Angus Hot Rod Motors to a Famous Victory; THE National Western Stock Show Was Held at Denver, Colorado, from January 11-26, 2003. Visitors to the Event Included JOHN HENNING, from Moira, Who Gives His Impressions on the Show

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IN the 2003 Angus Roll of Victory Bull Show victory in Denver went to Gambles Hot Rod, sired by Famous 7001, who powered his way through the field to lift the Intermediate Calf division and Grand Champion Bull titles.

He was exhibited by Jones Stewart Angus Ranch, Kansas, Meier Show Cattle, Texas and Holly Gamble, Tennessee.

This was not Hot Rod's first time on the podium as he took Grand Champion honours at the North American International Exposition in Louisville, Kentucky last November.

Over the two days, more than 400 Angus cattle from across the US and Canada paraded before the judge, Bill Conley, of Montana, and his associate judge, Doug Slattery, from Texas.

Competition in all classes and divisions was fierce with the judges in the privileged position of having access to performance data on the exhibits during judging. This included EPD performance information, weight at show, Daily Liveweight Gain and frame score.

Their thoroughness in placing the classes and comprehensive reason giving was impressive and kept the packed ringside fully informed during judging.

In the female classes, Grand Champion honours went to the two-year-old heifer, Greens Princess 1012, exhibited by Andrew Rogen, of South Dakota.

On her way to the top position she had earlier taken the Junior Heifer division championship. Interestingly, her sire and dam were both also bred in the Greens Herd.

The reserve Grand Championship also went to the Intermediate division this time being awarded to the Twin Valley Precision E161 daughter, GWF Arkdale Pride 11, exhibited by Paige Ann Wallace, of Montana. …