Day, Beck Grab Bred-and-Owned Female Titles at Junior National Hereford Expo
INDIANAPOLIS — Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas, and her heifer KLD 3060 Penny D95 ET came out on top of the 166 exhibited in the bred-and-owned heifer show at the 2010 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo in Indianapolis July 8. Cody Beck, Bainbridge, Ind., and BP CB Patsy Enuff 54W ET claimed the reserve champion title.
Judge John Rayfield, College Station, Texas, commended the juniors on the tough competition and encouraged them by saying, “These heifers are sound and functional; they’ve got to get out and move and be sound. Heifers need muscle and shape, while keeping their style and eye appeal. When it’s all said and done, they need to look like females.”
Day’s heifer, an April 2009 daughter of BR Lansing 3060, best combined those traits. She showed with expected progeny differences (EPDs) of birth weight (BW) 4.4, weaning weight (WW) 59, yearling weight (YW) 91, milk (MM) 17 and milk & growth (M&G) 46.
Another spring yearling claimed the reserve champion banner after placing second in division V. Beck’s CH Enuff Prophet 3913 daughter showed with EPDs of BW 5.6, WW 47, YW 80, MM 24 and M&G 47.
The champion junior AI heifer title went to Emily Sugg, Berryville Ark., with Sugg Kilo 92 by NS Lakes Kilo 002. Karly Biddle, Walcott, Iowa, and Double K Lucky Lady claimed reserve champion AI heifer honors. Lucky Lady is by NS Lakes Kilo 002. This division is for heifers that are a result of participating in the NJHA Junior AI program and allows youth to receive free semen and certificates.
Champion: Kandi Knippa, Seguin, Texas, with BAER Creek Sheza Cougar 32X by TCC Orange County Chopper 70 ET.
Reserve champion: Allie Phillips, Noblesville, Ind., with RB 207T Fantasy 314X by MHPH 80P Tonka 207T.
Champion: Keysto and Miranda Stotz, Skiatook, Okla., with STAR MKS B’yond Belief 32X ET by HF 4L Beyond 36N.
Reserve champion: Kandi Knippa with BAER Creek Grand Finale 18X ET by GO Excel L18.
Champion: Chandis, Emilee and Dylan Kottkamp, Clayton, Ind., with EKS T27 Jamie W57 by SSF Boom Shockalocka 727.
Reserve champion: Sara and Emily Beanblossom, Bradford, Ohio, with HH Pearl 942 by CH Enuff Prophet 2913.
Champion: Matthew Compton, Greenfield, Ind., with MSC Ramseys Sylvia Powerload by AA Powerload.
Reserve champion: Chandis, Emilee and Dylan Kottkamp with EKS 709T Izzy W21 by CSF MSU WF Ransom 115R.
Champion: Emily and Sara Beanblossom, Bradford, Ohio, with HH Pearl 922A ET by BR Moler ET.
Reserve champion: Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas, with BR Gabrielle 9011ET by BR DM CSF Wallace ET.
Champion: Mark Sims, Elgin, Okla., with MCS 533P Lady 62R 801 ET by STAR Bright Future 533P ET.
Reserve champion: Kandi Knippa with Baer Creek CK Invitatn Only 921U ET by H-LR Members Only 607 ET.