2013 Word Beef Expo Results

This fall saw the 21st Annual World Beef Expo, held at Wisconsin State Fair Park in Milwaukee. Exhibitors from Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois participated in this year’s event.

2013 Wisconsin State Fair
Jackpot Hereford Steer Show Results

This past August, Kaci Keppen, Fort Atkinson, exhibited the Grand Champion Jackpot Hereford Steer at the 2013 Wisconsin State Fair Junior Beef Show. The steer was bred by Paul and Sylvia Baker / Baker Polled Herefords, Elkhorn, Wisconsin. This honor earned Kaci Keppen a $500 cash prize. This is the second year in a row that the combination of Keppen (exhibitor) and Baker (breeder) have won the Jackpot show. Reserve Champion honors went to Noah Geffert with a steer bred by Tower Hill Farm, Rudolph, Wisconsin.

To be eligible for this class, steers must be born in Wisconsin by a member of the Wisconsin Hereford Association or the Wisconsin Junior Hereford Association, must carry an AHA Steer Certificate and entry fees must be paid by the breeder and exhibitor. The champion steer receives $500, reserve $250 and on down with every exhibitor receiving a cash prize. What better way can exhibitors recover money on a steer project?

Herefords are a breed known for feed efficiency, but most of all their gentle nature, perfect for the younger exhibitors to start out showing. So, if you’re in the process of looking for aster for next year, look for a Hereford! There are breeders all over the great state of Wisconsin hosting plenty of club calf sales this fall with outstanding Hereford show steer prospects.

For more information about the Jackpot show, or if you need help finding a breeder in your area, contact Kermit Rhiner at 608-445-1279 or Ruth Espenscheid at 608-543-3778.

2013 Wisconsin State Fair
Open Hereford Show Results

August 10, 2013
Judge: Chad Murnin, MT
Location: West Allis, WI
Head: 12 bulls, 8 cow-calf, 46 heifers

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Champion Heifer, Overall Champion Hereford Female and Supreme Champion Female Overall Breeds: Wildcat Cattle Company, Wildcat OC Patience 21Z ET

Reserve Champion Heifer and Reserve Champion Hereford Female: Wildcat Cattle Co., GVM Miss Just A Lady 743 0912

Champion Bull: Pierce’s Hereford Haven, PHH PCC 966 Lined Up 26  ET

Reserve Champion Bull: Lietzau Polled Herefords, LPH Right Time 67Y ET

Champion Cow-Calf: Wildcat Cattle Company, Wildcat Enuff Baby Baby 008

Reserve Champion Cow-Calf: Point Creek Herefords, PCH Wild About You Y22

Premier Breeder: Steven and Gordon Merry, Hartford/Sun Prairie, WI

Premier Exhibitor: Wildcat Cattle Co., Darlington, WI

Chairman Award: Warren Brown Family, Hartland, WI and Steven and Gordon Merry, Hartford/Sun Prairie, WI

2013 Wisconsin State Fair
Junior Hereford Show Results

August 6, 2013
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Judge: Joel Cowley, Richmond, TX
Head: 23

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Grand Champion Female and Grand Champion Bred & Owned: Wildcat OC Patience 21Z Reg # 43276921 DoB February 16, 2012 Sired by Delhawk Kahuna 1009 ET Shown by Brett Jones, Darlington, WI

Reserve Grand Champion Female: KF Babooshka 38Z ET Reg # 43292240 DOB: April 8, 2012 Sired by DB Hard Drive ET Shown by Deidra Payne, East Troy, WI

Reserve Bred & Owned: Wildcat Electra Baby 214 Reg # 43370322 DOB: May 5, 2012 Sired by STar TCF Shock & Awe 15 Shown by Bailey Jones, Darlington, WI

Champion Cow-Calf: Wildcat Enuff Baby Baby Reg # 43123322 DOB March 22, 2010 Sired by Ch Enuff Prophet 2913 with a heifer calf at side bu CRR About Time 743 Shown by Brett Jones, Darlington, WI

Reserve Cow-Calf: Brookview 4037 Yule Reg# 431193546 D)B: February 12, 2011 Sired by THM Durango 4037 with a bull calf at side. Shown by Brittney Renn, Hartland, WI

2013 Junior National Hereford Expo Results

Wisconsin had 35 head of cattle and 7 exhibitors to the “Show Me The Herefords” Junior National Hereford Expo, Kansas City, MO, July 14-21.

