Cattlemen Congregate on the Red Dirt: Hereford Champions Named at Cattlemen’s Congress

January 28, 2021


OKLAHOMA CITY — The stakes were high as judge Brandon Callis, Minco, Okla., sorted the 82-head Hereford bull show and 291-head Hereford female show at the inaugural 2021 Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City. A total of 677 Herefords were exhibited throughout the four-day national Hereford show, Jan. 7-10.

Buck Cattle Co., Madill, Okla., was recognized as both horned and polled premier breeders. The horned premier exhibitor was Gary and Kathy Buchholz, Waxahachie, Texas.Polled premier exhibitor was awarded to Hans and Vada Vickland, Longmont, Colo. Below are the champions from the open bull and female shows.

Bull show champions

Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb.; Haroldsons Polled Herefords, Wawota, Saskatchewan; and Poplar Meadows, Houston, British Columbia, took home polled champion honors with Haroldson’s United 33D 36G. This son of Harroldson’s Upgrade T100 33D was born March 5, 2019, and was first named champion yearling bull.

JMS Ranch, Carthage, Texas; Morris Hereford Farms, Carthage, Texas; Kirbie Day Sims, Waxahachie, Texas; and Neal McCoy, Longview, Texas, received the polled reserve champion bull banner with KLD RW Marksman D87 ET. The champion senior bull was born March 26, 2018, and sired by UPS Sensation 2296 ET.

The champion horned bull went to Blakelee Hayes, Ada, Okla., and Buck Cattle Co., Madill, Okla., with BK BH Fast Ball F102 ET, sired by CRR 719 Catapult 109. The Sept. 11, 2018, entry was first named champion senior yearling bull.

Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas, was named reserve champion horned bull with BR 109 Catapult G032 ET. Sired by CRR 719 Catapult 109, this champion senior bull calf was born Sept. 23, 2019.

Female show champions

Lauren May, Mineral Point, Wis., claimed the horned champion female title with Purple Iris 145G, sired by UPS Sensation 2296 ET. The May 7, 2019, female was first awarded champion intermediate yearling female.

The horned reserve champion female went to Mason Allan, Nocona, Texas, with KOLT GARW Candi Stock 25 ET. The B&C Stock Option 6026D ET daughter was born April 22, 2019, and was first awarded champion spring yearling female.

Alexis Griswold, Stillwater, Okla., and her champion junior yearling female, C BAR1 Classy Lass 9153, was awarded the polled champion female title. This daughter of T/R BPF AmericanClassic 561CET was born Jan. 13, 2019.

Hans and Vada Vickland, Longmont, Colo., with H KFL Pixie 9372 ET, claimed polled reserve champion female. The Jan. 23, 2019, entry was sired by H Montgomery 7437 ET and first awarded the reserve champion junior yearling female.

Hereford highlights

Judge Shane Werk, Manhattan, Kan., evaluated 274 head in the junior show on Thursday, Jan. 7, to head off the Hereford display in the Jim Norick Arena. Saturday, Jan. 9, began with the pen show judged by Keith Phillips, Mays Lick, Ky.; Brent Mrnak, Bowman, N.D.; and Troy Thomas, Harrold, S.D. This year’s pen show featured nine female pens, four pen-of-five bulls and 17 pen-of-three bulls.

The Hereford Night National Hereford Sale rounded out Saturday evening, where 36.08 lots doubled the gross of last year’s national sale with $627,250 and averaged $17,385.

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