Judges impressed with quality of animals at ENLS
By CARYL VELISEK
TIMONIUM, Md. — The 63rd Eastern National Livestock Show was held at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, Md., on Sept. 17 thru 19. Numbers were down, but according to the judges, quality was high.
Katrina Frey of Frey Family Angus, in Quarryville, Pa., scored a what amounted to a Grand Slam with her Angus as she exhibited the Supreme Champion Heifer and the Supreme Champion Bull of the Open Breeding Cattle Show, the Supreme Champion Heifer and the Supreme Champion Bred and Owned Heifer of the Junior Heifer Show.
Frey's winning heifer is Frey’s KJF Arkpride P48T105, a September 2008 heifer by Connealy Danny Boy, out of Arkpride of Cherry Knoll and she is due to calve in early October. She was also Supreme Champion Heifer of the Junior Heifer Show and Supreme Bred and Owned Champion of the Junior Heifer Show.
The Supreme Champion Angus bull is Checkmate, a flush mate to the Supreme Champion heifer. Frey also had the produce of dam.
The grand champion Hereford heifer of the open show was the senior heifer calf champion, KTM Loaded with Charm, an October 2009 calf exhibited by Kenneth Poole of Union Bridge, Md. The reserve grand champion heifer was the intermediate champion, JB June Swoon 619 ET, a June 2009 heifer exhibited by Melissa Grimmel of Grimmel Farms in Jarrettsville, Md.
The grand champion Hereford bull was springfields Sir Arlington, a summer senior bull exhibited by Wyatt Debnam of Springfield Farm in Glenville. Pa.
In the Open Simmental Show, Stephanie Dausch of Hackberry Hill Farm, in Pylesville, Md., exhibited her junior champion heifer, HBHF Oopsie Dairy 11W to the grand championship. Taylor Ebert of Camden Wyoming, Del., had the reserve grand champion with his junior heifer calf champion, J2 Ms Sassy x03.
HBHF Momma’s Boy, an April 2010 bull calf exhibited by Stephanie Dausch, was the champion bull of that breed. Dausch also had the produce of dam.
There were two Shorthorns shown and Brenda Strohmer of Strohmer’s Farm in Woodstock, Md. had the champion with APC Wild & Sweet Dixie Child, an April 2010 calf, and Greg Soper of Westminster, Md., had the champion bull with Moon Shine Runner, a January 2010 calf.
The grand champion heifer of the Red Shorthorn Show was the champion junior heifer calf, Mount Hopes Cherri Bomb, an April 2010 calf exhibited by Kristen Morgan of Mount Hope Acres in Easton, Md., and she also exhibited the reserve grand champion heifer, SRA Vanessa Marcil, an april 2009 heifer.
Grand champion bull of the Red Angus show was Sleepy Hollow Sam, a September 2009 bull exhibited by Rodney Kuhns of Glen Rock, Pa.
Kristen Morgan also won the produce of dam, and was premier breeder and premier exhibitor of the Red Angus show.
In the All Other Breeds show, Chet Stem of Chapel Knolls Farm in Westminster, Md., exhibited his junior heifer calf champion to the grand championship. She is Miss Ali 10X and January 2010 heifer. Sara Holler of Oakland, Md., had the reserve grand champion heifer with her intermediate champion, TPFF Taylor, a May 2009 heifer. The champion bull of the AOB show was ECF Barbarosa 103X, a march 2010 calf exhibited by Taylor Ebert of Camden, Del. Rachael Hockenbery of Woodbine, Md., had the produce of dam.
Kyle Culp of Ohio State University judged the Open cattle shows.
Adam Conover of Delaware Valley College was in agreement with the Open show judge as he, too chose for the Supreme Champion and Supreme Champion Bred and Owned, Katrina Frey's Angus champion, Freys KJF Arkpride P48T105. Frey also had the reserve grand champion with her champion senior heifer calf, Freys KJF Arkpride M35 U108.
In the Junior Hereford show, Melissa Grimmel of Grimmel Farms in Jarrettsville, Md., exhibited her intermediate champion, JB June Swoon 619 ET, to the grand championship. Sara Beck of Monkton, Md., had the reserve grand champion Hereford with her reserve intermediate champion, S & J Maple,
Jake Schuman of Red Oak Point Farm in Oxford, Md., had the champion bred and owned Hereford heifer, Red Oak Point Farm’s Peanut, a January 2009 that was also the reserve junior champion.
Taylor Ebert of Camden Wyoming, Del., swept the Junior Simmental heifer show as his early junior calf, J2 Ms Sassy x03 was named grand champion, and his junior champion, Midnight Star, was named reserve grand champion and also bred and owned champion.
Kristen Morgan of Mount Hope Acres in Easton, Md., swept the Junior Red Angus heifer show be winning the grand championship with her junior champion, SRA Vanessa Marcil, and the reserve grand championship with her bred and owned junior heifer calf champion, Mount Hopes Cherri Bomb.
In the All Other Breeds Junior Heifer Show, Sara Holler of Oakland, Md., exhibited the intermediate and grand champion TPFF Taylor, and Rachael Hockenbery of Woodbine, Md., had the junior and reserve grand champion with PCF Ms Amber. Hockenbery also had the champion bred and owned AOB heifer with HCF Fonzies Shania, an April junior yearling that was also the reserve junior champion.
In the Junior Commercial Heifer show, Tyler Bowman had the grand champion with his March 2010 calf, Curley, and she was also the champion bred and owned. Nikki Swann of Cordova, Md., exhibited the reserve grand champion, Belle, the intermediate champion heifer.
Market steer show
Judge, Kyle Culp, also sorted through 14 Market Steers and chose Lacey Murrays 1,293 pound calf as grand champion. Murray is from Garrett, Pa.
The reserve champion market steer was owned by Ashley Rodeheaver of Friendsville, Md. and he weighed in at 1,358 pounds.
In the Feeder Steers show, Tyler Bowman of Accident, Md. had the champion, Napoleon, a crossbred, and the reserve champion, Junior, another cross.