KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Champions were crowned in Kansas City. The Roll of Victory (ROV) Breeder of the Year, the ROV Show Heifer of the Year and Show Bull of the Year were named at the 137th Annual Angus Meeting on Nov. 8 in Kansas City, Missouri. Angus cattle have a tradition of excellence in the show ring, and this history continues in show rings around the country each year. The American Angus Association® offers the ROV Show Program to recognize show-winning animals, their sires, dams, breeders and owners during the 2019-2020 show season.
“To be recognized as an ROV winner is a true testament to an Angus breeder’s success and commitment to the breed,” said Mark McCully, American Angus Association CEO. “There is an incredible amount of time, passion and dedication that is put toward earning an award like this. There is no question that these cattle stand out among the rest and are incredibly deserving of this honor.”
The ROV season runs from June 1 through May 31 and consists of 19 shows. Points for these shows are accumulated on an annual basis.
The ROV Show Heifer of the Year was Seldom Rest Bardot 8021, owned by Sara Sullivan of Dunlap, Iowa. This heifer was grand champion female at the 2019 North American Livestock Exposition ROV, champion female at the 2020 National Western Stock Show ROV and champion Angus Female at the 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo.
The ROV Show Bull of the Year was HAG McK Model 1748, owned by Dameron Angus Farm of Lexington, Illinois; Sexing Technologies of Navasota, Texas; and the Haggards of Modoc, Indiana. HAG McK Model 1748 was the reserve champion Angus bull at the 2019 North American Livestock Exposition ROV, champion Angus bull at the 2019 Keystone International Livestock Exposition ROV and the reserve at the 2020 National Western Stock Show ROV.
Recognized with top honors as the ROV Breeder of the Year was Express Ranches, Yukon, Oklahoma. Express Ranches has won Breeder of the Year every year since 2012, a 9-year streak.
For more information about the Association ROV program, visit www.angus.org.
–American Angus Association
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