"First One" continued her winning ways at the Oregon and California State Fairs, where she was named Calf Champion and Reserve Grand Champion. Decathlete also sired the first place Get of Sire at the Oregon State Fair
At Reno "First One" reached another "first" by being named Grand Champion Heifer at the 1998 Nugget National. Another Decathlete calf, a February 1998 heifer calf bred and owned by Mike and Carol Allison, was named Reserve Grand Champion at Reno. It is quite remarkable when a bull who has no progeny other than calves can produce both the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion Females at a National Show. Judges normally do not go to calves for Champions unless they are significantly better than the older division champions.
Date: Fri, 15 May 1998 17:35:14 -0000
From: "Peg Zilverberg" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com> >
I am Don Zilverberg of Bar JZ Polled Herefords at Holabird, S.D. Last year I bought a package of fifty units of semen and fifteen certificates on the bulls Decathlete, Fortress, and 5F. I have nine calves by Decathlete. They all have pigment on at least one eye and birth weight was 83 pounds average with one bull weighing one-hundred and one pounds. I used 5F on heifers with no calving problems on ten calves. I had only a few calves by Fortress with no problems.
I would like to use a picture of Decathlete in an ad in the SD Hereford Directory . The deadline for submitting ad copy is Saturday May 16. I would like a picture of Decathlete to use in the ad if that is possible. If you could respond to me as soon as possible and let me know if you can do this I would appreciate it and I will give you the address of where to send the picture. The picture(s) of him in the flyer you sent out last spring would be great.