Hereford eNews
Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 7, Issue 17
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Hereford Highlights

Hall of Fame, Merit Nominations Due Saturday

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.

Scott Downing Benefit Auction Starts Tomorrow

Hereford breeder Scott Downing was in a serious ranching accident working cows in Oregon March 29. He was hospitalized at Providence Hospital in Medford, Ore., with a traumatic head injury. Scott and his wife, Tracy, live in Butte Falls, Ore., and they have two boys, Lane and Brandt.

The online benefit auction starts tomorrow, but the catalog is available at Many items have been donated and there is something for everyone. Semen and embryo packages are up for bid, there are also many handmade items from chinks to belt buckles to jewelry and many more items.

Bidding starts tomorrow and closes at 6 p.m. PST May 5. To view the sale catalog, log on to and click on "Scott Downing Benefit Auction."  For more information, contact Katie Colyer at or 208-599-2962. All the proceeds will go to offset unexpected expenses the Downing family has incurred during Scott’s hospitalization and recovery.

Bud Snidow Paintings on Display

Twenty of Bud Snidow’s paintings will be on display from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, at Village Presbyterian Church in the Kansas City area. The church is located at 6641 Mission Rd. in Prairie Village, Kan., which is near 65th and Mission. Hors d'oeuvres will be served. Bud would love the support of his Hereford family in the area.

NHW Breakfast, Membership Meeting at JNHE

National Hereford Women will host a breakfast and membership meeting during the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) at 7:30 a.m., Tuesday July 6. The meeting will begin at 8:30. Those who are not free from "barn duties" before 8:30 are welcome to skip breakfast and drop in for the meeting.

Everyone is welcome - members and non-members. Casual dress - come as you are. It's all about Herefords, women in the business, and the juniors NHW supports.

For breakfast reservations, contact Mary Ann Berg at or 330-857-7967. The cost is $16 per person (state queens are NHW guests).

JNHE is Right Around the Corner

Deadlines for the JNHE are coming up. May 1 is the deadline for most of the scholarships given at JNHE. Log on to the form center and download the applications. This week forms were added to the site that allow browsers to download the file and type in it using acrobat and then have the ability to print them.

Show entries and photo contest entries are due May 20.

It’s also time to make hotel reservations or reserve a spot for camping in Indianapolis. The headquarters hotel is the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel and Suites:

8787 Keystone Crossing
Indianapolis, IN 46240
Room rate: $89 plus tax

Reservations must be made by June 9, 2010

The Indiana State Fairgrounds recreational vehicle campground offers 170 rv sites and is located on the northwest side of the fairgrounds, 80 sites with full seasonal hook-ups (water, electricity and sewer) and 90 sites using electricity or water at $25 per day. Any sites using no hook-ups are $16 per day. (All prices include 7% state tax). For reservations please call 317-927-7510.

Fall Analysis Deadline — May 29

Please remember that data must be submitted by May 29 to be included in the fall analysis. If you have questions, contact Jack Ward at 816-842-3757 or

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 or 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.

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 at 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.

National Show Photos For Sale

Photos from Fort Worth and the National Western are available to purchase 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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