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[APRIL 2, 2004]  OMAHA, Neb. -- The American Shorthorn Association recently had its annual meeting and awards banquet in Denver, Colo., and Illinois cattlemen received several recognitions.

Diamond M Shorthorns, owned by Dave McFarland and family of Godfrey, Ill., was awarded for owning one of the two Shorthorn Show Bulls of the Year. Their bull, Turkey Ridge Tomcat, won the most points of all shorthorn bulls exhibited at shows in the association's Points Accumulation Event program, known as PACE.

Kristen Walker of Mount Zion, Ill., was recognized for owning Shorthorn Show Female of the Year. Her heifer, CF Mary 132 TP, received more points than any other heifer exhibited at PACE shows.

Hugh Moore Jr. and sons of Jerseyville, Ill., were recognized as having the 17th largest herd of shorthorns in the nation with 123 head.


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Several Illinois shorthorn producers were recognized for owning pacesetter dams. Those meeting criteria for the quality and show performance of their offspring were Ar Su Lu Meg 6037, owned by Rockin' G Land and Cattle of Middletown, Ill.., and Donald St. Ledger of Albion, Ill.; NPS Killian Rose 760, owned by Elizabeth Schilling of Lake Fork, Ill.; SFF Fancy Drive, owned by Don Cagwin of Virginia, Ill.; and SL Iris 9418, owned by Wayne Hinderliter of Albion, Ill. Additionally, Don Cagwin's herd of 120 head of registered shorthorn cattle tied for the 18th largest shorthorn herd in the nation.

[American Shorthorn Association news release]


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