The Whiteface Available for Download, Order
Articles highlighting the Harris Ranch and Circle A Ranch heterosis projects printed in recent Hereford World issues 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 fall. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual Meeting is approaching
The 2009 American Hereford Associaiton (AHA) Annual Membership Meeting will be Monday, Nov. 2, at the Hilton President Kansas City. To make hotel reservations please call (816) 221-9490 or (800) 445-8667. The reservation cutoff deadline is Sept. 30. Visit Hereford.org for a tentative schedule.
Hays Beef Development Center Open House
Are you interested in learning more about how feed efficiency and residual feed intake (RFI) information is collected? Hays Beef Development Center, Mt. Ayr, Iowa, is having an open house Sept. 8 at 3 p.m. Located 90 miles southwest of Des Moines, Iowa, this facility does custom feed efficiency testing and can handle 300 head at one time.
The open house includes facility tour, cattle handling demonstration with Tom Noffsinger, feed efficiency presentation by Daryl Strohbehn, evening meal and door prizes.
For reservations, please call Craig or Becky Hays at (641) 464-2310 or visit the Hays Land and Cattle Web site.
Show Deadlines Are Approaching
The North American International Livestock Exposition junior ownership deadline is Sept. 1. The American Royal National Hereford Show and Junior Show entry deadline and junior ownership deadline is Sept. 10.
Gold TPR Breeders announced
Established in 2005, the Gold TPR™ (Total Performance Records) Breeder recognition is presented to progressive Hereford breeders who have measured traits and collected and promptly submitted performance data at all levels of production including calving, weaning weight, yearling weight, scrotal circumference and carcass.
The following Hereford breeders have been named Fall 200 Gold TPR Breeders:
- Bay Brook Farm, Dabneys, Va.
- Deer Track Farm, Spotsylvania, Va.
- Hidden Oaks Ranch, Hamilton, Texas
- Frank Hug & Sons, Scranton, Kan.
- David or Juanita Jennings, Rogers, Ark.
- Kinnear Polled Herefords, Joshua, Texas
- Knoll Crest Farm, Red House, Va.
- George Mangham, Forgan, Okla.
- Mill Creek Ranch, Alma, Kan.
- EL Mobley, Fairdealing, Mo.
- Monahan Cattle Co., Hyannis, Neb.
- NS Polled Herefords, Shaker Heights, Ohio
- Oleen Bros., Dwight, Kan.
- Gino Pedretti, El Nido, Calif.
- Rolling Hills Acres, St. Elizabeth, Mo.
- Carl Schohr, Gridley, Calif.
Fall 2009 data online
The fall 2009 Hereford expected progeny differences (EPDs) were released in late July. The new run includes the U.S. and Canadian data as well as data from Uruguay and Argentina. This Pan-American Cattle Evaluation is the first combined genetic evaluation between continents. Visit Hereford.org to search new data.
Become an NJHA Fan on Facebook today
National Junior Hereford Associaiton (NJHA) staff recently started an NJHA Fan Page on Facebook and invite you to become a fan today. The interactive fan page contains updated information on all the NJHA happenings throughout the year. Stay tuned for exciting NJHA information as it becomes available.
HYFA Scholarship Deadline is Sept. 1
Applications for Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) scholarships are due Sept. 1. Scholarships will be awarded to NJHA members to assist in financing their college educations. These scholarships are made possible by Bill and Jo Ellard, EE Ranches Inc.; Bob and Dolores Call, CBY Polled Herefords; Lloyd Whitehead, Whitehead Ranches; Bob Kube, Fauquier Farms; CK Ranch; the Blin family and Randy and Kelly Owen, Tennessee River Music Inc.
Download HYFA Scholarship application
The Gary Bishop Memorial Scholarship application is also due Sept. 1.
Download Gary Bishop Memorial Scholarship application
JNHE Photos, Videos Available for Purchase
All pictures taken by 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. Order your copy on DVD at HerefordPhotoShop.com.
Mark Your Calendars: Keystone International
The Keystone International Livestock Exposition National Hereford Show is scheduled for Oct. 2, 2009, in Harrisburg, Pa. The judge will be Chan Phillips. Visit the Keystone Web site for more information.