No eNews Next Week
There will be no Hereford eNews next week due to the holiday. All of us at the American Hereford Association (AHA) wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.
North American Results Online
The open show at the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky., was Nov. 20. Show results are available at Hereford.org.
Feeder calf sales scheduled
There will be a Hereford-influenced feeder calf sale on Thursday, Dec. 4, at Joplin Regional Stockyards, Carthage, Mo. The Missouri Hereford Association (MHA) is coordinating efforts with Joplin Regional Stockyards. For more information, contact MHA Secretary Matt Reynolds at (660) 676-3788 or Marty Lueck at (417) 948-2669. You may also call Mark Harmon at Joplin Regional Stockyards at (417) 316-0101.
The 2nd Greater Midwest Certified Hereford Feeder Calf Sale will be Dec. 4 in Carthage, Ill. To be part of this large offering, all steer and heifer calves need to be at least 50% Hereford, age verifiable, preconditioned, castrated, dehorned, weaned and bunk broke. All calves will be tagged with Hereford Verified ear tags and sorted into load sizes by weight, type and sex. The sale cost is $17 per head and all calves must be preconditioned under the Merial SUREHEALTH program.
For more information about the Carthage sale, contact, John Meents at (419) 306-7480 or Jim Williams at (308) 222-0170.
Grandview CMR donates Foundation Female
Grandview CMR, Como, Miss., has donated the 2009 Foundation Female that will sell as Lot 1 in the Mile High Night Sale, Jan. 16. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) $5 million capital endowment campaign.
The heifer, Grandview CMR Super Lady 8021ET, is a Jan. 13, 2008, daughter of Remitall Super Duty 42S. Super Lady is the “cream” of the 2008 Grandview CMR calf crop. She is sired by the 2008 top-selling Hereford bull in North America — Remitall Super Duty 42S — that headlined the historic Remitall dispersal at $275,000. Super Lady combines great muscle expression with tremendous bone structure coupled with an awesome feminine profile.
For more information about the Foundation Female package, contact Jack Ward at firstname.lastname@example.org or (816) 842-3757. The Mile High Night sale catalog will be available on HerfNet.com.
Bucket O’ Bulls Fund-raiser to Support 2009 JNHE
The Oklahoma Hereford Association has introduced a semen package fund-raiser to support the 2009 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). Five lucky ticket holders will win semen packages that include 48 total units from elite Hereford bulls — two units from each of 24 bulls.
Tickets are $50 each or buy five tickets and get the sixth one free. To purchase tickets, contact any Oklahoma Hereford Association member or you can order by calling (918) 342-0327 or send an e-mail to email@example.com. Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
Winners will be selected at the JNHE in Tulsa. For a list of the bulls included in the package and for more information, visit the Bucket O’ Bulls Web site.
Breeders' Forum Video Online
Kicking off the 2008 American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting weekend was the state presidents’ meeting/breeders’ forum on Saturday, Nov. 1. The meeting was open to all Hereford breeders and focused on marketing opportunities.
2008 State Presidents Council Chairman Phillip Moon organized the forum, which included a presentation by Tom Field, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) executive director of producer information, and a marketing panel that included Billy Ashe, Tennessee Hereford Association; Brad Hurst, Missouri Hereford Association; and Perry Nowak, Royal Beef feedlot.
A video archive of the marketing forum is available online at HerefordResource.com or producers can order a DVD of the presentations by contacting Phillip Moon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 743-5003.
Wilson Inducted into Hereford Hall of Fame
Pat Wilson was posthumously inducted into the Hereford Hall of Fame Nov. 3, 2008, in Kansas City during the American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting.
Pat Wilson, formerly of Frostproof, Fla., started his Hereford seedstock operation, Crooked Lake Ranch, in the 1960s and continued to produce top-quality cattle there until his death Oct. 14, 2008.
Pat was a firm believer in performance testing, and used his commercial cattle operation to evaluate his seedstock breeding program.
Pat and his wife, Patricia, were honored in 1973 with the Beef Improvement Federation’s (BIF) Commercial Producer of the Year Award, just the second producer ever to be honored with that recognition.
Thomas “Fred” Stokes observes that, “The Crooked Lake herd consistently achieves exceptional performance on grass alone in the inhospitable climate of central Florida.”
Pat also dedicated time to serving the industry by supporting state and national Hereford associations, as well as county, state and national beef associations.
Mark Cooper of Cooper Hereford Ranch, Willow Creek, Mont., says, “Pat has been a good friend and inspiration to me and many other livestock producers across America, and he has been a very influential voice for the American producer.”
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.
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. 12. 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.
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 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.