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Junior Beefmaster Breeders Compete – 2020 National Show and Convention

 

BOERNE, TEXAS – Approximately 215 Junior Beefmaster Breeders Association (JBBA) members and approximately 450 head of cattle from all over Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Kansas and Mississippi gathered the week of July 19-25, 2020 at the Bell County Exposition Center in Belton, Texas for a fun-filled week at the 2020 JBBA National Show and Convention.

In addition to the cattle shows, the event also included contests and competitions, a leadership conference, silent and live auctions, a meet and greet social and awards banquet were part of this annual event.

“The 36th Annual JBBA National Show and Convention would not have been possible without all of our sponsors, JBBA directors, BBU Staff, JBBA Adult committee and other volunteers. In this crazy time we are living in it was wonderful to have a week of “normal” with our Beefmaster family, and I cannot thank everyone involved enough for helping us pull it off,” said Youth Programs and Membership Coordinator Rylee Barber.

During the convention JBBA members elected the following individuals to represent them as the 2020-2021 JBBA Board of Directors and Officers.

  • President: Troy Glaser of Rogers, Texas
  • President Elect: Nikki Brady of Carrizo Springs, Texas
  • Secretary: April Solis of Mission, Texas
  • Treasurer: Bennett Janssen of Victoria, Texas
  • Reporter: Bryanna Hardin of Sweeny, Texas
  • District 1 Directors: Hudson Ham of Bellville, Texas and Breyana Robinson of Garland, Texas
  • District 2 Directors:  Lukas Mazac of Columbus, Texas and Colby Mullins of New Baden, Texas
  • District 3 Directors: Caeden Scherer of Brenham, Texas and Gracey Leopold of West Columbia, Texas
  • District 4 Directors: Kolton Brady of Carrizo Springs, Texas and Garrett Melnar of Bellville, Texas
  • District 5 Directors: Travis Glaser of Rogers, Texas and Braylee Cowan of Dodd City, Texas
  • At-Large Directors: Jacob Kolwes of Bellville, Texas and Mackenzie Lee of Sealy, Texas

The annual event consisted of several competitions including public speaking, photography, video, livestock judging and Beef Skillathon.

The winners of the public speaking contest are as follows:

  • Junior 1st place: Noah Mullins of New Baden, Texas
  • Intermediate 1st place: Weston Brooks of China, Texas
  • Senior 1st place: Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas

The winners of the photography contest are as follows:

  • Junior 1st place: Adley McCuistion of Sanger, Texas
  • Intermediate 1st place: Parker Schwarz of La Cygne, Kansas
  • Senior 1st place: Mackenzie Lee of Sealy, Texas

The winners of the video contest are as follows:

  • Junior 1st place: Bridger Ethridge of Nacogdoches, Texas
  • Intermediate 1st place: Weston Brooks of China, Texas
  • Senior 1st place: Caeden Scherer of Brenham, Texas

The winners of the livestock judging contest are as follows:

  • Junior 1st place: Makenzie Low of Alto, Texas
  • Intermediate 1st place: Parker Schwarz of Lacygne, Kansas
  • Senior 1st place: Raegan Emmons of Streetman, Texas

The winners of the Beef Skillathon contest are as follows:

  • Junior 1st place: Makenzie Low of Alto, Texas
  • Intermediate 1st place: Weston Brooks of China, Texas
  • Senior 1st place: Garrett Melnar of Bellville, Texas

JBBA members exhibited their cattle in six different shows over the week, including; 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 ultrasound carcass contest are as follows:

  • Class 1 Heifers: Kutter Karns of El Indio, Texas
  • Class 2 Heifers: Kace Bronikowsky of Sweeny, Texas
  • Class 3 Heifers: Makatlyn Burton of Stilwell, Oklahoma
  • Class 4 Heifers: Wyatt Morrison of Brenham, Texas
  • Class 1 Bulls: Saige Tassin of Bush, Louisiana

The winners of the showmanship competition are as follows:

