Gelbvieh breeders exhibited 62 head in the 2010 Eastern National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Ring of Gold show, held in conjunction with the NAILE. The show was held November 17 in Louisville, Ky. Scott Starr, Stapleton, Neb., evaluated the 31 Gelbvieh females, 8 Gelbvieh bulls, 14 Balancer females and 9 Balancer bulls.
Claiming the grand champion Gelbvieh female title was GGGE 3G X-Factor 014X, exhibited by Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. This January 2010 daughter of GGGE 3G Time Machine was first named champion winter heifer calf.
The reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female was JCGR BAR GT Ms Pearl 540W ET, exhibited by Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo. She is an August 2009 daughter of RID R Collateral 2R and was first named champion intermediate heifer.
Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Ky., exhibited the grand champion Gelbvieh bull. SSMK Astroid 1X is a February 2010 son of JDPD Astro 407S and first claimed the winter bull calf division.
Out of the same division came the reserve grand champion Gelbvieh bull, CIRS 31X. He is a January 2010 son of CIRS Alternating and was exhibited by Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan.
The grand champion Balancer female was GGGE 3G Cowgirl Wisdom 951W. Emily Griffiths exhibited this March 2009 daughter of GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors. This heifer was first named champion junior heifer.
Zach Butler, Milton, Tenn., exhibited the reserve grand champion Balancer female. BCFG Butlers Ms Deb 10X is a January 2010 daughter of BCFG Butlers Cherokee 504T ET and first claimed the winter heifer calf division.
JCGR BAR GT Cross Fire 500W was named the grand champion Balancer bull. This July 2009 son of RID R Collateral 2R came out of the intermediate bull division and was exhibited by Jumping Cow Gelbvieh.
The reserve grand champion Balancer bull was GGGE 3G Warlock 928W, exhibited by Emily Griffiths. He is a February 2009 son of GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors and was first named champion junior bull.
The first place pair of calves and the best four head went to Emily Griffiths. Premier breeder and premier exhibitor of the show was also Emily Griffiths. Jumping Cow Gelbvieh was named premier herdsman.