Hereford eNews
Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 7, Issue 32
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Hereford Highlights


Looking for elite Hereford genetics? features regular online consignment auctions as well as breeder hosted sales. Upcoming sales include:

Split Butte Livestock — Tuesday, Sept. 21 to Saturday, Sept. 25

Offering show heifers, donor prospects, flushes, and embryo packages. Selling 29 lots!

Middle Creek Ranch — Saturday, Sept. 25 to Monday, Sept. 27

Offering Middle Creek's top fall 2009 and spring 2010 heifers by Harland, Progress, Ribeye, Moler, and Churchill Dutch, as well as bred heifers, young cows and embryo packages. September Sale — Tuesday, Sept. 28, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EDT

Selling 20 lots, including eight heifers, a pick of heifer calves, five embryo packages, one cow-calf pair, one bred cow, one bull and one group of five commercial baldie females.

Journagan Ranch Genetically Yours XVIII — Saturday, Oct. 2

Offering includes 128 lots. Sale catalog and videos now posted.

Hereford and Brahman Breeders to Host F1 Field Day

The American Brahman Breeders Association and the American Hereford Association (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.

Visit for a complete schedule.

Education to be Focus of 2010 Annual Meeting

Members of the AHA will gather in Kansas City Oct. 30 - Nov. 1 for the 2010 Annual Meeting. Hereford enthusiasts from across the U.S. will enjoy a full schedule of events and activities including educational forums, the Annual Meeting and the National Hereford Show during the American Royal.

The weekend kicks off Saturday morning at the Clubhouse on Baltimore Tudor Room with educational forums. All Hereford breeders are encouraged to attend these meetings. The forum will begin at 7:30 a.m. Topics to be included are: genomics, reproduction, advocating for agriculture, animal welfare and a panel will discuss how to strategize for the future in order to meet the needs of the commercial industry.

During the educational forums a lunch will be available. To reserve your meal ticket e-mail Mary Ellen Hummel by Oct. 15.

The Annual Membership Meeting, which is open to the public, will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1, at the Clubhouse on Baltimore Tudor Room in downtown Kansas City.

For more information and a complete schedule, visit

National Show Season Is Approaching

The American Royal National Hereford Show and Junior Show entry deadline and junior ownership deadline is Sept. 10. Visit the American Royal Web site for more information.

The Keystone International Livestock Exposition National Hereford Show is scheduled for Oct. 1 in Harrisburg, Pa. The judge will be Cody Lowderman. Visit the Keystone Web site for more information.

The North American show date is Nov. 18 in Louisville and entries are due Oct. 1. A block of rooms have been reserved at the Spring Hill Suites. Block rate is $99. Refer to American Hereford Association.

The Western Nugget National Hereford Show is Dec. 2-4. The early entry deadline for the open show is Oct. 15 and the final deadline is Oct. 30.

Download Entry Form and Entry Letter

The Western Nugget National Junior Hereford Show is Dec. 2. Cody Helms, New Enterprise, Pa., is the judge.

Download Junior Entry Form and Junior Entry Letter

For more information on all the national shows visit

OWNI Tour Sept. 25

The Oregon, Washington and Northern Idaho Hereford Association (OWNI) is sponsoring a day tour of five prominent commercial cattle ranches near Ritzville, Wash., Sept. 25. Tour participants will have the opportunity to view cattle at: Harder Ranches (Bill and John), Ritzville; Jake Harder Ranch (Jake and Joan and family), Ritzville; Clinesmith Ranch (Roy and Chet), Benge; Harder River Ranch (Kyle and Curt), Hooper and Harder Hereford Ranch JV (Billy and Terri & family), Kahlotus. All told, these century ranches run approximately 8,000 head of cows.

For more information and attendance confirmation, please contact Willard Wolf 509-994-8051 or Cheryl Thomas 541-490-4271.

Plan to Attend the World Beef Expo

Beef producers, industry professionals and anyone interested in beef production are invited to attend the educational seminars presented at the 2010 World Beef Expo. The seminars at this year’s Expo will cover a variety of topics on nutrition, stockmanship and cattle handling, as well as virtual tours of two beef farms. For more information, visit the World Beef Expo Web site.

Test Bulls at OBI

Oklahoma Beef Inc. (OBI) is looking for more good Hereford bulls to performance test. Bulls born from December 2009 to February 2010 are eligible for this test. Bulls may be delivered to OBI in Stillwater, Okla., Oct. 5-6 for this fall’s test. For more information, call OBI at 405-744-6060 or 405-744-6058.

Collect Feed Efficiency Data At Olsens’

Art and Douglas Olsen are looking for cattle to test for feed efficiency at their new state-of-the-art facility with GrowSafe system at Harrisburg, Neb. Bulls, steers or replacement heifers can be tested. Olsens can also collect ultrasound data and even artificially inseminate your heifers for you.

Stop by the ranch or give Art or Douglas a call to discuss the options for your cattle. Office - 308-673-5597; Douglas’ cell - 308-641-1273 or

Consign Now to Hereford Feeder Calf Sales

Looking to market Hereford and Hereford-influenced feeder calves this fall or winter? Consign now to one of the following special Hereford and Hereford-influenced feeder calf sales.

  • Oct. 22 - Kansas Hereford Feeder Calf Sale, Manhattan, Kan., contact Gus Gustafson 785-238-7306 or John Cline 785-776-4815
  • Oct. 25 - Tennessee Hereford Marketing Program Feeder Calf Sale, Columbia, Tenn., contact John Woolfolk 731-225-2620 or Darrell Ailshie 931-212-8512
  • Oct. 26 - Kentucky Hereford Assn. Hereford-Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Stanford Ky., contact Lowell Atwood 606-669-1455 or AHA Field Rep John Meents
  • Nov. 17 - Montana Hereford Assn. Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Three Forks, Mont., contact Jerry Gereghty 406-662-3375
  • Jan. 4, 2011 - Greater Midwest Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Carthage, Ill., contact Jerry Huth 920-583-3223

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For more information about banner advertising options including bundling with Hereford World advertising and Creative Service packages, contact your AHA field staff member or Caryn Vaught 816-218-2282.

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.

Watch JNHE Videos Online

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

JNHE Photos Available for Purchase

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

If you have any questions, contact Angie Stump Denton at 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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