Well friends, the school supplies are officially out at Wal-Mart which means Summer 2012 is quickly coming to an end. The summer show circuit of AJSA Regionals and Nationals was a very successful time for DP Sales customers. It is always fun to see heifers that came out of one of our sales in the show ring, especially when a junior member is on the halter.
At the North Central Regional, a heifer that sold to the Vanengen family of Iowa out of the 2011 “The Chosen Few” at Janssen Farms, and was selected as the 4th overall female by judge Kyle Rozeboom. Macy Favorite of Tennessee also purchased a female out of the 2011 Chosen Few which was selected as the 7th overall female at the Eastern Regional in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
Speaking of the Eastern Regional, 10 heifers were shown in Hattiesburg that came out of a DP sale. 6 heifers in the Top Ten Overall were purchased through a DP Sales Mgt. event. That is a pretty great percentage! The Grand Champion female was selected by the Powers family of Virginia from the 2010 Virginia Beef Expo from Virginia Tech University. The Reserve Champion Female was purchased by Lily Swain out of the Head of the Class Sale in 2011. 3rd – Krista Barb with her purchase from the 2012 Family Traditions, 4th- Abbie Moreno with a female from the KY Beef Expo, 7th- Macy Favorite, and 10th – Macy Favorite with a female from the Cattlemen’s Choice Sale.
Last week in Lima, 30 heifers that were exhibited by juniors went through the ring at one of our sales. Madelynn Beins travelled all the way from Utah with her female that was purchased out of the 2011 Genetic Connection Sale, and was named 15th Overall female! Aria Warren of Indiana purchased a female out of The Chosen Few that was named 20th Overall female.
We are so happy for these juniors and their families on their success with heifers who came from our clients and consignors. We look forward to gathering photos of their heifers and using them in future sale catalogs. If you have a picture of a junior exhibiting a female that came through a DP Sales Mgt. sale, please feel to forward that to us.
Congratulations to all the juniors on their success this summer! See you at the next show!