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Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 6, Issue 2
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Hereford Highlights

Foundation Female Sells Tonight

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 jward@hereford.org or (816) 842-3757. Visit Herfnet.com to view the Mile High Night sale catalog.


Hereford Activities in Denver this Week

Hereford enthusiasts are in Denver this week for the 2009 National Western Stock Show (NWSS). Friday Hereford females take center stage, with the National Hereford Female Show starting at 8 a.m. The bull show will be Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Look for results online at Hereford.org and in next week’s Hereford eNews.

Barber Ranch, Channing, Texas, is 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.

Friday night at 6 p.m. will be the Mile High Night Sale in the Beef Palace Auction Arena. The auction can be viewed live on the Internet at LiveAuctions.tv and online viewers may bid from this site. To register to bid over the Internet, contact Brad Fahrmeier at (816) 392-9241 or bfahrmeier@aol.com.

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


New Udder Scoring System Implemented

In July the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) adopted a two-score system for evaluating udders. The AHA Board of Directors followed suit and adopted the same system during its August meeting.

With the new system, producers score both teat size and udder suspension. The scores for both characteristics range from 1 to 9.

Information about the new system was printed in the January 2009 Hereford World Page 20.


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 LiveAuctions.tv and online viewers may bid from this site. To register to bid online, contact Brad Fahrmeier at (816) 392-9241 or bfahrmeier@aol.com.

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


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 jward@hereford.org or (816) 842-3757.


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.


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 Herfnet.com 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 Hereford.org.


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 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.


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 segebhart@hotmail.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.

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