Hereford Yard Show winners announced
Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla., reigned victorious yet again in the Hereford carload show capturing win number 13 on lucky Friday the 13th during the 2012 National Western Stock Show in Denver. Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, topped the pen of three bull show for the second year in a row and Grandview/CMR, Como, Miss., won the pen of three female show in the Denver Yards.
Greg Shaw, Caldwell, Idaho, Chris Scharbauer, Amarillo, Texas, and Cody Lowderman, Macomb, Ill., teamed up to evaluate the Yard shows which included five carloads, 32 bull pens and 17 heifer pens.
Star Lake Cattle Ranch's champion carload of junior bull calves topped the scales at an average weight of 1,296 pounds, and a weight per day of age (WDA) of 3.64. The group was sired by TH 75J 243R Bailout 144U ET, STAR TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET, FCC 7M Quantum 2U, GO Advance S109, STAR Bright Future 533P ET, STAR KKH SSF Kamikaze 41W ET and CRR About Time 743. On show day the group posted average expected progeny differences (EPDs) of birth weight (BW) 4.9; weaning weight (WW) 55; yearling weight (YW) 93; milk (MM) 22; and milk and growth (M&G) 49. The group had an average scrotal measurement of 36.5 cm.
Reserve grand champion carload honors went to Delaney Herefords Inc., Lake Benton, Minn. the reserve champion carload of junior bulls calves exhibited by The group was sired by STAR TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET, SHF Rib Eye M326 R117, Harvie Tailor Made ET 7W, AH JDH Cracker Jack 26U ET, THR Thor 4029 and TH 122 711 Victor 719T. The average weight of the load was 1,092 lb. and they calculated a WDA of 3.37. The average EPDs of the group were BW 4.0; WW 55; YW 83; MM 23; and M&G 51. They had an average scrotal measurement of 36.7 cm.
Standing in the 2012 pen show spotlight was Colyer Herefords with its pen that first claimed the champion junior bull calf division. The calves were sired by UPS TCC Nitro 1ET, C New Era ET and TH SHR 605 57G Bismarck 243R, averaged 1,267 lb., and had a calculated WDA of 3.63 with an average scrotal measurement of 37.3 cm. The group's EPDs were BW 4.3; WW 55; YW 88; MM 21; and M&G 49.
Sandhill Farms, Courtland, Kan., was reserve champion in the junior bull calf division before being selected reserve grand champion pen with a group sired by THR Thor 4029, SHF Wonder M326 W18 ET and SHF Vision R117 U38. The average EPDs on the bulls were BW 2.6; WW 55; YW 85; MM 22; and M&G 49. The pen weighed an average of 1,162 lb. and calculated a 3.48 WDA with a 41.2 cm average scrotal measurement.
The grand champion pen of females and champion in the junior heifer calf division exhibited by Grandview/CMR and sired by PW Victor Boomer P606. The group posted average EPDs of BW 5.0; WW 51; YW 78; MM 30; and M&G 55. Perks Ranch, Rockford, Ill., showed the reserve champion pen of three females. These heifers were sired Th 75J 243R Bailout 144U ET. The group posted EPDs of BW 4.3; WW 49; YW 86; MM 17; and M&G 42.
To view complete results of the 2012 National Western National Hereford Show visit Hereford.org.