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Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 5, Issue 42
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Hereford Highlights

Join Us in Kansas City

Welcome American Hereford Association (AHA) members to Kansas City as we celebrate Hereford demand during the 2008 AHA Annual Meeting. All events will take place at the Hilton President Kansas City and surrounding the Hereford events at the American Royal.

We have a busy weekend of activities planned starting with the state presidents’ meeting and breeders’ forum. All Hereford breeders are invited to the meeting that gets started at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Marketing will be the buzzword at the seminar and Tom Field, National Cattleman’s Beef Association (NCBA), will be an added bonus to this year’s meeting as he will address the group and answer questions concerning topics vital to all members and breeders.

A panel of breeders and beef Extension specialists has been assembled to offer advice and information on marketing and other areas of concern to the Hereford industry. For those of you who can’t attend the meeting it will be archived and posted at following the Annual Meeting.

Delegates will have plenty of opportunity to get to know the six candidates running for the AHA Board of Directors. Stop by the AHA headquarters open house on Saturday evening to visit with Hereford breeders and meet board candidates: David Breiner, Alma, Kan.; Paul Funk, Copperas Cove, Texas; Jimmie Johnson, Clinton, Okla.; Jack Lowderman, Macomb, Ill.; John Ridder, Callaway, Neb.; and Jay Wright, Morgan, Texas.

The American Hereford Women (AHW) will be hosting its annual meeting with a brunch at 9 a.m. on Saturday. Highlights of the event will include, door prizes, presentation of the Outstanding Hereford Woman of the Year and introduction of new directors and officers. Non-members are welcome to join that day or just attend the program to learn more about AHW.

Take some time to visit the Hereford exhibitors in the barn at the American Royal and see the quality genetics they are showcasing from their operations. Competition will heat up in Hale Arena on Sunday with the National Hereford Show judged by Bob Goble, Alto, Mich. Results will be posted throughout the show at

A top group of heifer calves and steer prospects has been assembled for the Ladies of the Royal Sale on Saturday starting at 4 p.m. in Wagstaff Theatre. For all online bidders the sale will be live on the Internet at Please visit the site to create an account and request a buyer’s number. Interested buyers may view the sale offering at

Past sale consignments have went on to have successful show careers for their new owners and this year we have one of the best offerings to date with lots of quality. Good luck exhibitors and consignors.

The following is a detailed schedule of meetings and events. Join us as we celebrate Hereford demand and see for yourself how the Hereford breed is positioned for growth.

Saturday, Nov. 1

8 a.m. State presidents’ meeting/breeders' forum
Hilton President Kansas City
9 a.m. American Hereford Women annual meeting
Hilton President Kansas City
10 a.m. Delegate orientation
Hilton President Kansas City
2 p.m. Preview Ladies of the Royal sale offering
American Royal complex
4 p.m. Ladies of the Royal sale
American Royal complex
6:30 p.m. Open house
AHA headquarters

Sunday, Nov. 2

8 a.m. American Royal National Hereford Show
(junior show immediately followed by open show)
American Royal Complex

Monday, Nov. 3

9 a.m. AHA Annual Membership Meeting
Hilton President Kansas City

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 evaluation. The AHA performance department requests all breeders submit cow weights and body condition scores when sending weaning weights. These weights and scores are imperative to the development of longevity and fertility genetic selection traits.

Hereford Exhibitors, Please Take Note

Hereford exhibitors please make sure that all cattle planning to show at national shows are registered as any entry that is pending or not registered 30 days prior to a national show will be scratched and not allowed to show. Also if you intend to have EPDs printed in the show program, please make sure you are a compliant and a Whole Herd TPR breeder as EPDs will not be added to any animal upon arrival at the show. We appreciate your cooperation with getting all show animals registered 30 days prior to the show and any EPD problems worked out ahead of time.

To order the official AHA show vests visit the Shop Hereford Web site. The show vests are $30 and we appreciate all exhibitors wearing the official showring attire.

All cattle must have an EID tag in order to show at a national Hereford show. Visit to download an order form. All tags will be ordered in increments of 10 and cattle that have tags will be scanned at the stalls and will avoid standing in long lines at the chute. Those without EID tags will be tagged when cattle are checked in and charged $3 per tag.

North American International Livestock Exposition

The open show at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky., is Nov. 20. The junior show in Louisville will be Nov. 16. . Please e-mail Amy Cowan at with your stalling requests for the North American open show.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn, just outside of Gate 4. To book rooms please visit the Hilton Garden Inn Web site or call the hotel reservations department at (502) 637-2424 or by calling Hilton Reservations at (877) 782-9444. The group code is AHA and the group rate is $115.

Western Nugget National Hereford Show

There will be a new schedule this year with the open females and bulls showing Dec. 5-6 and the junior show following on Sunday, Dec. 7.

The sale will be held at 4 p.m. on Dec. 6 at John Ascuaga's Nugget. The Western Nugget National Hereford Horned and Polled Sale catalog is available on

To make hotel reservations at John Ascuaga’s Nugget call (800) 648-1177 and reference reservation code GHER8 to receive the special rates for the show and sale.

For more information about the show, visit the Western Nugget Web site.

Denver Hotel Headquarters

The AHA headquarters for the National Western Stock Show in Denver is the Renaissance Denver Hotel at 3801 Quebec Street. A block of rooms is reserved until Dec. 15. Call (303) 399-7500 to make your reservations. Hereford activities in Denver will be Jan. 14-17, 2009. The juniors will show Jan. 14, carloads and pens Jan. 15, the females and Mile High Night National Hereford Sale will be Jan. 16, and the bulls will show on the Hill Jan. 17.

The entry deadline and junior heifer ownership deadline is Nov. 20. For entry visit the National Western Web site.

Southwestern Livestock Exposition

The national Hereford show in Fort Worth is Feb. 2, 2009. The new entry deadline for Fort Worth is Nov. 15. A block of rooms has been secured at the Hyatt Place in the historic Fort Worth Stock Yards. To make hotel reservations call (817) 626-6000 and ask for the AHA room block. The rate is $99 and the cut-off date for the block is Jan. 7.

Take Me Back to Tulsa

The 2009 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) will be July 4-11 at the Expo Square, Tulsa, Okla. Look for more information in upcoming Hereford World issues. The Doubletree Hotel Tulsa at Warren Place is the headquarters hotel. The room rate is $99. Call (800) 222-1317 and ask for AHA for the JNHE room block. The other hotel option is the Embassy Suites Hotel (918) 622-4000 or 1-800-Embassy. The room rate is $109. Please ask for reservation code JAH.

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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.

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Industry Insight


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