Making Money and Meeting Industry Demands
Seven hundred fifty-one head of age, source and health verified Herefords and Hereford-crosses brought almost $30,000 in premiums for more than 50 consignors to the 7th Annual Tennessee Hereford Marketing Program Sale, Oct. 30. The Certified Hereford Beef® and Hereford Verified eligible calves from six states — Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee — were sold at the Tennessee Livestock Producers’ Barn in Thompson Station.
For the rest of the story, see "Making Money and Meeting Industry Demands" in the "Announcements" section at Hereford.org.
Attention Louisville Exhibitors
The open show Herefords at the North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, Ky., will be stalled in the Pavilion and will replace the Shorthorns in the rotation. Cattle will not be allowed in the barn until 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14, and they must be stalled by 6 p.m. All entries will be processed on Tuesday. Please let Amy Cowan, firstname.lastname@example.org, know how many head you will be exhibiting and any specific open show stalling requests you have so that the stalls are already assigned when you arrive. This will ensure you have adequate stall space and are stalled with whom you intended. The junior cattle will be stalled in the West Hall. Thanks for your cooperation and we look forward to a great show in Louisville.
All Exhibitors Please Take Note
As the national show season progresses, the American Hereford Association (AHA) would like to remind Hereford exhibitors of a few changes implemented this year.
To make the check-in process and the entire show program run more efficiently and accurately, the show committee implemented a rule that is in effect at all national shows. The rule reads as follows:
All Hereford animals must be officially recorded (registered) thirty (30) days prior to show date to be eligible to show at a National Hereford Show. Entries with registrations “Pending” or “Applied for” will be ineligible to show.
Also, there are now more divisions in the heifer and bull shows, making the divisions more uniform in size, especially in the late summer, early summer, spring, and junior yearling heifer and bull classes. There are seven heifer divisions and six bull divisions.
One other change in the show rules and classifications is that the get-of-sire may be comprised of animals from one or more owners and the get is not figured in the premier exhibitor calculations.
For a complete listing of national show rules, refer to the “Hereford Handbook” in the July 2006 Hereford World or visit Hereford.org.
For more information, contact Amy Cowan at (816) 842-3757.
Hereford Cow-Calf Pair Takes Supreme Honors
Travis Pierce, Baraboo, Wis., exhibited the supreme champion cow-calf pair over all breeds at the World Beef Expo this fall. Congrats to Travis and everyone at Pierce’s Hereford Haven. The supreme pair was PHH Precious 406 with a February calf by NJW 1Y Wrangler 19D.
National Western Deadline, Headquarters
The entry deadline for the National Western Stock Show National Hereford Show in Denver is Nov. 15. Juniors will show their Hereford females on Jan. 11, followed by 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 (888) 238-6762 to make your reservations.
For more information, contact Amy Cowan at (816) 842-3757 or email@example.com.
Download National Western rules and entry form (PDF, 629KB)
Interested in Sponsoring the Hereford Hospitality Suite?
Like last year, the AHA will be hosting a Hereford hospitality suite at the National Western, 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.
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.