KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Miranda and Keysto Stotz, Skiatook, Okla., and Hunter Hamilton, Heltonville, Ind., won top honors in the cow-calf show during the ninth annual Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Kansas City, on July 17.
Jirl Buck, Madill, Okla., sorted 38 pairs to determine Stotz as the overall winner. The overall grand and bred-and-owned champion cow-calf pair, STAR MKS 122L Onica 18S ET, is a January 2006 daughter by Remitall Online 122L with a January heifer calf by STAR Battle Ground 2013 at her side. STAR MKS 122L Onica 18S ET also won the bred-and-owned pair division and showed with expected progeny differences (EPDs) of birth weight (BW) 2.7; weaning weight (WW) 50; yearling weight (YW) 84; maternal milk (MM) 22; and milk and growth (M&G) 47.
The reserve grand champion and grand champion standard cow-calf pair went to Hunter Hamilton with WCC Hope S304, a March 2006 cow by UPS Odyssey, and her February bull calf sired by WCC Slam Dunk R26 ET. WCC Hope S304 EPDs read BW 4.5; WW 50; YW 78; MM 14 and M&G 39.
Reserve standard cow-calf pair went to Kimber Evans, Fall River, Kan., with DM BR Lindsey 6051 ET by BR DM Channing ET and her March bull calf by SHF Radar M326 R125. The cow showed with EPDs of BW 4.2; WW 50; YW 62; MM 21 and M&G 46.
Brooke Brumley, Orovada, Nev., took home the reserve champion bred-and-owned cow-calf pair title with BF Pure Poison 610S ET, a February 2006 cow by C-S Pure Gold 98170, and her February bull calf by BF 2153 Bum 534R. The cow showed with EPDs of BW 4.3; WW 53; YW 85; MM 29 and M&G 55.
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The 2008 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo was sponsored in part by Biozyme Inc., St. Joseph, Mo.; Fort Dodge Animal Health, Overland Park, Kan.; and UMB Bank and RC Kemper Charitable Trust, Kansas City, Mo.
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Additional class winners:
Class 12: Tamar Adcock, Assumption, Ill., with ROF BH Vixen 226S ET by GQ and a February bull calf by NPH 512 The Stocker 10H.
Class 13: Walker Dunn, Cochranton, Pa., with CS GPR Rock Sauly 180R ET by Blair-Athol 20 The Rock ET 19M and a December heifer calf by Feltons Ozzie 492.
Class 14: Tommie Lynne Mead, Midville, Ga., with THM 163M Vicky Belle 4106 by STAR 8006 Enyeto 163M ET and a November heifer calf by THM Sleep Easy 3060.
Class 16: Michael Delaney, Lake Benton, Minn., with JDH Ms P606 Boomer 20R by PW Victor Boomer P606 and a March heifer calf by TCW Red Obsidian M326412R.
The National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) is one of the most active junior programs in the country with approximately 3,000 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 www.jrhereford.org.