Texas members of Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) took their heifers to Fort Worth to compete in the 2000 Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show.

Dr. Randall Grooms, Tyler, judged the 190 head entered in the event that was co-sponsored by Lone Star Beefmaster Breeders Association (LSBBA) and JBBA.

James Prescott, Goliad, went home with the grand champion heifer and champion bred and owned heifer, with his April, l999, entry. This heifer earlier had been named calf champion after winning the summer calf class.

Not to be outdone, Lori Dallmeyer, Ledbetter, captured the reserve grand champion heifer and reserve champion bred-and-owned heifer awards, with her September, l997, entry. This heifer, with calf at side, got to the championship drive by being crowned senior champion, after placing first in the senior yearling class.

Tyson Jones, Bowie, received the reserve calf champion award, with his March, 1999, entry. This Classic Cotton daughter started her day by taking the blue ribbon in the spring calf class. The junior champion banner went to Brandon Neeley, Pittsburg, with his January, 1999, heifer. This Diamond Rio daughter had previously placed first in the early winter calf class. Neil Dougherty, Missouri City, took home the reserve junior champion award, with his November, 1998, heifer. This Scarlet's Pride daughter started her day by winning the fall calf class. The reserve senior champion award was taken by Tashena Hicks, Rockdale, with her May, l998, entry. This Rangers Pride daughter got into the division championship by placing first in the summer yearling class.

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