Lincoln, Nebraska – The 2021 American Royal Open Gelbvieh and Balancer® show was held on Saturday, October 9, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. Exhibitors had the pleasure of welcoming judge Chris Sankey of Council Grove, Kansas, to evaluate and sort through 22 Gelbvieh females, 12 Gelbvieh bulls, 26 Balancer females and seven Balancer bulls.

Grand champion Gelbvieh female was GHGF Lady Cassandra 052H owned by Karley Rumfelt of Phillipsburg, Missouri. This heifer was born October 10, 2020, and sired by GHGF Cow Town D536. She first earned the title of champion senior heifer calf.

Reserve grand champion Gelbvieh female was JRI Ms Onederful 254E322 owned by Webb Cattle Company of Quenemo, Kansas. Born, March 7, 2021, this cow was sired by JRI Optimizer 148A24 and first earned the title of champion cow-calf pair.

Grand champion Gelbvieh bull was JNCC Sundance Kid 0242H ET owned by Nowack Cattle Company of Owensville, Missouri. Born April 14, 2020, this bull is sired by JNCC Red Directive 367A and first earned the title of champion junior bull.

Reserve grand champion Gelbvieh bull was CRLL Empire 0983H ET owned by Carroll Land & Cattle of Raymore, Missouri. First earning the title of champion senior bull calf, this December 2, 2020, born calf was sired by JDPD Astro 407S.

Grand champion Balancer female was MGA DI Leading Lady 042H owned by Ellie Bowman of Lewis, Kansas. Also claiming the title of champion intermediate heifer, this June 1, 2020, born female was sired by PVF Metropolis 8178.

Reserve grand champion Balancer female was VLK Drip Drop H027 owned by Jentry Johnson of Maquoketa, Iowa. This March 11, 2020, born female was sired by VLK Young Gun C503 and held the title of champion junior yearling female.

Grand champion Balancer bull, owned by Hilltop Farms of Asbury, Missouri, went to HTFG Hilltops Headliner H049 sired by JKGF Ditka C85. Born February 16, 2020, this bull also claimed the title of champion junior bull.

Reserve grand champion Balancer bull, born October 2, 2020, was KBRO Spiked 4 Life 2099H. Owned by Kaycee Brown of Dwight, Kansas, and sired by EGL Lifeline B101, this bull was also named champion senior bull calf.

2021 Open Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show
American Royal
October 9, 2021
Kansas City, Missouri

Division Champions and Reserves:

Gelbvieh Females

Champion Spring Heifer Calf
KARR Rumfelts Ms. Daphne ET
Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, Mo.
Sire: GHGF Man O’ War F825

Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf
JNCC 123J
Cameron Nowack, Bland, Mo.
Sire: GHGF Air Force F21

Champion Junior Heifer Calf
CIRS 175J ET
Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan.
Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8

Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf
MDR Clara Allen 102J ET
Cameron Nowack, Bland, Mo.
Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8

Champion Senior Heifer Calf
GHGF Lady Cassandra 052H
Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, Mo.
Sire: GHGF Cow Town D536

Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf
LLLI 3L Elle 14H10
Isabel Lowe, Adrian, Mo.
Sire: JRI Oklahoma 246C4

Champion Intermediate Heifer
LBVF Strawberry H014
Logan Buffo, Lansing, Kan.
Sire: JRI Pistol Pete 214A44

Reserve Champion Intermediate Heifer
PHS Prohart I’m Fancy Too 045H
Pro-Hart Seedstock, Pueblo, Colo.
Sire: PHS Prohart Epitome 739E

Champion Junior Yearling Heifer
HTFG Hilltops Ms Hadley H031
Ally Gollan, Sarcoxie, Mo.
Sire: HTFM Mr. Equalizer E711

Reserve Champion Junior Yearling Heifer
HIGH Ms Hope 9H24 ET
RLB Genetics, Fordland, Mo.
Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83

Champion Cow-Calf Pair
JRI Ms Onederful 254E322
Webb Cattle Company, Quenemo, Kan.
Sire: JRI Optimizer 148A24

Reserve Champion Cow-Calf Pair
PHS Prohart Empress 714E
Porsha Binning, Cherokee, Okla.
Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female
GHGF Lady Cassandra 052H
Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, Mo.
Sire: GHGF Cow Town D536

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female
JRI Ms Onederful 254E322
Webb Cattle Company, Quenemo, Kan.
Sire: JRI Optimizer 148A24

Gelbvieh Bulls

Champion Spring Bull Calf
JTCW Outer Banks 07J
Webb Cattle Company, Quenemo, Kan.
Sire: JRI Infiniti 270B38

Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf
DTK Jagged E227J
DTK Cattle Company, Janesville, Iowa
Sire: DLW TPG Frontrunner 2510F

Champion Junior Bull Calf
CIRS 618J
Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan.
Sire: GHGF Young Gun C310

Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf
CIRS 45J
Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan.
Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8

Champion Senior Bull Calf
CRLL Empire 0983H ET
Carroll Land & Cattle, Raymore, Mo.
Sire: JDPD Astro 407S

Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf
RLBG Smith & Wesson H039
RLB Genetics, Fordland, Mo.
Sire: JRI Pistol Pete 214A44

Champion Intermediate Bull
PHS Prohart Heavy Hitter 050H
Pro-Hart Seedstock, Pueblo, Colo.
Sire: DBRG Mr. Duramax 843F

Champion Junior Bull
JNCC Sundance Kid 0242H ET
Nowack Cattle Company, Owensville, Mo.
Sire: JNCC Red Directive 367A

Reserve Champion Junior Bull
HTFG Hilltops Hawkeye H064
Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo.
Sire: HTFM Mr. Equalizer E711

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull
JNCC Sundance Kid 0242H ET
Nowack Cattle Company, Owensville, Mo.
Sire: JNCC Red Directive 367A

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull
CRLL Empire 0983H ET
Carroll Land & Cattle, Raymore, Mo.
Sire: JDPD Astro 407S

Balancer® Females

Champion Spring Heifer Calf
DTK Juicy Little Secret A127J
DTK Cattle Company, Janesville, Iowa
Sire: PVF Blacklist 707

Champion Junior Heifer Calf
DTK Journey E211J
DTK Cattle Company, Janesville, Iowa
Sire: PVF Blacklist 707

Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf
KARS Black Pearl 83J
Karson Brooks, Bennet, Neb.
Sire: JRI Probity 254D28

Champion Senior Heifer Calf
GCRK Vicki 0178H
Molly Anderson, Marion, N.C.
Sire: SAC Conversation JS02

Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf
AMT 104H
Cody Clary, Saluda, S.C.
Sire: EGL Encore E7166

Champion Intermediate Heifer
MGA Di Leading Lady 042H
Ellie Bowman, Lewis, Kan.
Sire: PVF Metropolis 8178

Reserve Champion Intermediate Heifer
GSCC Annie B H026
Kaycee Brown, Dwight, Kan.
Sire: EGL Lifeline B101

Champion Junior Yearling Heifer
VLK Drip Drop H027
Jentry Johnson, Maquoketa, Iowa
Sire: VLK Young Gun C503

Reserve Champion Junior Yearling Heifer
CBRO Journey 2076H
Cody Brown, Dwight, Kan.
Sire: XXB Primo 541E ET

Grand Champion Balancer® Female
MGA DI Leading Lady 042H
Ellie Bowman, Lewis, Kan.
Sire: PVF Metropolis 8178

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer® Female
VLK Drip Drop H027
Jentry Johnson, Maquoketa, Iowa
Sire: VLK Young Gun C503

Balancer® Bulls

Champion Spring Bull Calf
KARR Mr. Black Jack J96P ET
Karley Rumfelt, Phillipsburg, Mo.
Sire: Deer Valley Growth Fund 71122

Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf
DTK Judge E027J
DTK Cattle Company, Janesville, Iowa
Sire: S A V Rainfall 6846

Champion Junior Bull Calf
PNUT Black Jack 69H
Porsha Binning, Cherokee, Okla.
Sire: PHS Prohart Gregg 847F

Champion Senior Bull Calf
KBRO Spiked 4 Life 2099H
Kaycee Brown, Dwight, Kan.
Sire: EGL Lifeline B101

Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf
LHC Ricky Bobby 0183H
Locust Hill Farms, Ruffin, N.C.
Sire: TJB 4102C Probity 848F

Champion Intermediate Bull
KKKG Hugo E01H
Joseph Tollett, Basehor, Kan.
Sire: VRT Lazy TV Watchman W021

Champion Junior Bull
HTFG Hilltops Headliner H049
Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo.
Sire: JKGF Ditka C85

Grand Champion Balancer® Bull
HTFG Hilltops Headliner H049
Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo.
Sire: JKGF Ditka C85

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer® Bull
KBRO Spiked 4 Life 2099H
Kaycee Brown, Dwight, Kan.
Sire: EGL Lifeline B101

Katie Harbert Gelbvieh Media Productions Coordinator 303-465-2333 katie@gelbvieh.org