October 31, 2023
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – When Herefords hit Hale Arena at the 2023 American Royal National Hereford Show, HAW KLD Monique 413K ET and OG CFCC Honor Roll 3K ET grabbed the grand champion titles. Judge Tim Schaeffer, Hagerstown, Ind., sorted the 106 females and 24 bulls on Oct. 22 in Kansas City, Mo., to find his champions.
In the female show, grand champion honors went to HAW KLD Monique 413K ET, exhibited by Maddie Jenkins, Athens, Texas. The champion spring yearling female is an April 28, 2022, daughter of T/R BPF AmericanClassic 561CET.
The reserve grand champion female title went to PUGH Alexandra PK18, owned by Landry Allan, Nocona, Texas. The Aug. 29, 2022, daughter of PUGH SULL Sooner PE12 ET was also named champion senior heifer calf.
OG CFCC Honor Roll 3K ET, owned by Dustin Ogburn, Sanders, Ky., and Payton Farmer, Brownstown, Ind., was named the grand champion bull. The March 7, 2022, entry is sired by TFR KU Roll The Dice 1326 and first took champion yearling bull honors.
Reserve grand champion bull honors went to McInnis Cattle Co., May, Texas, with MCC 48 Marksman 211. He is a March 15, 2022, son of KLD RW Marksman D87 ET. He was also named reserve champion yearling bull.
Lauren, Brady and Nicholas Jones, Darlington, Wis., exhibited the champion cow-calf pair, HPH 756 Lady Luck 5480J. She is an April 4, 2021, daughter of CH High Roller 756 ET with a March heifer by VCR 711E Convoy 41H at side. The reserve champion cow-calf pair, BPH JLB 75E Layla MS 1H, was exhibited by Brown Polled Herefords, Grand Rapids, Minn. She is an April 18, 2020, daughter of CHAC Mason 2214, with an April heifer by CRR 66589 Balance 107 at side.
Following the selection of the champions, Grimmel Schaake Cattle Co., Manhattan, Kan., won premier breeder and Lauren Jones, Darlington, Wis., won premier exhibitor. Wildcat Cattle Co. Darlington, Wis., exhibited the best six head.
“It’s been an absolute blast sorting through all these Hereford cattle,” Schaeffer said before selecting the grand champion bull. “Your female show was incredible, and there’s not a ton of numbers in this bull show, but the quality has been so, so good.”
To view complete results of the 2023 American Royal National Hereford Show visit Hereford.org/events.
The American Hereford Association, with headquarters in Kansas City, Mo., is one of the largest U.S. beef breed associations. The not-for-profit organization along with its subsidiaries — Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC, Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) and American Beef Records Association (ABRA) — provides programs and services for its members and their customers, while promoting the Hereford breed and supporting education, youth and research. For press releases and photos, visit Hereford.org/media.