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Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 7, Issue 40
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Now Showing at the Western Nugget

The Western Nugget National Hereford Show started Thursday, Dec. 2, and continues through tomorrow. For up-to-date results log on to

Hereford Wins Supreme Champion Bull at Canadian Western Agribition

Douglas (Buddy), Frances and Lance Leachman of Big Gully Farm, Maidstone, Sask., exhibited the supreme champion bull over all breeds at the Canadian Western Agribition, Nov. 29 in Regina, Sask., with Big-Gully 611 Bounty 517U, 3/5/08, by KSU Bounty Hunter 611.


Success Continues at Fall Hereford Feeder Calf Sales Across the Country

On Oct. 22 the Kansas Hereford Association (KHA) hosted its 14th annual stocker and feeder calf sale at Manhattan Commission Co., Manhattan, Kan. Nine consignors earned from $130 to $134 per hundredweight (cwt.) on 400 to 500 lb. steers and $124 to $127.50 on 500 to 600 lb. steers. Heavier 600 to 700 lb. steers brought $115 to $117 per cwt. Heifers brought from $110 to a sale top $124 on replacement quality Hereford heifers weighing 597 lb.      

Buyers and sellers gathered for the annual Tennessee Hereford Marketing Program (THMP) feeder calf sale Oct. 25. At the Tennessee Livestock Producers' facility in Columbia, 42 consignors sold 605 head of age-, source- and health-verified Hereford and Hereford-cross calves for approximately $48.50 and $53 per head more on average than the reported weekly average, for steers and heifers respectively. The premium for steer calves rose about $13 above last year's premium.

The Kentucky Certified Hereford Influenced Sale continues to grow and earn premiums for sellers. On Oct. 26 sellers earned premiums of more than $4.50 per hundredweight (cwt.) for heifers and nearly $6 per cwt. for steers compared to the weekly average price for each weight range, according to Tim Dietrich, Kentucky Department of Agriculture beef marketing specialist. The 1,035 head of Hereford and Hereford-influenced calves were sold at the Bluegrass South Livestock Market in Stanford, Ky.

More than $750,000 worth of Hereford and Hereford-influenced feeder calves sold Nov. 17 at the second-annual Montana Hereford Association (MHA) sponsored feeder calf sale. Twenty-seven consignors brought the 1,091 head to Headwaters Livestock Auction Yard, Three Forks, Mont. MHA Director Della Ehlke compared the prices paid with the U.S. Department of Agriculture weekly averages and other local sales. "In comparing the results of the MHA sale to feeder calves sold the same day at an auction in Billings, the price ranges for the 500, 600 and 700 weight steers and 500 and 700 weight heifers sold through the MHA sale exceeded those of the cattle sold in the other known Montana sale the same date."

Ironman, Remetee Top Louisville National Hereford Show

WCC WOF Ironman U302 won the champion bull honors and JB Remetee 213 topped the female show at the National American International Livestock Exposition Thursday, Nov. 18, in Louisville. Winners include:

Champion bull: Chad Wilson, Cloverdale, Ind., and Hunter Hamilton, Heltonville, Ind., with WCC WOF Ironman U302 by WCC Slam Dunk R26 ET.

Reserve champion bull: Daniel and Robin Riker, Ionia, Mich., and BJ Herman & Sons, Edgerton, Ohio, with SSF RLB Onkey 122L 949 850ET by Remitall Online 122L.

Champion female: Karey Howes, Taneytown, Md., with JB Remetee 213 by Purple Millsap 45S.

Reserve champion female: Mariah Behrends, San Jose, Ill., with JBC Crane Victory 954 ET by CH Enuff Prophet 2913.

Premier breeder: Purple Reign Cattle Co.

Premier exhibitor: Doug Le Tourneau.

Get-of-sire: DeLHawk Herefords, Earlville, Ill., with a group sired by CH Enuff Profit 2913.

Junior show champion female: Karey Howes with JB Remetee 213.

