Gelbvieh and Balancer Show Kick-Off the Morning
October 21, 2017
The quality of Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle was noticed in the tremendous turnout Saturday morning. The breed is known for their maternal strengths and superior growth, according to the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) website.
Junior exhibitors entered the ring with smiles as Jim Bloomberg evaluated the heifers and bulls. This year the Champion Junior Heifer went to Dallan Thomas, Oklahoma, and Reserve Junior Heifer was awarded to Jessie Lowe, Missouri.
The open show followed the junior show in the Gelbvieh ring with Judge Brigham Stewart. Dallan Thomas, Oklahoma, exhibited the Champion Gelbvieh heifer and Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kansas, had Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Heifer. Grace D Vehige, Missouri had the Champion Gelbvieh Bull and Emily Griffiths, Indiana had Reserve Champion Bull.
The AGA began a program commonly known as Balancer cattle and these animals are Gelbvieh cattle crossed with Angus or Red Angus genetics. The offspring are registered and have an EPD profile and pedigree available.
The Balancer show had a large amount of participation in both the junior and open show. The Junior Show Champion was awarded to Karly Alexander, Oklahoma, and Cameron N Nowack, Missouri, had the Reserve Champion Female. In the open show, Emily Griffiths, Indiana, had the Champion Female and Karly Alexander, Oklahoma, took home this year’s Reserve banner. Emily Griffiths, Indiana, had the Champion and Reserve Balancer Bull.
Congratulations to all Gelbvieh and Balancer exhibitors!