King Elected AHA President
Bill King, Stanley, N.M., was announced as the new president of the American Hereford Association (AHA) during the Annual Membership Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 3.
Bill owns Bill King Ranch in Stanley, N.M., which includes a 300-head registered Hereford cow-calf operation along with other cattle, farming and feedlot enterprises. Bill was elected to the AHA Board in 2005. This past year, he served as AHA vice president and chaired the finance committee, and also served on the executive and building committees.
Bob Harrell Jr., Baker City, Ore., was selected to serve as the 2009 AHA vice president. Harrell and his family operate Harrell Hereford Ranch in eastern Oregon. The ranch consists of 300 registered cows, 400 commercial cows, an 800-head feedlot and 20 Quarter Horse broodmares.
This past year Bob chaired the AHA marketing committee and served on the breed improvement committee and the Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC board.
Completing their terms on the AHA Board were outgoing president, Hank DeShazer, Hearne, Texas.; Bill Cox, Pomeroy, Wash.; and Lee Haygood, Canadian, Texas.
The AHA membership elected three new directors during the membership meeting. David Breiner, Alma, Kan.; Paul Funk, Copperas Cove, Texas; and Jimmie Johnson, Clinton, Okla., will serve four year terms on the 12-member Board.
Hereford Hall of Fame, Merit Inductees Recognized
Doug Bennett, Echo, Ore., and Pat Wilson, Frostproof, Fla., were inducted into the Hereford Hall of Fame Nov. 3 in Kansas City during the AHA Annual Meeting. The Hall of Fame honor recognizes breeders who’ve dynamically influenced the direction and advancement of the Hereford breed.
Also during the Annual Meeting, Jon Beever, Urbana, Ill., and Larry Cundiff, Clay Center, Neb., were 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.
Congratulations to the Hall of Fame and Hall of Merit Honorees and their families. We will feature each recipient in upcoming issues of Hereford eNews.
Champions Crowned at American Royal National Hereford Show
LCC Back N Time and WRB Elizabeth 3T won the grand champion bull and female titles at the 2008 American Royal National Hereford Show on Nov. 2 in Kansas City. Hereford breeder Bob Goble evaluated the 179-head open show and complimented the exhibitors in his closing comments when he talked about the tremendous contributions cattle in the championship line ups will make to the breed. Chris Mullinix, El Dorado, Kan., judged the 50-head junior show.
Lowderman Cattle Co., Macomb, Ill., exhibited the champion bull. LCC Back in Time is sired by STAR Bright Future 533P ET. Reserve champion yearling bull BR DM CSF Wallace ET owned by Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas; Cottonwood Springs Farm, Cedar, Mich.; Don Moler, Cheyenne, Okla.; and the Wallace Syndicate, Channing, Texas, took home reserve grand champion honors. He is a son of BR Moler ET. Barber Ranch also won the best six head and premier breeder awards at the conclusion of the show.
Mariah Behrends, San Jose, Ill., exhibited the grand and junior yearling champion female. WRB Elizabeth 3T is by CH Enuff Prophet 2913. The champion spring heifer calf, SLDK Miss Roxy V-31 ET by SLDK Poseidon R09 ET followed with reserve grand champion honors for Laken Lierle, Ft. Cobb, Okla.
DelHawk Cattle Co., Earlville, Ill., captured the champion get-of-sire award and Purple Reign Cattle Co., Toulon, Ill., was named the premier exhibitor.
Laken Lierle led the grand champion female in the junior show as well. TCL Gold Laryn 402 by KW Golden Duke topped the junior competition followed by CSF BR Gabrielle 8150 ET by DM BR Sooner and exhibited by Grace Keilty, Cedar, Mich.
To view complete results of the American Royal National Hereford Show visit Hereford.org.
Youth Awarded $30,000 in Scholarships
National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members were awarded nearly $30,000 in scholarships from the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) Nov. 3 during the AHA Annual Meeting.
Heather Bradford, St. Marys, Ohio, and Roger Morgan, Burwell, Neb., won two of the largest scholarships: the $5,000 Bill and Jo Ellard Scholarships from HYFA.
Another $5,000 scholarship was the Bob and Dolores Call Scholarship, which was awarded to Cassie Bacon, Prairie Grove, Ark.
Three $2,500 scholarships also were awarded. Katlin Mulvaney, Opelika, Ala., was given the Bob Kube Scholarship; Roxane Gebhart, Claremore, Okla., the Vanier Family Scholarship; and Staci Ann Curry, McAlester, Okla., the L.C. Whitehead and Whitehead Family Scholarship.
The HYFA also sponsored four $2,500 scholarships presented to Jocelyn Butler, Republic, Mo.; Audrey Hambright, Chapman, Kan.; Emily Harrison, Southbury, Conn.; and Shelly Patton, Danielsville, Ga.
In addition, HYFA gave away two $1,000 Gary Bishop Memorial Scholarships to Madeline Moore, Cove, Ore., and Katlin Mulvaney.
The B.C. “Bud” Snidow Award is sponsored by the American Hereford Women (AHW) and is given annually to a deserving NJHA member who exemplifies the qualities most admired by Snidow, including honesty, fairness, hard work, enthusiasm and dedication to the Hereford breed and its breeders. Snidow and AHW members presented Shelby Clements, Skellytown, Texas, with a belt buckle at the American Royal National Hereford Show, recognizing him as this year’s winner. He also receives a $1,250 scholarship and a custom painting created by Snidow.
Buchholz Named AHW Woman of the Year
Kathy Knox Buchholz of Bardwell, Texas, was named the 2008 American Hereford Women (AHW) Woman of the Year. She was honored at the AHW Annual Meeting in Kansas City on Nov. 1.
Following in her mother’s footsteps, Kathy has devoted time to serve on the board of the American Hereford Auxiliary. She was involved in the creation of the AHW and was a founding director.
Kathy and her husband, Gary, are partners in GKB cattle, an elite seedstock enterprise, and Hereford is their breed of choice. Congratulations Kathy!
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 Hereford.org 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 HerfNet.com.
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.