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Champions chosen at National Gelbvieh and Balancer Show

American Gelbvieh Association
Farm Forum

The National Gelbvieh and Balancer Show took place at the National Western Stock Show on Jan.14 in Denver, Colorado. Judge Donnie Robertson, Yukon, Oklahoma, evaluated the 38 Gelbvieh females, 30 Gelbvieh bulls, 80 Balancer females, and 26 Balancer bulls.

Grand champion Gelbvieh female was GGGE 3G Frankly My Dear 8100F owned by Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Indiana and Karen Eby, Duncan, South Carolina. This heifer was born April 15, 2018, and is the daughter of GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z. She first claimed the spring heifer calf division.

BCFG Butlers Ms Esmeralda 134E owned by Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, Missouri, won reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female. This September 2, 2017, daughter of BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71Z first claimed the senior heifer calf division.

Hilltop Farms Benny McWilliams, Asbury, Missouri, owned the grand champion Gelbvieh bull. HTFM Mr Equalizer E711 is the February 7, 2017, son of CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A and was first named Gelbvieh junior bull champion.

Reserve grand champion Gelbvieh bull was GGGE 3G Fort Apache 835F owned by Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Indiana and Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Crab Orchard, Kentucky. This bull was born February 17, 2018, and is the son of GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z. He first claimed the winter bull calf division.

Grand champion Balancer female was EGL Lass E3200 owned by JW LeDoux, Ree Heights, South Dakota. This female is the February 15, 2017, daughter of EGL Lifeline B101 and was first named Balancer junior heifer champion.

Reserve grand champion Balancer female was MDR Elly Zendt 702E ET owned by Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, Oklahoma. This female was born February 2, 2017, and is the daughter of Dameron First Class 896. She was the Balancer junior heifer division reserve champion.

Grand champion Balancer bull was SKYC SKYS Encore 7086E owned by Casey Martin, Oregon, Illinois. This bull was born March 19, 2017, and is the son of SKYM Foreman 2002Z. He first claimed the junior bull division.

GGGE 3G Frontier Justice 829F owned by Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Indiana, won reserve grand champion Balancer bull. This bull is the January 17, 2018, son of GGGE 3G Agustus 317A and was first named Balancer winter bull calf champion.

Division Champion and Reserves

Gelbvieh females

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Heifer Calf: GGGE 3G Frankly My Dear 8100F; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN and Karen Eby, Duncan, SC; Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: GHGF Lass 261F; Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, NC; Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 011X

Gelbvieh Champion Winter Heifer Calf: HIGH Ms She’s A Pistol 9F15; Hightower Cattle Company LLC., La Cygne, KS; Sire: JRI Pistol Pete 214A44

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Winter Heifer Calf: DCSF Post Rock Wilma 93F8 ET; Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, KS; Sire: VLK C503 Young Gun

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer Calf: BCFG Butlers Ms Esmeralda 134E; Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, MO; Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71Z

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: AMT Bobbi 98E; Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, NC; Sire: GHGF Shear Force 81A

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Heifer: SEPT RCO No Tans Lines E273; Kaid Sasse, Athol, KS; Sire: JRI Next STEP 285X72

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Heifer: GHGF Zelda 20E; Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, NC; Sire: GHGF Young Gun C310

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Junior Heifer: CIRS 22YE; Circle S Ranch, Canton, KS; Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8

Gelbvieh Champion Cow-Calf Pair: JRI Ms Petrina 270D45; Lily Judd, Pomona, KS; Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Cow-Calf Pair: RWG Kitty’s Dream 6526; Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, AB; Sire: BEAS 2806Z

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female: GGGE 3G Frankly My Dear 8100F; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN and Karen Eby, Duncan, SC; Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female: BCFG Butlers Ms Esmeralda 134E; Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, MO; Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71Z

Gelbvieh bulls

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Bull Calf: SEPT Rawhide ET F407; September Farms, Franklin, NE; Sire: RID R Outlaw 1456B

