Submit Data by Nov. 1 for Spring Analysis
All data needs to be submitted prior to Nov. 1 in order to be included in the next genetic analysis. The American Hereford Association performance department requests breeders collect cow weights and body condition scores when taking weaning weights. This data is imperative to the breed’s longevity and fertility traits.
New Hereford Leadership Announced
Hank DeShazer, Hearne, Texas, was announced as the new AHA president during the AHA Annual Membership Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 22. His goals for the AHA include growing the Certified Hereford Beef program, gaining more Hereford market share and breed improvment. DeShazer owns DeShazer Cattle Co. in Hearne.
Bill King, Stanley, N.M., will team with DeShazer as the AHA vice president. King owns Bill King Ranch.
Also during the Annual Meeting, state delegates elected three new Board members. Congratulations to Jerry Huth, Oakfield, Wis.; James Milligan, Kings, Ill.; and John Woolfolk, Jackson, Tenn. For more information on these new directors, see the October Hereford World.
The AHA staff wishes to thank the retiring board members for their service to the breed and the membership. Those individuals are Jack Evans, Winona, Miss., 2007 president; Steve Folkman, Ixonia, Wis., director; and Lavette Teeter, Mooresville, N.C., director.
Look for a detailed section about the Annual Meeting and related events in the December Hereford World. News releases will also be posted in the “Announcements” section at Hereford.org.
Hereford Hall of Fame, Hall of Merit Inductees Recognized
Bill Bennett, James Bennett and Rob Hooper were inducted into the Hereford Hall of Fame Oct. 22 in Kansas City during the AHA Annual Membership Meeting. The Hall of Fame honor recognizes breeders who have dynamically influenced the direction and advancement of the Hereford breed.
Also during the meeting, the late Col. Stanley E. Stout was honored with the Hereford Hall of Merit Award. Hall of Merit inductees aren’t necessarily Hereford breeders but have, in their own ways, greatly influenced the Hereford breed and cattle industry.
For more information, see the “Announcements” section at Hereford.org.
Sidwell Named AHW Woman of the Year
Marlene Sidwell, Carr, Colo., has been named the 2007 American Hereford Women (AHW) Woman of the Year. She was honored during the AHW annual meeting in Kansas City on Oct. 20.
Marlene is the president of the Colorado Hereford Women. She served on the AHW board from 1998-2004 and was treasurer from 2000-04.
Congratulations American Royal Winners
Congratulations to the following American Royal National Hereford Show winners:
- Champion Bull: KJ C&L BJ 204 Authentic 294S owned by Brooke Jensen, Courtland, Kan.; Harold Lietzau, Sparta, Wis.; and Pierces Hereford Haven, Baraboo, Wis.
- Reserve Champion Bull: Four L 285M Zolaman 6088S ET owned by Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn., and Herbert Doan, Dandridge, Tenn.
- Champion Heifer and Junior Show Champion Heifer: DM BR Terri 646 ET owned by Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas.
- Reserve Champion Heifer and Junior Show Reserve Champion Heifer: MSU Keepsake 14S owned by Kelsey Repenning, Mitchell, S.D.
- First-place Get of Sire: KJ BJ Bounty Hunter 741P progeny owned by C&M Herefords, Nara Visa, N.M.
- Premier Breeder: Purple Reign Cattle Co., Toulon, Ill.
- Premier Exhibitor: Four L Hereford Farm.
Visit Hereford.org to view complete results of the American Royal National Hereford Show. Also see “Announcements” section at Hereford.org.
Don’t Miss Out on These Hereford Christmas Ideas
Do your Christmas shopping with the American Hereford Women (AHW) and at the
same time help raise funds for Hereford juniors.
Items for sale include:
Learning With Herefords! DVD — $25 (updated cost)
"A Hereford Legacy" Bud Snidow DVD — $20
Add $2 shipping and handling for each DVD ordered.
To order, contact Cheryl Evans at firstname.lastname@example.org or P.O. Box 310, Winona, MS 38967.
AHW also has Hereford candles, Hereford charms and leather mouse pads with AHA or NJHA imprinted on them.
Visit the AHW Web site to view pictures and for more information.
Hereford Online 101: Focuses on K-State Research
The next online 101 is scheduled for Nov. 29 at a time to be determined later.
Dan Moser of Kansas State University will be the guest and will discuss recent research on fertility, longevity and survivability.
Participants will be encouraged to submit questions by either calling in or using the online “chat.” In order to view the video, you must 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.
National Western Announces Changes
The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) has announced several changes for its 2008 event. The entry deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 20, and all cattle must be registered at the time of entry. No pending registrations will be allowed in either the Hill or Yard shows.
All cattle entered must test negative for persistent infection with bovine viral diarrhea (PI BVD).
All cattle sold, either privately or through auction, must test negative for brucellosis (Bang's disease) and tuberculosis (TB).
Hereford events during the NWSS will include the junior show Jan. 16, the carload and pen bull show Jan. 17 as well as the new pen of three female show, Jan. 18 will be the female show followed by the bull show on Jan. 19. The Mile High Night Hereford Sale is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. The sale will be managed by National Cattle Services Inc. and is sponsored by the AHA.
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. The catalog will be published in the December Hereford World. For more information, contact Joe Rickabaugh at (816) 842-3757.
More information about Hereford activities in Denver will be in the December Hereford World. For a complete set of NWSS rules and guidelines visit the NWSS Web site.