The 2017 Missouri Junior Simmental Awards were announced on December 2. Congratulations to the following:
Rookie of the Year – Ethan Vanderwert
Congeniality – Kaitlyn Cloud
Workaholic -Kara Cloud
Most Improved Jr. – Hailey Eads
Most Improved Sr. – Rachel Callison
Outstanding Jr. -Chezney Early
Outstanding Sr -Brittany Eagleburger
Family Of The Year – Steele Family
Friends of the MJSA – Jim and Cyndi Puyear
2017-2018 MJSA Board members from left to right: Rachel Callison (secretary), Sydni Akey, Ella Fischer, Hailey Eads, Grace Erickson (president), Mackenzie Portell (pres elect), Kaitlyn Cloud, Bailey McAlister, and Audrey Wilson (treasurer). Not pictured are Brendan Kleiboeker, Kennedy Early, and Wyatt Perry.
The 2017-2018 MJSA Princess is Hailey Eads, and the Queen is McKenzie Portal.
Minutes from the Missouri Junior Simmental Association meeting held during Missouri State Fair:
Meeting started off with general and board member introductions.
Minutes from previous meeting were not read (none present)
Treasurers report: The general account, as of July 31st, 2017, has $6443.42
The classic account, as of July 31, 2017 has $14,050.73
Rachel Callison reported about the Leadership Summit in Lincoln, NE
Ethan Vanderwert reported on the Springfield, MO regional show
Bailey McAlister reported on the Mississippi National show
Fundraisers were discussed. We need new ideas to raise money.
Audrey Wilson read a trustee report from Jordan Cowger, our AJSA trustee.
Nominations to the board were presented, voted on, and announced. New board members included Rachel Callison, Ella Fisher, Sydni Akey and Hailey Eads. Returning board member Kaitlynn Cloud.
Princess and Queen were nominated and voted on, Makenzie Portell is the new queen and Hailey Eads is the new princess.
The Steele family was nominated as the family of the year.
Jim and Cyndi Puyear were nominated as the Friend of the MJSA.
Membership talked about mailing out an invoice for membership dues at the beginning of the year.
Brittney Eagleburger moved to destroy the ballots, Audrey Wilson seconded it.
President Kara Cloud announced the new board members
Meeting adjourned at 3PM
The following submitted by MJSA Advisor Kris Callison:
Eleven juniors trekked to Hattiesburg, MS for the 2017 National Junior Simmental show. Missouri was well represented, placing in every contest! Here is the breakdown:
In the Sales Talk contest, Kennedy Early placed 12th overall in the intermediate division. In the senior division, Andrew Puchbauer placed 3rd, Brittany Eagleburger placed 4th, and Jordan Cowger placed 11th.
In the Livestock Judging contest, junior member Chezney Early tied for 20th place and Brendan McNight placed 10th. In the intermediate division, Kennedy Early took 12th place, and in the senior division, Rebekah Callison placed 3rd overall and Jordan Cowger placed 13th.
In Cattlemen’s Quiz, Rachel Callison, was tied for 20th place in the intermediate division. Senior Hordan Coger placed 6th overall, and Rebekah Callison placed 20th.
In Public Speaking, Missouri was outstanding! In the junior division, Brendan McNight was 14th. In the intermediate division, Bailey McAlister placed 4th and Kennedy Early was 2nd high individual!!! In the senior division, we smoked them! Jordan Cowger was 2nd high individual, Brittany Eagleburger was 3rd high, Andrew Puchbauer was 11th high, and Rebekah Callison was 16th high!
In showmanship, junior Chezney Early was 12th high, and her sister, Kennedy, placed 13th high in the intermediate division.
Nationals had a new contest this year, Top 10 steer profitability contest. Missouri had several juniors participate. In the individual category, Lindsey Hays placed 1st, with a profit of $810, along with 4th place at a profit of $794. Abby Miller had the 5th overall steer with a profit of $763, and Cody Hays had the 9th high steer at $694. Lindsey also won the champion pen of three steers with a total profit of $2186! Jessica Hays had the 5th high pen at a profit of $1802. The top three spots pay money! Great job juniors!!
In the cattle show, Brittany Eagleburger placed16th overall in the owned purebred show, placed 6th overall and 15th overall in the owned percentage show!!!! Jordan Cowger placed 5th overall in bred and owned percentage, and Andrew Puchbauer placed 18th overall in bred and owned percentage! Kennedy Early topped it off with placing 7th overall owned Simbrah!
So it all came down to the top 20 overall, and in the intermediate division Kennedy Early was 6th high! In the senior division, Brittany Eagleburger placed 8th, and Jordan Cowger rocked it into the RESERVE CHAMPION senior position.
And, to top off her night, Jordan Cowger won the Gold Merit award, which is a $3000 scholarship for college, and was re-nominated to the junior AJSA board, where she will serve as President the next year!
