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Junior Beefmaster Breeders Win in Wichita Falls, Texas

 

BOERNE, Texas – Over two hundred Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) members and their families traveled to the MPEC – J.S. Bridwell Agricultural Center in Wichita Falls, Texas for the 33rd Annual JBBA National Show and Convention from July 16-22. This week-long event hosted Junior Beefmaster breeders from Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Along with the cattle shows and convention, money was also raised to support the JBBA program.

“A big thank you to the auction donors, live auction buyers and Calcutta auction buyers. The auctions held last week raised over $16,000 for the Junior Beefmaster Breeders program,” said Collin Osbourn, Beefmaster Breeders United Chief Financial Officer.

During the convention JBBA members elected the following individuals to represent them as the 2017-2018 JBBA Board of Directors and Officers.

  • President: Cristian Samano of Decatur, Texas
  • President Elect: Raleigh Scherer of Brenham, Texas
  • Secretary: Emily Martin of New Ulm, Texas
  • Treasurer: Seth Byers of Decatur, Texas
  • Reporter: Amanda McCoskey of Simms, Texas
  • District 1 Directors: Amelia Buckley of Collins, Miss., and Saige Tassin of Bush, La.
  • District 2 Directors:  Kylee Henderson of Checotah, Okla., and Kodi Stapp of Shawnee, Okla.
  • District 3 Directors: Nicholas Flanery of New Caney, Texas and Reece Wrobleski of Anderson, Texas
  • District 4 Directors: Richard Longoria of Mission, Texas and Caitlin Vargas of Edinburg, Texas
  • District 5 Directors: Coby Pritchett of Combine, Texas and Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas

The annual event consisted of several competitions including public speaking, photography, power point presentation, livestock judging and herdsman quiz.

The winners of the public speaking contest are as follows:

  • Junior 1st place: Kayl Tassin, Bush, La.
  • Intermediate 1st place: Abigail Hooper, Joaquin, Texas
  • Senior 1st place TIE: Saige Tassin, Bush, La., and Gabby Eskew, Sealy, Texas

The winners of the photography contest are as follows:

  • Junior 1st place: Makenzie Low, Alto, Texas
  • Intermediate 1st place: Lillian Hettinger, Springtown, Texas
  • Senior 1st place: Braylee Mackie, Lott, Texas

The winners of the power point presentation contest are as follows:

  • Junior 1st place: Cody Barnett, Decatur, Texas
  • Intermediate 1st place: Clayborne Janssen, Victoria, Texas
  • Senior 1st place: Sierra Rhodes, Raymondville, Texas

The winners of the livestock judging contest are as follows:

  • Junior 1st place: Kenlie Pearson, Southlake, Texas
  • Intermediate 1st place: Anna Hiser, Crandall, Texas
  • Senior 1st place: Rylee Cass, Bryan, Texas

The winners of the herdsman quiz contest are as follows:

  • Junior 1st place: Cayden Carpenter, Shawnee, Okla.
  • Intermediate 1st place: Bennett Janssen, Victoria, Texas
  • Senior 1st place: Trenton Glaser, Rogers, Texas

The JBBA members also participated in multiple cattle competitions during the week in Wichita Falls and six different shows took place for members to exhibit their cattle. The six shows included an ultrasound carcass contest, showmanship competition, a bred and owned heifer show, a bred and owned bull show, a Beefmaster E6/Advancer heifer show and the JBBA National Heifer Show.

The winners of the showmanship competition are as follows:

  • Junior Champion Showman: Audrey Felux, LaVernia, Texas
  • Junior Reserve Champion Showman: Kayl Tassin, Bush, La.
  • Intermediate Champion Showman: Abigail Hooper, Joaquin, Texas
  • Intermediate Reserve Champion Showman: Graicie Bouchard, Azle, Texas
  • Senior and Pevine Hicks Memorial Champion Showman: Payton Herzog, Robinson, Texas
  • Senior Reserve Champion Showman: Raegan Emmons, Streetman, Texas

The winners of the ultrasound carcass contest are as follows:

  • Class 1 Heifers: Caitlin Vargas, Edinburg, Texas
  • Class 2 Heifers: Amanda McCoskey, Simms, Texas
  • Class 3 Heifers: Brittany Durrett, Chico, Texas
  • Class 4 Heifers: Emily Paris, Azle, Texas
  • Class 5 Heifers: Lily Hettinger, Springtown, Texas
  • Class 1 Bulls: Cristian Samano, Decatur, Texas
  • Class 2 Bulls: Layne Bode, Dayton, Texas

