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Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 6, Issue 29
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Hereford Highlights

South Dakota Tour, Genetic Defect Seminar Planned

The South Dakota Hereford Association invited Hereford enthusiasts to tour north central South Dakota today and tomorrow, Sept. 18-19.

Tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. there will be a live Internet broadcast from Rausch Herefords on The broadcast will include highlights from the various tour stops as well as a genetic defect seminar presented by Craig Huffhines, American Hereford Association (AHA) executive vice president. Huffhines' presentation is scheduled to begin at approximately 5:30 p.m.

AHW, NOP to Vote on Consolidation Proposal in KC

The Strategic Planning Committee (SPC) formed by the American Hereford Women (AHW) and National Organization of Poll-ettes (NOP) to explore the possibility of one combined national organization for women in the Hereford business has released its proposal for consideration by each organization’s membership. The proposal is available on the AHW Web site and the NOP Web site or from any AHW or NOP director.

Women’s Forum on the Future II will be at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30 at the Hilton President Kansas City. This will be an opportunity to ask questions, voice support or concerns regarding the proposal.

Then AHW members will vote at the AHW annual membership meeting at 9 a.m. Oct. 31 at the Hilton President Kansas City. NOP members will vote at the NOP annual membership meeting at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Hilton President Kansas City. More details and information on the voting process will be in the October Hereford World or online at the NOP and AHW Web sites.

Take Advantage of Feeder Calf Sales In Your Area

Consigning your Hereford and Hereford-influenced calves to a special Hereford sale not only provides a great outlet for buyers interested in Hereford genetics, but may also result in a premium for the seller. Contact these organizers today for the specific requirements of each sale. Many have a consignment deadline, and the earlier you commit your stock, the better advertisement your calves will get. Whether you have one head or 100, one of these sales may be the perfect marketing outlet for you.

Tennessee Hereford Marketing Program Feeder Calf Sale
Oct. 26, Tennessee Livestock Producers, Columbia, Tenn.
John Woolfolk: (731) 225-2620
Darrell Ailshie: (931) 212-8512

Kentucky Certified Hereford Influenced Sale
Oct. 27, Bluegrass Stockyards South, Stanford, Ky.
Lowell Atwood: (606) 669-1455
John Meents: (419) 306-7480

Montana Hereford Association Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale
Nov. 16, Headwaters Livestock Auction, Three Forks, Mont.
Jerry Gereght: (406) 662-3375 or

Greater Midwest Certified Hereford Feeder Calf Sale
Dec. 3, Carthage Livestock Auction, Carthage, Ill.
Jerry Huth: (920) 583-3223 or

Missouri Hereford Association Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale
Dec. 3, Joplin Regional Stockyards, Carthage, Mo.
Matt Reynolds: (660) 676-3788
Marty Lueck: (417) 948-2669 or

Annual Meeting Draws Closer;
Meet Board Candidate Marty Lueck

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.

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 Schultz, Haviland, Kan. Watch for more information on each of the candidates in the October Hereford World. Each week we will feature a new Board candidate in Hereford eNews, this week we feature Marty Lueck.

Missouri Hereford breeder Marty Lueck manages Journagan Ranch, Mountain Grove, Mo. Established in the mid 1960s by Leo and Jean Journagan, the ranch includes 4,200 acres in southcentral Missouri with 370 registered Hereford and 160 commercial cows.

With the goal of raising quality cattle that work well for them and bring growth and profit into their customers’ herds, Marty and the Journagans host an annual production sale the first Saturday of October that usually consists of 80-plus lots. They also market approximately 50-60 yearling bulls off the farm annually through private treaty sales and participate in the Show-Me Select sale held annually in Mountain Grove, Mo. For 10 years Marty has sent a group of bulls to the Green Spring Bull Test and for five years residual feed intake (RFI) data has been collected and evaluated. Journagan-bred genetics have also been tested for feed efficiency at the University of Missouri. He assisted in the development of an annual Hereford-influenced feeder calf sale at the Joplin Regional Stockyards, Carthage, Mo.

Marty is currently Missouri Hereford Association president. He was an American Polled Hereford Association (APHA) board member from 1987-1991. While on the APHA board, he served on the education and research, executive, strategic planning, and vision 2000 committees. He was a member of the AHA-APHA merger committee and AHA total herd reporting committee and has served twice on the AHA nominating committee.

Marty is a member of the First Baptist Church in Mountain Grove, Douglas County Extension Council, E-76-EE Volunteer Fire Department board, and Missouri Cattlemen’s Association Seed Stock Council. He is past president of the South Central Show-Me Select Program and is currently serving on the Missouri Show-Me Select Program board. Marty and his wife, Vicki, have two sons and a grandson.

Hereford Chosen Grand Champion Land of Lincoln Steer

Bradi Branyan, Assumption, Ill., exhibited the champion Land of Lincoln steer at the 2009 Illinois State Fair August 15. The 1,296-lb. steer by LF BH CP 7024 Channing was awarded the honor, which means he was the top steer at the fair with Illinois bloodline. Branyan’s steer was then sold at the Governor’s Sale of Champions to Friends of Land of Lincoln Cattle Breeders, DeKalb and Rex Evans Bedding and Feed for $18,250.

Join Us for HYFA Boots and Brew Reception

During the 2009 AHA Annual Meeting in Kansas City, Hereford enthusiasts are invited to the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) Boots and Brew reception. The reception will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 31 in the American Royal Governor’s Room. Shuttle service back to the hotel will be available at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Enter Now for the Western Nugget National Hereford Show

The Western Nugget National Hereford Show (WNNHS) will be Dec. 3-4 in Reno, Nev. The early entry deadline is Oct. 15. The Western Nugget Junior Show will be Dec. 2. Visit the NJHA Web site for more information. For information about all upcoming national shows, visit

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

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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