November 25, 2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Purple Iris 145G ET and SSF KKH 26Z Ribeye 801 ET won grand champion titles at the 2020 North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) Hereford Show Nov. 17 in Louisville, Ky. Judge Donnie Robertson, Yukon, Okla., sorted the 126-head open show.
In the female show, grand champion honors went to Purple Iris 145G ET, owned by Lauren May, Mineral Point, Wis. She was first named champion intermediate yearling female and is an May 7, 2019, daughter of UPS Sensation 2296 ET.
Reserve grand champion female honors were awarded to SCC 1640 Cami 935G, exhibited by Hadley Dunklau, Wayne, Neb. The June 2, 2019, daughter of SCC GS Ace in the Hole 1640 was first named reserve champion intermediate yearling female.
Grand champion bull honors went to BJ Herman & Sons, Edgerton, Ohio; Golden Maples P H Haven, Deer Park, Wis.; and Tod, Kim and Kasey Herman, Lima, Ohio, with SSF KKH 26Z Ribeye 801 ET. The Jan. 5, 2018, bull is sired by NJW 98S R117 Ribeye 88X ET and first took champion senior bull honors.
Reserve grand champion bull honors went to Gary & Kathy Buchholz, Waxahachie, Texas, and Prairie Rose Cattle Co., Sherman, Ill., with GKB PRCC Sandstorm 8132. He is a Aug. 4, 2018, son of GKB 88X Bryson 37B ET. He first won reserve champion senior bull honors.
Lauren, Brady and Nicholas Jones, Darlington, Wis., exhibited the champion cow-calf pair, MF 308N Caitlin 13C ET. The cow is a March 22, 2015, daughter of BR Currency 8144 ET. She showed with an April bull calf at her side sired by CHEZ/PUGH/HARA Logic 8815F ET.
Premier Hereford Exhibitor honor went to Lauren Jones, Darlington, Wis., and Purple Reign Cattle Co., Toulon, Ill., was named Premier Hereford Breeder.
Lauren May, Mineral Point, Wis., claimed top honors at the NAILE junior Hereford show on Nov. 14 with their grand champion female, Purple Iris 145G ET. The May 7, 2019, daughter of UPS Sensation 2296 ET was first named champion intermediate yearling female in the junior show and received champion honors in the open show.
Lauren Jones, Darlington, Wis., exhibited the reserve champion female, DeLHawk Callen 48G ET. She is a May 16, 2019, daughter of CRR 109 Catapult 322 and was first named reserve champion intermediate yearling female.
Amanda Schnoor, Modesto, Calif., judged the 109-head show in the Broadbent Arena.
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