Pee Wee Speech Winner — Lauren Jones

Pee Wee Judging 1st Place — Ty Lietzau

Pee Wee Judging 1st Place Team — Ty Lietzau, Jaydon Lietzau, Lauren Jones

4th Grade Prospect Award Winner — Lauren Jones

Intermediate Showmanship — 8th Place Overall Brett Jones

Peewee Showmanship — 10th Place Overall Wyatt Kegley

Wisconsin Outstanding Exhibitor Award — Deidra Payne

Cow-calf B&O Champion and Grand Champion Overall — Riley, Brett, Bailey & Lauren Jones - Wildcat Enuff Baby Baby 008 and Wildcat Always Be My Baby 302

Additional Wisconsin Class Winners

2013 WLBA Spring Preview & WJHA Jackpot Show Results

Over 40 Hereford youth from Wisconsin and Illinois exhibited both steers and breeding stock at the WLBA Spring Preview Show and the WJHA Jackpot Show in Jefferson the weekend of June 8-9.

Earning Champion Hereford Heifer honors at both shows was Deidra Payne, East Troy, with KF Babooshka 38Z, an April, 2012 heifer sired by DB Hard Drive. The Reserve Champion Hereford Heifer was Wildcat OC Patience 21Z, a February yearling heifer sired by DelHawk Kahuna 1009, exhibited by Brett Jones, Darlington.

WJHA Jackpot Show Division Winners

WLBA Spring Preview Show Division Winners

Riley Jones, Darlington, led out the Champion Hereford Cow-Calf Pair. Wildcat Enuff Baby Baby 008 and her February calf, Wildcat Always Be My Baby 30, were also named Champion Cow-Calf Pair over all breeds at the WLBA Show. Reserve Hereford Cow-Calf Pair was KMC Maggie May 515Y, and her March calf, C & L Maggie’s Star 3027, exhibited by Allison Folkman, Ixonia.

Champion Bull at both shows was ASC Overtime 203Z, an April yearling sired by CRR About Time 743. Reserve Hereford Bull awards went to Biggs 29U Zinger U53 Z40, a fall calf sired by MSU Ulysses 29U. He was shown by Molly Biggs, Dixon.

In the steer shows, Ananah Dobson, Johnson Creek, led out the Champion Hereford Steer weighing 1205#. Katelyn Koellen, Johnson Creek, won Reserve Hereford Steer honors with her 1240# steer, bred by Baker’s Polled Herefords, Elkhorn.

Judges for the show were Roger Allen, Simmental breeder; and Lee Denzer, BlackHawk East College.

Winners in the Pee Wee showmanship classes were Ty Bickelhaupt, Mt. Carroll, Ill and Lauren Jones. Champion Junior Showmen were Haley Bickelhaupt, Mt. Carroll, Ill and Lauren McMillan. In the Intermediate Division, winners were Riley Jones and Del Adcock. Topping the Senior Division were Tamar Adcock, and Taryn Adcock.

Speech contest winners were Lauren Jones in the PeeWee Division, Sydney Espenscheid-Stolee in the Junior Division, and Bailey Jones in the Intermediate Division. Winners in the Team Fitting Contest, who will represent Wisconsin at the Junior National Hereford Expo are Lauren Jones, Sydney Stolee, and Brett Jones. At the junior national, the junior marketing team will be Riley and Lauren Jones and Sydney Stolee. The senior marketing team will include Bailey Jones, Deidra Payne, and Julie WIechert. Hereford Bowl contestants will include Brett and Bailey Jones, Deidra Payne, and Julie WIechert as seniors, and Riley and Lauren Jones, Sydney Stolee, and Wyatt Kegley as juniors.

BJ and Kim Jones, along with Kurt and Jenni Kegley, are advisors for the junior Hereford association. Working the showring as Hereford royalty were Nicky Folkman, Annah Dobson, and Bailey Jones.

Grand Champion Heifer — shown by Deidra Payne

Reserve Grand Champion Heifer — shown by Brett Jones

Reserve Supreme Champion Overall, Champion Hereford Heifer — shown by Deidra Payne

Reserve Champion Hereford Heifer — shown by Brett Jones

2013 WHA State Sale Results

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