Barber, Effling Win VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo Steer Show

July 20, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Aidyn Barber, Channing, Texas, showed the grand champion steer and Chesney Effling, Highmore, S.D., exhibited the reserve grand champion steer, July 14, at the 2020 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Kansas City, Mo. The steer show was sponsored by Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb. Judge Drew Perez, Canyon, Texas, sorted 62 steers to find the champion.

Barber’s grand champion steer, RGR ML Mar2 40G, weighed in at 1,226 pounds for a WDA of 2.7. He was sired by SULL TCC Mr Roy Who 5973C ET and bred by Riley Rhodes, Carlinville, Ill.

Effling’s reserve grand champion steer and champion bred-and-owned steer, CHEZ Russel 9668G ET, weighed in at 1,349 pounds for a WDA of 2.7 and was sired by K Rustic 711 ET.

Reserve champion bred-and-owned steer went to Cally Miller with MG Hank 5115 13G. Her steer weighed in at 1,175 pounds for a WDA of 2.3 and was sired by PLCC 3001 Domino 5115C.


The 2020 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo was sponsored in part by BioZyme Inc., St. Joseph, Mo. The National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) is one of the most active junior programs in the country with more than 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

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