The “Champion of the World” Competition was founded in 2012 to promote awareness, goodwill and trade between and within cattle producing countries. The competition runs the from December 1 to the 14 every year and in 2018 there were 1,000 National Champions entered representing 77 countries featuring 16 breeds.
Cattle qualify for Champion of the World by winning their country’s premier breed show in each of their respective regions; North America, South America, Europe, and Asia/Africa. Judges from each region then select regional winners who then qualify to compete in the overall Champion of the World Competition. Winning Bulls are named Champion of the World and winning females are given the Miss World title.
Bos Indicus breeds and Wagyu World Champions are awarded at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo each year and the Continental and British World Champions are awarded at Farmfair International; Angus, Charolais, Galloway, Hereford, Limousin, Other Registered Breeds (Maine Anjou), Shorthorn, Simmental, and Speckle Park.
Although this awarding of World Champions is not scientific, it requires animals to be bred well, fed well, fitted well, and photographed well. The initial qualification of being a country’s premier Breed Champion ensures that it’s only quality that enters the competition.
Farm: Miller Wilson Angus
Animal: DMM International 54D
Animal Owned By: Miller Wilson Angus & Glen Gabel Angus
Designation of Winner: Champion of the World – Angus All Breeds World Supreme
Bio: Miller Wilson Angus is owned by Lee and Dawn Wilson and Family located near Bashaw, Alberta, where they raise both black and red angus cattle. Embryo transfer is used heavily in their program and Lee and Dawn strongly believe in the strength of the momma cow. If you build a great cowherd, everything else will fall into place. Miller Wilson Angus is proud to export embryos, semen and live cattle worldwide.
Farm: Ward Brothers Livestock
Animal: Exar Princess 6680
Animal Owned By: Carter Ward
Designation of Winner: Miss World – Angus
Country: United States
Bio: Ward Brothers Livestock is a family run operation that strives to produce the highest quality cattle possible. They have been very lucky to raise and show several national champion cattle and it’s their goal to help our customers achieve the same. Whether it’s show cattle, commercial bulls or genetically correct pedigrees, Ward Brothers Livestock is here for your needs.
Farm: Donaumoos Angus
Animal: Donaumoos Edwin T659
Animal Owned By: Bernhard Delle & Bogdan Veres
Designation of Winner: Champion of Europe – Angus
Bio: Bernhard Delle founded Donaumoos Angus in 1990 with the aim of practicing sustainable agriculture and ensuring that the land is improved for future generations. Their genetic focus is applied to calving ease, growth, carcass quality, and structure. Excesses in the individual animal’s features are avoided, while the balanced animals with balanced properties are preferred and selected for their breeding program.
Farm: Ganaderia Valdeolivas
Animal: Netherton Red Essence H483
Animal Owned By: Miguel Angel Gil Marin
Designation of Winner: Miss Europe – Angus
Bio: Angus Valdeolivas was formed mainly with the introduction of Red and Black Angus sires and dams imported from Highland Wagyu and Netherton Farms in Scotland, two of the most recognized cattle ranches in the country. Located in the heart of the Tietar Valley of Spain, the climate and the quality of the pastures makes the area an ideal location for breeding their angus herd. Owner, Miguel Ángel Gil Marín holds a degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University of Madrid, and is a shareholder of his family’s real estate company and is currently the CEO and top shareholder of Atlético de Madrid.
Farm: PC Angus
Animal: PC H130 Kodiak M117
Animal Owned By: Pine Creek Angus Stud – The Fuller Family & Masterton Pastoral Company
Designation of Winner: Champion of Asia/Africa – Angus
Bio: PC Angus is well known throughout the Australian beef industry as a producer of top-quality Show Cattle and Seedstock. The stud was established by Greg and Sharon Fuller and their daughter Christie with the herd comprising of over 800 registered and commercial black angus females. PC Angus participates at several shows across Australia every year.
Farm: Beresford Angus/Myers Limousins
Animal: Myanga Lady Louise L226
Animal Owned By: Beresford Angus
Designation of Winner: Miss Asia/Africa – Angus
Bio: Beresford Angus runs alongside Myers Limousins at The Rock in the Riverina district of New South Wales, Australia. The Angus operation is relatively new in comparison to the Limousin operation which is in its tenth year. Scott Myers and Sam have been very successful in the show and sale rings winning Interbreed Champions and topping sections senior- junior at the National Limousin bull sale.
Farm: Cabaña Tres Marias
Animal: Tres Marias A348 Don Emilio
Animal Owned By: Horacio F. Gutierrez
Designation of Winner: Champion of South America – Angus
Bio: Cabaña Tres Marias has been breeding Angus cattle for 60 years, selling 500 bulls annually into the purebred and commercial Argentinian market. Cabaña Tres Marias is also proud to sell semen and embryos worldwide to countries including Canada, Mexico, Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, and Colombia.
