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Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 5, Issue 46
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Hereford Highlights

Reno Results, Sale Online

Hereford breeders are gathered in Reno this weekend for the Western Nugget National Hereford Show and Sale. Show results will be available at

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

North American Champions Selected

The 2008 North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) showcased 207 Herefords during the national Hereford show Nov. 20 in Louisville, Ky. Tom Farrer, Royal Center, Ind., judged the event.

William Passwaters, Bridgeville, Del., exhibited the grand champion and spring yearling champion heifer, Purple Cotton 40T ET.  A daughter of LaGrand Reload 80P ET, Cotton was also grand champion in the junior show on Nov. 16. Reserve grand and fall calf champion heifer in the open show belonged to Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas. BR KLD Rose Marie D79 ET is a daughter of BR Moler ET.

SRF Deal or No Deal ET was selected the grand and senior champion bull. The son of CS Boomer 29F was exhibited by Jason Laudeman, Bremen, Ind.. Chad Wilson, Cloverdale, Ind., and Hunter Hamilton, Heltonville, Ind., exhibited the reserve and junior calf champion bull, WCC WOF Ironman U302, a son of WCC Slam Dunk R26 ET.

Matthew Compton, Greenfield, Ind., exhibited the champion cow-calf pair, SSF Megan Moler 849 by BR Moler ET. She showed with her May heifer calf by Ramsey’s Firewall.

Premier breeder and exhibitor awards went to Purple Reign Cattle Co., Toulon, Ill. Laudeman exhibited the champion get of sire with progeny sired by CS Boomer 29F. Four L Herefords, Atwood, Tenn., exhibited the best six head.

For complete NAILE results, visit

Order Your North American Photos Today

To view and purchase NAILE photos taken by American Hereford Association (AHA) staff, visit the Hereford Photo Shop Web site. Call Amy Cowan at (816) 842-3757 with questions.

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 or (816) 842-3757. Visit to view the Mile High Night sale catalog.

Suite Sponsorship Available

Hereford breeders and the AHA will again be hosting a Hereford hospitality suite in Denver during the National Western Stock Show (NWSS). This year the suite will be on the first floor of the Livestock Exchange Building in the Yards. The suite is a great place for Hereford breeders to relax and visit with other Hereford enthusiasts. If  you are interested in helping sponsor the suite, contact Amy Cowan at or (816) 842-3757.
This Christmas

There is something for everyone on your Christmas list at Visit this site to see the new inventory of Hereford coats and pullovers. To guarantee your Internet orders arrive in time for Christmas, please place all orders by Dec. 15. If you have questions, contact Amy Cowan at

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 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 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 or producers can order a DVD of the presentations by contacting Phillip Moon at or (870) 743-5003.

Beever Honored with Hereford Hall of Merit Award

Jon Beever, Urbana, Ill., was honored with the Hereford Hall of Merit Award Nov. 3, 2008, in Kansas City during the AHA Annual Meeting. Hall of Merit inductees aren’t necessarily Hereford breeders but have, in their own ways, greatly influenced the Hereford breed and cattle industry.

Beever has been working with the AHA for three years as a geneticist researching genetic abnormalities. In 2008 Beever established a test for idiopathic epilepsy (IE), a genetic defect in Hereford cattle after years of studying the patterns of inheritance and then isolating the actual recessive gene that causes the condition.

Beever is a molecular geneticist and associate professor at the University of Illinois. He earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Illinois in 1986, 1989 and 1996, respectively, all in animal sciences. After earning his doctorate, he remained at the University of Illinois as a professor and researcher. His research emphasis has been on identifying genetic markers in animals, mostly cattle and swine, for diseases as well as economically important traits.

In addition to discovering the genetic defect IE for the AHA, Beever worked to identify and develop a test to screen for the molecular defect causing Spider Lamb Syndrome in sheep and the genetic defect causing Tibial Hemimelia in bovines, among others. He is currently working on identifying the genetic defect called “Curly Calf Syndrome” for the American Angus Association.

Beever’s dedication to helping the AHA and the beef industry deal with genetic abnormalities is much appreciated by AHA staff and cattlemen everywhere. AHA Director of Breed Improvement and Chief Operating Officer Jack Ward says, “His expertise in the area of molecular genetics has changed attitudes of cattlemen throughout the industry and has allowed breeders to make genetic improvement without the worries of incorporating genetic issues.”

Beever and his wife Stephanie live near Urbana, Ill. They have three children: Erin, 11; Taylor, 17; and Zachary, 19.

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.

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 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.

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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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