At the National Western Stock Show, it would be difficult to find breeders who don’t have a passion for their breed. However, at the Shorthorn Pen Show held in the Stock Yards Arena, the American Shorthorn Association recognized one of its own, Joseph T. Christen, for his outstanding devotion to enhancing the Shorthorn breed.
Here at the 2015 National Western, the Shorthorn breed chose to commend Christen by dedicating the Shorthorn shows to a man who has made such an impact on his breed.
Judge Johnathan Perry of Fayetteville, Tennessee, had the pleasure of sorting through the Shorthorn pens to select his champions.
In the Shorthorn Pen of Heifers show, Aaron Hahn of Hahn Family Shorthorns, Minonk, Illinois, owned the Grand Champion Pen of Three Shorthorn Heifers. The group included HAHN STAR C2B, HAHN 20 ROSES T5B, HAHN POLLY C41B, HAHN A. Stepping Stone Ranch of Edson, Kansas, owned the Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Three Shorthorn Heifers.
Perry selected a group owned by Derek Jungels of Jungels Shorthorn Farm, Kathryn, North Dakota, as his Grand Champion Pen of Three Shorthorn Bulls. Waukaru Farms of Rensselaer, Indiana, owned the Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Three Shorthorn Bulls.
Derek Jungels of Jungels Shorthorn Farm, Kathryn, North Dakota, has a very successful day during the Pen of Five Bull show, owning both the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Five Shorthorn Bulls.
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