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Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 6, Issue 4
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Hereford Highlights

Whitehead and Hamman Honored at Fort Worth National Hereford Show

Two hundred thirty-two head of Herefords competed for champion honors at the recent Fort Worth National Hereford Show in Texas on Feb. 2. The horned show was dedicated to Loyd Whitehead, San Angelo, Texas, and Eva Hamman, Jacksboro, Texas, was the polled show honoree.

Judge Murray Andrews, Moose Jaw, Sask., selected C Reno 6142 ET to win the horned bull show. Colyer Herefords, Bruneau, Idaho, and Aaron Wilbourne, Tulare, Calif., exhibited the 2-year-old son of BR Moler ET. Following with reserve grand champion horned bull was Four L Odyssey 7059T by UPS Odyssey 1ET. The yearling bull is owned by Hart Hereford Farm, Jackson, Tenn., and Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn.

DCC 4002 McAllen 6128 ET, by BR Moler ET, won the polled show for his owners, Double L Cattle Co., Hearne, Texas; River Ridge Ranch & Cattle Co., Durand, Ill; and DeShazer Cattle Co., Hearne, Texas. Golden Oak Livestock, Bowden, Alta.; Haroldsons Polled Herefords, Wawota, Sask.; Hoffman Herefords, McArthur, Calif.; and Tucker Cattle Co., N. Platte, Neb., captured the reserve grand champion banner with Golden Oak Outcross 18U by Golden Oak Fusion 3S.

In the female show, it was C Chanel ET by DM BR L1 Domino 146 winning the horned show and STAR KKH SSF Olivia 15U ET by Remitall Online 122L winning the polled show. Chanel is owned by Taylor Schrick, Sayre, Okla., and Olivia was exhibited by Kasey Herman, Skiatook, Okla. Blake Tucker, N. Platte, Neb., showed the reserve champion polled female, C Ms Absolute 7111 ET, by FCC 36N Absolute 7R. BCC Maria 836 owned by Brooke and Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan., and sired by BCC Mario 646 was slapped reserve grand in the horned female show.

At the end of the show, Four L Hereford Farm claimed the get of sire, best six head and premier exhibitor awards in the horned show, while Colyer Herefords was named premier breeder. Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla., sweeped the polled get of sire, best six head, premier breeder and premier exhibitor competitions.

To view complete results of the 2009 Fort Worth National Hereford Show visit Hereford.org.


Herefords Top All Breed Commercial Bull Sale

Two Hereford bulls consigned by Ernst Herefords, Windsor, Colo., topped the Western Heritage All-Breed Bull Sale, Jan. 21, at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

Of the 31 bulls sold, the high-seller was a Hereford yearling bull, which sold for $4,250 to JC Feagin of Blue Ridge, Texas. Also consigned by Ernst Herefords, was the second high-seller at $3,000, a 2-year-old bull that sold to 7D Ranch, Cheyenne Wells, Colo.

Marshall Ernst, owner of Ernst Herefords, says, “There has been more enthusiasm and more interest from producers about Hereford bulls than I’ve seen in a long time, as more cattlemen realize the value of the baldie cow as well as the advantage of the black baldie in the feedyard.”

He adds, “I think our bulls were in the right condition, with the right muscling and structure to attract buyers’ attention.”


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.


Junior AI Deadline Moved to Feb. 13

Attention juniors: the 2009 junior AI program deadline has been moved to Feb. 13. The packets mailed last week. One packet was sent to each family, so if you need to fill out more than one nomination form please make copies. The nomination form and sire listing are available at JrHereford.org. Please complete the nomination form and return to the AHA Youth Department by Feb. 13, 2009.


Order Your Hereford Photos Today

To view and purchase NWSS, 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.


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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