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Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 6, Issue 18
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Final JNHE Deadline is Wednesday

The final Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) ownership and entry deadline is May 20, but animals purchased in Hereford production sales after May 20 will be accepted until June 1. No late entries will be accepted.

Thanks to everyone who has used the JNHE online entry system. We are in the process of verifying entries and will send confirmations when that process is completed.

The JNHE will be July 4-11 in Tulsa, Okla. Visit the JNHE Web site to enter online. To download printable entry forms visit the NJHA Web site. If you have any questions about the online entry process, or anything relating to the JNHE, contact AHA Youth Activities Director Amy Cowan at (816) 842-3757 or acowan@hereford.org.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: No "pending" entries or "applied for" entries will be accepted for the 2009 JNHE. If you took advantage of the early bird entry deadline and entered cattle with pending registrations or heifers that had not been transferred, your breeder accounts will be charged the additional entry fee. If cattle are not registered or transferred by the May 20 deadline they will not be allowed to show at JNHE. Thank you for your cooperation.

New this year, the concession stand will be serving blue plate breakfast and lunch specials all week during the JNHE, therefore the only meal ticket that will be sold prior to JNHE is the awards banquet ticket. The breakfast special is $5 and the lunch special is $7. The Expo Square food and beverage service has a list of the specials (PDF) that will be served throughout the week.

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.


Louisville Junior Breeding Heifer Ownership Date Extended

The North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) executive committee recently approved the junior ownership date for the 2009 junior heifer show in Louisville to be Sept. 1, 2009. Previously the junior ownership date had been July 31.  


Delegate Nomination Cards Are In the Mail

The delegate nomination cards for the American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Membership Meeting have been mailed to all active members. Active members are those who have registered at least one animal in the calendar year 2008. If members think they are eligible and have not received a card in the mail, they should contact Mary Ellen Hummel at mhummel@hereford.org or (816) 842-3757.

If you are not sure if you are eligible, contact Mary Ellen and she will confirm your eligibility. To nominate a state delegate to the AHA Annual Membership Meeting, Nov. 2, your reply must be postmarked by May 31.


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 jward@hereford.org.


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 adenton@hereford.org, or (785) 363-7263.


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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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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