Hereford Breeder, Friend Bill Ellard Passes
Bill Ellard, owner of EE Ranches, Winona, Miss., and a beloved supporter of Hereford youth passed away March 16 in his home after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Bill and his wife Jo have been in the Hereford business for nearly 30 years.
Bill has always been a charitable man; he and his wife, Jo, have been generous supporters of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) and many other organizations. Bill also served two terms on the American Hereford Association (AHA) Board of Directors.
Visitation will be Friday, March 19, 5-7 p.m. at Lee Funeral Home in Winona, Miss. The funeral service will be March 20 at 10:30 a.m. at the Lee Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be March 28 at 2 p.m. at Bent Tree Country Club in Dallas, Texas.
Download Bill’s obituary
Duysen Chosen as Junior Activities Intern
Corey Ann Duysen will serve as the American Hereford Association’s (AHA) junior activities intern this summer. Duysen grew up showing livestock and is a recent graduate of Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) agricultural communications program.
Duysen, from Porterville, Calif., was very active in the livestock industry as a youth, showing cattle, sheep and hogs. She got started helping out on her grandparents’ ranch, and remains active in the cattle industry after retaining the heifers she showed and growing her own herd. Duysen was active in the California Junior Livestock Association, and served on its board of directors.
Also involved in college, Duysen served as a chapter and National Communicators of Tomorrow officer. She worked with the New Product Development Center at OSU as a marketing communications intern. Duysen has also gained experience working in the livestock publications division of the State Fair of Texas and Browarny and Show Champion’s Photography at the Tulsa State Fair.
2010 Hereford Register Deadline is Fast Approaching
Don't be left out. Become a part of the 2010 Hereford Register for only $50! Download the information form, fill it out and send it to Amy Myers or call her at 816-842-3757.
The Hereford Register is printed in the July Hereford World. It is used as a reference tool industry-wide across the U.S. and Canada and is distributed at many industry trade shows. To be a part of the Hereford Register, simply download the information form, fill it out and mail or e-mail it to AHA.
Breed Improvement Department Requests
Jack Ward, AHA chief operating officer and director of breed improvement, is requesting breeders to submit to the Association all the feed intake data they have collected. This includes steers, bulls and heifers. The Association is collecting as much data as possible to put together some discovery and validation populations for genomics.
In order to continue to move the breed forward and assure commercial cattlemen that Hereford breeders are proactive in their approach to breed improvement, the Association is collecting DNA on any animals that will be culled due to cosmetic issues such as cancer eye or prolapse.
Also, this is the final call for breeders who would like to nominate a young bull for the Nationl Reference Sire Program.
For information on these or any other breed improvement issues, contact Jack Ward at 816-842-3757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your Hereford AI Source — Now Available
The 2010 Hereford AI book is now available. This Hereford AI Source was mailed along with the March Hereford World magazine . This AI source features 130 bulls from 102 different owners. If you are not a subscriber, and would like to receive a copy of the Hereford AI Source, e-mail Debbie Rush at email@example.com and include your mailing address in the e-mail. Don't wait, AI season is just around the corner.
You can also download a copy of the AI book at HerefordMarketplace.com.
Hall of Fame, Merit Nominations Due May 1
Nominations for the Hereford Heritage Hall of Fame and Hereford Hall of Merit are due May 1.
The Hall of Fame honor recognizes Hereford breeders who’ve dynamically influenced the direction and advancement of the Hereford breed. Hall of Merit recipients aren’t necessarily Hereford breeders but have, in their own ways, greatly influenced the Hereford breed and the cattle industry.
For more information on how to nominate deserving individuals for the 2010 induction at the AHA Annual Meeting in November, contact Mary Ellen Hummel at 816-842-3757.
Make Sure You’re in the Hereford Handbook
Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) has sent e-mails to state Hereford and women’s association secretaries to request information for the Hereford Handbook in July’s Hereford World. By submitting your association’s leadership and event information, you ensure that Hereford World readers are accurately informed of your state’s activities. If you are the secretary of your association, and did not receive such an e-mail, please fill out the appropriate form linked below and submit by March 26 via fax, e-mail or mail, using the following contact information:
Fax: 816-842-6931, Attn: Christy Benigno
American Hereford Association
Attn: Christy Benigno
P.O. Box 014059
Kansas City, MO 64101
Download 2010 State Association Directory Form (PDF)
Download 2010 State Women’s Association Directory Form (PDF)
Junior Associations Contact Info Needed
The AHA youth activities department needs current officer information for all state junior associations with complete addresses and telephone numbers. You may also want to include officer and advisor e-mail addresses if available. We are working on mailings for important summer activities and have received very few updated lists this year.
Complete and mail the form linked below or e-mail the information to Amy Cowan at firstname.lastname@example.org. We also need current information for all state advisors.
Download Officers and Directors Form (PDF)
Next BuyHereford.com Auction March 30
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National Show Photos For Sale
Photos from Fort Worth and the National Western are available to purchase at HerefordPhotoshop.com.