National Hereford Feedout Recognizes Test Winners
National Hereford Feedout winners were recognized at the American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 23, for consigning the high-performing cattle to the winter 2006 test.
Overall winners are determined by a formula that takes into consideration the performance and carcass quality of consignments, putting the most emphasis on profit-driving performance traits. Winning the overall award for the winter test (December 2005 start date) were Brad and Dixie Hollenbeck, Brownlee, Neb., first; Oleen Bros., Dwight, Kan., second; and Bud Stolzenberg, Crookston, Neb., third. Winning the youth division was Katherine Krauss, Russell, Kan.
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Hereford Exhibitors Honored in Kansas City
Hereford exhibitors were recently rewarded for showcasing their breeding programs at national and regional shows throughout the past year. At the AHA’s Annual Meeting, Hereford show heifer, show bull and premier exhibitor awards were given to exhibitors in each of four U.S. regions.
For a complete listing of the Hereford show point program winners, visit Hereford.org.
$18,250 in Scholarships Awarded to Hereford Youth
National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members Kristi Bishop, Margeaux Firestine, Catie Sims, Emilie Miller, Amy Berry, Cassie Bacon, Ben Barkow and Brandy Valek were awarded scholarships totaling $18,250 at Hereford events in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 21-22. All but Valek were recognized at the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) Casino Magic Fundraiser Saturday night. Valek received her award at the American Royal National Hereford Show on Sunday.
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Congratulations Able Acres
Able Acres, Wingate, Ind., had the top sale indexing bull in the Indiana Beef Evaluation Program (IBEP) 2006 Summer Test. Polled Hereford bull No. 24 (Reg. No. P42666080) excelled in eight economically important traits used by IBEP for determining sale index, topping the 65 bulls in the 58th IBEP sale, Oct. 21. The bull’s test performance index was 111.3 and his carcass merit ratio was 105.2.
In addition his expected progeny differences (EPDs) for weaning and yearling weight, maternal milk, maternal calving ease and ribeye area, as well as his Certified Hereford Beef Index (CHB$), are in the top 5-15% of all non-parent bulls in the breed.
No. 24 is sired by PR 122L Lad N33. He sold for $2,350.
Able Acres also has five bulls entered in the IBEP 2006 Winter Test, which began Oct. 31. The 59th IBEP Bull Sale and Video Auction will be April 19, 2007, 6 p.m., at the Springville Feeder Auction and selected video sites.
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Hereford 101: Making Ultrasound Work For You
The next online Hereford 101 will be Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. CST. Patrick Wall, director of communications for The National Centralized Ultrasound Processing (CUP) Lab & Technology Center, will join Jack Ward, AHA chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, to discuss the importance of ultrasound and how to go about it on the ranch.
Participants will be encouraged to submit questions, either by calling in or through the online “chat.”
In order to view the video, your computer needs to have a broadband connection to the Internet. Dial-up Internet will allow you to participate, but will only facilitate the audio portion of the Webinar.
If you go to LiveAuctions.tv, you will see an item in the calendar (list of auctions) for Hereford 101. Click on it and you will be prompted to enter a user name and password. If you haven’t previously set up an account you can do so via the Web site. It only takes a minute or two; just click on the “Hereford 101” item, and then on “Create a New User.” It is strongly suggested that you set up an account before the night of the Webinar.
For more information, contact Ward at (816) 842-3757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AHA Parentage Verification Reminder
Beginning Dec. 1 every 250th calf born from artificial insemination (AI) or embryo transfer (ET) will be parentage verified. This will happen at the expense of the AHA and will be required before the calf can be registered. For more information, contact Jack Ward at (816) 842-3757.
Place Your Holiday CHB® Orders with Rhett’s Meat Market
Rhett’s Meat Market, Oklahoma City, is happy to be supplying central Oklahoma with Certified Hereford Beef® (CHB). Rhett and his staff are ready to fill your holiday orders. Don’t delay; call (405) 752-2874 to place your order. Be sure to let Rhett know you appreciate his support of the CHB program.
Attention Louisville Exhibitors
There are 353 head of Herefords entered in the North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, Ky. Please let Amy Cowan know how many head you will be exhibiting and any specific stalling requests you have, so that the stalls are already assigned when you arrive at the North American. This will ensure that you have adequate stall space and are stalled with whom you intended. Contact Cowan at (816) 842-3757 or email@example.com. Thanks for your cooperation, and we look forward to seeing you in Louisville. The National Hereford Show is Nov. 16. The junior show is Nov. 12.
Enjoy the Reno Sale Offering
All the cattle that will be selling in the Western Nugget sale in Reno, Nev., will be on display right after the female show concludes (approximately 3-4 p.m.) on Friday, Dec. 1. As in the past, a great group of Western Nugget juniors will be serving CHB, a wide array of appetizers and plenty of beverages for potential buyers as they view the sale offering displayed in the showring. This is a fun event sponsored by the juniors and they are rolling out the welcome mat again this year. Be sure to attend.
National Western Deadline, Headquarters
The entry deadline for the National Western Stock Show National Hereford Show is Nov. 15. Juniors will show their Hereford females on Jan. 11. Also on this day will be the carload and pen shows. The Hereford female show and Hereford sale are Jan. 12. Finally, the Hereford bull show is Jan. 13.
The AHA headquarters is the Renaissance Denver Hotel at 3801 Quebec Street. A block of rooms is reserved until Dec. 18. The rate is $84. Call (303) 399-7500 to make your reservations.
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Interested in Sponsoring the Hereford Hospitality Suite?
Like last year, the AHA will be hosting a Hereford hospitality suite at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, where Hereford breeders can congregate to relax and visit. AHA staff is looking for suite sponsors. Anyone interested can contact either Jack Ward or Amy Cowan at (816) 842-3757.