Class 1A: Junior Heifer Calf 1/1/12 & after
1. Kelsey Potter, Silver Peaks Farm w/ SPF Lucy Lou*, 2. David Morris, EZ Mini Herefords w/ EZ/ Chester’s Lil’ Ditsy**, 3. Lindzie Huber, w/ LL Playmate Holly, 4. Jim Lindsay, Lindsay Littles w/ LL Playmate Princess, 5. Myca Cantrell, w/ LL Playmate Oralee
Class 2A: Fall/Winter Senior Heifer Calf 9/1/11-12/31/11
1. Jerry Duval, DuVal Farms w/ DF Echanted Evening*
Class 4A: Spring Senior Heifer 1/1/11-4/30/11 Continue reading 2012 Northern Int’l Livestock Expo
Class A1: Heifers
1. Tate Bittner with Springfield’s Controversy*; 2. Karly Biddle with Miss Minnie**; 3. Conner Hayden with RJ TNT Missy; 4. Breck Debnam with SF Sasha 122
Class A2: Prospect Steers
1. Caroline Debnam with SF King Phillip*; 2. Karly Biddle with Mickey 1204**
Class A3: Market Steers
1. Payton Farmer with Skippy*; 2. Claire Brooks with RFD Rowdy Ben**
Class A4: Heifers
1. Carlee Smith with KAP Vance’s Lil Clair*; 2. Brooke Knicely with BAT Hiccup**; 3. Jenna White with RHH Nae Nae Continue reading 2012 NAILE
Class 1A: Spring Heifer Calves
1. Steve & Judy Splitt with SS Miss Taylor; 2. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF Kiel’s Betti; 3. Paula Kath with MPK Ibans Carmen
Class 1B: Spring Heifer Calves
1. Maine Aim Ranch with SMH Miss Willow*; 2. River Ridge Mini Herefords with RR Wendy; 3. Chad & Kari Kreel with KAP Lil Kid Lyle
Class 2: Junior Heifer Calves
1. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF Thunder’s Lightning** Continue reading 2012 American Royal
Class 1: Prospect Steers
1. Allan Leifeste with Big Tim; 2. Lane Navarre with Meatball; 3. Schertz Livestock with KAP Fletcher Scout; 4. Alli Cunningham with Tater Tot
Class 2: Prospect Steers
1. Aubree Blissard with Payton*; 2. Kennedy Kauffman with JAM Gunner’s Playboy**; 3. Schertz Livestock with KAP Fletcher Tyler
Class 4: Market Steers
1. Guy Raasch with Pete; 2. Schertz Livestock with KAP Solar Malcom
Class 5: Market Steers
1. Barrett Howe with JAM G-Man*; 2. Aubree Blissard with JAM Earl** Continue reading 2012 State Fair of Texas Results
Class 2: Junior Heifer Calf
1. Dantre Ranch with DT Rowdy Amber
Class 4: Late Senior Heifer Calf
1. Jeff Sterling with SR Rose L9Y
Class 7: Late Summer Yearling Heifer
1. Vanherweg Family Trust with BCR Dutchess’es Pippa; 2. Vanherweg Family Trust with BCR Adrian’s Myra
Class 11: Early Junior Yearling Heifer
1. PJ Ranch with PJR Majestic Diamond 1105; 2. Jeff Sterling with DBK Evee Continue reading Cow Palace / Grand National Rodeo
Class 2: Spring Jr Heifers
1. LK Robinson Farm with LK’s Commotion; 2. LK Robinson Farm with LK’s Maybelle
Class 3. Fall/Winter Jr Heifers
1. Emilee Munchrath with BLP Miss Peanut*; 2. Aubree Blissard with MABC Coconut Lady**; 3. Aubree Blissard with MABC Chocolate Lady; 4. Andrew Aguirre with CA Lady A
Class 6: Summer Int. Heifers
1. Dolores Jenkins with BDJ Sugarplum Oak*; 2. Charlotte Williams with WW Golden Grace**; 3. Dolores Jenkins with BDJ Silver Breez; 4. Chris Hoffman with SP Sammy
Class 7: Spring Int. Heifers Continue reading West Texas Fair & Rodeo
First, to Charlotte Williams … you are so correct when you say the International Virtual Cattle Show is a fun new cattle show concept! Thanks again for encouraging us to participate! It was a hoot! (Part of the fun was meeting the VCS organizer Janet Poole of New Zealand … she too is a truly delightful lady like yourself … you are a matched pair!)
