Hereford eNews
Hereford Highlights | Market Update | Industry Insight Volume 8, Issue 20
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Delegate Nominations Due Today

June 10 is the deadline for delegate nomination cards. If you have any questions, please contact the American Hereford Association (AHA) office at 816-842-3757.


Seeking Board Candidates

Friday, June 17, is the deadline to apply for a position on the AHA Board of Directors. A letter of intent and a biography/resume should be sent to Mary Ellen Hummel.


Hereford Youth Invited to The Summit

National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) members interested in beef industry leadership are invited to attend The Summit — the first American Junior Simmental Association (AJSA) leadership conference in Kansas City, Mo., July 18-21.

Participants will have the opportunity to tour some of the top cattle operations in the Midwest, go to a professional baseball game and network with other future beef industry leaders.

The schedule and registration form are available online on the AJSA Website and can be mailed to the attention of Lacey Robinson at the American Simmental Association office. Registration deadline is June 15.


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.


Plan to Attend NCBA Summer Convention

The 2011 National Cattlemen's Beef Association's Cattle Industry Summer Conference is scheduled for Aug. 1-4 in Kissimmee, Fla. During the conference, cattlemen can expect to hear from an array of speakers and hear about the latest trends in cattle marketing and management. View the online brochure or find out more about registration options and pricing on the NCBA Website.


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.


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.


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
  • January 3, 2012 - Great Midwest Hereford Influenced Feeder Calf Sale, Carthage, Ill. Contact - Brent Lowderman 309-221-9621 or John Meents 419-306-7480
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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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