Photos by Focus Marketing Group --
South Dakota State Fair Supreme Champion Bull: TR CC Deliverance 7974 Pld ET exhibited by Thomas Ranch, Coudron Charolais and Vaughn Ranches.
Photos by Focus Marketing Group -- South Dakota State Fair Supreme Champion Bull: TR CC Deliverance 7974 Pld ET exhibited by Thomas Ranch, Coudron Charolais and Vaughn Ranches.


The culmination of a week’s worth of open beef cattle shows happened Sunday, Sept. 2 in the Open Class Beef Barn at the South Dakota State Fair. Held every year, the Supreme Row selection is one of the most anticipated and sought after titles of the fair.
This year’s supreme row was judged by Bob Goble and Bill Widerman. They had to narrow the field of 16 females and 12 bulls down to one overall champion in each division. The judges chose the two Charolais entries TR Ms Dottie 6703D ET exhibited by Bertsche Cattle and Hansen Farms as Supreme Champion Female and TR CC Deliverance 7974 Pld ET exhibited by Thomas Ranch, Coudron Charolais and Vaughn Ranches as Supreme Champion Bull.
Others on Supreme Row in the female division were:
Angus - Madison Sundsbak, Sundsbak Farms, Des Lacs, N.D.
Charolais Composite - Kadon Leddy, Stockholm, S.D.
Chi - Martina Albrecht, Howard, S.D.
Gelbvieh - Josephsen Farms, Arlington, S.D.
Balancer - Beastrom Ranch, Pierre, S.D.
Hereford - CK Cattle, Highmore, S.D.
Limousin - Kinsly Altena, Altena Show Cattle, George, Iowa
Lim-Flex - Delaney Peterson, Peterson’s L7 Bar Limousin, Chamberlain, S.D.
Maine-Anjou - Tate Bergh, Florence, S.D.
MaineTainer - Martina Albrecht, Howard, S.D.
Red Angus - Hanson’s Red Angus, Joel & Pam Singrey, Hazel, S.D.
Shorthorn - Riley Johnson, Jackson, Minn.
Shorthorn Plus - Sammi Schrag, Marion, S.D.
Simmental - CK Cattle, Highmore, S.D.
Simmental-Low Percentage - CK Cattle, Highmore, S.D.


In the bulls:
Angus - Rock Creek, Livestock, Mitchell, S.D.
Gelbvieh - Logan Zemlicka, Wolsey, S.D.
Balancer - Murphy Farms, Arlington, S.D.
Hereford - CK Cattle, Highmore, S.D.
Limousin - Ludens Family Limousin, Viborg, S.D.
Lim-Flex - JLX Limousin, Alexa Montagne, Elk Point, S.D.
Maine-Anjou - PAR Five Cattle Co., Lake City, S.D.
MaineTainer - Becking Farms, Florence, S.D.
Red Angus - Thomas Ranch, Harrold, S.D.
Simmental - Wager Cattle, Gettysburg, S.D.
Simmental-Low Percentage - Kylie Harriman, LZKT Show Cattle, Parker, S.D.