Junior Champions Named on the Hill at the National Western Stock Show

January 22, 2020



DENVER – Members of the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) claimed top honors at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) junior Hereford show Wednesday, Jan. 15, in Denver.

Graham Blagg, Spring Hill, Kan., judged the 150-head show in Stadium Arena at the NWSS.

Berkley and Denver McKay, Orlando, Okla., exhibited the grand champion horned female, MCKY Monroe 8688 ET. She is a March 16, 2018, daughter of TFR KU Roll The Dice 1326 and was first named champion spring yearling female.

Grand champion polled honors went to Vada and Hans Vickland, Longmont, Colo., with LAR Annsley 843 ET. The April 2, 2018, female is a daughter of UPS Sensation 2296 ET and first won the spring yearling female division.

The reserve champion horned female, BK Good Point 937G ET, was exhibited by Clairborne and Eli Perry, Madison, Miss., and is a March 3, 2019, daughter of UPS Sensation 2296. She was first named champion spring heifer calf.

The reserve champion polled female, GGSC MGS Magnolia F03 ET, was exhibited by Mason Allan, Schulenburg, Texas. The April 8, 2018, daughter of UPS Sensation 2296 ET also came out of the spring yearling division.

Blagg remarks breeders should be proud of the progress made in the Hereford breed. “The breed is where it is today because of the breeders, the leadership at the Association and the junior program,” he says.

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The NJHA is one of the most active junior programs in the country with almost 3,500 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.
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