By Tyler Dean, IBBA Shows/Junior Coordinator
Wednesday, July 17, 2013, at the IKE Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, La., Judge Jake Franke evaluated a stout lineup of cattle. Throughout the day, he appraised five Champion’s Challenge entries, 42 Bred and Owned female entries, and 15 Bred and Owned bull entries at the National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS).
The day began with the Champion’s Challenge, which is designed as a show-back opportunity for the previous year’s “Source of Champions” (SOC) Sale heifers with added prize money. Consigners put up $100 per heifer for the SOC Sale, and that money goes into the pot for the Challenge. In 2012, eight heifers sold to this year’s Challenge had $800 in added premiums. Five of the heifers sold in 2012 made it back for the Challenge show. Rising to the top was JG Miss 747 Lights Out, an October 2011 daughter of JG Mr. 747 Black Jet. She was consigned to the 2012 SOC Sale by Gorczyca and Son Brangus of Harrah, Okla., and is owned and exhibited by Aimee Adamek from Schulenburg, Texas. Royal Genetics of Bryan, Texas, sold the Reserve Champion, RG Miss Hee-Man 302Y4, who is now owned and exhibited by Lane Baker from Burton, Texas. The November 2011 female is a daughter of SCC Hee-Man 301W2.
The competition in the Bred and Owned Female Show was extremely stout. Tanner Miller of Gilmer, Texas, took home the Grand Champion Bred and Owned Female title with CMR Ms Lanie 488Z, who first won the Yearling Heifer Division. Lanie is a May 2012 daughter of DDD Black Gold 804S25. Coming out of the Heifer Calf Division to claim Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Female honors was JCC Ms 1252Z3, a daughter of DDD Walks Alone 193W6. 1252Z3, an October 2012 born female, was bred, owned and exhibited by Luke Johnston of Waxahachie, Texas. For the second consecutive year, Katy Knox of Hempstead, Texas, took home all the hardware from the Red Brangus Bred and Owned Female Show. KK Deju Vu 317A3 was named the Red Heifer Calf Champion before being honored as Grand Champion Bred and Owned Red Female. Deja Vu is a January 2013 daughter of Mr -C- Prince 30W. KK Miss Maybelline 65Z5, a July 2012 daughter of R2R Johan 37S1, claimed the title of Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Red Female after first winning the Red Yearling Heifer Division.
Rising to the top in the Bred and Owned Bull Show for a repeat of his 2012 win and the title of 2013 Grand Champion Bred and Owned Bull was SCC Sampson 313Y, bred, owned and exhibited by Savannah Scott from Angleton, Texas. The bull first won the Yearling Bull Division and is an April 2011 son of Doguet’s Hercules 88S3. Taking Reserve Champion Bred and Owned Bull honors was KK Bugatti 103A, a February 2013 son of WSK Bright Powerstroke 726R. Bugatti was bred, owned and exhibited by Katy Knox of Hempstead, Texas. Katy continued her sweep of the Red Brangus Bred and Owned Show by winning the title of Red Bull Calf Champion and Grand Champion Bred and Owned Red Brangus Bull with KK Navigator 317A4. Navigator is a January 2013 son of Mr -C- Prince 30W.
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