1,132 Entries at 2009 VitaFerm JNHE
July 4-11 more than 620 exhibitors from 38 states and Canada along with their families converged on the Tulsa Expo Square in Tulsa, Okla., for the 10th Annual VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE). Themed “Take Me Back to Tulsa” in honor of the first-ever JNHE hosted in Tulsa, the show was a memorable learning experience for all participants. Below are some show highlights. For full coverage, check out the September Hereford World or visit Hereford.org.
Sims, Stream Top JNHE Showmanship Contest
Mark Sims, Elgin, Okla., was chosen champion of the senior showmanship competition July 9 at the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) in Tulsa, Okla. Reserve champion was Sarah Stream, Chariton, Iowa.
The other finalists were: third place – Garrett Knebel, Winimac, Ind.; fourth place – Geoff Andras, Connerville, Okla.; fifth place – Chandis Kottkamp, Clayton, Ind.; sixth place – Kari Brumley, Orovada, Nev.; seventh place – Eric Frenzen, Fullterton, Neb.; eighth place – Eric Schmidt, Gonzales, Texas; ninth place – Emilee Kottkamp, Clayton, Ind.; and 10th place – Jocelyn Butler, Republic, Mo.
In the intermediate division, Brady Jensen, Courtland, Kan., was named champion and Taryn Adcock, Assumption, Ill., was reserve.
Junior division champion was Caleigh Moyer, Lincoln, Ark., and reserve was Spencer Miller, Council Hill, Okla.
Brock Courtney, Pryor, Okla., was named champion peewee showman and Dylan Hafer, Martell, Neb., was reserve champion peewee.
For the rest of the showmanship results, visit Hereford.org.
JNHE Show Results
- Champion Owned Polled Female and Champion Bred-and-Owned Female: Blake Tucker, North Platte, Neb., with TCC Miss Shelby 82 ET by Ankonian Midas 72.
- Reserve Champion Owned Polled Female and Reserve Champion Bred-and-Owned Female: Kasey Herman, Skiatook, Okla, with STAR KKH SSF Olivia 15U ET by Remitall Online 122L.
- Champion Owned Horned Female: Kirbie Day, Waxahachie, Texas, with KLD BR Carol Neon D85 ET by GH Neon 17N.
- Reserve Champion Owned Horned Female: Karlee Osborne, Sheridan, Ill., with H Poetic Justice 8042 by TH JWR SOP 16G 57G Tundra 63N.
- Champion Bred-and-Owned Bull: Kasey Herman with STAR KKH SSF Okeechobee 33U ET by Remitall Online 122L.
- Reserve Champion Bred-and-Owned Bull: Mark Sims, Elgin, Okla., with MCS 533P Ozzman 802 ET by STAR Bright Future 533P ET.
- Champion Prospect Steer: Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas, with an 860-lb. steer by BH MR Cutter 3011 ET.
- Reserve Champion Prospect Steer: Bryden Barber, Channing, Texas, with a 755-lb. steer by BR DM Bodacious ET.
- Champion Progress Steer: Grant Vickland, Longmont, Colo., with a 1,214-lb. steer by TH JWR SOP 16G 57G Tundra 63N.
- Reserve Champion Progress Steer: Montana Deppe, Maquoketa, Iowa, with a 1,274-lb. steer by DB Hard Drive ET.
- Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair and Champion Standard Cow-Calf Pair: Mark Sims, Elgin, Okla., with STAR 80P Reanne 55T by LaGrand Reload 80P ET with March calf at side by CS Boomer 29F.
- Reserve Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair and Champion Bred-and-Owned Cow-Calf Pair: Kari Brumley, Orovada, Nev., with BF Flirtatious 713T ET by BR Moler ET with February calf at side by BF Domino Affect 70T ET.
- Reserve Champion Standard Cow-Calf Pair: Zack Hartzell, Redmond, Ore., with C 4006 MS Dom 6160 ET by C Hildalgo ET with a March calf by C Reno 6142 ET.
- Reserve Champion Bred-and-Owned Cow-Calf Pair: Cameron Curry, McAlester, Okla., with CH MS Reba 7016 ET by BR Moler ET with a May calf at side by CH L1 Moler 7014 ET.
- Champion Junior AI Heifer: Marija Crockett, Atchison, Kan., with CRFPH Daisy 7T by Huth Prospector K085.
- Reserve Champion Junior AI Heifer: Carla Weissend, Montgomery, Ala., with CJ QV3 Cinnamon 130 by Mohican TRM Java 25J.
For complete show results, visit Hereford.org.
New NJHA Board, Officers Elected
Andrew Albin, Newman, Ill., Kevin Ernst, Windsor, Colo., Hunter Grayson, Watkinsville, Ga., and Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas, were elected new directors of the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) at the Junior National Hereford Expo awards ceremony Friday night in Tulsa, Okla.
Also announced was the 2009-2010 officer team:
- President – Kandi Knippa, Seguin, Texas
- Vice president – Katlin Mulvaney, Opelika, Ala.
- Communications chair – Rossie Blinson, Buies Creek, N.C.
- Membership chair – Hannah Wine, Marshall, Va.
- Leadership chair – Danielle Starr, Manawa, Wis.
- Fundraising chair – Jake Metch, Bainbridge, N.Y.
JNHE Photos, Videos Available for Purchase
All pictures taken by American Hereford Association (AHA) staff at the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) may be viewed and ordered at HerefordPhotoshop.com.
Also this year a video of the show is available for purchase. For information about the videos contact Angie Stump Denton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (785) 363-7263.
AHA Board Nominee Letters Due Aug. 1
All AHA Board nominee names and support letters must be submitted to the headquarters office in Kansas City no later than Aug. 1. All nominee information must be sent to the attention of:
Mary Ellen Hummel
American Hereford Association
P.O. Box 014059
Kansas City, MO 64101-0059
Bailey Named CHB LLC Vice President of Retail Sales
Larry Bailey has been hired as the Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC vice president of retail sales. Bailey brings decades of experience in the food industry, most of which were spent with beef industry giant Swift & Co., to the table.
He will be responsible for cultivating retail sales relationships.
“We are thrilled to hire an experienced veteran with the contacts and industry relationships that Larry Bailey has,” says Craig Huffhines, AHA executive vice president. “Larry will bring a wealth of knowledge and know-how to the Certified Hereford Beef program. He has more than 25 years of experience in building beef business in the retail, food service and export trade.”
Bailey has a true understanding of all aspects of retail and wholesale sales, food service and production needs along with understanding corporate and customer goals. He started working for CHB LLC in mid-July from his home in Florida.
For more on Bailey read the CHB Update in the August Hereford World.