With 190 head entered on the hill and one of the largest pen bull shows ever in the yards, the National Gelbvieh activities started off 2000 with a bang.

Dr. Harlan Ritchie, Michigan State University, evaluated the entries in the National Gelbvieh Show, held during the National Western Stock Show. The following are the division winners for the female and bull shows. Listed is the name of the animal, the name of the exhibitor(s) and the sire of the entry.

Female Show

Division I: Champion, EGL Tina J324, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD; reserve, PCCI Ms Power Pac 9112J, Pearson Cattle Company, Lake City, SD.

Division II: Champion, EGL Greta J043, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD.

Division III: Champion, TAU Ms Sleepy 920J, Justin Taubenheim, Amherst, NE.

Division IV: Champion, EGL Corrine H1112 ET, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore , SD.

Division V: Champion, EGL Leah H881, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD; reserve, JCGR Bar GT Ima Lady 437HET, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh-Ridinger Cattle Company, Ramah, CO.

Division VI: Champion, JRI Ms Pd Lexus 285H74 ET, Nicholas Judd, Pomona, KS; reserve, EGL H762, Sydney Lynn Wilkinson, Model, CO.

The national champion female was EGL Corrine H1112 ET, from Division IV and reserve national champion female, EGL Leah H881, from Division V.

Bull Show

Division I: Champion, MCJ Jackpot 814J, MC Johnson & Sons, Tilden, NE; reserve, MRCO New Direction J905, Malm Ranch Company, Albin, WY.

Division II: Champion, GKT Boo Ba 19J, Circle N Ranch, Strasburg, ND; reserve, SEPT Rodeo Drive J14, Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, NE.

Division III: Champion, TGG Coal Countrys Exec ET, Coal Country Gelbvieh, Gillette, WY; reserve, RAG Mr. Extra Wonderful ET, Duane A. Worstell, Columbia, MO.

Division IV: Reserve, JCGR Bar GT Pentium, Flying H Genetics, Arapaho, NE-Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, CO.

Division V: Champion, SPUR Beretta 703G, Cedar Top Ranch, Stapleton, NE.

The national champion bull was GKT Boo Ba 19J, from Division II; reserve national champion bull, SPUR beretta 703G, from Division V.

Breeder's Choice Bull Futurity champion GKT Boo Ba 19J, Circle N Ranch, Strasburg, ND; runners-up, SEPT Rodeo Drive J14, Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, NE, and EGL Garth J044 ET, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD.

Pen Bull Show Judge: Dr. Scott Schaake, Kansas State University

Pen-of-Three Show (15 pens entered): Champion, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD; reserve, Judd Ranch, Inc., Pomona, KS.

Pen-of-Five Show (nine pens entered): Champion, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD; reserve, Judd Ranch, Inc., Pomona, KS.

The American Gelbvieh Association serves 2,000 members, with an innovative registry, research, education, commercial marketing and communications programs. For more information on the AGA or any AGA program, please call 303-465-2333, or visit the Gelbvieh website, at www.gelbvieh.org.

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