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Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 5, Issue 47
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Champion Selected in Reno

The quality ran deep and the competition was strong as 205 Herefords competed for champion titles at the Western Nugget National Hereford Show in Reno, Nev., Dec. 5-7. Dale Spencer, Brewster, Neb., judged the horned and polled shows, and Frank Ward, Orland, Calif., judged the junior show. Bruneau Cattle Co., Bruneau, Idaho, was honored by the Western States Hereford Association as the commercial producer of the year.

In the horned show, Taylor Schrick, Sayre, Okla., took champion female honors with C Chanel ET by DM BR L1 Domino 146, and True West Properties LLC, Gresham, Ore., exhibited the reserve champion horned female, H Poetic Justice 8042, by TH JWR SOP 16G 57G Tundra 63N.

The grand champion horned bull was C Reno 6142 ET sired by BR Moler ET and owned by Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, and Aaron Wilbourn, Tulare, Calif. UPS Odyssey 7128 owned by Upstream Ranch and Carlee Meeks, Taylor, Neb., was slapped reserve grand champion horned bull. He is sired by UPS Odyssey 1ET.

GH Neon 17N sired the champion polled female and bull. In the polled female show it was UPS JT Miss Neon 7811 1ET receiving the judge’s nod. She was exhibited by Carlee Meeks, Taylor, Neb. Her full bother, UPS TCC Nitro 1ET, owned by Upstream Ranch; Adams Hirsche Herefords, High River, Alta.; Colyer Herefords; and South Mountain Ranch, Caldwell Idaho, was named grand champion polled bull.

C Ms Maui Jim 7230 ET by C Maui Jim ET was the reserve grand champion polled female. She is owned by Taylor Schrick. CRR About Time 743 by THM Durango 4037 took reserve champion honors in the polled bull show. He is owned by Hoffman Herefords, McArthur, Calif.; Topp Hereforeds, Grace City, N.D.; Pelton Polled Herefords, Halliday, N.D.; and Coyote Ridge Ranch, LaSalle, Colo.

At the end of the two-day show, Colyer Herefords won the horned and polled premier breeder awards. 5B Hereford Ranch, Ferndale, Wash., was the horned premier exhibitor and Little Creek Ranch, Parma, Idaho, secured the polled premier exhibitor award. Steven Schohr, Gridley, Calif., exhibited the first-place horned get-of-sire, progeny by MH Dakota 0230.

Blake Tucker, N. Platte, Neb., exhibited the champion heifer in the junior show. C Ms Absolute 7111 ET is sired by FCC 36N Absolute 7R. Following Tucker and winning reserve in the junior show was Kim Wilson, Wink, Texas, with C 146 Miss Dom 8028 by DM BR L1 Domino 146. Brice Anderson, Buhl, Idaho, won the junior bull show with Heritage 5014 Serenade 8065 by NWJ 139J Duster 47P. Katy Forester, Redmond, Ore., won the bred-and-owned junior heifer show with KF Scarlet Jane 802U by BR Moler ET.

To view complete results visit

Order Your North American, Western Nugget Photos Today

To view and purchase North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) and Western Nugget 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.

Allan Joins Pfizer Animal Genetics

Mark Allan, Ph.D., has joined Pfizer Animal Genetics as associate global director of technical services. He joins the team with a rich background in and knowledge of the animal genomics business. In his new position, Allan will be responsible for working with the Global Director, Technical Services, with technical support for the Pfizer Animal Genetics sales team, customers and key industry constituents, as well as creating market awareness for the current and future genetic marker technology portfolio.

“Dr. Allan brings a unique level of animal genomics experience to this position,” says Ronnie Green, global director, technical services, for Pfizer Animal Genetics. “His extensive research background and experience within the purebred cattle industry will be invaluable to us in creating genomic solutions for the livestock industry.”

For the past five years Allan has served as a research geneticist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) at the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) in Clay Center, Neb. In this position he provided leadership in DNA mapping of production traits in beef cattle, with a large portion of his work focused on feed efficiency and reproductive rate. Allan earned his bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.
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.

Cundiff Honored with Hereford Hall of Merit

Larry Cundiff, Clay Center, Neb., 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.

Larry Cundiff has conducted genetic and breeding research that has contributed to significant changes in breeding systems and genetic improvement programs used in U.S. beef production. He directed a project that demonstrated the benefits of heterosis from systematic crossing of Herefords, Angus and Shorthorns increased output per cow about 23%. These results contributed significantly to widespread use of crossbred cows in U.S. beef herds.

For more than thirty years, he served as leader of a Germplasm Evaluation Program in which 36 breeds of cattle were characterized for a comprehensive series of traits of importance in beef production. 

Cundiff has served as chairman of the BIF committee on genetic prediction and as the ARS, USDA representative on the BIF board of directors. He has received the BIF Service Award and BIF Pioneer Award, American Society of Animal Science Animal Breeding Award and Fellow Award, USDA-ARS Northern Plains Area Outstanding Scientist of the Year Award, USDA Superior Service Award and the American Polled Hereford Association Hall of Merit Award. Cundiff was recognized by BEEF magazine in 1989 as part of “25 who made a difference” and in 2004 as part of the “top 40” for contributions to the beef industry.

AHA Director of Breed Improvement and Chief Operating Officer Jack Ward says, “Dr. Cundiff’s work has allowed us to compare EPDs (expected progeny differences) across breeds and has shown the effects of crossbreeding. Also, the AHA used his work to help in the development of the $indexes. He has been and continues to be a true friend of the beef industry.”

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.

National Western schedule

Monday, Jan. 12

  • Process Yard cattle

Tuesday, Jan. 13

  • Tag Hill cattle
  • 9 a.m. National Organization of Poll-ettes (NOP) board meeting, Renaissance Denver Hotel
  • 3 p.m. Queen interviews, Renaissance Denver Hotel

Wednesday, Jan. 14

  • Process hill cattle
  • 9 a.m. Hereford Hospitality Suite opens
  • 2 p.m. Junior Hereford Show, Stadium Arena on the Hill
  • 6 p.m. Hereford Hospitality Suite closes

Thursday, Jan. 15

  • 9 a.m. Hereford Hospitality Suite opens
  • 9 a.m. Hereford Pen of Three Female Show, Livestock Center Arena in the Yards
  • 11 a.m. Hereford Pen and Carload Show, Livestock Center Arena in the Yards
  • 6 p.m. Hereford Hospitality Suite closes
  • 7 p.m. Social sponsored by NOP, all are welcome, Renaissance Denver Hotel
  • 7:30 p.m. NOP annual meeting, Renaissance Denver Hotel

Friday, Jan. 16

  • 8 a.m. National Hereford Female Show, Stadium Arena on the Hill
  • 9 a.m. Hereford Hospitality Suite opens
  • 6 p.m. Mile High Night National Hereford Sale, Beef Palace Auction Arena on the Hill
  • 6 p.m. Hereford Hospitality Suite closes

Saturday, Jan. 17

  • 9 a.m. Hereford Hospitality Suite opens
  • 8:30 a.m. National Hereford Bull Show, Stadium Arena on the Hill
  • 11 a.m. Hereford Hospitality Suite closes

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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