KANSAS CITY, Mo. –BF 743 Burlesque 092X ET and GO Ms Outcross X76 topped the female shows at the Western Nugget National Hereford Show Dec. 2 in Reno, Nev., while C Chanel's Nitro 1027 ET and KK New Invention 980 won the bull shows on Dec. 3. Also during the show, Joe and Connie Jess of Jess Ranch, Tracy, Calif., were honored with the 2011 Lifetime Cattlemen Award.
Frank Ward, Orland, Calif., judged the 205-head show, and complimented breeders and exhibitors on the tremendous set of cattle shown, “It is amazing how the Hereford breed has changed in the last 20 years. Today’s Herefords have as much muscle as any breed and are extremely sound. An impressive breed that is one to be reckoned with.”
Hereford junior members exhibited three of the four champions in Reno. Kari Brumley, Orovada, Nev., won champion horned female honors in the open shows as well as champion bred-and-owned and champion owned female honors in the junior show with BF 743 Burlesque 092X ET. She is a September 2010 daughter of CRR About Time 743.
Kyra Stierwalt, Leedey, Okla., owns the champion polled female, GO Ms Outcross X76. Also selected reserve owned female in the junior show, she is a February 2010 daughter of Golden Oak Outcross 18U.
Champion polled bull honors went to KK New Invention 980. The November 2009 son of TCW Full Throttle 8E 204N was shown by Kallie Goss, Vinton, Calif. On Thursday New Invention was named champion bred-and-owned bull in the junior show.
C Chanel’s Nitro 1027 ET owned by Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, and Curtis and Jackie Castle, Crawford, Okla., was named champion horned bull. The January 2011 son of UPS TCC Nitro 1ET first won the junior calf division.
Reserve polled female, C New Era Lady 1225 ET, is a March 2011 daughter of New Era ET. The spring heifer calf is owned by Gary & Kathy Buchholz, Waxahachie, Texas; Colyer Herefords and Jacqueline Rosson, Milford, Texas.
Austin, Chance, Montana and Nick Deppe, Maquoketa, Iowa, exhibited the reserve champion horned female, H KH DD Dianna 1202 ET. She’s a March 2011 daughter of Golden Oak Outcross 18U.
H WCC/WB 668 Wyarno 9500 ET was named reserve grand champion polled bull. The April 2009 son of TH JWR SOP 16G 57G Tundra 63N is owned by Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb., and OJJ Ranch, Shelley, Idaho.
ER L1 Masterpiece owned by Jon England, Prineville, Ore., was named reserve grand champion horned bull. The March 2009 son of CJH Harland 408 was first named senior champion.
At the conclusion of the show, Colyer Herefords was named premier horned breeder and premier polled breeder and exhibitor. The horned premier exhibitor banner went to Kari Brumley.
Weimer Cattle Co., Susanville, Calif., exhibited the best six head and polled get of sire. The group was sired by Golden-Oak 4J Maximum 28M.
Shellie Collins, Frederick, Okla., judged the 123-entry junior show Dec. 1.
Reserve champion bred-and-owned female went to Bailey, Brice and Sallie Anderson, Buhl, Idaho, with Heritage Days Zee May 11025 by Boyd World Wide 9050.
Reserve bred-and-owned bull was H Victor 1001 exhibited by Shayne Myers, Colusa, Calif. He’s a January 2011 son of CRR 719T Topp 961.