Hereford Females Soar to the Top at Big East Regional and Jackpot Show
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Junior exhibitors traveled to W. Springfield, Mass., on May 1 for the Big East Regional Heifer and Jackpot Show. The Hereford breed was competitive at the weekend show as the champion Hereford female was also named reserve supreme female.
Dave Sutherly, New Carlisle, Ohio, evaluated the 43 head of Hereford cattle and Dave Guyer, Robinson, Ill., judged the jackpot show. The event, hosted by the New England Hereford Association, awarded $5,000 in cash and prizes to winners.
The 70th Annual NEHA Spring Select Sale was held in conjunction with the show. Outside of the ring exhibitors participated in pizza and ice cream socials, fundraising auctions and annual banquet.
Reserve supreme and grand champion Hereford female: Skye and Elliot Budney, Lebanon, Conn., with 4WF Mimosa 41U by STAR Orlando Rick 544P ET.
Reserve grand champion Hereford female: Kelsey Diehl, Fairfield, Pa., with CSF 7055 Polly 9302 by BR DM CSF Wallace ET.
Grand champion Hereford bull: Sadie Pay, Berlin, Center, Ohio, with TLR Domination 341M 648S 909V by TLR Dom 41E 29F 648S ET.
Reserve grand champion Hereford bull: Skye Budney, Lebanon, Conn., with 4WF Instinct 52W by Harvie Traveler 69T.
Grand champion Hereford cow-calf pair: Robert Church, Hoosick Falls, N.Y., with EJP My Fair Lady by EJP Orion with a February bull calf at side by STAR Orlando Rick 544P ET.
The NJHA is one of the most active junior programs in the country with approximately 7,000 members. The NJHA’s mission is to create and promote enthusiasm for the breed while providing opportunities through leadership, education and teamwork. For more information about the NJHA, visit www.jrhereford.org.