Hereford eNews
Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 6, Issue 27
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Hereford Highlights

AHA Announces FY 2009 Registrations, Sales Numbers

The American Hereford Association’s (AHA) fiscal year (FY) ended Aug. 31. During FY 2009 the Association experienced an increase in registrations and sale prices kept consistent with previous years. This is exciting considering the state of the economy and the decreasing national cow herd size.

Fiscal year numbers totaled 64,293 registrations and 31,747 transfers with 103,093 cows on inventory. The Association has 3,434 active adult members and 2,256 active junior members — both an increase compared to FY 2008.

A total of 164 Hereford production sales were reported by Hereford World staff this fiscal year. Bull sales averaged $3,194 and female sales $2,811.

The top five states by registrations:

State No. of Head
Texas 8,707
Nebraska 5,125
Kansas 4,101
South Dakota 3,804
Oklahoma 3,719

The top 10 breeders by registrations:

Breeder No. of Head
W4 Ranch, Morgan, Texas 742
Rausch Herefords, Hoven, S.D. 643
Upstream Ranch, Taylor, Neb. 594
Imig Herefords, Lakeside, Neb. 469
Star Lake Cattle Ranch, Skiatook, Okla. 406
Dudley Bros, Comanche, Texas 389
Coates Ranch Co., Mertzon, Texas 370
Van Newkirk Herefords, Oshkosh, Neb. 336
Jamison Herefords, Quinter, Kan. 323
Langford Herefords, Okmulgee, Okla. 319

Watch for more about FY 2009 in future eNews issues and in the November Hereford World.

2009 Board Candidates Announced;
Annual Meeting Draws Closer

The six AHA Board candidates are Cliff Copeland, Nara Visa, N.M.; Marty Lueck, Mountain Grove, Mo.; Dale Micheli, Ft. Bridger, Wyo.; Les Midla, Marianna, Pa.; Phillip Moon, Harrison, Ark.; and Kevin Shultz, Haviland, Kan. Watch for more information on each of the candidates in future eNews editions and the October Hereford World.

The 2009 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 for a tentative schedule.

Youth Mark Your Calendars:
2010 PRIDE Convention Planned

The 2010 Program for Reaching Individuals Determined to Excel (PRIDE) Convention will be Aug. 2-4 in Boise, Idaho. Look for more information in future issues of eNews and at

IPHA launches new Web Site, Tour Planned

The Illinois Polled Hereford Association (IPHA) board of directors established a Technology and Communications Committee last winter with the goal of improving communications with the Association members and Hereford breeders across the country. The committee is pleased to announce the launch of its new IPHA Web site.

On the IPHA Web site you’ll find information about the IPHA tour scheduled for Sept. 5-6 in western Illinois.

National Show Season Is Approaching

The American Royal National Hereford Show and Junior Show entry deadline and junior ownership deadline is Sept. 10. Visit the American Royal Web site for more information.

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.

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 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

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.

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.

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

Also this year a video of the show is available for purchase. Order your copy on DVD at

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Market Update

Cattle Outlook

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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Industry Insight


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