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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 set for 2023 lot

Colorado Simmental will hold the 18th People's Choice Power Simmental event at the 2023 National Western Stock Show.
Judging cards will be sold in advance or on-site. Judging will take place during the Simmental female pen show on Saturday, Jan. 14 and bull pen show on Sunday Jan. 15 in the yards. 
The winner will be announced at the start of The One & Only Sale at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan 15, in the state-of-the-art Stockshow Events Center, with the selection of the Power Simmental from the qualifying bull or female finalist. 
CSA thanks its 2023 Power Simmental sponsors: Eberspacher Enterprises, Lakeside Livestock Equipment, Neogen, Purina Animal Health, and Zoetis.

Click here for the 2023 rules, entitlement details and Power Simmental animal nomination form.


 

People's Choice a 2022 success


Sponsors present a coat to Lee's Cattle Company for its percentage heifer finalist.


Sponsors present a coat to KLER Cattle for its percentage bull finalist.


Sponsors present a coat to KLER Cattle for its purebred bull top vote-getting finalist.


Sponsors present a coat to RS&T Simmental for its purebred bull reserve vote-getting finalist.


Chelsea Brisendine, Colorado's Miss US Agriculture, drew out the winning judging card.


Winner Willie Altenburg, center, is shown along with sponsors and finalists at the culmination of Altenburg selecting Lee's Dixie Erica 1110 as the Power Simmental.


Lee's Dixie Erica 1110, as seen in the ring during the female pen show. She was picked the next day as the Power Simmental.

Simmentals capped off its inaugural year in the new National Western Stock Show yards by holding its 17th People's Choice Power Simmental event at the conclusion of the pen shows

Judging cards narrowed the field, with the people's choice finalist animals from Lee's Cattle Company of Colorado, RS&T Simmentals from Missouri, and two bulls from KLER Cattle of Minnesota.

Pen show judge Steve Reimer was belatedly honored for his World Simmental Federation's Golden Book honor while tabulations were made. Willie Altenburg read the Golden Book citation, and then was stunned into silence when Altenburg's own name was drawn from the Power Simmental ticket box by Colorado's Miss US Agriculture Chelsea Brisendine.

Altenburg selected LEES Dixie Erica 1110, the percentage female from Lee's Cattle, as the Power Simmental. He announced he would AI the half-blood heifer and bring her back as a bred female lot for the 2023 Simmental sale at the National Western Stock Show, with proceeds to Colorado Simmental Association and the American Simmental-Simbrah Foundation.

Altenburg gets full possession of the female (ASA # 3965376), with the breeder receiving $10,000.

People's Choice Power Simmental is sponsored by Eberspacher Enterprises, Purina, and Lakeside Livestock Equipment and Colorado Simmental Association. Thank you sponsors, contributing breeders, and the judging card participants!


 
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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