Champions Showcased in Brangus Futurity

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.

Futurity Black Female- Champ - Tanner MillerCullers’ 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,

Futurity Black Female- Res Champ - Doguetexhibited 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.

Futurity Red Female- Champ - Katy Knox

Futurity Red Female- Res Champ - Bailye Foltyn

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.

Futurity Black CC- Champ - Johnston

Futurity Black CC- Res Champ - Ellie Jorgenson

Futurity Red CC- Champ - Jared Lopez

Futurity Black Bull- Champ - Savannah ScottIn 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. Futurity Black Bull- Res Champ - Buck ThomasonThe 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.

Futurity Red Bull- Champ - Cox

Futurity Red Bull- Res Champ - Atkinson

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.

For more information about NJBS and the junior association, visit junior.gobrangus.com.

Champions Named at Brangus National Bred and Owned Shows

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).

Champion Challenge- Champ - Aimee AdamekChampion Challenge- Res Champ - Lane BakerThe 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.

 

B&O Black Female- Champ - Tanner MillerThe 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 B&O Black Female- Res Champ - Luke JohnstonOwned 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.

B&O Red Female- Champ - Katy Knox

B&O Red Female- Res Champ - Katy Knox

 

 

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.

B&O Black Bull- Champ - Savannah Scott

B&O Black Bull- Res Champ - Katy Knox

 

B&O Red Female- Champ - Katy KnoxFor more information about NJBS and the junior association, visit junior.gobrangus.com.

Champions Crowned at 37th Annual NJBS

by Tyler Dean, IBBA Shows/Junior Coordinator

This year’s 31st Annual National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS) brought 112 Junior Brangus exhibitors from 10 states to West Monroe, La., where they exhibited 195 entries in the National Owned Heifer, Cow-Calf and Bull Shows.

Jon DeClerck, lecturer and Livestock Judging Coach at Iowa State University, traveled from Ames, Iowa, to evaluate 122 Brangus Females, 32 Red Brangus Females, 15 Brangus Cow-Calf Pairs, one Red Brangus Cow-Calf Pair, 24 Brangus Bulls and one Red Brangus Bull. DeClerck, who is currently working on his Ph.D. at Iowa State University, grew up on a family farm outside Aledo, Ill., raising Angus and club calves as well as farming 1,500 acres of corn and soybeans. He attended Black Hawk Community College where he excelled in national livestock competitions and helped his team earn a national championship. He continued his judging career at Texas A&M University where he was a part of the 2006 undefeated National Champion Team. He has continued his involvement with livestock judging leading Texas Tech University to a national championship in 2008 and is now at the helm of Iowa State’s team. DeClerck continues to play a role in his family’s operation in Illinois.

Rising to the top to claim Grand Champion Female honors was DDD Ms Chariti 88Z10, owned and exhibited by Jake Johnston of Waxahachie, Texas. The May 2012 female came out of the Summer Yearling Heifer Division and is sired by DDD Masterplan 1019W10. Following from the same division, Savannah Scott of Angleton, Texas, took Reserve Champion Female honors home with her June 2012 female MCC Dottie 622Z. Dottie is sired by D Bar D Mr Amos Moses 23T1. In the Red Brangus show, coming from the Junior Heifer Division, DDD Ms Cherrie 88Y20 took home the title of Grand Champion Red Brangus Female. The November 2011 female is a daughter of OCF Fireman 109W and is owned and exhibited by Tanner Banks of Lincoln, Texas. Taylor Goerlitz of Brenham, Texas, exhibited Dos XX’s Stretchs Cover Girl to claim titles of Red Yearling Heifer Champion and Reserve Champion Red Brangus Female. Cover Girl is a February 2012 daughter of Dos XX’s Chief’s Mr Stretch.

Owned Black Female- Champ - Johnston

Owned Black Female- Res Champ - Savannah Scott

 

Jake Johnston of Waxahachie, Texas, added to his hardware in the cow-calf show by exhibiting 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 of 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.

Owned Black CC- Champ - Johnston

Owned Black CC- Res Champ - Ellie JorgensonOwned Red CC- Champ - Jared Lopez

Rounding out the day was the crowning of the owned bull champions. SCC Sampson 313Y, bred, owned and exhibited by Savannah Scott of Angleton, Texas, rose to the top to claim Grand Champion Bull honors. The bull first won the Senior Bull Division and is an April 2011 son of Doguets Hercules 88S3. Taking Yearling Bull Champion and Reserve Champion Bull honors was RBM King of Hearts, a March 2012 son of DDD Out Cross 1234X. The bull is owned and exhibited by Clint Faul of Rayne, La. In the Red Brangus Bull Show, KK Navigator 317A4 claimed the titles of Red Bull Calf Champion and Grand Champion Red Brangus Bull. Katy Knox of Hempstead, Texas, exhibited the January 2013 son of Mr -C- Prince 30W.

Owned Black Bull- Champ - Savannah ScottOwned Black Bull- Res Champ - Faul

Junior Spotlight- Emily Jackson

IBBA features Emily Jackson in the Junior Spotlight. From Waco, Texas, Emily is the reigning Miss International Junior Brangus Association Queen and is actively involved in the IJBBA. Emily has a strong passion for the agriculture industry. She is currently a junior at Texas Tech University and wishes to be a lobbyist or an advocate for the agriculture industry, disproving false claims made by organizations with an anti-meat agenda. Watch the video to see how the IJBBA has made an impact on Emily’s life.

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IJBBA to Host Inaugural Leadership Conference

The International Junior Brangus Breeders Association (IJBBA) will host the first “Legacy Conference” for all IJBBA members January 4-6, 2013, in San Antonio, Texas. Participants will meet and network with other juniors from across the country while building fundamental leadership skills. Pre-registration is just $100 until December 15, 2012, and late registration is available until December 21.

Download the conference schedule and make plans to attend the first IJBBA Legacy Conference in January. To register, download and complete the registration form, and return it to Tyler Dean. Visit the IJBBA website for more information.

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NJBS 2012 Show Results

This year’s National Junior Brangus Show (NJBS) reported having an increase in the number of participants, and the quality of the entries far exceeded anyone’s expectations. Thank you to the sponsors and friends of the breed who helped make the NJBS another success and a great experience for those involved.

The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA) reported 96 Junior members representing nine states participated in the week of events. Thirty of those participants were first-time exhibitors compiling a total of 168 entries.

“Really do marvel at the fact that the Brangus association kicks out so many good kids year after year after year that go on and contribute in so many avenues of our beef cattle industry,” said Aaron Cooper who judged the Bred and Owned Show.

Complete NJBS results, TBBA State Show results and Banquet Awards are published in the August issue of the Brangus Journal which can be viewed online at http://gobrangus.com/brangus-publications/.

Watch the videos posted below of the Owned Show and the Bred and Owned Show to see who was selected as Grand and Reserve Champion and hear judges’ comments on the quality of cattle and our youth.

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Scholarships Available to Students

Attention Juniors, Parents and Grandparents:

Have someone heading to college shortly? Don’t miss out on opportunities for some free cash for college. Here are some scholarships that have deadlines approaching soon.

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