Young Guns Registration Extended
Attention Hereford Young Guns, there is still time to register for the upcoming conference in Kansas City, Aug. 22-24. Visit HerefordYoungGuns.com to register online or call (816) 842-3757 to register by phone. Hotel accommodations are available at Harrah's North Kansas City Hotel and Casino. To reserve a room call (816) 472-7777 and ask for group code S8HERFD.
An action-packed conference is planned with a lot of valuable information for Hereford producers. Keynote speaker, Mark Mayfield, will be a highlight of the conference on Wednesday evening. The group will also hear from Kevin Good, Cattle-Fax, regarding the economic state of the industry.
Ethanol is a buzzword in the industry and Ron Plain, University of Missouri, and Kelly Bruns, South Dakota State University, will talk about how ethanol production is affecting beef producers.
Marketing and efficiency are top of mind for Hereford seedstock producers and the conference includes time devoted to these topics. Representatives from Amana Farms and Circle A Angus Ranch will talk about why they incorporated Hereford genetics into their program.
Hereford Young Guns will be the first to hear updates from the American Hereford Association’s (AHA) ongoing research project with Harris Ranch, Lacey Livestock and California State University. This project and others are highly important to the future of the breed, therefore AHA staff want the Young Guns to hear firsthand how Herefords are measuring up.
Thank you to the PTP Alliance, Purina Mills, Gallagher Animal Management Systems and Vermeer Manufacturing for sponsoring the 2007 Hereford Young Guns Conference.
Ladies of the Royal Sale
Ladies of the Royal Hereford Sale entries are being sent out this week. The sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 20, the day before the American Royal National Hereford Show. This sale is open to show heifer/brood cow prospects born on or after Sept. 1, 2006. Also Hereford steer prospects born Jan. 1, 2007, or after are eligible for this sale. Steer entries will be limited to seven steers. Anyone wishing to receive an entry blank and information for this sale should contact Joe Rickabaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org, (816) 218-2280 or (785) 633-3188. Entry deadline is Aug. 25.
Plan to Attend High Plains Hereford Tour
The American Hereford Association (AHA) and Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC invite you to attend the High Plains Hereford Tour, Sept. 10-13.
The tour will be a great learning opportunity for those who are committed to carrying on the Hereford tradition. Stops will include commercial and registered Hereford operations, feedlots and packing plants.
The tour is scheduled to start in Rapid City, S.D. If there is enough interest, a bus may also leave from Ogallala, Neb. The bus in Rapid City will leave Sept. 10 at noon MT. A bus from Ogallala would depart at 3 p.m. MT. The buses will return at approximately 6 p.m. MT on Sept. 13.
Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis. The cost of the tour includes all transportation, hotel rooms and two meals per day. Expenses for breakfast (all motels have complimentary) and other incidentals will be at your own cost. Total cost for the trip is $425 for single-lodging occupancy or $325 per person for double-lodging occupancy. Tours of the packing plants are limited to the first 70 participants. If registrations exceed 70, plant tours will be limited to only one member per family or ranch.
Reservation deadline is Aug. 17. Reservation payment can be by check or credit card (Visa or MasterCard). Payment must be received by Aug. 17 to reserve buses, motels and meals.
Rockrose Grill & Bar Serves CHB®
The newest restaurant to carry Certified Hereford Beef® (CHB) opened its doors July 5 in Shawnee, Kan. Rockrose Grill & Bar is family owned by five brothers with a long history in the restaurant business. Ryan Toubia, general manager, and Nathan Toubia, chef, wanted a unique product with great flavor at a decent price. After trying several other branded products they knew right away that CHB was what they wanted for their restaurant.
“We wanted something that we didn’t have to charge $35 a plate for,” Ryan says. Rockrose carries the KC strip, filet, ground chuck, and a few other cuts for some of its signature dishes.
Rockrose Grill & Bar is located at 22730 Midland Dr. in western Shawnee, Kan., and can be contacted at (913) 825-3880. Check out its Web site www.rockrosegrill.com.
Download the August CHB Newsletter for more CHB LLC information and a feature on Rockrose Grill & Bar.
Hereford Youth Win Awards, Scholarships
During the 2007 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Denver July 8-14 more than $10,000 was awarded in scholarships to National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members. Most of the scholarship and award winners were announced at the awards ceremony July 13, except the Joe and Lewis Scholarship Award winners, which were announced at the conclusion of the owned female show July 14.
The scholarships and award winners are listed below. Information about the recipients will be printed in the September Hereford World. Congratulations to all the winners.
National Junior Merit Scholarship
- First place - Roger Morgan, Burwell, Neb., $1,000 plus trip
- Second place - Nicole Starr, Manawa, Wis., $750
- Third place - Margeaux Firestine, Womelsdorf, Pa., $500
John Wayne Memorial Scholarship
- Jessie Berry, Cheyenne, Wyo., $1,000
- Ashley Middleswarth, Torrington, Wyo., $1,000
Ed Bible Memorial Scholarship
- First place - Heather Thomas, Gold Creek, Mont., $1,000
- Second place - Ashley Steckel-Stryker, Pawnee Rock, Kan., $750
- Third place - Roger Morgan, Burwell, Neb., $500
- Fourth place - Seth Going, Lyons, Neb., $250
Joe and Walter Lewis Memorial Scholarship
- First place - Jessica Lester, Covington, La., $500
- Second place - Melanie Snavely, Minneapolis, Kan., $375
Hereford Herdsman Scholarship
- Jessica Lester, Covington, La., $500
- Mason McClintock, Ft. McKavett, Texas, $500
Poll-ette Founders Scholarship
- Roger Morgan, Burwell, Neb., $750
- Nicole Rosencutter, Topeka, Kan., $750
Prospect and Junior Golden Bull Awards
- Prospect Award
- Third grade - Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas
- Fourth grade - Emilee Holt, Caldwell, Idaho
- Fifth grade - Koby Rogers, Hamilton, Texas
- Seventh grade - Amanda Bacon, Prairie Grove, Ark.
- Junior Golden Bull Award
- Ninth grade - Jacob Fleischmann, Osceola, Neb.
- 10th grade - Mark Sims, Elgin, Okla.
- 11th grade - Heather Bradford, St. Marys, Ohio
Order JNHE Pictures Online
To view and purchase JNHE photos taken by American Hereford Association (AHA) and Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) staff, visit the Hereford Photo Shop Web site. Here you’ll find pictures of show and award winners taken at JNHE events throughout the week.
August Hereford World Mails
The August 2007 Hereford World mailed July 27. In an effort to decrease the delivery time, Arlene Sanchez, U.S. Postal Service (USPS) manager consumer affairs & claims Fort Worth district, has graciously agreed to field calls from magazine subscribers who do not receive their magazine within 10 days of the mailing date.
If you do not receive your magazine within 10 days, please call Sanchez at (817) 317-3623. HPI staff thanks Sanchez for taking a proactive approach to this on-going problem and encourages subscribers who experience late delivery to report the delay.