Missouri River Update: Attention JNHE Exhibitors
As Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) exhibitors and families make plans to travel to Kansas City for "Kickin' It in Kansas" July 9-16, American Hereford Association (AHA) staff want to keep you updated on the Missouri River flood conditions and current road conditions in the Midwest.
As a staff, we are monitoring the flooding situation daily and after reviewing the reports from the Army Corp of Engineers we are told that flood waters will not reach the top of the levees and that the levees will hold in Kansas City. Therefore we feel confident it will not disrupt the success of the 2011 Junior National Hereford Expo.
With that said, exhibitors who are travelling from the North and plan to travel on Interstate 29 through Iowa and Missouri, will need to plan an alternate route as several areas along I-29 are already closed due to high water.
We plan to keep exhibitors updated on the current river and flooding conditions and will do so via JrHereford.org, direct e-mails to exhibitors and the NJHA Facebook page.
The last large flood in Kansas City was in 1993 with a flood stage of 48.87, reports still show that the levels will be 10 feet below the 1993 stage. Water does not go over the levees until 48 feet and the water level is currently at 30 feet in downtown Kansas City.
At this time we are very positive that the JNHE will go on as planned, but keep in mind this situation is out of our control, and we will do the best we can to inform exhibitors of the changing situation along the Missouri River. We look forward to seeing everyone in a couple of weeks and ask that Hereford enthusiasts refer to the following links to answer any questions they have before making their trip to Kansas City.
For up-to-date Missouri River levels at Kansas City, visit the Army Corp of Engineers website.
Notice from the Missouri and Iowa Department of Transportation:
The road closures are changing daily. A section of Interstate 29 North of Council Bluffs and Omaha is closed almost to Missouri Valley and several closures are occurring North of St. Joseph, Mo., to Rockport, Mo., Hamburg, Iowa, and Nebraska City.
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. Lunch is sponsored by Doss Hereford Farms and Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLC. Participants will have the chance to win a brand new car. Randy Curnow Buick is sponsoring a car for a hole-in-one. In addition, there will a $50 Callaway gift card, golf balls and other gifts to all participants. The festivities include gifts for each golfer, contests and prizes for each hole including closest-to-the-pin, longest drive and the hole-in-one prize.
Registration deadline is July 5. 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 $250 or $500 with a team. To register, visit JrHereford.org, or for more information or to sponsor this event, contact Amy Cowan or Joe Rickabaugh at 816-842-3757.
To register, please visit JrHereford.org.
Not Too Late to Register for “The Harvest,”
Sale Catalog Now Online
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.
"The Harvest" sale catalog is now avalable online and will be mailed with the July Hereford World.
“Throughout the pages of the catalog you will find elite genetic packages as well as some really neat donations that will appeal to each and every one,” says Col. Eddie Sims. “We have a common goal in mind. That goal is to benefit Hereford youth across our great country through scholarships and support of the JNHE. They hold the future of our breed in their hands and we have the opportunity to invest in their future through ‘The Harvest.’"
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.
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