Photo: Two bull calves clamored to get into the ring, competing for overall grand champion at the Northern Alberta Hereford Club’s Field Day in Hardisty on Friday, August 15. The calf on the right owned by Riverbridge Ranches Maidstone, Sk. won Grand Champion Bull Calf.
This year’s Northern Alberta Hereford Club’s 19th Annual Field Day was held on Friday, August 15, with the usual Hereford Bull show and the charity heifer, as well as visiting ranchers from Australia and the retirement of Michele Rutledge of Hardisty Ab.
Michele has been the secretary manager of the Alberta Hereford Association (AHA) for ten years. The association stated that they were “Fortunate to have her great care, dedication and diligence.” And she thoroughly enjoyed her time working there.
“It has been a very positive experience and they have some of the finest people I know,” Michele commented about her career with the Association.
The show was judged by Jim and Georgine Westgard, who chose one of Riverbridge Ranches of Maidstone, Sk yearling bulls as Grand Champion, with Harvey Zieger of Barrhead Ab winning reserve with one of his bull calves.
The Grand Champion of the bull of the Open Show belonged to Irma ranchers Sheldon and Shannon Archibald of the SS Cattle Company, which was formerly Trefak Herefords (Est. 1945), showcasing a very magnificent specimen from a long line of premium genetics.