The winners of the Beefmaster E6/Advancer heifer show are as follows:

  • Grand Champion E6/Advancer Heifer: Salt and Pepper owned by Payton Herzog, Robinson, Texas
  • Reserve Grand Champion E6/Advancer Heifer: Lyssy’s Daisy owned by Emily Paris, Azle, Texas

The winners of the Bred and Owned Bull Show are as follows:

  • Grand Champion Bred and Owned Bull: WR Spark owned by Shawn Skaggs, De Leon, Texas
  • Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Bull: RMW Patron Inferno owned by Reece Wrobleski, Anderson, Texas

The winners of the Bred and Owned Heifer Show are as follows:

  • Grand Champion Bred and Owned Heifer: Caroline’s Charlotte owned by Kalli Ellis, La Ward, Texas
  • Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Heifer: CF Betty Sue owned by Braylee Cowan, Dodd City, Texas

The winners of the JBBA National Heifer Show are as follows:

  • Grand Champion Heifer: -G 16/78 owned by Travis Glaser, Rogers, Texas
  • Reserve Grand Champion Heifer: Caroline’s Charlotte owned by Kalli Ellis, La Ward, Texas

After the heifer show was complete, JBBA members along with their families enjoyed the awards banquet and dance. All winners were announced from the contests and events held throughout the week. Overall awards were given to a JBBA member in each age division, which was determined from points earned throughout the week.

The overall awards were presented to the following JBBA members:

  • Overall Junior: Kayl Tassin, Bush, La.
  • Overall Intermediate: Abigail Hooper, Joaquin, Texas
  • Overall Senior: Amelia Buckley, Collins, Miss.

To round out the evening of awards, over $30,000 in scholarships were awarded to senior JBBA members. Scholarships were awards to the following JBBA members:

  • Brian L. Murphy Memorial Scholarship: Emily Martin of New Ulm, Texas
  • Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) Scholarship: Seth Byers of Decatur, Texas, Hayden Dallmeyer of Poth, Texas, Emily Martin of New Ulm, Texas, Lee Ellen Pearman of Alto, Texas and Kyle Barnett of Decatur, Texas
  • Beefmaster Breeders Cattlewoman Scholarship: Emily Martin of New Ulm, Texas and Kyle Barnett of Decatur, Texas
  • Kenneth Lewis and Robert Miles Memorial JBBA Scholarship: Jolene Bouchard of Azle, Texas, Amanda McCoskey of Simms, Texas, Coby Pritchett of Combine, Texas and Caitlin Vargas of Edinburg, Texas
  • East Texas/Louisiana Marketing Group Scholarship: Emily Martin of New Ulm, Texas, Lee Ellen Pearman of Alto, Texas, Seth Byers of Decatur, Texas and Amanda McCoskey of Simms, Texas

Last but not least, two very important awards were presented to the top hand junior member and top hand volunteers. The JBBA Top Hand Award was presented to Amelia Buckley of Collins, Miss., for all her hard work and passion for the JBBA program. As a recognition of the generous JBBA volunteers, the JBBA Helping Hand Awards were presented to JC and Teri Thompson- T5 Beefmasters of Bedias, Texas and Sheldon and Margaret McManus- SM Beefmasters of Lake Charles, La. Congratulations to all the JBBA members on a great week and thank you to the volunteers and sponsors for the hard work and support that made this event possible.

Mark your calendars for next year’s 34th Annual JBBA National Convention and Shows to be held in Texarkana, Texas from July 15 – 20, 2018.

For more information on the JBBA program call 210-732-3132 or visit www.beefmasters.org. Stay connected to BBU through Facebook, follow us on Instagram, view our videos on YouTube, and follow us on Twitter. Receive our news updates through joining our mailing list.

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Beefmaster Breeders United (www.beefmasters.org), located in Boerne, Texas, is a not-for-profit breed registration organization that provides programs and services for its members. Beefmaster, Beefmaster Advancer and E6 cattle are selected on the “Six Essentials” of disposition, fertility, weight, conformation, milk production and hardiness.
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2 Comments

  1. Michelle Bouchard
    Posted July 28, 2017 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    Graicie Bouchard was the intermediate reserve showman Champion.

    • Jeralyn Novak
      Posted July 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I have made that correction and I apologize for the mistake.

      - Jeralyn

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