Boatman, Krebs Awarded Top Placings at VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo Bull Show

July 21, 2020

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kendall Boatman, Rockford, Ill., exhibited the grand champion bred-and-owned bull and Sage Krebs, Gordon, Neb., showed the reserve grand champion, July 13, at the 21st annual VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo in Kansas City, Mo. The bred-and-owned bull show was sponsored by Grand Meadow Farm, Ada, Mich.

Drew Perez, Canyon, Texas, sorted 69 bulls to name the champions.

Boatman’s bull, 2TK PERKS 5101 Chuma 8184 ET, won grand and Division V champion. The Oct. 8, 2018, son of C 5280 Diversified 6121 ET is owned in partnership with Walter McGuffee, Mendenhall, Miss.; Perks Ranch, Rockford, Ill.; and Stephens Hereford Farms, Taylorville, Ill.

The reserve champion bull, K Gatsby 922 ET, was first named Division IV champion. He is a Feb. 24, 2019, son of B&C Stock Option 6026D ET.

Division I
Champion: 2TK Perks 5101 The Cure 0015ET; sired by UPS Sensation 2296 ET; bred by Kade Boatman, Rockford, Ill; owned by Kade Boatman, Rockford, Ill., and Perks Ranch, Rockford, Ill.

Reserve champion: SG KME 2296 Henderson H1 ET; sired by UPS Sensation 2296 ET; bred and owned by KayAnn Eck, Putnam, Okla.

Division II
Champion: BR Seagram Seven 9181; sired by BR Hutton 4030ET; bred and owned by Bryden Barber, Channing, Texas.

Reserve champion: GB BP CB Novel Concept 1H; sired by WERK Hutton 407; bred by Maddox Gunn, Greenfield Ind.; owned by Cody Beck, Bainbridge, Ind.; Beck-Powell Polled Herefords, Bainbridge; Wyatt Gunn, Greenfield, and Maddox Gunn.

Division III
Champion: BR Joe Burreaux 9152; sired by BR Sooner 6701 ET; bred by Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas; owned by Rylee, Bryden and Aidyn Barber, Channing.

Reserve champion: CMR Childs Lawman G530 ET; sired by /S Mandate 66589 ET; bred and owned by Sarah Childs, Ripley, Miss.

Division IV
Champion: K Gatsby 922 ET; sired by B&S Stock Option 6026D ET; bred and owned by Sage Krebs, Gordon, Neb.

Reserve champion: BACC 540 Osborne 902 ET; sired by UPS Sensation 2296 ET; bred and owned by Mason Allan, Schulenburg, Texas.

Division V
Champion: 2TK PERKS 5101 Chuma 8184 ET; sired by C 5280 Diversified 6121 ET; bred by Kendall Boatman, Rockford, Ill.; owned by Walter McGuffee, Mendenhall, Miss.; Perks Ranch, Rockford; Stephens Hereford Farms, Taylorville, Ill.; and Kendall Boatman.

Reserve champion: BK BH Fast Ball F102 ET; sired by CRR 719 Catapult 109; bred by Blakelee Hayes, Ada, Okla.; owned by Blakelee Hayes and Buck Cattle Company, Madill, Okla.


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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