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Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 7, Issue 7
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Journagan Family Donates Ranch to Missouri State University

Missouri State University announced Feb. 12 that the Journagan family donated its 3,300-acre ranch with equipment and facilities, including about 1,000 head of cattle. The ranch is located just 10 miles south of the Mountain Grove, Mo., campus. The second largest single private gift in the 104-year history of Missouri State University – in excess of $7 million – will provide almost unlimited opportunities to expand and transform the university’s William H. Darr School of Agriculture, according to Missouri State officials.

The first part of the gift was completed in December with the transfer of 243 registered Hereford cows. And with this transfer, Missouri State now has the largest Hereford herd in the country that is associated with a university.

Read the full story on Missouri State’s Web site.


Hereford Wins Supreme Heifer Honors at San Antonio

Rylee Owen, Mason, Texas, with KLD BR Carol Neon D85 ET won Supreme All Breed Champion Heifer at the San Antonio Stock Show Feb. 12. The heifer was bred by Kirbie Day and is an April 2008 daughter of GH Neon 17N.


Sire Summary Now Online

The Spring 2010 Sire Summary is now online at Hereford.org. Hard copies will be available by March 1 and can be requested by contacting American Hereford Association (AHA) staff at 816-842-3757.

The new summary includes detailed listings on sires from U.S., Canada, Uruguay and Argentina to help producers make informed buying, breeding and other management decisions. A total of 2,214 sires are listed in the summary. There are 938 proven sires, 796 young sires and 181 reference sires from the National Reference Sire Program. The balance of the sires can be found in the carcass section, which is a list of the 783 highest accuracy bulls for carcass traits.


Next BuyHereford.com Auction Feb. 23

Looking to market or purchase elite Hereford genetics? BuyHereford.com features regular online consignment auctions. The February sale will include six bulls, two heifers, one semen package and three commercial groups. Visit BuyHereford.com to view the catalog.


Extension Beef Cattle Webinars Coming Up

The eXtension Beef Cattle Clearinghouse Community of Practice will conduct hour-long webinar Feb. 25. The seminar will start at noon Central time. The topic to be of discussion will be the power of heterosis. Speakers will be Bob Weaber, University of Missouri, and Matt Spangler, University of Nebraska.

For more on the webinars, visit the eXtension Web site.


National Show Photos For Sale

Photos from Forth Worth and the National Western are available to purchase at HerefordPhotoshop.com.

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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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