Champions named at national junior angus show

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INDIANAPOLIS — More than 700 Angus juniors and their families traveled to Indianapolis to compete in the 2014 National Junior Angus Show July 6-12 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

National Junior Angus Association members represented “Angus in the Heartland” as they exhibited 1,071 entries during the week-long event that included more than a dozen educational contests in addition to the cattle show.

Dan Shike, Champaign, Ill. judged the 648 owned heifers; Kevin Rose, Salem, Ill., assisted in judging the owned heifers; Tyler Cates, Modoc, Ind., judged the 254 bred-and-owned heifers, 38 cow-calf pairs, and 65 bred-and-owned bulls. Brian Cates, Modoc, Ind., assisted in judging the bred-and-owned heifers and cow-calf pairs; and Brad Winegardner, Lima, Ohio, judged the 66 steers.

Calli West, Paris, Texas, showed the grand champion owned female, EXAR Frontier Gal 3734. Eric Schafer, Owaneco, Ill., led the reserve grand champion owned female, DDA Barbara 1308.

Blake Boyd, Mayslick, Ky., led the reserve grand champion bred-and-owned female.

From Pennsylvania. Matthew Mitchell, Reinholds, Pa., led the reserve grand champion bred-and-owned bull, Cherry Knoll Total Product . Logan Wright, Philippi, W.Va., showed the grand champion owned cow-calf pair. Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio, took reserve grand champion bred-and-owned cow-calf pair with Maplecrest Rita 2026.

The January 2012 daughter of Connealy Confidence 0100 had a February 2014 son of G A R Progress. They first won reserve champion two-year-old pair.

Garrett Gardner, Cherry Tree, Pa., earned grand champion steer honors with Buchanan’s Friday R269. Brody Fitzgerald, West Grove, Pa., earned reserve grand champion bred-and-owned steer with Cherry Knoll Gunner 1338. He is an April 2013 son of Exar Lutton 1831.

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