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Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 6, Issue 1
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Hereford Highlights

Herefords Head to Denver for National Western Stock Show

The American Hereford Association (AHA) welcomes Hereford exhibitors and enthusiasts to the 103rd National Western Stock Show (NWSS). Numbers will be strong from the Yard to the Hill with entries totaling 631 in the open show, 162 in the junior show, 39 pens of bulls, 11 pens of heifers and nine carloads. The following is a detailed schedule of events.

Exhibitors please note that we will be checking in Yard cattle on Monday afternoon and Hill Cattle on Wednesday morning. We ask for your cooperation with EID tagging all of your cattle prior to check in.

We look forward to seeing you in Denver!

National Western schedule

Monday, Jan. 12

  • Noon — Process Yard cattle (AHA field staff will be in the Yards on Sunday and will have EID tags and taggers available. We ask that you get all your pen cattle tagged on Sunday prior to check in on Monday.)

Tuesday, Jan. 13

  • Hereford exhibitors move in on the Hill. (Check with the beef superintendent office on Monday, Jan. 12 to find out when you can move in.)
  • Tag Hill cattle (AHA staff will be on the Hill on Tuesday and will have EID tags and taggers available. If you have not already tagged your Hill cattle please find a staff member and get all those animals tagged prior to check in on Wednesday.)
  • 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

  • 7:30 a.m. — Process cattle on the Hill
  • 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
  • 7 p.m. — Herdsman Party, Stockyards Arena

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
to Broadcast Hereford Show in Denver

Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas, will be sponsoring a live Internet broadcast of the Hereford female and bull shows on the Hill in Denver. To sign up to view the shows please visit the EDJECast Web site. The live broadcast will begin with the national heifer show at 8 a.m. on Jan. 16 and the national bull show at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 17. Thanks to Barber Ranch and EDJE Technologies for making this broadcast possible.

National Western Hotel Cancellation Policy Update

The AHA room block at the Renaissance Denver Hotel is completely full. If you have a reservation and decide to cancel your reservation, please contact Mary Ellen Hummel at the AHA to handle your cancellation. Please note that cancellations will be charged for one night unless they are made through the AHA office. We have a waiting list of Hereford breeders who would like a room at the Renaissance and if you cancel with the hotel or online we lose the room for those breeders. So please help us in retaining as many rooms as possible for this great Hereford event. For cancellation, call (816) 842-3757 and ask for Mary Ellen.

Mile High Night National Hereford Sale

The Mile High Night National Hereford Sale at the NWSS will be Friday, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m. (MST) in the Beef Palace Auction Arena. The auction can be viewed live on the Internet at and online viewers may bid from this site. To register to bid online, contact Brad Fahrmeier at (816) 392-9241 or

The sale catalog can be found in the December Hereford World and on

Spring 2009 EPDs Online

The Spring 2009 Hereford expected progeny differences (EPDs) are now available online. Printed sire summaries will be available in early February. Contact the AHA to request a copy. For more information, contact Jack Ward at or (816) 842-3757.

Come On In for Some Hereford Hospitality;
Thank you sponsors

During your visit to the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) plan on dropping by the Hereford hospitality suite on the first floor of the Livestock Exchange Building in the Yards. The suite will be

open Jan. 14-16 from 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and Jan. 17 from 9-11 a.m. The suite is a great place where Hereford breeders and guests may come to congregate and relax while enjoying light refreshments during their visit to the NWSS.

Some of this year’s sponsors will have promotional booths on display and the suite will be filled with unique Hereford items and AHA apparel you won’t find anywhere else in the Yards.

The AHA thanks the following sponsors of the hospitality suite and looks forward to seeing you in Denver:

  • Bar None Hat Co. and Hoffman Ranch, Thedford, Neb.
  • Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho
  • Coyote Ridge Ranch, LaSalle, Colo.
  • Gallagher Animal Management Systems
  • MM Ranch, Chanute, Kan.
  • National Cattle Services Inc., Elgin, Okla.
  • NJW Polled Herefords, Sheridan, Wyo.
  • Perks Ranch, Rockford, Ill.
  • Ramsey's Herefords, Greenfield, Ind.
  • Rausch Herefords, Hoven, S.D.
  • Ridder Herefords, Callaway, Neb.
  • Royal Signs and Designs, Royal Center, Ind.
  • Shafer Ranch, Sherman, Texas
  • Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla.
  • Topp Herefords, Grace City, N.D.
  • The Rambo Group, Atwood, Tenn.

Order Your North American, Western Nugget Photos Today

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

Hereford AI Book Back in 2009

The Hereford AI Book will be back in 2009. Make sure that your sire is included by submitting all advertising information and photos to the HPI office by Jan. 26.

This artificial insemination (AI) source will be distributed with the March Hereford World. In addition, reprints will be placed in AHA new member packets and distributed at trade shows, meetings and AHA events. The source will also be posted at and a summary listing of the sires will be included in April’s Hereford World.

The price for a half-page, four-color ad is $725. A full-page, four-color ad is $1,150. If you purchase two pages, you receive a discounted rate of $2,050. There is no charge for the bull’s photo.

For more information, contact your AHA field representative. A field staff listing can be found in Hereford World or at

Attention Ft. Worth Hereford Exhibitors

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.

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.

Another lodging option is the RV Park at Expo Square. Visit the RV Park Web site for camping information. The park will fill up fast, so please make your reservations today.

Bucket O’ Bulls Fund-raiser to Support 2009 JNHE

The Oklahoma Hereford Association has introduced a semen package fund-raiser to support the 2009 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. Ad
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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