National Reserve Champion South Devon Poundmaker Bull, JVH BUDDY 02J, owned by Jaxson VanHaur.

Showing cattle is a tradition for the VanHaur family and they take it seriously. They recently traveled to Billings to compete in the annual Northern  International Livestock Exposition (NILE) where the kids entered the National South Devon Show and earned multiple banners.

Shiloh has been showing cattle for 13 years, Kade for six years, and Jaxson for three years. Shiloh is a veteran of the NILE, but this was the first time the boys entered.

The kids entered the show as the VanHaur Family in group classes, and what a showing they had! There must have been some very good feed at the VanHaur ranch this year. Shiloh earned National Champion Poundmaker Bull while Jaxson’s bull was Reserve National Champion Pound-maker. Kade brought home the banner for National Champion Poundmaker Female.

Collectively, the VanHaur kids brought home banners for Champion Junior Get of Sire (three calves of both sexes from the same sire) and Champion Group of Two Bulls.

Andy thanked his wife, Megan, for “putting up with me buying $18.50 a sack feed on the ‘I have a plan’ theory.” His theory paid off.

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