-posted July 18, 2017
Missouri Junior Simmental (MJSA) members did very well at the 2017 South Central Regional Classic:
Hailey Eads, 6th place
Mackenzie Portell, 3rd
Jordan Cowger, 4th
Sydni Akey, 6th
Kaitlynn Cloud, 3rd
Ethan VanderWert, 5th
Hailey Eads, 6th
Ella Fisher, 8th
Jordan Cowger, 3rd
Brandon Kleiboeker, 5th
Hayden Fisher, 6th
Rebekah Callison, 7th
Brittney Eagleburger, 10th
Ethan VanderWert, 2nd
Blake Steele, 4th
Ella Fisher, 6th
Seth Callison, 7th
Rachel Callison, 9th
Taylor Eggleston-Wood, 7th
Tasha Eggleston-Wood, 8th
Jordan Cowger, 9th
Ethan VanderWert, 3rd
Rachel Callison, 5th
Hailey Eads, 9th
Brendon Kleiboeker, 2nd
Jordan Cowger, 6th
Brittney Eagleburger, 10th
Kaitlynn Cloud, 1st
Chezney Early, 2nd
Colin McIntire, 6th
Kara Cloud, 4th
Brittney Eagleberger, 7th
Kaitlynn Cloud, 3rd
Ethan VanderWert, 4th
Jordan Cowger, 4th
In the Cattle show:
Clayton Allen had the Grand Champion steer
Hayden Fisher had the reserve Champion Steer
Jordan Cowger, 3rd overall
Percentage Bred And Owned Heifers
Kaitlyn Cloud, 3rd overall
Jordan Cowger, 6th overall
Andrew Puchbauer, 9th overall
Brittney Eagleburger, Champion Female
Kallie Cloud, 6th overall
Brittney Eagleburger, 10th overall
Purebred Owned Cows
Grace Erickson, 3rd overall
Purebred Bred and Owned
Bailey McAlister, 7th
Bailey McAlister, 8th
Payton Kanoy, 10th
Purebred Owned heifers
Grace Erickson, 5th
Kaitlyn Cloud, 8th
Brittney Eagleburger, 10th
Congratulations to all Missouri Junior Simmental Association members, parents, friends, donors and all supporters for helping to make the 2017 South Central Junior Regionals a huge success!!
Missouri Junior Simmental Association (MJSA) dues are PAST DUE! Membership goes from January 1st to December 1st.
Link to MJSA application form is located on the Membership page.
Several important dates for Juniors are coming up:
July 9th – 14th National Classic in Mississippi
August 10th – Annual junior simmental meeting AFTER the junior show or lunch time, whichever is later.
-Kris Callison, Jr Advisor
posted May 15, 2017
Congratulations to recipients of 2016 MJSA Awards:
Rookie of the Year – Ashley Chalfant
Congeniality – Kara Cloud (Med)
Workaholic – Cody Whitt
Most Improved Jr. – Kallie Cloud
Most Improved Sr. – Cody Whitt
Outstanding Jr. -Rachel Callison
Outstanding Sr – Baily McAlister
Would you like to join MJSA? Here’s the application and information.
Missouri Juniors, please remember we will be meeting Saturday, November 19th, at 11am, in the stands at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center. Awards will be given.
-Kris Callison, Jr. Advisor
American Royal hosted the National PTP Simmental Show in Kansas City recently.
Junior Show results are:
Judge: Jeff Gooden, Iberia, MO
Associate Judge: Rob Starkey, Greenfield, IN
- Grand Champion Purebred Female: CMFM Time to Shine 400C, Braelyn Berlowitz, Cushing, OK
- Reserve Champion Purebred Female: TJSC Diamonds Destiny 134C, AJ Grimm, Deep River, IA
- Grand Champion Purebred Bull: TL Bottomline, Shown by Bottomline Group of Westmoreland, KS
- Res Champion Purebred Bull: SC Pay Back C19, Shown by Kaitlyn Cloud of Carthage, MO
- Grand Champion Percentage Female: SJW Arkdale Pride 4104B, Sam Wallace, Stotts City, MO
- Reserve Grand Percentage Female: HILB Stop & Wish D507, Hilbrands Cattle Company, Clara City, MN
- Grand Champion Percentage Bull: KRMS Primary Candidate, Shown by Prestige Cattle, Twisted Nickle, Baver & Franic of Paola, KS
- Res Champion Percentage Bull: CMFM Durango 36WD, Shown by Circle M Farms of Rockwall, TX
Hello junior members and parents! I hope Fall has been good to you so far, and your calving season has been filled with wonderful white faced babies!
Just a reminder that we have two meetings coming up for juniors to participate in if they wish. The first one will be at the American Royal on Saturday, October 29th at noon. We will try to meet around the area where the Simmental cattle are, if we can find a convenient location. If you can not make it to that meeting, we will have a second meeting at the Fall Harvest on November 19th, in Springfield, MO. We will be deciding on a theme, colors and other fun stuff for our 2017 Regional Classic.
I also hope to have the annual awards done by the Fall Harvest sale day, and hope to give those out then!
Thanks again! Happy Fall!
