Some local youth recently took home awards at the 2018 Central Illinois Angus Association Preview Show, June 1, in Bloomington.
The American Angus Association reports Dameron Northern Frontier earned grand champion bull honors after first winning junior champion. Jack Dameron, Towanda, Ill., owns the January 2017 son of DDA Dameron Northern Light.
FCF Blackbird 658 was named reserve grand champion female after first winning senior champion. Sierra Day, Cerro Gordo, Ill., owns the September 2016 daughter of PVF Surveillance 4129.
Schafers Prince Harry 7308 won grand champion steer. Eric Schafer, Owaneco, Ill., owns the March 2017 son of BSF Hot Lotto 1401.
FCF Proven Queen 632 won reserve grand champion cow-calf pair. Sierra Day, Cerro Gordo, Ill., owns the March 2016 daughter of EXAR Blue Chip 1877B. A March 2018 heifer calf sired by PVF Insight 0129 completes the winning pair.
Angus enthusiasts led 192 entries through the show. Jim Pipkin, of Republic, Missouri., evaluated the 20 bulls, 157 females, 11 steers and four cow-calf pairs.