Saturday, November 7, 2009
A few firsts
On Sunday, November 1, 2009 at the conclusion of the Hereford bull show our first National Hereford Queen was crowned. Due to the change in our queen's title there was a new banner made and donated by Sandy Meyer of Classic Leather Designs. The new banner is made of a Hereford hide and white leather with red and white grommets. The retired National Polled Hereford Queen banner will be placed in the Gammon Barn in Iowa at the conclusion of our current queen, Kirbie Day's reign after Denver. Beacon Hill Ranch and the Mehaffey/Phelps family donated the crown box which was hand tooled by Classic Leather Designs. The crown was donated by the Georgia Poll-Ettes and Whaley Herefords. Miss Congeniality and the national queen will both receive a pair of boots of their choice donated by Double H Boot Company.
All of our state queens did an excellent job handing out awards during the junior and open show. The results of the competition were as followed: Miss Congeniality and 2nd Runner-Up, Kara Bielema from Michigan, 1st Runner-Up, Courtney Tribble from Washington, and the new queen is Katie Killian from Texas.
Kirbie Day, the 2009 National Polled Hereford Queen will continue her reign through the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Co. Katie and Kirbie will both be attending the North American Livestock Expo in Louisville, KY, Western Nugget in Reno, NV and the National Western.