The Whiteface Available for Download, Order
The heterosis articles printed in the February Hereford World have been reformatted and are available in a new issue of The Whiteface. American Hereford Association (AHA) members can request printed copies to distribute or the file can be downloaded and printed at home.
The Whiteface issues are available for download at Hereford.org. These newsletters make excellent reading materials at Hereford sales this spring. To request printed copies or if you would like high-resolution files for high-quality printing, please contact Angie Stump Denton at (785) 363-7263 or email@example.com.
Spring Cow Herd Inventory Deadline Extended to March 16
The AHA has extended the spring cow herd inventory deadline to March 16. AHA encourages all breeders enrolled in the Whole Herd Total Performance Records (TPR™) Program to submit their spring inventory report to the AHA by the deadline to avoid a $2-per-head increase in the inventory fee charged.
If you still need to update herd inventory and use the online registry service, you can find a report in the download files area of your AHA Internet account. Using the online registry service is the quickest and most efficient way to update your inventory to ensure you meet the deadline.
If you use traditional paper forms to submit your herd information and have misplaced your original inventory report, contact the AHA records department.
Calling for Young Hereford Sires
The deadline to nominate sires for the National Reference Sire Program (NRSP) is March 1. The NRSP tests young Hereford sires at cooperator cattle herds throughout the U.S., gaining proof on the bulls and data for the breed. Additional information and a nomination form is included in the January Hereford World on Page 65. You can also contact Jack Ward for copies at (816) 842-3757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make Sure You’re in the Hereford Handbook
Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) has sent e-mails to state Hereford and women’s association secretaries to request information for the Hereford Handbook in July’s Hereford World. By submitting your association’s leadership and event information, you ensure that Hereford World readers are accurately informed of your state’s activities. If you are the secretary of your association, and did not receive such an e-mail, please fill out the appropriate form linked below and submit by March 15 via fax, e-mail or mail, using the following contact information:
Fax: (816) 842-6931, Attn: Christy Benigno
American Hereford Association
Attn: Christy Benigno
P.O. Box 014059
Kansas City, MO 64101
Download 2009 State Association Directory Form (PDF)
Download 2009 State Women’s Association Directory Form (PDF)
Junior Associations Contact Info Needed
The AHA youth activities department needs current officer information for all state junior associations with complete addresses and telephone numbers. You may also want to include officer and advisor e-mail addresses if available. We are working on mailings for important summer activities and have received very few updated lists this year.
Complete and mail the form linked below or e-mail the information to Amy Cowan at email@example.com. We also need current information for all state advisors. Advisor manuals will be mailed in March to all current junior state advisors.
Download Officers and Directors Form (Word)
Summer and Regional Shows Approaching Fast
Summer and regional junior show information must be submitted to the AHA by March 1. For those in the process of planning these events please complete and mail the form linked below or e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download Show Information Form (Word)
Visit Junior Web Site for Important Information
The NJHA Web site has been updated and will continue to be updated in the next few weeks with important information you need to know for all the upcoming junior activities this summer. Visit the NJHA Web site for the most up-to-date junior information.
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) 801-1317 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 email@example.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.