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Colorado Simmental Association
 C/O Sec. Susan Russell
 24614 Road G
 Sugar City, Co 81076-9514
 Phone: 719-469-0020
 Email: colosimmental@gmail.com


People's Choice Power Simmental


A huge crowd enjoyed getting into the sand and casting their judging ballots. Pictured are, from left, Mitchell Jergensen & Willie Altenburg of Colorado Simmental; Scott Schaake, Schaake Farms; Amanda Hilbrands, Hilbrands Cattle Co; Tony Drach, Next Generation Farms; Eric Gerdes, Gerdes Show Cattle; Steve Hicks, Hicks Cattle Co.; Susan Russell, Colorado Simmental; Paul Hill, Lee's Cattle Co and sponsor Purina; and Val and Lori Eberspacher, sponsor Eberspacher Enterprises.

The 2020 Power Simmental finalists received special coats after the People's Choice judging. Qualifiers, with the most People's Choice voting points, went to:

• Purebred Bulls - Gerdes Show Cattle, champion with GSC Duration 208G; and Schaake Farms, reserve with SFI Unequaled 952G;
• Percentage Bulls - Lee’s Cattle Co., champion with Lee Kingman 9050G; and Next Generation Farms, reserve with NXT Crossroad G910;
• Purebred Heifers - Hicks Cattle Co., champion with H/C Miss Victoria 396; and Hilbrands Cattle Co., reserve with HILB/Jass Unshakable Love; and
• Percentage Heifers - Hilbrands Cattle Co., champion with HILB/SHER Knock Knock. The bred female also was selected as the People's Choice winner for 2020.

 


   



People’s Choice Power Simmental animal and the winning ticket was purchased by Chet Purvine of Purvine Farms, Fay, OK. Purvine saw the quality of the animals participating, including the new bred female pen class at NWSS. Cute little Knox Hatmaker, grandson of Golden Book recipient Doug Parke, drew the winning ballot, but Purvine had already left Denver. Purvine quickly texted auctioneer Jered Shipman back with the words "Unbelievable. I want the bred, tag 39."


His text selected HILB/Sher Knock Knock from Hilbrands Cattle Co., as the 2020 winner. The breeder of the People’s Choice Power Simmental receives $10,000. This was the 16th year of the fun judging event. Perhaps Purvine will consider naming Knock Knock's offspring "Don't Knock a Text."

People's Choice Previous Winners:


• 2020 –
Chet Purvine of OK saw the quality female entries and quickly bought a judging ballot before leaving Denver. His text response said: "Unbelievable. I want the bred, tag 39" as he selected HILB/Sher Knock Knock from Hilbrands Cattle Co. as the winning animal. Event sponsor: Purina Animal Nutrition and Eberspacher Enterprises.

• 2019 –
The Norman Banks family of UT had the winning judging ballot and selected SFI Movin Ahead F11 by Schaake Farms as the winning bull. It was the second consecutive year for a Schaake bull to be selected as the $10,000 winner. Event sponsor: Purina Animal Nutrition and Eberspacher Enterprises

• 2018 –
Casey Dickenson of KS had the winning judging ballot and selected SFI Reality E43C by Schaake Farms as the winning bull in 2018. Event sponsor: Purina Animal Nutrition and Eberspacher Enterprises.

• 2017 – Johnson Land & Cattle of Wessington, SD had the winning judging ballot and selected HILB/JLC Impressive Sight D1117 by Hillbrands as the winning female in 2017. Event sponsor: Purina Animal Nutrition and Eberspacher Enterprises.

• 2016 – Jerry Adamson had the winning judging ballot and selected HPF Sazerac 305C by Hudson Pine Farms as the winning female in 2016. Event sponsor: Purina Animal Nutrition and Eberspacher Enterprises.

• 2015 – Iowa's Nate Ruby must have had a lucky charm in his pocket. When the winning judging ballot was drawn, Ruby Cattle Company's ticket was pulled from the full box and Nate Ruby selected his own bull as the 2015 winner. Event sponsor: Purina Animal Nutrition and Eberspacher Enterprises.

• 2014 –For the 10th anniversary, the program expanded to add in Power Females into the mix. Winner Jerry Blum of IN had the option of picking from both bull and female finalists and he selected Hilbrand Cattle Company's Leading Lady heifer as the People's Choice Power Simmental. Event sponsor: Purina Mills and Eberspacher Enterprises.

• 2013 –
Jerry McCaw’s name was drawn, but McCaw had to return to Ignacio, CO for work and had designated neighbor Robert Campbell to do his bull selection. Oak Meadow Farm’s OMF Double Show Z10 was picked. Event sponsor: Purina Mills and Eberspacher Enterprises.

• 2012 – Kenny Mason's name was drawn to pick the 2012 Power Bull. The Pattonburg, MO breeder was absent, but had designated on his ticket that son-in-law Nate Ruby of Iowa should pick in his stead. Nate picked PVSF Ruby Madden 126Y, with Ken's daughter at the bull's halter. Event sponsor: Purina Mills and Eberspacher Enterprises.

• 2011 – Ruby NFF Expedition 021X, from Ruby Cattle Co & Nelson Farms, was selected the 2011 Power Bull by Alfred Bayer. Ruby also had high selling bull lot in the sale. Event sponsor: Purina Mills and Eberspacher Enterprises.

• 2010 – Long Simmental’s red yearling bull, Cowboy Amigo W7, was selected the Power Bull by Jeff Springer. “Winning the Power Bull and having all our fellow breeders admire our cattle is a true honor,” said Iowa breeder Rob Long. Event sponsor: Purina Mills and Eberspacher Enterprises.

• 2009 – Scott Grass & his crew pooled their money to buy the winning ticket and then selected their own Grass-Lunning percentage bull to win. Event sponsor: Purina Mills

• 2008 – Phil Curtis of Michigan used the internet option of buying his lucky ticket. His designated rep selected Triple C Main Event T074 as the Power Bull. Event sponsor: ShowRite Feeds.

• 2007 – The odds were steep but JS Simmental of Iowa, won it all. The breeder not only had a bull in the top six selected by the crowd, but then Jay Steenhoek’s own name was drawn out of the locked box. Steenhoek selected his own bull to be named 2007 winner.  Event sponsor: Ivesco and Pfizer Animal Health.

• 2006 – Teenager Darby Reynolds of New York was drawn as the 2006 winner. Her dad, Art, purchased the ticket in Darby’s name, then the pair selected Triple C Extra Power R09E as the Power Bull.  Event sponsor: Pfizer Animal Health and Stockmen's Supply.

• 2005 — Rob Pischel of Nebraska selected a bull from J&C Simmental as the first winner. On a sale flyer featuring prodigy of the bull, renamed J&C Power Bull, Rob recently wrote: “It looks like winning that bull will help out our program.”  Event sponsor: Pfizer Animal Health and Stockmen's Supply.

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