Hello People are you paying attention?! Join in and enjoy yourselves too! The whole “showing process” here is quite simple. It’s all based solely on the animal itself, with each entry anonymously identified by a number only. You simply send in 3 pictures (front, side, rear) of your bovine. No training, washing, clipping, fitting, showing, traveling, time-consuming stress required! OK, maybe there’s a little “anticipation stress” involved!
The entries are sorted in to the standard gender and age appropriate classes (this year had 59 entries; from Australia, New Zealand, Scotland, and USA).
Entry pictures are posted online and an International Panel of Judges decide the actual Class Placings. There is also a “Viewer’s Choice” category, where anyone anywhere in the world can vote.
“Live Shows” by their nature require the judge to make a “snap decision,” but our judges were able to take more time to analyze the merits of each animal. To top it off, this Panel of Judges explained in writing the basis of their decisions. So very educational as well! Just go to www.amhbn.com and you’ll see what we’re tallking about!
So come on everyone, lighten up, grab your cameras and join in the fun! They’re already starting to plan the 2013 Show!
Finally, on a personal note, many thanks to everyone involved: entrants, judges and the voting general public. We’ve enjoyed knowing other folks also appreciate our little guy “Duke” (1st in Class and 1st in Viewer’s Choice… Awesome! What an honor! ) We’re proud this little fellow has represented the Mini Hereford breed and the USA so nicely!
This year’s Virtual Cattle Show for Miniature Herefords attracted almost double the entries we had last year and more have indicated they would like to take part next time. With four countries participating – Scotland and America in the north and Australia and New Zealand in the south – there was a good representation of Miniature Herefords from a wide variety of environments. This shows their versatility in coping with different climates, terrain, pasture and management.
The Judge this year was a Dexter breeder but also an All Breeds Judge. She took on board the requirements for judging Miniature Herefords and her in-depth comments for every entry were very much appreciated. For her part she thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we are grateful for her participation.
There were some new entrants this time and one of them managed to win both its breed class and the Viewers’ Choice. This was the yearling bull, IBA Duke of Ireland exhibited by Bob and Joan Massengale of Iti Biti Acres in Colorado. The Judge’s comments for this entry were:
“Attractive masculine head. Level top-line with square tail-set. Legs at four corners, wide and clean through brisket although front feet toed out slightly. Tight sheath, scrotum showing ligament definition and tilting back slightly. Good body length and spring of rib. Nicely balanced bull.” Our congratulations to them for their first effort.
By providing the three views the Judge was able to make a comprehensive analysis and readers will be able to see these reflected in her comments. For the future we encourage all exhibitors to spend time getting these three views as it gives a better profile of their animal.
There will be some slight adjustments for next year’s rules, one of them being changing Class Twelve (poll vote) to a favourite photo rather than be chosen just from the breed classes as there was not so much interest in the poll voting this year. This photo can be one already presented in a class or something quite different. These will help attract viewers to look at the particular appeal of the exhibit. For example, this photo (opposite page) ranked second in the poll yet was unable to be placed in breed classes owing to the very young age of the calf which meant its attributes were yet to develop.
There was a good selection of entries in each of the classes so that first to fourth placings were able to be made in almost all sections. It is proposed that Certificates for placings be made and possibly prizes for winners if appropriate sponsors can be found in each country which enters.
Many competitors are getting out their cameras now so that when the next VCS approaches they will have a good number of photos to choose from. New competitors are also encouraged so those who have already taken part may like to spread the word about it. There is not room in this article to display more photos but full coverage of the VCS can be seen on both the MBHA (www.mhbaonline.org) and AMHBN (www.amhbn.com) websites.
Here I would like to express my gratitude to Julie Stott (Australia) for her website recordings of the event and thanks to all competitors who took part. I had a wonderful time sorting the photos into their respective classes and enjoying the sight of so many Miniature Herefords from different places yet all with the distinctive features that are the mark of this smallest variety of Hereford. Congratulations to place getters and all who entered – you have worked well.
Photos top to bottom: VCS Champion IBA Duke of Ireland side view, front view, rear view submitted by Iti Biti Acres in Howard, Colorado, USA. Opposite: Reserve Champion Viewer’s Choice.
