Red invaded the hill as the Junior Hereford Show kicked off in Denver! This is the second year in a row the Hereford breed has set records for number of cattle entered.
According to the American Hereford Association, over the next few days more than 1,000 head of Hereford cattle will step foot in the ring. The Junior Show kicked things off with 343 females entered. Sorting through the junior females was Mark Johnson, Orlando, Oklahoma.
In his Grand Drive speech, Johnson made sure to remind exhibitors to thank the people who helped them get to this point in their show careers.
“It takes a lot to make it to this stage,” Johnson said. “Make sure you are thanking the people outside the ring.”
Grand Champion Junior Polled Female reigned from the state of Oklahoma with Abby Bell taking home the top honors with NCC 743 Breckyn C1857 ET. Reserve Junior Polled Female went to Sara Sullivan of Dunlap, Iowa, with Kolt Carly’s Harley 2858 ET.
National Western Polled Hereford Junior Show results:
Grand Champion Polled Female
NCC 743 Breckyn C1857 ET
Exhibited by Abby Bell, Bristow, Oklahoma
Reserve Grand Champion Polled Female
Kolt Carly’s Harley 2858 ET
Exhibited by Sara Sullivan Dunlap, Iowa
National Western Horned Hereford Junior Show results:
Grand Champion Horned Female
ECR/CHEZ/KRCK Dandy 6892 ET
Exhibited by Kristi Effling, Highmore, South Dakota
Reserve Champion Horned Female
LLC 480 Sweet Kiwi Lime 711E ET
Exhibited by Morgan Lowderman, Macomb, Illinois
Congratulations to all the exhibitors! Check out some of the candids below from today’s show.