Cattle producers from across the West saw success in NILE Continental breed shows
On Oct. 13-21, cattle producers from across the U.S. and Canada gathered in Billings, Mont. for the Northern International Livestock Exposition (NILE), where they competed in some of the toughest breed classes in the region.
Cattlemen from Wyoming and other Western states made an impressive showing in four Continental and Any Other Breed (AOB) classes during the week-long event.
Simmental show results
Western producers topped the podium during the NILE Simmental Show.
In the junior division, Ashlynn Kneib of Florence, Mont. exhibited the Junior Grand Champion Simmental Female – SKR Smoke Wagon K5, sired by W/C Loaded up 1119Y – and Aribella Beins of Deweyville, Utah won reserve-champion honors with TPHT MS Expression L310G, sired by Conley Express 7211.
Beins also exhibited the grand champion bull in the junior division – SKR Smoke Wagon K5, a son of TPHT Elijah L605 – followed by Kneib’s MW-Bentley Style, a son of KSIG Steenline His Style, in reserve.
WLL Patrizia 30K, a daughter of Good As It Gets, was the Grand Champion Simmental Female in the open show. She was shown by Rigby, Idaho’s Tymber Billman and followed by Kneib’s SKR Smoke Wagon K5.
Top Hat Farms of Deweyville, Utah took home grand and reserve champion Simmental bull honors, with TPHT Elijah L605, a son of DMCC Elijah 48E, and TPHT North Forty L324D, a son of S B C Northgate 795H, respectively.
Washington producers Ayven Moon of Ellensburg and Ledgerwood Gelbvieh of Clarkston swept the NILE Gelbvieh and Balancer Show.
Moon’s T Bar S MS 24 Karat, sired by SCC SCH 24 Karat 838, was the Grand Champion Junior Gelbvieh/Balancer Female and the Grand Champion Balancer Female in the open show.
Additionally, Moon’s RSSL Hazys Kirin 22K, sired by JRJ Probity 254D28, was the Reserve Champion Junior Gelbvieh/Balancer Female and the Reserve Champion Balancer Female in the open show.
Ledgerwood Gelbvieh’s Ledgerwood Lee Ann, sired by JLSL Rampage 920G, was the Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female, and Ledgerwood Lacey 34, sired by CIBS Revival 04F 9642, was the Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Female.
Ledgerwood Gelbvieh also exhibited the grand and reserve champion Gelbvieh bulls – JLSL Jigsaw 128J and Ledgerwood Leonard, respectively. Both bulls were sired by Twin View Mayweather.
Additionally, the title of Grand Champion Balancer Bull went to ProHart Leviathan 341L, a son of Flying H MR High Rev 2, exhibited by ProHart Seedstock of Pueblo, Colo.
Wyoming cattlemen dominated the leaderboard during the Texas Longhorn Show.
The title of Junior Grand Champion Texas Longhorn Female went home to Mason Nix of Murdo, S.D. with Cute’n Cut, followed by OCC Clementine in reserve, shown by Douglas’ Emma Grace Velazquez.
Toby Johnson of Big Horn had both the Grand Champion Non-Haltered Texas Longhorn Female and the Grand Champion Non-Haltered Mature Texas Longhorn Female, with Sangria 44 and Diamond Dollar, respectively.
Jesse Dewey of Otto had the grand champion and reserve champion females in both of these categories as well, with DC Groovy Gretta and RNL Grande Gretta, respectively.
OCC Go Heeled and OCC Carmelita, both exhibited by Belle Longhorns of Douglas, were the respective grand and reserve champion females in the haltered division of the show, while Johnson’s Aunt Jemima crowned as the Grand Champion Haltered Mature Female.
Johnson also took home honors with the grand and reserve champion steers – MC Ten and Gitche Gumee, respectively.
The grand and reserve champion bulls – Dried Pecos and Lil Red Iron – were both exhibited by Nix.
AOB show results
Brothers Radley and Rowdy Berry of Port Orchard, Wash. stood side by side in the final drive of the Junior Any Other Breed (AOB) Show, taking home grand and reserve champion honors respectively.
Radley’s Grand Champion AOB Female, Berrys Kahlua, was sired by CELL Freedom 8208F, and Rowdy’s Reserve Champion AOB Female, DJ Katch 22, was sired by AHCC Hemi.
Rowdy’s heifer was also named the AOB Reserve Champion Female in the open show, which was topped by a heifer named Jaycee, a Here I Am daughter exhibited by Caysen Wanack of Filer, Idaho.
Powell resident Tag Thompson made an impressive showing in both the junior and open AOB shows.
Thompson’s bull MR SJTR Kaptain Krunch, sired by SYES Hands Down 528H E, received the “Grand Champion Slap” during the Junior AOB Show. MR SJTR Knight Rider 303, also exhibited by Thompson and sired by SYES Hands Down 528H E, took home reserve-champion honors in both the junior and open shows.
The Grand Champion AOB Bull in the open show was Blaze of Meyer, a son of Meyer 734, exhibited by Vanek Club Calves of Silesia, Mont.
Hannah Bugas is the managing editor of the Wyoming Livestock Roundup. Send comments on this article to firstname.lastname@example.org.