Class 2: Spring Jr Heifer Calves
1. LK Robinson Farm with LK’s Maybelle*; 2. LK Robinson Farm with LK’s Taffey; 3. LK Robinson Farms with LK’s Commotion
Class 3: Fall/Winter Jr Heifers
1. Aubree Blissard with MABC Chocolate Lady 1404**; 2. Cheraye Aguirre with CA Lady “A”; 3. Emilee Munchrath with BLP Miss Peanut; 4. Aubree Blissard with MABC Coconut Lady
Class 4: Summer Int. Heifers
1. Bill & Dolores Jenkins with BDJ Silver Breez; 2. Bill & Dolores Jenkins with BDJ Sugar Plum Oak; 3. Charlotte Williams with WW Kid Edwina; 4. Charlotte Williams with WW Golden Grace; 5. LK Robinson Farm with LK’s Half Pint Continue reading Tri-State Fair & Rodeo Show Results
Class1: Spring Heifer Calves
1. Potter Ranch Herefords with PJR Royal Juliet; 2. Silver Peaks Farm with SPF Lucy Lou
Class 2: Junior Heifer Calves
1. Straitside Ranch withSSR Crystal 202*; 2. Jensen Farms with JF Holomua; 3. Sweet Sippin Acres with Blue Moon; 4. Straitside Ranch with SSR Miss Tina 205; 5. Diamond S Herefords with Diamond S Starburst; 6. Straitside Ranch with SSR Abby 203**
Class 4: Sr. Heifer Calves
1. Diamond S Herefords with Diamond S Star Rose*
Class 5: Late Summer Yearling Heifers
1. Breeanna Hafner/DuVal Farms with DF Mia’s Miracle* Continue reading Pacific Northwest Miniature Hereford Show Results
We couldn’t have asked for better weather for the PNW Regional Miniature Hereford Show held in Salem, Oregon. The days were nice and warm with pleasantly cool evenings for our 13th annual show. This year we started our week with move-in on Monday, August 27, followed by Weights and Measures on Tuesday morning. Our tradition of coffee, juice and doughnuts continued each morning and was sponsored by Allen Family Farms, Silver Peaks Farm, and DuVal Farms.
This year the PNW Regional show sponsored a new event open for every breed in the Open Beef Barn to participate in…Cow Olympics. This event was open to anyone ages 6 thru “too old to ask” who had an animal and was willing to run through the timed obstacle course. Twenty-five individuals participated in four divisions with Miniature Herefords, Shorthorns, and Shorthorn Plus being represented. Everyone had so much fun and we drew quite the crowd of spectators. This new event was even reported in the local newspaper in a half page article–way to go Miniature Hereford Breeders, oh, and of course the Mini’s won in three of the four divisions, they may be small, but they are quick. We ended Tuesday evening with our annual no-host Breeders dinner where everyone had the opportunity to catch up and visit with old friends and meet the new breeders who attended.
Wednesdays are usually a day of rest and a time to speak with all the public, but not this year. This year we had our first Mini Hereford Costume Contest. We had ten entrants with a variety of costumes ranging from a Hula Heifer, Sheriff Nate, a Lion, an Angel, a soccer coach, a Ballerina, and even the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Dorothy. The competition was held at the Livestock Showcase Stage where the general public was the judges. After leading these little cuties around the stage showing off their wonderful costumes the votes were cast with the Ballerina winning. What a wonderful experience for both the youth competing as well the public who participated in the judging.
The Open show started at 10am on Thursday, August 30, with the Junior Showmanship competition following. We had 15 participants in the Junior Showmanship, ranging from ages 4 to 18, competing in four separate age brackets; our winners are Jake Allen in the Peewee division, Emma Eldridge as a Junior, Jesse Potter in the Intermediate, and our Senior division winner, Lauren Uhde. Emma received the Overall Grand Champion Showman award–Congratulations! After the completion of the show and photographs, our exhibitors gathered for an End of the Trail Luncheon featuring sub-sandwiches, awarding Open show and Junior showmanship prizes, and announcing the results of our silent auction, the proceeds of which contribute to the Junior and Open shows.