-Kris Callison, Jr. Advisor
Posted October 24, 2016
2016/2017 officers for Missouri Junior Simmental Association were elected during the August meeting at the Missouri State Fair:
President: Kara Cloud
President Elect: Grace Erickson
Secretary: Kennedy Early
Treasurer: Audrey Wilson
Board members: Bailey McAllister, Kaitlyn Cloud, Parker Erickson, Logan Lakin, Kelly Hahs, Makenzie Portal, Wyatt Perry, Brendan Kleibaker
Missouri Junior Simmental Association will be hosting the 2017 South Central Regional Show! If you have theme ideas, please let us know! -Kris Callison, Advisor
Posted September 23, 2016
Missouri Junior Simmental Meeting will be held at 11am Friday, August 12!!
Posted August 11, 2016
Missouri Junior Simmental 2016 Highlights
By Kris Callison, Advisor
The Missouri Junior Simmental Association has had an active and impressive year so far! We started the year off with most juniors attending the South Central Regional show in Stillwater, OK in June. With 23 junior members and lots of cattle, our junior members took Oklahoma by storm! Here are the results from our state:
Purebred Owned Heifer 10th place Logan Laiken
Purebred Bred and Owned Heifer Bailey McAlister 4th Ashley Bailey 5th
Percentage owned Heifer Sam Wallace -Reserve Grand Champion Kara Cloud 9th
Percentage bred and owned Heifer Reserve Grand Champion Sam Wallace 4th Kara cloud
Percentage Cow Calf Pair Reserve Champion Taylor Schooling
Reserve champion steer Ashley Bailey
Sales Talk – senior division: Kara Cloud 7th. Rebekah Callison 4th. Public Speaking – junior division. Kaitlynn Cloud 7th, Rachel Callison 3rd. Senior division Rebekah Callison 2nd. Cattleman’s Quiz – junior division Rachel Callison 10th, Kaitlynn Cloud 7th. Senior Division Rebekah Callison 6th. Livestock Judging- junior division Kaitlynn Cloud 2nd. Senior division Kennedy Early 9th, Kara Cloud 5th, Mallory Early 4th. Showmanship junior division Chezney Early 9th, Logan Laiken 5th. Senior division Bailey McAllister 10th, Ashley Bailey 7th, Kara Cloud 4th, and Sam Wallace 1st. In the overall, Kaitlynn Cloud was 6th in juniors. In Seniors, Sam Wallace was 7th, Kara Cloud was 6th, and Rebekah Callison was 4th.
In July, we had 32 junior members merge in Des Moines, IA for the largest American Junior Simmental National event on record. With 1020 head of cattle entered, and close to 600 junior contestants… it was HUGE! The cattle not only filled the cattle barn, but the pig barn, sheep barn, and dairy barn too! A weeklong event that was full of contests and fun, once again our juniors made us proud. We had several teams competing in the fitting contest, many junior members participated in the Sullivan Boot camp, and juniors all seemed to form new bonds of friendships across many states.
Now, here are the results:
In the cattle show, which lasted two days, Missouri juniors did an outstanding job showcasing their own genetics in the bred and owned division! Here are all the cattle show results:
Ashley Bailey had the 10th overall steer
Grace Erickson had the 10th overall Percentage Cow Calf Pair
Ella Fisher had the 5th overall Purebred Cow Calf Pair
Jordan Fisher had the 9th overall Purebred Cow Calf Pair
Sam Wallace had the 8th overall Percentage Bred and Owned heifer
Kara Cloud had the 12th overall Percentage Bred and Owned heifer
Mallory Early had the 13th overall Percentage Bred and Owned heifer
Sam Wallace had the Reserve Champion owned percentage heifer
Bailey McAlister had the 7th overall Purebred Bred and Owned heifer
Ashley Bailey had the 16th overall Purebred Bred and Owned heifer
Seth Callison had the 19th overall Purebred Bred and Owned heifer
In the individual contests, here is how we stood:
Showmanship- Sam Wallace 3rd overall in senior
Cattlemen’s Quiz –
Rachel Callison 7th Junior division
Jordan Cowger 7th Senior Division
Ella Fisher 10th -Junior Division
Bailey McAlister 7th -Intermediate Division
Kennedy Early – CHAMPION – Intermediate Division
Kelly Hahs – 18th -Senior
Jordan Cowger -15th Senior
Rebekah Callison – 9th Senior
Mallory Early – Reserve Champion Senior
Kaitlyn Cloud 12th Junior
Kallie Cloud 11th Junior
Rachel Callison 5th Junior
Katelyn Gillum 20th Intermediate
Kennedy Early 18th Intermediate
Kara Cloud 3rd Intermediate
Mallory Early 7th Senior
Brendan McKnight 10th Junior
Bailey McAlister 19th Intermediate
Kennedy Early 4th Intermediate
Jordan Cowger 17th Senior
Rebekah Callison 6th Senior
Mallory Early 3rd senior
Rachel Callison was 12th overall in the junior division
Bailey McAlister was 17th overall in the intermediate
Kennedy Early was 7th overall in the intermediate
Rebekah Callison was 18th overall in the senior
Jordan Cowger was 13th overall in senior
Sam Wallace was 19th overall in senior
Mallory Early was reserve champion in senior!
Posted July 22, 2016