Junior show reserve champion: Anna Krieger, Universal, Ind., with Kriegers Hard Candy 3W ET by SR CG Hard Rock 5073.

View the complete results on

Hereford Friend Bruce Orvis Passed Away

Longtime Hereford breeder and supporter and past American Hereford Association Director Bruce Orvis, Farmingon, Calif., passed away Nov. 27, after a sudden illness.

Read more about Bruce's life at

Annual Meeting Resources Now Available

Hereford enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada were in Kansas City Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 to participate in the 2010 American Hereford Association (AHA) Annual Meeting activities. The fiscal year 2010 year-in-review video is now available at Also available is the Powerpoint presentation shown at the Annual Meeting and the Annual Report.

Order JNHE Videos

Just in time for Christmas, Hereford enthusiasts can now order a DVD of 2010 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) highlights.

Included are clips from the championship drives of the owned horned and polled females, bred-and-owned females and bulls, cow-calf pairs and steers. Also included are highlights of the four showmanship championships, the fitting contest and opening ceremonies.

You can order your copy at for $25 plus $5 shipping.

You can also watch highlight videos on

American Royal, Keystone Photos Available for Purchase

All pictures taken by American Hereford Association (AHA) staff at the American Royal, Annual Meeting and Keystone may be viewed and ordered at

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

National Show Season Underway

The Western Nugget National Hereford Show is Dec. 2-4. The Western Nugget National Junior Hereford Show is Dec. 2. Cody Helms, New Enterprise, Pa., is the judge.

For more information on all the national shows visit

Herefords Headin’ to Denver

Plan now to attend the Hereford activities scheduled during the 2011 NWSS in Denver, Jan. 13-15. For a complete schedule, visit and the December Hereford World.

Make reservations now at the AHA headquarters hotel:

Renaissance Denver Hotel
3801 Quebec St.
Denver, CO 80207
(888) 238-6762 or (303) 399-7500

Rate: $109 • Cutoff date: Dec. 9

Ask for “American Hereford Association” block. The hotel offers a free shuttle to and from the Denver International Airport and the National Western Stock Show.

Foundation Female Offered as Embryo Package

The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) is excited to announce The 2011 Foundation Female Offering selling as Lot 1 in the 2011 National Western Mile High Night Sale Friday, Jan. 14.

Lot 1 will be 40 Grade 1 Embryos from the heart of Hoffman Ranch LLC and Hoffman/W4 LLC’s elite donor program.

This year’s foundation female lot is taking a new shape as Hoffman Ranch LLC and Hoffman/W4 are offering you the opportunity to purchase an embryo package that is based around proven genetics will take your Hereford operation to new levels. Hoffman Ranch is home to numerous national champions that are leaving their mark in the Hereford industry. These champions have left the show ring to become donor dams. Watch for more information including terms and conditions.

For more information about the offering visit

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.

  • Jan. 4, 2011 - Greater Midwest Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Carthage, Ill., contact Jerry Huth 920-583-3223
  • Jan. 10, 2011 - Missouri Hereford Assn. Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Eldon, Mo., contact any MHA board member or sale barn at 573-392-5572
  • Jan. 17, 2011 -  Special Hereford Influenced Feeder Cattle Sale, Beatrice 77 Livestock Sales, Beatrice, Neb., contact Dennis Henrichs 402-239-8741 or Russ Tegtmeier 402-865-5805
  • Jan. 22, 2011 - Iowa Hereford-Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Anita Livestock Auction, Anita, Iowa, contact Bernard Vais, 712-762-3330 or Charles Anstey 712-779-0469
  • April 11, 2011 - Missouri Hereford Assn. Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Eldon, Mo., contact any MHA board member or sale barn at 573-392-5572
  • July 11, 2011 - Missouri Hereford Assn. Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Eldon, Mo., contact any MHA board member or sale barn at 573-392-5572

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View banner advertising rates. To read how other Hereford breeders are utilizing the banner ads as a marketing tool read “Most Bang For your Banner” in the July Hereford World.

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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.

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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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