By Tyler Dean, IBBA Shows/Junior Coordinator
Of 177 animals entered in the 2012 Brangus Futurity, six were named Grand Champions at the IKE Hamilton Expo Center in West Monroe, La., by Judge Judd Cullers of Hungerford, Texas. Cullers’ judging career started at Abilene Christian University and has continued for 21 years. He has judged cattle in six different states and 12 different countries.
Cullers’ first champion, CMR Ms Lanie 488Z, was named Summer Yearling Heifer Division Champion before being named Grand Champion Female. Lanie, a May 2012 daughter of DDD Black Gold 804S25, is owned and exhibited by Tanner Miller of Gilmer, Texas. Doguet’s Diamond D of McCoy, Texas,
exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Female, DDD Ms Barbara 804Y61. A November 2011 daughter of Doguets Hercules 88S3, Barbara first won the Junior Heifer Division. In the Red Brangus Show, Katy Knox from Hempstead, Texas, took top honors. Coming from the Red Summer Yearling Heifer Division, KK Miss Maybelline 65Z5 took the Grand Champion Red Female title. The female is a July 2012 daughter of R2R Johan 37S1. Bailye Foltyn’s Miss -C- Red Bailye 087Z came out of the Red Yearling Heifer Division to claim Reserve Champion honors. Red Bailye is a March 2012 daughter of Dos R2 Extra Style 880P.
In the Cow-Calf Show, Jake Johnston of Waxahachie, Texas, exhibited JCC Ms 390Y to claim the Champion Cow-Calf Pair honor. The January 2011 cow is a daughter of DDD Lights Out 44P1 and had a February 2013 bull calf at side, Mr JCC Antonio 390A. Miss JLS Katherine 767Y and her March 2013 heifer calf, Ms Odyssey 767A, claimed the title of Reserve Champion Cow-Calf Pair. Katherine is a March 2011 daughter of Skyhawks President and is owned and exhibited by Ellie Jorgenson, Tyler, Texas. Jared Lopez took the Grand Champion Red Brangus Cow-Calf Pair honors with Ms M4 Rose and her March 2013 bull calf, Mr. M4 Oso Rojo. Rose is an April 2011 daughter of R2 Extra Style 880P.
In the bull show, SCC Sampson 313Y capped his highly successful week by taking top honors as Grand Champion Bull. Coming out of the Senior Bull Division, Sampson, an April 2011 son of Doguet’s Hercules 88S3, was exhibited by Triple Crown Ranch of Angleton, Texas. I H Rudder 504Y2 came from the Senior Yearling Bull Division and took the Reserve Grand Champion Bull title. The September 2011 bull is a son of Chief of Indian Hills 23P68 and is owned and exhibited by Buck Thomason of Cranfills Gap, Texas. Grand Champion Red Brangus Bull honors went to CX Mr Promise Keeper 609/Y1 owned and exhibited by Cox Excalibur Brangus of Katy, Texas. 609/Y1 first won the Red Senior Bull Division and is an April 2011 son of CX Promise Keeper 84/R. From the Junior Yearling Bull Division, Mr -C- Duke 30Z took the title of Reserve Grand Champion Red Brangus Bull. Sired by R2 Extra Style 880P, the March 2012 bull is owned and exhibited by Bar C Bar Red Brangus of Wharton, Texas.
Concluding the day was the group classes. Dillard Land and Cattle, Ltd. of Katy, Texas, won the Produce of Dam class with two sons of Miss JLS Revenue 630U.
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