Alpha Omega Farms compete in Junior Brahman Association All-American cattle show

Staff reports
Hailey Wells won overall Reserve Junior Champion Red Brahman female at the 2009 American Junior Brahman Association’s All-American Brahman cattle show recently held in Bryan, Texas.

The spotlight beamed on a trio of young cattlemen from Alpha Omega Farms during the fiery competition at the 2009 American Junior Brahman Association’s All-American Brahman cattle show recently held in Bryan, Texas.

Showing their Brahman cattle in this annual event, Joshua Banks, a third generation cattleman and Zach and Hailey Wells, representing the fourth generation, repeatedly surfaced in their divisions to bring home top prizes.

Zach Wells, the rookie showman, was at the lead of his tremendous bull, “Twilight” as he entered the ring to compete for the title of Junior Champion red Brahman bull. He was also in the running for top prizes in several other events and competitions during the marathon held during the Fourth of July week.

Hailey Wells and her “Diva,” Ms. HB Lady Alpha Sting, were at the top of their game and class, when “Allie” won overall Reserve Junior Champion Red Brahman female. Although this was only

Wells’ second All American show, this 12-year old-girl was able to scale the ranks and secure a belt buckle, one of the most sought after and prestigious prizes of the entire show. In addition to her buckle, the duo was able to land a coveted leather banner which displays their ranking. Wells was also tough competition in the other events held throughout the show.

Although Banks is only 11-years-old, this was his fifth time to represent Alpha Omega Farms at an All American competition. The veteran showman, lead the show team to victory in the gray calf division. JRB Mr. Artic Evarado was the Reserve Calf Champion in the gray Brahman calf Bred and Owned division. Banks’s confidence and “Gift of Gab” helped in the Public Speaking competition where he landed fourth place in the Junior Division in a field of some 30 competitors.

Banks' experience with the cattle and the strong knowledge base at such a young age brought him down to the wire with a photo finish as he placed second in the Herdman’s Quiz. The majestic picture he took of his cow “Ruby” allowed him to place in the photography contest. He was also able to bring home a placing in the poster contest, where the contestants utilize there artistic abilities and creativity on a poster that promote the Brahman breed.

Joshua Banks won the Reserve Calf Champion in the gray Brahman calf Bred and Owned division at the 2009 American Junior Brahman Association’s All-American Brahman cattle show recently held in Bryan, Texas.