  • Junior Champion Showman: Makenzie Low of Alto, Texas
  • Junior Reserve Champion Showman: Elliott Dore of Crowley, Louisiana
  • Intermediate Champion Showman: Kayl Tassin of Bush, Louisiana
  • Intermediate Reserve Champion Showman: Vance Aaron of Gladewater, Texas
  • Senior and Pevine Hicks Memorial Champion Showman: Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas
  • Senior Reserve Champion Showman: Raegan Emmons of Streetman, Texas

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

  • Grand Champion Bred and Owned Heifer: WR Foxie’s Felicity owned by Shawn Skaggs of De Leon, Texas
  • Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Heifer: WR Madonna owned by Shawn Skaggs of De Leon, Texas

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

  • Grand Champion Bred and Owned Bull: TCC Playing With Fire owned by Saige Tassin of Bush, Louisiana
  • Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Bull: JTR Downtown 822F owned by Jack Redden of Midway, Texas

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

  • Grand Champion E6/Advancer Heifer: L156 owned by Lane Hendricks of Flynn, Texas
  • Reserve Grand Champion E6/Advancer Heifer: L157 owned by Lex Hendricks of Flynn, Texas

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

  • Grand Champion Heifer: Emmons Zoe’s Secret owned by Saige Tassin of Bush, Louisiana
  • Reserve Grand Champion Heifer: 4M Onyx owned by Faith Martin of New Ulm, Texas

To wrap up the event, JBBA members and their families attended the annual awards banquet. Contest and event winners from throughout the week were announced and received awards. All-Around Champions were awarded in each age division, determined from points earned throughout the week. The All-Around Champions are awarded based on accumulated points in the National Junior Heifer Show, Bred and Owned Show, Judging Contest, Public Speaking Contest, Beef Skillathon, Photography Contest, Video Contest, Leadership Conference and Showmanship Contest. The top ten in each age division were recognized.

The All-Around Champion Awards were presented to the following JBBA members:

  • All-Around Junior: Makenzie Low of Alto, Texas
  • All-Around Intermediate: Weston Brooks of China, Texas
  • All-Around Senior: Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas

In addition to contest awards, several scholarships were awarded to the following senior JBBA members:

  • Brian L. Murphy Memorial Scholarship: Foster Hall of Alto, Texas
  • JBBA Scholarships: Abigail Hooper of Joaquin, Texas, Braylee Mackie of Lott, Texas, Bryanna Hardin of Sweeny, Texas and Preston Dallmeyer of Poth, Texas
  • Beefmaster Educational Endowment Foundation (B.E.E.F.) Scholarship: Reid Lovorn of Como, Texas, Abigail Hooper of Joaquin, Texas, Raegan Emmons of Streetman, Texas and Camrin Byers of Henrietta, Texas.
  • Beefmaster Breeders Cattlewoman Scholarship: Abigail Hooper of Joaquin, Texas, Kirstin Nikki Brady of Carrizo Springs, Texas, Kirby Russell of Bridgeport, Texas, Graicie Bouchard of Azle, Texas, Preston Dallmeyer of Poth, Texas, Rylee Howton of Three Rivers, Texas, Kutter Karns of El Indio, Texas and Luke Dallmeyer of Poth, Texas.
  • Kenneth Lewis and Robert Miles Memorial JBBA Scholarship: Troy Glaser of Rogers, Texas, Kutter Karns of El Indio, Texas, Foster Hall of Alto, Texas and Kirstin Nikki Brady of Carrizo Springs, Texas.
  • East Texas/Louisiana Marketing Group Scholarship: Troy Glaser of Rogers, Texas, Kutter Karns of El Indio, Texas and Foster Hall of Alto, Texas.

This year the WorkHorse Award was presented to Bennett Janssen of Victoria, Texas. The WorkHorse Award honors an individual that demonstrates a great work ethic, who willingly goes above and beyond what their responsibilities call for during the JBBA National Show and Convention.

In recognition of outstanding JBBA volunteers’ service, dedication, time, and support to the JBBA program, the JBBA Helping Hand Award were presented to Dawn and Lee Compton.

The BBU Staff and JBBA Board of Directors would like to thank all those that made this year’s event possible and congratulate all the participants. They look forward to next year’s 37th Annual JBBA National Convention and Show to be held in same location in Belton, Texas.

For more information about BBU and JBBA please contact the office at 210-732-3132 or visit www.beefmasters.org.

 

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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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