KANSAS CITY - Dr. Scott Schaake of Manhattan, Kan., sorted 56 head of Limousin and Lim-Flex cattle exhibited in the Level I National Medal of Excellence Limousin and Lim-Flex Shows Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011.
The 2011 National Medal of Excellence grand champion Limousin female went to MAGS Xplanation shown by Magness Land and Cattle of Platteville, Colo. She was previously selected as the Division V Limousin champion and was born March 28, 2010 and is sired by MAGS U Haul. Reserve grand champion Limousin female honors went to Wies Limousin Ranch of Wellsville, Mo., Heartfelt Farms of Gettysburg, Penn. and Edwards Land and Cattle Co. of Beulaville, N.C., with WLR Tainted Love 746X, an April 5, 2010, daughter of WULFS Urban Cowboy2149U. Prior to being selected reserve grand champion, she was the Division IV Limousin champion.
The grand champion Lim-Flex female was awarded to MAGS Xtra Unique, a May 9, 2010 daughter of MAGS U Haul, owned by Magness Land and Cattle of Platteville, Colo, and was also selected as the Division IV Lim-Flex champion. Abby Gayle Hendrickson of Adair, Okla. exhibited the reserve grand champion Lim-Flex Female MAGS Xeromas, born Feb. 17, 2010 and sired by DHVO Deuce 132R. This female was also selected as the Division V Lim-Flex champion.
The grand champion Limousin bull went to KYLD Vegas 910W, a March 6, 2009, bull sired by KRVN Naskar 013N owned by Quail Ridge Limousin of Calhoun, Ky., and Kyle Delaplaine of Gettysburg, Pa. He was also the Division VI Limousin champion. The reserve grand champion bull and Division V Limousin Champion was MJ Xtravaganza 1X, born Jan. 5, 2010 out of EF Main Stay 541M, and shown by Mark Blake of Earl Park, Ind.
The grand champion Lim-Flex bull went to MAGS Xyloid, born March 7, 2010, sired by DHVO Deuce 132R, and exhibited by Magness Land and Cattle and Edwards Land & Cattle. He was also the Division V Lim-Flex champion. The reserve grand champion Lim-Flex bull was owned by Etherton Farms of Dawson, Ill. BC Bad Romance 612X was born June 7, 2010 and sired by RGMA Night Rider 73N, was also the Division III Lim-Flex champion.
Jeff Sargent of Denison, Texas, evaluated the junior female show, selecting MAGS Xeromas, a daughter of DHVO Deuce 132R, born Feb. 17, 2010, as the grand champion female exhibited by Abby Hendrickson of Adair, Okla. She was previously titled Division III champion. Reserve grand champion female was from Division II and went to ROMN XOXO 18x, a March 13, 2010, daughter of DHVO Trey 133R, exhibited by Victoria Albrecht of Arlington, S.D.