July 26, 2022
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mason Allan, Nocona, Texas, with his heifer, BACC 629 Georgia Kay 072 ET, rose to the top of the bred-and-owned female show during the 2022 VitaFerm®Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Louisville, Ky., July 20. Claire and Cierra Collins, Chattanooga, Okla., with CLNS Nora 1187, claimed the reserve grand champion title.
The bred-and-owned heifer show was sponsored by Buck Cattle Co., Madill, Okla.; Moore Cattle Co., Madill, Okla.; and Express Ranches, Yukon, Okla. Alan Miller and Brandon Jones, Gridley, Ill., sorted the 279-head show.
Allan claimed grand champion honors and topped division VIII with a Nov. 17, 2020, daughter of T/R BPF American Classic 561C ET.
The Collins sisters won reserve grand champion and champion of division IV with a May 3, 2021, daughter of H Deberard 7454 ET.
The champion produce-of-dam group was exhibited by Kynsleigh Krebs, Gordon, Neb., with Jase Beltz, Canton, Kan., exhibited the reserve grand champion. The champion pair was out of JCS Miss Buttercup 7296 and the reserve pair was out of KJ BJ 167X Emily E68 ET.
The 2022 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 approximately 3,800 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 JrHereford.org.