KANSAS CITY, Mo. -Hereford excitement abounded from the Yards to the Hill at the National Western Stock Show Jan. 17-19 in Denver. A total of 731 Herefords were exhibited throughout the three-day event. There was 390 head in the open show, 126 in the junior show, 39 pens of bulls, 16 heifer pens and five carloads.
Hereford activities got underway in the Stadium Arena on the Hill with the bull show on Thursday, Jan. 17, judged by Hampton Cornelius, LaSalle, Colo. Following the bull show, Gene Steiner, Mason City, Ohio, evaluated the bull show.
Friday, Jan. 18, was the pen and carload show, judged by Blake Oschner, Torrington, Wyo., Brooke Bieber, Onida, S.D., and Bill Goehring, Libertyville, Iowa. Completing the day was the Mile High Night National Hereford Sale in the Beef Palace Auction Arena. Then, Saturday Cornelius judged the female show back on the Hill.
Winning supreme Hereford and champion horned bull honors was Richard and Shirley Thomas, Gold Creek, Mont., with RST Time's A Wastin' 0124. He is a March 2, 2010, son of CRR About Time 743 and showed with EPDs of birth weight (BW) 0.6; weaning weight (WW) 51; yearling weight (YW) 84; milk (MM) 33; and milk & growth (M&G) 58. He weighed 2,689 lb. and had a weight per day average (WDA) of 2.56.
Champion polled bull honors went to Ned and Jan Ward, Sheridan, Wyo., and Perks Ranch, Rockford, Ill., with NJW 73S W18 Hometown 10Y ET by SHF Wonder M326 W18 ET. He was born Feb. 3, 2011, and showed with EPDs of BW 2.5; WW 48; YW 89; MM 23 and M&G 47. He weighed 2,147 lb. and had a WDA of 3.01.
Reserve champion polled bull went to Jarrett Worrell, Mason, Texas; Rylee Owen, Mason, Texas, and Miller Cattle Co., Douglas, Wyo., with WORR Owen Tankeray Y79D ET. He is an Oct. 6, 2011, son of NJW FHF 9710 Tank 45P and showed with EPDs of BW 4.3; WW 50; YW 84; MM 26; and M&G 51. He weighed 1,640 lb. for a WDA of 3.50.
Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb.; Hirsche Herefords & Angus Ltd., Okotoks, Alberta, and WSV Farm & Ranch LLC, won the reserve champion horned bull title with UPS Uptown ET. He is an April 21, 2010, son of CRR About Time 743 and showed with EPDs of BW 2.5; WW 54; YW 85; MM 24 and M&G 51. He weighed 2,613 lb. and had a 2.61 WDA.
Saturday in the female show, Kyle and Tonya Perez, Nara Visa, N.M., won the horned division and Colyers came out on top of the polled side. Perez lead KJ DWE Sheila 457Y to the winner's circle. The March 4, 2011, daughter of THR Thor 4029 and showed with EPDs of BW 3.5; WW 61; YW 93; MM 26 and M&G 57.
Champion polled female honors went to Piper and Cruz Colyer, Bruneau, Idaho, with C Eye Candy 2079. She is a January 2012 daughter of NJW 98S R117 Ribeye 88X ET and showed with EPDs of BW 2.2; WW 65; YW 98; MM 29 and M&G 61.
Kaylie Shelton, Laytonville, Md., won the reserve champion horned female banner with Purple Adele 50Z. She is an April 2012 daughter of Purple MB Womanizer 14U ET and showed with EPDs of BW 3.3; WW 50; YW 78; MM 23 and M&G 48.
Edy Brainard, Canadian, Texas, claimed the reserve polled female championship with KLD RW Lady Rolex D19. She is an April 2011 daughter of CRR About Time 743 and showed with EPDs of BW 2.6; WW 50; YW 76; MM 27 and M&G 52.
In the horned division, Gary & Kathy Buchholz, Waxahachie,Texas, was named premier exhibitor, while Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, won premier breeder. Colyers also won best get of sire with a group sired by NJW 98S R117 Ribeye 88X ET.
Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb., won both the polled premier breeder and premier exhibitor banners.
In the junior show, Blake and Mitchell Tucker, North Platte, Neb., captured the champion polled and horned female banners. First, they won the polled division with RCS TCC Ms Harley Henrieta Z10 by NJW FHF 9710 Tank 45P. Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill., showed the reserve champion polled female, Purple SM Wonder Woman 160Y by Purple MB Womanizer 14U ET.
On the horned side, Tuckers won with JWG Miss Serendipity1114 by STAR TCF Shock & Awe 158W ET. The reserve champion horned female in the junior show went to Bailey Buck, Madill, Okla., with HAPP Kool Aid Points 1218 ET by DeLHawk Kahuna 1009 ET.
Additional polled division results
Reserve spring calf champion bull: Fawcetts Elm Creek Ranch, Ree Heights, S.D., with ECR Who Maker 210 ET by DKF RO Cash Flow 0245 ET.
Reserve senior champion bull: Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb., and Ward Ranch, McAlester, Okla., with H Victor 0136 by TH 122 71I Victor 719T.
Spring calf champion heifer: Jason & Marcy McDonald Trust, Kimball, Minn., with H CCC SR JB Shealee 2468 ET by KJ HVH 33N Redeem 485T ET.
Reserve junior calf champion heifer: Montana, Nick, Austin and Chance Deppe, Maquoketa, Iowa, with H KH DD Kaylynn 248 ET by AH JDH Cracker Jack 26U ET.
To view complete results of the 2013 National Western National Hereford Show visit Hereford.org.