Harrell To Lead AHA in 2010
Bob Harrell Jr., Baker City, Ore., was announced as the new president of the American Hereford Association (AHA) during the Annual Membership Meeting in Kansas City, Mo., Nov. 2.
Bob and his family operate Harrell Hereford Ranch in eastern Oregon. The ranch consists of 300 registered cows, 400 commercial cows, an 800-head feedlot and 45 Quarter Horse broodmares. Harrell Hereford Ranch was named the 2009 Beef Improvement Federation Seedstock Producer of the Year.
John Woolfolk, Jackson, Tenn., was selected to serve as the 2010 AHA vice president. John has been in the Hereford business since 1963. His family farm, Woolfolk Farms, was established in 1865 and added Herefords to their program in 1950. This past year John served on the finance/audit, marketing and building committees and the Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC board.
Completing their terms on the AHA Board were outgoing president, Bill King, Stanley, N.M.; Wes Hudson, Harrison, Ark.; and Paul Slayton, Bedford, Pa.
Delegates elected three new Directors during the membership meeting. Cliff Copeland, Nara Visa, N.M.; Marty Lueck, Mountain Grove, Mo.; and Dale Micheli, Ft. Bridger, Wyo., will serve four-year terms on the 12-member Board.
Hereford Hall of Fame Inductees Honored
Ken Bieber, Onida, S.D.; Jack Orr, Granby, Colo.; Frank Rodgers, Buhl, Idaho; and Tom Shaw, Caldwell, Idaho, were inducted into the Hereford Hall of Fame Nov. 2 in Kansas City during the AHA Annual Meeting. The Hall of Fame honor recognizes breeders who’ve dynamically influenced the direction and advancement of the Hereford breed.
Congratulations to the Hall of Fame honorees and their families. We will feature each recipient in upcoming issues of Hereford eNews.
Century, Golden Breeders Recognized
Charles Anstey and John Ridder were honored as a Century Hereford Breeders Nov. 2 during the AHA Annual Membership Meeting.
The Anstey Hereford legacy began 122 years ago, with Charles Anstey’s grandfather, George Anstey. George immigrated from England in 1876, at the age of 18. In 1878 he purchased land near Massena, Iowa, where his grandson and great-granddaughter continue to raise registered Herefords today.
Ridder Ranch, Callaway, Neb., was started in 1907 by John’s grandparents Theodore and Elizabeth Ridder. The couple moved from eastern Nebraska to the heart of cow country near Callaway. They raised their 12 children on the Hereford seedstock operation, one of which was John’s father, Paul. Paul and one of his brothers took over the ranch after Paul returned from serving in World War II. Paul started a production sale in 1960s which John continued when he began managing the ranch after his father’s death in 1972.
Seventeen Hereford breeders were recognized for celebrating 50 years in the Hereford business. Those breeders recognized included:
- Leonard Amann, Marissa, Ill.
- Robert H. Card, McGraw, N.Y.
- Timothy J. Dennis, Penn Yan, N.Y.
- Paul and Bernice Hamilton, Bloomfield, N.Y.
- Dan Kniffen, Spring Mills, Pa.
- Dan Koester, Dennison, Minn.
- Lawrence Herefords, Coon Rapids, Minn.
- Bruce Layne, BBL Polled Herefords, Fountain Run, Ky.
- Earl W. Muck, Clarence, N.Y.
- Perkins Farm, Locust Grove, Okla.
- Arlyn Rabideau, Clifton, Ill.
- Ravine Creek, Huron, S.D.
- Spring Pond Farm, Ted Kriese, Cato, N.Y.
- Taurus Farms, Lafayette, Tenn.
- Watsons Walkin W Polled Herefords, Barnard, Kan.
- Malcolm A. Wilber, Delanson, N.Y.
- Larry Woodson, Wolfe City, Texas
American Royal Champions Selected
Golden Oak Outcross 18U and KLD BR Carol Neon D85 ET won the grand champion bull and female titles at the 2009 American Royal National Hereford Show, Nov. 1 in Kansas City. Randy and Jamie Mullinix, Toulon, Ill., judged the 163-head open show.
Grand and yearling champion bull honors went to Hoffman Herefords, Thedford, Neb.; Ward Ranch, McAlester, Okla.; and Churchill Cattle Co., Manhattan, Mont., with Golden Oak Outcross 18U. The March 10, 2008, bull is sired by Golden-Oak Fusion 3S.
Junior Hereford breeder, Rylee Barber, Channing, Texas, exhibited the reserve grand and fall calf champion bull. BR Currency 8144 ET is a Sept. 7, 2008, son of DM BR Sooner.
In the female show, taking top honors was Rylee Owen, Mason, Texas, with KLD BR Carol Neon D85 ET. The female was first named spring yearling champion female and is an April 21, 2008, daughter of GH Neon 17N.
Reserve grand and reserve spring yearling champion female honors went to Karlee Osborne, Sheridan, Ill., with H Poetic Justice 8042. She is an April 18, 2008, daughter of TH JWR SOP 16G 57G Tundra 63N.
Four L Hereford Farm, Atwood, Tenn., won the best six head award. Rylee Barber won the premier breeder banner and Larsons’ Polled Herefords, Clifton, Texas, won the premier exhibitor banner.
Cody Lowderman, Macomb, Ill., judged the 46-head junior show prior to the open show. EKS S04 Paris U37 shown by Shayne Myers, Colusa, Calif., was slapped the grand champion female. Taking reserve honors in the junior show was Austin Bauer, Bonfield, Ill., with DeLHawk H Rumor 811 ET.
Boots and Brew Generates Close to $40,000 for Hereford Youth
Hereford enthusiasts celebrated Hereford youth and Halloween on Oct. 31 in Kansas City at the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) Boots and Brew reception during the American Royal.
During the festive evening nearly $25,000 in scholarships were awarded to deserving young individuals and two special gifts were presented to HYFA during the program. HYFA is pleased to announce an estate bequest from Bob and Gretchen Thompson, Glengrove Farm, Rolla, Mo. The Thompsons have graciously included HYFA in their future estate plans. Mr. Thompson addressed the reception crowd and encouraged other Hereford breeders to engage in the same form of perpetual giving as they are thinking about distributing their estates. What a wonderful way to give back.
Richard Gebhart, president of the Oklahoma Hereford Association, presented a check for $20,000 to HYFA to help fund future Junior National Hereford Expos. The money is residual income from past events held in Oklahoma and will go a long way in funding future events. Thank you Oklahoma!
After the bidding in the live and silent auctions, $19,500 was generated for scholarships and education. Special thanks to Brent Lonker and The O'Donnells for providing the entertainment for the evening and for their contribution to Hereford youth.
Hereford Youth Awarded $24,750 in Scholarships
National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members were awarded nearly $25,000 in scholarships from the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA). Recipients included:
- Bill and Jo Ellard Scholarship: Roxane Gebhart and Nicole Rosencutter
- Bob and Dolores Call Scholarship: Austin Buzanowski
- Whitehead Ranches and Rocking Chair Ranch Scholarship: Ilissa Nolan
- Bob Kube Scholarship: Cameron Kolinski
- Vanier Family Scholarship: Rossie Blinson
- Blin Family Scholarship: Justin Bacon
- Owen Family and Tennessee River Music Inc. Scholarship: Heather Bradford
- Gary Bishop Memorial Scholarship: Austin Buzanowski
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