Richardson Herefords win top awards at exhibition

  • Sep. 11, 2006 3:00 p.m.

Tlell’s Richardson Ranch was named both Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor at the 40th annual Nechako Valley Exhibition beef show last month, and took home several other titles as well.
In an e-mail to the Observer, Don Richardson said a Richardson Ranch bull won the Grand Champion Bull title at the exhibition, held in Vanderhoof.
One of Jamie Richardson’s heifers won the heifer calf class, while the Richardson Ranch placed second. Richardson Ranch also showed the yearling class winner. Tlell 36N Kema 8S was named Junior Champion Female while CCR Tlell 29F Blu Lisa ET 536R was Reserve Junior Champion female.
Coming first in the two year old with calf class, Kenny Richardson showed his Wiranya Batavia cow with her heifer at side to Reserve Senior and Reserve Grand Champion Female of the Hereford MOE show.
Jamie Richardson showed her TA-BAR WLB Formula 035J cow to top spot in the mature cow with calf class and she was then named Senior and Grand Champion Female.
In the Progeny of Dam class, Richardson Ranch was first with the progeny of Tlell 60D Roo 29J while Copper-T was second with the progeny of SC 414B Diamond 32H and these two breeding units also finished one two in Breeders Herd.
Overall, Herefords had a strong showing throughout the weekend. Heidi Richardson started the weekend by winning the 4-H Grand Champion Yearling Heifer with her Hereford heifer project followed by Jamie Richardson’s Hereford cow calf pair which won the 4-H Grand Champion Mature Cow with Calf as well as being named Reserve Supreme Beef Cow over all breeds.
These two 4-H members with their Hereford cattle also won both the 4-H and the open showmanship classes. On the bull side the Richardson Ranch yearling was also named Reserve Supreme Champion Beef Bull over all breeds.