Interns Embark on Summer at AHA
Klaire Jorgensen, Exeter, Neb., and Jill Johnson, Urbana, Ill., will serve as the American Hereford Association's (AHA) junior activities interns this summer. Klaire, from Exeter, Neb., grew up involved in the beef cattle industry and is currently a junior at Kansas State University, majoring in agricultural economics with a minor in animal science. Jill has a strong background in the livestock industry and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in agricultural and environmental communications and education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Jill started May 16 and Klaire will be in the office starting June 2. Welcome girl, we are excited to have you as part of the AHA team this summer.
Hereford Register Final Deadline is May 25
The fifth edition of the Hereford Register will be published as a special section in the July 2011 Hereford World. These “yellow pages” of Hereford breeders throughout the U.S. and Canada will include basic listings of July 2011 advertisers with a quarter-page or larger ad and July 2011 seedstock advertisers.
Hereford Register listings include: name, address, telephone, e-mail and Web site. Listings can be purchased for $50 if you are not a July advertiser meeting the aforementioned specs. Listings are organized by state, then alphabetically by ranch or farm name. Seedstock ads are added at the end of the section and are available for $350 per inch per year.
The section will be printed on special paper and bound in the magazine. The yellow pages will be posted on HerefordMarketplace.com.
Download the Hereford Register and seedstock ad form (PDF). Please email your completed PDF form to Amy Myers, 816-842-3757, or print and mail the completed form to:
American Hereford Association
Attention: Amy Myers
PO Box 014059
Kansas City, MO 64101
The FINAL deadline for listing in the Hereford Register and state pages is May 25. Please have all your information to Amy Myers by this date in order to be included in the yellow pages and/or state breeder pages.
Delegate Nominations Extended: Due June 10
Complications at the post office resulted in some of the delegate nomination cards arriving shredded. New cards are being mailed and the nomination deadline has been extended to June 10.
Fall Analysis Deadline — June 1
Please remember that data must be submitted by June 1 to be included in the fall analysis. If you have questions, contact Jack Ward at 816-842-3757.
Don't Miss Opportunity to Advertise Online
July is the No. 1 month for total visits to Hereford.org. If you have an upcoming production sale, private treaty offerings or just want to increase awareness of your farm or ranch, now is the time to purchase a banner ad on Hereford.org. Last July, banner ads had 193,479 views.
One-month, six-month and yearly contracts are available. A one-month contract is $500, 6-month is $800 and 12-month is $1,500. With the 6-month and 12-month contract you also receive appearances in AHA's eNewsletters. For more information, contact Caryn Vaught at 816-842-3757.
JNHE Final Entry Deadline June 1
The final entry deadline for the Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) is June 1. Log on to JrHereford.org to enter online, check the rules or for more information on Missouri health regulations. ONLY ONLINE entries are now being accepted. No entries will be accepted after June 1.
Contact AHA Youth Activities Director Amy Cowan at 816-842-3757 with any junior program questions.
Register Now for “The Harvest”
The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) invites Hereford breeders, enthusiasts and supporters to make plans to attend “The Harvest” fund-raiser event at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, Calif., Aug. 19-21, 2011. The Harvest is hosted by the Jim and Marcia Mickelson family to contribute to HYFA’s $5 million capital endowment campaign with all proceeds benefiting scholarship and education for Hereford youth across the nation.
There are three travel packages available. Learn more at Hereford.org.
Contact Amy Cowan at 816-842-3757 with questions. We look forward to hosting you at the Kunde Family Estate in August.
Seeking Board Candidates
The American Hereford Association (AHA) nominating committee's responsibility is to identify six candidates to run for the three Board positions that are selected during the AHA Annual Membership Meeting in October.
To make a Director recommendation, contact one of the following committee members:
- Kevin Jensen, chairman, Courtland, Kan., 785-374-4372
- Vern Rausch, Hoven, S.D., 605-948-2375
- Perry Debter, Horton, Ala., 205-429-4415
- Steven Folkman, Ixonia, Wis., 920-474-7403
- Kyle Gillooly, Wadley, Ga., 478-625-7664
- Paul Slayton, Bedford, Pa., 814-623-0772
Take Advantage of Unique Opportunity to Own Superior Genetics, Support Foundation
John and Mona Loewen have graciously donated a young sire, Loewen Foundation 34X, 43074983 (PDF), to the Hereford Research Foundation (HRF). Additionally, this young sire has been leased by ABS Global and both the proceeds from the sale of the bull and the semen sale royalties will go to the HRF. Here is an outline of how we will offer this exciting young sire:
- Selling 20 shares at $2,500/share, buyers will receive 100 straws of semen over the next three years. (Semen shipment at buyer’s expense).
- All shareholders will be entered into a drawing for three frozen embryos from the dam of “Foundation.”
- The AHA will designate a spot in the young sire test program to test his progeny, including feed intake information.
- “Foundation” will be in the non-certificate AI program.
Special thanks to John and Mona and ABS for this very gracious donation and exciting opportunity. To find out more on how to become a stockholder in this great young bull, please contact Craig Huffhines, Stacy Sanders or Jack Ward at the AHA office at 816-842-3757.
HYFA to Host Golf Tournament
The Hereford Youth Foundation of America (HYFA) will host its second annual golf tournament with all proceeds to benefit the foundation. Hosted in conjunction with the JNHE, the event will kickoff at 7:30 a.m. July 12 at the Paradise Point Golf Course, Smithville, Mo.
The tournament will be a four-man scramble with shotgun start. Participants will have the chance to win a brand new car. Randy Curnow Buick is sponsoring a car for a hole-in-one.
Player entry fees will be $300 a team or $85 for a single, who will be placed on a random team. Hole sponsorships are available for $500 and include a team. To register, visit JrHereford.org, or for more information or to sponsor this event, contact Amy Cowan at 816-842-3757.
Book Rooms Now For 2011 JNHE
The 2011 Junior National Hereford Expo will be July 9-16 in Kansas City. Please call the Hyatt Regency to book your rooms.
Hyatt Regency Crown Center
2345 McGee St., Kansas City, MO 64108
816-421-1234 or 800-233-1234
Hotel Room Rate: $95 plus tax
Hotel Reservations must be made by June 6, 2011
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.
- 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
- October 25, 2011 - Kentucky Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Stanford, Ky. Contact: Lowell Atwood 606-669-1455 or John Meents 419-306-7480