* 2012 NC State Fair Open Simmental Show
NC State Fair Open Show.
The Open Simmental Show at the NC State Fair was on Tuesday,
October 16 with Shane Bedwell of Wellington, Colorado serving as judge.
He selected the youngest calf in the show, BRS 928Z Strike 3 J-Lo
as his Grand Champion Simmental Heifer.
This daughter of Flying B Cut Above was shown by Josh Bray of
Walnut Cove, NC. The
Reserve Grand Champion Heifer was the Senior Champion, RFF Minnie Pearl
X6 shown by Melissa Beagle of Gibsonville, NC.
Minnie Pearl is a daughter of TJ 57J The Gambler.
The Reserve Calf Champion was JM Miss War U21-Y14 shown by Drew
Bray and sired by FBFS Warsaw 068W.
Junior Champion was RBSS Mistral Wind Y416 shown by Ridgewood
Simmentals of Boone, NC.
Mistral Wind is sired by RBSS Black Stampede R205.
Reserve Junior Champion was CMB BSC Scarlet shown by Pamela
Bissett of Raleigh and sired by SVF/NJC Built Right N48.
Reserve Senior Champion was RBSS Perfect Pearl Y102 shown by
Ridgewood Simmentals and sired by RBSS Black Stampede R205.
Champion Cow/Calf Pair went to Ridgewood Simmentals with HS/HSF
Time-Out U4955 sired by HTP SVF In Dew Time.
In the bull show, TX Cold Steel was selected as the Grand
Champion Simmental Bull.
This SVF Steel Force S701 son was shown by TX Enterprises of
Winston-Salem, NC. Cold
Steel was also the Calf Champion.
The Reserve Calf Champion was selected as the Reserve Grand
Champion Bull, RFF Pilgrim Y8.
Pilgrim is sired by Welshs Dew It Right 067T and shown by Phil
Rucker of Hamptonville, NC.
Ridgewood Simmentals took first place in Junior Get-of-Sire and
Best Five Head. Ridgewood
also won Champion Pair of Tarheel Heifers and Champion Pair of Tarheel
Bulls. Premier Exhibitor
honors went to Ridgewood Simmentals of Boone, NC.
Congratulations to all these exhibitors!
||Grand Champion Heifer: BRS 928Z
Strike 3 J-Lo shown by Josh Bray of Walnut Cove, NC.
||Reserve Grand Champion Heifer: RFF Minnie Pearl X6 shown by
Melissa Beagle of Gibsonville, NC.
||Grand Champion Bull:TX Cold Steel shown by TX Enterprises,
||Reserve Grand Champion Bull: RFF Pilgrim Y8 shown by Phil
Rucker, Hamptonville, NC.
NC State Fair Junior Show.
The NC State Fair Junior Show was held on Saturday, October 13 in
Raleigh. The Simmental were
the first breed to show at 8 AM that day with Jim Williams from Boling,
Texas serving as the judge.
Judge Williams selected an April 2012 heifer as his Grand Champion
Simmental, BRS 928Z Strike 3 J-Lo.
This Flying B Cut Above daughter was shown by Josh Bray of Walnut
Cove, NC. The Reserve Grand
Champion Heifer was also a Flying B Cut Above daughter, TX Hollywood.
TX Hollywood was a January 2012 heifer shown by Erin Rucker of
Other class winners in the Simmental Junior Show were Drew Bray
with JM Miss War/U21-Y14, McKenzie Tilley with MarleyRae Y178, Josh Bray
with BRS Blue Jean Baby Y25N, Catherine Harward with SFS Ellie XY02,
Jacob Rucker with RFF Miss Starmount X9 and Matthew Beagle with RFF
Minnie Pearl X6. Drew Bray
from Lawsonville, NC was awarded the Jimmy Smith Memorial Award for his
good sportsmanship, helpful attitude and positive promotion of
agriculture. Three of the
Simmental exhibitors also were Showmanship Award winners:
Catherine Harward of Richfield, Drew Bray of Lawsonville and Erin
Rucker of Hamptonville.
Congratulations to all these juniors for their State Fair wins!
||Grand Champion Heifer: BRS 928Z Strike
3 J-Lo shown by Josh Bray of Walnut Cove, NC.
||Reserve Grand Champion Simmental Heifer at the Junior Show
was TX Hollywood shown by Erin Rucker of Hamptonville, NC
|| Jimmy Smith
Memorial Award was presented to Drew Bray of Lawsonville, NC.
* 2011 NC State Fair
Open Simmental Show
*2011 NC State Fair Junior Show
||Grand Champion Simmental Heifer: RMSY Miss Priss shown
by Jordan Carter of Concord, NC
| Reserve Grand Champion: RFF Minnie Pearl X6 shown
by Christy Rucker of Hamptonville, NC