Angus genetics showcased at 2015 National Western Angus Carload and Pen Show

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Angus producers competed for top honors during the 2015 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) Angus Carload & Pen Show, Jan. 17 in Denver, Colo. Six carloads and 32 pens-of-three were showcased in the Yards during the 109th NWSS.

Arlen Sawyer, Bassett, Neb.; Chad Ellingson, Saint Anthony, N.D.; and Phil Trowbridge, Ghent, N.Y., evaluated the bulls and selected champions.

Mohnen Angus, White Lake, S.D., claimed grand champion carload, with 10 January 2014 bulls sired by Mohnen South Dakota 402; S A V Harvestor 0338; Connealy Sandhills 122; and D R Sierra Cut 7404. The group weighed an average of 1,474 pounds and posted an average scrotal circumference of 40.3 centimeters.

Krebs Ranch, Gordon, Neb., exhibited the reserve grand champion carload with January and February 2014 bulls sired by Barstow Cash; WK Smooth 2382; CFCC Black Jack 001; Koupals B&B Identity; and K Bar D Joe Canada 18Y. The ten bulls posted an average weight of 1,487 pounds, and an average scrotal circumference of 39.8 centimeters.

Krebs Ranch also showcased the grand champion pen of three with January and February 2014 sons of Barstow Cash. The trio posted an average weight of 1,443 pounds and an average scrotal circumference of 41.0 centimeters. The bulls first won early calf champion.

Chestnut Angus Farm, Pipestone, Minn., captured the reserve grand champion pen of three after first claiming reserve early calf champion. The January and February 2014 sons of VA First Round and Connealy Final Product posted an average weight of 1,440 pounds and an average scrotal circumference of 39.5 centimeters.

A complete list of winners follows:

Judges: Arlen Sawyer, Bassett, Neb.; Chad Ellingson, Saint Anthony, N.D.; and Phil Trowbridge, Ghent, N.Y.

Carloads

Grand Champion Carload of Bulls: Mohnen Angus, White Lake, S.D.

Reserve Grand Champion Carload of Bulls: Krebs Ranch, Gordon, Neb.

Pens

Late Calf Champion Pen of Three Bulls: Frey Angus Ranch, Granville, N.D.

Reserve Late Calf Champion Pen of Three Bulls: Reid Angus Ranch, Akron, Colo.

Early Calf Champion Pen of Three Bulls: Krebs Ranch, Gordon, Neb.

Reserve Early Calf Champion Pen of Three Bulls: Chestnut Angus Farm, Pipestone, Minn.

Champion Yearling Pen of Three: Werner Angus LLC, Cordova, Ill.

Reserve Champion Yearling Pen of Three: Pollard Farms LLC, Waukomis, Okla.

Grand Champion Pen of Three Bulls: Krebs Ranch, Gordon, Neb.

Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Three Bulls: Chestnut Angus Farm, Pipestone, Minn.