Miller Family Wins Cow-Calf Show at Junior National Hereford Expo
INDIANAPOLIS — Clayton, Hayley and Jody Miller, Thorntown, Ind., showed the grand champion cow-calf pair at the 11th annual VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo in Indianapolis July 8.
Judge John Rayfield, College Station, Texas, picked Millers’ pair out of 34 pairs shown and said, “The cow-calf division is one of the best tools we have to teach these young people what production is all about. This was a great set of cattle.”
The Millers won the bred-and-owned division and the overall title with MH 29F Miss Online 8367 ET by Remitall Online 122L. She is a February 2008 cow with March 2010 bull calf at side by NJW 137 Duster 47P. Millers’ cow showed with expected progeny differences (EPDs) of birth weight (BW) 5.1, weaning weight (WW) 58, yearling weight (YW) 97, milk (MM) 22, and milk & growth (M&G) 51.
The champion standard cow-calf pair was reserve overall, shown by Morgan Wiedenhoeft, Huntington, Ind. Her March 2008 cow BHR RH 428R Dominique 835 is by Mohican Roughout 428R ET. Dominique showed with a February 2010 bull calf at side by HB STAR Battle Ground 2013 and with EPDs of BW 5.9, WW 55, YW 94, MM 19 and M&G 46.
Reserve champion bred-and-owned pair was exhibited by Keysto Stotz, Skiatook, Okla. Stotz’s STAR MKS Shiny Pennie 144U is a February 2008 daughter of STAR Bright Future 533P ET with a March 2010 bull calf at side by Spearhead Magnum P28. She showed with EPDs of BW 6.9, WW 62, YW 108, MM 27 and M&G 59.
Nicole, Curtis, Alison and Austin Folkman, Ixonia, Wis., showed the reserve champion standard cow-calf pair. STAR P28 Libbey 195ET is a February 2007 daughter of Spearhead Magnum P28, with February 2010 heifer calf at side by THM Durango 4037. The cow showed with EPDs of BW 4.4, WW 53, YW 78, MM 20 and M&G 47.
Class 015 - Nicole and Danielle Starr, Manawa, Wis., with MSU Rachael 6U ET by UPS Odyssey 1ET with a March 2010 heifer calf at side by Boyd First Class 6040.
Class 017: Desiree Davee, Mooresville, Ind., with Wildcat PR Bouncy Lass 612 by KJ BJ Bounty Hunter 741P with March 2010 bull calf at side by THM Durango 4037.
Class 019 - Cammie Ward, Browning, Mo., with JC Annie 532S by Isaacs Belzer 5M with an April 2010 heifer calf at side by GH-Adams Shadow 1445.