October 29, 2021
BR Merida H031 ET and KJ TWJ 907E Liberty 159H ET won the grand champion titles at the 2021 American Royal National Hereford Show on Oct. 24 in Kansas City, Mo.
Judge Tom Hawk, Earlville, Ill., sorted 132 females and 38 bulls.
In the female show, grand champion honors went to BR Merida H031 ET, owned by Bryden Barber of Channing, Texas. She was first named champion spring yearling female and is a March 21, 2020, daughter of UPS Sensation 2296 ET.
Reserve grand champion female honors were awarded to DPH 109 6129 Jessie 2033 ET, owned by Saylor Douglas, Merit, Texas. The Sept. 4, 2020 daughter of CRR 719 Catapult 109 was first named champion senior heifer calf.
Grand champion bull honors went to Ben Jensen, Courtland, Kan., with KJ TWJ 907E Liberty 159H ET. The Sept. 2, 2020, bull is sired by KJ BJ 309C Leader 182F and first took champion senior bull calf honors.
Reserve grand champion bull honors went to Purple Reign Cattle Company, Toulon, Ill., with Purple HB Gringo 144H ET. He is a Nov. 2, 2020, son of HAPP BK Valor 37C ET. He first won reserve champion senior bull calf 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 a CH High Roller 756 ET April bull calf at her side.
The reserve champion cow-calf pair, THA 190Z Trinity J614, was exhibited by Triple H Acres, Miller, Mo. The cow is Sept. 4, 2016, daughter of NJW 78P TwentyTwelve 190Z ET
and showed with a THA 8087 Titanium J402 ET March heifer calf at her side.
Following the selection of the champions, Purple Reign Cattle Company, Toulon, Ill., won premier breeder and Lauren Jones, Darlington, Wis., won premier exhibitor.
When discussing the first two powerful classes of fall yearling females, judge Tom Hawk said, “I’ve been judging these national shows for 25 years, and we haven’t seen this in a while, these are rockin’ good females.”
To view complete results of the 2021 American Royal National Hereford Show visit Hereford.org/events.
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Champion spring heifer calf: Purple Reign Cattle Company, Toulon, Ill., with Purple Geraldene 34J ET by CRR About Time 743.
Reserve spring heifer calf: Melissa Grimmel-Schaake, Manhattan, Kan., with GGSC MGS Maggie J06 ET by T/R BPF AmericanClassic 561CET.
Champion junior heifer calf: Riley Gregory Rhodes, Carlinville, Ill., with Purple RGR Mags 8J ET by CRR 109 On Point 559 ET.
Reserve champion junior heifer calf: Gary and Kathy Buchholz, Waxahachie, Texas, with GKB 337U Miss Carrisa J128 ET by HARVIE SAFNBFI Colateral 337U.
Champion senior heifer calf: Saylor Douglas, Merit, Texas, with DPH 109 6129 Jessie 2033 ET by CRR 719 Catapult 109.
Reserve champion senior heifer calf: Stetson Storey, Stockton, Ill., with FROST Holly 709H ET by KJ BJ 58Z Contender D56 ET.
Champion intermediate female: Callie Harris, Canton, Texas, with BAR C D87 Breeze 024 ET by KLD RW Marksman D87 ET.
Reserve champion intermediate female: Kathryn and Tyler Coleman, Modesto, Calif., with Purple Bindi 87H ET by UPS Sensation 2296 ET.
Champion spring yearling female: Bryden Barber, Channing, Texas, with BR Merida H031 ET by UPS Sensation 2296 ET.
Reserve champion spring yearling female: Hans and Vada Vickland with H BL Fergie 008 ET by H Montgomery 7437 ET.
Champion junior yearling female: Paige Lemenager, Hudson, Ill., with BOY Harley 018H ET by ECR Who Maker 210 ET.
Reserve champion junior yearling female: Ella Bane, Towanda, Ill., with BANE Arizona 201 by CRR 109 On Point 559 ET.
Champion senior yearling female: Sydney Espenscheid-Stolee, Centerville, Iowa, with SES Gemma Sensation 446G by UPS Sensation 2296 ET.
Reserve champion senior yearling female: Conner Bolch, Weston, Mo., with CJB Blossom G131 by CJB Beckham B58.
Champion spring calf bull: Lauren, Brady, and Nicholas Jones, Darlington, Wis., with Wildcat Casino Royale 111 ET by CH High Roller 756 ET.
Reserve champion spring bull calf: Kayann Eck, Putnam, Okla., and Square G Ranch, Thomas, Okla., with SG KME 9106 Jace J68 by H LAR Deberard 9106 ET.
Champion junior bull calf: Showtime Cattle Co., Mooreland, Ind., and L J Suttles, Hanna City, Ill., with SCG Showtime No Limit 111 ET by NJW 98S R117 Ribeye 88X ET.
Reserve champion junior bull calf: Lowderman Cattle Company, Macomb, Ill., with LCC 561C The Standard 5J ET by T/R BPF AmericanClassic 561CET.
Champion senior bull calf: Ben Jensen, Cortland, Kan., with KJ TWJ 907E Liberty 159H ET by KJ BJ 309C Leader 182F.
Reserve champion senior bull calf: Purple Reign Cattle Company, Toulon, Ill. with Purple HB Gringo 144H ET by HAPP BK Valor 37C ET.
Champion yearling bull: Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb.; Dry Creek Farm, Pell City, Iowa; and Buck Cattle Company, Madill, Okla., with DCF 642Z Dilly 002H by BR Duncan 4142
Reserve champion yearling bull: Aidyn Barber, Channing, Texas; Ryon Coz, Mt. Pleasant, Texas; Edwards Ranch, May, Texas; and Drew Perez, Canyon, Texas, with BR ER Big Country 007 ET by BR Hutton 4030 ET.
Champion senior bull: Hidden Oaks Ranch, Hamilton, Texas, and J Brody Rogers, Hamilton, Texas, with OAKS Garrison 9106ET by UPS Sensation 2296 ET.
Reserve champion senior bull: Mettler Polled Herefords, Menno, S.D., with MPH 2103 Eastwood G3 ET by C Miles McKee 2103 ET.