July 21, 2023
MADISON, Wis. — Chesney Effling, Highmore, S.D., exhibited the grand champion bred-and-owned bull at the 2023 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE), “Mad Dash to the Hereford Bash,” on July 12, in Madison, Wis.
The bred-and-owned bull show was sponsored by Buck Cattle Co., Madill, Okla., and Express Ranches, Yukon, Okla. Blaine Rodgers, Savannah, Mo., evaluated the bred-and-owned bull show. Rodgers sorted 72 bulls to name the champion, CHEZ Stonewall 3606K. Effling’s winning entry is a Feb. 11, 2023, son of NJW 76S 27A Long Range 203D ET. He won division I.
Mason Allan, Nocona, Texas, exhibited the reserve champion bred-and-owned bull. Allan’s entry, BACC 612 The Answer 285 ET, an Oct. 21, 2022, son of UPS Mighty 7850 ET. He won division II.
“I think these junior national events that these breed associations put on are second to none,” Rodgers said. “Certainly the one that the Hereford breed puts on is full of tradition, and it is just a tremendous opportunity for young people to come out and participate.”
The 2023 VitaFerm®Junior National Hereford Expo, “Mad Dash to the Hereford Bash,” 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 4,000 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.