Cherry Knoll Farm Shows Off Winning Ways at 2015 American Royal Angus Show in Missouri


Kansas City, Missouri – November 4, 2015 – Kansas City welcomed to town one of its foremost autumn events, The American Royal, where it is home to one of the oldest livestock exhibitions and professional rodeos in the Midwest, the world's biggest barbecue cook-off and the National Championship Saddlebred horse competition.

Cherry Knoll Farm set off from their home base in West Grove, Pennsylvania, to the Midwest to compete their cattle amongst the best in the industry in the Livestock Show, which ran from October 21 to November 1, 2015.

In the Open Heifer Show, Claudia Hissong showed Double C Rosebud where the talented pair won first place. Lexi Wright and her partner, Cherry Knoll Elsa 1510, swept the competition; they were named class winners and earned the Junior Heifer Calf Champion title.

In addition to Cherry Knoll Elsa 1510, Wright showed Cherry Knoll May 1449 to a fourth place finish in another class. David Smith and his Elsa heifer, sired by HSAF Bando, continued her success where she garnered fourth place in an Open Heifer class.

Cherry Knoll Lady 1467, a 1-year-old heifer by EXG RS First Rate, proved her maturity in two classes where she was awarded second place in both. In addition, Brody Fitzgerald and his Cherry Knoll Lady 1481, won both their classes in the junior and open shows. Bryce Fitzgerald also guided Cherry Knoll Rosebud 1454 to a third place victory in their event together.

The Bull Show saw Cherry Knoll Brigade 1404 and Brody Fitzgerald rise to the occasion, where judges declared them class winners and presented the duo with the Junior Champion Bull title.

Claudia Hissong showed Cherry Knoll Rosebud 1331 again with much success, but this time they entered the Cow Calf Show. Hissong and Rosebud left with a very respectable second place prize.

Cherry Knoll Elsa 1472 ended up in second place in the Junior Show with David Smith. Cherry Knoll Lady walked away with the first and second place ribbons.

Cherry Knoll Farm displayed its motto, "quality over quantity" once again, proving that personal attention to detail is the key to success in earning winning titles at top competitions all across the nation.

The American Royal Livestock Show attracts owners, breeders, future business and agricultural leaders, 4-H groups and animal lovers from all across the United States. Since it's founding in 1899, it has gained the reputation as one of the greatest livestock shows in the nation.

Last year, more than 2,000 of the best quality cattle, sheep, hogs and goats journeyed to Kansas City to compete at The American Royal Livestock Show. There were about 1,800 exhibitors from 34 different states who attended the two-week event at The American Royal Complex to witness the world-class exhibitions.

The Cherry Knoll operation is managed utilizing time-proven beef cattle production practices combined with progressive genetics and technology. Unbeatable customer service and a reputation for honesty and integrity complete the Cherry Knoll brand. For more information, please visit Cherry Knoll Farm's website at