LOUISVILLE, Ky. ­— Aubrey’s Carly 4054 11E ET and C Diversified 6121 ET won the grand champion titles at the 2018 North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) Hereford Show on Nov. 13 in Louisville, Ky.

Celebrating almost 45 years, the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) is the largest all-breed, purebred livestock exposition in the nation. The show is known for establishing global industry standards, with breeders merchandising bloodlines and genetics to local and international interests.

This year’s 211-head National Hereford Show was sorted by Judge Blake Nelson, Platte City, Mo.

In the female show, grand champion honors went to Aubrey’s Carly 4054 11E ET, owned by Gary and Kathy Buchholz, Waxahachie, Texas; and Aubrey Cattle Co., Monrovia, Ind. She was first named champion spring yearling female and is an April 15, 2017, daughter of CRR About Time 743.

Reserve grand champion female honors were awarded to PURPLE Bootsy 101E ET, exhibited by Austin Lane Breeding, Miami, Texas. The April 3, 2017, daughter of UPS Sensation 2296 ET was first named reserve champion spring yearling female.

Grand champion bull honors went to Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho; Perks Ranch, Rockford, Ill.; and Jibben Polled Herefords, Keller, Texas, with C 5280 Diversified 6121 ET. The January 13, 2016, bull is sired by CRR 5280 and first took champion senior bull honors.

Reserve grand champion bull honors went to Todd, Kim and Kasey Herman, Lima, Ohio; and B J Herman & Sons, Edgerton, Ohio, McDonald Farms, Grand Rapids, Mich., John Allen, Pennsylvania and Foggy Bottom Farms, Taneytown, Md., with SSF KKH Optic 15U 814 ET. He is a March 3, 2018, son of AH JDH Cracker Jack 26U ET. He first won spring bull calf honors.

Following the selection of the champions, Purple Reign Cattle Co., Toulon, Ill., won premier breeder and premier exhibitor. Best six head honors went to Pérez Cattle Company, Nara Visa, N.M.

To view complete results of the 2018 American Royal National Hereford Show visit Hereford.org/events.

Source: American Hereford Association news release