Benefit Auction Being Planned for Scott Downing
Hereford breeder Scott Downing was in a serious ranching accident working cows in Oregon last week. He was hospitalized in Medford, Ore. Scott and his wife, Tracy, live in Butte Falls, Ore., and they have two boys, Lane and Brandt.
Katie Colyer, LiveAuctions.tv and friends of the Downing family are planning an online benefit auction to help offset some of the medical expenses the Downing family is facing during Scott's hospitalization and recovery. The auction will open May 1 and continue until 6 p.m. PST May 5. Donations for auction items are being accepted until April 15. If you would like to contribute an item to the upcoming auction please contact Katie Colyer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 208-599-2962.
Herefords Reign Supreme at Northwest Jackpot
Amy Stallings, Eugene, Ore., and Brooke Brumley, Orovada, Nev., stood strong with their Hereford entries as judge Randy Mullinix, Toulon, Ill., sorted 100 head of all breed entries in one of the largest jackpot shows in the Northwest.
Stallings showed the supreme champion heifer, SB 19R Miss Nikki 18W ET, a Jan. 14, 2009, daughter of SB 122L Git-R-Done 19R ET. This heifer was awarded $1,000 for earning the supreme champion title.
Brumley bested many crossbred steers with Cecil, an April 5, 2009, purebred Hereford steer by winning supreme champion steer and also $1,000. Costal Farm & Ranch generously donated the cash prizes.
In the Hereford show, Brumley stood reserve behind Stallings with BF Your All Mine 8002 ET, a Sept. 9, 2008, daughter of STAR Bright Future 533P ET.
JNHE Entries Online
The 2010 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) will be July 4-10 in Indianapolis. Entry forms and rules are available online.
Early entry deadline is April 23 and final deadline May 20. Visit the JNHE Entry page for more information.
Spring Advantage Newsletter Online
Check out the new NJHA spring Advantage newsletter including information about the 2010 JNHE and PRIDE Convention.
Advisor Handbook, JNHE Contest, Scholarship, Award Information Updated
Be sure to check JrHereford.org for JNHE information. Now available online is the updated Advisor Handbook, scholarship and contest entry forms.
HYFA to Host Golf Tournament
The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) will host its first golf tournament with all proceeds to benefit the Foundation. Hosted in conjunction with the JNHE, the event will kickoff at 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 6 at the Rock Ridge Golf Club in Crawfordsville, Ind.
The tournament will be a four-man scramble with shotgun start and awards will be given to first through third-place teams and a Chin-up Award. There will also be Longest Drive, Longest Putt and Closest to the Pin Contests with many other fun side games as well. There will be a meal after the tournament and many door prizes will be given away.
Player entry fees will be $200 a team or $50 for a single who will be placed on a random team.
Event coordinators are currently looking for event sponsors to help offset the costs of the prizes, meal and golf fees, as well as to benefit HYFA. Sponsors will have their names and/or logos on door prizes, flags, tee boxes, golf carts and scorecards depending on the level of sponsorship.
For more information, contact American Hereford Association Field Representative Andee Marston at 931-335-0303.
Plan to Attend BIF “Gateway to Profit” Conference
The 2010 Beef Improvement Federation’s (BIF) annual conference will be June 28-July 1 at the Holiday Inn Select Executive Conference Center in Columbia, Mo. With the theme, “Gateway to Profit,” international and U.S. industry experts will discuss leading-edge genetic advancements and offer practical solutions to adapt these technologies into any operation. Visit the BIF Web site for more including a schedule and registration information.
July Hereford World Early-bird Deadline April 9
Please have all ad materials to Hereford World Advertising Coordinator Amy Myers by April 9 to qualify for the early-bird discount of 5% for July ads.
Final deadline for ad materials is May 7. To reserve your spot in the 2010 Herd Book, contact your field representative or Amy Myers at 816-842-3757.
2010 Hereford Register Deadline is May 7
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. We also need current information for all state advisors.
Download Officers and Directors Form (PDF)
National Show Photos For Sale
Photos from Fort Worth and the National Western are available to purchase at HerefordPhotoshop.com.