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ABBI Hits Half-Way Mark in Successful Season
Spring Fling Junior Futurity Champion Brazos Ham for Coup de Grace.
PUEBLO, COLO. (May 16, 2013)- As the 2013 season reaches the 6 month mark, ABBI is pleased to congratulate event winners and to announce some exciting changes for the organization.
At the most recent Futurity put on by Jerome and Tiffany Davis, TB X10 from Torres Bros. won first with an 88.25 worth $3,547. At last month's Boise Futurity, 051 Sanders earned $3,866 for Sanders Cattle Co. with an 85.25.
“I want to thank the members that entered Boise,” said ABBI Executive Director and VP Russ Gant. The ABBI is trying to expand to new geographic regions to offer more members more opportunities to compete closer to home and member support is key in areas like Boise.
The OKC Futurity winner was Copp 104 from Lightning C, who won $7,814 for finishing on top with an 89. Coup de Grace from Brazos Ham and Chad Dodson won $7,019 with an 88.5 at the D&H Futurity, after winning the first Junior Futurity of the season in Stephenville.
The Spring Fling Futurity saw the biggest payout and the most entries of any event so far this season with over 115 animals competing. Floyd 134 won $18,761 for his 88.
On the Classic side of things, 44W Stone Sober has been the big winner to date taking the top slot at two events. The D&H/Buck bull won the Wichita Classic (89.75 for $3,435) and the Spring Fling Classic (89 points worth $9,000).
The first Classic of the season in Fort Worth saw Modified Clyde (Flying S) with a 90.25 win $11,602. In Oklahoma City it was Honey Hush (Flying S/Swinging C/Pasillas) who won $10,402 for his 89.75.
Maximus (Rocking C/Jenkins) won Kansas City with an 89.5 worth $10,402. His strong showing at Classic events currently has him leading the Classic standings in money won.
Some significant changes put in place on the competition side of the ABBI this season include the new Classic Finals payout. The purse will remain the same, but the top two positions will now pay less, so places third through tenth can enjoy higher payouts. The Classic Champion previously won $250,000 and now it will be $200,000. The drag retained for the Classic Finals from each regular season Classic is also now available to view online at AmericanBuckingBull.com for each event.
There will no longer be a Finals Futurity event that requires a drag throughout the season. This puts more money back into the individual Futurity event purses. This will also allow for several big Mega Futurity events with bigger payouts to take place. The Futurity World Champion will still be determined by who comes out on top at the Las Vegas Futurity event, and entry will be handled like a standard event. The Futurity Champion will get a one-year lease on a Big Tex Trailer.
On the DNA Registry side of the ABBI, to encourage members to keep their herd records up-to-date, a reduced animal transfer fee of $15 is in effect through June. Cows born before 2013 can also be registered at a reduced rate of just $40- see the website for more details and forms.The ABBI is the largest bucking cattle registry in the world and is excited to now be the third largest cattle registry of any kind.
“Russ spoke with our members at Spring Fling and I think he really drove home the point that ABBI is the members' organization and their input is vital,” stated ABBI President Brad Boyd. “People asked for a price break to help with registration and we delivered. We also listened to feedback on Finals and events payouts. The changes we're implementing are based on the needs and wants of our breeders and many of the suggestions that have been made to the Board.”
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