January 23, 2020
DENVER – The red and white breed put on a spectacular display at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS), Jan. 15-18, as SR Dominate 308F ET captured the supreme title of the National Hereford Show in Stadium Arena. A total of 284 head (94 bulls and 190 females) were exhibited on the “Hill” in Denver for the national Hereford open bull and female shows.
Judge Cody Lowderman, Macomb, Ill., along with associate judge Brent Lowderman, Macomb, sorted the open bull show on Thursday, Jan. 16, and resumed judging responsibilities on Saturday, Jan. 18, for the open female show.
“These breeders have worked so hard to make these cattle better, and it shows through here today,” Cody says. “They’ve worked diligently — obviously not only phenotypically, but from a numbers standpoint [with] EPDs — and [have put] that all together into a package deal. I think the Hereford breed has grown leaps and bounds.”
Supreme champion Hereford and champion horned bull honors went to SR Dominate 308F ET. The March 15, 2018, son of BCC Dominator 619D first won the horned yearling bull division. SR Dominate is owned by Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb.; Buck Cattle Co., Madill, Okla.; and Stuber Ranch, Bowman, N.D.
Below are the champions from the bull and female shows.
Open bull show champions
Reserve champion horned bull and champion junior bull calf titles went to C BAR1 Candy Belle 9036 ET, owned by Piper Colyer, Bruneau, Idaho. He is a Jan. 4, 2019, son of BR Belle Air 6011.
Hoffman Herefords and Buck Cattle Co. exhibited the champion polled bull with H The Profit 8426 ET. Sired by Churchill Pilgrim 632D ET, the Feb. 14, 2018, bull was first named champion yearling.
Reserve grand champion polled bull and champion junior bull calf honors went to Coyote Ridge Ranch, La Salle, Colo., with CRR 8Y Leverage 971. He is a Feb. 22, 2019, son of NJW 73S W18 Homegrown 8Y ET.
Open female show champions
In Saturday’s female show, Vada and Hans Vickland took home the grand champion polled female with LAR Annsley 843 ET by UPS Sensation 2296. After winning the champion polled female in Wednesday’s junior show, Annsley was first named champion spring yearling female in the open show. She was born on April 2, 2018.
Lindsey, Elizabeth and Maverick Pugh, Louisville, Ohio, claimed the reserve grand champion polled female and champion intermediate female titles with DeLHawk Claudia 70F ET. She is a May 7, 2018, daughter of H FHF Authority 6026 ET.
Riley Rhodes, Carlinville, Ill., exhibited the grand champion horned female, Purple Shirley 15F ET. The Jan. 29, 2018, daughter of Purple Playmaker 15B ET first won the junior yearling female division.
Clairborne and Eli Perry, Madison, Miss., won the reserve grand champion horned female and the spring heifer calf division banners with BK Good Point 937G ET. She is a daughter of UPS Sensation 2296 born on March 3, 2019.
Gary and Kathy Buchholz, Waxahachie, Texas, were named horned premier exhibitor, and Purple Reign Cattle Co., Toulon, Ill., claimed horned premier breeder honors. The polled premier exhibitor title went to Vada and Hans Vickland, Longmont, Colo., and DeLHawk Cattle Co., Earlville, Ill., received polled premier breeder honors.
A total of 646 Herefords were exhibited throughout the four-day Hereford show at the NWSS. Judge Graham Blagg, Spring Hill, Kan., evaluated 150 head in the junior show on Wednesday, Jan. 15., to head off the Hereford display in Stadium Arena.
Friday, Jan. 17, began with the pen and carload show judged by Brent Meeks, Taylor, Neb.; Brent Mrnak, Bowman, N.D.; and Troy Thomas, Harrold, S.D. This year’s “Yard” show featured 37 pens of bulls, 27 heifer pens and two carloads.
The Mile High Night National Hereford Sale rounded out the evening, where 21.33 live lots grossed $304,000 and averaged $14,252. The Hereford Youth Foundation of America’s (HYFA) Lot 1 Foundation Female raised $70,000 for Hereford youth and was purchased by Whitey and Weyman Hunt of Innisfail Farm, Madison, Ga. Pérez Cattle Co., Nara Visa, N.M., donated the heifer.