Farm: La Santina
Animal: La Santina Zorzal-Kika-209 TE
Animal Owned By: La Santina-La Milagrosa – San Gregorio – La Juanita
Designation of Winner: Miss South America – Angus
Bio: La Santina was established in 2005, with the main objective creating an intensive cattle production and dedicating themselves to producing top-quality Aberdeen Angus in Uruguay. The name of the farm, La Santina, is dedicated in the memory of Rosa Santina Sada de Dalla Mora (1920 -2003) matriarch of the Dalla Mora family. La Santina’s top qualities when breeding angus are: Easy calving, hardy animals that can adapt to the Uruguayan climate, moderately framed, and overall depth.
Farm: Harestone Charolais
Animal: Harstone Jaquard
Animal Owned By: Neil Barclay & Stuart Barclay
Designation of Winner: Champion of the World – Charolais
Bio: Please check back for bio.
Animal Owned By: Laurits Gellert
Designation of Winner: Miss World – Charolais
Bio: With over fifty years of breeding Charolais, Laurits Gellert is thrilled to be the owner of Judee and so proud of her being chosen as Charolais Miss World. Previously the manager of the Ecco Farm Charolais herd, the same corporation as Ecco the Danish shoe company. Laurits made many trips to France over the years to meet with breeders and purchase and import top quality genetics. He moved to his own farm following the dispersal of the Ecco herd in 2015 and brought along with him some of the top animals from the Ecco Farm. During that time as well, had purchased Judee in France as an 8-month old heifer.
Farm: Romesbeoch Farm
Animal: Turbo Tam of Nether Cleugh & Neris 1921 of Romesbeoch
Animal Owned By: Jim & Selina Ross
Designation of Winner: Champion of the World and Miss World – Galloway
Country: England and Scotland
Bio: Jim’s grandfather started breeding Galloways in 1947 and they have been regulars around the major show rings for many years. Jim and his wife Selina along with son Dougie and his wife Tracy run a herd of 25 pedigree Romesbeoch Galloways, 150 cow-calf pairs, and 575 head of breeding sheep on their farm in Scotland just 400 feet above sea-level.
Farm: MJT Cattle Company
Animal: MLL 10Y Rocky 225D
Animal Owned By: MJT Cattle Company & HMS Hi Cliffe Cattle
Designation of Winner: Champion of the World – Hereford
Bio: The Trefiak family has four generations of purebred cattle production behind them and are currently raising purebred Angus and Hereford cattle near Edgerton, Alberta. Built with the commercial cattleman in mind, MJT believes that the pillar of a breeding program is in the females, with a primary focus on soundness and structure, while striving for the performance that our commercial cattleman needs.
Farm: Glenlees Farm
Animal: RVP 106A Cameo Girl 45C
Animal Owned By: Glenlees Farm
Designation of Winner: Miss World – Hereford
Bio: Glenlees Farm is a family-operated farm established in 1882, now with the fourth generation being raised on the original homestead. 200 cows are currently part of a female production sale every third Saturday in October of each year and their bull sale is the first Friday in April of each year, the Wilson-Lees Bull Sale.
Farm: Xourel Limousins
Animal: Xourel Rainmaker
Animal Owned By: Xourel Limousins & Golden Sun Limousins
Designation of Winner: Champion of the World – Limousin
Country: South Africa
Bio: Xourel Limousins is and will hopefully always be a family-owned and run seed stock enterprise. The main breeding farm is situated near Lichtenburg in a predominantly corn producing region of South Africa.
Animal Owned By: Earl Bourdarias
Designation of Winner: Miss World – Limousin
Bio: Stéphane Bourdarias farms just outside of Eyburie in the Corrèze region of south-western France, farming 462 acres of which 430 of those are in grass production with the rest of the farmable land producing corn and barley. Stéphane’s herd consists of 140 cows with 350 head total and 35 females chosen as replacement heifers each year.
The Limousin breed has been part of the French landscape for many years and Stéphane has continued to produce top quality Limousins following in the footsteps of his parents.
Farm: Buck Cattle Company
Animal: BOE Epic
Animal Owned By: Buck Cattle Company
Breed: Maine Anjou
Designation of Winner: Champion of the World – Other Register Breeds
Country: United States
Bio: Jirl Buck grew up showing steers and heifers through the 4-H and FFA programs and his family raised Limousin cattle. He attended Murray State College, as well as Oklahoma State University and began working for several top cattle producers, these experiences motivated him to begin buying and selling club calves.
