Junior exhibitors took top honors at the 2021 National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference in Louisville, Kentucky. Overall, a total of 803 animals were pre-entered and 452 junior exhibitors traveled all across the nation from 28 states to compete for the National Champion top honors from June 21 – June 26.

 Judging the ShorthornPlus Bull show was Will Coor of Hillsboro, Ohio. There were 10 head entered in the ShorthornPlus Bull show.

 The Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Bull was sMcK Jameson, owned by Caitlynn Kruyer of Swartz Creek. The family’s farm is in Holly.

 The Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Bull was awarded to Degroot Blue On Black, owned by Tucker DeGroot of Edgerton, Minnesota.

 The American Shorthorn Association provides quality service and support to its members by promoting the value of Shorthorn Cattle in all aspects of the beef industry, while maintaining the integrity of the herd book and performance database.

 Kruyer said, “It was really exciting for us to win as we had raised Jameson from birth and it was a huge accomplishment for us. Our whole family was beyond excited.”

 The American Junior Shorthorn Association promotes personal development through youth activities and educational events, while being dedicated to the betterment of its members. To learn more, contact the ASA office or visit shorthorn.org or juniorshorthorn.com.

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