Offender 913G
McIntosh Brothers, Georgetown, KY
Sire: ADS Godfather 575c
Junior Bull Champion
GHGF Dodge City G655
Austin Matthew Teeter, Mount Ulla, NC
Sire: GHGF Cow Town D536
Champion Balancer Bull
Junior Bull Champion
GHGF Dodge City G655
Austin Matthew Teeter, Mount Ulla, NC
Sire: GHGF Cow Town D536
Reserve Balancer Bull
Spring Bull Calf Champion
RAAB Butlers Cherokee 28G3
Butler Creek Farms, Milton, TN
Sire: BCFG Butlers Cherokee 502E ET

Top Genetics on Display at 2020 NWSS Gelbvieh and Balancer® Pen Show

The Gelbvieh and Balancer® Pen Show took place at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday, January 12, 2020. A total of 22 pens entered in this year’s show and included 15 pens of bulls and seven pens of heifers. Jack Ward, Plattsburg, Missouri, judged both the pen bull and pen heifer shows.

Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Gladstone, North Dakota, exhibited the grand champion pen of three Gelbvieh heifers. The champion pen consisted of three March 2019 calves. The average weight among the pen was 826 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 2.73 pounds. All heifers entering the pen shows are ultrasound scanned at the time of check-in, which took place on Thursday, January 9, 2020. The champion pen had an average ribeye area of 11.63 square inches, 2.2% IMF, and 0.33 inches of back fat.

The reserve grand champion pen of three Gelbvieh heifers was exhibited by Plus One Cattle Company, Hugoton, Kansas. All three females in this pen were September 2018 calves with an average weight of 886 pounds with an average weight per day of age at 1.85 pounds. This pen’s ultrasound data averaged a ribeye area of 12.51 square inches, 3.99% IMF, and 0.23 inches of back fat.

Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Nebraska, exhibited the grand champion pen of three Balancer heifers. The champion pen consisted of three January 2018 calves. The average weight among the pen was 1,247 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 1.73 pounds. The champion pen had an average ribeye area of 14.45 square inches, 4.68% IMF, and 0.38 inches of back fat.

The reserve grand champion pen of three Balancer heifers was exhibited by Beastrom Ranch, Pierre, South Dakota. All three females in this pen were March 2019 calves with an average weight of 775 pounds with an average weight per day of age at 2.5 pounds. This pen’s ultrasound data averaged a ribeye area of 12.41 square inches, 3.06% IMF, and 0.21 inches of back fat.

The grand champion pen of five Balancer heifers was exhibited by Warner Beef Genetics, Arapahoe, Nebraska. The pen consisted of five February 2019 heifers. Average weight for this pen was 874 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 2.68 pounds. The ultrasound data revealed an average ribeye area of 11.96 square inches, 4.65% IMF, and 0.34 inches of back fat.

Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, exhibited the grand champion pen of three Gelbvieh bulls. The champion pen consisted of three mid-January to mid-February 2019 born bulls. This pen had an average weight of 1,222 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.53 pounds. All pen bulls are ultrasound scanned at the time of check-in. This pen’s ultrasound scan data averaged a ribeye area of 15.12 square inches, 3.32% IMF, and 0.22 inches of back fat.

The reserve champion pen of three Gelbvieh bulls was also exhibited by Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas. This pen consisted of one January 2019 bull and two February 2019 bulls and had an average weight of 1,043 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 3.11 pounds. This set of bulls had average ultrasound scan data of 14.53 square inches for ribeye, 3.29% IMF, and 0.18 inches of back fat.

Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, also exhibited the grand champion pen of five Gelbvieh bulls. This pen consisted of one January 2019 bulls, two February 2019 bulls, and two March 2019 bulls. The pen had an average weight of 1,054 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.23 pounds. This set of bulls had average ultrasound scan data of 13.61 square inches of ribeye, 3.47% IMF, and 0.20 inches of back fat.

The reserve champion pen of five Gelbvieh bulls was exhibited by Bar Arrow Cattle Co., Phillipsburg, Kansas. This pen consisted of five calves born in March 2019 and had an average weight of 1,047 with an average weight per day of age of 3.48 pounds. This set of bulls had average ultrasound data of 14.69 square inches of ribeye, 3.83% IMF, and 0.33 inches of back fat.
In the Balancer pen show, Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Nebraska, exhibited the grand champion pen of three Balancer bulls. This pen consisted of three January 2019 born bulls that averaged 1,192 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 3.44 pounds. The pen’s average ultrasound scan data is as follows: ribeye area of 12.78 square inches, 4.01% IMF and 0.27 inches of back fat.

The reserve champion pen of three Balancer bulls was exhibited by Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas. Their pen consisted of one January 2019 bull and two February 2019 bulls averaging a weight of 1,231 pounds and 3.62 pounds weight per day of age. This pen averaged 15.31 square inches for ribeye area, 4.07% IMF and 0.30 inches of back fat with their ultrasound scan data.

Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, exhibited the grand champion pen of five Balancer bulls. This pen included three January-born and two February 2019 born bulls. This champion pen had an average weight of 1,115 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.25 pounds. The pen’s average ultrasound scan data was 14.3 square inches for ribeye area, 3.64% IMF, and 0.27 inches of back fat.

Warner Beef Genetics, Arapahoe, Nebraska, exhibited the reserve champion pen of five Balancer bulls. This pen included five February 2019 bulls. This pen averaged a weight of 1,138 pounds and had an average weight per day of age of 3.46 pounds. This set of bulls had average ultrasound scan data of 14.87 square inches for ribeye area, 3.73% IMF, and .26 inches of back fat.

Gelbvieh Ring of Gold Champions

Throughout the 2019-2020 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 at the National Western Stock Show. This year a total of seven 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 2019-2020 Ring of Gold qualified shows were: Iowa State Fair, Kentucky State Fair, Missouri State Fair, Dixie Nationals, American Royal, North American International Livestock Exposition, and the National Western Stock Show.

The following is a list of the top three animals in each Ring of Gold division. In order to qualify for recognition, animals must have earned points in at least two Ring of Gold shows throughout the calendar year.

Ring of Gold Gelbvieh Female:
1. GGGE 3G Girl Scout 904G, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.
2. CRAN Fiona F812 ET, Casey Martin, Oregon, Ill.
3. MDR Gemma Okie 902G, Maya Carroll, Raymore, Mo.

Ring of Gold Gelbvieh Bull:
1. GGGE 3G Grand Entry 933G, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.
2. GHGF Man O’ War F825, Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C.
3. JRI Sustainabull 253F48, Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kan.

Ring of Gold Balancer Female:
1. BBTB Primo Donna 220G, Volek Gelbvieh, Highmore, S.D. and Bertsch Farms, Cornersville, Ind.
2. GGGE 3G Glass Slipper 940G, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. and Kaitlyn Wolters, Atwood Kan.
3. RAAB MCFG Ms Farah 24F ET, Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, Mo.

Ring of Gold Balancer Bull:
1. HTFB Frontline F841 ET, Brad McWilliams and Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo.
2. GDV T Bar S Allegiance 129F ET, Grace Vehige, Billings, Mo.
3. GGGE 3G Ghost Town 913G, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.

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