In 1989, he put together an elite set of Maine-Anjou females which became the cornerstone of his program. Jirl, his wife Brenda, and daughter Bailey own and operate Buck Cattle Company in south central Oklahoma just outside of Madill. They have production sales each March and October and online sales throughout the year. Although the ranch has primarily been a registered Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer cattle operation, he has also assembled a select group of registered Herefords over the last ten years. Jirl also partners with D&H Cattle Company on several PBR and PRCA bucking bulls and females. For the last two decades, he has spent most weekends and holidays at junior livestock shows helping his daughter, Bailey, as well as his customers exhibit their animals. He believes in the value of the junior livestock program and always enjoys the opportunity to work with young people.
He currently serves as a director on the American Maine-Anjou Association board. He has judged several cattle shows including; American Royal, N.A.I.L.E., National Western Livestock Show, Fort Worth Livestock Show, and numerous National Junior Livestock shows and state fairs across the country.
Farm: Jones Show Cattle
Animal: TJSC Lucky Lady 85D ET
Animal Owned By: Caitlin Schaub
Breed: Maine Anjou
Designation of Winner: Miss World – Other Register Breeds
Country: United States
Bio: Jones Show Cattle is a family owned and operated cattle operation located in Harrod, Ohio. The Jones family focuses their program on raising high quality, functional Maine-Anjou, Hereford and Simmental cattle. The first weekend of November each year, they host their annual High Standards Female Sale at their facility in Northwest Ohio, where some of the most elite show heifer prospects, bred heifers, and bred cows are offered. Their passion and dedication for this program has led them to many success stories, from champions at all levels to premier breeder awards. Jones Show Cattle is a proud supporter of the youth in the cattle industry and dedicated to customer’s success in the show ring and in the pasture.
Farm: Tres Hojas
Animal: Genesis Mistic X201
Animal Owned By: Tres Hojas S.A.
Designation of Winner: Champion of the World – Shorthorn
Bio: Guillermo and Florencia Sanviti run their livestock operation in Cabildo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on a 5,200-acre ranch with a herd of 120 purebred and 200 commercial Shorthorns, 50 purebred and around 1,000 commercial Angus cattle. They show their purebred Shorthorns at Argentina’s major stock shows including Palermo, National Autumn, and the Spring Shorthorn Shows. Tres Hojas was honoured to be named Shorthorn Breeder of the Year by the Argentine Shorthorn Association 2018.
Animal: DJS Anndelle 712E
Animal Owned By: Jordan Buba and Golden Oak Livestock
Designation of Winner: Miss World – Shorthorn
Bio: The herds of Jordan Buba and Golden Oak Livestock consists of a handful of different breeds with the goal of both operations to raise marketable cattle no matter the hide colour; raising Angus, Hereford, Simmental, and Shorthorn cattle. They could ever imagine the places this heifer has taken them and can’t wait to help propel the Shorthorn breed forward with her future progeny!
Farm: Von-Adel Simmentalers
Animal: Von-Adel Tokan NV 1471
Animal Owned By: Nico Venter
Designation of Winner: Champion of the World – Simmental
Country: South Africa
Bio: Von-Adel Simmentalers has been in the Venter Family since 1842 and is proud to still be going strong. Von-Adel Simmentalers is their pride and joy and along with farming commercial cattle, they raise corn and sheep.
Farm: Clonagh Pedigree Herds
Animal: Clonagh Darling Eyes
Animal Owned By: Garrett and Lyndsey Behan
Designation of Winner: Miss World – Simmental
Bio: The Clonagh herd is a family run enterprise based in Ballyfin, Portlaoise in the Republic of Ireland, an hour from Dublin airport. Over the past 10 years the herd has done very well at national shows and sales, dominating the championship line ups and topping society sales. Garrett and Lyndsey are very proud to have sold Clonagh genetics sold worldwide.
Farm: Notta Ranch Speckle Parks
Animal: Notta 1B Hawkeye 444E
Animal Owned By: Notta Ranch, Hidden Valley Speckle Parks Australia, Below Sea Level Speckle Parks, Pemberton Speckle Parks, and Six Star Speckle Parks
Breed: Speckle Park
Designation of Winner: Champion of the World – Speckle Park
Country: United States
Bio: Notta Ranch has been family owned and operated since 1998 by Jason and Sara Goodfellow and their four daughters McKenna, Madison, Brooklyn, and Georgia. The top priority at Notta Ranch is to genetically supply, promote, and support the Speckle Park breed throughout the world. Along with their partners in Australia and New Zealand they supply their industry with genetics that focus on the future of Speckle Parks.
Farm: River Hill Farm
Animal: River Hill 99Y Pho-Cover 18C
Animal Owned By: River Hill Farm
Breed: Speckle Park
Designation of Winner: Miss World – Speckle Park
Bio: River Hill Farm is a family owned operation, who pride themselves in delivering quality Speckle Park genetics nestled in the rolling river hills of Saskatchewan.