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf: RROG Over Final Line 16F; Overmiller Gelbvieh, Smith Center, KS; Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Gelbvieh Champion Winter Bull Calf: GGGE 3G Fort Apache 835F; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN and Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Crab Orchard, KY; Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Winter Bull Calf: DCSF Post Rock Young Gun 65F8 ET; Post Rock Cattle Co., Barnard, KS; Sire: VLK C503 Young Gun

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Bull Calf: JNCC Ripcord 783E; Jared, Caisie, Gilbert, Debra Nowack, Owensville, MO; Sire: JNCC Crimson Cash 514C

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Bull: PHS Prohart Epitome 739E; Pro-Hart Seedstock, Pueblo, CO; Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET

Gelbvieh Champion Junior Bull: HTFM Mr Equalizer E711; Hilltop Farms Benny McWilliams, Asbury, MO; Sire: CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A

Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Junior Bull: EGL Encore E7166; Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, NC; Sire: JOB Danell TD Chico Loco 28Y

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull: HTFM MR Equalizer E711; Hilltop Farms Benny McWilliams, Asbury, MO; Sire: CCRA Caroline Leverage 3214A

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull: GGGE 3G Fort Apache 835F; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN and Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Crab Orchard, KY; Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z

Balancer females

Balancer Champion Spring Heifer Calf: EGL Mercedes F401; Jady LeDoux, Ree Heights, SD; Sire: EGL Doc Holliday D100 ET

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: BCFG Butlers Fredia 133F; Butler Creek Farms, Milton, TN; Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z

Balancer Champion Winter Heifer Calf; RAAB BCFG Ms. Farah 24F ET; Aidan Raab, Markle, IN; Sire: SAV Brilliance 8077

Balancer Reserve Champion Winter Heifer Calf: BCFG Butlers Faith 131E; Butler Creek Farms, Milton, TN; Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z

Balancer Champion Senior Heifer Calf: JAGT Mystic 317E; Garrett, Justin and Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, NC; Sire: GHCC Long Range 092C

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: HTFG Ms Echo E1715 ET; Kyler Camerer, Asbury, MO; Sire: Silveiras Style 9303

Balancer Champion Intermediate Heifer: JNCC Miss Sky High 748E; Cameron Nowack, Bland, MO; Sire: Musgrave Sky High 1535

Balancer Champion Junior Heifer: EGL Lass E3200; JW LeDoux, Ree Heights, SD; Sire: EGL Lifeline B101

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Heifer: MDR Elly Zendt 702E ET; Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, OK; Sire: Dameron First Class 896

Grand Champion Balancer Female: EGL Lass E3200; JW LeDoux, Ree Heights, SD; Sire: EGL Lifeline B101

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Female: MDR Elly Zendt 702E ET; Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, OK; Sire: Dameron First Class 896

Balancer bulls

Balancer Champion Spring Bull Calf: BABR Revenant 8308F; Wes & Brittany Spencer, Pierre, SD; Sire BABR Vigilante 2101Z

Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf: BNW Fireball 8133F; Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch, Model, CO; Sire: SYD Boondocks Axel 3116A ET

Balancer Champion Winter Bull Calf: GGGE 3G Frontier Justice 829F; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN; Sire: GGGE 3G Agustus 317A

Balancer Reserve Champion Winter Bull Calf: GMT Lazy TV Jump Drive F423; Lazy TV Ranch, Selby, SD; Sire: RAB Bieber Hard Drive Y120

Balancer Champion Senior Bull Calf: GGGE 3G Empire Builder 797E ET; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN; Sire: GGGE 3G Agustus 317A

Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf: RID R Buford T Justice 7151E ET; Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, CO; Sire: AAD R Lawman 1467B

Balancer Champion Junior Bull: SKYC SKYS Encore 7086E; Casey Martin, Oregon, IL; Sire: SKYM Foreman 2002Z

Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Bull: MDR First Step 7549E; Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, OK; Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72

Balancer Champion Two-Year-Old Bull: GGGE 3G Double Agent 602D; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN; Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors

Grand Champion Balancer Bull: SKYC SKYS Encore 7086E; Casey Martin, Oregon, IL; Sire: SKYM Foreman 2002Z

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Bull: GGGE 3G Frontier Justice 829F; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, IN; Sire: GGGE 3G Agustus 317A