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Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 7, Issue 23
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Hereford Highlights

First Hereford Research Foundation Fund-raiser Set for July 13

A online auction fund-raiser is scheduled for July 13. All proceeds will benefit the Hereford Research Foundation (HHRF). Download a list of auction items (PDF) or log on to Everything from Gallagher products to state of the art reproductive services, semen and embryos from top Hereford seedstock to unique hunting and fishing trips will be available for bid.

A special thanks goes to all of the sponsors of this auction:

  • Beef Resources Partnership, Tabor, Iowa
  • Cooper Herefords, Willow Creek, Mont.
  • Holden Herefords, Valier, Mont.
  • Knoll Crest Farms, Red House, Va.
  • Lowderman Cattle Co., Macomb, Ill.
  • Mill Creek Ranch, Alma, Kan.
  • Sandhill Farms, Haviland, Kan.
  • Topp Herefords, Grace City, N.D.
  • Gallagher, Kansas City, Mo.
  • Sullivan Supply, Dunlap, Iowa
  • Janey Hrutkay,
  • Food Animal Vet Clinic, Renneselaer, Ind.
  • Green River Embryo Transfer Center, Bowling Green, Ky.
  • Rausch Herefords, Hoven, S.D.
  • Trans Ova Genetics, Sioux Center, Iowa
  • Genex Hawkeye West, Billings, Mont.
  • Wendt Group

The HRF was established in 2009 as a division of the Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA), to help fund research to further the Hereford breed.

PRIDE Registration Deadline is June 25

The 2010 Program Reaching Individuals Determined to Excel (PRIDE) Convention is Aug. 2-4 in Boise, Idaho. Hereford youth 12 and older are invited to attend. Registration forms are due June 25. For more information visit the NJHA Web site, or contact Amy Cowan at 816-842-3757.

Plan to Attend CHB Promotions

Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC will be participating in fund-raisers at the following stores and locations in New Mexico. Breeders are invited to attend and help promote CHB® products. For more information, contact CHB Foodservice Director Mick Welch at 816-842-3757.

June 19, 2010 - Peppers Supermarket
812 E. Florida St., Deming, New Mexico 88031

July 10, 2010 - Thrifway Supermart
304 Mechem Ave., Ruidoso, New Mexico 88345
800-503-6599, 575-257-6544

Hereford Youth Plan to Attend "Home Again in 2010"

Hereford youth, their families and supporters, will travel to Indianapolis for the 11th annual Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) sponsored by VitaFerm, a product line of BioZyme Inc., July 3-10, 2010.

At the 2010 JNHE, there will be 22 different contests youth can participate in: everything from quiz bowl to showmanship to the Great American Certified Hereford Beef Grill-off. Also at the event, more than $15,000 is typically awarded in scholarship monies to NJHA members.

More than 650 exhibitors from 40 states plus Canada have entered 1,630 entries including: steers, cow-calf pairs, bred-and-owned bulls, junior AI bulls, bred-and-owned heifers, junior AI heifers and owned heifers.

Visit the NJHA Web site for a schedule of events.

NHW Breakfast, Membership Meeting at JNHE

National Hereford Women will host a breakfast and membership meeting during the 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.The meeting will be in the Farm Bureau building across from the fairgrounds.

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).

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.

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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