Champions Named at NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh Show

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The 2013 Eastern National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show was held at the North American International Livestock Exposition on Tuesday, November 19, in Louisville, Ky. A total of 83 animals were exhibited by breeders from across the country. Judge Jack Ward, Kansas City, Mo., evaluated the 42 Gelbvieh females, 17 Gelbvieh bulls, 16 Balancer females and 8 Balancer bulls.

The grand champion Gelbvieh female was exhibited by JW LeDoux, Agenda, Kan. MDR Princess 200Z is an April 3, 2012 daughter of BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W. This champion female first claimed the junior heifer division.

Coming out of the same junior heifer division is the reserve champion Gelbvieh female. Pleasant Meadows Farm, Glasgow, Ky., showed CIRS PMFG Eye Candy 2101Z, a January 21, 2012 daughter of CRAN Buddy Boy T729.

Overmiller Gelbvieh and Emily Griffiths of Smith Center, Kan., own the grand champion Gelbvieh bull. GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z is an April 18, 2012 son of GGGE 3G Excellence 063X. This bull was first named champion junior bull.

Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., showed the reserve champion Gelbvieh bull. GGGE 3G Aristotle 320A ET is a January 13, 2012 son of GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET, who first claimed the winter bull calf division.

In the Balancer show, grand champion Balancer female went to BCFG Butlers Ms Oak Leaf 534. Exhibited by Bradley Piles, she is a December 5, 2011 daughter of BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W and was first named champion senior heifer.

The reserve champion Balancer female was exhibited by Garrett Teeter, Mt. Ulla., N.C. PLA Miss Zelda 20Z is a February 12, 2012 daughter of S A V Pioneer 7301 who was first named champion junior heifer.

The grand champion Balancer bull was GGGE 3G Agustus 317A exhibited by Emily Griffiths. This January 12, 2013 calf sired by S A V Bismark 5682 came out of the winter bull calf division.

Butler Creek Farms of Milton, Tenn., showed the reserve champion Balancer bull. BCFG Butlers Black Oak is a November 8, 2012 son of BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W. He first claimed the senior bull calf division.

The premier breeder and premier exhibitor awards both went to Emily Griffiths. Cody Moore of Fountain Run, Ky., was named the premier herdsman.

The 2013 NAILE Junior Gelbvieh Show was held on Sunday, November 17. A total of 14 Gelbvieh heifers were evaluated by Jake Scott, Gordon, Neb.

The grand champion Gelbvieh heifer was exhibited by Colton Kitley, Flora, Ill. KIT Grace Z63 is an October 26, 2012 daughter of DCSF Post Rock Granite 200P2.

The reserve champion Gelbvieh heifer went to Elizabeth Beer, Milford, Ind. BAKR All Spice 301A ET is a January 2, 2013 daughter of SLC Freedom 178F ET.

Austin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C., exhibited the grand champion bred and owned Gelbvieh heifer. AMT Virginia 27Z is a November 1, 2012 daughter of GHGF Mr Temptation 43U.


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