Angus Champions selected at 2016 Iowa State Fair

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Angus entries competed for top honors at the 2016 Iowa State Fair Angus Show, August 16 in Des Moines, Iowa. Chan Phillips, Maysville, Ky., evaluated the 218 entries, which included 167 females, 41 bulls and eight cow-calf pairs.

2K Class Act 875 claimed grand champion bull honors. Richard Keene Jr., Potosi, Wis., and Kelli Retallick, Glen Haven, Wis., own the February 2015 son of EXAR Classen 1422B. He first claimed junior champion.

Woodruff Payraise 52 was named reserve grand champion bull. Woodruff Angus Farm, Milton, Iowa, owns the May 2014 son of PVF ALL PAYDAY 729 that earlier won senior champion.

KDJ Queen Ruth 502 captured grand champion female and junior champion for Maddy Udell, Sioux City, Iowa. She’s a February 2015 daughter of PVF Insight 0129.

Kenton Lain, Corydon, Iowa, claimed reserve grand champion female. Checkerhill Viola 519 is a February 2015 daughter of Silveiras Style 9303 and first won reserve junior champion.

Katelyn Holmes, Benton, Iowa, owns the grand champion cow-calf pair. HCC Forever Lady 8534 is a February 2014 daughter of PVF Windfall SCC 9005. A January 2016 heifer calf sired by PVF Insight 0129 completes the winning pair.

Koch Angus Farms, Columbus Junction, Iowa, owns the reserve grand champion cow-calf pair. Birks Forever Lady 21 is a January 2011 daughter of S A V Bismarck 5682. A January 2016 heifer calf sired by Mohnen South Dakota 402 is at side.

A complete list of winners follows:

Judge: Chan Phillips, Maysville, Ky.

Heifers

Junior Heifer Calf Champion: Burns Elba 16S1

Exhibitor: Burns Angus, Oxford, Iowa

Reserve Junior Heifer Calf Champion: Moffitt CS Rosebud M601

Exhibitor: Abby Collison, Rockwell City, Iowa

Senior Heifer Calf Champion: Top Line Lady 5125

Exhibitor: Tucker Bayer, Ringle, Wis.

Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion: Jensen Erica 591 of FAF

Exhibitor: Cale Jensen, Plainfield, Iowa

Intermediate Champion Heifer: J&K Georgina 8241

Exhibitor: Hannah Mitchell, Prescott, Iowa

Reserve Intermediate Champion Heifer: BRF Proven Queen C528

Exhibitor: Cassidy Becker, Diagonal, Iowa

Junior Champion Heifer: KDJ Queen Ruth 502

Exhibitor: Maddy Udell, Sioux City, Iowa

Reserve Junior Champion Heifer: Checkerhill Viola 519

Exhibitor: Kenton Lain, Corydon, Iowa

Senior Champion Female: May-Way Empress 1446

Exhibitor: Caleb Flory, Baldwin City, Kan.

Reserve Senior Champion Female: Deppe R&C Envious Blackbird

Exhibitor: Madeline Herring, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Grand Champion Female: KDJ Queen Ruth 502

Exhibitor: Maddy Udell, Sioux City, Iowa

Reserve Grand Champion Female: Checkerhill Viola 519

Exhibitor: Kenton Lain, Corydon, Iowa

Bulls

Junior Bull Calf Champion: Maas Dinero 6415

Exhibitor: Maggie Maas, Adair, Iowa

Reserve Junior Bull Calf Champion: KLB Classic 6711

Exhibitor: Kirk Brandt, Corning, Iowa

Senior Bull Calf Champion: Baldco LW Insight 529

Exhibitor: Hailey Jentz, Fennimore, Wis.

Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion: TGM Compton 1738

Exhibitor: Tim Mardesen, Oxford, Iowa

Intermediate Champion Bull: WWW Hedge Fund

Exhibitor: Woodruff Angus Farm, Milton, Iowa

Reserve Intermediate Champion Bull: Double C Equater 15WC

Exhibitor: Double C Stock Farm, New Sharon, Iowa

Junior Champion Bull: 2K Class Act 875

Exhibitor: Richard Keene Jr., Potosi, Wis., and Kelli Retallick, Glen Haven, Wis.

Reserve Junior Champion Bull: Gannon Consensus N735

Exhibitor: Gannon Angus Inc., Colfax, Iowa

Senior Champion Bull: Woodruff Payraise 52

Exhibitor: Woodruff Angus Farm, Milton, Iowa

Reserve Senior Champion Bull: DDA Equalizer 1453

Exhibitor: Double Diamond Angus, Chrisman, Ill.; Chad Fawcett, Camache, Iowa; and

Doug & Glenda Schroeder, Clarence, Iowa

Grand Champion Bull: 2K Class Act 875

Exhibitor: Richard Keene Jr., Potosi, Wis., and Kelli Retallick, Glen Haven, Wis.

Reserve Grand Champion Bull: Woodruff Payraise 52

Exhibitor: Woodruff Angus Farm, Milton, Iowa

Cow-calf pairs

Grand Champion Cow-Calf: HCC Forever Lady 8534

Exhibitor: Katelyn Holmes, Benton, Iowa

Reserve Grand Champion Cow-Calf: Birks Forever Lady 21

Exhibitor: Koch Angus Farms, Columbus Junction, Iowa

Group classes

Get-of-Sire: PVF Insight 0129

Exhibitor: Buck Creek Farm, Prescott, Iowa

Junior Get-of-Sire: PVF Insight 0129

Exhibitor: Buck Creek Farm, Prescott, Iowa

Best Six Head: Jensen Angus Farm, Plainfield, Iowa

PREMIER BREEDER: 2K Cattle Enterprises, Glen Haven, Wis.

PREMIER EXHIBITOR: Katelyn Holmes, Benton, Iowa