Dam of Merit/Dam of Distinction Honors
We are honored to be the American Gelbvieh Association's (AGA) number one breeder and owner of Dams of Merit and Dams of Distinction for 15 consecutive years. Only 4.4% of the breed's active cows qualified as Dams of Merit, and less than 1% earned the Dams of Distinction award. The AGA uses the following criteria to determine Dams of Merit and Dams of Distinction:
A Dam of Merit must have produced at least three calves all with weaning information reported to the AGA. A Dam of Distinction must have produced eight calves or more.
She must have produced her last calf during the time period between January 1 of the prior year and March 1 of the current year.
She must possess a minimum average weaning weight ratio for all calves of 101.
She must have a calving interval not exceeding the maximum, calculated by the following formula: (Number of Calving Intervals x 365 days) + 30 days/Number of calving intervals
The female's age at first calving must not exceed 25 months.
Judd Ranch Records
2012 -- 84 females
2011 -- 82 females
2010 -- 78 females
2009 -- 102 females
2008 -- 95 females
2007 --116 females
2006 -- 90 females
2005 -- 83 females
2004 -- 99 females
2003 -- 90 females
2002 -- 74 females
2001 -- 82 females
2000 -- 76 females
1999 -- 76 females
1998 -- 80 females
National Western Stock Show Honors
We began showing bulls at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in 1985, and since then, we have accumulated 23 grand champions in the pen show. Across all breeds, we are ranked 3rd for number of pen show wins since the beginning of the NWSS in 1906. Although our primary focus is genetics for commercial customers, we still like to see how our bulls compare to others in the show-ring, and showing is a way for us to showcase our product to potential new customers. Most of our pen bulls are sold to commercial producers in our March bull sale.
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