I would also like to recognize our 2012 PNW Regional show sponsors: Platinum Sponsors: MHBA and DuVal Farms. Gold Sponsors: Abiqua Animal Clinic, Allen Family Farms, Central Oregon Ranch Supply, LE&J Cattle Service, PJ Ranch LLC, Silver Peaks Farm, Straitside Ranch, Sweet Sippin Acres, VSI, and Wooden Nichol Ranch. Silver Sponsors: Cornerstone Acres and D&A Miniature Herefords. Bronze Sponsors: Blue Raeven Farms Inc, Dawson Cattle Company, and Half-Pint Herefords.
The PNW Regional show is an excellent exhibition for anyone wanting to experience a friendly show atmosphere with plenty of marketing opportunities to the public. I highly encourage everyone to come to the OSF next year for a truly wonderful show!
Originally posted at amhnetwork on August 21, 2012
The results for the Virtual Cattle Show for Miniature Herefords classes One to Eleven are included in the pdf file attached here – including photos of the winning entries and the judge’s comments for classes One to Eight.
The results for the Virtual Cattle Show for Miniature Herefords class Twelve (Viewer’s Choice) can be seen here
Our thanks to Janet Poole of Riverlets Miniature Herefords (the co-ordinator of the virtual show) and the judges for their in depth analysis of all entries. Continue reading Virtual Cattle Chow – Results are In!
Class 1: Fall & Winter Jr Heifer Calves
1. Bill & Dolores Jenkins with BDJ Sugar Plum Oak*; 2. Laura Cole with CCC Limitless**; 3. Charlotte & Steve Williams with WWW Kid Edwina; 4. Aubree Blissard with MABC Coconut Lady 1405; 5. Aubree Blissard with MABC Chocolate Lady 14; 6. Cheraye Aguirre with CA Lady “A”; 7. Meredith Roberts with JAM Lil Miss Muffin
Class 2: Summer Jr Heifer Calf
1. Jeff Bash with Becket G Starlet 261L**; 2. Chris Hoffman with SP Sammy
Class 3: Summer Jr Heifer Calf
1. Bill & Dolores Jenkins with BDJ Silver Breez*; 2. LK Robinson Farms with LK’s Half Pint; 3. Meredith Roberts with JAM Little Sister; 4. Meredith Roberts with Horseshoe B Miss 100X Continue reading Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo
Northern International Livestock Expo.
Class 1A: Heifer Calves
1. Courtney Peters with LL Playmate Edna
Class 3A: Heifers 5/1 – 8/30/10
1. Kirstie Kasch with 05’s B-Day Joy
Class 4A: Heifers 1/1 – 4/30/10
1. Dave Morris with LL Playmate Pearle; 2. Beatrice Jensen with TAC Cotton Tandy JH2 ET; 3. Jeff & Kelli Krenning with LH Bonnie Lass; 4, Myca Cantrell with LL Playmate Grace; 5. Beatrice Jensen with TAC Odessa JH1 ET Continue reading Northern Int’l Livestock Expo.
Houston Livestock Show
Class 1: Fall/Winter Jr Heifer
1. Bill Jenkins with BDJ Sugar Plum Oak*; 2. Aubree Blissard with MAB Coconut Lady 1405**; 3. D. McCall with Annabelle1; 4. Aubree Blissard with MABC Chocolate Lady 1404; 5. Cole Cattle Co. with CCC Limitless; 6. Meredith Roberts with JAM Lil’ Miss Muffin; 7. Cheraye Aguirre with CA Lady “A”; 8. Meredith Roberts with JAM Brandy’s Lil Hope; 9. Double W Ranch with WW Kid Edwina
Class 4: Summer Jr Heifers
1. Jeff Bash with Becket G Starlet 261L; 2. Salt Creek Ranch with SP Haley; 3. Double W Ranch with WW Golden Grace; 4. Diamond H Cattle with SP Sammy; 5. Cole Cattle Co. with CCC Tucson’s Bettina 15Y Continue reading Houston Livestock Show
Check out this link for a cool spotlight on Miniature Herefords at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo: http://abclocal.go.com/ktrk/video?id=8572139
CLASS 1: Fall & Winter Junior Heifer Calves: July 1- December 31, 2011
1). Preslies Lisa Marie David Ivy
2). Preslies Pricilla David Ivy
3). CCC Limitless Cole Cattle Company
4). MABC Chocolate Lady Aubree Blizzard
5). MABC Coconut Lady 1405 Aubree Blizzard
6). BDJ Sugar Plum Oak Bill & Dolores Jenkins Continue reading San Antonio Livestock Show Results 2012