Hereford eNews
Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 3, Issue 45
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Hereford Highlights

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

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,, 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

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

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, 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

GKB Cattle
Market Update

Cattle Outlook
Glenn Grimes and Ron Plain, University of Missouri-Columbia

Grimes and Plain offer market updates for the week past each Friday afternoon. To view this information, visit the University of Missouri AgEBB Web site.

Whaley Polled Herefords
Industry Insight

Mike John Explains NCBA’s Position on Animal ID

Mike John, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) president, released an article on Nov. 6 clarifying NCBA’s position on animal identification. To read the article, visit the NCBA Web site.

USDA Approves Two Grading Systems for Beef Carcass Marbling Scores

Two image-based instrument grading systems for the determination of beef carcass marbling scores have been approved for use in the evaluation of official U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Quality Grades for beef carcasses. The two instruments are the Computer Vision System (RMS Research Management Systems, Ft. Collins, Colo.) and the VBG2000 (Vision For You, Dakota Dunes, S.D.). Both systems were previously approved for the assessment of USDA Yield Grades.

Nominations Open for Environmental Stewardship Award Program

The 17th Annual Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) has officially opened its nomination season for 2007. The program nationally recognizes the outstanding stewardship practices and conservation achievements of U.S. cattle producers. Regional and national award winners are honored for their commitment to protecting the environment and improving fish and wildlife habitats while operating profitable cattle operations.

Nominations can be submitted by any organization, group or individual on behalf of a U.S. cattle producer.

Seven regional winners and one national winner are selected annually by a committee of representatives from universities, conservation organizations, and federal and state agencies. The nominees compete for regional awards based on their state of residency, and the seven regional winners then compete for the national award.

The deadline for 2007 ESAP applications is March 17. Visit the ESAP Web site to download a copy of the application.

Cowman’s Classic and Ken Troutt Memorial Scholarship Announcement

The entry deadline for the 23rd Annual Cowman’s Classic All Breed Bull Sale is Dec. 15. The sale is scheduled for Feb. 27, 2007, at the Interstate Fairgrounds in Spokane, Wash. This sale is open to bulls of all breeds that were born after Dec. 15, 2004, and before March 1, 2006. Additional requirements and qualifications are contained in the rules outlined in the entry form.

Entry forms can be obtained by contacting the sale manager:
Kendall Cattle Sales
Gary Kendall
1040 Kendall Rd.
Potlatch, ID 83855
(208) 858-2163

Applications are now being taken for the 12th Annual Ken Troutt Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship fund has been established in memory of Ken Troutt, renowned auctioneer for the Northwest and Cowman’s Classic. Scholarships of $500 will be announced at the sale.

To be eligible, youths must be incoming freshman in the fall of 2007, enrolled in a college or technical school, and be an individual or son/daughter of an individual who has consigned or purchased bulls in the Cowman’s Classic within the last three years.

Applications are due prior to Feb. 15, 2007, and can be requested by contacting Kendall Cattle Sales.

BEEF Quality Summit – Nov. 14-15

You can still sign up for BEEF magazine's 2006 BEEF Quality Summit. The Nov. 14-15 workshop in Oklahoma City's Clarion Hotel aims to provide attendees with the background, tools and environment to make the connections for involvement, and the potential rewards offered, in the new beef-value chain.

The first day's program is devoted to outlining the opportunity available in the new beef-value chain, the second to how to link your production into that chain.

For more information and to register, visit the BEEF Web site.

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