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Sheltons Win VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo Steer Show

July 26, 2022

LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Holly Shelton, Frederick, Md., showed the grand champion steer and Chad Shelton, Frederick, Md., exhibited the reserve grand champion steer, July 20, at the 2022 VitaFerm®Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Louisville, Ky. The steer show was sponsored by Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb. and Judge Scott Greiner, Christiansburg, Va., sorted 87 steers to find the champion. Holly’s grand champion steer, GSF Koda J79 ET, weighed in at 1,415 pounds for a WDA of 2.8. He was sired by CH High Roller 756 ET and bred by Gem Stone Farm, Taneytown, Md. Chad’s reserve grand champion steer, 6MC 2528 Classic 136, weighed in at 1,325 pounds for a WDA of 2.8 and was sired by T/R BPF American Classic 561C ET.

The champion bred-and-owned steer was awarded to Landon and Collin Deatsman, Leesburg, Ind., with DEATSMAN Ollie 20J, weighing in at 1,233 pounds for a WDA of 3. The steer was sired by CMCC Extra 451E. 

Reserve champion bred-and-owned steer went to Aidan Knobloch, Buckingham, Ill., with CLC Be Cool 301J. The steer weighed in at 1,362 pounds for a WDA of 2.7 and was sired by PERKS 7008 Right Track 9028. 

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The 2022 VitaFerm®Junior National Hereford Expo, Hereford Spectacular, 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 3,800 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 www.JrHereford.org.