Hereford eNews
Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 6, Issue 14
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Hereford Highlights

CHB® Featured on CattleNetwork

Certified Hereford Beef (CHB®) was featured as the Beef Alliance Profile on CattleNetwork April 11. Read the full article on the CattleNetwork Web site.

Hereford Heifer Earns Supreme Honors at
Pennsylvania Beef Expo 

STAR NK Grace 513T ET was named the 2009 Pennsylvania Beef Expo supreme champion heifer. The Sept. 19, 2007, daughter of Remitall Online 122L and STAR TRF Glitter 5M was shown by Aleesha Howe of Deana Jak Farms Inc., New Enterprise, Pa.

Slaytons Recognized with PCA
Environmental Stewardship Award

Paul and Bette Slayton, Bedford, Pa., received the Pennsylvania Cattlemen’s Association (PCA) 2009 Environmental Stewardship Award at PCA’s annual membership meeting in State College.

The Slaytons’ Beardance Hereford and Angus operation includes flat and rolling pastures, forested mountain ground, four mountain fed streams and a 1-acre pond. Working with the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Department of Environmental Protection, the Slaytons have established 21 stream crossings which include 11 cattle crossings and 10 bridges; four miles of stream bank fencing; and 8300 feet of cross fencing for rotational grazing systems. Nowhere on the farm do cattle have access to drinking water in the streams other than at crossings or from stock tanks with gravity fed, piped in water from the mountain streams.

Using the Conservation Reserve Environmental Protection program, and independently, the Slaytons have planted more than 1,800 trees on their farm since 1995. Selective timbering in 2006 took out rotting, diseased, mature and low-quality trees and enabled new forest growth for more browsing area for mountain wildlife including deer, bear, turkeys, rabbits, squirrels, fishers and other species native to the area.

Check Out April 13 High Plains Journal

The cover of the April 13 edition of the High Plain Journal features cattle feeder Tom Feller, Wisner, Neb., wearing a Hereford jacket.

Scholarship Applications due May 1

May 1 is the deadline to submit applications for scholarships and other awards given during the Junior National Hereford Expo:

  • Junior Merit Award
  • Junior Golden Bull Award
  • Prospect Award

The following scholarships may be applied for with one application.
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  • John Wayne Memorial Scholarship
  • Ed Bible Memorial Scholarship
  • Herdsman Scholarship
  • Poll-Ette Founders Scholarship
  • Golden Bull Achievement Award
  • Future Cattleman Scholarship

For more information,visit the NJHA Web site or contact AHA Youth Activities Director Amy Cowan at or (816) 842-3757.

World Beef Expo Announces 17th Year

Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, will be the site of the 17th annual World Beef Expo Sept. 25-26, 2009. Fifteen beef breeds will be exhibited from across the U.S. and Canada. Events include breed shows, supreme champion drive, trade show, breed sales, industry seminars, livestock judging, junior shows and junior sweepstakes.

For more information on the event, show entries, breed sales or trade show opportunities contact LuAnne Ujazdowski at (920) 479-0658 or, or visit the World Beef Expo Web site.

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Take Me Back to Tulsa; Enter Online Now

The online entry process is ready for the VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) July 4-11 in Tulsa, Okla. Visit the JNHE Web site to enter online. To download printable entry forms visit the NJHA Web site.

Also, entry packets were mailed to all active junior members this week. If you have any questions about the online entry process, or anything relating to the JNHE, contact American Hereford Association (AHA) Youth Activities Director Amy Cowan at (816) 842-3757 or

Remember entry deadlines are earlier this year and no late entries will be accepted. Entry deadlines:

  • Early bird (save $20): April 24
  • Final ownership and entry deadline: May 20*

* Animals purchased in Hereford production sales after May 20 will be accepted until June 1.

This year, JNHE participants must pay $5 to participate in showmanship. All showmanship contestants must pre-enter by May 20 and pay a $5 entry fee.

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.

Reserve Your Space in the July Hereford World

Deadlines for the July Hereford World are fast approaching. The 2009 issue is themed “Hereford Personalities.” It will contain the Hereford Handbook; Hereford Register; the basics and what’s new in marketing; and the “Who’s Who” of Hereford breeders. The early-bird advertising deadline is April 10 and the final deadline is May 8. Take this opportunity to splash your program on Hereford World readers! For more information, contact your field representative, Joe Rickabaugh at or Amy McCrea at Rickabaugh and McCrea can also be reached at (816) 842-3757.

Fall Analysis Deadline — June 1

Please remember that data must be submitted by June 1 to be included in the fall analysis. If you have questions, contact Jack Ward at (816) 842-3757 or

Whether You Are Coming or Going,
Don’t Miss the Hereford Register

The fifth edition of the Hereford Register will be published as a special section in the July 2009 Hereford World. These “yellow pages” of Hereford breeders throughout the U.S. and Canada will include basic listings of July 2009 advertisers with a quarter-page or larger ad and July 2009 seedstock advertisers.

Hereford Register listings include: name, address, telephone, e-mail and Web site. Listings can be purchased for $50 if you are not a July advertiser meeting the aforementioned specs. Listings are organized by state, then alphabetically by ranch or farm name. Seedstock ads are added at the end of the section, available for $350 per inch per year.

The section will be printed on special paper and bound in the magazine. Reprints will be available upon request.

For more information, contact your field representative, Joe Rickabaugh at or Amy McCrea at Rickabaugh and McCrea can also be reached at (816) 842-3757.

Calling for Hereford Photos

Hereford Publications Inc. is sponsoring a Hereford photo contest for photographers of all ages. The contest will include two categories: 1) Hereford cattle and 2) scenic. All photos must include a Hereford. Cash prizes will be awarded to winners in both categories for first place.

Contestants can enter up to three photos per category. All photos become property of Hereford World and can be utilized in future issues of Hereford World or other Hereford publications.

Photos can be submitted as 5x7 or 8x10 prints. Mounting is not necessary. If photos are in digital format, please also submit them on CD or DVD. Photos may not be altered or image enhanced in any way.

Entries must be postmarked by June 1. Send entries to Angie Stump Denton, Hereford World, 1501 Wyandotte St. Kansas City, MO 64101. For more information, contact Angie at, or (785) 363-7263.

Hall of Fame, Merit Nominations Due May 1

Nominations for the Hereford Heritage Hall of Fame and Hereford Hall of Merit are due May 1.

The Hall of Fame honor recognizes Hereford breeders who’ve dynamically influenced the direction and advancement of the Hereford breed. Hall of Merit recipients aren’t necessarily Hereford breeders but have, in their own ways, greatly influenced the Hereford breed and the cattle industry.

For more information on how to nominate deserving individuals for the 2009 induction at the AHA Annual Meeting in November, see Page 14 of the March Hereford World, or contact Mary Ellen Hummel at (816) 842-3757.

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.

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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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