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Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 7, Issue 28
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Hereford Highlights

AHA Nominating Committee Announces Board Candidates

Nominating Committee Chairman Lee Haygood has submitted five candidates for election to the American Hereford Association (AHA) Board this fall including:

  • Tom Boatman, Georgia
  • Keith Fawcett, South Dakota
  • Richard Gebhardt, Oklahoma
  • Steve Lambert, California
  • Dale Venhuizen, Montana

You can look for these men’s biographies in the October Hereford World and future issues of eNews.


Fall Scholarship Forms Due

The Gary Bishop Memorial Scholarship and the Hereford Youth Foundation of America Scholarship Applications need to be postmarked by Sept. 1. Visit the Form Center to download applications and information. Winners will be announced during the Annual Meeting in Kansas City.


Herefords Named Supreme Champions at State Fairs

At the Illinois State Fair Aug. 12-15, Morgan Lowderman, Macomb, Ill., showed MS Dakitch MDK Mack Liz 101W in the junior show to the reserve champion supreme heifer of all breeds title after winning champion polled Hereford heifer. Her heifer is a March 13, 2009, daughter of Harvey Traveler 69T.

Also at the Illinois State Fair, the champion Land of Lincoln steer was a Hereford. The steer was shown by Kyle Walsh, Jerseyville, Ill., and is an April 25, 2009, son of Purple Millsap 45S. The steer was bred by Randy Mullinix and sold for $18,500 during the Governor’s Sale of Champions Aug. 16. In order to be eligible for the Land of Lincoln division, the steer has to be bred in Illinois.

At the Wisconsin State Fair Aug.11-14, Travis Pierce, Baraboo, Wis., exhibited the supreme champion bull over all breeds after winning the Hereford bull show. The bull PHH PCC 750P Moler 934 ET is s March 1, 2009, son of BR Moler ET. Pierces’ Hereford Haven co-owns him along with Lamb Bros. Beef, Wilson, Wis., and Windy Hills Herefords, Roberts, Wis.


Hereford and Brahman Breeders to Host F1 Field Day

The American Brahman Breeders Association and the AHA along with their Mississippi affiliates will jointly host a field day at the Smith County Ag Complex in Raleigh, Miss., on Saturday, Sept. 25.  The Field Day will start at 9 a.m. and will provide an opportunity for beef cattle producers to hear and learn of the new era version of the age old Brahman x Hereford F1 cross.        

This will be the first time these two breeds have joined forces in the Magnolia State to promote the superiority of this popular cross. An outstanding program and meal are being planned.

Watch for a complete schedule in a future issue of Hereford eNews.


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.


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.


August BuyHereford.com Sale Consignments Online Now

Looking for some elite Hereford genetics? Check out this month's offering at BuyHereford.com.

Consignments for the sale includes three cow-calf pairs, one bred heifer, one bred cow, three bulls, and three embryo packages. Visit BuyHereford.com to see a catalog of the offering and to place your bid.

The online auction will be open Aug. 31 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.


Watch JNHE Videos Online

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


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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