Champions in the ring received recognition at the 2023 Awards Dinner in Orlando, Florida.
Angus cattle have a tradition of excellence in the show ring, and that history continues across the country each year. The American Angus Association® created the Roll of Victory (ROV) Show Program in 1984 to recognize show-winning animals, their sires, dams, breeders and owners on a per year basis.
The ROV Show Heifer of the Year, Conley FRKG Queen Meg 1085; the ROV Bull of the Year, Conley Ransom 1810; and the ROV Breeder of the Year, Express Ranches, were honored at the 2023 Association Awards Dinner and Reception on November 5 in Orlando, Florida. The awards dinner was part of the Angus Convention program.
“The 2022 to 2023 ROV show program included 20 shows across the country. The ROV program continues to showcase the top Angus cattle in the country as they compete for top honors every year,” said Caitlyn Brandt, director of events and junior activities. “We congratulate the winners on their achievements.”
The ROV season runs from June 1 through May 31, and the 20 shows consist of seven Super ROV shows and 13 other recognized shows. Points for these shows are accumulated on an annual basis, rather than on accumulation of points over many years.
The ROV Show Heifer of the Year was Conley FRKG Queen Meg 1085 owned by Houston Ferree of Sullivan, Indiana. The heifer received supreme and grand champion honors at the All-American Angus Breeders Futurity and the Atlantic National Show, grand champion honors at the Cattlemen’s Congress Show and reserve honors at the National Junior Angus Show.
Pictured from left are Miss American Angus Kelsey Theis; Kylee and Ross Ferree, accepting on behalf of Houston; Case Conley; Kyle Conley; and Mark McCully, American Angus Association CEO.
The ROV Show Bull of the Year was Conley Ransom 1810 bred and owned by Case Conley, Sulphur, OK. This bull was grand champion bull at the Southwestern Exposition Angus Show and reserve champion at the Atlantic National Show and Cattlemen’s Congress Show.
Pictured from left are Miss American Angus Kelsey Theis; Case Conley; Kyle Conley; and Mark McCully, American Angus Association CEO.
The ROV Breeder of the Year was Express Ranches of Yukon, Oklahoma. Express Ranches earned 844 points from the 20 eligible shows throughout the year. This is the 12th consecutive year Express Ranches has won the award.
Pictured from left are Miss American Angus Kelsey Theis; Jarold Callahan, Donnie Robertson, Mark Squires, all of Express Ranches; and Mark McCully, American Angus Association CEO.
For more information about the rules and regulations behind the ROV Show Program, visit https://www.angus.org/Show/RovVictoryProgram.
- Written by Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications