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Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 7, Issue 27
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Fall Gold TPR Breeders Announced

The 2010 Fall Gold TPR™ (Total Performance Records) Breeders are:

  • Bay Brook Farm, Dabneys, Va.
  • Knoll Crest Farm, Red House, Va.
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
  • William Woodard & Sons, Springfield, Tenn.
  • NS Polled Herefords, Shaker Heights, Ohio
  • EL Mobley, Fairdealing, Mo.
  • Oleen Bros., Dwight, Kan.
  • David and Juanita Jennings, Rogers, Ark.
  • Texas 2T Farm, Nacogdoches, Texas
  • Shaw Cattle Co. Inc., Caldwell, Idaho
  • Gino Pedretti, El Nido, Calif.


Don’t Forget Chute Scores

The American Hereford Association (AHA) is asking breeders to begin collecting data on dispositions this fall by using chute scores. There is a column on the new weaning sheet or if you have already registered your calves and have a weaning sheet, contact the AHA customer service department to request a new form with the chute score column.

If you use the online system, download the updated forms for use this fall. The information is needed to prove Herefords’ superiority in good disposition and to identify genetic differences within the breed. For more information read the “Performance Matters: Focus on Disposition” column in the August Hereford World.


Hereford Youth Out West for 2010 PRIDE Convention

Leadership development, Hereford cattle and fun highlighted the 2010 Program for Reaching Individuals Determined to Excel (PRIDE) Convention Aug. 2-4 in Boise, Idaho. More than 110 individuals from 23 states participated in the event.

Former Hereford board member from California, Celeste Settrini kicked off the conference with her message about not being afraid to be yourself and the importance of becoming an ag advocate.

Wednesday morning participants learned about the Master’s of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program sponsored by the Beef Check-off. Hereford youth were challenged to complete the MBA program by Oct. 1.

Members of the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) board led a series of leadership workshops, including marketing scenerios, how to handle different personalities during a meeting, and one for state association presidents and vice presidents.        

A highlight of the event was the opportunity to tour Idaho Hereford ranches. During the event participants visited Shaw Cattle Co., Caldwell; Split Butte Livestock, Minidoka; Heritage Cattle Co., Buhl; and Colyer Herefords, Bruneau.     

Another highlight was the whitewater rafting trip. Teamwork and fun was enjoyed by all as 14 rafts made their way down the Payette River.

PRIDE would not be possible without the support of numerous sponsors. A big thank you goes to the ranch tour hosts along with Farm Credit Northwest, Allflex and Hereford Youth Foundation of America.

 

HPI Wins Awards at LPC Contest

Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) staff members enjoyed success at the Livestock Publications Council’s annual contest and critique.

  • Category 4: Newspaper
    1st place:
    Hereford World, HPI staff
  • Category 47: Sale Catalogs, any color on cover, 4-color text pages
    1st place:
    Hereford Publications Inc., Hoffman-W4-Topp Annual Sale Catalog,
    by Sean Jersett and HPI staff
  • Category 20: Feature/Human Interest, Association publication
    2nd place:
    Hereford World, “Inspired,” by Sara Gugelmeyer
    Note: this is the feature on Dave Bielema in the July 2009 issue.

Congratulations to the entire staff.


Ladies of the Royal Consignment Deadline Sept. 1

The Ladies of the Royal Sale, held during the American Royal, is slated for Saturday, Oct. 30 at 4 p.m. This sale has grown into one of the best sales for show heifer/brood cow prospects and elite Hereford show steers. If you have a heifer you wish to consign to this sale, please send an e-mail to jrick@hereford.org. Entry deadline for this sale is Sept. 1.


Hereford Wins Montana State Fair Supreme Champion Female

Rachael Buzanowski, Pompeys Pillar, Mont., exhibited Snowshoe 64R Selena W11 to win the supreme champion female title at the Montana State Fair Aug. 6 in Great Falls. Buzanowski’s heifer is a February 2009 daughter of Snowshoe 20N Spud 64R.


Watch JNHE Videos Online

Watch highlight videos from the 2010 VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) on Hereford.org.


BuyHereford.com Auction Raises $20,765 for Hereford Research

The first BuyHereford.com online fund-raising auction for the Hereford Research Foundation fetched more than $20,000 to benefit Hereford research projects July 13. Nineteen items were sold and more than 200 total bids were placed throughout the auction.

Thank you to these buyers:

  • John and Mona Loewen, Waukomis, Okla.
  • Steve Folkman, Ixonia, Wis.
  • Alex Mih/MM Ranch, Indianapolis
  • Craig Beran/B&D Herefords, Claflin, Kan.
  • Stacy Sanders, Edgerton, Mo.
  • Jonathan Beever, Mansfield, Ill.
  • Jerry Huth/Huth Polled Herefords, Oakfield, Wis.
  • Randy White, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Shane Prill, Wichita, Kan.
  • John Woolfolk, Columbia, Tenn.
  • Al Swanson, Peterson, Iowa
  • Dayne Zimmerman, Houston, Texas
  • Vern Rausch/Rausch Herefords, Hoven, S.D.

For more visit, Hereford.org.


Headquarters Hotel Feedback Please

If you were a guest at the Sheraton at Keystone at the Crossings in Indianapolis for the recent 2010 JNHE we need your input on your hotel stay. Please take a few minutes and send a short e-mail to acowan@hereford.org with some feedback on your accommodations at the headquarters hotel.

We appreciate your help with this informal survey that has been requested by the sales staff at the Sheraton. We will compile information and provide it to the hotel.

If you chose not to stay at the headquarters hotel and would care to forward a quick e-mail as to why you chose to stay out side of the Junior National Hereford Expo headquarters block we would appreciate that feedback as well we plan hotel blocks for future years. Thank you very much.


Visit the Gammon Barn during Iowa State Fair

Hereford enthusiasts are invited to visit the Gammon Barn Aug. 12-22 during the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines. Member volunteers of the Iowa Hereford Breeders Association will welcome guests to the museum from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day of the fair.

Named for Polled Hereford founder Warren Gammon, the barn is known as the birthplace of Polled Herefords. In 1991 it was moved to the Iowa Sate Fairgrounds, just east of the livestock pavilion. The barn serves as a museum to the breed and its leaders. The museum houses memorabilia and history, most notably the Polled Hereford Hall of Fame.

The museum is open to all visitors during the Iowa State Fair and can also be visited by special appointment by contacting Grant Seuferer at 515-979-2846 or Rande Seuferer at 515-971-5135.


JNHE Photos Available for Purchase

All pictures taken by American Hereford Association (AHA) staff at the JNHE may be viewed and ordered at HerefordPhotoshop.com.

If you have any questions, contact Angie Stump Denton at adenton@hereford.org or 785-363-7263.

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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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